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Jeffrey Jones

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2015 Clos de l'Anhel "Lolo de l'Anhel" Corbieres
Review Date: 09-18-2017
The bouquet of this wine is expressive and inviting with lively fruit aromas. In the mouth it is medium bodied with soft dark fruit flavors . This wine has balance and finesse and will be a joy to drink alone or with pork or chicken.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

2014 Domaine Les Pins "Le Clos les Pins" Bourgueil
Review Date: 09-18-2017
This is a classic and tasty Cabernet Franc . I think that it is a food wine and will go well with hearty foods. It is medium bodied with dark red fruit flavors that have layers of mineral and some earth notes. There is a nice crisp finish that helps round this wine out.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
WE 92 WS 90

1996 Tamdhu 20 Year Old K&L Exclusive Old Particular Single Barrel Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 09-08-2017
This is full-bodied, with big, round flavors of malt and honey. In the nose there are inviting honey and beeswax aromas. A hint of sweetness rounds out the flavor profile. I think that this single malt needs a splash of water to help open it up and make it softer.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

1991 North British 25 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Grain Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 09-07-2017
Another excellent cask from North British distillery that has a lot to offer. It is on the light side and very smooth with a pretty nice kiss of sweetness on the finish. This is a whiskey to set back with and simply enjoy. Although it is 25 years old it is not too old but is still lively and fresh.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

2002 Balvenie 14 Year "Peat Week" Vintage Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 09-07-2017
This is a very good single malt. In the nose there is a medium amount of peat with some nice malt aromas. In the mouth it is soft and pure with interesting malt flavors that are balanced out with some smoke. The smoke flavors do not dominate but are integrated with the malt. The Balvenie Peat Week is easy to drink and enjoy and should please single malt fans.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart

Four Pillars "Bloody Shiraz" Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 08-31-2017
This Gin has beautiful dark red color which will add a pleasant visual dimension to a gin and tonic. In the nose there is an interaction of sweet fruit and juniper aromas. In the mouth it is rich and round with the sweetness of the shiraz interacting with subtle botanical and citrus notes. The Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz is a new flavor direction in the gin section providing more depth and choice.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2016 Cave de Tavel "Lauzeraies" Tavel
Review Date: 08-28-2017
This is a delicious rose that is full of life and energy. It has a deep color and is full bodied with juicy red fruit flavors but is dry and balanced. I think that it is great alone but will go will with foods like chicken and salmon.There is a lot of wine here for the price.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

Le Brun de Neuville "Authentique Assemblage" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 08-27-2017
At a recent staff tasting of Champagne I thought that this product really stood out. Although all of the Champagnes were of high quality and absolutely delicious, the Le Brun Authentique stayed in my mind. It is lively and energetic with hints of minerals in a easy to drink dry Champagne. I think that it will go well alone or with lighter fish.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Clos de l'Anhel "Les Terrassettes" Corbières
Review Date: 08-27-2017
This wonderful wine from Corbieres has a lot to offer. It is lively and bold with rich and round dark fruit flavors that has subtle savory undertones. Although the Les Terrassettes is juicy it is medium bodied which makes it go well with food such as Lamb or fowl.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

2007 Bunnahabhain 10 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 08-17-2017
This is a tasty gem that is joyful and interesting. There are subtle aromas of honey and wax with a undertone of savory notes. In the mouth it is soft, round and easy with honey, wax and savory notes continuing. This is a very good bottle of single malt. I tasted this with a touch of water.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

Yellowstone "Select" Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 08-12-2017
This Bourbon has inviting and pretty aromas. In the mouth it is soft and juicy with rich caramel and dark dried fruit like flavors. There is a nice finish with a touch of vanilla. The only problem with this Bourbon is that it might be too easy to drink.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Doctor Bird "Moscatel Cask Finish" Traditional Pot Still Jamaican Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 08-07-2017
When I first saw this product come in I must admit that I though it was some type of gimmick product. But I was wrong. This is serious and delicious rum. The nose starts out with hints of caramel and subtle earthy notes. In the mouth it is dry, complex, earthy and round. This rum should please fans of Jamaican Rums. With a touch of water the rum opens up a little and the flavors become more pronounced.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

Leopold Bros. "Summer" Limited Edition Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 08-07-2017
This is my favorite Leopold Brothers Gin so far. It is lively and delicious and worth taking a look at. There is a nice combination of juniper and citrus that works out well. It is the citrus , especially the orange flavors that stand out. A long orange influenced finish finishes the package.
Price: $27.99 Add To Cart

2014 Domaine Bruno Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Rouge Vieilles Vignes
Review Date: 08-03-2017
This is a beautiful Burgundy that is classic and under priced for the quality that this wine has. The nose in inviting and seductive with hints of the flavors that are to come. In the mouth it is elegant and balanced with a nice interaction of dry red fruits , earth and acid. This is Burgundy at its best.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart

2005 Benrinnes 12 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 08-03-2017
The Benrinnes single malts are not big and heavy but offer an elegant and delicious experience. This single cask has a beautiful nose of honey, bees wax and malt that is very inviting. In the mouth it is balanced and juicy with malt flavors that are nice and tasty . A touch of water makes this Benrinnes lighter and gives it a nice creamy mouth feel.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2015 Domaine De L'Ermitage "Victor" Costières de Nîmes Rouge
Review Date: 07-31-2017
A great ready-to-drink wine for those looking for a medium-to-full-bodied wine that has dark fruit and subtle earth flavors. An absolute bargain, it will go well alone or with hearty foods.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

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 "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

1984 Caol Ila "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength 33 Year Old Islay 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

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

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
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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

2005 Coufran, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 05-27-2017
Chateau Coufran produces excellent drinkable wines for a reasonable price. The 2005 is full bodied and structured with dark fruit flavors balanced out with hints of earth. It is dry and well be best with hearty foods.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
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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 "John Milroy" K&L Exclusive 34 Year Old 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

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
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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
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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

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

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
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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

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
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2009 Caol Ila "Old Malt Cask" 6 Year Old Single Sherry Barrel Islay Single Malt Scotch 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

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