Saturday, March 31, 2012

Highly rated Cabernet --- great price...

2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Cold Creek Cabernet Sauvignon...$20.99
Compare to $30 at CSM Website
We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher as of 3/31/12
Bright red-ruby. Sweet, inviting aromas of black raspberry, mocha, minerals, tobacco and mint complemented by ripe soil tones. Silky on entry, then sexy and seamless in the middle, with concentrated flavors of cassis, black plum and dark chocolate. At once plush and shapely, with ripe acidity giving the wine an impression of refinement. The ripe tannins reach the front teeth on the long finish, with violet and menthol elements providing lift. A lovely, classy cabernet.
Rated 92/100 International Wine Cellar

93 points - “Cellar Selection ” 
Year in and year out, the Cold Creek Vineyard sources perhaps the most ageworthy, perfectly structured Cabernet in the entire Ste. Michelle portfolio. In 2008 the alcohol hits 15%, yet the tight , dense, cassisladen body of the wine is intact, with an appropriate hint of herb. The length and balance once again suggest a wine that has decades of life ahead.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Friday, March 30, 2012

FRESH load of Brew Cocky!

New batch in stock bottled March 27, 2012  !!!!


2nd Shift Brewing Brew Cocky Ale....$11.99 / 750ml
"Yup, we love hops and this IPA puts them all up in your face.  Loads and Loads of Falcaner's Flight, a blend of Northwest hops was used in such a gratuitous manner heretofore not seen in these parts.  ENJOY" - label

Duckhon Decoy Wines on sale now!!!

From the famous Duckhorn Winery!

2010 Duckhorn Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon...$15.99
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96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot
Produced to be lush and enjoyable upon release, the 2010 Decoy Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon has a seamless tannin structure, refreshing acidity and great length.
In the nose, rich dark fruit aromas are underscored by enticing oak-inspired notes of caramel, mocha and baking spices. These elements continue on the palate, which spotlights a rich core of blackberry and French plum flavors.

2009 Duckhorn Decoy Zinfandel....$15.99
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Decoy Zinfandel allows us to explore this robust and appealing grape as a stand-alone wine.
This enticing Sonoma County wine highlights a bright red-fruit and spice expression of Zinfandel. The aromas are ripe and appealing, offering layers of strawberry jam, raspberry and sweet vanilla, as well as hints of chocolate-covered cherries and white pepper. On the palate, the entry is full and balanced with lovely cranberry notes supported by the subtle influence of fine oak.

2010 Duckhorn Decoy Pinot Noir...$15.99
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Decoy Pinot Noir highlights a plush and approachable expression of Pinot Noir that is crafted to be ready upon release.
The aromas offer enticing layers of ripe strawberry, French plum, loganberry and anise, with hints of blueberry, cola and spice. On the palate, this medium-weight wine is graceful and inviting with abundant red fruit notes of raspberry, cherry and plum, as well as more sophisticated elements of forest floor and tobacco leaf, all supported by firm, age-worthy tannins and a streak of uplifting acidity.

2009 Duckhorn Decoy Merlot...$15.99
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Drawing on our winemaking team’s expertise working with this varietal, the 2009 Decoy Napa Valley Merlot is lush and enticing with aromas of bright red cherry and plum, as well as subtle hints of sweet spice.
For more than three decades, Duckhorn Vineyards has been crafting exceptional Napa Valley Merlot. On the palate, the tannins are soft and approachable, adding length to the briar fruit and cranberry notes, and carrying the wine through to a lovely finish highlighting elements of ginger, vanilla, licorice and earth.

We are the lowest price on Wine-Searcher as of 3/30/12

Terrapin Collaboration with BFM

Terrapin Collaboration is here!!!

Very limited release!

Now online also

Terrapin Collaboration with BFM

Spike & Jerome's Collaboration Ale....$8.49 / 11.4oz
"BFM Spyke & Jérôme’s Cuvée Délirante" 
Rye Barleywine aged in Rum oak barrels.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Six Row Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter

In stock now at Forsyth, very limited!
and online now

Six Row Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter...$11.99 / 22oz
The Whiskey Barrel Aged Porter marks Six Row Brewing Company’s first special release barrel aged beer. The base beer for is modeled after a traditional session, English-style Robust Porter which was then aged for three months in freshly emptied Tennessee whiskey barrels. During this maturation process, the beer takes on unique flavors and nuances that would not otherwise be available in conventional metal aging vessels. The oak barrels provide much the same flavor components to the beer as they did to the whiskey previously housed in them; predominantly oak with vanilla, roast, and dark fruit flavors.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Home Brew Blends!

In stock now at Forsyth!!

Home Brew Series
Malt Blends

Urban Chestnut Zwickel Bavarian Style Lager...$11.99 / 5 lbs
Urban Chestnut Winged Nut Chestnut Ale / $11.99 / 5lbs

"When Mike Marino led the baking operations at St. Louis Bread Co. during his 16-year run there, freshness was a top priority. That hasn't changed in his latest venture: making custom malt blends for homebrewers that are based on professional breweries' recipes. "Some guys I've brewed with, you go into their basements and you'll see a bag of caramel malt that's been sitting there for a year, and they're still using it," Marino says. "I knew there had to be a better, cost-effective way for homebrewers to get fresh malts that are blended to match professional recipes."

On Thursday, Marino and two partners will launch Home Brew Blends in St. Louis. The company's first two products are malt blends that Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. uses in its flagship beers: Winged Nut chestnut ale and Zwickel German-style lager. Those 5-pound malt packs will retail for about $12.50 and include enough malts for a 2½-gallon batch of homebrew. Customers will have to buy hops, yeast and other ingredients -- like chestnuts if they want to make Winged Nut -- separately.

"This is not designed to be a straight-up clone kit, because that's kind of for beginners," Marino says, referring to recipes that allow homebrewers to replicate or "clone" certain commercially available beers. "I'm trying to attract the interest of intermediate and expert homebrewers, who will be able to use their skills to play around with different hops and yeasts." Urban Chestnut brewmaster Florian Kuplent will provide recipe tips on Home Brew Blends' website for customers to follow. "Lots of homebrewers enjoy cloning beers, but as far as we know, nobody's premixed the malt bill for them," Kuplent says. Home Brew Blends' Winged Nut and Zwickel malt kits will be available starting Thursday at Urban Chestnut (3229 Washington Boulevard). Marino says he hopes to find retail placement in homebrew shops, beer stores, markets and other locations soon. Kuplent and Urban Chestnut co-founder David Wolfe say they were enthusiastic when Marino approached them about this project. They believe the timing is perfect as they prepare to roll out Winged Nut and Zwickel for the first time in bottles. "Who knows, maybe other commercial brewers will pick up on this idea and pre-blend some of their beers for homebrewers as well," Wolfe says. "We think this idea is a natural way for craft brewers to be able to interact with the ever-growing populace of homebrewers."

Harveys A le Coq Imperial Extra

The last vintage we had in stock was 2003 -- finally back at The Wine and Cheese Place!
2009 Harveys A le Coq Imperial Extra...$5.99 / 9.3oz
Imperial Russian Stout 2009 ABV 9.0%
Regarded as one of the world's most unusual and prestigious beers, the recipe contains a dense concentration of varied malts and hops to produce a bottle conditioned stout. This brew will improve and develop complexity up to one year and has an intense flavour which is complex and distinctive. The roast, alcoholic and spicy notes combine in this unusually sweet & sour beer. Was judged best beer of its style at the 2009 World Beer Awards.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

WE WON! Best Place to Buy Wine AGAIN!!

Ladue News reader's poll for the BEST OF ST. LOUIS

Thank you for voting for us!!

Best Place to Buy Wine
"The Wine and Cheese Place is tops with our readers because no matter what your degree of wine knowledge—whether you fancy yourself a oenophile or are happy with wine in a box—the experts there can point you in the right direction. Stop wandering around and put your drinking in the hands of people who know what they’re doing. You can thank us later." -- Ladue News

Friday, March 23, 2012

Hoptimum is back

In stock now!! No limit, we have 5 cases in stock!

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum....$10.49 / 4pk

A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put —Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped, AND torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas.

Resinous "new-school" and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar, and tropical fruit—all culminating in a dry and lasting finish.
info from Sierra Nevada

Free State Beer!

We have a little Free State in stock at our Forsyth location -- this will be it for now

Store news....

Still moving everything --
There will not be a Beer tasting tonight -- sorry
Working on the scotches and counted over 300 in stock!

Here are a few new beers....

New Holland Imperial IPA -- fresh
He'Brew Hop Manna IPA

Stone IPA - FRESH -- Bottled March 15

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New beers in stock..

If you have been in the store this last week, you know we have been doing some major re-arranging --

So I am way behind on posting new products....

Here are a few new ones that I have not posted yet....


Unibroue Grande Reserve 17Anniversary
Boulder Mojo Risin' 4pks
Charleville Hoptimistic -- new label and now in 6 packs
Left Hand Smoke Jumper
New Planet -- Gluten Free beers -- 3 flavors

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New batch of Double Trouble...

Forsyth just got in Founders Double Trouble (the second batch of 2012) -- all four of our stores should get some today.  Very limited - 1 / 4pk per person.

Founders Double Trouble Imperial IPA... $8.99 / 4pk

"An imperial IPA that was brewed to turn your world upside down. Hops have got you coming and going. Pungent aromatics up front paired with a malt balanced backbone and a smooth bitter finish." -- Founders
9.4% ABV
86 IBU’S

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

95 Pointer - limited release...

The Wine Spectator
Rated 95/100
Highly Recommended
2009 Quinta Vallado Touriga Nacional Douro....$58.99
"Very polished and ripe, with intense mocha and spice aromas and powerful flavors of blackberry, French roast coffee and black olive. The long finish is filled with effusive dark chocolate and Asian spice notes, with hints of toast and cream. Drink now through 2020. 3,458 cases made. –KM"

Lancyre Roussanne

2009 Lancyre Roussanne....$17.99
This has consistently been one of my favorite whites over the past 3-4 years.  2009 is no exception, it is drinking great now, but can easily age for another 5 years.   Yes, this white ages very well. 

Tasting Notes: Aromas of peaches and country hay on the nose, with just a touch of spearmint and honey. Big, bold and crisp, with great freshness on the palate.
Serve With: Enjoy this distinctive, unoaked white on its own, or with poultry, creamy pasta dishes, or seafood (especially sole or fried calamari).
--- Dan Kravitz, importer

2008 Lancyre Pic St.-Loup Vieilles Vignes....$21.99

$25 suggested retail Wine Spectator
Very well-structured, with a concentrated array of dark plum, kirsch and peppered beef flavors that are dense and powerful. The ripe, muscular finish oozes baker's chocolate and savory herb, with hints of sweet basil. Drink now through 2015. 4,200 cases made. –KM
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator

90 pointer and a bargain - Pena

2009 Cuvee de Pena....$11.99
The as usual Carignan-based red 2009 Cuvee de Pena is simply the finest of its illustrious bargain-priced breed that I have tasted (and I go back 20 years with this cuvee and its predecessor), which also makes it a mind-boggling value! Clean and polished, concentrated but unexaggerated, this delivers sweet fruit with soil and soul. Ripe cherry, black raspberry, and purple plum are shadowed by their distilled counterparts in a high-toned nose and practically gush on the palate. Pungent, resinous herbs, smoky black tea, toasted pecan, brown spices, and crushed stone all serve for aromatic and gustatory interest, leading to a brightly juicy yet deeply rich finish. Buy it by the case, delight and - if you dare reveal its price - amaze your guests over at least the next couple of years, though quite possibly longer. (And we wine snobs need to stick this into some blind tastings to put quality-price rapport into perspective, and perhaps some prejudices to rest.)
Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate

Pierre Boniface

Boniface Caprice des Rocailles Sparkling Rosé...$19.99
Tasting Notes: Produced entirely from Gamay, this sparkling rosé is a wine of immense charm, offering ripe strawberry/raspberry aromas and a refreshing acidity to balance its subtle sweetness.
Serve With: A versatile wine, it can be enjoyed on its own, or paired with your favorite desserts - it marries especially well with dark chocolate, fruit tarts, tortes, fruit-topped cheesecake or Tiramisu.

info from importer, Dan Kravitz

Beer news...

Got a surprise load of 2 cases of 
Bells Expedition Stout today!!!

Ska Modus Hoperandi is a new fresh batch -- Canned on March 3

Westverletten not coming to Missouri???

Westverletten update -- 

I just talked to Lisa at Manneken Imports  and she said they have every intention of coming to Missouri.  They are still waiting to complete the deal with Westvleteren before the can confirm anything.  So at this point things look good  (or at least better).

Monday, March 19, 2012

Leinie Big Eddy Wee Heavy

Leinenkugel Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale...4 packs
Our Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale is a tip of the cap to the brewers of Scotland. A blend of eight robust malts give Wee Heavy its complex flavor which is balanced by notes of dark chocolate, toffee and caramel.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

TWCP / 2nd Shift Bourbon Barrel Aged LSD only 204 bottles made!

Update -- it is now the 8th day, so starting at 9am today, we will be releasing the bottles that have not been picked up -- we have 15 bottles that have not been picked up??  
We even have some of the bedazzled version for the people that ask for those first.  (we had 36 of these, and we only had 32 people to the party)



The release party is sold out, reservations were required.
If you have tickets to the release party, do not try to reserve a bottle
(your blinged out bottle will already be reserved)

It will be limited to 1 bottle per person
  • If our site should crash, just be patient and try again (don't call the stores)
  • You will have 7 days to pick up the beer or it will go back out for sale
  • We will have 170 bottles available tomorrow (170 people)
  • So it will take awhile for me to get confirmations sent out, be patient 
  • Hopefully it should last online for more than a few minutes :) with that much
  • Just getting an order in is no guarantee, wait for the confirmations

 Thanks very much

Here are some pictures of the beer!!!

2nd Shift dressed up 3 cases for the release party!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Quick update on what as recently come in stock in beer

I have not had a chance to post them all yet, so here is a summary

I am told our Ballwin location has a few bottles of the 2nd Shift Barrel Aged LSD still in stock and I have a few at Forsyth -- 

Angry Orchard Ciders - 3 flavors
Southern Tier Unearthly IPA – bottled 2/24/12
Southern Tier Backburner – Bottled 2/15/12
Southern Tier Iniquity – bottle 12/30/11

Leinenkugels Big Eddy Wee Heavy 

Schlafly Yakima Wheat Ale
Boulevard Smokestack Rye on Rye
Sierra Nevada Torpedo – 16oz CANS
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – 12 pack CANS
Goose Island 312 Wheat – 12 pack CANS
Schlafly Summer Helles – 12 pack cans and bottles
Bat Creek Heartland Wheat
Bat Creek Flip Nut Brown Ale
Jesse James America’s Outlaw Beer
Mactarnahans Spine Tingler Triple
Sam Adams Cinder Bock Rauch Bock
Sam Adams Dark Depths Baltic IPA
Sam Adams Tasman Red Red IPA
Sam Adams Griffin’s Bow
Charleville Triple Wit
Grand Teton Five O’Clock Shadow
Leinenkugels Summer Shandy

KBS and Hoptimum have come and gone already 

The "Must Have" Wines of the Year. "

In stock now at all four locations now!

2007 Vina Eguia Reserva Rioja 2007....$9.99

Compare to $19 - The Wine Enthusiast 
We are the lowest price on Wine Searcher by 37%

Reserve it online now

Wine Enthusiast #18 Top 100 Wines of 2011
After tasting this wine we ordered 56cs on the spot. One of the most impressive values we have tasted in years and only $9.99

The "Must Have" Wines of the Year. "
A sensational deal can be had with this wine, which
opens with crusty berry aromas before shifting to
cola, lemon peel and licorice. Tight and structured
finesse… on the palate, with cherry, plum, vanilla and spice
flavors. Harmonious and smooth, integrated and
just rich enough…"
Rated 92/100 The Wine Enthusiast

Schlafly YAKIMA WHEAT is at The Wine and Cheese Place

In stock at Forsyth, New Ballas, Ballwin, and Rock Hill

Schlafly Yakima Wheat Ale

ABV: 5.5 | IBU: 45
APPEARANCE:Light golden; hazy
PROCESS:Unfiltered; dry hopped
HOPS:US Challenger
MALTS:2-row malted barley, white wheat malt, Dingemans Cara 8
YEAST:American Ale

Our Yakima Wheat Ale is a refreshing, hoppy wheat beer showcasing US Challenger hops from Yakima Valley in Washington State.

Craft Beer CAN headquarters....

Remember a few years ago, we did not have any craft beer in a can in St. Louis...
Now we are getting Sierra Nevada in CANS!!

We have a lot of great choices at The Wine and Cheese Place!!!

Sierra Nevada Torpedo - 16oz Cans - new this year
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - 12 pack cans - new this year
Goose Island 312 Wheat - 12 pack cans - new this year
Schlafly Summer Helles - 12 pack can  - just arrived
Avery White Rascal - 6 pack cans
Avery IPA - 6 pack cans
Avery Joe's Pilsner - 6 pack Cans
New Belgium Fattire - 12 pack cans
Ska Modus Hoparandi - 6 pack Cans
Ska ESB - 6 pack cans
Ska Blonde - 6 pack cans
Caldera IPA - 6 pack cans
Big Sky Moose Drool - 6 pack cans
Big Sky Scape Goat - 6 pack cans
Big Sky Trout Slayer - 6 pack cans
Tallgrass IPA
Tallgrass Oasis
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat
Tallgrass Halcyon Wheat
Tallgrass Velvet Rooster

Coming Soon!

New Belgium Shift Pale Ale -- 16 oz can -- Coming Soon
Leinenkugels Summer Shandy - coming soon

I am sure I am forgetting a few more....

Fresh Two Hearted Ale has arrived...

Fresh Bells is here! Bells Two Hearted Ale in stock at Forsyth
Two Hearted Ale is defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas of Bell's house yeast, this leads to a remarkably drinkable American-style India Pale Ale.

Farm fresh eggs are in stock now at Forsyth!

Non factory produced from right here in Missouri -- in stock now!!!
In stock now at Forsyth laid 3/13/12
Farm Fresh Eggs, free range

"We grow with nature, not against it" -- Dry Dock
Dry Dock Farm Heritage Breed Farm Fresh Eggs...$4.99 / per dozen

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Boulevard Rye on Rye is here!!

In stock now at all four locations.  
Will post it online also first thing tomorrow morning.

Boulevard Smokestack Rye on Rye....$11.99 / 750ml
Why Rye? This assertively flavorful grain is more often associated with whiskey than beer. Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of Bourbon and scotch. But when we procured some seasoned barrels from our friends at Templeton rye, we asked ourselves, "Why not? Why not brew a rich, tawny rye ale, then mellow it in the warthm of charred oak rye whiskey casks? Two kinds of malted rye provide a spicy sweetness, giving way to notes of caramelized wood and the citrusy tang of Perle, Magnum, and Saphir hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish." -- back label

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Redbreast CASK is here!

In stock now at Rock Hill and Forsyth!

Very limited!!

$57.99 / 750ml

Help us select our next barrel....

We are buying our second barrel of
Elijah Craig 12 Year Bourbon

We will be tasting them today at Forsyth, come give us your vote while supply lasts!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cherry Pie just scored in the new Wine Spectator

Cherry Pie is from winemaker Jayson Woodbridge, creator of the amazing and extremely hard to get   Hundred Acre Wines

We only have less than a case left...
2009 Cherry Pie Pinot Noir...$46.99
cherry pie bottle

As its name indicates, this offers a ripe, fleshy, baked cherry-berry
core of flavors, offset by anise, spice and sage, gaining depth and
persistence. Drink now through 2020.—J.L.
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator 

Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: 100% Carneros, Napa Valley
Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 30% New
Production: 1800 cases

Fresh Bat Creek....

Fresh batch of all the Bat Creek Beers are in stock now...

Also available online

From Bowling Green, Missouri

Bat Creek Heartland Wheat....$4.99 / 22oz
Our wheat beer is made with wheat ... really. But that’s not what makes it great. What makes it great is the Amarillo hops which give it a light lemon aroma. It’s an American style wheat made with American wheat yeast in America ... right here in the Heartland.
 Food Pairings: Salad, Poultry, Fish, Alfredo pastas.

Bat Creek Machine Shed Stout...$4.99 / 22oz 

"Black as the oil stains that once graced the floors of our beloved machine shed turned brewery, this cream stout was our first attempt at brewing a real beer. We use roasted and chocolate malts to give it the rich dark color and to balance out its delicate sweetness. After just one sip we're certain it will become one of your favorites, just as it is ours.

Bat Creek Flip Nut Brown Ale...$4.99 / 22oz
"This beer was a legend before its time. No one really knows what the name means, but they know one thing for sure: A beer with this name on the label is very good. Its malty flavor is complimented with molasses and just enough hops. It’s an experience that cannot be described in words. So go buy some and see what we mean.
Food Pairings: Hamburgers, sausage, venison, stew, chili, barbeque, brown gravy."

Bat Creek Farmer's Daughter Blond...$4.99 / 22oz
"Smooth and refreshing, this light blonde ale delivers on its promise. It really makes you feel alright. The light color and body are complimented with a crisp clean finish. This brew has a subtle malt and hop character making it an easy drinking experience.
Food Pairings: This one is a great thirst quencher for super spicy foods. Fish, poultry, salads."--

Bat Creek Pike County Pale...$4.99 / 22oz
Pike County Pale Ale is a full bodied American Ale. Its copper color and complex hop flavor make it a pleasure to drink. We dry hop it to give it a subtle floral aroma that’s to die for. It’s an American beer that is a sweet vacation for the senses. This beer goes with just about anything.
Food Pairings: Fried foods, seafood, spicy foods, pizza, beef, lamb, wild game.

Boulevard Rye on Rye

The new edition arrives Thursday - March 15

Boulevard Smokestack Rye on Rye....$11.99 / 750ml
Why Rye? This assertively flavorful grain is more often associated with whiskey than beer. Even in that arena, it has largely been eclipsed by corn and barley, the sources of Bourbon and scotch. But when we procured some seasoned barrels from our friends at Templeton rye, we asked ourselves, "Why not? Why not brew a rich, tawny rye ale, then mellow it in the warthm of charred oak rye whiskey casks? Two kinds of malted rye provide a spicy sweetness, giving way to notes of caramelized wood and the citrusy tang of Perle, Magnum, and Saphir hops before easing into a dry, lingering finish." -- back label

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Great, great Chardonnay --

In stock at Forsyth, but you can order it online for pick up at any of our other stores (allow a few days)
We just got in the last 6 cases!

2008 Walter Hansel Chardonnay Estate....$29.99
More serious is the exceptionally well-endowed 2008 Chardonnay Hansel Family Vineyards. Wonderful notes of lemon butter, orange marmalade, citrus oil, hazelnut, and subtle smoke are followed by a medium to full-bodied, dense, rich wine with terrific fruit, purity, and texture. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.

These are consistently terrific wines, seemingly regardless of vintage conditions. Moreover, they are realistically priced, and wine consumers couldn’t have a better friend than proprietor Stephen Hansel. All of the estate grown Chardonnays are fermented and aged in Francois Freres French cooperage (40% new and 60% used), and undergo lees stirring and full malolactic.

Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate