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Kistler Vineyards has been a small, family established and privately owned and operated winery dedicated to the vinification of world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir using Old World Burgundian techniques applied to New World vineyards for the past 30 years. The Kistler plantings on Sonoma Mountain, situated on a hillside bench well suited for growing world class Chardonnay, are interlaced with the rare combination of red volcanic and fine-grained chalky soils. These are east facing terraced vineyards, shadowed from the afternoon sun by giant redwoods. This is a remarkable marriage of site and orientation to the cooler trending of the valley below. The vineyards are planted to California Heritage clones that Kistler selected for specifically to ripen to their standards which seek balance of fruit and acidity. They are some of the oldest Chardonnay vineyards in Sonoma County which are typically picked first during the harvest. Look for a focused mineral and citrus core lifted by bright acidity and finesse.
Pierre Ferrand Ambre is Aged 10 years in oak casks, Ambre is a golden cognac, with a delicate nose. Aromas of flowers, oranges, and a hint of vanilla highlight this cognac.
Cognac Ferrand is a relatively new producer, dating only from 1989; their aim from the start has been to produce Cognacs with individual characters that express the uniqueness and style of their terroir. The Ambre is a very subtle, aromatic Grande Champagne Cognac, amber in color, as its name would indicate. Its subtle vanilla bouquet also has floral overtones of roses and violets, leading to hints of prunes and apricots.
Producer: Pierre Ferrand
Light, crisp, and mixable if so desired, this brandy is scented with aromas of golden raisin and honey. On the palate, a flash of vanilla sweetness gives way to notes of oak, tea, allspice, leather, and cocoa.
Possessed of rich successive aromas that only a great Cognac can obtain, Hennessy Paradis Rare Cognac reveals its delicate and velvety character, hinting at the silky texture that will follow. Its subtle texture allows it to gracefully blossom with a deep and fragrant persistence.
A REFINED AND ELEGANT DIMENSION
If a gourmet blend exists, revealing the rich successive aromas that great cognac can obtain, it is called Paradis. Paradis opens the gates of a refined, unique and elegant dimension.
A RARE HARMONY
These aromas endlessly stretch and renew themselves, leading to a harmonious depth in the mouth. Honey, floral notes, truffle and mild spices fill the palate in an explosion of flavors. Very soft hints of cardamom and cinnamon, as well as candied fruit give way to fragrant notes recalling dried roses or sweet briar rose jam. Paradis plays with these fragrant paradoxes, offering an endless consistency to the palate.
THE EPITOME OF ELEGANCE
Paradis reveals its delicate and velvety character, hinting at the silky texture that will follow. Then floral notes of jasmine and honeysuckle burst forth, underlined by a layer of soft red berry intensity. Paradoxically, suggestions of spicy notes rise then vanish, leaving richness on the palate.
A DEEP PERSISTENCE
Gently revealing itself by little touches, Paradis endlessly appears as fresh as a new day. Its subtle texture allows it to gracefully blossom with a deep and fragrant persistence. Paradis is the fruit of successive blends that combine more than a hundred exceptional eaux-de-vie aged for between 25 and 100 years.
Region: France, Cognac
Aroma: The aroma appears complex & very rich with a palate of delicious scents. Hennessy Paradis Rare Cognac conceals a subtle burst of pepper: spicy notes softened by the floral aroma expressing finesse & elegance. Several very slight hints of cardamom & cinnamon, aromas of crystallized fruit follow the fragrance of dry roses.
Taste: The spicy & crystallized fruit fragrances invade the palate in a masterly fashion. This intensity, this strength of taste in the mouth develops slowly, & releases a bouquet of aromas whose complexity & finesse are more difficult to pin down than those sensed by the aroma.
Overall: The Style of Paradis Extra: Paradis Extra, heady & sensual as a tuberose, crossed by spicy points or mellowed by fragrant bursts of dried flowers. Plays its aromatic paradoxes to present itself in successive waves of pleasure.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is designed to be savored by spirit connoisseurs. It is micro-distilled in an old-fashioned pot still, just like fine single malt scotches and high-end French cognacs. This time-honored method of distillation requires more skill and effort than modern column stills, but it’s well worth it. Our handcrafted technique offers more control over the distillation process, resulting in a spectacularly clean product of incomparable excellence. Only the heart of the run, “the nectar” is taken, leaving behind residual higher and lower alcohols. The vodka is cleansed of phenols, esters, congenersand organic acids by filtering it through the finest activated carbon available. Critics call Tito’s “a homegrown symphonic spirit to applaud!” and say “it can go head-to-head with any of the worlds’ greats and not break a sweat.
Made In: USA
By: Fifth Generation Inc.
Style: Smooth & Creamy
Appearance / Color: Clear
Nose / Aroma / Smell: Fresh with a hint of porridge.
Flavor / Taste / Palate: Thick on the tongue, clean and maybe a hint of sweet.