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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 […]

Lewis Cellars Alec’s Blend 2015

  The 2015 Lewis Cellars Alec’s Blend is a wonderfully decadent effort. The wine is balanced and loaded with luscious fruit, racy acids and plush dusty tannins. Syrah forms the backbone of the blend at 50%, followed by 30% Merlot, 11% Cab Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the fruit was sourced across selected vineyards […]

Angel’s Envy – Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

  Angel’s Envy is one of the smoothest and flavorful bourbons that I have tasted. It’s classic vanilla, honey, maple and baking spice flavors are accentuated with subtle fruit flavors imparted by the port casks that the whiskey was finished in. At an average retail price of about $45, this is an excellent choice for […]

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 […]