Illinois, Usa

Goose Island

Bourbon County Brand Stout 2016

2016 Bourbon County Stout. Congrats to my comrade in arms Jason Khoury and Tyler Slade for their next adventures! I remember we bought this at the beginning of our graduate career. Like our friendship, this beer as truly aged beautifully! — 3 days ago

Jason Khoury
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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Screen Actors Guild Awards Collector's Artist's Red Blend

High tannins. 30% cab 30% merlot and others. I don’t think I appreciated the merlot concentration. Nose was very vanilla (new barrels) not overly complex — a month ago

Quilceda Creek

Washington Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Every so often you encounter a wine from a familiar grape or from a familiar AVA that defies categorization. This is one of those wines. Mint, allspice, cinnamon, and wild blackberries on the nose—with just a hint of upland pine forests. The blackberry fruit I taste on the front of the tongue immediately transitions into a conveyor belt of sensations. Its medium-bodied tannic structure delivers high notes of vanilla and low notes of dark chocolate, and it finishes with the softness of milk chocolate—which would potentially be cloying, except it’s offset by some herbal high notes (maybe cumin?). This is a fabulously sophisticated wine. The mouthfeel reminds me of a Médoc from a good vintage year, but it’s sensorium is like no other Cab I’ve had. Really really lovely and unique! I was a fool not to buy a case of this
— 8 days ago

Shay, David and 4 others liked this

WeldWerks Brewing Company

Citra Extra Extra Juicy Bits

Ron R
9.4

Consistently, one of the top breweries in the US. Extravagant and sexy, yet supple and round. Nice citrusy finish - this is for real men only. — 4 days ago

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@Ron R Ron yes, Sounds great have a great weekend Cheers 🍻
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@P A, cheers to you my friend 😀
Sharon B

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That looks delicious!

Margerum

M5 Margerum Estate Vineyard Grenache Blanc Blend 2016

Owner Doug Margerum and winemaker Doug "Scotty" Scott, craft world-class wine working with the top vineyards in Santa Barbara County to produce small lots of premium wines. Vivid Ruby with dark fruit and floral aromas with complex spice. On the palate plum, cherry and raspberry flavors with lively acidity. The finish brings notes of cacao, espresso and earthy minerality on a lingering ending. Nice value. — 4 days ago

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

Cab Zin

DB
9.0

... smooth, weight and depth of a Cabernet... Great with pepper jack mac and cheese ... great balance of the 2 grapes; not certain of the vintage because it wasn't on the label, so we assume 2019 — a month ago

Jeppson's

Malört Liqueur Malt

A Chicago original. Very bitter and herbal. Reminds me of some of the more bitter and intense aquavit you can find in Sweden only. Quite a bracing shot. Though frankly, nice and cold on the rocks it can make a change if you can handle it. Like others have said it’s not easy to rate as it’s not easy to like as such. But it’s a thing. — a month ago

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Trixie

Interesting review! Hadn't heard of this before. 🙂

Au Bon Climat

"Isabelle" California Pinot Noir 2015

Part of their "Blue Series," Isabelle, named after the birth of Jim’s daughter in 1995, was first top end Pinot Noir that was a blend from different locations, 6 in 2015. Ruby, Aromas of berry fruits with citrus, herbs & floral notes, aged for 2 years in new French Oak. On the palate layers of gentle ripe fruit flavors of raspberry and cherry with citrus and oak wrapped in gentle spice. Wine has great depth, soft tannins, well integrated, savory, long ending with a nice mouthfeel. Very Nice! Last bottle! — 7 days ago

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