Skytop top 5 wine & spirits

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Thank you for checking out our top 5 wines & spirits for the Fall & Winter season. One of the many perks of our job is we get to taste, learn, and appreciate all the products we sell in our store. We spend countless hours looking for those hidden gems and outstanding products to share with all of you. What could be better than passing all this knowledge and “hard work” onto our customers and formally rank our 5 favorite wines and spirits for the upcoming colder months.

And just so you don’t think we just pulled these names out of a hat, here is how we scored our products…

Value – Can’t pick all $100 bottles of wine. Does the bottle we pick reflect the price tag it comes with or is it even better? Good way to give all of our products an even playing field

Quality – Goes without saying overall quality of the product, taste, care put into making a perfect wine or spirit

Bottle – Sounds silly put a big part of the “experience” of our favorite beverage is the bottle it comes in. The label, weight & shape of the bottle, overall quality of the package.

Our panel consists of the owner, store manager, main inventory manager, and occasionally customers wondering what we’re doing sampling 30 different bottles of wine!

Top 5 Wines

Cuvee Jean Louis Blanc de Blanc

Made with 100% French chardonnay. Bright and fruity on the nose, this wine features aromas of apples, apricots and a hint of honey. Fine bubbles followed by a smooth, fruity finish.

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Cesari Justo

Italian red blend of Corvina and Merlot. This wine has a deep, bright, and intense red color. On the nose, notes of ripe fruit and cherry are evident. A bold structure, yet with a smooth and velvety mouth-feel. It goes perfectly with game, grilled or stewed meat, and very mature cheeses.

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Layer Cake Chardonnay

Aged 3 years in new French Oak. Rich and full bodied with flavors of lime, guava, and pineapple without being too fruit forward. Excellent and unique wine a must try.

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Chateau St. Sulpice Bordeaux

Blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. Aged in stainless steel tanks several months before bottling. This approach emphasizes the natural red fruit characters. The wine exhibits black cherry, spice and plum notes, with great depth and balance.

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La Purisima Red Blend

A blend of Monstrall wine. nose of blackberry, dark chocolate and baking spice. Spicy and full mouth feal, with flavors of clove, eucalyptus and anisette backed by milk chocolate, black cherry and blackberry. Chalky tannins dissolve into a rose petal finish.

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Top 5 Spirits

Peace Vodka

Made in Bethal, NY with their own rich and natural spring water. Right next to where the original Woodstock festival took place over 50 years ago. Name and packaging is a throwback to that very era.

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Maker's Mark 101

a bold interpretation of Makers classic wheated whisky, bottled at 50.5% abv. Unfilter and rich with a creamy mouthfeel. Mellow and easy drinking for a higher proof. Natural flavors of caramel and spicy fruit.

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Drunken Bean Coffee Whiskey

Hoyser Country Drunken Bean is a sweet and silky coffee whiskey, brewed and barreled with 100% real arabica coffee. Blended notes of Madagascar vanilla bean give this unfiltered spirit a unique and fun finish. Made locally in Rochester, NY.

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Merry's Irish Cream

No better way to spend the winter than with a glass of Irish cream, and in our opinion, one of the best is Merry’s. Merrys delicately blends rich Irish cream with fine aged Irish whiskey and natural flavours to bring you a unique range of cream liqueurs of unsurpassed quality

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Olmeca Alto's Anejo Tequila

Our #1 spirit is from our fastest growing category – tequila. From Mexico Altos Anejo Tequila is a premium, high quality, 100% agave tequila. Altos Anejo is aged in oak barrels for 18 months, which results in rich and complex flavors. Inexpensive for an anejo tequila.

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