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Beer'd Brewing Co. Dogs & Boats DIPA 4 pack 16 oz. BottleThis big juicy Imperial IPA features Citra and Mosaic hops across a dried out malt backbone.
Two Roads Brewing Company Lil' Juicy IPA 4 pack 16 oz. CanIntroducing Lil' Juicy - a 5.2% Double Dry Hopped NEIPA brewed with galaxy, citra and azacca hops.
Hanging Hills Oh, New England IPA 4 pack 16 oz. CanOh, New England! is our rotating hop IPA. We use the same silky, smooth malt bill to experiment with different hops to explore all of the unique flavor possibilities. Check with your beertender for the hops in this current batch.
Pura Still Mandarin Orange Spiked Still Water 6 pack 12 oz.Truth is, "mandarin" is just a way of saying "really tasting orange". And with a refreshing splash of coconut water added to a hint of mandarin orange flavor, it's a drink that's anything but flat.
Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai IPA 6 pack 12 oz. CanAn intense bouquet of tangerine and candied orange peel entice the nose while flavors of clementines, Valencia orange and subtle caramel provide counterpoint to an assertive bitterness and rich malt character. Bold hop flavor and aroma from six different hop varietals is front and center in this flavorful American IPA. Jai Alai, a game native to the Basque region of Spain, is played on a court called a fronton. Jai Alai players attempt to catch a ball using a curved mitt whilst the ball travels at speeds up to 188mph! Proving they have a sense of humor the Spanish dubbed this game, with its ball traveling at racecar speeds, "the merry game." Tampa was once home to a bustling Jai Alai fronton but sadly all that remains of Jai Alai in the Tampa Bay area is this India Pale Ale that we brew in tribute to the merry game. The India Pale Ale style of beer has its roots in the ales sent from England to thirsty British troops in India during the 18th century. Pair Jai Alai India Pale Ale with beef empanadas, deviled crabs and other spicy dishes.
Lark Cask Strength Single Malt WhiskyLark Single Malt Whisky is the flagship product of the Lark Distillery. First produced in small quantities in 1992, Lark Distillery now has sufficient quantities to support high quality local and export markets. It is distilled from Tasmanian (Franklin) barley, malted at the Cascade Brewery.
Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015Caymus Special Selection is the flagship wine of the Wagner family and is comprised of the very best barrels of the vintage. This wine is not produced in difficult years. Caymus Vineyards produces two Cabernets Sauvignons - a "Napa Valley" and the venerable "Special Selection". Both Cabernet bottlings have aromas and flavors which can only be achieved through "hang time" - a technique which chances the loss of crop if early winter sets in. Leaving the fruit to "hang" on the vine unusually long develops suppleness, increases color, and matures the tannins of the grapes. The wines are abundant in textural tannins yet soft as velvet. Crop thinning, allowing measured sunlight to reach the vine's fruit zone, and waiting for increased ripeness are all part of our viticultural practices. Caymus Cabernets offer a wide array of aromas and flavors including cocoa, cassis and vanilla.
Bellacosa Cabernet Sauvignon 2016Deep ruby color; the nose is complex and shows layers of dark fruit flavors, including blueberry, rich plum and red raspberry. Soft notes of vanilla and toast provide aromatic richness. The 2016 is lush in the mouth with smooth tannins and a long finish.
Bonanza Lot 1 Cabernet SauvignonA new California Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonanza is produced by Chuck Wagner, owner and winemaker of Caymus Vineyards. It reflects the "bonanza" of the great state of California - the discovery of land where delicious Cabernet can be farmed. Calling back to a time when good wine with dinner was a simple pleasure, Bonanza features flavors of dark berries, vanilla and toasty bread with silky tannins.
Banshee Cabernet Sauvignon 2017Aromas of black plum, black cherry and earthy, green herbal notes-followed by a plush and juicy delivery with fine tannins and a velvety texture. Densely layered flavors of boysenberry, cassis,and plum-accompanied by rustic, savory herbs, anise, and a touch of cocoa.
Rainoldi Inferno Valtellina Superiore 2015Delicate, hazelnut, ethereal aroma. Dry, pleasantly tannic, lingering taste. Inferno pairs very well with red meat, game and rich cheeses.
Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon 2017Cabernet Sauvignon is the classic grape of Los Vascos' vineyard and is the variety on which the estate has built its reputation. The common feature of all the vintages is ripe fruit, fresh aromas, and a supple, full-bodied structure. This wine has a sparkling ruby red colour and a pleasantly fruity nose with aromas of black cherries, raspberries and plums, all with a hint of spice. This is a silky, flavourful wine, with a supple tannin structure. A great classic.
Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino 2013Made with 100% Sangiovese from Montalcino and produced in the traditional way, our classic Brunello let's the purity of the grape shine through. Long wood aging and bottle refinement give this wine incredible depth and complexity.
Hirsch Vineyards San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir 2014The San Andreas Fault is Hirsch Vineyards' signature pinot noir and is crafted to give the drinker a complete picture of this complex vineyard. With grapes from more than 25 distinct farming blocks within Hirsch, it represents the summation of our vineyard.
Roth Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2016Opens with bright aromas of Bing cherry and cola. Expressions of dark plum, strawberry and dried herbs balanced by silky tannins and toasted oak. Bold and complex in character.
Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017Pale lemon straw. Vibrant aromas of nectarine, green apple, honeysuckle and a hint of nettle. Lovely precision on the palate with a core of zesty fruit and a long satisfyingly dry textural finish. Food Pairing: This wine pairs very well with all types of seafood and poultry. It is also a wonderful aperitif.
Etude Lyric Pinot Noir 2015Lyric by Etude captures the essence of Santa Barbara Pinot Noir in its opulence of true red fruit. Rich in ripe cherry, red raspberry and fresh strawberry, this youthful Pinot Noir drinks complex with hints of cinnamon, cardamom, sandalwood and cola.
La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2009Medium-intensity, dark cherry-red; clean and bright. To the nose it stands out for its fresh, spicy character, with hints of sweet cherries and blackcurrant chocolate, assembled with notes of black pepper, tobacco, nutmeg, coffee, mocha and cinnamon. Pleasant and well-balanced in the mouth. Tasty, with a soft freshness, nice structure, and delicately elegant tannins. Silky finish, with a lovely aftertaste, where liqueur-like notes of cherries and blackcurrants intermingle with toasty notes and sweet spices turning this especial edition of Viña Ardanza into a fine, elegant wine. Food Pairing: Every kind of red meat, roast lamb, game, seasoned fish stews, tuna and sword fish, smoked and ripened cheese. Barbecues.
Château de Ribebon Bordeaux Superieur 2015"Quality is not possible with quantity, and I want my wine to capture the essence of our fantastic terroir." -Amélie Aubert
Fattoria Petrolo Toscana Torrione 2016Petrolo's "chateau", wine made from the different grapes varietals on the estate. The grapes proportion is the same as the vineyards we have. A perfect example of a balanced, sharp and deep red. A wine that better than others talks of the real identity of our area.
Flora Springs Soliloquy Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016This thoughtfully-made Sauvignon Blanc has serious intention, displaying captivating notes of passionfruit, Golden Delicious apple, rose petal and a hint of lychee. The lees contact and stirring endows the wine with a lovely, viscous texture, and the mouthfeel is smooth, creamy and generously textured. Notes of graham cracker and caramel linger on the palate, though the wine holds the line with enough citrus-y acid to keep it fresh and lively. A noble Sauvignon Blanc from an appellation that is ideal for this varietal.
Sonoma Cutrer Rose of Pinot Noir 2018Aroma: Fragrant fruit aromas of fresh strawberries, red cherry and grapefruit with just a glimmer of hibiscus tea. Mouth Feel: The wine is crisp and fresh with an almost weightless mouthfeel. Bright acidity and crisp fruits carry through to the back of the palate leading to crisp and lingering finish of red berry fruit. Food Pairing: The versatile, delicate flavors of our Rosé of Pinot Noir pairs perfectly with rich goat cheeses, bright citrus flavors, grilled seafoods and spicy sauces.
Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec 2015A magnificent Cuvee le Bec vintage crafted with 43% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 14% Mourvedre, and 8% Counoise, the blend leans heavily on Grenache compared to the Syrah-dominate 2013 and 2014 vintages. The flavors and aromas are brighter with more red-spectrum fruits, and complex layers of spices, earth, and pepper. A very elegant blend, this vintage shows a little higher acidity which keeps the wine bright and helps to lengthen the very long finish. Honestly, one of my favorite Cuvee le Bec's to date! Enjoy from 2017 - 2024.
Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir 2014The 2014 edition of our Estate Pinot Noir packs a full range of red and darker berry flavors. Beginning with the nose one encounters delicate rose petal, strawberry jam, and blackberry cobbler. Ten months of barrel age lends a sweetness that balances the supple tannin from this exceptional vintage producing an intense full bodied Pinot Noir. The hallmark of Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir is the texture, and this wine delivers with a supple and silky mouth-feel guaranteed to please. This Pinot can be enjoyed as an aperitif or matched with a diverse group of dishes such as beef, poultry, pork or grilled salmon, prepared in a variety of culinary styles.
Chateau les Valentines Le Caprice de Clémentine Rosé 2018A pale pink hue, and aromas of pink grapefruit, strawberry, white peach, and wet stones. Wild strawberry and citrus flavors combined with a deep minerality in the mouth leads to a soft finish. This is a fruity wine that is fresh all the way through. Food Pairing: Traditional Mediterranean cuisine, as well as Caesar salad, club sandwich, sea food, stewed vegetables, light cheeses, as well as sushi, Thai cuisine and curries.
Gramona Gessami 2016Appearance: Pale green with brilliant highlights. Nose: Great aromatic intensity reminiscent of a walk in the springtime. It evokes the cool, fresh air, a bunch of white flowers, jasmine, and orange blossom. Aromas of chamomile tea and linden infusions. Apricots, peaches, a citrus breeze. All bound up in a very fragrant, fresh halo. Palate: Pleasant on entry, light bodied and silky on the palate. Fantastic freshness on the finish. The balance of its fruity and floral character is such that it shifts between delicate softness and structure, smoothness and freshness. Food Pairings: Appetizers, salads, and grilled vegetables. All kinds of fish or seafood. Very good with Japanese food. Rice, paellas.
Tre Fili Pinot Grigio 2016Colour: A yellow straw colour. Nose: The bouquet is intense, fruity with notable character. Palate: Fresh, well balanced with a good finish and length. Food Pairing: It is excellent with minestrone, omelettes, egg dishes in general and fish.
Montinore Pinot Gris 2016The 2016 Pinot Gris is a lovely example of the great balance that we can achieve in the Northern Willamette Valley with this variety. It emerges with aromatics of pear, Meyer lemon zest and fresh mint. It opens up on the palate with a silky and light texture to offer a foundation of stone fruits, melon and bright citrus, with zippy acidity. It finishes with stony minerality and white pepper, with lush and rich texture. As people have come to expect from our Pinot Gris, the 2016 is an excellent food wine that pairs well with anything from salads and seafood to grilled chicken and light meats.
Naked Earth Rouge 2016Eye: Beautiful concentration, with rich hues of dark crimson, raspberry-red at the edges Nose: An impressive nose of strawberry and vanilla, with accents of cinnamon and smoke Palate: A complete package: thick, rich and concentrated upon entrance, moving into notes of ripe fruits (strawberry and blueberry), the finish is long and elegantly spicy, ending with hints of dark cherries, espresso and chocolate