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Jeffrey Jones

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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
WS 94

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

1989 Linkwood 27 Year Old "John Milroy" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 05-18-2017
I always look forward to getting a bottling from Linkwood because Linkwood usually offers both good aromatics and great flavors. This bottling from John Milroy has an expressive and pronounced nose of honey and beeswax. In the mouth it is juicy with light and pretty notes of honey and a delicious finish. I tasted this offering with no additional water.
Price: $149.99 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

1996 Longmorn 20 Year Old "Old Malt Cask" Single Barrel Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 05-12-2017
I tasted this offering with and without water. With water the flavors are more subtle and nuanced, and without water fuller and more pronounced, as one would expect. Usually I enjoy cask-strength malts with water because it softens and opens them up. This bottle is an exception to the rule. There is a nose of sweet caramel, malt and a hint of vanilla. In the mouth is round with a malt and caramel flavors and a hint of spice.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

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

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
JS 90

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

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

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: $49.99 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: $49.99 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.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

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

2013 Fuenteseca Huerta Singular "El Maguey" Blanco Tequila (750ml)
Review Date: 02-17-2017
This Tequila offers easy drinking along with layers of complexity to keep it interesting.In the nose it is pure Agave with citrus and savory notes. In the mouth it is soft and supple with beautiful citrus flavors with an addition of fascinating savory accents. This is all put together in a complex package with a nice long finish.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

2010 Bois-Malot, Bordeaux Supérieur
Review Date: 02-06-2017
An absolute super value. The Bois-Malot is juicy and round with nice dark fruit flavors. It shows how good reasonable priced wines can taste. Great alone it will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $10.99 Add To Cart

2015 Charles Smith "Kung Fu Girl" Columbia Valley Riesling
Review Date: 01-12-2017
For anyone looking for a great wine to go with asian food this should be at the top of your list. It is bright, floral and fruity with a kiss of sweetness. Well made, it is also a joy to drink alone.

Lost Spirits Distillery 61% California Navy Style Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 01-09-2017
A great find for dark rum lovers. It is rich and dark with deep molasses and Christmas spice flavors. Rich and round, it is full bodied and has a long finish. Try this one on the rocks or in your favorite cocktail.It is high proof and needs water, ice or other liquids to soften it up.
Price: $42.99 Add To Cart

Jacques Esteve Petit Champagne Hors d'Age Cognac (750ml)
Review Date: 01-09-2017
This is a great addition to the Cognac selection at K&L. There are pretty floral aromas that are enhanced with citrus and spice notes. In the mouth it elegant with soft hints of citrus and spice topped off with a touch of caramel.There is a nice long finish. The only thing wrong with this product is that there is not a lot of it in stock.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

Westland "Peat Week" Limited Edition Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 01-08-2017
This is one for lovers of smoky whiskies. There are definite smoke aromas that have nice fruit undertones. In the mouth there is still a distinct influence of smoke that is intermixed with full and rich fruit flavors. There is a full mouth-feel, helping insure that this whisky is no wallflower.
Price: $99.99 Add To Cart
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Amaro Angeleno (750ml)
Review Date: 01-05-2017
This is a wonderful and lively amaro. It will be great before dinner or as a nice pick up me in the afternoon. The Amaro Angeleno has bright and inviting orange and lemon aromas and flavors.It finishes with a hint of bitter that helps make this product so refreshing.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2007 Monymusk 9 Year Old "Golden Devil" Single Barrel Jamaican Rum (750ml)
Review Date: 12-09-2016
A unique and delicious Jamaican rum. It is soft and on the dry side with hints of dried fruits. There are also spicy and earthy flavors. In fact, it is the earthy aspects that seem to set apart all of the current K&L Jamaican rum Direct Imports.There is a long finish.
Price: $36.99 Add To Cart

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