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Staff Favorites - Scott Beckerley

Scott Beckerley
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I wear a number of “hats,” so to speak (covers my bald head well). I am an assistant manager at the SF store. I also manage the SF tasting bar and work sales as well. Working the sales floor allows me to explore different vineyards and regions. Luckily, there are opportunities at K&L to bounce around a lot. I’ve developed a preference for wines that are drier, more tart and more complex. Fruit bombs are not my thing like they were when I was, ahem, younger. I definitely prefer more terrior and wines that are “earthy,” particularly with some age on them. My advice? Trust yourself and try to keep track of what you have had that you like. Don’t let anyone tell you what you are supposed to like. Everyone has a different palate and that’s what makes this business interesting.


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Franck Bonville "Belles Voyes" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 10-02-2018
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Once the bottle is opened, a nose of lemon curd, citrus and brioche wafts up at you, immediately letting you know that there is a lot going on with this wine. Nutty background notes lend interest and make this a memorable Champagne. In the mouth, apricot, pineapple and cream are the primary flavors with Granny Smith apples and hazelnuts in the background. The citrus aspect of the chardonnay really comes out on the finish and lends a bit of zippiness to the overall impression. Update: 2012 vintage (8/23/2018). This bottling still retains all that I expect from the Belles Voyes vineyard. Rich and round, with scents of fresh pastry, lemon meringue, oak, and baking spices. Also rich on the palate, with round yellow fruits, baked caramel and tropical fruit. Looooooong finish! As expected, great acidity on the finish that is creamy AND lingering. This beauty won our customer tasting in August of champagnes solely from the 2012 vintage.
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart
WS 91 WE 90

2004 Bollinger "R.D." Extra Brut Champagne
Review Date: 09-13-2018
The week of September 10th was an amazing one. I was able to taste over 60 champagnes, inclusive of the best of the best, which this is. A blend of 66% Pinot Noir with 34% Chardonnay and a very low 3 grams of dosage. Classic Bollinger toasted nose with bread dough and cooked brown sugar. Dark, yellow apple fruit with hazelnut and spice. Long, long finish with lush minerality. It lingers on and on and on! I loved the 2002 and this 2004 is a more than worthy successor. Really, just brilliant!

2008 Alfred Gratien "Cuvée Paradis" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 09-13-2018
I was finally, on 11 September, able to taste the Gratien line of champagnes. All of them were wonderful but, I have a special spot in my heart for this one. It has a beautiful nose! So darn pretty and delicate with lighter yellow fruits, lemons and cream. Excellent palate with lush, golden fruits, fine acidity and elegance. The two words that most describe this champagne for me are "pretty" and "delicate' for both the nose and character on the palate. Really just sublime.

Laurent-Perrier "Grand Siècle" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 09-13-2018
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This review is for the latest release, a blend of the 1997, 1999 and 2002 vintages. A blend of 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir with a clean nose of citrus, cream, pastry dough and coconut. Beautifully balanced and delicate on the palate, with toasted nuts, cream, brioche and white fruits. Wonderful balance of citrus on the finish. (Updated review 13 September, 2018)

Billecart-Salmon "Sous Bois" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 09-13-2018
I think that this latest version of this wine is probably the best one yet. It has a rich nose of golden apples and subtle, soft, oak. Also rich on the palate with baked apples, sea salt and a hint of minerals. Rich and round, with excellent acidity and depth. The once controversial champagne (for our staff), has found its sweet spot and is an excellent example of this style of champagne. It is a great pick for both the adventurous and those of you who are really into food and Champagne pairing.

2006 Billecart-Salmon "Cuvee Louis" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 09-13-2018
This is definately one of the best champagnes I have had in quite a while. I tasted on 10 September and it had the most amazing nose of bread dough, pastry and cream, combined with lush, white flowers. On the palate, lemon meringue, with apricot and fresh whipped cream. After a bit of airing, the citrus comes charging through, with a nice hint of key lime. Wonderful and elegant. Long, long, finish. Tastes far more expensive that it is. I put this one up there with the 2002 NFB, which is just stellar.

Launois "Cuvée Reserve" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 08-27-2018
Yikes! I just found that after working here since 4 B.C., I have never written a review for this Champagne. It's very strange because I love it so! In any case, this one of my perennial favorites. It exudes classic Mesnil citrus (lemon/lime) and also has the additional "house style" cream and cantaloupe scents. On the palate, oranges, green melons and (you guessed it!) vanilla cream. The small bubbles give away its Launois origins, as they are renowned for this (and the familiar "bomb" bottle). This particular cuvée should please almost anyone and I suggest buying a magnum and having a dinner party!
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Laurent-Perrier "Cuvée Rosé" Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 08-23-2018
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This Brut Rose has consistently been the darling of both staff and customers. It is composed of 100% Pinot Noir and retains a classic, clean, fresh raspberry and dark strawberry character. These days, there are also more mineral notes and hints of orange marmalade and black raspberries. A somewhat richer style but, balanced my minerals and tangy acidity on the finish. As is usual with this producer, quality has increased even more over the past few years without significant price increases. Still one of my favorite Champagne producers! (Updated 23 August, 2018).

2012 Franck Bonville "Pur Avize" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 08-21-2018
Although this will not be arriving until late October of this year, I am writing them up to let people know about them because this is part of an unforgettable trio that is new from our beloved Franck Bonville. Of the three selections (including "Pur Mesnil" and "Pur Oger"), this one is the leesiest! A nose of cream and fresh cut pears. It lingers on the palate with with tart orange and lemon/lime flavors. Quite linear, with a long, long finish, which seems to be the hallmark of this line. Superb!
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart
WE 94 RP 92

2012 Franck Bonville "Millesime" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 08-21-2018
The 2012's from Franck Bonville are simply just not to be missed! The quality is fantastic and the wines are just beautifully elegant. A nice, ripe, pear nose with just a hint of golden apples. Nicely weighty (i.e. not too heavy!) with carryover yellow fruits and the addition of granny smith apples and limestone. The finish lingers a bit with chalky acidity and then softens mightily to let you down easy with your tooth enamel intact. Just lovely and a must buy!
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2012 Gilbert Jacquesson Vintage Brut Champagne
Review Date: 08-21-2018
I just tasted this today at our staff tasting and it was completely unexpected. Not that we were tasting it but, that it did not taste at all like Pinot Meunier! The nose is creamy with pear fruit, white flowers and candied almonds. On the palate, at firs,t I thought of it as being "light" but, it fleshed out mid-palate, so it is really more medium bodied. Long, long finish with very solid minerality. We have had other Meunier-centric wineries produce lower dosage versions of this varietal but, the Gilbert is definitely the most affordable. The other wineries were also more traditional in their approach and this house is not. Thoroughly enjoyable!
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2012 Louis Brochet "Alain" Millesime Brut Champagne
Review Date: 07-06-2018
This is a great newly arrived vintage from Louis Brochet! Initially, it has a white flower nose that quickly sends forth some green apple and Anjou pear scents with just a hint of underlying honey. On the palate, medium weight, with green and yellow fruits and a hint of tangerine. Long, lingering finish that is clean with crisp minerality. This one stands tall with the best vintages of Louis Brochet!
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2012 Louise Brison Brut Champagne
Review Date: 07-03-2018
This perennial customer favorite is back! I can honestly say that the 2012 version of the vintage Brut is my favorite, so far. A classic blend of 50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir, the 2012 strikes just the right balance between fruit and acidity. It still carries that classic Brison golden apple and creme caramel character but, also has a long finish with minerals, spice and white stone fruits. It also retains a "just right" oakiness....not too much and not too little. One thing that has not changed is a affordability! Once again, one of our "best buy" champagnes!
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
RP 92

Vilmart "Cuvée Grand Cellier" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 07-02-2018
I had an opportunity to re-evaluate this wine on Friday, the 29th of June and it is still just spectacular! It has a lively nose of citrus (lemon/lime and a touch of tangerine) and cream with (light) bread dough. Super intriguing! On the palate, a super fine bead, with tiny bubbles, yellow (and green) fruits and fine cream. Absolutely delicious! A long, citrus and mineral finish, as well. Super elegant and just flat out delicious. It was favored (100%) by our staff over the other selections that were offered on that evening.

2015 Jacques Bavard Auxey-Duresses Rouge
Review Date: 06-21-2018
This wine is simply a wow! Dark, black raspberry fruit with with soft, velvety tannins and a very long finish. Usually, I like my Red Burgundy more traditional, with more tannin and um, dirt, but, this little gem won me over for its succulent character and just plain likability. The awesome price is also a great surprise. If you like your Red Burgundy friendly or are looking for an alternative to California Pinot Noir, this should be your first stop!
Price: $26.99 Add To Cart

2016 Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc "Les Sétilles"
Review Date: 06-21-2018
The gem of a White Burgundy has great acidity! Loaded with yellow fruits and a relatively rich mid-palate, it starts and finishes with lively grapefruit notes. Very fresh and bright and just simply...delicious! Plus, a lingering finish. What more could you want?
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
JS 91

2017 Framingham F-Series Riesling Beerenauslese Marlborough (375ml)
Review Date: 06-15-2018
This absolute gem of a Riesling was a great surprise for me. I normally do not like sweet things, be it desserts or wines (much happier with savory/salty) but, this beautiful Riesling was mouth coating AND balanced AND not cloying! Rich, with dried apricot and peach on palate, a hint of pineapple and cherry at the back of the palate. Looooooong finish! Most excellent! It's way too tempting to drink the whole bottle!

2015 Framingham Marlborough Pinot Noir
Review Date: 06-15-2018
Holy cats, Batman! This Pinot Noir is great! Lovely, dark red fruit nose that extremely fragrant and floral. On the palate, deep, dark cherries, a hint of sweetness (not too much!) and wonderful spicebox notes and minerals. Not to harp on it, but, the Framingham wines are also spectacular values for the quality presented. So much so, that it sticks in the mind as wow(!). This is definitely one of the best Pinot Noir's in our stores across the board.
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WE 91 RP 90

2017 Framingham "Select" Riesling Marlborough
Review Date: 06-15-2018
I just had the great luck to taste this with winemaker Andrew Hedley of Framingham. It is just simply outstanding! It has a lively beginning of minerals and a hint of chalk, followed quickly by a super solid punch of stone fruits and nectarine. The finish lingers, which is something that all of the wines from Framingham seem to do! I am also just amazed by the pricing for a wine of this's a total win-win all around!

2010 Fallet-Dart Vintage Brut Champagne
Review Date: 05-08-2018
Rich and creamy nose! On the palate, lively acidity and an (overall) clean character with lemon curd, baked apple and citrus flavors.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

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1999 Fallet-Dart Vintage Brut Champagne
Review Date: 05-08-2018
This is a very unique bottling that is perfect both for the adventurous and also for those of you who love to pair bubbles with certain cuisine. It has a very intense truffle nose with roasted nuts. Very nutty on the palate with fino sherry flavors and mushroom earthiness. The surprise is the crisp and crunchy acidity on the finish. The bugger screams out for pate, Bleu cheese or a light steak done in brown butter and mushrooms. Unique and yummy!
Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

Fallet-Dart "Clos du Mont" Brut Champagne (2004)
Review Date: 05-08-2018
Although this is not labelled as vintage, it 100% 2004 juice. Citrus, almond and pine nut scents are dominant, followed by fragrant oak notes. On the palate, a touch of honey, more toasted nuts, apples and citrus. A great follow up to the previous 1999/2002 blend. Completely different than that one but, in my opinion, more lovable for the added elegance.
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

2005 Alfred Gratien Brut Vintage Champagne
Review Date: 05-08-2018
This latest release of the vintage Brut is both delicious and interesting. Scents of almonds, rich cream and white flowers waft out of the glass. On the palate, it is a big mouthful of wine, with pastry, cream and golden apple. It is separated from its competition by the overlay of crisp minerality. Beautifully balanced and unique!
Price: $76.99 Add To Cart
RP 93 WS 93

Le Brun de Neuville "Authentique" Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 05-08-2018
This lovely Brut Rose has a rose petal and bright cherry nose. It is clean on the palate with bright raspberry and Bing cherry fruit. Very long finish with lingering acidity and minerality.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

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Alfred Gratien "Cuvée Paradis" Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 05-08-2018
Simply delicious! Orange marmalade on the nose with white flowers and bright raspberry fruit. Very nice acidity on the palate with oranges and a touch of bing cherry and quince. Very balanced and complex. A new favorite for me!

Alfred Gratien Brut Classique Champagne
Review Date: 05-08-2018
I have not had the pleasure to taste the champagnes of Alfred Gratien in many, many, years and it is great to become reacquainted. This wonderful "Classique" has white stone fruits and fresh pastry dough on the nose. In the mouth, starts out rich, with pear and cream cake flavors, and finishes clean with light minerality. Very pleasing and delicious!

2008 Le Brun de Neuville "Grand Vintage" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 05-08-2018
For the second time within a year, I have tasted this great little bargain of a 2008 vintage Brut. It has a bright, clean, limestone and nectarine nose due to the high percentage of chardonnay. Granny Smith apple and Anjou pear on the palate, with a very long finish that has chalk and minerals. Clean and crisp!
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart
WE 94 WS 91

2006 Ruinart "Dom Ruinart" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne (ships as 1.5L)
Review Date: 04-27-2018
I had the great fortune to try this excellent Blanc de Blanc two nights ago. It has a beautiful stone fruit nose with subtle citrus and spice notes. On the palate, nectarine, lemon curd, cream and peach. The great surprise for this particular bottling is the bright acidity on the finish. Many other 2006 Blanc de Blanc that I have tried tend towards golden fruits and caramel. This very elegant edition of Dom Ruinart lovely and balanced. I daresay it is even a bargain!
Price: $159.99 Add To Cart
VN 97 WS 97

2016 Covenant Wines "Mensch" Lodi Roussanne (Kosher for Passover)
Review Date: 03-16-2018
This is a lovely, classically styled Roussanne with white flowers, honey and almonds on the nose. On the palate, stone fruits and crisp acidity. Lush mid-palate. Simply delicious!
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

2008 A.D. Coutelas Vintage Brut Champagne
Review Date: 03-06-2018
This absolutely beautiful 2008 vintage Brut is another great release from the Coutelas family. It has the linear, chalky aspect one expects of this vintage but, there is also a golden apple, lemon meringue and toasted hazelnut aspect that adds interest and uniqueness. Light toast rounds it all out and the finish lingers. Probably the greatest value of the 2008 vintage that I have tasted to date. Damien and Angelique have given us yet another gem!
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
WE 91

2015 Albert Bichot "Secret de Famille" Bourgogne Rouge
Review Date: 03-03-2018
A deep, earthy nose on this one! Add bright, spicy fruit and just a little pepper and you have a very memorable wine. On the palate, medium weight with more red than black fruit, and a long, lingering finish that has some clean clay notes. Another great one at a wonderful price!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2015 Danjean-Berthoux Bourgogne Rouge "Chaume Ronde"
Review Date: 03-03-2018
Another little gem in our lineup of bargains this month. It starts with a deep, dark nose of rich fruit and tobacco. On the palate, medium to full weight, with dark cherry fruit and a clean finish that has a good amount of chalky acidity. Excellent!
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

2015 Les Frères Perroud "Amethyste" Brouilly
Review Date: 03-03-2018
Such a pretty nose on this one! Fragrant, dark raspberries, violets and fresh turned earth. Richer on the palate, with boysenberry, black cherry and more earth. Plump and rich, but, not sweet. As noted in other reviews, it can be a good choice for cellaring and at this price point, why not buy some to enjoy now and some to enjoy later?
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart
WE 91 VN 90

2016 Kingston Family Vineyards "Tobiano" Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley
Review Date: 02-13-2018
This lovely Pinot Noir stopped me in my tracks with its lovely, candied cherry nose and spice. Light to medium bodied, with bright cherry fruit, a small bit of cranberry and quite generous minerality. Super solid and a real pleasure!
Price: $23.99 Add To Cart
JS 93

Gilbert Jacquesson "Cuvée Prestige" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-06-2018
Although this selection has not arrived, I was able to taste a preview of it today. Unlike its siblings, it tends towards higher acidity with Fino sherry notes, almonds, yellow fruits and persimmon. Long finish. Super interesting. Cannot wait until we get this into stock!
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

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2011 Charles de Cazanove Extra Brut Champagne
Review Date: 01-26-2018
I tasted this new release from Charles de Cazanove this morning (1/26) and it is splendid! White fruits (particularly banana) and guava on the nose. On the palate, a bit deeper with dry, red fruits and oranges. It is quite dry, but, like the Brut Nature, not overly so. Very balanced and elegant and satisfying!
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Charles de Cazanove "Pinot Sauvage" Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 01-26-2018
This is part of a trio of new releases from Charles de Cazanove and it is a standout in our Champagne selection. Deep, dark, strawberry fruit with integrated tannin, black cherry and orange marmalade on the extremely long and lingering finish. This bubbly is super interesting and is quite unique to the lineup. This can definitely be one of those champagnes that will work with a main course of roasted pork loin or even a lean grilled steak. Enjoy!
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2010 Domaine Dugois Vin Jaune Arbois (620ml)
Review Date: 01-16-2018
This nutty, cheesy, yeasty masterpiece has that ever interesting oxidative edge with tart lemon, roasted nut, and mineral flavors. Underlying yellow fruits and spices give complexity and pleasant nuance to the overall character. This is the best wine that I have tried in the last two weeks, bar none!
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

Baron-Fuenté "7" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 01-16-2018
At first, I found this unique release to be chalky with spiced nuts (on the nose) and saline scents. Once the air hit it, yellow apple and guava came to the forefront and then, the chardonnay citrus definitely took over. Creamy, but, the lemon and spice flavors dominate in the end. To date, the most interesting release that we have had from this venerable producer and that includes the Meunier heavy releases that I love so much. Well worth the wait for us to acquire it!
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
WE 93

Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 12-22-2017
Excellent bubbles at an excellent price! For those of you who like Veuve Clicquot, this effort from Ariston has ample yeast and toast but, not too much. Golden apple fruit and hints of caramel and vanilla. Great by itself or with chicken, salmon or pork. Update: 12/22/2017-As is standard with this gem, it still has that bread dough, yeast and toast quality but, this latest version has a nice hint of zippy acidity, minerals, and lemon curd. Also, still retains that caramel and vanilla bean background. Buy some to drink and some to lay down for a year or so. The caramel comes out even more as it ages!
Top Value!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2004 Krug Brut Champagne
Review Date: 12-16-2017
Next to the legendary 2002 vintage Krug, this 2004 is also a star. Very, very, bright with generous acidity that combines with white stone fruit and almond flavors. It still retains the elegant mousse and brioche of classic vintage Krug, but, the acidity is the star player here. Super fresh, and clean, and bracing. This bottling has the potential of being the star of your cellar and may even overshadow the 2002 eventually. If you prefer to drink it without cellar time, give it a few minutes to air in your glass so that the glorious texture has a chance to come out and say "hi". The 2004 is a classic and will be remembered as being one of Krug's best!

Pol Roger "White Foil - Extra Cuvée de Réserve" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 11-30-2017
This little beauty has a base wine that is at least three years old and vintage reserve stock that is generally 8-10 years old. It has a creamy nose of ripe, yellow fruits and lemon meringue. Initially, rich on the palate, with golden apple, honeycomb and nectarine flavors. A nice, lingering finish that is clean and oak free. It spends 48 months on the lees and is composed of 1/3 each of the three primary Champagne varietals. Just lovely!

2006 Bollinger Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 08-08-2017
This superb Rose from Bollinger will not be arriving until this Fall but, I had the opportunity to preview it today, 8 August. It has a super interesting nose of bright strawberry, orange peel and Fino sherry. On the palate, follow-up strawberry, blood orange and almond flavors. Very dry, with fine acidity and very elegant balance. Very bright for a 2006 vintage. Not to highlight the price too much but, this one is exceptional at this level of pricing!
Price: $119.00 Add To Cart
DC 94 JG 92

2008 Fallet-Dart Vintage Brut Champagne
Review Date: 06-06-2017
This probably my favorite of all of the Fallet-Dart Champagnes that we have been stocking. A more Chardonnay-driven release, this formidable 2008 is dry but, retains the houses' overall rich style. Minerals, green apple and a hint of anise on the nose. On the palate, hints of golden apple, cream and caramel with lively acidity and elegant balance. A 2008 vintage at this price and quality is like seeing a winged unicorn!
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
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Bollinger "Special Cuvée" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 06-06-2017
This Champagne is crazy good! Crazy because its primary fermentation is 1/2 done in barrel and crazy because the 1/2 of the wine is aged in magnum at 1/2 pressure (3 fathoms) and then disgorged and blended in. Two hundred and fifty-thousand magnums hand-disgorged and tested for cork taint as the mags are aged on the cork, not crown cap. Who does this?! The Special Cuvée is bright and lively on the initial taste but, fleshes out and the trademark Bollinger golden fruits and caramel come into play. Super, super long finish! Still a family-owned Champagne house!

Laurent-Perrier "La Cuvée" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 06-06-2017
Laurent Perrier has long been a favorite of mine due to its clean, lovely character and combination of quality and value. This new (coming in September) La Cuvee replaces the previous NV Brut. It has a tad more chardonnay and an increased sur lie aging of six months. The result? Even BETTER quality than it previously had! Beautiful nose of saline, cream and lemon meringue. Increased weight on the mid-palate with stone fruits and peachy goodness. Long, lingering finish with key lime, chalk, minerals and nectarine. These is really not much more to ask from this champagne!

2007 Bollinger "Grande Année" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 05-27-2017
As they said on Monty Python, "and now for something completely different!" This latest release of Grande Annee is as different from the 2005 vintage as can be. Whereas the 2005 is "classic" Bollinger with loads of creaminess, well-rounded oak and toasty notes, the 2007 is restrained with crystal clear acidity. Although dosed higher at 7g/l (the 2005 is 6g/l) this release comes off brighter. The 2007 has a peach and stone fruit character and white floral nose. A long finish with lemon/lime notes in the background and that Bollinger creme caramel. Bollinger has given us the best of two completely different styles with the 2005 and the 2007 siblings.

2010 Cune Gran Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 03-07-2017
I tasted this yesterday (3/6/2017) and it was the best of both worlds. It has the savory notes and earthy spice that I expect of traditional Rioja but, the overall character also has juicy, dark red fruits, supple tannin, and an unexpected smoothness. It was opened about two hours before I tasted it. At this price, a real bargain! Will also be super versatile at meals. Pair with pork, chicken, lighter beef and hearty vegetarian dishes.

Le Brun de Neuville "Authentique Assemblage" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-24-2017
Lovely lemon meringue nose with baked apples and caramel. Initially, a note of bright acidity in the mouth that segues into toasted nuts, ripe apples, yellow pears and butterscotch. The initial acidity brightens things up a bit and it finishes fleshy and rich and creamy. A great bargain at 35 dollars! Stand well alone or will work well with many main course dishes.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
WE 92 WS 90

Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne (375ml)
Review Date: 10-30-2016
The Ariston family are some of my favorite winemakers who produce some of the best small-estate champagnes that we carry. This blanc de blancs is no exception. It carries their reputation for excellent quality at an affordable price. This is a creamy, rich style of blanc de blancs with a rich mousse and lemon meringue flavors. Fleshy, without being heavy, it has a long, subtle finish of apple and pear fruit. A great way to start a party or meal!
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart

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