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If you’re going to have Robert Parker or Stephen Tanzer over for dinner, selecting a wine they’ve rated highly will be a nice choice. However, when you’re buying wines for yourself, we’d love to see you find wines that match up your unique palate and pocketbook. We have a large staff of friendly and knowledgeable wine professionals that taste hundreds of wines each week. They can put you in touch with bottles that you are likely to love, often at a much lower cost than the highly-rated gems that often see a run-up in price and frequent availability issues. Like any great group of opinionated professionals, our staff has varied tastes themselves. Often our customers will find a particular staff member with a style that corresponds to their own. That concept works extremely well in our retail stores, and this section is our effort to bring you the same online. Don’t get us wrong, we love the highly rated wines from the press and will continue to offer them, but we think you’re missing out if you’re not augmenting those selections with picks from our excellent staff. Here are their favorites. (Click on a name to see their other selections - or to drop them a line.) Cheers!

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2016 Domaine de Verquière Côtes-du-Rhône
Reviwer Picture By: Christina Stanley | Review Date: 2/17/2018 | Send Email
If you are looking for a totally quaffable, versatile red that will accompany almost any dish, the 2016 Verquière Cotes Du Rhône is your dream made reality. This Grenache and Syrah blend is mostly Grenache, with just enough Syrah to spice things up and add gumption, and all the fruit comes from Certified Organic vineyards. Vignerons Romain and Thibault Chamfort, fourth generation of the estate, continue their family tradition of stewardship with the land, creating superb wines.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

2013 Château de Montfaucon "Baron Louis" Lirac
Reviwer Picture By: Christina Stanley | Review Date: 2/17/2018 | Send Email
One of my favorite Direct Imports at K&L,Chateau de Montfaucon produces exceptionally high quality, complex Rhône wines. The 2013 Baron Louis Lirac is crafted from old vine, low yield, Estate Grenache and Syrah, with a sumptuous red fruit and garrigue flavor profile. This is a beautiful example of Lirac, and drinks effortlessly, but with great savory depth.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

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$14.99
WS 90

Arthur Marc "Initiale Noir & Blanc" Brut Champagne
Reviwer Picture By: Christina Stanley | Review Date: 2/17/2018 | Send Email
The Arthur Marc Initial Noir et Blanc Champagne is a delicate marvel, at an unreal price point. Great measures are taken to ensure the greatest quality: Only hand picked fruit, and only the cuveé, or the first pressing of the grapes, is used in the blend. The assemblage is equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and the reserve wines used are from the finest vintages. Mineral driven, light and exuberant, this is your go to Champagne for an apéretif or a light meal.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2016 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
Reviwer Picture By: Christina Stanley | Review Date: 2/17/2018 | Send Email
A tale of two vineyards: this zippy, refreshing wine comes to us from two distinct vineyards in Marlborough with very different characteristics. One comes from upper Awatere Valley, which provides the typical lush New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc aromas and flavors of gooseberry and tropical fruit. The other is a special, certified organic Estate vineyard in Wairau valley, which experiences greater diurnal shifts, and provides great lift and acidity in the wine. What I love about TWR is the balance and ease on the palate, and the impression of mouthwatering lime zest and stony minerality.

2013 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Reviwer Picture By: Christina Stanley | Review Date: 2/17/2018 | Send Email
Silver Oak consistently creates Cabernet of singular distinction, and the robust 2013 Napa Valley is a standout. Signature aromas of toasted American Oak, dill, grilled plum, subtly sweet tobacco, and earthy cocoa bean open to a plush, broad palate that manages to show elegant restraint and balance. Subtle dark fruit essences of cassis and black cherry are enveloped in fine, dusty tannins and graphite minerality, displaying a finesse and power that are hallmarks of the style.
Price: $114.95 Add To Cart

2015 Matthiasson Napa Valley White Wine Blend
Reviwer Picture By: Steve Bearden | Review Date: 2/16/2018 | Send Email
This has flowery aromas of honeysuckle and verbena and a middle of crushed orchard fruit. The finish is refreshing, very complex and hints at mandarin.
Price: $38.95 Add To Cart

2016 Matthiasson "Linda Vista Vineyard" Napa Valley Chardonnay
Reviwer Picture By: Steve Bearden | Review Date: 2/16/2018 | Send Email
Stone fruit, crunchy golden raisen and crisp apple form the core of this steely and intense wine. The Chablis-like finish is palate cleansing and will have you reaching for another glass.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2015 L'Avocat Rouge, Graves
Reviwer Picture By: Steve Bearden | Review Date: 2/16/2018 | Send Email
The latest version of this K&L favorite is deeply fruited, powerful and a classic bargain for the appellation. This earthy and gravely wine has a middle filled with cocoa laced dark fruit and a long stony finish showing sweet tannin. Decant this fruity and structured bargain tonight or lay a few bottles away for 5 to 10 years.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

Egrot (formerly Elisabeth Goutorbe) Brut Champagne
Reviwer Picture By: Morgan Laurie | Review Date: 2/16/2018 | Send Email
This bottling from Elisabeth Goutorbe showcases why our direct imports are such a steal. Balanced, elegant and charming, all under $35. The palate is rich and complex while also having tons of fresh minerality and bright acidity. Tons of black cherry with a little toast and hazelnut. One to grab for any occasion or gathering and sure to please even the most finicky of palates.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2016 Domaine Renaud Mâcon-Charnay
Reviwer Picture By: Jeffrey Jones | Review Date: 2/16/2018 | Send Email
This delicious wine has an expressive and inviting nose. It has a richness that is surprising for a Macon and is balanced out with a clean crisp finish. It will go well alone or with fish or fowl.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

1997 Highland Park 20 "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Reviwer Picture By: Jeffrey Jones | Review Date: 2/16/2018 | Send Email
A wonderful single cask from Highland Park. This cask offers both balance and harmony, with all aspects working together to create a delicious treat. I tasted both with water and without. Without water it is more intense and round. With a touch of water the nose opens up some showing pretty and delicate smoke and floral notes. This leads to a flavors that are complex , layered and subtle. There is a nice dry finish.
Price: $199.99 Add To Cart

2014 Cattleya Wines "Soberanes Vineyard" Syrah
Reviwer Picture By: David Driscoll | Review Date: 2/16/2018 | Send Email
I'm am a full-fledged believer in everything Bibiana touches at this point, having now tasted through her entire line-up of entry level wines, all the way to the top shelf Soberanes Syrah. There's not one clunky wine in the entire portfolio. From top to bottom, front to back, this woman knows how to make wine and when she finds herself in possession of incredible California fruit, she damn sure knows what to do with it. The 2014 Soberanes Syrah is an absolute revelation, packed with such lithe concentration that you're simultaneously stunned by how incredibly rich it tastes while maintaining such grace. For those who think they've tried California's best Syrahs, I'm guessing you haven't yet tried this. And if you haven't tried the 2014 Cattleya, then there's a huge gap in your tasting experience.
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart
JD 97

2013 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Reviwer Picture By: Joe Bruno | Review Date: 2/16/2018 | Send Email
This Silver Oak hails from the near-perfect 2013 California vintage. With ideal growing conditions considered, the varietals used were 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. Aromas are quintessential: berries, dark currants, graham cracker, and cigar. On the palate, the wine surprises with more acidity than initially expected. The ripeness of fruit is balanced against this, accompanied by flavors of cassis and blackberry. A mineral note of graphite on the finish. Along with graphite minerality, silky tannins and spice flavors come through as well. A very classic Napa Valley style that will be sure to please!
Drink from 2018 to 2018
Price: $114.95 Add To Cart

Bellevue 19 Year Old "Golden Devil" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Guadeloupe Rum (750ml)
Reviwer Picture By: Andrew Stevens | Review Date: 2/15/2018 | Send Email
Getting to taste this 19 year old single cask from Bellevue was exciting. With the age and distillation process the powerful vegetal components are softened by dark figgy pudding notes and Christmas spice. The rum is a fascinating blend of warm spice and vanilla pudding all framing a long floral core with a long finish. Any true fan of rum will happily work their way through this bottle, although it may disappear faster than planned.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

Bellevue 19 Year Old "Golden Devil" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Guadeloupe Rum (750ml)
Reviwer Picture By: David Driscoll | Review Date: 2/15/2018 | Send Email
The first rum I ever had from Bellevue was bottled by Berry Bros & Rudd and it was both incredibly delicious and obscenely expensive. I was definitely on the hunt for Guadeloupe's amazingly refined spirit from that point on, but I was convinced we could find a more cost effective way to bring it to K&L. After a few years of searching, I found my opening. Our friends at Golden Devil secured a 19 year old cask from Europe and got it bottled for us this past Fall. Those expecting Neisson or La Favorite flavor, don't be put off. This is not a super grassy, herbaceous, intensely aromatic rum. Those elements are there, but they've been softened by 19 years in wood and are integrated with flavors of cola, fruit, and spice. This is a complex sipper from a distillery we rarely see stateside. I'd recommend it to anyone remotely interested in rum, but especially to those on the hunt for something rare and interesting.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

2016 Domaine Renaud Pouilly-Fuissé Vieilles Vignes
Reviwer Picture By: Andrew Stevens | Review Date: 2/15/2018 | Send Email
A lovely more lifted expression from one of our best DI white burgundy producers. The 2016 Renaud Pouilly-Fuisse shows wonderful aromas of white blossom, Asian pear, and golden apple. There is a richness of fruit and texture that Renaud is known for while maintaining bright beautiful acid that lifts and drives the wine.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart
WE 92 RP 90

2015 Domaine Charles Audoin Bourgogne Rouge
Reviwer Picture By: Dulcinea Gonzalez | Review Date: 2/15/2018 | Send Email
The Domain Audoin is an absolutely crushable bottle of Bourgogne Rouge at a bargain price! Super fresh notes of red raspberries and cherries add vigor and intensity to the wine while layers of clove spice and earth add dimension and length. Super recommended!
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2015 Mas Codina Cabernet Sauvignon Penedes
Reviwer Picture By: Ivan Diaz | Review Date: 2/15/2018 | Send Email
What a treat! A producer more known for the production of excellent Cava (Spanish sparkling wine) now brings us their foray into the world of Penedes red wine with a deceptively delicious, and super affordable Cabernet Sauvignon. Black cherry, blueberry compote, raisins, eucalyptus, and spicy bell pepper are present and vivid in this extremely crowd-friendly bottling.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

2009 Miguel Merino Gran Reserva Rioja
Reviwer Picture By: Ivan Diaz | Review Date: 2/15/2018 | Send Email
The Gran Reserva from Miguel Merino is in a class of its own on the spectrum of wines from Miguel Merino. Supremely well-integrated earthiness that never detracts from the vivid fruit profile, this vintage is showing red and black currants, cocoa, loam, crunchy autumn leaves, roasted herbs, and a soft, creamy texture. The finish is a touch short today, but with a few extra years in the bottle, or even a few extra hours in the decanter, this will develop beautifully. Rioja enthusiasts ought not to miss.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2011 Miguel Merino Reserva Rioja
Reviwer Picture By: Ivan Diaz | Review Date: 2/15/2018 | Send Email
Though still a bit young, the new vintage of the more classically-styled Reserva bottling is already showing a breadth of inviting flavors. Juicy black cherries and currants, baking spices (clove, anise), vanilla, and tree bark give this bottling dimension, while fresh acidity drives the long, lingering finish.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2011 Miguel Merino "Unnum" Rioja
Reviwer Picture By: Ivan Diaz | Review Date: 2/15/2018 | Send Email
The new vintage of Unnum comes to us bigger, livelier, and more delectable than ever. Made from all old vine selected fruit, it shows darker and toastier than the Vitola. Juicy black cherry, cassis, plums, anise, tree bark, coffee bean, and it keeps going as it breathes. The fullest, richest offering from Miguel Merino should be enjoyed with steak or morcilla (blood sausage).
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2011 Miguel Merino "Vitola" Reserva Rioja
Reviwer Picture By: Ivan Diaz | Review Date: 2/15/2018 | Send Email
The Vitola is consistently one of the best values in Rioja around. A balance of traditional and modern winemaking techniques manifest in the bottle perfectly and create a wine of extraordinary depth and flavor. Almost Bordeaux-like in its presence on the palate, it shows cherries and red currants, woodsy spice, herbs, roasty coffee, leather, and finishes with flecks of pepper. Streamlined acidity and soft tannic structure make this really easy-going on its own, and an ideal pairing with filet mignon.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2014 Miguel Merino Mazuelo de Quinta Cruz Rioja
Reviwer Picture By: Ivan Diaz | Review Date: 2/15/2018 | Send Email
Of the new releases from Miguel Merino, this bottling made from 100% Mazuelo (a blending grape typically used in much smaller amounts) is the most complex and rewarding of the bunch. With its berry fruit notes, cedar, and dusting of black pepper, it's almost Rhone-esque, though a bit lighter on its feet. It's also complicated by the very identifiable Rioja aromas and flavors of autumn leaves, mushrooms, and sweet balsamic. This is easily the best vintage of this release yet.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart

1997 Highland Park 20 "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Reviwer Picture By: Gary Westby | Review Date: 2/15/2018 | Send Email
I was blown away by this cask strength Highland Park from the first little sniff. After adding a few drops of water, it only got better. This has it all: rich, almondy nuttiness, sweet and savory sherry depth and more than a hint of Orkney smoke on the super long finish. With supplies of great distilleries like Highland Park disappearing from the stocks of specialty bottlers, this extraordinarily fine 20 year old is looking like a value, even if it is not inexpensive. If you are looking for profound, old, sherry influenced malt from one of the great island distilleries, you have found it!
Price: $199.99 Add To Cart

1997 Highland Park 20 "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Reviwer Picture By: David Driscoll | Review Date: 2/15/2018 | Send Email
If you look at the label of the new Highland Park 20 exclusive K&L cask, all it tells you about the barrel is it was a "refill hogshead." That being said, all you need to do is look at the color and take a small sip to know that hogshead was most definitely re-coopered from a sherry butt. I've been sipping on a sample all morning long, letting the sweet, raisiny flavor coat my palate, while chewing on the subtle smoke that permeates the finish. I was thinking about how one of Scotland's most famous distillers (one that I won't name since he works for a rival company) once told me: "Highland Park is the king of all malts." There are numerous single malt fanatics who consider Highland Park the world's best whisky, right along side Macallan at the top of the food chain (both are owned by Edrington as well, if you didn't know). This 20 year single cask, full proof expression should help to bolster that case. It's rich, textural, utterly complex, and runs the gambit from sweet to peat with incredible nuance. While $200 isn't exactly what I'd call a "value," let me contrast this price with the 12 year old distillery-direct sherry hogshead I purchased from Highland Park this past January (due in later this year). That full proof edition should come in somewhere between $150 -$170 per bottle. That's the added premium that a distillery-bottled expression carries. Nevertheless, I bought it because it was one of the best sherry-aged whiskies I'd tasted in months. That being said, for an extra $40 or so in this case, you can get a 20 year old version of the same make and provenance.
Price: $199.99 Add To Cart

Somerset Cider Brandy Co. Morello Cherry Liqueur (375ml)
Reviwer Picture By: Andrew Whiteley | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
Love your Luxardo Cherries? Get a bottle of this and find a whole new way to bring intense cherry flavor to your cocktails. While this is both sticky and sweet, it never feels cloying due to an amazingly vibrant acidity. I am taking a bottle home tonight to sub into a Singapore Sling for the Cherry Heering and see what happens. I quite confident the results will be extraordinary. My only problem will be how to avoid putting it on or in everything. At first blush I see candidates in ice cream, chocolate cake, spritz cocktails, Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, and pancakes. I'm sure more ideas will flow as I have a drink or two...
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart

Somerset Cider Brandy Co. Blackcurrant Liqueur (375ml)
Reviwer Picture By: Andrew Whiteley | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
Sweet Victory! Being fortunate enough to taste hundreds of spirits and liqueurs a year is definitely a big perk of this job that I relish, but the real magic is when you get to taste something that pushes the boundaries of an entire category. When a drink makes you stop and dream of the endless possibilities of how you can enjoy it, you have something special in your glass. I thought we had the world's best Cassis liqueur on lock last year with the Jean Arthaud Creme de Cassis (and Framboise for that matter), but Somerset can truly give it a run for its money. This blackcurrant liqueur is rich, bombastic, sweet, and yet balanced by extraordinary acidity. The added complexity of the underlying apple eau-de-vie pushes it over the top. It's made by macerating black currants from the neighboring farm for a year in the apple eau-de-vie and then pressing the whole thing off. The price is also a joke. This is as premium as cassis can get and yet it's available for an extremely affordable price.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart

2015 Le Cleméntin du Pape Clément, Pessac-Léognan
Reviwer Picture By: Steve Bearden | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
The 2nd wine of Pape-Clement is warm, approachable and already showing good complexity. Ripe red fruits, surprising mid-palate roundness and a gravely finish show the pedigree of this great property. Delicious now.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Picard, Lussac-St-Emilion
Reviwer Picture By: Steve Bearden | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
Both red and dark fruit as well as a snap if licorice fill the middle of this crisp and easy bargain. Plenty of ripe fruit and no hard edges make this a perfect bottle to open most any night or even with a light lunch. Amazing value!
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

Gilbert Jacquesson "Cuvée Tradition" Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne
Reviwer Picture By: Steve Bearden | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
This is a new producer for K&L and a great bottle for those who like their bubbly in a darker and richer style. 100% Pinot Meunier give this volumes of sweet red fruit flavors along with a touch of spice and hints of marzipan, maple, apricot and dark plum. A bottle of Champagne this flamboyant and exotic for only $25 is hard to believe.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2015 Domaine Thomas Morey Bourgogne Blanc
Reviwer Picture By: Ralph Sands | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
Absolutely fantastic quality for the price from the great vintage of 2015. Lovely, fresh aromas of ripe Chardonnay with hints of green apple all in perfect balance. It exhibits fine middle fruit richness and texture reminiscent of far more expensive White burgundies. If you love expensive white Burgundy, this is a great weekday white Burg; if you are not sure if you like good white Burgundy here is a chance to taste a beauty and only for $20.00 ! My highest recommendation. Ralph Sands
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

Gilbert Jacquesson "Cuvée Eugénie" Brut Rose Champagne
Reviwer Picture By: Steve Bearden | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
This 100% Pinot Meunier wine sees some skin contact resulting in a vivid pink color and even a touch of structure on the back end. Dried cherry and ripe raspberry aromas and flavors jump from this bracing wine and there is a savory note on the long, dry finish. There is the faintest tannic tug on the end allowing this to stand up to hearty fare. Surf and turf anyone?
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2014 Amapola Creek "Monte Rosso Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
Reviwer Picture By: Steve Bearden | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
This is ripe, sweet and spicy with great acidity to temper the old vine density. The wine is not done in a jammy style, rather it is lithe, lively and surprisingly complex for the price. Drink now or age a few years.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
RP 94

2015 Argyle "Reserve" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Reviwer Picture By: Stephanie Vidales | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
Those who are familiar with Argyle probably know about their sparkling wines that put them on the Oregon wine map back in 1987. The winery has since then expanded their portfolio to include other wines, like this Reserve Pinot Noir which comes from their estate vineyards throughout Willamette Valley. This inviting Pinot is bursting with bright red fruit, a touch of spice and is silky on the palate with some tannin to pull it together. Incredibly approachable and drinkable.. you won't be disappointed!
Price: $28.99 Add To Cart
JS 93 VN 93

2009 Baron-Fuenté "Grand Millesime" Brut Champagne
Reviwer Picture By: Alex Schroeder | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
I have grown to love the opulence and pizzaz of the 2009 vintage Champagnes, and Baron Fuente's really drives the point home. It showcases the richness of the vintage with concentrated flavors of dried apricots, ripe persimmons and exotic spice but with a balancing acidity and incredible texture and toast from the long lees aging. To find vintage Champagne of this quality under $30 is truly a miracle, don't miss out on this one!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

Baron-Fuenté "Grande Reserve" Brut Champagne (1.5L)
Reviwer Picture By: Alex Schroeder | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
This is the best value I've ever see from Champagne. The quality from this flagship of Marne producer Baron Fuente is unbelievable for the price. It has beautiful expressive flavors of apricot, Gala apples, and honeysuckle with a touch of spice and herbs and a rich, subtly toasty creaminess on a finish that just keeps going and going. What a value on such a crowd pleaser!
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

Baron-Fuenté "Grande Réserve" Brut Champagne
Reviwer Picture By: Alex Schroeder | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
This is the best value I've ever see from Champagne. The quality from this flagship of Marne producer Baron Fuente is unbelievable for the price. It has beautiful expressive flavors of apricot, Gala apples, and honeysuckle with a touch of spice and herbs and a rich, subtly toasty creaminess on a finish that just keeps going and going. What a value on such a crowd pleaser!
Price: $23.99 Add To Cart

2014 Lagarde "Guarda" Cabernet Franc Lujan de Cuyo
Reviwer Picture By: Alex Schroeder | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
This is one of the best New World Cabernet Francs I have tried recently. It has rich flavors of strawberries, blueberries, mint, eucalyptus and just a touch of stewed peppers, with soft, ripe tannins and beautiful acidity to match the richness of the fruit. The finish goes on and on. If you have found the Cabernet Francs of the Loire to be a little too earthy, this might please you much more.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart
RP 92

2016 Amalaya Malbec Salta
Reviwer Picture By: Alex Schroeder | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
Add this to your list of unfathomable values in everyday wine. This shows silky smooth, dark fruit with a hint of smoke and graphite. The tannins are supple and plush with a great balancing acidity. Take advantage while it lasts!
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart
DC 90 WS 90

2014 Benmarco Malbec Uco Valley
Reviwer Picture By: Alex Schroeder | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
The quality and elegance on display in this Malbec had me guessing it was MUCH more expensive. It showed very supple, rich blue and black fruit with a balancing freshness from notes of minty herbs and black licorice. Structure is on point with graceful acidity and texturally ripe tannins. A great example of why South American Malbecs are the world's most famous.

2016 Don Silvestre Malbec Mendoza
Reviwer Picture By: Alex Schroeder | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
What an exceptional Malbec for under $10! It showcases dark blueberry and blackberry fruit, lifted aromatics of cola berry and violets, and a very soft, balancing acidity. If you enjoy the dark brooding richness of the wonderful Malbec grape, it would definitely be worth it to try this. It might end up your new house red!
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

2015 Poujeaux, Moulis
Reviwer Picture By: Alex Schroeder | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
Poujeaux is, and has for a long time, been one of the most serious wines you can find in its price bracket. The balance and precision achieved from this hallmark vintage will ensure exceptional ageability for years to come, and remarkable drinkability right now. It has notes of red currants, raspberry coulis and cherry kirsch, with plush, ripe tannins and beautiful acid lift for freshness on the back end. It would be a great idea to make a spot for a case or two of this in your cellar.

2015 Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac
Reviwer Picture By: Alex Schroeder | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
What excites me the most about this superb 2015 vintage is the amazing values to be found in the second and third labels at great properties like Pichon Baron. Les Tourelles is made from a single, estate, Merlot-dominant plot and offers rich, open-knit fruit flavors of cherry kirsch, and strawberry with dark savory undertones and very smooth, silky, almost dusty, tannins. If you like to play the value game, like I do, this is a good way to win at it.

1997 Highland Park 20 "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Reviwer Picture By: Andrew Whiteley | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
This is one of the most complex Old Particular casks we have ever bottled. The nose is at first full of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies sprinkled with a touch of cracked rock salt but gives way to the much more delicate aroma of stone fruits and tree blossoms. The palate is dense with dried figs, caramel, brioche, Christmas spices, and the savory notes of lightly smoked meats. The barley itself seems take center staged for a moment before fleeing into the background leaving behind a wisp of orange and smoke, like a hip bartender flashing the citrus oil before dropping the garnish peel into your Old Fashioned. The finish is particularly lengthy here and changes slightly with each sip. Every sampling leaves you with a different impression than the one before, but each contributes to building the complete picture of what 20 long years of age does for one of the world's greatest distilleries.
Price: $199.99 Add To Cart

2015 Bodega Garzon Marselan Reserve Uruguay
Reviwer Picture By: Jordan Stone | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
Marselan you ask? Marselan is a red French wine grape variety that is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. It was first bred in 1961 by Paul Truel near the French town of Marseillan. ( I found this on Wiki) Rich lush dark fruited with pronounced flavors of cocoa powder and coffee.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

2013 Acumen "Mountainside" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Reviwer Picture By: Andrew Stevens | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
I love almost everything that Mattiasson touches, the wines always exude elegance, structure, and purity of fruit. That being the case I was excited to find out that the Acumen project was headed up by him and I was not disappointed in the slightest. The 2013 Mountainside is everything a fan of old-school Napa style could hope for from one of the best vintages on record. Floral and herbal mountain fruit with layers of chocolate, cassis, and vanilla are carried by a beautiful layer of acid and tannin. For those looking for a more opulent modern style, this may not be the one, but true lovers of Napa Cabernet will not be disappointed by this wine.

2014 Lagarde "Guarda" Cabernet Franc Lujan de Cuyo
Reviwer Picture By: Jordan Stone | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
I know it is common to hear Cab Franc and equate it with bell peppers. Although the nose has a pronounced bell pepper quality, the wine has rich dark fruit richness with smooth tannins. Some tobacco notes with a LONG raspberry finish! Very fresh.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart
RP 92

2016 Aniello Pinot Noir "006" Rio Negro
Reviwer Picture By: Jordan Stone | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
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What a great value in Pinot Noir ( $17.99 ) . This Argentinian beauty has a light feel and color like a Burgundy. The flavor profile is slightly rich Raspberry and some Blackberry but still very light. Light herbal qualities and some integrated oak. Vines planted in 1998 and some french oak barrel aging. I have already made my purchase of this solid everyday drinker!
Drink from 2018 to 2018
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

2015 Chateau Lagrezette "Seigneur de Grezette" Cahors
Reviwer Picture By: John Majeski | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
Pop Quiz? What do Lou Reed, David Lynch, Elton John and former Prime Minister Tony Blair have in common? They all spent a night or more at Chateau Lagrezette, a massive, imposing fortress built in the fifteenth century and magnificently restored in the twentieth, now home to one of the finest properties in Cahors. The stellar, deeply-hued Malbec-based wines of this estate are almost as imposing, unfurling redolent aromas and signature flavors of blackberries, wild raspberries, violets, chocolate and smoke. Mellowed by a bit of Merlot, decant this wine for an hour or more and serve with a rich cassoulet. Not quite a 'walk on the wild side', but pure, lovely and delicious.....
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2014 Benmarco Malbec Uco Valley
Reviwer Picture By: Gary Westby | Review Date: 2/14/2018 | Send Email
The folks at Benmarco have delivered another brooding, powerhouse Malbec in 2014! This full bodied, dark, potent Malbec has slick tobacco like oak and rich black fruit. If you like powerful Napa Cabernet, but are tired of paying the exorbitant prices, this is a great alternative.

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