Products priced for 750 ml bottles unless otherwise noted.
Clark: Le Pitre Selento Primitivo by Mottura 2014
If you enjoy hearty, fruit forward, big red wines with spicy, peppery notes, this one is for you. The chocolatey, peppery aromas really get me excited for the first sip. The sensation of jammy red fruit and blackberry can be misleading, making one think, “this is a sweet wine.” But the 16% alcohol defies that notion. This is a perfect wine to sip by a toasty fire on a cold night and is right at home with grilled meats like lamb. For a special treat, pair it with dark chocolate and be amazed. Fresh and balanced, it delivers beyond its price point.
Henrik: Wild Horse Pinot Noir 2015
As a chef, when I think red wine and food, Pinot Noir automatically is among my top choices. Why? Because it is so easy to pair with so many different dishes. A well-made Pinot Noir can pair as successfully with lighter meat and fish / seafood dishes as it can stand up to a hearty grilled steak, pork or lamb chop. The Wild Horse Pinot is a classic, delivering all the expected characteristics of dark cherry, strawberry, forest floor, and spice. Enjoy it with any dish with mushrooms (baked ziti or polenta with mushrooms), roast pork tenderloin, even with grilled salmon. Yummy.
Chris K: Fonseca Bin 27 Port NV
Coming from one of the most esteemed estates in the Duero Valley, Fonseca Bin 27 is a fortified gem that drinks like a fine vintage port at 5x the price. The sweetness in this port is highlighted with tones of blackberry and cassis. Pair Bin 27 with hard cheeses, toasted almonds or a nice Maduro cigar.
Maggie: Zeitgeist RRV Trousseau Gris 2014
Hello crisp refreshing white wine!! With food versatility ranging from seafood and fresh green salads to something as decadent as a burger, you’ll definitely want it in your repertoire! This is a French grape finding its home quite well in the RRV. No new oak or malo leaves this wine clean and pure. Branch out from the mainstream and try this wine, it’s worth some attention!
Roberto: Wild Horse Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
The 2013 Central Coast Cabernet has aromas of dark cherry cola and vanilla. The mouthfeel is rich, yet balanced. Flavors of currant and cola are held up nicely by well-structured tannins with a full-bodied finish. This blend is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah, 4% Petite Verdot, 3% Malbec, 3% Merlot and it is perfect with your favorite cut of steak right off the grill.
David: Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2015
This wine earned a whopping 90 points from Wine Spectator. Seghesio is known for producing a wide range of Zinfandel. For the Sonoma Zin, Ted Seghesio, winemaker, personally selects the best grape lots to create this wine. The result is a rich, brambly cocktail of spice, berry fruit. Add to those, black cherry, cocoa and coffee notes, and enjoy this well balanced elegant wine. Try it with grilled or roasted meats. For a special treat, pair it with a dark chocolate dessert accompanied by raspberry sauce
Aaron: Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir 2014
From the oldest winery to plant vines in Oregon comes the quintessential Willamette Valley Pinot Noir! Perennially rated 90 points and above, this hand-harvested pinot shows red and blue fruit on nose coupled with delicate floral spice notes and earthiness. The palate confirms what the nose perceives and finishes with soft tannins and balanced acidity. This wine pairs perfectly with a wide array of cuisine, from a perfectly cooked filet with mushroom demi to a delicate piece of broiled salmon with truffle whipped potatoes. Cheers!
Devin: La Playa Axel Cabernet Sauvignon Colchagua Valley, Chile 2015
Value! Value! Value! This Bordeaux-styled masterpiece offers brilliant scarlet coloring backed up by plentiful notes of black fruit, cocoa powder and forest floor. You also get ample backing of vanilla, almonds, and mint that complement its mouth coating volume from mid palette to a slightly grippy, but nonetheless smooth tannic finish. This is my staple go-to Cab. Enjoy!
Austin: Old Forester Statesman Bourbon
Aromas are of devil's food cake, clove and oak spice with an undercurrent of raw vanilla. That’s followed by flavors of buttery leather quickly dominated by a bold flash of pepper, cinnamon bark and sharp citrus. The finish delivers intense spice and eucalyptus which fade into orange cream and caramel.
Josh: GlenKinchie Single Malt 12-Year-Old Scotch
One of the few remaining Lowland Scotch single malts. It’s produced on the farmlands about 20 minutes from Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh. On the nose this Scotch offers honey, barely, fresh cut grass, and green apples. The palate is very delicate and mild. There are subtle nuances of almonds, floral notes (heather & acacia), and sweet stewed fruits. This whiskey has a creamy mouthfeel and finish is medium length, dry with lingering notes of barley and fresh greenness. Perfect for a cold winter day!
John B: Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is a perfect whiskey for those cold winter nights. Master Distiller Rob Dietrich selects every small batch personally for just the right blend of flavors. This product is unique in that it has a 100% barley mash bill. On the nose you get great vanilla notes. Your palate absorbs the vanilla and oakyness of this outstanding small batch whiskey. With a little burn, it rounds out for a long sweet finish with hints of brown sugar and caramel. Neat or on the rocks, you can’t go wrong with this great American spirit!
Dylan: Oskar Blues Old Chub
Oskar Blues Old Chub will be sure to keep the blues away this cold February. Malty and delicious, with a well-hidden abv, this brew will do it for you! Some minor notes of wood-smoke intermingle splendidly with the more overt notes of wholegrain bread and darkest dark chocolate. 8% ABV, 30IBUs
Colin: Founders Porter
“Pours silky black with a creamy tan head. The nose is sweet with strong chocolate and caramel malt presence. No absence of hops gives Founders’ robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter.” – Brewer
Chris M.: Evil Twin Unstouttd
4-pack, 16 oz. cans
Brewed by Evil Twin Brewing, New York, United States. Style: American Double / Imperial Stout. ABV: 10.00%. Smoked imperial stout.
Josh L.: Great Raft Brewing Reasonably Corrupt
“A black lager with dark and roasty malt sweetness. Don’t let the darkness fool you – this is a sweeter, fuller-bodied version of the premium lager you know and love. It has a smooth, crisp finish, with depth of color and taste." – Brewer
Zoe: Lagunitas 12th of Never
4-pack, 19.2 oz. cans
This sessionable ale begins with a punch of hops and eases into a bitter finish that'll make you reach for the next cold can. That's right, Lagunitas in a can! "When wishes became horses and all the beggars rode under a newly-blued moon at dawn on the very 12th of Never."
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