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Duckhorn Napa Valley Chardonnay

At Duckhorn Vineyards, we have been making wine using grapes from the finest Napa Valley vineyards for over 40 years. Building on this rich history, our Napa Valley Chardonnay comes from the coolest regions. In the cellar, we applied classic techniques of French oak barrel fermentation with lees stirring, resulting in a Chardonnay that balances the complexity and richness of Napa Valley.

Winemaker Notes

Both complex and alluring, this radiant Chardonnay opens up with aromas of pineapple, stone fruit and lime, as well as hints of white flowers and sweet French oak. On the palate, it is round and silky, with lively acidity and abundant minerality balancing the underlying richness and adding poise to the lush flavors of apple, peach and creamy lemon curd.

Production

For both red and white grapes, 2018 offered near picture-perfect growing conditions, with mild spring and summer weather, and no significant heat events. The conditions were ideal for both our Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, which show beautiful tropical notes and ripe flavors at low sugars. While our Chardonnay harvest began about three weeks later than normal, the fruit arrived at the winery in pristine condition, producing dynamic and complex wines. The excellent growing conditions naturally resulted in a slightly larger than average crop for our red Bordeaux varieties, with fully lignified seeds at low sugars levels. With temperate weather throughout fall, we were able to pick each block at optimal ripeness, yielding exceptionally juicy and polished red wines, with plush, well-rounded tannins, and lovely overall structure.

Holiday Cocktail Ideas

Holiday Cocktail Ideas

Nuts and Berries Martini

Equal parts of Frangelico hazelnut liquor and Chambord liquor

¾ oz Frangelico
¾ oz Chambord

Mix with Ice in shaker, pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with fresh black raspberries

 

Nuts n’ Holly cocktail

1 part Drambuie
1 part Bailey’s Irish Cream
1 part Frangelico Hazelnut Liquor
1 part Gozio Amaretto Liquor

Serve in a Martini Glass after shaking over Ice or over ice in a highball glass.

 

Candy Cane Cocktail

1 shot vanilla rum
1 shot Godiva white chocolate liqueur
1 shot peppermint schnapps
Candy cane, garnish

Serve in a martini glass after shaking over Ice.

Caramel Apple Pie Cocktail

1-1/2 oz. vodka or tequila (We suggest Thatcher’s Organic Vodka or Milagro Tequila)
1 oz. Buttershots
1-1/2 oz. apple cider
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Apple slice for garnish
Crushed graham crackers

  1. First, rim the lip of a chilled cocktail glass with your crushed graham crackers.
  2. Pour all the liquid ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into your chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with an apple slice.

Note: Serve over ice in a large wine goblet.

Cranberry Moscow Mule

8 ounces ginger beer
juice of 1 lime
Thatcher’s Organic vodka, 1 shot/jigger
1 tbsp cranberry juice cocktail (the sweet stuff)
raw cranberries and lime slices for garnish, optional

Combine all ingredients, and stir. Pour over ice, and serve, preferably in a copper mug.

Garnish with raw cranberries and lime slices.

Canned Cocktails

Kahlua Nitro Cold Brew

This genius new creation from Kahlua is made with rum and coffee liqueur and boasts a 4.5 percent ABV. Per Kahlua’s site, it tastes like coffee through and through, meaning it’s, uh, the perfect Friday (morning) beverage? Stay tuned for this product’s intro to major retailers. For now, you’ll have to double up on their canned espresso martinis.

Loverboy Spiked Sparkling Teas

Fans of Bravo’s Summer House will know this canned hard iced tea drink created by stars Amanda Batula and Kyle Cook. It comes in sweet flavors like White Tea Peach and Hibiscus Pom that don’t contain any sugar and are only 90 calories.

Two Chicks Paloma, Sparkling Tequila & Grapefruit Cocktail

This new female-founded, owned, and run cocktail company is all about fragrant sparkling drinks. Our blush sparkling cocktail has fresh pink grapefruit, complimented with the light tequila blanco creating a crisp and refreshing drink. Quite simply, it’s grapefruit meets tequila delight with this go-to. Two Chicks, Two Servings per Can

Cutwater Cocktails has an ever expanding selection of canned cocktails.

Fabrizia Margarita, Lemonade, and Breeze

These refreshing ready-to-drink cocktails are handcrafted with our Fabrizia Limoncello and freshly squeezed lemonade, then blended with either tequila or vodka. At 7% ABV they provide just the right kick. These canned cocktails are meant to be enjoyed anywhere… backyards, pools, beaches, boats.

Blueshine Lemonade

A 7% abv sparkling cocktail made by blending Maine Craft Distilling’s Blueberry Moonshine with Maine Craft’s homemade Lemonade. The Blueberry Moonshine is a wild blueberry liquor made from Maine barley with blueberry and Maine maple syrup added. The blended cocktail is a touch sweet up front with the blueberry, but the tartness of the lemonade balances it beautifully.

The Long Drink

A refreshing citrus soda with a premium liquor kick. Americans love it; try it if you don’t believe it. Unlike the seltzers made with fermented sugar, Long Drink is a true award-winning liquor that is smooth, refreshing and doesn’t leave you with that full beer feeling.

Jose Cuervo Margaritas and Paloma

A new twist on an old favorite.

Nantucket Vodka Sodas

After a few years of experimenting on Nantucket, Triple Eight has introduced Nantucket Blue. Nantucket Blue is made from Triple Eight’s top selling vodkas and blended into a clean, refreshing, ready-to-drink cocktail. It is a wonderful representation of the unique and flavorful cocktails which grace the drink chalkboards in the distillery bar on-island at the “Brewery”.

Nantucket Blue is made with 100% real VODKA from Triple Eight Distillery and flavored with natural blueberry and lemon flavors. This carbonated ready-to-drink cocktails is 4.44% abv and 100% Gluten-Free.

Plymouth Gin Cocktail

The Daily Gimlet

A simple, elderflower variation on the classic Gimlet. A pinch of salt helps the flavours ‘pop’ on the palate. Make the cordial separately, bottle and leave in the fridge for when the time is right to make one of these tasty little drinks! The name references the fact that lime cordial was taken every day to prevent scurvy and it is also the surname of Harriet, the manager of the Refectory Bar in the home of Plymouth Gin.

2.5 Parts of Plymouth Gin

2 Parts Lime, Elderflower and Sea salt

Shake with ice, strain over fresh ice into Rocks glass.

To make the Cordial:

Combine equal parts of finely strained fresh lime juice with elderflower cordial (Bottle Green) and a pinch of sea salt. Bottle and refrigerate.

L.P.F

One of the most popular cocktails on sale at the Refectory Bar, the iconic cocktail bar located in the Plymouth Gin Distillery itself. After years of popularity in the bar, it seemed time to share the recipe with the rest of the world!

2.5 Parts Plymouth Gin

1 Part Plymouth Sloe Gin

1.5 Parts Elderflower Liqueur

2.5 Parts Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice

Top With Mumm Champagne, Grapefruit Twist

Shake with ice, strain into chilled flute

Wine Picks

Underwood Pinot Noir

This Pinot works hard for the working people. Telling a truly Oregon story, the wine draws from vineyards across the state. Each site adds its unique mark to the final Underwood blend, which highlights the rich juicy flavors of Oregon Pinot at an extraordinary price. The perfect wine to enjoy anywhere, any day of the week.

Clean Slate Riesling

Insanely finessed & graceful with hints of white peach, nectarine, apricot, persimmon, green apple, and sweet lime. Perfect touch of ripe fruit, a delicate essence of river slate, and an awesome lip-licking, clean, pristine, light, drier, quenching finish

Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay

Barrel fermentation in new and seasoned French oak added toasty vanilla and spice complexities. During the twelve months of barrel aging, we regularly stirred the “lees” in barrel, which imparts an elegant fullness and creamy texture on the palate. In the glass, the wine is both creamy and crisp, with flavors of golden pear, vanilla, Meyer lemon and a hint of minerality on the long finish. Enjoy over the next one to three years with soft cheeses, fresh crab or roasted pork loin.

Fleur De Mer Rose

Cotes de Provence-A brilliant coral pink color, Fleur de Mer evokes aromas and flavors of fresh watermelon, cherry, subtle citrus, peach, lavender and Mediterranean herbs. It is medium-bodied, fresh and elegant with a soft texture and mineral finish. Balanced and refreshing acidity.

Day Owl Rose

California- Day Owl Rose radiates with floral red fruit and vibrant orange zest vibes. Lively acidity and a dry, elegant finish make for a bold bottle as alluring as the day is long. Pair with barbecued chicken, watermelon and mint salad, cold Thai sesame noodles, or fresh fish tacos.

Sean Minor Cabernet Sauvignon

Our Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in color and displays aromas of lavender, cedar and raspberry fruit. Flavors of blackberries and raspberries combined with hints of savory spices coat the palate. The soft tannins and sweet oak balance lead to a long and lingering finish.

Plungerhead Petite Sirah

The Plungerhead Lodi Petite Sirah 2016 has a beautiful dark purple color that leaves a gentle trail of color after giving the glass a swirl. The aroma jumps out of the glass with notes of fig jam, ripe cherry and fresh blackberry as well as hints of vanilla and toasted coconut. Dark black fruit flavors are balanced with supple tannins, dark chocolate and espresso flavors that linger on and on. The finish has flavors of sandalwood, dried currants, and brambly fruit notes. It pairs very well with sliced skirt steak over garlic mashed potatoes and oven roasted carrots, sausage pizza with caramelized onions and topped with fresh arugula, or mushroom lasagna.

Breca Red * FEATURED WINE *

Jeb Dunnuck-Calatayud, Aragon, Spain – “It has brilliant notes of kirsch, ripe black raspberries, crushed violets, orange rind, licorice, and spice box. Rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, and balanced, it’s another beautiful wine.”

Charles Krug Sauvignon Blanc

Succulent peach and mango flavors are freshly juicy and show good intensity and focus. A touch of green tea emerges on the finish. Drink now. 89 Points Wine Spectator

Holiday Cocktails

Sugar Cookie Martini

Ingredients:

For the martini:

  • 1/2 c. whole milk
  • 1/4 c. Baileys
  • 2 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 2 oz. amaretto
  • Ice

For the rim:

  • 1/2 c. vanilla frosting
  • 1/4 c. sprinkles, plus 1 tsp., divided
  • Pre-made sugar cookie dough

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll sugar cookie dough out to ¼” thick. Using a cookie cutter, cut out desired shapes then place cookies on prepared baking sheet. Bake until just set and lightly golden around the edges, 12 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Using an offset spatula, spread a thin layer of frosting onto rim of two martini glasses. Pour ¼ cup sprinkles onto a small plate then dip rims in sprinkles to coat. Use an offset to frost cookies with frosting then decorate with remaining 2 tablespoons sprinkles.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, combine milk, Baileys, vodka, and amaretto. Add ice and shake until cold. Pour into glasses and garnish rim with a cookie.
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COCKTAILS FOR ONE…OR TWO…

Easy Holiday Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 part Sprite
  • 1 part Cranberry Juice
  • 1 part Orange Juice
  • 1 part Vodka
  • Ice
  • Sliced orange and/or fresh or sugared cranberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. Add ice to a cocktail glass.
  2. Pour equal parts Sprite, cranberry juice, orange juice, and vodka (optional) over ice.
  3. Add slice of orange for garnish and serve.

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COCKTAILS FOR A GROUP…

Christmas Punch

Ingredients

  • 1 large bag of ice
  • 5 cups 100% cranberry juice* — 40 ounces, NOT cranberry juice cocktail
  • 2 bottles very dry sparkling wine — (750 ml bottles) , such as champagne, cava, or Prosecco
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 1/2 cups diet ginger ale — (12 ounces) (from 1 can or poured from a liter bottle)
  • 1 1/2 cups dark rum or brandy — (12 ounces)
  • 2 oranges — thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries

Instructions

  1. Make sure all of the ingredients are well chilled. Fill a large punch bowl with ice. Top with the cranberry juice, sparkling wine, apple cider, ginger ale, and rum. Stir gently to combine. Top with the orange slices and fresh cranberries. Enjoy!

Blackberry Ombre Sparkler

Ingredients

·  1 cup fresh blackberries

·  1 cup sugar

·  1 cup water

·  4 sprigs fresh rosemary

·  1 bottle champagne

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, combine blackberries, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil on high heat, and then reduce to a simmer and let cook for approximately 15-17 minutes. The blackberries will become soft and bright in color and a pinkish purple syrup will form. Making sure it cooks down enough is essential to keeping the ombre effect. Take off of the heat and drain the blackberries, keeping the syrup in a separate bowl. Set both aside and allow to cool.
  • Once blackberries and simple syrup are cooled, spoon about 4 tablespoons of syrup into the bottom of each champagne flute (this recipe makes 4 drinks)
  • Top with champagne.
  • Garnish with fresh blackberries or the cooked blackberries, and a sprig of rosemary.
  • Cheers!

Domaine Bousquet Wines

Organic = delicious

Malbec

Made with organic grapes.
Domaine Bousquet’s premium varietal series comprises a blend of estate and purchased fruit from the Uco Valley. The grapes benefit from major diurnal temperature swings, achieving exuberant ripeness while retaining the juiciness that invites a second glass. The wines are vinified with a French sensibility. The wines are un-oaked – an on-trend sensibility of little or no oak to let the fruit shine through and make the wines extremely food-friendly.

It is a wine of dark violet color. In the nose, it presents intense aromas of blackberry with notes of red and blackcurrant and plum. The mouth highlights notes of ripe plums with soft and elegant tannins.

Virgen Red Blend

Virgen Organic Red Blend is not only made from organic fruit but has no sulfites added, thereby qualifying for fully organic USDA certification. A blend of 35% Malbec, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cabernet Franc, it is vinified from 100% estate-grown fruit grown at a cool 4,000 feet in the foothills of the Andes. This purest expression of the local terroir, a mix sandy/gravel soils credited for Domaine Bousquet’s signature “Naturally Elegant Wines,” benefits from brilliant sunlight and 50F degree temperature swings between day and night, leading to super-flavorful, fresh-tasting grapes.

Deep Violet Color. In the nose, pure and intense blackberry and red berry fruit. On the palate is a refreshing interplay of vibrant fruit, leavened with a touch of herb, spice, and violets.

Reserve Pinot Noir

A step up from the premium varietal line, these blends of Domaine Bousquet estate-grown grapes from plots with low yields offer more of everything – more body, more tannin in the reds, and more flavor. The 4,000-foot elevation ensures that, with the right handling, the grapes for these wines lend an Old World elegance so prized by wine lovers

100% Pinot Noir. Burgundy Style, aged for 10 months in French oak.
Delicate Ruby red color. Red fruit aromas as strawberry and cherry with vanilla notes. On the palate, it´s elegant and balanced with medium body and acidity.

Reserve Malbec

A step up from the premium varietal line, these blends of Domaine Bousquet estate-grown grapes from plots with low yields offer more of everything – more body, more tannin in the reds, and more flavor. The 4,000-foot elevation ensures that, with the right handling, the grapes for these wines lend an Old World elegance so prized by wine lovers.

85% Malbec 5% Merlot 5% Syrah 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 10 months in French Oak. Deep Violet color. On the nose, ground-mushrooms and red berries aromas. Notes of violet prune and spices. Medium body with soft and silky tannins and a flavorful finish.

Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

A step up from the premium varietal line, these blends of Domaine Bousquet estate-grown grapes from plots with low yields offer more of everything – more body, more tannin in the reds, and more flavor. The 4,000-foot elevation ensures that, with the right handling, the grapes for these wines lend an Old World elegance so prized by wine lovers.

85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Malbec, aged for 10 months in French Oak. Violet Color with ruby tones. The nose shows Strawberries and flowers aromas with spicy and mineral notes. On the mouth is refined, stylish red, showing scented oak, fine, savory tannins and bright acidity.

Gaia Red Blend

Named for the Earth Mother goddess in Greek mythology, Gaia Red and White Blends are a multi-varietal cornucopia of estate-grown grapes. This Old World tradition of blending varieties is updated to highlight modern, non-classic New World pairings. The primary grape comprises around 50% of the mix.

Each vintage, the bounty from the estate is blended a bit differently to reflect what Mother Nature has offered. A new taste adventure every year — be it a wild berry Malbec, spicy Syrah, and polished Cabernet Sauvignon trio, or a white trio of delicate Chardonnay, white peach Pinot Gris and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc.

50% Malbec 45% Syrah 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for 10 months in French oak. Dark violet color. Blackcurrants and dark plums on the nose with spicy and dried herbs notes Medium to full body with bright acidity, juicy body, and a tannin backbone.

Opus One

Your one stop shopping for “Opus One, legendary Napa Valley Claret”. We have Opus vintages starting from the 1984 release to 2012. Twenty Four vintages . Quantities are limited. Stop in and inquire for pricing.

Craft Ciders

Citizen Cider Lake Hopper

Citizen Cider is proud to work with the good growers on both sides of mighty Lake Champlain, Vermont and New York. Made entirely with apples and cascade hops from the same landscape, and in some cases the same farms, this cider is a tribute to those things that connect us. Two States. One Landscape. One Cider. Get Connected. Drink the Lake Hopper.

Citizen Cider Unified Press

Citizen Cider Dirty Mayor

We offer this cider to the honorable and fully infamous mayor of the only non-town in America, Fort Ethan Allen, USA. The mayor likes his cider with a ginger nip, so in our current effort to ensure local harmony and diplomacy we offer this cider up to the mayor and his fellow citizens.

Cidergeist Bubbles

A cider made with peach and cranberry juice, for additional pink hue, tartness and juicy fruitiness.

Cidergeist Semi Dry

Cider fermented to amplify the fragrance and essence of the apples whilst achieving a delightful, lip-smacking dryness.

Champlain Orchards Original Cider

Our Original is crafted with a farmhouse blend of our favorite eating apples. Its crisp and bright apple finish is enjoyable any time of year.

Winter Brews

Free Will C.O.B. Coffee Oatmeal Brown Ale

Coffee, oatmeal, brown ale. Incredibly rich undertones of brown sugar, caramel and graham cracker. With one pound of Speakeasy coffee per brewery barrel added post fermentation which creates a prominent nose and taste of coffee.

Maui CoCoNut Porter – 96 points Rate Beer

Our Coconut Porter is a classic robust porter spiced with all natural toasted coconut. It is black in color and crowned with a creamy, dark tan head. It begins with a malty-toasted-coconut aroma followed by a rich, silky mouthfeel with tastes of dark malt, chocolate, and hints of coffee. It then finishes with flavors of toasted coconut and hoppy spice to balance the finish.

Oskar Blues Ten Fiddy – 100 Points Rate Beer

This titanic, immensely viscous stout is loaded with inimitable flavors of chocolate-covered caramel and coffee and hide a hefty 98 IBUs underneath the smooth blanket of malt. Ten FIDY (10.5% ABV) is made with enormous amounts of two-row malt, chocolate malt, roasted barley, flaked oats and hops. Ten FIDY is the ultimate celebration of dark malts and boundary-stretching beer.

Rheingeist/ Sun King Emergency Malt Kit Scotch Ale

Our malt senses are tingling. We joined forces with our pals over at @sunkingbrewing in Indy to whip up Emergency Malt Kit, a lumberjack of a brew jam-packed with oodles of malty goodness. A Scottish 100 Shilling, Emergency Malt Kit is a scotch-ale-meets-belgian-dark-hybrid, a tantalizing melding of our Mastodon and Sun King’s Wee Muckle. We hope this bad boy pleases your palate and gives you a flannelly, chocolatey and deeply malty two-state bear hug.

Wormtown Brewing Spies Like Us Russian Imperial Stout

The cold war may be over, but our Russian Imperial Stout is just getting started. Rich, roasted malts, gentle British hopping with earthy Fuggles hops help create just the right balance and character that this style is famed for. Our label pays tribute to our three secret agents; Tom, David, and Ben, who when they are not saving the world from nuclear war, are helping bring Wormtown to everyone who loves great beer.

Mayflower Oatmeal Stout

Embrace the season with Mayflower Winter Oatmeal Stout. Brewed with three types of oats and several varieties of dark barley malts, this beer adds a little sweetness to the roasted flavor of traditional stouts. The result is a rich and smooth brew that will help sustain you through the winter. Taste history.