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Blanton’s The Original Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey

  Blanton’s The Original Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey is viewed by many as the gold standard for Bourbon. The whiskey is typically aged 6-8 years and has about 15% rye in the mash bill. The dark orange copper color dram is a creamy full bodied effort that comes in smooth at 93 proof and leaves […]

Ken Brown Rancho La Vina Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Pinot Noir lovers need to introduce themselves to Ken Brown Wines! Located on the southern edge of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, the winery specializes in small lot Pinot Noirs with about 3,000 cases produced annually with most lots at less than 250 cases. I highly recommend that you stop in for a visit the […]

Bodegas Roda Cirsion 2005

  Bodegas Roda is my preferred winery in all of Spain. They produce wines that are both elegant and powerful and are made from either the Tempranillo or Garnacha grapes from Rioja. The 2005 Bodegas Roda Cirsion is 100% Tempranillo and is drinking exceptionally well now. Cirsion is the estate’s top offering and normally retails […]

2005 Cliff Lede Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

    What a massive and powerful Napa Cab! The 2005 Cliff Lede Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is bursting with concentrated flavors of blackberry and plums that are balanced by the cinnamon and licorice infused velvet tannins that cling incessantly on the palate. Even after 12 years, this dark purple juice has great structure replete […]

2007 Cakebread Benchland Select

    The 2007 Cakebread Benchland Select is simply gorgeous! Fruit for this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced almost evenly from Rutherford (56%) and Oakville (44%). After maturing for almost 10 years in the cellar, the wine is now perfectly balanced as delicious ripe fruit and juicy acids are harmonized and supported by soft dusty […]

2014 Goosecross Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

  Goosecross Cellars is a boutique winery in Yountville, Napa Valley that produces about 7,000 cases of wine annually. Their focus is mainly on Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Red Blends as well as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and most of their offerings range between $27 and $82. The 2014 Goosecross Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a […]