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Introducing the Boutique Wine & Spirit Collection

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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.

 

 

 

Scandalo Tequila Reposado

BTI 92pts Gold Medal Best Buy!

Beautifully rich, golden amber color. Sweet golden raisin, dried cherry and honey aromas leads to a soft, round entry with a glycerous dry medium-full bodied palate of subtle flavors of oil, sandalwood, brown spices, prunes, with a sweet wood and pepper fade.

Scandalo Tequila Blanco

BTI 91pts Gold Medal Best Buy!

Clear, Sweet cream, baked raisin, sandalwood, and wax aromas. A round supple, entry leads to a subtle, glycerous medium-full-bodied palate with brown spices, whipped cream, and fig flavors. Finishes with a long fade of sandalwood and spice. Delicate, subtle, and round.

 

BOUTIQUE COLLECTION

August West, Pinot Noir, 2011

The August West Pinot Noir is arguably the most concentrated pinot it has made.  A combination of the minuscule crop load,  long hang time, and cool year led to high quality. A soft nose of ripe blackberries and cola is the first impression.  This broadens out with aeration to reveal some of the familiar spiciness.  The deep and round palate shows ripe plum and berry fruit.  There’s plenty of acidity and tannin, but fruit seems to be in the forefront of the mouthfeel.  A two-minute finish predicts a long life for the wine, so expect the vintage to drink well through 2016. Only 280 cases produced. Sold in two states.

Production/280 cs Region/Santa Lucia Highlands

 

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 2008 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, 2012

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, 2013

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, 2013

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

Foxen Cuvée Jeanne Marie Williamson – Doré Vineyard Santa Ynez Valley, 2010

The Williamson-Dore vineyard, planted in 1999, sits on the eastern realm of the Santa Ynez Valley, close to the entrance to Happy Canyon. The site is gently sloped to the south, with great sun exposure, and the soil is shallow, devigorating the vines and thus concentrating the fruit. Varietals grown include Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Sangiovese. Wine Advocate- 91 Points

“…another compelling wine from Foxen. The sweet, floral infused red fruit of Grenache is the dominant element in this racy, medium-bodied Rhone blend. Ideally, the 2010 is best enjoyed over the next few years, while the fruit retains its juiciness. Hints of mint, tobacoo and cedar add complexity as the wine opens up. In 2010, the blend is 64% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 16% Mourvedre…”

Wine Spectator- 91 Points

“Pure, ripe and well-defined red berry, raspberry and boysenberry flavors are supple and intense,  gaining firmness and depth on the finish. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.”

Wine Enthusiast- 90 Points

“Made in the accessible style of a southern Rhône blend, with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre,  this is the most forward of the Foxen’s new wines. With jammy raspberry and cherry flavors, it’s a  delicious, finely structured wine to drink now.”

Region/Williamson-Doré Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley, Production: 500cs

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

With all the talk about unoaked chardonnays, “Burgundian”-style chardonnays, “food friendly” chardonnays, etc.., we sometimes forget the pleasures of a rich, ripe, unapologetically BIG California-styled Chardonnay, with plenty of creamy extract and a good dose of toasty oak to boot. Maldonando takes a no-holds-barred approach to all of the wines he makes, but not at the expense of balance. So although this rich chardonnay has all of the unctuous, creamy, vanilla-accented fruit a big-chard lover wants, it also good balancing acidity to keep the wine form going over-the-top. If you like your chards big and rich, don’t miss this one! Wine Spectator – 90 points.

Production/823 cs Region/Napa Valley

Maldonado Los Olivos Chardonnay, 2012

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

Mi Sueno Pinot Noir, 2010

Translates into “My Dream.” One of the most extraordinary stories in the American wine trade. Rolando Herrera and his incredible family have travelled the long road from Mexico to the White House, The journey included stops along the way as an Auberge du Soleil dishwasher at the age of 15, and as a stonemason at Warren Winarski’s Stag’s Leap, where he toiled for 10 years followed by seven years as cellarmaster. His internship led him to an assistant winemaker post at Chateau Potelle and at Vine Cliff as winemaker, where he learned the art of winemaking and use of indigenous yeasts. At Potelle, legend Paul Hobbs hired him as director of winemaking in 2001. In 2004 he focused on his expanding Mi Sueño portfolio. It encompasses a number of handcrafted examples of varietals. In 2001, the Mi Sueño Los Carneros Chardonnay was poured at the White House for a dinner honoring President Vincente Fox of Mexico. Mi Sueño returned to the White House when its 2006 Russian River Pinot Noir was poured at a White House dinner on Cinqo de Mayo. A beautiful Pinot Noir, but one you want to age for a while.

Production/350 cs Region/Russian River Valley.  W/E 90pts

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 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008

Four lifelong Park City, Utah, friends created wonderful Cabernets and Chardonnays, with Bordeaux-born partner Philippe Melka, who toiled at Cheval Blanc, Chateau Haut Brion, Petrus and at Lail, Vineyard 29, Gemstone, Hundred Acre and Loyoka. The name and label of Parallel capture the essence of the lines carved by skis on the first run of the day. The 2007 Cabernet from a textbook vintage reveals delicate aromas of black currant, spices, black pepper and licorice on the nose and a sense of finesse and depth. A velvety texture combines with complex flavors of graphite, sweet cherry finish and rosemary finishes with refined tannins. Bottles unfined and unfiltered after 21 months in New French Oak.  This is a mark of a Grand Vin.  US Ski and Snowboard Foundation is supported nationally and in CT.

Production/1400 cs Region/Napa

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

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

 

Trifecta Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008

The 2008 Trifecta Cabernet Sauvignon is a reflection of the growing season. On the nose an intense bouquet of dark berries, sweet tobacco and chocolate appear almost immediately. On the palate; it is lush, velvety, with loads of black raspberries, blueberries, plums, and caramel. Incredibly smooth, juxtaposed by tar, obsidian and dirty chalk. The permeating fruit is superimposed with exotic spices on the finish, well rounded and balanced. One of our favorite blends already, even though we are not supposed to favor any of our children!

Production 350 cases

Trifecta Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009

The 2009 Trifecta Cabernet Sauvignon is a reflection of our philosophy as well as the growing season.

On the nose a showcase of not only rich, ripe black fruit but also savory spices. Dark cherry, figs dancing with hints of vanilla, smoke and cocoa. Even though complex, our wine is made for drinking (not admiring). This ‘mellow’ vintage produced the equivalent of a slow cooked dish, with all of the patience and without making any compromises.

A wine with great character… highly extracted with wonderful density, complexity, interest and without loosing any of its California cabernet identity…. enjoy the last glass as much as the first!!

Production 350 cases

Trifecta Pinot Noir, 2010

This wine shows ripe dark fruits, all spice, and toasty oak on the nose. Rich ripe berry fruit dominate the palate with hints of spice and oak and a soft lingering finish of sweet cherries. Drink now through 2018.

Year: 2010 Harvested: The 2010 Pinot Noir was handpicked on September 30th
Composition: Our 2010 Trifecta Pinot Noir is comprised of two distinct clones, 777 and 828. Clone 777 offers intense colors and aromas with balance and round tannins. Clone 828 creates robust complex wines with good acidity.
Aging & Cooperage: Grapes were destemmed into open top fermenters, cold soaked for 5 days and then fermented for 14 days for a total of 19 days of skin contact. We let the wine age in 50% new French oak for 17 months to allow for the evolution of the tannins.

Production: 80 Cases

 

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

 

29 Songs Syrah, 2009A cult Syrah comes to Connecticut. An extraordinary story and WINAM’s smallest-production offering. Winemaker/owner Kelly Wheat toils in one of California’s smallest vineyards—1.7-acres in Angwin, CA. A total of 95 cases of arguably California’s most coveted 100 % Syrah is bottled under the 29 Songs, Suscol Creek Vineyard, Back Porch Block. Handpicked grapes, natural yeasts, a family woodcut print label, and individually numbering, gives 29 Songs new meaning to handcrafting. You’ll search long and hard for 29 Songs Syrah but you’ll find it will rival any new-world example as well as most Cote Rotie stunners. Bottled after 22 months in barrels with a hint of new oak. A winemaker devoted a decade to producing an extraordinary blackberry-forward-fruit wine with a consistent thread of graphite that locks together with traces of toast leading to a finish of monumental length.Production/210 cs Region/Napa

Chateau La Tulipe & Slurp Wines by Michel Rolland

 

Chateau De La Garde Bordeaux Superieur, 2012

Prestige Bordeaux AC Rouge, 2012

Merlot, 2012

Sauvignon Blanc, 2014

Chardonnay, 2013

 SLURP Chardonnay, 2013

SLURP Cabernet, 2013

Les Chateau Maurins

Chateau Les Maurins Bordeaux Superieur, 2011


 

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

 

POPULAR WINES & COCKTAILS

 

Sassy Bitch Wines

OK, we all recognize that women are brighter, stronger, more resourceful, better listeners, have better palates and sensory perception than their male counterparts, but this is all about the wine. Wine is all about fun and sharing and a Sassy Bitch Wine brings levity to any table. If you want to test the waters, ask your friends, male and female if they are strong enough to enjoy a Sassy Bitch Wine. You’ll be impressed. Produced by a top Chilean premium wine producer Vina Casa Del Bosque—you’ll find that it is becoming America’s fastest-growing Chilean import.   Sassy Bitch wines come in several varietals:

For more information contact WINAM Wines @ 860-409-0500 or jdonahue@winamwines.com

Sassy Bitch Moscato Region/California

Sassy Bitch Chardonnay Region/Casablanca, Chile

Sassy Bitch Cabernet Sauvignon Region/Casablanca, Chile

Sassy Bitch Pinot Noir Region/Casablanca, Chile

Sassy Bitch Merlot Region/Casablanca, Chile

In addition to having a great name and taste, these wines have a modest price tag.

 

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