Products priced for 750 ml bottles unless otherwise noted.
Clark: Anne Amie Two Estate Pinot Noir 2016
Here’s a wine you can serve with almost anything this spring. How about some char-grilled octopus or beer can chicken? Smoked brisket, rack of lamb, or keep it lighter with French onion soup and grilled kale salad with plum dressing. The aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, briar, cola, black tea, and orange peel echo across the palate and bond together with structured ample tannin and good acidity – this is food wine!
Henrik: Alexander Valley Vineyards Homestead Red Blend 2015
This is an amazing blend of 44% Merlot, 35% Zinfandel, 7% Grenache, 7%, Mourvedre, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Syrah. It is a dark purple wine with complex aromas of dark cherry, black pepper, plum, vanilla and spice. In the glass, there are spicy flavors of red fruits, berry, plum, cherry, and vanilla. Fruit forward, this is a wine with nice balance and a long, structured finish. The blend is easy to enjoy on its own, or with red meat dishes.
Chris K: Roland Lavantureux Petit Chablis 2014
Showcasing tones of minerality and fruit, the 2016 Roland Lavantureux, Petit Chablis is perfect for springtime gatherings and time spent planting flowers in the garden. Pair this wine with boiled shellfish, brie, and sushi.
Maggie: Atlas Peak Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Talk about a wine that OVER delivers! Wow! If I were to blind taste this wine I would easily put it in the $60 price range. It’s big, bold, and full bodied. Notes of dark fruit, oak, black pepper, and mocha leave you coming back for more. This just craves a delicious steak or an aged cheese plate. This is a wine to impress. Napa Cab lovers will rejoice over this amazing value!
Roberto: Luigi Righetti Valpolicella Ripasso 2013
The name Campolieti means “Happy Field” and refers to the vineyards from which this excellent wine is produced, and also to the joyous reaction to the first taste of the wine. It has a dark ruby color and a bouquet of black cherry with raisin-like notes. Flavors are rounded by berry punctuated by a slight tannin note. Pair this with roasts, stews, and any dish with mushrooms.
David: Round Pond Kith & Kin Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Inviting and approachable, the bouquet prepares the palate with aromas of cherries jubilee, cocoa-dusted red berries, and subtle hints of spice. Red fruit driven, the supple entry teases with bright notes of fresh cherry and licorice, immediately leading into darker, fleshier notes. It shows a beautiful balance of fruit, acid, spice, and tannin. Earthy notes of forest floor, dark chocolate, and sage linger for a full, yet remarkably soft finish. Enjoy with a well-marbled, grilled ribeye. Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, 2% Petite Sirah
Aaron: Corazon del Sol Malbec, Uco Valley Argentina 2015
Malbec the way it should be! Grown on the eastern slopes of the Andes, the higher elevation yields a fantastic acidity. This is not your typical over ripe and plummy Malbec, this is a wine of seriousness. The body and tannin structure of this wine will please any Napa Cab lover. Drink now or lay down for 10 years to develop. Wines from Revana winery never disappoint, and this is no exception. This is a great food wine too! Pairs with just about anything you can throw on the grill from poultry to red meat and veggies—if you’re grilling, this is your wine! Enjoy!
Devin: Mt. Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand 2014
Often overlooked, New Zealand has been producing world class Pinot Noir in the south island’s Central Otago region for well over a century! On the nose, this wine has earthy notes of forest floor, mint, and dried dark plums. In the mouth, ample fruit and spice transitions into a gum coating savory elegance, and finishes with a soft but present tannic finish
Austin: Henry McKenna 10-Year-Old Bourbon
“This high proof, Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon was named for Henry McKenna, the Irish immigrant who adapted his family's whiskey recipe to work the grains he found in Kentucky. Henry McKenna is the longest aged Bottled-in-Bond available today, resting in the barrel through 40 Kentucky seasons. Critics agree that this is perfectly balanced Bourbon.” – distillery web page
Josh: Square One Organic Botanical Vodka
Spring season is the time for vodka! Square One Botanical has the wonderful fragrant complexity of a good gin, while omitting the evergreen punch of juniper. Organic rye (90 proof) spirit infused with the delicate essence of eight organic botanicals: pear, rose, chamomile, lemon verbena, lavender, rosemary, coriander, and citrus peel. Nose: floral with orange zest, pear, and light spice. Palate has a complex herbal backbone that transitions to a light lemon and sweet pepper finish. Perfect harmony of floral and herbaceous notes gives added complexity to gimlets, martinis, mules or great with a splash of tonic.
John B: Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon
This is a five-time Whiskey of the Year Award Winner. This series is vintage dated, meaning each bottle has the vintage date it went into oak, along with the bottling year and exact serial number of the single barrel from which it came. Carefully handcrafted and aged for 7-8 years in the barrel, this premium and highly acclaimed Bourbon has notes of tropical fruit, vanilla, and caramel. It is amber gold in color with a nose of caramel, oak, and charred wood with spicy tastes of oak, honey, apple, and orange on the palate. It ends with a long, relaxed finish.
Dylan: Rock Town Basil Vodka
Local love, spring is in the air! Rock Town basil vodka is a very versatile addition to any household bar, and you can check out my blog post on colonialwineshop.com, under the spirits tab for ideas! This spirit is very light, with a soft touch of basil that can really give the edge to any garden party!
Colin: SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale
“Our most popular brew! A tasty West Coast Style Extra Pale Ale accentuated with a stimulating hop character. First conceived in our bat cave on 4/20, this kind of beer keeps the wheels on the bus going round and round!” – Brewer
Chris M.: Uinta Brewing Lime Pilsner
“Crisp, light-bodied and immensely refreshing, our small batch Lime Pilsner combines a subtle malty sweetness with hints of fresh lime for a little splash of summertime, anytime, anywhere.” – Head Brewer
Josh L.: Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
This single hop IPA has been rated as one of the top beers in the world and rightly so! This is a fantastic beer and with spring making its way in, it’s one you’ll want to have while you do your favorite outdoor activities. I think the brewers say it best: “Perfectly balanced with a malt backbone and combined with the signature fruity aromas of Bell's house yeast, this beer is remarkably drinkable and well suited for adventures everywhere.”
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