Beverage Dynamics

Beverage Dynamics Jan-Feb 2016

Beverage Dynamics is the largest national business magazine devoted exclusively to the needs of off-premise beverage alcohol retailers, from single liquor stores to big box chains, through coverage of the latest trends in wine, beer and spirits.

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PINOT NOIR • WINE SELECTIONS January/February 2016 • Beverage Dynamics 69 example of what intelligent vineyard practices, and careful winemaking, can achieve. ($30) (94) Gottardi Blauburgunder 2012, (Alto Adige, Italy). A lovely pinot noir from a region known for its cool climate. Supple, with good acid and tannins, the wine showcases the va- riety, while demonstrating what northern Italy can bring to the pinot noir table. ($62) (93) Dierberg Drum Canyon Pinot Noir 2012 (Sta. Rita Hills). This is a beautifully balanced wine, having been aged 18 months in oak. On the nose, you will fi nd black fruit and raspberry with notes of roasted coffee. On the palate, you will taste sweet smoke with blackberry, leading to a long, elegant fi nish with a delight- ful burst of fruit. ($41.99) (93) Shandi Santa Rita Hills 2012 (Califor- nia). Not an alcohol bomb. Medium-bodied, with balanced acidity that makes it very food friendly. Lush red berries and sweet, invit- ing aroma. Can be cellared for another three years. ($38) (93) TULI Pinot Noir 2014 (Sonoma). Intoxi- cating aromas and fl avors of dark fruit, black cherry, fl oral notes and plum. This pinot noir delivers an exuberantly plush mouthfeel while displaying serious nuance and harmony. The graceful, lengthy fi nish continues to deposit per fumed black cherry and baking spice notes. ($31) (93) Fulcrum, 2013 Pinot Noir (Brosseau Vineyard, Chalone, CA). The nose displays a little of that wild, smoky, ear thy pinot noir funkiness that pinotphiles adore. This is a me- dium-to-full-bodied red featuring dark, spicy berry fl avors folded into a bed of stony miner- als. The substantial fi nish reveals understated notes of earth and mocha. ($50) (93) Joseph Drouhin Côte de Beaune Vil- lages 2013 (Burgundy, France). From one of the best known names in Burgundy, the Côte de Beaune Villages brims with lovely red fruit. The mouthfeel is everything you'd expect from a Burgundy from the region. Elegant, soft and supple. A real keeper. ($28.50) (93) Clos Pegase, Mitsuko's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 (Carneros, Napa Valley, CA). This single-vineyard pinot noir, from the one of the coolest regions in Napa Valley, shows great color, with a spicy combination of red and black fruit. Plenty of structure, and a balanced fi nish display its pedigree. ($35) (93) MacMurray Estate Vineyards Pinot Noir 2013 (Central Coast, CA). From a cool weather region, not far from Monterey Bay, this pinot noir shows plenty of elegance, with supple tan- nins, and supporting acidity. Enough structure to stand up to a wide variety of foods, the subtly spicy red and black fruits on the palate lead to a long and well-balanced fi nish. ($23) (93) Wild Ridge 2012 (Sonoma Coast). This pinot noir starts out starts out showing plenty of fruit, but as you give it some time the layers of spice, earth notes and beautifully balanced acid- ity unfold on the palate. This classic Sonoma Coast pinot continues to evolve through the mid-palate as the acidity builds and the spice and fresh fruit notes fade perfectly. ($50) ABC Fine Wines & Spirits Orlando, FL Brad Lewis Director of Wine Sales Andina Restaurant/ Pearl Wine Shop Portland, OR Ken Collura Director/Sommelier Atlantic Liquors Rehoboth Beach, DE John Driscoll Wine Manager Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits Annapolis, MD Phil Altherr, GM Katie Harper, Wine Sales Berbiglia Wine & Spirits Kansas City, MO Ralph J. Bondon Vice President/Owner Beverages & more! Concord, CA Wilfred Wong E-Commerce Cellar Master Bocanova Oakland, CA Gerardo Acevedo-Vanni GM/Sommelier Bottle Bargains Northport, NY Ryan Armstrong Store Manager Bottle King Liquors Livingston, NJ Steve Carpentier General Manager Bowery & Vine Wine & Spirits New York, NY Bill Beard Manager Brown Derby Stores Springfi eld, MO John Riley Retail Fine Wine Buyer BTG Wine Bar Salt Lake City, UT Louis Koppel Sommelier Bullfrog Wine and Spirits Fort Collins, CO Chuck Carlson GM/Certifi ed Sommelier Cordially Yours Wine and Spirits Depew, NY Jeannine Babcock Director Wine & Spirits Cotuit Liquors Marston Mills, MA Dan O'Brien President Crestwood Liquors Coventry, RI Matthew A. Reay VP Marketing/Merch. Flute New York, NY Herve Rousseau Owner Frugal MacDoogal's Nashville, TN Jack Mantle Wine Department Great Domains & Estates Windsor, CA Larry LaScola General Manager Hakkasan Group London, England Christine Parkinson Group Head of Wine Happy Harry's Bottle Shop Grand Forks, ND Dustin Mitzel General Manager Haskell's Minnetonka, MN Ted Farrell President Holiday Wine Cellar Escondido, CA Jim Kern Manager/Wine Buyer Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits Silvis, IL Kevin Miller Wine & Spirits Manager K&L Wine Merchants Redwood City, CA Bryan Brick, Sales Consultant Legal Sea Foods Boston, MA Sandy Block VP, Beverage Operations Liquor Barn Louisville, KY Michael Sorg, Wine Manager Liquor Boy St. Louis Park, MN Peter Herlofsky III Wine Manager Maggie Wine Consulting Poughkeepsie, NY Maggie Gephard President Mainstreet Wines & Spirits Countryside, IL Nancy J. Sabatini Dir. Wine Ed. & Sales Malloy's Finest Wine & Spirits Naperville, IL Bruce Jaroski Wine Director Mills Fine Wine & Spirits Annapolis, MD Peter Finkelstein Wine Consultant North Ridge Wine Ellicott City, MD Brad Boarman Owner Prime Wines & Spirits Kenmore, NY Rick McLeod Wine Manager Premium Wine & Spirits Williamsville, NY Dave Cleveland General Manager Prestige Wine & Spirits Orchard Park, NY Jeff Vignaux General Manager Spec's Wine, Spirits and Finer Foods Houston, TX Hermen Key VP, Retail Development The Liquor Store & Wine Loft Jackson Hole, WY Nate Mylott Manager/Buyer The Little Nell Aspen, CO Timothy Baldwin Director, Food and Bev. Total Wine & More Claymont, DE Cristina Pearce Senior Buyer Towne Spirits and Fine Wine/Elite Beverages Noblesville & Indianapolis, IN Arnie Lewin Wine & Spirits Director Trig's Cellar 70 Minocqua, WI Dennis J. Kohl Beverage Consultant Vino 100 Michael A. Schaefer, CWE Dir., Business Development Willowbrook Spirit Shoppe Cromwell, CT Christopher Cambareri Owner The Wine Seller Ridgewood, NJ Don Carter Owner/Sommelier Yankee Discount Liquor East Haven, CT Deepak Pattani, Owner Yankee Wine Newtown, CT Steve Small General Manager NATIONAL RETAILER WINE PANEL

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