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Angie An


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2012 Il Valentiano Rosso di Montalcino
Review Date: 3-30-2015
Yay to direct import!! This is yet another great value juicy fun easy drinking Sangiovese hand picked by our Italy wine buyer Greg. Drink up, stock up, this bottle won't last long in our inventory!
Top Value!
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Sharp Zombie Rioja
Review Date: 3-30-2015
This is your no guilt, easy drinking middle of the week wine. Best paired with pizza, burger while watching a zombie movie and relaxing. It's 100% Tempranillo done in a juicy lively style. It doesn't take a sharp zombie to realize its awesome value! (pun totally intended)
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Price: $8.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2000 Gruaud Larose, St-Julien
Review Date: 2-27-2015
The people who know my palate and eating habits will say this: "there is nothing she wouldn't try once, and when it comes to wine, the dirtier the better." I had the honor to taste through 15 different vintages of 2000 Bordeaux earlier this week and I have to say the Gruaud Larose (very generously provided by our colleague Sean Fernandez) was right up my alley with the earthy, dusty, forest floor and mineral mouthfeel; it still has so much body and power and could lay down for another 10+ years, in my opinion.

2000 Malescot-St-Exupéry, Margaux
Review Date: 2-27-2015
I had the honor to join the 2000 Bordeaux wine dinner hosted for K&L employees earlier this week and taste through 16 amazing wines from many different regions and price points. I've always like the price-to-quality ratio for Malescot St-Exupery and their consistency through the years, and the 2000 vintage definitely did not disappoint. It was very approachable and showed a warm, rich and round mouthfeel and a touch of red clay mineral on the finish. Smooth, elegant and very well put-together, it's a great wine to drink now or keep in your cellar for a few more years!

2012 Carpe Diem Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 2-9-2015
Anderson Valley is a very unique place. It offers possibly one of the coolest climates in California, framed by steep hills. In terms the Pinot Noir from the region (when made by great producers such as Goldeneye, Husch, etc.) has a very focused, pure and lively fruit expression that you just don't find anywhere else, and it usually doesn't come cheap. With that said, the Carpe Diem is a great steal for the quality of the fruit and its full/powerful mouthfeel. "Seize the day" and treat yourself to a powerful Pinot!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

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2009 Arnauton, Fronsac
Review Date: 2-8-2015
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I almost didn't want to write a review for this wine, I wanted to kept it a secret and save it all for myself to be honest. A great vintage that could be enjoyed now or hold for 5~10 more years for under $20? Seriously, what's not to like? I have a feeling this wine will disappear very fast..... stock up and grab yours now!
Top Value!
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart JS 91 BC 0

Ariston Aspasie Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 2-3-2015
I Love our Champagne program here at K&L! Gary Westby (Champagne buyer) established an amazing direct import Champagne program which offers high quality bubbles at really amazing prices. Champagne Aspasie is one of my favorite "go to" bubblies, for sure. I'm a huge Rose Champagne fan, they are usually harder to find and much pricier; being able to enjoy an elegant, pretty, juicy and soft Rose Champagne at this price is pretty awesome. I guarantee this bottle will outperform most Rose bubbles in the same (if not higher) price range. A great bottle to have for Valentine's Day this year! Hey, for the price, you can have Valentine's Day every week! Ha! Cheers!
Top Value!
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 Lagoon Hill Pinot Noir Martinborough New Zealand
Review Date: 2-3-2015
This bottle is really at a sweet spot right now with a couple of years in the bottle. Good combination of fruit and earthy notes. There is enough acidity to keep the wine feeling lively and refreshing on the palate. New Zealand is really stepping into the spotlight in recent years for producing many great value, high-quality and food-friendly wines. This is a great example of such--drink up and enjoy!
Top Value!
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2012 Robert Craig "Affinity" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Review Date: 2-3-2015
I agree with Robert Parker's comment on Robert Craig being one of the most consistent wineries in Napa Valley in both price point and quality. The 2012 is a bit flashier and upfront compared to other vintages, and demands a BIG, MEATY grilled steak (T-bone anyone?) Lots of flavor and full-bodied on the palate. A steal, really, for the quality of Cabernet you are getting in the bottle. Cheers!

2011 La Massa "Giorgio Primo" Toscana
Review Date: 11-25-2014
Toasty warm aromas, full of vanilla, sweet tobacco and hints of dark chocolate. Definitely not shy, this bottle is full-bodied, with a strong tannin backbone, could age for a few more years and will pair amazingly with a grilled tomahawk chop!

2012 Filippi "Castelcerino" Soave Colli Scaligeri
Review Date: 11-25-2014
Serious Soave! With some skin contact this bottle really brings in the body and character! Rich honey and floral notes with a grippy mouthfeel, good acidity and a solid finish.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 Mercedes Eguren Cabernet Sauvignon Vino de la Tierra de Castilla
Review Date: 11-24-2014
Simply put, the best value Cabernet for this holiday season. Juicy, fruity and easy-drinking, this is a great choice for holiday parties or to have at home as your everyday Cabernet! Who said you can't find a good bottle of Cabernet for under 10 bucks?
Top Value!
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Oakridge Single Vineyard Series "Oakridge/Whitsend Vineyard" Shiraz Yarra Valley
Review Date: 9-15-2014
Woo! What a spicy little guy. There's fresh black pepper, green tobacco, dash of green olive notes right off the bat along with the classic raspberry. This is NOT your typical big tannin, high alcohol Australian Shiraz at all, but more reminiscent of a Northern Rhone style. Elegant and classy!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart JH 94 BC 0

2010 Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 9-2-2014
Amici is a family-owned winery which produces premium quality wines at really good prices. This Cabernet is sourced mostly from Rutherford and you can taste the dark cherry and the famous "Rutherford dust" in this bottle. One of the long-time staff favorites, and I'm confident to say that this wine will out-perform most of the $50+ Cabernets out in the market!

2012 Clendenen "Stallion Vineyard" Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Review Date: 5-12-2014
What an unique Sauv Blanc! I put my nose in this glass expecting to get a citrus, grassy note but instead I was greeted with lovely, floral jasmine and white peach. It is one of the fuller, rounder styles of California Sauv Blanc I've ever tasted (without the use of oak). It almost makes me wonder if there is Semillon blended in there to lend it richness. I really have to say, the folks at Clendenen Family really get it. I'm impressed with their entire lineup. Every wine has its own signature and displays top quality. Worth a try!
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart AG 90 BC 0

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