32 PRODUCTS ON SALE – WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
Wines on Sale This Week
Starborough Sauvignon Blanc (750ml) – $9.41
Bogle Chardonnay (750ml) – $6.98
La Crema Sonoma Chardonnay (750ml) – $17.13
Vigneti Del Sole Pinot Grigio (750ml) – $9.41
14 Hands Cabernet (750ml) – $8.56
Noble Vines Cabernet (750ml) – $6.84
14 Hands Hot to Trot Red Blend (750ml) – $9.48
Mark West Pinot Noir (750ml) – $9.85
Gruet Brut (750ml) – $14.14
Spirits on Sale This Week
Glenlivet 12yr (1.75L) – $69.99
Svedka Vodka (1.75L) – $15.52
Belle Meade Bourbon (750ml) – $27.71
Bacardi Light (1.75L) – $18.53
Jim Beam 4yr (1.75L) – $20.71
Old Charter 8 (1.75L) – $24.16
Jameson Irish Whiskey (1.75L) – $37.08
Beefeater Gin (1.75L) – $26.44
Baileys (750ml) – $18.00
Patron Silver (1.75L) – $82.80
Crown Royal (1.75L) – $41.40
Milagro Silver (750ml) – $19.83
Perennial 17 Mint Chocolate (750ml) – $16.99
17 is an Imperial Stout brewed with huge amounts of chocolate malts, cacao nibs, and mint leaves. This hearty stout boasts 10% ABV and big chocolate aromas and flavors with a hint of fresh mint. This beer is perfect for the last cold months of the winter.
Perennial Von Pampelmuse (750ml) – $12.59
To create Von Pampelmuse, we souped up our Berliner Weisse base with generous doses of Mandarin orange and Rio Red grapefruit during fermentation. The result is a juicy summer crusher bursting with citrus.
Perennial Meriwether (750ml) – $10.29
Belgian-style Saison dry-hopped with German Hallertau & package conditioned. Brewed in collaboration with The Commons. 2016 Silver Medal Winner – Great American Beer Festival
Balmoral Anejo XO Rothchild Masivo (5 x 55) – $6.99
Balmoral Anejo XO Petit Robusto FT (4.25 x 48) – $5.99
Balmoral Anejo XO cigars are rugged and stately like it’s Scottish royal name, as it’s named for the famous castle in Scotland. This is boldly peppered and has a genuine tobacco flavor – strong yet smooth – never brash with its cedar and earth backdrop…and pleasantly spiced with cinnamon and coffee flavors. This cigar is impressively constructed in the Dominican Republic, with a meticulously aged Brazilian Arapiraca wrapper, surrounding beautifully blended Brazilian, Nicaraguan, and Dominican long-filler tobaccos. The Balmoral is guaranteed to be an exciting addition to your collection.
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Oak Room Wines
So many hidden wine gems in our store just waiting to be discovered! Here are a few which especially caught our eye…
2011 Domaine Terlato & Chapoutier “lieu dit” Malakoff Shiraz (750ml) – $39.99
Deep ruby color. Highly aromatic with black fruit aromas (black cherry and black currant) and undertones of dark chocolate, white pepper and eucalyptus. Explosive black berry and black plum flavors with perfectly matched, elegant tannins that give the wine a long, lasting aftertaste. Full bodied and rich. A treat to drink now and will age well for 7-10 years.
“Although these wines are normally reviewed by my colleagues David Schildknect in his Languedoc-Roussillon and Alsace reports and Lisa Perrotti-Brown in her reviews of Australian wines, I tasted them during my visit with Chapoutier, so I will include them in this report as they are of high quality and merit attention.”
95 points, The Wine Advocate
2009 Torbreck “Descendent”, Barossa Valley, Australia (750ml) – $69.99
A pure, wild, powerful nose of blackberry and tar is complimented by a gentle floral lift of lavender and violets. Full-bodied with great concentration, silky tannins and perfectly judged extract, this vigorous and suave young wine has a long, long future ahead of it.
Blend: 92% Shiraz & 8% Viognier
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2009 Descendent has 8% co-fermented Viognier in the blend which lends lovely floral, peach blossom and violet aromas to complement an intense blueberry preserves, dark chocolate and star anise aromatic core. Very full and rich, it has a lovely acid vibrancy alongside medium to firm, very fine tannins and a long finish.
97+ points, The Wine Advocate
Deep purple-red; here the lower alcohol does speak, along with more light and shade into the bouquet and the medium- to full-bodied palate; there are notes of spice and savory licorice coupled with some red fruit nuances, even though blackberry and satsuma plum provide the mainframe for a distinguished wine.
96 points, Australian Wine Companion
2013 J. C. Cellars “Domaine des Chirats” Rockpile Vineyard Syrah (750ml) – $64.99
A collaborative project with Yves Cuilleron, of the Northern Rhône, in which Yves and Jeff decided to use the fruit from the oldest block of Rockpile Vineyard. This wine is dark, with hues of red and purple that are opaque in saturation. Aromatics of wild herbs stimulate the senses as you meander to a sweet nose of black cherry, blackberries, cassis, and liquid minerals. A harmonious balance of tannins, acidity, concentrated black fruits, and roasted Herbes de Provence yield to a bold and lengthy finish. Not French, not California, but pure Rockpile Syrah.
The remarkable 2013 Domaine des Chirats is a collaborative effort between Jeff and Rhône vigneron, Yves Cuilleron, and it quite simply ranks with the best Syrahs to have come our way. It shows the ripeness, richness and size that we have come to expect from Mr. Cohn, yet it is uncommonly well-structured and tempers its strength with real refinement. While already a Syrah of evident layering and show-stopping depth, it is not nearly the wine that it will be with age, and those who are incapable of letting it quietly sit for another six to ten years and insist on drinking it up in its youth, will be missing out on a memorable vinous experience.
97 points, Connoisseurs’ Guide
One special cuvée that Jeff Cohn does with the famous Northern Rhône winemaker Yves Cuilleron, called Domaine Des Chirats, is Syrah from the Rockpile Vineyard. The 2013 Syrah Domaine Des Chirats Rockpile Vineyard, which apparently they have made together, is a sensational effort. This is stunning stuff. Black/purple in color, its gorgeous blackberry fruit, floral notes, super-supple tannins, multi-layered texture, and an opulent, full-bodied finish make for a profound glass of Syrah from this special AVA in Sonoma. Drink it over the next decade or more.
95 points, The Wine Advocate
2014 The Withers Charles Vyd Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley (750ml) – $43.99
This harmonious wine offers up fragrance of lavender and saline, with dark cherry notes. It is perfectly balanced, with a medium body, strong acid backbone and liqueur-like intensity, enabling it to drink beautifully now or age gracefully for a decade or more.
A warm vintage on the warmer, inland side of Anderson Valley accounts for this wine’s lush, dark berry flavor. Yet that sense of unbridled exuberance quickly runs into compact, stony tannins, the fruit emerging in the end in a more lifted scent of rose petals. With air, that mineral foundation expands through the fruit, pointing up the wine’s cool fragrance. It feels powerful, firm and detailed, and should do well with five years or more in the cellar.
93 points, Wine & Spirits
2012 Cardinale Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (750ml) – $269.99
Cardinale is a collection of individual voices that tell a story, in this case the characters are the appellations and the story is the vintage. The individuality of the vineyards is there to enrich the experience. In 2012, the number of characters increased as the vintage was such that the quality of the expression of each appellation soared to the level of Cardinale’s expectation. Blackberries, shale, hints of earth, currant, Asian spice and mountain minerality reside alongside a breadth of structural tannins and weight from the concentration of fruit. Like Kesey’s novel the 2012 transports you by way of the characters/appellations to a time and a place that we will celebrate for years to come.
Blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot
Cardinale’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, the flagship wine from the Jackson Family, was looked after and put-together by winemaker Chris Carpenter from numerous vineyard sites traversing Napa Valley. The 2012’s final blend was 84% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Merlot with 94% new French oak used. Terroirists undoubtedly lament the fact that nine different vineyards and seven different appellations were utilized, but the resulting wine is prodigious. A dense purple color is accompanied by notes of graphite, blackberries, blackcurrants, roasted coffee, vanillin, baking spices and forest floor. With enormous complexity and richness as well as full-bodied power and voluptuousness, it is a wine of exceptional purity, intensity, and well-integrated acidity, alcohol, tannin and wood. This seamless, majestic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated 2012 should drink well for two decades. 98 points The Wine Advocate
A Cab-dominant blend that’s voluptuous and polished, yet with acid and tannin backbone for the cellar. Vivid, dark cherry fruit, seamless texture and a long, mouthwatering close. 96 points, Decanter
2013 Chateau d’Epire Savenniers Cuvee Speciale (750ml) – $29.99
One of the oldest and most celebrated domaines in Savennières, Chateau d’Épiré is rich in history, not only for its fabulous architectural rendition of the Petit Trianon of Versailles, but most especially for its exquisite wines. Savennières is situated just southwest of Angers, on the north bank of the Loire River. Vines have been cultivated there since the time of the Romans. The Plantagenet dynasty allowed for the first exports of the wine to be sent to Great Britian in the 11th century. The domaine itself has been in the Bizard family continuously since the 17th century. The most recent owners and caretakers of the land are Monsieur and Madame Luc Bizard. They own eleven hectares, nine of which are entirely dedicated to the cultivation of Pineau de la Loire, known today as Chenin Blanc. The château is exquisite, but the pièce de résistance is their winery, formerly a Romanesque chapel, which is from the 12th century. Truly a blessed wine!
Despite the beauty and timelessness of the building structures, it is the vineyard for which the domaine is best known. The Savennières from Épiré is regarded as Grand Cru. The domaine works primarily three parcels: La Croix Picot, Le Parc, and Le Hu-Boyau. It is the latter that sits just above another famous vineyard, La Coulée de Serrant. The soils here are rich, and the microclimate is ideal. Southern and south-eastern sun exposure brings ripeness to the grapes, while the proximity to the Loire River keeps the temperatures moderate. The subsoils are comprised of sandstone and schist, and the top soil is a beautiful blue slatey schist that covers the vineyard floors, lending nerve and firmness. We import two cuvées of Savennières from Château d’Épiré. Their Cuvée Spéciale is blended by Kermit from their best parcel and creates a dry wine, austere within its first two or three years, that develops substantially with age. This cuvée is aged in traditional but largely abandoned chestnut barrels. The other cuvée is also dry, but more accessible young, with notes of exotic fruits. Both are delicious and spectacularly complex, and show a value disproportionate to their pedigree.
“Clear, bright stone fruit and pear aromas jump out at first, without some of the funkier notes some Savennieres can display. There is a touch of the salty seashell note behind the fruit, somewhat similar to Muscadet, but always well behind the fruit on the nose. On the palate the fruit is almost crystalline, racy and bright with very lean lime and melon rind texture at first that gains the white fruits found in the nose as it opens up slowly. A wine that you would probably want to either plan to drink over two or more days or decant, because it does take some time to get to the complex fruit character that exists underneath.” (Note: Kermit does normally submit his wines to reviewers but next perhaps Nicolas Joly, this is the finest producer in Savenniers – and at half the price! Also this wine will age beautifully for years to come.)
Sale prices valid through Saturday, September 23, 2017. First come, first served. No rain checks. No further discounts on sale items. May not be combined with other offers including case discounts. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Prices are subject to change.