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20/20/20 Summer Wine Sale is Happening Now!!

Wines that are $19.99 and up are 20% off for 20 days!  750ml size.   August 1 thru August 21.

Excludes wines already on sale.

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Wine of the Week

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Tablas Creek Vineyard

Grenache 2018

Regular Price $36.99 / 750ml Bottle

20/20/20 Sale Price $29.59 / 750ml Bottle

Tablas Creek is the American collaboration of the Haas family of Vineyard Brand Imports and the famous Perrin family of Chateau de Beaucastel. They make wines in a Rhone style, using vines grown from imported cuttings from the Beaucastel estate and have been certified organic and biodynamic on the estate vineyard for years.

The 2018 Grenache was well received by critics, earning a “Top 50 Wines under $50” from Bloomberg and a 92 Point rating from Wine Advocate. I get a lot of cherries and cola on the nose, but it has good acid, tannins and spice on the palate to balance out the fruitiness.

From the winery’s site: “The 2018 Grenache is a pretty medium red, with a powerful nose of cherry jam, black pepper, rare steak and minty spice. The mouth shows sweet black cherry fruit balanced by vibrant plum skin acids and chewy tannins, with a sweet tobacco note coming out on the finish. Good acids and the youthful Grenache tannins promise a decade or more of age-worthiness.”

Chad Dalton, Wine Dude

 

 

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New Bourbon “Barrell” Pick!

Barrell Craft Spirits Single Barrel Bourbon

$94.99 / 750ml

A few weeks back we were fortunate enough to meet and taste with the folks from Barrell Craft Spirits. We had various barrel samples that we tried and one really caught our attention. With that said, I’d like to introduce our newest single barrel offering.

Barrell Bourbon Single Barrel (KY Z4A6) is an undisclosed Kentucky bourbon, 8 years of age, at 117.66 proof with a yield of 201 bottles. Rick, Joe, and I instantly fell in love with this barrel. This bourbon has a beautiful expression on the nose, stone fruits (plum & apricot), clove, cinnamon and graham cracker.

On the palate the stone fruits continue with a bit of apple as well, rich and well balanced sweetness up front, but not too sweet. It finishes soft and dry with the classic bourbon baking spices (cinnamon the most notable). This barrel will run you $94.99, but well worth the cost, we hope you enjoy this offering as much as we do.

“Quite frankly, I think this might be the best barrel we have ever picked”

-Erik Ostrand, Liquor Manager

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Another New Barrel Pick- Penelope

$59.99 / 750ml

Another bourbon offering this time from Penelope bourbon. Me, Rick, and Chad had a chance to visit their facility and blend a bourbon back in May. A blend of three bourbons 28% high corn, 37% high rye, and 35% high wheat. 4-5 year old whiskey, non chill-filtered and 117 proof this whiskey is down right tasty. This one hits all the marks rich, sweet, a touch of spice, and a great price of $59.99

-Erik Ostrand, Liquor Manager

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New Barrel Pick- Smooth Ambler Old Scout

Smooth Ambler Old Scout $49.99

John Little founded Smooth Ambler some number of years ago to provide employment opportunities for his fellow West Virginians. They didn’t just set out to make award winning whiskey. They also set out to create a source of pride for West Virginians everywhere.

To embrace the best of everything around them – the land, the people, and the resources – to create a business that would make a difference by providing opportunities for the people in their community.

Not too long ago we tasted through a selection of Smooth Ambler Old Scout barrels to purchase one for the store. We landed on a single barrel of this whiskey finished in West Virginia, sourced from MGP in Indiana, that is aged for six years.

At 56%ABV it has a nice spicy rye component and offers exceptional value in the single barrel bourbon category, really opening up after the addition of a little water. A good option for fans of bourbons with a higher rye content as the mash bill is roughly 60% corn, 36% rye, 4% malt.