Vintner Taste Notes Price



Vintner Taste Notes Price
Opus One
Taste Notes
Aromas of blackberry, rose petals, chocolate and espresso accentuate
fruity and earthy nuances. Round velvety tannins enrobe a silky texture
with a touch of minerality. The flavors of dark fruit are enhanced by the well
integrated acidity. The acidity and tannin structure promise a very long life
(84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit
Verdot, 1% Malbec)
Orin Swift
The wine casts a dark shade of crimson with a tinge of magenta on the rim
of the glass. Classic aromas of currant, cassis, and plum are instantly
present along with soft French oak notes and some cedar box accents.
Rich and opulent, flavors of Bing cherry, ripe blackberry, mocha, espresso,
and black licorice welcome the palate. The density and concentration is
succeeded with round and silky tannins providing an incredibly long finish.
(60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec)
Imperial Rioja
Gran Reserva
Frog’s Leap
Merlot 1.5L
The Oracle 3L
Cristal Rosé
The 2001 arrived in the US earlier in July and sold out within a week. It
already has more than a decade of age on the wine, and with just 50 cases
imported it will be the target for many top restaurants in the country. The
wine provides a greater concentration of fruit and structure, and is still in its
infancy displaying a concentrated core of red and black fruit, licorice,
toasty oak, and spice box.
This Merlot opens with fresh cherry and currant aromas which are
underscored with subtle notes of chocolate. Ripe flavors of cherry, cassis
and plum are laced with hints of dried herbs and cigar box.
This harmonious blend reveals aromas of blackberries, coffee and dried
herbs that lead into layers of plush dark fruit flavors on the palate. With
well-integrated oak and framed by finely grained tannins
(56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 14% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 6%
Petit Verdot)
Opulent, brooding and incredibly black in every sense. Blackberry, black
currant and black cherry, deep and layered with baker's chocolate, tar,
toast, clove and espresso. The intensity of flavors effortlessly unifies the
palate, joined by mouth-coating tannins that support and lift the long finish.
(94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot)
The nose has hints of bright golden fruits and hints of currant like acidity.
The palate is full of bright red fruits and a crisp citrus note. The finish is
lingering and crisp with hints of tart cherries.
Cristal Brut
The nose is full of confit fruit, white flowers and lightly roasted nuts. The
palate is very well rounded with a complex ballet of fruits that transitions
from sharp citrus to bright fleshy fruits. The finish is crisp and slightly tannic
with touches of Danish pastries and almond.
Yalumba (UnOaked)
Kendal Jackson
Tasting Notes
Pale straw green in color, the 2011 Yalumba Y Series
Unwooded Chardonnay offers enticing aromas of white
peach, grapefruit and nougat – a complex interplay
showing balance between ripe fruit and complexity. The
palate is distinctly medium bodied with layers of white
peach and nougat flavors, racy acidity and a persistent
Beautifully integrated tropical flavors such as pineapple,
mango, and papaya with citrus notes that explode in
your mouth. These flavors delicately intertwine with
aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and
balance throughout. A hint of toasted oak and butter
rounds out the long, lingering finish.
Sonoma Cutrer
Russian River
Francis Coppola
Joel Gott
Rodney Strong
Fruit aromas of Golden Delicious apple, Bosc pear and
white peach are accented with toasted nuts, oak spice,
a hint of vanilla and a touch of butter. This wine has the
signature Sonoma-Cutrer balance between elegance
and richness for a medium-bodied, mouth-filling wine.
The creamy richness is balanced with a bright acidity
and highlighted with flavors of apple, pear and lemon
This delightfully crisp and refreshing top notes of
apricots and tangerines are followed by flavors of pears,
green apples and grapefruit that blend into a subtle
mineralesque finish.
The 2014 Joel Gott Pinot Gris has white peach aromas
with floral notes. On the palate, the wine is balanced,
opening with bright acidity and refreshing Meyer lemon
citrus flavors, followed by a juicy mid-palate, and a long
Not an estate wine, but it gathers some of the trademark
flavors of the Mosel (apple/peach notes, chalky
minerals, limey tang) in a tasty package. This lush,
medium-bodied riesling has a spritzy tartness. There are
hints of ripe pineapple, but it's just a tiny bit off dry, and
the lingering fruit flavors.
Pale straw, with aromas of lime, grapefruit peel, and
lychee, and notes of honeysuckle and lemongrass. Very
aromatic and inviting. Bright, round flavors bursting with
fresh fruit, juicy lime, lychee, and Meyer lemon. Clean
mouthfeel with refreshing minerality and a long finish of
lime zest, vanilla, and grapefruit.
Fresh, crisp and highly aromatic, the warmer climate
Alexander Valley fruit gives this wine ripe peach and
pineapple character, while the ocean cooled Russian
River Valley fruit offers zesty citrus notes of lemon and
slightly herbaceous qualities. Together, the two valleys
make a classic Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc that
pairs wonderfully with mild, creamy cheeses, seafood
and vegetable quiches.
White Blends
Conundrum white begins with intriguing aromas of
green apple, tangerine and honeysuckle blossoms. The
taste is best described as exotic; with layers of peach,
apricot nectar, green melon and pear, overlaid with
subtle notes of citrus zest and spicy vanilla. A rich,
round mouth-feel supported by fresh acidity, brings the
complexity of this wine into balance.
Francis Coppola
The nose is filled with aromas of plum, blackberry and
black cherry. The palate is rich with tannins and stoney
minerals and ripe berry notes that are rounded off by
plum and ripe black cherry. The finish has hints of black
pepper, red currant and dried violet.
Bennett Lane
Francis Coppola
A deep, dark opaque red. Aromas of ripe black berry
fruit with a subtle hint of toasty oak. Flavors of red and
black berry fruit flavors with hints of dried plums, fresh
acidity and a long finish with fine, elegant tannins.
The wine is inky, deep dark ruby red in color, with
aromas of cocoa, black cherry, deep dark roses and ripe
purple plums. On the palate here are rich flavors of
cherries and blackberries that lead to an elegant finish
with layers of rich texture and incredible length.
Intense plum and clove aromas are prevalent on the
nose. The palate has soft tannins, along with blackberry
and boysenberry flavors layered with notes of smoky
bacon, sweet vanilla and bittersweet chocolate.
The Show
Pinot Noir
Other Reds &
Red Blends
The Show Malbec is a delicious wine with flavors of
blackberry, cranberry, white pepper and spice, with
toasty vanilla and violets. The wine has smooth tannins,
a velvety texture and a long, lingering finish.
This medium-bodied wine has aromas of cherry, currant
and plum with hints of vanilla and cedar. Flavors of
blackberry, licorice and sweet oak compliment this
wine's bright acidity and structure.
The nose is floral with notes of violets and strawberries
and aa touch of green tea. The palate is vibrant with
layers of cherry fruit, yet balanced by comforting leather
and pipe tobacco. The finish is earthy and slightly
Belle Gloss
The nose has notes of ripe berries, vanilla and spicy
oak. The palate is velvety and rich with dark fruit notes
underlined with a sweet oak character, mocha and cola.
A rich and supple wine with a succulent finish.
Big Red Monster
In the nose, Big Red Monster exhibits aromas of ripe
plum, cherries and raspberries with a hint of rhubarb. In
the mouth these aromas carry over in the flavors with
added nuances of chocolate and spice. Fruit forward,
but finishes dry and lightly spicy.
Haymen & Hill
The Prisoner
Aromas of smoked meats, tobacco and cigar box spice.
Very smooth with inviting red fruits, creamy vanilla and
spice. The finish is juicy and full of plush tannins.
Leather and black cherries linger throughout. A great
value for such a quality meritage.
The wine has a deep ruby red hue that is framed in rich
crimson. Aromas of black cherry and plum, surrounded
by roasted coffee beans and vanilla oak accents. The
entry is powerful and lush with flavors of bing cherry,
blueberry and cocoa. Soft and velvety tannins round out
the finish making this wine approachable and inviting.
& Sparkling
Saint Hilaire Brut
Saint-Hilaire Brut displays aromatic flavours of peach,
pear and green apple skins with a wonderful, full,
creamy mouthfeel. Think non vintage Champagne for a
fraction of the cost!
Haton’s Réserve is 30% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir
and 35% Pinot Meunier. Some older reserves are added
giving the wine a gold color with tiny bubbles; notes of
toast, almond and honey carrying through a long, rich
finish. This is close to vintage brut at a bargain price.
Veuve Clicquot
Veuve Clicquot
One of the most familiar of Champagnes, the Yellow
Label is finely made—a fruity while structured wine. It
has both fresh and fragrant fruit as well as richness, a
soft, creamy texture and bright acidity. There is no
sense in bottle aging here—drink this wine because of
its crispness.
Bright salmon pink colour with mousse of fine bubbles;
light intensity of red fruit, floral and fresh baked bread
aromas; dry with balanced acidity and creamy texture,
red berry and citrus flavors.
Dom Perignon
Clos Du Bois
J. Lohr
Kim Crawford
Sauvignon Blanc
Santa Margherita
Pinot Grigio
A delicate bead caresses the mouth, while flavors of
currant pâte de fruit, dried apricot, pastry and pickled
ginger expand on the palate. Subtly floral, with a fine
frame of acidity driving this to the mouthwatering finish
of smoky mineral and dried fruit. Drink now through
Intense aromas of apple blossom, ripe pear, and sweet
lemon drop are complemented by toasty oak, spice, and
cream. The silky texture of the wine is overlaid with
bright, juicy flavors of ripe apple and pear. The finish is
long and fresh.
Aromas of ripe pear, melon, meyer lemon and brioche
with notes of roasted hazelnut, flint, spice and toasty
oak. Flavors of pom fruits, mineral and sabayon end
with a lingering oaky finish.
With the crack of the cap, unleash the unexpected as an
array of delicious aromas leap from the glass. Pink
grapefruit, key lime, passion fruit, frangipani, and
pineapple tempt your senses.
This dry white wine has a straw yellow color. Its clean,
intense aroma and bone-dry taste (with an appealing
flavor of Golden Delicious apples) make Santa
Margherita's Pinot Grigio a wine of great personality and
Chandon Brut
Bella Bolle
Moscato Split
Pale silvery straw color. Aromas of honeyed peaches
and lemons with a supple, lightly effervescent fruity-yetdry light-to-medium body and a tangy, stone fruit and
mineral finish.
Ruffino Prosecco
Ruffino Prosecco is fruity and fragrant with clean notes
of citrus, pears and apples along with slight hints of
hawthorn, wisteria and elder. Fine bubbles caress the
palate, while intense flavors of apples and peaches give
the wine a pleasing finish.
Clos Du Bois
Aromas of black cherry, fennel, and brown spice. The
wine has a rich texture with concentrated blackberry fruit
and notes of mocha.
J. Lohr
A bright and fresh fruit bouquet of citrus blossom, subtle
pear and white nectarine combines with savoury
characters of roasted nuts and delicate spices. The
entry is soft with generous primary fruit characters
followed by a creamy mid-palate offering nougat and
nectarines extending to a lingering and crisp brut finish.
Kendall Jackson
J. Lohr Cabernet
Brambly fruit aromas of plum and pomegranate are
integrated with a barrel signature of mocha and baking
spice. Whole berry fermentation with a generous use of
Malbec in the blend accentuates bright fruit tones on the
palate, and leaves a lengthy finish.
Aromas of lush, bright black cherry, blackberry and
cassis draw you in. Round, rich, seamless tannins
provide a robust backbone and supple mid-palate.
Notes of cedar, vanilla and a hint of mocha linger on the
Intense fruit aromas of black cherry, plum and blueberry
are accented by a barrel bouquet of hazelnut, dark
chocolate and toasted pastry. Sturdy tannins strike the
palate and finish with hightoned fruit.
Simi Cabernet
A to Z Pinot Noir
La Crema Pinot
Northern Skies
Happy Bride
The nose is full of bright currant and cherry, blackberry,
and plum. Cherry and plum along with black pepper
spice add life to this full-bodied-yet-silky wine that
finishes with soft, velvety roasted coffee tannins and a
bit of peppery cassis.
The nose is full of cherries, raspberries, and
blackberries, developing to iris, blueberries, strawberries
and minerals. The palate has vibrant red fruit flavors
and floral notes, then deepens with hints of blood
orange and blueberry jam. The finish brings on slight
tobacco notes.
Cherry Pie, cocoa and black tea aromas. Pomegranate,
plum and orange zest flavors. All in all broad,
concentrated, and lingering wines.
It has just enough body to support the spare lines of its
structure, making it the kind of sake one can drink
enjoyably for hours at a stretch. Its subdued,
understated refinement evokes a sense of the northern
province where it is meticulously brewed.
Kamoizumi KomeKome is sake's equivalent of an offdry Riesling Kabinett. Mildly sweet, pleasantly tart, and
showing enough acidity to keep it balanced, this is a
delectable companion to Thai food, spicy curries, and
an array of dessert tarts and custards.
Apple Brandy
Apple brandy can be made anywhere, but is most common in the
United States. It is often produced from edible styles of apples,
opposed to the inedible variants used by its brother spirit Calvados.
The spirit usually carries through much more of the flavors typically
associated with edible apples due to this fact. The first style of apple
brandy produced in the U.S. was Applejack. It was made using a
process known as ice distillation, in which the cider would be
exposed to sub-freezing temperatures and some of the water would
crystallize and separate out. This would concentrate the color, flavor
and alcohol strength. Modern distillation practices have phased out
ice distillation.
Apple Brandy
Clear Creek Distillery
8 Year Pomme
Apple Brandy
Apple Brandy X.O.
Bottled in Bond
12 Year
This eight year apple brandy is the product of Oregon apples, fermented and then
distilled in German-made pot stills. The nose is a nice blend apple, black currant and
anise. The palate is surprisingly hot, given the age, with rich cinnamon notes
reminiscent of rich apple pie. The heat dissipates quickly, leaving a rich apple
cinnamon not lingering.
The aromas at the beginning are reminiscent of cognac, but give way to hints of fall
apples, pear and vanilla. The taste is dominated by dry pear and creamy apple notes
with a touch of citrus and a spicy oaky vanilla finish.
The nose is of freshly peeled apples with fleeting vegetal notes and touches of
cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Flavors of apple dominate the palate with touches of
pear and orange with a finish of applesauce and candied apples.
Some caramel, apple, a little spice. Lacks the complexity of its older unblended
siblings. Finish is hot.
Quite refreshing despite the alcohol "kick." Caramel and toffee notes with a big
backbone of apple. A fine Brandy.
Caramel, baked toffee and apple, vanilla, nutmeg notes to it, lingering notes of
tobacco, crystallized ginger. Medium length finish. Much smoother than it's younger
Armagnac is a distinctive type of brandy produced only in the
southwestern region of France, known as Armagnac. It is distilled
once, typically through a column still which imparts a lighter, more
fragrant body to the spirit. This is followed by aging in French oak
barrels, which softens the light body and imparts more complex
flavors and a bronze hue. Armagnac is sold under several
classifications, mostly referring to the age of the constituent
brandies. Armagnac is also allowed to be sold under vintages. When
Armagnacs of different ages have been blended, the age on the
bottle refers to the youngest component. A three-star, or VS,
Armagnac is a mix of several Armagnacs that have seen at least two
years of aging in wood. For VSOP, the aging is at least four years, and
for XO, at least six. Hors d'âge means the youngest component in the
blend is at least ten years old. Older and better Armagnacs are often
sold as vintages, with the bottles containing Armagnac from a single
year, the year being noted on the bottle.
Clés des Ducs
Clés des Ducs
Clés des Ducs
Clés des Ducs VSOP is a warm and round eau de vie. With aromas of fresh fruit,
spices and oak wood, it possesses the complexity and richness of an aged Armagnac.
This Armagnac, composed of older eau de vie, is more complex and mellow, with
richness and depth coming from its interactions with the oak in which it ages. This
Napoleon has a weighted average blend of 11 years.
This is the culmination of the cellar master's blending skill. Various vintages of the
oldest Armagnac are aged to perfection and blended to produce this jewel. The
result is an Armagnac that will thrill every connoisseur, because of its complexity
depth, aromas and taste. This X.O. has a weighted average blend of 15 years.
Rich, sweet fruit character on the palate , spicy and soft with candied fruit and
walnut notes. Fruit driven brandy with an elegant, sophisiticated quality that almost
makes you wish it was a little earthier and Armagnac-like. Big, chewy finish.
Domaine d'Espérance
Expressive aromas of stone fruit, pear and gentian root are accented by just a hint of
raspberry on the nose. Elegant floral notes open up to a touch of bitter almond,
cherry, and honeysuckle on the tongue with a dry spice that fades out on the finish.
Domaine d'Espérance
5 Year
Domaine d'Espérance
10 Year
Domaine d'Espérance
1998 14 Year
Domaine d'Espérance
1995 18 Year
Domaine d'Espérance
1993 19 Year
An enticing nose of dried fruit, caramel, spicy vanilla and black peppercorn gives
way to a lively, medium-bodied palate boasting flavors of toffee, espresso, almond,
tobacco leaf and pine. Notes of raisin and spicy oak linger through the clean,
assertive finish.
This ten year is oaky but floral on the nose, with a touch of vanilla and chocolate. It
imparts flavors of caramel and roasted pineapple, with a light lingering smoky
tobacco-like finish.
Aged for fourteen years, the nose of this armagnac is full of spice, oak, and a hint of a
cornlike sweetness. Dry spice notes, specifically clove and black pepper, dominate
until an underlying tawny port-like finish begins to take over.
Aged for eighteen years, the nose of this Armagnac is full of sappy wine, powdery
spices and toasted oak. The palate is very fruit forward with plum, cassis and
brandied cherry notes that fade into a fairly oaky finish.
Matured for nineteen years, it brings a compelling nose of raisin, plum, apricot, and
sweet spice. Complex, well-integrated notes of dried fruit, coffee, hazelnut, vanilla,
and oak emerge on the palate and linger through the long, mellow finish.
Calvados is a specific type of brandy made exclusively from distilled
apple based cider. It can be made from upwards of one hundred
different types of apples, all precariously blended together to form
the flavor the distiller desires. Calvados must be aged in French oak
for a minimum of two years, but is often aged much longer. Younger
Calvados is very light and fruity, but they develop more deep
Cognac-like notes with age.
Christian Drouin
Pays d’Auge
A much younger Calvados with a very bright and lively bouquet. Although dryer and
less complex than others, it provides a nice entry point into the world of Calvados.
Christian Drouin
Freshly crushed apple pulp attacks the nose when inhaling this beauty. Groult
actually ages the cider for 6 months prior to distillation from 100% apples.
Christian Drouin
1968 Vintage
La Pommière
Noble Dame
Roger Groult
The vintage refers to the date of distillation. Very rare and very lovely, this Calvados
shows notes of baked apples and apricots with a surprising freshness and liveliness
for such an aged product. The palate shows vanilla and integrated oak and the finish
is almost minty fresh.
Deep green apple and ripe bartlet pear notes, a touch of almond, a soft mouthfeel,
and a pleasingly long finish that combines the richness and complexity of good
Cognac with fresh, green apple flavors.
Bright, brilliant, spicy ripe apple aromas. Textbook purity of fruit on the attack with
a lively and lovely dance of fruit and spice flavors set in a soft texture on the follow
up. Tart and lively on the finish.
The Roger Groult family distillery can be found in the hills of the Pays d'Auge, where
they've been making their Calvados for 5 generations! Distilled twice in traditional
direct-fired stills, this Calvados was aged for 3 years.
Roger Groult
8 Year
Roger Groult
12 Year
Roger Groult
Roger Groult
Xo Age d’or
Roger Groult produces Calvados in Pays d'Auge, France, using over 30 varieties of
apple for a complex, intriguing flavor profile. Groult's 8 year old expression is
matured in old French oak asks. Alongside the ripe, intense apple notes on the nose,
you'll fine hints of rancio, raisins, cinnamon spice and a subtle nuttiness.
12 year old Calvados Pays d'Auge from the Roger Groult range. XO Calvados must be
aged at least 6 years, resulting in rich, elegant floral notes on the nose and palate,
along with chewy notes of hazelnut and a touch of mint.
A premium expression of Calvados from Roger Groult in Pays d'Auge. Using
Calvados which has aged for at least 18 years. This well aged expression features
excellent oak-y notes alongside the mouth-filling fruit and gingerbread flavours.
Groult's exceptional XO is a blend some very old estate Calvados distilled
throughout the 20th century. One of the best values in Calvados considering the
average age is around 30 years and it contains eau-de-vie over 80 years old.
Roger Groult
Doyen d’Age
The Doyen d’age is a blend with an average age of at least 70 years! Concentrated,
rich and velvety its heady mix of baked apples, smoke, orange blossoms, tobacco
and vanilla.
Cognac is a specific type of brandy produced in one of the six Cognac
regions of France, and is named after the town of Cognac.
Regulations on Cognac are very strict, allowing only nine different
grapes to be used in the process and each variety is only allowed to
make up a certain portion of the final brandy. The wines made from
these grapes are extremely dry, acidic and thin which makes them
near undrinkable, but perfect for distillation. The designations of
Cognac refer to the youngest brandy used in the blend; a V.S.
indicating the youngest brandy being two years of age, a V.S.O.P.
indicating at least four years of age from the youngest brandy, and
an X.O. indicates at least six years of age from the youngest brandy.
The average age from all of the brandys mixed typically is much
higher than the minimum age denoted by the designation on the
bottle. Younger Cognacs are typically more fruit oriented, with older
ones giving way to flavors of nuts, vanilla and tobacco.
V.S. Elegance
Bright gold appearance. Floral notes of iris, white flowers and hawthorn in the nose.
Gentle aging in French oak barrels with light tannin contents imbues the VS
Elegance with a superb mellowness and remarkable finesse on the palate.
V.S.O.P. Elegance
V.S.O.P. Borderies
Île de Ré
X.O. Elegance
The nose boasts prominent jasmine aromas intermingled with subtle yellow fruit
notes. On the palate this Cognac displays a remarkable balance between smoothness
and structure, enhanced by vanilla and light woody notes.
Orange in hue, with rich amber flashes, the nose gives hints of vanilla and orange,
along with soft a softly floral, spicy aroma. On the palate there’s a hint of woodiness,
and the finish is long, well-balanced and fresh.
le de Ré Double Matured is a bold, distinctive Cognac with unmistakably maritime
tones. On the palate it displays a perfect balance between smoky notes and touches
of candied fruit with a hint of honey.
Bright amber appearance. A wide spectrum of flavors develop on the palate, where
fresh and candied fruit notes (apricot, citrus fruit) intermingle with touches of
honey, chocolate, almond and hazelnut. Subtle hints of oak and vanilla emerge in the
lingering aromatic finish.
X.O. Borderies
Borderies XO is powerful, rich and creamy with a particularly velvety texture. It
reveals intense sweet pastry aromas alongside notes of cinnamon, dried fruit, old
port and violet. A hint of almond emerges in the long-lasting finish.
Aromas of vanilla, dried fruits, spices & hints of caramel. Dark amber with shades of
copper. This VSOP has an intense oak taste with well-balanced fruits combined with
a rather round finish.
Aromas of almond, chocolate, slight leather, wild flowers & mature fruits. On the
palate it is rather fruity, balanced almond again - solid finish.
Lots of young grape-y aromas come through on the nose here, with a Hawaiian Fruit
punch quality on the soft palate. Any wood and spicy aromas are hard to uncover
with all this fruit in the way.
12 Year Vintage
This Borderies eaux-de-vie develops a certain floral and spicy note after 12 years of
ageing. The nose has notes of violets, orange blossoms, followed by ginger. The
palate has Hints of vanilla, fine almonds and some raisin.
The nose starts off with sandalwood, dried apricots and mushroom notes. The
palate allows these to develop even further into a candied apricot note followed by
earthy Portobello mushrooms and a distinct, light oak finish.
Initial Extra
21 Year Vintage
Hors d’Auge
Madagascar vanilla beans, crème BRÛLÉE and candied orange aromas dominate the
nose. The palate starts with iris flowers, plenty of caramelized sugar and orange zest
that fades into a rich oaky finish.
The nose is complex with oak and spicy notes, vanilla and hints of dry fruits and
truffle. The palate is deep and balanced, with a long and very pleasant finish.
On the nose early hints of hazelnut, then dried apricots and figs, also some smooth
spices like white pepper and coriander. On the palate, some orange and ginger
bread, while the aftertaste is quite smooth and long.
After aging in oak for 15 years, this bold, balanced cognac emerges with rich aromas
of ripe fruit, candied walnut and baking spice. The palate is pleasantly fruit-forward
with notes of lightly spiced apple, orange and pear, which then transform into sweet,
crisp flavors of apple tart and fruit pastry on the finish.
Aged in oak for 30 years, this cognac has a nice bronze hue, and rich body. The nose
starts with cedar and stewed pear, leading into cinnamon and Port-like aromas. It is
medium to full bodied with a surprising amount of bright fruit notes for a spirit of
its age. The finish becomes dry and spicy as it fades.
V.S.O.P. Privilège
Strong bouquet of fruits, some hints of honey and more fruits on the nose. The
palate and the finish is dominated by woody hints- that's the cask.
Paradis Extra
It's a powerful and rather woody blend, with spicy aromas, complex but remains
round. This rich cognac brings oak and leather together with slightly sweet notes of
flower and fruit. A well balanced work, with a good sense of pepper and rancio.
More of a masculine XO.
The nose has some slight pepper and spicy aromas - then fruits and dry roses. On
the palate there is a delicate rancio note along with ripe fruits and finally a bomb of
different aromas.
Its an intense cognac. The cognac is both balanced and complex, its bouquet (on the
nose) presents some great vanilla aroma, spices - some pepper and flowery notes.
On the palate: A fine texture of spicy, fruity and fine oak-influenced note.
The nose starts with delicate vanilla and a touch of port wine that transitions into
rose and violet notes. The palate is full of apricot and fig jam-like notes, followed by
hazelnuts and licorice. The finish is long and warm with a near bourbon oak note.
Dark amber and mahogany in color with delicate scents of narcissus, jasmine, and
honeysuckle. A touch of tawny port along with cedar, vanilla oak, tangerine, apricot,
and pear notes. Velvety on the palate with an incredibly long finish.
Dark mahogany-red in color with delicate scents of narcissus, jasmine, and
honeysuckle. A touch of tawny port along with cedar, vanilla oak, sandalwood,
eucalyptus, orange, ginger, and passionfruit notes. Delicately spiced with saffron,
and nutmeg on the palate with an extremely long finish.
Cordon Bleu
Fiery amber color. A mellow cognac, long and pleasantly lingering on the palate.
Smooth vanilla and ripe fruit flavors rounded by oaky notes.
Pale gold in color with a nose that reveals a majestic subtlety and the intermingling
fragrances of sandalwood, tobacco, leather and plum. An exceptional balance on the
palate with a long finish.
Cordon Bleu's taste is dominated by the eaux-de-vie from the Borderies region. On
the nose it is floral and elegant while being round and smooth but, rather masculine,
with some hints of fruit and wood. The finish is a long one.
Paul Beau
Paul Beau
Paul Beau
Hors d’Age
The color is deep golden with some leather hints, and dry fruit. On the palate it is
round and fruity - more the feminine XO, then it increases its complex aromas, and
spicy notes come through, with wood. The Grande Champagne eau de vie adds to the
finale, an elegant and long finish.
This six year cognac brings light raisin and heavy oak notes on the nose, followed by
soft fig and macadamia flavors on the palate with a very silky but short lived finish.
Fresh and youthful, despite its fifteen year age, aromas of baked apple, honey and
cedar dominate the nose. The flavors are smooth with hints of maple syrup, milk,
caramel and toasted marshmallow that merge with sweet yet spicy hints of vanilla
and oak on the finish.
Initially there is a deep smell of kumquats and dried mandarin skins. The nose
develops into nutmeg, almond, coffee and vanilla. On the palate, citrus flavors are
the first to develop which then fade to dried almond and earthy rustic stewed fruit
notes. The finish is very full and complex.
Pierre Ferrand
The nose is full of pear, citrus, caramel, violets, heirloom roses, and some oak and
tobacco. The palate has intense tastes of pear, tree fruits, vanilla, and to a lesser
degree nutmeg, cinnamon and oak.
Pierre Ferrand
1840 Original
Pierre Ferrand
Pierre Ferrand
Pierre Ferrand
Des Anges
Pale gold in color and very mild and quite sweet. There is a lot of apple and vanilla
on the nose and body. The finish offers wood character, some cinnamon and caramel
notes. This tastes both young and refined at the same time, without a hint of that
raw alcohol flavor that is so pungent in many younger Cognacs.
A deep golden yellow, this mature spirit displays concentrated aromas of vanilla,
maple, dried roses, and apricot. The rich, full-bodied palate introduces candied
tangerine, walnut, cinnamon, and anise.
Fairly light caramel in color, with a nose of cedar, smoky black tea, and flowers. The
taste is quite simple and spicy with flavors of leather, cedar, vanilla, and tobacco.
The nose offers deep fruity aromas of golden raisins, pears, and apples drizzled with
caramel, flower petals, and spice. The palate starts with layers of honeyed nuts,
creamy cocoa, and spice. The Finish is long with spicy oak and fruit chutney fading
out. A delicious, smooth, harmonious blend of rounded fruit, wood, and spice flavors
made for slow contemplation.
Rémy Martin
The nose is sweet with honey and vanilla, floral notes and chewy oak, lots of
blossom and some spice. The palate is spiced and rich, fruity notes of nectarine with
dried apricot and plum, floral and oaked. The finish shows tart fruits and honey.
Rémy Martin
1738 Accord
Deep copper in color, with a broad range of fruits, vanilla, leather, and oily nuts in
the nose accompanied by sweet raisin, vanilla, pepper, and charcoal flavors. The dry
finish balances out the sweet notes and is fairly lingering.
Rémy Martin
The nose has aromas of stewed fruits, hot apple pie, quince pie, and honey from the
white blossoms of elderberry or acacia. The palate carries Notes of fruit and honey
with balanced, oak-matured aromas.
Rémy Martin
Rémy Martin
Louis XIII
Deep amber in color, with an aroma of jasmine, candied oranges, cinnamon, and
hazelnut. The taste is phenomenal, with hints of vanilla, dark brioche, oranges, and
other dark-mature fruits. The finish is quite long.
Noble deep amber in color with a nose of delicate flowers, rich fruits and intense
spices. On the palate, Louis XIII takes you on a world journey: to China with flavors
of lychee and ginger to Cuba with cigars and cigar box and Central America with
cinnamon. The finish is extremely smooth, and lingering.
Grape Brandy
Brandy, or Brandywine, was initially a spirit made from distilling
wine. The style has evolved over time, allowing brandy to be made
from several different types of fruit instead of a being solely grape
based. Originally made from wine, this spirit was known as the spirit
of wine, or wine rectified. Aging is typically done in some type of oak
casks. Some younger brandies may have caramel coloring added.
There are several sub-types such as Armagnac, Calvados and Cognac
which are all highly regulated and region specific.
Grape Brandy
3 Year
8 Year
Clear Creek Distillery
Oregon Brandy
Clear Creek Distillery
Marc Brandy
Soft and fruity with hints of wood. Adega Velha is one of the most popular brandies
from Portugal.
This brandy is a deep golden colour and has aromas of honey, floral notes, grapes,
and toasty oak on the nose. The palate is soft, mellow and smooth. There are grape,
plum and nutty flavours leading to a lingering, balanced finish.
Nice amber color with a hint of copper. Vanilla fills the nose with hints of cocoa and
fine wood. The palate has a rather dry taste of dried fruits but is then followed by a
subtle sweetness. Peppery finish accompanied by chocolate and coffee.
This Brandy is distilled from fine Oregon wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Muscat and
Pinot Meunier. It is then aged in old and new French (Limousin) Oak. The result is a
naturally amber colored brandy with a nice nose and clean finish and a very rich, full
This is the classic Alsatian marc. In the progression from floral to ”earthy” the marc
is a fairly big jump. The Gewürz nose is good but a little woodier than the Muscat.
There is a little more jolt in the initial taste, but the finish is clean, not hot.
Grape Brandy
Old Havana
2001 13 Year
Pinot Noir
1999 11 Year
Mild caramel and vanilla aromas. Light and fruity on the palate, with flavors of
apricot, fig and caramel. Short finish. Made of Gamay Beaujolais grapes
A golden color. Caramel and milk chocolate aromas lead to rich, mellow flavors of
pecan pie filling and creme brulee. Long finish.
Aromas of caramel, yellow squash and citrus fruit. Spicy and acidic, with black
pepper and some citrus. Short finish.
Vinous grappa notes on the nose that are completely airbrushed and blended out on
the palate. The acidity of the pinot noir is immediately obvious. There's weight, and
boldness, and more depth. It's not just fruit and oak, but also earthy elements that
pop in and out through the finish. Tremendous.
Notes typically associated with muscat wine dominate the nose of this brandy,
leaving no doubt as to the grape used. Bold, spicy and bright forward notes
dominate with a subtle, smokey oak finish.
Grape Brandy
1992 16 Year
Dry stonefruit nose with sweet, fat stonefruit and waxy honeycomb across the
palate. The finish is full of warm baking spices and just a touch of vanilla.
1986 23 Year
Navazos Palazzi
Fino Cask
Navazos Palazzi
Oloroso Cask
Light aroma of vanilla, clove and honeysuckle. Light and floral on the palate, with
honeysuckle, lavender, orange spice tea and vanilla flavors. Short finish.
The pale-colored Brandy de Jerez Solera Gran Reserva, a single barrel of Spanish
Brandy aged in a Fino sherry cask, is laced with smoke, orange peel, pear, almond,
flint and white stone fruits. Sweet spices, a hint of American oak and bright saline
notes appear on the vibrant, dry, bracing finish.
This Spanish brandy is an extremely rare gem. Aged for two years in Spanish oak,
followed by four and a half years in a very old Oloroso sherry cask. The nose on this
is pure, dry sherry with tons of dried fruit notes and some wood. The palate
continues along the same lines with a dry wine feel, with some sweeter grape juice
notes in the back. The finish has prunes and dried apricots. One of 720 half bottles
ever produced.
Grape Brandy
Rare Alambic
Vecchia Romagna
Etichetta Nera
Vecchia Romagna
10 Year
This blending of several varietals uses the precocious Pinot Noir as the base with
Semillon and Colombard to provide structure and body. Consisting of mostly
youthful ~6 year brandies, the Rare Alambic starts floral and fades into a rich fruit
This young Italian brandy is made from Trebbiano grapes, also known as Ugni Blanc,
the main grape used for Cognac. The nose is full of dried apricot, vanilla and honey.
The palate is strong, but somewhat dry with flavors of coffee beans, cinnamon,
honey and a spicy finish.
This older Italian brandy starts with notes of dark red fruits and currant jam that
are followed by hints of vanilla and French oak on the nose. The palate is
moderately spicy with a rich molasses that fades into hints of blood orange and
vanilla on the finish.
Grappa is a style of brandy made from pomace (the left over skin
and pulp from the winemaking process). It originated from peasants
being given the pomace at the end of work for their own uses, or the
vineyard distilling it and using it as partial payment to their
workers. There are no age requirements on grappa, with the
majority being unaged and retaining most of the notes from the
particular grape used. Grappa is also commonly identified by the
grape pomace from which it was made due to the fact each batch
would follow making a particular wine. It is primarily taken as a
digestif after a meal to aid in the digestion.
Clear Creek Distillery
Pinot Noir
This grappa is made from pomace from Lemelson winery. The result is a very clean
grappa with good pinot noir character, a good jolt when you taste it, and a very clean
Gavi di Gavi
Pinot Noir
Very clean nose, with characteristics of the grape from which it is produced. Dry and
robust on the palate with hints of iris.
Fruity, dry and floral on the nose with cherry pit-like bitterness and a slightly tannic
Very dry and slightly astringent nose, with savoy notes of bitter almond.
Notes of peach and apricot and a touch of sage on the nose. Very aromatic on the
palate, typical of the grape, with hints of rose.
A touch of blackcurrant and some wildberries on the nose. Silky smooth on the
palate with hints of wildberries, blackberries and blackcurrant.
Floral and fruity nose, typical of the grape. Bright fruit dominates the palate with
hints of baked apple.
Other Fruit
This describes any type of brandy produced from a fruit other than
apples or grapes. They may be aged or unaged.
Clear Creek Distillery
Eau de Vie de Poire
This classic pear brandy is made with fresh Bartlett pears grown in the Hood River
Valley and distilled in German-made pot stills. The nose is overwhelming with pear
and a slight hint of cantaloupe. The taste is just like fresh pears, with just a hint of
citrus at the end and a crisp short finish.
Clear Creek Distillery
Pear Brandy
Clear Creek Distillery
Clear Creek Distillery
Mirabelle Plum
The nose is full of fresh pear, along with fresh lemon zest and a touch of lemon
verbena. The pear notes carry through and dominate the palate with just a hint of
maltiness hiding behind.
The nose is full of fresh Raspberries, along with fresh Blood orange and a touch of
brioche. The Raspberries carry through and dominate the palate with just a hint of
maltiness hiding behind.
The nose is full of fresh summer flowers along with hints of fresh merabelle plums.
The palate is full of fresh plum, along with honeysuckle and orange zest notes.
Clear Creek Distillery
Other Fruit
Reine Claude
The nose starts off with a distinct maltiness found in Eau de Vie from Clear Creek,
followed by fresh tart cherries and deep, rich brandied cherries. The palate starts
with faint notes of maraschino cherries, followed by touches of lemon zest and tart
Laurent Cazottes
The Reine Claude, also known as a greengage plum, dominates both the nose and
palate of this Eau de Vie. Notes of honey, fresh citrus and a distinct pear tartness are
present on the nose, followed by green grape notes on the palate.
Pisco is a style of brandy produced exclusively in the winemaking
regions of Peru and Chile. It was developed by Spanish Settlers in
the 16th century out of need to concentrate alcohol volume in order
to transport it to remote locations. Peruvian Pisco is produced only
using copper pot stills and from actual wine as opposed to a column
still or from a pomace. Peruvian Pisco in particular is never diluted
after distillation, and is bottled at the same proof as distilled. There
are several different designations for Pisco; Puro (pure) is distilled
from wine made from a single style of grape, Aromáticas (aromatic)
are made from specifically Muscat or Muscat derived grapes,
Acholado (multivarietal) is made from several different varieties of
grapes. Pisco must be aged for a minimum of three months in
vessels of “glass, stainless steel or any other material which does not
alter its physical, chemical or organic properties” I.e. wood.
The nose has subtle aromas and flavors of hay, banana, bakers pastry and ripe dark
berry fruit balanced with delicate citrus notes, apricot blossom with pecan and dark
chocolate notes, that evolve into a seductively long and elegant finish.
Campo de Encanto
100% Uva Pura. Gold medal winner at Peru's national pisco festival 2011. This
impressive little pisco comes from sustainably farmed grapes of the Quebranta
variety. Also known as Palomino Negro, Pais or Mission, this varietal is perfectly
suited for the creation of incredibly complex distillates. It is distilled once and
nothing (not even water) is added before bottling. Quantities are very limited for
this unique and special Pisco.
Campo de Encanto
A highly-aromatic and wonderfully fragrant single vineyard Muscat expression of
Pisco from local Bay Area boys Campo de Encanto. Working with their contacts in
Peru, they've assembled one of the most exciting lineups of pisco the world has ever
known. This limited edition version showcases what each grape brings to the party.
In the case of Moscatel, it's a ton of fruity flavor!
Madeira is a fortified Portuguese wine made in the Madeira Islands.
Madeira is produced in a variety of styles ranging from dry wines
which can be consumed on their own as an aperitif, to sweet wines
more usually consumed with dessert. To prevent the wine from
spoiling, neutral grape spirits were added. On the long sea voyages,
the wines would be exposed to excessive heat and movement which
transformed the flavor of the wine. This was discovered by the wine
producers of Madeira when an unsold shipment of wine returned to
the islands after a round trip. Today, Madeira is noted for its unique
winemaking process which involves heating the wine up to
temperatures as high as 60 °C (140 °F) for an extended period of
time and deliberately exposing the wine to some levels of oxidation.
Because of this unique process, Madeira is a very robust wine that
can be quite long lived even after being opened.
The Rare Wine Company
Boston Bual
The Rare Wine Company
The Rare Wine Company
New York
The Rare Wine Company
New Orleans
The Rare Wine Company
3 Year
Never too sweet. Notes of dark chocolate, figs, smoke, nutmeg, clove, ginger, walnuts
and burnt sugar. A mineral driven finish.
Bright amber color. Quite complex bouquet with subtle notes of herbs, marzipan,
unripe lemons, wet earth, paint and just a hint of honey.
Very dark orange brown color with ruby lights and yellow meniscus; appealing,
praline, toffee nose; very tasty, praline, vaguely saline, toffee palate with good
acidity and a long finish.
Inviting nose of bitter nutskin, honey and floral scents. Excellent attack, with burnt
sugar, fruit cake and assorted nut flavors.
Never too sweet. Notes of dark chocolate, figs, smoke, nutmeg, clove, ginger, walnuts
and burnt sugar. A mineral driven finish.
Vinhos Barbeito
The nose has a nutty, slightly fish oil character, with a dry, wax and straw note. On
the palate it is quite creamy and oily, with some definite sweetness to the fruit, and
plenty of orange and gentle caramel flavor.
Pineau des
Pineau is an odd spirit made from a blend of wine or unfermented
grape juice and at least one year old cognac. It is only produced in
the Charentes region of France by several small producers, and most
is typically consumed in the region itself. There are a wide variety of
types that can be made from white, or red wine and are aged
anywhere from a few months to several decades in Cognac casks.
Longer aging brings forth darker, more Cognac-like flavors.
Paul-Marie & Fils
Vieux Pineau
Pierre Ferrand
The nose starts with notes of dark, dried fruits such as raisins, plum and cherries.
The palate carries these through, along with distinct oaky notes and a healthy dose
of vanilla.
The nose starts with honey and tilleul, mixed with fresh fruit such as fig and peach.
The palate starts with deep honey and almond notes and finished with a touch of
This German version of Pineau combines auslese Riesling with Asbach brandy. The
nose brings forth notes of both auslese and brandy. The palate has a sweet
assortment of both fresh and dried fruits with hints of oak.
Pommeau is another odd spirit made from a blend of hard cider and
at least one year old Calvados. It is only produced in Normandy,
France by a variety of small producers, and is most typically
consumed in the region itself. It can be aged anywhere from a few
months in Calvados barrels, to several years. Longer aging brings
forth darker, nuttier flavors typically found in Calvados.
Aperitif Normand
Pommeau Du Domaine
De Semainville
Pommeau is a French aperitif made from a combination of apple cider, and
Calvados. As one would expect, baked apple is one of the main notes, followed by
smoke, licorice and toffee.
Port Wine
Port wine, or Vinho do Porto, is a fortified wine made exclusively in
the Douro Valley in the northern portion of Portugal. It is typically a
sweet, red wine often served as a dessert wine, but it can also be
dry, semi-dry, or even a white wine base. The two most prominent
types of Port wine are Ruby and Tawny. Ruby Ports are the youngest
style, and they are very sweet and fruit forward; they typically do
not improve with age after being bottled. Tawny Ports are wines,
made from red grapes that are aged in wooden barrels exposing
them to gradual oxidation and evaporation. As a result, they
gradually mellow to a golden-brown color. The exposure to oxygen
imparts "nutty" flavors to the wine. These are typically labeled to
indicate the youngest wine used in the blend.
Barbeito Malvasia
Port Wine
10 Year Tawny
Barao De Vilar
10 Year Tawny
20 Year Tawny
30 Year Tawny
Porto Moreira
1963 Colheita
Although Malvasia (or Malmsey) is the sweetest style of Madeira that Barbeito
produces, it's always incredibly delicate. The 10 year old Malvasia is remarkably
fresh with aromas and of creamy toffee and nuts followed by notes of orange citrus,
hazlenut, and a dusting of chocolate.
Deep gold/brown color and is ripe and almost sweet (but with just enough
dryness). It also has freshness, young fruit flavors and just a hint of an attractive,
burnt character.
Golden amber in color, with an excellent nutty bouquet hinting of orange. Rich,
smooth and sweet on the palate, it is perfectly balanced, with a long and lingering
Light, orange-tinted amber color, magnificent perfumed nose with great class
showing an array of dried fruits. Outstanding mature concentrated palate with full
honeyed fruit, gorgeously mellowed, leading into an extremely long finish.
Aromas of stewed fruit, toasted nuts, butterscotch, and an exotic spiciness dominate
the nose and palate. Medium bodied on the palate and sweet.
Porto Moreira
Port Wine
1952 Colheita
1938 Colheita
Much more acidic than the 1963. Very bright fruit notes accompany a deceivingly
light palate. Raspberry and blackberry notes dominate, giving way to some vanilla
and oak ony on the finish
Porto Moreira
Clear glowing chestnut colour with a touch of green on the rim. Syrup and stewed
raisins on the nose with hazelnuts and a bit of beef bouillion and some excess of
spirit. Thick texture on entry, a touch of bitterness balanced by some muscvado
sugar, tobacco and cedar wood.
Presidential Porto
Classic deep ruby color. This delicious dessert wine combines youthful fruitiness
with a surprisingly soft complex style. An average nose, but rich with almond and
old cherry notes.
Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown
near the town of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia, Spain. Sherry is
produced in a variety of dry styles made primarily from the
Palomino grape, ranging from light versions similar to white table
wines, such as Manzanilla and Fino, to darker and heavier versions
that have been allowed to oxidize as they age in barrel, such as
Amontillado and Oloroso. Sweet dessert wines are also made, from
Pedro Ximenez or Moscatel grapes, and are sometimes blended with
Palomino-based Sherries.
Puerto Fino
The nose is wonderful and nutty with rich creamy aromas. The palate is quite fullbodied, with an attractive freshness and a finish that leaves hints of almonds and
Medium gold in color, tangy with lemon, olive, apple and ocean brine aromas and
flavors. Clean and elegant, with a long, mouthwatering finish.
Medium amber hue along with a nutty, honeylike dry personality with great acid on
the finish.
Dark Mahogany in color, this off-dry oloroso delivers coffee and caramel flavors,
with accents of soy and iodine.
Rare Cream
Pedro Ximinez
Deep amber in color with the taste of sweet raisins, dates and figs. Rich sweet ripe
fruit that lingers smoothly and seductively. A powerful balance of sweetness,
richness and maturity.
Thick and viscous, with an olive green rim, it is sumptuously mouth-filling with a
licorice richness, packed full of sweet, sweet raisins, and impressively long on the
palate. The ultimate dessert wine, serve with rich, even chocolate sweets, Christmas
fare, nuts, bleu and strong cheeses.

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