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Kweichow Moutai Baijiu (375 ml), Liqueur, 375 ml, 179.99, Kwei Chow Moutai, D88822,,,, Double Gold Best Baijiu San Francisco World Spirits Awards 201494 Points Ultimate Beverage ChallengeBaijiu is an distilled spirit from China that is made from sorghum, rice , wheat or barley. ABV is around 20%, but may be higher. Baijiu has a clear appearance and offer a flavor profile with notes ranging from olives and cabbage to red licorice, teriyaki and balsamic. There are several versions of baijiu, as some are stored with pork fat, whole others are made with the addition of spices and herbs. 53% ABVMoutai is the most famous spirit in China. It is the first choice of government officials and business elites to entertain their distinguished counterparts both foreign and domestic. President Obama drank it with the Chinese President Xi, during his visit to the US in 2013.
The Prisoner Napa Valley Red Blend 2016 (Magnum), Red Blend, 1.5L, 89.99, The Prisoner, S37976,,,, The Prisoner was created and inspired by the drinkable “mixed blacks” first made by the Italian immigrants who originally settled in the Napa Valley. Launched in 2003, The Prisoner soon became the most recognized innovative and unique Napa Valley Red Wine blend, leading the resurgence of blends by incorporating Zinfandel with the unlikely “mix” of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Syrah, and Charbono. Features enticing aromas of Bing cherry, dark chocolate, clove, and roasted fig. Persistent flavors of ripe raspberry, boysenberry, pomegranate, and vanilla linger harmoniously, for a smooth and luscious finish.Wine Spectator - Plump and fairly sweet, with soft, user-friendly notes of berry cobbler, licorice and spice. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Charbono. Drink now through 2023.Wine Enthusiast - The famous blend combines Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Charbono, many of the grapes from sites well-known for growing mixed blacks, the wine's inspiration. Wildly feral on the nose, it imparts a baked essence to the fruit in addition to rustic compost, tobacco and game. Thick and rich, it delivers on its style, showing a robust, sweetly ripe tone of chocolate and vanilla.
Ardbeg Grooves Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 224.99, Ardbeg, S904620,,,, This release is sold in honor of Ardbeg Day 2018 (June 2) held during the Islay Festival of Music & Malt (Fèis Ìle). The theme for Ardbeg Day this year is "Peat & Love". This "groovy" bottle gets its name from the grooves obtained after heavily-charring the former red wine casks used to age a portion of the whisky. 
Redemption Barrel Proof 10 Year High Rye Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 99.99, Redemption, S415926,,,, Double Gold SFWSC 2017Redemption's Barrel Proof Collection first started in late 2015. These limited edition whiskeys are offered with the same mashbills as their standard bottlings, but are bottled at cask strength, each year's batch will varying slightly. This high-rye bourbon has a mashbill of 60% corn, 36% rye, and 4% malted barley. Bottled at 57.4% ABV, it matured for 10 years in new, charred American oak. 2017 marks a new look for the Barrel Proof Collection with wider, squat bottles.
Trefethen Estate Chardonnay 2016, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 28.99, Trefethen Family Vineyards, W25657,,,, The nose opens with bursts of green apple, toasted brioche, honeysuckle and lemon cream pie. The palate is full yet bright, offering a pleasant viscosity and subtle notes of clove and tropical fruit. The clean finish adds an exclamation point with elegance.The perfect balance of body and acidity makes this an ideal food wine. Recipe ingredients which complement the wine are almonds, hazelnuts, tarragon, lime zest and lemon thyme. Restrained use of mild mustard is also a good match. Serve with seafood or lighter meats.
Domaine Drouhin Laurene Pinot Noir 2014, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 69.99, Domaine Drouhin, W142745,,,, Named after Véronique Drouhin's elder daughter, Laurène is the wineries flagship wine, and is produced entirely from Pinot Noir grown on the family's estate in the Dundee Hills. All of the fruit is handpicked into small totes, destemmed, fermented with indigenous yeasts, and then placed into barrels (French oak, never more than 20% new). Once the vintage is safely in the cellar, Véronique begins the process of selecting barrels which have an extra complexity, length and depth — barrels which will work together as Laurène.93 Points James Suckling - A very pretty pinot with currant bush, minerals, underbrush, blackcurrants, dark cherries and bark. The palate is extremely polished with fine tannins, fresh acidity, lots of dark, blue fruit that remains balanced and lithe, and a fruity, minerally finish. Drink now or hold.92 Points - Wine AdvocatePale to medium ruby-purple, the 2014 Pinot Noir Laurene offers a very fragrant nose of exotic spices—anise, cardamom and fenugreek—over a core of pomegranate, rhubarb, Bing cherries, fertile loam and truffles. Medium-bodied with a taut, fine structure of fine tannins and refreshing acid, the fruit has plenty of earth and red berry layers that linger with great persistence.91 Points Wine Spectator - Well-built and offering a precise and complex core, plus raspberry, black tea and spice box accents that finish with refined tannins. Drink now through 2022.
Boen Pinot Noir 2016, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 26.99, Boen, S897394,,,, Ruby-red with sparkling garnet highlights. Aromas of wild blackberry, Santa Rosa plum, and strawberry with hints of oregano, sage and white pepper. Inviting flavors of ripe raspberry, boysenberry, black-fruit jam and warming spices; moderate acidity and bold tannins.Pair alongside chicken roasted with spices, pork chops, bacon sample platter, roasted vegetables, veggie lasagna.
123 Organic Blanco Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 49.99, 123 Tequila, S84637,,,, Men's Journal Top 18 Tequilas in the World1 2 3 (to be pronounced “Uno, Dos, Tres”) is a tequila brand that was founded by David Ravandi. It is certified organic by both the USDA and the EU. The unaged “Uno” uses 100% blue agave sourced from the Tequila Valley (Lowlands). The bottles are made from 100% recycled glass, with the labels printed on 100% recycled paper. Soy ink is used for the printing.
Redbreast 15 Year Old Irish Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 89.99, Redbreast, S298674,,,, A sumptuous single pot still whiskey with a great degree of ageing, Redbreast 15 is richer, earthier and stronger than its 12 year old sibling. An essential part of any whiskey-drinker's education.91 Points Wine Enthusiast - Made with a combination of malted and unmalted barley, this 15-year-old builds on the beautiful flavors of the 12-year-old version, adding big, mouth-filling caramel tones, a spicy finish and a velvety feel. It's also higher proof than the 12-year-old and needs some dilution to help cool it down.
Elijah Craig 18 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 399.99, Elijah Craig, 14531,,,, 95 Points Wine Enthusiast - Due to inventory shortages, this bottling had been discontinued; in fall 2015, it returned after a three-year hiatus. This is a robust, full-flavored whiskey, scented with oak and toffee. It tastes almost like an Old Fashioned, meaning distinct orange peel and cherry notes intertwined with the vanilla and caramel. The long finish offers vanilla, oak and orange peel. 15,000 bottles released.
Dalwhinnie 2000 Distillers Edition Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 109.99, Dalwhinnie, 17202,,,, The 2000 vintage of Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition, bottled in 2016. Each distillery's 'DE' is finished in a different wood – Dalwhinnie's uses oloroso-sherry casks, resulting in an added layer of rich fruit.
Dalwhinnie 1998 Distillers Edition Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 109.99, Dalwhinnie, 17202,,,, The 1998 vintage of Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition, bottled in 2015. Each distillery's 'DE' is finished in a different wood – Dalwhinnie's uses oloroso-sherry casks, resulting in an added layer of rich fruit.
Villa Yambol Mavrud 2016, Red Blend, 750 ml, 17.99, Villa Yambol, B83892,,,, GOLD MEDAL - Vinaria 2016The wine starts with sweet delicious flavors and finished with a fruity aftertaste. Expect a well-balanced body, delicate texture and soft freshness. This full-bodied red wine is deep and rich with ripe mulberry, plums and cherry vanilla tones. It has velvety tannins and a good oak structure.  
Chateau Du Tariquet 15 Year Armagnac, Armagnac, 750 ml, 59.99, Chateau Du Tariquet, 17534,,,, This is a delicious 15 year old Bas-Armagnac from Château du Tariquet. It was distilled from nothing but the spicy, oily Folle Blanche grapes before maturation, and it has a superbly rich, fruity, rancio-like flavor.
Knob Creek Small Batch Kentucky Straight Rye, Bourbon, 750 ml, 39.99, Knob Creek, 17248,,,, Released in the middle of 2012 this "patiently aged" rye is the first from Knob Creek, and joins a line of ryes offered by its parent company Beam Global. Bottled at 100 proof, this is not only a solid introduction into the spicy and herbal world of rye, it's also a great base for classic cocktails. Note: Both Knob Creek Small Batch and Single Barrel Bourbon are aged 9 years. The rye is 'patiently aged' with a blend of up to 9 years old.Look for a dry, distinctly oaky, toasty profile, with plenty of deep, dark toffee and cayenne winding into the spicy, warming finish. Dilution pulls the flavors back to vanilla and buttered toast. Small batch.
Isle of Jura 18 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 129.99, Isle of Jura, W148534,,,, First released for the Travel Retail market, this Jura 18 Year Old has most of the hallmarks of the distillery's style, but adds a unique cask finish. After maturation in small batch American oak bourbon barrels, it is given a rather decadent finishing period in Bordeaux red wine barrels. It stand apart from similar age statements in the Jura range, and adds some genuinely interesting flavor combinations.
Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby Edition Rye Bourbon (1L), Bourbon, 1 L, 49.99, Woodford, Y99878,,,, Woodford Reserve, the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby, is honoring this years Run for the Roses with the release of its 2017 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle. For the second consecutive year, the limited-edition Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby bottle features artwork from award-winning equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly.
Mollydooker Carnival of Love 2016, Syrah, 750 ml, 78.99, Mollydooker, S473046,,,, Luscious cherry, blackberry and plum jam fruit flavors marry together, forming this powerful yet elegant Shiraz. Made from a selection of McLaren Vale's premier grapes, its deep color and fragrant nose leads to quite a voluptuous palate of fruit intertwined with rich mocha, coffee and chocolate, with traces of licorice and toffee. Carnival of Love offers exceptional complexity while remaining balanced and delightful to drink.93 Points Wine Spectator - Strikes the right balance between dense, dark flavors and a juicy, vibrant note. Apricot, cherry and raspberry flavors are pure, ripe and expressive, mingling well with Earl Grey tea, sarsaparilla and orange zest accents. The tannins are concentrated and a tad rustic on the finish, adding a charming chewy element. Drink now through 2027.
Mollydooker Gigglepot Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 49.99, Mollydooker, S473040,,,, Gigglepot is a vibrant & elegant wine, full of personality. Forthright flavors of raspberry, briar and dried herbs develop into soft layers of mocha and mint on the palate. The nose has cherry & rhubarb notes with a hint of vanilla, complimented by delicate oak elements of toasted coconut and spice. The balance and intensity of the 2016 Gigglepot allows the true personality of McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon to shine.93 Points Wine Spectator - Opulent, with rich dark chocolate notes dripping over ripe plum, black cherry and raspberry flavors. Supple and creamy at the core, featuring plenty of details of vanilla bean, cinnamon and chai tea that create a powerful wave of flavor that lingers on the long, toasty and spicy finish. Drink now through 2028.
Mollydooker The Maitre D' Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 26.99, Mollydooker, S473041,,,, This bright and lively wine is awash with notes of cherry, strawberry and blackcurrant, making this wine very approachable and expressive. The rich fruit flavors, coupled with the soft tannins adds to the wine's complexity. A lingering aftertaste of intense fresh plum and spice finishes this wine off beautifully.
Locations by Dave Phinney F-4 Rose, Rosé, 750 ml, 21.99, Dave Phinney, W111889,,,, A rich, deep salmon color consumes the glass with a pale orange crown on the rim. It is perfumed with fresh red berries, ripe watermelon, wildflowers, and hint of dusty minerality. The entry is fresh and supple with a raspberry foundation that is accentuated with tangerine and sappy strawberry notes. The finish is a sprightly one thanks to flinty, stony details and bright tones of acidity.
Nikka Coffey Malt Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 69.99, Nikka, S414845,,,, Jim Murray's Whisky Bible Japanese Whisky of the Year 2018Previously only released as part of single casks, Nikka decided to add their Coffey Malt to their core range in 2014. Distilled in a Coffey still normally used for grain whisky production, the malt is delightfully fruity and spicy.
Isle of Jura Seven Wood, Scotch, 750 ml, 79.99, Isle of Jura, W88890,,,, A remarkable ingenuity defines the people of Jura; an ability to reimagine and reinvent that has allowed our Distillery and its working community to thrive. Such vision has brought to life this complex single malt - a fitting tribute to our Master Blender’s skill – having been shaped by seven separate Oak woods: first-fill ex-bourbon American White Oak, Vosges, Bertranges, Jupilles, Allier, Tronçais & Limousin barrels.
Spring Valley Nina Lee Syrah 2012, Syrah, , 48.99, Spring Valley, S412523,,,, The 2012 Syrah has earthy aromas with hints of violet. The wine is ultra-rich on the palate with ripe fruit flavors ending in a long, smooth finish.93 Points Wine Advocate - Slightly more modern styled, yet still playing in the classical, balanced style of the estate, the 2012 Syrah Nina Lee is 100% Syrah (all from the estate vineyard in Walla Walla) that spent 21 months in 50% new French oak. It has ample dark fruit to go with notes of vanilla bean, scorched earth, underbrush and spring flowers. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and beautifully textured, you can drink it today, or cellar it for a decade.93 Points Wine Spectator - Ripe and supple, with layers of black plum, blueberry and apricot, wrapped in polished tannins and finishing with hints of smoke and dark chocolate. Drink now through 2022.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Aromas of earth, black cherry, cedar and blackberry precede full-bodied, layered fruit flavors with a long finish. It's a delicious, no-holds-barred offering of the variety.
Spring Valley Uriah 2013, Bordeaux Blend, , 44.99, Spring Valley, S404227,,,, This blend of 5 different varietals will please wine lovers who are looking for complexity, finesse and food friendly wines. The nose is terroir driven with hints of wheat, basalt dust and herbal notes. The palate is very rich and soft with cherries, cassis, and pomegranates. The finish is long and velvety.Pairs best with lamb skewers, seared duck breast, and pasta with lentils.Blend: 45% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon93 Points Wine Spectator - Broad and expressive, playing red plum, black cherry and peppery spice flavors against lightly prickly tannins, coming together on the long and generous finish. Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - This wine is a blend of Merlot (45%), Cabernet Franc (34%), Petit Verdot (8%), Malbec (8%) and Cabernet Sauvignon. Brooding aromas of green herbs, flowers and cherry lead to a ripe full-flavored palate that shows a fine sense of balance.
Col Solare 2013, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 79.99, Col Solare, S410956,,,, Polished, focused and generous, this 2013 vintage of Col Solare offers aromatics and flavors of black cherry, cassis, crushed berries, and tobacco along with a rich and silky palate that lingers forever.94 Points Wine Advocate - Coming from the Col Solare and Quintessence vineyards on Red Mountain, the 2013 Proprietary Red is a rich, fabulously textured, full-bodied effort the has tons of black cherry and cassis fruits intermixed with notes of licorice, smoked herbs, graphite and lead pencil aromas and flavors. Made from a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot and 2% Malbec that spent 22 months in 100% new French oak, drink this pure, layered and polished Red Mountain Bordeaux blend over the coming 15-20 years.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Cabernet Sauvignon (88%) takes the lead on this wine, with the balance Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. Aromas of blackberry, blue fruit, flowers and barrel spice are followed by pitch-black-fruit flavors. Lightly chewy tannins provide some heft but have room to broaden.91 Points Wine & Spirits - About 40 percent of this 2013 comes from Col Solare’s estate on Red Mountain; it’s mostly cabernet, and quite delicious, with candied plum and black cherry scents, cedary oak and a lush, generous core of fruit. The tannins feel supple and firm at once. For the cellar.90 Points Wine Spectator - Focused, spicy, peppery and appealing, with a core of blueberry and currant fruit, dancing into the long and expressive finish. Firm tannins remain an underlying factor. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. Best from 2018 through 2023. 7,025 cases made
Northstar Columbia Valley Merlot 2012, Merlot, 750 ml, 29.99, Northstar, S400841,,,, The 2012 vintage has rich concentrated aromas of cherry, raspberry and chocolate that lead into flavors of cedar and vanilla with a lingering toasted oak finish. This highly structured wine was created to enjoy now, or for many years to come as it will age gracefully.Blend: 82% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot91 Points Wine Enthusiast - The cocoa, cherry, raspberry and toast aromas bring plenty of appeal. The flavors deliver richness but without excessive weight.91 Points Wine Advocate - The deep ruby colored Columbia Valley 2012 Merlot is a full-bodied, elegant, perfumed Merlot that gives up lots of cassis, sweet oak, black cherry and a touch of crushed rock in the hallmark elegant, balanced style of this estate. The tannin is present, yet ripe, and it has enough concentration to keep for a decade or more.
Antica Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 49.99, Antica, S407204,,,, The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a well-structured wine that combines power with richness. Bright aromas of red currant and plum lead to complex flavors of blackberry and mocha. On the palate the wine shows excellent balance and expression of fruit framed by firm, sweet tannins that bring elegance and finesse to the finish.94 Points Wine Advocate - A beautifully elegant, stylish Cabernet Sauvignon from the Antinori outpost in Napa Valley, their 2013 has a dense ruby/purple color, a beautiful, sweet kiss of pure blackcurrant fruit, licorice and forest floor. Full-bodied, but with creamy texture, sweet, beautifully integrated acidity, tannin and alcohol, this is an impressively well-crafted wine that’s drinkable now, but should evolve nicely for another 15-20 years.94 Points James Suckling - Intriguing aromas of walnut, shiitake mushroom and dark fruits follow through to a full body, round and velvety tannins and a bright finish. A vivid and silky mouthfeel. Long finish. Drink or hold.94 Points Wine Enthusiast - Elegant and on the more austere side of the variety, this wine is graceful and complex. Tight-grained waves of cherry, cranberry and cassis marry well with its velvety texture and restrained use of oak.91 Points Wine & Spirits - Antinori’s 1,200-acre estate in the eastern hills of Napa includes 600 acres of vines, the reds planted on rocky soils at elevations that reach 1,800 feet, well above the fog line. The sunniness of the spot comes across in the initial scents of baked sour cherries and peaches, along with tough tannins that take days of air to relent. The mountain-grown tannins are less bitter 24 hours later, and with 48 hours, the fruit and tannins have bonded into a sour cherry and mineral weave, with the warm spice of the sunny days and the cool freshness of fruit preserved by nights at high elevation. Built to cellar.
Moet & Chandon Brut Summer Limited Edition, Sparkling, 750 ml, 19.99, Moet & Chandon, S314849,,,, Brut Classic consistently expresses our signature flavor profile of apple, pear and citrus flavors and aromas with a hint of spice that leads to a soft, dry finish."We are so obsessed with stripes we’ve wrapped our Limited Edition American Summer bottles in two different colors of stripes.   Our Rosé is making a splash with hot pink and cool white—just the right pop of color for your next girls’ night. Here’s to a never-ending #ChandonSummer." - Winery NotesWe recommend serving Brut Classic when eating salty, creamy, or nutty foods such as Caesar salad, fried calamari, oysters, or fresh sashimi and sushi.
Sonoma County Cherrywood Cask Strength Rye, Whiskey, 750 ml, 59.99, Sonoma County, Y495127,,,, What makes this unique is that the unmalted Canadian rye (about 80% of the mashbill) and unmalted Canadian wheat (the distillery is working towards sourcing local grains) is distilled with a portion of malted barley from Wyoming that has been smoked with California cherry wood. This is a concerted effort by the distiller to create the effect of a barrel-aged Manhattan without using any additives (wine, bitters, etc.). The distillery uses alembic copper pot stills, and double-distills its whiskies.
Spring Valley Frederick Estate Red 2014, Bordeaux Blend, , 44.99, Spring Valley, S480123,,,, Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2017This blend has a muscular structure. Notes of blackberry, almond paste, licorice and vanilla and rich in fruit and tannins. Blend: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec94 Points Wine Spectator - Refined and impeccably structured, with floral black cherry and dusty dried spice aromas, and complex plum, olive and mocha flavors that glide toward polished tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2023.92 Points Wine Advocate - One of my favorites in the lineup, the 2014 Frederick checks in as a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec. It has classic notes of cedary spice, lead pencil shaving and currants as well as medium to full-bodied, richness, solid overall balance and building tannin. I suspect it will benefit from short term cellaring and keep for a decade.92 Points Wine & Spirits - Spring Valley’s Cabernet Sauvignon–heavy estate blend has a cedary, cinnamon-stick coating of spice, with velvety, dark plum fruit. The texture feels oak derived, but pleasingly lean and elegant as a result, buoyed by enough acidity to keep the wine lively and linear.
Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 59.99, Brandlin, S77799,,,, Gold Medal SF Chronicle Wine Competition - Cabernet Sauvignon90 Points Wine Advocate - With delicious blackberry and blueberry fruit, dark ruby/purple color, medium to full body, good purity, ripeness and a realistic price, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Brandlin Estate is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Malbec. This is a lovely, rich Cabernet and a great value in the scheme of Napa Valley. 92 Points Vinous - A big, powerful wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is brawny... Dark red cherry, tobacco, savory herbs, mint and anise are some of the signatures. This powerful, explosive Cabernet is long on both personality and potential.
Flowers Sonoma Coast Rose 2017, Rosé, 750 ml, 34.99, Flowers, S84876,,,, This Rosé is elegant and distinct, with aromas of rose petals and subtle hints of strawberry and grapefruit. Bursts of fresh orange and lemon zest colorfully drive the palate and are delicately balanced with flavors of orange marmalade. A silky entrance on the palate coupled with fresh and uplifting acidity leaves you with our signature coastal expressiveness.
Heitz Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 224.99, Heitz Cellars, H93992,,,, Proof that good things come to those who wait, our 2013 Martha's Vineyard is a masterpiece of cabernet fruit aged in French oak at an incredibly slow pace.Hailed by many as the best vintage in decades, the 2013 growing season in Napa Valley was long, dry and sun-soaked. In the glass, this translates into a deep, rich color. Slowly swirling reveals layer upon layer of complexity and that distinctive Martha’s mint character reaffirms why this cabernet is so celebrated.On the palate, this is a wine of monumental proportions that is nonetheless elegant. Explosions of dark fruit flavor are beautifully balanced with silky tannins.This has all the hallmarks of being one of the great vintages to come from this historic vineyard. It is ready to be enjoyed now and will thrive with proper cellaring for many years of pleasure.
Dominus 2014, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 229.99, Dominus, S98789,,,, 98 Points James Suckling - Loads of dark tobacco aromas with blackcurrants and black olives. Boysenberries, too. Full to medium body, ultra-fine tannins and lots of flavors of smoke, dried roasted chillis, black truffles, mushrooms and fruit. Bright acidity on the finish. Sexy and subtle austerity. Alluring. Very approachable now but better in 2021.97 Points Wine Advocate - The 2014s, where the production of Napanook was only 2,200 cases and Dominus slightly more than the 2015 at 4,000 cases, was another early harvest, although somewhat later than 2015. The 2014 Dominus, which is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot really struts its stuff. Moueix’s belief in dry farming seems to be paying off with stronger and stronger vintages, each successive year, and the 2014 is a sexy, opulent, layered, multidimensional wine with notes of red and blackcurrant, cedar wood, tobacco leaf , spice box and licorice. The color is a dense plum/ruby/purple, much like the Napanook. This is a beauty that is already drinking gorgeously – as most 2014s are – and will continue to evolve for 25 or so years.96 Points Vinous - The 2014 Dominus is endowed with tons of depth, power and muscle. Black cherry, plum, smoke, menthol, licorice, chocolate, dried herbs and dark spices are all pushed forward. Deep, pliant and exquisitely layered, the 2014 possesses tons of concentration and mid-palate depth. Like so many wines in this vintage, the 2014 comes across as a hybrid of 2013 and 2012. I very much like the energy and focus in this wine. This is a fabulous wine in every way. With time in the glass, the flavors gain in brightness and focus. There is certainly much to look forward to. 95 Points Decanter - An initially reticent bouquet opens in the decanter and glass to reveal notes of blackberry, rich spice, tobacco leaf, elderberry and lily pollen. On the palate, fine, powdery tannins frame an elegant, deep wine with a lovely core of cool fruit. This will require some time in the cellar to reveal all its potential.
Glendronach 12 Year Old Original, Scotch, 750 ml, 69.99, Glendronach, 10980,,,, 94 Points Wine Enthusiast - Aged in former American whiskey casks, then finished in barrels that previously held PX and oloroso sherries, this single malt balances sweetness, spice and oak. Caramel and vanilla aromas are echoed on the velvety palate, plus cocoa and espresso, finishing with clove, cinnamon and a hint of lemon peel.
BenRiach 10 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 59.99, BenRiach, 12936,,,, Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Spirits of 2017 96 Points Wine Enthusiast - This rich and nuanced single malt entices with butterscotch and fresh apricot aromas. The palate delivers plush layers of vanilla, butterscotch and mocha wrapped in campfire smoke, finishing with baking spice.
Hibiki 17 Year, Whiskey, 750 ml, 499.00, Suntory, 17698,,,, A fantastic Japanese blend, made with aged malt and grain whiskies from Suntory's three distilleries. Spicy and sophisticated, this is great for catching people out at blind tastings. Awarded a Gold 'Editor's Choice' award from Whisky Magazine and picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
Glenfiddich Winter Storm 21 Year Icewine Casks, Scotch, 750 ml, 999.00, Glenfiddich, Y88890,,,, For his latest experiment, Malt Master Brian Kinsman found his inspiration in the freezing vineyards of the renowned Peller Estates winery near Niagara, Canada. When he returned to the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, his memories of the extreme conditions and the unique production process of the intensely sweet Icewine led him to experiment with several French oak Icewine casks. What he found fascinated him. 
Highland Park Valkyrie, Scotch, 750 ml, 69.99, Highland Park, S38920,,,, Chairman’s Trophy in the 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 99 PointsPlunging down from the dark heavens, the Valkyries would descend like avenging angels on horseback to comb the battlefields for the bravest of the fallen warriors, heroes fit to enter the great Norse god Odin’s hall, Valhalla. VALKYRIE celebrates our rich Nordic ancestry here on Orkney, where we were once part of a vast Viking kingdom, and its packaging was designed by internationally renowned designer and Viking Soul, Jim Lyngvild. Exquisitely balanced and delivering wave upon wave of warm aromatic smoke and richly ripened fruit, VALKYRIE is the first in a series of three special Viking Legend releases.
Crown Royal Blenders Series Bourbon Mash, Whiskey, 750 ml, 29.99, Crown Royal, S88778,,,, The Crown Royal Bourbon Mash results in a richly layered and balanced whiskey with the complexity of bourbon and the signature smoothness you expect from Crown Royal.
Highland Park 1999 Full Volume Single Malt, Scotch, 750 ml, 89.99, Highland Park, Y77828,,,, For musicians, amps and equalisers maintain critical balance at high volume by fine-tuning musical frequencies – at Highland Park, our Master Whisky Maker, Gordon Motion, does a similar job.FULL VOLUME was created using 100% ex-bourbon casks rather than our traditional sherry-seasoned ones. During 1999, a combination of 481 casks – 200 litre barrels and 250 litre hogsheads – were filled at strengths of between 63.6% and 63.7%. The whisky was filtered at just over 4oC and delivers flavours of creamy vanilla and sweet citrus fruits from the bourbon casks, balanced by Highland Park’s characteristic aromatic smokiness.
Highland Park Viking Pride 18 Year Single Malt, Scotch, 750 ml, 129.99, Highland Park, 12048,,,, 94 Points Whiskey Advocate - "Gentle Peat, soft toffee, floral notes, and honey on the beautifully fragrant nose. Superbly balanced on the velvety palate with brittle toffee, stewed fruits, peat, honey and a hint of coffee. Smoke and more toffee mingle in the long, elegant finish."One of our all-time favorites, this has to be one of the most consistently excellent malt whiskies of the past 10 years. Showered with awards and praise from all quarters, it was named as 'Best Spirit in the World' by F Paul Pacult of the Spirit Journal in 2005. Unfailingly excellent, especially after a good meal. Pacult wrote: 'After 25 years' experience, it fits my profile of what makes a perfect whisky, which is to say it's totally in harmony, there are no rough edges and everything is melded together brilliantly.'
Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Sauvignon Blanc, 750 ml, 21.99, Emmolo, Y66688,,,, Inspired by the idea that less is more, this wine is more minerality-driven than fruit-driven. Not grassy or overly ripe, it features delicate fruit flavors and steely, mineral notes that call to mind a first summer rain. Our grapes come from two family vineyards, and we harvest the fruit at just the right moment to achieve a balance of firm acidity and low alcohol.
Greywacke Pinot Noir 2014, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 39.99, Greywacke, Y94732,,,, Wine Spectator Top 100 of 201794 Points James Suckling - An earthy edge together with graphite and baking spices here as well as dark cherries and redder fruits: It's all nicely layered on the nose. The palate has smooth, lightly textured but richly flavored fruit in the form of spiced cherries and plums. Plenty of depth offered by this great pinot. Drink now to 2025.93 Points Wine Spectator - Detailed, with notes of dried lavender, white pepper, fresh loamy earth and black tea set against a core of strawberry and raspberry flavors. Smooth and plush, this becomes even more expressive on the finish, where spice details fan out. Drink now through 2025.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Making top-flight Marlborough Pinot Noir wasn't easy in 2014, so this is an especially notable effort from Kevin Judd. Classic savory, forest-floor notes frame black-tea and plum flavors in this concentrated, richly textured wine. Drink now–2022. 91 Points Wine Advocate - Medium ruby colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir exudes lovely floral notes of roses and lavender with a core of cranberries and red currants, plus hints of Provence herbs and fragrant earth. Light to medium-bodied, soft, elegant and filled with earthy/perfumed flavor layers, it delivers great expression and poise.
Angel's Envy Rum Cask Finished Rye, Bourbon, 750 ml, 99.99, Angel's Envy, S404724,,,, Lincoln Henderson, is adding a rye whiskey under its Angel’s Envy brand. Angel’s Envy Rye (100 proof) is made up of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. It was aged for six years in American charred new oak barrels, then finished in Caribbean rum casks for up to 18 months.
Flowers Chardonnay 2015, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 44.99, Flowers, S84877,,,, This Chardonnay is a wine of distinction, with bright aromas of Meyer lemon peel and orange blossom framed by an herbal noteof spearmint and hints of wet stone and shortbread. The elegant, balanced palate is driven by citrus and stone fruit that carryover onto a long finish marked with the distinctive acidity of the Sonoma Coast.91 Points Wine Enthusiast - This juicy coastal wine offers medium acidity and a lightness on the palate. It is a well-crafted, balanced effort, exuding wet stone, lemon zest, apple and white flower aromas and flavors.
Grgich Hills Yountville Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 179.99, Grgich, G33729,,,, This wine is made from some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the Napa Valley, planted in 1959 to the Inglenook clone (also known as Niebaum Cabernet Sauvignon #29) on St. George rootstock in Yountville. Closer to San Pablo Bay than warmer Rutherford, this relatively cool region allows the grapes plenty of time to develop unique flavor characteristics. This complex wine with moderate tannins is aged in French oak for 21 months then moved to large oak casks for six additional months. This is a full-bodied and well balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with rich flavors of blackberries, black licorice and a hint of allspice with a long, seductive finish. Having the patience to cellar this wine will reward you in the glass years from now. Serve with simply roasted meat dishes or all by itself to fully enjoy the wine’s complex flavors.Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc94 Points Wine Advocate - One of the iconic names in Napa Valley and also part of the rich history for quality wine, the Grgich Hills Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville Old Vine (which is not actually defined age-wise on the back label) has a dense purple color. Beautiful cassis fruit cascades over the palate. Without a hard edge, this wine has an opulence and richness that is very much in keeping with the vintage character. This wine has terrific purity and long length. This is a stunning, rich, very seductive Cabernet Sauvignon that is full-bodied and best drunk over the next 10-15 years, although I’m sure that if well stored it will last a lot longer.93 Points - James Suckling - A dense and glorious old vine red with tar, dark berry and mineral character. Full body, soft and round tannins and a flavorful finish. Made from organically grown grapes. Drink now.
Pol Roger Reserve Brut Champagne, Sparkling, 750 ml, 49.99, Pol Roger, S74636,,,, 92 Points Wine Spectator - An elegant Champagne, with a smoky, minerally underpinning and subtle flavors of poached pear, toast, candied lemon zest and ginger riding the finely detailed bead. Harmonious, and hard to stop sipping. Drink now through 2020. 10,000 cases imported.92 Points Wine & Spirits - A great disgorgement of Pol Roger’s basic Brut, a blend that includes 25 percent reserve wines, this is a gracious, red-fruited Champagne. Though the wines go through malolactic, this emphasizes freshness, with a tingle of ginger and mineral acidity lifting the flavors in the finish.92 Points Wine Advocate - Straw yellow and with a golden hue in color, the Pol Roger NV Réserve Brut displays a brilliant, perfectly ripe but also fresh, highly elegant and refined fruit aroma on the nose; think of cooked pip fruits like pears and apples, but also quince-confiture and yellow stone fruits, such as apricots and peaches intermixed with vanilla, brioche (pain aux raisins), some nutty flavors and also some white floral notes. On the palate, this medium-bodied Brut is as round (if not pretty sweet) and fruit-driven as it is delicate, pure and very elegant. The mousse is deliciously fine and leads this charming and perfectly balanced fizz to a long, aromatic, stunningly dry and slightly mineral, impressively long finish. This is extremely well done Champagne from equal parts of Pinot Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay sourced in 30 different crus. This Réserve includes 25% of reserve wines and was dosed with nine grams per liter.92 Points James Suckling - A complex, reliable Champagne that would show well in all occasions thanks to its freshness and class. Drawing on all three grapes (chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier), this has a complex grilled-nut and autolysis character overlayed across red berries and citrus fruits. Definitely a lot of reserve wine character here. The palate delivers lemons, grapefruit, peaches and mangoes in a refreshingly pure, fleshy style. The bright acidity, handy balance and tannins smoothly frame the finish.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - This is a well-balanced, ripe wine in the producer's rich house style. A brighter, more mineral crispness and acidity also come through strongly in this bottling. The aftertaste brings together a mineral texture and full yellow and apple fruits.
J Pinot Noir 2016, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 22.99, J Vineyards, W83666,,,, The J Vineyards Pinot Noir has aromatic notes of exotic spice, cherry preserves and black tea. The palate is plush, jammy and ripe with flavors of spicy black pepper, cola and plum.Enjoy this wine with roasted leg of lamb with a balsamic-fig reduction or cranberry-glazed roast turkey breast with creamy mushroom risotto.
Caymus Conundrum Rose 2016, Rosé, 750 ml, 22.99, Caymus, Y66776,,,, Like the other Conundrum wines that preceded it, our Rose led us to push into new territory. We make this wine from only one variety, Valdigue, which remains largely unknown and grows only in small quantities in California. Our goal was to create a Rosé that is uniquely bright and fresh, with more character than people typically expect. Fruity but not at all sweet, with scents and flavors of strawberries and ripe peaches – perfect for spring and summer.
Macallan Fine Oak 18 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 299.99, Macallan, Y93723,,,, Macallan 18 Year Fine Oak is matured in a combination of Bourbon & Sherry Oak Casks. This range has been around for a few years now and seems to have weathered the storm it caused amongst the faithful when it was initially released. This one is probably the pick of the (Fine Oak) bunch.
Bear Flag Zinfandel 2015, Zinfandel, 750 ml, 22.99, Bear Flag, W73629,,,, Structured and full-bodied, this wine has a spicy Zinfandel character complemented by jammy, dark fruit flavors reminiscent of blueberry pie. Notes of toasted oak and vanilla combine with a plush, lingering mouthfeel.Blend: 78% Zinfandel, 9% Petite Sirah, 6% Teroldego, 5% Malbec, 2% other select varieties.93 Points Tasting Panel - Based on a California Republic Proclamation from 1846, this wine offers a nod to Sonoma’s place in history. It was the location for the Bear Flag Revolt, a fight for Californian independence. We see this as a great representation from one of the state’s best growing regions for this variety. With 78% Zinfandel, 9% Petite Sirah, 6% Teroldego, 5% Malbec, and 2% other varieties, the majority of the fruit hails from Dry Creek Valley. With classic Zin aromas of peppered nettle and blueberry tart, the palate is rich, dense, and forward. This plucky Zin shows brightness, with a rustic, textured mouthfeel.92 Points Wine Spectator -  Plump and piquant, with expressive blackberry and orange zest aromas and lots of personality, accenting smoky cracked pepper and black olive flavors that build toward zesty tannins. Drink now through 202291 Points Wine Enthusiast - This wine pays homage to a historic revolt in Sonoma in 1846. Waves of dark cherry and vanilla surround a strong core of integrated oak and supple texture in this well-made wine. Ripe, full-bodied and well-balanced, this wine will please many a palate with ease.
Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 79.99, Cakebread, Y539621,,,, Luxurious dark cherry, boysenberry, blackcurrant and black fig aromas, with scents of oak toast and dark chocolate, introduce layers of rich, deeply concentrated, yet elegant flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, fig, currant and fresh cherry. The wine's vibrant acidity, supple, seamlessly integrated tannins and impeccable balance contribute to a round, plush mouthfeel, leading to a long, savory finish marrying rich boysenberry fruit, French oak spice and a hint of dark chocolate. Remarkably delicious young, this classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will develop even greater allure with another 7-10 years' bottle age.91 Points James Suckling - An attractive wine with blueberry, mineral and dark chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a delicious finish.91 Points Wine Enthusiast - Sizable, tightly woven tannin wraps itself around black fruit with moderate acidity in this thick, tangy wine, which has 9% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot within the blend. Given less than two years in French oak, 60% of it new, it's an approachable, enjoyable wine that will also age. Drink now through 2021.90 Points Wine Advocate - The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has beautiful crème de cassis fruit, excellent structure on the palate’s backside and represents a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot. Aged primarily in French oak, the wine is youthful and young, with the coiled, restrained character of many 2013s, but the concentration is impressive and the purity is there. Beautiful black and blue fruits are obvious, and the wine structured, delineated and vibrant. There is a reasonably good value as well. Give it another 6-12 months bottle age, and drink it over the following 12-15 years. 90 Points Wine & Spirits - Bright and lovely up front, with clean scents of fresh red berries, this builds to full-on oakiness in the end. The oak tannins cushion the wine, but also weigh it down with some bitterness, lasting on the scent of espresso-roast coffee beans. A grilled sirloin will bring the wine into balance.
Grgich Hills Zinfandel 2013, Zinfandel, 750 ml, 34.99, Grgich, G35783,,,, The severe drought of this vintage produced small berries and clusters, enhancing the color and concentrating the flavors. The result was a wine with the rare blend of both power and elegance.We co-fermented the Zinfandel with a touch of Petite Sirah to add complexity and structure and then aged the wine in large oak casks so the flavors are well integrated but not overwhelmed by oak. This food-friendly Zinfandel’s fresh flavors of ripe blackberries, black cherries and a hint of pepper on the long finish is the perfect match for grilled meats with barbecue sauce, sausage pizza and hearty pastas.Blend: 97% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah
Cakebread Chardonnay Napa 2016, Chardonnay, , 39.99, Cakebread, 377822,,,, Tasting Notes & Food PairingsBright, creamy, golden apple, white peach, pear and melon aromas, with hints of mineral, yeast and oak spice, introduce rich, full-bodied, apple, pear and melon flavors that persist throughout a lingering finish refreshed by vibrant citrus and mineral tones. With a round, supple texture, superb concentration, great depth, and balanced acidity, our 2016 Napa Valley Chardonnay is a treat now, but it will develop even greater complexity and appeal with 5-7 years’ aging.VineyardsIn 2016, 91% of the grapes for our Napa Valley Chardonnay came from the cool-climate Carneros District at the southern tip of the valley, with 41% of the fruit from our estate Carneros vineyards. Carneros enjoys a long, cool growing season that fully ripens its grapes while retaining the bright acidity that gives our Napa Valley Chardonnay its freshness and vitality. The other 9% of the fruit came from the Oak Knoll district just north of the city of Napa, a slightly warmer, but still cool-to-mild appellation influenced by evening and morning fog. Blending fruit from the two regions enabled us to craft a rich, yet elegant and complex chardonnay that drinks beautifully young, but will age gracefully in bottle for 5-7 years.Vintage2016 saw the most abundant rainfall northern California had experienced since 1998. Nevertheless, a warm spring prompted early budbreak and a relatively cool summer, with slow, steady ripening, afforded perfect growing conditions, leading to an early harvest of Carneros Chardonnay grapes boasting terrific flavor concentration coupled with perfectly balanced acidity.
Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 19.99, Tullamore Dew, 12834,,,, Lovely scents of sweet grains, sugared breakfast cereal and pine make for pleasing sniffing. Entry is nimble, gently sweet, almost piney and honeyed; the midpalate stage carries on with style and smoothness, as the taste profile remains steadfast and mildly sweet. Finishes with a honey thrust that's exhilarating and delightful.
Johnnie Walker 18 Year Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 79.99, Johnnie Walker, S87292,,,, Platinum reflects the Johnnie Walker tradition of 'private blends'– whiskies created for special occasions. A contemporary blend from the Master Blender, this subtle and smoky whisky delivers full flavours that reflect the strong, sweet and elegant style of Speyside. Crafted from Single Malt and Grain Whiskies, each matured for a minimum of 18 years - this blend will appeal to those avid fans of Johnnie Walker whisky, as well as win over plenty of new ones.94 Points Wine Enthusiast - Aged 18 years, this “private blend,” added to the line-up in 2013, is supple and smooth. It has a vibrant topaz tint and bold orange peel and honey notes underpinned by light smokiness. The smoky notes gently crest with each additional sip.
Badel Lavov Brandy (1L), Brandy, 1 L, 24.99, Badel, J84927,,,, Lavov is a bitter liqueur with unique aroma and slightly bitter flavour. Well known herbal liqueur with specific odour and bitter taste.Harmonic combination of three aromatic herbs grants the specificity to this liqueur. After 30 days of maceration, macerated herbs are added to a high quality brandy and aged together. 
Middle Earth Nelson Pinot Noir 2016, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 21.99, Middle Earth, CF38728,,,, WINEGLOBE EXCLUSIVE: This is normally a restaurant-only wine. Ridiculous high quality for ~$20, a super-hidden gem and we're (so far) the only wine shop that has it in the country. Director's Pick.  Red summer fruits, cherries, and sweet spice combine with softly smoky oak in this succulent, approachable wine. Gentle oak tannins and the tasty fruit flavours result in a smooth mouth-filling wine with good length and a softlywarming spicy finish. Try it alongside game birds such as quail, turkey, and duck; with a fillet of New Zealand salmon; or equally with pork, veal, lamb or venison.
Salomon-Undhof Reserve Grüner Veltliner Lindberg Kremstal 2014, White Blend, 750 ml, 49.99, Salomon, GC73827,,,, 93 Points Wine Enthusiast - Deliciously flinty notes of good reduction still play on the nose and hover just above an immensely inviting waft of fresh green and yellow pears. The palate reveals more white pepper and savory yeast and a neon-strip of lively and brightening acidity. This is linear, zippy and super clean and yet brings all the varietal spice.
La Massa Toscana 2014, Red Blend, 750 ml, 22.99, La Massa, GC73828,,,, This full-bodied, energetic red from the Chianti Classico region of Panzano combines warm richness with balance and length that makes it widely popular year after year. Winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt, one of Bordeaux's most renowned winemakers, crafts the wine with Bordeaux influences including aging in French oak, 20% new, to produce a luscious mouth-feel. This wine is one of the best values in the market place. Blend: 60% Sangiovese, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and Alicante Bouchet91 Points - James Suckling - Silky and savory red with light chocolate, cedar and berry character. Medium body, fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Subtle and pretty. Drink now or hold. Delicious.90 Points Wine Spectator - Warm tones of ripe cherry, loam and sweet spice give way to a dense, muscular structure in this solid red. Succulent and long. Enjoy this while the fruit is still present. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Azelia Barolo 2013, Nebbiolo, 750 ml, 37.99, Azelia, GC73829,,,, An impeccable balance. Aroma and finesse with power and body at the same time. Sweet nose, with hints of cherry, black currant and licorice. Fruity tannins. A union of characters.Blend: 100% Nebbiolo92 Points James Suckling - Bright ripe-strawberry aromas with hints of cedar and spices. Floral. Full body, round and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Clean. Why wait? Generous.
High West Bourye Limited Sighting, Whiskey, 750 ml, 99.99, High West, W67893,,,, 96 Points Wine Enthusiast - The limited-edition release of this Bourbon-rye blend, all a minimum of 10 years old, perfectly balances sweetness and spice. Rich caramel and brown sugar lead on the nose and palate, finishing with clove, nutmeg and cinnamon sizzle, plus a hint of orange peel.
Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 114.99, Silver Oak, 38011,,,, Our 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is dark ruby in color and entices you with a nose of raspberry, cassis and loose pipe tobacco. This full-bodied wine has an assertively silky structure and is notably spicy on the palate. Flavors of sage and blackberry mark the wine’s entry. The strong acidity in the mid-palate is followed by a lingering finish. Given proper cellaring, this wine will provide drinking pleasure through 2038.
Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blanc Champagne, Sparkling, 750 ml, 79.99, Billecart-Salmon, CC74782,,,, The fine mousse of delicate bubbles elegantly accompanies the glints of its gold color. A cuvée that will surprise you with its pure intensity of dry fruits aromas, almonds and fresh hazelnuts mixed with those of fruits of white flesh. The creamy sensation of the bubble associated to aromas of buttered brioche and mineral aromas. Persistent finish with a fresh and elegant sweetness.This great bottle will make a perfect marriage with caviar or fine oysters but also with grilled fish and seafood.93 Points Wine & Spirits - Blended from fruit grown in several grand cru villages of the Côte des Blancs, with an emphasis on Avize, this is a beautiful green-gold color, a wine fragrant with scents of spring flowers. It balances full-bodied richness with racy acidity, both expansive and mineral-tight. It finishes on a scent that brings to mind oyster shells, and calls out for a dozen freshly shucked Belons.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - The balance of this wine is immediately striking. Everything is in its place: the crisp apples, tight acidity and the mineral texture are all just right. It’s a delicious, perfumed and fragrant wine that is ready to drink with its light, poised aftertaste.92 Points Wine Spectator - A hint of salinity underscores the flavors of poached pear, marzipan, spiced plum and kumquat in this elegant blanc de blancs. Vibrant acidity drives this to a lasting, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2020.92 Points James Suckling - Aromas of sliced apple and pear with hints of flowers and cream. Some peach too. Full-bodied, creamy and fine with mineral, chalk and sliced green apples that turn to delicate white peach. This has a base of 2011 with some 2010 and 2009. Drink now.
Chateau du Cedre Heritage Malbec 2015, Malbec, 750 ml, 13.99, Chateau du Cedre, M84723,,,, This is the young fruity wine from the Cèdre estate that also produces some of the most serious wines in Cahors. It is soft, packed with black fruits and with layers of spicy acidity. There is just a touch of tannin, which will make the wine a great barbecue accompaniment this summer.
Bibi Graetz Testamatta Rosso Toscana 2015, Sangiovese, 750 ml, 99.99, Bibi Graetz, GC57035,,,, 99 points James Suckling: A stunning wine. This is the best Testamatta ever made. Fascinating aromas of red fruits, tea, bark and wet soil as well as fresh leather. Full body, silky tannins and a juicy finish. I love the tension and texture of this great red. So gorgeous to taste now but better in 2021. *Top 100 of 2017*
Van Gogh Dutch Caramel Vodka, Vodka, , 19.99, Van Gogh, S42654,,,, Van Gogh Dutch Caramel vodka was first launched in 2009 and calls itself "sinfully delicious." The light tan color occurs naturally from burned sugar.All of the Van Gogh vodkas are made from grain and purified water with a six-week "all natural double infusion flavoring process." They are named, of course, for the inestimable (and mad) painter this vodka promises to "excite your senses" and "electrify your senses."An infusion of cocoa beans provides a faint brownish tinge to this otherwise nearly clear spirit. It's sweet on the palate, with lingering fudge-like and milk-caramel notes.
Jameson Blender's Dog, Whiskey, 750 ml, 67.99, Jameson, S86548,,,, Launched in 2016, The Blenders' Dog has been selected by head blender Billy Leighton. A combination of ages and cask types, this is rich and rounded with notes of butterscotch, spice and a long finish.
Lagavulin Distillers Edition 2001 Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 119.99, Caol Ila, S84625,,,, Lagavulin's Distillers Edition bottlings are allowed a finishing period in casks that previously held sweet, sticky Pedro Ximénez Sherry. The result is a magnificent blend of classic Islay salty peat smoke and intense Sherried sweetness. This is the 2001 Distillers Edition, which was bottled at 43% ABV in 2017.
Lagavulin 8 Year Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 59.99, Caol Ila, S87268,,,, Light in color it may be, but this is no wimp. The nose goes straight to the shore with mineral and salt, but it’s also sweet, which allows it to be fresh, lively, yet balanced. The palate delivers some menthol, bay laurel, more brininess, a hint of malt, and Parma violet. Everything remains very breezy, with peat smoke being blown from a kiln into salt-laden air. I prefer it to the 12 year old and the price is fantastic. - Whiskey Advocate
Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 31.99, Monkey Shoulder, Y66554,,,, Monkey Shoulder is a mix of three different Single Malts - Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Kininvie - and is great with mixers or just on its own. Smooth, sweet and very easy to drink.93 Points Wine Enthusiast - Intended for mixing, so bring on the whisky sours and the Blood & Sands. Or drink this blended Scotch straight if you choose, to enjoy mouthwatering butterscotch and juicy orange, balanced by oaky tannins into the finish.
Peerless Straight Rye Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 129.99, Peerless, Y65448,,,, Whiskey Advocate Top 20 2017Peerless Straight Rye Whiskey is a well balanced Rye, bolstered by sweet tones of maple, brown sugar and light citrus sweetness. Finish with a hint of oak & no burn on the throat. Due to our carefully unique distilling process, Peerless offers a smooth taste that differs from many other Ryes. Peerless Rye is a palatable sipping Rye to be savored with friends and family.91 Points Whiskey Advocate - Delivering a buttery mouthfeel with toasted rye and baking spice notes, Peerless is the only craft producer on our list. It’s hard to pinpoint why this young rye succeeds where others fail, but one point of difference is the use of sweet mash fermentation, rather than the much more common sour mash technique, where spent mash is added to the new fermentation. Furthermore, the Peerless warehouse achieves temperatures upward of 110 degrees. Whatever the technical reasons, Peerless is paving the way and we expect more craft distillers to join them. 
123 Organic Anejo Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 64.99, 123 Tequila, S83463,,,, 96 Points Tasting Panel1 2 3 or as it is meant to be pronounced “Uno, Dos, Tres” is a certified organic tequila brand. The agaves used were sourced from the Tequila Valley and the piñas were cooked for close to two days in stone ovens. The añejo (also called “Tres” or 3) is aged for 18 months in white oak. On a morning when three brilliant roosters (tototl) greet the dawn with hopeful songs of renewal, mature agave plants at the hacienda are ready to be hand harvested and Organic Blanco tequila awakens from its eighteen months slumber in white oak barrels to be reborn as Anejo (Tres) Tequila. Just as the rooster has long been a symbol of virility and power in Mexican folklore, the complex aromatic bouquet and deep golden hue of Anejo (Tres) Tequila are signs of its superior quality and lengthy aging. Enjoy Anejo (Tres) tequila as you would any fine, aged spirit by savoring the mastery of its limited production and the mystery of its ancient legend.
123 Organic Reposado Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 54.99, 123 Tequila, S84638,,,, 96 Points Tasting Panel1 2 3 or as it is meant to be pronounced “Uno, Dos, Tres” is a certified organic tequila brand. The agaves used were sourced from the Tequila Valley and the piñas were cooked for close to two days in stone ovens. The reposado, or “Dos” is aged in white oak for 6 months.As the sun and moon meet in the sky above the agave plantation, two stealthy jaguars (miztli) roam the fields in search of their elusive prey. During their silent hunts, Reposado (Dos) tequila rests in white oak barrels for six months before its timely release. This complex spirit reveals aromatic raw and cooked agave tempered by the warmth of oak aging with spicy notes of vanilla, anise and hint of citrus; a combination equally at home in cocktails and as a sipping tequila making it the most versatile of the 123 Organic Tequila styles. 
Highland Park Magnus Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 39.99, Highland Park, Y83628,,,, Introduced in September 2017, Magnus is named in honor of Highland Park's founder, Magnus Eunson. He was a direct decedent of the Vikings who settled on Orkney hundreds of years ago and he made whisky long before Highland Park was officially founded in 1798. This no-age statement single malt was aged in a high proportion of American oak first-fill sherry casks as well as ex-bourbon barrels. This is exclusive to North America. Bottled at 40% ABV.
Highland Park Fire Edition 15 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 359.99, Highland Park, Y74536,,,, FIRE EDITION represents one half of a special two-part bottling, celebrating the great sagas of the Viking age recorded in the oldest Norse poems, the Poetic Edda.The Poetic Edda tells the tale of the apocalyptic battle between the Gods and the Fire and Ice Giants, where the old world perished in a blazing ball of fire and the new world was born from its ashes. Celebrating this re-birth, or Ragnarok, we released 28,000 bottles of FIRE EDITION, encased in specially commissioned crimson glass. Matured in 100% refill Port seasoned casks – a first for Highland Park – the result is a vibrant single malt with the natural hue of glowing flames. Here, damsons, cinnamon, dried fruit and chocolate dance on the tongue, before sizzling to an intense fruity finish.
Pierre Ferrand Ancestrale 70 Year Old Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 999.99, Pierre Ferrand, S75638,,,, A lovely mahogany color, the result of blending some of the oldest cognacs in the Ferrand cellars. Incomparable richness of aroma, mingling notes of walnut, liquorice, leather, tobacco and candied fruit. The fruit aromas gradually expand and give way to subtle notes suggestive of rancio and the scent of exotic wood. Few cognacs reach such a great age and continue to improve: Pierre Ferrand Ancestrale is one of them. Production is limited to 300 bottles per year. « Seamless and amazing » (97/100) – Anthony Dias Blue, Patterson’s Tasting Panel (2007)
Pierre Ferrand Renegade Barrel #1, Cognac, 750 ml, 79.99, Pierre Ferrand, S86578,,,, The first release in Pierre Ferrand's Renegade Barrel series, this cognac is aged in combination of former cognac and Sauternes (a French white dessert wine) barrels. As always with Ferrand cognac releases, it is made entirely from grapes from the Grande Champagne region. It is bottled at 48% ABV. Limited availability. 
Pierre Ferrand Selection Des Anges 30 Year Old Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 169.99, Pierre Ferrand, S84735,,,, A deep mahogany color. The nose opens on scents of jasmine tea, honeysuckle and walnut, followed by oaky vanilla, chocolate and a hint of curry. The bouquet expands on notes of candied fruit, saffron spices, ginger and honey mingled with nutmeg and cedarwood. Pierre Ferrand Sélection des Anges offers concentrated flavor leading into a very long finish.Gold Medal with 95/100 – Beverage Testing Institute (2009)« Sélection des Anges gets my vote as the most nearly perfect cognac. »Washington Post
Pierre Ferrand 1840 Original Formula, Cognac, 750 ml, 49.99, Pierre Ferrand, S84937,,,, 1840 cognac offers ripe, juicy grapes to the nose, accented with meadow flowers, notes of acacia tree blossom and a bracing hint of cedar. On the palate, it's warm with fruit notes yet still very clean. The finish shows lots of honey and spice.Finalist  -“Excellent, Highly Recommended” -  94 points, Ultimate Spirit Challenge 201290 Points Wine Enthusiast - This pours a bright amber color, with restrained but beautiful aromas of white flowers, orange, peach and honey. On the palate, it's full-bodied, with bitter orange peel and stone fruit flavors, with lingering vanilla and oak. The alcohol feels relatively balanced, but it creeps up on you. This needs dilution, so use it in punches as intended and you'll be fine.
Peter Paul Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder 2014 (Pre-release), Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 74.99, Peter Paul Wines, MR32894,,,, As has consistently been the tradition with our Napa-designate Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is sourced from both valley floor grapes—garnering a fleshy, ripe core of flavors and mountainside vineyards—providing structure and acidity.Fermentation featured both open and closed-top fermenters and gentle pump-overs followed by 4 weeks of extended maceration for maximum flavor extraction, with each varietal lot vinified and aged separately in traditional barriques for 14 months. Further maturation for a full year in stainless steel tanks allowed the various components to fully integrate. This Cabernet was bottled without fining or filtration.Black cherry, blueberry, mocha aromas with a suggestion of black tea and vanilla keep things interesting, especially after a few minutes in the glass. Those blue & black fruits continue on the palate, with an earthy finish of bay laurel and leather, all the while being framed by a fun spicy character. Drink over 5-8 years.
Peter Paul Bacigalupi Chardonnay Russian River 2015, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 44.99, Peter Paul Wines, MR32893,,,, Sourced from one of the most famous vineyards in the Russian River Valley, Bacigalupi is likely one of the best California Chardonnay's you'll try under 100 dollars.  There's history behind that statement: In 1976, Bacigalupi Chardonnay grapes were part of the Chateau Montelena blend that won the famous “Paris Tasting” that trounced the French.  Freshness and drinkability merge with vineyard longevity and deliver expressive aromas of white flowers and Meyer lemon with notes of toasted almonds and vanilla. Full-bodied flavors of mango, lemon curd and spiced pear with bright acidity sustain a long finish. This is a wine that has weight and elegance with enough power to proclaim its origin.Less than 500 cases made.
Peter Paul Frere Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 58.99, Peter Paul Wines, MR32892,,,, This Pinot Noir comes from a very special 10-acre farm owned by Gloria and André Frère. The grapes were planted and nurtured by Mexican badass vintner/Russian River specialist Ulises Valdez and are currently farmed to almost microscopic yields. As a result, this is one of the more expensive Pinot Noir grapes in the appellation. Peter Paul secured a contract for exactly two years after which, Frere Pinot will be no more.Fermentation was preceded by a six-day cold soak, after which the natural yeast gently began the process of transforming the juice into wine. We used small, open-top fermenters and gently punched down the cap multiple times each day. The free-run wine was drained directly to barrels and kept separate from the basket press fraction. We aged the wine in Boutes French oak barrels, selecting medium-toast barrels to highlight the prominent flavor elements in the wine. This Pinot Noir was bottled unfined and unfiltered.TASTING NOTES:A deeper-than average ruby color introduces bright aromas of a fresh red berry medley: strawberry, dark cherry & red plum, along with sassafras and forest floor filling the glass. Smooth, lush tannins circulate with ripe fruit flavors carry through to the finish, highlighted by a cola spice and mineral element. Should drink now & evolve over the next 4 - 6 years.
Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2015, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 46.99, Paul Hobbs, Ch22760,,,, 92 Robert Parker: The 2015 Chardonnay explodes on the nose and palate with sheer power, delivering full-throttle tropical fruit and allspice flavors with a touch of buttered toast. The full-bodied palate has a lovely savory edge that offsets the fruit beautifully, with just enough freshness and a very long finish. 92-93 James Suckling: A layered and rich wine with cooked-apple and -lemon character. Round and phenolic. Flan and light butterscotch. Lovely potential.  90 Wine Spectator: Zeroes in on a core of lively, citrus-infused green apple, melon, tangerine and honeydew flavors, revealing a light kiss of smoky, toasty oak that adds dimension.
Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2015, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 54.99, Paul Hobbs, Ch37997,,,, A classic rendering of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, this wine offers a dark cherry hue and aromas of black cherry and bright strawberry. Rich, dark fruits dominate the palate, with accents of red fruit and complex undertones of white pepper and nutmeg. The fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity add layers and tension, accentuating the flavors and velvet-like mouth-feel for an elegant finish. 91 Robert Parker: Medium to deep ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir offers a profoundly fruity nose of black cherries, mulberries and black raspberries with hints of cinnamon stick, underbrush and Provence herbs. Medium-full in body, rich, plush and oh-so-juicy, this wine delivers mouth-filling blackberry satisfaction with a lively herbal lift.
Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 99.98, Paul Hobbs, 38989,,,, JS 95 | RP 92Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon leaps from the glass with fresh, exuberant cassis and crushed blackberry notes plus hints of cigar box, dried Mediterranean herbs, violets and Marmite toast. Full-bodied and built like a brick house, with firm, grainy tannins and lively acid supporting the generous black berry and savory flavors, it finishes with great length and poise. It is drinking beautifully now but has the stuffing to cellar for 12+ years. - Robert Parker
Domaine de Beaurenard Rasteau Cotes du Rhone Villages 2014, Rhone Blend, 750 ml, 19.99, Domaine de Beaurenard, Ch319247,,,, 90 Wine Spectator: Racy raspberry and blackberry coulis flavors open up quickly, stretching out through the tasty anise and black tea-infused finish. Drink now through 2020.From a selection of the most beautiful hillsides and benches of the famous terroir of Rasteau, this wine is very concentrated, seduced by its strong personality. In addition to the aromas of ripe fruit, there are usually spicy notes and scents of scrubland specific to this terroir. A beautiful tannic structure, roundness, fat, power, we find the Beaurenard style which presents a wine with strong character.
Adami Bosco di Gica Prosecco, Sparkling, 750 ml, 15.99, Adami, Ch43275,,,, "Bosco di Gica" is the ancient name of the site of the family's first vineyard dating back to 1490. Planted 100-300 m above sea level, these steep, south-facing vines grow in well-drained, mixed soils that are typical of morainic (glacial) origin. The region's moderate temperatures offer cold winters and warm, dry summers. Fruit is lightly pressed with bladder presses followed by settling of the must. Fermentation occurs in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks where the wine spends 3 months on its lees. "Metodo Italiano" or Charmat method is used for the secondary fermentation in steel pressure tanks for approximately 40 days in order to preserve the aromas of the grape and develop the wine's typical fruitiness.
Domaine La Boussiere Gigondas 2015, Rhone Blend, 750 ml, 33.99, Domaine La Boussiere, NB41163,,,, 91 Robert Parker: The classic 2015 Gigondas Tradition checks in as a blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah that’s from higher elevation parcels and clay and limestone soils. Partially destemmed and aged in a mix of tank and foudre, this medium-bodied barrel sample offers lots of cedary spice, dried flowers and black raspberry fruits in a structured, even tannic style that’s going to benefit from short-term cellaring.
Domaine Martinelle Ventoux Rouge 2015, Rhone Blend, 750 ml, 16.99, Domaine Martinelle, NB319247,,,, Domaine Martinelle’s Corinna Faravel:  “one of my favorite producers from the Ventoux,” says Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. “I’ve always loved the reds from this estate. Critics like Tim Atkin, MW are calling Ventoux “one of the most exciting and dynamic areas of the Rhône,” benefiting from both a cooler climate and higher elevation than neighboring appellations.The Wine Advocate proclaimed the 2015 vintage to be “a beautiful vintage for Southern Rhône lovers that will be a treasure trove,” Perhaps it might even better than superlative Rhône vintages such as 1978, ‘89, ‘95, ‘01, ‘05, ‘07, ‘09 and ‘10. Jancis Robinson calls it “extremely promising,” while Wine Spectator gave it a score of 94-97 points, making it the best Southern Rhône vintage since the already legendary 2010.
Paul et Jean-Marc Pastou Pouilly Fume 2016, Sauvignon Blanc, 750 ml, 17.99, Pastou, NB7099,,,, As good as most Sancerre for 2/3 the price.Winemaker Jean-Marc Pastou for some 30 years has followed a singular calling to make the most honest and terroir-true Sancerre his few acres will give. His vineyards sit at the highest point in the village, and his older vines (that he planted himself) grow on perfect terroir: the classic chalky stones and flinty soils which give Sancerre its characteristic zip. The importer (North Berkeley) chooses from the family’s few tanks the most expressive older-vine Sancerre to bottle unfined and unfiltered as ‘La Côte de Sury,’ a special wine that captures the essence of what great Sancerre should be—enlivening and satisfying, and a great value.  The theme that runs through all the domaine’s wines is freshness: here, you can’t be but floored by the energy of Sauvignon Blanc from these remarkable terroirs. Pastou wines each vintage are a must: light in alcohol, pure in flavor and a great pair with just about anything you put on the table.
Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rouge 2014, Red Blend, 750 ml, 44.99, Chateau de Pibarnon, NB73728,,,, Over 90 Points in 4 consecutive vintages. 2014 - Not yet rated. “Run by Eric de Saint Victor, who is aided by assistant winemaker Marie Laroze, Chateau de Pibarnon fashions some of the top wines from this incredible appellation. Any reader wanting to taste the best expression of Bandol should get on this estate’s bandwagon, as the price has yet to catch up to the quality.” — The Wine AdvocateSince purchasing the estate in 1975, Comte Henri de Saint-Victor and his son Eric have been producing some of the most seductively aromatic and nobly structured wines in all of Southern France. Perched atop the highest and northernmost part of the appellation, the Château commands sweeping vistas of the amphitheater of vines and the Mediterranean Sea.
Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz Barossa Valley 2016, Syrah, 750 ml, 19.99, Torbreck, Ch473044,,,, 95 James Suckling: This shows the greatness of the vintage with graphite, stone, oyster shell, blackberry, and licorice. Smoke undertone. Full body yet linear and energetic with a fabulous finish. A stunning wine. Great value for the quality. Drink now
Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco Haberle 2015, Pinot Bianco, 750 ml, 22.50, Alois Lageder, Ch453432,,,, Wineglobe Director's Pick!The aromatic clarity and precision of the wine are both outstanding. Aromas of white peach, pear, honeysuckle, vanilla cream or custard and cantaloupe melon are delineated and bright. The richness of those tones transfers seamlessly to the palate where the wine is fresh but also shows good weight and richness. The wine undergoes sur lie aging for up to six months. When cellared well, this wine may be kept for 3 to 5 years.
Château Le Bon Pasteur Pomerol 2005, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 128.99, Château Le Bon Pasteur, 41275,,,, 95 Robert Parker: A beautiful wine from Dany and Michel Rolland, this 2005 is surprisingly concentrated and powerful – more so than usual. Deep ruby/purple, with plenty of black cherry and cassis fruit, licorice and a touch of caramel, this wine is still full, youthful, and set for another 15-20 years of longevity. This is a beauty and one of their strongest efforts in the first decade of the 21st century. For a terroir considered well below Pomerol’s superstars, this wine is a major overachiever. 96 James Suckling: Fresh and firm with dark berry, dark chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. Full and very racy. Needs time to come together. 
Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne, Sparkling, 750 ml, 49.99, Billecart-Salmon, 65181,,,, 92 Points James Suckling - This has impressive ripe stone fruits on the nose with peaches, mangoes, melon and cherries. Really upbeat and attractive purity. The palate follows the same thread of fruit characters with a clever balance of flesh and crunch, a bright finish and good balance. Drink now. A blend of roughly equal thirds of pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot meunier.91 Points Wine Spectator -  This bright Champagne is sleek and mouthwatering, with tightly knit flavors of glazed apricot, biscuit, nectarine and verbena. Clean-cut and lacy on the finish. Drink now through 2018.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - In the crisp, balanced style of the producer, this nonvintage Champagne is light, poised and elegant. It is satisfyingly mature with good acidity and minerality. Lively and perfumed, it is ready to drink. Editor's Choice
Flowers Pinot Noir 2016, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 49.99, Flowers, S74729,,,, Deep garnet hue. Aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry, savory dried herbs, violet and forest floor lift elegantly from the glass. On the palate, layers of blood orange and hibiscus are framed by broad tannins, coastal minerality and brilliant acidity that culminate in a lengthy finish.
Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino 2012, Sangiovese, 750 ml, 84.99, Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta, S63873,,,, Deep ruby red in color fading to a dark pink rim. An expressive nose with cherry notes, forest fruits, aromatic herbs, and juniper aromas. On the palate, this Brunello di Montalcino expresses ripe tannins, integrated acidity, rich structure and a lingering finish.94 Points Wine Spectator - Rich and expressive, with cherry, strawberry and earth flavors and plenty of flesh to cover the solid structure. Spice and tobacco notes add depth as this plays out on the long finish. Best from 2019 through 2032.
Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose, Sparkling, 750 ml, 64.99, Veuve Clicquot, 65052,,,, This non-vintage Rose is the end result of a desire to create a Rose champagne with a delightfully luscious, fruit-based charm. Jacques Peters, the cellarmaster, and his team wanted a champagne that would be accessible and naturally engaging while conserving Veuve Clicquot's essential values in terms of style.The wine has a luminous color with attractive pink glints. The nose is generous and elegant, with initial aromas of fresh red fruit (raspberry, wild strawberry, cherry, blackberry), leading to biscuity notes of dried fruits and Viennese pastries (almonds, apricots and brioche).The fresh attack is followed by a fruity harmonious sensation on the palate. The wine is perfectly balanced in the best Veuve Clicquot style of pink champagnes, combining elegance and flair. The wine works its magic—this delectably full champagne can be enjoyed as a true delicacy. A deliciously fruity wine in earlybloom, this is a wonderful aperitif to be shared as a twosome or simply with friends.Made using 50 to 60 different crus, the cuvee is based on Brut Yellow Label's traditional blend: 50 to 55% Pinot Noir, 15 to 20% Pinot Meunier, and 28 to 33% Chardonnay.92 Points James Suckling - The non-vintage edition of Veuve's ros‚ Champagne has a bright-strawberry and raspberry-fruit thread on the nose with a gently spicy edge too. The palate's big on flavor and really exuberant thanks to expressive strawberry and hints of pink grapefruit.91 Points Wine Spectator - This creamy Champagne shows fine balance, along with vibrant acidity that provides a juicy frame for the ripe strawberry, ground ginger and white peach flavors. Zesty finish.90 Points Wine & Spirits - Based on the same blend as Yellow Label with 12 percent pinot noir added, this is round, creamy and rich, a satisfying rosé that integrates juicy fruit sweetness, toasty lees and a gentle lift of acidity.
Vietti Cascinetta Moscato d'Asti 2016, Muscat, 750 ml, 15.99, Viettai, C66382,,,, Deliciousness in a glass. Pale sunshine yellow color and slight frizzante, this Moscato d’Asti has intense aromas of peaches, rose petals and ginger. On the palate, it is delicately sweet and sparkling with balanced acidity, good complexity and a finish of fresh apricots. 
Domaine du Seminaire Cotes du Rhone 2016, Rhone Blend, 750 ml, 14.99, Domaine du Seminaire, M83729,,,, On 250 acres of land in the hills above the village of Valréas, a beautiful Provençal house, surrounded by olive and truffle oak trees, lavender fields and thick forest, is the center of the idyllic micro-estate of Domaine du Seminaire. The vineyards are near the northern limit of ripening Grenache, in the colder foothills of the Alps, where they are swept by the strong mistral winds.Hervé Pouizin is the fourth generation to farm this land; he and his wife, Mathilde have preserved the self-sufficient estate mostly as it was a century ago, with one key exception: they converted everything to organic farming. Fermenting their wines in the same huge concrete tanks since 1938, the couple takes an old-school approach to winemaking and uses no oak. They produce high-toned, bright, floral wines, in keeping with their region and elevation, bottled early to preserve the fruit and with minimal sulfur. These wines offer an amazing value.
Bernard Burgaud Cote Rotie 2014, Rhone Blend, 750 ml, 54.99, Bernard Burgaud, M84729,,,, 2012 Vintage - WS 92 Bernard Burgaud is one of the more understated producers of the Côte-Rôtie appellation, making just one wine from 100% Syrah. After inheriting the family business from his father in 1980, he began bottling his own wine in 1982, shortly before he first met Martine, and their partnership began with the 1983 vintage.From his small domaine, perched atop a steep hill overlooking Ampuis, he produces 1,000 cases a year from 22 acres of vines planted in several lieux-dits in the appellation, the majority from the Les Moutonnes and Côte Blonde vineyards. Bernard believes the blending of his terroirs results in a more complete and balanced wine: His vineyards in the Côte Brune provide power and muscularity, while those in the Côte Blonde bring finesse and elegance. Bernard eschews passing trends and stays true to traditional methods, aging his wines in 600-liter barrels, 20% of which are new and the rest up to five years old.The resulting cuveés are best personified by Bernard himself, a humble, charming, traditional man who waxes poetic on the beauty of his land and his wine. His classic, well-balanced wines taste of black fruit and olives, with earthy and rustic flavors. They are to be aged, developing into perfectly elegant wines.
Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino 2012, Sangiovese, 750 ml, 69.99, Mastrojanni, E87262,,,, Beautifully saturated and dark, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino offers a distinctively sophisticated personality. There's an air of nobility that is natural to Brunello, but that comes in limited supply in this warm vintage. You definitely get it here. The wine's bouquet offers a compelling medley of dark fruit tones that shift into savory spicy and balsam herb. Those automatic transitions are smooth and seamless. Another nice quality of the wine is that no one element overpowers or overshadows the other. It offers a great sense of balance. This wine has many cards to play and I am confident it will play them well over the next ten years of its evolution.94 Points Wine Advocate - Luminous red. Highly complex nose offers aromas of red cherry, raspberry, flint and violet, plus a touch of beef bouillon; this is a candidate for the most complex nose of the vintage. Then textbook Sangiovese flavors of flinty red cherries, licorice and minerals. Long and clean on the perfumed, highly mineral finish. 93 Points Vinous - A fresh, compact style, with cherry, berry and almond fruit giving way to leather, tobacco and tar flavors. A little tough on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2028.Wine Spectator 92pts
Asombroso Anejo 100% Agave Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 209.99, Asombroso, S319342,,,, AsomBroso La Rosa Reposado Tequila will indulge you with its sweet flavorful character. It will lavish your palate with flavors of Bordeaux wine, spice, pepper, cinnamon, and vanilla notes. It has a lovely pink color that simply looks gorgeous to the eye. It is made from the blue agave plant and matures in oak Bordeaux casks, giving it a light pink hue and amazing floral bouquet.The sweet character of AsomBroso La Rosa Reposado Tequila makes it a wonderful drink to serve at parties and gatherings. It tastes delicious on its own that you can serve it to your guests neat. It comes in a gorgeous hand-blown bottle that emphasize its lovely pink color.
Ron Zacapa Centenario Negra, Rum, 750 ml, 67.99, Ron Zacapa, S464213,,,, Winner of a Platinum medal and ranked in First Place by the prestigious Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago, with a whopping 97 points. Interestingly, now that industry giants Diageo are distributing Zacapa, the '23 years old' age statement has suddenly been dropped and replaced with a somewhat more plausible claim – the rums used are aged between 6 and 23 years old and are blended together in a solera.
Dickel Rye Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 24.99, Dickel, S363747,,,, 95 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy* On the smoother, sweeter side of the rye spectrum, this whiskey offers a restrained aroma that mixes vanilla and oak and luxe, bold flavors that resound with -cigar wrapper, leather, toffee and cocoa. The long finish is perked up by a fleeting cut-apple freshness, marked by allspice and clove. Cocktail friendly. Made in Indiana, bottled in Connecticut.
Stoli Crushed Ruby Red Grapefruit Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 17.99, Stolichnaya, S579758,,,, Stoli CRUSHED Ruby Red Grapefruit is a premium mix of imported Stoli Gluten Free Vodka CRUSHED together with real fruit juice. Vodka-forward, Stoli® CRUSHED is the only import in the real fruit vodka category.
Pago Ayles A 2015, Red Blend, 750 ml, 16.99, Copa Fina, C47495,,,, Garnacha, Tempranillo, Merlot & Cabernet-Sauvignon91 Points Guia Penin (Most Influential Critic in Spain) and was awarded Silver from the Mundus Vini Pago Ayles is one of Spain's estate-specific Vinos de Pago, the first of its kind in the autonomous community of Aragon. The estate lies less than 18 miles (30km) from the regional capital, Zaragoza. The vineyard site has a long history of winemaking. The first documented evidence of vine cultivation dates back to the 12th Century, on land gifted to monks by King Alfonso II after Catholic forces retook the region from the Islamic Moors. The vineyard remained in the hands of the church for five centuries and flourished. The Justice of Aragon – a judicial officer whose main roles were to interpret and defend the law and mediate in conflicts between the monarch and the nobles – then became custodian of the vineyard and was the first owner outside the clergy.The unique terroir is influenced by the River Huerva, a tributary of the eastward-flowing Ebro, and the imposing Monte San Pablo mountain. The soil is a mixture of clay, limestone and chalk, which is ideal for making high-quality wine. Caves, ravines and old river beds can be found all over the estate and it is brimming with wildlife. In fact, it is part of a Special Conservation Area for Birds created under the European Union's Natura 2000 Network initiative. 
Siete Fincas Gran Secreto 2012, Malbec, 750 ml, 44.99, Siete Fincas, C402848,,,, This wine purposely avoids being rated by any of the major publications. Small artisanal producer making tiny quantities of wine. This 100% Malbec is usually found only on restaurant lists, but we were afforded a few sixpacks by the importer. Age-worthy, affordable luxury from the spiritual heart of Mendoza, Valle de Uco. A Staff Pick for 2018. Less than 300 cases made! Aromas of fleshy crushed plum, roasted coffee, and undertones of anise and violet emerge in this rich and sophisticated Malbec. Round and full in texture, flavours of raspberry ganache envelop notes of toasted hazelnut & tart blackberry, leading to a deep and concentrated finish.About the winery:Siete Fincas is a family winery created by Edgardo Stallocca in 2000 to continue the viticultural tradition his grandfather, Juan Stallocca, began in Mendoza in 1904. Siete Fincas honors Edgardo’s childhood, spent in the family bodega and vineyards. From the “siete fincas” or “seven lands” where Juan Stallocca once stood, Edgardo is transforming his family heritage into hand-crafted, premium wines.
Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2017, Sauvignon Blanc, 750 ml, 18.99, Tinpot Hut, C63829,,,, (2016 Vintage received 98pts - Decanter)This is a flinty, dry and textural wine. Grown super close to the coast in Marlborough, and showing exceptional, creamy minerality, this is a tropical expression of Sauvignon Blanc that delivers a mouthful of passion fruit, lychee, guava, mango, pineapple, and lime flavors. A balanced and well made Sauvignon with vibrant, refreshing acidity and a long finish.
BV Clone 4 1997, Red Blend, 750 ml, 79.99, Beaulieu Vineyard, 35691,,,, 93 Points Wine Enthusiast - Full-priced, full-bodied, and the full complement of just about all you want in a Rutherford Cab. Port-like aromas lead a pure and layered palate that features cassis, cherry, tobacco and cocoa. What an array of flavors, and then it finishes with dusty tannins and a tight grip. The gang at BV sure know how to craft Cabernet.
Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Brut 2007, Sparkling, 750 ml, 143.99, Perrier-Jouët, 60243,,,, While preserving the House style, Hervé Deschamps blended this cuvée to emphasise the unique character of the 2007 vintage. His blend brings out the freshness and elegance of the Chardonnays (50%) from the grands crus of Cramant and Avize. From the Montagne de Reims, the Pinots Noirs (45%) display a generosity and delicate complexity that prolong the Chardonnays’ finesse. Finally, the rounded charm of the Pinots Meuniers (5%) from Dizy provides the finishing touch to this beautifully balanced cuvée. Over six years’ ageing in Perrier-Jouët’s cellars and a low dosage (9 grams per litre) further refine the generosity and sophistication of this great vintage.The 2007 edition of the prestige cuvee Belle Epoque reveals aromas of flowers and white-fleshed fruit enveloped in candied citrus notes that give it an expansive mouthfeel."Belle Epoque 2007 is a wonderfully vibrant vintage that presents crisp freshness with good length on the palate – the ideal balance of delicacy and structure." Hervé Deschamps, Cellar Master
Newton The Puzzle 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 129.99, Newton, S693076,,,, A distinct red currant and ripe plum fruit character with the added complexity of wild herbs, nutmeg and violets. The palate is full bodied with a sturdy gravelly structure supporting some deep red and black fruits, dutch cocoa, plum skins and rolled tobacco. The distinguishing feature of Spring Mountain reflected in the wine is the wonderful texture and savory complexity with provided great length and approachability.Blend: 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec93 Points James Suckling -This is both rich and fresh at the same time with a beautiful vivid palate of dark fruits and hints of mint and spices. Full body and silky tannins. Drink now.91 Points Wine Advocate - Blended of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Puzzle is scented of black cherries and coffee with touches of anise and charcoal. Medium-bodied with firm, chewy tannins, it's a little lean in the mouth with an earthy/herbal finish.
Terrazas Cheval Des Andes 2013, Red Blend, 750 ml, 99.99, Cheval Des Andes, S363826,,,, Intense red color with purple shades. The nose is subtle, whispered and precise, but at the same time wide and enveloping. It reveals delicate fresh aromas such as violet and pepper in harmony with warmer ones such as raspberry and black fruits. On the palate, the wine represents an elegant expression of Cheval des Andes in a warm vintage. Its full-body, manifested from the mouth entry, is accompanied by very fine tannins that converge in a tense finish with marked acidity and freshness.Blend: 67% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot98 Points James Suckling - The purity of fruit is so impressive here with flowers, dark fruit, and strawberries. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, and a focus and beauty that makes you think. So long and elegant. 67% malbec, 25% cabernet sauvignon and 8% petit verdot.96 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - At Cheval des Andes they consider 2013 as a warm vintage, because even if the winter saw average temperatures, the spring and summer were warmer than normal. The 2013 Cheval des Andes came up to 67% Malbec, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot mostly from their vineyards at Las Compuertas at some 1,1000 meters altitude and some fruit from their 15 hectares at La Consulta in the Valle de Uco, that they use when they don't find it too ripe. Even if they tend to pick early, the bottled wine is a ripe and heady blend hitting the scale at 15% alcohol fermented relatively warm (28 degrees Celsius) for some 25 days. After malolactic in tank, all different lots go into barrel and they try to make the blend as soon as possible, usually during the first winter so the wine ages together for some 15 to 18 months in French oak barriques. They have reduced the amount of new wood used (only 30%) to avoid overwhelming the fruit with aromas but providing complexity and clarifying the wine naturally. From this vintage onward they have been able to not acidify the wine, as they changed their approach to viticulture, and they are now able to burn the green notes and harvest early, with natural acidity and lower alcohol. The key to this is to get something like 30-35 hectoliters per hectare. I think this is absolutely the right approach, and this change started in 2010--with 100% estate fruit, no oenological products used, fresh maturity without greenness through lower yields. In 2013, they consider they have achieved what they want, but kept improving in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The 2014 had just been bottled and I didn't have the chance to taste it, but they told me they prefer 2014 to 2013. If that is the case, 2014 should be mind-blowing, because 2013 is simply superb. To Pierre Olivier Clouet, another key point is how to manage irrigation. The result of all this is more and more precise wines, with greater definition, purity and freshness. They are also avoiding residual sugar, so the wines are completely dry. They also started to work with 500-liter oak barrels, trying to find the integration of the oak keeping the percentage of new barrels but using larger ones. Malbec is quite sensitive to oak, and again, this approach has worked perfectly here. Finally, they are also moderating extraction, with a longer maceration but less pumping over, because with too much pumping over you have the risk of extracting too much dry tannin. It has great balance and freshness, with great elegance, and super-refined tannins. I've never tasted such an elegant Cheval des Andes, all about finesse and balance. Bravo to the new team! I'm really looking for ward to tasting the following vintages. 70,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2015.92 Points Wine Spectator - Offers a rich, loamy aroma, with flavors to match, along with plenty of roasted plum and dark cherry elements. Well-structured, showing mocha notes on the dense finish. Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Inky aromas of black fruits include hints of graphite. This feels lush and dense, with fairly soft tannins. Blackberry, beef jerky and leathery notes comprise the flavor profile. Notes of coffee and chocolate grace a ripe, rich finish.
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rose 2006, Sparkling, 750 ml, 249.99, Veuve Clicquot, S732616,,,, Intense color with copper glints. Very small, sparkling bubbles. The initial nose reveals a saline, mineral background, then notes of red fruits (Morello cherry, wild strawberry, redcurrant) and some more toasted notes of hazelnut, cocoa bean and sweet spices. When agitated, these empyreumatic characteristics are accentuated, while the aromatic complexity of the great Pinot Noirs is ever-present. In the mouth, it is plump and full of substance. The texture is crisp and silky. The tannins are still present, calling for a cuisine with texture to bring out the best in this wine. The finish is long and coats the palate. The tannins are already very well integrated and can be expected to blend in still further over the coming years.94 Points Wine Spectator - Delicate flavors of white raspberry, toast, candied ginger and smoky minerality are seamlessly knit in this vibrant rosé Champagne, slowly expanding on the palate into the lasting finish of fruit, saline and sliced almond. Disgorged September 2014. Drink now through 2030.
Compass Box Phenomenology Blended Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 249.99, Compass Box, W37827,,,, We’d long been working on a blend of single malts that combines seemingly dissonant flavour profiles, but together creates something compelling. We landed on a recipe that elicited a surprising range of reactions and descriptions, each person taking away something different from the whisky. Rather than try to settle on whose perceptions were ‘right’ or ‘wrong’, we were inspired by the phenomenological school of thought to consider how different people experience the same phenomenon.
Compass Box No Name Blended Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 199.99, Compass Box, W37828,,,, We came across a parcel of American oak barrels filled with mature, massively peaty single malt whisky - tarry and full of bonfire-like smokiness. To us, this was a whisky crying out to be tamed and shaped into a very special Compass Box limited edition. Even peatier than our whisky called ‘The Peat Monster’ - the staple peated Blended Malt Scotch Whisky in the Compass Box range - the resulting blend is massive in terms of the intensity and complexity of flavour; a whisky brimming with complex peatiness, but tempered with hints of fruit character and an underlying sweetness.
Compass Box Spice Tree Extravaganza Blended Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 149.99, Compass Box, W37829,,,, To celebrate the return of their once discontinued unorthodox blended malt scotch whisky, The Spice Tree, Compass Box have released this limited edition bottle and dubbed it Extravaganza. A blend of 60 percent Clynelish aged malt whisky, 20 percent Daiuluaine aged malt whisky, and 20 Teaninich aged malt whisky, the resulting combination is then aged even further in a mixture of different barrels for a further four and a half years. The final product is an amber hued scotch that exudes complex notes of toasted oak, baking spices, and bright red fruit.
Sinegal Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 199.99, Sinegal Estate, W83720,,,, 96 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve exhibits a terrific intensity and richness and could easily equal what they achieved with their 2013 Reserve. I'll wait until it's in bottle to provide more detailed notes. This estate is the old Wolf property, a 12 acre vineyard in the heart of the St. Helena AVA. It is owned by David Sinegal, who is part of the successful Costco empire. The wines are very impressive, as one might expect with the assets behind a vineyard such as this. There are essentially three cuvées--one of Cabernet Franc, an estate Cabernet Sauvignon and then a Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. 96 Points Vinous - The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is fabulous today. Harmonious, deep and beautifully layered throughout, the 2014 marries opulence with energy in a wine of cool sophistication. In this vintage, the approach really seems to gel, as all the elements are in the right place, while there is no question the French oak is better integrated. This is also the first vintage made on the property itself. This is a terrific showing from the young team at Sinegal. The old and the new come together at Sinegal Estate. David Sinegal purchased the former Wolf Vineyard and set out to get the most out of this historic property. Tony Biagi, formerly of Plumpjack, and currently the winemaker at Hourglass was brought on to make the wines. Biagi arrived in May 2013, so his first wines were a sort of trial by fire. Things get much more serious in 2014, as quality looks to have improved in a meaningful way. With an additional year under his belt, Biagi has turned out a set of glorious wines. The cooler vintage yielded Cabernets with more freshness and lower alcohols than 2013. The resulting wines are chiseled and sculpted, yet also possess superb energy throughout. Sinegal is located in a warm sector within St. Helena. Achieving richness and ripeness is never an issue here, but making complete wines of real pedigree is much more elusive. The 2014s certainly appear to be a step in that direction. 
Sinegal Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 89.99, Sinegal Estate, W83721,,,, 93 Points Wine Spectator - Reliant on a good dose of splashy, smoky, toasty oak that casts an espresso shadow on the core flavors of savory dark berry, anise and roasted coffee. Ends with a long, sustained aftertaste that glides and lingers. Drink now through 2032.92 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - One of two barrel samples from this estate, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot. It is an elegant wine, not a true blockbuster in terms of vintage density, but lush and fresh, with beautiful blue and black fruits as well as some spring flowers. Medium to full-bodied and stylishly made, it should drink well young and continue to evolve for 10-15 years. 
Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 189.99, Spottswoode, SP98372,,,, This wine exudes power and elegance. Dense and focused with primary, bright, youthful, fresh characters. Plenty of ripe blue and red fruit accompanied by notes of mocha, carob, butterscotch, and toast. Hints of dried herb and rose petal. Long, clean, and fresh, its strong acid backbone is a hallmark of what will be another long-lived, collectible wine. Discernable tannins that are youthful yet lengthy complement the underlying intense fruit. Great texture! All the promise you like to find in a young wine.Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot98 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Cellar Selection* This remarkable wine from the famed familyfarmed, organic estate impresses immediately in its depth of concentration and stately grace, imparting a wealth of rose-garden compost and wild truffle on the nose. Within the vibrant range of sensual flavor is salted caramel, black cherry and chocolate, alongside a twist of saddle and campfire coffee.97 Points Decanter - *Cellar Selection* Under winemaker Aron Weinkauf, Spottswoode is producing more classical wines than ever, and the 2014 is one of the most tensile, tight-knit benchland Cabernets of the vintage. A classy bouquet of crushed cassis, damson, graphite and spice, subtly framed by new oak, is followed by a taut, firm palate with a serious chassis of fine but abundant tannins, and a lovely line of acidity that lends this Cabernet amazing length. Great concentration and incipient complexity; this just needs time. Drinking Window 2024 - 206096 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - This first-growth estate in St. Helena has produced a 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon that is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. It is certainly one of the wines of the vintage. Gorgeously opaque purple, it offers up notes of spring flowers, blueberries, blackcurrants, some baking spice and graphite. It is full-bodied, concentrated and rich, with layers of fruit. The wine builds and builds on the palate, with a great finish of 45+ seconds. This is a sensational 2014 to drink over the next 20+ years. 96 Points James Suckling - Amazing burnt-orange and currant aromas with tar and lead pencil. Blackberries, too. Changes all the time. Mesmerizing. Full-bodied and powerful with super-polished tannins and a long and intense finish. The polished and fine tannins coat your mouth. Glorious. Needs three to four years to soften.96 Points Vinous - Spottswoode 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is striking. Black cherry, plum, graphite, spice and menthol are some of the signatures. Intensely mineral and savory, the 2014 comes across as a slightly restrained version of the 2013. The flavor and tannin profiles are both quite similar, but the 2014 is a bit smaller-scaled in all of its dimensions. That is not a bad thing, as the 2014 will be ready to drink sooner. This is an impressive showing.
Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 49.99, Trefethen Family Vineyards, W140647,,,, The beautiful nose features aromas of blackberry, red currant and dried fruit. The palate is round and luxurious with herbal tones and well integrated oak. The elegant finish has complex flavors of cassis, cocoa and black pepper. Brings out the flavors in the wine with the addition of thyme or black pepper over a prime cut of beef, pork or duck. Our favorites are wine braised short ribs or grilled beef tenderloin with a mushroom sauce.Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot92 Points James Suckling - A firm and silky wine with plum and light fresh herb character. Medium body and juicy fruit. A classy and traditional Napa cab. Delicious now or hold for later.90 Points Wine & Spirits - Bold and juicy, this has a silken richness that makes it a standard-bearer for Napa Valley cabernet. It’s not particularly detailed, but it’s clean and will bring a lot of pleasure to braised short ribs.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - This is an elegant, refined and lighthearted red that shines with a wooded tannin structure and accents of pencil and clove. Rounded and smooth on the palate, it's bright and succulent in blackberry and black currant flavors, with well-integrated oak. 
Ron Del Barrilito 2 Star Rum, Rum, 750 ml, 29.99, Ron del Barrilito, CV8472,,,, The Psenner distillery became one of the largest producers of pear brandy in Europe and the absolute leader in Italy. Then Ludwig had the original idea of positioning bottles on pear trees, making the fruit grow directly into each and then filling it with Williams pear brandy - a true stroke of genius. In order to ensure a consistent supply of high quality fruit the company acquired 70 hectares of orchards. Ludwig's idea was copied to the point where the "pear in the bottle" became ubiquitous worldwide. However, in contrast with the Psenner method, other producers generally use the expedient of introducing the pear through the rear of the bottle, after which the bottom is screwed on.
Delpech Fougerat XO Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 79.99, Delpech Fougerat, CV84725,,,, 2015 Spirits Selection - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles : Gold Medal2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition : Silver MedalThis XO has deep and golden copper hues. Its nose has hints of leather, almond and develops aromas of vanilla and nuts. Savour as a digestive.
Delpech Fougerat VSOP Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 47.99, Delpech Fougerat, CV84724,,,, 2015 Concours Général Agricole in Paris : Gold Medal2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition : Gold Medal2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition : Gold Medal2016 Spirits Selection - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles : Silver MedalThis well-ambered  VSOP  with shades of copper has a vanilla nose with hints of dried fruit, has a well-balanced and fruity palate. It can be served mixed or neat.
Delpech Fougerat VS Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 39.99, Delpech Fougerat, CV84723,,,, 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition : Bronze medal2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition : Bronze medal2016 Spirits Selection - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles : Gold medalThis light-ambered VS cognac has a floral nose with hints of pear, an elegant and fruity palate and can be served mixed or neat. 
VOR Premium Icelandic Gin, Gin, 750 ml, 44.99, Eimverk Distillery, CV8472,,,, The Psenner distillery became one of the largest producers of pear brandy in Europe and the absolute leader in Italy. Then Ludwig had the original idea of positioning bottles on pear trees, making the fruit grow directly into each and then filling it with Williams pear brandy - a true stroke of genius. In order to ensure a consistent supply of high quality fruit the company acquired 70 hectares of orchards. Ludwig's idea was copied to the point where the "pear in the bottle" became ubiquitous worldwide. However, in contrast with the Psenner method, other producers generally use the expedient of introducing the pear through the rear of the bottle, after which the bottom is screwed on.
Psenner Williams Wild Raspberry Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 29.99, Psenner, CPSENWR61C,,,, The Psenner distillery became one of the largest producers of pear brandy in Europe and the absolute leader in Italy. Then Ludwig had the original idea of positioning bottles on pear trees, making the fruit grow directly into each and then filling it with Williams pear brandy - a true stroke of genius. In order to ensure a consistent supply of high quality fruit the company acquired 70 hectares of orchards. Ludwig's idea was copied to the point where the "pear in the bottle" became ubiquitous worldwide. However, in contrast with the Psenner method, other producers generally use the expedient of introducing the pear through the rear of the bottle, after which the bottom is screwed on.
Sullivans Cove 17 Year American Oak Single Malt Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 499.99, Sullivans Cove, 17241,,,, American Oak Cask was distilled in May of 2000 and bottled in July of 2017, making it a whopping seventeen years old. This 200L American Oak ex-bourbon cask produced only 200 bottles in the classic Sullivans Cove American Oak style, and is one of the oldest single cask whiskies we've ever released. "This whisky has an incredible range of flavours, with stone fruits, plums, fairy floss, musk sticks, jelly beans, dried apricot, vanilla, spiced oak and figs on the nose, and vanilla, almonds, sponge cake, and coconut husk through the palate and finish. It's really cool to see an Australian whisky of this age with such complexity." - Heather Swart, Production ManagerBatch HH0249. The American Cask is 17 years old, distilled April 7, 2000 and botted May 22, 2017
Sullivans Cove 11 Year Double Cask Single Malt Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 299.99, Sullivans Cove, 17242,,,, Double Cask is comprised of one 17 year old 200L American Oak ex-bourbon cask, one 12 year old 300L French Oak ex-twany cask, and one 11 year old 300L American Oak cask previous used to age Sullivans Cove Whisky. "Apples, apples, and more apples on the nose. Also notes of lavender and plenty of complexity if you're willing to spend a little time with it. This batch is all vanilla ice cream, grapes and liquorice on the palate. A lovely and textural Double Cask." - Patrick Maguire, Head DistillerBatch DC091. The Double Cask is 11, distilled Aug 8, 2005 and bottled May 1, 2017
Sullivans Cove 11 Year Single Cask French Oak Single Malt Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 699.99, Sullivans Cove, 17236,,,, Small Batch s a classic example of the Sullivans French Oak style, with notes of creme brulee crust, green mango, chewy lollies, apricots and raisin. Though quite dry through the mid palette, the finish lingers and kicks back in with fruit and a gentle, chilli flake heat, balanced with softer notes of clotted cream, star anise, light char, almonds and black cherry.Batch TD0027. The French Cask is 11 years old, distilled August 10, 2005 and bottled May 10, 2017Very limited supply. One per customer. 
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Limited Edition Olympia Brut 2006, Sparkling, 750 ml, 169.99, Veuve Clicquot, S394161,,,, A celebration of inspirational women, Veuve Clicquot and Charlotte Olympia come together for an exclusive collaboration that sees the designer put her unique stamp on an iconic brand: Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame by Charlotte Olympia is a special edition of La Grande Dame cuvee. Veuve Clicquot's Prestige Cuvee, La Grande Dame, is a beautiful wine which pays homage to the "grande dame de la Champagne," Madame Clicquot. The incomparable finesse of this cuvée results from a blend of eight of the House's traditional Grands Crus. This wine has a fine, complex fragrance, blending sweetness and nobility. It is smooth and silky in the mouth, with considerable substance and structure. A remarkable balance, with a fresh, harmonious finish, and a unique aromatic aftertaste.94 Points Wine Spectator - Bright and graceful, this seamlessly knits a subtle streak of smoke-tinged minerality with flavors of almond financier, poached pear, candied kumquat and crème de cassis, focused by vibrant acidity and a refined, creamy mousse. Disgorged January 2014. Drink now through 2030. 94 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - The prestigious 2006 La Grande Dame is made from 47% Chardonnay and 53% Pinot Noir, and assembles the fruit of eight grand cru villages. Very intense and complex on the nose, this is a full-bodied, round, rich and mouth-filling, but also refined prestige cuvée; it reveals a fascinating purity, precision and freshness. The finish is long and complex, and shows a spicy minerality. There are coffee beans, bread and toast aromas in the aftertaste. This comes highly recommended. 
Glenfiddich 30 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 799.00, Glenfiddich, Y93291,,,, Every cask used in this incomparable single malt Scotch whisky is personally nosed and tasted by our expert Malt Master, ensuring the whisky achieves its rich character and seductive complexity. Only casks that pass his exacting standards are handpicked and then married together to achieve their final sublime harmony.This process ensures the unique character and richness of taste that sets our Glenfiddich 30 Year Old apart. The rarity of this single malt is unquestionable – there are only ever a handful of vattings of 30 Year Old a year.GREAT FOR: Connoisseurs and collectors. A sublime, complex and truly exceptional malt.98 Points Wine Enthusiast - Smells of chocolate-covered orange, dry malt and oak; aeration stimulates dry breakfast cereal, lanolin, beeswax and palm oil aromas. Entry is layered by sweet grain, oak barrel, vanilla wafer, toffee and fudge; midpalate gives off wave after wave of integrated spirit, grain, wood and acidity. A perfect Speyside single malt.
Oban 18 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 129.99, Oban, S84839,,,, Oban lies between the fruity mainland and smoky island styles of whiskey. The 18 Year Old is only available in the United States. The extra years of maturation give it a mellow, more developed flavor. For example, the sweeter notes of ripe banana and toasted tea-cake found subtly in the 14 Year are amplified here. The rich, rounded sweetness is perfectly balanced by mysterious, dry hunts of sea salt and smoky malt, with a long, textured finish of cocoa and seaweed.
Bollinger Limited Edition Brut Rose 2006, Sparkling, 750 ml, 129.99, Bollinger, R83729,,,, * No box availableBrilliant salmon-pink in the glass with aromas of warm spice, chocolate, mocha and roasted coffee notes, followed by the fragrance of dried flowers and peony and fruit compote. This wine is full of power, honeyed richness and structure. Great length on the palate and a wonderfully fresh finish with notes of blood orange and mandarin peel.94 Points Decanter - The excellent 2006 vintage encouraged Bollinger to create a vintage rosé to reflect the quality of the grapes, especially the Pinot Noir. The fruit comes from 84% grand cru vineyards and 16% premiers cru vineyards. The wine was barrel fermented before spending over 10 years maturing in the bottle. It has a delicious Pinot character, with mulchy red fruits, accompanied by a soft Chardonnay note of delicate bruised apple and some woody breadth. It has a delicious streak of raspberry acidity, and comes across as a finessed and structured champagne that is only at the start of its life. Drink from 2017-2032.
Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2008 Brut, Sparkling, 750 ml, 79.99, Veuve Clicquot, S41176,,,, Very elegant, this is chiseled by racy acidity that's swathed in the refined, creamy mousse and flavors of crème de cassis, preserved lemon, biscuit and dried apricot. Long and lacy on the smoke-tinged, minerally finish. Disgorged March 2015. Drink now through 202893 Points Wine Spectator - Very elegant, this is chiseled by racy acidity that's swathed in the refined, creamy mousse and flavors of crème de cassis, preserved lemon, biscuit and dried apricot. Long and lacy on the smoke-tinged, minerally finish. Disgorged March 2015. Drink now through 202893 Points Wine Enthusiast - A lively mousse is the starting point for this wine. It is intensely rich, dense and still young, with a soft background to the ripe white fruits that are cut with lime. From a vintage year whose wines need to age, this follows the pattern, so wait at least until 2018.93 James Suckling - A very upright, fresh and youthful vintage for Clicquot with lemon citrus, peach and almond nougat aromas. The palate has a brisk acid punch – assertive in 2008. Crisp lemon and peach fruit flavors hold bright, and there is some oyster shell chalkiness, too, leading into a warming, grilled nut-flavored finish. Drink now.91 Points Wine & Spirits - Broad, rich and toasty, this wine brings to mind the scents of a meadow in notes of Queen Anne’s lace. Those earthy notes add weight and depth to the bright flavors of pear and lime, with firm acidity to offset the fruit ripeness. Classical in style, this is structured to age. 
Uncle Val's Peppered Gin, Gin, 750 ml, 31.99, Uncle Val's, W125655,,,, 94 Points - The Tasting Panel MagazineUncle Val’s Peppered Gin is both an excellent sipping gin and a highly versatile mixing gin for cocktails. It represents a truly unique flavor profile, starting with sharp peppercorn and evolving into char and juniper. Bold yet smooth, it stays true to the Uncle Val’s line of gins.89 Points Wine Enthusiast - Ideal for those who love chili pepper heat, this pale-straw gin has a mild, candied lemon peel scent but hits the palate with a one-two peppery punch. Reminiscent of mezcal, smoky notes mingle with honey sweetness and pops of menthol and mint, finishing fiery with jalapeño and cayenne heat.GLUTEN-FREEALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTSNO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, COLORS OR ADDITIVES
Uncle Val's Restorative Gin, Gin, 750 ml, 31.99, Uncle Val's, W125654,,,, 94 Points - The Tasting Panel MagazineUncle Val’s Restorative Gin exhibits a crisp, floral taste profile that harkens back to the classic American gin. Awakening your olfactory senses with its refreshingly bright taste and pleasing bouquet, the gin lives up to the name Restorative. This gin is great on its own – as Uncle Valerio would’ve undoubtedly preferred – but it’s also well suited to cocktails, adding a complex yet sublime blend of flavors to your recipe.93 Points Wine Enthusiast - Bridging sweet and savory, this gin has a citrusy fragrance, which also shows up on the palate. Starting out with mild pineapple-like sweetness and traditional juniper, this gin segues into a spicy, mouthwatering finish with white and black pepper, coriander and ginger spice.GLUTEN-FREEALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTSNO ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, COLORS OR ADDITIVES
Bruno Paillard NPU Nec Plus Ultra Brut 2003, Sparkling, 750 ml, 199.99, Bruno Paillard, W39488,,,, 96 Points Wine Advocate - The newly released 2003 NPU Nec Plus Ultra is only the fifth edition since 1990. The ambitious prestige cuvee from Bruno Paillard is only produced in great vintages (so far 1990, 1995, 1996, 1999 and 2003), and only from grand cru villages grapes; the ratio is always 50/50 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The first fermentation of the must (only the tete de cuvee is used, but that's how it is in all the other BP cuvees) takes place in small oak barrels, where the wine spends ten months. No less than ten years have to pass by until the wine is disgorged as Extra Brut (there is three grams of dosage) and kept in the cellar for another year. This 2003 was disgorged in March 2015. Total production is 4,200 bottles. The wine has an intense yellow-golden color. It is very intense, rich and complex on the beautifully matured nose, where a bouquet of yellow and dried fruit aromas, along with Turkish honey, pistachio, almonds and torrone is displayed. Pure, fresh and mineral on the palate, this 2003 has lots of energy and finesse, is full of tension and develops a very persistent length. A fascinating, atypical 2003 vintage Champagne from that extremely dry and hot year.95 Points Wine Enthusiast - One of the relative handful of vintage Champagnes from the hot 2003 growing season, this wine is rich while also well structured. After 13 years, it is showing touches of toast and its color has deepened to light gold. Generous while also in the dry style of the producer, this great wine is ready to drink now.93 Points Wine Spectator - Rich and ripe on the nose, with golden raisin and candied kumquat notes. Lively acidity and a streak of salinity drive the flavors of toast, crème de cassis, marzipan and crystalized honey across the creamy palate. Finely balanced, with a lasting, satiny finish. Disgorged March 2015. Best after 2023.
Bruno Paillard Brut Assemblage 2008, Sparkling, 750 ml, 69.99, Bruno Paillard, W39487,,,, The "Assemblage" 2008 vintage presents an harmonious balance between generous aromas of almonds, fresh fruits and spicy notes. The 2008 Assemblage matches well with comte or very old mimolette. This complex and mature champagne goes well with shellfish too.94 Points  Wine Advocate - From a fantastic vintage, the 2008 Assemblage Extra Brut (disgorged in November 2015) has a bright citrus color and shows a clear, super pure and deep bouquet with discreet, bright fruit but predominantly chalky-mineral aromas. The assemblage of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (42% each) plus Pinot Meunier (16%) is a clear, straight, lean and mineral, bone dry, tight and concentrated Champagne with a lot of energy, precision and whole wheat flavors. The finish is still restrained but very dense, deep and complex in its purely mineral expression. A great wine that can be stored for decades. It was aged on the lees for seven years.93 Points Wine Enthusiast - With seven years on lees before disgorgement, this wine already shows some maturity. It is rich while also having the intense acidity of the vintage. Turning to gold in color, it is balanced and dry as with all the Paillard wines, although with age that character becomes less obvious. Drink now for the fruit or until 2024.92 Points James Suckling - Featuring all three major grapes here, this has a little spice and some chalky, toasty notes with aromas of dried flowers and grapefruit/citrus aromas that dominate. The palate marries lemons and peaches; it's gently grippy and brings a load of crunchy red-berry fruits on the finish.91 Points Wine Spectator - A graceful version, with a sense of finesse, this offers a spiced profile of ripe nectarine, toast and fresh ginger underscored by Meyer lemon and chalk notes, balanced by a fine, airy mousse. Disgorged March 2015. Drink now through 2026.
Bruno Paillard Brut Blanc de Blanc 2004, Sparkling, 750 ml, 74.99, Bruno Paillard, W39486,,,, Our Vintage 2004 Blanc de Blancs was produced exclusively from the first pressing – the purest of grapes selected from the best vineyards in the heart of Champagne. More than 8 years ageing on lees in our cellars enabled this wine to reach its full maturity. Very pure, with remarkable finesse and balance between candied citrus fruit aromas and light buttery notes, this great Champagne shows the richness of the year 2004 yet offers a rare elegance. The label was illustrated by the Chinese artist Chen Jiang Hong working with the theme "Childhood dreams…"95 Points Wine Enthusiast - This mature wine shows its toasty side. A mineral texture is now integrated with the almond, yeast and bread flavors to give a wine that’s crisp while no longer bringing out its fruit. This wine is elegant with poise and great style. Drink now.92 Points Wine Spectator - A minerally, finely cut Champagne, with lovely harmony and a fresh palate of green pear, spring forest, slivered almond and candied lemon zest notes. Disgorged April 2013. Drink now through 2025.
Bruno Paillard Rose Premiere Cuvee, Sparkling, 750 ml, 59.99, Bruno Paillard, W39485,,,, The wine is produced from 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay. Most of the Pinot Noir is immediately removed from the skins for clear wine, with the brilliant Rose color coming from the addition of 100% Grand Cru Bouzy Rouge.92 Points James Suckling - Light, bright red berries and lemon on the nose here; nectarine too. The palate is fine, even and has bright assertive, refreshing acid drive with good balance. Drink now.92 Points Wine & Spirits - A rosa rugosa scent melds with hints of green tea in the deep red fruitiness of this rose. It's both floral and rooty, lacy and formidable, its bubbles glimmering through the flavors like light through red stained glass.91 Points Wine Spectator - Fresh and chalky, with spiced currant and plum fruit layered on the lacy mousse, showing accents of orange blossom, grated ginger, biscuit and candied pink grapefruit zest. Disgorged September 2014.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - A blend of grapes from 12 vineyards, this tight, really dry wine has red-currant crispness and a strongly mineral texture.
Bruno Paillard Brut Premiere Cuvee, Sparkling, 750 ml, 46.99, Bruno Paillard, W39484,,,, A straw gold color and very fine bubbles. Its delicate hue comes from to the use of a high percentage of Chardonnay and of the first pressing only. The first aromas reveal the citrus character of the Chardonnay, such as lime and grapefruits. Red fruit aromas then come out, including redcurrant, raspberry, morello cherry - typical Pinot Noir. On leaving the wine to open up, candied fruits, even exotic fruits of Pinot Meunier appear with aromas of banana and pineapple. The palate is lively. The nose is confirmed by the first taste, including citrus, almonds, toasted bread and "brioche"... but also redcurrant jelly, and dark fruits like cherry, fig or blackberry. The palate is full, quite long, with a very clean finish. Elegant, but not without complexity, this wine perfectly illustrates what is "the house style."91 Points - Wine Advocate - The NV Brut Première Cuvée (Disgorged 07/2016) has a bright straw-gold color. The blend of Pinot Noir (45%), Chardonnay (33%) and Pinot Meunier (22%) opens with a clear, fresh and open, very elegant and generous bouquet of bright, ripe fruits (melons, lemons) with beautiful chalk, brioche and toast flavors as well as emerging notes of sweet cherries and wild strawberries. Nice purity. This is a highly elegant, fresh, textured and tightly woven but very well balanced cuvée with lovely purity and a persistently salty, citrus-fresh and cleansing finish with good grip. This is an extraordinary effort.91 Points James Suckling - An attractive, fresh mix of citrus and peach fruits here. The gently spicy, biscuity complexity sits amid nicely played autolysis characters that make this fresh and lively. The palate has plenty of bright and sweet-peach and melon-fruit flavors. It's really easygoing, in fact, displaying generous punchy flavors and zesty acid crunch that holds it all together.90 Points Wine Spectator - This lively version offers bright, citrusy acidity, with flavors of nectarine, toasted almond and lemon curd, layered with a streak of smoky mineral. Crunchy finish. Disgorged March 2015. Drink now through 2019.90 Points Wine & Spirits - This is a tightly built, aromatic Champagne; its leesiness picks up on fruit-skin flavors while firming up the wine with minerality. A match for braised pheasant or rabbit.Vintus, Pleasantville, NY
Orin Swift Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 39.99, Orin Swift, W83710,,,, Deep and luring aromas of raspberry and ripe cherry are intermingled with accents of star anise, five spice and freshly steeped black tea. The entry is smooth with a combination of cassis and blackberry with a satiating suppleness. Ultra round and soft, the wine finishes with reverberating length.
Orin Swift Papillon 2015, Red Blend, 750 ml, 61.99, Orin Swift, W83722,,,, Papillon is Orin Swift Cellars’ Napa Valley Cabernet-based Bordeaux blend—proudly consisting of all five of the varietals. Sourced from hand-picked vineyards across the various Napa Valley AVAs, this vintage of Papillon epitomizes the house style at Orin Swift—accessible, powerful and complex. The wine is aged 16 months in French oak, 40% new. The label is a photograph taken by winemaker Greg Gorman.An intense ink with a garnet rim, the wine opens with powerful aromatics of cassis, ripe boysenberry, and chaparral with hints of graphite, sage, fire -roasted meats and fresh brioche. The entry floods the palate with ripe dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherries as well as fresh minerality and a touch of kir and crème de menthe. With traces of tannin, the wine finishes with a lingering sweet licorice and a smooth acidity. Overall, this vintage of Papillon truly characterizes the theme —bold and massive yet also delicate and complex.Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc
Twomey Russian River Pinot Noir 2015, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 44.99, Silver Oak, SO7362,,,, The depth of color and rich, silky tannins of our 2015 Russian River Pinot Noir pay homage to a warm growing season with little rain. - Erin Miller, Twomey Winemaker
Twomey Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2016, Sauvignon Blanc, 750 ml, 21.99, Silver Oak, 27728,,,, Cool, fog-laden mornings and sunny afternoons during spring, summer and early fall allowed the vines to take their time, developing and maturing slowly. The result is a bright, flavor-forward Sauvignon Blanc that showcases the best of our Napa and Sonoma estate properties. - Erin Miller, Twomey Winemaker
Louis Roederer Brut Champagne Cristal 2009, Sparkling, 750 ml, 249.99, Louis Roederer, 60863,,,, In 1876, Tsar Alexander II - already a great lover of Louis Roederer wines - asked Louis Roederer to "take the exercise still further" and create a cuvée for his personal use which was unique, in terms of both its style and the bottle. So Louis Roederer offered him an exceptional crystal bottle, holding the fruit of vines selected from the seven great crus on his estate. The Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes provide the subtle, precise balance that has now become synonymous with the leading prestige cuvée of Champagne.A yellow-gold colour with mat and amber tints. Persistent, brilliant, fine and lively bubbles. A subtle bouquet, simultaneously discreet and concentrated. It releases notes of citrus compote and candiedapricots and evokes the sweetness of honeysuckle. When aerated, notes of vanilla-edged cocoa bean emerge, with toasted hazelnut, hints of liquorice and even a touch of cinnamon. The palate is structured, energetic and sculpted. An initial dense, ripe and silky sensation is amplified by the discovery of a chalky, cherry freshness, a powdered, almost mentholated brightness. The feeling is delicate and ethereal, a succession of delicious and colourful textures perfectly integrated within the lightness andfinesse of the wine... an invitation on a journey of discovery. The bright personality of Cristal then appears, simultaneously pure and sharp, in a finish focused once again on chalk, energy and grain.97 Points Wine Enthusiast - The latest incarnation of this famous Champagne now comes from Roederer's own vineyards, a good portion of which are run on biodynamic lines. This still-young wine has great depth and richness, a beautiful balance between ripe fruit and crisp texture that make it alive, crisp and bright. As it matures, it will deepen and become even more intense. Drink now if you must, but preferably wait until 2019.97 Points James Suckling - A very rich and full-bodied Cristal that harks back to 2006 or 1989 in style. It's round and rich, which underlies the ripeness of the vintage. Lots of dried-apple and pineapple character with bread dough and flan flavors. The bubbles are so fine you almost don't notice them. Very vinous style.97 Points Decanter - Translusent, shimmering gold indicates a wine of poised ripeness; beautiful scents of orange blossom merge with sense of great chalky terroir. The purity and sublime texture of the mouthfeel owes a lot to non-malolactic winemaking which maintains freshness after the uninterrupted warmth of summer to harvest end. Also it also shows the essential true fruit now and for 20 years to come. Long lingering finish. A great supremely elegant Champagne.96 Points Wine Advocate - The 2009 Cristal literally shimmers on the palate, showing great depth and purity in its sumptuous layers of fruit. It is a magnificent wine endowed with superb length and exceptional overall balance. The 2009 Cristal is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. The percentage of wine aged in oak is 15%, which is down slightly from previous vintages. 96 Points Wine & Spirits - Cristal 2009 is supple and lovely, the vintage adding richness to the clarity and precision of its fruit, heightening the sense of purity from a wine exclusively made from chalk terroirs. It’s a straight line of flavor widened by fruit notes of just-ripe white peach and deeper tones of red currant. What ornate charm this offers may be clarified by the details (60 percent pinot noir, 40 percent chardonnay, from seven grand cru villages, plus Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, where Roederer owns exceptional parcels of pinot noir, a portion of the lots fermented in barrel, none of it allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation). But this is not the kind of symphonic blend that other houses strive to produce. Young Cristal offers resonance rather than complexity, a long, gentle reverberation that lasts. Its future lies in its perfect shape, something time will address with a patina on the surface and in layers below.95 Points Wine Spectator - White peach and acacia blossom aromas accent the flavors of poached apple, gingersnap biscuit, pastry cream and spun honey in this harmonious Champagne. The satiny mousse caresses the palate, while firm, focused acidity drives the lasting finish. Drink now through 2030.
Orphan Barrel Entrapment 25 Year Canadian Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 399.99, Orphan Barrel, S83728,,,, The 11th Orphan Barrel release is the first one to be made in Canada. This whisky was made from 97% corn and 3% malted barley at Crown Royal’s Gimli distillery. It aged for 25 years in American oak barrels.Whisky Advocate - Orphan Barrel series has been wildly popular in the three years since the launch of the first whiskeys, Old Blowhard and Barterhouse. The company has modified its messaging slightly with Entrapment. Rather than saying the barrels were “forgotten” in a warehouse, Diageo’s statement about Entrapment is that “these barrels aren’t necessarily forgotten, but instead not chosen for another blend becoming almost hidden treasures.” In an age when nearly every whisky warehouse’s inventory is organized using computers, the idea of any cask being forgotten seems pretty improbable—but it’s certainly true that some casks get passed up for blending time and again, until they’re so old and unique they get used in some other capacity.
W.L. Weller Special Reserve Bourbon 1L, Bourbon, 1 L, 149.99, W.L. Weller, Y13104,,,, W.L. Weller Bourbon brand will receive a packaging refresh starting in December. The entire Weller line including Weller Special Reserve, Weller Antique, and Weller 12-Year-Old Bourbon Whiskey will get a brand new bottle design that is taller and more sophisticated, while maintaining the curves of the current bottle. 
Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel, Bourbon, 750 ml, 99.99, Elmer T. Lee, Y94827,,,, Gold Medal - North American Bourbon & Whisky Competition 2016Gold Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014Named after Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee, this whiskey is hand selected and bottled to the taste and standards of Elmer T. Lee himself.  Perfectly balanced and rich, as declared by the man who knows how great bourbon should taste. 
Bruichladdich Islay Barley 09, Whiskey, 750 ml, 79.99, Bruichladdich, Y94820,,,, THIS 2009 VINTAGE WAS DISTILLED FROM GRAIN GROWN IN 2008 BY GILBIE MCCORMICK OF CLAGGAN, HUNTER JACKSON AT CRUACH, IAN MCKERRELL OF ISLAND AND ALASTAIR TORRANCE FROM MULINDRY.These farms are centrally located on the island, providing a very different terroir to the wild maritime location of our 2007 release from Rockside. The Bruichladdich Islay Barley series celebrates the subtlety of terroir and our commitment to our Islay DNA.
Whistlepig Boss Hog IV The Black Prince, Whiskey, 750 ml, 599.99, Whistlepig, Y20728,,,, Best In Show Whiskey San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017The name says it all. This is our biggest, most profound whiskey for the Boss Hog in all of us. This IVth. edition of The Boss Hog, The Black Prince, is a tribute to the great spirits of Europe. This is the first Rye Whiskey ever finished in Armagnac casks, straight from France. The result is extraordinary. A fine balance between American power and French sophistication. There’s nothing else like it.
St. Francis Claret Red 2015, Bordeaux Blend, , 18.99, St. Francis, Y84920,,,, Claret is the British-inspired name for an elegant red blend of classic Bordeaux varietals, in this case Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. This blend is juicy and expressive with layered aromas of cranberry, cherry cola and currants merging with vibrant flavors of dark red berries and spices. The creamy entry finishes smooth yet structured.
Dos Artes Blanco Tequila (1L), Tequila, 1 L, 99.99, Dos Artes, E74234,,,, Tequila Dos Artes (two arts) has been created to honor two Mexican artisans. The "tequilero" artisan, who uses knowledge that has been passed on from generation to generation to handle and process the blue agave tequilana weber and craft this remarkable tequila, and the talented ceramic artists who spend 72 hours crafting and painting each ceramic bottle.Please note due to the delicacy of the bottle we can not guarantee the shipment once it leaves our facility.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare, Scotch, 750 ml, 399.99, Johnnie Walker, S898001,,,, Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare is the first in a series of special releases created by Johnnie Walker Master Blender Dr Jim Beveridge using irreplaceable whiskies from “ghost” Scotch whisky distilleries that have long since closed together with other rare malt and grain whiskies. Each release in the series will be crafted with one incredible whisky at its heart, the first being Brora.
Opus One Red Wine Napa Valley 2012 (Magnum), Bordeaux Blend, 1.5 L, 899.00, Opus One, S892712,,,, The wine effuses dark fruit aromas accentuated by subtler notes of forest-floor and graphite. The wine’s round mouthfeel and satiny tannins wrap around classic flavors of cassis, blackberry and black cherry. This refined and age-worthy wine offers lively acidity and a sturdy structure with a long lingering finish.Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot and 2% Malbec97 Points James Suckling - Glorious purity of fruit here with black currants, blueberries, dark chocolate, fresh herbs and forest floor. Hints of mint too, plus hazelnut and chocolate. Full body with seamless tannins and balance. Tight and compacted tannins with beautiful fruit and great length. Goes on for minutes. One of the best Opus' in years. Hard not to drink now but better in 2018. October 2015 release. This is 79% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot, 6% petit verdot and 2% malbec.96 Points Wine Advocate - The iconic 2012 Proprietary Red Opus One is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot and 2% Malbec aged 18 months in French oak. A classy, complex, suave and savory 2012 Opus One, with notes of toasty oak and crème de cassis. This Pauillac lookalike, made by the staff at Mouton Rothschild, is a beauty. They have continued to strengthen the quality of wine and seem to have produced a brilliant, world-class wine. I imagine the 2013 may even eclipse this, but this 2012 is one of their great ones, with a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood all present in this beautiful, full-bodied wine that should drink well for 25-30 years.94 Points Decanter - The 2012 Opus is developing nicely in bottle, and some additional complexity has already emerged to complement its Rubenesque fruit: its lavish blackberry and mulberry aromas are now married with emerging nuances of tobacco leaf, rich soil, graphite and dark spice. On the palate this remains a very polished, comparatively open-knit rendition of Opus One, but again, savoury dimensions are developing which augment its complexity, and its spine of acidity seems rather more refreshingly present.93 Points Wine Spectator - A Pauillac-like expression from Napa Valley, this features smoky, toasty oak from the get-go, framing the intense flavors of earth, crushed rock and gravelly dried dark berry. The dense core of fruit pushes through a front of rustic graphite and loamy earth. Finishes with a long, layered aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. Drink now through 2028.
Clynelish 14 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 59.99, Clynelish, S219850,,,, 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy* The initial aroma is large, biscuity and grainy sweet; the aroma then becomes more sugar biscuit-like and a touch salty. Palate entry finds generous and malty-sweet flavors; by midpalate distinctive notes of black pepper, seaweed, oaky vanilla, honey and dark caramel are added. Finishes elegantly, sweetly and malty, with just a barely discernible influence of the sea. Whisky Advocate - Ahh, Clynelish. The enigma of the northeast coast. A single malt whose waxy character — and it does smell of snuffed candles — is highly prized by blenders. This is a palate whisky, the nose almost shy and muted: glints of citrus and jellied fruits, notes of ozone/spiciness and stem ginger. It’s on the tongue that it comes into its own: clinging, strangely savory, lightly sweet, juicily fruity. Enigmatic indeed.Wine Spectator - Fruity. Like a short walk around some impressive scenery, this starts with a whiff of peat that's joined by heather, honey, peach and pear on the nose. In the mouth the rich fruit and honey turns to a nutty character that extends onto the medium finish, ending with a snap of peat.
Belle Glos Dairyman Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 49.99, Belle Glos, S456346,,,, Dark ruby red in color with satisfying aromas of boysenberry, dark cherry and mulberry alongwith delicate hints of baking spices, dill, cola, nutmeg and vanilla. On the palate, bold flavors ofcranberry, ripe plum, cherry and super-ripe strawberry are uplifted by gentle notes of cocoapowder and sweet fig for a generous and silky mouthfeel. This tremendously complex andbroad-shouldered wine finishes with grace.
Orin Swift Abstract Red 2016, Red Blend, 750 ml, 32.99, Orin Swift, W143125,,,, As soon as a glass is poured, aromatic notes of Luxardo cherries, ripe black plums and raspberries billow, with intricate hints of coffee, mocha and caramel in the background. The entry is expansive with dark briar fruits, cola and cocoa with tannins that are soft and dusty. The wine finishes with a hint of wild cherry and a lingering sweet oak presence.
Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 549.99, Ardbeg, S93920,,,, This limited-edition Ardbeg combines whiskies from ex-bourbon and oloroso sherry casks, aged at least 23 years. It is available for members of the Ardbeg Committee outside the U.S. to purchase directly. In the U.S., Twenty Something will be for sale in limited amounts at retail.Whisky Advocate - According to the distillery, Twenty Something commemorates the lean years of 1980s and ’90s, when Ardbeg didn’t make much whisky (and for several years, none at all). As a result, stocks of “20-something” year old Ardbeg are rare—so if you’re eager to try a very aged expression, this may be worth the money.
Dave Phinney Locations CA 4 White Wine, White Blend, , 16.99, Dave Phinney, W736023,,,, Immediately, a nose of lemon zest, citrus, and a touch of honey lead to a bright and crisp entry complemented by an encompassing nectar mouth feel. A ripe stone fruit mid palate of apricots and peaches combine with an evolving crème custard coating. It finishes with a subtle minerality and a lychee texture, making this an ideal summertime wine.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Editor's Choice* Lush and full in texture, this wine has more spicy flavors than fruity ones, as a blend of vanilla, hazelnut and cream coat the palate. It has the rich feel of barrel fermentation and will win friends with the layering of subtleties on such a decadent mouthfeel. 
Marietta Arme Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 19.99, Marietta, W94820,,,, Marietta's husband, Arme, lived, worked and fished throughout Alexander Valley, the Yorkville Highlands and the McDowell Valley. From Marietta's vineyards in those same valleys, the winemakers combine the best of what these sites offer to create a unique Cabernet Sauvignon. This approachable but incredibly serious wine is representative of excellent site selection and innovative winemaking.92 Points Vinous - A bold, pungent wine, the 2014 Armé offers a decidedly old school-influenced profile of dark stone fruit, black olive, herb, tobacco and licorice. Cool and savory, but with considerable depth, the 2014 Armé is another knock-out wine from Scot Bilbro. Readers looking for a value-priced California Cabernet will flip out over this wine. This is a very serious wine for the money.90 Points Wine Advocate - Composed of 86% Cabernet, 7% Malbec, 5% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot and aged for 20 months in neutral barrels, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Arme has a deep garnet-purple color and is scented of cassis, baked blackberries and black pepper with hints of earth, pencil shavings, mocha. Full-bodied, muscular and concentrated in the mouth, it has firm, chewy tannins and a spicy finish
High West A Midwinter Night's Dram, Whiskey, 750 ml, 199.99, High West, W83821,,,, 98 Points Wine Enthusiast - This limited-edition blend of straight rye whiskeys finished in French oak and former port barrels offers huge, rounded notes of rich toffee, dark fruit, orange peel and mulling spices. It's almost like a wintry whiskey punch in a bottle. The language on the label winks at Shakespeare, making this a special gift for a theater lover as well as a whiskey lover.
High West Campfire Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 64.99, High West, W83829,,,, 91 Points Whisky Advocate - This hybrid of bourbon, rye, and blended malt scotch is the dusty trail made liquid flesh. Smoke and cooked meat up front, balanced by sizzling rye spice, red fruit, and dark chocolate. Seaweed, salt spray, and peat are happy to share the spotlight. Barbecue ribs dry-rubbed with paprika, chili powder, and clove, with a smoldering finish. Hot, powerful, and beguiling. A great improvement over earlier releases. 91 Points Wine Enthusiast -  An unexpectedly wonderful pairing with a sweet chocolate or a sticky caramel dessert, Campfire blends straight rye whiskey, straight Bourbon and blended Scotch. Altogether, it’s big and smoky, with lots of iodine, but doesn’t completely overwhelm, settling into a pleasing mix of toffee and peat. Gift a bottle to a Scotch lover to introduce the joys of American whiskeys. 
High West American Prairie Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 39.99, High West, 17688,,,, 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Gentle and soft, this blend of straight Bourbons would be lovely in a Manhattan smoothed out with sweet vermouth. Look for sweet, creamy caramel aromas and flavors that waft into cocoa and espresso on the finish. 
Orin Swift Cellars Machete 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 44.99, Orin Swift, W32810,,,, A brooding hue and viscous consistency, powerful aromas of creme de cassis, boysenberry, and ripe cherries are complemented by a soft minerality and hints of dark chocolate. The entry is smooth with dark plums and a charred meatiness that floods to create a velvety texture that lingers. Note: bottle labels vary. 
Red Schooner Voyage 5, Red Blend, 750 ml, 46.99, Caymus, S83721,,,, Malbec from Caymus (Wagner Family).This Malbec is made from grapes grown in the Andes Mountains, shipped chilled to Napa Valley and produced with the same techniques as our Caymus Cabernet. Falling outside standard labeling rules, it does not include a vintage date but is known by the voyage from which it was produced (Voyage 5 is the 2014 vintage). Offering scents of ripe plums and cherries, this wine is powerful and supple, with flavors of French oak and soft tannins.
Val de Mer French Sparkling Brut Nature Rosé, Sparkling, 750 ml, 19.99, Val de Mer, SPR7928,,,, Val de Mer is Patrick Piuze’s second winery, co-owned with Moutard-Diligent. The winemaking is very similar to his own, eponymous line: both are hand-harvested, both are spontaneously fermented, and the élèvage is the same  (used barrels for 1er Cru and Grand Cru and tanks on entry-level.)100% Pinot Noir fruit from the town of Tonnerre, located 10 miles from Chablis. The grapes are hand-harvested. After a short maceration on the skins for color, the juice is fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks before undergoing secondary fermentation. The wine is aged for 9 months on the lees before it is disgorged. No dosage is added. 
Robert Biale Vineyards Black Chicken Zinfandel 2015, Zinfandel, 750 ml, 49.99, Robert Biale, SPR3872,,,, 93 Points Wine Enthusiast -  This perennial favorite lives up to its word-of-mouth goodness, offering fistfuls of blueberry and huckleberry with a juicy length and throughput of acidity. Soft and strong, it's supple, floral and memorable in its deliciousness. (VB)  (12/2017)90 Points Wine Spectator -  Zesty and tightly focused, with cherry, licorice and cedar aromas opening to plum and pepper flavors, finishing with dusty tannins. Best after 2018.
Mustiguillo Mestizaje Tinto 2014, Red Blend, 750 ml, 12.99, Mustiguillo, SPR6382,,,, Consider this a reintroduction to Bobal, and its champion, Toni Sarrion. In the late 1990’s, Toni began a one man crusade to save this indigenous variety and coax it from obscurity and rusticity to the forefront of truly world class wines. Ever evolving and pushing the quality level forward, Mustiguillo has moved away from the use of overt American oak as seen in previous vintages in favor of concrete and French oak for wines of finesse & balance, realizing the potential of Bobal from the unique terroir of El Terrerazo. Mustiguillo was recognized for their extraordinary efforts by Wine & Spirits as one of the Top 100 Wineries of 2012.75% Bobal, 10% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Garnacha & 2% Tempranillo90 Points Wine Advocate - The wine has gained in drinkability and is better balanced and focused. The palate shows also some chalkiness (all the grapes now come from vineyards in Finca Terrerazo, where there is a high content in limestone), and a Mediterranean character, but without heat. A very tasty and drinkable Mediterranean red.
Sean Thackrey Pleiades XXV Old Vines Red Wine, Red Blend, 750 ml, 22.99, Sean Thackrey, SPR8402,,,, Sean Thackrey is one of California’s most iconic and eccentric wine personalities, making wine in open-top fermenters in Bolinas near a eucalyptus grove (it’s unclear if the leaves fall into the fermenters, but each of his wines have an herbal eucalyptus note). Version XXV is heavy on Sangiovese and Pinot Noir, lending the wine brightness, while the addition of Viognierbrings gorgeous floral aromatics. Zinfandel and Mourvèdre put some meat on its bones and give it a touch of darker fruits. It’s full of hibiscus, anise and nutmeg flavors along with plush fruit. 
Raventos i Blanc Blanc de Nit Rose 2015, Sparkling, 750 ml, 24.99, Raventos, SPR7204,,,, The vines of the Barbera, Plana and Viader plots have deep soil with a clay loam texture, which provides us with freshness and elegance. The Monestrell plot, situated on the terraces on Serral hill, marks the De Nit sparkling wine with its personality.A year defined by extreme contrasts due to our Mediterranean climate. Autumn was hot and very damp (308L/m2). Winter was cold with a heavy snowfall on 4 February that left up to 10 cm of snow on some parts of the estate. Spring had a cool start with a night frost on 9 April that caused 5% of the Xarel·lo buds from la Vinya dels Fòssils to freeze as it is a north-facing vineyard. All of this combined with just 62 L/m2 of rainfall between January and July, created some extreme conditions for the vegetative development; the varieties that adapted best to these conditions were Xarel·lo, Sumoll and Monastrell.
Larmandier Bernier Latitude Extra Brut, Sparkling, 750 ml, 49.99, Larmandier Bernier, SPR8291,,,, 92 Points Stephen Tanzer - Bright straw. Elegant, high-pitched aromas of Meyer lemon, quince and white flowers. Vibrant, mineral-laced citrus and orchard fruit flavors shows excellent clarity and lift, picking up notes of anise and honey with air. Finishes taut and focused, with repeating mineral and floral notes. This graceful Champagne would be fantastic with simply prepared crab or shrimp dishes.  92 Points Vinous - The NV Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Latitude (Tradition) is a more overtly mineral, intense wine than the Longitude, with tons of cut and pure energy. Lemon, grape fruit, crushed rocks, flowers make a positive first impression. With time in the glass, the wine fleshes out beautifully, showing hints of Pinot-inflected fruit and weight, a reminder this site was once planted with Pinot. Layers of fruit build to a rich, effortless finish. What a beautiful wine this is. This release is 70% 2010, with 30% reserve wines from sites just south of Vertus. Dosage was 4 grams per liter. This bottle was disgorged on September 2012. 90 Points Wine Spectator - An exuberant version, with a fine, creamy bead, this offers flavors of pineapple, mango puree, floral and poached apricot notes, backed by juicy, balancing acidity and hints of honey, candied ginger, spice and herbs. Drink now through 2016.
Grgich Hills Chardonnay Napa 2014, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 38.99, Grgich, G94827,,,, Miljenko “Mike” Grgich has been called “The King of Chardonnay” since the winery began in 1977, and you can taste why in this classically-styled wine. We did not allow the Chardonnay to undergo malolactic fermentation, preserving its natural acidity. The wine displays ripe peach, mango and tropical flavors, with a note of minerality. Enjoy with fresh seafood, roasted chicken, grilled pork, and creamy cheeses.93 Points Wine Enthusiast - With a slight nose of noble reduction, this seductive wine offers a wealth of balanced flavor and body, shining in tones of nuts, fennel, vanilla and mango. The oak is measured and supportive, never getting in the way, allowing the acidity to pierce through the fruit.
Grgich Hills Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 68.99, Grgich, G38291,,,, For the third year in a row, Napa Valley experienced an exceptional vintage, aided by near drought conditions. Budbreak came slight early and the modest temperatures through the growing season helped preserve moisture. July's relatively low temperatures, coupled with high relatively humidity, slowed down sugar accumulation to achieve perfect ripeness with lower alcohol. Harvest started and ended about two weeks earlier than normal, producing superb quality.
Kavalan Pedro Ximenez Cask Single Malt Whisky, Whiskey, 700 ml, 629.99, Kavalan, S36232,,,, This expression is costs more than the other four on this list—for good reason. It doesn't really taste much like anything else. Perhaps its the PX casks, which are not easy to come by. The result: a very rich flavor profile that's smooth, oaky, and deep. This expression is definitely best reserved for a special evening—or a cold one.
Kavalan Fino Sherry Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky, Whiskey, 700 ml, 479.99, Kavalan, S36234,,,, 93 Points Beverage Tasting Institute - Clear dark amber color. Aromas of caramel latte, potted geranium, caramelized pineapple, and cocoa powder and demerara sugar with a lightly tannic, lively, fruity full body and a hot, complex, medium-long raisin studded tapioca pudding, dark chocolate coated maple creme, Thai pepper, and camphor finish. A tall, dark and handsome whiskey with plenty of texture and intrigue. 
Kavalan Manzanilla Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky, Whiskey, 700 ml, 549.99, Kavalan, S36235,,,, The Manzanilla Sherry Cask—bottled as cask strength —is complex: Its body is balanced but there is a somewhat intense sweetness that's reminiscent of vanilla. There are also salty and fruity notes that make it very interesting. - Forbes
Kavalan Moscatel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky, Whiskey, 700 ml, 549.99, Kavalan, S36236,,,, Double Gold SF World Spirits CompetitionReleased in 2016, this bottling of Kavalan Solist has been finished in sweet Moscatel-sherry casks. The result is a complex, buttery and creamy whisky with notes of nuts and chocolate. - Whisky Exchange
Kavalan Amontillado Cask, Whiskey, 700 ml, 549.99, Kavalan, S36237,,,, Kavalan, Taiwan's premier whisky, has been named "Distiller of the Year" at the 2017 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), the highest possible accolade at this prestigious awards programme for any spirits producer in the world.Amontillado Sherry Single Cask Strength was named the "World's Best Single Cask Single Malt Whisky" in 2016 by the prestigious World Whiskies Awards (WWA)
Woodford Reserve Cherry Wood Smoked Barley Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 109.99, Woodford, Y790972,,,, The Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Cherry Wood Smoked Barley is the 12th release in the series. Cherry Wood Smoked Barley marries innovation with the bourbon industry's historic roots by paying tribute to the craftsmanship and vision of past distillery industry leaders Oscar Pepper and James Crow, who once distilled on the current day site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery. This is one of the first Kentucky Bourbons to use malted barley that's been exposed to cherry wood smoke. With 30% malt content, the Cherry Wood Smoked mash bill has a higher concentration of malt than a traditional bourbon. A complex mingling of deep caramel, brown sugar and dark chocolate top a layer of cherry jam and nutty crumbles dusted with wood spice. Intense smoked almond and malt character sweetened with cherry pie filling and a touch of caramel. Long smoked almond notes fade into a rich cherry fruit jam.
Hennessy Master Blender's Selection No 2, Cognac, 750 ml, 99.99, Hennessy, S484293,,,, Crafted as if it were a recipe for sharing with family and friends, the blend is unique by virtue of its singularity and its hand-curated selection process. Like an intricate freehand portrait, it is an intimate expression of creativity and passion. To evoke the blend, Paris-born illustrator Ugo Gattoni conjured a large-scale dreamscape that captures the meticulous attention to detail that is essential to the Master Blender’s craft.Rich aromas recall its aging in young oak barrels. On the palate it expresses spicy notes with a strong character and rounded finish. It is bottled at 43% to highlight the precision of the blending.
Johnnie Walker Blenders' Batch Wine Cask Blend, Whiskey, 750 ml, 29.99, Johnnie Walker, S83278,,,, A new lighter style of whisky from the Blenders’ Batch series, hand crafted with passion by our expert blender Aimee Gibson Aimee Gibson has spent the last two years working with an inventory of whiskies matured in wine casks, part of an experiment in maturation set in motion by her boss, Mast Blender Jim Beverage, almost a decade ago. Aimee realized that a very special common theme of enchanted flavors was possible from the use of wine casks.
George T. Stagg Jr. Barrel Proof Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 99.99, Stagg Jr., S23845,,,, The ever impressive Stagg Jr. from Buffalo Trace is a more approachable (and somewhat easier to acquire) version of their George T. Stagg bourbon. While it may be more approachable, it still remains particularly punchy, with this bottling weighing in at an imposing 64.9% ABV.
Yellowstone Select Kentucky Straight Bourbon 93 Proof, Bourbon, 750 ml, 38.99, Yellowstone, S83729,,,, Gold, Berlin Spirits Competition 201794 Points Ultimate Spirits Challenge - A warm, inviting nose of toffee, biscuits and wisps of licorice open up onto a pleasantly viscous mouthful. On the palate, it's reminiscent of caramel corn with hints of lemon oil and baking spice. Excellent, Highly Recommended.Ingredients:  Corn, Rye, Malt, WaterBlend of 4-Yr Rye and 7-Yr Rye
Jim Beam Little Book, Whiskey, 750 ml, 109.99, Jim Beam, S82282,,,, The eight-generation distiller (son to the great current master distiller Fred Noe; grandson to the legendary Booker Noe) just launched his first batch of liquid gold. And it’s not a bourbon, nor is it a rye: It’s a blended American whiskey made purely from uncut and unfiltered whiskeys. Beyond that, it’s set to be an annual limited-release series—the first of which is called “The Easy.”Let’s try to zero in on how this particular American blended whiskey is different. First of all, an introduction: In the States, blended whiskey means rye or bourbon with neutral grain spirits. But Freddie Noe is having none of that. What he’s making is high-quality stuff with no shortcuts, possibly following the ways of blended Scotch—where the grain whisky is aged. With Little Book, there are no neutral sprits, colorings, or flavorings. Instead you’ve got four stellar (uncut and unfiltered) components: a thirteen-year-old corn whiskey, a four-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon, plus a rye and a malt whiskey—both aged at around six years.The idea was to create something that represented the three grains used to make bourbon, with the Kentucky straight bourbon (which adds up to more than 50 percent of this blend) to add to Little Book’s distinctive taste profile.The result is approachable: There are oaky and caramel notes, some faint vanilla, and a long smooth finish. And because of the high-rye content in the rye, you’ve got more than a flash of spice.
Basil Hayden Dark Rye, Bourbon, 750 ml, 49.99, Basil Hayden, S484245,,,, Blending is an art form, and our Dark Rye is your chance to own what might very well be a masterpiece. It all begins with Kentucky Rye, providing a firm foundation of spice, oak, dried fruit and subtle molasses undertones for this release to build upon. From there, Canadian Rye from our award-winning Alberta Distillery is skillfully layered in. A touch of California Port, and its complementary notes of ripe fruit, provides the third and final layer to a whiskey just as at home on the rocks as it is in a cocktail.Full in flavor, yet delicately nuanced, you’d be wise to grab a bottle of our Dark Rye to experience this magical blend for yourself.
Dutton-Goldfield Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir 2016, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 42.99, Dutton-Goldfield, Y82819,,,, The 2016 season got off to an early start due to the mild winter. A cool summer followed, giving the winery a long season that allowed the Pinots to develop slowly, packing the berries with flavor. The long growing season also gave Dutton-Goldfield Pinots with great acidity and balance. The 2016 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir leads with high-energy fruit aromas of deep, dark black cherry leaping out of the glass. Plush black raspberry notes follow, complemented by a rhubarb earthiness and rose petal floral notes. In the mouth, the wine is both rich and lively, one of the winery's favorite qualities of great Pinots, with juicy blackberry flavors edged with redwood and spice box. The finish is especially succulent, bringing you back for another sip.This crowd-pleaser of a wine offers versatility in pairing, matching with anything from a chunk of aged Gouda to eggplant parmesan, pasta or pizza to roasted game birds or lamb.
Palacios Remondo La Vendimia 2015, Red Blend, 750 ml, 18.99, Palacios Remondo, Y82716,,,, Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2017 #47La Vendimia, meaning "the harvest," represents the quality potential of Spanish jovenes, wines that have been aged for less than six months in oak barrels. Made by famed Spanish winemaker Alvaro Palacios, whose father founded the Palacios Remondo winery, La Vendimiais is a blend of Spain's two original star varieties: Garnacha and Tempranillo. Lively and lucid, this wine has supple aromas of fresh orchard fruit, wild berries and ripe blood oranges. Fruit-forward and round on the palate, the aromas found on the nose are mimicked in the mouth and include additional notes of sweet spice and raspberry jam.90 Points Wine Spectator - This red shows good density, with black cherry, plum, espresso and black olive flavors mingling over firm tannins and balsamic acidity. Stays balanced and focused through the smoky finish. Drink now through 2027.90 Points Wine Advocate - The young and juicy 2015 Vendimia is produced with the grapes from younger vines (some from suppliers, some owned, but all organically farmed), mixing vineyards from the warmer and cooler zones. This is the first vintage that is 100% organically farmed and in this high-yielding year, there was a bit more Tempranillo, so it ended up being a 40/60 blend of Garnacha and Tempranillo fermented in stainless steel and matured in barrel for some four months. The oaking seems very subtle and the foreground is dominated by ripe fruit aromas. 2015 was the warmest vintage on record and produced a very tasty and juicy wine, but it keeps its poise and feels as long or longer, than wide. The Tempranillo is clearly noticeable here; this is the most robust wine at Palacios Remondo right now. This is a superb, young, fruit-driven Rioja that is sold at a very attractive price.
Finca Decero Remolinos Vineyard Malbec 2015, Malbec, 750 ml, 21.99, Finca Decero, Y92562,,,, Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2017 #34 This Malbec shows the intense violet aromatics and bright freshness and acidity which has come to define Decero Malbec. Elegant tannin complexity reflects beautifully integrated oak tannins following 14 months in French oak.91 Points Wine Spectator - An elegant style, with a core of vibrant cherry, plum and currant flavors that are supported by fresh acidity. This is supple midpalate, with a finish that lingers with dried ginger and white pepper details. Drink now through 2022.90 Points James Suckling - Quite a lot of dried fruit on the nose with spice and mahogany aromas. Medium body, juicy fruit and a flavorful finish. Fruity and fun.
Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 108.99, Don Melchor, Y93272,,,, Don Melchor is a bright ruby red. Expressive and complex chocolate, black cherry and ripe plum mingle with coffee and cassis aromas. Full bodied with red fruit flavors and ripe tannins that lead to a long and juicy finish. 96 Points James Suckling - This is from one of the coolest vintages in memory but delivers fresh tobacco and currant aromas and flavors. Full body, chewy tannins and plenty of currant leaf and stone character. A structured and very solid Don Melchor. 91% cabernet sauvignon and 9% cabernet franc. Drink or hold.93 Points Wine Advocate - 2012 is a short vintage, so the 2013 will be released towards the end of 2016. I tasted the 2013 Don Melchor, which contained 9% of Cabernet Franc to complement the Cabernet Sauvignon from Puente Alto in the Maipo Valley; the final blend was created from 23 lots of free-run juice wine and 39 lots of press wine. The blend is done with the help of Eric Boissenot (previously with his father Jacques). The wine matured in 66% new French oak barrels for some 15 months. I see this 2013 more in the line of the 2010 (and 2011). In fact, 2013 was a very cold year. The nose combines aromas of tobacco, iron and blood, dark cherries and some herbs. The palate shows something in between 2011 and 2012, medium to full-bodied with fruit, tannins and a slightly bitter finish. It should get polished with a little bit more time in bottle. 109,200 bottles produced. I also had the chance to preview the 2014 and 2015 vintages that were aging in barrel, still very young and primary.93 Points Wine Spectator - An elegant and refined red, featuring concentrated dark plum and cherry flavors full of subtle savory notes. Offers mouthwatering acidity, with a rich finish delivering forest floor and mineral accents. Drink now through 2022.93 Points Wine & Spirits - From vines planted in the early 1970s on an alluvial terrace above the north bank of the Maipo River, Don Melchor is a classic among Chilean wines. Enrique Tirado has made this wine from the same vineyard at Puente Alto since 1997. This latest release comes from a cool year, and you might notice that in the herbal notes and the vibrant acidity, underlining the generous core of sweet red fruit. The wine’s restrained ripeness will allow it to mature unencumbered by any excess weight. In fact, it needs ten years of age to show its best.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Initially this smells foxy, with jumpy untamed berry and plum notes racing across the nose. After the aromas come around, this is hard and choppy on the palate, while herbal black-plum and carob flavors finish more lushly than before, but still fairly tannic. Drink through 2023.
Crown Royal Nobel Collection Wine Barrel Finished Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 64.99, Suntory, S465207,,,, Wine Advocate Top 20 Whisky 2017 #1890 Points Whisky Advocate - Until recently, Crown Royal, Canada’s best-selling whisky, took a conservative approach to limited-edition releases. The annual Noble Collection is a promising taste of the innovation underway at the Gimli, Manitoba distillery, which includes experiments with single grain wheat whisky, single malts, and more. This first venture into cask finishing uses Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. It is still Crown Royal, but on top of the bourbonesque vanillas and woody notes, rich red fruits jump from the glass. A new direction that moves Crown Royal into the realm of big, beautiful whiskies. 
Fortaleza Blanco Still Strength Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 59.99, Fortaleza, W922719,,,, If you were to visit Fortaleza and taste their unaged spirit off the still, this is it. The newest addition to their stable of incredibly approachable tequilas is this still strength bottling. Bursting with tropical flavors and roasted agave this coats your palate with balanced flavors and richness. A sure-fire winner for lovers of un-aged tequila. We suggest you give it a try, you’ll be amazed at its complexity.
Kaiyo Mizunara Oak Cask Strength Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 104.99, Kaiyo, W923292,,,, Kaiyō Cask Strength extremely smooth with great complexity and a lovely balance of fruit,silky malt, and a touch of dark chocolate.
Kaiyo Mizunara Oak Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 69.99, Kaiyo, W923291,,,, Kaiyō whisky is matured in the finest Japanese Mizunara oak casks. These casks are handmade due to Mizunara oak’s delicate wood grain. They are among the rarest casks in the world and are considered the finest in which to mature whisky. After years of maturing our casks go on a final maturation at sea voyage for up to 3 months, leaving from Osaka Japan.      
Redwood Empire American Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 44.99, Redwood Empire, W93287,,,, Redwood Empire was established with a commitment to craft distinctive whiskeys inspired by the rugged landscape of our Northern California home. Our proprietary blend of house-distilled rye whiskey includes mature stocks of four, five and eleven-year-old bourbon aged in classic, high char American oak casks. Portions of the rye are aged in used port and wine barrels for unique blending components.
Mas Doix Salanques 2014, Red Blend, 750 ml, 42.99, Mas Doix, W116277,,,, The Salanques 2014 showcases a beautiful intense ruby red color, with a brilliance that denotes youth. The wine shows a wide range of aromas, such as slightly ripe red fruit (cherry, pomegranate) and blood orange nuances, very common of the best old Grenache. It accompanies the floral and balsamic side of the Carignan (violet, lavender), without forgetting the characteristic feature of the Priorat wines: this cold mineral, the hallmark of many wines of the region.The palate reveals the 2014 vintage conditions: a cool summer and early autumn rain, which helped in a slow and optimum ripening of the fruit. Unlike warmer vintages, this one gives us a live wine, with crisp acidity, medium body and leaving fresh and balsamic sensation.This is a wine with a lot of potential and it will improve in the coming months, making the tannins softer and the acidity smoother, a sign of a great life ahead.Blend: 65% Grenache, 25% Carignane, 10 % Syrah92 Points Wine & Spirits - Mostly old-vine garnacha and carinena, this blend includes ten percent syrah off younger vines, all grown around Poboleda. It’s a youthful wine, wild in black-cherry and gooseberry flavors, spices and herbs. It feels firm, yet there’s enough room for a lovely acidity to make its way through, refreshing the palate. Tight and powerful right now, it needs beef tamales.
Montecastro Red Wine 2013, Red Blend, 750 ml, 24.99, Montecastro, W116821,,,, Montecastro wines are made by the technical team of Hacienda Monasterio. Hacienda Monasterio, one of the most dynamic winemakers groups of modern Ribera del Duero, acquired the majority shares of the company and assumes today the technical direction of the new wines, with Carlos de la Fuente at the front, the current deputy director Hacienda Monasterio and right hand of Peter Sisseck.Montecastro is now an all French oak less dense and cooler wine made now almost exclusively with tempranillo grapes (only 5% of merlot) and raised with 40% of barrels of second year. A wine with a great intensity of red fruit, notes of underbrush, a mineral, very complete and balanced. A new wine to the Hacienda Monasterio team aims to squeeze thoroughly the possibilities of this exceptional vineyard, planted between 860 and 930 meters.91 Points Wine Advocate - The now called simply 2013 Montecastro feel like a completely different wine from a new regime. The wine is ripe and heady but the oak feels much better integrated, and the palate is smoother and with better balance and freshness. It's mostly Tempranillo with some 5% Merlot matured in used French and American (10%) oak barrels for 13 to 18 months depending on the lot. 53,433 bottles produced.
Orin Swift Mercury Head 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 114.99, Orin Swift, W143127,,,, The wine opens with a nose brimming of ripe boysenberry and cassis, complemented by hints of cigar box, fir and graphite. Full-bodied on entry, the luscious palate is full of ripe cherry and a touch of blackberry with elegant traces of sage. It closes with a satiating finish that is long and textured, supported by ample red berries and soft, dusty tannins.
J Vineyards Russian River Brut Rose, Sparkling, 750 ml, 39.99, J Vineyards, W83271,,,, This J Brut Rosé sparkles with a luminous cool pink hue and exudes delicate aromas of strawberry, nectarine and juicy red apples. On the palate, the wine opens with flavors of cherry, blood orange, citrus peel and the tropical star fruit that are underlined by a bright acidity that keeps the overall impression delightfully fresh with a lively, lingering finish. The wine engages the entire palate with balance wrapped in a refined body of elegance and effervescence.69% Pinot Noir, 29% Chardonnay, 2% Pinot Meunier92 Points Connoisseurs' Guide - Finding a place at the lighter end of the Rosé spectrum and, in fact, a wine that could easily pass for a Blanc de Noirs, this lightly yeasty version fixes on energetic, slightly juicy, young fruit as its main motif. It is briskly balanced, but its ample acidity enlivens without ever once seeming sharp, and it is wholly free of the astringency that marks its more vinous mates.90 Points Wine Advocate - The N.V. Brut Rosé is 66% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 1% Pinot Meunier. The wine shows a light/pale pinkish color, crisp acids and dry medium-bodied cranberry and strawberry notes with a hint of wild cherry. It is fresh, lively and pure.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - Nutty and substantial in texture, this pink sparkler is abundant in white peach, flowers and green apple. It's sharp and focused, with rich undertones of cherry and rose. The developed mouthfeel is balanced by dry, stony acidity.
Pahlmeyer Chardonnay Napa Valley 2014, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 72.99, Pahlmeyer, Y94723,,,, Bright gold in color. Intense aromas of honeysuckle, bee pollen and apricot nectar are lightly tinged with sea salt and interwoven with notes of baked graham cracker. The ultra plush mouth feel has light tones of honeycomb and juicy summer fruits reminiscent of Crane melon and grilled peach, yet retains an austerity driven by the bright acidity characteristic of this vintage. The long finish lingers with flavors of freshly baked bread, cold winter smoke and clean wet stone.95 Points Tasting Panel - A masterful essay in Napa Chardonnay in a deep, ripe, creamy style; ripe pear fruit, lush toasty oak and soft notes of vanilla; lovely balance and intensity.94 Wine Advocate - The 2014 Chardonnay is light gold-colored with a greenish hue and beautiful, fresh tropical fruit flavors of pineapple, pear, honeysuckle and a touch of citrus. It is not as dense and concentrated as the 2013, but I love its vibrancy and beautiful subtleties and nuances. It is another top-notch effort from Pahlmeyer to drink over the next 7-8 years.93 Points Wine Enthusiast - From the Pahlmeyer Estate and the Atlas Peak Vineyard, this wine is made in a huge, sultry and seductive style. Tingly acidity supports a reductive style of rich oak and honeycomb that delves into concentrated layers of baked peach and apple pie. This should stand up well to cellaring; hold until 2022–2029.91 Points Wine Spectator - A bit edgy, with wood and pear notes joined by citrus and melon details. The buttery flavors slowly come together on the finish.
Glenfiddich Trio Gift Pack (200 ML), Scotch, 200 ml, 49.99, Glenfiddich, Y09328,,,, 12 YEAR OLD, RICH OAK 14 YEAR OLD & 15 YEAR OLD GIFT COLLECTIONABV 40%, AVAILABLE IN 3 X 200ML MINIATURES.Get a taste for the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky* with these Glenfiddich range gift sets, ideal for anyone who loves Glenfiddich whisky or wants to sample our core range of single malts.
Michael David 7 Deadly Red 2015, Red Blend, 750 ml, 15.99, Michael David Winery, Y98272,,,, This dangerously delicious wine erupts with fresh vibrant blackberry and dark cherry fruit. Aging in both French and American oak adds to the wines complexity showing clove spice, hints of campfire smoke and vanilla undertones. This wine is well balanced with a rich lengthy finish.91 Points Wine Enthusiast - Powerful oaky elements meet very ripe and concentrated fruit flavors in this deeply colored, bold and full-bodied wine. Charcoal, wood smoke and clove aromas are followed by blackberry jam and black-cherry flavors, while light, smoky and peppery nuances weave through them. While the first whiff is oaky, everything comes together well on the palate and finish.
Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Kentucky Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 174.99, Elijah Craig, Y10014,,,, Wine Advocate Top 20 Whisky 2017 #194 Points Whisky Advocate - As bourbon matures in new charred oak barrels over time, it approaches a perilous point when the oak dominates the flavor. To sip Elijah Craig at 12 years of age—at full barrel proof, without dilution or filtering—is to taste bourbon at its apex, so dangerously close to going over the crest of the hill, yet delivering a massive mouthful of incredibly robust flavors that drape leathery oak over a gooey caramel core, sprinkled with baking spice, while candied nuts and tobacco leaf notes appear on a drying finish dusted with cocoa.
B Side Napa Valley Red Blend 2014, Red Blend, 750 ml, 23.99, B Side, Y322967,,,, Deep purple color. Fragrant aromas of cranberry cocktail, rich cherry, and Tahitian vanilla are accompanied by hints of fresh oregano, purple basil and framed by toasty French oak nuances. Vibrant flavors of blackberry compote, sweetened dried cherry and cappuccino are complemented by notes of black currant and sandalwood. This Bordeaux-style blend is framed well by moderate acidity and rich, mouth filling tannins that will soften with age.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - Perfumed in dried herb and cigar, this is a supple, round, high-toned wine, made from largely Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with smaller additions of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Dolcetto. Red cherry dominates, almost like a kirsch, while the restrained oak makes it easy to enjoy now.
Nickel & Nickel Copper Streak Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 99.99, Nickel & Nickel, F38275,,,, Captivating dark fruit and luxurious texture define this Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2014 vintage opens with aromas of red pomegranate and toasted oak. Beautifully balanced flavors of boysenberry, cassis, herbs and earth are enhanced by the wine’s natural acidity. Smooth and plush, the flavors linger on a solid core of tannin, making this a wine to be enjoyed now or cellared for over a decade.Copper Streak Vineyard is located in a protected hollow at the base of the palisades in Stags Leap District. The soils are composed of Perkins gravelly loam mixed with red, copper-like streaks, which is how the vineyard got its name. The vines receive a western exposure and are of moderate size, yielding loose clusters with small berries. The climate in Stags Leap is very warm; however, midafternoon breezes sweep in to cool things down, allowing for excellent ripening. Nickel & Nickel Copper Streak Cabernet is produced from seven of the vineyard’s 30 acres.
Nickel & Nickel Rock Cairn Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 99.99, Nickel & Nickel, F38256,,,, This wine opens with plum, black cherry, herb, and earth aromas. While this Cabernet Sauvignon offers incredible juicy fruits, it is the well-integrated tobacco leaf, bay leaf, anise, and oak spice that make it compelling. Enhanced by a vibrant acidity, the texture of this wine is smooth and velvety, providing a long and juicy finish.
Nickel & Nickel Branding Iron Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 99.99, Nickel & Nickel, F38221,,,, This wine has the perfect balance of fruit and structure. Juicy berry fruits with subtle hints of herb are carried on polished tannins that enrich and add depth, progressing into a long finish.93 Points Wine Advocate - The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Branding Iron Oakville is from an Oakville vineyard. Notes of Christmas fruitcake, sweet black cherry and cassis fruit, some licorice and spice box are all present in this dense purple-colored wine. It is full-bodied, impressively endowed, with moderately high tannin. This wine will benet from another 2-4 years of cellaring and should drink well for another 20-25 years.92 Points James Suckling - Lots of dried rose-petal and currant character follows through to a full body, chewy tannins and a fresh finish. A little austere now, but this will soften and show more beauty by 2020.
Nickel & Nickel Tench Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 99.99, Nickel & Nickel, F38229,,,, Bright blueberry fruit, vanilla and spice harmonize to create an abundance of flavor. This wine is round and succulent with a luxurious texture. Its full body exhibits the true potential of the Oakville appellation.94 Points Wine Enthusiast - A velvety texture makes this varietal wine luxurious. Cassis, tar and clove notes mingle with dried herb and black olive flavors, all integrated and deliciously graceful. Its robust tannins soften as it progresses toward a long finish.
Nickel & Nickel Hayne Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 99.99, Nickel & Nickel, F38282,,,, Prominent dark berry fruit carries through to a rich, full palate. The core is packed with flavor and, with time in the barrel, will express layers of fruit, spice, and oak in harmony with a glorious texture.95 Points Wine Advocate - The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Hayne Vineyard, which like its sibling is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, comes from the base of the Mayacamas Mountains in St. Helena. Easily the blackest and most saturated in color of the Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignons, the wine is rich and concentrated, with loads of blueberry and blackberry fruit, some licorice, graphite, and a full-bodied, opulent mouthfeel. This is sensational stuff that should drink beautifully for the next 20-25 years.93 Points James Suckling - A Napa red with subtle ripe-strawberry, chocolate and tile aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Better in 2019.
Nickel & Nickel Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 99.99, Nickel & Nickel, F38291,,,, Dark in color, the John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a serious wine. Beautiful aromas of red and black fruits, spice, and earth offer insight to the characters on the palate; plum, black cherry, anise, cedar, tobacco leaf, and tea blend together to create an abundance of flavors. This wine is thick and coating with a density reminiscent of hillside fruit. Slightly chalky tannins resolve as juicy fruit claims the finish.94 Points Wine Enthusiast - A velvety texture makes this varietal wine luxurious. Cassis, tar and clove notes mingle with dried herb and black olive flavors, all integrated and deliciously graceful. Its robust tannins soften as it progresses toward a long finish.91 Points Wine Spectator - Aromas of wilted rose, blueberry, currant and subtle strawberry add up to a notably complex mix of fruits, framed by firm, fine-grained tannins and a persistent push on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2032.90 Points Wine & Spirits - From a vineyard on the east side of Highway 29, this grows at the edge of an alluvial fan that spreads east from the benchlands at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. It produced a 2014 cabernet that’s both lush and herbal, fragrant with green, crunchy, savory herbs even as it’s rich and supple. Decant a bottle for roast lamb. 
O’Shaughnessy Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, , 99.99, O'Shaughnessy, H84392,,,, 95 Points Wine Advocate -  The sensational 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain (which is reasonably priced, given how superb it is) is her largest cuvée of just under 3,300 cases. It is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest tiny quantities of Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Carmenère, Petit Verdot, and a real head scratcher, St. Macaire. Inky purple to the rim, with notes of white flowers, licorice, forest floor and graphite, this wine exhibits classic mulberry, blackberry and blackcurrant fruit notes, some background, vague oak, a full-bodied, beautifully proportioned mouthfeel, and a layered finish. Like most 2014s, it can be drunk now, but it has at least two decades of cellaring potential. Betty O’Shaughnessy bought her property on Howell Mountain in 1996, and ever since 1999 has had the very talented Sean Capiaux making her wines. Her vineyards on Howell Mountain sit at a high elevation of just under 2000 feet in the red, rocky, volcanic soils the area is known for. I have always been a big fan of these wines, as they are full-flavored but incredibly pure and well-balanced, and that has continued with her bevy of 2014s. 95 Points Vinous - The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain is going to be a knock-out once it loses some baby fat and the new oak incorporates a bit more. Deep, powerful and vertical in feel, the 2014 possesses remarkable depth, intensity of color and balance. Inky, deep and creamy, with a real sense of gravitas, the 2014 is pure class through and through.
Shafer TD-9 2015, Red Blend, 750 ml, 62.99, Shafer, H38291,,,, TD-9 is a proprietary blend that celebrates a bold move. In 1973, in the space of a few months, John Shafer went from riding morning commuter trains in Chicago to teaching himself to drive a TD-9 tractor in our Napa Valley vineyard. He’d never grown grapes or made wine in his life. That spirit of risk-taking and adventure still guides Shafer today and inspired the creation of this new wine.Vibrant, complex aromas of ripe red and black fruit, lavender, and herbs fill the glass followed by pure, energetic flavors of dried cherry, blackberry, strawberry, licorice, and cocoa all pulled together with wet slate minerality, clean acidity, and the ripe, seamless tannins that are the hallmarks of this vintage.56% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec92 Points Wine Spectator - Powerful and finely textured, with concentrated dried cherry, dark currant and roasted plum flavors that are filled with lively minerality. Richly spiced, showing dried herbal notes on the chiseled finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Drink now through 2022.95 Points Tasting Panel - While the TD-9 refers to the tractor that transformed John Shafer's train-riding commuter life to one of vinous adventure, this elegant liquid is far frim mechanical. Aged for 20 months in French oak and at a seemingly high ABV of 15.3%, this is a charming balancing act of Stags Leap-ian quality. Plush tannins are finely grained in this blend of 56$% Merlot 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 16% Malbec. Notes of lavender, mocha cappuccino, black raspberry, and saddle leather combine with an animal core-savory and dark, The finish is a hint of dark chocolate-covered orange peel.
Ghost Block Pelissa Vineyard Zinfandel 2015, Zinfandel, 750 ml, 34.99, Ghost Block, H38298,,,, This single vineyard Zinfandel offers layers of complex aromas and flavors. Bursting with bright, dark fruits and hints of vanilla, black pepper, and violet undertones. This wine is balanced with intricate oak essences. A smooth, luscious, and velvet finish that coats your palate will keep you sipping for more.
Ghost Block Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Magnum), Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5 L, 139.99, Ghost Block, H87789,,,, The fruit for the 2014 Ghost Block Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the family-owned Rock Cairn vineyard. The 30-year-old vineyard in Oakville, Napa Valley is 100% Certified Organic. This site is comprised of deep, gravelly loam with a western exposure, and the vines produce very concentrated fruit late in the season.Intense, overt aromas of bright raspberry and hints of cassis and mint jump out of the glass. The wine is classic Napa Cabernet on the palate with enticing flavors of red fruits and dark mocha; lengthened by the integrated floral notes of violets and rose petals. These silky tannins make this wine very approachable and ready to drink upon release.Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot
Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi 2012, Red Blend, 750 ml, 49.99, Mastroberardino, H98328,,,, This ruby-red wine has a full, complex spectrum of aromas, particularly of violet and blackberries. On the palate, it is full-bodied and mouth-filling, with persistent and elegant notes of plum, bitter cherry, strawberry jam and black pepper.Radici Taurasi pairs flawlessly with roasted meats, larger game, spicy Middle Eastern dishes, truffles and aged, flavorful cheeses.91 Points Wine Advocate - The 2012 Taurasi Radici is still in the process of integrating, and the oak notes are heavy-handed at the moment. Under that sweet spice and toast, you definitely get a clear glimpse of the pretty fruit below. Morello cherry and dried blackberry give substance and fiber to the core of this robust red wine. Much of this vintage rides on the oak, however. I'd suggest waiting a couple more years before popping the cork.93 Points Wine Enthusiast - Underbrush, red fruit, dark spice and a whiff of menthol are some of the aromas that come together on this. The firmly structured elegant palate offers ripe plum, red cherry, licorice and tobacco framed in youthfully austere fine grained tannins that need time to unwind.93 Points Wine Spectator - Lovely hints of spice box, graphite and violet accent the pure black currant and black cherry fruit in this harmonious, full-bodied red. There's good density to this focused version, with savory wild herb and tarry mineral details showing on the creamy, lingering finish. Drink now through 2030.93 Points James Suckling - Black-walnut, blackberry and black-olive aromas follow through to a full body, round and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Very rich and intense. Give it a year or two to come around still. 
Blackbird Vineyards Paramour Napa 2014, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 134.99, Blackbird, H83472,,,, Complex aromas of blueberry, violets, espresso, and eucalyptus encircle the nose of this elegant Cabernet Franc-blend. Layers of Bing cherry, blackberry, and savory herbs combine with fine-grained tannins on the palate, leading to a round, supple finish with persistent length. Enjoy now or cellar over the next decade or more.Blend: 84% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot95 Points Wine Advocate - Another terrific example of Blackbird is the 2014 Proprietary Red Paramour, a fabulous blend of 84% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot. The Cabernet Franc comes from the Stagecoach Vineyard. Consultant Aaron Pott said he thinks they have a magical spot for it on that large eastern Napa Valley mountain site. This is terrific stuff from the super-intense fragrance of white flowers and forest floor to the blueberry, black raspberry and graphite notes. The wine hits the palate with dazzling fruit intensity, loads of glycerin, a round, juicy, succulent mouthfeel, a layered personality and a long, supple finish. Drink it now or over the next 15+ years.
Pott Wine La Carte et le Territoire 2014, Red Blend, 750 ml, 129.99, Pott Wine, PW21232,,,, 92 Points Vinous - The 2014 La Carte et Le Territoire, Aaron Pott's Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend, is quite restrained in this vintage, but there is lovely purity to the flavors. Bright red cherry, mint, tobacco, licorice and wild herbs add an attractive upper register. This is the 2014 La Carte et Le Territoire as Aaron Pott transitions to a greater focus on estate vineyards.
Chateau Respide Medeville Rouge 2014, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 25.99, Chateau Respide Medeville, MCRESP14,,,, The 2014 Château Respide-Medeville (Rouge) is a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter matured in barrel. The nose offers brisk blackberry and briary aromas, the oak subtle and hovering in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with a spicy opening, nicely balanced with white pepper sprinkled over the black fruit. Masculine in style with tobacco on the aftertaste, this should drink well over the next 4 to 5 years. - Wine Advocate
Dominique Cornin Pouilly-Fuisse 2016, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 28.99, Dominique Cornin, MCORNPF16,,,, An amazing intense nose of exotic citrus and white pepper spice, chalky stone and beeswax that simply explode on your palate in an ethereal symphony of spice and stone fruit essence.
Feraud-Brunel Cotes-du-Rhone Villages 2015, Rhone Blend, 750 ml, 16.99, St. Cosme, MCDRV15,,,, Feraud-Brunel is a promising negociant enterprise that began in 1998 with the partnership between Laurence Feraud and Andre Brunel of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Brunel is best known for Les Cailloux and Feraud is known for Pegau. Given their significant contacts in the southern Rhone Valley, their goal is to purchase wine from old, established, primarily Grenache vineyards. What sets this venture apart from other negociants is that it is run with the savoir-faire of truly exceptional winemakers working in perfect partnership.89 Points Wine Advocate - The 2015 Côtes du Rhône Villages Feraud Brunel, which is a joint project with Laurence Feraud of Domaine du Pégaü. A 70/30 split of Grenache and Syrah, all from the Plan de Dieu, aged 18 months in concrete tanks, this deep ruby/purple colored beauty gives up lots of plums, blueberries, garrigue and floral characteristics in a medium-bodied, ripe and sexy package. It’s a smoking value.
Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 184.99, Hourglass, SW1423,,,, Aromatically akin to the perfumed 2012 vintage, our 2014 Hourglass is less brooding than the 2013, with more of its traditional dark red pomegranate and currant characteristics weaving together with savory cassis and black currant. An earthy minerality runs through the aromatics and across the palate, lending an umami richness to the interlocking flavors. This minerality is a signature of the iron-rich Hambright fractured bedrock soils in our Hourglass Estate Vineyard and quite consistent vintage to vintage. The texture is broad and deep with a long arching finish. The structure is classically woven with layers of silky texture enveloping a well-knit core of polished tannin. Less overtly tannic than the 2013 vintage, its sleekness seamlessly glides across the palate. As always, there is a clear sense of the vineyard's yin/yang energies - elegant vibrancy to counter balance its richness and power. The wine's natural acidity creates a lovely tension and lift, lending brightness to what otherwise would be a very dense, rich wine. These counterweights act in concert to elicit great complexity extending the finish in a long afterthought. Wonderful now, particularly with several hours of decanting to unlock its layered aromas and flavors, the wine will cellar beautifully for 20 or more years, gaining exotic nuances of cedar, tea-leaf and cigar box as it approaches year 2021.92 Points Wine Advocate - The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and a beauty, with notes of graphite, white flowers, blackcurrants, coffee bean and white chocolate. The wine has fabulous fruit on the attack and midpalate, a full body, sweet tannin and a long finish. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. 
Hourglass HG III Red Blend 2015, Red Blend, 750 ml, 49.99, Hourglass, SW1523,,,, Bounding aromas of fresh vibrant fruit—black and Bing cherry, blackberries and pomegranate—mingle with elevated notes of roasted hazel nut and toasted vanilla bean to create an explosive and compelling aromatic. Layers of fruit, crossing a spectrum of red and black berries, incorporate the finest elements of blending Merlot, Cabernet and Petit Sirah (the "III" of HG III): Merlot for a supple and sleek mid palate texture; Cabernet for core structure and extended finish; and the "secret sauce" of Petit Sirah for depth and layering. An unmistakable hint of dark chocolate yields a richness that beautifully complements a bright, pure fruit character. The firm tannins of Cabernet provide just enough structure, while the mouthfeel driven by Merlot is decidedly lush and seductive. The blend finishes strong with expansive and lingering notes.90 Points Wine Advocate - Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Proprietary Red Hourglass H. G. III (a Merlot-heavy blend) has lovely spiced plums and kirsch scents with underlying notes of vanilla pod, chocolate and cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, it gives appealing, pure black fruit flavors, with soft and plush tannins paving the long, spicy finish. 
Hirsch Vineyards San Andreas Estate Pinot Noir 2014, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 59.99, Hirsch Vineyards, SW14837,,,, The San Andreas Fault is Hirsch Vineyards’ signature Pinot Noir and is crafted to represent the entirety of this multifaceted vineyard. The 2014 San Andreas Fault has fruit from more than 30 of Hirsch's 61 distinct farming blocks, more than any other wine made from the Hirsch Vineyard. It is the flagship wine from Hirsch, and the wine that represents the summation of this complex vineyard.95 Points Wine & Spirits - San Andreas is the wine that represents the entire Hirsch estate, from the ocean-influenced west ridge to the sun-warmed east ridge; in 2014, it draws from 30 of the vineyard’s 61 farming blocks. It has an undeniable sense of place, capturing coastal breezes and thin sedimentary ridgetop soils in the tight weave of its tannins—the fruit caught halfway between cherry and stone, cool and shady, yet hinting at vibrant rays of sunshine. You can access its complex floral spice now, but it’s still mostly structure, nowhere near maturity. Floral, foggy and mineral, it’s a wine you’ll want to taste in another decade.91 Points Wine Enthusiast - A toasty wood-smoke aroma meets firm, vivid and rather tart fruit flavors in this medium-bodied, elegant and cerebral wine. It has firm structure and good balance, as finegrained tannins and tangy acidity support the redcherry and raspberry flavors.
Vineyard 29 Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 249.99, Vineyard 29, SW14297,,,, 95 Points Wine Advocate - As for their flagship wine, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 29 Estate, this is a blend of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon from the so-called Grace clone and 2% Petit Verdot that was aged 20 months in 85% new French oak. Only 740 cases were made of this opaque purple-colored wine that offers up terrific fruit, loads of blackberry, blueberry, spring flowers, a touch of charcoal and graphite, followed by a multidimensional, full-bodied mouthfeel with sweet tannin and a finish of 45+ seconds. Drink now-2038. This is a stunner.
Glenmorangie Signet Single Malt, Scotch, 750 ml, 219.99, Glenmorangie, 17179,,,, 95 Points Wine Enthusiast - This dark and luscious spirit is made using “high roast” malted barley to coax out chocolate and espresso flavors, then married with other “rare and ancient” whiskies. The end result is a burnished copper glow, intense toffee aroma, resonating espresso, nut and toasty oak flavors and a lingering cinnamon-clove finish. Each sip warms all the way down. A soft, warm spirit in glossy, gift-worthy packaging.
Glenmorangie Astar Single Malt, Scotch, 750 ml, 119.99, Glenmorangie, S484290,,,, Top 20 Whisky Advocate 201791 Points Wine Enthusiast - While 'extra finished' for two years in ruby Port casks, the impact on the spirit is minimal, imparting a rose-gold hue and a shadow of red berry flavor. Though it lacks the 'wow factor' of the Nectar d’Or, it’s still quite good: Expect a warm, fruity scent with a hint of cedar and a smooth caramel-honey flavor with baking spices on the finish.94 Points Whisky Advocate - Glenmorangie Astar returns after a five-year absence. Astar is matured in custom toasted casks made from slow-growing trees on north-facing slopes in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. The barrels harbor bourbon for four years before heading to Glenmorangie. That level of provenance doesn’t come cheap, which is why the original Astar was discontinued in 2012, just four years after its acclaimed appearance. The exquisite Glenmorangie aromas and flavors—floral, with rose hips and orange blossom—are dialed up to new levels of intensity, while the voluptuous and sweet palate exudes harmony and balance.
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 12 Year Single Malt, Scotch, 750 ml, 59.99, Glenmorangie, 17152,,,, 91 Points Wine Enthusiast - While 'extra finished' for two years in ruby Port casks, the impact on the spirit is minimal, imparting a rose-gold hue and a shadow of red berry flavor. Though it lacks the 'wow factor' of the Nectar d’Or, it’s still quite good: Expect a warm, fruity scent with a hint of cedar and a smooth caramel-honey flavor with baking spices on the finish.
Glenmorangie Original 10 Year Single Malt, Scotch, 750 ml, 39.99, Glenmorangie, S181476,,,, 93 points Whisky Advocate -  Fresh, vibrant, and beautifully complex. A clean, malty foundation accentuated by bright complex fruit, delicate spice, dried flowers, and gentle honeyed vanilla notes that linger on the palate. This is a wonderful whisky which is very versatile, but I can only imagine what it would taste like at 46% and unchill-filtered like the wood finish expressions. 90 Points Wine Enthusiast -  Smooth and mellow, like nuts drizzled with honey or Bit O’Honey candy, with a light vanilla finish. Matured in Bourbon casks for 10 years.
Glenmorangie Bacalta Private Edition 8 Single Malt, Scotch, 750 ml, 104.99, Glenmorangie, S449787,,,, The eighth release in our multi-award-winning and always intriguing Private Edition, Glenmorangie Bacalta brings new heights of complexity to a rare wood finish. Madeira’s long, balmy days inspire the sun-baked sweetness of Glenmorangie Bacalta, a single malt which has gained warm layers of ripe fruits and white chocolate on a bespoke journey through extra-maturation. Explore its almost endless complexity.91 Points Wine Enthusiast - The 8th Private Edition release. This one is finished in sun-baked casks which previously contained Malmsey Madeira. A predominantly sweet and fruity whisky, with caramel, honeyed almonds, peaches in syrup, and orange scone. Soft, soothing finish. Delicious! 
Ardbeg An Oa Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 69.99, Ardbeg, S482590,,,, Whiskey Advocate Top 20 2017Ardbeg doles out occasional limited releases for their avid fans, but for nearly a decade the core range consisted of just three whiskies: 10 year old, Uigeadail, and Corryvreckan. The addition of An Oa, matured in a combination of virgin oak, Pedro Ximénez sherry, and bourbon barrels, and married in a French oak ‘gathering vat’ prior to bottling, marks a reason to celebrate. An Oa is a more approachable Ardbeg. It lacks some of the typical oiliness, but flavor and complexity abound with hot peat, black tea, and peppery cloves. Die-hard Ardbeg fans should have no complaints, and new converts have a real treat in store. —Gavin Smith Wine Advocate 
Salon Blanc de Blancs Le Mesnil 2006, Sparkling, 750 ml, 350.00, Salon, 69023,,,, The name Le Mesnil resonates in a special way with lovers of great wine. Nestled in the heart of the Cote des Blancs, 100% Chardonnay and 100% grand cru, this is the king of Champagne vineyards.First of all, just wait. Once Salon 2006 has been uncorked, leave it a little while, to breathe, to open up. Then, just look at it: its shimmering golden color, glinting silver and green. The never-ending bubbles, so tiny, setting free the familiar bewitching scents of Salon in its first flush. Notes of white flowers, citrus zest, lightly toasted brioche. Then the glass fills magically with autumnal tones, fresh hazelnuts, praline, dried apricot, ripe yellow fruits. A romantic of the highest order, Salon 2006 embodies the carefree spirit of youth, tempered by experience. And there lies its true enigma and charm. To know restraint but be generous, to combine lightness with solidity. This sense of duality is confirmed in the impeccable palate structure – it is all in the education of course. Simultaneously rich and incisive, with the fine linear acidity to permit cellaring for 30 years, Salon 2006 has a long future ahead.97 Points Vinous - The 2006 Salon is a very rich wine, almost uncharacteristically so. Deep and exotic the 2006 exudes richness in all of its dimensions, with myriad inflections of sumptuous fruit that fill out its ample, large-scaled frame. Today, the 2006 is surprisingly accessible for a young Salon, but it needs time to shed some baby fat. At times, the 2006 recalls the 2002, but it appears to have more phenolic intensity and overall structure. Even with all of its flamboyance and pure volume, the 2006 retains quite a bit of energy and freshness. I imagine it will be a fascinating, utterly compelling Champagne to follow over the next several decades.95 Points Wine Spectator - The creamy mousse of this graceful Champagne caresses the palate like cashmere, carrying a beautiful range of glazed nectarine, chopped almond, pastry and candied ginger flavors framed by vivid acidity. Seamless, with a long, lasting finish accented by minerally chalk and saline notes. Drink now through 2031.95 Points Decanter - This is just the 40th vintage of Salon, the first being the 1905 vintage. 2006 was a warm, ripe year, generally forward. Most grapes were a touch low in acidity, although grand cru Chardonnays - particularly in Mesnil - had higher levels. Salon's 2006 has sunny scents of lilac and peach with citrus drive. The mouthfeel is sumptuous yet mineral, showing early charm but with grip to age.
Ca Vittoria Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Brut, Sparkling, 750 ml, 15.99, Ca Vittoria, N43275,,,, The Ca’Vittoria farm is situated in one of the best wine-making areas of the Conegliano hills, in the heart of the Conegliano Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G. Prosecco Superiore production area. The production of this wine there has been passed down with great wisdom and passion for decades, and for us it has become a strong foundation and tie to the region. In our vineyards, thanks to a careful clonal selection of cultivated vines, an ideal microclimate and well-structured soil, we are able to produce high quality grapes, which we turn into wine with passion, to fill up our glasses with the fruits of our tradition. Our production philosophy is aimed at the continuous updating of wine-making methods and is combined with a considerable experience and sensitivity matured in over twenty years of passion for Prosecco.
Dom Pérignon Brut 2009, Sparkling, 750 ml, 174.99, Dom Perignon, 66029,,,, Dom Perignon Vintage 2009 is exotic: its tactile thickness, its roundness, and its utterly unique depth of flavor.97 Points James Suckling - This is a DP that shows the ripeness of the 2009 vintage yet remains full of energy. Gorgeous aromas of cream, apple, mango, honeysuckle, and chalk follow through to a full body and super fine, tight texture. Dense and agile. Vinous. It’s like a top grand cru white Burgundy. Think Batard-Montrachet. More depth than the 2006.96 Points Wine Spectator - There’s a subtle power to this graceful Champagne, which boasts a firm, crystalline frame of acidity married to the fine, satinlike mousse and notes of white raspberry, brioche and Earl Grey tea. Seamless through to the long finish of smoke and spice accents, this opens beautifully in the glass. Drink now through 2029.96 Points Decanter -  Unbroken sun through August and early September helped to shape an idyllic harvest, on 12th September. Superb maturity of fruit in flawless health has produced a wine with wafting scents of both fresh and confit of spiced lemon and wild cherry. Despite the heat, the wine has freshness, vitality and length. Still a youngster, this will grow greatly by 2019. A more stylish son of the '03, and cousin of the slender and charming '06. Disgorged June 2016.
Carver Sutro Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2012, Petite Sirah, 750 ml, 49.99, Carver Sutro, PB90423,,,, 95 Points Vinous - The 2012 Petite Sirah Palisades Vineyard is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Silky, polished and utterly impeccable, the 2012 will redefine what Petite Syrah is and can be in Napa Valley. Layers of blue and black fruit, ink, white flowers, cloves and sweet spices all flow across the palate with superb grace and complexity. The 2012 is so delicious, it could actually be enjoyed today, but it won't be bottled until August 2014. This is a striking wine from Carver-Sutro. 
Chehalem Ridgecrest Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 2014, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 42.99, Chehalem, NW42423,,,, 90 points Wine Enthusiast - Flavors roll from cranberry to sweet red cherry in a red-fruit riot. It was aged in 52% new and 24% one-year-old oak, but it's unobtrusive and not especially toasty. The barrel time has begun to smooth out any bumps and rough edges, though a touch of phenolic bite remains. Drink from 2018 to 2022.  
Hahn Santa Lucia Highlands SLH Pinot Noir 2016, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 19.99, Hahn, Y697127,,,, Aromas of bright red cherry and strawberry with hints of earth, spices and toasty oak. An explosion of red fruit including strawberry, cherry and raspberry welcome the palate, finishing with refined tannins and a soft mouthfeel.   
Retour Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2013, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 79.99, Retour, NW23423,,,, Retour is very limited in production. Our Pinot Noir is focused, complex, nuanced, has pitch perfect acidity and an eloquent structure. It is a wine that is crafted to age gracefully in the cellar for years to come. For those who are less patient to cellar the wine, you will airly devour every last drop in your glass. This wine is 100% pure Pinot Noir. A blend from five vineyards with an average age of vines that are 40-45 years old. 
Le Petit Vice Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 74.99, Vice Versa Wines, PB88145,,,, 93 Points James Suckling - A dense and fruity red with plum and cherry character as well as hints of chocolate and stones. Full-bodied and dense yet vivid and bright. Solid energy here.  
Paul Lato Duende Gold Coast Pinot Noir 2015, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 69.99, Paul Lato, PL54145,,,, 93 Points Jeb Dunnuck - The 2015 Pinot Noir Duende Gold Coast Vineyard from Paul was completely destemmed and spent 15 months in 50% new French oak. It's an ethereally textured, lightly colored, finesse-driven effort that comes from 27-year-old vines and the old Martini clone of Pinot Noir. It offers sensational notes of rose petals, strawberries, cherries, mint and sappy herbs. Medium-bodied, lightly textured, yet with tension, purity and verve, give bottes a year or two of bottle age and enjoy over the following decade.93 Points Wine Advocate - Pale ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Goldcoast Vineyard Duende has a gorgeous anise, red rose and sage-laced perfume over a core of ripe red cherries, wild strawberries and underbrush. Medium-bodied, soft, silky and seductive, this has beautiful, soft-spoken expression and wonderful length.
Pott Wine Napa Valley Original Gangster 2012, Grenache, 750 ml, 84.99, Pott Wine, PW04180,,,, 91 Points Vinous - The 2012 Grenache Original Gangster emerges from a parcel in Stagecoach, on Atlas Peak. An expressive, savory bouquet melds into varietal fruit as this silky, precise Grenache show off its polish and class. Grenache is not exactly widely planted in Napa Valley, so this is a real revelation.87 Points Wine Advocate - The 2012 Grenache Original Gangster Stagecoach Vineyard is a sexy, open-knit, fruit bomb offering lots of lavender, roasted herb, pepper and kirsch liqueur characteristics. This delicious, fruit-forward Grenache can be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years. 
Chateau Milon Domaines Bouyer Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2012, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 29.99, Chateau Milon, VI21180,,,, This wine  from Right Bank Bordeaux is a blend of 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc
Hahn Santa Lucia Highlands "SLH" Chardonnay 2015, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 17.99, Hahn, HY21123,,,, 91 points Wine Spectator"This white is vibrant and rich-tasting, offering a complex array of fig, quince, pear and ripe citrus flavors. Well-structured, with notes of lemon meringue on the plush, focused finish. Drink now through 2022. *Smart Buys* (7/2017)Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Scented of white peaches, grapefruit and croissant with touches of coriander seed and honeysuckle, the 2015 Chardonnay SLH gives plenty of expressive, relatively uncomplicated flavors with a refreshing backbone and a nice spicy lift on the finish " (9/2017)90 points Wine Enthusiast - " White peach and honey-butter aromas show on the nose of this richly styled bottling from one of the region’s bigger producers. Salt and nectarine appear strongly on the palate, which is bound together by a very grippy texture. Waves of caramel pop toward the finish" (9/2017) 
Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five 2014 (Half Bottle), Cabernet Sauvignon, 375 ml, 44.99, Shafer, S82123,,,, 93 Points Vinous  - The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five offers up scents of lavender, cloves, menthol, licorice, spice and graphite. Savory, delineated and tightly wound, the 2014 is a picture perfect example of the vintage. Winemaker Elias Fernandez adds that the drought was more severe in 2014 than it was in 2013. This is another strong showing from Shafer. 91 Points Wine Advocate - The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five shows beautiful purity, not the weight, profound depth and structure of the 2013, but it is still medium to full-bodied, elegant, graceful and a classic example of the Stags Leap appellation.
Gramercy Cellars Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 49.99, Gramercy Cellars, NW32123,,,, 96 Points Wine Advocate - Checking in as a rough blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and a splash of Petit Verdot, the inky colored 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon offers classic Cabernet notes of black currants, lead pencil shavings, tobacco leaf and damp earth. Beautifully layered on the palate, with full-bodied richness, solid mid-palate depth and a touch of graphite on the finish, this is a sensational Washington state Cabernet Sauvignon that will have 20-25 years of longevity.
Agnesi 1799 Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 59.99, Coppola, S895993,,,, Director and winemaker Francis Ford Coppola has made his first foray into spirits with the launch of this brandy Aged 5 Years and inspired by “unique and remarkable” women throughout history. This brandy honors the Italian mathematician Maria Gaetana Agnesi. 
Corino Barbera d'Alba 2013, Barbera, 750 ml, 19.99, Corino, VI955121,,,, The 2013 Barbera d'Alba jumps from the glass with bright red berries and sweet floral notes. In this vintage, the Barbera is especially vibrant, with lively acidity to balance the overt fruit. Vinous
Prager Wachstum Bodenstein Wachau Gruner Veltliner Smaragd 2015, Sauvignon Blanc, 750 ml, 74.99, Prager, H32645,,,, 96 Points Wine Advocate - Planted in 1998 with 110 diverse genotypes and several rootstocks, the golden-yellow colored 2015 Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Wachstum Bodenstein displays a deep, yet very clear and pure, fascinatingly aromatic bouquet of ripe fruits and crushed stones. Full-bodied, complex and very salty, this is a rich and highly elegant as well as intense Veltliner with great tension and a stimulating grip and salinity in the finish. Great complexity and length. 94 Points Vinous - Luscious honeydew and Persian melon are strongly accented by white pepper and fresh ginger, with an underlying sense of stoniness further helping to supply contrast and to push back against a ripeness so generous (and an acidity relatively low) that despite harboring only a few grams of residual sugar, the wine hints at sweetness. Surprisingly and delightfully, the seductively lingering finish exhibits a striking sense of transparency to spicy, smoky, peppery and crystalline mineral nuances that belies the wine's dominant lushness and ripeness. Not for the first time, this wine from 20-year-old vines makes a strong case for the virtues of genetic diversity.
Achaval-Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec 2013, Malbec, 750 ml, 129.99, Achaval-Ferrer, S402848,,,, Medium dark ruby, blackberries and black plums, violets, currants and a hint of leather on the nose. Silky on the palate, fresh acidity, and refined tannins. marked layers of coffee with a long, expressive and floral finish.97 Points Wine Advocate - Compared with the 2012, the 2013 Malbec Finca Altamira feels so high-pitched and loaded with aromas of distilled violets and lilies intermixed with licorice, raspberries, wild strawberries and some chalky minerality with no oak at all. The palate combines juiciness with the electricity of the sharp acidity, ultra-refined tannins and a minerality that sticks to your teeth. This is incredibly supple, mineral, almost salty and amplified by the acidic fruit character. As with many of the Achával-Ferrer wines, this is the best Altamira I've tasted. Super! Some 10,000 bottles produced of this superb, showy Malbec from chalky soils.94 Points Wine Enthusiast - Achaval-Ferrer's wines are unique across the board. This one from La Consulta in the Uco Valley shows boysenberry aromas with an herbal cut and a note of leather. The palate is at once juicy and smooth—flavors of desert brush, herbs, blueberry, savory plum and mixed spices finish with energy and subtlety. Drink through 2023.93 Points James Suckling - Beautiful aromas of blackberries, licorice and stones. Full body, fine tannins and a tight, focused finish. Tangy and energetic wine. Drink or hold.92 Points Wine Spectator - A powerful, savory and expressive red, with firm flavors of dried berry, cedar and mocha, supported by fresh acidity. Beefy notes show on the finish, featuring medium-grained tannins.
Stoli Elit Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 46.99, Stolichnaya, 10013,,,, 98 Points Wine Enthusiast - Aroma is dry, clean, and grainy, with background notes of parchment and litchi; later passes offer semisweet, mildly smoky/ashy scents of charcoal and smoldering embers. Palate entry is firm, moderately oily, bittersweet; at midpalate concentrated and spicy grain flavors mingle adroitly with the smoky, sap- and resin-sweet birch-charcoal filtering influence. Concludes sweetly and almost candy-like.
Bayou Silver Rum, Rum, 750 ml, 19.99, Bayou, S376976,,,, 93 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy* This bold, unusual rum calls for tropical drinks at first sniff. The enticing aroma mixes juicy orange, cocoa, marshmallow and an earthy note reminiscent of mezcal. Look for mild sweetness and a fair amount of alcohol bite. It's made using sugar and molasses from Louisiana, one of the few U.S. states that grows sugarcane.
Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch 2017, Bourbon, 750 ml, 599.99, Four Roses, W17146,,,, This whiskey is such a pleasure to drink, and inviting to the point of being youthful despite its age. Armed only with a 100ml press sample, I couldn’t spare a drop to test its cocktail performance—not that it needed to prove its mettle among the amendments—or even bother with good ice. No loss, though, as this was delicious au naturale. Those waiting in line won’t be disappointed if they get one. - Whiskey Wash 4.5 Points
Smith Madrone Napa Valley Riesling 2014, Riesling, 750 ml, 28.99, Smith Madrone, SM32125,,,, A nose of honeysuckle, orange blossom, crisp citrus fruits and minerality is followed by touches of white peach and pear. The wine is very dry, smooth, discreetly elegant with a bright acidity and a silky mouthfeel. The aftertaste lingers on the palate with a refreshing zing of crisp citrus fruits. This wine is made from mountain grown grapes, honoring the international tradition of Riesling which thrives on steep hillsides.94 Points Wine Spectator  - Entirely estate grown from dry-farmed grapes, this white sparkles with waxy apricot and pear flavors and crisp, underlying mineral stoniness. Dry, with refreshing acidity, it doesn't skimp on mouthfeel, delivering a viscosity that's invitingly complex and lingering.91 Points Decanter - Lemon, honey, cinnamon and peppermint dominate on the nose, completed by a juicy, sweet grapefruit palate. There's sufficient zesty acidity to make it refreshing, backed by typical Riesling characters that last on the finish. 
Inglenook Rubicon Rutherford 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 199.99, Inglenook, IN12121,,,, The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Rubicon, which is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, has a deep ruby/purple color, is somewhat compact and closed. The wine reveals good fruit and seems tightly knit, but not terribly expressive. Coincidence or not, in tasting over 3,000 of the top wines in 2013 this wine is at one of the lowest alcohol levels of the of any of the wines - at 13.8%. Drink now-2025. Wine Advocate 88+
Picayune Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Sauvignon Blanc, 750 ml, 19.99, Picayune, PC112121,,,, Winery notes - “Fresh burst of lime and grapefruit on the nose. The palate is bright and lively with lemon meringue pie and Asian pear flavors. The wine shows a lot of texture with a nice balance and finish. Crisp, fresh and attractive. Drink on its own or pair with seafood, poultry, spicy food and anything that inspires you.”   
Crozes-Hermitage Alain Graillot 2015, Syrah, 750 ml, 29.99, Alain Graillot, PB41245,,,, Jancis Robinson - Lurid violet. Ripe cherry and black raspberry on the nose, along with hints of violet and cracked pepper. Concentrated and lively as well, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors that pick up a hint of smokiness on the back half. A licorice candy nuance appears on the clinging finish, which is given shape by smooth tannins.
Whistlepig Farmstock Straight Rye Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 99.99, Whistlepig, Y20725,,,, FarmStock is a historic step in realizing our vision of creating a true farm-to-bottle whiskey. It is the manifestation of the dream that launched the company: to produce the finest whiskey in the world from our Vermont farm. Rye Crop 001 marries the untamed contours and boldness of our estate whiskey, which only youth can provide, with the richness of our best five to six-year ryes, topped off with the splendor of our 12 Year whiskey.
E.H. Taylor Single Barrel Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 149.99, E.H. Taylor, 17683,,,, 2017 Gold Medal - New York World Wine & Spirits Competition2017 Silver Outstanding Medal - International Wine & Spirits CompetitionAs founding father of the bourbon industry, Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. left an indelible legacy. His dedication to distilling began at the close of the Civil War when he purchased O.F C. Distillery. There, he developed innovative techniques that are still in use today. Made by hand, this Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey has been aged inside century old warehouses constructed by E.H. Taylor, Jr.  Barrels are evaluated and selected to create a perfect blend of distinctive character that is like no other. This bourbon is a true sipping bourbon that honors the uncompromising legacy of E.H. Taylor, Jr.Tastes of caramel corn sweetness, mingled with butterscotch and licorice. The aftertaste is a soft mouth-feel that turns into subtle spices of pepper and tobacco.
W.L. Weller 12 Year Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 199.99, W.L. Weller, 17637,,,, 93.5 Points Jim Murray's Whisky BibleSilver Outstanding Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition 2015Trophy Finalist - 96 points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2015As part of the wheated bourbon family, this twelve year old W.L. Weller is aged far longer than most wheated bourbons. This offering is a smooth, easy-going and balanced offering with a beautiful deep bronze color.
Château Haut Maco Cuvée Traditionelle 2009, Vintage Clearance, 750 ml, 10.00, Château Haut Maco, 44054,,,, This vintage is made from merlot (70%), cabernet sauvignon (20%) and cabernet franc (10%). The vinification is done by parcel in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. The breeding is conducted in concrete vats and barrels (2 or 3 years) for 6 to 8 months. The wine is powerful, with a rich tannic structure. Wine of guard (up to 15 years), it must most often wait a few years to be tasted. The annual production is 170,000 bottles.
Domaine Du Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Cuvee Grandes Vignes 2012, Vintage Clearance, 750 ml, 12.00, Château Ramafort, 40266,,,, Domaine du Cheval Blanc offers a brilliant deep red color, with ruby highlights. Complex and delicate, the nose delivers aromas of red fruit (blackcurrant, plum). A powerful palate which presents mature tannins. The attack is nice and plump and gives way to a long fruity finish with hints of smoke.45% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec
Carter Vineyards Hillblock Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2005, Vintage Clearance, 750 ml, 30.00, Carter Vineyards, 29208,,,, 90 Points Wine Spectator - Smooth and focused, with a minty edge to the dark berry and green olive flavors. A distinctive style of Pinot Noir, with power and enough harmony to bring it together nicely. 
Peter Paul Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 44.99, Peter Paul Wines, MR32891,,,, As has consistently been the tradition with our Napa-designate Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is sourced from both valley floor grapes—garnering a fleshy, ripe core of flavors and mountainside vineyards—providing structure and acidity.Fermentation featured both open and closed-top fermenters and gentle pump-overs followed by 4 weeks of extended maceration for maximum flavor extraction, with each varietal lot vinified and aged separately in traditional barriques for 14 months. Further maturation for a full year in stainless steel tanks allowed the various components to fully integrate. This Cabernet was bottled without fining or filtration.Black cherry, blueberry, mocha aromas with a suggestion of black tea and vanilla keep things interesting, especially after a few minutes in the glass. Those blue & black fruits continue on the palate, with an earthy finish of bay laurel and leather, all the while being framed by a fun spicy character. Drink over 5-8 years.
Chanson Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2013, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 19.99, Chanson Pere & Fils, 933982,,,, The house of Chanson is owned by top Champagne house Bollinger and is one of Burgundys oldest houses. This delicious red captures those haunting aromas of soft red fruit and hints of game which are associated with this great red grape.After a very cold winter and a cool and humid spring, the weather became really fine and warm end of July. The sunny weather and the warm temperatures engendered a slow ripening of the grapes. The harvest started mid September under a bright sunshine. The combination of all those climatic factors and meticulous vinifications have produced wines with very pure aromas and a crunchy texture.Bright red colour. Intense aromas of ripe cherries mixed with liquorice and spices. Complex and generous. Crunchy texture and well integrated tannins. Long and refreshing aftertaste.
Linne Calodo Rising Tides Red 2015, Rhone Blend, 750 ml, 79.99, Linne Calodo, UKJ1788,,,, 93 Points Wine Advocate - Composed of 54% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 14% Syrah and 2% Tannat, the 2015 Rising Tides Proprietary Red offers a medium to deep garnet-purple color and nose of smoky bacon, dusty earth and black pepper over a core of red currants, raspberry preserves, wild blueberries and a hint of wild thyme. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with spicy red and blue fruits, framed by fine-grained tannins and finishing with great length.
Chateau de Pibarnon Bandol Rose 2016, Rosé, 750 ml, 29.99, Chateau de Pibarnon, B1006682,,,, This rose opens with a lovely bouquet of citrus fruit, with nice notes of bitterness, bright and fresh. Mourvedre on calcareous soils brings power and elegance while Cinsault more roundness, juice and fruit. A gourmet rose with Mediterranean accents, spicy and colorful.Serve on plates of rock fish, sea urchins, bottarga, anchoiade but also with saffron spice, curry, La Bouillabaisse! It also perfectly accompany your ham plates Iberic.Blend: 60% Mourvedre, 40% Cinsault93 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Cellar Selection* The wine is rich—a beautiful blend dominated by Bandol's own Mourvèdre. The grapes gives both structure and a perfumed character to this ripe full wine. With acidity and layers of red fruits, it is worth aging. Cellar Selection91 Points Wine Spectator - Ripe and juicy, with lots of inviting blood orange, cherry, white raspberry and peach fruit flavors. Has the density, zip and cut to stay fresh. A food rosé. Drink now. 8,000 cases made.
Remoissenet Vosne Romanee 2015, Burgundy, 750 ml, 79.99, Remoissenet Père & Fils, B1006793,,,, Remoissenet Père et Fils is a reference point for refined Burgundy wines. This ancient estate, connected by mortar and stone to the medieval walls of Beaune, is for serious collectors linked by vine and bottle to Burgundy’s hallowed past and its exciting future.Wandering through the 150-year-old estate’s hand-carved cellars is to travel back in time, each cool bottle telling a story of vintages past, wars won, anniversaries celebrated. Yet among these bottled memories are barrels of stories to come: older vines tended according to biodynamic methods, unique terroirs selected with the utmost care and in micro-quantities.In 2005, Remoissenet started the next chapter in its generations-long history. With new owners and renewed leadership under Pierre-Antoine Rovani (formerly of the Wine Advocate) and Bernard Repolt (Maison Louis Jadot), the estate is bringing more vineyards under its own roof and importantly, raising the qualitative bar for itself and its vine-growing partners across the board.The proof, of course, is in each bottle. Whether “basic” Bourgogne to hallowed grand cru, Remoissenet wines show a suave elegance in perfume and texture, with a finish made of silk.
Frederic Magnien Lavaut St Jacques Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru 2014, Burgundy, 750 ml, 79.99, Frederic Magnien, B1005416,,,, Frédéric Magnien is a fifth-generation winemaker from Morey-SaintDenis. Learning the craft first from his father, Michel Magnien (of Domaine Michel Magnien), Fred also traveled to hone his talents in other fine wine regions before returning home and starting his own négociant domaine in his native village. Magnien differentiates himself from other négociants in that he works closely with partner growers throughout the growing season, selecting only older-vine parcels cared for to his exacting standards. His own teams pick the grapes at harvest, a further qualitative step. The vineyards Magnien works with are now either certified organic or in the process of conversion.
Egly-Ouriet Brut Tradition Grand Cru, Sparkling, 750 ml, 79.99, Egly-Ouriet, B314501,,,, 75% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay from 35- to 40-year-old vines; 100% grand cru. Crushed almonds over a peach tart and a touch of cherry juice show in the wine's complex perfumes. Fresh ginger and lemon zest are lively on the palate, with savory notes of lemon butter and toast adding complexity and depth. A remarkably fresh yet profound "basic" brut that is leagues above many other comparable bottles.93 Points Wine Advocate - Golden-yellow in color the, NV Brut Tradition Grand Cru is a deep, pure, extremely fine and complex assemblage of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay cultivated in three grands crus: Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzenay. The wine I tasted was mainly based on 2007 (50%), 2006 (30%) and 2005 (20%) ,and disgorged after 54 months in January 2014 with a dosage of three or four grams per liter. Super refined, fresh and pure but also deep, ripe and complex on the highly elegant nose, this superb champagne reveals a great elegance, balance and super finesse as well as complexity, structure and length on the palate. An admirable Cuvee!91 Points Wine & Spirits - Brut Tradition represents more than half of Francis Egly's annual production, a blend of pinot noir (70 percent) and chardonnay (30 percent) from 35- to 40-year-old vines. Its pale gold color intoduces a robust wine with toasty richness, scents of orange pith and golden apple. It's round wth a mouthfilling texture, finishing with the meatiness of wild mushrooms and the freshness of cream (a good match for the wine, under a fillet of roasted sea bass).91 Points Wine Spectator - This balanced version is lightly honeyed and juicy, with a lacy mousse and flavors of toast, crushed black currant and candied ginger. Offers a clean-cut, chalk-tinged finish. Disgorged November 2015. Drink now through 2019. 300 cases imported
Jean Vesselle Brut Reserve, Sparkling, 750 ml, 44.99, Jean Vesselle, B381601,,,, A magnificent, elegantly structured Champagne that exudes flavors of peach, crisp apple and toast. A finely balanced, fresh Champagne that spends 30 months on lees. This 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay blend (from 30+ year old vines) drinks like a vintage wine. Honeysuckle blossoms tickle the aromatic nose. Toasty, lovely notes of warm, crusty oatmeal biscuits drizzled with molasses and sweet, red fruits characterize the bountiful, layered mouth.91 Points Wine Spectator - Emphasizing pinot noir’s richness (80 percent of the blend) with hints of chamomile from the chardonnay (20 percent), this has brisk notes of strawberries and tart pink grapefruit. It’s chalky and tense, with touches of sweetness to contrast and broaden the tight feel of the bubbles.91 Points Wine Advocate - The bright golden NV Cuvée Réservée Brut Grand Cru is based on Pinot Noir (80%) and Chardonnay (20%), and opens with a clear, intense, and characterful bouquet of white fruits and delicate herbal as well as spicy aromas. Medium-bodied and elegant on the palate, this is an intense, fresh, well structured, and terroir-driven wine of good complexity and expression. The lingering salinity is absolutely stimulating and the length is remarkable. An impressive aperitif! 
Hudson Chardonnay 2014, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 64.95, Hudson, KHN14CH,,,, Winemaker Notes by Christopher Vandendriessche - 2014 was another early harvest, with pick dates between Sept 3rd and 8th. The fruit was ripe and without sunburn, leading to an incredible freshness and balance of flavors. The “Shot Wente” Heritage selection Chardonnay fruit whole cluster pressing went longer than usual to extract full fl avors.  The juice went directly to 85% new French Oak barrels for natural “Wild” yeast fermentation. Fermentation started quickly but still took an average of 12 months to finish. During this time we stirred the barrels weekly until the following November. Bottling was in mid May 2016. The 2014 is a rich and complex vintage.92 Points Wine Advocate - The 2014 Chardonnay is a special heritage selection Hudson made from the Wente clone, which is probably the most popular clone of Chardonnay in all of California. This wine was aged in 85% new French oak and fermented with indigenous yeasts. He never seems to be in any hurry to get his Chardonnay bottled, but this was in bottle, and there are 1,000 cases of this lovely wine, which offers classic white peach, pineapple, honeysuckle and apple blossom, some crushed rock and additional floral notes. It is medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, and just a top-flight Chardonnay to drink over the next 4-5 years.
Zeitgeist Chenin Blanc 2016, Chenin Blanc, 750 ml, 23.99, Zeitgeist, KZG16CB,,,, Like Trousseau Gris, Chenin is a white grape that was once widely planted in CA. From over 2000 acres of Chenin planted in Napa in the 1980's, there are now only 18 acres. Finding it is difficult but rewarding. This is our third bottling of Chenin Blanc from a small vineyard in St. Helena. It was picked in early September 2016, and was fermented and aged sur lie in used French Oak barrels for a total of 11 months.The 2016 displays a brilliant balance between richness and elegance. Notes of cream and lemon rind are mixed with delicate floral tones. The 2016 Chenin is succulent and calm; easy to drink, easy to savor.110 Cases Produced, 100% Chenin Blanc
Atrea The Choir White 2016, White Blend, 750 ml, 15.99, Saracina, KSJ16ATC,,,, Medium-deep gold in color, our 2016 Atrea The Choir shows sun-ripened stone fruit and wildly fragrant honeysuckle aromatics. The palate echoes those notes with a clean, refreshing texture and a fleshy exuberance. This is a wine to enjoy in the warmth of the sun on a lovely late spring or summer afternoon on the patio.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - Light but enticing jasmine and honeydew melon flavors give this full-bodied, dry wine a lot of personality, and the mouthfeel is just rich enough to coat the palate and help the finish linger. It's crafted from 70% Viognier and 30% Roussanne.
Momento Mori Cabernet 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 224.99, Momento Mori, KMM14CS,,,, 93 Points Robert Parker - The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, blended from grapes from Dr. Crane, as Piedras and the Weitz Vineyard (three great sources in Napa), offers up plenty of blackcurrant fruit, a touch of chocolate, graphite and floral notes. It is dense, has beautiful, sweet, full-bodied opulence and a layered, plush finish like so many 2014s. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.91 Points Wine Spectator - Though big in size and rich in flavor, this finds a seam of elegance and finesse, however fleeting, that invites you to enjoy the supple grace of the loamy earth, blackberry, licorice and savory notes. Ends with firm, extracted tannins. Best from 2019 through 2029. 450 cases made.
Bueyes Malbec 2014, Malbec, 750 ml, 22.99, Bueyes, COPFBUE,,,, Jucy plum and raspberry meet a melange of rosemary and fresh violets. Medium-bodied and luxuriously smooth, flavors of red currants and crushed blueberries lead to a lingering finish of notes of slate, followed by delicate tannins. 100% Malbec Aged 9 months in 45% French and 55% American barrels (40% new oak) 
1808 Valcavada 2014, Tempranillo, 750 ml, 14.99, 1808, COPF1808,,,, Our winery has more than 140 years of history, starting in the cellar under the house of our great-great grandfather, Jenaro Perfecto Martinez. Our old-vine vineyards in the Rioja Alavesa region benefit from a special microclimate with favorable winds and special clay-calcareous soil. Our specialty is Tempranillo - the variety grown by our ancestors for over 100 years. Production is limited to 3,000 cases ... we take care of every detail, from the vineyard to the bottle! Our winemaking follows a very natural process, the same way our family has been making wines for generations. Intense red violet color with violet edges and a wide attractive rim. Good intensity aromas of red fruit (blueberry & blackberry) that are very well joined with the floral freshness of lavender. Hints of vanilla and coffee. Tasty mouth, with a very fresh balanced acidity touch. Soft and high quality tannins. Long finish with touch of fruit.
Jane Ventura Reserva de la Musica Brut Nature Cava 2013, Sparkling, 750 ml, 19.98, Jane Ventura, COPFJV,,,, Producer's Notes: This Cava is a reflection of our traditional line of cavas through which we seek to respect the personality of traditional varieties to the utmost: refinement, elegance, freshness and balance. The label is a symbol of the carbonic movements and rhythm. It is also a pentagram as well as being an interpretation of instruments (strings, keyboard, and pipes). Colours are inspired from the vineyards and the seasonal shades.Tasting Notes: A brilliant pale straw yellow color. Good carbonic strength with small bubbles. Subtle nose of baked apple, aromatic herbs, lemon curd and citrus notes. Large entry in the mouth, creamy and with a long persistence, fine mineral notes enhancing the fresh sensation in the mouth at the very end.Macabeu (40%), Xarel·lo (38%), Parellada (22%)
Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 54.99, Groth, S387676,,,, This 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.93 Points James Suckling - Subtle and complex with mint, black currant and licorice aromas. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a fresh finish. Clean and refined. A delicious cabernet to drink now or later. 91 Points Wine Enthusiast - Mellowed with 20% Merlot, this full-bodied, structured wine shows supple tannin and dark cherry, blackberry and tobacco flavors. Oak-derived notes of vanilla, clove and smoke are also present, albeit in measured quantity.
Auchentoshan 12 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 49.99, Auchentoshan, 12318,,,, 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy*A bourbon-lover's Scotch, look for plenty of vanilla and oak from first sip straight through the finish, plus echoes of cinnamon and dried apricot. Adding dilution brings out mellow mocha and hazelnut, overall suggesting chocolate chip cookie dough. Aged in oloroso sherry and bourbon casks.
Justin Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 25.99, Justin, S473812,,,, Dark purple ruby core, slightly lighter at the rim showing light staining on the glass. Aromatic with bright ripe black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, baking spice, savory dried autumn leaves, subtle violet floral notes with a hint of caramelized barrel sweetness. Dry, moderate plus bodied, with ripe red and black cherry, and blackcurrant fruit joined by vanilla and cinnamon spice notes on the entry. The mid-palate is fresh with sustained ripe fruit, toasty oak notes and softly textured tannins. The finish is moderately long with notes of cherry candy and blackcurrant fruit matched with subtle classic Cabernet savory elements.
Justin Justification 2014, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 39.99, Justin, S444211,,,, 93 Points Wine Enthusiast - This blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot is quite ripe on the nose, with lavish black-currant fruit as well as dried dill and fennel touches. Impressively soft and thick, the tannic structure coats every corner of the mouth, carrying flavors of black cherry, mint-laced chocolate and black truffle.
Dickel Barrel Select Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 39.99, Dickel, S326882,,,, 95 Points Wine Enthusiast - Sip or mix this Tennessee beauty. It has a maple hue and a boozy but gorgeous aroma, mixing caramel and burnt orange peel. Those flavors are reflected on the supersoft palate, finishing long on drying notes of cocoa, spice, vanilla and orange peel.
Dickel Superior No 12 Sour Mash Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 19.99, Dickel, S357294,,,, 92 Points Wine Enthusiast -The delightful bouquet offers potent tobacco ash, paraffin, sweet oak and grain kernel. The palate entry has spirity warmth and tastes of cigarette tobacco, light honey and cereal grain; midpalate texture is creamy and deliciously sooty. Finishes buttery, spirity and clean.
Dickel No 8 Sour Mash Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 17.99, Dickel, S363748,,,, 91 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy* - With its tawny hue, smooth caramel and maple notes braced up with a slight oaky edge and buttery finish, this is a whiskey to savor. Try it in a Manhattan.
Burnett's Vodka Pumpkin Spice, Vodka, , 6.00, Burnett's, 17573,,,, With its nutmeg, cloves, star anise, cinnamon and sweet pumpkin flavor, Burnett's Pumpkin Spice is literally like drinking a pumpkin pie. A pumpkin pie that you did not have to bake.
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Cask 23 Napa Valley 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 259.99, Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, 37965,,,, The 2013 CASK 23 combines the signature perfume notes of FAY vineyard with the structure and minerality of S.L.V. Aromas of black cherry, cola, currant and ripe figs begin the nose of this rich and opulent Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is full of black fruit (black plum and black cherry) and blueberry flavors that lead to an intense, lingering finish with a touch of cocoa.99 Points The Wine Advocate - The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Cask 23 ratchets up the level of complexity, richness and density. Magnificent floral notes intermix with blueberry, blackberry and cassis, and there is no hint of new oak. A full-bodied opulence on the palate, great purity and personality make for a prodigious example of Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 30+ years. Kudos to Stags Leap Wine Cellars.97 Points Vinous - The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Caks 23 is quite simply one of the wines of the vintage. Crème de cassis, inky blue/purplish fruit, menthol, licorice and dark spices are some of myriad aromas and flavors that open up as the Cask 23 makes its presence noted. Huge and massively tannic, the 2013 Cask captures all the personality of this great vintage, along with darker shades of expression that recall the S.L. V. If anything, the Cask tastes like S.L.V. on steroids. What a wine! 96 Points -Wine & Spirits - Marcus Notaro came to SLWC from Col Solare in Washington State. He blended the 2012s and worked on the 2013s with Kirk Grace, who manages the two estate vineyards—S.L.V. and Fay—that come together in Cask 23. Fay is an alluvial wash on the valley floor below the Stags Leap escarpment, with some blocks higher up the hillside, where the soils share more of the volcanic rock of S.L.V., a less fertile and faster draining colluvial mix fallen down from the hills above. Notaro uses those upper blocks of Fay and S.L.V. to build structure in Cask 23, as well as selections from vines on the lower, silty soils that offer a lighter, more fragrant cabernet. What’s remarkable about this 2013 is how those elements combine in a wine with the textural richness and polish of great Stags Leap District cabernet and then expand into fragrance. It’s a wine with forward motion, what senior editor Luke Sykora described as “a torrent of fruit in the middle, propulsive fruit that pushes the oak to the side.” The lasting impression is savory and bright, a wine that looks up to the future, one that will live long among the greats of the 2013 vintage in Napa Valley.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - This is a rich, peppery and generously tannic and full-bodied expression of the grape, both powerful and brimming in grace. Soft and mellow on the midpalate, it builds up ripeness and texture toward the finish, ending with a satisfying bite of graham cracker and chocolate.90 Points Wine Spectator - Showing a harmonious presentation of spicy oak and rich berry, this is elegant and refined. Slow to uncoil, revealing subtle flavor nuances of earth, herb, currant, olive and underbrush. Best from 2019 through 2029. 3,900 cases made.
Bellavista Franciacorta Brut 2010, Sparkling, 750 ml, 42.99, Bellavista, 60369,,,, 92 Points Wine Advocate -Bellavista's 2010 Franciacorta Brut marks an impressive effort by this historic and widely successful estate in Italy's number one classic method sparkling wine region. Unlike its peers, this wine shows a direct and massively confident aromatic delivery with candied almond paste, exotic fruit, pine nut, baked bread and orange jelly. It's all very unique and appealing in every manner. Soft effervesce adds to the wine's rich, creamy mouthfeel. This Brut, made with 72% Chardonnay and 28% Pinot Nero, delivers the goods.90 Points Wine Spectator - Fresh and floral, this finely knit Franciacorta is long and creamy, with ripe white cherry and Honeycrisp apple fruit and notes of pickled ginger, chalk and lemon parfait. Offers a lingering finish of ground spice and honeysuckle. Drink now through 2021. 93 Points James Suckling - Beautiful aromas of sliced apple, pear and lemon rind. Full-bodied, dense and very rich with cooked apple, pie crust and crème brûlée. Slightly oily but remains fresh and clean. A complex, rich sparkling wine. Drink now72% Chardonnay, 28% Pinot Noir
Balvenie 15 Year Sherry Cask Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 131.99, Balvenie, Y39352,,,, The Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask has been matured exclusively in a single European oak sherry butt for at least 15 years. The term ‘Single Barrel’ conveys the unique nature of the single malt whisky, which has been drawn from a single cask of a single distillation. Limited by nature, each heavily toasted European oak Oloroso sherry butt will yield no more than 800 bottles of Scotch whisky.
Geyser Peak Water Bend Chardonnay 2013, Vintage Clearance, 750 ml, 15.00, Geyser Peak, 27763,,,, 90 Points Wine Enthusiast - A richly layered white, this wine opens in butterscotch and mango, making no bones about its ripeness and voluptuous nature. Acidity saves the day and keeps the proceedings from getting out of hand, allowing the finish to find balance.
Vilafonte Series C 2013, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 99.99, Vilafort, E34431,,,, 2013 is a vintage of great substance. The wine exhibits an incredible deep red-black color. Captivating mineral notes are present with blackcurrant preserve, liquorice, espresso roast and wet pebbles distinguishing the complex aromas and bouquet. On the palate, it shows great focus, a very well balanced tannin structure and beautiful density, contributing to an expected and extended cellaring potential for this wine. to an expected and extended cellaring potential for this wine.Cabernet Sauvignon (58%) contributes to the structure, tannin base, and dark fruit; Merlot (21%) provides complex red fruits and smooth texture; Cabernet Franc (13%) provides high notes of cedar and violets, with elegance on the palate; while the Malbec (8%) gives succulent black fruit flavors.93 Points Wine Advocate - The labels had arrived the previous day when I tasted the 2013 Series C, a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 8% Malbec, raised in 70% new French oak for 23 months. That oak is neatly embroidered into the blackberry and raspberry fruit on the nose - nicely defined and precise, perhaps more focused than its "M" counterpart. The palate is medium-bodied with a supple, nicely poised entry and a keen thread of acidity; it is quite compact in the mouth, but that doesn't matter because the purity is locked in and it lingers long in the mouth. This is very fine, but it will need 3-4 years in bottle to show what it can do.91 Points Wine Spectator - Ripe and toasty in feel, with layers of crushed plum, warm raspberry coulis and melted black licorice framed by espresso and singed juniper details. Weighty and broad, but shows drive and cut, with the fruit pushing through steadily on the finish. Exhibits more muscle than purity, but well done for the style. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2017 through 2021.
Broadbent 10 Year Boal Madeira, Dessert Wine, 750 ml, 42.99, Broadbent, E23410,,,, Combining different wines together, we try to have a final wine with high quality. Blending helps to balance the wine, to addlayers of flavors and better integrate the sugars and acids. Blending allows us to select the best characteristics of different wines and then mix them all together to create a much better flavor profile, maintaining the consistence of quality and, off course,reduce the negative impacts, if any, that some harvestyears may present.
Broadbent 10 Year Verdelho Madeira, Dessert Wine, 750 ml, 42.99, Broadbent, E23414,,,, Broadbent’s 10 year old Verdelho a wine that Bartholomew Broadbent describes as thus: The nose is very delicate, fruity with a flowery and refreshing bouquet. Aged in old oak cask in the traditional “Canteiro ” system. After maturing, the wine underwent racking, fining and filtering before the blend was assembled and bottled.
Broadbent 10 Year Malmsey Madeira, Dessert Wine, 750 ml, 44.99, Broadbent, E8087,,,, 90 Points Wine Advocate - The non-vintage Broadbent Malmsey 10-Year-Old has a lucid auburn hue. The nose is light and elegant with hints of toffee, mandarin, and pressed flowers. The palate is smooth and sensual. It is extremely well-balanced with a graceful, spicy, almost peppery finish that demonstrates great persistency. This is an excellent Malmsey wine, surfeit with brio and hubris!90 Points Wine Enthusiast - The Madeira regulations say that 10-years old is the age of the youngest part of the blend. So this richly sweet Malmsey contains many older wines. These are shown in the old gold color, the proper citrus acidity and the dryness that goes with wood aging. At the end, though, the liquid honey flavors are dominant. 
Palazzo Cabernet Franc 2013, Cabernet Franc, 750 ml, 99.99, Palazzo, E34358,,,, When the "stars align" and everything during the growing season goes just right … being diligent in the vineyards, as well as throughout the picking & sorting process of the grapes … with a meticulous eye for detail & quality … then and only then is it possible to make Cabernet Franc at a "World-Class" level!With the delicacy and floral bouquet of violets & cassis, the complexity and balance of just the right amount of fruit & spice, and the opulent texture & mouthfeel of a beautifully bold, yet elegantly balanced Red Table Wine … know as Cabernet Franc! 97 Points The Wine Advocate - Another of the profound Cabernet Francs from Scott Palazzo, and to me, one of the two best he has made to date (the other being the 2007) is the 2013 Cabernet Franc. When I tasted it, it had only been in bottle about five weeks, but it was locked and loaded. Dense purple, with notes of forest floor, incense, violets, black cherries and black raspberries, some foresty notes are also present. The wine is full-bodied, opulent, with great acidity, vigor and delineation. This is a sensational example of Cabernet Franc and certainly one of the finest 100% Cabernet Franc cuvées money can buy from California. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. 
Chateau Musar Rouge 2007, Red Blend, 750 ml, 64.99, Chateau Musar, E26620,,,, Nearly 7 years on, upon its' release in the spring of 2014, the wine is showing impressive aromas of blueberries, ripe blackberries, cherries and plum fruitcake.The palate is initially soft and round with primary fruits of blackberry, plum, red cherries and pomegranate with some chocolaty spicy notes in the background. It opens up with mouth filling berry fruit and delicious notes of concentrated dark fruits and molasses. It really begins to impress in the mid palate where it holds its' intensity and structure effortlessly all the way to the end. The alcohol is well integrated with elegant but youthful tannins – it is a well-balanced wine with good underpinning acidity and a compelling structure.92 Points Wine Advocate - The 2007 Chateau Musar, the flagship estate red, is the typical, roughly equal blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan and Cinsault, aged for 12 months in French oak. Adding a much needed layer of concentration to the Hochar also reviewed this issue, this also provides more focus and intensity, while still seeming to be a civilized Musar. Finishing with complexity, earthy nuances and a gamey hint, it is a relatively polished Musar that shows both finesse and flavor on the finish. After opening rather soft and reticent, the underlying power emerged strongly. There are tannins lurking underneath, of course. Add the acidity, providing some steel and intensity, and this becomes a completely different wine with three hours of decanting, up to and including, what seemed to me to be a high-toned nuance, a hint of Amarone that, hopefully, stays under control. With the right food match, you might not notice. Like most Musars, this is a bottling that has a lot of stuff going on. Take it for what it is. In any event, if I didn't have it in front of me at home the whole time, I'd think someone had switched my glasses from start to finish. It went from "nice" to "it's Musar!" It should age pretty nicely - they always do - but this opened so well that I would not chastise anyone who decided to dive in now. That said, as this became more powerful and astringent with decanting, it certainly demonstrated that it will benefit from more cellaring.90 Points Wine & Spirits - The flagship Musar bottling, this blend of cabernet sauvignon, cinsault and carignan is lush and almost Port-like in 2007, save for the gust of spice that comes in on the acidity and brightens the finish. It’s wild and warm, a Mediterranean red with a forest floor complexity that keeps it engaging for hours.
Pasote Tequila Anejo, Tequila, 750 ml, 59.99, Pasote, W141158,,,, 91 Points Wine Enthusiast - Aged for 18 months, this easy sipper has a pale gold hue and mild honey aroma. It's mellow and light on the palate, mixing honey and vanilla with a slightly drying flurry of nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon.One of the innovative features of the distillery is the ability to capture rainwater, so it can be used for distillation. Pasote is made with 40% rainwater, and 60% spring water. Although agave tends to get a lot of the credit for the aromas and flavors found in tequila, water is just as important. The quality of the water has a lot to do with the aromas and flavors found in the final product.The agaves used in Pasote come from one of Felipe’s fields in the highlands of Jesus Maria. They are fully matured, cooked in traditional brick ovens, crushed using a mechanical tahona, fermented in stainless steel tanks, and then double-distilled in copper pot stills. The reposado and añejo are then aged in used bourbon barrels. In other words, Pasote is made using traditional production methods! This is one of the reasons why it has a character all its own.
Pasote Tequila Reposado, Tequila, 750 ml, 48.99, Pasote, W141157,,,, 92 Points Tasting PanelOne of the innovative features that Felipe built into his distillery was the ability to capture rainwater, so it can be used for distillation. Pasote is made with 40% rainwater, and 60% spring water. Although agave tends to get a lot of the credit for the aromas and flavors found in tequila, water is just as important. The quality of the water has a lot to do with the aromas and flavors found in the final product.The agaves used in Pasote come from one of Felipe’s fields in the highlands of Jesus Maria. They are fully matured, cooked in traditional brick ovens, crushed using a mechanical tahona, fermented in stainless steel tanks, and then double-distilled in copper pot stills. The reposado and añejo are then aged in used bourbon barrels. In other words, Pasote is made using traditional production methods! This is one of the reasons why it has a character all its own.
Pasote Tequila Blanco, Tequila, 750 ml, 36.99, Pasote, W141156,,,, 93 Points Tasting Panel90 Points Wine Enthusiast - The mild scent hints at agave and basil. Meanwhile, the palate shows vanilla sweetness up front, warming to a traditional agave and jalapeño midpalate, and finishing with black pepper sparks and echoes of vanilla and cinnamon. Seems like it would lend itself to barrel-aged expressions.Wine & Spirits - Years ago, I largely abandoned Tequila for the more complex, flavorful and soulful terrain of mezcal. Pasote is one of the few Tequilas I’ve tasted that reminds me why the spirit became popular in the first place. Pasote’s rich, smooth texture carries an abundance of powerful flavor, from exotic fruit and vegetable notes to peppery highlights and subtle minerality. That Pasote should taste like this perhaps shouldn’t surprise: It’s made by agave wizard Felipe Camarena, whose family has consistently produced the region’s best bottlings, from El Tesoro to Tapatio to Ocho. While it also comes in reposado and añejo forms, Pasote’s basic blanco needs no wood. Its clean, expressive purity and warm, rich finish of pepper and stone fruit is all one could ask of a Tequila.
Uncle Val's Botanical Gin, Gin, 750 ml, 31.99, Uncle Val's, W125653,,,, 96 Points Tasting Panel90 Points Wine Enthusiast - Sweet-tasting and citrusy, this has a light herbal aroma. It shows distinct cucumber and lavender notes on the palate, and it should lend itself to spring and summer cocktails. Keep an eye out for exciting savory and spicy variations of Uncle Val's that may be coming to market soon.Distilled five times from grain, the gin offers a nose that is immediately evoking of limes, even though they’re not part of the botanical bill. It’s like a lime-emblazoned gin and tonic right out of the bottle. On the tongue, plenty more of that lime character, and that lavender becomes apparent. Cucumber gives this gin a bit of a cooling effect, so much so that the juniper is almost a tertiary character.
Kirk and Sweeney 12 Year Old Dominican Rum, Rum, 750 ml, 36.99, Kirk and Sweeney, W128493,,,, 95 Points Wine Enthusiast - Named for a wooden schooner famed for smuggling rum during Prohibition, this amber rum has a relatively light feel for a spirit aged a full 12 years. Flavors and aromas run to hazelnut, cookie dough, brown sugar and vanilla, pepped up with dark chocolate and espresso. Presented in a rotund “onion” bottle modeled after an 18th-century design.Kirk and Sweeney was the name of a wooden schooner that was best known for smuggling rum from the Caribbean to the United States during Prohibition," says August Sebastiani, President of 35 Maple Street Distillery. Just before it entered the territorial waters of the United States, the schooner would drop anchor and sell the rum to smaller boats which would come up alongside the Kirk and Sweeney. The smaller boats, which were faster and more maneuverable than the boats in the Coast Guard's fleet, would smuggle the rum ashore.As other boats followed suit, the edge of U.S. jurisdiction — the line where boats like the Kirk and Sweeney dropped anchor — became known as the "Rum Line" and the row of ships waiting to sell rum on the Rum Line were said to be anchored on "Rum Row." 
Tincup 10 Year Blended Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 49.99, TINCUP, Y20124,,,, Tincup 10 is a high-rye bourbon aged in white American oak barrels with a #3 char. The whiskey is aged for a minimum of 10 years before being cut to proof with Rocky mountain water. A classic American Mountain Whiskey.Tincup is the brainchild of Colorado-based Jess Graber. A distiller as a hobby for 30 years, he turned full-time in 2004. A high rye whiskey, made with a bourbon-style profile but more powerful and spicier, the cap also works as a cup.Mashbill: 64% corn, 32% rye & 4% malted barley
Milagro Tequila Select Barrel Reserve Anejo, Tequila, 750 ml, 101.99, Milagro, Y221423,,,, 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - The opening whiffs detect the buttery, resiny and lightly baked presence of oak barrels; following further air contact, more vegetal aromas appear, including green pepper, green olive, candle wax and garden flowers. The palate entry accentuates the oak-barrel sweetness while the midpalate adds succulent notes of cream, caramel and light honey. Concludes sweet, silky in texture, and classy.
Milagro Tequila Select Barrel Reserve Silver, Tequila, 750 ml, 42.99, Milagro, 10669,,,, 91 Points Wine Enthusiast - Delicate and light, and presented in a gorgeous bottle with a spiky glass piña (agave) blown inside. The mild, almost neutral aroma hints at vanilla. The feather-light flavors seem to float off the tongue, suggesting vanilla, jalapeño, granite and a flicker of cayenne sizzle on the exit.
Lot 40 Single Copper Pot Still Canadian Rye Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 32.99, Lot 40, S268066,,,, 97 Points Wine Enthusiast - This full-bodied blended whisky hits all the right notes, starting with plenty of rich caramel and oak tones on the nose and palate, plus touches of butterscotch, spicy cinnamon and clove. It finishes long, slightly oily and mouth filling. Sip it straight or add a splash of sweet vermouth.
Glenfiddich 26 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 599.99, Glenfiddich, Y50328,,,, ** Ships with pictured boxThe first whisky of this age released by the Glenfiddich distillery, Excellence 26 Year Old is a very special release that was matured exclusively in American oak bourbon barrels for notes of vanilla and spice alongside classic Glenfiddich notes and a vein of oak running right through the middle. - Master of MaltA rare and aged single malt Scotch whisky that has spent 26 long years carefully maturing in American Oak ex-bourbon casks. This expression was created to honour Glenfiddich's line of continuous family ownership since William Grant founded our distillery in 1887.Doing things our own way means we can create a luxurious single malt that truly lives up to its name. We’ve created a vibrant yet soft and delicate expression, with a deep and complex balance of sweetness and dry oak tannin. Bound to excite the palate and awaken the nose.  
Amador Ten Barrels Straight Hop-Flavored Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 99.99, Amador, Y819725,,,, The mission of the Amador Whiskey Company is to "partner with the finest craft distilleries in the United States to create limited-edition whiskeys." The company's first release was crafted by Charbay Master Distiller Marko Karakasevic. Thirty years ago, Karakasevic — a 12th generation Master Distiller — emigrated to California and became a pioneer in the American craft spirits movement by opening the doors to one of the first craft distilleries in the United States. Over three decades later, Karakasevic continues to release some of the most unique and interesting spirits in the world.Amador Ten Barrels Straight Hop-Flavored Whiskey is made from a marriage of 60% straight malt whiskey and 40% hop-flavored whiskey. The hop-flavored whiskey is crafted from Racer 5 IPA, a craft beer brewed by the Bear Republic Brewery. The IPA is full-bodied, and contributes a malty hoppiness to the whiskey without overwhelming the whiskey's flavor profile.
W.L. Weller Antique 107 Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 199.99, W.L. Weller, Y13105,,,, Besides being one of the few wheated bourbons on the marketplace, oak verses age is the name of the game here. It's age falls around the 7 year range and has more oak flavor than many similar aged bottles on sale today. Whatever magic Buffalo Trace uses to accomplish this certainly make it unique to Weller Antique. The nose on each of the W.L. Weller bourbons are  surprisingly great. - Breaking Bourbon
Chateau Laures Entre-deux-Mers White Blend 2013, White Blend, 750 ml, 29.99, Chateau Laures, W38294,,,, Rare White Blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon with delightful notes of white pear, apple, and lemon verbena and a crisp mineral finish.
Botonist Islay Dry Gin, Gin, 750 ml, 39.99, Botonist, Y84382,,,, Created at the Bruichladdich distillery, this superb Islay gin was distilled in the 'ugly betty' still described as "an oversized upside-down dustbin made of copper" by Tom Morton. Perhaps the best looking packaging we've ever seen for a gin - it's not all style and no substance either. This is a world-class gin, at a proper abv. A huge 31 botanicals go into The Botanist, including 22 native to Islay (the Juniper used is wild Islay Juniper). The full list of botanicals is as follows: angelica root, apple mint, birch leaves, bog myrtle leaves, cassia bark, chamomile, cinnamon bark, coriander seed, creeping thistle flowers, elder flowers, gorse flowers, heather flowers, hawthorn flowers, juniper berries, lardy's bedstraw flowers, lemon balm, lemon peel, liquorice root, meadow sweet, orange peel, oris root, peppermint leaves, mugwort leaves, red clover flowers,tansy, thyme leaves, water mint leaves, white clover, wood sage leaves. - Master of Malt
Von Simmern Erbacher Marcobrunn Riesling Kabinett 2014, Riesling, 750 ml, 19.99, Dr. Loosen, C15010,,,, Back in the 18th century, the Barons Langwerth von Simmern helped establish the worldwide reputation of Marcobrunn wines. Combining full body with refreshing acidity, Marcobrunn wines have an unsurpassed longevity. They need 2-3 years of bottle aging to show their potential.From a 1.6 ha, southfacing slope; All wines are fermented in stainless steel tanks and 1,200 liter oak stucks
Loosen Ürziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese 2015, Riesling, 750 ml, 29.99, Dr. Loosen, C1901015,,,, Literally translating to "The Spice Garden of Ürzig", this wine hails from the weathered red volcanic and slate soils of the Ürziger Würzgarten (pronounced ERTS-iger VERTS-garten) vineyard, which makes it quite unique in the Mosel. It is an incredibly steep site that yields wines with an exotic, spicy aroma and earthiness. The Loosen estate’s oldest vines (up to 120 years old) are found here. Spätlese (“late-picked”) means that the grapes get a week or two of extra hang time for higher ripeness and deeper flavors than a Kabinett.
Hacienda d Arinzano Tinto 2012, Red Blend, 750 ml, 17.99, Hacienda d Arinzano, S474951,,,, Very elegant and refined wine. Silky wine whit good structure. A very slow evolution in the bottle.Grape variety: 80% Tempranillo, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet SauvignonAgeing: 14 months in French oak barrels, 40% new, 60% second year
Achaval-Ferrer Mendoza Malbec 2016, Malbec, 750 ml, 22.88, Achaval-Ferrer, S484144,,,, Malbec Mendoza is a portrayal of the emblematic variety of Argentina, in the shining, high-mountain's soil. Fashioned by a diversity of vineyards, rooted in the most relevant environment that the Cuyo Region has to offer, this young wine, potent and velvety, provides smoothness, freshness, lands and tastes in a conclusive statement. This wine says Malbec and Mendoza, in a universal language.
Kentucky Owl 11 Year Small Batch Rye Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 154.99, Kentucky Owl, S484078,,,, Just a week after announcing the release of its latest limited-edition batch of bourbon, Kentucky Owl has debuted a brand new rye whiskey. Like the bourbon, this whiskey is sourced and blended by Dixon Dedman.Whisky Advocate - It’s exciting to see this expansion into rye—especially because there’s a lot more of this whiskey to go around than the bourbon, whose newest batch only has about 2,500 bottles. There’s no set schedule for new batches of Kentucky Owl rye, but the company is planning spring and fall releases in 2018.
Joseph Magnus Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 119.99, Joseph Magnus, W146241,,,, Double Gold Medal San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016Gold Medal American Distilling Institute Craft Blended Spirits Competition 2016Joseph Magnus Bourbon is a marriage of straight bourbon whiskey aged in white oak and finished in Oloroso sherry, Pedro Ximénez and Cognac casks. Rich and deep notes of vanilla, citrus, dark chocolate, brown sugar and dark stone fruits deliver with a lingering, warm finish.
Bozal Mezcal, Mezcal, 750 ml, 39.99, Bozal, W142630,,,, 100 Points Tasting Panel90 Points Wine Enthusiast - Expect a concentrated smoky profile, from start to finish. This mezcal opens with menthol and mint, backed by vanilla-sugar sweetness in the background. The midpalate turns smoky and piny, like embers billowing in the forest, and finishes relatively fiery, echoing a smoky menthol note.
Breckenridge Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 24.99, Breckenridge, Y47725,,,, Silver US Craft Competition 2015Clean and brilliantly clear with notes of lemon cream and fragrant meadow flowers. Light body with a soft, warm texture and balanced mellow finish displaying just a hint of sweetness. Minerality of the Breckenridge water used for blending and proofing lends to the perfect mouth feel.
Treana Chardonnay 2015, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 15.99, Treana, Y756624,,,, The 2015 Treana Chardonnay is bright and straw-colored, with aromas of fresh apricot, white peach and nectarine with orange blossom, caramel and vanilla. On the palate,the Chardonnay is crisp, with a bright entry highlighted by ripe tropical and citrus fruits. The mid-palate is clean with hints of guava, Mandarin orange, toasted caramel, and crème brulee, while the long finish is marked by racy acidity and a chalky-minerality.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - Rich with gooey marshmallow, crème brûlée and cotton candy aromas, this is an unabashed classic California Chardonnay from Austin Hope. Unctuous marzipan and sea salt caramel flavors make for a creamy mouthfeel, and yet firm acidity leaves the midpalate feeling clean, allowing butterscotch tones to linger on the finish.
A to Z Wineworks Oregon Pinot 2014, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 17.99, A to Z Wineworks, Y406824,,,, Clear and vibrant, the 2014 A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir opens with rich primary aromas of strawberries, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, even cranberries, developing to violets, red currants, pipe tobacco, iron and wet stone. The attack is beautifully balanced between richness and brightness with hints of roses, honeysuckle, red and blue fruit flavors. The mid-palate reveals ripe tannins and crisp acidity with a touch of minerality and spice (cinnamon, anise, saffron, sandalwood) lending greater complexity. This wine, succulent and juicy with great concentration, finishes long and rich with classic Oregon freshness. The harmony and depth of the 2014 Oregon vintage are on full display in the 2014 A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir. Built for mid-term aging, this wine has great integrity and should drink well on release and for the next 3-5 years.
Ulysses Red Wine Napa 2013, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 184.99, Opus One, W38872,,,, Ulysses 2013 delivers savory notes of woodland strawberries and jasmine. Luminous and tightly woven, the wine seizes the palate with grip and exuberance.98 Points James Suckling - Fabulous subtle aromas of black currants, violets and lilacs with a hot stone undertone. Full-bodied and dense, it shows such wonderful energy and synergy that delivers a firm yet gentle tannin backbone and complex mouthfeel that seduces you. Evolves wonderfully. Second wine from this new estate, which is owned by Christian Moueix of Dominus and Bordeaux. Release is March 2017.97 Points Decanter - Wild notes of briary blackberry, red plum and elderberry are complemented by rich earth and herbs in the bouquet of the 2013 Ulysses, the second vintage for Christian Mouiex's new project in south-western Oakville. On the palate the wine is dense, juicy and firmly structured, with a compelling sense of balance and tension. Contrasting this with the 2013 Dominus over the coming decades will be fascinating.96 Points The Wine Advocate - The 2013 Ulysses is absolutely mind-boggling, as so many wines from this vintage are. Gorgeous blueberry and blackberry fruit, along with the telltale cassis and floral notes, jump from the glass. Again, this is Pauillac-like, with some cedar wood and subtle barrique smells. Again produced nearly all from Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is full-bodied, powerful, rich and long, with slightly sweeter tannins than the 2012. Production in 2013 was 960 cases, and Moueix told me that the entire growing season averaged about two and half weeks ahead of schedule from bloom break to harvest. This is a prodigious effort and will certainly stand as the great Ulysses of the first trio to be released. I suspect it will be drinkable in 3-4 years and keep for 30 or more, given the Moueix track record.95 Points Vinous - Gravel, smoke, graphite, savory herbs, tobacco and iron are some of the signatures in the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon. A typical wine from the eastern sector of Oakville on the border with Yountville, the 2013 is loaded with feral, savory notes, while the expression of blue/blackish fruit lies a bit more in the background. In 2013, the main signature is an expression of structure that is both vertical but also incredibly insistent through to the finish. In other words, this is a super-classic 2013 built for the cellar.  
Kavalan Sherry Single Malt Whiskey, Whiskey, 700 ml, 199.99, Kavalan, S444219,,,, Gold Liquid Gold Award - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2014Single cask Taiwanese whisky matured in a top quality Fino Sherry butt. Each bottle comes complete with a presentation box and carry bag! The whisky is pretty darned good too, named the Best New World Single Malt Whisky in 2012 by the World Whiskies Awards and Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.
Kavalan Ex Bourbon Cask Strength Single Malt Whiskey, Whiskey, 700 ml, 179.99, Kavalan, S444221,,,, Double Gold SF World SpiritsKavalan ex-Bourbon Cask Strength is a delightfully complex, multi-dimensional single malt whisky, with vanilla, fruit and coconut highlights. Matured in hand selected fresh American ex-Bourbon casks, the whisky is available at cask strength and non chill-filtered hence it retains a fuller flavour of a natural single malt whisky.
Kavalan Ex Bourbon Oak Single Malt Whiskey, Whiskey, 700 ml, 119.99, Kavalan, S392719,,,, Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017Kavalan ex-Bourbon Oak dilutes Solist ex-Bourbon with Kavalan spring water to 46% strength. It is incredibly smooth with a soft sweetness, losing the harshness and the alcohol edge and lingering over those unique flavors. It is clean and fresh tropical fruitiness with pleasant vanilla, coconut and spices.
Kavalan Classic Single Malt Whiskey, Whiskey, 700 ml, 79.99, Kavalan, S362032,,,, Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017The flagship single malt from Taiwan's Kavalan. Only operating since 2005 they have wowed the world with their young but full flavoured whisky, concentrating on their signature flavours of tropical fruit. - Whisky Exchange
Kavalan King Car Single Malt Whiskey, Whiskey, 700 ml, 99.99, Kavalan, S360242,,,, Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017A limited edition whisky from King Car's Kavalan distillery in Taiwan, part of their range which also includes the orchestrally inspired Solist series. The whisky was selected to show off the range of flavour that the distillery can produce and reflect the multi-armed nature of their parent company. - Whisky Exchange
Sangria Table Wine (12 Bottles), Red Blend, 750 ml, 48.00, Wine Globe, 484938,,,, Sangria has a rich history from the middle ages where wine was mixed with fruit and a perfect choice to serve guests. One of the beauties of sangria recipes is that you can use a variety of different wines in the recipe mix. This can include wines that couldn't be finished the day before or table wines under $10. Give your sangria an added sparkle by using a sparkling wine in the recipe. It’s best to let all of the other ingredients combine and then open and add the sparkling wine just before serving.We have 2 options of older vintage wines that make for economical yet delicious sangria. Choose from RED case of red wines or MIXED case of red + sparkling rose. Below is a fantastic Sangia recipee but there are so many fantastic options for you to get creative.How to make your Signature Sangria- 1/4 cup lemon juice- 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate- 1/3 cup orange juice - bottle medium bodied red wine (grenache, merlot, tempranillo)- 1 lemon, sliced into rounds- 1 orange, sliced into rounds- 1 lime, sliced into rounds- 1/4 cup white sugar- 8 maraschino cherries- 2 cups sparking rose wine (optional)- 1/2 cup brandy (optional)Directions In a large pitcher or bowl, mix together the brandy, lemon juice, lemonade concentrate, orange juice, red wine, triple sec, and sugar. Float slices of lemon, orange and lime, and maraschino cherries in the mixture. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor. For a fizzy sangria, add chilled sparkling wine before serving!
Sangria Table Wine (12 Bottles), Red Blend, 750 ml, 48.00, Wine Globe, 484939,,,, Sangria has a rich history from the middle ages where wine was mixed with fruit and a perfect choice to serve guests. One of the beauties of sangria recipes is that you can use a variety of different wines in the recipe mix. This can include wines that couldn't be finished the day before or table wines under $10. Give your sangria an added sparkle by using a sparkling wine in the recipe. It’s best to let all of the other ingredients combine and then open and add the sparkling wine just before serving.We have 2 options of older vintage wines that make for economical yet delicious sangria. Choose from RED case of red wines or MIXED case of red + sparkling rose. Below is a fantastic Sangia recipee but there are so many fantastic options for you to get creative.How to make your Signature Sangria- 1/4 cup lemon juice- 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate- 1/3 cup orange juice - bottle medium bodied red wine (grenache, merlot, tempranillo)- 1 lemon, sliced into rounds- 1 orange, sliced into rounds- 1 lime, sliced into rounds- 1/4 cup white sugar- 8 maraschino cherries- 2 cups sparking rose wine (optional)- 1/2 cup brandy (optional)Directions In a large pitcher or bowl, mix together the brandy, lemon juice, lemonade concentrate, orange juice, red wine, triple sec, and sugar. Float slices of lemon, orange and lime, and maraschino cherries in the mixture. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor. For a fizzy sangria, add chilled sparkling wine before serving!
Aquinas Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 18.99, Aquinas, Y383726,,,, The Aquinas Cabernet Sauvignon delights with aromas crushed currants, blackberry jam and fresh violet petals. On the palate, decadent toasted oak notes from the blend of American and French Oak aging regimen blend with black cherry and sweetened cranberry. A fruit-forward, full-bodied and delightfully structured Cabernet Sauvignon.
B Side Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 23.99, B Side, Y322981,,,, Wine Enthusiast - Top Napa Cabs under $30B Side Cabernet Sauvignon delivers the pinnacle of a lush Napa Valley wine, a classic expression of this world renowned growing region. On the nose, beautiful notes of cassis, licorice and blackberry are framed with dark, toasty oak from fourteen months of aging. A ripe, rich and layered glass of wine abundant with bold fruit flavors and subtle nuances of toffee, espresso and dark chocolate. This wine reflects its origin, with powerful structure, firm tannins and a perfectly finessed finish.
Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2015, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 41.99, Patz & Hall, S894658,,,, This dazzling Pinot Noir offers beautiful aromas of black cherry, cranberry and cinnamon, as well as deeper notes of mulled spice, black licorice, dark chocolate and earthy forest floor. On the palate, it is light on its feet, without ever being light, displaying wonderful drive and dense, fine-grained tannins that add structure and sophistication to layers of lush fruit and enticing spice. Complex and compelling, it captures both the elegance and energy of great Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.
Laphroaig Lore Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 119.99, Laphroaig, S411319,,,, Double Gold SF World Spirits Competition 2017Crafted by Laphroaig Distillery Manager, John Campbell, Laphroaig Lore is drawn from a variety of casks including first-fill bourbon barrels, quarter casks and Oloroso sherry hogsheads to create a unique richness. As the name suggests, this new offering from Laphroaig is inspired by the knowledge and traditions passed down from generation to generation of our distillery managers, blenders and craftsmen.
Laphroaig Triple Wood Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 59.99, Laphroaig, S247482,,,, 94 points Whisky Advocate - Laphroaig’s owners are intent on ensuring a big peaty engine for any new release, but this is a monster by anyone’s standards. It’s essentially Quarter Cask finished in oloroso sherry casks, so in addition to the intense charcoal smoke attack there are rich fruity notes; blackcurrant and berries. It’s an evening barbecue whisky. Grill that fish until it’s blackened and crispy, drizzle on lemon, and as the smoke rears up in protest, sip this. Big, moody, broody, fruity, and rich: what’s not to love? 
Double Cross Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 39.99, Double Cross, S325333,,,, Two gold medals at the World Spirits Competition. - Only vodka ever to win gold for both taste and package design in the history of the competition."Outstanding, Smooth, lush and dry. Very clean flavors" - Anthony Dias Blue Tasting Panel Magazine92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Upfront, the nose is grainy, dry and delicate. Palate entry is peppery and sweeter than I thought it would be, but not cloying; midpalate displays vibrant, spicy fragrances of snack crackers laced with pepper, black peppercorn, lemon zest and mustard seed; the texture is creamy and full. Concludes on a silky, citrusy note. Substantial and well-made.
Leviathan Proprietary Red 2013, Red Blend, 750 ml, 39.99, Leviathan, S414263,,,, On the heels of smooth sailing in the 2012 vintage, Leviathan found themselves in favorable seas again. In 2013, still waters ran deep: a warm, dry spring gave way to early budbreak, balanced canopies and small berries. The intensity of the small berries— and excellent juice-to-skin ratios— reminded them of the profundity of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean, where Leviathan is truly at home. Leagues above on the water’s surface, they were able to work the lines, set the sails, and ultimately capture the potential of this epic vintage.The result of their enological voyage is a wine as American as baseball, and as Yogi Berra would have said, "It’s like deja vu all over again." Find yourself with steady legs in port, and a bountiful glass brimming with aromatics of cigar box, brambly fruit and cacao. The palate gives way to an even-keeled expression of cherries, violets, umeboshi, savory tannins and licorice. In no time, you will be waxing sailor lore with the best of them! And reaching for more, hand over fist!92 Points Vinous - Andy Erickson's Leviathan is gorgeous once again in 2013. Plump, juicy and forward, the 2013 packs a serious punch. Still it is impossible not to notice that this year Leviathan is made in a more aromatic, lifted style than in the past, when the wine has been much more bombastic. Readers looking for a supple, exuberant Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine that requires little cellaring should check out the 2013 Leviathan.
Codigo 1530 Reposado Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 64.99, Còdigo, S442837,,,, Código 1530 Reposado combines the purity of our Blanco and the elegance of our aging process. Aged for six months in the finest Napa Cabernet French White Oak barrels, Código 1530 Reposado embraces the agave-driven flavors of Los Bajos tequila, with subtle hints of many of the signature flavors found in whiskeys.Our barrels are charred by hand on-site at our private distillery in Amatitán. We age our tequila to taste instead of time, adhering to a time-honored family aging process. Bright, sweet agave notes with the added complexity of vanilla, toasted caramel and subtle cocoa powder.
Codigo 1530 Origen Extra Anejo Aged 6 Years Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 299.99, Còdigo, S443117,,,, Código 1530 Origen is lauded by spirits experts as the most decadent Extra Añejo tequila available. Its complex flavor profile – crafted with great care over time – combines the refined palate of an aged tequila with many of the tasting notes typically found in aged whiskeys and fine cognacs.Aged 6 years in the finest Napa Cabernet French White Oak barrels, making it one of the oldest and most refined Extra Añejos on the market. Origen is the legacy of our private family recipe. Aromas of spice, vanilla, caramel and sweet oak that lend to a robust palate teeming with flavors of dried fig and cinnamon.
Codigo 1530 Blanco Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 49.99, Còdigo, S443119,,,, Código 1530 Blanco is the expression that best reflects the pure taste of our perfect inputs. We take pride in every step of our production process, carefully sourcing only the best ingredients to produce a spirit that requires no resting.We only use fully mature agave aged over 7 years, ensuring each agave’s Brix level (sugar content) meets our high standards. Our Blanco is unrested, never touching a barrel, so that the rich flavor of agave can be fully appreciated. Earthy, mineral character that balances the citrus sweetness beautifully.
Deutz Cuvée William Deutz Millesime Brut Champagne 2006, Sparkling, 750 ml, 99.00, Deutz, R66023,,,, 95 Points Wine Enthusiast - The second of two prestige cuvées from Deutz, this shows its high proportion of Pinot Noir with its full-bodied nature. Already mature, it has broadened into a richly complex, toasty, spicy wine. With full-throttle acidity that gives it a taut edge, it's impressive and ready to drink.    93 Points Wine Spectator  - Hints of marzipan and apricot preserves enrich this finely meshed Champagne. Creamy on the palate, featuring black raspberry, orange liqueur, biscuit and spice notes. Drink now through 2026.
Hennessy Black Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 47.99, Hennessy, S268457,,,, Packaged in a sleek, bold, black bottle, Hennessy Black is a versatile blend of 35 to 45 unique, pale and gold colored eaux-de-vie selected for their elegant floral characteristics, subsequently aged in French oak barrels for at least five years. Hennessy Black’s gentler wood influence results in a different expression of Hennessy cognac: lighter and fresher with scents of jasmine, daffodils and orange flowers that are delicately mixed with hints of citrus, honey, and fresh grapes. This unique combination of ingredients creates a distinctively smooth cognac with surprising finesse, balance and floral notes.
Quintessa 2014, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 174.99, Quintessa, S479126,,,, The 2014 Quintessa is a beautiful wine, offering both early enjoyment and ageability. Dense and dark in color, with inviting aromas of fresh cherry and blackberry layered with notes of violets, graphite, and hints of cedar spice, this wine exudes warmth. Dancing on the tongue with flavors of dark berries, dark chocolate, and savory herbs, the smooth and supple tannin expresses all the hallmarks of an exceptional Quintessa vintage.97 Points James Suckling Aromas of spearmint, sweet tobacco, cigars and blackcurrants follow through to a medium to full body, very polished and refined tannins and an intense finish. Extremely fine and long. Savory. Extremely long finish. Biodynamically grown.94 Points The Wine Advocate - The three red wines are represented best by the flagship wine, the 2014 Quintessa Proprietary Red from their vineyards in Rutherford. A beautiful floral, black raspberry and blackcurrant nose soars from this dense ruby/purple wine. Medium-bodied, beautifully rich and layered, the emphasis is on discreet yet intense flavors, power allied with elegance, and wonderfully supple, lush tannins. This wine has great balance, purity, and presence on the palate and should evolve beautifully for two decades or more.
Caymus Conundrum White 2015, White Blend, 750 ml, 22.99, Caymus, S443217,,,, Light in color -- calling to mind shades of straw or sun-kissed blond hair -- this wine opens with the evocative scents of apricot, pineapple, honeysuckle, and coconut. A slight flintiness of wet stone adds a layer of interest, due to a small portion of the wine being fermented in concrete tanks. Entry on the palate is creamy and soft, with lush flavors of Asian pear, Hawaiian fruit, apricot and brown spice. The finish brings just a wisp of acid to balance the richness of the fruit, with the distinct characteristics of each varietal in this blend creating a lasting harmonious impression.
I.W. Harper Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 39.99, I.W. Harper, 12457,,,, I.W. Harper Bourbon is distilled from a mash of 73% corn, 18% rye and 9% barley and aged at the Stitzel-Weller distillery for a minimum of four years in new American oak. Whisky Advocate -The base bottling of the 'new' I.W. Harper from Diageo. Source is 'new' Bernheim; no age given. Nose is simple: hard candy and corn. A fairly simple and somewhat thin mouth as well: sweet, with hints of ripe melon and apple, and an edge of oak dryness. Finishes well, with a cleanly sweet spiciness. Table bourbon, though a bit pricey for that. 
Opus One Red Wine Napa Valley 2014, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 314.99, Opus One, 38025,,,, 97 points James Suckling - Mesmerizing aromas of flowers, bark, currants and blackberries. So perfumed. You just want to smell it. Exquisite tension and finesse with an almost Burgundian texture, yet it’s Napa in its soul with ripe fruit, stones, spices and Chinese tea leaf flavors. Savory and delicious. Drinkable but better in 2020. Available on October 2017. 95 Points Vinous - The 2014 Opus One has turned out to be a gorgeous wine. Savory, tightly wound and intensely aromatic, the 2014 is going to need time to unwind, but it looks like it will develop along the more classic vintages here. The tannins are firm but also impeccably balanced. A sleeper wine for the year, the 2014 is shaping up to be a gorgeous wine that will handsomely repay several decades of cellaring. The 2014 is not an obvious Opus One, like the 2010, 2012 or 2013, but over time, I will not be surprised if it challenges or even surpasses some of those vintages. In short, the 2014 is a wine of tension, power and grace.
Flor de Cana 4 Year Rum, Rum, 750 ml, 19.99, Flor de Cana, 17697,,,, A crystal-clear, 4-year-old, light-bodied, silky rum that blends well with juices, colas, soda and tonic water, perfect for mixed drinks. Winner of 10 international awards, including a Gold Medal at the 2017 International Rum Conference in Madrid.
Buchanan's Red Seal Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 179.99, James Buchanan's, S135771,,,, Best In Class at the International Wines and Spirits Competition 2006Specially selected casks of aged Scotch whiskies are used to create this exceptional premium blend that is worthy of the trademark and follows James Buchanan’s commitment to creating the finest blends. It is a blend that was created with attention to detail and that is inspired by “The Buchanan’s Royal Household Blend” — a whisky that the Duke of York, son of Edward VII, personally requested during his world tour of the British colonies. It has been aged for over 21 years, which has a longer maturation period than the average Scotch. 
Singleton of Glendullan 15 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 49.99, Singleton, S418804,,,, Glendullan is one of three Scottish distilleries under The Singleton family. The distillery was founded in Dufftown, of the Speyside region, back in 1897. This single malt expression was matured for 15 years in mostly American oak barrels previously used for bourbon. It is bottled at 40% ABV.
Pampero Aniversario Rum, Rum, 750 ml, 29.99, Pampero, 17069,,,, A delicious premium, continuous-still golden rum from Venezuela. Full-bodied and highly fruity, with a terrifically smooth, persistent finish.96 Points Beverage Tasting Institute - Reminiscent of butterscotch, pipe tobacco, coffee, black walnut. Rich, creamy texture. Has a buttery, thick feel with lovely, baked, layered flavors. A world class, slow sipping spirit. 
Orphan Barrel Barterhouse 20 Year Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 169.99, Orphan Barrel, D380102,,,, Twenty years in American Oak will make your average spirit a bit mellow. Take all the fight out. Well this here is no ordinary spirit, and twenty years is long enough to pick up a trick or two. For one barrel in particular, it was long enough to develop the gift of a silver tongue. The old Stitzel-Weller rickhouse hands had it written off as a rumor. A character so smooth, it could clean out the card sharps and take the shirt off a travelling salesman's back.But the rumors were true. And when the chips are in, a smooth operator can be mighty persuasive indeed. One sip of Barterhouse Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and you just might find yourself forgiving Robert Johnson for trading his soul to the very devil himself.96 Points Wine Enthusiast - This is from a series of old and rare limited-edition whiskies released by Diageo from their Stitzel-Weller warehouses. It's silky and surprisingly gentle for a 20-year-old whiskey, with notes of creamy caramel, brown sugar and touches of tropical fruit and allspice. It finishes remarkably long, with gentle vanilla sweetness.90 Points Whisky Advocate - Surprisingly lacking in oak intensity, given its age. Very creamy and soothingly sweet, with notes of honeyed vanilla, crème brûlée, sultana, orange creamsicle, peach cobbler, and a subtle array of tropical fruit. Soft and mellow on the finish. It’s very easy-drinking and should be enjoyable under most moods and circumstances. 
Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 23 Year Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 199.99, Orphan Barrel, D380100,,,, If you’re a fan of long-aged bourbon, you probably enjoy the Orphan Barrel line. The series from Diageo—which also includes Gifted Horse, Barterhouse, Forged Oak, and Lost Prophet—ostensibly rescues old, forgotten barrels of whiskey and bottles whatever remains (after two decades of angels’ share, that’s not a lot).Rhetoric debuted three years ago as a 20 year old Kentucky straight bourbon and returned in 2015 and 2016 with an extra year of age each time. Add another trip around the sun and now Rhetoric 23 year old is here. There’s enough stock for two more releases—a 24 year old next year and a 25 year old in 2019.Like the other bottlings, Rhetoric 23 year old was made at the old Bernheim Distillery and matured for at least part of its life at the warehouses of Stitzel-Weller Distillery. The bourbon’s mash bill is 86% corn, 8% barley, and 6% rye. With an ABV of 45.3%, it’s stronger than previous releases—though as in years past, there’s not much to go around.
Orphan Barrel Forged Oak 15 Year Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 149.99, Orphan Barrel, D380100,,,, A pillar of strength rooted in time and wisdom, Forged Oak was found while foraging through the historic Stitzel-Weller rickhouses. This Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey spent 15 contemplative years in charred American white oak barrels. Forged Oak is a statuesque whiskey with aromas of cedar, maple and vanilla bean that give way to seasoned woody notes of cocoa and young berries, ultimately leading to a long, dry finish of black pepper.91 Points Whisky Advocate - The fourth release (and best so far) in Diageo’s Orphan Barrel series. This bourbon was distilled at what was then called the George T. Stagg distillery (now Buffalo Trace) and spent the last several years maturing at Stitzel-Weller. It’s nicely balanced and not over-oaked, with spice (clove, cinnamon), oak resin, and leather, along with sweet notes (honeyed fruit, soft vanilla, coconut custard) and a nice creamy texture. Better than most 20-plus year old bourbons on the market. Wine Enthusiast - This 15-year-old Bourbon was distilled at the New Bernheim Distillery and found in the old Stitzel-Weller Warehouses (both in Louisville, KY), then bottled in Tullahoma, TN. The aroma and palate show bold vanilla and a subtle waft of mesquite smoke. It finishes long and drying, with clove, cinnamon and black pepper spice.
James Buchanan's Special Reserve 18 Year Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 89.99, James Buchanan's, 10997,,,, 95 Points Ultimate Spirits Challenge - Best Blended Scotch Whisky. Chairman's Trophy The finest whiskeys have been combined in a unique and one of a kind way to create Buchanan's 18 Year Special Reserve Scotch. When you first pour yourself a glass of this delectable scotch, you will immediately notice the rich amber hue that will make your mouth water.Once you bring the glass to your lips and take a sip, you will enjoy the sweet tastes of plums and oranges. Along with the delicious notes of honey and walnuts, this well-rounded scotch will be one you want to savor. The finishing notes are a banana-nut flavor that will saturate and dance on your palate. This deluxe 18 year old scotch has full rich flavors that are followed by a full bodied palate and a rich smooth finish. 
Bulleit Barrel Strength Kentucky Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 59.98, Bulleit, S83282,,,, Released in April 2016, Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength is made from the same high-rye mash bill as the original expression. The barrels selected were combined into a single batch for bottling at Stitzel-Weller in Louisville, Kentucky. As the name implies, this version is uncut and unfiltered straight from the barrel. Each batch will vary in ABV, ranging between 118 and 125 proof.
Balcones Texas Brimstone, Whiskey, 750 ml, 69.99, Balcones, S414995,,,, American craft distiller Balcones created this smoky corn whisky, fittingly named the Brimstone, by smoking the whisky itself rather than the grain. It is innovative techniques such as this which are creating a buzz around American whisk(e)y at the moment.Distiller's notes: This one-of-a-kind whisky is smoked with sun-baked Texas scrub oak using our own secret process. The result is a whisky full of fresh, youthful corn and light fruit notes married with a bold smokiness. Whether you like smokey whiskies, or just have a penchant for big, new flavors, Brimstone is sure to be memorable pour. Aromas of masa, Texas campfire and powdered sugar backed by stone fruit, peppery spice, and mint. Bold yet balanced, Brimstone is yet another Texas original from Balcones.
Templeton Rye Whiskey 6 Year Old, Whiskey, 750 ml, 39.99, Templeton, Y29824,,,, That’s why, back in 2010, we set aside a few select barrels of The Good Stuff for extra aging. Six long years later, the wait is finally over. Our release of Templeton Rye 6 marks our first new product in over a decade. Aged six years in new American oak barrels, this limited release of Templeton Rye whiskey is 91.5 proof with an unforgettable flavor. Now there's even more to love about The Good Stuff.
Laphroaig Quarter Cask Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 54.99, Laphroaig, S118307,,,, Whisky Bible Awards 2012: Runner-up Best No Age Statement Single Malt Scotch of the YearA vibrant young Laphroaig whose maturation has been speeded up by ageing in quarter casks. This shows soft sweetness and a velvety feel when first tasted, then the intense peatiness so unique to Laphroaig comes bursting through. 93 Points Beverage Institute - Maturation has been speeded up by ageing in Quarter Casks. This shows soft sweetness and a velvety feel when first tasted, then the intense peatiness on the finish.
Joseph Drouhin Pouilly-Fuisse 2015, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 26.99, Joseph Drouhin, W116073,,,, A seductive wine and a really nice expression of the Chardonnay grape! The colour is golden, with some green reflections. Among the floral and fruity aromas, almond and ripe grapes dominate. On the palate, the wine is refreshingly pleasant, ethereal in its lightness. Long and refreshing aftertaste.90 Points Wine Spectator - Though rich and juicy, this features good underlying acidity that keeps this fresh and focused. White peach, apple and lemon flavors align with a chalky feel at the end. Drink now through 2022.
Joseph Drouhin St. Veran 2015, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 17.99, Joseph Drouhin, W116072,,,, The previous vintage of this exact wine was #61 in Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2016. Word! Director's PickA wine that smiles and makes you smile! It is stylistically close to Pouilly-Fuissé, with its golden hue, its greenish reflection and its refreshing taste. The aromas are reminiscent of the ripe Chardonnay grape, with subtle notes of musk. A pleasant roundness coats the palate.90 Points Wine Spectator - A lush yet succulent style, this displays floral, apple, white peach and subtle honey flavors. Balanced, leaving a fresh, cleansing impression on the finish. Drink now through 2021.
Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2014, Sangiovese, 750 ml, 24.99, Isole e Olena, C878998,,,, 80% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo, 5% SyrahEstate-grown, hand-harvested grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with approximately 15 days maceration. During fermentation, delestage and pumping-over takes place twice a day. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked into barrels and 4,000 liter casks where it matures for about one year.91 James Suckling - A tangy and fresh red with plum, dried lemon and berry character. Medium body, bright fruit and a fruity finish. Drink now.89+ Points Vinous - The 2014 Chianti Classico is one of the prettiest and most refined wines of the vintage. Sweet red cherry, raspberry, mint and white pepper give the 2014 much of its signature brightness and vibrancy. The cool, late-ripening season produced a lithe Chianti Classico with salivating acidity and mid-weight structure. Of course, those are qualities the Isole e Olena wines tend to have in most vintages, but in 2014, they are accentuated. I imagine the biting acidity will give the 2014 many years of life in the cellar. The 2014 has all the potential to be one of the sleepers of this vintage.
Turley Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 69.99, Turley, C9001014,,,, Turley Estate in St Helena, Napa Valley. Vines are of 26 years old and farmed organically. 100% French oak of which about 40% is new. Only indigenous yeasts are used in the fermentation. Certified organic, Napa Valley single vineyard, pure Cabernet Sauvignon--not something that can be said by many! Planted in 1989 on the volcanic and alluvial soils found in northern Napa Valley, this vineyard forms the eastern border of the Turley estate and is framed on two sides by ancient, majestic oak trees. This wine has ripe, classic Napa Cabernet fruit, rounded out by the savory herbs and garrigue that are the marks of our Estate vineyards. Medium-bodied, with great structure and a smooth, texture and long, graceful finish. Immensely enjoyable in its youth, though the wine can easily age for 5 to 10 years as well.92 Points Vinous (2014 Vintage) - A huge, searing wine of animal power, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Turley Estate clearly needs time to come together. Still there is plenty of depth and density in the glass to allow that to happen. Tobacco, cedar, menthol and waves of dark fruit leave a lasting impression. This is another 2014 at Turley that comes across as quite raw and unformed.
Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2014, Sangiovese, 750 ml, 19.99, Selvapiana, C3001013,,,, Sangiovese (with a small amount of Canaiolo) is vinified in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks at a fermentation temperature of 28° C. It then spends time in steel tanks (30%), Sessile oak casks (50%) and barriques (20%). After blending, the wine is refined in French oak casks for two to three months. Pairs well with pasta dishes, pizza and appetizers.90 Points Decanter - Delicate aromas of subtle herbs and oak. The palate is elegant and fresh with flavours of red berries, liquorice and plum to finish. Balanced, ripe, smooth tannins.
Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga 2012, Nebbiolo, 750 ml, 49.99, Marchesi di Gresy, C3001014,,,, Garnet red, brilliant, with light orange hues. Intense and harmonious, reminiscent of violet, wild wood berries, strawberries and sour black cherry jam with a pleasant balsamic note of cloves. Full, harmonius, with good complexity and persistent aftertaste.An ideal wine to be drunk with red and white meats reachly seasoned or with mature cheeses.93 Points The Wine Advocate - Tasted from barrel, the beautiful 2012 Barbaresco Martinenga is shaping up to be an exemplary edition of this celebrated wine. Already at this young stage, it shows an impressive level of harmony and intensity with an impeccable sense of vertical lift. This is a wine of energy and loud varietal voice. It speaks volumes of the Nebbiolo grape with etched tones of wild berry, balsam herb, cola and licorice. 91 Points Wine Spectator - A pleasing mix of mint, cherry, strawberry and tobacco aromas and flavors gets support from a firm spine, with freshness and persistence on the lingering finish. Best from 2018 through 2029.
Fratelli Alessandria Barolo 2012, Nebbiolo, 750 ml, 49.99, Fratelli Alessandria, N6860,,,, The Barolo is distinctively elegant and graceful. Both its bouquet and taste are well-balanced and delicate. This Barolo is produced according to the ancient custom of assembling grapes from different vineyards: Gramolere in the commune of Monforte d'Alba, Pisapola, Riva Rocca Campasso, Rocche dell'Olmo and Boscatto in the commune of Verduno.94 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Cellar Selection* This elegant, full-bodied wine opens with delicate scents of rose, iris and wild berry. The palate is juicy and delicious, offering ripe black cherry, crushed raspberry, grilled herb and tobacco alongside a backbone of firm, velvety tannins. Drink 2020–2028. 90 Points Wine & Spirits - Fruit for this bottling comes from six different vineyards in the Verduno commune, giving a wine with delicate floral spice and a soft strawberry ripeness. Fine tannins allow the fruit to express its fleshy red flavors, offering immediate pleasure alongside a chicken roasted with garlic and rosemary.90 Points Wine Spectator - This is elegant and open, with refined tannins supporting cherry, floral, strawberry and spice flavors. Stays juicy, building to a long finish laced with accents of tobacco and mineral. Best from 2018 through 2030.
Rocca di Montegrossi San Marcellino Chianti Classico 2011, Sangiovese, 750 ml, 49.99, Tenuta Collosorbo, N6280,,,, Deep ruby, with an ample, complex, and enveloping bouquet featuring fruit, in particular raspberry, and violets mingling with spice and minerality. San Marcellino displays beautiful structure, with vibrant, elegant tannins accompanied by harmonious savory accents. It’s an extremely well balanced, persistent wine.93 Points Wine Spectator - Beefy tannins shore up cherry, plum, black currant, earth and tar flavors here. Complex and juicy, with a long, spicy finish. Needs grilled meats or a hearty ragù. Best from 2018 through 2030. 950 cases made. 93 Points Wine & Spirits - The rocky slopes of Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi’s San Marcellino vineyard harbor 3.7 acres of 50-year-old sangiovese vines and just over two acres of pugnitello, an old, thick-skinned Tuscan variety. Seven percent pugnitello lends a firm tannic grip to this wine; it also provides ballast in the form of blackberry and black currant notes that deepen the bright flavors of cherry, plum and cassis. The wine rested for 27 months in a mix of barriques and tonneaux (primarily second and third passage) and another two years in bottle, allowing time for those tannins to meld with the ripe fruit and vibrant spice, and making it accessible now as a partner for beef tenderloin.92 Points James Suckling - A structured Chianti Classico that shows lots of tannin and fruit density. Full body, chewy tannins and a chocolate, meat and berry aftertaste.
Tenuta di Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino 2011, Sangiovese, 750 ml, 48.99, Tenuta Collosorbo, N6275,,,, Aromas of red roses and wildflowers. Fine-grained tannins, with tangy cherry, dark chocolate and almond notes. Pair with red meat or slow-braised stews; aged cheese.93 Points James Suckling - This is tangy and rich with chocolate, dried berry, cedar and vanilla aromas and flavors. Some nuttiness as well. Full body, bright acidity and a clean finish.91 Points Wine Spectator - Ample cherry and plum fruit is augmented by eucalyptus, tobacco and earth accents, balanced by acidity and moderate tannins that all come together on the lingering finish. Best from 2017 through 2026.90 Points Robert Parker The Wine Advocate - Collosorbo's 2011 Brunello di Montalcino shows a bright and cheerful side of this warm vintage. The wine presents an easy and forthcoming aromatic profile with upfront tones of black cherry and dried blackberry. It offers good balance thanks to subtle tones of leather and spice that serve to flesh out and widen the bouquet. The quality of fruit is simple, slightly sweet and definitely on the ripe side. This is another good near-term Brunello from 2011. 
Le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 2015, Rhone Blend, 750 ml, 39.99, Le Clos du Caillou, N6646,,,, The 2015 vintage benefited of optimal weather conditions and promises an exceptional vintage, with an excellent ageing potential. The wines are generous, with a wonderful structure, characterized by beautiful colors and excellent maturities. This year was characterized by a mild winter, a warm spring with normal rainfall, following by a hot and dry summer with some heat picks exceeded several times 37°C.The mid-September storm allowed the vines to avoid a too much extended hydric stress and to mature the grapes to the perfect state. These favorable weather conditions allowed us to harvest very healthy grapes. White wines present a perfume of white and yellow flowers (acacia and linden tree), on generous mouths, fruity, refreshing with beautiful tensions. 2015 red wines present strong personalities, with excellent balance and beautiful concentration. We will find beautifully dark and deep colors on this vintage. Mouths are rich, very well-balanced, fruity, presented silky tannins, on beautiful length on the palate. These wines are well calibrated to age for many years. This exceptional vintage may also be tasted in its youth but has the potential, for sure, to be kept in the cellar for many years, as well as the 1990, 1998, 2010 vintages.
Domaine Vacheron Sancerre 2016, Sauvignon Blanc, 750 ml, 29.99, Domaine Vacheron, N7089,,,, With cellars located in the charming, hilltop town of Sancerre, Jean-Laurent and Jean-Dominique Vacheron have vineyards in mainly the eastern part of Sancerre on hard, flinty soils as well as smaller holding on softer limestone and clay soils. Their "village" Sancerre bottling draws from both terroirs to create a subtle, mineral and completely satisfying wine. One of the few estates in Sancerre to harvest entirely by hand this wine is fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in tank for at least 4 months before bottling.
Alexander Murray Glen Moray 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 69.99, Alexander Murray, E93378,,,, Glen Moray is known for its delicate spirit, and this expression is specially selected for its spicy character. Bottled at cask strength the aromas of coconut, vanilla, and spice are abundant. Light bodied with apple crumber and almond. Vanilla and spice finish.
Mozart Chocolate Cream Liqueur, Liqueur, 700 ml, 24.99, Mozart, E74723,,,, Belgian chocolate, fresh cream and aromatic notes of vanilla and cocoa – this fine blend, together with the special manufacturing process, makes Mozart Chocolate Cream Liqueur a unique Austrian speciality.Fine gourmet chocolate ingredients are used to create a wonderfully syrupy, well-rounded cream liqueur, which adds a touch of sweetness to the day and makes the evening unforgettable. This sophisticated drink is best enjoyed lightly chilled as a chocolate drink, or used to add a touch of finesse to desserts.
Delord 25 Year Old Bas-Armagnac, Armagnac, 750 ml, 69.99, Delord, E74724,,,, 96 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy* The nose is biscuity, caramel-like, cream Sherry-like with a touch of cheese-like rancio. The palate entry tastes like bittersweet dark chocolate, cocoa butter, chocolate-covered raisins and dark honey; the midpalate is fruity and less bittersweet than the entry, making for a succulent aftertaste. A genuine classic.
Parce 8 Year Straight Colombian Rum, Rum, 750 ml, 39.99, Parce, E74725,,,, Gold Medal Winner, Ministry of Rum - Parce 8-year is playful, offering an exquisite aroma of cherries and candied fruit, a pleasing initial taste that is not cloyingly sweet, with a light, easy body and a smooth warm finish with a gentle hint of oak.Parce was founded by three brothers who simply put, were quite taken with Colombia. Inspired by its beauty and the warmth and hospitality of its people, they wanted to share the time-honored tradition of celebrating quality rum with others. The brothers found the perfect partners in a father-and-son duo of master blenders from Bogota. Arthur and Brojen Fernandes Domecq have a combined history of more than 50 years working with fine rum. The Domecq family boasts nearly three centuries of crafting traditional wine, sherry and brandy in the south of Spain. Brojen's grandfather, Jose Ignacio Domecq, was known in the industry as "La Nariz" (the nose) for his expertise in sniffing and blending. La Nariz's legacy lives on in Colombia with Brojen and Arthur's innate understanding of rum derived from pure ingredients, then carefully aged. 
Mezan XO Jamaican Rum, Rum, 750 ml, 29.99, Mezan, E74726,,,, A Jamaican rum from Mezan, consisting of casks from the Hampden distilleriey. A pungent but sweet rum with banana and spice.Bottled from “honey barrels” found throughout the Caribbean, Mezan’s rums contain nothing but rum and water. No color, no sugar, no glycol. Blended from several Jamaican distilleries, this expression is re-aged after blending in ex-Bourbon barrels and bottled at 40%. In the glass, the color is dark straw to golden. The rum enters with the butter cream and fruit, backed by the dry black pepper and oak. 
Alley 6 Rye Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 54.99, Alley 6, E74727,,,, Alley 6 is an artisanal distillery, founded in 2012. Its first whiskey, the Alley 6 Rye, hit shelves in September 2015. Everything about Alley 6’s products—at least currently—is done in their distillery. From milling to distilling to barreling and bottling, it’s all done in one place.The Alley 6 Rye is a mild 86 proof, and made from a mash bill of 78 percent rye and 22 percent malted barley. It’s aged in new, heavy charred American white oak.This young, energetic spirit has a complex flavor paired with remarkable smoothness and character. It boasts flavors of honey and oak and imparts hints of vanilla, spice of rye, and a nice subtle caramel note on the palate.
Golden State Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 32.99, Bay Area Distilling, E74729,,,, Platinum SIP Awards 2017Bay Area Distilling Co is the county's first distillery since prohibition, located in Brentwood, CA. No burn and no bite, this vodka has perfect drinkability. Made with local sweet corn. Gluten free, non-GMO, and no sugar added.Bay Area Distilling Co's Mission:- Produce the highest quality distilled spirits in their purest form with the world’s best corn- Use only local backyard ingredients to ensure farm freshness and rigorous quality control standards- Apply generations of distilling arts expertise to proprietary, modern- day spirit-making techniques- Continue to revolutionize the industry with distilling innovations while creating the “gold standard” in premium spirits- Educate consumers and change market perceptions on product purity and various health virtues (non-GMO, gluten free, no added sugar) 
Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Solera Rum, Rum, 750 ml, 46.99, Ron Zacapa, S401463,,,, Winner of a Platinum medal and ranked in First Place by the prestigious Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago, with a whopping 97 points. Interestingly, now that industry giants Diageo are distributing Zacapa, the '23 years old' age statement has suddenly been dropped and replaced with a somewhat more plausible claim – the rums used are aged between 6 and 23 years old and are blended together in a solera.
Tanqueray No. Ten Gin, Gin, 750 ml, 34.99, Tanqueray, S352845,,,, An incredible small batch London dry gin made in pot still number 10. Tanqueray Number 10 is citrussy and full bodied.96 Points Wine Enthusiast - More citrus-forward than the standard Tanqeray Dry bottling, this is gin-and-tonic perfection. The classic aroma features juniper and touches of mint, anise and coriander. The same is echoed on the palate, though it's also bursting with grapefruit and lemon peel, finishing soft and herbaceous but perked up with a white peppercorn spark. The No. Ten also has a new art deco-inspired bottle, making it a particularly gift-worthy choice for summer party-goers.
I.W. Harper 15 Year Old Straight Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 99.99, I.W. Harper, S390039,,,, Whisky Advocate - Diageo has 'brought I.W. Harper home' after years of absence from the U.S. market with this bottling and a base bottling (see below). The source is 'new' Bernheim, but with a different mashbill from the base; this is 86% corn. Nose is warm corn and oak, with some spicy clove and cinnamon notes. Great medium-weight body and balance, palate repeats the nose, oaky-sweet finish; well-integrated whiskey. 
Cragganmore 12 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 59.99, Cragganmore, 12230,,,, 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy* The succulent aroma develops with aeration in the sweet forms of barley, cream, light caramel, and a trace of tropical fruit. Palate entry is round, borderline plump, breakfast-cereal sweet, and honeyed; at midpalate, there's a slightly oily peat smoke. Sweetly concludes with the focus on the malt.  
Elena Walch Pinot Grigio 2016, Pinot Grigio, 750 ml, 16.99, Elena Walch, C453432,,,, This Pinot Grigio captivates with light straw yellow and fruity notes of ripe pears, white pepper and a bit of sage in the nose. Mineral-salty richness and a prolonged are distinctive on the palate. A wine with backbone and a likeable companion to many dishes.
Brocard Chablis Montée de Tonnerre 1er Cru 2015, Chablis, 750 ml, 44.99, Jean-Marc Brocard, C339209,,,, Characterized by its minerality and richness, Jean-Marc Brocard's Chablis Montée de Tonnerre comes from fruit that is grown on 30+ year old vines, all biodynamically farmed. Alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation completed. Aging on lees during 14 months in stainless steel vats.92 Points Vinous - Healthy pale color. Deep but reticent aromas of fresh apricot, gunflint and minerals. Fat, full and broad but leavened by strong stony minerality; at once powerful and sharply delineated. Very dry and classic, with a brisk lemony character carrying the firm, vibrant finish. Decant this before pulling the cork or lay it down for four or five years."
Twomey Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2015, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 49.99, Silver Oak, S37777,,,, This wine is hibiscus red in color and shows aromas of raspberries and tart cranberries. Molasses with a hint of umami and cinnamon, dark cherries and a hint of smoked cedar. Tart, fresh, lifted aromas through the palate, nice entry with a resinous finish.
Twomey Merlot 2013, Merlot, 750 ml, 57.99, Silver Oak, S37778,,,, Aromas of black cherry, coffee, licorice, and creamy bright fruit. On the palate, chocolate-covered cherries, and hoisin sauce. Elegant, nuanced, texturally plush with velvety tannins.Blend: 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot90 Points James Suckling - Soft and easy merlot with green olive, plum and cherry aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish.
Old Forester Statesman, Bourbon, 750 ml, 59.99, Old Forester, Y890928,,,, The Old Forester brand is releasing a new bourbon in collaboration with the movie “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” Old Forester Statesman is launching in August, ahead of the film’s debut in September, in which it has a “significant” role. Jeff Bridges—who stars alongside the whiskey as the character Champ—debuted the bourbon at the Kentucky Derby this past weekend, where a sneak peek of the film was screened.Old Forester Statesman has the same mash bill as regular Old Forester, but is a selection of special barrels from the warmest parts of the warehouse, blended to create notes of devil’s food, leather, spices, and citrus. It’s 47.5% ABV.
Rock Hill Farms Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 179.99, Rock Hill Farms, 11103,,,, 98 Points Wine Enthusiast - The nosing passes pick up seductive aromatic notes of toasted walnut, dried red fruits, marzipan, black pepper, spices, cocoa and marshmallow. Entry is zesty, fruity, candied and almost Sherry-like; the midpalate bursts with flavors of cocoa, dark chocolate, chocolate covered almond, coffee, tobacco and dark caramel. Ends smooth, silky, toffee sweet and honeyed. Wow.
Glenlivet Nadurra Peated Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 82.99, Glenlivet, S393247,,,, Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask draws its inspiration from the historic traditions of whisky making at The Glenlivet, where peat smoke was originally used to dry the malted barley. But this is a contemporary take on a traditional flavor. The origin of this distinctive flavor comes not from the malting process but instead through maturation. Mature The Glenlivet whisky is finished in casks that have previously held heavily peated Scotch whisky. This creates a gentle, aromatic smokiness, a completely new flavor for The Glenlivet but married together with the smooth fruitiness of our house style.
Glenlivet Founders Reserve Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 36.99, Glenlivet, S382634,,,, Inspired by our legendary founder George Smith whose vision was to create the smoothest of all whiskies, The Glenlivet’s Founder’s Reserve embodies a new side of The Glenlivet’s classic style. Founder’s Reserve is an extremely well balanced whisky, full of sweet, creamy vanilla and caramel apple notes, along with zesty orange and hints of buttery biscuit on the finish.First Fill American oak casks are instrumental in creating the flavors, because, like a coffee filter, the strength of the cask’s effect lessens with each use. These casks were first used to mature American Whiskies like Bourbon, which by law has to be aged in new oak casks, and used only once.Founder’s Reserve is a scotch that elevates the everyday and is something to call your own for happy hour and any hour. Incredibly smooth and versatile it can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail. 
Glenlivet Nadurra First Fill Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 79.99, Glenlivet, S400786,,,, Silver Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2017 IWSCFirst Fill Selection is matured entirely in first-fill American white oak casks. A sumptuous mix of tropical- and citrus-fruit flavors.Distillers Notes - The origin of its rich and elegant flavor stems from its maturation in American White Oak casks, which although seasoned with Bourbon, have not previously been used to mature Scotch whisky so the sweetness is more intense. Our distillers were fans of using these types of cask in the early 1900s so it’s a tradition we’re proud to keep alive. Notes of soft vanilla fudge and ripe pears. The palate has a tropical mix of juicy pineapple and ripe banana with a refreshing edge of citrus. This is carried through to a refreshing and medium finish. 
Glenlivet XXV 25 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 499.99, Glenlivet, S188321,,,, A super-premium entry in Glenlivet's range, this has been finished for a couple of years in Oloroso casks - so an extra depth of flavour and silky sweetness is the order of the day. "The Oloroso Sherry influence meshes beautifully with The Glenlivet’s signature sweet, floral, honey and malt notes, giving a nutty spiciness and quite intensely fruity palate, with raisins to the fore. The finish embraces steadily drying oak. A rich, complex and satisfying after dinner dram." Gavin D. Smith, Points Beverage Tasting Institute - Speyside, Scotland- The XXV is a batch-produced whisky finished in individually selected ex-sherry butts. Oloroso-soaked oak imparts a nutty spiciness and enriches the flavor. Each cask is monitored to ensure the subtlest sherry tones are added to this silky and elegant whisky.
Jack Daniel's Fire Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 19.99, Jack Daniel's, Y99835,,,, EXCEPTIONALLY SMOOTH. Sometimes, mixing fire and whiskey is a good thing. Our Tennessee Fire blends red-hot cinnamon liqueur with the smooth character of Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 for a classic spirit with a fiery finish.
L'Ecole 41 Ferguson Estate 2013, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 59.99, L'Ecole, W132688,,,, 94 Points Robert Parker - Another head turner from this estate is the inky colored 2013 Ferguson, which comes from their newest estate vineyard. Made from 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and the rest Malbec, it spent 22 months in 50% new French oak before bottling. Rich, structured, tannic and full-bodied, and needing to be hidden in the cellaring for 4-5 years, it offers beautiful minerality in its dark fruits, spice-box, dried herbs, and dried earth aromas and flavors. I consistently find this cuvee at the top of the lineup, and it’s no exception in 2013. It will have two decades of longevity.92 Wine Enthusiast - A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (56%), Merlot (33%), Cabernet Franc (7%) and Malbec, this offers aromas of licorice, clove, toast and barrel spice, with dark fruit lurking in the background. The flavors are full and focused, showing lively acidity and firm but well integrated tannins.
Domaine Drouhin Laurene Pinot Noir 2013, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 59.99, Domaine Drouhin, W142745,,,, 93 Points James Suckling - A firm and silky red with pretty tension and texture. Medium-bodied, tight and delicious. Racy and refined. Dried berries, bark and tea. Pretty wine.93 Points Vinous - Brilliant red. Vibrant mineral- and spice-accented aromas of fresh red berries and fresh rose, with a hint of incense building with air. Boasts excellent clarity and lift, with sappy strawberry and floral pastille flavors joined by a suave hint of spicecake. Finishes long and sweet, with supple tannins and emphatic floral persistence. Here's 2013 at its best, offering a suave blend of power, concentration and vivacity.91 Points Wine Spectator - Bright and peppery, with a spicy cast to the cherry and coffee flavors, remaining velvety and focused through the deft finish. Has presence and depth. Drink now through 2021.
Jameson Coopers Croze Irish Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 67.99, Jameson, S410739,,,, Our 5th generation Head Cooper, Ger Buckley, knows everything there is to know about wood, casks, butts and barrels. To celebrate his passion for Coopering, we have created The Cooper’s Croze, the first of the Whiskey Makers Series to launch in the U.S. Focusing on the profound influence the wood yields on a whiskey’s character, The Cooper’s Croze uses virgin American oak, seasoned bourbon and Iberian sherry barrels.The whiskey’s namesake – the croze – is named after Ger’s favorite tool, an implement used to make the groove into which the head of the cask or barrel is positioned.  92 Points Wine Enthusiast - This new blended Irish whiskey is intended to showcase flavors imparted by the barrel. (A cooper makes barrels; a croze is a tool used to cut grooves in the barrel.) Look for a bright, fresh scent layered with fresh pear and sweet vanilla, which is echoed on the palate. Adding water coaxes out more vanilla, crème brûlée and baking spice. A real sipper, this whiskey warms all the way down.
Lagavulin 12 Year Single Malt Scotch 200th Anniversary, Scotch, 750 ml, 129.99, Caol Ila, S434781,,,, Part of the Diageo Special Releases 2016 collection, this limited edition expression from Lagavulin commemorates the distillery's 200th Anniversary. Bottled at cask strength from refill American oak hogsheads, this Islay Single Malt is only available in limited quantities worldwide.The nose brings smouldering peat smoke with icing sugar, lemons and spearmint rising. The palate is smooth and sweet with a salty balance. Fruit and nut chocolate warms with smoky, grainy cereals before a long and refined finish with more warming smoke.
Caol Ila 2016 Bottling 15 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 139.99, Caol Ila, S434772,,,, This "Unpeated Style" of Caol Ila single malt has made previous appearances on the annual Special Release collection from Diageo. For this 2016 bottling, the expression was distilled in 2000 and aged 15 years in a combination of refill American oak casks and European oak butts. It is bottled at its original cask-strength of 123 proof.
Talisker 10 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 62.99, Talisker, 17096,,,, 90 points Whisky Advocate - Another that should need no introduction. The thing to look for in Talisker, as with all smoky whiskies, is sweetness that gives the requisite balance to the drying effect of smoke. Underneath Talisker’s smoke, which ain't as all-pervading as Lagavulin, is a sweet pear-like quality. When young there are notes of the land: heather, moor, sweet seaweed, and a finish that has a distinctive cracked black pepper hit. Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy* The piquant nose offers immediate and stunning notes of sea salt, peat reek and black pepper; aeration time encourages deeper aromas including malt and almond. Palate entry is malty sweet and nicely peppery, then at midpalate the peaty iodine character kicks in. Finishes well as it gives off fiery, peaty/tobacco-like flavors. 
Talisker 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Distillers Edition, Scotch, 750 ml, 89.99, Talisker, 17096,,,, Whisky Advocate - This expression was distilled in 2003 and after undergoing a period of finishing in amoroso sherry casks it was bottled in 2014. Fleeting green apples on the nose, before sweetening with figs, sultanas, red berries, and chili. Peat smoke finally makes its presence felt. Full-bodied on the palate, with spicy smoke, dark chocolate, peaches, and Jaffa orange; the additional fruitiness courtesy of the amoroso cask influence. Long and softly smoky in the finish, with ginger and lingering fruit notes. 
Auchentoshan 18 Years Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 128.99, Auchentoshan, 12060,,,, 98 Points Wine Enthusiast - The bouquet offers toffee aromas with complementary smells of bakery spices, especially nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon. The palate entry is delightful and focused on delicate sherry sweetness; the midpalate tastes include spice, baked bread, sherry, caramel, and nougat. Yet another sterling expression from this hallmark distillery. Classic.
Michter's US*1 Limited Edition Toasted Barrel Finish Straight Rye, Whiskey, 750 ml, 129.99, Michter's, W146990,,,, US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye, according to those behind it, takes the Michter’s US*1 Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye at barrel strength and puts it through a finishing process inside a a second custom-made barrel. This barrel is assembled from 24-month air dried wood and then toasted but not charred, being “specifically designed to enhance the spice character in the rye while adding hints of dark toast and smoke.”“It is remarkable how much simply finishing our rye in a uniquely toasted barrel can further enhance depth and complexity,” said Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson. It was noted by Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco that Wilson and master distiller Pamela Heilmann had spent the last two years working on this project.Plans call for Michter’s US*1 Toasted Barrel Finish Rye to be available starting this Sept 2017 in limited amounts for around $75 a bottle. As this is a barrel strength product, the proof varies a bit from barrel to barrel. The average barrel proof for the toasted rye barrels bottled for this release is 108.6. 
Chateau de Vaudieu Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Val de Dieu 2012, Rhone Blend, 750 ml, 79.99, Chateau de Vaudieu, S365068,,,, 95 Points, Wine Advocate - A knockout bottle of wine, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Val de Dieu is made from 78% Grenache, 13% Syrah and 9% Mourvedre, is completely destemmed, and aged 18 months in new demi-muid, of which every trace is soaked up. Showing fabulous sweetness and purity on the nose, with black raspberry, black cherry liqueur, crushed flowers, white pepper and hints of licorice, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, solid mid-palate depth and ultra-fine tannin. I think it will age beautifully, but given its polish and seamlessness, it's a superb drink even now.  94 Points Wine Spectator - Featuring a gorgeous mouthfeel from the start, this caresses with silky layers of crushed fig, blackberry and black cherry fruit while notes of black tea, Black Forest cake and ganache fill in the background. The graphite-fueled finish is sneakily long. A beauty. Best from 2016 through 2027. 93 Points Vinous - Inky ruby. Ripe cherry and black raspberry on the highly perfumed nose, with a suave floral element adding complexity. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering pliant red and dark berry flavors and hints of vanilla and smoky minerals. Closes smooth, sappy and very long, with excellent clarity and spicy lift. This very well-balanced wine possesses the balance to age but also abundant upfront fruit to make it quite appealing now.
L'Ecole 41 Walla Walla Seven Hills Estate Merlot 2013, Merlot, 750 ml, 34.99, L'Ecole, W140975,,,, 92 Points Vinous - Dark ruby-red. Floral, slightly high-toned aromas and flavors of black raspberry, bitter chocolate, espresso, graphite and basalt-driven minerality. Rich, sweet and very smooth, conveying outstanding inner-mouth energy and floral lift. This compellingly horizontal wine really fills the mouth and saturates the palate. A hint of tart cherry throughout contributes lift. A seriously impressive Washington Merlot that makes effective use of small quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc.
L'Ecole 41 Columbia Valley Syrah 2014, Syrah, 750 ml, 24.99, L'Ecole, W132689,,,, 91 Points Robert Parker - I loved the 2014 Columbia Valley Syrah (there’s 20% Grenache in the blend) from this estate and it's a great value. Blueberry, pepper, crushed rock and plenty of spice all give way to a rich, textured, flavorful red that's ideal for drinking anytime over the coming 4-5 years, if not longer.91 points, Wine Spectator, July 2017 “Precise and harmonious, with layered raspberry, stony mineral and pepper notes framed by refined tannins. Drink now through 2023. 
Blue Ice Potato Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 19.99, Blue Ice, W14409,,,, Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition94 Points Beverage Testing Institute - Clear. Sweet pastry frosting and pastry dough aromas with a touch of almond and dried flowers. A round plush entry leads to a smooth, dryish medium-bodied palate with subtle potato bread, powdered sugar, wet stone, and a hint of spice. Finishes with a nice touch of sugar-dusted golden raisins pepper, and talc. An effortless sipping vodka for smooth martinis or neat. 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Neutral, faintly juniper-like scent. Smooth, mellow, earthy/malty flavor. Made from Idaho russet potatoes.
Glenfiddich Single Malt Whisky Indian Pale Ale Casks, Scotch, 750 ml, 59.99, Glenfiddich, Y782739,,,, One of the duo of releases in Glenfiddich’s Experimental Series, ‘IPA’ was finished for 3 months in casks that previously held the Speyside Craft Brewery’s India pale ale. The nose offers hops and honey, malt, toffee, cooking apples, and lemon. Smooth on the palate, with more honey and toffee, soft spices and, ultimately, slightly bitter, hoppy ale notes. The finish is medium in length, with dry spices and plain chocolate. - Whisky Advocate
Glenfiddich 15 Year Solera Reserve Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 49.00, Glenfiddich, 10229,,,, Immensely popular Glenfiddich variant. Using a Solera system common in the maturation of quality sherry, 15yo malt from three different types of casks is married together in a wooden vat, which is constantly topped up to ensure the quality is maintained.95 Points Wine Enthusiast - Look for rich, rounded flavors with lots of honey, vanilla and baking spice notes. The palate is creamy, with a mouth-filling texture and smoky finish.
Glenfiddich XX Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 79.99, Glenfiddich, Y782738,,,, Glenfiddich Project XX (pronounced ‘twenty’), a single malt vatting of 20 different casks, including Port pipes, Sherry butts and first-fill Bourbon casks, each chosen by the brand’s 20 global ambassadors.Kinsman asked each ambassador to select a cask that best represented their personality from Glenfiddich’s warehouses, before blending them together to create the brand’s first mass collaborated whisky.
Tito's Handmade Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 21.49, Tito's, Y17013,,,, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas’ oldest legal distillery. We make it in batches, use old-fashioned pot stills, and taste-test every batch. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is designed to be savored by spirit connoisseurs and everyday drinkers alike. Our process, similar to those used to make fine single malt scotches and high-end French cognacs, requires more skill and effort than others, but it's well worth it.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - The initial nosing passes find subtle traces of charcoal and roasted grain which are followed by sweeter aromas of sweet grain mash and pipe tobacco. Entry is smoky and charred; the midpalate is oily, moderately viscous, semisweet and robust. Ends on a delicious oily, bacon-like note. A very well-made American pot still vodka.
Tito's Handmade Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 21.49, Tito's, Y17014,,,, Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas’ oldest legal distillery. We make it in batches, use old-fashioned pot stills, and taste-test every batch. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is designed to be savored by spirit connoisseurs and everyday drinkers alike. Our process, similar to those used to make fine single malt scotches and high-end French cognacs, requires more skill and effort than others, but it's well worth it.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - The initial nosing passes find subtle traces of charcoal and roasted grain which are followed by sweeter aromas of sweet grain mash and pipe tobacco. Entry is smoky and charred; the midpalate is oily, moderately viscous, semisweet and robust. Ends on a delicious oily, bacon-like note. A very well-made American pot still vodka.
Suntory Yamazaki 18 Year Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 599.99, Suntory, S114605,,,, Double Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 201593 Points Wine Enthusiast - This complex single malt whisky has a dark honey hue and a bold aroma that entwines vanilla and juicy red apple. The silky palate mixes gentle smoke with mouthwatering dry notes—oak, leather and tea, finishing with a smoky exhale accented by orange peel and espresso. 
Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Chardonnay 2015, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 52.99, Joseph Phelps, S475350,,,, 95 Points Wine Enthusiast - Voluptuously succulent and welcoming, this coastal wine seduces with its caramel apple, pear and preserved lemon flavors, edged with high-toned acidity and an exotic touch of seaspray. That sense of the sea plays out on the palate in texture, too, with a stony note that lingers in nutty spice.93 Points Wine Advocate - The 2015 Chardonnay Freestone Vineyard has a rock star nose of opulent pineapple, guava and green mango notes with touches of brioche and butterscotch. Medium-bodied with a satiny texture, it fills the palate with intense tropical fruits and savory flavors, marked by a lively backbone and finishing with some minerality.
Chateau Puech-Haut Pic Saint-Loup La Closerie du Pic 2014, Rhone Blend, 750 ml, 24.99, Chateau Puech-Haut, S411601,,,, 94 Points, Wine Advocate - It got a big "wow" in my notes and has fabulous, fresh, lively notes of dark fruits, crushed rocks and spring flowers. There's notable oak on the nose, but it's beautifully integrated and lends a polish and richness to its texture. Full-bodied, with ripe tannin and a great finish, this is a sensational Pic Saint Loup that will drink well right out of the gate, yet evolve for 7-8 years or more.One only needs to glance briefly through the notes of Jancis Robinson, Robert Parker, Andrew Jefford and David Schildknecht (among many others) to discover Chateau Pesquietheir love affair with the Languedoc. And by that, we mean head-over-heels, butterflies-in-the-stomach kind of love. We have had affection for the region since the humble beginnings of European Cellars when our motto was "unknown...and unsold" - an affection that remains as exciting to us today as it did 25 years ago. 
Chateau Pesquie Ventoux Terrasses 2013, Rhone Blend, 750 ml, 11.99, Chateau Pesquie, S319247,,,, 91 Points Wine Advocate - The 2013 Ventoux Terrasses offer gorgeous garrigue, white pepper, underbrush and sweet berry fruit to go with a forward, seamless, elegant style on the palate. Year in and year out this cuvee is an incredible value and a no brainer that readers need to buy.It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the geography of the southern Rhône that the soils in the shadow of Mt Ventoux are rich in limestone, or that the vineyards are located at a higher elevation than in the neighboring Rhône Valley, or that older vines produce more concentrated and complex fruit.  Fred and Alex farm their 100 hectares of vines organically and manually. Only organic treatments and composts are used in the vineyard. Weed control is done by turning over the soil, and harvesting is done by hand. All of these steps ensure that only the best grapes reach the cellar. Once there, Alexander oversees the winemaking utilizing stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Aging takes place in tank, concrete or barrel depending on variety, and final blends are carefully made to capture the essence of each cuvée: Terrasses is forward and engaging, 
Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 17.99, Jim Beam, 10050,,,, A lovely, sophisticated bourbon bouquet comprising fruity, cornmeal aromas which are followed by a red fruit scent, all underpinned by an oaky vanilla quality. Entry is reserved, gently sweet and toffee-like; the midpalate features succulent tastes of light caramel, honeywheat bread, caramel corn and toasted almond. Concludes fruity and corny. The best value American whiskey in the marketplace. - 87 Points Wine Enthusiast
Don Julio Reposado Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 44.99, Don Julio, S14071,,,, 90 Points Wine Enthusiast - Featuring an enticing mix of savory jalapeño and sweet vanilla, this light-gold reposado finishes particularly long, with brown sugar, vanilla and nutmeg, concluding with warming prickles of pleasant chili-pepper heat. Aged eight months.
Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 39.99, Don Julio, S14107,,,, 91 Points Wine Enthusiast - The aroma is on the sweet side, mixing honeyed and grassy notes with a touch of fresh pear. It's sweet and fruity on the palate as well, with a light, silky feel and a flourish of baking spice on the crisp finish.
Jack Daniel's Honey Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 19.99, Jack Daniel's, Y99834,,,, A blend of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and a unique honey liqueur of our own making, for a taste that’s one-of-a-kind and unmistakably Jack. With hints of honey and a finish that’s naturally smooth, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey offers a taste of the unexpected. Made with real honey and No. 7.
Jameson Trilogy Collection Irish Blended Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 49.99, Jameson, S386575,,,, A gift set containing three 200 ml bottles of the Jameson's range – one each of the world-favorite blend, Caskmates, Irish Whiskey, Black Barrel. A great gift for any Irish whiskey fan.
Armorik Double Maturation Breton Single Malt, Whiskey, 750 ml, 59.99, Armorik, J88438,,,, Best in Show, Double GOLD - San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 2014 90 points. "Excellent, Highly Recommended" Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 2013Best European Singe Malt - World Whisky Awards 2013From the Warenghem Distillery in Brittany, France, comes a complex single malt which is firstly aged in casks made from oak grown in Brittany. Following this, the whisky is moved over to Sherry oak casks for a finishing period. A French single malt with up-front notes of citrus and apple, soon joined by salted butter, rich oak and sea breeze. This whisky has a real marine influence, which no doubt comes from the distillery's coastal location.This was a surprise favorite at our whiskey Tuesday Tasting and the only French single malt available in the US.
Kilchoman Machir Bay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 54.99, Kilchoman, J38738,,,, Silver Scotch Single Malt - Islay - 2017 International Wine & Spirit CompetitionKilchoman's Machir Bay is an excellent single malt Scotch whisky from the isle of Islay. The distillers use whisky which has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso Sherry butts, resulting in a well-balanced flavour profile, with highlights of vanilla biscuits, light fruit and wafts of warm peat smoke. A top expression from Islay's farm distillery. 
Meiomi Pinot Noir 2016, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 21.99, Belle Glos, S476089,,,, Joe Wagner began developing Meiomi in 2006 while he was still working as a winemaker at Caymus, the winery headed by his father, Chuck, and founded by his grandfather Charlie. Meiomi grew out of Belle Glos, a small Pinot Noir project named after his grandmother, Lorna Belle Glos, that focused on vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs.A rich garnet color with a ruby edge, the wine opens to reveal lifted fruit aromas of bright strawberry and jammy fruit, mocha, and vanilla, along with toasty oak notes. Expressive boysenberry, blackberry, dark cherry, juicy strawberry, and toasty mocha flavors lend complexity and depth on the palate. The well-integrated oak provides structure and depth seldom seen in Pinot Noir.Monterey 60%  |  Santa Barbara 23%  |  Sonoma 17%
Ferrari-Carano Tresor 2013, Bordeaux Blend, , 49.00, Ferrari-Carano, S475657,,,, WINEMAKER NOTES Upon entering the gravity-flow winery, the grapes are destemmed and hand sorted. Whole berries are transferred by conveyor to stainless steel and oak tanks for a four-day cold soak prior to fermentation. After fermentation, each tank is drained to 42% new barrels, keeping each lot separate. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation and 21 months of cave aging before blending and bottling.VINTAGE NOTES 2013 was another great year for making wine. The growing season began with an early budbreak, after a cool, wet winter. An unusually warm and dry spring was followed by a consistently warm summer leading to elevated temperatures toward the end of August prompting an earlier harvest than in recent years. These favorable conditions resulted in wines featuring good color and tannin structure along with concentrated flavors.94 Points The Tasting Panel - Grapes sourced from the best selections of Ferrari-Carano's vineyards in Dry Creek and Alexander Valley's resulted in one of the finest vintages yet for this Bordeaux varieties blend. Made up of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, this is the epitome of lush. The aromas of huckleberry, vanilla and espresso come forward with promise. And without disappointment, this red is generously mouth-filling. Plumped up plums, boysenberry and melted chocolate fudge gives an idea how sumptuous it is, with a hint of spiced tea on the finish for a touch of savory.90 Points Robert Parker - The 2013 Tresor Proprietary Red is a Bordeaux-inspired blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. This wine does not have the power and sheer richness of the 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, but is more approachable and seems to have more nuances and complexity at an earlier age. In addition to a dense purple color, beautiful sweet crème de cassis, blackberry and nicely integrated wood acidity and tannin, it has a touch of chocolate in the finish adding to the complexity. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
Ravenswood Teldeschi Vineyard Zinfandel 2014, Zinfandel, , 28.99, Ravenswood, S401416,,,,  Teldeschi Vineyard is always the highest quality of the zinfandel vineyards that Ravenswood crushes from the Dry Creek Valley.The mostly old vines that make up the Teldeschi vineyard are Zinfandel, Carignane, and Petite Sirah, a mélange typical of older vineyard plantings in California. The three varieties are fermented separately and blended to taste. Native yeast fermentation, small open-top fermenters, manual punching down of the cap, minimal processing, and aging in small French oak cooperage all contribute to a style that brings out the best of the vineyard- power and big flavors.95 Points The Tasting Panel - Wild berry, coffee and earth define the perfume arising from this single vineyard Zinfandel, which also blends in 19% Petite Sirah and 5% Carignane. Aged for 19 months in French oak, and boasting an abv of 15.1%, this inky black wine is a zinphony of taste and texture. Creamy blackberry and anise adds weight and coats the tongue, while dark chocolate melts on a black pepper path. 
Whistlepig 15 Year Straight Rye Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 199.99, Whistlepig, Y20723,,,, 97 Points Wine Enthusiast - This remarkably complex sipper leads with caramel and vanilla, then reverberates with rounded dried fruit, sherry and almond, fading into a long, gentle baking spice finish. Made with 100% rye sourced from Canada, this is finished in barrels made from Vermont oak and bottled in Vermont.
Whistlepig 12 Year Straight Rye Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 119.99, Whistlepig, Y20722,,,, 94 Points Wine Enthusiast - This bold, flavorful bottling is dark amber in the glass, featuring delicious gingerbread and spice cake notes, leading into honey, caramel and sherry, and finishing long with juicy orange plus clove, cinnamon and cayenne heat. With a little water to tame and soften that alcohol fire, it's delicious as a sipping whiskey. Made with 12-year-old whiskey distilled in Indiana, then aged and bottled in Vermont.
Ferrari-Carano Prevail Back Forty Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, , 79.99, Ferrari-Carano, S409496,,,, 93 points, PD 2017 NCW Challenge - Very well balanced with a lingering finish. Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle 2017 Wine Competition French clone 337 was selected specifically for Back Forty because of its small berry size and rich tannins. The grapes for Back Forty are hand harvested, and upon entering the winery, gravity fed directly into oak tanks for four days of cold soaking, then fermented and macerated for 24 - 28 days on the skins. After primary fermentation, the wine is drained and pressed to barrels for malolactic fermentation and aged in the wine caves for 24 months, with an additional 14 months aging in bottle prior to release.90 Points Robert Parker - This shows a Provençal-garrigue and lavender character. It has a dense ruby/purple color and if I did not know, I would have been convinced that there were some Rhône Ranger varietals blended in, but the wine is pure Cabernet. It is spicy, earthy, rich, peppery and impressive.
Murrieta's Well White Blend 2015, White Blend, 750 ml, 18.00, Murrieta's Well, S468902,,,, Gold - Los Angeles Wine Competition - May 2017When we create The Whip each vintage, we look to deliver a wine with aromatic appeal that provides a textured and delicious palate, and has the presence and crisp finish to be an excellent food wine. We are fortunate to grow several aromatic white varietals on our estate, such as Viognier and Muscat Canelli, that provide beautiful fruit and floral expressions. We use those varietals and others to accentuate the rich and full palate provided by our estate Chardonnay and Semillon enhanced by the wonderful natural acidity of our Sauvignon Blanc. This helps us deliver a complete wine that tells the story of our estate each and every vintage. Enjoy now through 2020.91 Points Wine Spectator - Fragrant, with peach blossom and honeyed notes of baked apple that are rich and unctuous. The core of citrus and apple flavors is juicy and crisp, finishing with an appealing spicy accent. 
Pahlmeyer Proprietary Red 2014, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 159.99, Pahlmeyer, Y895922,,,, This wine has a deep garnet rim with a dark burgundy-hued core. A nose of sweet vanilla, cigar and blackberry carries over onto the soft, voluptuous palate. Ripe fruit flavors are accented with notes of licorice, graphic slate and unsweetened chocolate powder, while hints of dark roasted coffee show up on the very edges of the tongue.87% Cabernet Sauvignon5% Merlot 4% Malbec3% Cabernet Franc 1% Petit Verdot95 Points Wine Spectator - A remarkable effort, engagingly rich and concentrated, with a deep, firm mix of licorice-shaded blackberry, currant, graphite, dried herb and cedary oak notes. The flavors hold and gain, leading to a persistent finish that keeps echoing the core elements. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2030. 5,000 cases made.94 Points Robert Parker - The 2014 Proprietary Red Wine is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec, again, showing slightly less depth than its two surrounding siblings, but beautiful pure fruit, silky, velvety tannins, a layered mouthfeel and deep blackcurrant and black cherry fruit intermixed with cedar wood, fruitcake and smoky oak. This is a terrific wine as well and it will be the fastest out of the gate in terms of evolution – drinking beautifully for the next 15+ years.
Teachers High Peated Blended Scotch Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 19.99, Teachers, S275014,,,, A very famous blended whisky, a rather good blend too. Jim Murray awarded Teacher's Highland Cream 90 points in his Whisky Bible.95 Points Wine Enthusiast (Superb/Highly Recommended) - *Best Buy* Amber/harvest-gold hue. The nose opens up after a couple of minutes of air contact with subtle notes of bittersweet chocolate, dark toffee and bacon fat; further aeration adds nuances of heather and marzipan—a compellingly harmonious bouquet. The palate entry is marked by sweet Sherry-like tastes; the midpalate offers chewy flavors of malt, light peat, light oak, pepper, and toffee. The aftertaste is medium long, creamy, and may be likened to oloroso Sherry. One of the best values in all of whisky.A deep and robust maltiness shows through at the very start that is accompanied by a gentle highland peat smoke tang. This full flavour slowly fades to allow the sweeter fruitier flavours of apples, pears and heavy honey maturity to show through. Full of depth and substance.There is a challenging and exciting taste that at the same time is round and warming. This superb flavour is full of rich malts and maturity that slowly fades to a silky rounded texture. Well balanced with a clean busy flavoured fullness that ends with a slow fading of flavours. It is said that William Teacher would not give his name to his blend until he had found perfection. Highland Cream was that whisky. At 45% it has one of the highest single malt contents of any blend and uses fully peated Ardmore whisky as it’s fingerprint malt. The combination is incredible depth and smoothness combined with a rich smokey undertones. Truely a masterpiece.
Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino 2012, Sangiovese, 750 ml, 49.99, Castiglion del Bosco, S469540,,,, Complexity, superb structure, and an inviting, mouthfilling palate are the hallmarks of this Sangiovese. A garnet-flecked ruby red, it releases generous, emphatic fragrances classic to Sangiovese, developing a nearly endless progression notable for its beautiful balance.Pair with stews, roasted meats and cheese.96 Points James Suckling - This shows pure and fresh fruit that many others don't have. Also, there are plenty of linear tannins. Precise and beautiful. Medium to full body. Persistent finish. Better in 2019.94 Points Wine Spectator - A bright, cherry-laced red, accented by iron, earth, tar and tobacco notes. Though lean and tight on the finish, this is lively, with a lingering aftertaste of cherry, tobacco and mineral. Best from 2019 through 2032.92 Points The Wine Advocate - The Castiglion del Bosco 2012 Brunello di Montalcino exhibits classic lines and aromas that are faithfully characteristic of Tuscany's Sangiovese grape. There's a wild or untamed element with forest berry, underbrush, wild mushroom, lavender, tar and licorice. Balsam herbs also appear with cola and grilled rosemary. There's a lot to keep your attention. The mouthfeel is more streamlined and slightly shorter compared to previous vintages. This seems to be a common trait in 2012 Brunello but it does not make too much of a difference in this case.V91 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous - Bright red. Vibrant high strung Brunello with crisp aromas of red berries and minerals lifted by a note of white pepper. A great deal more plush and silky in texture than usual, with minerally red berry flavors showing energy and focus. One of the best classico young Brunellos from Castiglion del Bosco I remember tasting.91 Points - Wine EnthusiastFrench oak, tobacco and exotic spice aromas emerge in the glass. The firm, full-bodied palate delivers dried black cherry, raspberry compote, vanilla and licorice flavors, framed by assertive but fine-grained tannins. Drink 2020–2027.
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2014, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 190.00, Joseph Phelps, S38002,,,, 96 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - The 2014 Insignia is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and the rest Malbec and Cabernet Franc (no Merlot whatsoever). Production was slightly higher at 14,500 cases. This wine has an inky bluish purple color, a big, sweet kiss of crème de cassis, blackberry, blueberry, and hints of graphite and charcoal. It is floral, full-bodied, with tremendous opulence and richness. It is more approachable than the more structured and muscular 2013, but its is certainly no wimpy wine, given its level of extract and richness. It is another beauty, with the oak well-disguised by the extravagant fruit extract. Drink it over the next 30+ years. 97 Points James Suckling - The blackberry, dark-chocolate and walnut aromas are persuasive. Full body, a dense and fruity center palate and beautiful depth and intensity. The tannin texture is exceptional. Great wine. Drink in 2020 and onwards. 97 Points Vinous - The 2014 Insignia is shaping up to be one of the surprises of the vintage. A rich, explosive Insignia, the 2014 exudes pedigree. A host of dark red cherry, plum and pomegranate notes make a strong first impression. Bright, vibrant aromatics add lift, while beams of salinity contribute to the wine's energetic personality. One of the interesting aspects of the 2014 is that there is no Merlot in the blend.  
Jameson Caskmates Irish Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 34.99, Jameson, S382824,,,, 91 Points Wine Enthusiast - Beer lovers will enjoy this Irish whiskey aged in craft beer barrels. It appears burnished gold and smells oaky and grainy. The flavor evokes a pleasing combination of beer and whiskey, accented with hops, bitter chocolate and a clove-spiced finish. It even feels slightly fizzy, like the carbonation of beer.
Clos du Bois Chardonnay 2015, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 10.00, Clos du Bois, S70261,,,, Brilliant silver straw yellow in color. Intense aromas of apple blossom, ripe pear and sweet lemon drop complemented by toasty oak, spice and cream. The silky texture of the wines is overlaid with bright, juicy flavors of ripe apple and pear. The finish is long and fresh.This crisp refreshing Chardonnay will complement a variety of foods, including fish prepared in lemon butter sauce, pasta in cream sauce, and herb roasted chicken.
Decoy Red Wine 2014, Red Blend, 750 ml, 19.99, Duckhorn, DDC14RD,,,, Rich and concentrated, this wine reveals lush layers of blueberry, blackberry and sweet rhubarb. Hints of caramel and toasty oak add depth and complexity, while framing the voluptuous fruit, and drawing the flavors to a long, multifaceted finish.Blend: 52% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petite Sirah, 8% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot90 Points Robert Whitley, Wine Review Online - Duckhorn’s second label, Decoy seldom approaches the level of excellence the big dog achieves on a regular basis, but that’s not a knock. The Decoy wines are superb and are a fraction of the price. This red blend is heavy on the Merlot (52 percent) and shows it, with a smooth, supple palate and seductive aromas of blueberry, boysenberry and cassis. Well balanced, it finishes with a touch of wood spice. It’s both delicious and affordable.
Paraduxx Proprietary Red 2014, Red Blend, 750 ml, 39.99, Duckhorn, DPD1475,,,, Rich and complex, this wine begins with inviting aromas of cherry and ripe wild strawberry, combined with hints of wood smoke and toasted marshmallow from barrel aging. On the palate, juicy layers of brambleberry, black cherry, and nectarine are supported by firm, yet refined tannins and impressive weight. Excellent structure from the Cabernet draws this wine to a full, rich finish.93 Points James Suckling - Extremely floral and beautiful with crushed-raspberry and rose-petal aromas. Medium body, super-integrated tannins and a fine texture. It's tight and focused. Drinkable now but will be better in two or three years.
Goldeneye Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2014, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 49.99, Duckhorn, DGE1475,,,, Charming, but with a hint of wildness, plush yet rustic, this captivating Pinot Noir effortlessly balances layers of cherry, ripe cranberry and wild blackberry with notes of leather, earth and spice. Touched with a kiss of the finest French oak, it carries through to a velvety finish that is both long and lush.93 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Editors' Choice* Beautifully integrated oak spice and a deep well of fruit flavors combine in this richly complex and layered wine. It's medium to full in body, supple and mouthfilling in texture, and brings a great array of classic aromas to the table. Dark cherry, forest floor, cedar and a hint of wood smoke meld into a feast of flavor. 
Tipperary Knockmealdowns 10 Year Old Single Malt, Whiskey, 750 ml, 89.99, Tipperary, J88440,,,, The first of our Limited Edition Mountain Range, “The Knockmealdowns” is created from only 6 casks, matured in Ireland for 10 years in ex-bourbon barrels. The whiskey is cut to 47% with water from Ballindoney farm in Tipperary, owned by our co-founding family, the Ahearns. Knockmealdowns whiskey honours the Knockmealdown mountain range, which straddles the border between County Tipperary and Waterford. The highest peak, the Knockmealdown, stands at 2,605 feet and looks down from the south over the plain of land on which Ballindoney farm lies. A particularly picturesque area, the Knockmealdown mountains are home to the “Vee”, a V-shaped turn on the road up Sugarloaf hill. This is one of the most scenic locations in Ireland, and on a clear day you can look out over 3 counties: Tipperary, Waterford and Limerick.This 10 year old single malt has been put together from a small batch of 6 ex-Bourbon barrels and has been cut down to 47% using water from Ballindoney farm in Tipperary. 
Tipperary Watershed Irish Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 64.99, Tipperary, J88439,,,, Tipperary is a new Irish distillery making whiskey from their own barley, grown on Ballindoney farm in County Tipperary. As the production is still underway, the group searched Ireland for a mature whiskey which would reflect the style of the spirit they eventually wanted to make in Tipperary, The "Watershed," sourced partially from West Cork distillery, is an extremely striking Irish single malt with a strong oak influence, heavy with exotic spices and richness. Try this for a bolder, more mouthcoating style of Irish whiskey.
Mollydooker Two Left Feet 2015, Syrah, 750 ml, 26.99, Mollydooker, S413641,,,, This wine is a spectacular example of how Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet can be blended together to create flavours that complement each other so well. Lavish aromas of chocolate, cherry and vanilla cream, lead to a palate of deep plum, spice and liquorice. With soft, integrated tannins and lingering flavours, this is an opulent wine and seriously delicious.Blend: 71% Shiraz, 15% Merlot, 14% Cabernet91 Points Wine Spectator - Juicy and vibrant, with chocolate and espresso accents to the black cherry and blackberry flavors. A touch of black pepper lingers on the firm finish. Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2026.
Mollydooker Velvet Glove Shiraz 2016, Syrah, 750 ml, 189.99, Mollydooker, S404450,,,, The Velvet Glove is an Australian Shiraz with strength, depth and finesse. The 2016 has a perfumed nose of berries and mixed spice. The first sip gives way to juicy blackberry and cassis, followed closely by decadent dark chocolate and black pepper notes. With the depth of licorice, and a cherry like intensity; the fine lattice of tannins are seamless amongst the fruit, yet still provide that opulent mouthfeel that Velvet Glove is consistently notorious for. A wine of pure indulgence.93 Points Wine Spectator - Floral white pepper notes announce the juicy core of black tea, plum and tangy cherry flavors, with toasty shadings of spice and cedar that linger on the finish. Shows plenty of harmony and detail against velvety tannins. The density and power sneak up on the finish. Drink now through 2027.
Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2016, Syrah, 750 ml, 26.99, Mollydooker, S473044,,,, This alluring and unashamedly bold Shiraz has hints of spiced plums, blackberry jam and cherry all at the fore and finishes with coffee cream, licorice and vanilla. Full bodied with vibrant berry fruit characteristics, yet elegant with restrained tannins, resulting in a soft mouthfeel. This 2016 Boxer is sure to be a knockout!
Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2016, Syrah, 750 ml, 46.99, Mollydooker, S442390,,,, The 2016 Blue Eyed Boy is dense in color with vibrant dark purple hues. A complex, alluring and lifted nose of blueberry, dark cherry, caramel and hints of vanilla bean leap from the glass. Powerful yet delicate, the wine voices luscious layers of fresh berries, black pepper, coffee and a finishing note of chocolate cream. Full-bodied, well-defined tannins provide the backbone, as the wine fills the mouth and continues to evolve with every glass poured.
Mollydooker Enchanted Path Shiraz 2014, Syrah, 750 ml, 74.99, Mollydooker, S397090,,,, A mouthful of red fruit; cherries, wild berries and fresh plum greet you upon tasting this year's harmonious blend of Shiraz and Cabernet. The two compliment each other seamlessly as vanilla and dark chocolate integrate with cinnamon spice and notes of mocha to form the perfect balance. Silky tannins give this enjoyable wine phenomenal length, allowing your taste buds to continue to dance long after the last sip.Blend: 70% Shiraz and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.93 Points Wine Spectator - Spicy, wild strawberry flavors are lush and generous, with cinnamon and cigar box aromas. The focused complexity gains traction on the finish, where the tannins firm up. Drink now through 2030.93 Points Tasting Panel - "Smooth, lush and seamless with intense notes of blackberry, cherry and cassis; spice, chocolate and vanilla oak round out the picture. 
Emiliana Coyam Colchagua 2012, Red Blend, 750 ml, 34.99, Emiliana, S402856,,,, The Emiliana Coyam displays intense dark violet-red color with aromas of ripe red and black fruits integrated with notes of spice, earth and a hint of vanilla. Beautifully balanced and full on the palate. Good structure with soft, round tannins. Elegant expressions of fruit delicately interwoven with oak, mineral, and toffee.95 Points James Suckling - Beautiful aromas of dark fruit, walnuts and almonds. Full body, extremely integrated tannins and a long caressing finish. A blend of 38% syrah with 31% carmenere, 19%merlot, 10% cabernet sauvignon, 1% mourvedre and 1% malbec. A balanced and caressing textured red. Drink or hold.91 Points The Wine Advocate - The 2012 Coyam, one of the top of the range single vineyard wines from Emiliana, is a blend of 39% Syrah, 32% Carménère, 17% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Mourvèdre (Monastrell) and a pinch of Malbec -- a similar mix every vintage nowadays, from the Coyam vineyard in the Los Robles estate in Colchagua. Despite the vintage conditions of 2012 being warmer and riper that 2011, I feel more freshness and balance in the glass, more subtleness; this is a serious red blend with aromas borrowed from the Bordeaux and Mediterranean grapes, quite complex if not really exuberant or showy. The palate is juicy, ripe without excess with perhaps a touch of warmth in the finish. This is good value. Rating: 91+
Westland Sherry Wood American Single Malt, Whiskey, 750 ml, 69.99, Westland, Y38475,,,, Double Gold/Best Craft Whiskey, 2015 San Francisco World Spirits CompetitionDouble Gold/Best Singe Malt, 2015 American Distilling Institute90 Points/Gold Medal, 2015 Beverage Tasting Institute95 Points/Top 100 Spirits, 2105 Wine Enthusiast98 Points, Distiller App95 Points Wine Enthusiast - Made from 100% malted barley and aged in former sherry casks, this amber whiskey has a dry, bracing scent brushed with dried apricot and brown sugar. Just a splash of water brings out custard-like notes, alongside vanilla, chamomile tea and stone fruit, finishing with a wisp of smoke.Wine & Spirits - Seattle’s Westland Distillery may be the country’s foremost producer of American single-malt whiskey, especially considering its most recent releases. The Peated blends a heavily peated spirit with a mash of fruity, grainy Washington-grown pale malt to give a whiskey with the smoky snarl of peat that’s elegantly tucked into a smooth, harmonious drink. The Sherry Wood whiskey shows a similar touch, the maple and toffee hallmarks of Sherry oak present but not overwhelming. 
Westland Peated American Single Malt, Whiskey, 750 ml, 69.99, Westland, Y38474,,,, Wine & Spirits - Seattle’s Westland Distillery may be the country’s foremost producer of American single-malt whiskey, especially considering its most recent releases. The Peated blends a heavily peated spirit with a mash of fruity, grainy Washington-grown pale malt to give a whiskey with the smoky snarl of peat that’s elegantly tucked into a smooth, harmonious drink. Wine Enthusiast - The peated version of Westland’s Seattle-born single malt is modestly smoky on the nose but more intensely smoky on the palate, underpinned by vanilla and caramel.
Westland American Single Malt, Whiskey, 750 ml, 59.99, Westland, Y38473,,,, 95 Points, 2015 Jim Murray’s Whisky BibleChairman's Trophy/96 Points, 2016 Ultimate Spirits ChallengeGold Medal, 2015 American Distilling InstituteDouble Gold Medal, 2014 SF World Spirits CompetitionGold Medal/93 Points, 2015 Beverage Tasting InstituteGold Medal, 2014 NY International Spirits CompetitionGold Medal, 2014 Berlin International Spirits CompetitionGold Medal, 2014 SIP Awards93 Points, Tasting Panel Magazine93 Points Wine Enthusiast - Westland's flagship single malt is aged for two years and bottled at 92 proof. It has a topaz hue and rich caramel aroma. On the palate, it's a bit oaky at first, but soon opens up to echo that bold caramel, plus a smoky touch of burnt orange peel on the slightly hot finish. Adding water brings out a faint almond note too. 
Nikka Taketsuru Pure Malt Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 59.99, Nikka, S344511,,,, 93 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Best of 2016* The luxe aroma mixes rich butterscotch and apple sweetness. On the palate, this whisky is light and gentle, interspersing fruit and smoke and finishing with a spark of cinnamon heat. Add a splash of water; recommended for sipping.
Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 69.99, Silver Oak, S38020,,,, Our 2013 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is garnet in color with a ruby red rim, it has an alluring nose of blackberry bramble, baking spices and black olive. Aromas of vanilla, cassis and sage fill the glass, revealing the influence of American oak barrel aging. On the palate, notes of raspberry are complemented with lingering acidity and a finish of dusty, silky tannins. Given proper cellaring, this wine will provide drinking pleasure through 2036.
Jameson Gold Reserve Irish Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 72.99, Jameson, S185368,,,, 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Not much aroma initially; following aeration time succulent notes of sweet grain, sweet oak, marzipan and nuts appear. Entry is firm, focused and moderately sweet and grainy; midpalate is intensely honeyed, featuring plump tastes of marshmallow, dark caramel, fudge, cake frosting and wood. Finishes sweet and full-bodied. Very good and straightforward.
Signatory Caol Ila 1998 Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 69.99, Signatory, 10187,,,, This 1998 vintage Signatory Vintage is in the Un-Chillfiltered Collection Caol Ila. It is a 9 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky from Islay, Scotland.Signatory is an independent bottler of rare Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. It is one of three fully independent bottlers in the world. Signatory hand selects casks from the highest-quality scotch distilled in Scotland. The malts are all-natural, no caramel color is added to change the taste or hue of the Scotch. Each bottle is hand-labeled, individually-numbered and comes from a single cask of a single vintage. To preserve the original flavor, Signatory Scotch is bottled as it comes from the cask to produce a collection of the most rare and truly single-malt whiskies representing the country’s most distinct flavors. If Scotch is considered the premier category in spirits, Signatory Vintage Scotches are the highest-quality products within this category.Whisky has natural fats and oils, which can cause the product to become cloudy when mixed with cold water or ice. To prevent the cloudiness, larger distilleries tend to chill and filter their whisky before bottling it to remove the fats and oils. Since these components add to the complexity of a whisky’s aroma and flavor, Signatory uses an “un-chillfiltering” process to preserve the natural flavor of our Scotches. “Un-chillfiltered” whisky retains much more of the body, flavor and texture in the Scotch whisky.
Nikka Coffey Grain Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 62.99, Nikka, S344510,,,, 92 Points Whisky Advocate - Sweet, with subtle, crisp, nutty oak, then comes fudge, ripe banana, and peach. The overall effect is like eating vanilla ice cream with toffee fudge and hazelnut sprinkles. The structure is thick and physical, the palate sweet and quite fat, with light hints of raspberry, fruit salad. A jag of acidity freshens the delivery on the finish. With water there’s more toffee, and it becomes slightly more yielding, with less oak. For me the gold standard of grain.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - The name of this whisky has nothing to do with coffee—rather, it's named for a type of still invented by Aneas Coffey, which is used to make this golden spirit. It offers mild vanilla-pear aromatics and is relatively light and silky on the palate. Look for a light vanilla sweetness at first, which gives way to a rounded dark chocolate note and baking spice finish. Recommended for highballs and other mixed drinks.
Grover Zampa La Reserve Red Wine 2013, Red Blend, 750 ml, 18.99, Grover Zampa, J34829,,,, Best New World Red Wine by Decanter magazine in 2005Bronze at 2013 and 2016 Decanter Asia Wine AwardsGold at the Asia Wine – The Silk Route Awards 2016La Réserve has a powerful bouquet of luscious ripe red and black fruits with an exquisite hint of spice. It combines grace and splendour on the palate with chocolate, coffee beans and vanilla flavours. The finish is long, ample and almost magical. Steven Spurrier, the renowned wine expert from the famous English wine magazine Decanter rated La Réserve as the Best New world Wine during a tasting in Germany in August 2005.
Glenfarclas 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 54.99, Glenfarclas, 10226,,,, 91 Points Wine Enthusiast -  *Best Buy* This Speyside Scotch is rich with vanilla notes, along with bright tropical fruit and a touch of smoke on the finish.
Macallan 18 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 299.99, Macallan, 10274,,,, 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - This Speyside single malt is matured in Sherry oak casks from Jerez, Spain, for a minimum of 18 years. The amber spirit has a big, warm caramel flavor, finishing with a touch of sweet honey, bitter chocolate and espresso on the lingering finish. Viscous, creamy mouthfeel.  91 Points Whisky Advocate - Macallan's 18 year old expression is, for me, the highlight of its regular sherried range. Deep amber in color. The nose is rich and heavily fruited: fruit cake, mulberry, a little moist gingerbread, the bloody depths of molasses. On the palate, dried fruits — more figgy than raisined — while the natural oiliness in the spirit balances the boisterous tannins from the European oak. A singed note on the finish (an extension of the molasses?) completes the picture. Balanced and complex.Wine Spectator An object lesson in what Sherry does to whisky. A telltale nuttiness appears right on the nose, before spice and fruit join in on the palate, with a sort of chewing gum quality. The nutty notes return in earnest on the meaty finish. 
Isle of Jura Superstition Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 61.99, Isle of Jura, 17057,,,, 93 Points Wine Enthusiast - From the Isle of Jura comes this lively number, layered with caramel and orange peel. On the palate, it dries out to a spicy, citrusy finish reminiscent of tea and cigar box. Soft in feel.Whisky Advocate - Amber gold color. Medium bodied and slightly oily. Peaty bonfire aroma and flavors, complemented by a creamy caramel maltiness. Subtle notes of brine, seaweed, and a hint of pear fruit spice things up a bit. Gently dry, moderately smoky finish, with teasing sea salt notes...I have always wondered what a peat smoke infused Isle of Jura whisky would taste like. I was also concerned that too much peat smoke could dominate this whisky's flavor profile. Fortunately, this hasn't happened. The peat smoke is certainly evident, but the Jura character comes through too. One extra bonus: it's bottled at 45%, which kicks the flavors up a notch.
Isle of Jura 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 49.99, Isle of Jura, 12438,,,, Whisky Advocate - Despite close proximity to Islay, stylistically Jura make has far more in common with its Highland cousins. The entry level 10 year old variant offers resin, oil, cereal, and pine notes on the delicate nose. Comparatively light bodied, with malt and drying saltiness in the mouth, along with a hint of aniseed. The finish is malty and nutty, with more salt, plus just a wisp of smoke.
Auchentoshan Three Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 64.99, Auchentoshan, 12617,,,, 94 Points Wine Enthusiast - The name of this whisky is a nod to how it’s matured in three different casks: American Bourbon, Spanish oloroso and Pedro Ximénez Sherry. It’s robust, with a deep amber hue and rich caramel scent. The flavor profile shows toffee, campfire smoke and a mouthwatering butterscotch note on the exhale. It almost reads like a peated Bourbon.
Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 39.99, Auchentoshan, 17770,,,, 93 Points Wine Enthusiast -  *Best Buy* Smooth and light, this single-malt Scotch segues effortlessly from vanilla, butterscotch and coconut sweetness to soft smokiness and back again, finishing on a zesty hint of citrus flavor.Whisky Advocate - American Oak is new to the Auchentoshan core range in 2014 and is the first release from this Lowland distillery to be matured solely in first-fill bourbon casks. An initial note of rosewater, then Madeira, vanilla, developing musky peaches, and icing sugar. Spicy fresh fruit on the palate, chili notes, and more Madeira and vanilla. The finish is medium in length, and spicy to the end.
Chieftain’s Strathisla 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 59.99, Caol Isla, 10467,,,, Pictured box available under gift options.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy* A seductive brininess and waves of oily peat-reek greet the olfactory sense. The palate entry finds a surprisingly buttery-creamy leaning along with the peat-reek; at midpalate the flavor becomes concentrated, oily, malty sweet, and only moderately peaty. Ends on a sweet malty note. Builds from stage to stage, each phase being better than the last.
Caol Ila 12 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 59.99, Caol Isla, S231272,,,, 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy* A seductive brininess and waves of oily peat-reek greet the olfactory sense. The palate entry finds a surprisingly buttery-creamy leaning along with the peat-reek; at midpalate the flavor becomes concentrated, oily, malty sweet, and only moderately peaty. Ends on a sweet malty note. Builds from stage to stage, each phase being better than the last.
Benromach Traditional Speyside Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 39.99, Benromach, 10573,,,, An entry level bottling for the Benromach range, though nonetheless we have a superbly balanced whisky, 80% of which has been bourbon-matured and the remaining 20% matured in sherry casks.
Cloudline Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 19.99, Cloudline, W116040,,,, Cloudline is an elegant and approachable Oregon Pinot Noir and is known for its high-quality and superb value. It’s fruit forward, silky texture and delicious layers of complexity make it very enjoyable upon release. All fruit is sourced from low-yield vineyards in Oregon’s famed Willamette Valley.
Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir 2015, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 41.99, Domaine Drouhin, W140065,,,, Aromatically the 2015 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir has sweet red fruit, boysenberry, black cherry, rose petal, mint, spices, refined with a hint of rusticity and earth. On the palate, one can find layers of spice, white pepper, dark cherry and blackberry with youthful tannins and excellent depth.94 Points James Suckling - There's a focus and precision to this pinot with refined tannins and beautiful fruit. A medium to full body characterized a firm, polished and tight center palate of fruit and tannins.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Rich and textural, this gloriously mixes raspberries, cherries, baking spices, cola, cocoa and coconut components, all woven together seamlessly. It's forward and juicy, yet built for medium-term aging. Drink now through 2026.91 Points Wine & Spirits - There’s a wonderful purity of flavor in this vintage of Domaine Drouhin’s flagship wine, with beguiling scents of earth and juicy plum. With air the wine becomes darker, more weighty and complex, with demonstrative tannins that need food, like a bavette steak.91 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous - Brilliant ruby-red. Ripe red berry and rose oil scents pick up notes of cola and allspice as the wine opens up. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering bitter cherry and black raspberry flavors enlivened by a spicy element that builds with air. The floral note comes back steadily on the gently tannic finish, which lingers with very good tenacity. Here's another entry-level 2015 that performs well above its station.
Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay 2015, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 19.99, Mer Soleil, S385630,,,, 2014 Vintage received 90 Points from Wine SpectatorThe story of a wine is the story of a place, and it's hard to imagine a better place to make Chardonnay than Monterey County. As John Steinbeck wrote, "I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate." There is no shortage of weather in Monterey County, which includes the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation. Tranquil early morning fog and sunny afternoons give way to afternoon winds, with gusts of up to 20 miles per hour. Out of that dramatic combination comes a slow ripening of grapes that allows us to produce intense fruit flavors balanced with vibrant acidity.The Wagner family legacy of winemaking has been carried on for three generations. The family’s deep roots of farming grapes and producing wine began in 1915 in the Napa Valley. Charlie F. Wagner and Lorna Belle Glos Wagner, along with their son, Chuck, established Caymus Vineyards in 1972. Chuck saw great potential for producing quality wines outside of the Napa Valley as well, and by 1988, Chuck began planting land in the Santa Lucia Highlands. This appellation, located in Monterey County, is along the cooler coastline, yielding early ripening for Chardonnay. Mer Soleil Chardonnay became the product of this quality chosen site, and has been run by Chuck’s eldest son, Charlie F. Wagner II, since 2001. 
Connemara Peated Single Malt Irish Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 42.99, Connemara, S331787,,,, 95 Points Beverage Tasting Institute92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Smoke bomb alert! Imbibers who love a peaty profile will enjoy this smoky-but-smooth single malt. Pair with assertive flavors, like sausages or charcuterie.A single malt that has slight aromas of dried fruits and nuts. Soft and supple entry leads to a dryish medium-bodied palate with delicate nut, buttery dry caramel, and reedy wood with a touch of peat and iodine. Delicately balanced on the fade with peppery and earthy notes.
Green Spot Single Pure Pot Still Irish Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 54.99, Green Spot, S351017,,,, 95 Points Wine Enthusiast -The bold, fruit aroma suggests fresh-cut apples and honeysuckle, while the silky palate offers deep, bold flavor. Look for dark honey and clove, edging into tea, oak and cocoa midpalate. Apple freshness brightens the dry finish. An ice cube is the only adornment needed for this well-structured, tasty sipper.
Tyrconnell 10 Year Sherry Cask, Whiskey, 750 ml, 89.99, Tyrconnell, S331795,,,, 94 Points Wine Enthusiast - One of three cask finishes, the Sherry version layers bold and lovely dried fruit and hazelnut tones over the existing warm golden-vanilla 10-year-old whiskey base. Dessert-worthy.
Redbreast 21 Year Old Pure Pot Still Irish Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 239.00, Redbreast, S351379,,,, 96 points Whisky Advocate - Wow! After the wonderful 12 year old cask strength, Redbreast does it again. This is a different beast altogether, but it is a stunner. This is Roger Waters doing The Wall: over the top, unsubtle, and totally entertaining. There’s lots going on: fermenting apples, juicy oils, spice, and dark cherry and berry fruits zip and fizz over the palate, the wood influence is sublime. I'm comfortably numb.
Redbreast 12 Year Old Irish Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 59.99, Redbreast, S86276,,,, 96 Points Whisky Advocate - *Value Pick* Very elegant, complex, and stylish. Honeyed and silky in texture, with toffee, toasted marshmallow, nougat, maple syrup, banana bread, and a hint of toasted coconut. Bright fruit and golden raisin blend in nicely with the layers of sweetness. Impeccable balance and very approachable. Classic Irish whiskey!93 Points Wine Enthusiast - From county Cork comes this bartender favorite. Look for a vibrant golden color and enticing honeysuckle and buttery brioche aroma. This whiskey feels soft and sets the mouth watering with lightly smoky notes tapering off to jazzy layers of honey, dried fruit, cinnamon and ginger. 
Clyde May Straight 92 PF Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 39.99, Clyde May's, S17696,,,, 93 Points Ultimate Spirit ChallengeKentucky - This 5yr old non-chill filtered Straight Bourbon is an instant classic. Soft nose with hints of strawberry, baked apricot and nutmeg with a full mouth feel that finishes long and delicious. 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Gold Medal Award Winner.
Jefferson's Ocean Aged at Sea Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 79.99, Jefferson's, S403801,,,, This bourbon started out as an experiment with just three bourbon barrels on Trey’s friend, Chris Fischer of OCEARCH’s ship, in a curious effort to discover what would happen if bourbon was left to weather the extreme elements: temperature fluctuations, salt air and the gentle rocking of the ship. The result was a thick, dark bourbon that showcases complex flavors reminiscent of other spirits; the almost black color and caramel flavors resemble a dark rum as the sugars within the barrels caramelized; the briny, savory taste from the barrels breathing the sea air is reminiscent of Islay Scotch; and at its core, it’s a true bourbon. Due to a massive demand from consumers, Trey has now commercialized this experiment and sent hundreds of barrels around the world. Each voyage of Jefferson’s Ocean typically crosses the equator four times, visits five continents and over 30 ports on an average sailing.
Ardbeg Corryvreckan Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 89.99, Ardbeg, 12808,,,, 96 points Whisky Advocate - Powerful, muscular, well-textured, and invigorating. Even within the realm of Ardbeg, this one stands out. The more aggressive notes of coal tar, damp kiln, anise, and smoked seaweed are supported by an array of fruit (black raspberry, black cherry, plum), dark chocolate, espresso, molasses, bacon fat, kalamata olive, and warming cinnamon on the finish. Quite stunning!
Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 45.99, Wild Turkey, S356630,,,, Double Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016One of the pioneers of small batch bourbon, Rare Breed is pure barrel proof whiskey, meaning no water is added to reduce the level of alcohol during the bottling process. This special attribute also allows for Rare Breed to change each time we make it. The latest Rare Breed expression coming out of the Wild Turkey distillery pours out of the barrel at 116.8 proof. It’s an unapologetic, bold spirit with tones of warm butter scotch and vanilla, and hints of fruit and spices. Its lingering caramel sweetness makes it a remarkably smooth whiskey.
Pliska 5 Year Grape Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 20.99, Pliska, J12518,,,, Pliska brandy is a fine delicate brandy produced from selected old distillates aged over 5 years in small oak barrels. The unique aging process gives Pliska its deep gold color and its complex and well-developed bouquet. Pliska is mellow and delightful to drink. 
Macallan Fine Oak 21 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 699.99, Macallan, Y46526,,,, "A cracker, typical of old (and older style) Speyside. 9/10" Dave Broom, Whisky MagazineThis is the legendary 21 year old from The Macallan Fine Oak Range - spectacular Speyside whisky aged in both sherry and bourbon casks.96-100 Points Wine Enthusiast - The early bouquet is round, biscuity, and a touch spicy; further aeration reveals a deep aroma of butterscotch, cream, vanilla, marzipan, and candied almond. The palate entry is vividly spirity as the alcohol slightly pricks the tongue; the midpalate stage displays solid flavors of dried orange rind, white raisins, marmalade, and figs. Finishes elegantly and sweet.
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut (Half Bottle), Sparkling, 375 ml, 29.99, Veuve Clicquot, 65131,,,, Our Brut Yellow Label reflects the superb vineyards we own and the consistent nature of our House style. The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, while a touch of Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse essential in a perfectly balanced wine.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - One of the most familiar of Champagnes, the Yellow Label is finely made—a fruity while structured wine. It has both fresh and fragrant fruit as well as richness, a soft, creamy texture and bright acidity. There is no sense in bottle aging here—drink this wine because of its crispness.90 Points Wine Spectator - Bright and lightly toasty, this elegant Champagne layers flavors of cassis, crushed hazelnut and lemon meringue pie on the creamy bead. Drink now through 2019.
Torres Salmos 2014, Syrah, 750 ml, 39.99, Torres, S474894,,,, This Wine is a homage to the monks of the courageous carthusian order, who arrived in 'Priorat', in 1095, where they cultivated vines. In 1835 a violent crowd destroyed the work of a lifetime and sacked the monastery, events which later culminated in the auctioning of church lands known as the "Desamortización de Mendizábal". In 1996 the Torres Family began work on the planting of vineyards on the slopes strewn with the hard, black slate-like "Licorella" stone.90 Points Wine Spectator - Notes of black olive and forest bramble mingle with tart cherry and red plum flavors in this lively red. Orange peel acidity keeps this perky, while light tannins lend focus. Drink now through 2022. 600 cases imported.
Grgich Hills Fumé Blanc 2014, Sauvignon Blanc, 750 ml, 24.99, Grgich, G35785,,,, The combination of the right clones and cool growing region produce juicy tropical fruit and lemongrass flavors with a touch of minerality at the end of a long finish that are perfect with a wide range of food including grilled seafood, chicken, oysters, creamy pasta dishes and summer salads.91 Points Wine Enthusiast - Dark golden-hay in color, this white was fermented mostly in 900-gallon French oak foudres, with the remainder fermented in smaller French oak barrels. Nutty lime and gooseberry provide intrigue and saltiness against bright acidity, making for a complex and compelling impression on the palate.
Grgich Hills Zinfandel 2012, Zinfandel, 750 ml, 29.99, Grgich, G35783,,,, Co-fermented Zinfandel with a touch of Petite Sirah to add complexity and structure and then aged the wine in large oak casks so the flavors are well integrated but not overwhelmed by oak. This food-friendly Zinfandel’s fresh flavors of ripe blackberries, black cherries and a hint of black pepper on the long finish are the perfect match for just about any grilled meat with barbecue sauce, sausage pizza and lasagna.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - This is an exuberantly fruity, spicy and robust wine, speckled with 2% Petite Sirah. Dark and full of red berry flavor, the palate is dusted in brown sugar and black pepper. Ripe and concentrated, it drinks smooth and elegant despite its serious power.
Grgich Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 59.99, Grgich, G35782,,,, The wine’s complex lavors of black currants, clove and mocha are topped of by licorice. Its full-bodied, rich mouthfeel carries these lavors for a long, lingering inish that loves seared steak, Gorgonzola gnocchi, beef bourguignon and ratatouille.92 Points Tasting Panel - Rich plum and cassis with smooth texture and balanced flavors; clean, juicy and long. 12% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc. 91 Points Decanter - Blackcurrant and menthol aromas unfold onto generous rhubarb, charcoal and vanilla oak on the palate. It is sleek and supple with full fruit, but it is a little oaky now and needs time to integrate.
Terrazas Cheval Des Andes 2012, Red Blend, 750 ml, 79.99, Cheval Des Andes, S415296,,,, Red ruby color with violet highlights. The nose is complex and elegant. It shows notes of tobacco and white pepper followed by some notes of ripe yellow fruits such as apricot, peach, black fig and quince jam. On the palate, the first impression is driven by mentholated hints. A very balanced character between acidity and the dense silkiness of the tannins impacts on the elegant finish of this Grand Cru.97 Points James Suckling - "One of the most complex and floral Chevals. Full to medium body, ultra-fine. How I tasted."95 Points Robert Parker's, The Wine Advocate - 2012 was a warmer vintage but they harvested earlier to preserve freshness. The 2012 Cheval des Andes has more floral notes (that they attribute to the early picking) violets and lilies. While the blackberries and blackcurrants are there, they do not overpower the nose. In this vintage the final blend (which changes every year, they have no rules) was 64% Malbec, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon (a higher percentage to provide freshness in this warmer vintage) and then 8% Petit Verdot. This is a hedonistic Cheval showing the character of the vintage but with better balance and more integrated oak than in the earlier releases. They reduced the percentage of new oak to 30% and also started experimenting with some 500-liter barrels that were widely used in 2014, and the aging was longer at 14 months. The palate is powerful, and to drink at around 15 C. It gets more depth and nuanced with time in the glass. Even if young, this is polished and can be drunk starting now.93 points Vinous (a joint venture between Cheval Blanc and Terrazas de los Andes): Bright ruby-red. Highly complex nose and palate meld currant, plum, licorice, mocha, tobacco, wild herbs and a sexy floral element. Utterly suave and seamless blend in the style of a ripe Right Bank wine, with saline soil tones leavening the wine's sweetness of fruit. One senses the 15% alcohol on the finish of this very long, firmly tannic, classically dry wine, which needs a couple more years in the bottle to come into full focus. My sample improved dramatically over 24 hours in the recorked bottle, showing purer fruit character without any loss of energy. 93 points Wine Enthusiast - Dark, lightly toasted aromas of licorice root, coconut, blackberry and peppery spice are inviting. This blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot is lush, ripe and loaded. Toasty, blackened berry and cassis flavors finish with woody spice, length and complexity. Drink now through 2021.  92 Points Wine Spectator - A dense, rich and ripe red, with well-structured flavors of dark cherry, plum and chocolate. The creamy finish is filled with Asian spice and minerally notes, revealing lingering blackberry accents. Drink now through 2020. 
Ch.igai Takaha Samurai Chardonnay 2013, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 30.00, Ch.igai Takaha, R736281,,,, 94 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Cellar Selection* This collaboration between American winemakers Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton and Japanese entrepreneur Takahide Sugimoto is stunningly high-toned and buttoned-up at first, with sour cream, yogurt, crushed ant, gunmetal, flint and quinine elements on the nose. The palate is complex and fascinating, with chalk and cement minerality bolstered by lime blossom, kumquat and tonic that opens graciously with time. Drink 2016–2026.92 Points Robert Parker - A big, rich and decadently styled white that checks in at 16% natural alcohol, the 2013 Chardonnay Samurai possesses a medium-gold color to go with slightly reserved notes of butter apple, orange blossom, toasted bread, buttered cream and spice. Full-bodied and gorgeous on the palate, with lots of glycerin, richness and texture, it stays nicely focused, never seems cumbersome or over the top, and has a heady, blockbuster-style finish. This is certainly not for those craving lightweight aromas or flavors, yet it's impeccably balanced and the texture is just terrific. It needs food and I suspect will drink nicely for 4-5 years. It took plenty of time to open up, so give it 30-40 minutes in a decanter if drinking anytime soon.
Codigo 1530 Rosa Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 61.99, Còdigo, S443216,,,, Código 1530 Rosa begins with the purity of our Blanco, then rested for 1 month in an uncharred Napa Cabernet French White Oak barrels.The Codigo Rosa is an expressive and flavorful tequila just like the blanco that owes its clean agave flavor to a rather ineffective distillation process, one that uses traditional methods to mash and ferment. The tinge of red fruit from the wine influence is just barely noticeable, but it highlights the agave. The tequila is still clean and fresh despite the extra weight and tanginess. It's a unique twist on a blanco that actually true tequila fans will recognize as higher end because of the extra concentration. This is far from a diffused and airbrushed commercial tequila. It's the real deal.
Codigo 1530 Anejo Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 119.99, Còdigo, S442822,,,, Código 1530 Añejo has been lauded by Tequila experts as the finest Añejo Tequila available. Awarded “Añejo of the year” in 2016, our Añejo is carefully aged for 18 months in Napa Cabernet French White Oak barrels, fully embracing the refined elegance of the wine making process.
Ardbeg Uigeadail Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 59.99, Ardbeg, 17178,,,, Ardbeg was voted ‘World Whisky of the Year’ 4 times out of the last 7 years. Ardbeg Ten Years Old is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all. Yet it does not flaunt the peat; rather it gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt to produce a whisky of perfect balance. Named World Whisky of the Year in 2008.95 Points Whisky Advocate- The marriage works exceptionally well, with the younger whiskies providing the classic Ardbeg intensity many of us have come to expect, while the older whiskies contribute depth, maturity, and complexity. And bottling the whisky at cask-strength without chill-filtration ensures that none of the flavors are stripped out. This is an incredibly complex Islay whisky, with its bonfire smoke, brine, and peppered olive notes balanced by a taming sweetness of vanilla, marshmallow, and toffee. Interwoven notes of candied fruit and sugared almonds round out the palate. Incredibly long finish.
Ardbeg 10 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 49.99, Ardbeg, 15288,,,, Ardbeg was voted ‘World Whisky of the Year’ 4 times out of the last 7 years. Ardbeg Ten Years Old is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all. Yet it does not flaunt the peat; rather it gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt to produce a whisky of perfect balance. Named World Whisky of the Year in 2008.93 Points Whisky Advocate - Straw-gold color. On the nose, sweet toffee, citrus notes, seaweed, and spice complement a powerful peat smoke infusion. In body, it is thick and oily. On the palate, a somewhat sweet maltiness up front is run over by a powerful peat smoke locomotive. Again, the whisky is enriched with citrus and pear notes, spice, and seaweed. The finish is powerful, long, and warming. The smoke lingers for minutes, if not hours. Style: Islay single malt Scotch whisky... If you like your Ardbeg to go to a phenolic extreme, you will cherish this one. This big, powerful whisky makes no apologies for its Islay roots. And the fact that this whisky is bottled at 46% ABV just makes this big whisky even bigger.91 Points Wine Enthusiast - For peat lovers only. Pale straw, briny nose. On the palate, this is like a time-release smoke capsule—after a flash of sweetness, the smoke just keeps rolling on in waves. Water adds some softness and mitigates the smoke a bit. Well-constructed and classic. Good value.
Ardbeg Kelpie Single Malt Scotch Limited Edition, Scotch, 750 ml, 99.99, Ardbeg, S468641,,,, Ardbeg was voted ‘World Whisky of the Year’ 4 times out of the last 7 years.An Ardbeg that's said to be "as deep as the ocean" thanks to the use of virgin Black Sea oak casks sourced by Dr. Bill Lumsden from the Adyghe Republic in Russia. Whisky from these casks has then been married with regular bourbon cask matured Ardbeg and bottled for Fèis Ìle 2017 at 46%. The kelpie from which this release takes its name is a mischievous water spirit, which might be able to take the form of a horse, or a bull, and may have claws, or be a dog with the head of an ant, that flies. Or Crab Nicholson.Nose: A wonderful, intense, ‘dancing’ nose, with lots of different, intertwined aromas – powerful, oily peat, dark chocolate, smoked fish, hints of seaweed, and a curious, sharp herbal note. Waves of spicy black pepper.Palate: A peppery mouthfeel is followed by a crescendo of rich flavours. Treacle toffee, Turkish coffee, smoky bacon and lots of dark, dark chocolate. A curious burst of peachy, estery fruit, hickory wood, clove oil and a suggestion of black olives.Finish: Seemingly lasting forever, with deep, deep, almost subterranean flavours of clove, tar, and rich toffee. 
Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial Rosé, Sparkling, 750 ml, 65.99, Moet & Chandon, S137657,,,, Lively and generous Nectar Impérial distinguishes itself by its extravagant fruitiness, its density on the palate and its crisp finish that instantly surprise and delight. Nectar Rosés assemblage is built on the intensity of Pinot Noir, the fruitiness of Pinot Meunier, and the freshness of Chardonnay.Its red color is sustained and nuanced with coppery shades.Its aromas are intense and deep with ripe berries (wild strawberry, blackberry, black currant) and cherry, nuanced by herbal and heady flowers notes.On the palate it is a succulent blend of richness and elegance, density and creaminess, extreme fruitiness and vibrant freshness.Ideal for all sweet and sour, fatty-spicy, sugary-spicy or sweet dishes, Nectar Rosé offers amazing pairings with foie gras marinated in red wines and red fruits based desserts.
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Limited Edition Stina Brut 2006, Sparkling, 750 ml, 149.99, Veuve Clicquot, S394161,,,, Drawing inspiration from ink - central to the correspondence of Madame Clicquot - Veuve Clicquot partnered with Swedish artist Stina Persson, to create a limited edition offer for their prestige cuvee LaGrande Dame. This isothermic case will keep the bottle chilled for up to 2 hours, and is a great gift for the holidays.Veuve Clicquot's Prestige Cuvee, La Grande Dame, is a beautiful wine which pays homage to the "grande dame de la Champagne," Madame Clicquot. The incomparable finesse of this cuvée results from a blend of eight of the House's traditional Grands Crus. This wine has a fine, complex fragrance, blending sweetness and nobility. It is smooth and silky in the mouth, with considerable substance and structure. A remarkable balance, with a fresh, harmonious finish, and a unique aromatic aftertaste.94 Points Wine Spectator - Bright and graceful, this seamlessly knits a subtle streak of smoke-tinged minerality with flavors of almond financier, poached pear, candied kumquat and crème de cassis, focused by vibrant acidity and a refined, creamy mousse. Disgorged January 2014. Drink now through 2030. 94 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - The prestigious 2006 La Grande Dame is made from 47% Chardonnay and 53% Pinot Noir, and assembles the fruit of eight grand cru villages. Very intense and complex on the nose, this is a full-bodied, round, rich and mouth-filling, but also refined prestige cuvée; it reveals a fascinating purity, precision and freshness. The finish is long and complex, and shows a spicy minerality. There are coffee beans, bread and toast aromas in the aftertaste. This comes highly recommended. 
St. George Single Malt Baller Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 199.99, St. George, Y859924,,,, First released in 2016, Baller Single Malt Whiskey has a crisp, dry, malty flavor profile. Distiller Lance Winters describes Baller as “a California take on the Japanese spin on Scotch whisky.”We start with 100% American barley (predominately two-row pale malted barley, the remainder is lightly roasted). After distillation in our eau de vie pot stills, the whiskey is aged 3–4 years in used bourbon casks and French oak wine casks, as well as filtered through maple charcoal. We then finish the whiskey in casks that had held house-made umeshu (a Japanese style of plum liqueur we made entirely from California-grown ume fruit).
St. George Single Malt Whiskey Lot 16, Whiskey, 750 ml, 129.99, St. George, Y804926,,,, Craft Whiskey of the Year (2014) — Whisky AdvocateA true American original. — Wine & Spirits MagazineMight just be the best U.S. single malt available today. — 1001 Whiskies You Must Taste Before You Die92 Points Whiskey Wash - Lot #16 proves very interesting; Refined and clearly thoughtful, St. George has surprised me yet again. From my past experiences imbibing in St. George products, I was expecting a bolder, punchier whiskey. I was pleasantly surprising to find instead an American whiskey that showed insight and restraint. A very unique & elegant dram. A very welcome and interesting addition to the St. George family.
St. George All Purpose Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 23.99, St. George, Y369325,,,, Needs nothing added to it. A hands-down instant classic. — Spirit JournalSmooth, robust, and easy going. — Wine & Spirits MagazineBartlett pears (yes, pears) are the secret here. Why? Thirty-five years of distilling Bartlett pears has shown us just what this gorgeous fruit is capable of—especially when put through our Holstein stills.Using the same flavorful and aromatic pears here as in our flagship pear brandy makes perfect sense, delivering a spirit with no overt pear flavor but with substantial body and subtle floral notes—and creating a vodka that is uniquely St. George.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - Distilled from grain and fruit—specifically, Bartlett pears—this complex vodka doesn't have the neutral profile some vodka drinkers expect. The warm scent suggests roasted almonds. On the palate, vanilla and almond intertwine with a mild sweetness that recalls agave, with a barely perceptible, mouthwatering salinity. The finish is malty and roasty. The overall effect is a vodka that ever-so-subtly winks at the whiskey bottle down the shelf.  
St. George Terroir Gin, Gin, 750 ml, 29.99, St. George, Y36928,,,, One of the most distinctive gins made in America. — GQOne of the best gins you’ll ever taste. — ForbesSpectacularly evocative. — Food & Wine90 Points - St. George produces three distinct gins. Their Terroir Gin aims to highlight the forest and earthy flavors of the state of California. They do this by using a dozen botanicals including local California bay laurel, Douglas Fir and coastal sage, the latter two they distill individually. As for the others, the juniper and bay laurel get placed in a basket to be vapor-infused while the remaining botanicals are placed in the pot-still. This is sold at 45% ABV and is available in 750ml or 200ml sized bottles.89 Points Wine Enthusiast - One of a trio of new gins from this artisan distiller, this gin's claim to fame is that it was inspired by a hike on Mt. Tam, and the distiller describes it as akin to “drinking a martini in a pine forest.” Some will find the juniper essence too strong, although it also reads as clean and bracing, and it's laced with a peppery finish. Botanicals include Douglas fir, fennel, bay laurel and sage. A portion of the profits from the gin are donated to support California wilderness.
St. George Botanvore Gin, Gin, 750 ml, 29.99, St. George, Y36927,,,, 97 points — Distiller.comWine Enthusiast Top 50 Spirits of 2012 list93 Points Wine Enthusiast - The "botanical eater" earned its name because it is loaded with botanical ingredients. Distilled with 19 different botanicals for a gin that is beautifully balanced and vibrant. Bright and versatile flavors great for mixing.
St. George Dry Rye Gin, Gin, 750 ml, 29.99, St. George, Y36926,,,, 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - One of a new trio of gins from this small-batch distiller, the Dry-Rye version has a bold, warm caraway scent and assertive notes of juniper and black pepper, finishing with peppy, lingering citrus flavor. Would make for a complex G&T.
Rochioli Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Sauvignon Blanc, 750 ml, 42.99, Rochioli, S468284,,,, Fifty nine percent is from the original Sauvignon Blanc vineyard planted in 1959, twenty five percent is from Rochioli's newest planting (2001) of a very special and rare clone, and sixteen percent is from Rochioli's 31-year-old hillside vineyard. This wine is tank fermented at a cool temperature to preserve its intense varietal character and firm acidity. With aromas of passion fruit, melon, and citrus tones this is a light and sophisticated Sauvignon Blanc.95 Points Wine & Spirits - If you've never been blown away by a California sauvignon blanc, you owe it to yourself to taste this wine. Over half of the fruit comes from an old vineyard that Joe Rochioli, Jr., planted in 1959; it's now farmed by his son Tom. Old vines, as well as the sunny, temperate climate and stony soil along the banks of the Russian River, drew the fruit to a precise, focused intensity in 2016. You'll find ripe, luscious flavors of papaya and peach -- even redder tones of wild strawberry -- tied to a profound sense of mineral depth. For all of its power, the fruit remains vivid and mouthwatering, as pure as spring water.94 Points Wine Enthusiast - This is a beautifully exotic and delicate wine with steely minerality and subdued power. Full of lemony flavor, it complementarily exudes fresh tangerine and grapefruit peel, enwrapping its nuanced fruit with floral highlights.
Rochioli Estate Pinot Noir 2015, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 82.99, Rochioli, S468285,,,, This Estate is a blend of our many different vineyard sites, twenty four percent Little Hill, eighteen percent Sweetwater, eighteen percent West Block, fourteen percent Big Hill, fourteen percent East Block and twelve percent River Block. This full bodied wine possesses the typical Rochioli character and the Classic Russian River Valley charm. Aged in French oak for 15 months, the wine displays a full body and silky texture finish, with a balanced structure. Elegant and beautifully balanced, the aromas of ripe cherry, hints of vanilla and savory herbs, while the palate is juicy and refined with a hint of dusty cherry. The wine has a big rich mouth-feel, silky tannins and a long finish. Pinot Noir can pair with a wide range of foods including rack of lamb, grilled salmon, beef bourguignon, pancetta wrapped roasted turkey and mushroom risotto.93 Points James Suckling - Firm and linear with pretty tannins and a tight fruit profile. Ripe strawberry and citrus. Refined and energetic mouth feel.91 Points Wine Enthusiast - Cherry spice and earthy compost meet in this well-made, full-bodied wine from a warm vintage. Despite its density and concentration, it’s freshened by bright acidity and a streak of cinnamon cola that lasts into the finish.93 Points Wine Spectator - Creamy, spicy, vanilla-tinged oak adds an attractive aromatic element and textural suppleness to the core of zesty wild blackberry and spicy scents, enlivened by snappy acidity and vibrant tannins. Drink now through 2025. 2,884 cases made.
Au Bon Climat Isabelle Pinot Noir 2013, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 49.99, Au Bon Climat, W143851,,,, Isabelle is comprised of only the best cuvees each vintage. Consequently, it is consistently a top performing Pinot Noir year to year. Dark, rich, and layered, this regal wine is remarkable now, but will be even more integrated and complex in time.92 Points Vinous, Antonio Galloni - The 2013 Pinot Noir Isabelle is one of the richer, deeper wines in the lineup. A wine of real density, the Isabelle in 2013 hits the palate with a range of super-appealing dark cherry, plum, dark spices and French oak. The style is one of weight and impact. There is no shortage of either here.
Department 66 Grenache 2014, Red Blend, 750 ml, 34.99, Orin Swift, W146011,,,, Optimum growing conditions with a crowning harvest mark the 2014 vintage. A saturated cardinal hue belted in garnet is revealed in the glass. The nose brims with an impeccable oak profile with shaded oak tree accents. A mineral cast of alluvial soil can be detected as well, which frames a vibrant perfume of red berry fruits, cassis, cardamom, and exotic spices. The entry bursts with a vibrant blueberry and cassis concentrate that is rounded out with the richness of a creme brulee, or crema catalana. The mid palate has vibrant acidity with distinctive mineral notes of garrigue, stone, and schist. Closing with purpose, the wine boasts silky tannins and a lengthy finish of sublime richness.93 Points Robert Parker's, The Wine Advocate - A blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and a splash of Carignan, the 2014 Cotes Catalanes Grenache D66 IGP spent ten months in roughly 30% new barrels. This inky colored, downright sexy 2014 offers terrific notes of blueberries, blackberries, violets and chalky minerality. Big, concentrated and textured, yet still playing in the more elegant style of the 2014 vintage, this beauty will drink well for a decade.
Masterson's 10 Year Old Straight Rye Hungarian Oak, Whiskey, 750 ml, 69.99, Masterson's, W145242,,,, Masterson’s is a 100% rye whiskey that far exceeds industry standards for rye whiskey. Our artisans incorporate only the most fragrant and plump grains of rye and pure glacial water from the northern Rockies into a meticulous distillation process that utilizes an old-fashioned pot still.Masterson’s is all rye and only rye, meeting the strictest definition of traditional rye whiskey. The rye is grown in the verdant Pacific Northwest, and we choose only rye that exhibits the perfect combination of weight, plumpness and rich, earthy fragrance. These key characteristics, along with our meticulous distillation process, give Masterson’s its uniquely smooth taste.Gambler, buffalo hunter, army scout, gunfighter and newspaperman, William “Bat” Masterson did it all and did it well. And what better way to honor such a rarefied man than with a truly exceptional whiskey. Crafted by artisans, distilled in a pot still and aged in white-oak casks for just over 10 years then barrel finished in Hungarian oak, it’s the kind of drink that Bat would’ve surely raved about.94 Points Wine Enthusiast - The complex aroma suggests rich caramel, maple and butterscotch. The same flavors are echoed on the palate, showing a flash of sweetness, drying alcohol heat and a spicy finish. Water tames this 100% rye to a maple-almond flavor profile, finishing with cocoa and plenty of mouthwatering spice. 
Michter's 10 YR Single Barrel Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 299.99, Michter's, W106480,,,, Michter’s releases a 10-year-old single barrel bourbon in very limited quantities. Their 2017 release of the 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon is out now: It also marks one of the first special releases of a Michter’s bourbon from Master Distiller Pam Heilmann. Upon her promotion at Michter’s in 2016, she became the first woman to serve as a Master Distiller at a Kentucky Distiller’s Association distillery since prohibition.93 Points Wine Enthusiast - Dark amber color, strongly and sweetly aromatic with hints of cigar tobacco and allspice. Pleasant, deep toffee flavors almost threaten to turn sweet, but the finish is brisk, brief and dry. Medium body.90 Points Whisky Advocate - This rye has a lot going on. The palate ranges from herbs, caramel, cotton candy, honeysuckle, and rose petals, to chocolate, malt, black pepper, honey, and slightly burnt pizza crust. The whiskey sits on the palate, richly giving red fruit and pepper spice with a slight hint of banana on the end. The taste is magnificent. If the medium finish was just a little longer, this would venture into greatness. 
Michter's US 1 Single Barrel Rye, Whiskey, 750 ml, 38.99, Michter's, 17292,,,, 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy* The opening nosing passes detect soft scents of spicy rye; aeration adds notes of black pepper, marmalade and plum preserves. The oily palate entry makes the tongue tingle pleasantly; at midpalate this whiskey's youth is accentuated by racy tastes of alcohol, spicy grain and light caramel. Finishes as sprightly and carefree as it starts. A straight rye with attitude. 
Michter's US 1 Small Batch Unblended American Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 54.99, Michter's, 17285,,,, Very fruity and sweet, this whiskey from Michter's positively drips with toffee and butterscotch, enlivened by toasty notes and a hint of vanilla and dried fruit. Technically not a bourbon due to its ageing in 'bourbon-soaked' barrels as opposed to new oak.94 Points Wine Enthusiast - This small-batch whiskey is a treat, butter-soft and loaded with sweet toffee and hazelnut aromas and flavors. The long finish rolls toward dry espresso and mocha flavors, pepped up with clove and cinnamon.
Masterson's 10 Year Old Straight Rye, Whiskey, 750 ml, 69.99, Masterson's, W145240,,,, Available in French or Hungarian Oak.Masterson’s is a 100% rye whiskey that far exceeds industry standards for rye whiskey. Our artisans incorporate only the most fragrant and plump grains of rye and pure glacial water from the northern Rockies into a meticulous distillation process that utilizes an old-fashioned pot still.Masterson’s is all rye and only rye, meeting the strictest definition of traditional rye whiskey. The rye is grown in the verdant Pacific Northwest, and we choose only rye that exhibits the perfect combination of weight, plumpness and rich, earthy fragrance. These key characteristics, along with our meticulous distillation process, give Masterson’s its uniquely smooth taste.94 Points Wine Enthusiast - The complex aroma suggests rich caramel, maple and butterscotch. The same flavors are echoed on the palate, showing a flash of sweetness, drying alcohol heat and a spicy finish. Water tames this 100% rye to a maple-almond flavor profile, finishing with cocoa and plenty of mouthwatering spice.
Masterson's 10 Year Old Straight Rye, Whiskey, 750 ml, 69.99, Masterson's, W145242,,,, Available in French or Hungarian Oak.Masterson’s is a 100% rye whiskey that far exceeds industry standards for rye whiskey. Our artisans incorporate only the most fragrant and plump grains of rye and pure glacial water from the northern Rockies into a meticulous distillation process that utilizes an old-fashioned pot still.Masterson’s is all rye and only rye, meeting the strictest definition of traditional rye whiskey. The rye is grown in the verdant Pacific Northwest, and we choose only rye that exhibits the perfect combination of weight, plumpness and rich, earthy fragrance. These key characteristics, along with our meticulous distillation process, give Masterson’s its uniquely smooth taste.94 Points Wine Enthusiast - The complex aroma suggests rich caramel, maple and butterscotch. The same flavors are echoed on the palate, showing a flash of sweetness, drying alcohol heat and a spicy finish. Water tames this 100% rye to a maple-almond flavor profile, finishing with cocoa and plenty of mouthwatering spice.
Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 49.99, Belle Glos, S456347,,,, Owner/winemaker, Joe Wagner chose the name Belle Glos to honor his grandmother, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner. Lorna was a co-founder of Caymus Vineyards, an inspirational figure to Joseph and an avid lover of Pinot Noir.The color is a deep scarlet-red with lush aromas of blackberry bramble, nutmeg, and hint of caramel. The wine is fresh and exuberant in the mouth with sumptuous strawberry jam, ripe black cherry, cranberry and warm gingerbread. It is perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity, velvety tannins and a hint of toffee carrying through its long finish. When asked to describe this wine, I simply say it's like a taste of Christmas, all year long!
Belle Glos Las Alturas Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 49.99, Belle Glos, S456345,,,, Deep ruby red in color with intriguing aromas of sun-warmed blackberries, ripe plums, with hints of black licorice. A complexity of dark berry fruits unfold on the palate; blackberries and Bing cherries along with dark chocolate flavors. Vanilla and cedar oak undertones on the mid-palate further enhance the wine. The overall impression is rich with refined tannins, firm acidity and explosive layers of ripe fruit.92 Points Wine Spectator - Dark-hued, rich and spicy, with an enticing core of mocha-laced blackberry, cherry, spice and floral scents. Ends as it begins, bold and rich. Drink now through 2026.
Trefethen Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 51.99, Trefethen Family Vineyards, W140646,,,, Vibrant and deep ruby color. The very attractive nose has aromas of fresh blackberry, red currant and dried fruit. The palate is round and opens with earthy/herbal tones and finishes with silky flavors of cassis, chocolate and black pepper. Balanced and drinkable now, but also an excellent addition to the collector's cellar. Pair with a hearty red meat, duck or veal cut. To bring out the flavors in the wine, complement the entree with sides or sauces featuring mushrooms, roasted tomatoes or garden spices (oregano or thyme).93 Points James Suckling - Classic producer makes a beautiful red. Bright aromas of blueberries, raspberries and black licorice. Full-bodied, firm and silky. Wet earth, bark and mineral undertones. Fantastic now but better in 2018.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - This wine is expansive and juicy on the palate. A tight grip shows its youth while the underlying softness on the texture reflects the relative coolness of the growing spot. It imparts Napa's robust ripeness in its depth of cassis, chocolate and black pepper.
Orin Swift Mercury Head 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 129.99, Orin Swift, W143130,,,, An alluring hue of dark garnet sits in the glass, encircled by a glowing ruby rim. Immediate aromas of ripe black cherry, blueberry and classic cassis are supported by undertones of lavender, jasmine, sage, tobacco, cigar box and the slightest touch of anise. Rich and vibrant upon entry, flavors of dark plums, figs and black fruit transform into sweet vanilla and dark chocolate framed by velvety and plush tannins. The wine finishes with great length and a touch of acidity—an elegant Cabernet Sauvignon from select vineyards in the Napa Valley.96 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - A spectacular wine, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Mercury Head is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the Taplin and Morisoli vineyards and several Atlas Peak vineyards, aged 18 months in 50% new French oak. There are 5,461 cases of this wine. The wine is a classic, broad-shouldered, compelling Cabernet Sauvignon with beautiful blueberry and crème de cassis fruit, Christmas fruitcake, cedar wood, white chocolate notes and a hint of graphite and background toast. It is ripe, full-bodied, pure, multidimensional and a mouthful of succulent Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 20+ years.
Papa's Pilar 24 Year Solera Dark Rum, Rum, , 35.99, Papa's Pilar, Y459327,,,, 91 Points Wine Enthusiast - Developed in conjunction with Ernest Hemingway's estate, this deep, dark rum blended in the Solera style and finished in Spanish Sherry casks will satisfy tipplers with a sweet tooth. It reads almost like a spiced rum—soft and sweet, with notes of brown sugar, toffee, sasparilla and allspice, though it also has some dry aspects on the finish, showing baking spices, leather and dark chocolate.
Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 17.99, Marques de Casa Concha, S381080,,,, Marques de Casa Concha, is dark ruby red in color with luscious aromas of cherry and blackberries intertwined with cedar and smoke. These notes follow through to the palate. Tremendously concentrated flavors are revealed in firm tannins with a soft, silky texture and a lingering finish. Enjoy this fine Cabernet Sauvignon with prime red meats, firm cheeses and other rich fare.91 Points James Suckling - This is a cabernet that shows a complex character of ripe fruit and freshness with very vertical and fine tannins. It's partially aged in large casks. Gives you the generous fruit as always, but gives you more definition.90 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate - I tasted four Cabernets with winemaker Marcelo Papa, starting with the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Marqués de Casa Concha Puente Alto Vineyard from the classic Cabernet zone of Puente Alto in the Maipo Valley. In reality, it's a blend with 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Syrah and 1% Petit Verdot. The vines grow on stony soils and produce classical reds of intense fruit and good structure. The wine fermented in stainless steel tanks with remontage during six to eight days and had a post fermentative maceration of eight to 12 additional days. It aged in 20% new barriques, 60% used barriques and 20% from Piemonte. This has a classical nose with the extra dimension and freshness of an earlier harvest and less oak (after an experimental Limited Edition in 2010). There are notes of tobacco, blackberries and graphite but also red cherries and some aromatic herbs that provide freshness. The palate shows even more changes with good grip and tension, with polished texture perhaps not as velvety as in the past, but with a little more tension and very good freshness; the wine is dry, showing the variety and origin, and quite naked -- something winemaker Marcelo Papa attributes to the use of the botti. Great value and typicity
Bombay Sapphire Gin Gift Set, Gin, 750 ml, 24.99, Bombay Sapphire, 10578,,,, Includes a bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin and a branded martini glass92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Sweet, mild, clean fragrance of lemon, juniper and licorice. This is a complex gin; more flavors can be detected with each sip: cinnamon spice, astringent pine needles, a touch of lime zest and, finally, a big licorice finish comes singing through. Slightly oily feel. Great for a gimlet or martini with a lemon twist.
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey Gift Set, Whiskey, 750 ml, 59.99, Jack Daniel's, 10048,,,, Includes bottle of Single Barrel Select 750ML and 1 snifter glass.94 Points Wine Enthusiast - At first, this whiskey is easy to underestimate, since the amber color and mild toffee aroma give little away. But one sip, and it is clear this whiskey means business: Deep vanilla cookie and cigar tobacco flavors unfold to a big, burnt-caramel finish, which washes over the palate like a rolling wave. Manhattan-worthy. Fine hand-crafted whiskey from a single barrel individually selected, bottled and labeled for unique flavor and character. While aging in the barrelhouses that dot the hills overlooking Jack Daniel Distillery, the whiskey in each barrel develops a slightly different character. Our Head Distiller, Jimmy Bedford, tastes the whiskey and sets aside those barrels whose contents he feels have aged to create particularly flavorful and aromatic whiskey. The whiskey is hand-bottled, a barrel at a time, never mixing it with whiskey from other barrels. We bottle only a limited quantity of Jack Daniel's Single Barrel, marking each bottle with a rick number, barrel number and date of bottling. All true connoisseurs of great whiskey will appreciate its unusually dark color and distinctively rich taste. Jack Daniel's Single Barrel is a fine whiskey worthy of your most special times and special friends.
Don Julio Anejo Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 49.99, Don Julio, S14069,,,, An exquisite Anejo created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of Don Julio's first distillery. Rested in oak barrels for two years. Full nose of vanilla and nuts.95 Points Wine Enthusiast - Aged a mere 18 months, this Tequila is well-balanced and sippable, with honey sweetness and a long butterscotch finish.
Masterson's 10 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 69.99, Masterson's, W124306,,,, 94 Points Wine Enthusiast - The complex aroma suggests rich caramel, maple and butterscotch. The same flavors are echoed on the palate, showing a flash of sweetness, drying alcohol heat and a spicy finish. Water tames this 100% rye to a maple-almond flavor profile, finishing with cocoa and plenty of mouthwatering spice.Masterson's 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey is a 100% rye whiskey aged in white oak casks for a decade. This is a rich whiskey with an earthy fragrance.
Bib & Tucker 6 Year Old Small Batch Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 52.99, Bib & Tucker, S135256,,,, 96 Points Tasting Panel Magazine90 Points Wine Enthusiast -This six-year-old bottling has a mild aroma that hints at caramel. On the palate, look for touches of toffee, espresso, brown sugar, clove and a meandering, grain-y sweet finish that some might compare to oatmeal cookies. Velvety feel.Aged for at least six years, Bib & Tucker bourbon is made from a mash of 70% corn, 26% rye and 4% malted barley. The grains, which were harvested in late 2006 and early 2007, were distilled twice — first through a column still and then through an old fashioned copper pot still. Following distillation, the bourbon was matured in No. 1 charred American white oak barrels for a minimum of six years (the average age of the bourbon is actually 7.5 years, however).As a result, Bib & Tucker has an aroma of vanilla, freshly mowed grass and leather-bound books. Notes of sweet fruit, vanilla beans, caramel and dried apricots dominate the palate, and are complemented by a subtle touch of ginger spice. The finish is complex and lingers, with hints of chestnuts and roasted corn.
High West Rendezvous Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 62.99, High West, W117590,,,, Double Gold SF World Spirits CompetitionRendezvous Rye is our flagship whiskey.  Almost every other straight rye whiskey you can buy today is barely legal, with 51-53% rye in the mash bill. Not Rendezvous Rye. It honors the way rye whiskey used to be made, with a high rye content and full, uncompromised flavor. With Rendezvous Rye, you get a taste of authentic rye whiskey. We hope you enjoy it.96 Points Wine Enthusiast - Strong but intriguing. Medium color and body, with rich aromas of burnt orange and caramel. The flavor also reflected burnt orange and caramel, plus a spicy tinge reminiscent of cassia bark or Red-Hot candies. The finish lingers, pleasant, inviting and warm. Might be good for Manhattans—a touch of fruit or sweetness would go well with this rye. Excellent value.95 Points Whisky Advocate - A blend of two whiskeys; a 6 year old made from 95% rye and a 16 year old made from 80% rye. These are very high percentages; a straight rye whiskey only needs to contain 51% rye to meet the definition. It was very clever to marry the vibrancy of a younger whiskey with the depth of a mature whiskey. Thanks to the high rye content, this whiskey is very spicy, with cinnamon, crisp mint, and fennel. Underlying sweet notes of caramel, molasses, vanilla, macaroon, cocoa, and candied fruit provide a calming effect and enhance the whiskey's complexity. But in the end, the rye is the victor, emerging with a vengeance and giving the whisky a bold, warming, spice finish.  
Stein Distillery 2 Year Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 49.99, Stein Distillery, 17659,,,, Stein Distillery is proud to release the 1st Made-in-Oregon Bourbon, which rivals those of the American South. Stein’s Bourbon meets the nose with a whiff of honey and covers the palate with soft orange, ending with a toffee finish. Stein’s Bourbon is soothing straight or a perfect complement to an Old Fashioned, Boulevardier, or the iconic Mint Julep. Same producer as Black Maple Hill Bourbon.
Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch Napa Valley 2014, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 49.99, Shafer, 20168,,,, The picture-perfect 2014 vintage has produced a Chardonnay with elegant aromas and flavors of melon, honeysuckle, apricot, pineapple, citrus zest, and flint. This abundance of exotic fruit is completed with bright acidity, seamless balance, and a long, mouth-coating finish.93 Points Wine Spectator - Elegance and finesse define the pear, melon and honeysuckle flavors, which are lingering and persistent. The creamy texture features a touch of pithy citrus skin, adding to the nuance and complexity. Drink now through 2022.93 Points The Wine Advocate - First, their non-malolactic 2014 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch comes from a cool-climate vineyard in Carneros. This is aged in 75% oak casks and 25% stainless steel, which seems to be the perfect marriage for showcasing this wine’s rich fruit. The wine has loads of tangerine oil, citrus blossom, a hint of apples and orange marmalade. The oak is subtle, the wine medium to full-bodied, pure and rich. (This is the official tasting note, but I shared two bottles with some friends of mine at the casual Market restaurant in St. Helena, and it was a huge hit.)93 Points Wine Enthusiast - This marquee estate site supplies yet another gorgeous vintage of this powerful white, which opens with a crisp aroma of orange blossom. It follows in to the full-bodied palate, alongside layers of pear, pineapple and melon, all kept fresh by juicy acidity amid bites of oak and baking spice.92 Points Vinous / Antonio Galloni - Shafer's 2014 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch is powerful, rich and ample, with impeccable balance and class. Lemon confit, white flowers and mint are some of the nuances that are laced together. The warm, dry year produced an unctuous, oily Chardonnay, despite the malolactic fermentation having been blocked. The 2014 was done 75% in oak and 25% in steel.
Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 179.99, Caymus, S473111,,,, A rich, dense ruby color hints at the dark fruit nose of blackberry and currant that carries through to the palate, interwoven with complex aromas of black licorice, anise and creme de cassis. On the palate, the wine opens up to reveal an earthiness, with brown spice, cigar box and ripe dark fruits that linger throughout the extracted and long finish. The texture is opulent and rich, yet has a velvety quality with supple density. Rich, fine-grained tannins are balanced with ripe fruit, acidity and oak.91 Points Wine Spectator - Pure and rich, well-centered on melted black licorice, spice, cedar and dark berry flavors. Deep and complex, if short on finesse and grace, ending with musclebound tannins. Drink now through 2028.
O’Shaughnessy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, , 74.99, O'Shaughnessy, KOS14NCS,,,, This Cabernet Sauvignon captures the essence of the year with its radiant fruit and bouquet of vanilla bean, baking spices, and fresh tobacco leaf. The flavors are bright and focused with gorgeous layers of confit plum, blackberry jam and hibiscus. This expansive Cabernet Sauvignon finishes with flavors of smoked cherry wood and smooth integrated tannins.93 Points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - "Her 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon comes 56% from her holdings on Mt. Veeder and 44% from the home vineyard on Howell Mountain. It is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot. This is another beauty, with a deep blue/purple color and notes of blueberry, blackberry, licorice, charcoal and a touch of graphite. It is full-bodied, nicely layered, with velvety tannin and 2014's signature up-front, irresistible fruit, charm and overall balance, but without compromising intensity and length. Drink it over the next 15+ years."94 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous - "O'Shaughnessy's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is one of the very best values readers will find in top-notch Napa Valley Cabernet. A host of dark red cherry, plum, mocha, spice, leather and tobacco give the 2014 a good deal of aromatic complexity to balance the natural richness of the year. Unlike the single-vineyard Cabernets, the Napa Valley bottling will drink well pretty much upon release. This is an absolutely impeccable Cabernet Sauvignon from O'Shaughnessy and winemaker Sean Capiaux."
Balvenie Single Malt Scotch 21 Year Portwood, Scotch, 750 ml, 229.99, Balvenie, Y14075,,,, Gold Speyside Single Malts 19-30yo - 2015 The Scotch Whisky Masters Gold Speyside Single Malt 19-25yo - 2014 The Scotch Whisky Masters Silver Outstanding Scotch Single Malt - 2014 International Wine & Spirit CompetitionThe flagship single malt from Balvenie's little group of Port Wood whiskies. This bottling was finished in thirty year old port pipes and is a veritable masterclass in poise and balance.
Highland Park Single Malt Scotch 15 Year, Scotch, 750 ml, 89.99, Highland Park, Y12035,,,, 95 Points Beverage Tasting InstituteOrkney, Highlands, Scotland- "Lightly toasted malt notes along with wood, sawdust, distant mint, and light caramel... The palate entry highlights the maltiness; at midpalate the taste becomes sweeter and honey like complementing the grain/malt base. Finishes assertively."
Macallan Fine Oak 15 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 119.99, Macallan, Y11035,,,, Another fine bottling from the triple wood maturation this whisky sees. Two types of wood, American and European, previously containing sherry and American ex-bourbon barrels are used to age this series.98 Points Wine Enthusiast - An initial bouquet of the dried yellow fruit found in muesli; later on, added scents of unsweetened coconut, honey, and light toffee beautifully complement the dried fruit aroma. The palate entry is chewy and honeyed; at midpalate the dried fruit, clover, and honey flavors meld delightfully with the oily, creamy texture. Concludes sensuously and regally. 92 points Whisky Advocate - This is my favorite of the three. For about $20 more, you get a richer, much more complex whisky than the 10 year old, and it is more balanced than the 21 year old. This 15 is drier than the 10, with lovely floral and spice notes (cinnamon, coriander, dried orange peel, lavender, rose), balanced by honey-laced complex fruit, and a dry, dark chocolate/orange marmalade finish. 
Macallan Fine Oak 17 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 299.99, Macallan, Y17012,,,, The Macallan's sherry wood program has been something that folks have been focused on, but they have been using other wood types for at least a few decades now. Launched in 2006, Macallan Fine Oak 17 is matured in a combination of three different wood types: European oak ex-Sherry, American oak ex-Sherry, and American oak ex-bourbon.94 Points Whisky Advocate - Another of the Fine Oak series (aged in both bourbon and sherry casks), which will debut in the U.S. in March. Of the five Fine Oak expressions that will be in the U.S. (10, 15, 17, 21, and 30 year old), this is my favorite, slightly besting the 15 year old. Lovely sweet notes (creamy vanilla, light toffee, marshmallow, shortbread, and a kiss of honey) are accompanied by bright fruit (multi-layered citrus) and potpourri of dried spices, along with a hint of nut and wisp of smoke. A very refined and sophisticated whisky.
Bernheim Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 44.99, Bernheim, Y25228,,,, PIONEER WHISKEY OF THE YEAR Malt Advocate MagazineGOLD MEDAL WINNER International Spirits ChallengeBEST AMERICAN WHISKEY, NON-BOURBON Whisky Magazine World Whiskies AwardsDOUBLE GOLD MEDAL WINNER San Francisco World Spirits CompetitionEDITOR'S GOLD CHOICE AWARD Whiskey MagazineWORLD'S BEST WHEAT WHISKEY Whisky Magazine World Whiskies Awards At its launch, Bernheim Original Straight Wheat Whiskey was the first truly new variety of American straight wheat whiskey introduced since Prohibition. Heaven Hill Master Distillers saw an opportunity to give today's whiskey connoisseurs a unique taste experience. Bernheim was the only straight whiskey to use winter wheat as the primary grain in its mashbill, giving it a soft, sweet flavor and medium finish.Today, on the front of the bottle, Bernheim proudly displays its finest attributes: Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey, small batch, and a 7 year age statement. With an age statement of 7 years, Bernheim Original Wheat Whiskey truly is well worth the wheat. It is the only straight wheat whiskey distributed nationally. As a straight whiskey, it meets the same criteria as Bourbon or rye—aged a minimum of two years in new, charred oak barrels, distilled at less than 160 proof, and contains no coloring, flavoring or blending agents. As a small batch product, it is made with a dump of 100 barrels or less.
Breckenridge Straight Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 39.99, Breckenridge, Y27725,,,, World Whiskey Awards Best American Blend 2016Distillery of the Year NY Spirits International Competition 2015Deep honey-amber hue with warm, pronounced aromas of under-ripe banana and brown sugar, with spicy notes of white pepper and toasted sesame. Light body with warm texture and long sweet oak, vanilla finish with a touch of bitterness to balance. Reminiscent of a slice of toasted rye bread with honey drizzled on it.We mash, ferment and distill a lot of Bourbon in house. Our Blend of Straight Bourbon Whiskeys also consists of Barrels selected from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana chosen for their unique qualities, heritage, and ability to marry in our blend, always made from a high-rye mash bill.
John E. Fitzgerald Larceny Straight Small Batch Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 22.99, Larceny, Y28521,,,, The famous bourbon brand Old Fitzgerald was named for John E. Fitzgerald, who according to a family biography of Pappy Van Winkle may have been a rather more colourful character than we imagine!Fitzgerald, it seems, was a bonded treasury agent, one of the only people to carry keys to the storage warehouses. Apparently he also had a taste for the very finest bourbons and didn't mind helping himself! It was this infamous character with the fine palate who was immortalised by the brand back in the 1880s.Larceny is a smooth, small batch, sipping bourbon that uses wheat as the secondary grain rather than the more conventional choice of rye. Yummers.
Rogue Single Malt Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 49.99, Rogue, Y698525,,,, 2017 Great Food Awards, Winner 2017 American Craft Spirits Awards, Silver2016 Global Spirits Masters, Gold2016 American Craft Spirits Awards, Bronze2015 International Review of Spirits, GoldOregon Single Malt Whiskey is plowed, disced, harrowed, seeded, fed, watered, threshed, winnowed, malted, milled, mashed, fermented, distilled, smithed, barrel-aged and bottled by hand. When you grow it, you know it.TASTING NOTES: Rogue Farms Oregon Single Malt Whiskey opens with an attractive aroma of floral honey, peach and mango. Medium-to-full bodied, the aromas slowly transition to lush, ripe fruit and brown spice.3 INGREDIENTS:Rogue Farms Risk™ Malt; Rogue's Proprietary Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.
Templeton Rye Whiskey 4 Year Old, Whiskey, 750 ml, 29.99, Templeton, Y29825,,,, A big and spicy rye from the folks at Templeton. A 95% rye mashbill, distilled in Indiana, with a lot of flavor that makes it a great sipping whisky, as well as being punchy enough for Old Fashioneds, Sazeracs and all of your other favorites.91 Points Wine Enthusiast - Perfect for classic cocktails, this golden-amber rye invites with lots of vanilla on the nose and palate, plus mouthwatering notes of pear, cinnamon and black pepper. 
Berkshire Mountain Bourbon Whiskey, Bourbon, 750 ml, 49.99, Berkshire Mountain, Y421021,,,, GOLD MEDAL WINNER – Jim Murray’s Whisky BibleFounded in 2007 in Sheffield, Massachusetts, Berkshire Mountain's spirits are made using corn from a farm just a couple miles from the stillhouse with the remaining grains sourced elsewhere in New England. Their bourbon is made from a mash of 72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malted barley then triple-distilled in a pot still.This easy-drinking bourbon is on the lighter side, with a nice spicy bite.  
Tincup Blended Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 29.99, TINCUP, Y652826,,,, 90 Points Wine Enthusiast - This high-rye Bourbon (which oddly, doesn't say “Bourbon” on the label though it meets the basic criteria) is bold and spicy, and plays well in cocktail combinations. A big oak and vanilla mix finishes with clove, dried cherry, and a surprising, bright touch of lemon peel. It's not distilled in Colorado, but is cut with Rocky Mountain water.
Jack Daniel's Barrel Proof Tennessee Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 59.99, Jack Daniel's, Y821842100,,,, While not labeled bourbon, most Tennessee whiskeys meet the criteria required to be called bourbon. After distillation, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey undergoes what is referred to as the Lincoln County Process. In the case of Jack Daniel’s, it drips for six days in 10 foot vats, passing through charcoal that was made by burning maple wood that had been impregnated with 140 proof Jack Daniel’s whiskey before being put in new charred oak barrels and aged for an estimated 4-7 years.Jack Daniel’s pulls barrels from the upper levels of the rickhouse for their single barrel bottlings, with the barrel proof version being released in varying proofs ranging from 125 to 140. This is the first time that Jack Daniel’s has offered their single barrel product to the public in barrel strength form.
Amador Double Barrel Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 44.99, Amador, Y85227972,,,, 91 points, Best Buy, and Top 100 by Wine Enthusiast94 points, great value by Ultimate Spirits Challenge93 points, double gold by Beverage Tasting InstituteAmador County is a sleepy Northern California region best known for its production of zinfandel wines. For its first whiskey release, Amador produced their own hop-flavored whiskey in conjunction with our friends at Charbay. With this second release, Amador has looked to the east: Kentucky, where it sourced some straight bourbon and shipped it back to California. After maturing in new oak, the whiskey is finished in used Napa (not Amador) wine barrels, though the type of wine that was in those barrels is not disclosed.The release is technically a No Age Statement bottling, but the company says the 280 barrels it sourced from Kentucky were variously between three and ten years old and the finishing regimen adds another six months to that.Double Barrel’s nose evokes classic, wood-driven bourbon notes. Barrel char and sawdust find secondary notes in modest vanilla and a cinnamon-raisin character, almost like a toasted slice of buttered raisin bread. The body plays up some of this, with fruity notes coming on strong up front. Notes of rum raisin, vanilla ice cream, baking spice, and classically toasty, burnt caramel-focused bourbon character come together to make for a relatively straightforward spirit with just a touch of variety. The finish is sweet, returning to that raisiny-fruity character for a relatively quick denouement.
Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey, Bourbon, 750 ml, 49.99, Hudson, Y40122,,,, HUDSON BABY BOURBON is the first bourbon whiskey to be distilled in New York. This single grain bourbon is made from 100% New York corn and aged in our special small American Oak barrels. This unique aging process produces a mildly sweet, smooth spirit with hints of vanilla and caramel. The BABY is Tuthilltown’s first whiskey and the first legal pot-distilled whiskey made in New York since prohibition. BABY BOURBON is a perfect introduction to aged whiskey spirits. It is mild and friendly, bright to the tongue and warming all the way down. Each bottle is hand waxed and numbered. It is a true American classic. The BABY is our most sought after spirit. Make sure you alert your fine spirits dealer today to ensure your supply.
Hudson Manhattan Rye Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 54.99, Hudson, Y40124,,,, For all of the Hudson whiskeys, Tuthilltown sources 90% of their raw materials from local farms. In addition, Tuthilltown was one of the first distillers to use smaller format barrels. Their first batches of whiskey were aged in three gallon barrels. Now, the distillers at Hudson say they have retired the three gallon barrels and are using a variety of sizes, including some full-sized barrels as well as 26-30 gallon barrels.Hudson Manhattan Rye whiskey is bottled at 92 proof and made with a mash bill of 100% rye grain. As for an age statement, the label only provides that the whiskey is aged less than four years. Tuthilltown produces their products in small batches. 
Hudson Maple Cask Rye Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 54.99, Hudson, Y340024,,,, The Hudson line includes bourbon, rye, corn, and single malt products made from local grains, and aged in small oak barrels. Tuthilltown Spirits had been selling their used whiskey barrels to a Vermont maple syrup producer that used the barrels to age syrup. This exchange provided the seed for their limited release Hudson Maple Cask Rye Whiskey, a 100% rye finished in barrels that once held Vermont maple syrup. At 92 proof, the Hudson Maple Cask Rye is still very clearly whiskey, with only minor sweetness from the maple syrup.
Peju Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 49.99, Peju, Y97527,,,, Ripe red berries, plum and vanilla bean infuse the glass of this rich 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate, a perfect balance of structured tannins and fruit envelop the taste buds, displaying fresh raspberry, leather, smoke and toasted marshmallow. This wine culminates in a long finish with layers of cinnamon and anise. Bold and enchanting now, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon will continue to mature for the next decade.Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc91 Points Wine Enthusiast - "A sizable percentage of Merlot is blended in here, as well as much smaller amounts of Petit Verdot, Zinfandel and Malbec. Together, they work, offering a lushness of blackberry jam and chocolate in a medium-bodied package that's smooth, with just the slightest tension of tannin and tobacco."
Peju Cabernet Franc 2014, Cabernet Franc, 750 ml, 62.99, Peju, Y212424,,,, Rich and juicy, the 2014 Cabernet Franc offers aromas of ripe blueberry, raspberry, currant and cranberry with complementing subtleties of juniper and sweet cigar box. Thoroughly delicious and wonderfully balanced on the palate with juicy cherry, blackberry and violet flavors, this wine is bright and round with well integrated, mouth-filling tannins. Supple and elegant, this wine is brilliant now and will continue to mature for the next 5- 7 years.
1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel 2015, Zinfandel, 750 ml, 19.99, 1000 Stories, Y436528,,,, 1000 Stories is aged in American and French oak barrels and finished in Bourbon barrels. The Bourbon barrel finishing is a nod to California history, echoing a time when the state’s winemakers relied on Bourbon barrels to age their wines. “Years ago, French oak barrels were almost unheard of in California wine country, and American oak barrels were for whiskey and not wine,” notes 1000 Stories winemaker Bob Blue. “So we purchased new and used Bourbon barrels in those days.”After aging in American and French oak casks, 1000 Stories is finished in the Bourbon barrels for a month or two. The process lends herbal notes and a hint of Bourbon taste to the wine. The barrels come from Heaven Hill and Four Roses, among other Bourbon distillers, and have an average age of 13 years, giving the oak considerable seasoning. Production is done in small lots, similar to the methods of craft brewers and distillers.It is a harmonious balance of Zinfandel grapes from Mendocino and Sonoma counties which is bursting with aromatic red fruit scents and complex black fruit flavors. A touch of Petite Sirah and Syrah enhance those flavors even more with bold black and white pepper spices. The batch is then rounded out with a layer of smokiness derived from the new bourbon barrel aging.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - Exotically fruity with an enticing floral character, this full-bodied, almost-sweet wine has lots to appreciate. It starts with a complex bouquet of black currant, cedar and ripe black cherry and continues on the palate with ripeness and concentration, without a lot of tannin.
Baron De Lustrac 25 Year XO Bas Armagnac Brut de Fut, Armagnac, 750 ml, 79.99, Baron De Lustrac, CBL25XO61C,,,, 5 STAR SPIRIT JOURNAL - HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION - Splendid aromas in the opening whiffs, from cinnamon to nutmeg to baked pear to dried fruits to candied almond to toffee; secondary inhalations offer succulent, bittersweet fragrances of dried flowers, brown butter, bacon fat, sautéed mushrooms, dark caramel - this bouquet just keeps unfolding. Entry captures all the magic of the bouquet and adds a silky texture to the equation ... Finishes long, satiny, spicy, zesty, mature. A BRANDY AT ITS PEAK.Here's a 25 year old Armagnac from a legendary house for less than $80. It is cask strength or "Brut de Fût" as the French call it. After 25 years that means it's only 42.4%, but the concentration is evident. This is an elegant and approachable style from the big name in Magnan, but remains complex and authentic.   
Groth Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 124.99, Groth, S414324,,,, The 2013 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon shows the intrinsic black stone fruit nuances and the elegant tannin structure that define the Oakville, Napa Valley-floor Cabernet.93 Points Wine Spectator - "Remarkably rich and well-made, with a taut, dense core of earthy anise and black licorice notes woven into currant and blackberry elements. Once settled, the flavors expand and lift, imparting a sense of elegance and finesse without losing the tannic backbone. Best from 2020 through 2034. "93 Points Wine Enthusiast - "This wine is sourced from a unique block in the heart of the appellation and the producer's 165-acre estate, rich in sedimentary rock fragments of quartz and fossils. It's lush and soft on the palate, with leather, ripe red berry and cassis flavors. The tannins are strong and wrapped tenaciously around the fruit, requiring further time in bottle; drink 2020–2028. Cellar Selection"
Duckhorn Napa Merlot 2014, Merlot, 750 ml, 49.99, Duckhorn, DV113750,,,, Complex and compelling, this generous wine reflects the diversity of great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose, vibrant layers of red and black fruit mingle with hints of violet, dried herbs, black licorice and graphite. The flavors echo the aromas, with lovely black currant and licorice elements supported by firm, impeccably balanced, tannins and an excellent structure. Good acidity helps to carry the juicy dark fruit notes through to a long, satisfying finish. Blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot92 Points Wine Spectator - Outstanding; a wine of superior character and style This is marked by a strong herb and oak mixture and framed by a lively burst of red currant, red licorice, dusty, cedary oak and licorice notes.91 Points Wine & Spirits - A compelling wine of its region; a delicious, finessed expression of place.90 Points James Suckling - Mint and berry aromas with hints of spices. Medium body, firm tannins and a medium finish. No reason to wait. Drink now. Always excellent. 
Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot 2013, Merlot, 750 ml, 84.99, Duckhorn, DVTP1375,,,, The 2013 growing season yielded a riveting expression of Three Palms Vineyard Merlot, with a rich entry and pure and polished flavors of cherry, cassis, pomegranate, and blackberry. On the palate, these gorgeous fruit elements mingle with complex layers of leather, wet river rock, eucalyptus and black tea. Warm earthy notes finesse the finish while dense, fine-grained tannins provide wonderful length.89% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot Cooperage 100% French oak château-style barrels (60 gallons) Barrel Aging: 18 Months Age of Barrels: 75% New, 25% Neutral Oak92 Points Wine Enthusiast - "An integrated, powerful wine from a famous northern Napa Valley site, this wine offers notes of baked plum and cherry wrap around the structured, spicy oak. Lingering accents of a pepper, clove and graphite grace the finish."93 Points Connoisseurs' Guide - "This very deep and involving wine is definitively Merlot in its unwavering focus on concentrated black cherries, yet it is far more than simply fruity and reveals lovely, sweet oak support with gentle notes of fresh loam. It has plenty of weight but is carefully constructed and matches richness with considerable refinement, and, if it progressively firms and tightens a touch as it crosses the palate, it exhibits remarkable stamina and fruity strength. It serves to remind that top-flight Merlot deserves a special place in the cellar, and it takes its accustomed position among those at the head of the varietal class. "
Chateau d'Armailhac 2012, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 30.00, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, R24637,,,, An attractively intense, deep and dark red. The intense nose offers a subtle combination of red fruit and attractive oak, giving way to denser aromas of roast coffee and some slightly spicy notes. The palate is well-structured, on expressive, velvety tannins mingled with a host of ripe fruit and toasted flavors. A long and silky finish reveals excellent balance and fine expression of the terroir.Cabernet Sauvignon 54%, Merlot 29%, Cabernet Franc 14%, Petit Verdot 3%92 Points James Suckling - "This is very polished and refined with blackcurrant, raspberry and citrus-peel undertones. Full body, extremely fine texture and a long, long finish. "92 Points Vinous - "A very pretty wine for the year, the 2012 d'Armailhac is plush, open and seductive. Dark red cherry, tobacco, wild herbs, smoke, leather and game are all pushed forward in a pliant, supple Pauillac that is already quite open and expressive. Dark red cherry, plum, tobacco, smoke and licorice meld into the pliant finish, all with sweet floral overtones that add to the wine's considerable appeal. "
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires Brut 1995, Sparkling, 750 ml, 130.00, Charles Heidsieck, R94536,,,, 98 Points Australian Wine Companion - Yes, I marveled at the continuing availability of this wine in last year’s Top 100, changing to disbelief this year. Yet there aren’t any tricks other than the perpetual youth of the wine, not released until 2010. It has a stunningly complex, gloriously rich, almost unctuous, mid-palate, yet steps up a gear with the twist of citrus peel on the finish before the lingering aftertaste takes you back over all that has gone before. If you question the perpetual youth of the wine, try to find the Blanc des Millenaires 1983, released after 30 years’ maturation.95 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Deep, pure and fresh on the fruit-intense and complex nose, the 1995 Blanc des Millenaires is still young and incredibly fresh on the palate. This is refreshingly pure, concentrated, fruity and perfectly round Champagne that reveals a great tension and mineral complexity. It also has a long and salty finish. Keep it for ten or 20 years. 95+ points. 95 Points Vinous - The 1995 Brut Blanc des Millenaires shows just how compelling this often overlooked vintage can be. Layers of lemon, pastry spices, crushed rocks and savory herbs literally jump from the glass in this exquisite, perfumed, beautifully delineated Champagne. The 1995 shows lovely flavor complexity and nuance from its extended time in bottle, yet it also retains plenty of freshness, verve and acidity. This is a great showing from Charles Heidsieck. The 1995 was made before the tenure of the house's current team, headed by CEO Cécile Bonnefond. It will be very interesting to see what develops at this historic property over the coming years. 95 Points Wine Spectator - This mouthwatering Champagne is refined and satiny in texture, with a citrusy overtone to the flavors of apricot preserves, toasted hazelnut and brioche, crystallized honey and fleur de sel. Presents a lasting, smoke- and spice-filled finish. Drink now through 2025.94 Points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Vivid gold. Heady aromas of candied citrus fruits, flowers, truffle, gingerbread and iodine, with an intensely smoky overtone. Deep, pungent and palate-staining, with the orchard and pit fruit flavors reaching every corner of the palate and showing impressive power without any excess weight. Even more extroverted than last year's release, finishing with excellent cling and lingering smokiness.93 Points James Suckling - A wine with some impressive deep-set complexity. Very toasty, sweet, caramelized lemon and grapefruit aromas plus a wealth of grilled hazelnuts and sweet-smelling spicy accents too. The palate's smoky, savory and has sherry-like nutty aged characters. The thread runs long through the finish, and slightly dried citrus fruits fade slowly in a nutty afterglow with a candied lime finish. A truly mature Champagne. 93 Points Wine & Spirits - This luxurious blend from the Côte des Blancs is gaining maturity, though it’s still fresh enough that the flavors have the taste of a ripe white peach. The bubbles are fine, the flavors touched by vanilla and cream. A broad, luscious Champagne to make fried chicken festive. 
Penfolds Bin 138 GSM 2012, Rhone Blend, 750 ml, 24.99, Penfolds, S355675,,,, The 2012 Bin 138 GSM is a dense magenta color. In no way bashful, the aromatics need little encouragement to leap from glass– with or without a swirl! The nose offers aromas of all the reds: raspberry, red licorice, dark red berried-fruits, and red jelly-bean. The wine is savory, and dare one say, Rhonish. Structurally verging on lush/viscous during this youthful developmental phase. It has yet to completely unfurl – there is a suggestion of kirsch, maraschino, and fruitcake mix. On the palate, white chocolate and mocha flavors powderiness merge with softened rounded tannins.91 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "A blend of 66% Shiraz, 23% Grenache and the balance Mataro, the deep garnet-purple colored 2012 Bin 138 Shiraz Grenache Mataro opens to red currants and black raspberry fragrances with hints of Chinese Five Spice, roses and black pepper. With tons of sweet, red berry fruit in the mouth enhanced by a gentle spiciness, the structured, medium level of rounded tannins and lively acid holds through the long finish. 1,842 bottles were made. Drink it now to 2019+."94 Points Australian Wine Companion - "A vintage well suited to this blend of 66/23/11% shiraz/grenache/mataro, creating a wine of even flow, lively acid balance and firm, finely textured tannin support. Violet fragrance and well-defined berry fruits are layered with pepper and spice, confirming a restrained, poised and ageworthy Bin 138, set to go down among the greats."93 Points James Suckling - "The blend in 2012 is shiraz (66%), grenache (23%) and mataro (11%) and shows a wealth of red and blue fruits on offer with attractive brambly summer berry aromas, quite fresh and fragrant, some tarry blue fruits too. The palate has tangy juicy appeal, a stylish and elegant vintage for Bin 138 with plenty of immediate appeal. Dark summer berry flavours, supple swirling tannins and terrific balance here. One of the best value Penfolds reds this year. "
Montenegro Lozova Rakia Grape Brandy (1L), Brandy, 1 L, 47.99, Plantaze, JSBSMG0,,,, Crnogorska lozova rakija (Montenegrin grape brandy) is a hard, alcoholic drink with over 47% vol% alc, very potable, harmonious, mildly developed, made from the grape varieties Vranac and Kratošija. It is an autochtonous Montenegrin product, classified as a natural brandy. It is made by the distillation of the whole crushed grapes. By combination and selection of the distillates and aging in the inox tanks at low temperatures, these distillates become balanced,expressing the aromas, particular for the autochtonous Montenegrin variety Vranac. It is served well cooled at the temperature 4-5 ° C. It is recommended both as an aperitif and a digestive. In Montenegro, it is traditionally served with dried figs, raisins and walnuts. It may also be used for making cocktails
John Bowman Small Batch Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 39.99, John J. Bowman, S340322,,,, As heroic pioneers, the Bowman family helped settle the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as well as parts of Kentucky. This single barrel bourbon whiskey commemorates the spirit and bravery of American pioneer John J. Bowman. He first explored the American frontier in 1775 and presided over one of the earliest county courts in Kentucky. He was also appointed as the first military commander and governor of Kentucky County. He was the great- great uncle of Abram Bowman, founder of Virginia’s A. Smith Bowman Distillery.This bourbon whiskey has been hand selected from some of the oldest barrels in the warehouse. Each barrel rests years on end while Virginia’s moderate, but ever-changing climate extracts the complex flavors from the oak and mellows the whiskey. When the time is right, these prime barrels are hand-bottled with care into a 100 proof single barrel bourbon.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - Though it needs a little coaxing, this small-batch Bourbon is a fitting tribute to the four Bowman brothers, Virginia militia officers in the Revolutionary War. Give it some time and a splash of ice water, and the aromas and flavors open up. Look for sweet notes of almond, cocoa and caramel, plus the clove and nutmeg notes that build on the finish.
Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut, Sparkling, 750 ml, 51.99, Moet & Chandon, S314849,,,, The color is an elegant golden straw yellow with amber highlights. Its aromas are radiant, revealing bright yellow-fleshed fruits (apple, pear, yellow peach), honey, floral nuances (lime blossom) and elegant blond notes (brioche and fresh nuts). The palate is seductive, richly flavorful and smooth combining generosity and subtlety, fullness and vigor, followed by a delicately fresh crispiness (fruit with seeds), to reveal the magical balance of Champagne.Tasting Panel 92 Points - "This spectacular wine replaces White Star as the flag bearer for the brand. It is a stunning improvement with a lovely citrus nose that shows hints of white flowers, minerals and brioche; it is smooth textured with graceful structure, bright acidity and showing long, precise and vivid flavors."Wine Spectator 90 Points - "This bright Champagne is aromatic, with hints of smoke, pastry cream and lemon curd on the nose, and flavors of crushed blackberry and toast. Clean-cut and fresh, with a lively bead."
Asombroso La Rosa Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 52.99, Asombroso, S319343,,,, AsomBroso La Rosa Reposado Tequila will indulge you with its sweet flavorful character. It will lavish your palate with flavors of Bordeaux wine, spice, pepper, cinnamon, and vanilla notes. It has a lovely pink color that simply looks gorgeous to the eye. It is made from the blue agave plant and matures in oak Bordeaux casks, giving it a light pink hue and amazing floral bouquet.The sweet character of AsomBroso La Rosa Reposado Tequila makes it a wonderful drink to serve at parties and gatherings. It tastes delicious on its own that you can serve it to your guests neat. It comes in a gorgeous hand-blown bottle that emphasize its lovely pink color.
Don Julio 1942 Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 149.99, Don Julio, 14123,,,, 98 Points Wine Enthusiast - A stunning limited-edition añejo. The golden color and caramel scent hint at what's to come: sweet agave flavor, a lingering whisper of smoke and mellow notes of tropical fruit, Sauternes and butterscotch.An exquisite Anejo created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of Don Julio's first distillery. Rested in oak barrels for two years. Full nose of vanilla and nuts.
Patron Silver Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 49.99, Patrón, 12420,,,, Patrón Silver is handcrafted from the finest 100% Weber Blue Agave and is carefully distilled in small batches at Hacienda Patrón distillery in Jalisco, Mexico.Honey scent and super-peppery flavor, with some heat in the back of the throat. This lively Tequila would be best mixed with ice and juices, since it's crying out for sweetness to mitigate the burn. - Wine Enthusiast
Cabo Wabo Reposado Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 49.99, Cabo Wabo, 14083,,,, Cabo Wabo Reposado Tequila is double distilled and aged in oak barrels from 3 to 12 months. The Tequilana Weber Blue Agave plant is the core and essence of Cabo Wabo Tequila. Harvested between 8 and 12 years, the Agave is cooked in stone steam-heated ovens, and then smashed and ground to remove the Agave nectar. Fermentation follows and is completely natural, with no chemicals added. Cabo Wabo Tequila is then distilled twice to remove impurities and refine the aroma and alcohol content. Reposado Tequila is aged between 3 to 12 months. The Tequila is bottled in unique, hand blown artisan glass bottles.
Herradura Reposado Premium Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 49.99, Herradura, 10635,,,, It is aged in American oak barrels for 11 months. The soft flavor of the wood is combined with the Agave to give life to the most famous rested Tequila in Mexico and the world. Casa Herradura has produced this 100% Blue Agave Tequila for over 24 years. Its traditional taste can be enjoyed in more than 50 countries.
Apocalypto Reposado Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 54.99, Apocalypto, 17766,,,, Apocalypto is 100% agave tequila, sourced from the Jalisco lowlands and aged for more than six months in ex-Bourbon barrels before getting the half-jaguar treatment.Very, very sweet, particularly for a reposado. There’s tons of caramel, marshmallow, and butterscotch on the nose. This carries over in spades to the body, which is slightly chocolate-driven, too. The finish is curious: Clear red pepper notes that pop as the tequila fades. 
Sauza Tres Generaciones Anejo Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 49.99, Sauza, 12440,,,, Sauza Tres Generaciones Tequila Anejo - This Anejo Tequila is considered the crowning achievement of the Sauza family distillery. Its delicate, natural, amber hue comes from more than three years aging in once-used bourbon barrels. The richness of 100% estate-grown blue agave is imparted with the subtle flavors of the hand-charred oak over its long resting period, giving it a smokey, smooth finish like no other.
Mumm Cordon Rouge Rosé Champagne, Sparkling, 750 ml, 59.99, G.H. Mumm, 65177,,,, G.H. Mumm Rosé was launched in 1957 under the name Cordon Rosé. Leonard Foujita, a Japanese artist and friend of René Lalou, the company president, gave G.H. Mumm a fresco depicting "The Virgin in the Vines". The rose featured in the painting became the cuvée's emblem and appears on the metallic cap on top of the cork. With its balance of freshness and intensity, G.H. Mumm Rosé stays true to the house style. It's made by the age-old Champagne tradition of mixing Red Wine of the region with White Wines.92 Points Tasting Panel - "Pale pink; juicy and fresh with dry, fresh raspberry; clean, balanced, and long."90 Points Wine Spectator - "Smoke and toast accents underscore the flavors of dried strawberry, candied orange zest and pastry cream in this bright rosé, with a fine, creamy bead. Subtle finish."
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack Jigger Gift Set, Whiskey, 750 ml, 49.99, Jack Daniel's, 10030,,,, Gentleman Jack with a rare double shot jigger.Inspired by the original gentleman distiller and our founder, Gentleman Jack undergoes a second charcoal mellowing to achieve exceptional smoothness. Its balanced flavor is perfect for celebrating life’s extraordinary occasions, plus all the moments along the way.
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 59.99, Woodford, 17280,,,, 93 Points Wine Enthusiast - For a warm and comforting sipper on a chilly evening, this is a fine way to go. This honey-hued Bourbon has a big, powerful, sweet caramel aroma, and a rich mix of buttery, oaky and toasty flavors. Consider it as a dessert pairing.It is the unique alteration of the fifth source of flavor, maturation, which tells the real story of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Double Gold Medal2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge: Extraordinary/Ultimate Recommendation2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Best Special Barrel Finish Bourbon, Double Gold Medal2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition: Double Gold Medal2013 Ultimate Spirits Challenge: Excellent, Highly Recommended2012 International Spirits Challenge: Best in Class, Gold Medal
Stein Distillery 2 Year Blended Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 49.99, Stein Distillery, 17659,,,, Double Gold at the World Whiskey CompetitionStein Blended Whiskey stands-tall compared to other blends on the market because it is a true blend of 3 different straight grain whiskeys. Stein Blended Whiskey is savory on-the-rocks or as part of a Whiskey Spritzer with ginger ale and lime juice. It carries a nose of molasses, a hint of apricot and a cinnamon finish.
Ron Del Barralito 3 Star Rum, Rum, 750 ml, 39.99, Ron del Barrilito, 17519,,,, Ron del Barrilito has a small but passionate following that appreciates its smooth character and unique flavor. The company is not a distillery, but a blender. Their rum comes from Bacardi, and is blended with ten secret ingredients, and matured in very old sherry casks. To some, this qualifies it as a spiced or flavored rum but wonderful for sipping.
Calvados Morice Pays D'Auge, Brandy, 750 ml, 46.99, Calvados, 14437,,,, This Calvados has aged a minimum of four years in premium French oak barrels. It is fresh and vigorous with a lovely bright character and a very appealing fruity finish. It is a great introduction to artisan Calvados. 
Noble Dame Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 29.99, Calvados, 14438,,,, Lemon-tinged amber in color. Bright, brilliant, spicy ripe apple aromas. Textbook purity of fruit on the attack with a lively and lovely dance of fruit and spice flavors set in a soft texture on the follow-up. Tart and lively on the finish.
Hector Legrand XO Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 34.99, Vinet-Delpech, ChLXOB61C,,,, When Achille our ancestor went to the domain of Font Giraud to propose to Irène Legrand, he discovered some nice old barrels in his future father-in-law’s basement, Hector.He decided to seize the opportunity of becoming a famous and respected distiller in the Haute Saintonge region thanks to this precious reserve. When he became the owner of the domain, he marked the barrels with Hector’s initials HL, in memory of his father-in-law. The HL Reserve became the inheritors proudness for the next generations.We are still very proud of and highly inspired by our ancestor’s work. Hector Legrand Reserve gave rise to wonderful and high quality brandies that we try to spread with the same passion. That is the reason why we decided to give this extra brandy the name of Hector Legrand.
Psenner Slivovitz Plum Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 34.99, Psenner, CPSENS61C,,,, Distilled plum brandy perfected with timing right maturation, to maceration and distillation of the puree with continuous and discontinuous method in bain-marie stills. Transparent crystal color has aromas of fruit, almond and marzipan. Wonderful smell of plum. 
Psenner Williams Pear Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 29.99, Psenner, CPSENWR61c,,,, The Psenner distillery became one of the largest producers of pear brandy in Europe and the absolute leader in Italy. Then Ludwig had the original idea of positioning bottles on pear trees, making the fruit grow directly into each and then filling it with Williams pear brandy - a true stroke of genius. In order to ensure a consistent supply of high quality fruit the company acquired 70 hectares of orchards. Ludwig's idea was copied to the point where the "pear in the bottle" became ubiquitous worldwide. However, in contrast with the Psenner method, other producers generally use the expedient of introducing the pear through the rear of the bottle, after which the bottom is screwed on.
Heitz Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 49.99, Heitz Cellars, 34956,,,, One sniff, and anticipation takes hold. Beautiful aromas of vine-ripened blackberry contrast perfectly with spicy notes of nutmeg. There is a luscious weight and texture to the wine, but also a racy edge of well-balanced acidity on the palate.This is an extraordinary Cabernet – powerful, yet elegant, with all the wonderful aging potential you’ve come to expect from Heitz wines.
Robert Mondavi Oakville Napa Cabernet 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 57.99, Robert Mondavi, 29086,,,, This wine is quintessential Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon: presenting both power and finesse, with deep, dark cassis and black cherry fruit; sage, nutmeg and vanilla spice; a velvety texture with a plush, juicy finish that lingers luxuriously on the palate.Blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Franc 3% Malbec 3% Petit Verdot 1% Merlot92 Points James Suckling - Aromas of flower, tile and currant follow through to a full body that's nevertheless tight and reserved. Such beauty at the finish. A pretty wine. Hard not to drink now.91 Points Wine Advocate - The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Some spicy oak, crème de cassis and background barrique smells a re present in this youthful, classic Cabernet Sauvignon made by the long-time winemaker at Mondavi, Geneviève Janssens. This wine is still relatively tightly knit, especially for a 2014, and requires a bit of coaxing, but the black and red currant fruit, the classic Pauillac-like cedar wood, and spice box are all present in this is medium to full-bodied wine. It should be given 3-4 years of bottle age then drunk over following 20-25 years.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - This wine has a juicy core of cranberry, currant and red cherry that's both powerful and graceful, exuding full-bodied richness within a context of supportive oak and tannin. The finish is dusted in coffee and nutmeg.
Frescobaldi Castel Giocondo Brunello Di Montalcino 2011, Sangiovese, 750 ml, 54.99, Frescobaldi, 50245,,,, Castel Giocondo Brunello di Montalcino presents a clear ruby red with garnet highlights. Pronounced notes of blackberry elegantly accompanied by floral notes such as violet. The nose is complex and well-blended: spicy notes of black pepper and clove, tobacco and leather, and "jus de viande" reflect well the evolution of the wine. Resonating tannin textures, mellow structure with a long and elegant finish. Pair with beef stews, braised meats and aged cheeses.95 Points Decanter - "Beautiful wine brimming with vibrant, alluring red fruit. Aromas of cherry, pomegranate, black tea and orange peel fill the air; and the palate shows drive and vigour with good acidity. It is powerful with elegant, finely grained tannins, and a long ripe finish - and so easy to enjoy. "93 Points James Suckling - "A firm, silky red with blueberry, blackberry and mineral aromas. Hints of chocolate. Full body, pretty fruit and a long, flavorful finish. Very refined. A standard-bearer. Better in 2017."92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Aromas of ripe red berry, leather and pipe tobacco unfold on this concentrated red. The full-bodied, chewy palate offers fleshy Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and ground white pepper alongside tight, close-grained tannins that leave a tongue-drying finish.
Far Niente Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 129.99, Far Niente, 30082,,,, The 2014 Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon opens with beautifully lifted spice and black fruit aromatics-clove, anise, black cherry and blackberry-layered with a hint of rich oak. A round, supple entry leads to a silky, smooth midpalate. Cassis, clove, and toasted oak complement the black and red fruit flavors. Fine grained, age-worthy tannins provide structure to the dark, juicy finish.91 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - One of the iconic wineries of Napa Valley, this blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec has produced a relatively restrained and elegant 2014, with pure crème de cassis fruit, some incense, licorice and subtle background barrique. It is medium to full-bodied, with sweet tannin, plenty of charm, and a relatively velvety smooth finish with well-integrated tannins and wood. This is approachable now and should continue to evolve nicely for 15-20 years.90 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous - The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Far Niente Estate Bottled is an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next few years. Wild cherry, smoke, tobacco, licorice and dark spices give the wine much of its considerable appeal. This is a very pretty, mid-weight Cabernet Sauvignon from Far Niente.90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec
Far Niente Winery Estate Chardonnay 2016, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 59.99, Far Niente, 21172,,,, The 2016 vintage opens with bright melon, citrus blossom and honeysuckle aromatics, followed by notes of lightly toasted hazelnuts and an amazing minerality. Rounded and silky on the palate, flavors of ripe melon and citrus oil are underscored by juicy fruit and mouthwatering acidity. Subtle toasted oak notes and a hint of anise spice add warmth and richness to the long, focused finish.
Marz Premium Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 29.99, Marz Vodka, marzr750,,,, Double Gold by The50Best (July 2016)Brought forth from soft, lush French winter wheat, intertwined with pure, cold, crystal clear Northern California mountain water, distilled in small batches in our copper pot still, filtered three times prior and bottled directly to eliminate any impurities from getting into the product. Marz delivers depth, smoothness, not harsh on the pallet, and a hint of sweetness. An exceedingly clean finish, you’ll taste the quality and care which goes into every drop of our Marz vodka. 
Marz Premium Vodka (375ML), Vodka, 375 ml, 19.99, Marz Vodka, marzr375,,,, Double Gold by The50Best (July 2016)Brought forth from soft, lush French winter wheat, intertwined with pure, cold, crystal clear Northern California mountain water, distilled in small batches in our copper pot still, filtered three times prior and bottled directly to eliminate any impurities from getting into the product. Marz delivers depth, smoothness, not harsh on the pallet, and a hint of sweetness. An exceedingly clean finish, you’ll taste the quality and care which goes into every drop of our Marz vodka. 
Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 54.99, Old Forester, Y890929,,,, 91 points Wine Enthusiast - The perfect proof. Rich in color, aroma, and flavor. It begins with powerful caramel, baking spice, chocolate, cherries, cinnamon, and toffee. Then nuance and complexity. Honey, jalapeño, rosemary, crème brûlée, malt, and fruit, from the spicy citrus of grapefruit to prunes and dried apricots. Hard to believe this is over 100 proof, as you never sense the strength challenging you to find what’s next amidst the subtlety. Extremely long finish with cherry, cinnamon, and caramel. 
Michael David 7 Deadly Zins 2014, Zinfandel, 750 ml, 12.99, Michael David Winery, Y983523,,,, A little pepper, spice, and plenty of candied red berry fruit opens up the nose of the 2014 7 Deadly Zins. Full and rich with flavors of black cherry, currants, olive tapenade and exotic spices are rounded out with toasted oak notes on a lengthy finish.91 Points Wine Enthusiast - "Savory pepper and grilled beef aromas make this wine appetizing, its rich berry and ripe plum flavors bringing excellent concentration and depth to the palate. It's big and bold, yet polished. Firm tannins interlacing with ripeness and spiciness to keep it balanced and help proper a lingering finish."
Michael David 6th Sense Syrah 2014, Syrah, 750 ml, 14.99, Michael David Winery, Y878725,,,, From a black grape that makes red wine, the 6th Sense remains a huge player in the Michael David lineup. Super-saturated, big and juicy, it makes a bright, tangy impact. Awaken your senses with this full bodied Lodi Syrah! Aromas of dark cherry, bacon and spice introduce smokey layers of white pepper, ripe plum, and cigar box.
Michael David Earthquake Zinfandel 2014, Zinfandel, 750 ml, 24.99, Michael David Winery, Y878624,,,, One of the best vintages to date, the 2014 Earthquake Zin is chock-full of fresh sage, huckleberry, and pepper. It will tantalize your taste buds with attractive berry fruit up front, and nishes with a hint of licorice and spice.
Michael David Earthquake Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 22.99, Michael David Winery, Y877224,,,, 2014 Earthquake Cab is a well structured, full bodied wine. Juicy, rich, bold, and filled to the brim with decadent black fruits. A hint of sweet vanilla and spice, this wine is smooth sailing but finishes with a punch of tobacco and toffee. Layered with notes of chocolate and savory spice, this wine is the perfect compliment to a well cooked beef let. Drink now or enjoy over the next several years.Oaky aromas like cedar and maple syrup continue into the flavors, meeting jammy strawberry and black cherry. The texture is smooth but firmly tannic, and the finish conveys a touch of sweetness. - Wine Enthusiast
Michael David Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 18.99, Michael David Winery, Y683623,,,, Known for taking the road less traveled, Michael David Winery has always stood apart from the crowd. Whether it be their outlandish brands and packaging or their quirky personalities, Michael and David are definitely on a stage of their own and this wine showcases just that.Over each vintage, the intensity has been kicked up exponentially. This incarnation has more of everything... more depth, more ripe fruit, more pizazz! Nicely balanced with fruit (pomegranate) and oak (showing some smoke). 91 Points Wine Enthusiast - "Rich, ripe and oaky, this full-bodied wine has loads of sweet blackberry and black cherry flavors, with generous doses of oak spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, wood smoke and dark chocolate. It's bold but complex and will be a lot of fun to drink with red meat."
Michael David Freakshow Red Blend 2014, Red Blend, 750 ml, 18.99, Michael David Winery, Y583624,,,, Aromas of Blackberry cobbler, toasted walnuts, espresso bean and hints of brandy. The wine is weighty with a velvet-like texture boasting flavors of ripe brambleberry jam, toffee, and dark chocolate mousse followed by wisps of pipe tobacco and mesquite. An exceptional offering that displays the undeniable brut of Lodi Syrah and Petite Syrah. Blend: 71% Syrah, 25% Petite Syrah, 4%% Souzao 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - "Dark, dense with fruit flavor and thickly tannic, this full-bodied wine is a monument to concentration, ripeness and richness. Massive tannins are matched by huge jammy fruit, with a sense of layering and depth that is impressive and satisfying to experience."
Michael David Petite Petit Sirah 2015, Red Blend, 750 ml, 16.99, Michael David Winery, Y297524,,,, Like elephants whose size is imposing, Petite Petit is large! A blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot. Offering a joyous explosion of color and fun, it is a substantial, dense, full-bodied, whopper style of wine loaded with pure black fruit and vanilla flavors that coat the palate. It reveals remarkable richness with a finish that is slightly dry and seems to linger.The blend of sweet-seeming oak and bold, ripe fruit flavors is irresistible in this big and satisfying wine. The aromas are like vanilla, chocolate and black pepper, while flavors bring on blackberry jam, espresso and dark chocolate for volume and complexity on the palate.Aged 16 months in French oak, our memorable blend of Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot definitely steals the show! Our trunks detect blueberry, violet and plum. Chalky tannins give a smooth and seamless finish to this jumbo sized offering, leaving you wanting more.
Karnobat Muscat (1L), Brandy, 1L, 23.99, Karnobat, Ckarnm,,,, "Karnobatska Muscat Rakia" is the only Muscat rakia the aroma of which is achieved entirely environmentally friendly with natural and ecological techniques. The qualities of Muscat Ottonel, grown in the vineyards of "Vinprom Karnobat", have no analogue worldwide thanks to the exceptional terroir of the Karnobat region. To preserve the delicate Muscat fragrance which quickly loses its strength in the readymade beverage, the technologists of "Vinprom Karnobat" boil the rakia in special vessels equipped with silver filters. They retain the valuable Muscat notes of the distillate and purify it to perfection. The unique dogwood barrels in which the "Karnobatska Muscat Rakia" matures elegantly, accentuate the fragrance of Muscat Ottonel and enhance the taste with soft vanilla tones.**AWARDS***CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLESSilver Medal from Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016VINARIA 2011Silver medal & Honorary diplomaVINARIA 2010Silver medal & Honorary diplomaVINARIA 2009Honorary diplomaVINARIA 2002Honorary diploma 
Karnobat Grape Brandy (1L), Brandy, 1L, 21.99, Karnobat, Ckarngb,,,, The Karnobatska Grape Rakia is the only rakia on the Bulgarian market which achieves its unique purity by the power of an ancient Christian rite. The secret is the silver cross which the technologists of "Vinprom Karnobat" every year dunk in the cauldrons right after the rakia's boiling. Thus the rakia is purified to perfection and gets part of the sanctity of the Christian relic. Silver is the perfect natural way to eliminate residue in the most eco-friendly way and to give the rakia purity, rich taste and strong grape aroma. Today, "Vinprom Karnobat" uses the power of the precious metal in the form of special silver filters installed in the boiling containers. The key to the wonderful features of the "Karnobatska Grape Rakia” is the two unique local wine grape varieties Tamianka and Red Muscat. The Tamianka grape variety has been grown for thousands of years in Karnobat. It gives the superior flavor of the rakia and enriches it with colorful tinges of boxwood, geranium, rose and cloves. The Red Muscat makes the taste strong and rich. The rakia matures for months in unique dogwood barrels that can only be seen in the cellars of the "Vinprom Karnobat".*** AWARDS ***VINARIA 2011Bronze medal & Honorary diplomaVINARIA 2003Honorary diploma 
Chuao Chocolatier Tasting Bars (10 mini bars for 2 tasters), Custom Product, , 0.00, Wine Globe, 80002,,,, Chuao chocolates are unique and wonderful chocolates that come in delicious and unexpected flavors. This makes them perfect for special wine or whiskey pairing.Chuao was voted Best US Chocolate by Food and Drink Magazine. They are made right here in California but have ties to South America and have taken the world by storm. Included are 10 mini (tasting bite size) bars in assorted varieties including Firecracker, Popcorn, Honeycomb, Baconluxious, and Potato Chip.
Joel Gott Pinot Noir Santa Barbara 2014, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 16.99, Joel Gott, Y447422,,,, The 2014 Santa Barbara Pinot Noir has aromasof sweet cherries and baking spices with a hint of smoke. On the palate, ripe red fruit flavors arefollowed by elegantly balanced acidity and soft,velvety tannins.We sourced fruit from Santa Barbara County, part of the Central Coast AVA, because of its ideal growing conditions for creating the style of Pinot Noir that we like to make. Vineyards closest to the coast experience cool, foggy mornings and warmer afternoons, bringing out ripe fruit flavors in the grapes. Fruit from vineyards towards the center of the county add cherry flavors, as well as spice and minerality to the wine. Vineyards in the coldest and windiest areas have smaller yields, giving the wine its structure and tannins. The 2014 growing season began with low rainfall in the winter and spring and was followed by a moderate summer, resulting in a shorter growing season and an earlier harvest. Despite the short growing season, the fruit had great color and intensity, creating a fruit forward, richly textured wine. The wine was aged in 57% new French oak barrels and 43% 1- and 2-year old French oak barrels.
Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot 2012, Red Blend, 750 ml, 16.99, Lapostolle, 57059,,,, Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Merlot is an intense dark purple color. Complex and intense nose with red and black fruit such as raspberry and blueberries. Dark plums notes and cacao aromas. Round. Juicy tannins structure, balance acidity and very persistent finish. Ideal companion for meats and well seasoned dishes with a red wine demiglace such as short ribs and angus beef.Ready to drink now or cellar for several years. Blend: 85% Merlot and 15% Carmenere.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - "Plum, blackberry and boysenberry aromas show nuances of citrus peel and rubber band. On the palate, this is tight, mildly tannic and slightly astringent due to firm tannins. A mix of ripe blackberry and cassis flavors come with chocolaty oak in front of a hard-pushing, lightly herbal finish."
Lapostolle Alpalta Vineyard Carmenère 2012, Red Blend, 750 ml, 16.99, Lapostolle, 57058,,,, 91 Points Wine Enthusiast - Dense and powerful, this hits squarely with deep blackberry aromas matched by brushy, herbal notes. It's a wide-bodied load with full but soft tannins and tons of extract. Toast, bitter chocolate and baking-spice flavors accent core blackberry fruit, while the finish tastes of coffee and feels a bit hot. Drink through 2019.
Caymus Conundrum Red Blend 2015, Red Blend, 750 ml, 22.99, Caymus, 29213,,,, Sourced from premier California winegrowing regions, Conundrum Red features dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. It is rich, complex and approachable. With lush flavors of cherries and baking chocolate, this wine has fine tannins that create a silky smoothness. Be daring and drink Conundrum Red chilled to enhance its fruit profile and enjoy it any time of year.
Joel Gott Zinfandel California 2015, Zinfandel, 750 ml, 16.99, Joel Gott, 29186,,,, Joel Gott's California Zinfandel has aromas of cherry cola and raspberry with hints of white pepper and vanilla oak. On the palate, bright red fruit flavors and acidity are followed by a juicy mid-palate and a soft, round mouth feel and a long finish. 
Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Sauvignon Blanc, 750 ml, 11.99, Joel Gott, 20568,,,, The 2016 Joel Gott California Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of papaya, grapefruit, pineapple and guava with softer notes of lemongrass and citrus. On the palate, the wine opens with bright, tropical flavors, followed by crisp, refreshing acidity and a long, clean, balanced finish.89 Points Wine Spectator - This white is precise, showing mango, lemon verbena and lime sherbet flavors that are fragrant and juicy. A hint of honeysuckle lingers on the finish.
Vini Pinot Noir 2013 (Half Bottle), Pinot Noir, 375 ml, 4.99, Vini, ,,,, VINI Pinot Noir begins with aromas of red cherry, a bit of a green component and a hint of chocolate. Tasting this medium-bodied wine reveals bright fruit (mostly red and black cherry) along with a bit of black tea that flows into the medium long finish which also features some smoky tobacco notes at the very end. Tasty and easy to drink.
Rashi Joyvin White, White Blend, 750 ml, 8.99, Rashi, 57061,,,, Joyvin White, a partially fermented white grape must, is the ultimate, easy-drinking party wine. It's light, fruity and fun to sip or enjoy with lightly flavored fish and chicken dishes. Serve chilled.
Lagavulin 16 year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 89.99, Lagavulin, 12232,,,, Runner Up in TWE's Whisky of the Year 2014The Islay representative in the 'Classic Malts' series is a deep, dry and exceptionally peaty bruiser. Probably the most pungent of all Islay malts, Lagavulin is not for the faint-hearted but inspires fanatical devotion in its many followers.
Macallan Speymalt 1998, Scotch, , 179.99, Macallan, 17756,,,, Another superb release from Independent whisky guru's Gordon & MacPhail. Distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2016, this Speymalt from Macallan distillery offers tremendous value for money, considering the whisky has been matured in cask for around 18 years.On more familiar ground with this G&M bottling of one of Speyside’s most iconic single malts, this is Macallan in full-on sherried form. Highly aromatic with powdered clove, hints of incense and fig, behind which is cacao, Bolivar cigar, and molasses. The palate has immediate smoke and surprisingly gentle tannins — the inherent oiliness of the spirit keeping any grip at bay. Very long, leathery, prune-like (think armagnac), and dense. A classic after-dinner mouth-filler. 
Oban 14 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 74.99, Oban, 12128,,,, 91 Points Wine Enthusiast - Look for pleasant sweetness and spice up front, as the nose offers a complex mix of oak, maple sugar, fresh apple, clove, black pepper and cinnamon. The flavors dry to a spicy midpalate before exiting on a long, concentrated maple-like note.
Simi Pinot Noir 2013, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 16.99, Simi, 38039,,,, Dark, sweet spices of pepper and nutmeg mingle with lifted hints of ginger and smoke. Deep fruit notes of spiced poached pears, dark cherry, plum, and cranberry interlace with savory notes of gingerbread, sage, and fire-toasted oak. An elegant and enticing combination of dark fruit, earthy notes, and spice, with depth and intrigue. Darker notes than previous vintages, but maintaining the bright, lifted acidity that pairs well with food. Holiday spices of sage, nutmeg, bay, and ginger. Very savory and lush, indicative of the vintage. Nicely structured with dark cherry, cranberry, and some peppery spice on the finish.Our philosophy is to produce a Pinot Noir that is fruit forward and well balanced, pairing beautifully with simple, rustic food. This wine is marvelous when paired with savory dishes like pastrami with braised cabbage, spaghetti with tuna, tomatoes, capers, garlic and olives, risotto with wild mushrooms, duck confit with kale, and roasted potatoes in thyme and red wine sauce.90 Points Tasting Panel - "Smooth and lush with toasty oak and soft spices; rich, smooth and generous; balanced and ripe with silky texture and lovely style; long and dense."
Scharffenberger Brut Excellence, Sparkling, 750 ml, 18.99, Scharffenberger, 65179,,,, Scharffenberger Brut Excellence is made by the traditional méthode champenoise process – whereby the wines are individually bottle-fermented before being riddled and disgorged. The wine is approximately two-thirds Pinot Noir and one-third Chardonnay and undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation. Scharffenberger Brut is made from its own 120-acre vineyards in the Anderson Valley. In addition, Scharffenberger Cellars has long-term contracts with select vineyards in the greater Mendocino County. This type of vineyard selection allows us to choose from the best vineyards in the area which enables us to produce our trademark cuvée.The wine is two-thirds Pinot Noir which produces a red fruit (cherry and plum) forward nose combined with one-third Chardonnay which adds the tropical expression of litchi nut and mango. The 100% malolactic fermentation adds a vanilla cream character producing a round and full-bodied wine. After approximately two years on the yeast lees, there are notes of freshly baked bread and pastry that enhances the more fruit forward style of the wine. Finally, after several months on the cork the wine develops caramel and hazel complexors. 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - "This wine shows amazing complexity, subtle richness, layers of flavor and an ultra smooth texture. A foundation of fruit flavor is very solid, and the acidity is firm and refreshing. The mouth feel is plush and the finish lingers, making it a grand wine for a special occasion."
The Prisoner Napa Valley Red Blend 2016, Red Blend, 750 ml, 44.99, The Prisoner, S37976,,,, The Prisoner was created and inspired by the drinkable “mixed blacks” first made by the Italian immigrants who originally settled in the Napa Valley. Launched in 2003, The Prisoner soon became the most recognized innovative and unique Napa Valley Red Wine blend, leading the resurgence of blends by incorporating Zinfandel with the unlikely “mix” of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Syrah, and Charbono. Features enticing aromas of Bing cherry, dark chocolate, clove, and roasted fig. Persistent flavors of ripe raspberry, boysenberry, pomegranate, and vanilla linger harmoniously, for a smooth and luscious finish.Wine Spectator - Plump and fairly sweet, with soft, user-friendly notes of berry cobbler, licorice and spice. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Charbono. Drink now through 2023.Wine Enthusiast - The famous blend combines Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Charbono, many of the grapes from sites well-known for growing mixed blacks, the wine's inspiration. Wildly feral on the nose, it imparts a baked essence to the fruit in addition to rustic compost, tobacco and game. Thick and rich, it delivers on its style, showing a robust, sweetly ripe tone of chocolate and vanilla.
Domaine de Chevalier Grand Cru de Graves 2007, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 59.99, Domaine de Chevalier, 44058,,,, 91 Points Wine Advocate - 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot exhibits a juicy, black currant, forest floor, and soil-scented nose. Layered with brilliant precision, purity, and density, it is a medium to full-bodied, elegant, intensely flavored, soft, upfront blend.
Black Maple Hill Oregon Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 129.99, Black Maple Hill, 10089,,,, Limit one per customer. Black Maple Hill Oregon Bourbon is micro-distilled in small batches from the finest locally grown grains using high mountain glacier water. It is a blend of whiskies aged 4 to 5 yeras in new heavily charred American White Oak barrels. The Bourbon's mash bill is 75% corn and 25% barley.The result is a bourbon with finesse, balance, elegance, long finish and beauty.
Booker's Noe Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 64.99, Booker's, S450676,,,, Booker's Bourbon is a rare barrel-strength bourbon, bottled uncut and unfiltered. But you obviously know a good bit about bourbon, because you don't end up here by mistake. We don't advertise. We don't do social media. We just do bourbon. We focus on the sweet spot. The center of the rackhouse where the temperature and humidity stars align to create the deepest and most intense flavors. Once it's aged to perfection, which always varies, the liquid is bottled uncut and unfiltered. We don't add, we don't water down, and we don't apologize for it. For some people, it may be too much. But for true bourbon fans, it's probably the best ever. 95 Points Wine Enthusiast - This uncut, barrel-strength Bourbon is bold and flavorful. The caramel aroma is rich and luxe. On the palate, it's quite tannic and drying, but the flavor shines through, showing toffee, caramel and dried cherry, with a spicy finish of clove, dried fig and date. The alcohol feels remarkably balanced despite the high proof. It needs no adornment: just add a chunk of ice and enjoy.
Bulleit Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 29.99, Bulleit, S354788,,,, San Francisco World Spirits Competition Gold Medal 2012Bulleit Bourbon is inspired by the whiskey pioneered by Augustus Bulleit over 150 years ago. Only ingredients of the very highest quality are used. The subtlety and complexity of Bulleit Bourbon come from its unique blend of rye, corn, and barley malt, along with special strains of yeast and pure Kentucky limestone filtered water. Due to its especially high rye content, Bulleit Bourbon has a bold, spicy character with a finish that's distinctively clean and smooth.Medium amber in color, with gentle spiciness and sweet oak aromas. Mid-palate is smooth with tones of maple, oak, and nutmeg. Finish is long, dry, and satiny with a light toffee flavor.
Suntory Toki Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 45.99, Suntory, S412171,,,, A vivid blend of whiskies from Suntory's Hakushu, Yamazaki, and Chita distilleries, Toki features the quintessential characteristics of a Suntory Whisky blend: exquisite balance, harmony, and oneness. At the same time, its unique pairing of Hakushu American white oak cask malt whisky with Chita heavy-type grain whisky overturns the traditional hierarchy between malt and grain. These seemingly dissimilar but deeply accordant whiskies, together with select Yamazaki malts for additional depth and complexity, gives Toki its silky taste, vivid character, and bold inventiveness.
Joel Gott Blend No 815 Cabernet Sauvignon California 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 14.99, Joel Gott, Y447421,,,, Joel Gott's 815 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from some of the most important appellations across California. With inclusion of fruit from Napa Valley, Sonoma, Lodi, Lake County, Paso Robles, and Monterey County, the resulting wine creates a broad snapshot of the 2015 vintage. This perennial value is food-friendly and accessible with a modest 13.9% alcohol and 25% new oak barrels for aging. The 2015 Joel Gott 815Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of blackberry and cherry with hints of vanilla and spice. The wine opens with dark, concentrated fruit flavors, followed by firm tannins on the midpalate, and a long finish.90 Points Wine Advocate - His 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Gott is a sexy beast of a wine, with a dense ruby purple color and oodles of crème de cassis fruit judiciously touched by oak and infused with licorice and floral components. The texture is medium to full-bodied and the wine lush and ready to drink now and over the next 7-8 years.
Stranahan's Diamond Peak Colorado Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 69.99, Stranahan's, Y22928,,,, Stranahan’s is made in Colorado – you can visit them on South Kalamath Sreet in Denver. They started distilling back in 2004, and released their first bottles in 2006, eventually becoming one of the most well-known craft whiskies out there. In 2009, they won Whisky Advocate’s Artisan Whiskey of the Year award. Stranahan's Diamond Peak is a single malt whiskey hand selected by Master Distiller, Rob Dietrich from some of our most distinct casks. Hand crafted in small batches. Diamond Peak is aged in  #3 char New White American Oak barrels. Notes include dried stone fruits, caramel, freshly sawed wood, espresso, spicy chocolate, and seasoned oak. This Whiskey is non-chill filtered and cut to proof with Rocky Mountain water. Every Batch is hand bottled. 
Stranahan's Small Batch Colorado Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 49.99, Stranahan's, Y21926,,,, Stranahan’s is made in Colorado – you can visit them on South Kalamath Sreet in Denver. They started distilling back in 2004, and released their first bottles in 2006, eventually becoming one of the most well-known craft whiskies out there. In 2009, they won Whisky Advocate’s Artisan Whiskey of the Year award. Full-bodied as the fire that bore it, this whiskey glowed amber from the start. It's not often you can bottle up the Rockies, or cup your hands in a mountain stream. That's why Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey does it for you. Stranahan's is the first and only micro distillery in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains as well as one of the first in the country. You'll never find another recipe like ours. Typically when a distiller bottles his whiskey, several hundred or even several thousand barrels are combined for a staunchly uniform taste. And the way we see it, we want you to be able to trust what's in the bottle, without sacrificing character. So we make three barrels of whiskey each week, which is about five minutes of production for some of the mass producing distilleries. We select two to six of our choicest barrels, and combine them for a small batch with a reliable, yet distinctive flavor unique to Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey.92 points Wine Enthusiast - This 100% malted barley spent two years in new charred oak and boasts an amber color, sweet caramel scent with a touch of coconut and juicy apple, and relatively dry flavors. What sets this whiskey apart is the remarkable deep cocoa and pronounced coffee finish and velvety, creamy mouthfeel, reminiscent of ice cream and root beer foam. An alcohol sting cuts through, but should temper over ice nicely.
Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Straight Rye, Bourbon, 750 ml, 29.99, Woodford, Y790926,,,, Made in the traditional style of Kentucky Ryes, Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey delivers bold flavors of pepper and tobacco with a long fruit and sweetly spiced finish. When crafting our Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, we meticulously work with the five sources of flavor to ensure exceptional taste and a balanced flavor. Grain – the first of the Five Sources – is exactly sourced to produce the defined taste we’re looking for in every bottle of Woodford Reserve. Our mash bill contains 53 percent rye, resulting in a liquid with pronounced spice notes that’s sweetly hinted with fruit before a long finish.93 Points Wine Enthusiast - The latest addition to the Woodford line has a sweet aroma, evoking allspice, root beer and caramel. The palate shows plenty of vanilla and caramel but finishes bracingly dry and spicy, with bitter chocolate, clove and a tongue-numbing touch of cayenne.
Sonoma County 2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 59.99, Sonoma County, Y405122,,,, A favorite for Scotch lovers, this is the lighter side of American Whiskey. Aged in our used rye and bourbon barrels, we’re giving the wood a  second chance to showcase flavors derived from our ferments. Twice direct-fire distilled, the wheat-based whiskey is vibrant and  distinctive.  Dubbed the bartender’s choice, this whiskey drinks beautifully neat and sings in a classic Whiskey Sour. Notes of freshly baked bread, vanilla bean, ginger and golden raisins.  On the palate, butterscotch, light brine, toffee and orange curd. The finish is viscous and rich, but not sweet. The mouth fills out with a creamy grain quality.
Sonoma County West of Kentucky No. 2 Bourbon Whiskey, Bourbon, 750 ml, 59.99, Sonoma County, Y405125,,,, Our take on American Whiskey starts with American yellow corn and wheat as the secondary grain. This creates a delicate and refined bourbon with a smooth and mellow flavor. Aged in new, charred American oak no less than one year and blended with whiskeys up to two years, this is California’s Bourbon Whiskey. Drink it neat, or in a classic Whiskey Sour.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - A Bourbon from wine country? Yes! This is one in a series of yearly small-batch releases celebrating “California Bourbon.” Made from corn, rye and cherry-smoked malted barley, look for a toasty brioche aroma and herbaceous accents. On the palate, it's dry and pleasantly light, suggesting cedar, tea, honey, baking spice and oak. A subtly smoky note emerges after the whiskey sits for a while. Consider mixing a boulevardier, with sweet vermouth and Campari. - Review of 1st batch
Sonoma County Cherrywood Rye Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 59.99, Sonoma County, Y405127,,,, Located in a California wine region known for its refined taste and expensive pleasures, Sonoma County Distilling has been making whiskey since 2010.  They have produced for the enjoyment of their customers a 100% rye whiskey, a soft wheat spirit and a classic West of Kentucky bourbon. Doing their distilling on an old world style alembic still, the distillery claims to have more control over the final flavor profile of their distillates than a columnar still could produce.  
Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 39.99, Eagle Rare, Y303825,,,, 95 points - *Great Value* Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2017Gold Medal, 94 points - Beverage Testing Institute 2016Gold Medal - New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2016Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is masterfully crafted and carefully aged for no less than ten years. The rareness of this great breed of bourbon is evident in its complex aroma, as well as the smooth and lingering taste. Eagle Rare is a bourbon that lives up to its name with its lofty, distinctive taste experience.Tasting Notes: Complex aromas of toffee, hints of orange peel, herbs, honey, leather and oak. Taste: Bold, dry, oaky flavors with notes of candied almonds and very rich cocoa. Finish: Dry and lingering.Paul Pacult, The Spirit Journal - Easily one of the most tactile yet assertive and expressive bourbons I've tasted in the last two years; fasten your seat belts.Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy* Ten years of barrel time has created a concentrated caramel scent and palate spiked with sarsaparilla and allspice, finishing spicy and quite hot, with a fleeting orange peel note. Balances with a bit of branchwater, but needs a light touch.
Blade and Bow Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 49.99, Blade and Bow, S387851,,,, 94 Points Wine Enthusiast - Add a bit of water and this light, silky sipper unfolds layers of vanilla, almond and oak. It finishes light with a hint of dried apricot and a flourish of baking spice.A homage to the legendary Stitzel-Weller distillery, Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey uses a unique Solera System aging process to preserve some of the distillery's oldest whiskey stocks, including some of the last bourbon produced there before it closed in 1992. The solera liquid is mingled with other fine whiskies aged and bottled at Stitzel-Weller. Aged in new charred American white oak barrels, this bourbon has a subtle aroma of fresh fruit and a taste that includes hints of dried apricot, ripe pear and a sweet roasted grain. The finish has notes of charred oak and warm winter spices.Each bottle comes with a key hanging around its neck and there are 5 different keys that a drinker can collect. The name of the bourbon is derived from the “blade” or shaft of the key and the “bow” or handle of the key. If one collects all 5 keys, they may receive something special if they present them on a tour the Stitzel-Weller facility.
Blood Oath Pact No 3 Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 129.99, Blood Oath, S408686,,,, A masterful union of well-bred bourbons. One, a spirited bourbon with a decidedly rye mash bill, unmistakably oakey and strong. Two, a disarmingly-smooth, wheated bourbon to soften the edges, yet intensify the flavor. And three, a port-barrel finished rye for a velvety sweet goodbye. An arranged marriage of the rich, rare and unexpected, for you to have, hold and hide. Appearance: Dark, golden amber in color. Nose: Toasted oak, caramel & maple syrup with vanilla, cocoa, tobacco leaf and dried fruits. Taste: Slightly sweet & spicy with a velvety smooth finish. Finish: Smooth, long and dry with a touch of spice and fruit. 
Basil Hayden Kentucky Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 39.99, Basil Hayden, 12470,,,, Double Gold, 2011 San Francisco World Spirits CompetitionThe eponymous Basil Hayden's Bourbon dates back to 1796, when Master Distiller Basil Hayden Sr. created a recipe unlike any other. He used a traditional corn base, but mixed in small grains in his mash to capture the spicy flavor of rye and complement the sweet smoothness of corn. More than 200 years later, Basil Hayden's is a singular bourbon that bridges the flavor of rye whiskies and small batch bourbons together."Aromas of peach chutney, pistachio nougat, and grainy raisin bread with a soft fruity-yet-dry medium body and a gentle nut butter, anise seed, and sweet mint tea accented finish. An attractive, feminine style." —Beverage Testing Institute93 Points Wine Enthusiast -  *Best Buy* Complex and balanced, this go-to Bourbon features vanilla aromatics with a touch of fresh apple. On the palate, it's light at first, showing vanilla and honey, and winds into deeper, rounded notes of cocoa and hazelnut. Splash in ginger ale for a highball and sip all night long.
Redemption 9 Year High Rye Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 99.99, Redemption, S415927,,,, Rated 91 by Beverage Tasting InstituteRedemption Aged Barrel Proof 9 Year Old High-Rye Bourbon, its latest barrel-proof selection (for the uninitiated, that means the whiskey is bottled at the strength it came out of the barrel, with no water added), is a high-rye bourbon (meaning there’s a lot of rye in the mash bill, as well as 60-percent corn) that’s been aged nine years—the same as Knob Creek, if you want a reference point. Nine years is a babe in the woods by Scotch-whisky standards; but for a bourbon, it’s a seasoned veteran of barrel aging in new American oak. You can really taste the wood here, with dry leather and pepper notes mixing with undertones of citrus.
Blanton's Single Barrel Bourbon Whisky, Bourbon, 750 ml, 129.99, Blanton's, 10987,,,, 2016 Gold Medal San Francisco World Spirits CompetitionTaken from the center-cut or middle sections of the famous Warehouse H, Blanton's Original was once designated for ambassadors, dignitaries, and Colonel Blanton's family and friends. Today, everyone has access to the world's first single barrel bourbon. The taste profile is sweet with citrus and oak. A creamy vanilla nose features hints of nuts, caramel, orange and light chocolate. Blanton's Original set the standard for single barrel bourbons. Best served neat or on the rocks.96 Points Wine Enthusiast - Bold and well structured, this Bourbon features warming vanilla and caramel accented by orange peel, stone fruit and a dry baking-spice finish. Sip it with a chunk of ice, or mix up a round of juleps. The trademark round, faceted bottle with the horse-topped cork is perfect for Derby Day. 
Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Chardonnay 2014, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 38.99, Joseph Phelps, S410440,,,, Fragrant orange blossom, citrus peel and ripe green apple scents are a hallmark of this wine. Bright and fresh with firm acidity and balanced minerality, the 2014 Chardonnay is overflowing with Gravenstein apple, vanilla bean and Kaffir lime notes followed by a long lemon creme finish.92 Points Wine & Spirits - Planted in 1999, the Joseph Phelps vineyard in Freestone grows over 20 acres of Chardonnay on wind-cooled hillsides. This vintage is vibrant and delicious: the richness of its oak quickly becomes an afterthought as the coltish acidity of the site takes hold, driving aromas of yellow raspberries and grapefruit that bristle with energy in the end. Decant this for mahi mahi, or age it another few years.91 Points Robert Parker - The 2014 Chardonnay Freestone Vineyard is 100% Chardonnay aged 13 months in one-third new French oak puncheons and barrels. ...[E]xhibits orange marmalade, honeysuckle, a floral underpinning and some gravelly minerality. It is fresh, crisp, medium to full-bodied, and comes from a blend of different clonal material. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. October 2016
E. Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011 (Half Bottle), Rhone Blend, 375 ml, 22.99, E. Guigal, Y342048,,,, Guigal produces gorgeous, sublime Chateauneuf-du-Pape, with beautiful concentration and impeccable balance, clarity, and silkiness. This wine is the epitome of Guigal's mastery in "raising" wines, as few producers today take the time to age Chateauneuf in the traditional manner and produce wines integrated, complex and ready to drink on release. Rich and heady when young, the wine will also age and develop for years in bottle. Guigal's Chateauneuf offers outstanding quality as well as value.92 Points The Wine Advocate - Not yet bottled, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape (80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and the rest Mourvedre and other permitted varieties) is a great example of the vintage and has an upfront, perfumed, sexy style. Garrigue, incense, kirsch, lavender and black raspberry qualities flow nicely to a medium to full-bodied, rounded supple Chateauneuf du Pape that will drink nicely on release and evolve relatively quickly. 
Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Sauvignon Blanc, , 29.99, Cakebread, Y377823,,,, Vibrant, wonderfully fresh aromas of pink grapefruit, melon and white peach introduce zesty flavors of Meyer lemon, lime, guava, gooseberry and juicy melon. Lively acidity accentuates the wine's flavor intensity and animates its long, harmonious finish, which features succulent citrus and mineral tones. Delicious now, this classic Napa Valley sauvignon blanc will age gracefully for the next 3-5 years, and beautifully accompany seafood, poultry, vegetable and salad dishes.
Graham's Vintage Port 1991 - Damaged Label, Port, 750 ml, 89.99, Graham's, 50365,,,, Damaged LabelA real stalwart wine with a very attractive nose reminiscent of blackberries and violets. Still very firm in the mouth with masses of tannins and intensely rich, succulent fruit. Superb quality showing great promise for long term aging.94 Points The Wine Advocate - "Graham's 1991 Vintage Port gets my nod as the port of the vintage. While keeping in mind that Graham's aims for a sweeter-styled port, there is no doubting the opaque purple/black color, or the explosive nose of black fruits, licorice, spring flowers, and tar. Thick and full-bodied, with a satiny texture and a blockbuster, alcoholic finish, this is a top-notch vintage port"93 Points Wine Spectator - "Lovely plum and coffee aromas open to a full-bodied palate, with sweet, decadent fruit. Velvety, with a long finish. Lots going on. '91/'92 Port retrospective. Best after 2007."
Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 1994, Port, 750 ml, 89.99, Quinta do Vesuvio, 51098,,,, Inky dark color. On the nose an outstanding concentration of floral and ripe fruit aromas,with hints of bitter chocolate. On the palate,massive structure, with distinctive berry fruitflavours and superb grip. Very concentrated,and a long, long finish.Critical Acclaim96 Points Wine Spectator - "Terrific aromas of berries and violets, with a hint of mint. Full-bodied and lightly sweet, with fine, silky tannins that build on the palate and caress the tongue. Outstanding concentration and harmony. Greatest Vesúvio this century. Best after 2010."92 Points The Wine Advocate - "This impressive wine, with an opaque ruby/purple color, reveals excellent richness, layers of flavor, well-integrated alcohol and tannin, moderate sweetness, and a long, heady finish. Pure and impressively built, it should drink well in 5-7 years. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2025. "
Smith Woodhouse Port 1997 - Damaged Label, Port, 750 ml, 49.99, Smith Woodhouse, 51810,,,, Damaged label (see image)Only three to four times a decade are the climatic conditions ideal in the Douro Valley to produce a sufficient quantity of exceptional wines which will allow shippers to 'declare' a Vintage. Vintage Port is aged in oak casks for two years before being transferred unfiltered to the bottle, where it has the potential to mature for decades.
Van Gogh Citroen Vodka Moscow Mule Kit, Vodka, 750 ml, 19.99, Van Gogh, 12053,,,, Comes with 1 Bottle of Van Gogh Vodka, 2 Copper Mugs branded Van Gogh and Mixology Moscow Mule Mixer.Van Gogh Citroen Vodka is a zesty combination of lemon and lime. With just a hint of light bitterness, this premium vodka adds a clean, fresh flavor to your favorite vodka cocktail.REVIEWS3 Stars / Recommended, The Spirit Journal4 Stars / Exceptional, BevX4 Stars / Very Good, Alcohol ReviewsCITRUS FIZZ¾ oz. Van Gogh Citroen Vodka¾ oz. Van Gogh Oranje Vodka1 oz. orange juice1 oz. club sodaPour ingredients into an ice-filled highball glass and stir briefly. Garnish with an orange wheel.40% ALCOHOL BY VOLUME / 80 PROOF 
Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka w/ Mason Jars, Vodka, , 19.99, Van Gogh, 412739,,,, Includes 1 Bottle of 750 ML Van Gogh Vodka + 2 Van Gogh branded Mason Jars. Makes an awesome gift or perfect for your own cocktails at home.99 Points / Critics Double Gold Award, Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition94 Points / Gold Medal, Beverage Tasting Institute5 Stars / Highest Recommendation, The Spirit JournalThe original double espresso vodka, Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka is as rich and bold as your favorite cup of espresso. On the rocks or mixed up in a Van Gogh masterpiece, this premium vodka is the perfect blank canvas for any coffee-inspired creation.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - Made with Colombian coffee beans, this vodka bears a strong resemblance to cold-brewed coffee. It has a translucent dark-brown color, espresso- and fudge-like aromas, and a good espresso flavor, with an appropriately bitter edge and a faintly minty finish. This would be excellent in espresso-tinis and similar coffee cocktails.DOUBLE ESPRESSO MARTINI1 oz. Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka1 oz. coffee liqueur1 oz. Irish creamAdd all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with three floating coffee beans.
Van Gogh Vodka Acai Blueberry w/ Mason Jars, Vodka, , 19.99, Van Gogh, 412737,,,, Includes 1 Bottle of 750 ML Van Gogh Vodka + 2 Van Gogh branded Mason Jars. Makes an awesome gift or perfect for your own cocktails at home.5 Stars / Highest Recommendation, The Spirit Journal Gold Medal, The Fifty Best 93 Points / Gold Medal, Best Tasting SpiritsVan Gogh Açaí-Blueberry Vodka is an exotic combination of açaí berry and blueberry, with just a hint of raspberry and almond. Light with a tropical berry taste, this premium vodka can be enjoyed on the rocks or mixed up in your favorite vodka cocktail."The bouquet offers delightfully tart fragrances of ripe blueberry, blackberry and black cherry, with intriguing side notes of cocoa bean, textile and green vegetation. Entry is mildly sweet at first, then turns refreshingly tart and acidic; midpalate features the flavor of ripe and bittersweet berries. Ends ripe, appealingly tart and fresh-tasting." Wine Vincent Van GoghEnthusiast 92 PTSAÇAÍ-BLUEBERRY LEMONADE2 oz. Van Gogh Açaí-Blueberry Vodka4 oz. pink lemonadePour into a rocks glass with ice and stir briefly. Garnish with floating blueberries.
Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka w/ Mason Jars, Vodka, , 19.99, Van Gogh, 173556,,,, Includes 1 Bottle of 750 ML Van Gogh Vodka + 2 Van Gogh branded Mason Jars. Makes an awesome gift or perfect for your own cocktails at home.4 Stars / Highly Recommended, The Spirit Journal94 Points / Gold Medal, Best Tasting SpiritsThe original pomegranate vodka, our Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka is slightly sweet with just a touch of tart. Infused with a variety of fruits like strawberry, cranberry and orange, this premium vodka can be enjoyed on the rocks or as the inspiration for your favorite vodka cocktail."The bouquet smells of genuine pomegranate, is slightly berry-like and acutely brambly; aeration maintains the strength of the ripe, but not overly ripe, pomegranate. The palate entry is crisp, refreshing and true to the fruit; the midpalate offers succulent tastes of pomegranate beads plus a distant citrus note." Wine Enthusiast 92 PTSHONEY POMPOMCreated with signature Pomegranate Vodka, the Honey PomPom is a vibrant, flavorful fall cocktail. A simple cocktail to prepare, it can be enjoyed casually or as a quick party cocktail.1½ oz. Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka ¾ oz. pomegranate juice½ oz. fresh lemon juice¼ oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and warm water, dissolved)Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake very well with ice and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Burgas 63 Pearl Grape Brandy (375 ml), Brandy, 375 ml, 14.99, Burgas, 17737,,,, Burgas 63 is one of the best and trendiest rakias in Bulgaria. It is a premium beverage which sets the bar for other rakias. It is of an exceptional quality and exceptionally pure taste. Made of specially selected grapes Muscat Otonnel and Hamburg Misket, this hand distilled rakia offers unprecedented mild and at the same time rich taste which has turned Burgas 63 into a living legend.
Burgas 63 Barrel Aged Grape Brandy (375 ml), Brandy, 375 ml, 14.99, Burgas, 17738,,,, Burgas 63 is undoubtedly one of the best Bulgarian rakias. This barrel aged gem has a subtle Muscat aroma and oak notes remnant from the aging process with a soft and elegant taste. The rakia is produced by the distillation of wine made from Muscat Otonnel grape using a classic technology combined with a traditional aging process of small batches in selected oak barrels for more than three years.
E. Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010, Rhone Blend, 750 ml, 47.99, E. Guigal, 40176,,,, Round tannins with powerful complexity. A rich unctuous wine with notes of mature plums, hazelnuts and red fruits. Very rich wine full of harmony and balance.70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% MourvedreREVIEWS93 Points - Robert Parker, The Wine AdvocateA stunning effort and showing the class of the vintage, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is comprised of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre that spent 24 months in foudre prior to bottling. Rich, textured and medium to full-bodied, with ample black cherry, olive tapenade and subtle meatiness, this traditional effort stays pure and lively, with fine tannin emerging on the finish. It can be consumed now or cellared for over a decade. 93 Points - Antonio Galloni, VinousVivid ruby-red. Suave, smoke-tinged red fruit and floral pastille aromas show very good clarity and licorice and cracked pepper add complexity. Sweet and focused on the palate, offering sappy, gently chewy raspberry, lavender pastille and spicecake flavors that put on weight and spread out slowly with air. Gentle tannins give shape and grip to the clinging, impressively persistent finish, which leaves notes of berry skin and candied flowers behind. There's less Grenache than usual in this year's bottling, which no doubt contributes to the wine's spine and structure.
Henriot Cuvee des Enchanteleurs Brut Champagne 2000, Sparkling, 750 ml, 150.00, Henriot, R66032,,,, A perfect example of the mastery of the assembly by the house Henriot, this wine is composed of equal numbers of pinot noir and chardonnay which gives elegance to its complex structure. Developed in accordance with the family tradition, only after Grand Cru Champagne this wine is only produced in exceptional years.94 Points Wine Spectator - Notes of oyster shell, white truffle and Frangelico liqueur herald this finely knit version, layered with hints of dried apricot, singed orange peel and roasted hazelnut. Drink now through 2025.94 Points James Suckling - This has found its way to earthy, mushroom and truffle notes on the nose, along with plenty of bright lemon, grapefruit, and grilled nuts too; very complex. The palate is a powerful statement of equal parts chardonnay and pinot noir. The acidity is tenacious and the depth impressive. Enchanting toasty finish and drinking very well now, this has a lot more to come.
Albert Bichot Gevrey-Chambertin Les Evocelles 2013, Burgundy, 750 ml, 60.99, Albert Bichot, R44045,,,, This wine has a deep ruby red tint. The nose has lightly toasted notes and a subtle blend of concentrated red fruit which evolve on to light vanilla and licorice notes. Fine and mineral, the mouth has a well-balanced structure and a good persistent finish.Pairs wonderfully with red meat, small game and fine classic cheese. Perfect with a coq au vin, beef bourgignon, hare cooked on a spit, duck cooked in wine sauce or veal liver with mushrooms. With dessert we recommend a cherry clafouti. 
Whistlepig 10 Year Straight Rye Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 79.99, Whistlepig, Y20721,,,, A hard-to-find, award-winning 100% rye whisk(e)y created by Maker's Mark's former master distiller, Dave Pickerell. Distilled and initially aged in Canada, before years of further ageing at WhistlePig farm in Vermont.96 Points Wine Enthusiast - First, a warning: this is only for those who like their rye big and brawny. It starts off innocuously with a maple-syrup color, and a pretty, complex and subtle scent: honey, vanilla, a slight medicinal tinge and faint clover notes. It feels silky on the tongue and at first, the flavors reflect caramel, burnt orange and a whisper of smoke, but then a mouth-warming wave of tannic bite sweeps over all and lingers for a good long time. Straight up or on the rocks.Whisky Advocate - Imported from Canada (which suggests that maybe this whiskey was originally intended to be the flavoring component of a Canadian whisky?) and bottled in Vermont. This is a 100% unmalted rye whiskey (much higher than other traditional straight rye whiskeys). Indeed, this whiskey bleeds spices (especially brisk mint, vibrant clove, and teasing nutmeg), but there’s a rich, sweet foundation to balance it all (honeyed vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, and nutty toffee), along with candied citrus and charcoal. Bold, spicy, nutty toffee, butterscotch finish. Very distinctive, and probably a polarizing whiskey.
Courvoisier XO Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 159.99, Courvoisier, S64191,,,, Consistently recognized as one of the finest XOs in the world, Courvoisier XO is a very old blend of fine and well-matured cognacs from the exclusive Grande Champagne cru, along with selected aged spirit from the Petite Champagne and distinguished Borderies crus. The perfect balance of intense flavours have been patiently evolved and nurtured for at least two decades. Exotic vanilla and cocoa bouquets, spicy amber and cinnamon aromas, and violet floral notes all come together to excite the senses.Beverage Testing Institute - Deep amber copper color. Complex aromas of ginger cookie, anise seed, fig bread, suede, praline and vanilla pudding follow through on a round, supple entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with tangy dried citrus, cola, and cocoa notes. Finishes with a long, smooth, warming fade. A very elegant, nuanced and stylish XO. 
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut, Sparkling, 750 ml, 53.99, Veuve Clicquot, S41175,,,, Our Brut Yellow Label reflects the superb vineyards we own and the consistent nature of our House style. The predominance of Pinot Noir provides the structure that is so typically Clicquot, while a touch of Pinot Meunier rounds out the blend. Chardonnay adds the elegance and finesse essential in a perfectly balanced wine.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - One of the most familiar of Champagnes, the Yellow Label is finely made—a fruity while structured wine. It has both fresh and fragrant fruit as well as richness, a soft, creamy texture and bright acidity. There is no sense in bottle aging here—drink this wine because of its crispness.90 Points Wine Spectator - Bright and lightly toasty, this elegant Champagne layers flavors of cassis, crushed hazelnut and lemon meringue pie on the creamy bead. Drink now through 2019.
Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 65.99, Joseph Phelps, S450514,,,, The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon highlights blackberry, dried blueberry and violet with notes of graphite and cloves followed by opulent layers of black currant jam, roasted coffee, tobacco, dried fig and vanilla bean. A full-bodied, deeply concentrated wine with supple tannins and a lengthy finish.92 Points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - It is a beauty... supple, with silky tannins, dark plum, blackcurrant and licorice-infused fruit with a touch of spice, a lushness on the attack and mid-palate, and a silky finish. 91 Points Vinous - Once again, Phelps has done a terrific job... dark red cherry, plum, mocha, licorice and dark spices build as the wine gains depth and fleshiness with time in the glass. The Cabernet remains one of the very finest values in Napa Valley.84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc from estate-grown Napa Valley vineyards.
AnCnon Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 24 Year, Scotch, 750 ml, 199.00, anCnon, 385898,,,, Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points24 year old anCnoc single malt Scotch whisky from the Knockdhu distillery up in the Highlands. An expression not often seen on these shores, this is a citrus-forward dram (think lemon peels and home-made marmalade - and lots of it!) with creamy vanilla toffee, honey'd barley, old leather and oak-y hints rounding it out.
AnCnon Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 22 Year, Scotch, 750 ml, 144.00, anCnon, 348703,,,, Gold Medal: 2015 International Wine & Spirits Challenge "Naturally light in colour. Concentrated fruit and honey on the nose with great big rich wave of malt. Honey and lemon are to the fore with rich floral backing. Mouth fills with intense malt with unhurried flow across the palate. Silky smooth and beautiful balance. Impressive long finish." The anCnoc 22 Years Old has been bottled in its most natural form - neither chill-filtered nor coloured, and as a result may develop a light haze with the addition of water or if kept at a cold temperature. Bright gold color with a copper tint. Sweet and spicy with notes of honey and toffee. Warm Christmas cake is accentuated by the freshness of lemons, green apples and cut flowers. All wrapped in a delicate whiff of wood smoke. Full bodied and complex. Distinct crushed clove, raisin and blood orange flavours are at the front, closely followed by layers of fragrant vanilla and leather. The long, rich finish is smoky and spicy.
AnCnon Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 18 Year, Scotch, 750 ml, 119.00, anCnon, 385836,,,, The anCnoc 18 Year Old has matured in Spanish oak ex-sherry casks and American oak ex-bourbon barrels and has been bottled in its most natural form, neither chill-filtered nor colored. As a result this dram may develop a light haze with the addition of water or if kept at a cold temperature. This haze is a natural characteristic of whisky that is non chill-filtered.
Old Pulteney 21 Year Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, Scotch, 750 ml, 179.00, Old Pulteney, 175089,,,, Best Whiskey by Jim Murray's Whiskey Bible 2012Malt from the most northerly mainland distillery in Scotland. This 21yo is an exceptionally well-matured version well worth a try. Old Pulteney is the most northerly mainland distillery in Scotland and known for their love of the sea - some of which rolls over into their whisky. The 21 year old is a mix of fino sherry and refill bourbon cask matured whisky and sits at the top of their regular range.
Old Pulteney 17 Year Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, Scotch, 750 ml, 119.00, Old Pulteney, 175091,,,, This 17 year old from the Pulteney distillery was a double gold winner at the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, matured in Spanish Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez casks.A delicious Highland dram from Old Pulteney, this 17yo is comprised of 90% refill bourbon casks with the remainder being from oloroso casks. Lovely sweet aromas of butterscotch, honey and chocolate, with some faint salt and oak spice on the palate.
Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka 750ML, Vodka, , 19.99, Van Gogh, 173556,,,, 4 Stars / Highly Recommended, The Spirit Journal94 Points / Gold Medal, Best Tasting SpiritsThe original pomegranate vodka, our Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka is slightly sweet with just a touch of tart. Infused with a variety of fruits like strawberry, cranberry and orange, this premium vodka can be enjoyed on the rocks or as the inspiration for your favorite vodka cocktail."The bouquet smells of genuine pomegranate, is slightly berry-like and acutely brambly; aeration maintains the strength of the ripe, but not overly ripe, pomegranate. The palate entry is crisp, refreshing and true to the fruit; the midpalate offers succulent tastes of pomegranate beads plus a distant citrus note." Wine Enthusiast 92 PTSHONEY POMPOMCreated with signature Pomegranate Vodka, the Honey PomPom is a vibrant, flavorful fall cocktail. A simple cocktail to prepare, it can be enjoyed casually or as a quick party cocktail.1½ oz. Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka ¾ oz. pomegranate juice½ oz. fresh lemon juice¼ oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and warm water, dissolved)Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake very well with ice and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka 750ML, Vodka, , 19.99, Van Gogh, 412739,,,, 99 Points / Critics Double Gold Award, Critics Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition94 Points / Gold Medal, Beverage Tasting Institute5 Stars / Highest Recommendation, The Spirit JournalThe original double espresso vodka, Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka is as rich and bold as your favorite cup of espresso. On the rocks or mixed up in a Van Gogh masterpiece, this premium vodka is the perfect blank canvas for any coffee-inspired creation.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - Made with Colombian coffee beans, this vodka bears a strong resemblance to cold-brewed coffee. It has a translucent dark-brown color, espresso- and fudge-like aromas, and a good espresso flavor, with an appropriately bitter edge and a faintly minty finish. This would be excellent in espresso-tinis and similar coffee cocktails.DOUBLE ESPRESSO MARTINI1 oz. Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka1 oz. coffee liqueur1 oz. Irish creamAdd all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with three floating coffee beans.
Van Gogh Acai Blueberry Vodka, Vodka, , 19.99, Van Gogh, 412737,,,, 5 Stars / Highest Recommendation, The Spirit Journal Gold Medal, The Fifty Best 93 Points / Gold Medal, Best Tasting SpiritsVan Gogh Açaí-Blueberry Vodka is an exotic combination of açaí berry and blueberry, with just a hint of raspberry and almond. Light with a tropical berry taste, this premium vodka can be enjoyed on the rocks or mixed up in your favorite vodka cocktail."The bouquet offers delightfully tart fragrances of ripe blueberry, blackberry and black cherry, with intriguing side notes of cocoa bean, textile and green vegetation. Entry is mildly sweet at first, then turns refreshingly tart and acidic; midpalate features the flavor of ripe and bittersweet berries. Ends ripe, appealingly tart and fresh-tasting." Wine Enthusiast 92 PTSAÇAÍ-BLUEBERRY LEMONADE2 oz. Van Gogh Açaí-Blueberry Vodka4 oz. pink lemonadePour into a rocks glass with ice and stir briefly. Garnish with floating blueberries.
Ravenswood Teldeschi Zinfandel 2013, Zinfandel, , 28.99, Ravenswood, 401416,,,, W&S 94Joel Peterson has been making wine from the Teldeschi family’s vineyard on the Dry Creek Bench since 1982. This comes from vines planted between 1900 and 1910 on red, iron-rich gravelly loam; it’s mostly zinfandel, though it gains tannic depth and dark color from petite sirah (12 percent) and alicante bouchet (seven percent) and, perhaps, a little spicy complexity from carignan (two percent). There’s delicious suppleness to the fruit, yet its stony tannins hold a cooling mintiness underneath—a sensation that made our panel think about mountain cabernet as much as zin. The astonishing thing about this wine, aside from its structural integrity, is its sheer range of aromas, from the brightness of pomegranate seeds through anise and cassis to the earthy savor of a damp forest floor littered with black trumpet mushrooms. It feels like a great vineyard capturing a great California vintage. Age it for another five years at least. Wine & SpiritsThis old-vine wine contains 12% Carignane and 8% Petite Sirah, and is one of the larger of the producer's single-vineyard offerings. Feral black fruit and fig form a core of concentrated richness before red-berry pie and vanilla come into play, finishing with a blur of toasty oak. Wine Enthusiast
Pahlmeyer Jayson Red Napa Valley 2014, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 49.00, Pahlmeyer, 895921,,,, 95 Points Tasting Panel - Ripe berry nose; smooth textured with deep plum and toasty oak; supple and luscious with vanilla notes and lovely balance; rich, dense and elegant with good length. 5% Cabernet Franc.91 Points Wine Spectator - Firm and well-structured, with a pleasing burst of blackberry and wild berry, plum and black cherry notes, tilting into a fruit-bowl medley of currant and raspberry flavors, with a long, sustained finish. Drink now through 2029.
B.R. Cohn Gold Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Cabernet Sauvignon, , 38.99, B.R. Cohn, Y780223,,,,  Double Gold - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2012A unique dual appellation blend of our best hillside Sonoma and Napa vineyards. This one-of-a-kind composition marries the great Napa Cabernet vineyards of Altas Peak, Spring Mountain, Howell Mountain, Mt. Veeder, Calistoga, and Oakville with Sonoma's Chalk Hill, Sonoma Valley, Sonoma Coast and our own B.R. Cohn Olive Hill Estate. A rich bold style Cabernet built to go with food. Classic Cabernet aromas of cassis and plum yield to black cherry and briar. These harmonize with a bouquet of sweet French oak, cedar cigar box, clove and a hint of anise and pine needle. The palate is medium-full bodied with rich plum and cherry flavors and round supple tannins on the long finish.93 Points - The Tasting Panel (2012)92 Points - Durham Magazine (2012)91 Points - California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition (2012)4 Stars – Restaurant Review (2012) 
Spring Mountain Vineyard Napa Cabernet 2012, Cabernet Sauvignon, , 59.99, Spring Mountain, Y595823,,,, A brilliant magenta color and expressive aromas of raspberry, plum, chocolate, brown spice and black pepper introduce the 2012 Estate Cabernet. A mouth-watering, sweet entry leads to a full-bodied wine that delivers rich, dark mountain fruit and plush tannins. This vintage promises early enjoyment. Decant prior to service. Enjoy 2015 – 2025.95 Points James Suckling - "This has a lovely dusty character with currant, tile and sweet tobacco. Full body, chewy and beautiful tannins. Wonderful austerity yet softness. Flavorful finish. Delicious now but shows finesse and length. Better in 2019 but so gorgeous already."91 Points Wine Enthusiast - "This grippy Cab exhibits the power of the 10% Petit Verdot in the blend, softened by 6% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Cassis and raspberry provide a fruity core around lush, tight tannins and a black pepper-seasoned finish. Full bodied, it remains elegant in the glass."
Dave Phinney Locations CA 5 Red Wine, Red Blend, , 16.99, Dave Phinney, W736024,,,, 90 Points Wine Advocate - The least expensive wines in Dave Phinney's mine are his Locations portfolio. I tasted two of them. The NV Proprietary Red CA-5, which is a 15,000-case cuvee, all from 2014. It is a blend from diverse California areas, ranging from Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino to the Sierra Foothills, of Tempranillo, Barbera, Petite Sirah and Grenache. This is an outstanding wine, the kind of bistro/brasserie red that consumers will love. Opaque deep ruby/purple, it is loaded with intense wild berry fruit and a Zinfandel-like briariness, offering pepper, herbs, a touch of smoke and loads of black fruits and background oak. This is a big boy at 15.5% alcohol, but it's not the least hot – just savory, luscious and opulent. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.  
St. Supery ELU Meritage Napa 2013, Bordeaux Blend, , 59.99, St. Supéry, 380260,,,, This blend of our finest red grapes is a structured wine with length and a graceful, fine grain of tannin. Vibrant and deep reds and purples introduce Élu, with aromas of black plum and juicy blackberry. The fragrances of anise, graphite, dark cocoa, espresso and toasted barrel add extra depth and richness.Flavors of black plum and youthful blackberry are complemented with a hint of cassis, together with notes of espresso, black pepper and black licorice."Black currants with sweet tobacco as well as espresso undertones dominate the nose of this Bordeaux blend. On the palate, this wine shows concentration, plenty of tannins and a finish with lots of dark fruits. A blend of 65% cabernet sauvignon, 22% merlot, 9% malbec with the balance of cab franc and petit verdot. Better in two years." James Suckling 93 PTS
Treana Red Blend 2015, Bordeaux Blend, , 39.99, Treana, 162229,,,, The 2015 Treana Red is a deeply colored wine with a purple-black core that fades to a ruby rim. Intense aromas of freshly picked blackberries, muddled black and red currants, along with dried cranberries give way to underlying tones of dried rose petals, violets, potpourri and clove, while caramelized oak notes are spiced by a hint of cinnamon. A velvety rush of ripe blackberries and pomegranate fruits envelop the palate, while subtle nuances of baking spices, cocoa powder and dried vanilla beans add to the wine’s complexity. Full bodied and rich with a beautifully balanced acidity, Treana Red will age gracefully for 10 -15 years.Treana is the sum of elements that influence our wines: the land that our family farms, the warm California sun that nurtures, and the cooling ocean breeze that balances. These elements combine to create the perfect growing conditions for our grapes. As the original label of Hope Family Wines, Treana represents over thirty years of grape-growing history. A classic Paso Robles blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, Treana Red uses fruit from our finest vineyards. Combined with a passionate winemaking team and years of refinement, Treana Red is the Paso Robles benchmark blend.
Gundlach Bundschu Pinot Noir 2014, Pinot Noir, , 33.99, Gundlach Bundschu, 205021,,,, Aromas of warm berries, dried rose petals and baking spices on the nose. While on the palate juicy flavors of black cherry, fleshy black plum & strawberries with cream are infused with complex layers of brown spice, forest floor and slate. Round and polished mouthfeel, with ripe, supple tannins drawing the creamy texture through an exceptionally long, elegant finish. A wine full of distinctive elegance, spice and minerality this wine will continue to improve with three to seven years cellaring from vintage date.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - Earthy forest and resin notes mark this estate-grown wine, which is medium-bodied and succulent with fresher cranberry and cherry flavors. With a restrained take on oak, it has body and elegance and is ultimately easy to love. 
Hess Collection Chardonnay Napa 2015, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 19.99, Hess Select, Y446224,,,, "The producer pulls from its estate Su’skol Vineyard for this wine, which opens in an aromatic flirtation of sweet honeysuckle, revealing the site’s abundance of musqué clone. Crisp on the entry and midpalate, it shows a full-bodied style as it opens—notes of pear and fig are wrapped between spicy nutmeg and a viscous bite of oak on the finish." Wine Enthusiast 90 PTS
Cakebread Cellars Reserve Chardonnay 2014, Chardonnay, , 69.99, Cakebread, Y557251,,,, Our 2014 Chardonnay Reserve offers seductively fresh, creamy aromas of golden apple and Asian pear fruit nicely complemented by notes of crème brulee, vanilla and mineral. Rich and full on the palate, the wine reveals a core of deeply concentrated spiced apple, melon and citrus flavors that maintain their intensity throughout a long, mineral-tinged finish. Boasting deep reserves of fruit coupled with exemplary balance, our Chardonnay Reserve is delicious now, but will age beautifully in bottle for another 5-7 years.91 Points Wine Spectator - Showing subtlety and finesse, this is understated in every aspect, from the delicate white peach, nectarine and light honeydew melon flavors to the dash of spicy oak. An alluring wine that gains depth with each sip. Drink now through 2021.92 Points James Suckling - A fuller style of chardonnay with lots of cooked apple, pear and plenty of cream and lemon undertones. Flavorful and bright.
Cakebread Chardonnay Napa 2015, Chardonnay, , 39.99, Cakebread, 377822,,,, One sniff and sip of our 2015 Napa Valley Chardonnay is all that’s required to recognize the exceptional quality of this fine wine. The nose offers vivid, creamy aromas of green and golden apple, pear and citrus with supporting scents of beeswax and mineral. Full-bodied and vibrant on the palate, with bright, intense, apple, citrus and melon flavors, our 2015 Napa Valley Chardonnay is remarkably persistent on the palate, culminating in a long finish showcasing pleasing spice, yeast and mineral tones. Released soon after bottling, it will hit its stride after 6-8 months and reward 5-7 years’ aging.VineyardsOur Napa Valley Chardonnay comes primarily (91% in 2014) from grapes grown in the cool-climate Carneros district at the southern tip of the valley. Subject to fog and cooling breezes from nearby San Pablo Bay, Carneros enjoys a long growing season that ripens its fruit fully while retaining the bright acidity that gives Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay its freshness and vitality. We complement our Carneros fruit with grapes from warmer sites in the valley that yield riper, fuller chardonnays. This allows us to craft a rich, yet elegant and complex chardonnay that drinks beautifully on release, but ages gracefully in the bottle.VintageThe latest in a series of excellent vintages in California, 2014 featured a warm, dry spring that initiated early budbreak, ensured trouble-free flowering and grape set, and led to a consistently mild summer, with few heat spikes. These conditions fostered steady, even ripening of our chardonnay grapes, which were harvested with concentrated flavors balanced by vibrant acidity between August 25th and September 15th.Winemaking100% of the fruit was hand-harvested at night to ensure the grapes retained their purity of flavor and bright natural acidity. The fruit was then whole-cluster-pressed to further preserve freshness and varietal intensity, with the free-run juice transferred to a mix of French oak barrels (96%) and stainless steel tanks (4%) for fermentation. After primary fermentation completed, 31% of the wine was put through a secondary, malolactic fermentation to enrich its flavors and texture. The barrel-fermented portion of the wine aged sur lie (on the yeast lees) in 28% new French oak barrels for eight months, with bi-weekly stirring of the lees to layer the wine’s crisp, vibrant fruit with an appealingly creamy, slightly yeasty tone.
Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay 2015, Chardonnay, , 24.00, Sonoma-Cutrer, 541524,,,, 2015 was another incredibly dry year with the formal declaration of a California drought. We were able to make it through the season without water shortages in the vineyards by using deficit irrigation concepts and careful soil and plant moisture data. Throughout most of the growing season, we paced about two weeks earlier than a typical season, including another classic California spring and summer without any weather extremes. Harvest began a little earlier than normal on August 22. Warming and cooling trends over the next couple weeks brought harvest into full swing. A two week flurry of harvest followed with the last grapes trickled in on October 1. The 2015 harvest brought another beautiful Sonoma County vintage.
Balvenie Single Malt Scotch 12 Year Single Barrel, Scotch, 750 ml, 69.00, Balvenie, Y240429,,,, A 2013 addition to The Balvenie's range, as a younger sibling to the 15 Year Old single cask. This is exclusively matured in first-fill bourbon casks and each bottle is part of a batch that is at most 300 bottles - all taken from the same cask.
Balvenie Single Malt Scotch 14 Year Caribbean Cask, Scotch, 750 ml, 69.99, Balvenie, Y39229,,,, This whisky has been matured for 14 years in traditional oak casks before being transferred to Caribbean rum casks to impart some extra flavor. This process has created a well-rounded and drinkable whisky with notes of fruit and vanilla.
Balvenie Single Malt Scotch 17 Year Doublewood, Scotch, 750 ml, 132.99, Balvenie, Y69227,,,, Another fantastic invention from the workbench of Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart – a 17-year-old version of the bestselling DoubleWood. Still initially matured in 'whisky oak' casks before being switched to sherry wood to finish, the extra years give it extra depth without being overpowering.
Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 49.99, Macallan, Y499923,,,, Wine Advocate Top 20 Whisky 2017 #1790 Points Whisky Advocate - Two oaks are better than one in this single malt, which marries whiskies matured in sherry-seasoned casks of both American and European oak. The sherry imparts aromas of raisins, figs, hazelnuts, blanched almonds, candied orange peel, and leather. A backbone of vanilla sweetness on the palate supports layers of ginger and white pepper, dark chocolate, leather, raisins, toasted hazelnuts, and orange oil. This Macallan joins the core line between the Sherry Oak and Fine Oak ranges. Warming and rich without being syrupy, it doubles up on accessibility with its balance and remarkably affordable price for its quality and age. 
Glenfiddich 14 Year Bourbon Barrel Reserve Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 49.99, Glenfiddich, 93222,,,, Released in Spring 2010, this Glenfiddich Rich Oak has spent 14 years in ex-bourbon casks in the traditional way, before two separate finishes of 12 weeks in new European oak and six weeks in new American oak before bottling. 90 Points Wine Enthusiast - Aged 14 years in former Bourbon barrels, this is an amber-colored whisky that's scented with vanilla and peach. The palate is also peachy, highlighted by hints of almond, oak and sandalwood. The finish is drying and lightly spiced.
Herradura Blanco Tequila, Tequila, , 39.00, Harradura, 507224,,,, This smooth, clean tequila is aged for 45 days to add a hint of color and oak to its tangy citrus character, which brings more agave flavor and unparalleled pleasure to a margarita. Color: Light straw Aroma: Green and cooked agave with herbal and slightly woody notes Taste: Agave, woody notes and slightly citric flavor Finish: Smooth, clean and warming Age: 45 days Alcohol Content: 40%
Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva 15 Year, Rum, , 34.00, Ron Matusalem, 66825,,,, A super-premium rum of exceptional quality. Complex, yet velvety-smooth with a pronounced bouquet and flavor. Excellent sipping rum! Drink neat, no ice to enjoy the bouquet and full flavor of this smooth and satisfying rum.
Papas's Pilar Blonde Rum, Rum, , 28.99, Papa's Pilar, 459325,,,, Papa’s Pilar is an adventurous new rum inspired by life and times of Ernest Hemingway. “Papa” referring to Hemingway and “Pilar” – the name of his 1934 Wheeler Playmate Cruiser boat. If the shape looks familiar, that’s because it’s styled after the aluminum canteens carried by US infantryman for most of the 20th Century. The bottle pays homage to Hemingway’s duty as an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I and his exposure to the Normandy landings in World War II. US infantry canteens used a chain to tether the screw cap to the bottle. The cap could be left slightly loose on the march - allowing drops of water to slosh out and soak the canvas covering. Evaporation kept the contents cool. Last but not least, etched into Pilar’s bottle cap is a compass - the simple yet indispensable tool that provides comfort and direction to adventurers on land and sea. The compass on Pilar Dark's cap has the  African Sun logo in its center, signifying Hemingway's adventures on land.
Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 69.99, Cakebread, Y539621,,,, 90 Points Robert Parker - The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon has beautiful crème de cassis fruit, excellent structure on the palate’s backside and represents a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot. Aged primarily in French oak, the wine is youthful and young, with the coiled, restrained character of many 2014s, but the concentration is impressive and the purity is there. Beautiful black and blue fruits are obvious, and the wine structured, delineated and vibrant. There is a reasonably good value as well. Give it another 6-12 months bottle age, and drink it over the following 12-15 years. 
Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2015, Cabernet Sauvignon, , 54.99, Chateau Montelena, Y484126,,,, This wine's nose is classic Napa Valley, filled with juicy blackberries, rich cocoa, and cassis. After a few moments, dried cherry and a touch of tobacco come into focus along with some wispy notes of fresh violets. Density and concentration sum up the palate nicely as tight-grained tannin is interwoven among layers of fresh raspberry, mint, and hazelnut. These notes slowly transition to a subtle richness of molasses and fig that’s almost chewy enough to sink your teeth into. The finish is seamless and complementary to the palate with strawberry jam, Earl Grey tea, and bright, refreshing acidity that should pair equally well with light fare or hardy cuisine.
Chaucer's Raspberry Wine (500 ml), Dessert Wine, , 17.99, Chaucer's, 21815,,,, Chaucer's Raspberry Wine is like a first kiss, innocent and impressionable. Made from 100% pure fruit, there is a clear, light crimson color and the flavor is bursting with enticing aromas of freshly crushed raspberriesThe fruit for this elegant wine was grown in an orchard near Watsonville, CA – a cool region with seasonal morning fog during the summer, ideal for the production of quality berries. The varieties of raspberry grown in this area have a very firm texture and an intense flavor.Well–drained, sandy loam soils along the Pajaro River and Corralitos Creek yield   berries with naturally high acids with adequate sugar levels. The cool microclimate near Watsonville enables growers to use minimal amounts of water during the growing season to ensuring the delicate character of this fine berry is not lost.This fruit wine is not fortified and contains only 10% alcohol. Hence, this wine should be consumed shortly after purchase to enjoy its natural and rich flavor.
Grand Marnier Cuvee du Centenaire (100 Year) XO Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 199.00, Grand Marnier, 12344,,,, Launched in 1927 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the House of Grand Marnier, this rare blend is the perfect balance between essence of tropical oranges and rare French cognacs mainly from the two most prestigious production areas in the Cognac region: Petite and Grande Champagne.
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet 2005, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 119.00, Robert Mondavi, 37042,,,, WE 94This is a very fine, high level Cabernet that shows the impeccable nature of Mondavi Reserve. Yet it's also very tannic and far from being drinkable. Shows a vast repository of black currant, blackberry, black cherry and new oak flavors wrapped into a smooth, velvety mouthfeel whose finish goes on forever. Masculine and authoritative, it should continue to improve for many years. Drink now, with decanting, and through 2017, at least. Wine Enthusiast
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet 2003, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 124.00, Robert Mondavi, 30347,,,, RP 93A dense ruby/purple color is followed by a wine exhibiting notes of creme de cassis, subtle and unobtrusive oak, medium to full body, impeccable balance and everything synchronized into a lush, opulent wine that finished with 14.5% alcohol. It is not the most complex Mondavi Reserve, but it is a very satisfying, highbrow wine that offers plenty of pleasure both hedonistically and intellectually. It should drink well for another 15 years, and it may surprise me with more nuances and subtleties than it now suggests. Robert Parker
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2012 (Half Bottle), Bordeaux Blend, 375 ml, 109.99, Joseph Phelps, 38002,,,,  CG 95 | JS 97 | RP 96 | WE 96 | WS 93 | W&S 92 | V 96The 2012 Proprietary Red Insignia, a final blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and the rest Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc all from estate vineyards, was aged 24 months in 100% new French oak. Inky purple to the rim, with notes of lead pencil shavings, incense, camphor, blackberry and creme de cassis, the wine is full-bodied, offering a multi-layered, textural, skyscraper-like mouthfeel, terrific purity, density and richness. All of this is achieved without a sense of heaviness or anything aggressive. This is a beauty to drink now and over the next 30 years. - Wine Enthusiast 
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2013, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 190.00, Joseph Phelps, 37710,,,,  JS 95 | RP 98 | WE 98 | WS 93 | W&S 95 | V 95"The 2013 Insignia (their 40th vintage) is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, and the rest Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. This wine is aged 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels, and the production can vary from just over 10,000 cases to nearly 20,000 cases in a very abundant vintage. There were 12,300 cases produced in 2013, and this vintage of Insignia is certainly going to turn out to be one of the great ones. The wine offers a stunning inky blue/purple color, a gorgeous nose of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, pen ink, graphite, new saddle leather and barrique. The wine has fabulous concentration, a full-bodied, multi-layered mouthfeel, and tremendous finish with moderate tannin. It’s interesting to note that the Phelps winemaking staff had been gradually reducing the amount of Merlot in this wine over recent vintages. The 2013 should hit its peak in 5-7 years and last for 35-50. " Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Ch.igai Takaha Sono Pinot Noir 2015, Pinot Noir, , 30.00, Ch.igai Takaha, 29222,,,, This winery is a wonderful collaboration between American winemakers Greg Brewer and Steve Clifton and Japanese entrepreneur Takahide Sugimoto.92 Points Wine Advocate - A step up in quality over the Chardonnay, the 2015 Pinot Noir Sono has a dark, rich, mineral-laced core of black cherries, crushed rock, ground herbs and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, polished and nicely balanced, it will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and drink nicely through 2024.
Pride Mountain Winery Cabernet 2014, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 89.99, Pride Mountain Winery, 29150,,,, Blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 4% Petit VerdotFounded in 1990 by Jim and Carolyn Pride, Pride Mountain Vineyards is recognized as one of the “world’s greatest wine estates” by Robert Parker, Jr., joining just 22 other California wineries for this distinction. Pride wines have appeared numerous times on The Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of the World list, and have been served at the White House more than 30 times during the last two decades. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is delicious and compelling, possessing nuanced ripe fruit, complex spice, an unctuous, round mid-palate and a finish that is balanced between varietal fruit notes and tannic intensity. The final blend expresses ripe fruit notes ranging from blackberry to plum and cassis, as well as nuances of bay laurel, chocolate, black tea, brown sugar, graphite and crushed rose petal. The texture in the mouth is definitely that of a mountain wine, with size and concentration to balance the richness and opulence of its round mid-palate. 
Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Series Limited Edition Whiskey No 3 (750ML), Whiskey, 750 ml, 39.99, Jack Daniel's, 17755,,,, Limited release. Charcoal Mellowed. Tennessee Whiskey. Jack Daniel’s Distillery has only had seven men oversee the making of their whiskey. The third of only seven men to have served as Master Distiller is Lemuel “Lem” Tolley. As Mr. Jack’s grandnephew Lem carried a determination to continue the tradition of making Jack Daniel’s with the consistency of those before him.
Ultimat Vodka (Half Bottle), Vodka, 375 ml, 12.99, Ultimat, 12958,,,, Unlike any other ultra-premium vodka, Ultimat is a carefully crafted balance of three ingredients - wheat for smoothness, rye for complexity, and potato for richness. Ultimat is produced in Poland, long considered the birthplace of vodka. Each bottle is a meticulously designed elegant cobalt blue crystal decanter. To sip Ultimat is to find balance. Literally and figuratively.
Hennessy Cognac VS, Cognac, 750 ml, 41.99, Hennessy, S344102,,,, Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2007, 2012 and 2013 Popular the world over for its elegant style and consistent high quality. Hennessy VS is perhaps known as the definition of cognac. While it has the finer attributes of cognac, it lacks complexity or dominating distinguishing flavors and aromas. As such, VS is fine for casual sipping and makes for a versatile cocktail mixer. Most bars would always stock Hennessy VS even if they don’t stock cognacs.
Alibi American Blended Whiskey 750mL, Whiskey, 750 ml, 19.99, Alibi, 17763,,,, Alibi is a corn-based whiskey that contains elements of rye and malted barley aged in first-fill American oak casks, distilled, bottled and blended in Florida. A counterpoint to current mainstream bourbon and rye market trends, Alibi has set out to demystify the brown category by offering a more accessible product as a return to the true American whiskey-drinking tradition, free of pretension.
E.H. Taylor Jr. Small Batch Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 59.99, E.H. Taylor, 17684,,,, 2016 Gold Medal - The Fifty Best Bourbon Whiskeys 20162016 Silver Medal - New York World Wine & Spirits CompetitionAs founding father of the bourbon industry, Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. left an indelible legacy. His dedication to distilling began at the close of the Civil War when he purchased O.F C. Distillery. There, he developed innovative techniques that are still in use today. Made by hand, this Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey has been aged inside century old warehouses constructed by E.H. Taylor, Jr.  Barrels are evaluated and selected to create a perfect blend of distinctive character that is like no other. This bourbon is a true sipping bourbon that honors the uncompromising legacy of E.H. Taylor, Jr.
Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001 Magnum 1.5L, Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5 L, 179.99, Beaulieu Vineyard, 31169,,,, Dark, black-ruby color. The aromas reflect classic "Rutherford dust" notes of black cherry, loamy mineral-earth tones, and licorice, along with fine new oak vanilla highlights. Medium full-bodied, with deep cherry-mineral, currant –anise flavors, this vintage has a fine veneer of tannins combined with good acidity to support 10-15 years aging. Rich, supple fruit softens the texture. The sweet fragrance and taste of vanilla from the new oak add measurable length and structure in the finish. A fine wine to drink young with grilled steaks, roast leg of lamb with shallots, or a ripe wedge of Fontina or aged Vermont cheddar cheese.
Crown Royal Maple Finished Canadian Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 25.99, Crown Royal, 14351,,,, It's a perfect blend of Crown Royal's signature caramel and vanilla nose with the elegant aromas of light, fresh maple that creates a flavor profile that finishes on an authentically warm and woody note. Whisky Started, Maple Finished. The legendary taste of Crown Royal with a touch of natural maple flavor. Our master blender finished our celebrated whisky with maple-toasted oak to yield a uniquely smooth experience.  Maple Finished is a true flavored whisky, not a liqueur.
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet 1995, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 109.99, Robert Mondavi, 30538,,,, RP 93The 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is slightly less impressive than when I tasted it last year, although still an outstanding wine. I may have caught it at a closed stage following bottling. There are 15,000-20,000 cases of Reserve Cabernet made, and in 1995, a quintessentially elegant style has been produced. The wine is less weighty than the 1994, 1991, or 1990. It has great promise and raw materials, with superb fruit and richness, medium body, and subtle lead pencil notes to go along with black currant, mineral, and pain grille scents and flavors. Based on this tasting, I would lower my overall rating, but it is still an exceptional California Cabernet Sauvignon made in a compellingly elegant, graceful style. Anticipated maturity: 2000-2018. Mondavi is adding a number of new regionally labeled Cabernet Sauvignons to their portfolio. In addition to their Oakville cuvee, they have a Stags Leap District Cabernet, and a single vineyard wine from their famed To-Kalon plantation. Robert Parker
Michter's Sour Mash Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 49.99, Michter's, 17284,,,, More than just a sour mash process whiskey, Michter’s Original US#1 Sour Mash is made from a special selection of grains, barrel aged, and later on filtered according to the exacting Michter’s standards.93 Points Wine Enthusiast - Resurrected after 23 years, this smooth, buttery American whiskey is worth the wait. It has mellow vanilla and oak flavors, with a faint cherry essence on the long finish that seems to urge, 'stir up a few Manhattans already.
Bushmill Irish Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 29.00, Bushmills, 10170,,,, Bushmills Original Irish Whiskey is a blend of our own triple distilled malt whiskey and a lighter grain whiskey and has picked up 36 awards this year alone. You’ll notice it’s rich, smooth warming taste almost instantly. It’s an easy drinking, versatile whiskey that can be enjoyed neat, over ice or with your favorite mixer.
Jameson Irish Black Barrel, Whiskey, 750 ml, 39.99, Jameson, 17744,,,, Twice charred for a good measure. Black Barrel is a triple distilled blend of rich pot still and grain whiskey that is matured in a mixture of sherry casks and bourbon barrels. However, unlike the rest of our range, the bourbon barrels undergo an additional charring. It’s a painstaking process, but we hope you’ll agree that it’s worth the extra effort. Black Barrel delivers the signature smoothness of Jameson Original, with enhanced spice, nutty notes, vanilla sweetness and sherry fruit.94 Points Wine Enthusiast - Like a liquid (if boozy) apple pie, this blended whiskey offers bold, rich aromatics, with lots of dried and stewed fruit flavors and butterscotch. The drawn-out finish incorporates touches of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and even a mouthwatering sprinkle of salt.
Old Overholt Rye Whiskey (1L), Whiskey, 1 L, 22.99, Old Overholt, 10090,,,, Old Overholt is the oldest, most famous Straight Rye Whiskey on the market today. Straight Rye Whiskey has a distinctive flavor and appeal that, after Prohibition, made it the most popular spirit in the country. Abraham Overholt (1784 - 1870) was one of the fathers of American distilling and he took uncompromising pride in this product. When it came to making his whiskey, Abraham Overholt lived by three hard and fast standards – work hard, stand fast, and don’t waver. These three standards were the basis upon which he built Old Overholt, and they continue to be followed to this day. George Washington made rye whiskey at his Mount Vernon home in Virginia. Indeed, the domestic rye whiskey industry had a proud tradition in the United States. However, it has taken until the turn of the 21th Century for Americans to rediscover this treasure. Old Overholt has a rich tradition of rye whiskey making and is renowned for its outstanding mixability in classic cocktails such as the Sazarac and the “Old Style” Manhattan
Groth Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 (1.5 liter), Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5 L, 109.99, Groth, 34859,,,, The 2003 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon continues Groth's pursuit of excellence from the Oakville AVA. This outstanding vintage shows the ultimate character that they expect from their estate vineyards. With full, rich aromas and flavors redolent of ripe stone fruit and dark berries, the 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon is a lush wine with a subtle tannin backbone that will allow the wine to become more complex with proper bottle age.
Siduri Beran Vineyard Willamette Pinot 2006, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 15.00, Siduri, 36250,,,, WE 88The color is a bit murky, but the wine offers sound, solid varietal aromas and plenty of sweet fruit. It's definitely front-loaded, with sweet cherry/berry and a nicely managed finish with a lick of chocolate. It shows the California influence of the winemaker, who is based in Santa Rosa. Wine Enthusiast
d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings 2003, Red Blend, 750 ml, 56.99, d'Arenberg, 58073,,,, The 2003 The Ironstone Pressings GSM is a gorgeous blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Shiraz, and 5% Mourvedre. It explodes from the glass with notes of Provencal herbs, black cherries, cassis, pepper, licorice, and incense. A wine of great intensity, richness, body, and purity with terrific balance as well as a layered mouthfeel, this superb Australian red should be consumed over the next 10-12 years. RP 92 Pts
ZD Wines Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2005, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 80.00, ZD, 30338,,,, The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon emanates aromas of crushed blackberries, red plum, cassis and tobacco. This wine is layered with complexity from start to finish. Wonderfully textured on the palate, the core of ripe fruit is enveloped by velvety tannins and the oak is integrated beautifully, with hints of vanilla, toasted nuts and spice that linger on the long, rich finish.
Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Toscana 2006, Red Blend, 750 ml, 74.99, Tenuta Sette Ponti, 51754,,,, The 2006 Oreno (50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot) combines elements of ripeness and firm, vibrant structure in a beautifully-balanced, gorgeous wine. Tar, smoke, licorice, new leather and menthol notes emerge, adding layers of expressiveness to the dark fruit. This is a powerful Oreno made in a less immediate style than the 2007. With time, though, the wine’s inner sweetness comes through, suggesting that this wine has a very bright future. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021. RP 93 Pts
Fisher Wedding Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2000, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 80.00, Fisher Vineyards, 35196,,,, WC 92Ripe aromas of black cherry, lead pencil and tobacco. Sweet, dense and generous, with intense black raspberry and licorice flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity. Stephen Tanzer
Schug Cabernet Heritage Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 49.99, Schug, 37900,,,, It has dense color and structure, bright aromas of violets and blueberries, and ripe fruit flavors reminiscent of cherries, chocolate and cassis. Well-integrated tannins, oak and acidity give it a rich texture and a long, elegant finish.
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2012 (1.5 L), Bordeaux Blend, 1.5 L, 380.00, Joseph Phelps, 38004,,,, RP 96The flagship wine of the estate in reds is their Insignia, which has been one of the great Bordeaux blends made in California since the debut vintage in 1974. It usually has 30+ years aging potential, even in lighter vintages, of which the 2012, 2013 and 2014 are decidedly not. The 2012 Proprietary Red Insignia, a final blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and the rest Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc all from estate vineyards, was aged 24 months in 100% new French oak. There are 15,000 cases of it, and it’s a fabulous, classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky purple to the rim, with notes of lead pencil shavings, incense, camphor, blackberry and creme de cassis, the wine is full-bodied, offering a multi-layered, textural, skyscraper-like mouthfeel, terrific purity, density and richness. All of this is achieved without a sense of heaviness or anything aggressive. This is a beauty to drink now and over the next 30 years. Robert Parker
Opus One Overture Napa Blend, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 119.99, Opus One, 37995,,,, Beginning in 1993 and following in the tradition of great Bordeaux estates, Opus One created a fine second wine called Overture. Every acre of the estate vineyard is meticulously farmed with the attention to detail and singular focus required to produce Opus One. This scrutiny carries through the blending process and certain lots will not be included in the final Opus One blend. Yet, when these lots are afforded additional time in barrel along with the added flexibility of blending across multiple vintages, the final wine achieves a remarkable elegance and complexity.Overture displays a vibrant garnet color with expressive aromas of fresh red fruit. Notes of bright cherry and red currant are underpinned by more earthy tones of ground cocoa, cedar and vanilla. Extended barrel aging gives the wine an elegant texture accentuated by round tannins and a soft mouthfeel.
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet 2002, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 109.99, Robert Mondavi, 30247,,,, WE 92Cellar Selection. Mainly from To Kalon grapes, this dark, young wine is not showing its best now. It hasn’t pulled the oak, alcohol, acids, tannins and fruit together into a seamless package. The individual parts stick out, nakedly, yet possess an innate balance. Mondavi Reserves age well; this one should start to open by 2010 and hold for years after. Wine Enthusiast
Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace 2006, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 139.99, Diamond Creek, 34741,,,, Intense and concentrated, very tight and compact. Complex aromas lead to ripe blackberry and wild berry fruit, with mineral, sage and dusty berry and cedar notes that are juicy and layered at points. Needs a lot of time. Best from 2012 through 2020. WS
Flora Springs Out of Sight Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2001, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 79.99, Flora Springs, 30279,,,, This is a tannic, acidic puppydog of a wine. It's not showing its best now, coming off as rather tight and tense. The question is, will it age? The best evidence is a rich core of blackberry and cherry fruit that hits midpalate and really kicks in on the finish. Best after 2008. WE 89 Pts
Opus One Red Wine Napa Valley 2013, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 299.99, Opus One, 38025,,,, 97 Points Wine Advocate - The 2013 Opus One, a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec, is a beauty. Velvety textured, without a had edge to be found, notes of crème de cassis, blueberry, subtle wood and floral notes gently rise from the wine’s dense purple color. Beautifully full-bodied and extraordinarily elegant and pure, this is certainly one of their great achievements over the last 37 years. The wine has an exquisite finish and can be drunk now or cellared for 25-30 years. Robert Parker100 Points James Suckling - The greatest Opus ever. Terrific aromas of crushed black currants, blueberries and flowers with hints of sweet tobacco. Roses continue to exude opulence and class. Full body, superb balance of ultra-fine tannins and vibrant acidity. Complex aftertaste of black fruits and citrus fruit. Extremely persistent. So approachable now and enjoyable. But will be even better in 2019 and beyond... This will always be beautiful to drink. 96 Points Vinous - Dark cherries, plums, smoke, licorice, new leather and menthol race across the palate in the 2013 Opus One. Firm yet also voluptuous, the 2013 has it all. The combination of fruit and structure is superb. Today, the 2013 reminds me of the 2010 when it was young, especially in its energy and pure power. The flavor remain quite primary, one of the signatures of this great Napa Valley vintage.94 Points Decanter - Red and black fruits, graphite, incense and incipient cedar meld together in a youthfully reserved bouquet that should blossom in bottle.On the palate the 2013 is more seriously structured than its polished 2012 sibling, framed by savory structural tannins.This is built for the cellar and is the latest in a string of recent successes. A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. 92 Points Wine Spectator - Seductive and complex, with mocha, currant, plum, licorice, spice and cedary oak flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2028 
Stolichnaya Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 19.99, Stolichnaya, 10450,,,, Stolichnaya Premium Vodka is a classically-styled, exceptionally smooth vodka. Crystal clear in color with marshmallow, mineral and mild fruit peel aromas. A soft, supple entry leads to a smooth, medium bodied palate with pastry frosting, talc and citrus rind flavors. Finishes with a clean, lightly sweet, sugar dust, wet straw and balanced pepper fade.
Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 2000 - Aged Label, Port, 750 ml, 59.99, Quinta do Vesuvio, 50931,,,, Aged LabelWC 92 | RP 91 | WE 93 | WS 94Quinta do Vesuvio is owned by the Symington family but managed separately from the family’s shipping brands (Dow, Graham, Warre). Vesuvio’s immense terraces and vast open lagares for fermentation, have produced a suitably dense, dark, brooding 2000, perfumed with violets and bursting with solid tannins. This is a great vintage wine. Wine EnthusiastQuinta do Vesuvio's saturated blue/purple color is more dense than many of its peers. Impressive in the mouth, with full body, sweet creme de cassis and blackberry liqueur intermixed with smoke, earth, and spice, this sensual effort possesses elegance allied to power and authority. Complex, fat, rich, and intense, it is an exceptionally stylish, graceful effort to enjoy between 2006-2020+ Robert Parker
Twomey Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2012, Sauvignon Blanc, 750 ml, 19.99, Silver Oak, 27728,,,, Twomey's Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc grapes from their estate vineyards at their wineries in Napa Valley and Russian River Valley.The 2012 Twomey Estate Sauvignon Blanc has a light straw color with green highlights. It has an enticing nose of guava, honeydew melon, pineapple, custard apple, wet slate and lime zest. On the palate, it has a fruit sweet attack and a fleshy mid-palate that retains crispness due to perfect acid balance. The finish is long and focused, redolent of ripe tropical fruit balanced by citrus freshness.
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port Quinta de Vargellas 2005, Port, 750 ml, 59.99, Taylor Fladgate, 52003,,,, RP 92 Robert Parker: "A deep black/opaque hue. A very pure, well-defined nose of black cherries, cassis and plum with a certain 'coolness' about it. The palate is full-bodied...but very pure again, with notes of plum, liquorice, a hint of black pepper and quite a fleshy, supple finish. Very fine. Drinking 2015-2030."
Warre's Vintage Port 1994, Port, 750 ml, 129.99, Warre's, 51611,,,, Black pepper, sealing wax, spices, and toast are found in the nose of the potentially exceptional 2003 Warre Vintage Port. A concentrated, backward effort, its youthful, classically ungenerous, masculine character reveals black pepper laced dark fruits. Silky-textured in its immensely endowed mid-palate, this top-flight effort displays an admirably long, tannin-filled finish. It will require serious cellaring. Projected maturity: 2030-2050.
Warre's Vintage Port 1985, Port, 750 ml, 79.99, Warre's, 50322,,,, Black pepper, sealing wax, spices, and toast are found in the nose of the potentially exceptional 2003 Warre Vintage Port. A concentrated, backward effort, its youthful, classically ungenerous, masculine character reveals black pepper laced dark fruits. Silky-textured in its immensely endowed mid-palate, this top-flight effort displays an admirably long, tannin-filled finish. It will require serious cellaring. Projected maturity: 2030-2050.
Warre's Vintage Port 1991, Port, 750 ml, 119.99, Warre's, 50926,,,, Black pepper, sealing wax, spices, and toast are found in the nose of the potentially exceptional 2003 Warre Vintage Port. A concentrated, backward effort, its youthful, classically ungenerous, masculine character reveals black pepper laced dark fruits. Silky-textured in its immensely endowed mid-palate, this top-flight effort displays an admirably long, tannin-filled finish. It will require serious cellaring. Projected maturity: 2030-2050.
Chateau Montelena Estate Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2001, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 119.99, Chateau Montelena, 35923,,,, RP 91 | V 93Montelena’s backward, elegant, complex 2001 Estate reveals a dense ruby/purple color along with foresty, earthy notes intermixed with black currant characteristics as well as sweet tannin. Always a less ripe outlier (although it contains 14% natural alcohol), it will benefit from 2-3 more years of cellaring and should keep for at least 20 more years based on the extraordinary longevity Montelena Cabernet Sauvignons possess. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2000, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 174.99, Diamond Creek, 34558,,,, WE 92 | W&S 92 | WS 93 Smooth, rich and complex, with a concentrated core of earthy currant, black cherry, herb and toasty oak. Plush textured at first but then the tannins flex their muscles, suggesting a need for cellaring. Long finish.
Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Gravelly Meadow 2005, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 150.00, Diamond Creek, 29116,,,, Gravelly Meadow is their lowest yielding vineyard. The wines are described as earthy, cedary, jammy and ripe blackberry with a spicy expansive finish.W&S97Wine & Spirits - "Phil Steinschriber has yet to begin replanting Gravelly Meadow, which is the youngest of the original plantings at Diamond Creek (1972). Closest to the break in the hills that brings cool Pacific air across Diamond Mountain, this is also the coolest of the three sites. Aromatically, this 2005 has a lot in common with the wine from the north-facing Red Rock Terrace. The fruit grows increasingly wild, untamed and energized as it takes on air, red cherry and strawberry with the fatness of petit verdot (as in St-Julien, a tiny portion can go a long way). The fine tannins add a sagebrush flavor to the wine, seeming to add the scent of the California hills."RP93The Wine Advocate - "The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow has a sweet, earthy, minerally character, delicate yet impressively intense blue and black fruits, medium body, sweet, sweet tannin, and a harmonious and impressively balanced mouthfeel. This is not blockbuster by any means, but rather an elegant yet authoritatively flavoRed Wine to drink now and over the next 15 or more years. A fine vein of acidity keeps everything well-poised, precise and fresh. Rating: 93+"
Fisher Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Lamb Vineyard 1999, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 80.00, Fisher, 30006,,,, Nestled at the foot of the Palisades in the northern Napa Valley, our Lamb Vineyard has become a source of great pride and pleasure for our family over the past quarter of a century. The Cabernet vines were planted in 1982, and since then, year in and year out, the fruit has produced a wine with that rare combination of rich, concentrated flavors, velvet texture and elegance. The wine’s remarkable purity brings rave reviews from many wine lovers. We are proud to be caretakers of such a remarkable piece of earth and to share its bounty.
Fonseca Vintage Port 1992, Port, 750 ml, 99.99, Fonseca, 51031,,,, Fonseca belongs in the first rank of Vintage Port houses. It is recognised for the stylistic consistency of its wines which have been made by five generations of the same family since the firm’s foundation in 1822. Fonseca Vintage Ports are often the preferred choice of the enthusiast and connoisseur, wines born of inspired and passionate winemaking and a thorough understanding of viticulture and terroir. Fonseca Vintage Ports are produced from grapes grown on the firm’s own estates or ‘quintas’. The most famous of these is Quinta do Panascal, a historic property long recognized as the source of some of the finest wines in the Douro Valley.
Peter Franus Merlot 2010, Merlot, 750 ml, 30.00, Peter Franus, 37923,,,, Our mission continues—to restore Merlot to its rightful stature as one of the world’s great varieties. So many seem to forget that some of the most highly regarded and sought after wines in the world come from Pomerol and Saint-Émilion, the land of Merlot. When it realizes its potential, it offers one of the most pleasurable of all red wine experiences. Thirty years of winemaking experience has provided me with this insight: you know you are growing the right grape in the right location when it performs year after year. I can say this unequivocally about Stewart Vineyard Merlot. Even in the most difficult vintages it has consistently delivered, and it is typically the “go-to” wine in the barrel room because it tastes so good right from the start. Stewart Vineyard has provided me with outstanding Sauvignon Blanc since 1999, and more recently Albariño and Chardonnay. This unique site in Carneros suppresses vigor so berries are typically small and shoot growth modest, producing wines with excellent concentration and wonderfully ripe flavors. In a world of so many wines that taste alike, it is a pleasure to work with grapes that express genuine personality. 2010 was one of the most intriguing and unusual vintages in my 30-year career in Napa Valley. The coolest summer in decades was followed by scorching heat in August. As a result, some clusters shriveled and yields were down 10 to 15%. On the positive side, a cool, long growing season allowed great flavor development at lower sugars and wines that tend toward more elegance. Our 2010 Merlot is a youthful dark ruby in color and nearly opaque. A lush, vibrant deep nose offers black cherry, cocoa, espresso, thyme, and black olive. It’s reminiscent of the very successful 2007 but with a bit more restraint. The rich mouth impression is quickly tempered by a firm structure with appropriate ripe tannins and refreshing acidity. The finish is lively and restates the earlier espresso and cocoa notes. This is a beautiful, inviting wine with expansive aromas and flavors that happens to be 100% Merlot. It’s refreshing to see a new group of enlightened wine drinkers who are recognizing and indulging in the pleasure that this wonderful varietal has to offer.
Graham's Vintage Port 1980 - Aged Label, Port, 750 ml, 119.99, Graham's, 51632,,,, Aged labelPossesses Graham's typical rich, concentrated fruit and strong underlying "grip" from the firm tannins. This well-structured Vintage was initially unfairly underrated but it has since established its great worth. A very good Vintage for broaching through the first decade of the 21st Century. The Graham's 1980 stands amongst the finest wines of the vintage.90 Points Wine Spectator - "This is very impressive, with loads of fruit and tannins. Deep ruby, with a floral, cherry and plum nose, full-bodied, with medium tannins and sweet plum flavors on the finish. "
Kenwood Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley Artist Series 1995, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 50.00, Kenwood, 30554,,,, WE 92An elegant, intensely concentrated wine with vibrant blackberry and black cherry fruit flavors. This wine exhibits rich, deep color and aromas of mint, cedar, pepper and cassis. Wine Enthusiast - "The lovely nose of rich briary fruit, licorice, vanilla cream and anise pulls you in to this luscious and lushly textuRed Wine. It's very smooth and suave on the tongue, offering deep cassis flavors and tobacco accents. Long and dry, the finish shows spicy oak, berries and espresso."
Louis Latour Sous le Puits Puligny-Montrachet 2010, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 40.00, Louis Latour, 44067,,,, Home of some of the world's most extraordinary Chardonnays including the famous Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet is the geographical middleman of the White Wine villages, bordered by Meursault to the north and by Chassagne-Montrachet to the south. The vineyard of Puligny-Montrachet « Sous les Puits » has a south-easterly exposure and is situated at the top of the hill of Blagny, just above « La Garenne ", near a source, hence the name of "Sous le Puits" ("Under the Well"). 90 Points Wine Enthusiast - This is complex and ripe but also mineraly and very structured. It offers many facets of the village: its richness and its strong sense of terroir. Bright, clean and fragrant on the finish. 
Marilyn Wines Sauvignon Blonde Yountville 2013, Sauvignon Blanc, 750 ml, 14.99, Marilyn Wines, 22762,,,, Silver Award San Francisco Wine Competition and Wine Enthusiast Award2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition--Silver AwardThis picture of Marilyn, taken by Sam Shaw, while she was spending time with him and hisfamily has an intimacy and realness that is rarely seen in her more posed photographs.
PlumpJack Syrah Napa Valley 2013, Syrah, 750 ml, 59.99, Plumpjack, 37982,,,, Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2016The Syrah grapes are sourced from two amazing vineyards in the Napa Valley – Hudson in Los Carneros and Stagecoach on Atlas Peak. These unique AVAs lend this wine its signature characteristics. The cool, foggy Hudson vineyard imparts this wine with a smoky, gamey nose layered with white and black pepper, while the sunny and rocky Stagecoach vineyard is responsible for the concentrated blueberry and raspberry aromatics. The Hudson vineyard also brings beautiful, bright raspberries, black pepper, smoke, finesse and a lively acid to the palate, whereas the Stagecoach vineyard adds dark fruit, great concentration, and structure.91 Points The Wine Advocate - "PlumpJack's delicious 2013 Syrah, which is 100% Syrah aged in 65% new French oak, tips the scales at 15% alcohol. It offers a dense purple color, a big, sweet kiss of blackberry and cassis liqueur, and touches of licorice and underbrush. It is full-bodied, opulent, and best drunk over the next decade or more."93 Points Wine Spectator - "Well-built and richly structured, with bold aromas of blackberry, mocha and licorice, showing layered flavors of smoky raspberry, grilled herb and pepper. The tannins are big, but ripe and balanced. Drink now through 2028."94 Points Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Plumpjack's Syrah is a jewel of a wine. Black pepper,game, crème de cassis, juniper berries, exotic spices and lavender are all crystalline and delineated in the glass. The interplay of fruit, acidity and tannin is totally compelling. Plumpjack draws on fruit from Hudson and Stagecoah for their Syrah."
Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2012, Zinfandel, 750 ml, 32.99, Ridge, 37918,,,, V 93The 2012 Lytton Springs is quite reserved, compact and inward at this stage. There is good density and depth in the glass, but the elements aren't fully formed just yet. While most of Ridge's 2012s are quite open today, that is not at all the case with the Lytton Springs. The 2012 is going to need time. In 2012, Lytton Springs is 70% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah, 7% Carignane and 4% Mataro (Mourvèdre). Vinous
Herdade de Malhadinha Nova Alentejano 2006, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 70.00, Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, 52729,,,, 93 Points Wine Enthusiast - Cellar SelectionThe latest vintage of one of Portugal's new classics is supremely rich, its black plum skin fruits—spiced with wood, cocoa and cinnamon—riding over structured tannins and sweet acidity. This is a finely crafted wine, expressing the warmth and generosity of the Alentejo and yet retaining elegance.
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2012, Bordeaux Blend, 750 ml, 199.99, Joseph Phelps, 38002,,,,  CG 95 | JS 97 | RP 96 | WE 96 | WS 93 | W&S 92 | V 96The 2012 Proprietary Red Insignia, a final blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and the rest Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc all from estate vineyards, was aged 24 months in 100% new French oak. Inky purple to the rim, with notes of lead pencil shavings, incense, camphor, blackberry and creme de cassis, the wine is full-bodied, offering a multi-layered, textural, skyscraper-like mouthfeel, terrific purity, density and richness. All of this is achieved without a sense of heaviness or anything aggressive. This is a beauty to drink now and over the next 30 years. - Wine Enthusiast 
Amrut Fusion Single Malt Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 69.99, Amrut, 17138,,,, 97 Points and World’s Third Best Whisky 2010 - Jim Murray, Whisky BibleAmrut Fusion Single Malt Whisky gets its name from the fact that it uses two barleys: Indian and Scottish – with the latter being peated. It comes from Amrut Distilleries, the Bangalore-based company which introduced the first single malt from India to the UK in 2004.97 Points Jim Murray - Amrut Fusion has to be one of the great whiskies found anywhere in the word this year. The fact that it is Indian? Irrelevant, from distillation to maturation this is a genius whisky from whichever continent. It is one of those which command a big mouthful, a chair with a headrest … and silence. You will chew for seemingly hours and never quite get to the bottom of its mystical complexity. It is massive whisky, but its genius is that you get the feeling that there is some almost invisible element keeping the malt together so the proportions are never less than perfect. 
Cardhu Single Malt Scotch 12 Year, Whiskey, 750 ml, 59.99, Speyside, S294392,,,, A much-loved single malt, Cardhu is an easy-going, charming Speysider. With clean, crisp oak and sweet malt evoking flavours of honeyed flapjacks and home-made caramel squares, this is one for the sweet-toothed among you.Cardhu is the biggest selling single malt whisky in Spain, with its soft, sweet character the perfect match for the warm climate. Cardhu 12 is the perfect drink for the summer – it's great on its own, but why not try it with a block of ice, or served long with a splash of water, mizuwari style. San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2011 – Double Gold International Spirits Challenge 2014 – Silver Medal
Amrut Single Malt Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 54.99, Amrut, 17136,,,, Jim Murray Third Finest Whisky in the World for 2010Amrut Fusion is distilled from barley from Scotland and India, making this a true fusion of countries. The Amrut distillery was founded in 1948 as Amrut Laboratories. Established by Shri J N Radhakrishna, the company started blending and bottling various alcoholic beverages. During the 1950s and 1960s, Amrut launched products for the Indian armed forces as well as the general market; products included the dark rum Amrut XXX and Silver Cup Brandy. During the 1970s, Amrut began marketing a grape brandy called Bejois, made from Bangalore blue grapes.
Speyburn Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 10 Year, Scotch, 750 ml, 34.99, Speyburn, S228547,,,, Pretty much the only expression of Speyburn on the market until 2008. The 10 year old may now have stable mates but it still keeps its place as the easy drinking centre of the range. Speyburn denys to gather quiet momentum in the wake of updated packaging and 2012's shock World Whisky Award win for the 25 year old.
Rampur Single Malt Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 69.99, Rampur, 171401,,,, Whisky Advocate 2017 Top 20 - #5Rampur Distillery was the original name for Radico Khaitan, India's fourth largest spirits company. It has been making whisky for more than half a century, and started producing malted barley for its blends in 1990, but only launched its first single malt for export in 2016. This is a creamy and malty whisky with notes of vanilla, apricot and apple.Rampur joins Amrut and Paul John in the ranks of Indian single malt whisky. Unlike the other two brands, which both hail from India’s southern half, Rampur is made at the foot of the Himalayas in Uttar Pradesh.
Balblair Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2003, Scotch, 750 ml, 59.99, Balblair, 379452,,,, Voted Distillery of the Year by Icons of Whisky 2017Gold Medal at San Francisco World Spirits CompetitionA 2003 vintage single malt Scotch whisky from the Balblair distillery. They were matured in second fill bourbon casks until 2013 when the whisky was popped in Balblair's stylish bottles.Wine Enthusiast - The year on the bottle—2003—is not an age statement, but instead was the year this single-malt Scotch was laid down. A light-straw color, it has a bright, fresh aroma, with breezy notes of vanilla, hay, honey and pear. On the palate, it's astringent and overwhelmingly peppery, smoothed by a bit of honey on the finish. A splash of water tones down the peppery heat and brings more vanilla and honey sweetness forward.
Old Pulteney 12 Year Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, Scotch, 750 ml, 43.99, Old Pulteney, S14154,,,, Double Gold winner at the San Francisco World Spirits CompetitionMatured in ex-bourbon casks for 12 years, this Old Pulteney malt was a Double Gold winner at the 2006 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. A very popular Highland dram, with a big sherry presence alongside sweet citrus fruit notes and a faint whiff of brine. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
AnCnon Single Malt Scotch Whiskey 12 Year, Scotch, 750 ml, 42.99, AnCnon, 348704,,,, Gold Scotch Single Malt - Highland - 2017 IWSCThe AnCnoc 12 Year Old is renowned the world over. Known as a must have in any whisky drinkers collection, it's light and yet complex. Smooth yet challenging. And each twist and turn delivers a surprise. In fact, this is a dram that has something for everyone. Nose: Soft, very aromatic with a hint of honey and lemon in the foreground. Color: Amber with a slight yellow hue. Taste: Sweet to start with an appetizing fruitiness and a long smooth finish. A malt for every occasion.
Burgas 63 Special Selection Grape Brandy (375 ml), Brandy, 375 ml, 13.99, Burgas, 17737,,,, Burgas 63 is one of the best and trendiest rakias in Bulgaria. It is a premium beverage which sets the bar for other rakias. It is of an exceptional quality and exceptionally pure taste. Made of specially selected grapes Muscat Otonnel and Hamburg Misket, this hand distilled rakia offers unprecedented mild and at the same time rich taste which has turned Burgas 63 into a living legend.
Speyburn Bradan Orach Single Malt, Scotch, 750 ml, 29.99, Speyburn, 17022,,,, Gaelic for ‘Golden Salmon’, Bradan Orach is a classic, welcoming Speyside whisky, matured exclusively in American Oak ex-bourbon casks. This bright single malt was named in honour of the world-class salmon fishing found on the River Spey.  Subtle with honey and vanilla, yet full bodied. Creamy and smooth with a long spicy finish. Energetic and appealing, this is the brightest member of the Speyburn range.
Glen Ranoch Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 29.99, Glen Ranoch, 17045,,,, This is a bottle of Glen Ranoch single malt Scotch whisky. Ought to serve well as an introduction to Highlands whisky.
Bunnahabhain Toiteach Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 69.99, Bunnahabhain, 17513,,,, After a string of highly-regarded indie peated Bunnahabhains, the distillery has finally released an official version of their heavily-peated malt. Toiteach (pronounced toch-chach) is Gaelic for smoky, and there's some sherry influence on this as well. Kudos to Burn Stewart for bottling this unchilfiltered at 46%. - Whiskey ExchangeToiteach is Gaelic for "Smoky", a hint of what's to come. That's right, a heavily peated Bunnahabhain! A great chance to try a smoky malt from a distiller of gentle, fruity Islay whisky. - Masters of Malt
Camus VSOP Cognac Half Bottle, Cognac, 375 ml, 14.99, Camus, 17668,,,, The nose boasts prominent jasmine aromas intermingled with subtle yellow fruit notes. On the palate this Cognac displays a remarkable balance between smoothness and structure, enhanced by vanilla and light woody notes. CAMUS is one of the largest independent family-owned Cognac company and fifth among Cognac companies. Since 1863, five generations of the CAMUS family have cultivated a single-minded passion for crafting great Cognac in their own style. CAMUS remains a proudly independent company, with a strong belief that craftsmanship, passion and quality are the keys to a product's enduring success. CAMUS is one of the largest landowners in the Borderies cru -the smallest of the six growth areas of the Cognac AOC- famous for the ageing potential of its eaux-de-vie. The fact that the CAMUS family home Le Plessis lies at the heart of this cru is proof of a special attachment to the land.
Courvoisier VS Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 27.99, Courvoisier, S10314,,,, Courvoisier proudly boast their Cognac as that of Napoleon. It all started when Napoleon took hundreds of bottles of Courvoisier Cognac for his years of exile. Napoleon told Emmanuel Courvoisier that whilst he could be given the Hennessy or the Cristal, or indeed the Remy, it was the Courvoisier he really wanted.
Santa Barbara ZCS Zinfandel Carignan Syrah, Red Blend, 750 ml, 13.99, Santa Barbara, 37809,,,, A simple, soft and sweet wine, with sugary flavors of berries, cola and spices. Zinfandel, Carignane and Sangiovese.
Johnnie Walker Swing Blended Scotch Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 59.99, Johnnie Walker, 10023,,,, Pictured box available under gift options.Johnnie Walker Swing (so named for the rocking motion of the bottle when pushed) has been around since 1932, when it was introduced for international travellers by Johnnie Walker's genius grandson Sir Alexander Walker towards the end of his long, illustrious career. A rich old gold colour and a nose of almost perfumed sweetness, Swing is smooth with a light freshness that covers a deeper fruitiness with some smoke and oak flavours.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Biscuity, caramel and floral opening aroma; further air contact stimulates scents of baked bread, toasted bread, buttered popcorn and light smoke. Flavor is dominated by sweet toffee and fudge notes. Sweetest and most buttery of all Johnnie Walker expressions.
Cles Des Ducs Napoleon, Armagnac, 750 ml, 89.99, Cles Des Ducs, 10501,,,, Cles des Ducs Napoleon Armagnac is a complex Bas-Armagnac aged in oak barrels with lots of character, hints of dried fruits, vanilla and a long, soft, spicy finish.
A. Hardy VS Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 30.00, A. Hardy, 12522,,,, Hardy's VS "Red Corner" is a creamy, youthful Cognac blend made with spirit aged for at least 5 years in Limousin oak - a full year more than the minimum required for a VS Cognac! Very smooth indeed.
Jidvei Dry Feteasca Regala Dry White, White Blend, 750 ml, 7.99, Jidvei Dry, 58123,,,, Jidvei Riesling Dry From Romania best dry riesling.
Peak Spirits Luna White Dog Beercraft Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 47.99, Peak Spirits, 17772,,,, Top 10 American Whiskeys -“No oak aging, just purity showcasing. Delicious.” - Simon Ford, co-founder of The 86 Co.BeerCraftWhiskey (B–C–W–) is a Colorado white whiskey, a special collaboration between Wynkoop Brewing Company and Peak Spirits. Developed by a team of craft beer producers, here is a pure whiskey based on the same principals of craft distilling. They believe oak aging hides issues with the whiskey and dresses up a weak offering. They are proud to offer a pure American whiskey that stands on its own. Luna White Dog Colorado Whiskey showcases the wonders of rich, clean barley and spicy rye. Its built on a commitment to quality grains, tasty water from the Caprock formation. Luna White Dog can be enjoyed in a cocktail, but also stands well on its own, served neat or on ice. They're certainly as good as eau de vie or brandy in terms of smoothness and finish, and even as far as complexity. Drink it the way you drink any other great spirit
Marquis de la Tour Brut France, Sparkling, 750 ml, 10.99, Marquis de la Tour, 60117,,,, The wine is pale gold with fine bubbles. The aroma is delicate with floral aspects, while the taste is crisp, clean and light with melon flavors.Ugni Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay
Laphroaig Select Cask, Scotch, 750 ml, 59.99, Laphroaig, 17769,,,, Laphroaig Select is aged in a combination of Oloroso sherry butts, American white oak (we suspect some of this is virgin oak), hogsheads seasoned with Pedro Ximenez, quarter casks and first fill bourbon casks. This results in a restrained and toned down version of this Islay classic.
I Spirit Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 24.99, I Spirit, 17771,,,, I SPIRIT VODKA is made from the distillation of the finest cereals and select White Wine of the highest quality obtained from the world-renowned wine producing regions of Friuli and Veneto, the most famous areas for the art of distillation. I SPIRIT VODKA is a result of a skillful, traditional distillation applied to a selection of famous ingredients. Recipe known by the ancient distillers of the area and wisely passed down from the father to son.
Louis Roederer Brut Champagne Premier, Sparkling, 750 ml, 49.99, Louis Roederer, 60224,,,, Louis Roederer has been synonymous with the world's great Champagnes since 1776. Brut Premier is the House's flagship multi-vintage Champagne and its most popular and best-selling wine. It's the Champagne that sets the house style for this esteemed producer.Brut Premier characterizes the timeless Louis Roederer style with the combination of fresh, youthful fruitiness and the vinous qualities of a fully matuRed Wine. It is a structuRed Wine with a lively attack and a smooth palate. Brut Premier comes in antique-colored bottles that filter out nearly 100 percent of light and are light weight.WS92 Wine Spectator - "This vibrant version is finely knit and elegant, with floral, toast and smoke aromas on the nose and flavors of crème de cassis and lemon curd riding the lacy mousse." WE92 Wine Enthusiast - "The famous nonvintage from Louis Roederer has evolved and become just that little bit drier. This bottling emphasizes white fruits and crisp acidity as well as mineral texture. It is a complete wine, all the elements there. Another few months bottle age will make this wine even better, so wait until 2017."W&S91 Wine & Spirits - "Balanced in a rich style, this yields flavors of lemon meringue over zesty orange-pith acidity. It’s round and smooth, a wine with direction that gently carries you along with it." RP90 The Wine Advocate - "Roederer's NV Brut Premier is a classic and blends about 40% Pinot Noir (from Bouzy and Ambonnay), with 20-25% Meunier (whose share is declining in this blend) and Chardonnay. Two-thirds of the grapes come from estate vineyards, one-third is purchased. (Mind you that all the other Roederer cuvées are sourced exclusively form their own vineyards!) The newest release of the Premier is based on 75% 2009 and 25% reserve wines, which are, since 1996, single vintage wines aged in large oak casks between 6,000 and 10,000 liters. The wine opens very bright, precise and refined, with toasty and white chocolate flavors. Absolutely delicate and elegant on the palate, this is a light, silky textured and remarkably finesse-full Champagne that is fresh on the palate, thanks to its structure and slightly oaky flavors. Excellent. " CG90 Connoisseurs' Guide - "This complete and very well-crafted offering combines the buoyancy and lively step of youth with lots of well-defined yeast from first sniff to finish. It is polished, quietly complex and quite long on the palate with fine, unending bubbles, and, if it stops short of showing the depth and dimension of the marquee bottlings of the famous French houses, it is by all measures an exceptional non-vintage Brut. "
Korbel Chardonnay California Champagne, Sparkling, 750 ml, 11.99, Korbel, 65001,,,, Chardonnay Champagne captures the flavors of Chardonnay wine and combines it with the fun and sparkle of champagne. This cuvee captures the apple and pear fruit qualities of Chardonnay grapes, and blends in the butter and light oak characters of partial barrel fermentation. We sometimes refer to Chardonnay Champagne as the "wine lovers champagne", because it truly does bridge the gap between table wines and champagnes.
Charles Lafitte Brut, Sparkling, 750 ml, 13.99, Charles Lafitte, 65133,,,, Straw-yellow color, intense, bright and perfectly transparent, delicately tinted with a hint of bronze. Beautiful and nicely persistent bubbles. Fine, complex and delicate, the nose has generous aromas of fruits, especially the white peach, the quince and currants, also with a very fine nuance of white flowers.The start is full of delicacy and freshness with citrus fruits and pink grapefruit notes. The mouth has a delicious finale, long and peristent, with pastry aromas reminding of such specific taste as creme caramel.
A.R. Lenoble Brut Champagne, Sparkling, 750 ml, 44.99, A.R. Lenoble, 65083,,,, Lightly floral and fresh, with a firm backbone of acidity and a fine-grained texture structuring the tightly knit flavors of crunchy white peach, pear, pickled ginger and biscuit. Drink now through 2019. 15,000 cases made. – AN (March 31, 2014)
Jameson Irish Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 27.99, Jameson, 10160,,,, Jameson Original is a blend of pot still and fine grain whiskeys that is as versatile as it is smooth. Triple-distilled and aged for a minimum of 4 years, this is the timeless whiskey that turned our green bottle into an icon.91 Points Wine Enthusiast - Golden color, apple and oak aromas and a medium feel. Finishes full and oaky, with faint butterscotch and smoky notes and an alcoholic bite.
Grey Goose Vodka with Shaker Gift Set, Vodka, 750 ml, 38.99, Grey Goose, 14038,,,, Make the perfect martini with this lovely gift set. Includes the ever popular Grey Goose Vodka and stainless steel shaker. 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Crystal-clear and pure. Nose is unabashedly smoky in the first nosings; aeration smoothes it out as fetching aromas of mint, harvested grain and grain husk assert themselves. On palate, the entry is intensely grainy, silky and off-dry; the midpalate offers moderate bite plus chewy tastes of cracked wheat and cocoa bean. Aftertaste is dry, cleansing and medium-long.
Yes Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 24.99, Yes, 17240,,,, THREE STARS RECOMMENDED SPIRITS JOURNAL. YES! is the bold new imported vodka, from vodka connoisseurs for vodka connoisseurs. Distilled in small batches, then quadruple filtered.
Yambolska Grape Brandy (1L), Brandy, 1 L, 22.99, Yambolska, 17751,,,, Yambolska Grape rakia is one of the most popular products of Vinprom Yambol and has been in production since the 30-ties of the last century. The varieties Red Misket, Rkatsiteli and Dimyat are used for the production of this rakia. Vinprom Yambol has developed and uses an original technology which makes it a favorite drink of many people. Yambolska Grape Rakia has a golden color and mild harmonious taste. It has extremely pleasant grape aftertaste.
Weinrieder Eiswein Chardonnay, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 54.99, Weinrieder, 58128,,,, A lovely golden amber color. The nose of this Chardonnay eiswein was not as obviously sweet as the Riseling.
Torani Amer Liqueur, Liqueur, 750 ml, 12.99, Torani, 12186,,,, Torani Amer is an aperitif made in the style of Amer Picon, a French aperitif that is impossible to find in the United States. Fortunately, Torani Amer fills the gap with its bitter orange, gentian, and cinchona bark notes. It also is made at the full 78 proof that Amer Picon used to be made at (it has dropped to 42 proof) 
Vini Sauvingnon Blanc 2013, Sauvignon Blanc, 750 ml, 7.99, Vini, 53016,,,, Dry wines made from this grape are characterized by steely, racy acidity, green, gooseberry fruit, asparagus and a grassy, herbaceous character. This is the first ever White Wine under the VINI label - our negociant wine. 
Torres 20 Hors d'Age Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 59.99, Torres, 16010,,,, A long aged Spanish grape brandy, made from Parellada and Ugni Blanc grapes and aged in Limousin oak barrels for a deep colour and rich flavor.Torres 20 is double distilled in a copper pot still (charentaise Method) and aged firstly in new limousin casks for one year and then transfered into barrels for a further 7 years. It has a deep warm aroma with traces of dried fruit and nuts and a long spicy finish reminiscent of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. 
Tohani Princiar Tamaioasa Romaneasca Romania Wine, Sauvignon Blanc, 750 ml, 12.99, Tohani, 57101,,,, Tohani Princiar is a lovely sauvignon blanc from Romania. Extremely smooth and fresh. Serve chilled.
Marilyn Wines Blond De Noirs Cuvee Sparkling Wine, Sparkling, 750 ml, 39.99, Marilyn Wines, 66016,,,, Blonde de Noirs is a very limited release of sparkling wine. This sparkling wine was made in the traditional methode Champenoise. Aromas are a combination of brioche and a hint of berry with bright citrus. Lingering finish of citrus, raspberry, and toast that begs for another taste.
Stein Distillery 2 Year Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 49.99, Stein Distillery, 17660,,,, At one time, Rye Whiskey was the signature whiskey in the United States. It has a more assertive flavor than bourbon and its taste has brought back original drinks such as the Manhattan, Sazerac, and Ward 8 to cocktail menus. Stein’s Rye Whiskey is perfect served neat, as well as a fine addition to any one of these classic cocktails. Upon first taste, spice and caramel flavors weave over the palate with the sip finishing with a distinctive ping.
Stara Sokolova Viljamovka Williams Pear Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 59.99, Stara Sokolova, 17609,,,, Stara Sokolova Viljamovka is made entirely from the noble Williams pear, valued for its muted sweetness and soft, subtle flavours. It is carefully double distilled in old copper stills to produce a spirit that is both refined and sophisticated. Its light, crisp nose provides the perfect base for the delicate floral notes of fruit that appear on top. Stara Sokolova Viljamovka is in ideal encore after a special meal.
Dad's Hat Rye Whiskey Finished in Vermouth Barrels, Whiskey, 750 ml, 64.99, Dad's Hat, 17588,,,, For this modern classic, we’ve selected casks previously inhabited by Quady Winery’s Vya Sweet Vermouth to create an amazing double finish rye. The process takes our flagship rye (already aged a minimum of 6 months) and ages it a second time in select vermouth barrels for an additional 3 months — merging the warm, balanced flavors of American vermouth with our smooth, spicy rye to deliver an exceptional nose with a distinctive taste and character all its own.
Signatory Single Malt Scotch From Highland Park Distillery (19 Years) 1991, Scotch, 750 ml, 169.99, Signatory, 17216,,,, Signatory Vinatge Single Malt Scotch From Highland Park Distillery (19 Years) 750ml 1991 Sherry Butt Cask 92 PF.Signatory Single Malt Scotch Whisky From Highland Park Distillery 750ml 1991. Very Rare! Highland Park single malt is no exception, as it's bloody exceptional! Highland Park 1991 Single Malt Scotch Whisky has an aroma of dark fruits (particularly cherries, plums and apples) along with touches of apricots and toasted bread. The aroma gives way to notes of dried fruits, citrus, malt and a touch of spice on the palate, and leads to a dry, lingering finish that is slightly sweet. Only 760 bottles of this single malt whisky were ever produced. 
Slivenska Perla Grape Brandy From Bulgaria, Brandy, 750 ml, 22.99, Slivenska Perla, 12547,,,, The grape brandy "Slivenska Perla" is produced from the aromatic grape varieties Muscat Ottonel, Perla and Tamianka, widely distributed in the region of Sliven. It is made after special technology, traditional for VINI, which guarantees consistency of quality. It matures 2 year before bottling.Because of its soft taste, specific tender and delicate flavour, typical for the fruit of the grape varieties Muscat Ottonel, Perla and Tamianka, the grape brandy "Slivenska Perla" is in great demand in the country.
Sempe VSOP Armagnac, Armagnac, 750 ml, 54.99, Sempe, 10380,,,, Grape Varieties: A blend of Folle Blanche, Ugni Blanc and other regional varieties. Distillation: Distilled once in a small continuous still called an 'alembic'. The crystal-clear brandy is then aged in handmade oak casks where it gains its exceptional fragrance and color. The resulting spirit possesses astonishingly smooth character and exquisite taste known as the 'velvet flame'. Description: Extraordinarily smooth and fragrant. The subtle aroma of the plums, prunes and violets grown in the Armagnac region can be detected in its distinctive bouquet.
Scott's Selection Glenrothes 1980 Highland Cask Strength 111.6pf, Scotch, 750 ml, 299.00, Scott's Selection, 17167,,,, "Strawberry blonde in color with a cute nose. Sweet and gentle flavors with good character. Lingers with good memories, definitely one to ask out again!" - Distillery About the Varietal:A Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the product of one specific distillery and has not been mixed with whisky from any other distilleries. The greatest concentration of malt whisky distilleries can be found in the Speyside region of north-east Scotland, with Highland, Lowland and Islay being the other main malt whisky producing zones. Each of these regions has its own particular distinctive style of malt whisky and although it is not possible for two malts to be identical, even if the distilleries that produce them happen to stand side by side, it is usually possible to distinguish in which region of Scotland a particular whisky was made.
Scott's Selection Bunnahabhain Cask Strength 1988 Islay Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 399.99, Scott's Selection, 17164,,,, A rich and delicate nose evokes the malt, walnuts and some musty smells, a dusty cellar, but the whole perfectly balanced. In the palate, malt at the time spicy and creamy, with clear woody hints which do not overrule the spicy notes however, and developing to chocolate touches. A nice finish, bitter and lingering, where the wood and the chocolate from the palate are still very present. Food Pairings:Single malt Scotch: a delight usually refrained from until after dinner. Most popular pairing: the cigar  About the Varietal:Single malt whisky is a whisky which is distilled at a single distillery, and which is made completely from a single type of malted grain, traditionally barley, (although there are also single malt rye whiskies). Most single malt whiskies are distilled using a pot still. Single malts are produced all over the world, but the best known single malts come from Scotland, Ireland and Japan.
Rubin injak V.s. Grape Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 32.99, Rubin, 17021,,,, The Serbian Vinjak in the region Krusevac with old wine-making traditions, known since the Roman epoch. Here they produce the best Serbian wines, also a spirit drink called for a long time "Cognac". Thus after the protection of French producers called "Vinjak". The most famous sort is "rubin", a dry drink of brown color. Vinjak VS is consumed as an aperitif during eating. About the Varietal:Brandy is made by distilling fermented mash of fresh or dried fruits including wines to less than 95% alcohol. Just like whisky, brandy is aged for in Oak barrels. A brandy aged for less than two years is called "immature". Cordials and liqueurs are made like "Gin". The distilled spirits are re-distilled over fruits, flowers, herbs.
Rio Caliente Agave Silver Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 11.99, Rio Caliente, 17572,,,, This premium Silver tequila is incredibly smooth and has a silky, delicate finish. Perfect for top-shelf margaritas or just sipping by itself.
Rio Caliente 100% Agave Reposado Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 29.99, Rio Caliente, 17571,,,, This premium reposado tequila is incredibly smooth and has a silky, delicate finish. Perfect for top-shelf margaritas or just sipping by itself.
Golden Distillery Samish Bay Single Malt Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 64.99, Golden Distillery, 10585,,,, GOLD MEDAL WINNER - Best of Class: 2012 American Distilling Institute 6th Annual Judging of Artisan American Spirits JUDGE'S COMMENTS: Nose: Thick Honey, Complex, Lovely Nose, Pleasant New Oak, Malt Profile, Woody, Full. Flavors: Beautiful Brown Butter, Good Balance, Apple, Maple Syrup, Oak, Woody, Full Rick Balance, Maple Wood, Vanilla, Honey, Malt. Finish: Sweet Toffee, Caramel, Brown Sugar Notes, Rich Color, Very Drinkable
Remy Martin Centaure Extra Old Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 189.99, Remy Martin, 17558,,,, Rémy Martin Centaure is an Extra Old Cognac - meaning it's somewhere between a Club and XO. As XO and Extra-Old are the same category, more or less, Remy Centaure has a price tag of about 1000 RMB for 70cl - around 100.Centaure from Remy Martin is only available to purchase in a liquor store from shop in mainland China. However - you can now buy it via the Cognac Expert online store - wherever you may live in the world.The blend consists of 25% Petite Champagne and 75% Grande Champagne - a true Fine Champagne cognac. There are over 300 eaux-de-vie in the Centaure blend (that's a lot) from at least 20 different harvests, where the youngest eaux-de-vie are at least 6 years old.
Puerto Vallarta Agave Gold Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 19.99, Puerto Vallarta, 13046,,,, Wonderful tequila that is perfect for margaritas.
Pliska Reserve Brandy VSOP 7 Year, Brandy, 750 ml, 24.99, Pliska, 12517,,,, Pliska Reserve VSOP Grape brandy is a fine delicate brandy that comes to us directly from Bulgaria, produced and bottled by Vinex Preslav. The secret of aging in rare oak casks for a period of no less than 7 years makes Pliska mellow and delightful to drink.
Pomorie Grape Special Grape Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 18.99, Pomorie, 17748,,,, Pomorie Special Grape brandy produced in a specific technology with a French distillery equipment. Special brandy with a specific flavor delicate finish.
Pomorie Grape Classic Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 18.99, Pomorie, 17749,,,, Black Sea Gold has a long history of excellence. The surrounding Pomorie region sets a record of turbulent history and remarkable wine traditions. Located 20 km north of Burgas, Pomorie is considered the center of the best white grapes land in Bulgaria. In addition, the white grapes competitive advantage is greatly enhanced by the proximity to significant quantities of high-quality red grapes. Black Sea Gold production facilities are located at three sites: a wine cellar in the town of Pomorie with two plots, and a second winery in the village of Kableshkovo, close to Pomorie. The Pomorie winery is specialized in production of red wine brandy.
Pomorie Grape Brandy Muscat, Muscat, 750 ml, 22.99, Pomorie, 17747,,,, Pomorie Muskat brandy Produced by classic distillation of wine from selected grapes Muscat Ottonel. Elite drink rich aroma and great taste.
Pierre Ferrand Cigare Reserve Des Dieux Grande Champagne Cognac, France, Cognac, 750 ml, 94.99, Pierre Ferrand, 15279,,,, Pierre Ferrand, world renowned for its fine 100% Grande Champagne cognacs, is introducing a special 25-year-old cognac to complement a superior smoke : Pierre Ferrand Cigar Blend, Reserve Havana. 'We wanted a cognac that is in balance with a structured cigar. This cognac works well because of the inherent structure of Grande Champagne cognacs', explains Ferrand's Jean-Dominique Andreu, an avid cigar smoker himself. For six years, they have been the sole cognac suppliers to the prestigious Club des Parlermentaires Amateurs de Havane, which counts among its members France's top politicians.
Signatory Single Malt Benriach Scotch Whisky 12 Year 1994, Scotch, 750 ml, 139.99, Signatory, 17047,,,, Signatory Unchillfiltered Vintage Single Malt Benriach Distillery (12 Year Old) 1994 - Matured in Hogshead Cask no -1691 and 92PF. Total 363 bottle produced.1994 Signatory Un-Chillfiltered Benriach (Peaty) is a rare version of an unknown distillery that operates to contribute malt to several of the blends. This expression is unusual as it if very peaty. The normal malt form this distillery is very malty, almost cookie like. But this expression was peated to give it a smoky, spicy characteristic that lingers in the finish. For all you peat lovers out there is Speyside malt was made for you! 100% Bourbon casks and White Wine in color, if you had it blind you would think Islay all the way!Nose: A rich sherried nose with brandy butter. Fairly strong sulphur notes with burnt sawdust and bread with some light fruit elements such as strawberries on top. Palate: Sulphur, cordite with devilled eggs. Chewy with a pepper taste like rocket.
Peshterska Matured Grape Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 21.99, Peshterska, 10482,,,, Peshterska Otlezhala Rakia RATED: 85 points (Highly Recommended) - Golden salmon color. Vanilla and toasted nut aromas, nice oily texture. Dryish, vanilla bean oily nut flavors. Finishes with a lightly sweet powdered sugar and pepper fade. A nice texture and finish. Beverage Testing Institute 2006
Murfatlar Zestrea Feteasca Neagra Red Wine, Red Blend, 750 ml, 13.99, Murfatlar, 58041,,,, WE 88Despite Romanian labeling standards, this demidulce is only a shade off-dry. The palate is intensely juicy with a ripe cherry flavor that's accented by layers of violet, fresh herb and a striking crushed-granite minerality. Easygoing elegance for an incredible value price. Wine Enthusiast
Obelisk Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 10.00, Obelisk, 17654,,,, Crystal Triple Distillation
Murfatlar Medgidia Merlot, Merlot, 750 ml, 12.99, Murfatlar, 58047,,,, Murfatlar is a sprightly, bright Red Wine, with a harmonious floral bouquet and oaky tones. It has a well-balanced content of tannin and a good evolution after the maturation, with a fruity taste of gooseberries. It is recommended to be served at a temperature of 16-17 degrees Celsius (60-62 degrees F), accompanying venison, grilled specialties, lamb, smoked meat, and quality cheese toward the end of the meal.
Grandial Blanc De Blanc Brut Sparkling Wine, Sparkling, 750 ml, 9.99, Grandial, 66006,,,, Fruity elegant sparkling wine with fine bubbles and fresh palate. A wonderfully light sparkling wine produced from 100% Ugni Blanc that is surprisingly clean and refreshing.
Muirheads Silver Seal 16 Years Single Malt Scotch, Whiskey, 750 ml, 64.99, Muirheads, 17620,,,, A marvelous and affordable 16 Year single malt scotch whiskey. The Silver Seal turned out to be a gentle, soft and well crafted malt, with a surprising degree of complexity!The 16 YO has received a great rap in the esteemed Jim Murray Whisky Bible of 2013 receiving 89.5 points. Jim noted "How elegant! The 16 Year Old is just so delicate and sexy"
Muirhead's Silver Seal 1993 Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 89.99, Muirheads, 17619,,,, Limited edition.The Muirhead’s whisky brand was created in 1824 by Charles Muirhead, one of the founding members of Macdonald and Muir Ltd. Now owned by the bottlers of 'Highland Queen', the whiskies are distributed in over 20 countries.
Modern Spirits Rose Petal Artisan Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 9.99, Modern Spirits, 17707,,,, True love started Los Angeles-based Modern Spirits, maker of one of the finest lines of artisan vodkas available in the U.S. Husband-and-wife team Melkon Khosrovian and Litty Mathew founded the company in 2004 after friends and family began asking to buy the subtle, complex vodkas Melkon had created for his then-fiancee (who hated vodka) to sip at family meals. Modern Spirits uses only natural ingredients and small-batch production techniques to handcraft its growing portfolio of vodkas.
Mile High Premium Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 16.99, Mile High, 17655,,,, An ultra-premium vodka that has been distilled six times, in one of only five glass stills in the world, using only the finest Rocky Mountain water.
Mezan Panama Rum 2004 80 Proof, Rum, 750 ml, 59.99, Mezan, 17666,,,, Distinctive soft molasses based rums distilled in modern multi-column stills. The estate still produces its own sugarcane and the distillery was rebuilt in 1976 and is equipped with modern multicolumn stills. The company gorws their own yeast culture, which adds to the individual and characterful rums.
Maraska Komovica Rakija Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 24.99, Maraska, 14054,,,, Komovica is a very popular brandy throughout Europe. It is produced by the distillation of fermented grape marc. It is crystal clear in color with a smooth mellow taste.
Malt Trust Strathmill Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch 18 Year, Scotch, 750 ml, 199.99, Malt Trust, 17911,,,, Strathmill 18 Year Old Malt Trust is housed in a 750ml bottle at 58.5%ABV cask #3550 This is one of the best independent, cask strength bottle of single malt scotch.
Maker's Mark Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whisky, Bourbon, 750 ml, 29.99, Maker's Mark, S9999,,,, 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy* The base aroma is buttered corn-on-the-cob with aeration bringing additional scents of vanilla and cinnamon. The palate entry showcases sweet breakfast cereal grain; at midpalate the corn dominates so thoroughly that you know that this could only be one of the best straight bourbons from Kentucky. Ends spirity and heated. One of America's benchmark spirits.
Luna Malvada Plata Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 54.99, Luna Malvada, 17293,,,, Luna Malvada is the only Ultra-Premium Tequila from the newly-rediscovered ancestral growing region of the Blue Weber Agave, the Tropical Dry Forests of SW Jalisco, Mexico. The rich, green, biodiverse fields produce a naturally-premium agave and specialized harvesting and processing methods produce a complex, flavorful, and smooth tequila. Harvested only during the full moon cycle, when the plant is said to be healthiest and full of vitality, Luna Malvada’s ground-breaking terroir approach to tequila making produces a world class tequila that is like no other.
Maraska Wishniak Cherry Liqueur, Liqueur, 750 ml, 21.99, Maraska, 12993,,,, Maraska Wishniak is a distinctive cherry liqueur made from the famous Marasca cherries that grow only on the Adriatic coast. It has a deep, crimson red color, and a delicious, smooth taste with a refined sweet flavor and the powerful fragrance of the noble Marasca cherry. It can be used in cocktails but is also enjoyable as a dessert liqueur on its own. Kosher Wishniak is made under strict kosher guidelines that allows this liqueur to be Kosher For Passover.
Lismore Single Malt Scotch Whisky 18 Year, Scotch, 750 ml, 109.99, Lismore, 17662,,,, Glenkinchie is a Lalland (Lowland Dialect) corruption of 'de Quincy', a family which owned tracts of East Lothian - the 'Garden of Scotland' - in the 14th century. In 1853 the Rate brothers were bankrupted and the buildings of the distillery lay empty, being primarily used as a cowshed. In the 1880s Glenkinchie was bought by a consortium of whisky merchants and blenders from Edinburgh and Leith, which re-established production after rebuilding the distillery and maltings.The Distillery Today In 1914 Scottish Malt Distillers was formed with a view to consolidating the interests and resources of Lowland distilleries in troubled times. Glenkinchie was bought and has remained under the license of John Haig & Co.
G.E. Massenez Mirabelle Yellow Plum Brandy (375 ml), Brandy, 375 ml, 16.99, NV G.E. Massenez Mirabelle, 17708,,,, G.E. Massenez uses only choice, ripe, hand-picked fruit. The Mirabelle Yellow Plum from the Massenez distillery has remarkable character, concentration and balance.
Peshterska Special Rakia, Brandy, 750 ml, 18.99, Peshterska, 10845,,,, PESHTERA WINERY is also an acknowledged producer of a range of rakias (grape brandies) that are obtained from selected sorts -- Misket and Muskat grapes -- through a traditional Bulgarian technology. Among the most popular brands in Bulgaria are Peshterska Muscat Rakia, Peshterska Selection Rakia, Peshterska Special Rakia, Peshterska Matured Rakia and Peshterska Grape Rakia.
Voodoo Spiced Rum, Rum, 750 ml, 24.99, Voodoo, 10701,,,, VooDoo is a traditional spiced rum, yet the first to be made using "barrel aged" Virgin Island rum. The oak barrel aging process mellows the rum, and adds a smooth, distinctive taste.
Pravda Vodka Tasting Kit with 2 Martini Glasses (50 ML), Vodka, 750 ml, 5.00, Pravda, 11047,,,, Pravda Vodka is luxury vodka from Poland now available in America for the first time in limited quantities. Dating back to 1743, Pravda has been produced in the heart of the world renowned vodka producing area of Southern Poland. Production facilities are located in the pristine carpathian mountain district of Bielskobiala. It is made in small batches under the strict guidance of sixth generation master distiller, Aleksandra Kulak. Pravda vodka encompasses the best of each element of production. The ingredients found in Bielsko-Biala are simply the finest in the world. The carpathian mountains produce the purest spring water. The wielskopolska fields of sweet, late harvest rye are untreated and natural, giving a softer, mellower taste
Mastika Peshtera Anise Apertif Distilled Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 16.99, Peshtera Mastika, 12400,,,, Peshtera Anise Spirit, or the so called Mastika, is produced from high-quality grain ethyl alcohol and anise oil, which contributes for the characteristic crystals that are formed in the drink when chilled. Mastika is a typical representative of the anise aperitif family. The anise oil is renowned for its stimulant power, antiseptic, body tonic features and exotic flavor. Enjoy this unique beverage neat with ice cubes, with cold water added or in various cocktails. The Bulgarian aphrodisiac
Organic Nation O-N Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 15.99, Organic Nation, 12920,,,, Cascade Peak Spirits is committed to providing you with the highest quality organic spirits. Our pledge is to only use organically certified products. We are resolute in our responsibility to support our local economy by purchasing products locally.
Piper Blanc De Blanc, Sparkling, 750 ml, 19.99, Piper, 60402,,,, Dry, full-bodied, and lushly textured. The balance of delicate fruit and crisp acidity makes for lively food pairings and delicious cocktails.
Les Domaines Grassa Reserve Armagnac, Brandy, 750 ml, 39.99, Les Domaines Grassa, 10527,,,, Points Wine Enthusiast - From Château du Tariquet, this fruity-floral treat melds together apple, pear and hazelnut notes, ending with a long, soothing toffee-flavored finish. 5 Stars Spirit Journal - Flavors explode on the tip of the tongue with huge flavors of rancio, oak resin, blue cheese, grape preserves and dark caramel. Long, lush, satiny finish.
Ledaig 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 56.99, Ledaig, 17024,,,, Peaty whisky from Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, named after a previous incarnation of the distillery. Maritime and smoky, this rivals some of the Islay drams for power, and the 10 year old balances the intensity of youth with rounded, well-aged spirit.
Lapis Reposado Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 44.99, Lapis, 12770,,,, Tequila Lapis Reposado is 100% Premium Blue Agave rested up to one year, and produced by La Tequileña in Tequila, Jalisco.
La Gatta Moscato D'asti Terredavino, Muscat, 750 ml, 19.99, La Gatta, 52785,,,, Moscato is a widely planted grape variety throughout Italy, and Piemonte is no exception. Part of Piemonte’s reputation for excellent moscato is that they use the superior variety called Moscato Bianco, which is also known as Muscat Blanc a Petit Grains. Moscato d’Asti was recently given DOCG status thereby ensuring that the quality is firs class. It is ideal as a wine to drink with pudding or at the end of the meal when a heavy, sweet wine is too much. La Gatta is the name of a small district in the township of Calamandrana south of Asti.
Johnnie Walker Sampler Set Black, Gold Reserve, Platinum and Blue, Scotch, 200 ml, 129.99, Johnnie Walker, 12988,,,, Includes 4 bottle sampler (200 ML each) of the best of Johnnie Walker.Johnnie Walker Black: a deep and complex flavor which is also an unquestionable mark of power and refinement. It is a luxury blend and a luxury brand, with a completely individual personality.Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve: a bold, confident Scotch whisky as luxurious and indulgent as its name suggests.A multi-layered blend, it offers a smooth balance of sweet fruits and creaminess that evolves into deeper honeyed tones before finishing in lingering waves of wood, fruit, and light, sweet west coast smoke.Johnnie Walker Platinum: a complex, luxurious blend harboring deep layers of flavor that perfectly balance the diverse character of the distilleries from which it came and the wood in which it has rested. Flavor notes include rich dried fruit, malty cereal, smooth creamy vanilla, fragrant almonds and tangerines.It is an elegant, contemporary example of the Speyside style, finished with a hint of Islay smokiness.Johnnie Walker Blue: our rarest blend. This isn't a whisky for beginners. It's challenging and an acquired taste, but like the finest rewards in life is worth it. Blue Label is made from a few exceptional whiskies with powerful flavours. Each bottle is precious to us.
Krome Ultra Premium Oregon Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 34.99, Krome, 17714,,,, 100% Corn and Gluten free. Krome vodka is America's ultra premium vodka. Sweet corn nose, rich textured palate. This vodka is heating up with lots of LA's best mixologists. 
Kehlibar Grape Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 22.99, Kehlibar, 10500,,,, Kehlibar, the amber grape brandy, contains the freshness and aroma of the carefully selected superb mellow grapes grown in their own vineyards in the Karnobat.
Jolly Roger Carribean Coconut and Keylime Rum, Rum, 750 ml, 12.99, Jolly Roger, 10041,,,, Distilled on the sunny Caribbean island of St Croix, US Virgin Islands, Jolly Roger Caribbean Rum is a highly distilled clear rum made from fermented molasses. Certainly much more refined than the raw rum Caribbean pirates drank the proclamtion on the cap "Take No Prisoners" will put you in the mood to mix this with some juice or cola and enjoy your own version of pirate grog.
Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 42.99, Jefferson's, S17540,,,, The bigger, higher proof brother to the standard (and also excellent Jefferson's), Jefferson's Reserve is a well-aged, medium bodied bourbon. 
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye Tennessee Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 45.99, Jack Daniel's, 17071,,,, This historic creation marries the smoothness of Jack Daniel’s with a unique 70% rye grain bill. Complex flavors of ripe fruit mingle with light toasted oak notes to create a taste rich with spice and a pleasant lingering finish. This is a big, bold rye that does not overpower.
Kammer Kirschwasser Black Forest Cherry Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 49.99, Kammer, 12820,,,, Black Forest Kammer is distilled from 20 pounds of carefully selected cherries picked in Germany's Black Forest. Black Forest Kirschwasser makes a clear alternative to cognac and other premium after dinner drinks and is best enjoyed in a snifter. It can also greatly enhance coffee or espresso. In addition, Kirschwasser lends itself for many culinary uses including the traditional Black Forest cake.
Hijos De Villa Reposado Pistol Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 44.99, Hijos De Villa, 17082,,,, This Reposado Tequila was created to commemorate the 55th anniversary of Licores Veracruz. Elaborated with Blue Agave, we made Hijos de Villa a limited and numbered edition. The presentations, which reflect the brave mexican pride, were awarded national and international prizes. Distinguished and unique, the rifle and the pistol, together with the bullet, are certified by the most important authority, the CRT. Comes with 2 Shot Glasses also in Pack.
Inniskillin Riesling Ice Wine 2014 (375 ml), Ice Wine, 375 ml, 69.99, Inniskillin, 51285,,,, This Riesling Icewine shows the elegance of tropical aromas and flavours of lemon and lime. The good acidity of Riesling allows for a refreshing mouth feel amid the many layers of flavours that unfold. Abundant aromatics of lemon, lime, peach and hint of spice integrate well with the rich concentrated flavours of apricot and fresh oranges.
Henry Mckenna Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Bourbon, 750 ml, 14.99, Henry Mckenna, 10036,,,, Bourbon is distilled from a fermented mash of grain, of which at least 51% must be corn. It is bottled between 80 and 125 proof and must be aged at least 2 years in new, charred white-oak barrels (charred to add color and possibly some flavor). Only limestone-filtered spring water may be used to lower alcohol proof. Sour mash is used in most bourbon. It is the residue from a previous mash run, allowed to sour overnight and then added to a new batch of mash, similar to the process for making starter for sourdough bread.Corn spirits were made as early as 1746, and a distillery was established in Bourbon County in 1783. Elijah Craig is often credited with development of the distinctive taste of bourbon. Craig, a Baptist minister from Royal Springs, Virginia (now named Georgetown, Kentucky) began making his spirits in 1789. It was Dr James C. Crow, a physician and chemist, who introduced the scientific methodology and quality control to Kentucky whiskey making in the 1820s. He also in
Han Soju Asian Premium Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 24.99, Han Asian, 17544,,,, HAN Vodka is an 80 Proof Asian Vodka - a spirit made from a blend of polished Rice and Barley, which is distilled in small batches. Smoother than most any traditional or mainstream vodka, HAN Vodka 80 proof is the Super-Premium Asian entry in a popular and growing drinks category.
Duncan Taylor Glen Grant 17 Years Cask Strength, Scotch, 750 ml, 159.99, Duncan Taylor, 17258,,,, The Glen Grant distillery was established in Rothes by the brothers James and John Grant in 1840 and is now among the top selling whiskies in the world, especially in Italy. The number of stills at Glen Grant were increased from 4 to 6 in 1973 and again from 6 to 10 in 1977 when the distillery was aquired by Seagram (Chivas).
Glenfiddich 18 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 99.99, Glenfiddich, 10231,,,, Gold Medal - International Spirits Challenge 2003We use fine Spanish Oloroso wood and American oak to mature this rich, intriguingly fruity and robust oak expression, but there are many more reasons why this expression is special. Every batch is individually numbered and carefully watched over. Each has extraordinary consistency and character from an intense marrying period, and a warming, distinguished finish. A truly exceptional single malt, the result not just of eighteen years of care and attention, but of whisky-making craft and knowledge passed down through the generations.96 Points Wine Enthusiast - Luxe and easy-sipping. Look for enticing notes of butterscotch, baked pear, cinnamon and clove on the nose and palate, swathed in just the right amount of smokiness.  
Glenkinchie Distillers Edition Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, Scotch, 750 ml, 104.99, Glenkinchie, 17254,,,, This Lowland Single Malt undergoes a second maturation in Amontillado casks, adding additional layers of complexity to an already excellent whisky.
Glen Mhor 1978 Highland Cask Strength, Scotch, 750 ml, 319.99, Glen Mhor, 17166,,,, Very nice floral nose, deliciously fresh with this mix of green apples and some hints of wax and a touch of bitterness. Nice complexity announced.
Skinnygirl Prosecco, Sparkling, 750 ml, 10.00, Skinnygirl, 57050,,,, 2014 Winner of the Women's Wine Competition Bronze Medal and the 2014 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Bronze Medal.Skinnygirl Prosecco is a bubbly mix of light and crisp, of sass and class, that's sure to make any occasion extraordinary. It contains a delicate, fruity flavor with a hint of honey and a pleasant acidity. The finish of this Italian wine leaves behind a delicious freshness with a dry, well-balanced taste.  
Glenglassaugh Revival Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 74.99, Glenglassaugh, 17238,,,, The first single malt scotch whisky distilled from the re-furbished Glenglassaugh distillery which is available through normal distribution channels. Non-chill filtered, no colour added and bottled on site at Glenglassaugh distillery.
Germain-Robin Apple XO Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 104.99, Germain-Robin, 15284,,,, Germain-Robin Alambic Distillers was founded after Hubert Germain-Robin who who was hitch-hiking through California was picked up by Ansley Coale, Jr. This chance meeting between Hubert who came from a prominent family of French distillers and Ansley, a former professor who had bought a ranch in Ukiah, yielded the idea to partner in making fine alembic still brandy.
Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Series Limited Edition Whiskey No 1 (750ML), Whiskey, 750 ml, 39.99, Jack Daniel's, 17755,,,, Limited release. Charcoal Mellowed. Tennessee Whiskey. Jack Daniel’s Distillery has only had seven men oversee the making of their whiskey. Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Series No. 1 is the first in the Master Distiller Series and honors the very first Master Distiller, Mr. Jasper “Jack” Newton Daniel. Mr. Jack sets standards of whiskey making still followed today: “Every day we make it, we’ll make it the best we can.”
Jack Daniel's 150th Anniversary, Whiskey, 750 ml, 34.99, Jack Daniel's, 17754,,,, 150 years in the making. 2016 marks 150 years of one of the only Jack Daniel Distillery, the oldest registered distillery in the United States. To help the distillery mark this milestone, design agency Cue created an identity used to host special events and on special edition bottles. As part of the celebration, Cue created a special 86 proof Old No. 7 as a tribute to a legacy of whiskey craftsmanship and the birthplace of an American classic.
Sassello Chianti Red Wine, Sangiovese, 750 ml, 12.99, Sassello, 52782,,,, This is a traditional Chianti made from the Sangiovese grape. Chianti is absolutely perfect for those meals containing tomatoes. This wine will also work with veal, beef and pork. This wine is a classic Chianti: Medium-bodied, with flavors of prune, cherry, and spice. Medium bodied with a slightly tannic finish. Chianti is a clean, fresh, medium bodied, red; easy on the palate and in the aftertaste.
House of Hemery Very Special Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 34.99, House of Hemery, 14094,,,, Hemery is a prestigious cognac brand, property of the Dobbe family house representing the seventh generation of winegrowers and distillers in the Petite Champagne Cognac area. The first piece of vineyard was planted in 1787 and extends to over 35 hectares. Only the grapes from three approved wines - Colombard, Folle Blanche, 98% Ugni Blanc - are used in the production of Hemery and come exclusively from the Petite Champagne cognac area
Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 39.99, Woodford, 14086,,,, 93 Points Wine Enthusiast - Look for a gorgeous copper hue with orange highlights, a butterscotch-like aroma and soft feel. This Bourbon offers lots of fruit on the palate—orange, apricot, tropical fruit—that finish long, with caramel and a bracing burnt-orange peel note.94 Points Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2014 Excellent Highly Recommended" Rather elegant and gentle nose of orange blossom creme brulee overripe banana and mango.Exquisite and soft on the palate making way for orange peel brown sugar and dark cherry to shine through. Graceful and composed on the finish." 
Peshterska Muskat Grappa, Muscat, 750 ml, 23.99, Peshterska, 12513,,,, Shipped in a special 3-pack due to size of the bottle. Can be combined with other wines Gold Medal at the Monterrey Int'l Wine Competition 2005Gold Medal at the Critics Challenge 2004, San DiegoPeshterska Muskatova Rakia (Grappa) is obtained from selected grapes. A limpid, crystal-clear liquid with an intense aroma and the fine unmistakable flavor of muskat. This is a premium rakia whose merits should be credited to the high quality of the raw material as well as the particularity of the technological process.The best after-dinner drink to have is Peshterska Muskat, actually a grappa with a Muscat grape flavor. It is poured from an exotic-looking, long-necked, cobalt blue bottle, and it has a real kick. Las Vegas Weekly
Korbel Rouge Red Sparkling Wine, Sparkling, 750 ml, 13.99, Korbel, 65080,,,, A true sparkling red wine, Korbel Rouge is delicious with barbecue and many other foods not normally associated with champagne.
Francoli Grappa Bianca Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 27.00, Francoli Grappa, 14252,,,, Francoli U.S.A. is one of the fastest growing wine import companies in the United States, with a history of financial stability. The company was established in 1999 by Alessandro Francoli and Nicola A. Angiuli as part of an international group of businesses under Francoli S.P.A., a 50-year-old Grappa distillery that is one of the most illustrious in Italy Francoli U.S.A. prides itself on providing the finest Italian wines, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages. The company's future endeavors include marketing and distribution of wines made from Italian-derived grapes, grown worldwide.
Landy Excellence Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 49.99, Landy, 15286,,,, San Francisco World Spirits Competition - Silver Medal Excellence is a luxury blend with a portion of of very old Cognacs. The tasting profile is the one of. Landy Excellence, an old cognac out of the Landy cognac range. In this cognac, the youngest eaux-de-vie aged for 6 years in oak barrels.
Jack Daniel's Old No 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 24.99, Jack Daniel's, 10042,,,, The original all-conquering cola-friendly colossus, Jack Daniel's No. 7 commands a legion of fans worldwide, thanks to the sweet smoothness imparted by the Lincoln County Process of charcoal-mellowing the spirit before maturation.Make this a special gift with personalization. Select Custom Wine Label in options and provide a) occasion (e.g. birthday), name, and age (if relevant) in the text box at checkout.  
Fogs End Home Craft Your Flavor Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 29.99, Fogs End, 17180,,,, Develop your own barrel aged whiskey crafted to your unique pallet. Keep the oak immersed for a minimum of four weeks "and then taste it weekly, up to 20 weeks," advises the distiller Craig Pakish. "They'll witness flavors coming and going. Toward the end of the experiment, the sweet oak flavors start to dominate, but around weeks 8 to 12, they might notice butterscotch, maple, caramel flavors. It may get smoother later, but those sweet flavors then may get hidden by the strong oak wooden flavors; they come and go."
Eagleshot Gun Pistol Revolver Agave Reposado, Tequila, 750 ml, 44.99, Eagleshot, 17116,,,, This Tequila was created to commemorate the 55th anniversary of Licores Veracruz. Elaborated with Blue Agave, we made EagleShot Tequila Gun Pistol Revolver Agave Reposado 375mL a limited and numbered edition. The presentations, which reflect the brave mexican pride, were awarded national and international prizes. Distinguished and unique, the rifle and the pistol, together with the bullet, are certified by the most important authority, the CRT.
Fogs End California Moonshine, Whiskey, 750 ml, 31.99, Fogs End, 17078,,,, California Moonshine, has a smooth and distinct flavor of corn and cane sugar. Bottled at 90 proof, the flavors are surprisingly soft due to slow and delicate distillation of the sour mash in my copper pot still.
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, Whiskey, 750 ml, 14.99, Fireball, 17617,,,, From hipsters to suburban housewives, there aren’t many spirits brands that inspire as much devotion as Fireball.The ingredients are-- you guessed it-- a secret, but we do know a couple of things. Fireball is made with Canadian Whisky (aged in used American Bourbon barrels). And there’s actually real, natural cinnamon in it.
Esprit Classique VSOP Orange Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 59.99, Esprit Classique, 17630,,,, An exceptionally smooth and flavorful orange liqueur with a base of A. Hardy VSOP Cognac. Esprit™ Classique is distilled in small pot stills from orange peels imported from the island of Curacao. It has a smooth and rich taste that is truly distinctive, and it's presented in decorative bottles that are filled by hand.
Enrico Prosecco Brut Sparkling Wine, Sparkling, 750 ml, 12.99, Enrico Prosecco, 60006,,,, ENRICO PROSECCO BRUT is a delicious Italian Sparkling Wine produced from the Prosecco grape. The color is a brilliant straw yellow enlivened by its strands of tiny bubbles. It's aromatic quality is fresh and rich in fruity aromas of apple and pear with a hint of citrus fruit which fades into the floral bouquet. The mouth is soft, yet dry thanks to its good acidity. The winery, Bellussi Spumanti SRL, is located in Valdobbiadene about 30 miles from Venice in the heart of the Prosecco district.
Landy Drama Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 10.00, Landy, 17114,,,, A Sensual blend of Cognac with Natural apple and mint flavors. The blend of the flavors offers a very smooth cognac without any bite. Needless to say I took the bottle to a dinner party as a gift, instant hit amongst the avoid cognac connoisseurs. This is an Excellence cognac liqueur is perfect for flaming scallops, scampi or game meat or adding to cakes and ice cream. Of course, they're all divine on their own!. Landy Drama Liqueur. "a sensual blend of cognac with natural apple and mint flavors." Product of France --Producer's Notes.
El Jimador Tequila Reposado Limited Edition Soccer, Tequila, 750 ml, 14.99, El Jimador, 17577,,,, Established in 1870, El Jimador is a premium, authentic 100 percent agave tequila that captures the spirit of real tequila. This time, for the second consecutive year, El Jimador has released limited edition soccer bottles. As the official tequila sponsor of the Major League Soccer (MLS), the US Men’s and Women’s National Teams and the annual US Tour of the Mexican National Team, the brand will distribute the 750 ml packaging for a limited two-month period in key markets nationwide.
Due Genuine Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 24.99, Due, 14300,,,, Handmade in small batches. Crafted from six different soft grains, pure alpine water and filtered through crushed marble for purity. Due' is a 100% grain neutral spirit.
Due Chardonnay Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 24.99, Due, 14302,,,, Chardonnay flavored vodka. Made from 6 different soft grains, pure alpine water, chardonnay flavor and filtered through crushed marble for purity.
Domaine Boyer Biserna Muscat Grape Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 19.99, Domaine Boyer Biserna, 17307,,,, Gold Medal 91 Points Best Buy - Tastings Panel 2014Domaine Boyar Biserna Rakia is expertly crafted, using small-batch distillates of Muscat, Dimiat, Rkatsiteli and the classical Cognac varietal, Ugni Blanc. The Master Distiller has then carefully created a blend that results in this elegant Biserna Muskatova Rakia.
XXIV Karat Rosé Sparkling Wine, Sparkling, 750 ml, 15.00, XXIV Karat, 66030,,,, Pink and purple in color with Demi-Sec sweetness. Bright and vivacious with pronounced ribbons of bubbles and substantial mousy foam. The nose is fresh and clean with attractive aromas of citrus, nectarine with biscuit and an effervescence that leaps out of this sparkler with lively fruit flavors. The golden flakes in each bottle of XXIV Karat are verified 24 karats of real gold. Certified for use as a food decoration, the edible gold is considered biologically inert, making XXIV Karat a safe option for flashy fun and memorable moments, solidifying its place as the indulgent lifestyle beverage. A switch at the bottom of the bottle, when depressed, will turn on a flashing light, further illuminating the wine and gold flakes.
Dartigalongue XO Armagnac, Armagnac, 750 ml, 64.99, Dartigalongue, 13081,,,, WE 90-95Aged a minimum of 10 years in barrel. Light amber color with greenish tinge, very bright and limpid. Very clean and simple nose containing mostly aromas of vanilla and cnadied mirabelle plums. In the mouth, we feel some young but already round tannins; long finish with notes of dried fruits and mild spices.
Dartigalongue Hors D'age Armagnac 15 Year, Armagnac, 750 ml, 79.99, Dartigalongue, 13082,,,, WE 90-94In 1838 Pascal Dartigalongue, originally from Saint Lannes near Madiran, moved to Nogaro in the Gers and founded the Dartigalongue masion d'Armagnac, which has been owned and operated by the family ever since. Each year the finest white wines are distilled into armagnac, stored in seasoned oak casks and matured for several years in their 19th century, two story cellar. Wine EnthusiastMatured for a minimum of fifteen years, Dartigalongue Hors D'Age Bas Armagnac displays a complex nose of caramel, toasted almond, nougat and dried fruit. The medium-bodied, fruit-forward palate is accented by hints of tobacco, cedar and mineral which linger through the finish.
Glenfiddich 12 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 34.99, Glenfiddich, 10228,,,, 93 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy* Lush and rich, this honeyed whisky is loaded with dense notes of creamy custard and tropical fruit, finishing with a flourish of baking spice.The whisky is the only Highland or Speyside Scotch whisky to be distilled, matured and bottled at a single distillery. The distillery is the only Scotch whisky distillery to use a single source of natural spring water. This source is the Robbie Dhu springs. Glenfiddich is matured in oak casks such as rum casks from Cuba (in the case of Gran Reserva), Bourbon whiskey barrels from America (Ancient Reserve), or sherry butts from Spain.
Damiana Orange Liquor, Liqueur, 750 ml, 35.99, Damiana, 14168,,,, Damiana Orange Liquor has light herbal based liqueur from Mexico made with the Damiana herb. Original margarita was made with Damiana Liqueur.
Murfatiar Medgidia Pinot Grigio, Pinot Grigio, 750 ml, 9.99, Murfatiar, 58049,,,, Lovely sweet Romanian wine. Pinot Gris is an authentic representative of the natural sweet wines, holding the record of sugar accumulation. The wines produced in the assistance of the appearance of the noble mold are unparalleled. Its colors ranging from straw-yellow to amber after advanced ageing, its characteristic taste, the overall harmony of its composition which make it velvety and unctuous, make Pinot Gris the champion of the Murfatlar sweet wines, rivaling with the most renowned world wines. It is recommended to be served at a temperature between 40 to 50 degrees with special dishes (foie gras, fruit pies) and all kinds of desserts, being a successful conclusion to an elegant feast.
Contessa Rum XXX, Rum, 750 ml, 14.99, Contessa, 17671,,,, Rum is one of the favorite alcoholic drinks, which has an avid fan following among party lovers around the world. Essentially a sugarcane based drink, rum is available in dark rum and white rum variants, used as a drink or in mocktails. There are a large number or rum brands in the Indian market today, each having its own solid client base.
Clynelish Coastal Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 84.99, Clynelish, 10173,,,, Clynelish has a crisp, medium-bodied, mustard-fresh style. Although the forward, pungent smokiness of Islay seems to be absent at first, there are notable traces of it. It has a clean taste that makes it a fine aperitif.''The most coastal-tasting mainland whiskies are those from Clynelish, between Inverness and Wick. They typically have seaweedy, salty and mustard-like aromas and flavours. Mustard-and-cress, perhaps? The 14-year-old is less peaty than some older editions.''Michael Jackson, Whisky Magazine Food Pairings:Single malt Scotch: a delight usually refrained from until after dinner.  Most popular pairing: the cigar. About the Varietal:Single malt whisky is a whisky which is distilled at a single distillery, and which is made completely from a single type of malted grain, traditionally barley, (although there are also single malt rye whiskies). Most single malt whiskies are distilled using a pot still. Single malts are produced all over the world, but the best known single malts come from Scotland, Ireland and Japan.
Chieftains Mortlach Speyside 15 Year Sherry Butt, Scotch, 750 ml, 119.99, Chieftains, 17134,,,, This wonderful 625 bottle expression from Ian Macleod’s Chieftain’s range was matured in a sherry butt and bottled non chill-filtered at cask strength. The Nose: Huge, wonderful, sherried nose. Rich chocolate brownies, Pedro Ximenez Jerez Dulce, Juicy stewed raisins, sweetened fig spread, thick malt. More subtle notes of blackberry compote, marzipan, and “library notes”, that is, polished oak and worn leather. With a bit of water, more floral notes emerge and the thick, sherried sweetness is softened a bit. The Palate: A desert wine sweetness to start, vin santo and rum-raisin cake, which is quickly swept away by a huge, spicy wave of semi-sweet chocolate and bold malt. The palate is just full of earthy, round spice; clove, nutmeg, star anise and black pepper, but it’s balanced by the ever-present, lush sherried sweetness. A tickle of peat smoke towards the end lends a nice counterpoint. A bit of water calms the spice down and deepens the sweetened grain quality. The Finish: A few more drying tannins appear as this finishes. The sherry sweetness and spicyness continues, more black pepper, clove and nutmeg along with that faint hint of peat smoke. 
Chieftains Ardmore 18 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 129.99, Chieftains, 17135,,,, The Nose: Soft, buttery, restrained nose, a little canned fruit cocktail and lots of cherries, from the sweet fruit to the more bitter skin, a bit of cherry pie even. Slight smoke and slight earthy, slightly minty, medicinal peat. Softer than expected polished oak notes with slight hints of sourbread dough. The Palate: More creaminess with a chocolate malt sweetness that quickly becomes spicy; cinnamon & ginger, clove & nutmeg. Oaky tannins grow more and more drying and are joined by a swell of dry peat smoke. Feels a little hot and spirity going in to the finish even with a bit of water. The Finish: Sweetened, soft peat, a little more smoke, drying oak, longish.
Chateau Du Tariquet 12 Year Armagnac, Armagnac, 750 ml, 59.99, Chateau Du Tariquet, 17504,,,, Tasting commentary by cellarman Francis Miquel:Old gold in colour. A clean, intense nose expressing softness with vanilla and a pleasant note of cocoa. The esters are subdued, and reveal exotic fragrances when the brandy is exposed to the air. In the mouth it is magnificent : round, rich, smooth and fine. Although full, it remains fresh and expressive. An Armagnac that lingers without end and expresses a perfect marriage between fruit and wood.Cask Strength 52.1% ABV
Carnaval Sparkling Moscato Red, Muscat, 750 ml, 5.00, Vinicola Aurora, 57026,,,, Carnaval Sparkling Wines are produced in the southeast of Brazil, in the region of Bento Gonçalves, the Brazilian capital of grapes and wine. It's produced in Vinicola Aurora, Brazil largest and most awarded winery. The most recognized name in Brazilian wine. The grapes for this wine (and most Brazilian wines) were grown in the southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul, which is still a good bit north of the Chilean valleys and the Argentine Mendoza region. The area was the site of lots of German and Italian immigration during the 19th century which had a major impact on the type of wine produced.Small, fairly fast bead of bubbles. Pale pink in color. Aromatic with cherry and white peach on both the nose and palate. Medium sweet and medium-bodied with crisp acidity and a long, refreshing finish. 
Burgaz Raki Grape Brandy (1L), Brandy, 1 L, 19.99, Burgaz Raki, 17083,,,, Burgaz Raki, gives off a pleasant aroma of anise and grape when it is initially served. When water is added it takes a milk-white color, it produces slip on the walls of the glass due to the high quality of the anise essential oil and as a result produces a pleasant mouth feel and flavor.
Burgaska Special Muskatova Grape Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 22.99, Burgaska, 17745,,,, Made from specially selected quality grapes following a classic Bulgarian recipe, the Bugras Rakia is an excellent example of the unique climatic features of the sunny south coast of the Black Sea perfect for grape growing - long sunshine, proximity to the sea, the nearby Balkans mountain, and fertile soils.
Torres 5 year Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 17.99, Torres, 17059,,,, Torres 5 Imperial Grand Reserva Brandy 750ml has topaz-coloured, with fine greenish and old gold tints. Deep and dense, it exhibits aromas of great richness with hints of walnut and dried fruit. It is intense, silky and concentrated on the palate. It displays warm spicy overtones of vanilla and cinnamon in the aftertaste.
Burgaska Grozdova Grape Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 17.99, Burgaska, 17746,,,, The surrounding Pomorie region sets a record of turbulent history and remarkable wine traditions. Located 20 km north of Burgas, Pomorie is considered the center of the best white grapes land in Bulgaria. In addition, the white grapes competitive advantage is greatly enhanced by the proximity to significant quantities of high-quality red grapes. Burgas Muskatova Special brandy is a high quality brandy produced from the variety Muscat Ottonel and aged in oak barrels.
Baojing Chinese Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 39.99, Boajing, 17208,,,, Baojing Vodka is carefully hand-crafted in China according to time honored production methods. Grain from fields in the Northern provinces is selected for the precision distillation of this vodka. Each small batch undergoes unique filtration through 168 carats of diamonds. The number 168 symbolically represents being on the road to infinite prosperity in Chinese custom. 
Batsman Small Batch Gin, Gin, 750 ml, 24.99, Batsman, 17658,,,, This exquisite French is bursting with flavor with the use of ten botanicals: Juniper, Coriander, Lemon, Angelica, Orris, Cionnamon Bark, Cassia Bark, Liquorice Root and Nutmeg. The result is a clean, bold Gin with powerful Juniper characters balanced with strong citrus notes. Aromatic, zesty, sophisticated and complex would accurately describe this lovely spirit. 95 Proof
Bainbridge Heritage Organic Doug Fir Gin, Gin, 750 ml, 39.99, Bainbridge, 17758,,,, Bainbridge Heritage Organic Doug Fir Gin is a wet gin by definition. This American wheat gin features ten organic botanicals including juniper, orris, angelica root, two types of citrus peel, whole licorice root, coriander, cardamom, fennel seed and Douglas fir which is freshly harvested in northeastern Washington state a day prior to distilling each small batch. This spirit was the Gold Medal Winner, Beverage Tasting Institute's International Spirits Review. Tasting Notes: Colour: Light green tint (from needles extracted from the Douglas fir). Aroma: Evergreen fir.Taste: Full and lush with essences of juniper, licorice and cardamom.Finish: Full bodied and long finish.
Azunia Reposado Ultra Premium Organic Tequila, Tequila, 750 ml, 59.99, Azunia, 17530,,,, You've arrived at the most sophisticated of our ultra-premium tequilas, aged in excess of 3 months in American Oak barrels for a touch of smokiness and a slight vanilla finish. We created this Reposado for sipping solo or experiencing with friends. It is the essence of authentic tequila, from the land of Tequila, with hints of vanilla and nuts. Made of 100% Weber Blue Agave and aged to perfection for the true connoisseur.
Assenovgrad Grape Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 22.99, Assenovgrad, 17750,,,, Specially selected containers of grape brandy are placed in oak butts of 300-500 l, which have been used for 3 - 5 years, for maturing. It has straw-yellow color with a shade of green. The specific grape aroma is complemented by the bouquet after maturing in oak casks. This brandy displays a rich aroma and mildness of flavor.
M2 Vodka Magic Moments Premium Grain Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 13.99, Magic Moments, 17670,,,, Magic Moments Vodka is a triple distilled rice grain spirit from Radico Khaitan Ltd. (Radio Cask) who is one of India's oldest and largest liquor manufacturers.
Armorik Single Malt Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 49.99, Armorik, 17618,,,, Best European Singe Malt - World Whisky Awards 2013Cornerstone of the range, Armorik Classic brings together the best of our warehouse in a very accomplished edition. Marriage of sherry and bourbon casks of different ages, it highlights the quality of aging on the Brittany coast and the expertise of our master blender. This Armorik Classic is presented in an un-chillfiltered edition, exalting its aromas.
Amrut Old Deluxe Port Matured Rum, Rum, 750 ml, 24.99, Amrut, 17237,,,, Old Port Deluxe rumis a product of India from the Amrut Distilleries made from Indian sugar cane. There are two expressions--a silver and an aged--this being the "matured rum," which is aged in oak prior to bottling. The 2011 Beverage Testing Institute specifically recommended Old Port for "brilliant tiki drinks."
Ambhar 100% Agave Special Reserve Reposado, Tequila, 750 ml, 44.99, Ambhar, 17528,,,, AMBHAR Reposado is an ultra-premium tequila that is perfect for tequila connoisseurs who want a remarkable smoothness. It is rested in premium whiskey oak barrels for 364 days, giving it its pale golden hue. The aging process is timed perfectly to impart a perfect balance of fresh agave, vanilla and salted caramel, making it perfect for sipping or adding it to a premium cocktail.
After Dark Premium Grain Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 24.99, After Dark, 17669,,,, The Night has different Connotations for different people, the night unfolds differently and brings a unique world of desire, adventure and excitement. In fact, it’s where the fun and action begins. After Dark, the brand here plays the role of getting people together, adding energy and spontaneity to the evening, giving people a world where the party never stops. After Dark Whisky was rewarded with the Silver Medal at the Monde Selection Quality Award 2011.
Schladerer Williams Birne Pear Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 54.99, Schladerer, 17086,,,, The centuries-old art of distilling fruit spirits has always been practised with particular care at SCHLADERER. The company produces fruit spirits of a previously unattained quality in the traditional way while also employing increasingly refined technology that has gradually evolved from our practical experience and from the know-how of our master distillers, dating back many decades.
Santa Teresa 1796 Ron Antiguo de Solera, Rum, 750 ml, 41.99, Santa Teresa, 10439,,,, Hacienda Santa Teresa was founded by Count Tovar y Blanco in the fertile valleys of Aragua, Venezuela in 1796 as a sugar cane plantation. After nearly 100 years of cane production, the first rum was produced and Ron Santa Teresa was born. How is Santa Teresa made? Molasses is the result of grinding the sugar cane and refining the sugar. The sugar remaining in the molasses is then fermented and distilled to produce a light alcohol ? rum! Some of the rum is then fermented a second time to obtain a richer, deeper rum in taste and aroma. The two are then blended together with the addition of spring water to reduce the alcohol to a comfortable level. The blend is then aged for at least 2 years in oak barrels. Santa Teresa?s cellars proudly house rums of 10-years; fabulous blends of over 20 years old and genuine jewels of nearly 80 years of age that are used only in exclusive editions. 
Sazerac Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 39.99, Sazerac, 17306,,,, Fruity and fresh with youthful exuberance. Cinnamon candy, sweet mint, vanilla bean, honeysuckle, and clove wrapped around a honeyed apple heart.
Santa Teresa Gran Reserva Anejo Rum, Rum, 750 ml, 28.99, Santa Teresa, 17678,,,, Santa Teresa has been one of Venezuela's leading rum producers for over 200 years. Ron Anejo is blended from premium rums that have been aged in oak casks between 2 and 5 years, resulting in a smooth, balanced spirit with rich, fruit-forward notes of citrus, coconut and banana.
Saint Hilaire Brut Blanquette de Limoux, Sparkling, 750 ml, 12.99, Saint Hilaire, 65092,,,, France's Oldest Sparkling Wine! Dry, toasty, smooth and clean Saint-Hilaire Limoux Blanc de Blanc Brut truly captivates with an attractive yeasty aroma and luscious creamy texture. The palate is light and crisp with citrus and apple flavors and the body is just hefty enough. Blanquette de Limoux is probably the oldest sparkling wine in the world. We know that in 1531, the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire were already producing Blanquette de Limoux which certainly makes it France's Oldest Sparkling Wine preceding Champagne by more than a century The Limoux vineyards are located in Languedoc, in Southern France, at the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. The grapes are selected from clay-limestone plots that capture both the Oceanic and Mediterranean influences.About Saint Hilaire - More than a century before champagne, the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire in the Southern foothills of Limoux had created France's Very First Sparkling Wine. Today, over four and a half centuries later, Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux is made in the very same foothills of Southern France.
Ron Zacapa Centenario XO Rum, Rum, 750 ml, 139.99, Ron Zacapa, 10728,,,, The Ron Zacapa XO is a blend of rums distilled from the sweetest first-crush sugar cane and aged between 6 and 25 years. It is matured using the Solera System - a traditional, dynamic aging process in which rums of different ages are blended, then stored in specially selected barrels to give them each a unique flavor profile. This rum was aged in barrels that previously held bourbon, sherry, Pedro Ximenez wine and Cognac. The resulting spirit is a perfectly balanced combination of sweetness, spice, and fruit. On the nose, Ron Zacapa XO displays rich notes of toasted oak, burnt caramel, roasted nuts, marzipan and orange peel. Smooth and sweet on the palate, flavors of dark chocolate, dried fruit, and baking spice lead to hints of mango and ginger on the lingering finish.
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Rum, 750 ml, 19.99, Sailor Jerry, 15189,,,, Wine Enthusiasts TOP 50 Spirits of 201193 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy* The bad boy of the spiced rum category draws on tattoo culture (look for the cute hula-girl tattoo label) and high alcohol content (north of 80 proof). Despite the sweet, almost root beer-like caramel fragrance, the mahogany liquid is brawny and dry. Look for bitter cocoa up front, cinnamon and allspice notes. A good foil for drinks with sweeter ingredients.
Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley, Sparkling, 750 ml, 22.99, Roederer Estate, 60182,,,, Roederer Estate Brut, the first California sparkling wine produced by Champagne Louis Roederer, builds upon a 200-year tradition of fine winemaking that has made Roederer champagne among the most sought-after in the world.Roederer's winemaking style is based on two elements: ownership of its own vineyards and the addition of oak-aged reserve wines to each year's blend or cuvee. All the grapes for the Anderson Valley wines are grown on the Estate.Each year, the winemaker selects a portion of the best wines for aging in Center of France oak casks. Aged from one to three years, wines from this reserve cellar are added to the blend, creating a multi-vintage cuvee in the traditional Roederer style, known for its body, finesse and depth of flavor. 
Barbancourt 15 Year Rhum, Rum, 750 ml, 49.99, Barbancourt, 10431,,,, Rhum Barbancourt is a rum producing company based in Haiti. The family business originated in the 1860s, with the product being made from sugar cane juice. DuprT Barbancourt discovered the procedure to make the rum on 15 December 1862, and began selling it for G1.50 (US$0.30) per gallon the next day. In 1952, the company ramped up production, turning from a cottage industry into a major world producer of rum. Barbancourt exclusively makes rhum agricole (agricultural rum), meaning the rum is made directly from sugar cane juice rather than the sugar cane by-product of molasses. Its products are highly regarded, having won many tastings and competitions. Its Estate RTserve is aged for 15 years. Barbancourt's rums are marketed in 20 countries and Barbancourt is among Haiti's best known companies internationally. The sugar cane used to produce the juice used to distill Barbancourt's rum is grown on plantations owned directly by the company. 
Remy Martin VSOP Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 59.99, Remy Martin, 10372,,,, The world’s first and the Number One V.S.O.P in the U.S. blended from nearly 250 eaux-de-vie. This Cognac is amber colored, with a medium to full body. It has flavors of dried apricot and nutmeg.
Pravda Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 18.99, Pravda, 11016,,,, Pravda Vodka is luxury vodka from Poland now available in America for the first time in limited quantities. Dating back to 1743, Pravda has been produced in the heart of the world renowned vodka producing area of Southern Poland. Production facilities are located in the pristine carpathian mountain district of Bielskobiala. It is made in small batches under the strict guidance of sixth generation master distiller, Aleksandra Kulak.
Pommery Brut Champagne Pop (187ML), Sparkling, 750 ml, 18.99, Pommery, 61009,,,, Champagne Pommery is located in Reims in the Champagne region of France. The Champagne House was founded as Pommery & Greno in 1858 by Alexandre Louis Pommery and Narcisse Greno. Alexandre's widow, Louise Pommery dedicated the Company to Champagne production soon becaming one of the region's largest Champagne brands. In 1874 Madame Pommery, affectionately nicknamed "la Dame aux Roses" (the Lady of the Roses) created the first vintage "brut" in the history of Champagne. Today this revolutionary dry style is now the standard in Champagne. Pommery is currently owned by Vranken of Épernay who also owns Heidsieck & Co Monopole Champagne.
Old Grand-Dad 114 Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 29.99, Jim Beam, 10087,,,, 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Nice bouquet that includes defined aromas of buttered corn-on-the-cob, sawdust, freshly sawed pine, cedar, baking spices and dried fruit. Entry is vividly spirited and potent but not harsh or overpowering; the midpalate highlights corn meal, breakfast cereal, orange rind, dark chocolate and toffee. Sophisticated, yet powerful and assertive.
Pierre Ferrand Ambre 1er Cru du Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 39.99, Pierre Ferrand, 12815,,,, This cognac is amber, almost golden yellow in color. Its subtle vanilla bouquet also has floral overtones of roses and violets leading into hints of prunes and apricots. As the nose develops, aromas of apple and pear pastry appear. Pierre Ferrand Ambre is superbly balanced on the palate. The aromas found on the bouquet linger on the palate for several minutes. A very subtle, aromatic Grande Champagne Cognac.
Old Monk 7 Year Old Rum, Rum, 750 ml, 19.99, Old Monk, 12170,,,, Old Monk is a classic 7 years blended rum from India. Old Monk Indian rum is the most popular dark (also called black) rum has a distinctive, inviting, and almost sweet aroma and delicious vanilla caramel flavor. Old Monk rum has won Gold Medals at Monde World Selections since 1982. It is kind of a form of the legendary "Som-ras", India's centuries old scriptures also known as "The drink of Gods and Lords" in India.
Oban Distillers Edition Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 119.99, Oban, 398145,,,, Oban Distillers Edition Single Malt Whisky has a fruity nose, with hints of grapes, citrus and a touch of smoke. The flavor is full and rich, with complex notes of tangy salt, butterscotch, caramel and toffee, which ultimately lead to a lingering, smoky and sweet finish. Oban is situated at the frontier between the Western Highlands and Islay of Scotland — the whisky has the lighter, sweeter notes of Scotland's Highlands region, while still possessing the dry, smoky style of Islay.
Murfatlar Medgidia Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 12.99, Murfatlar, 57885,,,, It is a red demi - dry wine having a discreet note of fresh gooseberry that leaves a lasting pleasant taste.
Murfatlar Chardonnay Romania, Chardonnay, 750 ml, 8.99, Murfatlar, 57883,,,, The wine is medium weight, clean with a wonderful acid backbone, and it expands from your first sip to your last, offering flavors of grapefruit & citrus.
Charles Ellner Brut Rosé Champagne, Sparkling, 750 ml, 49.99, Charles Ellner, 50749,,,, A fruity style, offering fresh and dried cherry and currant notes, spice and watermelon, backed by a vibrant structure and a fine mousse. Moderate length. Drink now. 1,000 cases made. -- Wine Spectator, December 4, 2007 Medium pink with a fine bead. Fresh raspberry and cherry preserve aromas are complicated by blood orange and white flowers. Fleshy red fruit flavors pick up a musky, earthy character on the broad, persistent finish. Dry enough for aperitif duty but with the depth to handle full-flavored foods. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar.
Milagro Tequila Select Barrel Reserve Reposado, Tequila, 750 ml, 55.99, Milagro, 17521,,,, Milagro makes a full range of quality tequilas – silver, reposado and anejo – each distilled in small batches from 100% blue agave grown in the Jalisco highlands. In addition to the base lineup, Milagro offers its line of Select Barrel Reserve tequilas, which are produced from hand-selected agave meeting specific quality requirements.98 Points Wine Enthusiast - Initial aroma of wax paper and black pepper; aeration stimulates scents of asparagus, broccoli, new leather and herbal butter. The palate entry is spicy and semisweet; the midpalate adds subtle tastes of butter, steamed green vegetables, white rice and light toffee. Finishes satiny smooth and appealingly spicy. A tour de force in balance and harmony.
Murfatlar Medgidia Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Sauvignon, 750 ml, 9.99, Murfatlar, 57884,,,, Only the soundest and ripest grapes hand-picked from a superb vintage in the vineyard of Dealul Mare have been used to produce this outstanding red wine.
Mumm Brut Napa Valley Prestige, Sparkling, 750 ml, 23.99, Mumm, 60132,,,, The aroma is a bracing blend of fresh golden apples, ripe pear, lemon, with a hint of melon and white blossoms. The Pinot Gris influence is more pronounced in the mouth, bringing a full, fleshy body and spicy accent to the crisp and deep structure of the Chardonnay. 6% of the blend went through malolactic fermentation for an extra layer of creaminess and nutty flavors. 36 months of yeast aging in the bottle brought out nuances of warm brioche, crème brulée, toasted nuts and vanilla beans. Already enjoyable now, the 2007 Blanc de Blancs will continue to age gracefully for many years.Blend: 90% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Gris
Milagro Tequila Reposado, Tequila, 750 ml, 34.99, Milagro, 12665,,,, Milagro Reposado is made from 100% estate-grown, hand picked blue agave harvested from the highlands of Jalisco. The heart of the agave is roasted in brick ovens made from the same volcanic-rich soil where the blue agave fourishes in Jalisco, Mexico. Our triple distillation process produces tequila of extraordinary depth and character for unparalleled smoothness. Although Reposados are typically aged for two months, Milagro Anejo is aged in American oak whiskey barrels for six months in small, handmade batches for a mellowed taste and pleasing bouquet.
Milagro Tequila Anejo, Tequila, 750 ml, 39.99, Milagro, 12666,,,, Milagro Anejo is made from 100% estate-grown, hand picked blue agave harvested from the highlands of Jalisco. The heart of the agave is roasted in brick ovens made from the same volcanic-rich soil where the blue agave flourishes in Jalisco, Mexico. Our triple distillation process produces tequila of extraordinary depth and character for unparalleled smoothness. Unlike other Anejos that are aged for one year, Milagro Anejo is aged in single American oak whiskey barrels for 18 months, giving it a distinctive, rich amber color and subtle woody flavor.
Michter's US 1 Small Batch Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 38.99, Michter's, 17286,,,, Michter's small-batch bourbon is named after a former 'oldest distillery in the USA', and is currently wowing the UK bar scene. Sweet, fruity and spicy, it packs in plenty of flavor.92 Points Wine Enthusiast -The bouquet has a dry, grainy aroma which is accented by peppery/spicy scents. The palate entry is surprisingly sweet and corny, considering how dry the aroma is; the midpalate point is deep, corny sweet, sap-like and a bit syrupy. Ends up well and balanced, with a backnote of dried red fruit (raisins, prunes). 
Metaxa Grande Fine, Brandy, 750 ml, 49.99, Metaxa, 12979,,,, Amber in color with aromas that are fully aromatic, woody and well balanced. Silky, ample, aged, with a slight touch of vanilla. Within the bottle is a spirit whose distillates are up to 15 years old, the youngest being more than 8 years old. The silky-smooth taste carries hints of vanilla within the amber colour, balanced by the aroma of wood.METAXA Grande Fine is an extremely mature and well respected member of the METAXA family. Its distinctive ceramic bottle was inspired by ancient Greek designs originating from the island of Rhodes.
Metaxa Brandy 7 Star, Brandy, 750 ml, 32.40, Metaxa, 10544,,,, Metaxa is a special Greek spirit invented by a silk trader named Spyros Metaxas. This happened in 1888 in Attica region, the province of Athens. Since then, the product has earned world recognition for its quality, color and taste. The product has been marketed very well all around the world and became famous creating a very large number of dedicated lovers. Expressions of admiration and adjectives like "The Elixir of Life", "The Nectar of the Gods", "The Blessed Spirit" accompanied Metaxa from its birth, till this very day!
Metaxa Brandy 5 Star, Brandy, 750 ml, 34.99, Metaxa, 10542,,,, Metaxa is a special Greek spirit invented by a silk trader named Spyros Metaxas. This happened in 1888 in Attica region, the province of Athens. Since then, the product has earned world recognition for its quality, color and taste. The product has been marketed very well all around the world and became famous creating a very large number of dedicated lovers. Expressions of admiration and adjectives like "The Elixir of Life", "The Nectar of the Gods", "The Blessed Spirit" accompanied Metaxa from its birth, till this very day!
Martell VS Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 30.00, Martell, 10364,,,, Sweet, nutty and woody; a trace of violet flowers. Smooth entry, good fruit expression, some toasted wood, vanilla, and light nut flavors. Overall, an excellent VS cognac.
Martell VSOP Medaillon Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 35.00, Martell, 10366,,,, Martell is a leading manufacturer of Cognac, founded by Jean Martell in 1715. It was sold in 1988 by the Firino-Martell family to Seagram and again in 2002 to the Pernod Ricard Group, which also owns the Cognac brands Biscuit and Renault.The cellar master was, up to the 1980s, from the family Chapeau (in the way the cellar masters of Hennessy are from the family Fillioux).Martell attaches importance to produce pure, soft, neutral Cognacs; thus it does not distill lees in the wine. Preferred are casks made from Trontais oak, which is darker, with narrow pores, less tannin and more lignin, than Limousin-oak, resulting in less "wooden" aromas in the Cognac. Much of Martell Cognac is produced from wine from the Borderies region, in contrast to other companies, which mainly sell fine Champagne Cognac. Borderies Cognac has a more nutty taste.
Maraska Slivovitz Fruit Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 29.99, Maraska, 10540,,,, A pure natural brandy made by fermenting and distilling only the finest blue plums grown in the rich soil of the Adriatic coast. The spirit is traditionally double-distilled. The fruit comes from trees at least 20 years old. The mash is fermented for three months then distilled again and matured. During the maturation hand-selected fresh plums are added for more aroma. The whole process is carried out under strict Kosher regulations for tradition and purity in the ancient city of Zadir, Croatia.
Macallan 12 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 46.99, Macallan, 10272,,,, The Macallan is a single malt Scotch whisky, produced at Macallan Distillery near Easter Elchies House, at Craigellachie in the Speyside region. Originally, The Macallan was only matured in oak sherry casks brought to the distillery from Jerez, Spain. Beginning in 2004 Macallan introduced a new main product, the Fine Oak series, with the whisky mellowed in bourbon oak casks as well as sherry ones.92 Points Wine Spectator - The initial aroma is sweetish, winey and oaky; aeration allows the aroma to expand to include marzipan, treacle, molasses, honey, vanilla bean, cinnamon and cocoa butter. The palate entry is sweet, creamy and assertive; at midpalate the flavor becomes intensely nutty, buttery and bacon fat-like, with the beginnings of rancio. Remains one of Speyside's standard-bearer 12 year olds.
Maker's Mark 46 Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 29.99, Maker's Mark, 17283,,,, 94 Points Wine Enthusiast -The nose finds supersweet deep caramel candy and almond extract, but don't be fooled. On the tongue, it's punch-in-the-nose dry and biting. Best served on ice, which takes down the burn and lets the pronounced woody flavors come through: lots of oak, strong tea and cigar tobacco.Maker’s 46 gets it’s name from the profile number of the seared French oak staves that are added during the extra aging. The profile number corresponds to the charring rate and temperature development in the staves which can bring out different flavors and characteristics in the wood. Those characteristics can in turn change the flavor of the whisky aged in it which becomes very noticeable when tasting Maker’s Mark and Maker’s 46 side by side. The extra aging and the double wood really transforms this whisky into something uniquely tasty.
Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 265.99, Macallan, 17687,,,, RARE CASK has been crafted from only handpicked Spanish sherry seasoned oak casks, some of the most precious and scarce in Single Malt Whisky, with an exceptionally high proportion of them being first fill. The Macallan’s wood policy is unrivalled and it is this commitment to sourcing the industry’s finest, most expensive and exclusive casks that has given rise to RARE CASK, an exquisite whisky with a splendidly rich and resonant hue. Each cask responsible for creating this naturally vibrant whisky has been hand selected by The Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker, Bob Dalgarno. Using his in-depth knowledge of the thousands of casks we have maturing at our distillery, he has taken time to distinguish the chosen few that can deliver this intensity of character; these chosen few represent less than 1% of the casks maturing at Macallan. Macallan Rare Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky showcases two of Macallan's most fundamental pillars: natural color and sherry oak casks, according to Macallan Whisky Maker Robert Dalgarno. Dalgarno hand selected fewer than one percent of the casks maturing on the Macallan estate in order to craft this rare whisky.
Maraska Kirsch Brandy, Brandy, 750 ml, 24.99, Maraska, 14055,,,, The bold, cooked cherry aroma suggests pie filling. On the palate, this clear spirit shows a lot of cherry flavor up front, but it's also quite fiery, which is to be expected from a 90 proof bottling. WE 86 Pts
Maker's Mark Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky (Half Bottle) 375mL, Bourbon, 375 ml, 29.99, Maker's Mark, 17605,,,, Maker's Mark Cask Strength is a new limited bourbon that has a higher alcohol content and is causing a craze like no other. This bourbon is between 108 proof and 114 proof.What was typically reserved for a taste here and there on a distillery tour is now available in bottles for the first time. Maker's Mark Cask Strength is Maker's Mark, but uncut, unfiltered, and straight from the barrel. It weighs in at a proof between 108-114, quite an uptick from the 90 proof standard bottling. It's Maker's Mark cranked up to eleven, with loads of flavor and character.
Landy VSOP Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 49.99, Landy, 14275,,,, Landy VSOP cognac is a blend of Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, and Fins Bois eaux-de-vie. The bottle shape is quite striking, making it a lovely feature to display on a drinks cabinet.This good quality VSOP has won gold medals in both the 2009 and 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and very deservedly so. This versatile cognac is lovely to enjoy as a digestif, or can be combined with your favorite mixer or even over ice for a different taste experience.
Lismore The Legend Aged 21 Year, Scotch, 750 ml, 199.00, Lismore, 17661,,,, Lismore is a brand name, not a distillery, so the origins of the whisky are unknown; however, internet chatter points to the Speyside distiller, Glenfarclas. Lismore The Legend is single malt Scotch is aged for at least 21 years in sherry hogshead casks and bottled at 40% abv.
Laphroaig Cask Strength 10 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 70.99, Laphroaig, 12487,,,, Awarded Best Single Malt in the World in 2005 by Whisky MagazineOriginal Cask Strength Laphroaig is bottled at natural distillery strength with all the depth of genuine taste and texture normally associated with sampling whisky at source.In 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.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - Islay's Laphroaig is famed for its intensely peaty profile, and this single-malt Scotch delivers on that reputation. The amber spirit opens with a smoky aroma that's underpinned by vanilla and light floral notes. There's plenty of peat on the palate too, backed by olive brine, espresso and chocolate characteristics. 
Laphroaig 10 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 46.99, Laphroaig, 10270,,,, Double Gold SF World Spirits Competition 2013The original Laphroaig, distilled the same way today as when Ian Hunter invented it over 75 years ago. In 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.
Landy VS Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 31.99, Landy, 14276,,,, Landy VS Cognac is the youngest of the Landy range. A wonderful, fresh cognac that's presented in quite an unusual shaped bottle that looks very nice when displayed on the counter of a drinks cabinet. It's a versatile cognac - one that can be enjoyed in many ways.
Krug Brut Champagne Grande Cuvée, Sparkling, 750 ml, 189.99, Krug, 65032,,,, Shipped with the pictured box if you select collector's box under gift options. 96 Points James Suckling - A very complex nose here with ripe, deep lemon and grapefruit aromas on offer plus some restrained chalky elements, biscuit, some roasting herbs, hints of pepper, then a little tobacco too. Very complex and full of fresh characters. The palate has a wealth of different fruit flavors like lemon, peach, nectarine, and plums. The finesse in terms of structure, detail and precision is staggering; sherbet-like elegance with immense concentration and power. A great Grande Cuvée. Incredibly satisfying. 95 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Krug’s NV Brut Grande Cuvee ID 112001 -- disgorged already over the winter of 2011-2012 but then further aged before release -- reinforces the belief that, thankfully, even wine lovers of modest means who occasionally splurge on Krug Grande Cuvee will be rewarded with a wine that need not fear comparison with this house’s more limited and far more expensive bottlings, nor for that matter with any other wines of Champagne. The harmonious juxtaposition of creaminess and lees enrichment with bright, juicy citricity and of expansive richness with levity is stunning....Citrus zest notes segue seamlessly into the fine stream of CO2 without bitterness, while succulent white peach garlanded in lily-of-the-valley is laced with rich, subtly piquant nut oils and saliva-liberating salinity. Emerging suggestions of shitake and shrimp shell reduction compound the sense of capital-'U' umami in a vibrantly interactive and refreshing finish. A day after opening, this is even more vividly complex than it had been initially, with hints of fresh red raspberry lending an invigorating tang and sensation of berry seed-crunching that delivers strikingly harmonious counterpoint to both the luscious brightness of fruit and the nutty low-tones....The team at Krug has long taken pains to emphasize that the task of assembling their Grande Cuvee from a hundred or more lots reflecting reserves of widely varying ages is mind-bogglingly complex. So is the result.95 points Vinous Light gold. Nectarine, poached pear, toasted nuts, anise and buttered toast on the complex, mineral-tinged nose. Deeply concentrated but energetic and precise as well, offering sappy orchard and pit fruit flavors along with notes of brioche and marzipan. A bitter citrus pith note adds definition to the impressively long, smoky finish. Shows more power and heft than I've experienced from this bottling in recent years.95 points Wine Spectator This mouthwatering Champagne shows a lovely sense of finesse, with firm acidity deftly married to a rich profile of crème de cassis, toasted brioche and lime blossom, accented by hints of café au lait, singed orange peel and exotic spice. Long and plush on the finish.94 Points Wine & Spirits A brisk and powerful release of Grande Cuvée, this has the masculine charm of a linebacker as it pummels the palate with lime and seashells, lemon and tangerine flavors. The wine’s intensity and richness has a mouthwatering effect in the finish, lasting in resonant layers of flavor—powerful, yet gracious in the end. 
Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Bourbon, 750 ml, 29.99, Knob Creek, S671,,,, 92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Delicious but fiery, this nine-year-old small-batch Bourbon offers deep toffee aromatics and bold flavor. On the palate, look for relatively dry flavors: leather, cedar, dried orange peel. A splash of water softens the profile to bring out more vanilla, honey, even a touch of chocolate.
Kiona White Riesling Red Mountain Late Harvest, Riesling, 750 ml, 9.99, Kiona, 27003,,,, Each year we seek to make the best possible late harvest wines by leaving selected acreage unpicked as long as possible. Usually by late October to early December the stems will no longer support the weight of the grape clusters and the grapes must be picked. This is approximately four to ten weeks after the normal harvest. The extra time on the vine increases sugar and concentrates the flavors. Kiona's Late Harvest wines are marketed internationally and have received accolades from around the world vintage after vintage.
Ketel One Vodka, Vodka, 750 ml, 29.99, Ketel One, 12529,,,, For 10 generations, the Nolet family in Holland has been distiling the finest handmade spirits, using the same technique and recipes perfected by Joannes Nolet in 1691. Ketel One Vodka is handcrafted in small batches. Named after the original distiling kettle number one, this vodka is truly unique. Ketel One is distilled using traditional potstills, filtered through charcoal, and rested under ground in tile-lined tanks until perfect. This costly, painstaking process yields a limited quantity of vodka that possesses a refined elegance and unmatched clarity and smoothness.
Kelt VSOP Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 74.99, Kelt, 14029,,,, Produced purely from grapes grown in the Grande Champagne, Cognac Kelt is all about the traditions of old. To the extent where every oak barrel of Kelt eaux-de-vie is sent on a three month sea journey around the world – known as the Tour du Monde “ocean maturation”. Kelt Cognac produce a range of cognacs from a VSOP upwards to a speciality cognac, all bearing names that mirror their maritime voyage.
Kahlúa Coffee Cream Liqueur, Liqueur, 750 ml, 26.99, Kahlúa, 10908,,,, Kahlua Original is the hero ingredient in many cult cocktails and drinks, to name a few: White Russian, Espresso Martini, Mind Eraser. It will turn the average evening into a fun and different social highlight. Its deep brown color is attractive and deep. Kahlúa Original offers enticing scents of bittersweet coffee bean and roasted chest-nut and multilayered flavors of black coffee and sweet butter.
Jose Cuervo Tequila Platino Reserva de la Familia, Tequila, 750 ml, 64.99, Jose Cuervo, 10654,,,, Tequila Jose Cuervo Platino Reserva de la Familia - Set aside in the cool cellars below Casa Cuervo is a coveted 100% de Agave plata Tequila once reserved only for the Cuervo family's private enjoyment, Jose Cuervo Platino. This exquisite spirit is handcrafted using a unique process we call "Esencia de Agave", a meticulous method that brings the full character, flavor and essence of the Agave to life. Our process is the result of over 200 years of heritage and experience, embodying a family tradition that began in 1795. Casa Cuervo is proud to share this exquisite treasure with you. Made from only the finest hand-selected Blue Agave from the Valley of Tequila, Platino is a lush, vibrant, ultr-premium Tequila like no other, past or present.
Johnnie Walker Select Casks 10 Year Rye Cask Finish, Whiskey, 750 ml, 49.99, Johnnie Walker, 17680,,,, The Select Casks is a new limited edition range from Johnnie Walker, the world's biggest selling Scotch whisky brand. Each bottling in the range will feature a different and experimental wood/cask finish and further expressions are scheduled to be released over the next couple of years. The first in the Select Casks series is the Rye Cask Finish. The special blend has been crafted by Jim Beveridge, the Johnnie Walker Master Blender, and has been matured in first-fill ex-bourbon American oak casks for 10 years before being transferred to ex-American rye whiskey casks for six months.
Johnnie Walker Green Label 15 Year Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 59.99, Johnnie Walker, 15023,,,, John Walker was born in 1805, and opened his first business (a grocery store) at the age of 15. John Walker had been experimenting with tea blending, and began blending whiskies in the same way. His whiskies were soon on sale, and before long, started receiving critical acclaim. John Walker died in 1857, and passed the business along to his son Alexander. Alexander was responsible for aggressively promoting the brand. As the British Empire expanded, so too did Johnnie Walker. The business was passed on to Alexander's sons, and the brand became even more recognized around the world. Today, Johnnie Walker is the world's leading producer of Scotch Whisky.94 Points Wine Enthusiast - This maple syrup-toned spirit is a blend of Islay and Speyside malts, with no grain whisky added. The result is an effortless mix of lightly smoky and oaky caramel notes, and a smooth, velvety feel. A splash of branchwater amps up the peat quotient.
Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 59.99, Johnnie Walker, 15244,,,, Johnnie Walker Gold Label was built around a core of single malt whisky from Clynelish, the Gold Label Reserve is a great addition to the line-up from master blender Jim Beveridge.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Packaged in a limited-edition bottle that gleams like an Oscar statuette, this ìMaster Blender's Reserveî is hard to miss. The aroma shows baked apple and a hint of smoke. Lots of caramel coats the palate at first, followed by dry leather and a malty note, finishing with a gentle waft of light smoke.
Rashi Joyvin Red, Red Blend, 750 ml, 8.99, Rashi, 57062,,,, Joyvin Red, a partially fermented red grape must, is the ultimate, easy-drinking party wine. It's light, fruity and fun to sip or enjoy with lightly flavored fish and chicken dishes. Serve chilled. Kosher
Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 33.99, Johnnie Walker, S264700,,,, Johnnie Walker Black Label was originally known as 'Extra Special Old Highland'. It was renamed Johnnie Walker Black Label in 1909. Johnnie Walker Black Label is the top-selling de luxe Scotch whisky in the duty-free market worldwide. The favourite Scotch of Sir Winston Churchill; a bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label is the main feature of his painting 'Bottlescape'. Johnnie Walker has held the royal warrant since 1933, when it was granted to the company by King George V.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - *Best Buy* Bright topaz in the glass, this 12-year-old blend of over 40 whiskies has a pleasant fresh apple and vanilla scent. Polished, versatile and flavorful, look for creamy caramel and vanilla accented by dried orange peel and honeysuckle.
John Barr Blended Scotch Red Label, Scotch, 750 ml, 14.99, John Barr, 17599,,,, Warm and rich yet full and intense as both the Highland and Speyside Malts slowly emerge in complete harmony. The firm backbone reveals not just one single aged Malt or Grain but a combination of both. Taste: Classic - all these exciting flavours are artistically reflected on the palate. However the backbone, particularly emanating from the Highland Single Malt whiskies, have played a major part in forging this outstanding blend. Thanks to the long marrying period, soft luscious flavours are immediately apparent on the aftertaste, leaving the palate warm and fully rewarded. A noble blend of rare distinction.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 159.99, Johnnie Walker, 12616,,,, 95 Points Wine Enthusiast - A honey-colored whisky with a spicy, smoky fragrance. The first sip is surprisingly sweet and honeyed, then the smoke gently creeps in like fog at dawn, softly surrounding the edges of the tongue.Johnnie Walker Blue Label is incomparably rich and smoky, with velvety smooth breaking waves of powerful flavor.Created from hand-selected casks of some of the rarest and most exceptional whiskies, there is no sensory experience quite like Johnnie Walker Blue Label. Hazelnuts, honey, sherry and oranges tumble in first, before releasing hidden secrets like ginger, kumquats, sandalwood and dark chocolate. A rich honey sweetness emerges, accompanied by hints of pepper and dried fruits, before an impossibly long, lingering, smooth finish of perfectly balanced, soft smoke. 
Johnnie Walker King George V, Scotch, 750 ml, 599.99, Johnnie Walker, 14533,,,, A special extension of the Johnnie Walker range, King George V celebrates the first Royal Warrant granted to John Walker and Sons Ltd to supply Scotch whisky to the British Royal Household in 1934, and is apparently designed to recreate how JW might have tasted back in the day. Some Port Ellen has been used, alongside Cardhu, Lochnagar and some very old grain whisky.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - Slightly disappointing bouquet features smells of roasted walnut, figs, dates and beeswax. Palate entry is honey-sweet, fruitcake-like, with flavors of pineapple, apricot and white raisins; midpalate becomes deeper with layers of oak, resin, oloroso Sherry, dark caramel, dark bittersweet chocolate and egg cream. Concludes with power and grace. Delicious.
Johnnie Walker Double Black Blended Scotch Whisky, Scotch, 750 ml, 39.99, Johnnie Walker, 17177,,,, Double Black adds to the normal Black Label profile by including more Islay whisky and casks that have been heavily charred, giving a more intense flavor with a greater emphasis on smoke while keeping true to the sophisticated Johnnie Walker style.92 Points Wine Enthusiast - This blended Scotch, “matured in deep-charred old oak casks” features intensely smoky aromas and flavors, although honey sweetness and mellow almond peek through. Golden in hue, with a silky feel.
Jacopo Poli Po' Merlot di Poli Grappa, Grappa, 750 ml, 79.99, Jacopo Poli, 17033,,,, Taste Italy's finest grappa, Amarosa of Merlot from this master distiller. Perfect as an after dinner drink, hints of fresh flavors of cherry and cassis are present in the nose.
Jackson-Triggs Vidal Ice Wine Niagara Peninsula, Ice Wine, 750 ml, 25.99, Jackson-Triggs, 50897,,,, Niagara Peninsula, Canada- This richly textured wine displays fresh tropical aromas of papaya, mango and apricot. Bold fruit flavours balanced with fine acidity caress the palate and conclude with an exquisite silky finish.
Jameson Limited Reserve 18 Year, Whiskey, 750 ml, 134.99, Jameson, S42941,,,, Jameson is an Irish whiskey. The company was founded by John Jameson, who built his whiskey distillery in Dublin in the year 1780. The Cork Distillers company joined forces with their rivals John Jameson and John Powers to form the Irish Distillers Group in 1966. The Midleton distillery built by Irish Distillers now produces most of the Irish Whiskey sold in Ireland. The new facility adjoins the old one, which is now a tourist attraction.
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 49.99, Jack Daniel's, 10048,,,, 94 Points Wine Enthusiast - At first, this whiskey is easy to underestimate, since the amber color and mild toffee aroma give little away. But one sip, and it is clear this whiskey means business: Deep vanilla cookie and cigar tobacco flavors unfold to a big, burnt-caramel finish, which washes over the palate like a rolling wave. Manhattan-worthy. Fine hand-crafted whiskey from a single barrel individually selected, bottled and labeled for unique flavor and character. While aging in the barrelhouses that dot the hills overlooking Jack Daniel Distillery, the whiskey in each barrel develops a slightly different character. Our Head Distiller, Jimmy Bedford, tastes the whiskey and sets aside those barrels whose contents he feels have aged to create particularly flavorful and aromatic whiskey. The whiskey is hand-bottled, a barrel at a time, never mixing it with whiskey from other barrels. We bottle only a limited quantity of Jack Daniel's Single Barrel, marking each bottle with a rick number, barrel number and date of bottling. All true connoisseurs of great whiskey will appreciate its unusually dark color and distinctively rich taste. Jack Daniel's Single Barrel is a fine whiskey worthy of your most special times and special friends.
J Vineyards Cuvee 20 Brut, Sparkling, 750 ml, 29.99, J Vineyards, 60596,,,, Celebrating twenty years of winemaking excellence, J Cuvée 20 proudly displays an exceptional, stylish assemblage from cool-climate vineyard sites in the Russian River Valley.This J non-vintage Brut gracefully opens up with crisp lemon peel, honeysuckle and delicate yeast aromas. Upon entry, these notes follow through to a mix of Fuji apple and grapefruit interlaced with toast, caramel and almond flavors on the mid-palate. The acidity adds just enough liveliness and the citrus zest leads to a lingering, warm pear and lush finish. Demonstrating an illustrious combination of yesterday and today, its fresh exuberance showcases layers of depth and complexity.55% Chardonnay, 43% Pinot Noir, 2% Pinot Meunier91 Points Wine Enthusiast - "With mid-summer comes the annual release of J's nonvintage Cuvée 20. This year's bottling is richer than last year's, and offers broad citrus, raspberry, vanilla and yeasty brioche flavors. The wine feels clean, vibrant and smooth. Editors’ Choice91 Points Decanter - "Elegantly opens with fresh lemon peel, honeysuckle and autolysis aromas. Followed by a mix of apple and citrus notes with toast, caramel and almond flavours on the mid-palate. Lively acidity of citrus zest leads to a long, warm pear and lush aftertaste. Layers of depth and complexity. 
Inniskillin Gold Vidal Ice Wine Oak Aged 2013 (375 ml), Ice Wine, 375 ml, 65.99, Inniskillin, 50890,,,, This icewine reflects lots of intense layers from its short exposure to oak. The peaches and apricot aromas and flavours develop into complexities of marmalade and candied brown sugar as it ages. The ample natural acidity is softened by the oak aging adding a creamy vanilla flavor.
Inniskillin Cabernet Franc Ice Wine, Ice Wine, 750 ml, 99.99, Inniskillin, 50895,,,, The red berry characteristics of the vinifera grape Cabernet Franc translate as an Icewine into strawberry like aromas and flavours. This Icewine is completely different from the white Icewines. The colour comes from pressing only as there is no skin contact during fermentation. The earlier it is harvested, the darker the colour and the deeper the flavours. Amazing depth of colour and outstanding red berry flavours, particularly strawberry, lend this red Icewine to pair well with chocolate or chocolate mousse and red fruit based desserts or simply strawberries and cream.
Inniskillin Vidal Ice Wine 2015 (375 ml), Ice Wine, 375 ml, 46.99, Inniskillin, 50893,,,, This icewine reflects lots of intense layers from its short exposure to oak. The peaches and apricot aromas and flavors develop into complexities of marmalade and candied brown sugar as it ages. The ample natural acidity is softened by the oak aging adding a creamy vanilla flavor.
Isle of Jura 16 Year Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 69.99, Isle of Jura, 17008,,,, Jura's single distillery seems to have been founded around 1810 and was rebuilt in 1876 but closed during the First World War. Though a couple of buildings dating back to its early days are still in use, the present distillery was built during the late 1950s and early 1960s and enlarged in the 1970s. It was owned for a time by Scottish & Newcastle Breweries and its malt whisky is an important component of the Mackinlay blends. Less than 10% of the spirit is matured in sherry casks and the rest in second-fill Scotch whisky casks. It gets its water from a spring called the Bhaille Mharghaidh which flows over rock and carries very little peat. The two pairs of stills are amongst the tallest in the industry, a factor contributing to a light and pure spirit. The wash and spirit stills are very much the same size and are heated internally by steam-filled coils.
Hine Cognac Rare VSOP, Cognac, 750 ml, 69.99, Hine, 12416,,,, For a year now, cognac has regained a certain dynamism in Europe and V.S.O.P is currently the most buoyant category. The top end of this segment already features Hine's 'Rare & Delicate', a cognac with great finesse intended for cognac aficionados. The rich variety of the V.S.O.P segment means that Hine is perfectly justified in offering consumers a further opportunity to savor the quality of Hine's carefully selected blends. It is composed of eaux-de-vie exclusively from the two finest crus in the Cognac region: Grande Champagne (60%) and Petite Champagne (40%). The youngest eaux-de-vie in this V.S.O.P have been aged for four years and the oldest for fifteen years. All have been aged in small batches before being blended to enable their respective characters to become fully expressive and so that Bernard Hine, the cellar master, has the optimal information required for his selections.
Highland Park 12 Year Viking Honour Single Malt Scotch, Scotch, 750 ml, 49.99, Highland Park, 12034,,,, Highland Park 12 Year Old remains one of the gold- standard malts for other distillery bottlings to aspire to. With a delicious sweetness (heather-honey is their preferred description) and a warming, silky mouthfeel, this is a whisky that never lets you down. "The greatest all-rounder in the world of malt whisky". Michael Jackson's Malt Whisky Companion93 Points Wine Enthusiast -  *Top 50 Spirits, 2011*  Elegant, light and pretty. This amber spirit has a light, briny vanilla scent and a silky feel. A veil of smoke rises through the Scotch (but fades out fast), leaving behind a sweet nutty, vanilla finish. 90 Points Whisky Advocate - Highland Park 12 Year Old boasts individuality and complexity, thanks in part to the use of Orcadian peat in the distillery floor maltings and the employment of ex-sherry casks for maturation. The nose is fragrant and floral, with hints of heather and some spice. Smooth and honeyed on the palate, with citrus fruits, malt, and distinctive tones of wood smoke in the warm, lengthy, slightly peaty finish.
Highland Park Single Malt Scotch 18 Year, Scotch, 750 ml, 139.99, Highland Park, 12048,,,, 94 Points Whiskey Advocate - "Gentle Peat, soft toffee, floral notes, and honey on the beautifully fragrant nose. Superbly balanced on the velvety palate with brittle toffee, stewed fruits, peat, honey and a hint of coffee. Smoke and more toffee mingle in the long, elegant finish."One of our all-time favorites, this has to be one of the most consistently excellent malt whiskies of the past 10 years. Showered with awards and praise from all quarters, it was named as 'Best Spirit in the World' by F Paul Pacult of the Spirit Journal in 2005. Unfailingly excellent, especially after a good meal. Pacult wrote: 'After 25 years' experience, it fits my profile of what makes a perfect whisky, which is to say it's totally in harmony, there are no rough edges and everything is melded together brilliantly.'
High West Double Rye Whiskey, Whiskey, 750 ml, 29.99, High West, 17686,,,, A very special rye whiskey from High West's maverick David Perkins. This is a combination of a 2 year old 95% rye mashbill with a 16yo 53% rye mash and has gone down a storm in its home country, scoring 90 points from Malt Advocate's John Hansell.90 Points Wine Enthusiast - This blend of straight rye whiskeys has a light amber hue and a scent redolent of brown sugar and baked apple, plus a fleeting sarsaparilla note. Most of the allspice and oak flavor comes through on the long finish. At 92 proof, this rye feels relatively hot; mix into Sazeracs and other cocktails.90 Points Whisky Advocate - A blend of two straight whiskeys: a very young 2 year old high rye content whiskey and a 16 year old rye whiskey with a lower rye content. Perhaps the spiciest American whiskey I have ever tasted, yet at the same time, quite tame and mellow. Complex notes of mint, clove, cinnamon, licorice root, pine nuts, and dark chocolate, with a surprising dose of gin botanicals throughout. A soft underbelly of caramel, sweet corn, and soothing vanilla provides an interesting counterpoint. Very easy-drinking, too (hard to believe it’s 46%). Intriguing, and a must-try for rye whiskey aficionados — even if only to satisfy your curiosity. 
Herradura Tequila Silver, Tequila, 750 ml, 39.99, Herradura, 10640,,,, Herradura Blanco Tequila - Unaged and pure, bottled after distillation providing the true taste of the agave. Casa Herradura has produced this 100% Blue Agave Tequila for over 24 years. Its traditional taste can be enjoyed in more than 50 countries.
Hess Select Pinot Noir Central Coast 2012, Pinot Noir, 750 ml, 15.00, Hess Select, 35076,,,, Hess Select winemakers explore California's Central Coast growing region, with a particular fondness for the famed Pinot Noir grown in the Santa Lucia Highlands and the Santa Maria Valley. This vintage features a blend of 78% fruit from Monterey, with much of that from the Sarmento Vineyard in SLH, and 22% from the Santa Maria Valley, where Pinot Noir benets from the cooling ocean inuence brought onshore through mountain ranges oriented west to east. Hess Director of Winemaking Dave Guy rst made Pinot Noir here in the Santa Maria Valley, and his familiarity with fruit sourced from the region shows in this delicious wine.
Hennessy VSOP Privilege Cognac, Cognac, 750 ml, 64.99, Hennessy, S158146,,,, Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirit Awards 2012Richard Hennessy founded his eponymous Cognac distillery in 1765. In 1817, the Prince of Wales (and future King of England) George IV asked Hennessy to create a “very special old pale” Cognac for him, and thus the labeling term VSOP was born. The Privilège VSOP displays aromas of oak, fruit and cinnamon on the nose, while flavors of vanilla, honey, apple and spice also move across the palate.Hennessy V.S.O.P is perhaps one of the best known cognacs. Because it is the cognac many are familiar, it is often the benchmark for all other V.S.O.P cognacs. The complexity, distinguished flavors and aromas of Hennessy V.S.O.P. make it excellent for casual sipping and also makes for a versatile cocktail mixer.
Hendrick's Gin, Gin, 750 ml, 42.99, Hendrick's, 10565,,,, Small batch typically means 1,000 litres or fewer. Hendrick's distills in miniscule batches of 500 litres, which gives our master distiller even greater control of her careful artistry. Hendrick’s wondrous botanical signature consists of flowers, roots, fruits, and seeds from the world over. They function to complement and set the stage for our delicious duet of infusions: rose petal and cucumber.
Armida Poizin Dry Creek Zinfandel 2015, Zinfandel, 750 ml, 19.99, Armida, 38005,,,, A lush, delicious and "serious" wine but in a fun package. The nose is fruit driven with fresh plum, bing cherry, spicy peppercorn and zinberry. The mouthfeel is soft with a hint of