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- Item #: i_161619Bottle Size: EACHManhattan Recipe A Manhattan is a cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters. While rye is the traditional whiskey of choice, other commonly used whiskeys include Canadian whisky, bourbon, blended whiskey and Tennessee whiskey Ingredients: Maraschino cherry (Garnish), Dash Angostura bitters, 2 oz Rye or Canadian whisky, 3/4 oz Sweet red vermouth Preparation: Stirred over ice, strained into a chilled glass, garnished, and served straight up. Served: Straight up; without ice Standard garnish: Cherry
- Item #: i_371112Bottle Size: 750ml **MOUNT RILEY "LIMITED RELEASE" CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR 2016
WINE ADVOCATE 90 POINTS - "Mount Riley sourced the fruit for the 2016 Limited Release Pinot Noir from the Gibbston Valley in Central Otago. It's a bigger, considerably richer wine than the Marlborough Pinot Noir, offering hints of ripe plums and cherries, ample weight on the palate and a long finish buffered by supple tannins."
MOUNT RILEY "LIMITED RELEASE" SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017
WINE ADVOCATE 90 POINTS - "More complex and less tropical than the regular bottling, the 2017 Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc boasts aromas of grapefruit and cut grass. Flavors range from melon and fig back to grapefruit, which lingers on the finish. Fruit sourcing is Wairau (70%) and Awatere (30%)."
- Item #: i_802390Bottle Size: Basket 3-4 BtleThis basket contains two 750mL bottles of Lorina French Sparkling Lemonade (flavors may vary) and a high end selection of gourmet food items.
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- Item #: i_810040Bottle Size: Basket 3-4 BtleThis basket contains a 750mL bottle of Patron Silver Tequila, a 375mL of Patron Citronge Orange, a 1L of Tres Agaves Maragarita mix, and assorted gourmet food items.
Note: Food items in basket are subject to change depending on availability. Replacement items will be of equal or greater value than the original item. This basket may/may not contain Patron promotional items depending on availability. There is no additional charge for any promotional items included in the basket.Item #: i_802040Bottle Size: Basket 1-2 BtleThis basket contains a 750mL of 2014 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and assorted gourmet food items.
Note: Food items in basket are subject to change depending on availability. Replacement items will be of equal or greater value than the original item.Item #: i_983758Bottle Size: 750ml **MAS COLLET
JAMES SUCKLING 91 POINTS - "Bold, black fruit, balanced by generous, supple tannins, making this an easy red to enjoy. But it also has some real depth with notes of licorice and earth adding some complexity to the nose and the long finish. Drink now or hold."
TORRES IBERICOS CRIANZA
It’s not always easy to find a wine we believe is worthy to be our Wine of the Month. There’s a lot of sifting involved and a wake of opened wines left behind that range from average to sub-par, flawed to corked, pretty good to, eventually, The One. Once in a great while, however, one of our reps shows up with a wine that immediately captures our wine buyer’s eye and palate, and they, quickly as they can, get as many other wine buyers and tasting panel members to try it. Because they know, and we quickly find out upon nosing and tasting, that our search is over, the day has been won, the wine is a stunner and easy pick for our monthly feature. This pretty much sums up this month’s wine from Rioja, Spain, and one of the grand families in Spanish wine, Familia Torres.
In 2005, the Torres family decided to open a winery in the town of Labastida, in the very heart of the Rioja Alavesa region. Torres was well aware of the region's winegrowing potential, which allows for the production of high-quality wines that display remarkable personality and mature beautifully. Altos Ibéricos is named after Alto Otero, the beautiful enclave that is home to the winery. This Crianza level wine is 100% Tempranillo and sees 12 months in Oak before an extending aging regimen in bottle. To get a Crianza this good for under ten bucks? Inconceivable!
Seriously, though, this is a heck of a bargain and what my seventh grade Spanish teacher, Señor Peralta, would deem "¡Bastante Bien!" And don’t forget to eat! From June gloom to bright summer sunshine this Crianza will pair with modern cuisine and good friends, red meats and cheeses, oil-rich fish, and is especially exquisite when enjoyed with its cousin, Ibérico pork.
Torres Crianza The nose is loaded with forward, ripe red fruits, assorted red berries, strawberry and plum. Savory notes of black tea and spice mélange provide additional layers. In the mouth the red fruits continue with bright cherries taking the lead, bolstered by umami earthiness and spice, tea and balsa wood reflections. It is impeccably balanced and drinks like a wine at least twice its price. The finish is lengthy and reiterates the olfactory and gustatory delights we experienced-- fruits and spices, earth and umami, enwrapped in a lush, rich mouthfeel that slowly recedes like a cloud-free summer sunset over the Pacific Ocean… brilliant, memorable, rewarding.Item #: i_200215Bottle Size: 750ml ***ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 91 POINTS - "Run by Megan and Marty Clubb since 1989, Walla Walla-based L'Ecole No 41 continues to fly under the radar while producing a great lineup of wines. While I wasn't able to taste any 2013s, their 2012s were rock solid across the board, and I think their new Ferguson Reserve release could be the best wine they've ever made. Prices here remain reasonable, especially given the quality."
"More complex than the Columbia Valley Cabernet, the 2013 Walla Walla Cabernet Sauvignon (100% Cabernet aged in 40% new French oak) reveals a healthy ruby/purple color as well as perfumed cedar, spice-box, crushed flowers and cassis and black raspberry like fruit. The oak is present, but nicely integrated. This medium to full-bodied, beautifully polished 2013 has solid mid-palate depth and enough tannin to keep it evolving gracefully for another decade or more." The Louis Martini winery has been crafting world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa and Sonoma's finest vineyards since 1933. Founder Louis M. Martini started with this simple premise: the best grapes make the best wines. Today, this tradition carries on at their historic winery in the Napa Valley with a range of unforgettable Cabernet Sauvignon wines.
The Louis M. Martini winery is one of the original five Napa wineries founded in 1933 after Prohibition. In keeping with Louis' tradition of innovation, they pioneered the use of temperature controlled fermentation, the use of wind machines to combat frost damage, as well as studying clonal selections on specific terroirs. All of which have become industry standards.
Since then, the Louis Martini winery has gone from one level of greatness to the next. Robert M. Parker, Jr. tweeted that Martini's Sonoma Cabernet is among the best Cabernets in the world among its peers, their Lot 1 Cabernet Sauvignon has earned the perfect 100-point score, and now, their Napa Valley bottling is sure to be one of the biggest hits in our store for the dollar! Read Mr. Parker's review below, from when he tasted it from barrel. (note: our buyer tasted it out of bottle, and he was floored by the quality!)
ARROWOOD 2014 ROBERT PARKER 93-95 POINTS - "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley spends 18 months in a combination of 30% new and 70% used French and American barrels. It is another big boy at 15.4% natural alcohol. This wine, which was not yet in bottle, is fabulous, and there are 42,000 cases of it. One of the strongest efforts yet from the Martinis, this cuvee still sells at a modest $38.00 – a fair price for something this compelling. The wine has an opaque purple color, a beautiful nose of blueberries, blackcurrants, licorice, camphor and graphite. The wine is full-bodied and multilayered on the palate with sensational richness and length. It should drink well for 20-25 years." b>ANTONIO GALLONI 92 POINTS - "A deep, powerful wine, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Knights Valley) captures plenty of the depth and intensity of the appellation. In this vintage, the more mineral and savory notes of the year are pretty much covered by the distinctly red-toned fruit. All things considered, this is a fairly approachable style for Knights Valley. The 2014 will drink well with minimal cellaring."
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "Very deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, composed of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 4% Malbec, is scented of red currants, blackberries and wild blueberries with touches of olives and underbrush. Medium-bodied, tightly wound and packed with tense red and black fruits, it has a fine-grained texture and savory finish. 9,600 cases were produced."