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Domine Ann Gros L'o De La Vie Syrah

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Domaine Anne Gros Jean-Paul Tollot is composed up of two Burgundian growers that have been doing so for over 20 years. Anne Gros is famous for her Richebourg; whose holdings, in the 18.3 hectare vineyard, are next to the famed Domaine de la Romanee Conti, and go for about $650-$700 a bottle. Though not at this kind of a level, the couple Syrah is very delicate and subtle with more earthiness and smoked meat than anything upon opening the bottle. Decant for 2-4 hours and it blossoms into a delicate flower of a wine with crushed raspberries, crushed lavender, crushed hillside, crushed black cherry, white pepper, and game with mouth-watering acidity. It’s really no

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2015 Domaine Christian Moreau Chablis 1er Cru

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First of all, a Chablis producer like Domaine Christian Moreau is exceptionally rare in Alberta and a vintage like 2015 in Chablis send future prices soaring with 2016 being a disaster (some losing up to 75% of the crop), and 2017 not looking too great either, the future yields will be incredibly small, which will probably end up prices only going much higher. The 2015 Vaillon (a single vineyard classified as 1er Cru/Premier Cru (the second highest classification in Burgundy with the Grand Crus being the top and commanding upwards of more than double the amount as the production of Grand Cru is less than 1%) It is worth seeking out 1er Crus in good to exceptional vintages from top producers whose 1er Cru wines compete with some Grand Cru wines. In the case of Christian Moreau Vaillon, we snatched all that came to Alberta (a mere 5 cases). With an average vine age of 56 years, the vines are incredibly healthy and produce concentrated fruit with intense fleshy texture and round mouth feel with steely, flinty minerality we crave from Chablis. All this needs is a tray of oysters around and some folks to share it with. A wine that can be drank now or left in the cellar to age and develop over 10 years.

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2014 Ramey Claret

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A classic expression of  bordeaux with savoury notes of dark cherry, spice, tobacco, herbs and mineralty. Fruit for this exceptional blend is sourced from some of the prestigious appelation, such as Napa Valley, St. Helena, Oakville, Oak Knoll, Napa-Carneros, Mt. Veeder,Yountville, Sonoma Valley, Rutherford, and Calistoga. Savour this well priced gem now or cellar it for 8 to 10 years.

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2015 Malivoire Moira Rose

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Made from a single vineyard planting of 100% Pinot Noir that produces 56 cases.  Aromas of raspberry, cranberry, cinnamon heart, almond essence and rose petal.  Clean, vibrant, elegant and dry, it tastes of strawberry, green apple, cherry and clementine with herbaceous and mineral undertones. $32.95 Incl GST & Deposit

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200 Monges Rioja Reserva 2005

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Tempranillo 85%, Graciano 10% and Garnacha 5% – harvested manually .

Deep, intense red with notes of ripe red fruit, tobacco, cedar, and truffles on the nose: very clean, intense aromas. Full body on the palate, with fine tannins from careful barrel-ageing, and very well-balanced. Ample mouth-feel with light notes of liquorice and a long, silky and elegant finish.

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Mencino Vermouth

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Mencino is the only red sweet vermouth in the market that is aged one year in italian oak.  One year in oak gives this vermouth a unique essence of cherry, raison, dark chocolate, spice and vanilla along with a traditional bitter sweet taste.

Serve it chilled as a digestive or pair with fine cheese or dessert.

 

 

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Monkey 47 - Schwarzwald Dry Gin

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An artisan gin made with a combination of 47 botanicals, must try!

A genuine Monkey 47 – but just a bit different. The same can be said for the Negroni: a genuine Negroni – but just a bit different when it is made using Monkey 47 – Schwarzwald Sloe Gin. Stir 3 equal parts of Monkey Schwarzwald Sloe Gin, Mancino Vecchio red vermouth and Campari on ice in a glass, serve in a tumbler and garnish with a twist of orange zest.
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Faiveley Nuits St George 1er Cru

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Dark ruby colour, with fruity and spicy aromas. This wine is beautiful on the palate, where we find the same fruity and spicy notes and a few woody hints. Its fine and silky tannins give it great elegance. Pair this wine with red meats or a leg of lamb.

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Dal Cero Pino Grigio 2014

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Straw yellow with greenish highlights. It has an appealing bouquet of fresh flowers and fruits, such as pear syrup and banana. The palate shows a nice fruit-acidity balance, with a lingering finish.
it can be consumed during the entire year, both with appetizers and as an accompaniment to white meats and fish.

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Banshee Sonoma Pinot Noir 2013

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Vintage: 2013
In many ways the 2013 growing season was a twin to the fabulous 2012 vintage; perhaps not identical but certainly more alike than not. Both vintages had warm, but not extremely hot summers and nearly perfect weather leading up to harvest. The resulting fruit was pristine and we were able to make harvest decisions based on ideals rather than forced circumstances.

Tasting Notes
As with past vintages, the high percentage of Sonoma Coast sourcing (82%) is evident, especially in the aromatics. They tend to deliver in a cool register of bright red fruits and floral notes. In the mouth, a medium weight texture delivers a mixture of mostly red berry notes, accompanied by some earthier forest floor and red tea notes. The finish accentuates the long flavors with well integrated and fine tannins.

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Chalk Hill Estate Chardonnay 2012

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Winemaker Notes
When blending our club Chardonnays, we choose the specific barrels that best show off the characteristics of that vineyard. For this Clone 809, tight grain French oak lifts the aromas and flavors without being heavy-handed. We have beautiful fruit at Chalk Hill and want to show it off. This Chardonnay features complex aromas of apricot, mandarin orange and gardenia, followed by cream, sweet red apple, toasted almond and candied lemon peel on the palate. A long and elegant finish completes the picture.

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Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon

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Rich caramel with balanced vanilla, stone fruit notes, smoky depth, with an oak finish

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