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Sarah Covey

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2011 Public House White Wine
Review Date: 12-1-2013
Old vine riesling, gerwurtztraminer and pinot gris? Sign me up! This lovely, quaffable white actually tastes and smells like riesling, which for me personally, is crucial when selecting a riesling that comes from anywhere outside of Germany. Bright citrus notes, slate, mineral, stone fruit with refreshingly zippy acidity, with a teeeeeeeny hint of sweetness. At the staff tasting where we were introduced to this wine, I think every staff memeber left the room and immediately bought half a case. Hooray!
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Price: $11.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Alfaro "A" Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir
Review Date: 12-1-2013
Wow, what an incredible value at $20 this Santa Cruz mountains Pinot is! Bright red cherry, sandalwood, cranberry, spice, and red currant, with medium plus acidity and fine tannin. This is a holiday wine to buy by the case, rest assured. It will please your neophytes but also your wine lovers! YUM!
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Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Domaine Ballorin & F Côte de Nuits Villages "Le Village"
Review Date: 10-26-2013
Clay and limestone soils here lend classic Pinot Noir character to this lovely, friendly Burgundy. Red roses, red cherry, cassis, strawberry, chalky blueberry with medium plus acidity and medium tannin. A wonderfully approachable example of a 2011 red burg.
Price: $29.95 Add To Cart BC 0

Bruno Michel "Les Roses" Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 10-26-2013
Every time I taste this Champagne, I want to sit and linger with it for the rest of the afternoon. It's a totally nerdy rose, unlike anything else we have. Barrel fermented, all Pinot Meunier and aged in bottle for a year, this particular bottling is all from 2006 fruit. Red cherry, spice, vanilla, leather, funky earth with medium plus acidity and a long finish. What a fabulous, fun rose Champagne!
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Au Bon Climat/K&L Wine Merchants "Bien Nacido Vineyard" Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 9-30-2013
Thanks to our friends at Au Bon Climat, we have the great pleasure of offering you this special pinot noir, composed of the best fruit from the famous Bien Nacido vineyard. This K&L exclusive demonstrates the skill of winemaker Jim Clendenin- we asked for a very special cuvee just for our customers, and he has delivered! Red cherry, red roses, cranberry, red currant with notes of mineral and earth, spice and sandalwood. Bright, fresh medium plus acidity that will continue to knit together and gain even more complexity as time passes. Medium tannins make this drinkable and easy, but with significant complexity for the most discerning palate- the perfect Pinot Noir as we move into fall and the holiday season! (Don't forget, Thanksgiving is right around the corner!) Stock up!
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Price: $24.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Crabbies Ginger Beer, England 11.2oz
Review Date: 9-3-2013
My go-to closing beer! When my colleagues are sipping brews from our unique selection, I sip my Crabbie's. This puppy tastes like alcoholic, fresh ginger ale. I love it! Zesty, fresh ginger with hints of citrus, I drink this whenever I can! Y-U-M!
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Price: $2.49 Add To Cart BC 0

Louis Bouillot Cremant de Bourgogne "Perle d'Aurore" Brut Rosé
Review Date: 9-3-2013
Man, I love this wine. I had this again the other evening with pank-crusted salmon and a spinach salad, and it was light, pretty and delicious. Soft raspberry, strawberry and citrus with the tiniest hint of sweetness. The acidity really worked with my salmon's fattiness. Of course, the wine's pink sparkly glimmer on the dinner table in my wine glasses added to the ambiance. Stock up for birthday celebrations, brunch, baby showers, or just because it's a Tuesday night!
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Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Weingut Allram Grüner Veltliner (1L)
Review Date: 9-1-2013
Delicious, quaffable, classic Gruner! Bright acidity, citrus, mineral and hints of grass. In a Liter size, this one is a no-brainer for summer entertaining!
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Price: $10.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Caves Messias Santola "Crab Wine" Vinho Verde
Review Date: 9-1-2013
Love bright, fresh, affordable Vinho Verde? This is simply delish! Super low alcohol at 9%, this vinho verde is slightly fizzy, with notes of apple, pear and lime zest with fresh minerality and lots of zip. Stock up- this one has been flying out of the store in the hands of every staff member! (Including me!)
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Price: $8.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Les Ligeriens Rosé d'Anjou (last of vintage)
Review Date: 7-20-2013
Fans of classic Rose d'Anjou rejoice! This vintage of Les Ligeriens is freakishly good. Candied strawberry, watermelon Jolly Rancher, bright citrus and hints of peach. Medium acidity, slightly off-dry, and very well-balanced. Ridiculously drinkable, affordable and only 11% alcohol! Stock up!
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Price: $6.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Domaine Les Pins St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil
Review Date: 7-20-2013
Red cherry, red plum, sandalwood spice, cassis, with just a teeeeeeeny hint of Cab Franc's signature green notes. Medium plus acidity & medium tannin, very pleasant and easy- think BBQ, pizza or as the perfect Tuesday night sipper! Great value!
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Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Michel Delhommeau "Harmonie" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie
Review Date: 7-20-2013
A pretty face shows in Muscadet with this vintage of Delhommeau's "Harmonie". Honeysuckle, tropical fruit, citrus and mineral with great fruit concentratinon. Medium plus acidity and a fabulous price!
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Price: $12.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Les Roches Sauvignon Touraine
Review Date: 7-20-2013
A lovely, quaffable white to add to your arsenal of great wines for summertime entertaining! Grass, pineapple, citrus, & melon with bright, refreshing acidity. Well-balanced and easy, and certainly a no-brainer at $9.99! Stock up!
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Price: $9.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Beckmen "Cuvée Le Bec" Santa Ynez Valley Rhône Blend
Review Date: 7-15-2013
Winemaker Steve Beckmen and his team begin to build the Cuvee Le Bec every year at harvest. They get to know the grapes during the growing season and decide upon co-fermentations when the grapes come in. Some years, the wine is more Syrah, sometimes it is more Grenache or Mourvedre. There is a consistent character to the wine, though each vintage speaks clearly. More recently, the Cuvee Le Bec has been Syrah dominant, as Beckmen feels that it creates a more elegant, balanced wine.
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Price: $16.99 Add To Cart BC 0

1999 Bodegas Puelles Gran Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 7-15-2013
Oh Gran Reserva, how I love thee...This gorgeous 1999 from Puelles is in the absolutely perfect spot for drinking! Stewed red cherry, red currant, leather, earth, spice, licorice, and mineral with silky, elegant tannin & medium plus acid. An excellent example of Gran Reserva for $20? Are you nuts!? Stock up now!
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Price: $19.99 Add To Cart RP 91 BC 0

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