Staff Favorites - Doug Burress

Doug Burress
After many years of shopping at K & L, I finally decided to spend even more time at my favorite store! I first came on board at "the shop" a little over a year ago working Friday nights and Saturdays. Now, as a full time member of the Redwood City staff, my wine education continues five days a week! My favorite wines in the world include the awesome grower-producer champagnes we carry, earthy pinot noir from the Burgundy region of France, as well as the excellent pinots from Oregon and California. I dream of one day having my own land on the Dundee Hills of Oregon and producing terrior driven pinot noirs! Most recently I have dedicated more time to tasting and studying wines from Italy. It is a complicated wine country with many grape varietals, regions, and laws, but one that produces some of the best wines in the world! This education is most certainly worth the effort! I have always been a big fan of beer and the large selection of beers we carry from all over the world is yet another reason I am excited to be working here and helping you choose from our super selection of brews! I look forward to tasting and learning more about our wonderful world of wines and helping you find the right wine, at the right price, for any occasion. From a Sunday barbeque with family and friends, to that special bottle for a birthday, anniversary, or other occasion, we can help you find it here at the shop!

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1975 Moulin Touchais Coteaux du Layon   | Public Pending Approval
Review Date: 1-29-2015
Absolutely outstanding! After 35 years this Coteaux du Layon is still racy, full of great acidity. Aromas of apricot, beeswax, petrol, bitter almonds and pith permeate from the glass. Those aromas carrying over to the palate with apricot marmalade, salted walnuts, smoked meats and honeycomb. A very impressive bottling of late harvest dessert wine, indeed.
Price: $74.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Skouras "Salto" Moscofilero Péloponnèse   | Public Pending Approval
Review Date: 1-29-2015
The ‘salto’ is crisp and refreshing with tons of orange fruits and citrus, and full of herbs like lavender and rosemary and hints of slight spice like fresh fennel and arugula. Try it with roast chicken and poultry.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Gerovassiliou Malagousia Epanomi   | Public Pending Approval
Review Date: 1-29-2015
Malagousia, yes!!! I’m so happy this native grape was salvaged! There’s a bit of extended skin contact that allows for an beautifully aromatic nose full of matchstick, resin, crushed gravel, and yellow flowers. On the palate there’s beautifully high acid balanced by incredible weight with flavors of beeswax, almonds, and yellow apples. With such and interesting and delicious flavor profile, it’s no wonder why producers like Gerovassiliou put in massive efforts to save this grape.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart W&S 92 BC 0

Franck Bonville Brut Rosé Champagne (375ml)  
Review Date: 1-29-2015
Looks can be deceiving, as is the case with the Franck Bonville Rose. One glance at the intense pink color would lead anybody to believe that this rose will be an over the top fruit bomb, but this chardonnay dominant rose is exactly the opposite. With 92% chardonnay, this rose is extremely elegant and fresh. Bright notes of strawberry and cherry are delightfully matched with aromas of ripe lemon and lime and the 8% pinot noir shines through in the creaminess on the palate. The perfect rose to please every palate at the party.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Calera Central Coast Chardonnay  
Review Date: 1-29-2015
I love this affordable and fresh bottling for its value and consistency. Always juicy and full of character without resorting to the heavy, cloying tactics that push so many chards over the top. In a market of over priced and over manipulated wines this is a sigh of relief for your wallet and your palate.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart WE 92 BC 0

2012 Limerick Lane Russian River Valley Zinfandel  
Review Date: 1-29-2015
This is silky, creamy and wonderfully balanced with no sense of heat on the long finish despite the substantial alcohol. I wish more Zinfandel bottlings showed this finesse and equilibrium. All the rich fruit you could want but no heaviness.

2012 Fossil Point Edna Valley Pinot Noir  
Review Date: 1-29-2015
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This lively, bright, pinot noir has a lot to offer for the price. It has a floral nose of strawberries and fresh-picked raspberries. Fleshier in the mouth, with cherry and strawberry fruit. Nice bit of light oak that adds just enough interest to the finish.
Top Value!
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Happy Canyon "K&L-Doug Margerum Cuvee" Happy Canyon Red Wine  
Review Date: 1-29-2015
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This is indeed a happy wine! Bright red fruits, with just a hint of oak to add complexity. This wine is easy drinking and low tannin, so for those of you who are looking for a pleasant sipping wine, this is it!
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

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2000 Bel-Air, Pomerol  
Review Date: 1-29-2015
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This excellent, under valued little Pomerol, is merlot-based (95%). Do not associate it with fruity, overripe merlot, however! Though it is soft and supple, with lush fruit, it also has bright redfruits and notes of spicebox with earthy notes. An excellent vintage, as well. A real pleasure to enjoy now or it should cellar well for the next couple of years.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Château de la Charrière Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes-de Beaune Domaine Yves Girardin  
Review Date: 1-29-2015
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This is such a solid and affordable red Burgundy! It is medium to rich in the mouth with dark fruits mid-palate and zippy acidity on the finish. I am already a fan of this vineyard and this little gem just keeps me loving the Charriere Burgundy's even more.
Top Value!
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Limerick Lane Russian River Valley Zinfandel  
Review Date: 1-29-2015
The wine is spectacular without a doubt. A perfect combination of of bright, forward ripeness with a perfect combination of multiple spices including cinnamon, black pepper, lavender and marjoram. Lovely acidity and soft tannin make this a wine for tonight or two years from now. Jake and Scott Bilbro have taken the Limerick Lane wines to a whole other level. The wine is very limited so pick up a couple bottles while you can.

2013 Pascual Toso Malbec Maipú  
Review Date: 1-29-2015
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This excellent little everyday malbec is supple and soft with dark red fruits and traditional cedar spice and game bird notes. Supple enough to enjoy by itself and complex enough to compliment nearly any meal.
Top Value!
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 GRÜNER by Etz Grüner Veltliner Kamptal (1L)  
Review Date: 1-28-2015
Still the best deal in Gruner Land! I can't get enough of the Etz Gruner; it's exactly how a Gruner should be! Light, zippy, fresh, easy to drink, pairs well with food--especially greens like grilled artichoke and asparagus! You can sip it by the pool, on the deck, while you whip up dinner, or bring to a party. The extra glass is always a plus for sharing!
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Adelsheim Willamette Valley Pinot Noir  
Review Date: 1-28-2015
The Perfect expression of what everyone expects from the spectacular 2012 vintage in the Willamette Valley. Deep and lush in color and flavor, the 2012 Adelsheim Pinot Noir delivers all the goods. Rich aromatics of ripe berry patch and rhubarb. On the palate it's juicy and supple, with bursting cherries, raspberries, and dried strawberry. Not your typical light, lean and mean style Oregon Pinot so many people equate Willamette Pinots with. This is more full bodied and lush than expected and still 100% Pinot.

2012 Colonias de Galeon "Petit Ocnos" Blanco VdT Sierra Norte de Sevilla  
Review Date: 1-28-2015
Beautiful Sevilla was my first exposure to Spain, and this Chardonnay was my introduction to the lovely, characterful wines produced up in the hills an hour outside of Sevilla by Elena Viguera and Julián Navarro. Like all their wines, this is so drinkable, all crisp and bright yellow fruits. Not quite New World Chardonnay, not Burgundy, not oaky but not at all a simple tank-fermented white, either. It's a new favorite direct import and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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