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The Top 10 Bordeaux Wines of the Year!

December 10, 2019

10. 2016 Chateau Plince

Wally's price: $50
92 Points - Wine Advocate

The 2016 Plince is a blend of 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc. It has a medium garnet-purple color and offers up scents of red and black currants, black cherries and mulberries with scorched earth, bay leaves and iron ore nuances plus a hint of violets. Medium-bodied, the palate is packed with energetic red and black fruits, textured with ripe, rounded tannins and loads of freshness, finishing on a compelling mineral note. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

9. 2016 Chateau Vray Croix de Gay

Wally's price: $79
96 Points - Vinous

The 2016 Vray Croix de Gay is deep, sumptuous and opulent to the core. Inky blue/purplish fruit, crme de cassis, mint, sage, lavender and hard candy give the 2016 its sweet, unctuous personality. Even with all of its intensity, the 2016 possesses striking detail and nuance. This is an especially flamboyant style, but it all works beautifully. The 2016 has been absolutely fabulous on the three occasions I have tasted it so far. -Antonio Galloni, Vinous

8. 2016 Chateau Belair Monange

Wally's price: $215
95-98 Points - Wine Spectator

This is about as pure a beam of unadulterated cassis and cherry sauce as you can get, beautifully silky in feel and carrying through a very long, refined finish. The chalky echo is there, but it's really tucked away for now. Lilting incense hint in the background too. -James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

7. 2015 Chateau La Dauphine

Wally's price: $27
91-93 Points - Wine Advocate

The 2015 La Dauphine is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Having vexed about the 2014 last year, the 2015 is a much "happier" sample, pure and quite elegant with black cherries, blueberry and cassis fruit, the new oak nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, crisp blackberry and bilberry fruit with a healthy sprinkle of white pepper to spice up the finish. This is an excellent Fronsac, although it deserves 4-6 years in bottle. -Neal Martin, Wine Advocate

6. 2015 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion

Wally's price: $549
98 Points - Wine Advocate

The deep garnet-purple colored 2015 La Mission Haut-Brion is a blend of 58% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. Youthfully mute with bright, youthful red currants, black raspberries, cassis and freshly crushed blackberries notions, it slowly unfurls to reveal an earthy/minerally undercurrent of damp soil, charcoal, iron ore and truffles plus a waft of violets. Medium to full-bodied, decadently fruited and yet wonderfully elegant with very ripe, very silky tannins, freshness that sits well in the background and an almost electric intensity of vibrant red and black fruit flavors, it finishes long and minerally. Just. Beautiful. Consider giving it 6-7 years in bottle before broaching and drink it over the next 30+. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate

5. 2015 Roc de Cambes

Wally's price: $69
92 Points - Vinous

The 2015 Roc de Cambes is dense, powerful and savory in style. Iron, grilled herbs, tobacco and cedar are some of the many notes that give the wine its distinctive feral personality. Energetic and vibrant in the glass, it offers notable intensity in a wild, almost unrestrained style. This especially forbidding, rustic 2015 needs a bit of time to be at its very best; I would give it at least a year or two in bottle to allow the tannins to soften a bit. The blend is 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, but the Cabernet is especially strong. -Antonio Galloni, Vinous

4. 2014 Chateau Smith Haut-Lafitte

Wally's price: $89
94 Points - Wine Advocate

The 2014 Smith-Haut-Lafitte has a fragrant mulberry and strawberry scented bouquet with cedar and subtle undergrowth scents emerging with time. There is something almost Musigny-like here (written as a complement incidentally why not be compared to the greatest Burgundy Grand Cru?). The palate is medium-bodied with a soft and mellow opening. Quite spicy in the mouth with leather-tinged fruit on the open and inviting finish, there is something very approachable about this Smith-Haut-Lafitte, though like the 2014 Pape-Clement, it contains the substance to drink well over 10-15 years. -Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate

3. 2012 Chateau Cheval Blanc

Wally's price: $650
94 Points - Wine Advocate

A beautiful wine that always seems to drink well, the 2012 Cheval Blanc has a sweet, fragrant nose of black and red currants, floral nuances and spice. Supple, round and juicy, this wine can be drunk now or cellared for another 15 or more years. -Robert Parker

2. 2012 Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou

Wally's price: $150
94+ Points - Vinous

A big wine for the year, the 2012 Ducru-Beaucaillou possesses striking depth and intensity from start to finish. Sweet tobacco, cedar, smoke and savory herb overtones add intrigue to this deep, fleshy Saint-Julien. I imagine the 2012 will age for several decades based on its fruit density. Whether the tannins ever become noble is another question. Still, it is impossible not to admire the wine's pure depth. -Antonio Galloni, Vinous

1. 2016 Chateau Trotanoy

Wally's price: $395
99 Points - Wine Advocate

Composed of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Trotanoy is characteristically a little closed at this youthful stage, slowly unfurling to reveal compelling notions of chocolate-covered cherries, black raspberries and mulberries with touches of pencil lead, crushed rocks, underbrush and chargrill plus a fragrant waft of star anise. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins and invigorating freshness supporting the densely packed, muscular fruits, finishing very long and mineral laced. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

The Top 20 Whiskies of the Year!

December 9, 2019

20. Gooderham & Worts Four Grain Whiskey

Wally's price: $50

A blend of corn, rye, wheat and barley and bottled at 44.4% ABV this pours a golden/amber color. On the nose look for notes of honey, toffee, dried flowers, and bubble-gum; the palate is rich and full with a smooth/viscous mouthfeel and flavors of sweet floral and stone fruit followed by a medium-length spicy finish. - Producer Notes

19. English Whiskey Peated Rum Cask Single Malt

Wally's price: $175

Released by the English Whisky Co., this is an English peated single malt whisky, rich in smoke and white pepper notes. This develops notes of lemon drizzle cake, vanilla and tropical fruit on the palate. - Producer Notes

18. Old Malt Cask Glenrothes 12 year Cask Strength Sherry Cask

Wally's price: $90

A single cask of Glenrothes done at cask strength with heavy sherry influence. - Ryan January, Wally's Spirits Buyer

17. Kilkerran Heavily Peated Single Malt

Wally's price: $90

This cask strength bottling exhibits rich honeyed fruit with an oily texture and moderate smoke. - Ryan January, Wally's Spirits Buyer

16. George Dickel Bottled in Bond Whiskey

Wally's price: $50

Distilled in 2005 this 13 year bottled in bond Tennessee Whiskey displays dried apricot with a toasted vanilla oak spice. - Ryan January, Wally's Spirits Buyer

15. Dewars 27 year Blended Malt

Wally's Price: $100

Finished in ex-Palo Cortado Sherry Casks, this whisky has a great balance and complexity. The nose has notes of peach nectar, apricots, dried rose petals, muted spices, and a hint of honey. The taste is luscious, thick, and rich with a citrusy tartness, spicy notes of white pepper and cardamom, honey, vanilla, and a hint of dried flowers in the background. - Producer Notes

14. Balcones Cask Strength French Oak Single Malt

Wally's price: $90

Made from classic ingredients and matured in French oak casks, it blends the sophistication of Old World traditions with the boldness of Texas whisky. The French oak casks highlight delicate aromas of stone fruit, clove and thyme. - Producer Notes

13. Westland Single Cask #2480 Single Malt

Wally's price: $125

A single cask of Pedro Ximenez Single Malt Whisky bottled at Cask Strength showing dark fruit and honey. - Ryan January, Wally's Spirits Buyer

12. Aberlour 19 year Cask Strength Sherry Single Malt

Wally's price: $300

This Aberlour 19 Year Old Sherry Cask is a single cask offering that was matured in a first fill sherry butt for 19 years. It’s a sweet and fruity Speyside dram. - Producer Notes

11. Boutiquey Whisky Company Islay #2 25 year Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Wally's price: $225

There is an underlying sweet fruitiness on the nose; oranges and pink grapefruit are masked by waves of earthy peat smoke. There's coke too, like ash from a blacksmith's forge. The smoke is mellow, and it's sweet toffee and licorice that lead followed by an oily maritime feel with a salty tang. The finish is oily with salty licorice, and a sweet smoke that lingers, and lingers, and lingers... did they mention it lingers? - Producer Notes

10. 2005 Balblair Single Cask Single Malt

Wally's price: $90

A 13 year cask strength single bourbon cask from Balblair. The dried cereal and oats gives way to honeyed floral notes on this subtle yet powerful whisky. - Ryan January, Wally's Spirits Buyer

9. Longrow 14 year Sherry Cask Single Malt

Wally's price: $140

From the Longrow range produced by Springbank comes a 14 year old, heavily peated single malt which has been fully matured in refill Oloroso sherry casks! Expect a full-bodied though well-balanced flavour profile from this one. A release of 9,000 bottles. - Producer Notes

8. Port Charlotte 2010 MRC Single Malt

Wally's price: $125

Released as part of the Port Charlotte Cask Exploration series, this heavily peated Islay single malt Scotch whisky has been produced from 100% Scottish barley, peated to 40 ppm... Port Charlotte MRC: 01, a 2010 vintage, matured in first fill American whiskey casks and second fill French wine casks. Vatted and aged for a further year in French oak casks from the Bordeaux left bank. - Producer Notes

7. Woodinville Cask Strength Single Barrel Bourbon

Wally's price: $75

From up in Washington comes this new distillery that finally has fully mature whisky coming into the market. This single cask bourbon bottled at cask strength delivers bright fruit with a delicate woody spice. - Ryan January, Wally's Spirits Buyer

6. Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon

Wally's price: $68

Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey uses the classic Wild Turkey mashbill (75% corn, 13% rye and 12% malted barley) and is matured in heavy "alligator" char new American oak barrels before being hand-selected by Master Distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell. Each honey barrel is then bottled at a hearty 110 proof, and the whiskey avoids chill-filtration in order to preserve maximum flavor. - Producer Notes

5. Hillrock Sauternes Cask Strength Bourbon

Wally's Price: $150

A special single cask of Hillrock bourbon that was finished in a premier cru Sauternes cask at natural strength. - Ryan January, Wally's Spirits Buyer

4. Glenfiddich Grand Cru 23 year Single Malt

Wally's price: $350

An exclusive expression that’s been matured for 23 years and elegantly finished in rare French cuvée casks, the new offering fuses together the finest flavors from Scotland and France to create a true taste of luxury made to be enjoyed with others. - Producer Notes

3. 1994 Bruichladdich Black Art 7 Single Malt

Wally's price: $425

Black Art 7.1: the casks that were selected for this vintage single malt whisky from 1994 were matured for 25 years. It was the year when Bruichladdich was closed, so this whisky is a witness of the last months the distillery’s production before it was mothballed and waited for its revival in 2001. - Ryan January, Wally's Spirits Buyer

2. Teeling Single Chestnut Cask Single Malt

Wally's price: $110

Beginning as a single malt whiskey, originally matured in former bourbon barrels, the new Single Cask is finished in chestnut casks, resulting in an unusual and complex flavor profile featuring a distinctive chestnut influence. - Ryan January, Wally's Spirits Buyer

1. Highland Park 13 year Single Cask #3609

Wally's price: $200

A special single cask offering from Highland Park to California. A 13 year refill sherry cask bottled at 62.1%ABV provides a powerful sherry presence with a whisper of smoke to complete this wonderful malt. - Ryan January, Wally's Spirits Buyer

The Top 10 Champagnes of the Year!

December 8, 2019

10. Ayala Brut Majeur

Wally's price: $50
91 Points - Wine Spectator

Owned by Bollinger, Ayala Brut Majeur is a crisp, focused and low dosage Champagne. It goes well in combination with many vegan dishes. -Laurent Jaubert, Wally’s Champagne Buyer

9. Lanson Brut Green Label

Wally's price: $70

91 Points - Wine Advocate

Lanson Green Label is the only U.S. Certified Organic Champagne on the market. It has a fresh and aromatic yet delicate expression, great for an aperitif or white fish. -Laurent Jaubert, Wally’s Champagne Buyer

8. Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial Rose – Jonathan Mannion

Wally's price: $80

Nectar Imperial Rose brings its savvy and vibrant style with an intense fruitiness of mature red fruits and berries. It is a perfect companion for any sweet moment. -Laurent Jaubert, Wally’s Champagne Buyer

7. Taittinger Les Folies de la Marquetterie

Wally's price: $90

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast

This wine is a full-flavored and harmonious Champagne. This terroir reflecting wine is an ideal accompaniment to robust dishes. -Laurent Jaubert, Wally’s Champagne Buyer

6. Ruinart Blanc de Blanc

Wally's price: $90

92 Points - Wine Specator

The icon of the Ruinart taste, this wine is initially very intense with fresh fruit notes that evolve onto white flowers and fruits. It is ready for a toast any time! -Laurent Jaubert, Wally’s Champagne Buyer

5. 2012 Henriot Rose

Wally's price: $115

The most recent release of a vintage Rosé from Henriot expresses full-flavored and vibrant red ripe berries aromas. A wine perfect for an impromptu moment or as real partner for any dish that would benefit from a red and black berry pairing. -Laurent Jaubert, Wally’s Champagne Buyer

4. 2008 La Grande Dame

Wally's price: $200

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Created as a tribute for the trailblazing woman that is Madame Clicquot, the respected tete de cuvée from Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin showcases the generosity of the 2008 vintage. -Laurent Jaubert, Wally’s Champagne Buyer

3. 2008 Cristal

Wally's price: $300

98+ Points - Vinous

We are lucky to be able to get access to this close-to-perfect Champagne. After more than ten years, it is one of the most balanced Champagne out there with a great history to support it. -Laurent Jaubert, Wally’s Champagne Buyer

2. MOD Selection Rose

Wally's price: $450

Exclusive bottling made by a house that dates back to the 1890s, this wine is remarkable in its purity, finesse and elegance. -Laurent Jaubert, Wally’s Champagne Buyer

1. 2008 Dom Perignon X Lenny Kravitz Edition Brut

Wally's price: $225

98+ - Vinous

The 2008 Dom Prignon is fabulous, but quite remarkably, it was even more open when I tasted it a year ago. Bright, focused and crystalline in its precision, the 2008 is going to need a number of years before it is at its best. Lemon peel, white flowers, mint and white pepper give the 2008 its chiseled, bright profile. Several recent bottles have all been magnificent. – Vinous

The Top 10 Burgundy Wines of the Year!

December 7, 2019

10. 2018 Laroche Chablis Saint Martin

Wally's price: $30

A perfectly clean, crisp and mineral Chablis at a very reasonable price, this is one of the best Chardonnay values in the world. Chablis has been hot this year and this is by far our best-selling bottle. -Geoff Pattison, Wally’s Burgundy Buyer

9. 2017 Joseph Drouhin Vosne Romanee

Wally's price: $100

91 Points - Burghound

More evident wood and menthol surrounds the spicy black raspberry, Asian-style tea and floral hints. The delicious and attractively vibrant medium-bodied flavors possess a velvety yet detailed, balanced and lingering finish. This is a quality Vosne villages. 91 points. -Allen Meadows, Burghound

8. 2017 Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs

Wally's price: $100

93 Points - Decanter

The five terroirs in question here are Champ, En Derée, Vellé, Combes du Dessus and En Motrot, all of which are on the north side of Gevrey-Chambertin. This is always one of the best village Gevreys on the market, easily as good as many producers' premiers crus. With 15% whole bunches and 30% new wood, this is a balanced, spicy, pithy red with glossy tannins, freshness and stylish oak. 93 points. -Decanter

7. 2016 Chateau de Marsannay Marsannay

Wally's price: $55

One of our best-selling red Burgundies by-the-glass this excellent producer from the undervalued Marsannay AOC is producing a vibrant, fruit forward, delicious bottle of red Burgundy at a very reasonable price. Great Burgundy doesn’t have to be pricy! -Geoff Pattison, Wally’s Burgundy Buyer

6. 2017 Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles

Wally's price: $450

92-95 Points - Burghound

A discreet, even shy nose offers up attractively fresh and ultra-pure notes of citrus, honeysuckle, white peach and a hint of acacia blossom. There is excellent delineation to the intense, equally pure and seductive middle weight flavors that possess good verve and plenty of minerality on the solidly persistent finish that delivers outstanding depth. This elegant beauty is a refined mix of punch and finesse. - -Allen Meadows, Burghound

5. 2017 Comte de Vogue Musigny Vieilles Vignes

Wally's price: $1,200

94-96 Points - Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2017 Musigny Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru has a very expressive, complex bouquet, the mélange of red, blue and black fruit making it difficult to identify a single dominant color. Blueberry, wild strawberry and black currant intermingle, and hints of sea spray and touches of orange blossom develop with time. The harmonious, silky palate is almost like a Romanée-Saint-Vivant in texture, offering great depth and an energetic, peppery finish that lingers long in the mouth. A divine Musigny that will deserve some bottle age. 94-96 points. -Neal Martin, Vinous

4. 2016 Louis Jadot Nuits Saint Georges

Wally's price: $59

92 Points - Wine Spectator

Bright cherry, currant and strawberry fruit flavors are backed by a dense matrix of dusty tannins in this compact red. Balanced, lingering with a hint of cumin on the finish. The saturated flavors are intense. 93 points. Best from 2023 through 2038. -Wine Spectator

3. 2017 Niellon Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Vergers

Wally's price: $135

93 Points - Burghound

Once again the nose is noticeably pungent with its aromas of petrol, rosemary oil, resin and soft floral nuances. The vibrant, fresh and well-detailed medium-bodied flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the beautifully textured, complex and driving finish. This is first-rate and the best of these 1ers in 2017. 93 points. -Allen Meadows, Burghound

2. 2017 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

Wally's price: $350

96 Points - Decanter

Anyone who feared that quality would drop after a change of ownership at this historic domaine will be happy to know that this grand cru white is as good as ever. Blending components from three different terroirs and altitudes, it's an elegant, textured, saline white of incredible precision and understated power, with subtle toasty oak and undertones of jasmine and lemongrass. 96 points. - Decanter

1. 2017 Clos de Tart

Wally's price: $700

96-98 Points - Neal Martin

The 2017 Clos de Tart Grand Cru was matured in around 80% new oak, the barrels toasted chauff blonde. Jacques Desvauges mentioned that the wine needed oxygen ingress during maturation that only new oak can give. I tasted the component parts (as usual) as well as the blend. This has a very detailed, delineated bouquet offering mainly black fruit mixed with sous-bois, tobacco, clove and bay leaf, the typicité of the appellation showing through nicely. It feels very succinct and yet so fresh. The palate is beautifully balanced on the entry with a killer line of acidity. Pure black cherry fruit is joined by bilberry, hints of black olive and a marine/oyster shell tincture that comes through quite strongly toward the persistent, saline finish, which fans out with confidence. This is a brilliant follow-up to the benchmark 2016 by Jacques Desvauges and his team. 96-98 points. -Neal Martin, Vinous

The Top 10 Gourmet Food Products of the Year!

December 6, 2019

10. Five Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Wally's Price: $30.00

Organic Gourmet olive oil of high quality from Greece. It is obtained directly from hand picked, sustainably grown and organic olives. 5 Organic is produced by the method of first cold extraction at low temperatures, no chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used at all stages of production. 5 Organic consists of Koroneiki variety (100%) and has a fruity, intact flavor and superb color, maintaining all the valuable components of natural olive juice. - Producer Notes

9. Truffle Brother's White Truffle Oil

Wally's Price: $45.00

With deep roots in Molise, Italy, the famous "Truffle Brothers" have been making a splash in the LA food scene since they touched down here years ago. Building a community with the city's best chefs, they have quickly become a trusted producer for exquisite taste and quality. We use everything from their whole black and white truffles to their range of truffle products in our Kitchen at Wally's, and the White Truffle Oil is a standout pantry necessity with its intense infusion of flavor - at a modest price! - Kurt Gurdal, Wally's Director of Specialty Foods

8. Compagnia Del Montale Extravecchio DOP Traditional Balsamic

Wally's Price: $750.00

From sunny hills and the best grapes in the Modena area. Then it’s time, passion, care, attention and research. This is how the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PDO Compagnia Del Montale is created. Before reaching the market, the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena ages in small barrels made up of different types of wood, then it is evaluated by the Commission of certified tasters. After passing a strict test, it is bottled and marked as PDO. The tasters express their evaluation through scores necessary to classify the Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena as Refined and aged at least 25 years - Producer Notes

7. Jamnation Can You Fig It

Wally's Price: $19.00

Get past the slightly gimmicky name, open the jar, and you'll see what we're raving about. A tiny operation that sources fruit from local farms with the utmost quality. Organic black mission figs cooked down and seasoned with fresh thyme - a perfect complement to any fresh goat cheese.- Kurt Gurdal, Wally's Director of Specialty Foods

6. North Country Charcuterie Hoguera

Wally's Price: $17.00

A great family-run charcutier we just started working with and we can't wait to see grow. Labeled as 'spreadable chorizo', this smokey, rich, spicy cured meat is perfect for just about anything. We recently ran a pizza special that featured it with some cherry tomatoes and charred greens - an undeniable hit! - Kurt Gurdal, Wally's Director of Specialty Foods

5. Scandi Candy Cola Diamonds

Wally's Price: $8.00

This small-batch Swedish Candy Company offers a Vegan, Non-GMO, No trans fat & No corn syrup alternative to traditional sweets in ultra-unique flavors, for all the health-conscious friends on your Holiday Lists! Their cola candy is a favorite, with refreshingly bright, bubbly flavor that tingles your tastebuds. - Producer Notes

4. Wally's Whistle Pig Willoughby Cheese

Wally's Price: $16.00

We collaborated with Whistle Pig Whiskey and Jasper Hill Farm to craft an exclusive cheese just for us! While washed cheeses are a hallmark of old traditions in cheese making history, we set out to push those traditions to create a master product that would enhance and celebrate the flavors of two of our favorite producers! The result is a perfect marrying of malt and peaty richness from Whistle Pig’s Rye Whiskey, with the buttery, creamy texture of Jasper Hill’s cheese!- Kurt Gurdal, Wally's Director of Specialty Foods

3. Calvisius Caviar Special Reserve 100g

Wally's Price: $940.00

Once in a great while, in the world of caviar, there will be a sturgeon that produces a roe of exceptional quality and unique color. When the Calvisius Caviar masters come across such a rare gift, they label it Special Reserve. Wally's has just been allotted a very limited quantity of this rare wonder and we're excited to be able to offer it to you! Tasting Notes include deep, rich, creamy umami flavors reminiscent of Beluga with a finish that keeps going and remains as pure as the first bite. Spectacular in every way! Only available in 100g tins.- Kurt Gurdal, Wally's Director of Specialty Foods

2. Letterpress Ucayali 70% Dark Chocolate

Wally's Price: $18.00

International Chocolate Awards - World Silver Award 2017

Late one night in the summer of 2015, we roasted a test batch from the first-ever harvest of Ucayali River Cacao. These beans came from a region of Peru not normally associated with great cacao. But here we knew we had something special, thanks to the exacting standards of award-winning cacao expert Daniel O’Doherty. Ucayali River Cacao pays farmers a premium for their best work, and the level of dedication and care in the processing has been unlike any we have ever seen. We have strived to bring that same level of care to this bar. We’re proud to bring back this most unique and interesting chocolate; one that must be savored and enjoyed with quiet contemplation. Tasting Notes include Star Anise, Mocha, Pepper, & Cedar. - Producer Notes

This year, our Team visited the factory and showroom of local LA-based chocolatier, Letterpress Chocolate , to learn more about their history, mission, and process that continually produces such a high end product that's making waves in the multi-billion dollar Chocolate Industry!

1. Marciano Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Wally's Price: $50.00

Ripened under the Napa Valley sunshine on their organic St. Helena estate, these olives are harvested by hand and pressed the same day to capture a fresh and vibrant first press olive oil. The gold medal-winning Marciano Estate olive oil is a unique blend of Leccino, Maurino, Nocellara and Pendolino varietals combined to create a perfectly balanced and aromatic oil, defined by hints of pepper and green fruit. - Kurt Gurdal, Wally's Director of Specialty Foods

Celebrate the New Year with Our Top Caviar Products & Accessories!

December 5, 2019

It's that time of the year where celebration is in the air - and nothing quite says celebration like top grade caviar. Here at Wally's we exclusively supply only the best of the best, Calvisius! Watch below to learn from Wally's Specialty Foods Director, Kurt Gurdal, about the history of Calvisius, how to choose from their range of caviar to best suit your taste, and how it should be plated and served to enhance its natural flavor! And don't miss our top recommendations of products and accessories listed and linked below!

Calvisius Tradition Prestige 50g

Wally's price: $130.00

Tradition Prestige is a caviar extracted from the White Sturgeon, a native species of the Pacific Ocean found in the North American West coast, from Alaska to Southern California. It is one of the longest-living sturgeons, reaching up to one hundred years of age. They may grow to 800kg or 1760 Lbs and can be as long as 6m or 19’. High in protein, this lean fish is particularly refined and so is its exquisite large roe ranging from 2.8 to 3.0 millimeters in diameter and varying between dark grey to black in color. The taste of this caviar is perfectly balanced with round notes, combining delicate nuances of the sea with light, buttery flavors of pastry. This caviar attracts the most discerning palates from any age or culture. To truly appreciate its nature, enjoy it simply by itself or as part of an exciting tasting with other styles of caviar. Best when paired with a Brut (dry) or silky sparkling wine. - Producer Notes

Also available in sizes: 28g, 125g, 250g

Calvisius Siberian Royal 50g

Wally's price: $140.00

Siberian Royal is a caviar extracted from the Siberian sturgeon. A medium-sized fish with a weight between 8 and 40 kg (17.6 to 88.2 lbs). Originally found in the fluvial basins of Siberia (from the Ob to the Kolyma rivers) and Lake Baikal. The best and largest roe (more than 2.7mm) are selected for this caviar. Quite versatile with a bold pure taste, it pairs well with potatoes, sour cream, crème fraiche, soft bread or in the purest Russian tradition, with blinis as well as by itself to fully appreciate its qualities. Suggested pairing: Brut champagne or dry white, mineral driven wines and vodka. - Producer Notes

Also available in sizes: 28g, 125g, 250g

Calvisius Ars Italica Sevruga Royal 50g

Wally's price: $265.00

Sevruga caviar comes from the Starry Sturgeon, a small sized species which rarely exceeds 25 Kg (55 lbs). It can be found in the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea, the Azov Sea and in the respective tributaries, and it is also in the Aegean Sea and the eastern Ionian Sea. It’s a full-bodied caviar with a fresh silky taste (yolk), and a slightly aromatic sea note at the end. It is characterized by medium eggs (2.3mm / 2.6mm) with a color that varies from light to anthracite grey. It requires minimum 9-12 years of the sturgeon life cycle and is extremely delicate to breed. - Producer Notes

Also available in sizes: 28g, 125g

Calvisius Ars Italica Oscietra Royal 50g

Wally's price: $240.00

Oscietra Royal is a caviar extracted from the Russian Sturgeon, a species originally native to the Caspian Sea, Black Sea and Azov Sea. This medium-sized sturgeon can weigh between 20 to 60kg or 44 to 132 Lbs.. Only the largest roe are selected for this elegant caviar, with a subtle fruity and nutty flavor and with tones of dark brown to beige in color. Considered to be one of the more notable caviars, enjoy it on its own. Suggested pairing: top quality Brut and silky sparkling wines. - Producer Notes

Also available in sizes: 28g, 125g, 250g

Calvisius Ars Italica Oscietra Imperial Gold 50g

Wally's price: $375.00

Oscietra Imperial is a caviar extracted from the Russian sturgeon, a species originally native to the Caspian Sea, Black Sea and Azov Sea. This medium-size fish can weigh from 20 to 60 kg (44 to 132 lbs). Only the best and largest eggs (more than 3mm) are selected for this delicate, complex and slightly nutty caviar. With dark brown and beige nuances, this is the cream of the crop. Its superior flavors are best appreciated by tasting it simply on its own to slowly savor all its regal nuances. Suggested pairing: top quality Brut or elegant sparkling wines. - Producer Notes

Also available in sizes: 28g, 125g, 250g

Calvisius Caviar Special Reserve 100g

Wally's Price: $940.00

Once in a great while, in the world of caviar, there will be a sturgeon that produces a roe of exceptional quality and unique color. When the Calvisius Caviar masters come across such a rare gift, they label it Special Reserve. Wally's has just been allotted a very limited quantity of this rare wonder and we're excited to be able to offer it to you! Tasting Notes include deep, rich, creamy umami flavors reminiscent of Beluga with a finish that keeps going and remains as pure as the first bite. Spectacular in every way! Only available in 100g tins.- Kurt Gurdal, Wally's Director of Specialty Foods


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