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Launois "Cuvée Reserve" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Top Pick!
Launois "Cuvée Reserve" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

This spectacular Champagne is one of the most sought-after in France, and Launois' cult status made it very difficult for us to make a purchase. We lucked out, and now we buy it directly, passing massive savings on to you. This house is from Mesnil, the southernmost Grand Cru in Champagne and home to Salon and Krug's Clos de Mesnil. This Champagne is all Chardonnay and all Grand Cru from the villages of Mesnil, Oger, Cramant and Avize--a roll call of the finest crus for Chardonnay in all of Champagne and all Veritas-certified for sustainable agriculture.... Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco

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Franck Bonville Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne Top Pick!
Franck Bonville Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Perhaps the most exciting value in the store right now! This wine is based on the 2011 harvest, which was a difficult one for Olivier Bonville. He took extreme measures to ensure the quality of his entry level wine, and made the best non-vintage that he has ever released. His entire 2011 high end production was declassified into this wine; he will make no Belles Voyes, Vintage or Prestige and has instead put all of his top class, mid-slope, old vine production into the regular bottling and the base for the rosé. It is composed of entirely estate grown, g... Read More » 


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Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne Top Pick!
Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne

Don't let the low price fool you; this is a great bottle of Champagne. The Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" is made of 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Meunier. A balanced cuvée in every way, this Champagne is clean and powerful at once. It has a natural toasty quality from spending five full years on the lees, and plenty of refreshing zip from the far northern location of the vineyards. No bottle in our inventory transports me to Champagne like this one. It is as true to the terroir and as pure as anything I could wish for! You don't have to settl... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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Marguet Pere et Fils "Cuvée Reserve" Brut Champagne

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Half-each Chardonnay and Pinot, Marguet’s NV Brut Reserve Disg. 10/2012 is utterly fascinating in its pungent and savory evocations of bruised apple skin and lemon rind; oyster liquor and kelp, toasted nuts and blond tobacco; sourdough yeasts and singed buckwheat batter. There are white peach and apple to lend a juicy, fruity matrix to the mix on a palate at once creamy and vivacious. This finishes with subtle tartness, persistent pungency, pleasantly sour invigoration, and mouthwatering salinity. It will no doubt be too outrageously out of the mainstrea ...Read More » 


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Ariston Aspasie Brut Rosé Champagne Top Pick!
Ariston Aspasie Brut Rosé Champagne

Our best deal in pink bubbles! Fans of Billecart-Salmon take note: this is an elegant, dry style that is made entirely from estate grown fruit in Brouillet. This Champagne is a blend of half and half Pinot Noir and Meunier. The color comes from 12% Meunier that is vinified red, from an old-vine plot that gets quite ripe. It is a very pretty tarnished pink color and has a lazy bead from over five years of aging on the lees. It has gorgeous red cherry fruit on the nose and mid palate, but still finishes snappy and dry. The wine also has a nice mineral note... Read More » 


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Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne Top Pick!
Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Such an elegant, ethereal wine, this orange-pink wine is dry and crisp with fruity raspberry flavor at the fore. This particular bottling could improve for a year, but makes a great food Champagne now." (12/2013)92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(roughly 50% chardonnay, 35% pinot noir and 15% pinot meunier; L344234): Light orange. Vibrant strawberry and orange zest aromas are complicated by notes of tea rose, smoky lees and chalky minerals. Bright, incisive red fruit flavors pick up a toasty nuance with air. Fresh, incisive and refreshingly tangy, with impressive finishing clarity and ...Read More » 


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Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Brut Champagne

92 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2013* Shows lovely balance, with a satiny quality to the refined mousse and mouthwatering acidity meshing with pure notes of poached quince, lemon mousse, white cherry and fresh ginger. Offers a lightly chalky finish. Disgorged January 2012. Drink now through 2020." (6/2013) K&L Notes: I am incredibly excited about the extraordinary quality of this top grower's Champagne. The name might sound familiar, as they are cousins with the negociant Bruno Paillard. But, their production is completely separate, and unlike Bruno, all estate-grown. What an esta... Read More » 


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WS 92

Jean-Jacques Lamoureux "Réserve" Brut Champagne

This is one of the most exciting small-estate Champagnes that we have found recently. It is composed of 100% Pinot Noir with a 2011 base wine blended with 2009 and 2010 vintage, 50% of which is reserve stocks. This is a clean style of Pinot Noir with fine acidity and a small bead. Frothy and just plain lovely! Watch the bubbles go on and on and on when it is in the glass. Initially, there are baked apple flavors followed a mid-palate of grapefuit and nectarine leading to a creamy finish. A very small 15,000 bottle production. Winemaker Vivien Lamoureux i... Read More » 


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Alexandre Le Brun "Tradition" Brut Champagne Top Pick!
Alexandre Le Brun "Tradition" Brut Champagne

Alexandre le Brun is a young winemaker in Monthelon in the Ardenne (Marne) region of Champagne. He is a 9th generation winemaker. His family established themselves in Champagne in 1750 and their cellars were built in 1822. We were very pleased to meet him and are very excited to carry his wines. The Tradition is a blend of one third each of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. This bottling is based on the 2011 vintage with 20 months on the lees. The wine had an extended fermentation of four to five months on natural yeasts and was finished with a l... Read More » 


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Billecart-Salmon "Brut Reserve" Champagne Top Pick!
Billecart-Salmon "Brut Reserve" Champagne

91 points Wine & Spirits: "This is a graceful, vinous Champagne with dramatic high notes of roses and red fruit, finishing clean with a grounding of pale earthiness. It’s a lovely prediction of what Champagne might become in a warming climate." (12/2013)91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a finely balanced non-vintage Brut. It has great swathes of yellow fruit and crisp lime flavor that lend a stylish freshness. Already showing some touches of toast and bottle age, this is a ready-to-drink wine." (12/2013)90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(40% pinot meunier, 30% pinot noir and 30% chardonnay; L200352): Light, bright gold. Fresh red berries, ...Read More » 


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Launois "Quartz" Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne Top Pick!
Launois "Quartz" Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne

The Quartz all comes from the famous Chettilons parcel and has four atmospheres (59psi) of pressure instead of the normal six (88psi). While I would be hard pressed to tell by looking at or tasting this Champagne that it has lighter carbonation, it tastes very different from the Reserve due to the wonderful vineyard site. Since less yeast and sugar were added to the wine during bottling, it has less leesy flavor, and because there is less dissolved carbon dioxide in the wine the flavors of the grapes underneath shine more. Look for flavors of apple and b... Read More » 


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2006 Launois "Spécial Club" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (ships as 1.5L) Top Pick!
2006 Launois "Spécial Club" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (ships as 1.5L)

Our staff loved the 2005--"Wow this is decadent Champagne!" pretty much sums up the rave reviews--and we're excited now to offer the 2006. We began importing the Champagnes of Launois about a decade ago, though we haven't been able to promote them properly because our allocations were very tight. Fortunately for us, Bernard Launois has decided to export more! Champagne Launois' wines are highly sought after, so much so, in fact, that we've sold their Champagne to Champenois who can't get it at home! Bernard Launois does things differently than the rest o... Read More » 


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Franck Bonville "Belles Voyes" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Top Pick!
Franck Bonville "Belles Voyes" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

91 points Wine Spectator: "Richly spiced, with ground anise, clove, ginger and cardamom, this offers a lively bead, fresh acidity and flavors of quince, honey, pastry dough and golden raisin. Offers a soft, creamy finish. Drink now through 2018." (12/2012)90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This has finesse and elegance, with a thin stream of bubbles and crisp, dry apple flavor. It is taut with a cool feel, still young in the bottle and worth aging a year." (12/2012) K&L Notes: This is one of the best Champagnes we carry, regardless of price. Made from the one-and-three-quarters-acre Belles Voyes vineyard in Oger, this is Bonvill... Read More » 


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2008 Launois Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Top Pick!
2008 Launois Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

We began importing the Champagnes of Launois more than a decade ago, though we haven't been able to promote them properly because our allocations were very tight. Fortunately for us, Bernard Launois has decided to export more! Champagne Launois' wines are highly sought-after, so much so, in fact, that we've sold their Champagne to Champenois who can't get it at home! Bernard Launois does things differently than the rest of his neighbors, picking a week to 10 days later and using only massal-selected plants rather than the more common clones. All of the C... Read More » 


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Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne Top Pick!
Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne

The Ariston's vineyards are vastly different than those of the other blanc de blancs producers that we carry. The steeper slopes, less chalk and more fossils in the soil of Brouillet make for a rich, creamy style Chardonnay Champagne that will appeal to just about anyone. This is one of my favorite toasting Champagnes. All of the flavors are up-front; it is open knit and fun. It is a perfect way to start a party. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer) 


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Franck Bonville Brut Rosé Champagne Top Pick!
Franck Bonville Brut Rosé Champagne

Rated "Extraordinary" by the Underground Wine Journal, which writes: "This is a great rosé. Light pink in color it has an absolutely gorgeous perfume with raspberry and cherry fruit accented by floral citrus notes and a faint hint of spice. There is a creamy texture with a nice crispness underneath and the fruit is complex with raspberry, cherry, and citrus offset by a kiss of vanilla. Irresistible now this is really terrific." K&L's notes: This is the first time we have had the rosé from Bonville, an estate that grows only Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs. Oli... Read More » 


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Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Brut Rosé Champagne

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(made from 70% chardonnay, 23% pinot noir and 7% still pinot noir, all from Bouzy; disgorged May 4, 2012): Bright orange-pink. Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas and flavors of strawberry, cherry and blood orange, with a sexy floral quality gaining strength with air. Shows very good energy and clarity, finishing powerfully, with lingering minerality." (12/2012)92 points Wine Spectator: "With a bouncy, lively bead and bright acidity, this is open-knit and accessible, offering flavors of black raspberry, kirsch, biscuit and fresh ginger. Delivers a clean, minerally finish. Disgorged ...Read More » 


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ST 92 WS 92

Michel Arnould Verzenay "Reserve" Brut Champagne Top Pick!
Michel Arnould Verzenay "Reserve" Brut Champagne

If you have enjoyed the wines of Lallement, Bollinger and Krug in the past, I think you will very much enjoy Michel Arnould. They are bold, masculine Champagnes with plenty of toasty flavor. This is a blend of 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay, entirely from estate vineyards in the Grand Cru of Verzenay. This is a great party Champagne, since it is full of flavor yet refreshing and moreish. The hazelnut Pinot character so unique to the village of Verzenay is pronounced in this wine, and many good tasters have mistaken it for barrel fermented (it is actua... Read More » 


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Moët & Chandon "Impérial" Brut Champagne

91 points Wine Spectator: "Hints of roasted walnut and toasted brioche are richly smoky and underscored by flavors of raspberry, lemon confit and green pear in this open-knit Champagne, framed by vivid acidity and a lively bead. Drink now through 2019." (11/2014)90 points Antonio Galloni: "Light, bright yellow. Musky pear and toasty lees on the nose and in the mouth. Fleshy and open-knit, with a hint of bitter lemon pith adding back-end cut. Finishes on a gently smoky note, with very good cling and focus and a hint of bitter quinine. This must be the best example of this bottling that I've had in years, if no ...Read More » 


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WS 91 AG 90

Franck Bonville "Prestige" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

92 points Wine Spectator: "A rich and smoky base note of roasted nut supports flavors of lemon meringue pie, quince paste, toasted coconut and cumin, and spun honey. There's lovely creamy texture here, with finely meshed acidity throughout. Drink now through 2020." (12/2012) K&L Notes: Rated Extraordinary by the Underground Wine Letter, which writes: "This is a gorgeous Champagne with richness, depth and complexity." This is stunningly rich Blanc de Blancs, with lots of rich, fresh cream, yet it still has the minerality and zing that one would expect from an all-Chardonnay Champagne. The Bonvi... Read More » 


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WS 92

Franck Bonville Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne (375ml) Top Pick!
Franck Bonville Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne (375ml)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "From the heartland of Chardonnay in Champagne comes this rich, creamy, apple-flavored wine. It has lively acidity, balanced with some sweetness from the dosage. It has weight and a crisp aftertaste." (12/2012)90 points Wine Spectator: "Lightly creamy, with pretty violet and smoke notes winding through the biscuit and lemon meringue flavors. This is subtle, featuring well-integrated acidity and a supple structure overall. Easy to like." (2/2010) Jancis Robinson: "100% Chardonnay from Oger, Cramant and Avize. From a 50-ha estate. Olivier Bonville is the third generation to make wine here. Super-clean f ...Read More » 


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WE 91 WS 90

Fleury Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne Top Pick!
Fleury Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne

Jancis Robinson: "100% Pinot Noir. Dosage 9 g/l. Mostly from 2006 with a bit of reserve wine from 2005. The faintest hint of pink. A fruity nose and chewy, chalky, substantial red-apple fruit on the palate. Lots here and good for the money. A champagne for food." (3/2010) K&L Notes: This is a real deal Champagne from Courteron, a village in the Aube department of Champagne, closer to Chablis than the city of Reims! Their methods are as Burgundian as their location. They are biodynamic, too, the strictest form of organic viticulture. The assemblage of several Pinot Noir vines from diff... Read More » 


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2008 Ariston Aspasie Brut Champagne Top Pick!
2008 Ariston Aspasie Brut Champagne

This Champagne is made from vineyards 25-30 years old and is a blend of 1/3 each Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier. This wine has a great banana nut bread nose followed by a seamless texture and finished with the spectacular acidity of this near-perfect Champagne harvest. Try this now and then lay some of this down for the future… I still have some 1996 left, and they are showing great, as was the 1983 I had last year with the Aristons! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer) 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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$34.99

Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne (375ml) Top Pick!
Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne (375ml)

A small version of our best deal in bubbles—direct from the Aristons. This all estate-grown wine is aged for an incredible five years on the lees before release, giving real depth and an honest, toasty flavor. It is composed of 40% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 30% Meunier and is fermented in stainless steel with full malolactic. This is serious Champagne that keeps getting better every year. Aromas of freshly toasted bread and baked apples. If you have not yet tried it, you're missing out. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer) 


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Launois "Cuvée Reserve" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (1.5L) Top Pick!
Launois "Cuvée Reserve" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (1.5L)

Wine Spectator: "Notes Harvey Steinman, "...It had what I like to call a winey quality. The flavor profile was more like the fruit-mineral-spice balance of a complex, mouthwatering still Chardonnay wine than the yeasty-citrusy-toasty notes of many blanc de blancs Champagnes. The texture was on the plush side, but had enough acid backbone to be refreshing. 91 points, non-blind." (Web-2010)" K&L Notes: This spectacular Champagne is one of the most sought after in France, and Launois' cult status made it very difficult for us to make a purchase. We lucked out, and now we buy it directly... Read More » 


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Boulard-Bauquaire "Trepail" Vieilles Vignes Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Top Pick!
Boulard-Bauquaire "Trepail" Vieilles Vignes Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

This Champagne comes from one plot of 70 year old Chardonnay vines in the Montagne of Reims village of Trepail. It is aged for three years on the lees and composed of half 2011 and half 2010. The Champagne has a chalky, creamy, bready nose and a concentrated impression on the palate. As one would expect from such ancient vines, it delivers the goods on the finish with plenty of chalk as well as a bit of honey and white fruit. This makes a perfect aperitif, but will also pair well with seafood such as seared scallops ore even raw oysters. -Gary Westby 


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Franck Bonville Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Champagne (1.5L)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "From the heartland of Chardonnay in Champagne comes this rich, creamy, apple-flavored wine. It has lively acidity, balanced with some sweetness from the dosage. It has weight and a crisp aftertaste." (12/2012)90 points Wine Spectator: "Lightly creamy, with pretty violet and smoke notes winding through the biscuit and lemon meringue flavors. This is subtle, featuring well-integrated acidity and a supple structure overall. Easy to like." (12/2010) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Pale gold. Bright citrus and green apple aromas, with deeper nuances of honey and sweet butter in the background. Pliant and gently toasty ...Read More » 


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WE 91 WS 90

Baron Fuente "Grande Reserve" Brut Champagne (375ml)

This is a deliscous little half bottle! Baron Fuente is a negociant that owns almost 90 acres of vines and purchases another 90 acres "sur pied", meaning that they pick the grapes. This is an important distinction since many negociants buy "sur lattes" - meaning in bottle! This delicious Champagne is composed of 10% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 60% Meunier and had been aged three years on the lees. It is fermented at relatively cold temperatures in stainless steel with 100% malolactic fermentation. The wine has a very light, white gold color for the bl... Read More » 


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Collard-Picard "Cuvée Selection" Brut Champagne Top Pick!
Collard-Picard "Cuvée Selection" Brut Champagne

This new husband-and-wife Champagne house is the product of two venerable Champagne families. Olivier Collard is the grandson of the great René Collard in the village of Reuil, one of the most respected and venerable recoltant-manipulants in all of Champagne. His wife, Delphine Picard, is the cousin of Chantal Gonet of Champagne Phillipe Gonet in Mesnil. Their heritage gives them access to some of the best fruit in the entire Champagne region. Olivier's vineyards are in the western valley of the Marne, where Pinot Meunier is king, and there is no family ... Read More » 


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Launois "Veuve Clemence" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

The Veuve Clemence gets four years of aging on the lees to the Reserve's three, and comes from older vineyards. They are both entirely estate-grown, Grand Cru Chardonnay. Before now, this cuvee was only available for the French market, but because of our great relationship with Launois, we were able to convince them to sell us a little. If you like it, don't hesitate--they may not have more for us the next time I order. While the wine certainly has mid-palate power, it is a dry, serious Champagne that loves to be paired with shellfish and is a wonder wit... Read More » 


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Michel Loriot "Authentic" Brut Champagne (previously Cuvée Reserve) (375ml)

Great Champagne in an easy-to-open half bottle! This all-estate grown Champagne is 100% Meunier from the village of Festigny. Now named "Authentic," this is truly a reserve blend with half of the wine coming from old reserves. It is quite round, with a wonderful pie crust and spice nose, with some hints of exotic fruit in the flavor. This is medium to full bodied Champagne and makes great drinking on its own as well as being fantastic with pâtés of all sorts. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer) 


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Michel Arnould Verzenay Brut Rosé Champagne

This rosé bottling is 100% Grand Cru Pinot Noir. The wine is made by assembling multiple vintages and red Coteaux Champenoises sourced from old vines. This lovely Rosé Champagne offers hints of raspberry, strawberry and red currant. It is refined on the palate where the berry notes unfurl into subtle notes of grenadine. 


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2004 Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Brut Vintage Champagne

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay; disgorged April, 2013): Bright yellow. Pungent redcurrant, pear skin and anise aromas, along with notes of smoky minerals and chamomile. Sappy poached pear and buttered toast flavors are braced by zesty blood orange and ginger, picking up a honeysuckle nuance with air. Shows impressive clarity and punch on the finish, which features dusty mineral and cherry pit qualities." (11/2013) K&L Notes: I find 2004 to be the most collectable of all vintages in current release because it represents a rare event- an old fashioned classic v... Read More » 


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ST 91

Franck Bonville Brut Rosé Champagne (1.5L)

Rated Extraordinary by the Underground Wine Journal, which writes: "This is a great rosé. Light pink in color it has an absolutely gorgeous perfume with raspberry and cherry fruit accented by floral citrus notes and a faint hint of spice. There is a creamy texture with a nice crispness underneath and the fruit is complex with raspberry, cherry, and citrus offset by a kiss of vanilla. Irresistible now this is really terrific." K&L's notes: This is the first time we have had the Rosé from Bonville, an estate that grows only Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs. Olivi... Read More » 


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Ariston Aspasie "Prestige Vielles Vignes" Champagne Top Pick!
Ariston Aspasie "Prestige Vielles Vignes" Champagne

Although not labeled as vintage, this Champagne is entirely 2008, and made from the oldest plots on the estate. Curiously, Paul-Vincent thinks that old vines should never be used to make vintage dated wine, because they tell more of the story of the land than of year, with deep roots protecting the plant from the vagaries of the weather. It is composed of 50% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir and 25% Meunier and has a powerful, concentrated character that goes very well with charcuterie and other rich appetizers. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne Buyer) 


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Pierre Paillard "Acte 1" Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (2009)

91 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and floral, this is supple and well-knit, offering an appealing mix of apricot, toasted almond, biscuit and subtle chalk. Lightly creamy, with a citrusy finish. Disgorged January 2012. Drink now through 2018." (7/2013) K&L Notes: Blanc de blancs from Bouzy? Yes--and what a blanc de blancs it is! This single-varietal, single-vineyard, single-harvest Champagne comes entirely from the Les Motellettes parcel which was planted in 1961. This bottle is all 2009, although not labeled as a vintage you can find the information on the back label. Quentin Paillard, his bro... Read More » 


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WS 91

Collard-Picard "Cuvée Selection" Brut Champagne (375ml)

A nice little half bottle! This new husband and wife Champagne house is the product of two venerable Champagne families. Olivier Collard is the grandson of the great Rene Collard from the village of Reuil, one of the most respected and venerable recoltant-manipulants in all of Champagne. His wife, Delphine Picard, is the cousin of Chantal Gonet of Champagne Phillipe Gonet in Mesnil. Their heritage gives them access to some of the best fruit in the entire Champagne region. Olivier's vineyards are in the western Valley of the Marne, were the Meunier is kin... Read More » 


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Collard-Picard "Dom Picard" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

The juice for this blend comes only from vineyards classed Grand Cru, notably from around Oger and Le Mesnil sur Oger, and is made entirely from the "coeurs de cuvee", or the best of the best. Vinification without malolactic fermentation and aging in oak casks adds to the complexity and depth. For the total Chardonnay fan! 


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Pierre Paillard Grand Cru Brut Champagne (1.5L)

92 points Wine Spectator: "* Top 100 Wines of 2013 * Shows lovely balance, with a satiny quality to the refined mousse and mouthwatering acidity meshing with pure notes of poached quince, lemon mousse, white cherry and fresh ginger. Offers a lightly chalky finish. Disgorged January 2012. Drink now through 2020." (6/2013)91 points Antonio Galloni: "Light gold, with a faint onion skin cast. Spicy orange zest and honeydew on the fragrant, mineral-accented nose. Dry and tightly focused, offering lively Meyer lemon and melon flavors and a deeper suggestion of nectarine. Finishes with building floral character an ...Read More » 


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WS 92 AG 91

Michel Loriot "Theodorine" Brut Rosé Champagne

This all estate-grown rosé is composed of 45% Meunier, 40% Chardonnay and 15% red wine from Loriot's special Pinot Noir vineyard. It is based on the 2009 harvest with a little bit of reserve wines from 2008 and has nine grams per liter of dosage. It has a very pretty strawberry color and an expressive nose of clean, ripe red fruit and a touch of cinnamon. Soft and pleasant in the mouth, this is quite delicate and balanced rosé with a touch of good Loriot spice. This has plenty of depth for such an easy-to-like wine! (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer) 


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Franck Bonville Brut Rosé Champagne (375ml)

This little bottle of rosé is delicious! This is the first time we have had the rosé from Bonville, an estate that grows only Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs. Olivier Bonville was able to trade with Ambonnay celebrity-producer Paul Dethune for the red wine that goes into this blend of 92% Chardonnay and 8% Pinot Noir. You might wonder what such a small dash of Pinot would do besides add color, and I was skeptical myself. The results are great--this wine has the freshness and drinkability of the Brut Selection, but with great black cherry Pinot character in the... Read More » 


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Michel Loriot "Marie-Leopold" Sec Champagne

Our selection of sweet Champagne is so small as to be almost non-existent. This is due to the fact that most producers do not take the sweeter parts of their range seriously, and most often they use these blends as a clearing house for their worst Champagne, figuring that the sweetness will cover up the flaws in the base wine. This is not the case here. Mr. Loriot created this wine as a tribute to Leopold Loriot, who installed the first wine press in the family's house in 1903 and began making wines at their estate. In this era, almost all Champagne was ... Read More » 


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Franck Bonville Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne

Out of a production of only 2,500 bottles, only 10 cases of this Extra Brut were allocated to the U.S. This wine developed out of dosage trials that Olivier Bonville performed while finding the right amount of sugar to add to the 2006 vintage. In fact, this wine, which does not have a vintage on it, is the same base as his 2006 vintage--but only has 2.5 grams per liter of dosage instead of the seven grams that he decided on for the regular vintage release. This is the first time the Bonvilles have made an Extra Brut, and it is one of the best I have ever... Read More » 


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Champagne Holiday Club Pack for 2014 Top Pick!
Champagne Holiday Club Pack for 2014

Our holiday Champagne gift packs are one of the most popular items for our wine club members. Inside you will find two bottles of each of the spectacular, rich, old vine 2005 Launois "Spécial Club" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne, the racy, Pinot-powered Michel Arnould "Grand Cuvée" Brut Champagne and the complex, toasty, refined Alexandre Le Brun "Tradition" Brut Champagne. With these six bottles, you will have a great taste of the diversity and quality that the best grower-produced Champagnes offer. Since all of these Champagnes are from our direct impo... Read More » 


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Wine Club

$199.99

Ariston Aspasie "Cepages d'Antan" Brut Champagne

This super rare bottling is made with some of the nearly extinct, native varietals of Champagne. It is composed of 40% Meslier, 40% Arbanne and 20% Pinot Blanc. I think it is the best of the excellent Ariston portfolio, and it was my favorite Champagne from my 2009 trip. The nose has only hints of exoticism; the overall impression is of rich cream and toast, but underneath is a hint of pine and exotic white fruit from the old varieties. On the palate the Champagne makes for a double take: it is very rich and textural, but finishes with a laser beam of ch... Read More » 


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Lamoureux Rosé des Riceys

It is very rare to find the delicate, still Pinot Noir rosés from Riceys in the USA - grab it before it is gone... We only got three cases! (Gary Westby, K&L) This is a SERIOUS Rose, not a simple picnic type of Rose. It has a dark garnet colour and a nose of fresh picked strawberries. On the palate, strawberries, pomegranate and blood orange. Long, nicely acidic finish with cranberry undertones. This may even be a main course Rose! Our SF staff loved it when they tasted it today! -Scott Beckerley (3/13/2015) 


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Billecart-Salmon "Brut Reserve" Champagne (1.5L)

91 points Wine & Spirits: "This is a graceful, vinous Champagne with dramatic high notes of roses and red fruit, finishing clean with a grounding of pale earthiness. It’s a lovely prediction of what Champagne might become in a warming climate." (12/2013)91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a finely balanced non-vintage Brut. It has great swathes of yellow fruit and crisp lime flavor that lend a stylish freshness. Already showing some touches of toast and bottle age, this is a ready-to-drink wine." (12/2013)90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(40% pinot meunier, 30% pinot noir and 30% chardonnay; L200352): Light, bright gold. Fresh red berries, ...Read More » 


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Pierre Cellier Brut Reserve Champagne (Previously $40.00)

This Champagne is made by the same team as Phillipe Gonet, only this time with purchased fruit as well as estate. It is a blend of one third each Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier which is aged for two years on the lees before release. The grapes come from friends of the Gonet's in Loudes, Chigny-les-Roses and Rilly-la-Montagne, all very good premier crus.The wine has a an attractive straw/ gold color and an expressive nose of ripe braeburn apple. The flavors are easy and fun, with excellent balance and freshness. This is perfect for the aperitif! -Gary... Read More » 


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Wine Club

$29.99


2008 Franck Bonville "Millesime" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (1.5L)

Don't let the low price fool you, this might be the best vintage Champagne in the building right now! Whether your friends will recognize the name or not, this is as impressive a bottle of Champagne as you're likely to procure! Another classic vintage wine from Bonville, who is our most "vertical worthy" producer that we carry. Composed entirely from Grand Cru, estate-grown Chardonnay, this vintage comes almost exclusively from the village of Avize. This 2008 is similar in style to the 1996, with big ripeness and extraordinary acidity. I have enjoyed man... Read More » 


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