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Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon

91 Points Wine Enthusiast

From a blend of beautiful sites across the valley, including Arcadia Vineyard in Coombsville and Rancho Chimiles in Wooden Valley, as well as small amounts of grapes from S.L.V. and Fay, this wine is inviting in dense aromas of red fruit, caramel and brioche. With dashes of Petit Verdot and Malbec, it finishes on accents of tobacco and cedar.

Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon

Nothing matters more to Austin Hope than family and winemaking. And for Austin, nothing embodies those quite like Paso Robles.

Growing up amongst the grapevines of his family’s vineyards, Austin spent his formative years studying the science and craft of both, in California and in the Rhone region of France. It wasn’t until 2017, after years of exploration and fine tuning his craft, that Austin felt he could create something that encapsulated the essential elements of Paso Robles. Austin realized this vision when he released a Cabernet Sauvignon under his Austin Hope label. The sources of the wine are far-reaching within the appellation – a most discerning group of vineyards located on gently sloping hillsides and hidden pockets across the domain, providing unique dimensions to the Cabernet varietal. Each dimension tells a distinctive part of the story of our unique and wondrous region.

Today, Austin’s obsession has evolved to showcase an even greater sweep of Paso Robles, expressing a life dedicated to growing grapes and making Paso wines. Nothing makes Austin more proud than crafting a wine that captures the inspiring essence of Paso Robles.

Previous Vintage received 95 point from Wine enthusiast and was #7 on the top 100 for 2020.

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Hess Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon

The combination of steady heat and well-drained clay loam soils in our Allomi Vineyard allows fruit to ripen evenly, gaining welcomed complexity and layers of flavor. We consistently see beautiful yields from the Allomi Vineyard, and this vintage was no different. On the nose, this wine delivers delicious aromas of boysenberry, blackberry and elegant expressions of lavender alongside a touch of vanilla. Allomi Cabernet is concentrated upon entry with dense, but well-integrated tannin’s that provide a round, plush mouthfeel. Layers of juicy black fruit, notably black cherry and black plum, lead to elements of espresso supported by a subtle oak spice that adds to the personality of the wine and reminds us why this is one of our most popular Napa offerings.

92 Points James Suckling

A fruity Cabernet with currant, black-cherry and berry aromas and flavors. Medium-to full-bodied with soft tannins and a juicy finish. Yummy now. Drink or hold.

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Critical Acclaim 96 Points!

Winemaker Notes

The 2018 vintage was characterized by a warm climate. The nose of this white wine offers notes of chamomile, accompanied with a savory palate of delicate vanilla and butter sensations which transition gracefully into hints of tropical fruit.

Critical Acclaim RP 96

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Compared to the 2017 vintage that shows a more accessible and full-bodied style, the 2018 Cervaro della Sala is a classic edition—it’s about as classic as I have ever tasted this landmark white from Umbria to be. This cooler vintage prizes finesse and elegance, and those traits are matched by efforts in the winery to accomplish that same goal. On many levels, the 2018 vintage opens a new chapter for Cervaro della Sala, with a stronger emphasis on preserved lemon, crisp pear and crushed mineral. The wine offers beautiful freshness and linearity. I must also mention that this vintage is released while the fruit is still a bit closed or shy. That slightly reductive approach bodes very well for the wine’s future evolution.

W&S 95

Wine & Spirits

The moderate 2018 growing season yielded a Cervaro of outstanding vivacity and balance. Barrel-fermented chardonnay comprises the majority of the blend, contributing a sleek texture as well as notes of toasted hazelnut and vanilla bean that enrich the crisp apple and pear flavors. A small percentage of stainless-steel-aged grechetto adds fresh acidity to balance the wine’s subtle spice and gingery warmth. Delicious now for its combination of richness and verve, this wine will be even better in a couple of years, as the flavors continue to integrate.

Glenmorangie A Tale of Cake

Some time ago, our Director of Whisky Creation, Dr Bill, found himself musing over how some of his most joyful memories came from cake — from the pineapple upside down cake his daughter made for his birthday to baking with his Granny in her kitchen.

He devised this whisky to conjure the magic of a cake moment, finishing his favorite Glenmorangie Single Malt in the finest Tokaji dessert wine casks.

The liquid is a rich copper, but the taste is pure technicolor, luscious, sweet and complex with multi-layered bursts of honey, white chocolate and fruits with a lilting hint of mint. As you might expect, it tastes incredible when enjoyed with actual cake.

Aroma

Complex, rich and multi-layered, with a burst of passion fruit, peach, pear, mango. More savory notes like baking bread, gentle sappy oak and a curious, flinty minerality emerge.

This is then followed by classic Glenmorangie notes like honeycomb, vanilla and almond, with a hint of milk chocolate.

With a splash of water, more zesty notes emerge, like apricot, elderflower, flowering currents, honey pollen and peach syrup.

Taste

The mouthfeel is surprisingly luscious and tart at the same time, leading into a burst of sweet, cake-like – honey, white chocolate, apricot, almond, vanilla and pear. This is balanced by a hint of tangy orange and menthol, both classic Glenmorangie flavors.

Finish

The lingering aftertaste again reminds you of a delicious combination of honeycomb, chocolate almond and pecan nuts.

Jack’s Abbey Pride and Parquet Lager

The Boston Celtics announced via press release that they and their partner Jack’s Abby plan to make their popular collaborative adult beverage — “Pride and Parquet” beer — available year-round.

The Framingham, Massachusetts, brewery will have the imbibable on shelves this week according to the release. It is described as an easy-to-drink lager with a hoppy taste and 5.7% alcohol by volume. The team forwarded a pair of statements from Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers co-owner Sam Hendler and the senior vice president of partnerships and business development for the Boston Celtics, Jack Delton.

“My brothers and I are extremely excited to launch this collaboration beer with a great Boston institution like the Celtics,” began Hendler.
“In making this beer, we were able to work side-by-side with the Celtics team throughout the entire process, from design to naming to ingredients and recipe. To be able to do that with a giant in the sports world is a really unique opportunity for a small family business and we are bringing everything we have to this partnership and this special beer. “
“We are thrilled to announce our first ever Celtics collaboration beer, Pride and Parquet, with our friends and partners at Jack’s Abby,” added Delton.

Saint Cloud Cask Strength Bourbon

Extremely Rare

Cask Strength

115 Proof

Kentucky Bourbon at it’s Finest

Bottled 01-20-20

Bottle #2192

Cask Strength Kentucky Bourbon Refined

Saint Cloud is a Kentucky Bourbon unlike any other, Ray Walker left behind the life he knew in California to become a grand cru wine maker in Burgundy, France. Upon his returning to America he has again focused his attention on a centuries-old craft with Saint Cloud.

Ray’s great-great-grand father, Lewis Walker, fought in the Civil War for Kentucky’s “Company 48” Mounted Infantry, signing up for duty the same day that the battle of Gettysburg began. Lewis’ father, James, was in the War of 1812, a battle that saw the U.S. allied with France. James would become a Francophile, giving two of Lewis’ brothers French names, Napoleon Bonaparte Walker (a Union Soldier in the Civil war) and Lafayette Walker. Their other brother, Samuel Houston Walker was also in the Civil War, fighting for the Confederacy at the same time.

St. Cloud 12 year Cask Strength Bourbon

Extremely Rare

12 years Old

Cask Strength Kentucky Bourbon Refined

Only 150 bottles Made

Saint Cloud ™is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Crafted by Ray Walker using his unique perspective and vision from making Grand Cru wines in Burgundy, France. Ray has excelled in making wines of character, blending handwork and tradition. His focus is to bring a unique vision to the Kentucky Bourbon landscape. Saint Cloud is a labor of love, created to bridge the connection to Ray’s family which dates back in Kentucky since the early nineteenth-century.

Nose; You are greeted by dark brown sugar, chocolate covered cherries, plenty of baking spice, and heavy oak char. Overall the nose is quite rich and pleasant.

Palate; More of that dark brown sugar is present, but a relatively sharp spice quickly takes over mid-palate. Although there is plenty of spice that develops, there is also an underlying sweetness that provides a nice balance to the profile. Surprisingly, there is very little alcohol burn for a 120+ proof whiskey.

Finish; The finish is medium too long. The rye spice continues mid-palate and is accentuated by some burn from the proof. There is plenty of burnt caramel, oak char, some dried citrus, and the slightest hint of red grape on the back end.

This 12-year-old whiskey from Saint Cloud was a pleasant challenge. The nose is full of deep, rich flavors that ultimately transition nicely to the palate, where this bourbon then showcases a nice heavy-rye character. The flavors are big enough to entice you in for another sip.

Saint Cloud is a Kentucky Bourbon unlike any other, Ray Walker left behind the life he knew in California to become a grand cru wine maker in Burgundy, France. Upon his returning to America he has again focused his attention on a centuries-old craft with Saint Cloud.

Ray’s great-great-grand father, Lewis Walker, fought in the Civil War for Kentucky’s “Company 48” Mounted Infantry, signing up for duty the same day that the battle of Gettysburg began. Lewis’ father, James, was in the War of 1812, a battle that saw the U.S. allied with France. James would become a Francophile, giving two of Lewis’ brothers French names, Napoleon Bonaparte Walker (a Union Soldier in the Civil war) and Lafayette Walker. Their other brother, Samuel Houston Walker was also in the Civil War, fighting for the Confederacy at the same time.

Johnnie Walker Gold 18 year

A superior 18 year old blend from Johnnie Walker

Gold Label is a fruity, rich whisky with the Highland malt Clynelish at its heart

 Jim Murray from the Whiskey Bible awarded

96 points

The nose is of good body and quite fresh. There are some notes of fruit and honeyed spice, a touch of perfume and a

maritime driftwood note. The palate is quite full with good balance. There are notes of tropical fruits, a touch of stone fruit

and smoke and a little beeswax.

The finish is long with notes of eucalyptus oil and manuka honey.

A superior deluxe 18-year-old blended Scotch whisky made from an exclusive selection of 15 different aged whiskies.

 The blend delivers an exceptionally smooth taste together with

a richness of character and lasting finish.

Very Limited

Seen priced at $125.

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