Independence Day Reds, Whites, & Booze

Independence Day Reds, Whites, & Booze
A shortlist of some of our favorite wine, cider, and spirits from visionaries of our American portfolio.

Below you will find hand-selected wine, spirits, and cider that not only hail from the U. S. of A., but are also distinctive in their own right: from the second licensed distillery in New York City since prohibition, to a small-batch, terroir-driven cider producer in New Hampshire, to winemaker-growers from both coasts.

And let’s not forget the wonder of quality, portable libations, CANS! 

This blog post is a condensed preview of a larger Independence Day Guide that we’ve put together in our July Price Guide, which can be found on our Trade Resources page. 


Wine and Spirit Label 1

Caraccioli ‘Santa Lucia Highlands’ Brut Cuvée 2014  

  • Practicing Organic
  • 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir
  • 50% sourced from Escolle Estate Vineyard
  • Fermentation begins in stainless steel, then 40% moved to neutral barrel to finish
  • All wine aged in neutral barrel for 2 months
  • Racked to tank and bottled
  • Aged sur lies for 4 years
  • Disgorged and aged under cork for an additional 23 months
  • 996 cases produced
  • 12% ABV  


Wine and Spirit Label 2

Planet Oregon ‘Willamette Valley’ Rose Bubbles 2020  

  • Practicing Organic
  • 100% Rose of Pinot Noir
  • Whole cluster pressed and macerated on the skins
  • Charmat Method
  • 5,000 cases produced
  • 13.2% ABV


Wine and Spirit Label 3

BIG SALT White Wine 2020 

  • 43% Riesling, 35% Gewurztraminer, 11% Pinot Blanc, 9% Early Muscat, 1% Others
  • Certified organic or practicing organic practices depending on the site
  • Volcanic ash, basalt, marine sediment, alluvial, and serpentine soils
  • 250 to 1500 feet elevation
  • Sourced from 10 vineyards in Columbia Gorge, Willamette Valley, Elkton, Dundee Hills, and Rogue Valley AVAs
  • Average 35-year-old vines
  • Native yeast fermentation
  • Co-fermented in stainless steel tanks
  • Riesling saw partial skin contact for 3 hours, Gewurztraminer saw skin contact up to 3 days, Early Muscat & Pinot Blanc were pressed whole cluster
Wine and Spirit Label 4

Hanzell Vineyards ‘Estate’ Chardonnay 2016 

  • Practicing Biodynamic/Regenerative Farming
  • 100% Chardonnay
  • Hanzell Estate Vineyard (Sonoma Valley AVA)
  • Sourced from de Brye, Zellerbach, Day, Ramos and Ambassador’s 1953 vineyard blocks
  • Average 33-year-old vines
  • Red Hills Series and Raynor-Montara clay-loam soils
  • 500-830 ft elevation
  • Hand-harvested
  • Two hours minimum juice and skin contact prior to pressing
  • Fermented in 73% stainless steel and 27% barrel
  • Lees stirred for first two months
  • 27% of all barrels go through malolactic fermentation
  • Aged 12 months in 60-gallon French oak barrels (38% new)
  • 14.3% ABV
This impressive white delivers a core of quince, lemon rind and apple that blends with accents of white flower and lemongrass. Crisp acidity drives the freshness on the textured palate, offering elegance and plenty of layers of intrigue. This will do well in the cellar; enjoy 2021–2026. Virginie Boone'Cellar Selection' - 95 Points, Virginia Boone, Wine Enthusiast


Wine and Spirit Label 5
  • Produced at Poverty Lane Orchards in Lebanon, New Hampshire
  • Made from fully ripe cider apples: Dabinett, Ashton Bitter, Ellis Bitter, Golden Russet, Wickson, Esopus Spitzenburg, and more
  • Distinctive, hand-made and slowly finished and justnot-sweet
  • For full orchard-made flavor, please do not serve ice cold
  • Perfect Pour: 55-60 F
  • 6.5% ABV
Wine and Spirit Label 6
  • Produced at Poverty Lane Orchards in Lebanon, New Hampshire
  • FH Extra Dry Still is made from a range of late-harvest, difficult cider apple varieties, and nothing else
  • No bubbles, no dosage of returned sugar
  • Pale-gold and radically dry, Extra Dry Still displays its richness and range of fruit more vividly than Extra Dry, simply because no peppy prickly bubble sensation can intervene


Wine and Spirit Label 7

Ferdinand Rosé (Cans) NV

  • Certified Organic
  • 100% Carignan
  • From a head-trained block planted in the 1950’s and owned and farmed by 4 generations of the Manassero family
  • Mokelumne River AVA, Lodi
  • Silica-rich, white sandy soil
  • Native yeast
  • Whole-cluster fermentation in stainless steel
  • 11.8% ABV
Wine and Spirit Label 8

Lieu Dit ‘Santa Barbara County’ Rosé of Cabernet Franc 2020 

  • Practicing organic
  • 100% Cabernet Franc
  • Sourced from Happy Canyon Vineyard Block 3 planted in 1998
  • Clay loam with serpentine cobble soils
  • Whole cluster pressed to tank and settled overnight
  • No sulfur added at crushing
  • Fermented and aged in neutral oak barrels for four months
  • 200 cases produced


Wine and Spirit Label 9

Anthill Farms ‘Sonoma Coast’ Pinot Noir 2019  

  • Practicing Biodynamic
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • Calera, Vosne-Romanee, Pommard, 115, 667, and 777 clones
  • Barrel selections from 5 different vineyards within the Sonoma Coast AVA
  • Wilson Grove series soils; sandy loamed Goldridge soil
  • Hand-harvested
  • 50% Whole cluster
  • Native yeast fermentation
  • Daily punch downs for 3 weeks
  • Aged 12 months in French oak (15% new)
  • 25 ppm SO2 at bottling
  • 13.5% ABV
  • 1500 cases produced
Wine and Spirit Label 10

J. Moss ‘Napa Valley’, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Napa Valley AVA (Rutherford and Coombsville)
  • Destemmed, small lot fermentation
  • Aged 28 months in 80% French Oak, 20% American Oak
  • 14.1% ABV
  • 350 cases produced
  • WE:91, Best Buy
Lots of blackcurrant and blackberry character with a chocolate undertone. Full body, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Lots of chocolate. Drink now.90 Points, James Suckling


Independence Day Reds, Whites, & Booze 21The Kir Rosé Pitcher

Easily built in glass, pitcher, or pre-made and poured over ice, this is a refresher that will be a hit all spring and summer. As this cocktail doesn’t call for any citrus it can last for quite a long time without spoiling.

We like to use Greenhook Gin, Giffard Créme de Pamplemousse Rosé, & Pinot Project Rosé.








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