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Jeffrey Jones

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Paranubes Oaxacan Agricole Rum (1L)
Review Date: 07-14-2017
Interesting and delicious, this rum is a real surprise for me because I never thought that I would be tasting a rum agricole from Oaxaca. The nose is intense and expressive with grass and herb smells. This leads to soft fruity flavors with a hint of sweetness but over all this rum is on the dry side. Tasty alone ( if you like the agricole flavor profile) it should make great cocktails.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2014 La Chablisienne Chablis "Vaillons" 1er Cru
Review Date: 07-06-2017
This an excellent example of clean and pure Chardonnay. All of the elements of nice bright fruit, mineral undertones and a clean crisp finish all come together.This wine offers complexity and value. It should pair well with seafood and grilled chicken.

2014 La Chablisienne Chablis "La Sereine"
Review Date: 07-06-2017
This is a classic and clean Chablis. It is light,with citrus and notes of mineral throughout . From all of the 2014 La Chblisienne products that I have tasted, this is one of my favorites because I think that it will go so well with food like seafood and was mouth watering.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

2001 Bowmore 15 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Bourbon Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 07-03-2017
This is one of the best single cask selections from Bowmore that I have tasted in a long while. The nose has smoke and sea aromas that are nice and balanced. In the mouth it has a nice malty fullness that is rich and has some smokey notes. It liked it because it is well put together with all of the flavor components working together. It should please any fan of Bowmore.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

1988 North British 28 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Grain Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 07-03-2017
This is a very good cask of grain whiskey. It has a delicate and light color and a soft nose with vanilla and fruit notes. In the mouth it is concentrated with lively fruit flavors and has a full mouth fell.It is not too old and seems to be in its prime. This time I preferred it without water but this North British cask is also very nice with a splash of water.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

2001 Auchroisk 15 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 07-03-2017
The aromas of this single cask of Auchroisk are expressive and inviting with wax and honey notes. It is one of the prettiest that I have smelled in a long time. In the mouth it is not big and heavy but balanced and light to medium bodied, and offers nice malt flavors that are on the dry side with what seemed to me to a hing of savory notes. I think that this is both very interesting and very good.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

1984 Caol Ila 33 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 07-03-2017
This bottling is lively and is not too old . The age has helped integrate all of the flavor components and to provide some concentration.With this Caol Ila, you get what you want from a single malt from Islay. In the nose there are notes of brine, sea and smoke that are complex and seductive but not too heavy. In the mouth it is bright and rich with malt flavors that are fruity and there is some smoke to complete the picture. With small touch of water, the aromas and flavors all soften up a little.
Price: $349.99 Add To Cart

2016 Domaine des Côtes Blanches Sancerre Rosé
Review Date: 06-29-2017
Made from Pinot Noir this dry rose is elegant and pretty with subtle layers of red fruit flavors. It is delicate and balanced and will be easy to drink alone or with light foods.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

2012 Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino
Review Date: 06-25-2017
A wonderful Rosso from a great vintage. The 2012 Valdicave Rosso is big and round with nice red fruit flavors. This is enhanced with mineral tones. Dry and ready to drink now, it will be best with hearty foods. If you can decant this wine.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2014 Domaine Aurélien Verdet Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Aux Boudots"
Review Date: 06-22-2017
This wine is packed full of pleasure. It has elegant and expressive fruit and has a full body . Layered and complex with dry red fruit flavors balanced out with delicious acidity, the 2014 Verdet Aux Boudots shows Burgundy at its best. It will be best if it has been decanted (that is how we tasted it) and will go best with food.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
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Wild Turkey "Master's Keep - Decades" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 06-15-2017
This Bourbon offers what a mature whiskey should. It has concentrated flavors that are subtle and delicate . It is mellow and easy to drink with caramel and honey notes that are harmonious. This Bourbon is about nuance and flavor. What really stands out is the long delicious finish.
Price: $129.99 Add To Cart

2014 Antech "Cuvée Eugenie" Cremant de Limoux
Review Date: 06-12-2017
The owner of this winery really stands behind her wine and the last two years has made an effort to come to SF and teach our staff about them. She has nothing to worry about because the sparkling wines from Antech are delicious and should give any wine lover joy. Cuvee Eugenie is dry with a nice creamy mouth fell. Subtle hints of honey round this tasty gem out. Fantastic alone it will also go well with sea food.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

Copper & Kings American Dry Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 06-11-2017
It is a good time to be a gin drinker. There are so many high-quality gins available to choose from. This Copper Kings American Dry Gin is another creative and delicious addition to this category. It has beautiful aromatics of juniper, lavender and citrus. In the mouth the botanicals take first place, with the citrus adding secondary notes. The base is from distilled apple wine, which adds an additional splash of interest.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Copper & Kings "Blue Sky Mining" Brandy (375ml)
Review Date: 06-11-2017
This bandy starts with a wonderful and inviting nose that showcases the Muscat influence. Bright and pretty expressive floral notes are supported with a touch of spice and caramel. In the mouth there are flavors of caramel richness that have bourbon-like aspects. This for those who want a brandy that is interesting and on the rich side.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Blason Isonzo Bianco (3L Bag-in-a-Box) (cannot ship)
Review Date: 05-22-2017
This wine in a box is an easy way to get a glass of wine if you do not want to open a full bottle. One does not have to sacrifice quality with this wine. It is nice and medium bodied with a pleasurable round mouth fill and a clean and crisp finish.This wine is dry and will be nice and refreshing alone and will go well with fish and chicken.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2014 Dominus "Napanook" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Review Date: 05-19-2017
An excellent and seductive Napa red wine. It has nice fruit and structure but what is the most important is that it is packaged together with elegance and finesse. It is full bodied and delicious and should please anyone who wants a Napa red that will go well with food.

1982 Miltonduff 34 Year Old "John Milroy" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 05-18-2017
This older single malt is still alive with energy and flavor and is not over the hill. The nose offers notes of honey and caramel. In the mouth it is complex with caramel, malt and honey flavors. With the addition of a splash of water there is a creamy mouthfeel but one does not need water to enjoy this whiskey. This is one of the better old single malts that I have tasted.
Price: $229.99 Add To Cart

2015 Erik Banti Morellino di Scansano
Review Date: 05-15-2017
This is an interesting and delicious wine. It is medium to full bodied with nice dark red fruit flavors.It is lush but balanced and tastes like a wine that should cost a lot more. The Morellino Di Scansano drinks well alone but will go well with pasta, chicken or pork.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart

1997 Benrinnes 19 Year Old "Old Malt Cask" Single Barrel Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 05-15-2017
This is a single malt for someone looking for something that is pretty, subtle and easy. It has a nice soft and delicate nose with hints of malt and bees wax. In the mouth this theme continues with malt and honey flavors. This cask is on the light side with lots of nuance and beauty. I tasted this with not added water.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

2013 Erik Banti "Carato" Toscana
Review Date: 05-15-2017
This wine way out performs its price. It is soft and medium bodied but not simple or dull. There are red fruit flavors that are layered and complex. It is easy to drink alone but will go well with pasta dishes and other Italian foods.
Price: $7.99 Add To Cart

2016 Skouras Moscofilero Péloponnèse
Review Date: 05-15-2017
Moscofilero is one of the classic and great white grapes of Greece and Skouras is a master working with this grape. The 2016 has pronounced beautiful and inviting floral aromatics. In the mouth it is medium bodied with stone fruit flavors and is soft, round and dry. It has a nice subtle crisp finish which gives balance. Skouras Moscofilero is easy enough to drink alone but will go well with lighter foods. Simply put, this is a tasty wine.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
RP 92

Rancho Tepua Bacanora (750ml)
Review Date: 05-12-2017
This is the first Bacanora that I have tasted and it is a wonderful addition to K&L's selection of Agave-based spirits. There is nose of citrus with a subtle and light hint of smoke. In the mouth it is soft and almost creamy with citrus, baking spices and a hint of pepper. There is a nice long finish. I think that people who like Tequila and Mezcal will enjoy this product.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2015 Bedrock Wine Company "Old Vine" California Zinfandel
Review Date: 05-05-2017
A classic rich and fruity Zinfandel that is done right. It is full bodied , juicy and jammy, but also is balanced and pretty. It offers deep rich dark fruit flavors and is good alone but will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $23.99 Add To Cart
WS 93 RP 90

1997 Ben Nevis 18 Year Old "John Milroy K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 04-27-2017
This is for people who are looking for a light and clean single malt. The aromas are pretty,light and delicate. This theme continues in the mouth with soft, smooth and subtle malt flavors. There is no smoke and there is plenty of joy in this tasty and nuanced whiskey.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

1995 Glen Garioch 20 Year Old "John Milroy" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 04-27-2017
I tasted this product with and with out water. With no water there is a nice malt undertone but savory notes are somewhat pronounced both in the nose and in the mouth. With the additions of a little water, this Glen Garioch opens up letting the malt flavors come up with the savory notes playing a supportive role.This selection is full of nuance and will be a pleasure to sit down with and think about.
Price: $119.99 Add To Cart

1995 Tormore 20 Year Old "John Milroy" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 04-27-2017
Before this bottling I had never tasted a single malt from Tormore. I am glad that I got a chance to do so because this offering has so much to offer. In the nose there are caramel notes with savory undertones. With a splash of water, it is rich and juicy, packed with concentrated malt and dried fruit flavors that are very delicious. It is complex and interesting and should give joy to fans of single malts.This is the most unique selection of the John Milroy bottlings that are currently in stock.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

2010 Bel-Orme Tronquoy de Lalande, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 04-21-2017
A beautiful and expressive Bordeaux that drinks very well now. It is medium to full bodied with nice dark fruits\ flavors that are complemented with subtle earth and mineral notes. Typical of the 2010 vintage, the fruit is balanced with nice acidity which makes this a lively and delicious wine. It will be best with hearty foods.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
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Four Pillars Barrel Aged Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 04-17-2017
This gin is elegant, soft and easy. It has aromas of juniper with a hint of lime and some savory notes. In the mouth it is nice and pretty, with a tasty complex mix of spice and lime. There is a long finish. It is delicious and a little different.
Price: $46.99 Add To Cart

2014 Ridge "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 04-17-2017
Ridge Vineyards wines always seem to deliver. This 2014 Estate Cab. is no exception. It offers nice dark fruits that are rich and delicious but it is not too ripe or jammy. It is a dry wine that is a classic California Cab. I think that it will be best with hearty foods.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart
WS 91

Jean Arthaud Creme de Cassis De Bourgogne Liqueur (750ml)
Review Date: 04-10-2017
A high quality Cassis from Burgundy. There is a nice balance between currant , sweet and tart flavors. It is not too sweet and has a nice creamy mouthfeel. There is a very subtle savory undertone. It will make a great Kir and could be enjoyable on ice.
Price: $26.99 Add To Cart

2014 Sobon Estate "Rocky Top" Amador County Zinfandel
Review Date: 04-03-2017
Not only is this Zinfandel a great value it is delicious. It full bodied with soft juicy dark fruit flavors that are enhanced with a touch of spice. For people who love big red wines this drinks well alone and will go well with hamburger and other hearty foods.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart
WE 90

1996 Glen Moray 19 Year Old "John Milroy" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-30-2017
An interesting and delicious addition to K&L's single malt selection. There are aromas of malt and barley grain with a touch of Bourbon influence. With a splash of water , it is malty, soft and easy with a nice creamy mouth feel. Here again there is a subtle influence of Bourbon flavors.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

2006 Mortlach 10 Year Old "John Milroy" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-30-2017
I always seem to really like the offerings from Mortlach and this single cask is no different. It is a refreshing and a joy to drink. The aromas are bright, fresh, fruity and inviting. In the mouth this story continues with juicy fruity flavors. It is easy to enjoy, is very good, and has a nice long finish.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

Douglas Laing's Scallywag Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-26-2017
This single malt blend was named in honor of the master blender's dog. It offers rich and round flavors of sherry barrel age single malts with the influence of the different distilleries adding complexity and interest. It is nice that these whiskey gems are offered in this market place.
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

Douglas Laing's Timorous Beastie Highland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-26-2017
A blend of single malt whiskeys that is lively and refreshing. It has layers of juicy malt flavors that are complex and delicious. There are no smoke flavors. This is a chance to taste the genius of a master whiskey blender.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

Douglas Laing's Rock Oyster Island Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-25-2017
Looking for something different and absolutely delicious. I tasted this last March ins Scotland and still have very fond memories of it. It is one of things that I tasted there that has stayed with me. Bright and lively, it is complex with layers of salt , malt and a hint of smoke. The packaging is fun and whimsical but the whiskey is serious and good.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

2015 Clemens Busch Riesling Trocken (Dry) Mosel (Biodynamic)
Review Date: 03-23-2017
Wow! Lovely and elegant rose and floral aromas just jump out of the glass. In the mouth the Clemens Busch is pure, clean, crisp and dry with mineral flavors that make it even more interesting. This is a absolute joy to drink and is low in alcohol ( just under 11%).
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
VN 90

2012 Rippon "Rippon" Mature Vine Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka Central Otago (Biodynamic)
Review Date: 03-23-2017
This is a world class Pinot Noir. It has beautiful aromatics and dry red fruit flavors that are layered with mineral undertones. This is all put together to form an elegant package. You get a lot of wine for this price.

2009 Franck Bonville "Millesime" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 03-17-2017
I have not had a Champagne form Franck Bonville that is not well crafted and delicious. The 2009 is no exception to this experience. It has the nice aromatics of a Bonville Champagne, is nice and dry, and has nice medium body. It is layered and shows a lite touch of round mid palate flavors.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2015 Domaine des Pothiers "Clos du Puy" Côte Roannaise Rouge
Review Date: 03-16-2017
This is a fantastic wine. It offers nice Gamay dark fruit flavors that are both juicy and balanced out with a nice crisp finish and a touch of earth. It is complex and packed full of pleasure. I think that it will go well with pork and lamb.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2013 Joseph Swan "Saralee's Vineyard" Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 03-13-2017
A classic Pinot Noir beauty. This wine is not big and lusty with a deep red color. It is lighter colored and delicate with seductive and expressive aromas that are absolutely lovely. In the mouth it is elegant with complex red fruit flavors that are layered and dry. Try it alone or with lighter foods.
Price: $38.99 Add To Cart

1982 Carsebridge 33 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-10-2017
Particularly easy to drink and enjoy. This grain whiskey has an inviting, sweet caramel nose. In the mouth it is rich and soft and smooth with a creamy mouthfeel. Everything comes together to make this whiskey interesting and fun.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

2015 Talley/K&L Wine Merchants Edna Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 03-10-2017
What I like about this Chardonnay is that if offers nice California richness but is balanced and not dominated by oak flavors. It is fruity and creamy, and most importantly, easy to enjoy. Try it alone or with chicken and vegetarian cuisine.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2009 Caol Ila 6 Year Old "Old Malt Cask" Single Sherry Barrel Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-05-2017
Young Coal Ila always seen to be expressive and lively and this bottling is no exception. In the nose there is smoke with a very subtle fruit undertone. In the mouth there are fruit, malt, salt and smoke flavors. The sherry influence is very light providing a kiss of fruit. A nice long finish where the salt flavors show completes the package.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2009 Talisker 6 Year Old "Old Malt Cask" Single Sherry Barrel Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-03-2017
Lively and energetic, this cask of Talisker is a real treat. The sherry influence is subtle providing perhaps just a hint of softness. Talisker fans will still get their smoke and sea salt all wrapped up in a delicious package.Young Talisker bottlings seem to show very nicely and this selection is no exception.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

1996 Allt-a-Bhainne 19 Year Old "Old Malt Cask" Single Sherry Barrel Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 03-03-2017
This bottling is the first time that I have had a chance to taste something from this distillery. If this cask is what Allt A'Bhainne has to offer, hopefully we can see more in the future . It shows the sherry barrel aging, offering soft and round dried fruit and caramel flavors. This is topped off with seductive aromas of honey and bee's wax. It is on the dry side with a nice long finish. All of the flavor components come together to create an exceptional single malt.
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2014 La Jasse Castel "Bleu Velours" Languedoc-Montpeyroux
Review Date: 02-27-2017
A stand out at a recent staff tasting.Beautiful aromas lead to a wine that has nice balanced fruit with mineral undertones that well work together. It is seductive with delicious dark fruit flavors that seem to get better with each sip.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2014 Te Mata "Awatea" Bordeaux Blend Hawkes Bay
Review Date: 02-27-2017
An excellent Bordeaux style bland from New Zealand. It is full bodied with layers of flavors, offering dark fruit with mineral undertones wrapped in a balanced and structure package. It has a touch more fruit than most wines from Bordeaux and will go well with hearty foods.

2015 Pike Road Willamette Valley Pinot Gris
Review Date: 02-20-2017
I really like everything that I have tasted from Pike Road. The Pinot Gris tastes like it cost more money. It is clean and crisp but has enough fruit to make it very easy to drink. This wine is a very pleasurable drink/ It will go well alone or with fish or chicken.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

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