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2011 Vina Robles "Red 4" Paso Robles Rhône Blend
Review Date: 3-26-2014
Vina Robles is located at the eastern boundary of the city of Paso Robles, planting started in 1999 with total of 19 varieties. Their 2011 Red 4 (Red to the power of 4) stands for the 4 grapes in the blend (35% Syrah, 25% Petite Sirah, 25% Mourvedre and 15% Grenache) and aged 16 months in 30% new French and American oak. The wine show case warm and baked raspberries and cranberries; with secondary earthy notes of smoke and leaves. Ripe and full bodied mouth also lively and easy drinking, easily one of the best value red in our store!
Top Value!
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Talley Estate Arroyo Grande Pinot Noir
Review Date: 3-26-2014
The 2012 Talley Estate Pinot Noir is sourced from their Rincon Vineyard (planted back in 1984, producing more reserved and Burgundian style fruit) and their Rosemary Vineyard (usually produce more lush and full bodied style Pinot Noir). Ripe black cherry notes, dark tea leaves, and soft baking spices. Full fruit flavors finish with some stemmy notes. Age worthy and delicious!
Price: $33.99 Add To Cart RP 92 BC 0

2012 Bishop's Peak San Luis Obispo County Pinot Noir
Review Date: 3-26-2014
Bishop's Peak is Talley Estate's second label. The 2012 Pinot Noir is a great wine with many old world "Burgundy" flare; Earthy, pretty red rose, just ripe cherry with some savory notes on the palate. A great value pinot for under $20!!
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart ST 90 BC 0

2012 Talley Estate Arroyo Grande Chardonnay
Review Date: 3-26-2014
Talley Estate has always over deliver on quality of wines. Their 2012 Estate chardonnay is 70% from their Rincon vineyard planted back in 1984. Expressive lemon, honey, just ripe apple follow by little bit of vanilla and crushed nuts. It's extremely well put together; you can feel the body and intensity, layers of complexity and long finish, but overall very balanced and makes you want to take another sip!
Price: $23.99 Add To Cart AG 90 BC 0

2012 Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Chardonnay
Review Date: 3-26-2014
I love Au Bon Climat wines! For me they are the perfect bridge between a new world and old world style winery. Their 2012 Chardonnay was just pretty, juicy apple, ripe lemon up front with hints of Burgundy minerality (some chalk, hazelnut notes). My favorite about their wines is always the palate texture, it goes down silky smooth, crisp, elegant, not flabby or heavy at all! Definitely worth a try!!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara County Pinot Gris/Pinot Blanc
Review Date: 3-26-2014
I had the pleasure to visit this winery as they celebrate their 31st anniversary! These people really know what they are doing! This 75% Pinot Gris 25% Pinot Blanc blend kick start the tasting for us that day. Crisp, clean, very elegant with fresh white peach notes, layered with honey and waxy notes. On the palate it shows great balance of fruit and acidity, a perfect white wine to start a meal with!
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Antech "Brut Nature" Blanquette de Limoux
Review Date: 2-4-2014
As the new Rhone and French Regional liaison at K&L I decided to purchase and try out all the sparkling wines from my section for the new year (with some help from friends of course). The Brut Nature from Antech was my favorite by far of the entire lineup. The wine was crisp, bone dry with elegant fine bubbles, reminds me of a Blanc de Blanc Champagne with little or no dosage. Extremely well put together, and I could not believe it was sold for only $12.99!
Top Value!
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Pierre Henri-Morel Côtes du Rhône-Villages Signargues
Review Date: 1-23-2014
Another great everyday value! I love Côtes du Rhône wines for how versatile the wines could be and at such a great value. Upon opening the wine, it shows strong intensity and the classic peppery, cured meat nose that makes me want to bite into a steak. Sniff again, you will find hints of violet and black cherry. Full bodied and intense on the finish, time to stock my wine fridge again!
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart WS 91 BC 0

2007 Marques de Legarda Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 1-21-2014
Rioja, Rioja, Rioja... The wines from the region can offer endless styles from the juicy Crianza to earthy Gran Reserva; From big and oaky to soft and smooth. I've always been more old school and am constantly looking for the more traditional style. Marques de Legarda is the oldest winery in Rioja making delicious and well balanced expressions of Rioja. I've had their 2001 Gran Reserva and the 2008 Crianza but my heart and palate favors the 2007 Reserva. The fruits are present, pronounced but well integrated with the oak profile. The wine truly showcases the elegance of the Tempranillo grape and makes me crave chorizo paella and Spanish tapas. I'm drooling now.....
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Seven Hills Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 1-21-2014
One word, FOCUSED! Washington knows good Cabernet! This plot was planted back in 1980. The wine shows beautiful dark current, black berry, and hints of mocha. I love the secondary flavors of pencil shavings, the earthy mineral components. Long finish with good acidity level. I would drink this Cabernet over many of the highly extracted over-ripe (and more expensive!!!) competitor any day of the week!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart WE 91 BC 0

2011 Château de Montfaucon Côtes du Rhône
Review Date: 1-14-2014
Chateaux de Montfaucon amazes me once again--this time at an even better value! I tasted their Lirac "Baron Louis" couple weeks back, and it was great, but I'm BLOWN AWAY by the quality of their Côtes du Rhône. Dark cherry, raspberry, black pepper; great mouthfeel and hints of smokey flavor. I love it with prime rib, but this wine is extremely versatile to pair with many other dishes. I love the fact that my wallet can handle this as an everyday wine, while my palate is plenty pleased with the quality. My suggestion? Grab a few bottles before I take them all for myself!
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Napa Cellars Napa Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 12-9-2013
It doesn't get any better than this: Buttery, rich, nutty, tropical fruits and creamy vanilla all in one bottle. This is your classic style Napa Chardonnay at a great price. Perfect for parties or stock up at home for everyday drinking! Cheers!
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Montechiara Prosecco DOC
Review Date: 12-3-2013
As the name suggest (Montechiara= Clear Mountain) this Prosecco is clean and easy drinking, great on its own or did someone said mimosa? Try this for your next party: make some orange popsicles in the freezer from fresh OJ; then place it into wine glasses and pour Montechiara Prosecco over it. Now sit back and watch your party guest be WOW'd !!
Top Value!
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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