Father’s Day Wines

Father’s Day Wines

This Sunday is all about thanking Dad for everything he does for us. We’ve got some great ideas for thanking that don’t involve ugly ties or belts! Here are Great bottles that will make Dad Happy! Cayuse 2014 Cailloux Vineyard Syrah $124.99 We only get two 3-packs per year of this marvelous elixir. “The only Syrah to incorporate Viognier, the 2014 Syrah Cailloux Vineyard is co-fermented with 7% Viognier and brought up all in puncheons. The Viognier shows on the nose and it has a floral, perfumed bouquet of ripe berry fruits, plums, orange blossom, fruit cake and mulled spices. Picking up a touch of green olive with time in the glass, this full-bodied, ripe, downright sexy beauty will have two decades of longevity. – 95-97pts Wine Advocate” Anderson's Conn Valley 2010 Eloge $99.99 (Sale: $89.99) Anderson’s 2010 Eloge is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot aged 24 months in wood. Its dark plum/ruby color does not possess the saturation of the Cabernet Sauvignon Estate. Plenty of jammy blueberry, black cherry and wild mountain berry fruit set it apart from previous vintages of this cuvee. 93+ points from Galloni’s Vinuous, this 2010 is absolutely delicious and at it’s peak drinkability and should hold well for another 5 years or so. Louis Martini 2012 Gnarly Vine Monte Rosso Vineyard Zinfandel $49.99 According to the distributor we’re the only place in NC you can get this amazing Zinfandel from one of Sonoma’s most highly regarded Zinfandel vineyards. A powerful, big, rich, spicy, peppery, meaty Zinfandel (none of its whopping 16.3% alcohol...
Orin Swift 2015 Machete

Orin Swift 2015 Machete

ORIN SWIFT 2015 MACHETE RED WINE Orin Swift’s 2015 Machete Red: A brooding hue and viscous consistency, powerful aromas of crème de cassis, boysenberry, and ripe cherries are complemented by a soft minerality and hints of dark chocolate. The entry is smooth with dark plums and a charred meatiness that floods to create a velvety texture that lingers. Blend: Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache 15.2% Alc./Vol. |...
2014 Continuum has Arrived!

2014 Continuum has Arrived!

CONTINUUM 2014 HAS ARRIVED! With their 2014 vintage, they celebrate their 10th Continuum release! This wine, while having beautiful vibrancy and richness of body, is more approachable than the well-regarded 2013 vintage. A dense purple robe and vibrant violet rim lead to aromas of cassis, cardamom, espresso and graphite. 2014 shows purity of site and fruit; a core of black plum and cherry, intertwined with layers of exotic spice, heightened by ripe, polished tannins, natural vibrancy and a long silky finish. This vintage reveals the harmonious balance of fruit, site and season from our Sage Mountain Vineyard at Continuum Estate. It has all the body and age worthiness to carry forward for decades to come. Very expressive already, 2014 Continuum is an estate blend. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot And it’s Top Rated.. again! 99 Points, James Suckling “Fabulous aromas of blueberries, blackcurrants, sage and mint. Lead pencil and graphite, too. Full body and ultra-fine tannins that are slowly transformed to ripe and beautiful fruit. Super polished and textured. Great finish. Drink in 2022, but it’s hard not to drink now. This harkens back to the great Mondavi reserves of the 1970s in texture and construction.” 96 Points, Vinous / Antonio Galloni “A raw, intense wine, the 2014 Continuum reveals serious intensity. Next to some of the more recent vintages, the 2014 is a bit more lithe and linear in feel, but like the 2013, it shows darker tonalities of fruit and terrific energy. Mocha, black cherries, graphite and cloves add the final shades of nuance. Although it is early, the 2014 is...
We’re on UNTAPP’D!

We’re on UNTAPP’D!

WE’RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE NOW AN UNTAPP’D VERIFIED VENUE! FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE NOT AS FAMILIAR WITH OR HAVE NOT USED UNTAPP’D, HERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION: Untapp’d is is a social community of cider, mead, and beer drinkers with an unlimited amount of information about different kinds of beer from all over the world. Users can check in to different locations, earn badges, and share the beers they are drinking. You can also build a wishlist of beers you’re excited about or simply view information about a beer you want to try. You can see what people around you are enjoying and you can see local events that are coming up that you would be interested in. You can also rate beers and review them through the site and see other ratings as well. As of early 2017, Untapp’d has reached 5 million users! It’s a great tool for people who would like to be more active in the craft beer community. Right now, our beer menu is on our Untapp’d page as well as on the Ben’s Bottle Shop Facebook page. This list makes up our entire inventory! Beers are organized by style and then listed alphabetically by brewery. You can search within the menu if you are looking for something specific. This is a live list and will be updated consistently to best reflect what we have in stock at any time. The menu will also always have information on the current monthly sale we have going on at the top of the menu page. Separate menus will be posted...
Maynard James Keenan Sampler Pack

Maynard James Keenan Sampler Pack

Maynard James Keenan Sampler Pack (Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards) A fan of Tool and its frontman Maynard James Keenan? And/Or his wines? Grab six of his fantastic wines in this 6 bottle sampler pack at a great price! You get one bottle each of: Caduceus Nagual de la Naga (Italian varietal red) Caduceus Primer Paso (Cote Rotie style red) Caduceus Anubis (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah blend) Merkin Shinola (Italian varietal red) Merkin Chupacabra Red (Cotes du Rhone style red) Merkin Chupacabra Blanca (Dry Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc white blend) $218 suggested retail value, Taylor’s 6-pack Sampler price just $180. Save $38! All bottles 750ml...
Orin Swift 2014 Machete

Orin Swift 2014 Machete

2014 Machete Red Wine has Arrived! ORIN SWIFT 2014 MACHETE RED WINE An opaque, purple chroma is brilliantly on display in the glass. An alluring fragrance of bright floral notes, violet juxtaposed with intriguing mountain characteristics. The entry is big, dark, and brooding with concentrated berry flavors, black cherry, mocha, and delightful earthy, brambly notes. Soft and lush, the tannins are sublime which offsets a pleasing mineral finish. 12 DIFFERENT LABELS per CASE!  PERFECT for a GIFT or COLLECTORS! $49.99 BUY NOW #6 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2016 A nearly opaque color sets in the glass with a hard, red complexion that is almost black. Aromas of ripe blueberries and candied plum mingle with toasted oak and charred vanilla. The entry is soft and inviting which paves the way for a lush mid-palate replete with layers of ripe boysenberry and cassis. The finish showcases ripe tannins and pronounced fruit which frames the two for nearly a minute. 94 Points, Wine Spectator “Generous and expressive, big and brawny, offering a mouthful of tannins but also brimming with flavors and aromas, including Earl Grey tea, dark chocolate, dried violet and toasted gingerbread. Rich notes of plum and black cherry are balanced by forest floor and earthy accents, lingering on the long finish. Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache. Drink now through 2030.” Dave Phinney is one of the most influential and innovative winemakers in California. He helped generate excitement for tasty, affordable red blends with distinctive labels when he created Zinfandel-based The Prisoner in the 2000 vintage, growing the brand to 85,000 cases before selling it in 2010. Phinney then turned...