La Cravantine, is a sparkling rosé of 100% Cabernet Franc, bone-dry, super fresh and with bubbles so tiny and fine, it puts most “real” Champagne’s to shame. Appealing strawberry and mineral scents are encased in a firm structure with a dry and spicy quality in the palate. This wine is versatile. It’s perfect with just about any fish, fried food, or enjoy it on it’s own.
When I think of Old Forester bourbon I think super smooth, very approachable. I found this barrel on the 4th floor of Rickhouse L. Tasted at 117.9 proof & rectified down to 90 proof. Heavy caramel notes, roasted peach, with hints of burnt orange & cinnamon. Perfect for a mid day bourbon while you watch the news.
95 Points, Vinous
Chad Melville in his first year of taking the reigns from legendary winemaker, Greg Brewer churned out an extraordinary Pinot Noir using 16! clones from the winery’s estate vineyards. The wine is a knockout and at the price one of the best values anywhere. 95 Points and a rave review from Vinous’ Antonio Galloni. Not to be missed!
Winemaker Patrick Brunet’s tiny Domaine Robert estate consists of 50-60 year old vines, deeply rooted in the granitic soils of Fleurie. 2018 produced concentrated, structured Beaujolais, delicious today but with the bones to improve in the bottle over the next decade. Pretty remarkable for wine that comes in under $20 on cases.