Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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.
Barrell Bourbon Batch 013 5 year oldAppearance: Shimmering mahogany at the core encompassed by layers of polished gold leaf. Nose: Roasted almond, white tobacco flowers and cracklings flow into droplets of brown butter, new saddle leather and citrus zest. Palate: Cavendish pipe tobacco, spicy corn bread with raw honey cream, thick lemon curd and dry straw. Finish: Tangy wood smoke, raw honey syrup and blood orange.
Berkshire Mountain Distillers Smoke And Peat Bourbon WhiskeyThe smoke and peat on the nose is hard to miss, however the first impression is one of spice, vanilla, chocolate and oak. Then the confusion sets in, the wonderful classic bourbon notes fade leaving one with a lovely, lingering and layered taste of smoke, peat and yes, a tad of iodine on the palate.
Barrell Whiskey Rye Batch 001Appearance: Burnished cinnamon hues becoming crystal clear at the edges. Tight swirls of the glass bring further bursts of iridescent raw copper, each swirl stained by streaks of late fall. Nose: Cinnamon dusted rye toast with a piercing core of crushed minerals, a touch of the 117.0 proof heat reveals itself without overpowering the nose. Palate: Roasted peaches baked into an opulent custard tart steaming from the oven followed by spice infused malted chocolate and orange zest. Finish: Air-dried citrus peels dipped in candy sugar gently fading into a lazy, rainy Sunday afternoon finish.
WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey 15 year oldAt 92 proof & our oldest whiskey, this is the first WhistlePig product finished in Vermont Estate Oak harvested right from our farm. Vermont oak has more rings than the standard oak used in whiskey barrels, and each ring is an opportunity to impart more flavor and depth in the whiskey. With a score of 97 points from Wine Enthusiast and perfected over 15 years, we are proud to offer this pure expression of Vermont's best. Nose: Deep and rich, dominated by caramel, vanilla, and oak with hints of allspice and burnt orange. Palate: Warm, rich, and slightly creamy. Loads of butterscotch and baking spice with leather and a hint of tobacco. Finish: Ultra long and rich, warm, and inviting.
Dominus Napa Valley Red 2014Dominus Estate wines are made with an objective of purity, balance and complexity. Minimal intervention and restraint throughout the process of grape berry selection, fermentation and aging preserve the character of the fruit. The resulting wines convey the very personality of the vineyard. Dominus winemaking includes separate lot-by-lot fermentation. Cluster sorting by hand is complemented by an optical berry sorting system. Gentle pumping-over extracts aromas, color and tannins. Vertical wine press at low pressure delicately releases components from the skin. Racking barrel to barrel in 100% french oak removes sediment and assures clarification of the wine during aging. We recommend decanting the wine prior to serving to allow it to develop its full potential. This is especially important when serving young Dominus wines.