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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.

Fall Brews

Fall Brews Are Here!

Southern Tier Pumking 8.6% ABV.

This beer gives off hints of pumpkin pie and spice aromas on the nose. Huge flavors of genuine pumpkin pie, nutmeg, and cinnamon come through. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy, yet crisp. It’s like eating a whole pumpkin pie!

Two Roads Roadsmary’s Baby Rum Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale 6.80% ABV
Roadsmary’s Baby is a traditional pumpkin ale with a Two Roads spin, it’s aged in rum barrels for added complexity and depth of flavor. The result is a smooth drinking ale with notes of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, oak and a touch of rum.
Uinta Punk’n Pumpkin Ale 4.0% ABV

This sessionable pumpkin ale is brewed with real pumpkin and a spice medley of nutmeg, cinnamon, and all-spice.

Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale 6.5% ABV

The beer drinker’s pumpkin beer! “Since 2003, we’ve brewed Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale with real pumpkin and a blend of classic pumpkin pie spices in tribute to our colonial forebearers. Recipes calling for the use of pumpkins have been found from early European settlers in New England, when brewers sought to extend their supply of costly imported malt with locally grown ingredients, such as squash and “pompions.”

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale 7%ABV

“The pumpkin is subtle, but Punkin still tastes like fall thanks to all spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of brown sugar. It’s a well-balanced, delicious beer—just what we expect from one of our favorite American breweries.” Paste Magazine #2 BEST PUMPKIN IN PASTE MAGAZINE

Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus 4% ABV

“This is a lambic without the fruity sweetness. We’ll admit we didn’t appreciate the value of that in last year’s tasting, but this is a wonderfully unique take on pumpkin beer. Subtle and refreshing.” #4 BEST PUMPKIN BEER PASTE MAGAZINE

Paulaner Oktoberfest 5.8% ABV

Is an amber beer style that was developed over 200 years ago to celebrate the original Oktoberfest. The Märzen name comes from “March beer” because it was historically brewed in March to be at peak flavor for the Oktoberfest celebration. Today this style is available year round in the US due to popular demand. This full bodied beer with its rich malt flavor and dark toffee note, has an underlying fruitiness and masterful hop balance. It will instantly turn your own four walls into an Oktoberfest tent. Prost!

Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn 6% ABV

This golden Oktoberfest lager is the only beer served in Paulaner Oktoberfest tents today. It also happens to be the best-selling Oktoberfest beer in Germany. Brewed once a year, and only available while supplies last, Oktoberfest Wiesn is the pinnacle of German brewing: deep golden color, full-bodied and wonderfully mellow, with a balanced harmonious taste and the pleasant fragrance of hops. At 6% ABV, it is stronger and bolder that the usual lager.

Weihenstephaner Festbier 5.7% ABV

A full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager. Especially brewed for the Festbier season. This beer truly represents the Bavarian way of celebrating. Deep gold color, great mouthfeel and lots of flavor. Prost!

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 6% ABV

It’s the ultimate season of revelry, so we teamed up with Germany’s Bitburger Brewery for an Oktoberfest that turns backyards into beer gardens. Rally your friends and celebrate with a festbier whose rich amber color and smooth malty flavor bring the Munich tents to you. We brewed Oktoberfest with Bitburger’s custom yeast and secret hop blend called Siegelhopfen, meaning “Sealed Hops”—two house ingredients never shared outside their walls until now.

Harpoon Oktoberfest Marzen 5.3% ABV

Harpoon Octoberfest is a malty tribute to fall, balanced by a gentle hop bitterness.  In keeping with tradition, it is a Marzen-style beer, brewed with abundant quantities of Munich, Chocolate, and Pale malts. Those malts provide a solid, full body and create the beer’s deep color.  It is a rich, flavorful beer.

Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin

A big-bodied beer with a pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg.

Pale Ale, Wheat, and Light Munich malts combine with the natural tannin in pumpkin and the delicate spiciness of Saphir and Hallertau Hops to balance the sweetness of the fruit.

Fall Cocktails

Pumpkin Martini

Ingredients
  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger Stoli vanilla flavored vodka
  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger Irish Bailey’s cream liqueur
  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger Bol’s pumpkin flavored liqueur
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
Directions
  1. Pour the vanilla flavored vodka, Irish cream liqueur, and pumpkin flavored liqueur into a cocktail shaker over ice. Cover, and shake until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into a chilled martini glass, and garnish with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and ground nutmeg to serve.

Apple Cider Manhattan

Credit https://www.gastronomblog.com/apple-cider-manhattan/

Ingredients
  • .50 oz simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1.50 oz fresh apple cider
  • .50 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • .75 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1.50 oz whiskey or rye
Instructions

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.

Stir to mix and chill.

Strain into a chilled coupe.

Garnish with a brandied cherry.

Apple Cranberry Mule

Author: Heather Christo
https://heatherchristo.com/2017/10/18/apple-cranberry-moscow-mule/

Ingredients

4 ounces Tito’s Vodka

¼ cup cranberry juice

½ cup sparkling apple juice

2 ginger beers

Ice

Instructions

  1. Fill two large glasses with ice. Add the Vodka and cranberry juice. Add the sparkling apple juice and then fill the rest of the way with the ginger beer. Stir gently to combine and serve immediately.

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.

Gordon’s Selections

Amalaya

Salta, Argentina

2015 Malbec

Sustainably farmed vines, super rich fruit, delivering intense fruit flavor with a hint of spice, balanced with approachable tannins. Enjoy with a variety of bold dishes. Varietal makeup is Malbec 85% Tannat 10% and Syrah 5%.

MacRostie

Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir 2013

Beautiful wine showing dark ruby color, this Pinot is juicy and ripe, yet soft and elegant. The nose is homemade cherry pie, with hints of toasted spice, and it’s very lush and rich in the mouth, with ripe black cherry and Dutch cocoa flavors. The finish is easy and long. Food pairings include grilled pork loin, cedar plank salmon and seared ahi tuna. $24.99

Northstar

Columbia valley


Merlot 2012

Epitomizing power and finesse, our Columbia Valley Merlot is crafted from the finest grapes grown throughout the Columbia Valley AVA of Eastern Washington State. The 2013 vintage has rich concentrated aromas of cherry, raspberry and vanilla that lead into flavors of spice and chocolate. It is subtle and soft with a lingering toasted oak finish. This wine was created to enjoy now, or will age gracefully for many years to come. Stunning 91pt. rated wine for $44.99.

( limited supply)

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.

Gordon’s Wine Picks

Pievalta 2015 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi hails from the Ancona province of the Italian coastal region of Marche. Clay and limestone soils amplify fresh minerality and freshness of fruit character. Hints of sweet almonds and a streak of citrus show in this lightly aromatic varietal wine. Because Verdicchio maintains high levels of tartaric acidity, the wine can be crisp, refreshing and highly age-worthy. Verdicchio excels when paired with all things seafood, such as ceviche, steamed mussels and fish tacos. Beautiful wine!

Thomsan & Scott Skinny Prosecco

A premium portfolio of Champagne and Prosecco for the new wave of wine lovers globally who want to enjoy top quality sparkling wine whilst cutting sugar and drinking better. Skinny Prosecco with just 67 calories per glass less than half of an egg! Contains 50% less of the usual sugar only 7g per liter – when you consider the average Prosecco contains on average 12-17g of sugar up to 32g. “ Quality in the bottle with transparency in our labeling”. Certified organic and certified vegan, Thomson & Scott Skinny Prosecco is produced from grapes grown on the south facing slopes of the foothills of the Dolomites, close to Soligo, North East Italy. Crisp, dry and delicious.

 

Gordon’s Wine Picks

Gentleman’s Collection

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

South Australia

Winemaker Notes:  Dark fruits, hints of dried herbs and mocha on the nose. The dense palate sees sour red fruits red fruits balance out the sweet with a chocolate tannin finish. A fine choice for a discerning palate. Rated 90 pts./ Pioppi’s Wine Manager

$15.99

 

La Chablisienne Chablis 1er Cru “ Cote de Lechet”

2012 Chablis- France

Plenty of smoky reduction to the citrus and floral- suffused nose that easily quaffes a focused sense of minerality on the nose. It offers an excellent intensity to the racy, strong and energetic flavors that are finer and more complex and this really shows on the finish. Great length, impeccable balance and gorgeous fruit are all hallmarks of this amazing value. Rated 90pts.

$25.99

 

Maxville Lake Estate Winery

2014 Cabernet Franc- Chiles Valley California

Maxville Lake wines are handcrafted by renowned Bordeaux- born winemaker Camille Benitah in a new, state-the -art winery on a 1,000 acre property. Garnet red in color this Cabernet Franc has a heady richness of black fruit, smoke, and wood. Warm nutmeg and ripe blueberry aromas, followed by hints of vanilla and a silky finish. Rated 90pts.

$69.99

Gordon’s Selections

Treana Blanc 2014 Central Coast

45% Viognier,  45% Marsanne, 10% Rousane
Treana Blanc is hailed from select vineyard sited along California’s Central Coast and has vibrant flavors of tropical and stone fruits with nuances of flowers and honey. Pair with crab cakes, lobster & mac & cheese and baked scallops.

 

Big Fire 2013 Oregon Pinot Noir

Dusty medium dark garnet color. Bright, earthy, fruity aromas and flavors of dried cherries, olives, and smoked nuts. A soft, lively, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, intricate, medium-length borscht nuances of citrus, and nutskin that finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. A solid Pinot. Pair with cedar plank salmon, wild mushroom ragu and seared duck breasts.

 

Bucci Verdicchio Classico dei Castelli di Jesi DOC 2014

One of Italy’s top ten best white wines! Knockout nose combines peach, almond oil, white flowers and a light herbal nuance. Lush, tactile and deep yet fresh. Flavors of yellow apple, candied lemon peel, ginger and minty herbs. Finishes with an almost tannic impression and a touch of spicy apple butter and almond paste. Rating: 92 points

 

 

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.