Staff Favorites - Angie An

Angie An

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2009 Malmaison, Moulis-en-Médoc
Review Date: 3-26-2014
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This 24 acres property was one of the oldest winery in Medoc (dated back to the middle age). They were restored by the famous Ch. Lafite Rothschild. They now produces some of the finest value Bordeaux blend, very limited amount is ever imported to the U.S. The 2009 is their best showing by far. Malmaison uses a higher percentage of Merlot in their blend so the wine is much more approachable and be enjoy at a younger age. This is one of the best value for 2009 Bordeaux and we don't have much more in stock. I recommend trying a bottle now!
Top Value! Drink from 2014 to 2024
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 3-26-2014
Ancient Peak is truly an amazing property full of history. Total of 17,000 acres but only 850 planted under vine, there are so many micro-climates, aspect and soil type it will blow you away. their wines comes at great value for the depth and complexity it offer! The 2011 Cabernet is a solid value Cab! Classic green olive tone, red current, spicy nutmeg and cinnamon on the palate with meaty, tobacco flavors. Great value delicious cabernet!
Top Value!
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Zinfandel
Review Date: 3-26-2014
Ancient Peak is truly an amazing property full of history. Total of 17,000 acres but only 850 planted under vine, there are so many micro-climates, aspect and soil type it will blow you away. their wines comes at great value for the depth and complexity it offer! The 2011 Zinfandel offers sweet and juicy red fruits such as cherry, raspberry and strawberry. Those fruit characteristics are just perfectly ripe for my palate. After the fruits subsides a hint of peppery and spicy notes lingers behind. Great little Zinfandel!
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Price: $13.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2011 Ancient Peaks Paso Robles Merlot
Review Date: 3-26-2014
Ancient Peak is truly an amazing property full of history. Total of 17,000 acres but only 850 planted under vine, there are so many micro-climates, aspect and soil type it will blow you away. their wines comes at great value for the depth and complexity it offer! The 2011 Merlot shows dusty minerality,black cherry , cassis with classic merlot markers of bay leaf, tobacco and bittersweet chocolate. Very silky on the palate and finish with just a hint of nutmeg spice! Merlot is making a come back with this one!
Top Value!
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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 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

2007 La Lecciaia "Manapetra" Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 3-4-2014
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What is not to love about this Brunello? I bow to our Italian wine buyer Greg St Clair for finding this gem, direct import from winery so we can enjoy this top quality, great vintage Brunello di Montalcino at an amazing price. Both 2007 and 2008 were great vintage for the region but I find myself favor the 2007 for its classic rustic characteristics. For the Italians wine and food goes hand in hand, this wine offers ripe dense fruit, full complex palate, firm and dense tannin, and good acidity on the finish. Decant, sip, and wait while you cook your favorite hearty meal (Braised Oxtail, Osso Bucco, Grilled Ribeye, or meatloaf anyone?) then sit back, enjoy, and let the magic happen...
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2011 Cave de Rasteau "Dame Victoria" Rasteau
Review Date: 3-4-2014
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Rasteau is a small region in Southern Rhone consistently produce high quality Syrah/Grenache/Mourvedre blend much similar to its famous neighbor Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOP. They were finally awarded with an AOP status in 2010. Cave de Rasteau Dame Victoria is one of the oldest and best winery in the region. I find the 2011 vintage offers expressive red berry and cherry notes up front, but round up with layers of minerality, earth, black pepper on the finish. This wine outshines many of its more expensive competitor by a long shot. A fantastic choice for large party with various food items (ie. weddings, company party, potluck)
Top Value! Drink from 2014 to 2017
Price: $13.99 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

2012 Angeline California Pinot Noir
Review Date: 2-2-2014
A quality Pinot Noir from California for under $12.00? Absolutely! This little gem has been one of my favorite every day Pinot for many years. nice combination of cherries, raspberry, full mid palate and a solid finish. The 2012 Angeline is 100% Pinot Noir source from Santa Barbara, Mendocino and Sonoma County, definitely over deliver for the price point! Enjoy!
Top Value!
Price: $11.99 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

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