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786 Cabernet Sauvignon ~2014~

Grapes for this wine were chosen from across California’s best coastal growing regions, known for producing Cabernet with rich, concentrated fruit flavors and balanced complexity. The climate is generally cool and moderate, which allows grapes to grow quickly.

Tasting Notes

This Cabernet Sauvignon is a dark, crimson color with savory notes of blackberry bramble and powdered cocoa. Its solid mouth presence shows hints of blackberry and violet.

Omen red blend “Sierra foothills”

 Dark & spicy with full red fruit
40% Cab Sauv
30% Petite Sirah
30% Syrah
14.5% alc
pH:3.7 TA:6
Oak: 30% New French
Production: 1455 cases
Toppers note: There are abundant black fruit aromas in the nose as soon as you open the bottle, after aerating or allowing the wine to rest for at least one hour your palate senses solid concentration of black berry, currant, spice, mocha, vanilla and hints of pepper balanced by a good core of tannin in the structure. Finish has lingering lush berry flavors that invite you to the next glass. Cheers!

All About Red!

All About Red

Commercial Description:All About Red focuses on some of our favorite varietals Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. It is a combination of the most desired traits red wines have to offer, resulting in a well balanced smooth wine. All About Red is ready to pair with your favorite meal or to save for a special occasion. This wine opens with aromas of ripe red fruits and dark berry notes with hints of white pepper that lead to a fruit forward full to medium bodied flavors that linger on the after taste.

Toppers note ~ The melding of all the varietals create a nice combination with all sorts of foods, red meats, game, duck and sausage. The aromas are inviting in the nose and the flavors are reinforced in the body structured with medium tannin. Finish is smooth and full-bodied with lingering notes in the finish. Cheers!

South African Rose!

Toppers note:

Rustenberg “Stellenbosch” Petit Verdot Rose ~2017~ This is a refreshing clean Rose with plenty of strawberry and red cherry notes in the nose. The body has light mild acidity for structure and because of the use of stainless steel tanks the wine has smooth intriguing flavors that flow effortlessly across the palate and linger nicely in the finish.


Ravens Wood “old vine” Zinfandel


Commercial Description:A nose of black cherry and some spice, dark garnet in color. A medium to full bodied red, with black cherry, blackberry, vanilla and some spice on smooth finish, a very good QPR.

Toppers note ~ Vibrant aromas and flavors are found in this wine, I had to let mine sit without cork for quite awhile, found it even better 24 hours later. Dark cherry, plum, spice and pepper flavors are nicely integrated balanced with medium tannins that are refined. The finish has smooth lingering flavors on the palate. salute

Oskar Blues “Deviant Dale’s”!

Deviant Dale’s

Deviant Dale’s

Deviant Dale’s Imperial IPA (8% ABV, 85 IBUs) was born at the cross roads, in a juke joint, as if Dale’s Pale Ale sold its soul to balance Deviant’s foreboding aromas of citrus, grapefruit rind and piney resins with a copper ball-of-fire color and inscrutable finish. The 2011 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner (American IPA Category) is the Devil incarnate with untold amounts of malt and hedonistic Columbus dry-hopping.

Toppers note~ An Imperial IPA for my hop head friends out there, this is a good representation of the style found in Colorado. Prost!

Payette Brewing Company!


commercial Description:

copper color » rich malt » earthy

Even if you don’t catch any fish there’s always beer, right? This sessionable golden lager has the slightest hint of malt sweetness and a subtle hop flavor. Goes down smooth on a hot summer say while you’re telling your friends about the one that got away.

available » APRIL – JULY

ABV: 5%

IBU: 18

Hops: Crystal, Magnum

Malts: Acidulated, Pilsner, Vienna

Toppers note~ A smooth nicely textured brew with refined elements on the palate. Prost!