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2012 Beringer "Private Reserve" Napa Valley Chardonnay (Previously $35) Top Pick!
2012 Beringer "Private Reserve" Napa Valley Chardonnay (Previously $35)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Chardonnay Private Reserve became famous under the helmsmanship of chief winemaker Ed Sbragia, and Laurie Hook has refined it ever so slightly by somewhat backing off the oak, and maintaining the depth and richness, but with more precision and refinement. The full-bodied 2012 Chardonnay Private Reserve exhibits wonderful orange blossom, white peach and pineapple fruit, a subtle touch of vanillin and toast, and a nicely layered, pure style with terrific fruit intensity. It is a great value, especially if you compare its quality to just about any premi ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Ancient Peaks/K&L Wine Merchants Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $25) Top Pick!
2013 Ancient Peaks/K&L Wine Merchants Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon (Previously $25)

Great Price - Just Reduced! Last year’s Ancient Peaks/K&L Zinfandel bottling was such a hit with our staff and customers that we could have done another vintage of it and we all would have been incredibly happy. However, that would be too easy, and that is simply not the K&L way. I started talking to the folks at AP early this year when we began the discussion about doing another bottling together. We both knew that we wanted to, but I really wanted to show off the winery's incredible Cabernet vines and I didn’t know if they had enough Cab to let us have... Read More » 


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2010 Belpoggio Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Belpoggio Brunello di Montalcino

92 points James Suckling: "Beautiful aromas of bark, berry and dark chocolate character follow through to a full body, chewy tannins and a smoky, meaty and peppery aftertaste. Drink now or hold." (1/2015)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a lush and layered expression that shows a dark and rich side of Sangiovese. Sweet fruit and Morello cherry lift first from the glass with impressive intensity. After a few brief moments, the wine begins to show delicate nuances of cinnamon, nutmeg, grilled herb, ash and smoke. Ultimately, the wine delivers more bang to the nose and follows with a ...Read More » 


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2013 Bethel Heights/K&L Wine Merchants Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir (Previously $25)

Great Buy - Just Reduced! On our recent trip to Oregon this summer we certainly found plenty of great wines and met with a multitude of amazingly talented people. Many of the wines we found on that trip have already come in and sold out mostly due to our sheer excitement about the quality of wines we found. One of the most exciting opportunities from that trip was to work closely with our friends at Bethel Heights to put together a Pinot Noir exclusive to K&L as part of our burgeoning Co-Branded project. This 2013 Bethel Heights/K&L Wine Merchants Eola-A... Read More » 


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2009 La Cardonne, Médoc (Previously $20) Top Pick!
2009 La Cardonne, Médoc (Previously $20)

89-92 points Wine Spectator: "Pretty blueberry and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Lots going on. Big wine for the appellation. Best in a long time from here. (Web-2010)" Decanter: "Purposeful aromas of plum, berry and oak. Pure with a lovely depth, freshness and drive. Quite lean, linear and attractive fruit. Hugely impressive - fresh, direct and comfortable in its skin." (5/2012) Jancis Robinson: "50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. Deeply coloured. Invitingly rich and dark on the nose. Pure fruited, a little dusty in a good way, and already silky even tho ...Read More » 


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2010 Lestruelle, Médoc (Previously $15) Top Pick!
2010 Lestruelle, Médoc (Previously $15)

Jancis Robinson: "Pleasant floral bouquet, mingled with red cherries, red currants, and sweet spices. Firm but ripe tannins giving illusion of sweetness. Beautifully balanced. Not short of finesse at all." (9/2012) Wine Enthusiast: "This is a mint- and licorice-flavored wine, with its wood aging prominent at this stage. Full bodied, rich and concentrated, it shows strong signs of extraction that give it a bitter finish. Age this tannic wine for 2-3 years or more." (3/2013) Wine Spectator: "Primal and direct, with blueberry and loganberry notes backed by a charcoal edge which lingers through the finish. Shows l ...Read More » 


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2010 Raymond Lafon, Sauternes (375ml) (Previously $23)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Raymond-Lafon 2010 has a complex bouquet with lemon peel, almond and quince aromas, and is well-defined with an impressive sense of energy. The palate is well-balanced with a viscous opening, and well-judged acidity. It builds toward a rounded, pineapple and marmalade- tinged finish. This has good weight and presence with plenty of strikingly fresh acidity to keep everything balanced. This wine deserves a round of applause. (NM)" (4/2014)93 points Wine Spectator: "This is rather dense, with a core of almond cream, coconut, mango, creamed peach and dried apricot notes that shoul ...Read More » 


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2012 Jordan Russian River Valley Chardonnay (Elsewhere $35) Top Pick!
2012 Jordan Russian River Valley Chardonnay (Elsewhere $35)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "The winery is making new strides by finding the best sites for its wines rather than trying to grow everything on its estate. This Chardonnay is a case in point. High in acidity and low in oak influence, it offers restrained layers of tropical mango, lemon and ginger snap." (3/2015) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light yellow-gold. Lively citrus and orchard fruits on the spicy nose. Shows hints of sweet butter and ginger on the palate, complementing Meyer lemon and apple flavors that tighten up with air. Closes tangy and dry, with an echo of ginger and good, nervy persistence. (ST) ...Read More » 


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2012 Kirkham Peak Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (Previously $30) Top Pick!
2012 Kirkham Peak Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir (Previously $30)

The bounty of the 2012 vintage is certainly showing its stuff. The Kirkham Peak Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir was made for us by a very notable Central Coast winery (we can't tell you who), and this bottling is the real deal at a fraction of the price. The winery who (for contractual reasons) needs to remain nameless, has a long list of highly-rated wines from various critics. And with the perfect raw materials in 2012, they've fashioned another winner. This has a profile of bright fruit--lovely raspberry and strawberry aromas that reverberate on t... Read More » 


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2011 Bodegas Breca "Breca" Garnacha Calatayud (Previously $14)

90 points Wine Spectator: "This dense red shows a savory character, with tar, ink and licorice notes framing the core of plum and meat flavors. Features firm, well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity. Distinctive. Drink now through 2018." (10/2014) K&L Notes: The Calatayud D.O. sits in the arid Aragon region of Northeast Spain. Here Garnacha reigns supreme, producing wines that are richly fruited, but with pH's that are relatively low, which highlights the wines' bright fruit and freshness. Bodegas Breca has produced very highly rated wines in the past, though it is this vintage that truly st... Read More » 


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2013 Capcanes "Mas Picosa" Montsant Spain (Previously $11)

Capcanes winery has an interesting story that mirrors those of many European wineries. Cooperatives allowed small family wineries that might otherwise have been driven under by financial obligations, to survive. They pool their resources and use one main facility to process their grapes and make their wines. Thanks to that system, many growers were able to continue to farm through tougher times. Now thanks to fresh investment, many have broken away from the cooperatives to produce very high-quality artisan wines. Capcanes winery produces many wines. The ... Read More » 


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1998 Laphroaig 15 Year Old K&L Exclusive Signatory Single Refill Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Previously $160) Top Pick!
1998 Laphroaig 15 Year Old K&L Exclusive Signatory Single Refill Sherry Butt Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Previously $160)

Des McCagherty is a man of few words, but when he said to us, "You might want to load up on Laphroaig this year," we listened. Apparently, this is one of the most difficult and costly distillates to purchase on the independent market and stocks are depleting faster than ever from Signatory's Pitlochry warehouse. A yearly barrel of two of Laphroaig at K&L has become commonplace since we started our barrel program and we don't want that to change -- at least not while we can help it. That's why we snagged this 15 year old sherry butt of peaty goodness, ful... Read More » 


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2013 Brewer-Clifton/K&L Wine Merchants "B-C. Kessler-Haak Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (Previously $40) Top Pick!
2013 Brewer-Clifton/K&L Wine Merchants "B-C. Kessler-Haak Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (Previously $40)

Killer New Price! -Produced and bottled by Brewer-Clifton, the "B-C" Kessler Haak Pinot Noir is a single vineyard wine that comes from the organically farmed Kessler-Haak Vineyard. It is located off Highway 246, about 7 miles west of the town of Buellton, in the heart of the Santa Rita Hills appellation. The blend is made up of 25% Clone 667, 25% Clone 113 and 50% of Clone 115. Only 161 cases were bottled of this unique wine. 


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1997 Fugue de Nenin, Pomerol (Previously $35)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The new second wine of Nenin, this blend of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc is sexy, with abundant, ripe black cherry fruit, low acidity, and good length. It is an impressive debut effort from the new owners of Nenin, Jean-Hubert and Michel Delon." (4/1998) K&L Notes: This is the first vintage of this wine, blended from a variety of terroirs on the Pomerol plateau from this very large 32 hectare estate. 


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2012 Domaine Delarche Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru "Les Vergelesses" Rouge (Previously $37)

Philippe and Etienne Delarche run a family estate of 9 hectares in the villages of Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton. The harvest is hand-picked and the wines made in the traditional manner. For red wines, the grapes are destemmed, then spend 10 to 12 days in the vat. The cap of skins is punched by hand, then the grapes are pressed. During fermentation, the temperature is constantly checked. The wines are then put into barrels and left to mature for around 15 months. The red wines are concentrated, with lovely color and red-fruit aromas; they are comp... Read More » 


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2011 Robert Stemmler "Estate" Carneros Pinot Noir (Previously $35) Top Pick!
2011 Robert Stemmler "Estate" Carneros Pinot Noir (Previously $35)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "A minty aroma wafts from this wine, fresh and herbal, intermingled with the smell of sun-warmed tomato leaves. In taste, cranberry and savory black tea surround soft layers of well-built acidity and subtle red cherry fruitiness. It’s an intriguing wine that gets better in the glass." (10/2014)90 points Wine Spectator: "The plum, black cherry and raspberry flavors are pure and intense, showing some finesse, with star anise, clove and black pepper details that crescendo on the finish. Drink now through 2018." (9/2013)  


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2012 Champy Côte de Beaune Villages (Previously $25)

This can legally come from many of the villages in the Cote de Beaune. In this case, it comes from some vineyards quite near each other. One is in Chorey-les-Beaune, just below Aloxe-Corton, in a lovely organically and biodynamically farmed vineyard called "Les Champs Long." Other fruit comes from Savigny-les-Beaune and Pernand-Vergelesses. The result is a lovely wine, with bright and charming fruit, a lovely mid-palate and a soft and pretty finish. This is what the British would call more-ish, as in I'll have some more, please! (Keith Wollenberg, K... Read More » 


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2011 Mas Ventenac Cabardes Rouge (Previously $28)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Syrah that’s aged in both demi-muid and barrel, the 2011 Cabardes sports an inky purple color to go with awesome, Bordeaux-like aromas and flavors of black cherries, blackcurrant, chocolate, tobacco and wild herbs. Incredibly pure and polished on the palate, with full-bodied richness, great concentration and masses of fine tannin, this rock star effort will have upwards of a decade of longevity and should not be missed! Located in Cabardes (which wasn’t awarded AOC status until 1999), on the northwestern edge of th ...Read More » 


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2010 La Velona Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 La Velona Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Antonio Galloni: "A dark, powerful wine, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino possesses gorgeous depth and nuance. Intensely savory and mineral, the 2010 packs a serious punch. Readers will have to give the 2010 a few years to settle down, but there is plenty of intrigue. Mediterranean herbs, game, smoke, lavender and dried flowers add nuance on the finish. This is a highly distinctive wine from the southern reaches of Montalcino, with more in the way of ferrous/mineral notes than overt fruit. (AG)" (2/2015)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the best value wines of this ...Read More » 


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2012 Eric et Joël Durand "Confidence" Cornas (Previously $60)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Cornas Confidence is a smoking Cornas that does everything right! Deep, rich, concentrated and full-bodied, it offers up terrific notes of blackcurrants, black raspberry, smoked earth, licorice and caramelized meats. Nicely structure, with notable, yet sweet tannin, and moderate acidity, give it 2-3 years and drink it through 2027. It’s serious stuff and don’t miss grabbing a couple bottles. (JD)" (12/2014)92 points Wine Spectator: "Alluring notes of plum sauce and boysenberry pâte de fruit are inlaid with hints of violet, anise and fruitcake. A modern style, with a tug of ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine Cabirau Côtes du Roussillon (Previously $13)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A blend of Grenache with around 20% Syrah and 10% Carignan, the Cabirau 2012 Cotes du Roussillon Malgre les Functionnaires delivers lusciously ripe black raspberry laced with sage, horehound and smoky black tea, and garlanded with heliotrope. As usual with this cuvee, there is a brightness and seed-crunching 'ping' that convey energy and invigoration to an infectiously juicy finish. Here is a stupendous value that projects distinctive Roussillon virtues including downright dynamic interactivity. I suspect that it will show well for the better part of the ...Read More » 


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Clear Creek McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt Whiskey 750ml (Previously $57) Top Pick!
Clear Creek McCarthy's Oregon Single Malt Whiskey 750ml (Previously $57)

Whisky Advocate: "3 year old peated malt whisky, aged in Oregon oak. Rich nose of peat—burning leaves, a touch of sweet diesel—and fresh oak. There's no stinting on the peat; it's young, it's in your face. Whiskey to stand toe-to-toe with Portland's hopped-to-blazes beers. Not just peat: creamy malt makes a solid floor and an exit that may be the most complex part of the experience. Refined for a 3 year old. Limited annual release. (Vol. 22, #4)" K&L Notes: The new Fall 2014 release of McCarthy's is here and it's the last batch that will come from the actual McCarthy era. While Steve ... Read More » 


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2011 Le Marsure Rosso Altajo (Previously $13)

40% Refosco, 40% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. 


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2012 Cep (Peay Vineyards) Sonoma Coast Syrah (Previously $28)

90 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2012 Syrah Estate is gorgeous. Dark, red and plummy, the 2012 impresses for the purity of its fruit and radiance. Peay does not have a mid-tier Sonoma Coast bottling, so all the fruit that does not go into the two single-vineyard Syrahs goes into this tasty, entry-level bottling. Sweet floral notes grace the silky finish. Peay does an excellent job with Cep, their sister label of budget-friendly wines. All of these current releases are tasty. The Syrah is the standout, as it is made up of declassified barrels of the two Peay vineyard designate, Syra ...Read More » 


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2007 Rouget, Pomerol (Previously $50)

Decanter: "Proper Pomerol richness and attack with black fruit. Fresh and forceful ripe fruit and perfume. Acidity adds balance; very fresh as well." (11/2010) Jancis Robinson: "Sweet and mellifluous and lively with some freshness. Well done! Good balance. Long." (4/2008) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This property appears to be making better and better wines with each vintage. The soft, silky, tasty 2007 boasts copious black cherry and ripe strawberry fruit interwoven with notions of sandy soil. Enjoy this medium-bodied, plush Pomerol over the next 7-10 years." (4/2010) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep, bright ruby-red. Musky, rather wild aroma ...Read More » 


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2011 Willowbrook "Altes Vineyard" Sonoma County Syrah (Previously $10)

Willowbrook is a largely under-the-radar label from Joe Otos, winemaker at Owl Ridge Wines in Sebastopol. We've got some great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from choice vineyards from Willowbrook in the past, and now this Syrah. It comes from the Altes Vineyard, located in the Rincon Valley area in the middle of Sonoma County--not far from the hot Kick Ranch vineyard. 


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2012 Anchor Christmas Spirit White Whiskey 750ml (Previously $50)

K&L was the first store to have this in stock and we took as much as we can get of it! Anchor Steam releases a Christmas Ale every year and it's always one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. I've been drinking this beer with my dad every Xmas since I was 21. Last year Anchor had a few hundred bottles left over that they decided to distill secretly into a very, very, very small batch of bierschnapps, or white whiskey - depending on which title sounds more appealing to you. I got the chance to taste it this morning and, while I don't often advocat... Read More » 


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2012 Domaine Ballorin & F Côte de Nuits Villages "Le Village" (Previously $32)

Allen Meadows - Burghound: "A more complex nose offers up notes of dark berries, violets, plum, earth and a hint of the sauvage. There is very good concentration and ripeness to the medium-bodied flavors that display a lovely tension that continues onto the detailed, sappy and lingering finish. This is also quite good." (1/2014)  


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2012 Mer Soleil "Silver-Ceramic Bottle" Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay Top Pick!
2012 Mer Soleil "Silver-Ceramic Bottle" Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay

Wine Spectator: "Features juicy sour pineapple and tropical fruit notes that are pure and direct. More simple than complex. No oak." K&L Notes: From the winery: "A pale yellow hue, the wine is well balanced with great structure. Bright minerality, pink grapefruit and key lime characters shine through on the nose, followed by lemon zest and stone fruit. The mid-palate displays intriguing notes of lemon meringue, quince and citrus, complemented by a crisp acidity that carries through from start to finish. The higher acidity in this wine makes it a perfect accompaniment to a wide array ... Read More » 


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2012 Domaine Marius Delarche Pernand Vergelesses Rouge (Previously $25)

Philippe and Etienne Delarche run a family estate of 9 hectares in the villages of Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton. The harvest is hand-picked and the wines made in the traditional manner. For red wines, the grapes are destemmed, then spend 10 to 12 days in the vat. The cap of skins is punched by hand, then the grapes are pressed. During fermentation, the temperature is constantly checked. The wines are then put into barrels and left to mature for around 15 months. The red wines are concentrated, with lovely color and red-fruit aromas; they are comp... Read More » 


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2012 Bodegas Castano Macabeo/Chardonnay Yecla (Previously $12)

In the southeast of Spain sandwiched between Jumilla and Alicante, wines from Yecla have most prolifically come from what happens to be the largest co-op in Spain. However the Castaño family stands as the most important and ambitious privately owned winery in the D.O., and they have gone to great lengths to push the quality from the often coarse wines for which this region was previously known. Their four prime estate vineyards now comprise 10% of the vine acreage in Yecla, and their ambition is only matched by their commitment to quality. Their organica... Read More » 


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2011 Grgich Hills "Estate" Napa Valley Chardonnay (Previously $40)

Connoisseurs Guide: "The Chardonnays of Grgich Hills are rarely, if ever, wines that trade on high ripeness and richness, but this very lean, nearly wiry young wine flirts with suggestions of greenness and proves to be very tight-fisted at this point. While we like its freshness and its hard-to-miss vibrancy, we would be happier if it were a little more outgoing in fruit, but given the winery's track record for slow-to-unfold, long-aging white wines, we are willing to set this one aside for several years." (5/2014) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright medium yellow. Aromas of mango, stone and soft citrus f ...Read More » 


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2012 Domaine Delarche Aloxe-Corton (Previously $40)

Philippe and Etienne Delarche run a family estate of 9 hectares in the villages of Pernand-Vergelesses and Aloxe-Corton. The harvest is hand-picked and the wines made in the traditional manner. For red wines, the grapes are destemmed, then spend 10 to 12 days in the vat. The cap of skins is punched by hand, then the grapes are pressed. During fermentation, the temperature is constantly checked. The wines are then put into barrels and left to mature for around 15 months. The red wines are concentrated, with lovely color and red-fruit aromas; they are comp... Read More » 


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2013 The Opportunist Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc South Australia (Previously $13)

Winemaker's notes: "Opportunist Sauvignon Semillon is a crisp, dry, tangy white wine. Displaying tropical fruits and citrus aromas on the nose, the wine then offers a delicate elegance and structure on the palate, culminating in a lingering finish. Both the Semillon and Sauvignon grapes were brought separately into the winery and crushed. Fermentation took place in large steel tanks. The wines are blended together once fermentation is finished." 


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2012 Paxton Estate "MV" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia (Biodynamic) (Elsewhere $20+)

92 points James Halliday: "*Special Value Selection* Strong crimson-purple; has a complex interplay on its bouquet and palate between the fragrant plum and mulberry fruit on the one hand, and a savory/chocolatey fruitcake McLaren Vale imprint on the other. Will have great appeal to biodynamic acolytes."91 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and vibrant, this full-bodied style offers juicy currant and blackberry flavors at the center, floating through the harmonious finish. Drink now through 2020." (8/2014)90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Medium to deep garnet/purple, the 2012 Shiraz opens to warm blackberries and black cherries, pepper, baking spi ...Read More » 


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2012 Claiborne & Churchill Edna Valley Pinot Noir (Previously $25)

Wine Enthusiast: "A powerful spice rack of mace, allspice and cinnamon stick coat aromas of roasted tomatoes on this wine from the longtime Alsatian-focused producer. The flavors come and go quickly, but feature orange peel-driven acidity, squeezed plum fruit and cranberry juice." (2/2015)  


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2009 Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Antonio Galloni: "Col d'Orcia's 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is drop-dead gorgeous. Fleshy, rich and layered, yet with terrific freshness, the 2009 impresses for its balance and pure vibrancy. Juicy red berries, mint, rose petals, autumn leaves and sweet spices all meld together on the finish. The 2009 is a bit more forward than other recent releases has been, but in this case, that is not a bad thing at all, as the wine is drinking beautifully today." (5/2014)91 points Wine Spectator: "Offers a core of balsamic and underbrush flavors, with hints of cherry, licorice and leather. Coffee and mineral ac ...Read More » 


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2013 Muddy Water Sauvignon Blanc Waipara Valley (Previously $18)

91 points Bob Campbell: "Ripe, succulent Sauvignon Blanc with ginger, guava, passion fruit, honeysuckle and with a subtle toasty/nutty character from partial barrel fermentation. The wine shows a nice combination of fruit purity with a good texture and some complexity." K&L Notes: This refreshing white wine from New Zealand's Waipara Valley has mineral notes, freshly squeezed citrus and stone fruit on the nose. The palate expands with concentrated nectarine flavors and complex characters of yeast and brioche. This is a genuinely dry wine with character and length. The fruit is picked from tw... Read More » 


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2010 Benjamin Romeo Rioja Predicador Red (Previously $28)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Predicador is a blend of 93% Tempranillo and 7% Garnacha cropped between October 7 and 14. The nose was suffering some bottle shock, but it certainly demonstrates intense floral aromas coupled with vibrant cassis fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine, structured tannins that, even at this premature juncture, are obvious. Taut, tense, and supremely well-focused, this should turn out to be a superb wine when it is released later this year. Drink 2015-2022." (8/2012)91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(96% tempranillo, 3% garnacha and 1% viura; aged for 16 months in one-ye ...Read More » 


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2010 Summerland "Bien Nacido Vineyard" Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir (Previously $28)

Wine Enthusiast: "There’s some age showing on the nose of this wine, with cherry liqueur aromas most prevalent. It’s very tasty once sipped, and still strongly tannic, with dark cherry and black clove." (12/2014) K&L Notes: From Central Coast winery owner Nebil "Bilo" Zarif, who also founded Barnwood Vineyards, Summerland is a small (3,000 cases in the single vineyard collection) Pinot Noir specialist. The famed Bien Nacido Vineyard was planted in 1973, before the modern era of the Dijon clones, to Pommard and Martini. 


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2011 Domaine du Bouscat "La Gargone" Bordeaux Supérieur (Previously $22)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Cuvee La Gargone (14% alcohol) exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color, abundant notes of sweet blueberries and black raspberries and significant density and richness. A major sleeper of the vintage, this blend of 60% Merlot, 20% Malbec, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon should drink well for 3-5 years." (4/2014) James Suckling: "This shows lots of excellent fruit, with spices, chikies and chocolate. Full and dense. Fruity finish. Drink in 2016." (2/2014)  


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2011 Sigalas-Rabaud, Sauternes (Previously $50)

96 points James Suckling: "Wow. This Sauternes shows an amazing intensity of dried pineapple, mango and spicy botrytis. It really shakes you. Full body and very sweet, but with an intense, wild finish of everything. Speechless. Best ever from here. Hard not to drink it now, but better in 2020." (1/2014)94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Dry and spicy with layers of sweet, textured honey, this is a complex, structured wine. It has acidity, with pineapple and ripe apple flavors that are laced together with wildflower honey. The inner core is firm and dry. The wine will be ready to drink from 2018." (5/2015)93 points Wine Spectator: "This has sup ...Read More » 


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1999 Fugue de Nenin, Pomerol

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The palate is quite sweet with a note of fig and raisin. Firm, well-integrated tannins with a rich black, liquorice finish. Very good for a second wine....Tasted July 2004. (NM-Wine Journal)" Wine Spectator: "A pleasant red, with tobacco cedar and plum character. Medium body, fine tannins and fresh finish... Second wine of Nenin. Best after 2002." (3/2002) K&L Notes: Alex and I tasted this beauty and bought it on the spot. Tons of blackberry fruit flavors and a spicy palate impression. Enjoy with rack of lamb. (Clyde Beffa, K&L Bordeaux Buyer) 


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2013 Wingspan Sauvignon Blanc Nelson (Elsewhere $15)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc opens with lively notes of lemon peel and fresh grapefruit with hints of peaches and cut grass. Medium-bodied with a solid amount of good, clean, zesty fruit in the mouth, it offers a refreshing line of acid and a medium to long finish. (LPB)" (10/2013) Wine Spectator: "Mouthwatering, with tangerine and melon flavors that mingle with the crisp lemon-lime core on a light, tangy body." (7/2014)  


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2011 Puy-Blanquet, St-Emilion (Previously $20)

Jancis Robinson: "Deep crimson. Gentle, dusty, inviting. Light, dry with dusty tannins. Strongly mineral note and really rather delicate. Not a great deal of depth but elegant. Paper-fine tannins and finishes fresh. (JH)" (4/2012) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Chateau Puy Blanquet has a ripe cassis and blueberry scented nose that is very primal and quite precocious for the vintage. Given time to unfurl in the glass it offers up attractive Margaux-like floral notes. The palate is medium bodied with quite a supple entry, light in the mouth but well balanced with soft landing on the finish. This will b ...Read More » 


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2013 Colonias de Galeon "Petit Ocnos" Tinto Vino de la Tierra de Sierra Norte de Sevilla (Previously $13)

A certified organic blend of 50% Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo and Syrah, this wine undergoes carbonic maceration to highlight the fresh, high toned qualities of this delicious fruit. Think Beaujolais Village, with a bit more heft. Having planted vines in the national park lands of the Sierra Norte outside of Sevilla, at 700 meters altitude in heavily slate soils, where there is a surprisingly generous amount of rainfall, the results are both delicious and impressive: crisp, bright, varietally true blended wines with great personality that are truly wines ... Read More » 


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2010 La Monacesca "Camerte" Marche Rosso (Previously $26)

91 points James Suckling: "A red with dried fruits, spice and hints of walnuts. Full body, soft and round with ripe berry, plum and coffee bean. Some stem and earth. Velvety tannins. Savory finish. A wine with robust character. Made of sangiovese and merlot. Drink now." (5/2015) K&L Notes: The 2010 vintage was outstanding for Marche reds. The core of Sangiovese gives this wine great length and the Merlot gives a supple, up-front richness. The nose shows a lot of complex plum and spicebox and then segues into a bit of leather. On the palate the wine’s richness is immediately evident, and as it ... Read More » 


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