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Elijah Craig Small Batch

Elijah Craig Small Batch

Elijah Craig is storied bourbon. The story goes that Elijah Craig was the first to use charred oak casks. Elijah Craig is known as the father of bourbon and since he was a Reverend, I guess he is the Father Father of Bourbon!

On the nose I get vanilla, caramel, lots of oak, and some cinnamon that carries. On the palate I taste lots of oak, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 

This bourbon won’t knock your socks off, but it is a good step into quality bourbon. If you like this, give their barrel strength (or store picks) a try!

47% abv

Kentucky, USA

2016 Cave Spring Riesling Estate

2016 Cave Spring Riesling Estate

Feeling pretty smug today with some Canadian Riesling on paw. I haven’t had much dry (off-dry) wine from Canada, but maybe “thanks” to global warming, their wines are getting better for the table. Apples, oranges, lemons, apricots, yellow flowers, and a hint of petrol on the nose. Similar on the palate with nice acidity. There’s a tingle on the tongue of sweetness but the acidity really clears it out. This is some solid, solid stuff and could use some aging. Grab a few bottles and hide them in your cellar!

4/5 bones

$$

Riesling

12% abv

Niagara Escarpment, CANADA

2000 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

2000 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Happy Easter! Celebrating this beautiful day with this lovely Bordeaux. A full nose of cassis, new leather, tobacco, black raspberries, blackberries, oak, a hint of mint, boysenberries, bay leaf, cedar, and boeuf bourguignon. Very classic Bordeaux on the palate with chewy fruit – blackberries and black raspberries as well as cedar, leather, bay leaf, and some savory notes.

4/5 bones

$$$$$

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

13% abv

St. Julien (Bordeaux), FRANCE

2000 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

2000 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Happy Easter! Celebrating this beautiful day with this lovely Bordeaux. A full nose of cassis, new leather, tobacco, black raspberries, blackberries, oak, a hint of mint, boysenberries, bay leaf, cedar, and boeuf bourguignon. Very classic Bordeaux on the palate with chewy fruit – blackberries and black raspberries as well as cedar, leather, bay leaf, and some savory notes.

4/5 bones

$$$$$

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

13% abv

St. Julien (Bordeaux), FRANCE

2017 Casa Magoni Chardonnay Vermentino

2017 Casa Magoni Chardonnay Vermentino

Rollin’ with my homie, Chewy. And this Mexican vino. Tropical fruit, pineapples, apples, lemons, and a hint of white florals on the nose. Similar notes on the palate. Almost weekend!

3/5 bones

$$

Chardonnay (80%), Vermentino (20%)

13% abv

Valle de Guadalupe, MEXICO

2017 Casa Magoni Chardonnay Vermentino

2017 Casa Magoni Chardonnay Vermentino

Rollin’ with my homie, Chewy. And this Mexican vino. Tropical fruit, pineapples, apples, lemons, and a hint of white florals on the nose. Similar notes on the palate. Almost weekend!

3/5 bones

$$

Chardonnay (80%), Vermentino (20%)

13% abv

Valle de Guadalupe, MEXICO

2016 Hyland Estates Old Vine Riesling Single V…

2016 Hyland Estates Old Vine Riesling Single Vineyard

Oh heyyy… Enjoying some much needed sun as it turns to spring! Honeysuckle, Meyer lemon, honeycomb, and a hint of orange on the nose. Lemons, browning pears, and apricots on the palate with minerality mid-palate. Bone dry with tongue-tickling acidity.

4/5 bones

$$

Riesling

12.9% abv

Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

2016 Hyland Estates Old Vine Riesling Single V…

2016 Hyland Estates Old Vine Riesling Single Vineyard

Oh heyyy… Enjoying some much needed sun as it turns to spring! Honeysuckle, Meyer lemon, honeycomb, and a hint of orange on the nose. Lemons, browning pears, and apricots on the palate with minerality mid-palate. Bone dry with tongue-tickling acidity.

4/5 bones

$$

Riesling

12.9% abv

Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

2015 Orowines Bluegray

2015 Orowines Bluegray

It’s snowing today. And it’s April. So. I need all kinds of vino to get through this. This is a modern, New World kind of vino. Plums, cherries, strawberries, and chocolate on the nose. Similar on the palate with vanilla and wood notes. Ripe.

3/5 bones

$$

Garnacha (45%), Mazuelo (30%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%)

15% abv

Priorat, SPAIN

2015 Orowines Bluegray

2015 Orowines Bluegray

It’s snowing today. And it’s April. So. I need all kinds of vino to get through this. This is a modern, New World kind of vino. Plums, cherries, strawberries, and chocolate on the nose. Similar on the palate with vanilla and wood notes. Ripe.

3/5 bones

$$

Garnacha (45%), Mazuelo (30%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%)

15% abv

Priorat, SPAIN