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2014 Elk Cove Willamette Valley Pinot Gris
Review Date: 08-19-2015
All the 2014 whites we tasted on our recent trip to Oregon were outstanding. One of the stand outs was the 2014 Elk Cove Pinot Gris. Beautifully balanced wine with lovely citrus and melon flavors wrapped with a beautiful acidity. The wine just dances on your tongue. No waiting on this one, just pop and pour.
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart
WE 92

2014 Domaine Cherrier Père & Fils Sancerre
Review Date: 07-22-2015
One of the most popular white wines sold at K&L over the last 8 years. Vintage after vintage, the wine continually over-delivers. The 2014 is a dry, clean, mineral-driven Sauvignon Blanc with great balance and a wonderful depth on the mid-palate. It has been a regular in my house for several years and wherever I take it, people love it. Enjoy!
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2014 Ponzi Willamette Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir
Review Date: 04-28-2015
A rosé that is satisfying on all levels. A beautiful light salmon color with lovely flavors of strawberry and watermelon wrapped with amazing acidity. Mid- palate weight and focus, with a long finish. The staff loved it and so will you.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2012 Duckhorn Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 04-28-2015
Duckhorn is known for Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc but the Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the tops in Napa Valley for 2012. Big bold Cabernet with ripe blue and red fruit, vanilla, cedar, cocoa and spice. A Cabernet for all Napa Valley fans.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

2013 Bench Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Review Date: 04-28-2015
Twenty dollar Pinot Noir aren't the easiest thing to find these days. With grape prices going higher and higher, Pinot Noir finds itself in the $30-$35 range in many cases. The folks at Brack Mountain continually over-deliver on the Pinot Noir. Bright red fruits, lovely integration of spice, orange peel, vanilla and forest floor. A wine that over-delivers at $20.00.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2013 Cep (Peay Vineyards) Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Review Date: 04-28-2015
The second label of Peay vineyards, the Cep label continues to produce top notch wines. This Pinot Noir from 2013 is made up of 85% fruit from the Estate vineyard along with 15% from the Campbell Ranch. Combine great sources with the skill of Vanessa Wong and you have one heck of a wine for under $30.00
Price: $27.99 Add To Cart

2014 Jam Cellars "Butter" California Chardonnay
Review Date: 04-22-2015
The name says it all. Jam cellars was founded by former Rombauer winemaker Rob Lloyd and John Anthony Founders John and Michelle Truchard. Fruit is sourced from all over California. Come get your Butter.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2013 Von Strasser "Rudy" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 04-22-2015
A favorite wine for our customers, the 2013 continues a great run of beautifully made wines. A nice combination of floor ripeness with mountain backbone. Medium body, extracted dark fruits with generous spice and a hint of vanilla and cedar. No doubt one of the great values in Napa Valley Cabernet.
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2013 Ridge Vineyards "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay
Review Date: 04-22-2015
It becomes difficult to come up with new words and phrases to describe how great Ridge wines are. The 2013 Chardonnay is beautifully balanced with acid and fruit with just a kiss of cedar. Pear, apple,melon with touches of guava. Great minerality and length.
Price: $46.99 Add To Cart
VN 92

2013 Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay
Review Date: 04-15-2015
If you like the quintessential style of Napa Valley Chardonnay, this is your go-to wine. Ripe citrus, hints of wood and very creamy. It goes quickly.
Price: $33.99 Add To Cart
WS 93

Drappier Carte d'Or Brut Champagne
Review Date: 04-15-2015
A rich, toasty Champagne heavy with stone fruit and lively, tight bubbles. The 80% Pinot Noir shows itself with lively hints of red fruit and spice. Very well balanced with a creamy mid-palate and great length. One heck of a treat for $39.99.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
WS 91

2013 Textbook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 04-15-2015
Although it has taken a $ 5.00 per bottle jump in price, the 2013 Textbook Cabernet Sauvignon is still a good value. With Napa Valley fruit costs out of control, it's amazing to be able to drink a high quality wine at this price.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2013 Fossil Point Edna Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 04-15-2015
It is always difficult to find good California Pinot Noir for under $20.00. The folks at Fossil Point continually produce a stunning wine year after year. A light red wine with generous cherry and strawberry flavor. Cola, baking spice and a touch of earthiness. ripe but with lovely acidity. A stunner for the price.
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2013 Ridge "Geyserville" Alexander Valley Zinfandel
Review Date: 04-01-2015
Ridge has made the Geyserville as a single-site Zinfandel in every year since 1966. 73% Zinfandel 17% Carignane, 9% Petite Sirah, 1% Mataro (Mourvedre) Lush black and red fruit, mint, cedar and spice. Good structure with aging potential.
Price: $32.99 Add To Cart
VN 94 CG 93

2013 Seghesio Sonoma County Zinfandel
Review Date: 04-01-2015
One of California's great Zinfandel producers, the Seghesio Family have been at the forefront of Zinfandel production. There Sonoma County Zinfandel is one of the great values in California Zin. Consistency and quality are second to none.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
WS 92

Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Brut
Review Date: 04-01-2015
One of the finest sparkling wines in the world. Made with great care and precision by winemaker/General Manager Arnaud Weyrich. A leaner style of sparkling wine with a minerality and depth punctuated by a lush mid palate. Approximately 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir. Aged a minimum of two years on the yeast. A tasty sparkling for any occasion.

2013 Drew "Gatekeepers" Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 03-31-2015
Exceptional Anderson Valley Pinot Noir. Drew wines are some of the hottest wines in the store. Quality and price in one bottle.
Price: $31.99 Add To Cart

2012 Hirsch "San Andreas Fault" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Review Date: 03-24-2015
I have been waiting a long time for this wine to be released, and of course, it wasn't in vain. Bright red fruit with layers of rose petals, cinnamon, forest floor and herbs. Acidity is nicely integrated and the tannins are apparent. After a couple of hours in a decanter, the wine opens up beautifully and shows incredibly. If you're patient, several years in your cellar will be even better.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

2013 Rochioli "Estate" Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 03-24-2015
Rochioli has been a Russian River Valley legend for many years. Originally bought in 1953 by Joe Rochioli Sr., the 135 acres ranch at that time was called Fenton Acres. Originally planted to many of the jug wine varietals like French Colombard and Napa Gamay. Joe Sr and Joe Jr planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc in 1959. The Sauvignon Blanc was successful and the original plantings still produce grapes today. The Cabernet Sauvignon didn't work very well and Joe Jr decided to plant Pinot Noir in 1968. Shortly after, Chardonnay was planted and as they say, "The rest is history". The first Rochioli wine was released in 1987 and from day one has been known for great wines. Today, third generation Tom Rochioli is the winemaker and continues the work that his Grandfather and Father did before him.

2012 Krutz Family Cellars "Magnolia Series" Napa Valley Zinfandel
Review Date: 03-24-2015
A Napa Valley Zinfandel for $19.99 ? Very impressive indeed. This Zinfandel is not for the faint of heart. It's a big boy with a lot of big dark fruit, big spice and a multiple layers of flavor. The wine also has amazing backbone which balances out the lush fruit giving this wine great character. Krutz Family Cellars was started by Patrick Krutz back in 2003. A young man from Jackson, Mississippi who came West to find his dream. He found it in the wine business. I have been a fan of the winery and Patrick for several years. The first wine we brought in from them was a 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the years, we have brought in many different varietals from many different area of California. Patrick continues to find great fruit sources and the wines continue to get better and better. In 2011, two of Patrick's brothers joined the Company and now it truly is a family affair.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
WE 92

2012 Newton "Unfiltered" Napa Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 03-23-2015
This legendary Napa Chardonnay keeps it going with tropical and stone fruit wrapped with creamy oak and rich butter. Best to drink in the near future.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart
RP 94 WS 90

2012 Walter Hansel "Cahill Lane" Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 03-10-2015
What can you say about a man that makes brilliant wine, year after year, which people adore. That's what Stephen does with the Walter Hansel label. The Cahill Lane is the most tropical of the 2012 Chardonnay. Balanced and well crafted, this is a Chardonnay for all palates.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
RP 93 VN 93

2014 Copain "Tous Ensemble" Anderson Valley Rosé
Review Date: 03-10-2015
Yet another beautiful Rose' from our friends at Copain. Light pink in color, the wine is bright and fresh with lovely light strawberry and pomegranate. The acidity is lively and the mid palate has a little more flashiness than the 2013. This wine won't be around for long.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

2012 Urbanite Cellars California Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 03-10-2015
Carlos Moya of Vinos Unico continues his pursuit of great California wines at fantastic prices. The man who gave you Redart and Amplio now gives you a delicious 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. Bright dark fruit balanced with hints of cedar and vanilla. A true bargain in California Cabernet Sauvignon.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2013 Shafer "Red Shoulder Ranch" Carneros Chardonnay
Review Date: 03-04-2015
A California legend, the Red Shoulder Ranch has been wowing Chardonnay fans since 1994. No malolactic fermentation but the lees help add depth and creaminess. Stone fruit, citrus and a cornucopia of other flavors nicely integrated together with a touch of acid and cedar.

2012 Lyeth Sonoma County Meritage
Review Date: 02-24-2015
Year after year, this Cabernet based wine beats most wines in this price category in quality. Vibrant black and blue fruit wrapped by soft tannin, spice and just touches of Mocha and cedar. Lyeth was founded over 25 years ago and now is part of the BOISSET FAMILY ESTATES.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2012 Alban "Patrina" Central Coast Syrah
Review Date: 02-19-2015
The King of California Syrah? Many people think so. Alban Vineyards is one of the finest Central Coast Syrah producers. This is not a wine for the faint of heart. Powerful but textured with layers of flavors that show the nuance of what the Syrah grape can give you. Drink within 5-7 years.
Price: $47.99 Add To Cart
VN 92

2010 Zaca Mesa Santa Ynez Valley Syrah
Review Date: 02-17-2015
A lush blueberry pie combined with hints of smoked meat, cinnamon,vanilla and cedar. There is a lot of wine here for the price and like the Andrew Murray Syrah we e-mailed a month or so ago, not to be missed.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart
WE 92

2012 Jeff Cohn Cellars "So Serine" Rockpile Syrah
Review Date: 02-16-2015
Urban winemaker Jeff Cohn has put out some great 2012 wines. Always the bigger, full powered style, this Rockpile Syrah will punch you in the mouth with the fruit, then bring you down with layers of flavor not often found in big boys like this.
Price: Hidden View Price
RP 93

2013 Calera Central Coast Chardonnay
Review Date: 01-29-2015
Josh Jensen, owner and winemaker for Calera, has been making inspired wines for close to 40 years. The Central coast Chardonnay is always a great first step to understanding the wines from Calera.Sourced from several different vineyards, this Chardonnay is clean and fresh with citrus and apple wrapped in lovely acidity. Finishes long and fresh, this wine is a great value and worth a try.

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Réserve Champagne
Review Date: 12-28-2011
This champagne house has always produced quality, easy sipping champagne. Ripe apple and pear with a hint of yeast. A great glass.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
WS 90