High West Distillery American Prairie Bourbon
A complex and delicious blend of straight bourbons at a great price that supports a great cause. Nose: Light caramel and sweet vanilla. Taste: Rich and earthy on the palate with well balanced flavors of candy corn, honey nougat and sweet corn bread biscuits. Finish: Vanilla with a hint of caramel apple. How to Enjoy: Neat, on ice and great in cocktails. High West is dedicated to preserving and promoting the American West. American Prairie is a superb premium bourbon whiskey dedicated to one of the greatest land preservation projects of our time. The American Prairie Reserve in Montana is a 5000 Square mile land tract the size of Connecticut restored to what Lewis and Clark would have seen. High West will donate 10% of after tax profits from each bottle to the American Prairie Foundation.
The Tasting Panel
Made with a blend of straight Bourbons, this whiskey has a mild vanilla and resin scent. On the palate, flavors run to vanilla, cedar and citrus. Adding water brings out distinct cinnamon and peach notes, before fading into vanilla.
Antinori Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne 2014A brilliant ruby red color, this red wine offers pleasing aromas of red berry fruit balanced with sensations of candied fruit and spice. The palate is ample with supple tannins. The finish offers hints of tobacco and dark chocolate. An extremely elegant wine with great structure.
Odette Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2014The 2014 Odette Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District delivers notes of blackberry liqueur, blueberry cobbler, wild lilacs and incense laced with underpinnings of crushed rocks and graphite. The full-bodied mouthfeel is seamless and riveting, revealing the focused layers of intense dark fruit that collide with an elegant richness and tension that creates an effortlessly endless finish. Enjoy this wine over the next 25+ years.
Rack & Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon Bourbon Barrel Aged 2016Introducing Rack & Barrel Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Reserve. Exceptional Lodi Cabernet aged in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels to give it a uniquely bourbon oak flavor. Enjoy notes of brown sugar and toffee to an already robust and flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon.
Booker Vineyard White 2016A blend mainly of Roussanne and Viognier, the 2016 White has an alluringly savory nose of lightly browned toast, salted almonds and fresh hay over a core of ripe apricots, poached pears and white pepper. The full-bodied palate has a lovely phenolic grip and seductive oiliness to the texture, with tons of savory-laced stone fruit flavors and great length.
Giovanni Sordo Barolo 2013Red garnet color with orangey nuances which become more accentuated as years go by. It has delicate, etheric, intense, full and lingering aromas. The flavor is warm, full, complex, dry and harmonious. Its austerity is linked to the presence of sweet and complex tannins. Pairs well with roasts and game.
Chateau Palmer Alter Ego de Palmer 2015This wine exhibits elegant balance. The velvety tannins and aromatic depth are promises of splendid ageing potential.
Freelander District One Cabernet Sauvignon 2017The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is the fourth Cabernet release from Freelander and from California. Aged in and American French oak, it shows massively rich flavors of blackberries and cassis. This medium-bodied wine shows lush mouthfeel, balance and complexity. The ripe, sweet tannins and a touch of toasted oak complete the gentle finish.
Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Loveblock Pinot Noir 2018Crimson with purple hues in appearance. Aromas of ripe black cherry with smoky notes and hints of mushroom peeking out behind rich fruit. Fleshy black plum, with layers of cherry and sweet berries that play on the palate and dance with notes of violet. Dry tannins and hints of cigar make this a versatile wine to pair with turkey, salmon, lamb and beef.
Merry Edwards Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017Warmly opulent and sophisticated, this is an intense, inviting Pinot. It's packed with ripe cherry, strawberry fruit leather, brambleberry and blueberry. This fruit expression is heightened by anise, earthy notes, well-integrated toasty oak, and a whisper of violets and white flower blossoms. On the opening, the highly structured palate shows an energizing interplay between bright, lively acidity and generous, silky tannins. It then broadens and mellows into a lingering, satisfying finale. Aromas follow through, providing a dynamic flavor spectrum, finishing with a peppery salvo.
Hardin Cabernet Sauvignon 2017Deep, rich and plush with classic Napa Cab fruit, it drinks like a wine costing 2-3 times as much!
Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve Rouge 2018Deep intensive red colour. Ripe fruit fragrance, spicy with a hint of blackcurrant. Elegant and aromatic with soft tannins and good freshness. Perfect accompaniment to salads, assorted cooked meats, roast dishes and cheese. Best enjoyed within 12 months.
Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016The 2016 Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is bursting with a bouquet of cassis, blueberry, blackberry, violet and wild sage, exhibiting the extraordinary concentration, depth and elegance of this superior vintage. Full-bodied and rich on the palate with lingering flavors of dark blackberry, root spice, chocolate and molasses supported by perfectly balanced acidity which adds length, juiciness and freshness to an everlasting finish. Plush "Rutherford Dust" tannins support the ever-expansive palate, while seamlessly integrating with the full-bodied texture, crafting a wine that shows grace, ease and approachability now, but with underlying power and structure that will keep this wine alive for decades to come. Well integrated notes of vanilla and toasted oak spices - from aging in new French oak barrels - heighten the aromas and dance on the lengthy finish. To enjoy this wine at its full potential, we recommend at least five years of bottle aging; however, if you can't wait, decant before serving.
Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 1.5L
Bodegas y Vinedos Maurodos Prima 2016Prima 2014 Region: Toro D.O. Winery: MAURODOS, BODEGAS Y VINEDOS Grapes: 85% Tinta de Toro, 15% Garnacha Vintage: 2014 Color: Red The grapes for Prima are sourced from vines between 10 and 50 years of age. The vineyards for this wine are growing in sandy-clay soils with gravelly subsoils. Vineyards are trained both en vaso and to wire. The younger estate vines were planted at higher density than existing plantings. This 2014 vintage is uniformed in quantity and quality with balanced phenolic ripeness, aromatic intensity, precise fruit, smooth tannins and well measured aging. Winter was relatively warm, with below average rainfall and rapid bud break. Early flowering in the beginning in June due to a frost-free Spring. Veraison came early and harvesting started September 8th. Harvesting took place for four weeks with perfect weather conditions and occasional storms refreshing the grapes, which had no impact on the health of the fruit. The grapes are harvested by hand with a selection of grapes in the vineyard. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled, conical, stainless steel tanks which allow for caps to naturally be broken very softly during pump overs. The wine was aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels of different ages. Bottled in February 2016.
Venge Scout's Honor 2018This vintage has a gorgeous, concentrated assemblage of violets, anise, honeysuckle, blue herbs, and a touch of vanillin. The palate is pure richness with loads black fruits and currants, pepper spice, and an enveloping masculinity of char and tannins from the Syrah, Charbono and Petite Sirah. A seamless balance and mouth coating deliciousness lead to a wine that is quite pleasing to the senses. Cellared correctly it will age for 5 to 8 years.
Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2016We set aside the best barrels of our Cabernet to produce Special Selection - the only wine in the world honored twice as Wine Spectator magazine's "Wine of the Year." Pushing the limits of richness and concentration, this Cabernet is enjoyable upon release or improves with aging a decade or more. Fine, luxurious tannins give structure to intense flavors of supple cacao bean, chocolate and dark fruits.
Catena Alta Chardonnay 2017The Catena Alta Chardonnay presents an intenese greenish-yellow color. The nose offers ripe white fruit aromas such as pears and peaches that are interwoven with delicate citrus and floral notes, such as Jasmine. The palate shows rich and concentrated ripe pear, apple and apricot flavors with a light note of minerality. The wine finishes long and complex with crisp, mineral acidity. Pairs well with lime marinated chicken, seafood.
Louis M Martini Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Hamilton Creek Chardonnay 2018
Maison No. 9 Wine Rosé 2019The color of this beautiful wine is a stunningly bright and soft shade of pink. Intense and inviting aromas of freshly-picked fruit, strolling through a flower garden. Scents of ripe pineapple, fresh pear and strawberry meet hints of sweet French confections. From the first taste it is zippy, fresh and dances crisp across the tongue. The incredible acidity is met by fresh red and tropical fruits that balance with a clean finish. This dry, classic Rosé is wonderfully balanced and round with a texture that is mouthwatering and savory. The ideal style of Rosé for any occasion - this is the perfect pairing with friends. Whether an aperitif by the water or with food, this fresh wine is quite versatile. Great matches to this rosé include a variety of fresh, meatier fish and shellfish, summer salads from the garden and the classic French roasted chicken. - Winemaker's notes
The Debate Three Vineyard Collection 3 Pack 2016TO KALON WA 92+, DR. CRANE WA 95+, MISSOURI HOPPER WA 95+ Beckstoffer’s TO KALON 2014 Nestled at the edge of the Mayacamas Mountains in the center of Napa Valley, To Kalon receives just a touch of morning fog and full day sun to produce Cabernet Sauvignon grapes with complex layers. Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Fermentation: 100% barrel fermentation 23 months 100% French Oak; 70% New Case Production: 200 “From the famous Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon is another relatively hefty wine at 15.1%. It is very backward for a 2014, and in many ways, just as tannic and structured as its 2013 counterpart. Dense black currant fruit intermixed with hints of camphor, blackberry and unsmoked cigar tobacco are present in this wine, which is not really a blockbuster, but rather an elegant take on the To Kalon Vineyard. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25 years.” Robert Parker 92+ Beckstoffer’s DR. CRANE 2014 Dr. Crane is situated on the west side of St Helena which has gravelly loamy soils and a very warm climate. Of all the sites, Dr. Crane is the warmest, and has the most extracted style. Because of this the wine has a very rich and velvety palate with candied fruit on the finish. Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards: 100% Beckstoffer Dr.Crane Fermentation: 100% Barrel Fermented 23 months 100% French Oak 70% New Case Production: 200 “The profound 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard (15.1% alcohol) is another La Mission Haut Brion lookalike. Rich, with notes of charcoal embers, barbecue smoke, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, violets and a touch of wood spice, it is full-bodied, powerful, concentrated, layered and impressive. Drink it over the next 25-30 years.” Robert Parker 95+ Beckstoffer’s MISSOURI HOPPER 2014 Missouri Hopper is a spectacular vineyard situated in the hourglass of the Napa Valley, which gives it a cooler climate than neighboring To Kalon Vineyard due to the influence of the bay. Missouri Hopper yields Cabernet Sauvignon that has a balance of ripeness and power with finesse and elegance. We believe this is one of the most exceptional sites Napa Valley has to offer. Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards: 100% Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Fermentation: 100% Barrel Fermented 23 months 100% French Oak 70% New Case Production: 200 “The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Missouri Hopper Vineyard has an opaque purple color and a youthful blackberry and black raspberry-scented nose with some notes of lead pencil shavings, forest floor and tobacco leaf. It is full-bodied, rich in fruit, and incredibly youthful and backward for a 2014. A big boy at 15.2% finished alcohol, it would benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age. It is certainly capable of lasting 20 or more years..” Robert Parker 95+