RED HOT TEQUILA ALERT | BEST PRICE IN CA w/ 5OML INCLUDED IN PRICE | LIMITED INTRODUCTORY OFFER

FANTASTIC NEW TEQUILA LABEL TO START OFF 2021!!!  This introductory offer is not only giving you one of the lowest prices in California on a single bottle purchase $39.95/bottle (retails for $45+), but we’re including a “FUN SIZE” (50 ML) at no additional cost!  Seriously, do not miss out on your new favorite Tequila under $40/btl!

YEYO TEQUILA SILVER ‘DUET’ (MEXICO)
ONE 750 ML BTL + ONE 50 ML BTL

REG. PRICE $46.90/package

“SPIRITED SPECIAL” PRICE: $39.95/DUET

(Essentially…buy 750ML & Get 50ML FOR FREE)

(No Further Discounts)

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We are thrilled to welcome this BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW TEQUILA to our ‘lil shop and doing so with arms wide… and (after tasting) even ‘wider’ open mouths!  With this inaugural promotion of YEYO TEQUILA SILVER, we are offering a “SPIRITED SPECIAL DUET” introductory package!  At $39.95/bottle, we already have one of the LOWEST retail prices in California, but why stop there.  To sweeten the deal, we are contributing a 50ML aka “FUN SIZE,” bottle at no additional cost !  The team at YEYO is legit, from their extensive brand history, to Classical Spanish music serenading the fermentation process, seriously…no detail is missed under their watchful eye.  So make some room on the back bar and get ready to “tip back” some “YEYO” by clicking here. 

AYO FOR YÉYO:

Founder Jon Bullinger set out on an expedition through the Highlands of Arandas, Jalisco to find agave that could contribute to his creative concept. After years of researching and searching, he stumbled upon a family run establishment cultivating blue agave from red clay soil. After tasting and talking, Yeyo had found its roots. 

As a result of trials, tribulations, and time, the process of production was set to mirror the intentions of Bullinger’s vision. The agave is roasted for 72 hours in traditional brick ovens to allow rumination of flavor and docility. It is then kicked into a 200 hour fermentation, and double distilled in copper still pots. Utilizing copper piping allows steam to go all around the agave, and cook it at various different angles.

As of right now, they are only producing Silver Tequila, but we sense there will be more to come from this vivacious brand! To find out more about the product and company, click here. 

WHAT’S IN THE PACKAGE:

YÉYO SILVER TEQUILA (JALISCO, MEXICO)
~750 ML & 50 ML BOTTLE~

NOSE:  Lemon and orange zest, with waves of sweet roasted agave, soft florals, lacking of strong alcohol vapors.

PALATE:  Hints of florals dancing with citrus and agave, and wet grass. Blends of pepper and spice, slight smoke.

FINISH:  Clean with lingering citrus and sweet pepper.

WHY THIS TEQUILA?

* They are the first brand to utilize 100% blue agave in tequila.

* It is naturally grown, pesticide, fertilizer, and additive free.

* Spanish classical music serenades the 200 hours of fermentation.

* It is a Silver Tequila that is NOT JUST FOR MIXING! “Smooth enough to sip, and a flavor profile strong enough to mix.”

Cheers,
The CV Crew

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SAZERAC RYE (SAVE 32%) | CYBER MONDAY | DEAL #1 | MEMBERS ONLY!!!

SUNDAY “SPIRITED SPECIAL” here today as we revisit the SAZAREC RYE “DUET” that we first offered during our “CYBER MONDAY” DEALS of 2020.  You can’t get much past our faithful customers, as they knew this deal was too good to pass up and with 20+ packages available the Sazerac duet “SOLD OUT” in just a couple of hours.

Today, we are once again offering the 95 Pt Rated, “SAZERAC DUET” at the lowest price around for per $45/duet (only $22.50/bottle). We have over 20 to sell and they are available to ORDER NOW!

Sazerac “6-YR” Rye Whiskey(Kentucky) 45% ALC – 90 PROOF
WAS

$66/retail package ($33/btl)

“SPIRITED SPECIAL” PRICE…
$45/Package ($22.50/bottle)
(Save 32% | Best Price Per Bottle in CA!)

(No Further Discounts)

95 PTS & “BEST BUY” – WINE ENTHUSIAST

If you know SAZERAC, you know that this is a DELICIOUS RYE WHISKEY!  If you BUY SAZERAC, you know that this is an INCREDIBLE PRICE at $22.50/bottle (when purchasing a 2pk package).  If you don’t know Sazerac, we just gave you two reasons to make it easy for decide for yourself!

The history of SAZERAC – “The One and Only New Orleans Original. Sazerac Rye Whiskey symbolizes the tradition and history of New Orleans. Rye Whiskey dates back to the 1800’s, around the time when saloons, veiled as Coffee Houses, began lining the streets of New Orleans. It was at the Sazerac Coffee House on Royal Street where local patrons were served toddies made with Rye Whiskey and Peychaud’s Bitters. The libation became known as the “Sazerac” and America’s first branded cocktail was born. This is the whiskey that started it all.” – BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY 

Don’t for a second think that Sazerac Rye is only used in a cocktail!  This delicious 90 PROOF, 95 POINT RATED “W.E.” RATED RYE WHISKEY can standup on its own as a delicious night-cap offering cinnamon, orange zest, yet crisp and dry…downright satisfying finish.  

Distillery Notes:

“The One and Only New Orleans Original. Sazerac Rye Whiskey symbolizes the tradition and history of New Orleans. Rye Whiskey that dates back to the 1800’s, around the time when saloons, veiled as Coffee Houses, began lining the streets of New Orleans. It was at the Sazerac Coffee House on Royal Street where local patrons were served toddies made with Rye Whiskey and Peychaud’s Bitters. The libation became known as the “Sazerac” and America’s first branded cocktail was born. This is the whiskey that started it all.
Aromas of clove, vanilla, anise and pepper.  Subtle notes of candies spices and citrus. The big finish is smooth with hints of licorice.”

Wine Enthusiast, “Best Buy” & 95 Points:

“Vanilla and caramel aromas invite. The palate echoes those flavors up front, evolving into lemon and grapefruit peel mid-palate. The finish is drying and brisk, with a flurry of baking spice plus a mild herbaceous note. Versatile workhorse for cocktails, including its namesake.”

Cheers,
The CV Crew

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BACK IN STOBACK IN STOCK | SAVE 58% on 93 POINT RATED of 260 CASE PRODUCED SPARKLING WINE | 48 BOTTLES | SAVE 58% on 93 POINT RATED of 260 CASE PRODUCED SPARKLING WINE | 48 BOTTLES

The 93 POINT, WINE SPECTATOR RATED, 2012 “LE REVE” (by Domaine Carneros), SOLD OUT IN TWO HOURS when sold for a holiday wine special back in December.  If you end up scrolling all the way down, you’ll see our original email stating that we had the last 14 six-packs and that was true.  Yesterday, while making an order from the same specialty broker we asked, “any chance you got any more Le Reve?”

After a brief pause, they said, “looks like we had 17 more six-packs come in this week.”  Now there was no way of telling if more was on the way, but we didn’t want to miss this price and offer it once again to our savvy/esteemed bubbles fans, so…we brought in EIGHT more 6 PKS which arrived today! 

If you love your bubbles, than this one you need to SPLURGE on and score one of the BEST DEALS of LAST YEAR and maybe one of the BEST DEAL of THIS YEAR…already!  

Wine is in stock and ready to pick-up and/or ship today!

Domaine Carneros “Le Reve”(by Taittinger) Brut Sparkling Wine 2012 (Carneros, CA)

$120/btl retail or $720/6pk retail

SIX PACK SPECIAL $70/btl or $420/6pk

(Only 48 Bottles Available | No Deeper Discounts)

EMAIL FROM DECEMBER –

Last email (today), but this is a SPECTACULAR SPARKLING WINE DEAL(S) that we just couldn’t wait any longer to share!  On Thursday, we were making an order with of our esteemed wine brokers and we asked “anything else we should know about?”

There was a slight pause on the line which was then followed up by “This is weird.  Le Reve just popped up on special and there are only 11 six-packs available!”  

Without hesitation we quickly replied…”SOLD.  LOCK IT UP.  PUSH THE ORDER NOW SO WE DON’T LOSE IT!”  

This was awesome score, such good news, because this SPARKLING WINE is one of the BEST IN CALIFORNIA which is made at Domaine Carneros, a Taittenger winery!  Problem was there were only 260 CASES PRODUCED and it received 93 POINTSfrom WINE SPECTATOR and just because it is ordered…doesn’t mean you’ll receive it!  

Friday morning when the big red delivery truck arrived, we were like RALPHIE from The Christmas Story, waiting for that back door to open and see if we got all 11 six-packs, or as in Ralphie’s case, that “Red Rider BB GUN!”  Guess what?  We did!

WHAT IS LE REVE?

“Le Rêve is a highly respected tête de cuvée – our winery’s finest Sparkling wine and frequently named America’s Best Sparkling. French for “the dream,” Le Rêve is crafted from 100% estate-grown Chardonnay, making it a pure expression of Domaine Carneros.”

HOW DOES IT TASTE:

A classic Le Rêve with lovely notes of white flowers, Meyer lemon, poached pear and a hint of grilled pineapple. e palate opens up to honeysuckle and crème brûlée. e full mouth feel leads to a very round and long finish. Delicious now, but there will be additional flavor benefits for those who can wait.  11.8% ALC

Cheers,
The CV Crew

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25% OFF TOP SELLING, TOP TRENDING TEQUILA! ONLY 11 BOTTLES AT THIS PRICE!

DON’T BLINK or this TEQUILA will most likely be GONE.  One of the most prolific Tequila producers on the market these days is “DON JULIO”and we carry two of the most sought after expressions currently at CVW&S; “Don Julio ‘1942’ ANEJO” & “Don Julio 70 – Crystal Claro Anejo.”  We brought in the DJ-70 six months ago and those who know it, loved it and most definitely purchased it!  Those who didn’t, may have been confused as to what is actually in the bottle…A CLEAR ANEJO?!?

That’s right, this is an ANEJO, aged 18 months in white oak barrels, but then filtered to bring out the freshness and pure crystal color of a BLANCO.  This was an allocated item to us, but since we are still moving cars (bottles) off the lot, we thought we offer this one up at 25% OFF TODAY (while inventory lasts).  

As they say, “Nothing less than extraordinary!”

Don Julio “70” Crystal Claro Anejo Tequila (Mexico)

$75.95/btl retail

“Spirited Special” Price $54.95/Btl

(No Deeper Discounts|Only 11 Bottles)

CULT-STATUS PRODUCER – SUPER DEAL

~ 11 Bottles Available ~

AGED IN WHITE OAK, BUT FILTERED TO BE A BLANCO

Distillery Tasting Notes:

Don Julio Gonzalez dedicated himself to the passionate pursuit of crafting extraordinary tequilas. His lifelong devotion has changed the face of tequila forever.  To celebrate 70 years of tequila making, the Master Distiller continues this tradition, creating an extremely unique tequila of unparalleled quality.  The Original Crystal Claro Tequila.

For Don Julio 70, the finest agave plants are hand selected at the peak of their maturity then hand harvested and distilled at La Primavera, the distillery founded by Don Julio Gonzalez.

Aged to perfection in American white oak barrels, then filtered to bring out the freshness of a Blanco in a pure crystal color.  The result is a truly unique product that embodies the smoothness and toasted oak notes of Anejo, with the bold, crisp aromas of agave.

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NEW RELEASE OF BEST-SELLING WINE of 2020 – JELLY JAR | SAME 6 BOTTLE PRICE UNDER 12 BUCKS | ZIN, CAB SAUV, MERLOT

Jelly Jar Red Wine 2018
(Lake County, CA)

$15/btl retail

$11.99/btl on 6+! Save 20%!

($71.94 + tax | No Deeper Discounts)

NEW VINTAGE – NEW PACKAGE – NEW BLEND – same outstanding flavor and quality wine you come to expect from Jelly Jar.  The 2016 Jelly Jar Red Wine was our “BEST-SELLING” WINE of 2020 and when we recently ordered more, wouldn’t you know, we didn’t get the 2016, but the BRAND SPANKIN NEW, 2018 vintage.  The facelift of the label isn’t hiding anything, unless they wanted to hide an AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS RED BLEND for UNDER 12 BUCKS!  We could have waited until tomorrow, but with 10 additional cases arriving first thing tomorrow AM (five currently in stock), we wanted you to have first chance to secure your 6PK or CASE or TWO CASES and pick them up with for this LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND!

ZINFANDEL | CABERNET SAUVIGNON | MERLOT

Winery Tasting Notes:

“With deep roots in traditional California winemaking, Jelly Jar is reminiscent of a time when families crafted food-friendly wines to enjoy around the table – often out of jelly jars instead of wine glasses.

Full of ripe fruit notes rather than sweetness, Jelly Jar is loaded with aromas of ripe blackberry and juicy cherry. Flavors of plum and warm vanilla are accompanied by approachable, velvety tannins and a long finish.

*** Honestly, for 12 BUCKS…it’s a steal!

BUY A SINGLE BOTTLE NOW…. CLICK HERE

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GET ONE FOR PAPPY, OR TWO, MAYBE EVEN THREE | FINAL DAY OF “WHISKEY-MAS!!!”

This is it, LAST DAY of WHISKEY-MAS and we saved the BEST for LAST!  PAPPY.  It’s simple, we have three bottles of each, OLD RIP 10 YEAR, PAPPY 12 YEAR and PAPPY 15 YEAR.  Click the links and you’ll see not only OUR PRICE, but the LOWEST (posted) California price and the AVERAGE California price and GUESS WHAT…WE BEAT THEM BOTH.  All orders will be processed as received and as our website only updates on the ¼ hour, no orders are final until you receive a receipt of with a credit card authorization. 

We appreciate all of your support and patronage through the 12 DAYS of “WHISKEY-MAS” and this turbulent 2020 year!  We look forward to seeing you soon at CVW&S as we will continue to be your source for outstanding wine/spirits at the price(s) and customer service you have come to expect!  

From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!

PAPPY
PAPPY
PAPPY

CV Wine & Spirits will be open today from 10am-3pm and closed tomorrow.

Happy “WHISKEY-MAS” from our family to yours!  Thank you ALL for your patronage in 2020!
Cheers, The CV Crew

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IN TIME FOR XMAS! WE ROADED ON LIMITED “TOP SELLING” GUNPOWDER IRISH GIN HOLIDAY (CERAMIC) BOTTLE

It’s getting down to the bitter-end for your XMAS shopping, but CVW&S has you covered!  Over a month ago, we picked up 5 cases of this beautiful ceramic holiday bottle for one of our TOP SELLING GINS…GUNPOWDER!  We have been “Sold Out” and didn’t think we could get more, until we popped the question earlier this week…and BOOM...24 more bottles have arrived.

What makes it even better is that we are offering this BOTTLE at a discount and MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE THE BEST PRICE AT $35.96/BOTTLE! We are open until 5pm today and 10am -3 pm tomorrow!  Plenty of time to place an order, pick-up and stock up on other great CVW&S offerings!

Gunpowder “Limited Edition Ceramic Holiday Bottle” Irish Gin (Ireland)

$39.95 retail

Members Price: $35.96/btl

members receive 10% discount at checkout

“Limited Edition Ceramic Holiday Bottle” – ONLY 24 AVAILABLE

We would love to take credit and say that we found the “GUNPOWDER” Gin all on our own, but that just wouldn’t be true.  Customer suggestions or requests can lead to some of our greatest finds and recently we were asked to procure theGUNPOWDER GIN on behalf of one of our members (Thank you, R and K).  While researching this GIN, the name alone was intriguing, but after viewing the packaging (usually a beautiful blue glass bottle) and it’s affordable price point…we had to get our hands on this GIN.  Three days later, it was here.

Now, hearing “GUNPOWDER” may let the imagination wander, but in actuality it’s “name refers to Chinese gunpowder green tea, one of the four botanicals that are vapor-distilled into the gin (after it’s been pot-distilled with eight others). It might sound easy to get lost in a dozen botanicals, but the specific green tea Rigney (Master Distiller) chose for the gin lends a distinctive note to the final flavor, unique in the gin world, where juniper is more often primarily complemented by things like citrus, cucumber, and spice. And no, the tea has no ballistic uses; it’s called “gunpowder” because of the shape of the tea leaves, which are rolled into individual pellets for better preservation.” –VINEPAIR (phenomenal article on 10 Reasons to Drink Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin)

Needless to say, we have been moving A LOT OF THIS GIN with the regular blue bottle packaging and thought we couldn’t move anymore.  Then, DRUMSHANBO goes and does something like this…RELEASES A LIMITED HOLIDAY CERAMIC BOTTLE!  Only 70 six-packs of this gin were produced and your friends at CVW&S have secured five of them (30 bottles) for your purchasing/consuming pleasure.  Same price as the blue bottle, but with a little holiday flare!  Definitely snag one, two or three of these by clicking the “BUY NOW” button!

Gunpowder “Limited Edition Ceramic Holiday Bottle” Irish Gin (Ireland)

$39.95/retail|Members Price: $35.96/btl

(members receive 10% discount at checkout)

WHAT’S TASTE LIKE?

“Gunpowder Irish Gin is an oriental-inspired spirit from The Shed Distillery in Co Leitrim that’s setting the world alight. Taking its name from one of the signature botanicals, slowly dried Gunpowder tea, the recipe also includes lime, lemon and grapefruit.”

Botanicals

Meadowsweet
Cardamon
Juniper Berries
Coriander Seeds
Angelica Root
Orris Root
Caraway Seed
Star Anise
Gunpowder Tea
Chinese Lemon
Oriental Grapefruit
Kaffir Lime

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“WHISKY-MAS” DEAL #11 | TWO INCREDIBLE “100 PROOF” BOURBONS & 2 NEAT GLASSES | SAVE 25%

“WHISKEY-MAS” DEAL 11…we’re on the home stretch!  Yesterday, the Elijah Craig “SOLD OUT” in about ONE HOUR, so we thought why not re-release another classic Bourbon deal that offers great quality whiskey for a great price.  This time though, we are enhancing this package with TWO RIEDEL NEAT GLASSES, so you are TOTALLY PREPARED to conduct your very own SIDE-BY-SIDE TASTING!

This has been our #1 SELLING BOURBON PACKAGE of 2020 and today we have 18 COMBO PACKS AVAILABLE.  Don’t worry…if we run out, we will have more tomorrow!  If you already know how good of a deal this is…just hit the BUY NOW BUTTON BELOW!

DAVID NICHOLSON BOURBONS (TWO) & 2 RIEDEL ‘NEAT’ GLASSES

(Kentucky)

David Nicholson “1843” Wheated Bourbon

David Nicholson “Reserve” High-Rye Bourbon 
Two Riedel NEAT Glasses

$93.85+/retail Package

WHISKEY-MAS $70.39/package

(25% SAVINGS- NO DEEPER DISCOUNTS)

TOP-SELLING BOURBON PACKAGE of 2020!

YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!  Seriously…because these are two of the BEST VALUES, BEST BOURBONS for under $50/bottle we have found in quite some time!  Another thing…chances are you have never heard of them either! 

Recently, we had the pleasure to be introduced to a phenomenal gentleman who is a “spirits specialist” for one of our top distributors from whom we acquire wine and/or spirits.  It was a chance meeting that ended up blossoming into what will be an incredible relationship for years to come.  Why?!?  Because he brought the “goods” that day and we doubled-down everything from Mezcal, Tequila, Cognac, liqueur and finally BOURBON.  Though we acquired quite the allotment, this email is highlighting only two from that day…DAVID NICHOLSON “1843” and “RESERVE” BOURBONS!

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

“In the private back room of a grocery store on North 6th Street in St. Louis, Missouri, unbeknownst to its forefather, a legacy was born. The store’s owner, David Nicholson, created the famed ‘43’ bourbon recipe. Little did he know that his recipe would be passed on and passed down, remaining unaltered for almost two centuries.  Just read what Gian Trinidad, a SGWS Key Accounts Specialist wrote about it below.  SEE SOME FAMILIAR NAMES…WELLER and WINKLE?

The “1843” is a “WHEATED” – 100 Proof – Kentucky Straight Bourbon and is an exceptional value.  Let’s face it, this isn’t far from tasting like a label you know and love, but not the “throat-gulping” price tag!

The “RESERVE” is a 100 Proof “High-Rye” Kentucky Straight Bourbon which is distinctively different and brings a much different taste to the party. We purchased this bottling “sight unseen” as it was not available the day we tasted. GLAD WE DID…because like its WHEATED counterpart, it drinks like others on the market you are paying over $100/bottle.

As you know, we are always on the hunt for finding wines/spirits that aren’t at every shop on the block.  We definitely succeeded here!

Also, we can’t wait to hear…in 3 years…when the price increases exponentially due to demand…you say; “I remember when I use to buy these for under THIRTY BUCKS!” It’ll happen!

Cheers, The CV Crew

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“WHISKEY-MAS” DEAL #9 | OUR FIRST “BARREL PICK” | WILDERNESS TRAIL HIGH RYE, CASK STRENGTH | AND SOX?!?

Wilderness Trail “BARREL PICK – CVW&S 2020,” High Rye, Cask Strength Bourbon (2 Btls) + CUSTOM PAIR OF BOURBON SOX

(Danville, Kentucky)

$154.95+/retail Package

WHISKEY-MAS $130/package

(16% OFF- NO DEEPER DISCOUNTS)

YOUR SELECTION FOR CORRECT SOX SIZE

TWO BOTTLES – PAIR OF SOX – $130

This is the FIRST “BARREL PICK” for CVW&Sand the partnership with WILDERNESS TRAIL has been an epoch experience.  Wilderness Trail quickly became one of “TOP-SELLING” BOURBON/RYE labels here at CVW&S being released in California (first time ever) in 2019!  With the ever-growing demand for their Whiskey’s and being propositioned with our own possible “BARREL PICK” it seemed, well, serendipitous.

Participating in the selection process for the first time, we received classy, almost “gift” package which contained the following: four different sample bottles, brochures, technical analysis sheets and even some badass pins!  If they put that attention to detail into just the “sample pack,” imagine the scrupulous protocols for their distilling and barreling practices.  But then again, it’s Wilderness Trail!

WHO IS WILDERNESS TRAIL…

“After years of working with distilleries around the world to provide advice and fermentation products, we launched our premium craft distillery in 2012 with a focus on making the highest quality Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, Vodka and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Rum. Founders Shane Baker and Pat Heist are fermentation experts with more than 20 years of experience in the production of alcohol and some of the best brands on the market today. Their specialty is making unique spirits from locally-grown grains to ensure quality, and adding a healthy dose of science in the process. “

Cool factoid #2 is: “another unique distinction of their whiskey as it’s always made with Sweet Mash instead of the Sour Mash technique. They were the first of Kentucky’s distillers to embrace the sweet mash process as our sole mashing technique. By not acidifying the mash, they are able to bring more flavors forward from the grains with a softer finish, just as in preparing a fine meal.”  This process allows more chance for errors but will always create a unique/distinctive flavor for each distillation.

On SAMPLING Day 1, we tasted blind and created notes based in the order of which we tasted, and then selected our favorites samples 1-4 (one being the best).  With over 18+ years’ experience tasting/buying wine, and seeing how oxygen affects its overall composition, and noticing a similarity with spirits, we opted to wait on deciding and give them some time to rest.  Oxygen is not the “Kiss of Death” for spirits, like it is wine, but it does slowly influence the spirit and in this case, the three-week break between our initial sample tasting, to our SELECTION DAY tasting, made a huge difference!

When making our selection, once again blind, the ONE we chose, the ONE that stood out over all the rest, finished dead last in the initial tasting.  Why?!?  Because it was to wound up in the small bottle and at 118 PROOF came out HOT!  Real hot. 

The three-week hiatus allowed this CASK STRENGTH, AGED 5 YEARS & 5 MONTHS, HIGH-RYE BOURBON to turn into an ABSOLUTE STUNNER!  It revealed flavors or orange peel, toffee, caramel, all while living up to an elegant 118 PROOF, that now released a delightful, full-flavored, MEMORABLE FINISH. Having that three-week break from SAMPLING DAY 1-to-SELECTION DAY, without a doubt, allowed us to make the best decision choosing the correct BARREL PICK!

Friday, our first ever “BARREL PICK” finally arrived and we have 208 BOTTLES to be sell!  Anxious to taste this 64% Corn, 24% Rye and 12% Malted Barley, CASK STRENGTH, 118 PROOF Bourbon, we cracked a bottle.  Maybe it was a couple more months in barrel (we tasted our sample at 5 YEARS & 3 MONTHS, but this was bottled at 5 YEARS & 5 MONTHS), the larger bottle, more resting time, but whatever the case, the first DRAM we poured was DOWNRIGHT DELICIOUS!  The question isn’t if you will BUY ONE BOTTLE?  The question HOW CAN YOU NOT BUY TWO?!?  

First and foremost, this CASK STRENGTH, HIGH-RYE BOURBON, is WORTH EVERY SINGLE PENNY at $70/bottle.  Tasting it side-by-side against the Wilderness Trail 6-YEAR, 100 PROOF (same mash bill as ours), it’s a completely different animal. Basically, imagine the 100 PROOF like BABE RUTH hitting a baseball with a wood bat and then OUR 118 PROOF like the BABE hitting with an ALUMINUM BAT.  Yeah, the difference is that IMPRESSIVE!

Now, if you buy TWO BOTTLES of our WILDERNESS TRAIL “BARREL PICK” CVW&S 2020 HIGH-RYE BOURBON, not only will get you two bottles of Bourbon for $65/per bottle, but also your OWN PAIR OF CUSTOM CVW&S SOX!  It’s time to up your game and have no shame, wearing what you drink with the 2020 CVW&S “WILDERNESS TRAIL” Barrel Pick Sock. Hand printed by Auburn’s own WISHIWAZFISHIN (also, if you’re into Disc Golf…click here) duo Chris & Kelly Hollingsworth, these precision made, high quality socks are designed for performance, leisure (drinking spirits) and everything in between.  Again, this TWO BOTTLE & PAIR OF SOX is $130/package (plus tax).

Cheers, The CV Crew

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Phone: (530) 823-0320
Email: info@carpevinoauburn.com


Restaurant: 1568 Lincoln Way, Auburn     Bottle Shop: 165 Court Street, Auburn

SAVE 58% on 93 POINT RATED of 260 CASE PRODUCED SPARKLING WINE | TWO DIFFERENT PACKAGES TO SAVE

Last email (today), but this is a SPECTACULAR SPARKLING WINE DEAL(S) that we just couldn’t wait any longer to share!  On Thursday, we were making an order with of our esteemed wine brokers and we asked “anything else we should know about?”

There was a slight pause on the line which was then followed up by “This is weird.  Le Reve just popped up on special and there are only 11 six-packs available!”  

Without hesitation we quickly replied…”SOLD.  LOCK IT UP.  PUSH THE ORDER NOW SO WE DON’T LOSE IT!”  

This was awesome score, such good news, because this SPARKLING WINE is one of the BEST IN CALIFORNIA which is made at Domaine Carneros, a Taittenger winery!  Problem was there were only 260 CASES PRODUCEDand it received 93 POINTS from WINE SPECTATOR and just because it is ordered…doesn’t mean you’ll receive it!  

Friday morning when the big red delivery truck arrived, we were like RALPHIEfrom The Christmas Story, waiting for that back door to open and see if we got all 11 six-packs, or as in Ralphie’s case, that “Red Rider BB GUN!”  Guess what?  We did!

WHAT IS LE REVE?

“Le Rêve is a highly respected tête de cuvée – our winery’s finest Sparkling wine and frequently named America’s Best Sparkling. French for “the dream,” Le Rêve is crafted from 100% estate-grown Chardonnay, making it a pure expression of Domaine Carneros.”

HOW DOES IT TASTE:

A classic Le Rêve with lovely notes of white flowers, Meyer lemon, poached pear and a hint of grilled pineapple. e palate opens up to honeysuckle and crème brûlée. e full mouth feel leads to a very round and long finish. Delicious now, but there will be additional flavor benefits for those who can wait.  11.8% ALC

Today we are offering TWO DIFFERENT DEALS when it comes to purchasing and saving on these last bottles available.  BOTH WILL GET YOU 58% OFF, so all you have to do is decide which one you would like and hit BUY NOW!

DEAL #1

Domaine Carneros “Le Reve” (by Taittinger) Brut Sparkling Wine 2012 (Carneros, CA) – SIX PACK

$120/btl retail or $720/6pk retail

Holiday Special…$70/btl or $420/6pk

(Only 54 Bottles Available | No Deeper Discounts)

DEAL #2

Domaine Carneros “Le Reve” (by Taittinger) Brut Sparkling Wine  & TWO Riedel CHAMPAGNE Flutes

$150/retail package

Holiday Special…$87/package

(Save 58% | No Deeper Discounts)

What’s In The Package?

Domaine Carneros “Le Reve” (by Taittinger) Brut Sparkling Wine 2012 (Carnreos, CA)750ML:.
Wine Spectator, 93 Points: “Compelling, impeccably focused and structured, with vibrant apple and Asian pear flavors, laced with brioche and roasted nut accents that glide on the long finish. Drink now through 2020.”

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RIEDEL CHAMPAGNE GLASS:

All current produced items are made of crystal glass and lead free.
Machine-made and dishwasher safe.

Retail Price: $149.90/for 1 btl & 2 Riedel Champagne Flutes

HOLIDAY DEAL PRICE: $87/package (Save 58%)

FIND US ~

Book online: CarpeVinoAuburn
Phone: (530) 823-0320
Email: info@carpevinoauburn.com


Restaurant: 1568 Lincoln Way, Auburn     Bottle Shop: 165 Court Street, Auburn