Black bear body with blonde grizzlies piled high, atop. Licorice, espresso bean, toffee, dark chocolate, burnt honey, dried violets, dried black cherries and rich malt aromas. Sarsaparilla taste, with dark, sweet coffee, dark chocolate, baked raisin, dried black cherry, dried black currant and licorice. Stupendously supple integration of all elements! The bitter bits are a perfect counterbalance. .
#boulevardbrewing ##beer #bier #birra #biere #stout #cerveza #cerveja #stout #darktruthstout #boulevarddarktruth #kcmobeer #mobeer — 2 days ago
Fantastic offering from NC winery who imports grapes from CA and deftly crafts elegant wines. This straddles Old & New Worlds with copious quantities of pure red & black fruit with hints spice Earth, smoke and a leathery edge. Smooth suave and rather full bodied, not juicy but well balanced with impressive depth - seamless. — 22 days ago
The 2013 Barboursville ‘Reserve’ Cabernet Franc is shining brightly at now seven years of age. A blend of 90% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot, right away the wine opens with plenty of aromatic appeal with layers of red fruits woven together with shades of wild mushroom, lavender and red bell pepper that all march in place in the glass. The palate shows a silky mouthfeel and soft texture that entices. Suggestions of red licorice and spice cake collide with red cherry candy and loganberry cordial on the palate. Bright, with good acidity and a nice tension that runs through the core of the wine, this is starting to show beautifully now and will cellar well for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029- 91 — 2 days ago
A blend of (changes each vintage) mostly Chard, with Sauv Blanc and Muscat, aged in 35% new French oak for 8 mos. Grapes sourced from some new AVA’s this year, Sonoma Coast, RRV, Santa Lucia Highlands & Atlas Peak AVA’s. Pale lemon with aromas of stone & citrus fruits with complex floral spice. The palate shows flavors of peach and apple with hints of sweet lemon, vanilla and wet stone. The wine is well balanced with integrated oak, crisp, lively acidity and a long finish ending with pepper and mineral. — 5 days ago
Great for the price, Whiskey Advocate # 1 this year for what its worth, heres the review they stated, the start of 2019, a Tennessee whiskey would have been considered a long shot to be named Whisky Advocate’s Whisky of the Year, but this Dickel came barreling from behind with the poise and power to impress our blind tasting panel. Its value is unmatched—serving up a full 13 years of barrel age at 50% ABV for just $36. Such bargains result because Tennessee whiskey lives in the shadow of bourbon, which can easily command three or four times the price at this age. Following Tennessee’s practice of charcoal-filtering the distillate before aging, this whiskey is soft around the edges yet delivers plenty of intensity. The mouthwatering peanut aromas evoke memories of cracking open a school lunchbox while the palate delivers abundant fruit: orange marmalade and caramel apple. Fine bitter-sweet balance suggests burnt sugar, Mexican chocolate, chocolate-covered almonds, and toffee. Indeed, sweet nuts, like French burnt peanuts, candied pralines, and marron glacé, seem to be the common thread here, lending this a consistent chord from initial nose through the drying, pleasantly spiced finish.
As — a month ago
Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, chocolates, tobacco, cola, espresso, spice box, cinnamon, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead and peppercorn.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, spices, earth, vanilla, licorice, cloves, light vegetables, alcohol, cola, cinnamon and peppercorn.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a wonderful Grenache blend from the house of Orin Swift. Fruity, big, rich, spicy and interesting.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (1 hour). After 3 hours in the decanter, the nose really opened up, so be patient with this young wine.
Needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly.
Good by itself or with food. A great sipping wine by the porch or with friends.
A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Petite Sirah. Aged in French oak barrels for 8 months (30% new).
15.1% alcohol by volume.
$35. — 9 days ago
Sour buttermilk, boiled potato, clotted cream, crimini mushroom and Parmesan herald a funky-earthy scent made pleasant by maple sap, pickled peach, underripe apricot, and coriander. Apple cider vinegar bursts into the palate with wincing alacrity, which, with goat cheese becomes a bright tangerine and near-ripe apricot. Still has a pickled note. Pickled yellow pepper, onion, red bell and general chow chow diciness, as well as a sauerkraut and sweet mustard combo. Razzy, jazzy and bracing. Stellar example of the lambic style. .
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