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Introducing the Boutique Wine & Spirit Collection

Specialty Spirits

Husky Vodka

HUSKY Vodka is produced in Siberia from choice grain and pure water from underground springs in one of the most remote regions of Russia. It is then distilled five times in order to achieve its smooth and distinctive taste. Since Siberia is the original home of the famed husky breed, it was natural for this iconic dog to become the brand name and image for this unique spirit. HUSKY Vodka is sold in 56 countries throughout the world.

Boutique Wine Collection

Black Coyote Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009

In Napa Valley, the 2009 vintage produced wines of immense ripeness, density, and tremendous structure. Above the fog-line, the fruit ripens completely, developing ripe, rich flavors and the firm, deep structure of Atlas Peak. Our 2009 Cabernet is made with 100% Cabernet grapes from 3 of the most prestigious Napa Valley Appellation: Atlas Peak, Stag’s Leap, and Rutherford. We showcase their uniqueness of climate and soils by hand selecting the best clones and rootstocks in the area for our Reserve. The now present tannins indicate this wine will only get better with age. Decanting is recommended. A portion of Black Coyote sales in CT will be donated to the Amistad Foundation at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford.

Production/600 cs Region/St. Helena

Dusky Goose Pinot Noir, 2007

Dusky Goose Pinot Noir features fruit exclusively from the Rambouillet Vineyard in Oregon’s Dundee Hill AVA and a few select blocks from our Dundee Hills neighbors. Dusky Goose is a limited-production, distinctive Pinot noir skillfully crafted by Lynn Penner-Ash into a seductively elegant wine with defining depth and character.

Production/980 cs Region/Dundee Hills, Oregon

Dusky Goose Rambouillet, Pinot Noir, 2009

Dusky Goose 2009 Rambouillet is a charming Pinot Noir with red cherry, raspberry and exotic mushroom truffle on the nose. Ripe strawberry and black tea fill out the palate. Mouthfeel is extraordinary with rich red creamy fruit, dark cherry and nice acid tannin balance, that reveals a sweet round silky textured finish. Secure now, cellar for another three to five years.

Production/150 cs Region/Dundee Hills, Oregon

Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir, 2015

Foxen has been making Santa Maria Valley appellation Pinot Noir since 1987. It has always been a blend of multiple clones from various vineyards within the Santa Maria appellation, primarily Bien Nacido, Julia’s and Riverbench. The individual lots were 100% whole berry de-stemmed and fermented for 10-14 days, with manual punchdowns 2X daily. The wine was aged in 2, 3 and 4 year old barrels for 9 months, then bottled without fining or filtration. Our 2010 is what Santa Maria Pinot is all about: bright strawberry and raspberry fruit framed by sassafras and hard spice (cinnamon, clove, cardamom) and nice natural acidity. This pairs wonderfully with grilled or roasted salmon, chicken, quail or duck. Drink now through 2016. Wine Spectator – 90 Points

Production/775 cs Region/Santa Maria Valley

Foxen Bien Nacido, Block UU Chardonnay, 2015

Beautiful tropical and citrus aromas are followed by a rich full mouthfeel and flavors of grapefruit, pineapple and mango–with notes of minerality and just a hint of toasty vanilla. Bright acidity beautifully balances the richness of the mouthfeel. The Wine Advocate- 90-92 Points“….. is cool and beautifully focused, with lovely purity in its aromas and flavors. Flowers, lemon peel, crushed rocks and spices are layered into the energetic, polished finish….”- A.G Wine Enthusiast – 92 Points

Region/Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley

Foxen Chenin Blanc Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Santa Maria Valley, 2015

The Sauvignon Blanc comes from the Vogelzang Vineyard in the warmest and eastern-most growing region of the Santa Ynez Valley. This wine displays notes of citrus on the nose, followed by grapefruit flavors and delicate vanilla balanced by bright acidity. Wine Enthusiast – 90 Points

Production: 230csRegion/Vogelzang Vineyard, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

Kathryn Kennedy Lateral, 2012

While most Napa Valley Bordeaux blends of this quality cost at least twice as much–if not more–than Kathryn Kennedy’s “Lateral,” few are as consistently good. Made from organically grown Merlot, Cab Franc, Cab Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot.

Kathryn Kennedy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012

This vinatge is feminine, controlled, softly textured and lovely to drink right now…a small scaled Cabernet in the long ago for­gotten claret model. Only 500 cases were made. 2007 was a watershed year as well because it’s the year Kathryn and Marty achieved Certi­fied Organic status at their vineyard as well as the production winery. This bottling is their first Cabernet to be labeled as “made with organically grown grapes”. This accomplish­ment was the last major milestone of Kathryn’s. The Kathryn Kennedy estate vineyard is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines cover gentle slopes in Saratoga, California on the inland side of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Each vintage is harvest by hand and vinified in small lots followed by gentle barrel aging with 90% French oak. The result is a world class wine in the traditional claret model possessing a decade or more of aging potential.

Kathryn Kennedy Small Lots Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012

This label is designed to make the most of grapes from superior small vineyards. These growers include residential homeown­ers whose grapes arrive at the crush pad in very small lots. The natural affinity of the local climate combined with micro-managed vineyard care leads to the highest quality Cabernet. This 2010 is surprisingly approachable and very pleasing on the palate, with expressive fruiti­ness and juicy texture; a sure fan favorite. This wine was fermented in open top tanks with hand punch downs. It was then aged in a combina­tion of American and French oak barrels for 21 months. Only 800 cases were produced.

In 1981 the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA became federally recognized as one of the first American viticul­tural areas to be defined by topographic lines. Warmer growing conditions on the inland side of the coast range have proven to yield superb Cabernet. This wine was vinified using the same small scale techniques Kathryn Kennedy employs for their other great wines. In the hands of their seasoned Cabernet specialist, the results are extraordinary.

Maldonado Parr Vineyard Sonoma County Chardonnay, 2011

This incredible wine was rated 94 point’s for the 2009 vintage, and the 2010 is just as good, if not better! A big, rich and unctuous chardonnay, it’s effusive with brilliant aromas of caramel, brown butter, quince, pear, grilled fig, vanilla and subtle hints of almond…There is a persistent finish ending with a touch of vanilla and expansive minerality.

W/E 94pts

Maldonado Los Olivos Chardonnay, 2012

This incredible wine was rated 94 point’s for the 2009 vintage, and the 2010/2012 is just as good, if not better! A big, rich and unctuous chardonnay, it’s effusive with brilliant aromas of caramel, brown butter, quince, pear, grilled fig, vanilla and subtle hints of almond…There is a persistent finish ending with a touch of vanilla and expansive minerality.

W/E 94pts

Ramian Estate Parlay The Bookmaker Red Blend, 2010

VinTrust calls Ramian’s owner/winemaker Brian Graham “one of the most sophisticated producers and best kept secret you’ll find in Napa Valley.” The Bookmaker is sold at Dean & Deluca who states “we’ve just found our favorite Cab blend… this one is tops on our list… a blend of Napa Valley Cab with a touch of Zinfandel, Petite Syrah and Syrah… fullbodied with firm tannins, nose opens up to rich, dark fruit and essences of cedar.” Available in four states.

Production/570 cs Region/Napa Valley

Parallel Russian River Valley Chardonnay, 2010

With a pedigree that Philippe Melka boasts, the world has taken notice with the release of his first white varietal, in 2007. The 91-point wine Parallel Chardonnay sold out 444 cases upon release. The second, 2008 vintage, promises to be better. Aged for 16 months in classic French Oak from one of Napa’s oldest vineyards results in a full-bodied, creamy yet light on its feet, well balanced and seductive, exhibiting a touch of acidity, spice, coconut and minerality. “Winemaker Philippe Melka has crafted a near-perfect Chardonnay. A ravishingly beautiful scent meets the taster’s nose. It combines the aromas of sweet vanillin oak with ripe stone fruit. There is just a hint of tropical aromas and flavors. In the mouth, the wine is at its most impressive state. There is a wonderful textural quality that hints of oak without ever seeming woody! Aging in large puncheons rather than smaller Barriques might go a long way in explaining this magic. There is no hardness or bitterness in the finish, and the wine is utterly devoid of any alcoholic heat. If there were just a tad more trailing acidity, it could pass for a 1er Cru Puligny-Montrachet.” Paul Provost. Sold in nine states. The partners continue to support charities including the US Ski and Snowboard Foundation, through wine donations and auction packages and have raised more than $400,000 since launching Parallel. WINAM will continue to support the Foundation in CT.

Production/360 cs Region/Napa

Silver Stag Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013

Silver Stag Winery sits on a prime piece of Tulocay acreage in the heart of Napa Valley. Its microclimate, comparable to “cool Bordeaux”, is warmer than Carneros, but it still feels the marine intrusions flowing up the path of the Napa River. The effect is to extend the time on the vine, yielding smaller berries with less tannin and far more concentration than the Napa average. Very dense and deep garnet. An inviting and expressive nose opens up on notes of black currants (cassis), blackberry, licorice, caramel and citrus rind. The body is very balanced and elegant yet powerful. The wine has a very long finish with impressive flavors of blackberry liqueur and coffee. Wine Spectator 91 points. 500 cases produced.

Only 20 for CT

Production/500 cs Region/Napa Valley

Silver Stag Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013

Silver Stag Winery sits on a prime piece of Tulocay acreage in the heart of Napa Valley. Its microclimate, comparable to “cool Bordeaux”, is warmer than Carneros, but it still feels the marine intrusions flowing up the path of the Napa River. The effect is to extend the time on the vine, yielding smaller berries with less tannin and far more concentration than the Napa average. Very dense and deep garnet. An inviting and expressive nose opens up on notes of black currants (cassis), blackberry, licorice, caramel and citrus rind. The body is very balanced and elegant yet powerful. The wine has a very long finish with impressive flavors of blackberry liqueur and coffee. Wine Spectator 91 points. 500 cases produced.

Only 20 for CT

Production/500 cs Region/Napa Valley

Sparrow Hawk Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014

The Parsley Family has produced extraordinary wines from Silver Stag, available in a handful of states in the $100-range. The Cabernet, from their new property in Sonoma County, we feel is of extraordinary value, with structure never found in the under $30 a bottle category. Aromas of cinnamon, white chocolate, espresso roast, black cherry, and toasty oak. With rich, powerful flavors that cascade over the palate as well as beautiful purity and depth. Elegant tannins round into the firm backbone of the wine, while an impression of bittersweet chocolate hangs gently on the aftertaste. Enjoy now with medium-bodied foods. This will change a lot with a breathing time. 1700 cases produced. 30 for Connecticut.

Production/1700 cs Region/Sonoma

Sparrow Hawk Chardonnay, 2014

From the Parsley Family, producers of acclaimed Silver Stag wines comes their newest venture, Sparrow Hawk.   Shows classic Russian River aromatics and flavors of citrus, tropical fruit, vanilla, green apple and pear. Aging in French oak lends subtle vanilla medium toasted oak and enhances the fruit’s complexity through native and malolactic fermentation. Lower acidity show off the intensity of the fruit. Dutton Ranch fruit comes from two of the coolest growing Valley areas. This allows for slower maturation and full flavor development.

Production/1600 cs Region/Russian River Valley

Lancel Creek Vineyard Zinfandel, 2009

Lancel Creek Vineyard sits on the southwestern edge of the Russian River Valley near the borders of Green Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations. Although this cooler environment lends itself well to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Zinfandel grown here has the ability to develop incredibly intriguing aromatics and structure.

This unique Zinfandel shows intense aromas of ripe wild strawberry and stone fruits. The palate is rich with dark cherry and brambleberry. The tannin, acid and fruit provide great balance to this food friendly wine.

Wine Spectator 91pts

Production/350 cs Region/Russian River Valley

Landy Vineyard Zinfandel, 2009

Landy Vineyard sits on the long sloping hillside overlooking the Russian River Valleys famed Westside Road and Sweetwater Springs neighborhoods.  At an elevation of nearly 1,000 feet, this St. Peter’s Church clone Zinfandel benefits from warm afternoons and the cool nightly coastal fog.

This medium bodied Zinfandel expresses a wonderful bouquet of brown spice and dark cherry.  Flavors of ripe plum and raspberry finish out the palate along with bright acidity.

Wine Spectator 91pts

Production/400 cs Region/Russian River Valley

Chateau De La Garde Bordeaux Superieur, 2012

Chateau la Tulipe, situated in the lush green hills of Bordeaux, is the estate of winemaker/author Ilja Gort and his son Klaas, known for the LaTulipe and Slurp wines.

Prestige Bordeaux AC Rouge, 2012

Chateau la Tulipe, situated in the lush green hills of Bordeaux, is the estate of winemaker/author Ilja Gort and his son Klaas, known for the LaTulipe and Slurp wines.

SLURP Chardonnay, 2013

A crispy non oaked Chardonnay. Made of Chardonnay grapes from the South of France. A nice surprising bite and the famous Chardonnay tongue. Chateau la Tulipe, situated in the lush green hills of Bordeaux, is the estate of winemaker/author Ilja Gort and his son Klaas, known for the LaTulipe and Slurp wines.

SLURP Cabernet, 2013

Slurp Bistro Blend Passionately Languedoc Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah red wine. Chateau la Tulipe, situated in the lush green hills of Bordeaux, is the estate of winemaker/author Ilja Gort and his son Klaas, known for the LaTulipe and Slurp wines.

Chateau Les Maurins Bordeaux Superieur, 2011

62% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc et 18% Cabernet Sauvignon

9Mile Road Australian Shiraz, 2010

The name of this wine is taken from 9 Mile Road, an old drover’s path that now runs through the Langhorne Creek appellation in South Australia. A wine of deep color and extract, these vines are up to 55 years old, and some are head-pruned. The wine has lifted aromatics of ripe black fruits, with hints of licorice, chocolate and exotic spices. The palate is luscious fruit (mulberries, bing cherries, blackberries), while the oak is held in check. A dollop of Cabernet (5%) firms the structure and extends the long rich finish.

Region/South Australia

9Mile Road Australian Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010

These grapes come from a single vineyard in Wrattonbully, located on the southern edge of the Limestone Coast just west of Coonawarra. It’s noted for shallow red soils over limestone, undulating aspect, and coolish climates (for Australia). The resultant wines are elegant, with true varietal definition. This wine displays juicy, ripe, soft tannins with notes of menthol and eucalyptus. Flavors are of mulberries and other dark fruits, plus all the “extra vinous” sought after complexities, such as tobacco leaf.

Region/South Australia

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