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KENWOOD VINEYARDS 2OO8 JACK LONDON VINEYARD ZINFANDEL

KENWOOD VINEYARDS 2OO8 JACK LONDON VINEYARD ZINFANDELThis Zinfandel showcases forward aromas of fresh raspberry and blueberry, accented by hints of spice, mint and smoke. The flavors are equally fruit-centric with generous blueberry and raspberry, plus a background note of mint.  This is Zinfandel in the claret style, with fruit, structure and balance in perfect proportion, and a palate that stays smooth and supple through the finish.  Suggested retail is $2O.  Available from Horizon Beverage [...] Read More »

Valley of the Moon 2OO9 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay and 2OO8 Zinfandel

Valley of the Moon 2OO9 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay and 2OO8 Zinfandel The big, fruit-forward character of the Sonoma Coast Chardonnay grapes is complemented by traditional winemaking techniques – barrel fermentation, malolactic fermentation and seven months aging in small French and eastern European oak barrels.  Aromas of pear, lemon and vanilla dominate the Chardonnay, accented by lime and kiwi notes.  The flavors are full and forward: tropical fruit, lemon zest, kiwi, and a hint of [...] Read More »

Moon Mountain Vodka

Moon Mountain VodkaThis triple-distilled, new artisanal vodka is produced in the Midwest and made from only organic ingredients grown in Minnesota and Indiana.  It is crafted in small batches in a copper pot still by Master Distiller Gerry Webb with a method akin to that of specialty wine.  The name is a nod to the Moon Mountain Vineyard in Sonoma which produces all-organic, artisanal-crafted wines.  Suggested retail is $19.99.  Available from United Liquors. [...] Read More »

Leinenkugel 1888 Bock

Leinenkugel 1888 BockThis full-bodied seasonal release has rich aromas of toasted and caramel malts.  The flavor is heavily defined by the Munich malts and the 2O- to 25-day cold lagering process, which creates a smooth, toasted malt flavor.  The Bock also features Caramel, Pale and two-row Chocolate malts while Cluster hops add a touch of citrus character.  Available through March in bottles and on draft, suggested retail is $6.49 to $7.99 a six-pack from [...] Read More »

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