Staff Favorites - Jeff Garneau

Jeff Garneau
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Jeff has been a member of the sales staff in our Redwood City store for the past four years. His first introduction to wine was as a waiter in an upscale Italian restaurant in Hanover, NH more years ago than he likes to admit. He slowly made his way west to wine country, working his way across the US as a graduate student in geography, a public sector researcher in regional economic development, and briefly, in the wake of the Anderson-Enron scandal, a records management coordinator for one of the remaining Big Five accounting firms. Finally, surrendering to the inevitable, he accepted a position in the wine business here at K&L. His goals for the next four years include drinking more wines from Italy and France and trying to limit the number of open bottles on the dinner table on any given night to fewer than six.


Reviews

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2004 Montrose, St-Estèphe
Review Date: 3-24-2011
Gorgeous nose! Aromas of cured meats and sandalwood leapt from the bottle as soon as I popped the cork. On the palate bright, red fruits - red currant and plum. Firm and focused with excellent length. Tannins very fine. A terrific value for this second growth St. Estephe. Will need some time in the cellar but should pay off handsomely down the road.

1988 Chasse-Spleen, Moulis
Review Date: 1-31-2011
One of the top wines from Moulis, which lies between Margaux and St. Julien. Fully mature, it offers aromatic cedar notes on the nose. On the palate dried currant and truffle notes. Savory, with lively acidity this is a classic claret at the peak of maturity. Enjoy with your favorite cut of lamb or beef. If there is a drop or two left in the decanter you can enjoy it with the cheese course. A Bordeaux lovers wine at a great price.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Collard-Picard "Cuvée Selection" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 1-31-2011
This champagne is a real family enterprise, with the Picard family contributing Grand Cru Chardonnay to the blend and the Collard family its famous Pinot Meunier. With 80% of the latter, its the Meunier that really defines the wine. Lightly toasted brioche and cinnamon spice combine with crisp red apple notes. A very dry style but with extraordinary richness.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Charles Baur Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rosé
Review Date: 12-31-2010
Gorgeous salmon color! Fresh, ripe strawberry nose. Crisp, dry style. Superb Pinot Noir character. Imported directly from the producer in Alsace, this is one of our best values in sparkling wine under $20.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart WE 89 BC 0

Franck Bonville Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 2-9-2010
This may be the best deal in Champagne that K&L offers. 100% Chardonnay. 100% Grand Cru fruit from some of the best vineyards in the Côte des Blancs. Don't write this wine off because you didn't pay more for it! This is an outstanding Champagne at an unbelievable price. It will delight you with its rich, creamy texture. Ripe pear and chalky mineral notes give way to toasty, fresh baked apple tart on the mid palate. The wine finishes with a crisp, zingy citrus note of Meyer lemon. Enjoy this wine alone, as a refreshing aperitif or together with chilled, cracked Dungeness crab.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Michel Arnould "Grand Cuvée" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 10-26-2009
Lovely toast on the nose. Classic pain grille, bright cherry, and hazelnut in the mouth. The ripeness of the fruit is offset by bracing acidity and an intense mineral character. A big, bold wine, this champagne will be the center of attention at any party.
Price: $36.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Veuve du Vernay Brut
Review Date: 7-28-2009
This is our best bargain in bubbles and the most exciting thing to come out of France since Jerry Lewis was awarded the Legion of Honor Medal in 2006. Very dry and crisp style. Ripe pear and apple notes. The perfect sparkling wine to drink when you're counting every penny.
Price: $8.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2000 Coufran, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 6-18-2008
A dense, brooding, broad-shouldered wine packed with blackberry and cassis and a hint of licorice on the finish. Astonishing character at this price and a joy to drink.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

1999 Labégorce, Margaux
Review Date: 6-18-2008
1999 has always been the “middle child” of Bordeaux vintages—friendly, likeable, never making a fuss, but frequently overlooked. Château Labegorce’s vineyards lie just to the north of Château Lascombes and Château Margaux. An old property of excellent reputation, it was nevertheless left out of the 1855 classification, meaning its wines carry a much lower price tag today. The 1999 is forward, aromatic, charming and approachable. Classic Bordeaux at a great price.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart JS 90 BC 0

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