Customer Reviews - Elisabeth Schriber

Elisabeth discovered wine (more specifically Frascati) at age 19 while studying in Rome, Italy. It was cheaper than mineral water and went better with penne all’arrabiata. This was the only dish she ate in Italy, which would seem to be a terrible waste, only it was always excellent and could be relied upon to never contain pancetta, guanciale or any other members of the exhaustive pork fat family. While living in San Francisco in her twenties, Elisabeth’s taste in wine and food broadened. As a frequenter of the Wine House, the Wine Club and K&L Wine Merchants, as well as tasting rooms throughout Sonoma and Napa valleys, she learned to love Alsatian whites, Rhone reds, California Zin and embarked on what was to become her life’s great work—to develop a truly encyclopedic knowledge of and appreciation for rosé. Joining K&L’s San Francisco team in 2004 (brian, is this correct?) was, to quote Dr. Phil, a changing day in her life. Brilliant co-workers and engaged customers, not to mention a wicked discount on already low-priced wine, quickly turned a hobby into a career. As K&L has yet to promote Elisabeth to the head rosé buyer position for which she is so obviously deserving, she currently bides her time working from home as web editor/writer, compiling tasting notes and scores for the thousands of wines currently available at K&L. On her off hours, Elisabeth enjoys feeding and dressing her twin baby boys, August and Leo, and sneaking her carnivorous golden-retriever-Tasmanian-devil mix, Marlowe, onto Long Beach’s eponymous shoreline.


Baron-Fuenté "Esprit" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 01-29-2009
Like the Grande Reserve, it is very well-balanced, but it is aged longer, spending eight years on its lees! Also like the Grande Reserve, it is fermented in stainless steel. The big difference here is a blend of equal parts Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir. There is a definite sourdough nose (perfect for San Franciscans and their famous bread!) with an elegant toastiness. In the mouth, it starts off rich and round with lovely nutty notes to contrast the underlying citrus fruits. The citrus takes over on the finish and adds a nice zippiness to the overall richness of this Champagne.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
WS 92 WE 91