Staff Picks

Doug’s Picks

Sauza Hornitos Reposado

Taste: Balanced Agave With Apple And Herbal Notes, Slightly Woody. Aroma: Fine Agave, Herbal And Green Apple Notes. Finish: Medium To Full-Bodied Spirit With Warm, Slightly Astringent Finish.

Western Son Blueberry Vodka

This certified gluten-free vodka is distilled 10 times in a 20-foot column still in Pilot Point, Texas. Savor a decadent blueberry cobbler taste with hints of ripe blackberries and raspberries that give a sweet and flavorful luscious finish. Try with lemonade in a “Western Bluebonnet” or with ginger beer and a squeeze of lime in a “Blueberry Western Mule”.

Bonny Doon A Proper Claret

Bonny Doon does not usually deal with Cabernet, but this blend consisting of 36% Cabernet Sauvignon is a welcome departure from the norm. The wine contains a substantial dollop of Petit Verdot (22%), adding a silky note of violets and textural elegance, in counterpoint to the lead-in-the-pencil firmness offered by the inclusion of the virile Tannat (22%). The ’14 version is plush and posh, with soft tannins. There is a lovely minty, cedary aspect to this wine, reflective of its perfect balance, with nary a prunish note to be found.