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Chiara moved north from her hometown of La Canada Flintridge in the foothills of Los Angeles to attend college at UC Berkeley. Not knowing what to do with her Bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish literature, Chiara pursued several careers, from education to marketing to fashion, before she realized her destiny lay in the wine business. She started out as a marketing assistant at Schramsberg Vineyards. After a year in wine country, she relocated to Los Angeles to try out the retail side of wine at a specialized wine shop near her family’s home, Mission Wines. Working under the tutelage of a seasoned veteran sommelier-turned-retailer, Chiara was inducted into the world of fine wine. She has since returned to the Bay Area joined the team at K&L, received her WSET Advanced certification, now manages the K&L Personal Sommelier Service. In her free time, Chiara is passionate about dance and travel, loves her husband and their life of food, wine, and music in San Francisco, practices yoga and reads in her leisure time, and is eternally grateful to her friends and family.


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2011 Dalwhinnie Moonambel Chardonnay, Pyrenees, Victoria ($32.99)

2011 Brooks Willamette Valley Pinot Noir ($21.99)

2011 Mustilli Fiano Sannio ($17.99)

2010 Oakridge Local Vineyard Series "Whitsend & Oakridge Vineyard" Shiraz Yarra Valley Victoria ($24.99)

2011 Waterkloof "Circumstance" Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch ($16.99)

2007 Domaine Faverot "Cuvée du Général" Côtes du Luberon ($17.99)

2012 Les Roches Sauvignon Touraine ($9.99)

2009 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien ($139.99)

2010 Amelia Park Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot Margaret River Western Australia ($19.99)

2010 Rustenberg "John X Merriman" Bordeaux Blend Stellenbosch ($29.99)

2010 Moulin de la Gardette "Ventabren" Gigondas ($34.99)

2011 Les Clos Perdus "Le Rouge" Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes ($13.99)

2011 Oakridge 864 Single Block Selection "Drive Block: Funder and Diamond Vineyard" Chardonnay Yarra Valley ($49.99)

2010 Dalwhinnie "Moonambel" Shiraz Pyrenees Victoria ($49.99)

2011 Domaine Sylvain Langoureau St-Aubin 1er Cru "Bas de Vermarain à l'Est" ($33.99)

2010 Correggia "Val dei Preti" Nebbiolo Roero ($32.99)

2010 Domaine des Varoilles Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Champonnets" ($59.95)

2010 Claiborne & Churchill Edna Valley Pinot Noir ($24.99)

2010 LaRue Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir ($59.99)

2012 Origine Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($13.99)

1999 York Creek Spring Mountain District Meritage ($24.99)

2011 Clos Pepe "Barrel Fermented" Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay ($24.99)

2009 Paloumey, Haut-Médoc ($23.99)

2012 Te Whare Ra (TWR) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand ($18.99)

2004 Bodegas Fernandez "Escudo de Plata" Gran Reserva Jumilla ($16.99)

2012 Giuliano Pecorino Terre di Chieti ($14.99)

2009 Saarloos & Sons "His" Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($39.99)

2006 Trabucchi Amarone della Valpolicella ($74.99)

2011 Tenuta Sarno 1860 Fiano di Avellino ($24.99)

2008 Clendenen Family Vineyards "Le Bon Climat" Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay ($39.99)

2005 La Rioja Alta "Viña Arana" Reserva Rioja ($26.99)

2010 Saarloos & Sons "Hers" Santa Ynez Valley Grenache Blanc ($26.99)

2010 Cameron Hughes "Lot #318" Atlas Peak Meritage ($16.99)

2012 Palmina Santa Barbara County Pinot Grigio ($15.99)

2005 Bodegas Muga "Prado Enea" Gran Reserva Rioja ($49.99)

2001 Malescasse, Haut-Médoc ($21.99)

2006 Léoville-Barton, St-Julien ($89.99)

2011 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos "Cuarteto" Rioja ($9.99)

2010 Bodegas Nekeas "El Chaparral de Vega Sindoa" Old Vines Garnacha Navarra ($12.99)

2011 Primitivo Quiles "Cono 4" Monastrell Alicante ($11.99)

2009 Capbern Gasqueton, St-Estèphe ($24.99)

2000 Terrey-Gros-Cailloux, St-Julien ($34.99)

2004 Lanessan, Haut-Médoc ($19.99)

2009 Tor Kenward "To Kalon Old B" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($139.99)

2009 Le Bonnat, Graves ($16.99)

2010 Meli Carignane Maule Valley ($12.99)

2010 Knez Winery "Demuth Vineyard" Anderson Valley Chardonnay ($34.99)

1997 Potensac, Médoc ($26.99)

2006 Marguet Pere et Fils Grand Cru Brut Champagne ($49.99)

2005 d'Aiguilhe, Côtes de Castillon ($49.99)

2002 Dunn Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon ($97.99)

2000 Labégorce, Margaux ($39.99)

2009 Sarget de Gruaud Larose, St-Julien ($34.99)

Billecart-Salmon "Brut Reserve" Champagne ($44.99)

2006 Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc ($44.99)

2007 Domaine Senechaux Châteauneuf-du-Pape ($64.99)

2005 Mount Eden "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon ($124.99)

Bruno Michel "Les Roses" Brut Rosé Champagne ($49.99)

Casal Garcia Vinho Verde Rosé ($8.99)