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Jeffrey Jones

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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

1989 Port Dundas 28 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Grain Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 08-12-2017
The lite pretty soft color of this grain whiskey sets the tone for this product. Both the aromas and flavors are light and on the delicate side, but there are a lot of flavors that are easy and round with a kiss of sweetness.I am glad that this cask did not end up as part of a blend because it is so nice and tasty on its own.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

1973 Chateau Pellehaut 44 Year Old K&L Exclusive Tenareze Vintage Armagnac (750ml)
Review Date: 08-11-2017
The 1973 Pellehaut is made from 100% Ugni-Blanc grapes. This 44-year-old Armagnac shows its age by offering a full-bodied and concentrated mouth feel and delicious and beautiful flavors. Rich and round at 44 years old, it has not lost its zest and liveliness. This is one to sip and enjoy.
Price: $159.99 Add To Cart

2001 Chateau de Pellehaut 16 Year Old K&L Exclusive Tenareze Armagnac (750ml)
Review Date: 08-10-2017
The 2001 offers all of the great flavors that one expects from Pellehaut Armagnacs. This vintage is soft with nice spice flavors and is very balanced and easy to drink. Not as concentrated as some of the other vintage offerings, it is a delicious pleasure to drink. The above is what I wrote in 2015. The extra 2 years has added a little more richness and touch more concentration.
Price: $62.99 Add To Cart

2000 Chateau de Pellehaut 17 Year Old K&L Exclusive Vintage Tenareze Armagnac (750ml)
Review Date: 08-10-2017
The 2000 Pellehaut is made from 100% Folle Blanche grapes.It is lively and delicious with a long finish and is medium bodied with under tones of spice. What I think makes this 2000 Pellehaut stand out so well is its balance and elegance that has a touch of richness.
Price: $69.99 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 Vigne"
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 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

1995 Fettercairn "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive 21 Year Old Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 07-27-2017
Flavorful and delicate this 21 year old has a lot to offer. It has a beautiful subtle honeyed nose that leads to a round, fruity and malty mouth. It tastes good. A touch of water is needed to soften and open up this single malt.
Price: $79.99 Add To Waiting List

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

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 Waiting List

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 "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

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
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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

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
WA 93

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 Waiting List
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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

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
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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
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
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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
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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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