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Mike Parres

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2011 Cantina Terlan "Vorberg" Pinot Bianco Riserva
Review Date: 10-25-2013
This is from a hillside in the town of Terlano in the Alto Adige where the soil is sandy, gravely and calcareous. A great place to plant grapes? This is what makes this so unique and the wines of this region unique as well. This Pinot Bianco is full-bodied, delicately fragrant and mildly floral, ripe honeydew melon and bartlett pear and lots of minerality balanced with acidity this can keep very easily over the next 5 years. A Great wine to serve for the winter holidays

2008 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 10-25-2013
This wine is from this extraordinary portion of Montalcino's most famous single vineyard "Montosoli" and is full of black cherry, cinnamon, anise cardamom, and leather, spicy, gamey, full of what I call sweet earth, (that Montalcino, dusty mineality) a more rustic wine than the one above. I would give this at least three to four hours of breathing time and could possible see its tenth birthday, but only if you can keep your hands off that long.

2011 Domaine Sylvain Langoureau St-Aubin 1er Cru "Bas de Vermarain à l'Est"
Review Date: 8-6-2013
Crisp and stylish. Lovely flowery fruit. Plenty of depth, energy and concentration underneath and a very long finish. Love St-Aubin, white Burgundies at affordable prices!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Montechiara Prosecco DOC
Review Date: 2-28-2013
Italian bubbles for ten bucks, what did we just step back in time? Nope just another Great bargain wine from K & L! This is the perfect wine for all your spring holiday parties, for there is nothing better than Prosecco, for crowd pleasing and value. This has a light straw yellow hue and has a fine mousse and delicate, with a long-lasting bead. On the nose you will find generous fruit, releasing hints of pear and nectarines. The palate has wonderful balance and elegance, dry & crisp, but admirable fullness and length, closely mirroring the nose. Buy a case; these make great gifts as well.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Corte Rugolin Valpolicella Classico
Review Date: 2-21-2013
Elena and Frederico Coati, a brother and sister team who make dynamite wines, are responsible for this great and affordable wine, they make sensational wine at every level. This is their basic level Valpolicella, but there is nothing basic about this wine. It is full-bodied and elegant and aromatic and has great balance classic fruitiness with an excellent finish (and only 12.5 alcohol, yes, someone remembers how to do that). Perfect for spring evenings and delicate pasta or a roasted chicken.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Ca de Medici "Terra Calda" Lambrusco
Review Date: 8-25-2012
it’s back!!! And Wooohooo. Greg and I discovered this winery at VinItaly many years ago and found the distributor and introduced this to many happy clientele (we sold a lot of this) then it stop coming into California, a very sad day. I missed this Lambrusco, very dry, some cherry cola and lots of spice, the prefect wine for the last days of summer.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Deligeroy Cremant de Loire Brut
Review Date: 8-25-2012
On the nose you will find generous fruit, releasing hints of apples and peaches. The palate has wonderful balance and elegance, dry & crisp, but admirable fullness and length, closely mirroring the nose. This is an excellent aperitif for all social occasions.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2009 Flora Springs "Estate" Napa Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 1-11-2012
Opens with appetizing soft oak flavors, then focuses its attention on its intensely wound core of vanilla, mineral, pear and fig-laced flavors, all of which are rich and concentrated. Draws you back for another sip.
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Launois "Cuvée Reserve" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 12-14-2011
This is one of the best Champagnes in our entire stock, all Chardonnay and all Grand Cru from the villages of Mesnil, Oger, Cramant and Avize. Buy now, it will be gone soon !
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart BC 0

San Venanzio Prosecco Brut
Review Date: 9-20-2011
On the nose you will find generous fruit, releasing hints of apples, peaches and tropical fruit, plus wisteria blossoms, wonderful balance and elegance complement a pleasurably spiciness. The Palate is velvety, crisp, and fruity, admirable fullness and length, closely mirroring the nose. This is a wine of great balance and elegance and an excellent aperitif for all social occasions.
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Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 6-18-2011
This is made of 40% chardonnay, 30% pinot noir and 30% meunier. Bone dry,with good complexity & GREAT price.
Price: $27.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Antech "Brut Nature" Blanquette de Limoux
Review Date: 6-16-2011
For the first days of summer, there is nothing better then bubbles. This is Straw yellow and has a creamy mousse with a delicate, long-lasting bead on the nose you will find releasing hints of apples and tropical fruit, plus wisteria blossoms, wonderful balance and elegance. The Palate is bone DRY, crisp with admirable fullness and length. This will also work great with O.J. for your Sunday morning brunch. This is a wine of great balance and elegance and an excellent aperitif for all social occasions.
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Sorelle Bronca Prosecco DOCG
Review Date: 10-15-2010
The Prosecco is Straw yellow and has a creamy mousse with a delicate, long-lasting bead on the nose you will find generous fruit, releasing hints of apples, peaches and tropical fruit, plus wisteria blossoms, wonderful balance and elegance complement a pleasurably spiciness. The Palate is crisp, and fruity, admirable fullness and length, closely mirroring the nose.This is a wine of great balance and elegance and an excellent aperitif for all social occasions.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Barbolini "Lancillotto" Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro
Review Date: 9-3-2010
and now for something completely different. This is my favorite red wine for warm weather, (think Indian summer). The purple froth on this is really amazing to watch rise in your glass. A little more intense perfume on the nose and the palate has lots of spice, black cherries, red currants and a hint of dustiness to add to its complexity. Give this a good chill and pop the cork and pour yourself a big glass.
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Blason Isonzo Bianco (3L Bag-in-aBox) (cannot ship)
Review Date: 4-6-2010
Last year this was $19.99! Back by popular demand. I think there is no tastier, more versatile white wine in our store right now. This is three liters (that’s like four bottles), and there is nothing that beats this Pinot Bianco for value and pure drinkability. It combines the body and weight of Chardonnay (to which it is distantly related) and the minerality and freshness of Pinot Grigio. The perfect cocktail white. We sold out of this quickly last summer, so buy a couple of these. This is a great wine to serve at your Labor Day party, for camping, or just for the last warm days of an Indian summer. Sadly, we cannot ship this wine.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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