Products priced for 750 ml bottles unless otherwise noted.
Clark: Commanderie de la Bargemone,
91 points, Editor’s Choice, Wine Enthusiast—the origins of this estate go back to the 13th century, when it was the property of the Knights Templar. The large 400-acre vineyard has produced this fine rich wine, full of ripe red fruits with a bright herbal edge. It is bone dry, crisp, and ready to drink.
Henrik: Benziger, Sonoma County, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014
This vintage has similar flavors to what we saw last season, with a juicy entry and berry cobbler, cinnamon, and vanilla flavors. Mocha and wood spices form a rich finish with seamless tannins. If hearty grilled meats are your summer grilling thing, you will love this wine.
Chris K: Roserock, Drouhin, Oregon,
Eola-Amity Hills, Pinot Noir, 2014
French soul/Oregon soil; made by legendary vintner Veronique Drouhin. Sourced from a prestigious growing site at the southern end of the Eola-Amity appellation in the Willamette Valley, Roserock defines grace and elegance in a wonderfully balanced Pinot Noir. Floral characteristics define the nose on this wine-- but expect nuances of dried fruit and cherry tobacco on the palate. Enjoy with a range of dishes from salmon to sirloin.
Maggie: Alexana, Terroir Series, Pinot Gris, 2015
Cheers to warm weather and the start of white wine season! Let’s get summer started off right with a full yet crisp Pinot Gris from one of my favorite wineries in the Willamette Valley: Alexana. This wine displays wonderful fruit flavors of red apple, ripe pear, and fig with hints of baking spices. Impress your guests with this wine at your next outdoor get together! Pairs well with soft cheeses, dried fruit, and shellfish. Enjoy!
Roberto: Kendall-Jackson, Grand
Reserve, Merlot, 2014
Crafted with grapes hand-selected from specific areas of their Jackson Estates-grown vineyards in Sonoma County, this Merlot shows intense concentration of black fruit and dark chocolate, enhanced by 18 months of oak barrel aging. There is seductive fruit tone on the nose and a long, velvety finish. Blend: 95% Merlot, 4% Malbec, and 1% Petite Verdot.
David: Sean Minor, Nicole Marie,
Red Blend, 2014
Deep ruby in color; displays aromas of ripe dark fruit, brown sugar, molasses, and vanilla. On the palate, it is big, rich, and spicy, offering flavors of dark cherry, plum, cassis and black pepper that integrate with hints of oak spices, coating the palate. The round soft tannins and sweet oak balance lead to a long and lingering finish. Blend: 50% Merlot, 25% Petite Sirah, 13% Petite Verdot, 12% Zinfandel.
Aaron: Trimbach Reserve, Pinot Gris, Alsace France, 2013
This delicious white wine hails from the region of Alsace, which is arguably one of the most underrated wine regions in France. This three-century-old winery, spanning 13 generations of winemakers, devotes itself to creating wines of purity. This is one of the most balanced, elegant, and thought-provoking Pinot Gris I have had the pleasure to drink. Tropical fruit notes jump out of the glass upon first sniff, but if you look further you will also find aromas of stone fruit, wet slate, and ripe pear. On the palate, this wine leaves you with lip smacking acidity followed by a delicious nutty note. Drink as an aperitif or pair with flakey white fish, light pasta dishes and lean poultry.
John: Cosentino, THE FRANC, Lodi, 2016
A robust Cabernet Franc and an excellent value as well, the 2016 Cosentino THE FRANC shows the true spirit of the grape variety—red fruit, dried fruits, and moderate tannins. The grapes for THE FRANC were hand-harvested in Lodi, an AVA known to benefit from the cooling delta influence. Made up of 100% Cabernet Franc, it shows deep crimson in color with sweet and spicy notes of fresh herbs and cloves on the nose. On the palate are intense flavors of fruit, with hints of black pepper. It ends with a great structure and a long finish. THE FRANC pairs with just about anything off the BBQ – try it with roast duck or a lightly seasoned seared skirt steak. It’s a deeply flavorful and food-friendly wine that is a great option for a gourmet dinner party or relaxing on your back porch.
Devin: Lioco, Indica, Rosé, Mendocino
The summer has arrived and it’s time for Rosé to become your patio/poolside companion! The term Indica denotes an “intentional Rosé,” meaning the fruit goes straight to press rendering a 100% bone-dry Rosé. In layman’s terms, this means you will want to buy more of this wine once you have enjoyed your first sip! Made from a grape called Carignan, most widely grown in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France, this old vine Rosé is dry farmed, resulting in intense complexity. You will get aromas of pink grapefruit, watermelon rind, and rose petals on the nose. On the palate you get bright acidity, and that thirst-quenching, bone dry finish. Suggested pairings can be as simple as chips with guacamole, burgers or fish tacos. Enjoy!
Josh: Plantation pineapple rum
This rum is simply delicious! A rich, delicious bouquet, accented by smoky notes and aromas of tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus peel, and a touch of clove. The palate opens with a structured, pleasant sensation of ripe banana, pineapple, and spices layered in a smoky finish. Mix with some ginger beer and lime for an amazing pineapple twist to your new favorite summer mule!
logan: Roxor Gin
Curated by James Beard awarded Chef Robert Del Grande, Roxor is 90 proof gin that’s smooth and balanced. It’s made with 12 botanicals, steeped uncrushed in neutral grain spirit and redistilled.
Colin: Uinta, Hop Nosh IPA
“Our flagship IPA boasts an assertive bitterness and vibrant hop aromatics. Expect notes of pine, lime zest, and grapefruit supported by caramel malts.” -Uinta Brewing
ryan: dogfish head, seaquench
It’s the quenchiest! So, I’m wandering the desert and I come upon a kind merchant, and he is willing to give me either ice cold water, or a 6-pack of Seaquench—BUT only one of the two! I’m taking the Seaquench and thanking the merchant for his kindness. Dogfish Head slays with this beer. Limes, black limes, sea salt, and a beautiful sour twang all combine to create the beer that’s overheating’s bane. With a sessionable ABV of 4.9, you’ll be drinking and enjoying this brew all day every day.
Josh L.: North Coast Brewing Co., Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse
With summer in full swing, cool off with this AMAZING new Berliner Weisse from North Coast. Tart but not overpowering and fruity but not sweet, this is the perfect beer for those who are looking to try a Berliner Weisse for the first time, or perfect for a beer veteran to add to their list of favorites. This beer is perfect for all of your summer time activities.
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