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2011 Black Quail "Estate" Pinot Noir Bannockburn Central Otago
Review Date: 9-21-2014
Vineyard pedigree and tremendous winemaking are on full display in this delicious Pinot Noir! There is plenty of sappy sweet fruit to balance the bright acidity and fine tannin. Notes of exotic spice, sandalwood and earthy savor make this yet another example of fine Pinot Noir hailing from the Central Otago region.

2012 Alfaro "A" Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir
Review Date: 6-10-2014
I love selling this wine, as it is EASILY one of the best $20 Pinots sold at K&L. Great ripeness of fruit, balanced by fresh acidity and gentle tannin. Purity of fruit and lovely texture make this a Pinot everyone can get behind!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Pierce Ranch "GSM" San Antonio Valley Rhone Blend
Review Date: 5-30-2014
Do you love affordable Cote du Rhone with great character? The classic GSM blend can be every bit as expressive and delicious when made in California. A great balance of dark ripe fruit and savory intrigue make this is a wine worth trying. You will be impressed by how good this wine is for $15!!!
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2009 Ici/La-Bas "Les Reveles-Elke Vineyard" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 5-9-2014
This wine really displays the more savory-side of Pinot Noir. Notes of dried fennel, flowers and and exotic spice, this wine is showing some development in the bottle. Earthy to the core, this Pinot also exhibits classic red fruit aromas and flavors on the palate, as well as a bright refreshing acidity. A great bottle to drink and ponder over the course of an evening!
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2008 Ici/La-Bas "Victoria - Elke Vineyard" Anderson Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 5-9-2014
Stylistically, this rich and unctuous chardonnay is evocative of the wines of Meursault. The oak is highly present on the nose, followed by a long, rich and broad palate impression. There is plenty of fresh acidity and mineral tones here, as well as unexpected refinement on the back end. It all comes together for a very decadent and highly enjoyable experience.
Price: $22.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 McPrice Myers "Cremant de la Cote" Paso Robles Grenache Noir Brut
Review Date: 5-9-2014
A unique sparkling wine composed of 100% Grenache Noir, with no dosage added. The nose offers notes of bright raspberry fruit, toasted brioche and biscuit. On the palate, this wine is rich and creamy, but finishes chalky and dry with hints of hazelnut. A very serious sparkling wine, that is absolutely worth trying!
Price: $27.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2009 Kenneth Volk Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 5-8-2014
This rich and fruit-driven Cabernet offers notes of ripe sweet blueberry and blackberry fruit, as well as underlying hints of tobacco and graphite. Clean and fresh, this Cab has rounded edges throughout and a dry finish.
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2010 Qupe "Bien Nacido Hillside Estate" Santa Maria Valley Roussanne
Review Date: 5-7-2014
This Roussanne achieves the perfect balance of richness and precision. Offering notes of fleshy orchard fruit and honey, its wonderful texture follows through on the palate. This is a must-try for fans of Rhone Valley whites.

2011 Pierce Ranch San Antonio Valley Graciano
Review Date: 5-7-2014
Very few people grow Graciano in California, and even fewer are able to capture the essence of this unique varietal. The folks at Pierce Ranch undoubtedly lead the pack. A lovely nose of dusty dark plum, blood orange and exotic spice, the palate offers medium weight and sappy texture. Gentle acid and tannin frame this wine, making it a unique red that everyone will love!
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2010 Vina Robles Paso Robles Petite Sirah
Review Date: 5-7-2014
True to form, this Petite Sirah is dense and dark fruited. Notes of cocoa and roast meat give this wine added complexity. The ripe tannins on the back end lead to a pleasant softness which balance an otherwise spicy finish.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2007 Clendenen "Le Pip" Santa Maria Valley Nebbiolo
Review Date: 5-7-2014
A nose of sappy red fruit and rose, this Nebbiolo spills across the palate with mouth-coating richness. True to form, it finishes dry with that classic grippy Nebbiolo acid/tannin structure. An honest wine, and a great domestic Nebbiolo.
Price: $23.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Clendenen Santa Maria Valley Mondeuse Rosť
Review Date: 5-7-2014
This is one of my top rosé picks for the summer! Incredibly light in hue, resembling in color the rosés of Provence. Marked by refreshing acidity and an intriguing saline character, this is a wine unto its own. There is softness to the mid-palate, and just enough fruit to please a crowd. This wine will make repeat appearances for me in the months to come.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2006 Kenneth Volk "Bien Nacido" Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 5-7-2014
What is not to like about this Pinot? Soft red fruit fruit with light spice and mild wood notes in the background. There is a richness of fruit in the mid-palate, but it maintains balance and lightness throughout. Gentle tannin and acid make this an elegant, approachable and delicious Pinot for near term consumption.

2012 Kenneth Volk "Pomar Junction Vineyard" Paso Robles Verdelho
Review Date: 5-7-2014
This is an incredibly refreshing and interesting white. Classic notes of white flowers and melon fruit, are complemented by a dense yet focused palate impression. Finishing dry with crisp acidity, this is a unique wine to add to your summer white rotation.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Kenneth Volk Touriga Nacional
Review Date: 5-7-2014
This is an incredibly unique and delicious bottle of wine! Notes of dusty dark fruit, flowers and earthy savor lead to a palate of sweet ripe fruit. Finishing dry with gentle tannin, this wine brings serious character to the table! This will pair perfectly with meals of the rustic variety, with grilled meats in particular.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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