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Alex Schroeder

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2002 Dailuaine 14 Year Old "Old Particular K&L Exclusive" Single Sherry Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 01-17-2017
Great Scotch that’s loaded with integrated flavors, complexity and richness. The extended time in sherry cask imparts a broad, creamy butterscotch core with nuanced flavors of toffee, orange marmalade and a little cocoa. Even at cask strength it is inviting and pleasant, and a small addition of water makes it more so, opening up the flavors quite a bit. Great Scotch priced well below its class!
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

2015 Clos Bellane "Petite Bellane" Côtes du Rhône-Villages
Review Date: 01-16-2017
This is brimming with the aromas of freshly crushed raspberry confiture…very rich fruit and the acid to back it up. This is likely due to its unusually high Syrah content for a southern Rhone wine. There’s a nice toastiness from the oak and its light-bodied nature makes it especially “mid-week quaffable.” The strong acid makes it a great food wine and a fantastic value.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

2000 Lanson "Noble Cuvée" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 01-12-2017
Incredible Champagne value that won’t last long! Pristine tete de cuvee from Chateau Lanson really showing superb nearly 17 years after the vintage. There’s beautiful development of fruit: baked apples and pears with a subtle but very nice toasty undertone, buoyed by a notable chalkiness and a vibrant crisp acidity.

2015 Averaen (Banshee) Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 01-11-2017
Banshee has been blowing minds with its quality-to-price ratios in Sonoma County, and now they are redefining what $20 gets you in the Willamette Valley, too. The Averaen Pinot Noir is a beautiful one. Fresh, ripe blueberry, raspberry and strawberry flavors with a great acid backbone and a light, silky texture. By far the best money you can spend in the appellation at the moment.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
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2014 Gary Farrell "Russian River Selection" Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 01-11-2017
This stood out at a recent staff Chardonnay tasting. The fruit, sourced from a lot of the top-billed vineyards in the Russian River area, was notable for its freshness and focused acid, while still offering the classic Russian River richness and depth…the best of both worlds at a price far below its stature.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
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2014 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Rosso di Montalcino
Review Date: 01-11-2017
Beautiful wine made in the classic Montalcino tradition! 100% Sangiovese aged a year in barrel. Although lighter in body than bigger Brunellos, it still showcases incredibly rich savory red fruit flavors with a silky mouthfeel and great acid to balance it out. I’m not always in the mood for a big, rich (expensive) Brunello, and this more than satisfies the red-wine drinker in me at an everyday price!​
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2015 Michel Delhommeau "Harmonie" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie
Review Date: 01-09-2017
The “Harmonie” Muscadet Sevre et Maine is quite appropriately named, it has a lot going on but it all comes together for a well-synchronised wine experience. It’s bone dry with remarkable minerality for its price point, and is rounded out nicely by fruit flavors of melon and citrus. It’s light bodied with good acid, making it a great food-pairing wine as well.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Review Date: 01-08-2017
This is the best deal I’ve found in the new year so far. Made from Marsanne, Clairette, Roussanne and Bourboulenc, there are aromas of stone fruit, apricot, wildflowers, lime blossom and citrus. The ripeness of the vintage is evident with the extremely rich fruit on the palate and a wonderful waxy texture. The finish is incredibly long and well balanced by great acid. Unbelievable quality under $25, another great product of our Direct Import program!
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart
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2014 Lemelson "Thea's Selection" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 12-27-2016
Wonderful freshness and vibrancy from this well-balanced Willamette Pinot Noir from Lemelson. On the nose there are bright, rich fruit aromas of raspberry and plum, with a floral violet lift. On the palate, there is just enough tannin and acid to give the fruit a fresh, crunchy feel. This is the type of bottle that disappears the quickest at a dinner gathering.
Price: $27.99 Add To Cart
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2013 Black Stallion Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 12-27-2016
Despite its reasonable price-point, this wine is hitting all the right notes for a Napa Cab. There are deep flavors of blue and black fruit, pepper, mocha, leather, with a touch of anise on the finish. It has great tannin structure and acid so it is drinking great now and probably will for several years to come.

2010 La Rioja Alta "Viña Alberdi" Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 12-15-2016
Pours a beautiful deep brick red color, and offers dense aromas of raspberries, ripe strawberries, and aged leather with a hint of salinity. On the palate, robust but fully integrated and silky tannins combine with a vibrant acidity for overall outstanding structure, underlined by the slight influence of vanilla and spice notes from the oak. A powerful and well-balanced Rioja from an outstanding vintage.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart
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Bruno Michel "Blanche" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 12-07-2016
I tried this at K&L Champagne buyer Gary Westby’s suggestion and I’m glad I did. It’s not every day a wine gives you a veritable “Wow” moment, but this one took me aback. Bruno Michel has been a pioneer in organic, biodynamic vine growing since the 1980s, and apparently putting prodigious amounts of tender love and care into them makes a stunningly good bottle of bubbly. Roughly half Meunier, half Chardonnay, the aroma profile is unique and complex: sweet flaky pastry, lemon zest and a hint of cocoa melded together by a rich lees quality. The acidity doesn’t necessarily stick out, but rather gives the wine the perfect sense of balance, tying together all the rich and complex flavors of quince, toasted pie crust, cloves and baked apples perfectly. They may not have the marketing power of the “Grand Marques” but Bruno Michel’s champagnes would stand up to the very best of them in any tasting panel.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

Nino Franco "Rustico" Valdobbiadene Prosecco
Review Date: 12-07-2016
A great, crisp, clean prosecco. Bone dry with very clean, light aroma of lemon rind rounded out by a touch of creaminess. Perfect for that everyday occasion that can always be enhanced by some bubbles.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart
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2012 Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva
Review Date: 12-07-2016
This wine is for me the embodiment of Old World elegance. It captures the savory Sangiovese flavors of cherries, raspberries and plum with subtle notes of spices and herbs. It has a soft earthy texture underlying rich, concentrated fruit and just a touch of acidity. Very well balanced, structured and, in a word, elegant.

2013 Leone de Castris Salice Salentino Riserva
Review Date: 11-21-2016
Every now and again a previously unbeknownst-to-me wine will surprise me by hitting all the right notes in exciting ways—this is definitely one of those. This mostly negroamaro blend seems to tell the story of its southern Italy environment with savory aromas of earth, leather, potpourri, mushrooms and ripe bush berries and plum. This savory fruit profile is held up by a plush tannic structure and just the right amount of acid to keep the finish crisp and interesting, making you want to take the ride all over again with another sip. Delicious stuff.​
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Jeff Carrel "Les Darons" Languedoc
Review Date: 11-15-2016
We’re on the precipice of the cold season, and I can’t think of a wine I would want close by on the first wintry day than this gem from Jeff Carrel in Languedoc. It features an unbelievable rich concentration and purity of fruit like blackberries, blueberries and black cherries that glides over the palate like silk and ends with a touch of acid on the long finish. It’s a classic example of the incredible quality to price value that the winemakers in Languedoc are offering right now and shouldn't be passed up while it is around!
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart
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2004 Bodegas Puelles Gran Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 11-10-2016
This is the deal of the year from Spain and I fully expect inventory to dwindle pretty quickly. I have never seen a Gran Reserva with over 10 years of bottle age for under $30, much less $20. It is absolutely singing right now! Blue and blackberry fruit with subtle, savory notes of mushroom and espresso and just a tiny hint of menthol. The structure is such that the wine is still fresh and textured and has a crisp finish that seems to go on and on. If we run out of stock before you get to try it, I’m partly to blame as this is my new house red.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2009 Miguel Merino "Vitola" Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 11-10-2016
The fruit used to produce this Reserva Rioja came from vines planted in the 1970s, and the concentration and depth are evident. I get notes of cocoa, vanilla and espresso underneath loads of concentrated dark fruit like blueberries, mulberries and blackberries. There’s solid tannin, but it’s well rounded by the extra year in bottle and lends to the great structure typical of a Miguel Merino wine. Age and structure like this at a price so low should get our bargain-hunters pretty excited!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2012 Miguel Merino "Viñas Jovenes" Crianza Rioja
Review Date: 11-10-2016
Beautiful entry level Rioja from our good friend and direct import Miguel Merino. It’s aged in American and French oak, subtle and nuanced notes of vanilla and licorice underline the more pronounced savory flavors of raspberry and black cherry. The fruit is rather lifted and fresh, with a velvety smooth texture from soft round tannins.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2014 Domaine Lafage "Tessellae Vieilles Vignes" Carignan Côtes Catalanes
Review Date: 11-09-2016
This is one of the best values out there in the wine world right now, and sure enough it comes from the south of France, on the Cotes Catalanes. It has incredible power and finesse, with loads of very pure, dark fruit like blackberry and boysenberry, with great concentration and powerful structure from the 70-year-old vines. The wonderful purity of fruit and terroir are on full display with notes of cloves, anise, wildflowers and cocoa, followed a long, raspberry-tinged finished. Very delicious, complex and well-priced!
Top Value!
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart
RP 92

2015 Au Bon Climat/K&L Wine Merchants "Bien Nacido Vineyard" Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 11-08-2016
This is one of the finest Pinot Noirs I’ve tasted from ABC. It has the great, rich crunchy fruit one would expect from the Bien Nacido Valley with a frame of secondary flavors like herbs, garrigue and a touch of baking spices. The concentration is awesome while retaining freshness and vibrancy with a great acid backbone. This will certainly be making an appearance at my Thanksgiving table.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2012 Prunotto Barolo
Review Date: 11-08-2016
This is an elegant and refined Barolo, already showing finesse and roundness through all that Nebbiolo power. It showcases aromas of sweet, savory red berry fruit with underlying raspberry, spices and herbs. Its tannins are ultra fine and fully integrated, and a delicate but powerful mid-palate texture leads through to a finish well-accented by soft acid. Delicious Barolo ready to be enjoyed for years to come!
Price: $46.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Pascal Berthier "Esprit de Séduction" Saint-Amour
Review Date: 11-01-2016
This is one of the many gems recently brought back from Beaujolais for the direct import program, and the quality-to-price ratio is awe-inducing. The generous nature of the 2015 vintage is on full display with perfectly ripe fruit flavors of raspberry, red currant and cranberry that have great mid-palate weight and a smooth but powerful tannic texture with great acid and a slightly savory finish. This is the epitome of great, traditional French wine at a great price. ​
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
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Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne (375ml)
Review Date: 10-30-2016
I recently enjoyed this while relaxing in a hot tub on a nice summer evening in California; it was perfect! Fresh and pronounced flavors of pear and apricot combine with a crisp acidity and lush creaminess for a wine fresh and approachable in style. The perfect accompaniment to any moment of leisure, at a price far below its value!
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart

2013 Château de Montfaucon "Baron Louis" Lirac
Review Date: 10-25-2016
One of the very best values K&L offers, the Baron Louis Lirac is perennially one of the most well-structured, ageable Southern Rhone wines on the market. It has deep, dark Grenache fruit flavors of black cherries and plum, with a hint of black pepper and eucalyptus. Its tannins are hearty but fully integrated and very smooth, and a great finish fueled by crisp acid and lingering fruit flavors. ​
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
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2014 Château de Montfaucon Clairette "Vin de Mme la Comtesse" Côtes du Rhône Vieilles Vignes Blanc
Review Date: 10-25-2016
This is a seriously delicious bottle of old-vine, single vineyard Clairette. It opens with a bouquet of acacia blossom, melon, pear and earthy minerality. On the palate it has a wonderfully rich, creamy texture, plenty of weight, and a nice medium-acid finish that leaves those delicious flavors lingering quite awhile. If you’re into Rhone whites, this is a gem!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
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2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne-Vigna Ferrovia" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Review Date: 10-18-2016
Expectations are high for the Riserva wines from this stunning vintage, and for me this one not only meets those expectations, it redefines how great a Brunello di Montalcino can be. The structure is incredible: I’ve been drinking on this bottle for three days and it’s not just holding up, it’s singing as gracefully as ever! On the nose: crushed violets and ripe raspberries with a touch of mint and small undertones of licorice. Velvety smooth on the palate, with a rich and broad tannic fruitiness with a savory umami note that meets at the back of the palate with the perfect level of acidity. Showing amazing right now, I can only imagine the wonders a few more years of age would work on this surreal wine.​

2008 Bruno Michel "Les Brousses" 1er Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 10-07-2016
The 2008 vintage in Champagne has many experts in the field excited, and one taste of Bruno Michel’s “Les Brousses” explains why. It showcases a very rich and pronounced baked-apple fruit profile complete with hints of baking spices, but with the razor-sharp electric acidity that is a hallmark of the vintage. The mineral profile is incredible, the chalkiness is fine and nuanced, adding another level of complexity to this finely crafted wine. This bottle will only get more delicious for decades to come; I recommend putting a few away.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

2013 Kingston Family "Lucero" Syrah Casablanca Valley
Review Date: 10-04-2016
I really love the Kingston Family Estate for their philosophy on wine making, which is to craft wines based not on what everyone else is selling, but to tell the beautiful story of their cool-climate Chilean terroir. The Lucero Syrah is that beautiful story in a bottle. It is very aromatic with notes of fresh eucalyptus and cranberry, pepper and leather. The fruit is bright and vibrant with acid driven fruit flavors like raspberry and blackberry, with a soft, medium-bodied texture. Wonderful balance and fresh style.

2014 Thistle Ridge Pinot Noir Waipara Valley North Canterbury
Review Date: 10-03-2016
Another home-run value from New Zealand buyer Ryan Woodhouse! Produced organically for three years now, the Thistle Ridge PN has a slight cola-berry sweetness on the nose, but on the palate it's dry and elegant, with great weight and bright fruit flavors of plum and boysenberry. There is no way this is going to last long, it tastes WAY more expensive than it is.

2014 Momento Chenin Blanc/Verdelho Bot River Western Cape
Review Date: 10-03-2016
For me, this wine was the star of our recent staff tasting. It has an incredibly interesting smokiness underlying; dry, but with bright yellow tropical fruit like pineapple and quince. The texture was just phenomenal, with a waxy phenolic character and great mid-palate weight and balance. It can definitely be enjoyed tonight, but I have a feeling a few years in the cellar would be very rewarding .
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2014 Domaine Lafage "Bastide Miraflors" Côtes du Roussillon
Review Date: 09-26-2016
Just in time for fall, the shipment of the latest vintage of Bastide Miraflors from Domaine Lafage has arrived. It’s full of pure, big-bodied dark fruit flavors like plum, black cherry and cassis with ultra smooth integrated tannins. This has a lot of personality with secondary flavors like tobacco, licorice and spice underlining the great fruit. Even in the south of France, where low-cost wines abound, this is a standout quality-to-price ratio!
Top Value!
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart
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2013 Domaine Aubai Mema Grenache Vieilles Vignes "Lunatico" Gard Rouge
Review Date: 09-22-2016
Beautiful Grenache from an area in Eastern Languedoc (very close to the Rhone). It has a deep transparent ruby hue, and smells like wild blackberries and ripe blueberries with floral undertones. The purity of fruit is great, and 18 months in new and used oak gives it an added texture that suggests it would age very well. An impressive new find from our direct import program!​
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart

2010 Louis Roederer Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 09-21-2016
62% Pinot Noir, 38% Chardonnay. Rich round red berry fruit, creamy texture from 20% barrel aging and a crisp acid to back it up. The minerality is bracing and enriching, to make for an overall stellar rosé Champagne. Ready to enjoy now and for years to come!​

2008 Louis Roederer Brut Champagne
Review Date: 09-20-2016
Roederer took full advantage of the superb conditions in 2008 to create a powerful, complex and elegant Brut Champagne. Made from 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, the acid is electrifying and powerful yet the richness of fruit cushions it perfectly, opening the palate to a bouquet of flavors like citrus, pear, honey and toasty goodness. A delicious take on a great vintage!

Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut Champagne
Review Date: 09-16-2016
This bone dry offering from the prestigious Laurent Perrier house is elegant, fresh and satisfying. This no-dosage cuvée consists of 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir from high quality vineyards that display a subtle toasty quality over clean green apple and fresh citrus flavors. Wonderful expression of the Champagne terroir and one of my favorite takes on the style.

2009 Louis Roederer Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne
Review Date: 09-16-2016
This is a true gem from Roederer, a wonderfully crafted wine that reflects the robust ripeness of the 2009 vintage. Its superb-quality fruit comes from all Grand Cru vineyards in Avize and Mesnil-sur-Oger, 10% of which is matured in oak casks for added depth and texture, giving it aged Burgundian flavors of subtle toasted oak and lemon-butter. It glows with the ripeness of 2009 while retaining an electric vibrancy from its crisp acidity. Complex and delicious!

Krug "Grande Cuvée" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 09-16-2016
The Krug Grand Cuvée is a wine fully deserving of every big of prestige it commands, which is a lot! Krug is so far ahead of the competition that in an industry where production details are well-guarded secrets, Krug lays it all out for everyone to see — no one comes close to putting the effort and trouble that Krug puts into the Grand Cuvée. Blended from over 120 different wines from 12 different vintages going back to 1990, the wine displays depth and maturity and youth and freshness at the same time! Rich, ripened stone fruit flavors with aged white-Burgundy notes and warm brioche undertones. Its freshness is reinforced by a focused acid and a mineral-driven mousse. Despite its price, this is still one of the best values from Champagne.

Drappier Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature Zero Dosage Champagne
Review Date: 09-16-2016
Made from 100% Pinot Noir. The minerality in this low sulfite, no-dosage Brut Nature is vibrant alongside the dry, bright red fruit flavor of the Pinot Noir. The clean, crisp finish seals this as one of the best Brut Natures in stock.

2008 Ayala Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 09-16-2016
Ayala enjoys a lustrous history in Champagne, and it continues to secure its place in modern history with gems like the 2008 Blanc de Blancs. Made entirely with Chardonnay from two Grand Cru villages on the Cote des Blancs, then aged on its lees for over six years, the depth and balance on display are impressive! The fruit is ripe and pronounced underneath a subtle layer of toastiness, but there’s a powerful acid and plenty of minerality to hone the edges. This is delicious and well primed for aging.
Price: $84.99 Add To Cart
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2005 Bollinger "Grande Année" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 09-16-2016
This is rich velvety vintage Champagne at its best! Made from 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from mostly Grand Cru vineyard sites, it has very rich fruit flavors of black currant, exotic fruits and citrus with a deep toasted brioche note as well as aged cheese nuances. Its acid is soft and elegant, letting the richness of the fruit take center stage, and stay there long after the finish. Drinking perfect right now!
Price: $109.00 Add To Cart
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Gosset "Excellence" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 09-16-2016
Gosset wines prove that Champagne need not exist on a richness to freshness spectrum, but that both sensations can be achieved in unison to magnificent ends. On the nose, the Brut Excellence displays lovely chalk and sweet pastry notes. The Pinot Noir takes over on the palate with rich red fruit elements which meld perfectly into a pronounced acid-driven freshness and a creamy, silky texture at the same time! A remarkable combination!

2005 Charles Heidsieck Brut Champagne
Review Date: 09-16-2016
The fruit from this remarkable vintage was rich and ripe, and after spending 8 years on its lees and a few more in bottle, it has transformed into a rich, creamy, well-rounded Champagne. Rich roasted apricots, roasted hazelnuts and butter notes ride a smooth and creamy texture that coats the entire palate before an elegant, soft acid finish. This is a special bottle of bubbles!

2008 Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 09-16-2016
The 2008 vintage for Champagne manifests itself incredibly well with Veuve Cliquot’s millesime rosé. It has an energetic acidity that converges with the ripe red berry notes at a beautifully crafted point of inflection on the back palate. 5% of the wine was aged in giant oak foudres to lend a rich texture undertone with subtle spice notes, and its yeast character is a delicate supplement to the lively fruit. I would love to revisit this Champagne in five, even 10 years!
Price: $84.99 Add To Cart

Moet & Chandon "Imperial" Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 09-16-2016
What really defines this Champagne is the combination of rich fruit flavors like white cherry, strawberry and blackberry, and its soft, friendly nature, with round and supple edges, subtle spice notes and a nice acid on the finish. Made with mostly Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, with a splash of Chardonnay for finesse. A very exciting and well-crafted wine from one of the oldest and most respected Champagne houses in France.

Ruinart Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 09-16-2016
Ruinart’s flagship wine is built in a style that emphasizes a very crisp, clean, and elegant Champagne experience. Made in a reductive style so that the high quality Premier Cru juice sees very little oxygen during vinification, the clean flavors of citrus and stone fruits dominate against a backdrop of pronounced minerality and crisp acid. If your looking to impress company, no matter how discerning the palates, pick this up.

2015 Domaine Lafage "Novellum" Chardonnay Pays d'Oc
Review Date: 09-10-2016
France isn’t exactly known for its experimentation in the wine world. It’s a land where tradition holds very strong importance, which is part of what we love about it. The south of France, however, is a little different. Its legacy as a producer of “jug wines” a few decades ago has resulted in a less strict oversight of production methods and varietals, leaving the new wave of passionate winemakers more room to experiment towards greatness, which is what the Novellum Chardonnay represents. It’s made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, 30% of which is aged in Burgundian barrels, and the rest is aged in tank on Viognier lees. What results is a beautiful combination of rich texture, crisp vibrant fruit and acidity, and a beautiful bouquet of flowers and citrus blossoms. Wow! Oh, and price-wise, nothing competes! This is a no-brainer, try it! It just might be your new house white!​
Price: $10.99 Add To Cart
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2008 Baron Fuente "Grand Millesime" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 09-10-2016
Baron Fuente’s latest vintage release is causing excitement among K&L staffers! It displays the opulent rich ripeness afforded by the warm, dry finish to the growing season, but with a vibrant freshness that animates the wine! Mineral driven with lively citrus and stone fruit flavors, it has classic Champagne balance and structure that I plan on revisiting as many times as possible given its remarkably low price-point! ​
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2012 Daniel Ricci "Terre del Timorasso" Colli Tortonesi Timorasso
Review Date: 09-09-2016
This is one of the most serious white wines I’ve tasted all year! It boasts rich, intense fruit flavors of dried apricots, ripe peaches and floral honey. Despite being aged in stainless steel, it achieves an amazing richness of texture and toastiness that gives it great depth and breadth on the palate, and eventually ends in a long lingering soft acid finish. I can’t wait to drink this on my next cheese & baguette picnic! ​
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2013 La Massa "La Massa" Toscana
Review Date: 09-09-2016
When winemakers in Italy started producing non-traditional Tuscan blends back in the 1970s, it was a huge leap forward for steak-lovers everywhere. Now, they could combine the wild-fruited savoriness of Sangiovese with the structure and substance of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. La Massa is a fantastic version of this style of wine at a price miles below some of its counterparts. Pure flavors of blueberry and blackberry ride perfectly integrated tannins with just a touch of earthy savoriness. The finish keeps that dark-fruited sensation just going and going! If you enjoy a good steak, I think you’ll find this to be a flawless pairing.​

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