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Jeffrey Jones

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2016 Domaine Vico Corse Rouge (Corsica)
Review Date: 08-20-2018
A delicious selection from Corsica. It offers deep rich red fruit flavors that are made interesting with hints of earth and mineral. All of this is balanced together to make a wine that is a pleasure to drink. It will go well with lamb and pork or similar foods.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2017 Domaine Vico Corse Blanc (Corsica)
Review Date: 08-20-2018
This is one of several stand outs from a recent staff tasting. It has an expressive and inviting nose with hints of floral and citrus. In the mouth it is soft but is crisp and clean with subtle mineral notes. This will go well with fish or light foods.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2012 Clairault "Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia (Black Label)
Review Date: 08-13-2018
This Cabernet Sauvignon offers a lot wine for this price. It is ready to drink and enjoy now with big lush round dark fruit flavors that are supported and given balance by some savory and spice notes. It has a nice dry crisp finish and will go well with hearty foods.

2017 Domaine Petroni Corse Rosé (Corsica)
Review Date: 08-13-2018
This rose was one of the stars at one of the recent staff tastings.It has light red fruits that are balanced out with a dry, clean and crisp finish. In between there is a subtle hint of minerals. I have like everything that I have tasted from this winery and this rose continues this tradition.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

San Venanzio Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore Brut
Review Date: 08-06-2018
The San Venanzio is an excellent Prosecco. It is bright and refreshing with a kiss of sweetness that is accented with subtle mineral notes. It is great to drink for any occasion and will go well lighter foods. Lovers of prosecco do pass this one up.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart
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2005 Tullibardine "The Murray" Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 08-03-2018
This is one to set back and enjoy. It is soft and round and medium bodied with juicy malt flavors and no smoke. There is a long finish to complete the package.
Price: $74.99 Add To Cart

2017 Pedro Martinez Alesanco Rosado Rioja
Review Date: 07-27-2018
A delicious rose that offers both great taste and value. It is dry with a beautiful light pink color. In the mouth there are nice and creamy red fruit flavors and a a dry finish. Great alone it will go well with vegetarian dishes and fish.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

Mas Codina Cava Brut Reserva Penedès
Review Date: 07-27-2018
This is a wonderful sparkling wine. It is clean and dry but with nice fruit that rounds this wine out. It is fantastic alone but will go well with fish and fowl.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

Ardmore Legacy Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 07-23-2018
This is a smoky Highland single malt. In the nose the smoke is pronounced and inviting. In the mouth the Ardmore Legacy is light to medium bodied with a round creamy mouth feel and some notes of smoke and malt to round out the flavor profile.
Price: $37.99 Add To Cart

J.H. Cutter Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 07-23-2018
This is a delicious and exciting addition to the bourbon section. The nose is sweet and spicy . In the mouth it is round and fairly rich with the rye adding spicy undertones. It is easy to drink, soft and has a long finish.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

Chateau de la Grangerie K&L Exclusive Armagnac (1L)
Review Date: 07-23-2018
This is the best value in brandy right now. But it is more than that because it is such a pleasure to drink.It is light and soft with subtle layers of flavors. It is one to sit back with and enjoy. Besides drinking alone , this Grangerie could be enjoyed on the rocks or in cocktails.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2014 Schlumberger Saering Riesling Grand Cru Alsace
Review Date: 07-16-2018
This is a classic dry riesling from Alsace.The nose is a seductive mix of floral with a touch of oil. In the mouth it a lot of different flavors interact together. There are nice fruit notes with a touch of mineral and oil. The Grand Cru influence stands out with the long finish and round and medium bodied mid palate.There is a wonderful crisp finish.

2015 Hirsch Zöbing Riesling Kamptal
Review Date: 07-09-2018
This riesling is bone dry and very good. In the nose there are subtle floral notes with a kiss of oil that adds complexity. In the mouth it was clean and crisp with nice mineral undertones. It was balanced and tasty and will go well with fish and fowl.A classic Austrian Riesling that is well worth its price.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Trimbach Riesling Alsace
Review Date: 07-09-2018
If you like dry rieslings this is a wonderful selection from a quality producer. It is very complex and layered. In the nose it starts with fruit , floral and subtle oil like aromas. In the mouth there are dry citrus and mineral flavors with a nice roundness in the mid palate.It will go well with fish or fowl. I drank it alone and it was fantastic.

Auchentoshan Three Wood Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 06-30-2018
This is a wonderful single malt for those looking for an easy drinker. The the nose is light and pretty with a hint of bees wax. In the mouth it is light and delicate with the sherry aging adding juicy notes. What makes this single so nice is that all of the flavor aspects are balanced and harmonious. There is a delicious finish.
Price: $56.99 Add To Cart
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Kaiyo "The Peated" Mizunara Oak Japanese Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 06-13-2018
I tasted this product with and without water. I suggest a splash of water because it really opens it up and helps show what an tasty and interesting treat this is.There nice smoke notes in the nose. In the mouth it is soft, and like most Japanese malts on the light side. It is the unique and complex spice flavors that set this single malt apart from the crowd. Delicious and seductive.
Price: $109.99 Add To Cart

Woodinville Straight 100% Rye Whiskey (750ml )
Review Date: 06-13-2018
This Rye has a certain restrained richness and is on the dry side for a Rye.There are spice notes and it is complex and delicious.It is a classic and a high quality product. The finish is juicy and long. A splash of water softens and opens it up. The Woodinville Rye should make most Rye drinkers very happy.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 06-13-2018
A welcome addition to the world of spirits. A great price for a high quality Bourbon. It is soft and round with a kiss of spice and a wonderful, juicy, long finish. The flavors are balanced out, working well together.
Price: $36.99 Add To Cart

2015 Resolute (Aerena) Red Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 06-11-2018
This is a fantastic value Cabernet. It is big, round and full bodied, packed full of dark fruit flavors. It lifts way above its weight providing a ready to drink Cabernet that has fruit and balance. Great alone it will be best with hearty foods.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2016 Ermacora Pinot Grigio Colli Orientali del Friuli
Review Date: 06-04-2018
This is a delicious and expressive wine. The nose is pretty with citrus and very subtle floral notes.Reflecting the vintage, in the mouth it has a nice richness that is pure,clean and dry. Soft and round it will be enjoyable alone or with fish and fowl.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

Jefferson's "Special Wheated Mashbill" Ocean Voyage #15 Aged at Sea Very Small Batch Straight Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 05-21-2018
This is a pretty and delicious bourbon. I tasted it with and without water and both times it was a pleasure to drink. There is a beautiful balance between the soft vanilla over tones and burnt sugar flavors. It is round and easy and there is a long finish. This is the best Jefferson Ocean that I have tasted. For those who are searching for a wheated bourbon this bottling should be on the top of your list.
Price: $82.99 Add To Cart

Smooth Ambler "Old Scout" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #10108 American Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 05-17-2018
The Old Scout people have blended together an interesting and delicious whiskey. The nose has a lot of vanilla notes with a back ground of caramel. In the mouth it is full bodied with a soft and creamy mouth feel. There is a beautiful long sweet toasted sugar finish. It is 107 proof and I tasted this whiskey with water.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Auchentoshan "Bartender's Malt - Edition 1" Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 05-17-2018
This collaboration of many minds and mouths should appeal to many people. It is soft and round and very easy to drink. On the light side there is a a touch of dried fruit flavors in the mid palate. Alone or on the rocks this will make a delicious drink for when one does not want to analyse and think about it, but wants to just enjoy.
Price: $44.95 Add To Cart

2015 Les Frères Perroud "Amethyste" Brouilly
Review Date: 05-14-2018
This wine proves that Beaujolais can be a serious structured wine and not just light fruity and forgettable. This old vine wine froma single vineyard is full bodied and complex with dark fruit flavors framed and balanced out with acid and tannin. It will be best hearty foods.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart
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2015 L'Avocat Rouge, Graves
Review Date: 05-10-2018
K&L has been selling this wine for many years and it has always earned its place on the self. The 2015 reflects the vintage with a full body and deep dark fruit flavors. This is complemented by mineral notes and a nice balance. Ready to drink now, this wine is complex and a joy to drink It will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

2016 Brezo Mencía Bierzo
Review Date: 05-06-2018
This a delicious complex and balanced wine. I tasted it before I saw how much it was and thought that it would cost more than it does. The Brezo Mencia is medium bodied and elegant with black pepper notes that do not dominate be are integrated in the wine. It should go well with pork or lamb.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Moulin Haut-Laroque, Fronsac
Review Date: 05-03-2018
This is beautiful Bordeaux. It is deep with dark fruit flavors, full bodied and almost chewy. There is a nice creamy mouth feel to it. There is nice balance to it with the acid, fruit and tannin working together. I think that it will go great with a steak or other red meat. I tasted this wine after it had been decanted for four hours.

2015 de Chantegrive Rouge, Graves
Review Date: 04-26-2018
This wine has a deep dark color. It is full bodied with nice fruit that has a mineral undertone. Complex and dry it is a joy to drink. I tasted the Chantegrive 2015 after it has been decanted for one hour. It will go well with hearty foods.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart
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2016 Bründlmayer "Kamptaler Terrassen" Riesling Kamptal
Review Date: 04-23-2018
For me, one of the star wines at a recent staff tasting.This dry Riesling is pure and clean with a hint of minerals and a nice crisp finish. There is a lot going on in this wine with a complex interaction of stone fruit flavors. I think that it will taste good with pork or fish dishes.
Price: $22.99 Add To Cart
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Old Forester K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #3650 (7th Floor, Warehouse B) Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 04-06-2018
This is a pretty and delicate Bourbon. It is on the light side, soft ,easy and nuanced. Vanilla and sweet caramel flavors help make this a tasty treat.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Knob Creek K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #5851 Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 04-06-2018
This Rye from Knob Creek is full bodied and concentrated, mouth coating and delicious.Big and juicy flavors are the theme here with a little spice added in to liven it up.
Price: $47.99 Add To Cart

Wathen’s Private Barrel #59 "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel Straight Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)
Review Date: 04-06-2018
This is the first time that I have tasted a selection from Wathen. I was really impressed with the quality of this barrel. The nose is an interplay of vanilla and spice. In the mouth the spice theme continues with soft with and complex flavors completing the picture.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2016 Les Freres Perroud Brouilly Vieilles Vignes
Review Date: 03-26-2018
I like all of the Perroud wines that we have in stock now but the Vieilles Vignes Brouilly is perhaps my favorite. It has beautiful inviting aromas that are bright and expressive. In the mouth there are round and lively fruit flavors that are balanced and structured. Ready to drink now, it will also go well with pork, chicken or maybe even salmon. There is a lot of wine for the price.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Natanadze Meshkhuri Red Republic of Georgia
Review Date: 03-19-2018
This is a wonderful wine. It is tasty, unique and seductive.The nose has hints of herbs and mint that is layered. In the mouth it is light and dry with the fantastic mint and herb notes interacting with red fruit notes.It is only 10% ABV.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

El Tesoro "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel #110 Reposado Tequila (750ml)
Review Date: 03-15-2018
The nose is strong and expressive with green citrus notes. In the mouth it really shows its uniqueness with a creamy mouth feel and a subtle citrus notes. It is round with a touch of spice.The barrel influence is much stronger than with barrel #117.One of the fun things about the single barrel program is to see how different the same spirit from the same producer ages from barrel to barrel.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

El Tesoro "K&L Exclusive" Single Barrel #117 Reposado Tequila (750ml)
Review Date: 03-15-2018
I really liked this single barrel. It has a classic and expressive nose with citrus notes dominating. In the mouth the citrus flavors are complemented with hint of spice. This Tequila is complex and has a soft texture. There is a touch of sweetness on the finish.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

Azteca Azul Blanco Tequila (1L)
Review Date: 03-08-2018
This Tequila has a lot going for it offering both value and flavor. In the nose there are the bright citrus aromas from the agave. In the mouth this continues with nice citrus and spice flavors that are expressive and full bodied. This will be the perfect Tequila for cocktails.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

2016 Domaine Ostertag "Les Jardins" Riesling
Review Date: 02-26-2018
This is a stunning wine. The nose is subtle, pretty and lightly floral. In the mouth it is complex and pure with honey - like flavors that are balanced out with a hint of minerals. The wine is dry and soft. A perfect selection for fans of dry Rieslings.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
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YOLA Mezcal (750ml)
Review Date: 02-26-2018
This is a delicious Mezcal. The nose is pretty with citrus and and subtle light smoke. In the mouth it is round and clean with soft citrus notes that lead to complex and layered flavors. The smoke comes through to help complete the package.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

Douglas Laing's "Rock Oyster" 18 Year Old Limited Edition Island Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 02-22-2018
This blend of single malt whiskeys from island distilleries has a lot to offer. The nose is sweet with honey and wax notes that are complemented with a touch of smoke and vanilla. In the mouth it is smooth and round with soft homey and wax --like notes. But it doesn't stop with these flavors. There are also subtle salt and smoke nuances. All of this for this price makes the Rock Oyster 18 a very good value.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

2016 Domaine Renaud Mâcon-Charnay
Review Date: 02-16-2018
This delicious wine has an expressive and inviting nose. It has a richness that is surprising for a Macon and is balanced out with a clean crisp finish. It will go well alone or with fish or fowl.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

Somerset Cider Brandy Co. Pomona Apple Liqueur (375ml)
Review Date: 02-12-2018
This beautiful sweet and soft liqueur is full of apple flavors and joy. We had it at the distillery with a farmhouse cheddar and a light goat cheese and it paired well, letting the flavor profile of the cheese and the liqueur each work together to produce a really delicious experience. This is a true farm to bottle product.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

Somerset Cider Brandy Co. Kingston Black Apple Liqueur (375ml)
Review Date: 02-09-2018
Kingston Black is a local apple grown in Somerset. It makes the perfect aperitif with seductive apple aromas that lead wonderful apple flavors. It is soft and easy, off-dry and not too sweet at all. A perfect way to start an evening because it is delicious and balanced and not heavy. A true farm-to-bottle product that reflects the fabulous people who grow and distill it.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

Somerset Cider Brandy Co. 10 Year Old Apple Brandy (750ml)
Review Date: 02-09-2018
This is distilled from cider that is made from 40 different varieties that are chosen for there flavor balance and acid. It has rich and round apple flavors that are focused and very pretty. It is much more intense and fuller bodied than the 5 year old. In the nose there are pronounced apple aromas that are expressive complemented with a hint of funk. A true farm to bottle product it reflects the intelligence, passion and all round fun and interesting people who grow and distill it.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

Somerset Cider Brandy Co. Morello Cherry Liqueur (375ml)
Review Date: 02-09-2018
When we tasted this liqueur with the staff at the San Francisco store it was certainly a favorite with plenty of "oohs" and "wows". This is dangerous good if you like cherries. The base spirit is apple brandy with helps give this liqueur uplift and focus. The nose is bright cherry and very inviting. In the mouth it has mouth filling cherry flavors. This is great enough to drink alone. A beautiful work of art that reflects the fantastic people who grow and distill it. A true farm to bottle product.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart

Somerset Cider Brandy Co. Blackcurrant Liqueur (375ml)
Review Date: 02-09-2018
The first time that I tasted this I wrote Wow! There is beautiful current nose. In the mouth there are bright dark berry flavors that are complemented by dry savory undertones. It is sweet but certainly on the dry side in the world of liquors. I think that this will be perfect on the rocks with a twist of lemon but will also go well in cocktails. This is super high quality and the base spirit is apple brandy which adds a subtle nuance of flavor. This product reflects the wonderful people who grow and distill it. A true farm to bottle product.
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Somerset Cider Brandy Co. 5 Year Old Apple Brandy (750ml)
Review Date: 02-09-2018
The cider that is used to make this brandy is made from 40 different varieties that are chosen for their balance of flavors and acid. This brandy is bright and easy, yet subtle and understated. There is a long apple finish with a kiss of funk. This is a true farm to bottle product that reflects the people and area of Somerset England. Younger apple brandies can be very interesting because more of the apple flavors come out.
Price: $36.99 Add To Cart

2015 Domaine Jean-Michel Giboulot Savigny-lès-Beaune
Review Date: 02-08-2018
This is a reasonably priced Burgundy that is classic and reflects the vintage. It has the nice expressive fruit that is typical of this vintage. But it is not all about the fruit because that wine is balanced and layered with complex flavors. Dry and delicious, it is nice alone but will be better with food.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2012 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 02-05-2018
This is a wonderful Brunello that is drinking well now. It has nice bright red fruit flavors that are balanced out with mineral notes. It is dry with a nice balance to it. I tasted it with a number of other wines and the Baccinetti La Saporoia stood out in the crowd. Best with hearty foods.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
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Compass Box "No Name" Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 02-02-2018
John Glaser is a master blender and it is always a treat to taste one of his creations. The nose on the No Name is not shy and has nice smoky tones. In the mouth it is complex and layered, with lusty smoke and a pretty creamy undertone. Interesting, with the flavors balanced and working together, this is a single malt to enjoy and think about.
Price: $139.99 Add To Cart

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