Products priced for 750 ml bottles unless otherwise noted.
Clark: Cep Rosé of Pinot Noir Hopkins Ranch Russian River Valley 2016
I want a refreshing, crisp, bright Rosé that has verve, pairs well with spring and summer cuisine, and can be enjoyed without having to pick yourself up off the lawn. That’s the 2016 Cep Rosé in a nutshell. It is made from Pinot Noir organically grown on Hopkins Ranch in the heart of the Russian River Valley. It’s rare to find true Rosé made from Pinot Noir as it is a very expensive grape and you cannot charge much for domestic Rosé (with a few notable exceptions). It’s picked early, pressed off to tank, and bottled in January. It has a little kiss of strawberry juicy fruit and watermelon on entry and is loaded with acidity, minerality and depth on the palate.
Henrik: Cep Sauvignon Blanc Hopkins Ranch Russian River Ranch 2016
Sauvignon Blanc is such a great food wine, but the right ones are also very nice to sip on a hot summer day. I find that with this Cep Sauvignon Blanc. Look for bright acidity that leads to a crisp freshness and the flavors of peach, passionfruit, and lemongrass, artfully balanced by a touch of freshly squeezed grapefruit and lime. Juicy and refreshing, with aromas of jasmine, peach, and grapefruit rind. Medium-bodied, with a lingering finish. Enjoy this with light fish dishes, sushi and summer salads.
Chris K: Educated Guess Pinot Noir 2015
This Pinot Noir is truly a labor of love. Handcrafted in every way to insure that the wine has plenty of lush fruit to balance out the bright acidity that Carneros is known for. The Educated Guess Carneros Pinot Noir is deep, rich, and concentrated in color and texture with ripe strawberry, red cherry, and wild berry fruit. Hints of spice and cola with firm tannins in the finish.
Maggie: Hecht & Bannier Rosé Cotes de Provence 2015
It’s Rosé season, folks, and this one does not disappoint! From Provence, France, this light, crisp, refreshing and expressive rose hits the spot in this summer heat. It smells of fresh strawberries mixed with zesty lemon, and makes your mouth water and pucker after every sip. Enjoy on its own or with lighter fare, like a cheese and fruit platter. Cheers to summer!.
Roberto: HorsePlay Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2014
The diverse terroir of Paso Robles, with warm days and cool nights, is ideally suited to producing lush, full-bodied and distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon wines. HorsePlay is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, brimming with bold fruit, a round rich mouthfeel and firm smooth tannins. It has a core of black and red fruit with notes of cocoa, cedar, vanilla and spice. The wine is medium-bodied with a silky texture, approachable yet age-worthy.
David: Gehricke Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2013
This luscious wine tantalizes with brilliant hues of magenta before releasing a pleasing medley of cherry aromas naturally scented with vanilla, allspice, pistachio and a lush caramel nose. A medium-bodied blast of cherry flavors, balanced with light acidity, follows with a silky mouthfeel, providing a smooth and natural match for the preceding aromatics.
Aaron: Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris 2014
Nothing says summer like a crisp white wine with racing acidity. This Pinot Gris from one of Oregon’s oldest families received 91 points from Wine Spectator and is fuller in body than other wines of this variety. This wine expresses citrus fruits, with herbaceous fennel notes. It pairs extremely well with seafood dishes. Think fennel-steamed mussels splashed with a little bit of this delicious wine to round out the dish.
Mel: Bell’agio Rosso Dolce Lambrusco NV
The color is deep red with violet hints. The fresh bouquet has hints of red fruits, especially raspberry and blackberry. Full-bodied, with a pleasant sweet note, it’s well balanced with some acidity and a natural sparkling note. It pairs delightfully with spicy foods, sandwiches, burgers, pastas, aged cheeses, and is superb with pastries.
Austin: Booker’s bourbon
“Part of Jim Beam's "Small Batch Collection", this cask strength, non-chill filtered bourbon was first given out as gifts by Booker Noe before being made available to the public in 1992. Aged between 6-8 years and bottled anywhere from 120-130 proof it's a bourbon with a bite and should be bloomed with some water.”
Josh: Teeling’s Irish Whiskey Small Batch
Teeling’s Small Batch is a deliciously blended Irish whiskey from Dublin and unique in its exclusive maturation in ex rum barrels. An inviting nose where vanilla and spice dances with bright sweet notes of rum. While being very approachable, the influence of the rum cask and higher percentage alcohol creates a unique smooth, sweet, slightly woody marriage that sparkles on the tongue. A sweet spice finish complimented by woody undertones. By far one of my favorite Irish drams.
Colin: Cascade Blueberry Sour Ale (750 ml)
“This Northwest sour ale is a blend of wheat and blond ales that were aged in oak barrels for up to 12 months with fresh blueberries. The 2015 growing season was one of the best on record; a warmer than usual spring and summer delivered beautifully ripened fruit with intense blueberry aromatics, combining clean fruit flavor with a mild oak presence and lively acidity.”
Chris M.: Prairie Artisan Ales Standard Hoppy Farmhouse Ale
(ABV: 5.2%) (IBU: 25) “Standard is Prairie's everyday beer. It is a light, crisp farmhouse ale with a hoppy finish. This beer is dry hopped with Motueka hops, a lovely New Zealand hop with a spicy lime like flavor and aroma."
Josh L.: Evil Twin Nomader Weisse
“Nomads; constantly moving 'round and 'round; sometimes settle, if just for a bit. Perhaps the muse moves one to brew a sharp and clean session beer, one inspired by the Berliner-weisse of old, and the nomad rests. Enjoy this beer, here, there, perhaps north of Madison Square Park, in lovely New York City. Wherever you are, this beer was made nice, simply for you."
Zach: Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin Pineapple IPA
Sculpin is Ballast Point’s multi award winning, signature IPA. The Pineapple Sculpin adds sweet juicy pineapple flavor and aroma to the great hop profile of the original Sculpin to create this delicious brew. Definitely a great beer to enjoy this summer!
Dylan: Lagunitas Pils
From a brewery like Lagunitas, you might find a pils to a little unorthodox, and you would be right! This refreshing brew is scarily and sneakily powerful at a 6.2 abv, jam packed with imported Saaz hops that leave your mouth tingling with subtle spicy notes, and your hands grabbing for another! Without a doubt one of my favorite beers, Prost!
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