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Staff Favorites - Shaun Green

Shaun Green

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Old Forester K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #0755 (Warehouse H, Floor 7) Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 12-11-2018
Fantastic old school Bourbon, the kind we remember drinking in the past! Dry and creamy with wonderful smoky wood, notes of spice a nice smooth mid palate and fine finish. This is how Bourbon used to be and I love it!
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Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2012 Roederer Estate "L'Ermitage" Anderson Valley Brut Sparkling Wine
Review Date: 12-05-2018
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The beautifully elegant Roederer Estate l'Ermitage is one of the best sparklers California produces. Lovely crisp and fresh with a tiny touch of spice and exotic crisp pear fruit laced with just a note of tangerine peel. Dry, refined and complex - just what you would expect from the French house of Louis Roederer to produce in California
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
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2016 Angels & Cowboys Sonoma County Proprietary Red Blend
Review Date: 11-26-2018
The Red blend from Angels & Cowboys really finds a great balance between big flashy zins and more complex 'Bordeaux' style zins - and at a great price. The brambly fruit is held up by a nice dose of fine tannins and accented with lovely black spices and a touch of vanilla. Rich and giving with lots of wild berried fruits coating the palate. Bravo for a great Zin Blend!
Price: $19.95 Add To Cart
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Savage & Cooke "Second Glance" K&L Exclusive Cask Strength American Whiskey
Review Date: 11-07-2018
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Now here's something really special in the whisky world! What a great combination of cask and whisky here - The Zin barrels really add a zesty spice to a rich corn based spirit. Full and round and with a nice sweet touch without ever being cloying - a touch of water really brings out a rich note of malt on the nose. The color seems quite intense likely influenced a lot by the wine barrels.
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Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

1991 Invergordon 26 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Grain Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 09-12-2018
When a single grain Scottish whisky hits it right, the experience is incredible. The Invergordon 26 definitely hits the mark. Very smooth and creamy texture even at full proof, it opens and becomes more fruity and honeyed. Non peaty and extremely high quality whisky with age, elegance and power - and at an extremely attractive price. Don't let the single grain designation throw you, it's fantastic! What's not to like here...
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Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

Launois "Cuvée Reserve" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 08-23-2018
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There's not a lot more to say about this one, it a no-brainer! Grand Cru Champagne of this quality at this price is just not to be missed.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Launois "Quartz" Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne
Review Date: 08-23-2018
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This lower pressure Champagne, coming from the single vineyard Chetillons is another astounding deal from Launois. The soft creamy feel of the mousse and the long lingering palate feel showing sweetcake and creamy apple richness mid-palate flows to a long lingering finish (another Grand Cru at this price!) .... what's not to like?
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Launois "Veuve Clemence" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 08-23-2018
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I love the freshness of the Veuve Clemence. From pickings on the upper and lower parts of the slopes in all Grand Cru vineyards. The Champagne is wonderfully complex, but the crisp apple fruit component of the palate shows through brilliantly and subtle hints of spices are woven throughout. Another incredible deal in Grand Cru Champagne.
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Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

Launois "Severine" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 08-23-2018
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Wow, this is something special and different! All Mesnil fruit in oak barrels made from Mesnil Oak - like a double Grand Cru. The Mesnil Oak lends a delicious oaky note with a wonderfully unusual and enticing oily texture. Mid slope Mesnil pickings give classic GC fruit and power
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

Smooth Ambler "Big Level" Wheated Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 08-20-2018
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The heavy on corn and wheat bill gives us a rich and creamy caramel and maple laced Bourbon that is remarkably smooth and gentle for a 100 proof whiskey. Less spice and more bright edges, with a long and seductive finish. This one was hard to put down even tasting at work!
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Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

2012 Louis Brochet "Alain" Millesime Brut Champagne
Review Date: 07-24-2018
Delicious and extremely complex for a wine in this price category. Lovely aromatics of creamy pear and bread notes lead you in to a medium full bodied palate and crisp edges and finish. Plenty to like here, and the progression in the glass was wonderful - it opens up and offers up a deeper richer feel than shown initially with plenty to suggest a few years in the cellar will yield amazing results.
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Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2016 Helen's Hill "Ingram Road" Chardonnay Yarra Valley Victoria
Review Date: 07-03-2018
The Ingram Road Chardonnay had us thinking of a mini Chassagne, fairly balanced with crisp acidity, minerality and a great toasty note as well as a slight nuttiness that compliments the fresh fruitiness of the mid palate. Finishing off with a nice creamy note, this is sure to be a huge hit for fans of French as well as new world chardonnay!
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
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2017 Brane-Cantenac, Margaux
Review Date: 06-20-2018
Consistent with Brane Cantenac's recent successes, the 2017 is showing absolutely lovely in barrel samples. Elegant and silken classic Margaux with lovely pure and vibrant fruit. Nicely structured for ageing a decade or two, I'm definitely putting some of this into my cellar!
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2017 Kalinda Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc
Review Date: 05-28-2018
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Clyde really got us a lovely Kalinda Sauvignon Blanc here, and at a classic Kalinda value. The nose shows lovely citrus blossom florals with a touch of peach stone, and the palate comes through with a wonderful creamy texture and viscosity, rich peachy fruit with notes of tropical and a delicate note of fine mineral. Great balanced acidity and a fresh crisp finish top it off. I'll be drinking a lot of this over the summer!
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Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

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2017 Franck Millet Sancerre Rosé
Review Date: 05-22-2018
I have to admit a complete addiction to this wine. Year after year I fall in love with this soft Pinot Noir rose from Sancerre. Beautiful dry pure red fruits and just the perfect amount of light tannins to make a fantastic summertime sip.
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Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

2012 Streicker "Ironstone Block" Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia
Review Date: 02-08-2018
The Streicker Ironstone Chard is still bright and refreshing and remarkably youthful. Only 33% Malo leaves a wonderful bright fresh acidity with classic white peach chardonnay fruit and a wafting thread of tropical almost mango fruit right down the middle. Medium weight, rich but not too rich and notes of vanilla from the oak. Very well made, it's a fantastic bargain.

2015 Siran, Margaux
Review Date: 01-28-2018
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Chateau Siran always offers great value, but the 2015 has surpassed even their impressive normal quality level. The best Siran I've tasted so far, this Merlot heavy cepage offers a fantastic amount of richness and structure with plushness and avelvety overlay. Deep blue and dark berry fruit, with a nice under layer of more complex cocoa and soft leather. It will lure you into drinking now, but be sure to put some into the cellar for a few years, I'm sure it will reward you.
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2016 Franck Millet "Insolite" Sancerre
Review Date: 01-04-2018
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I've tasted every vintage of the Insolite we've carried, and I can honestly say I absolutely love this wine. My garage is always graced by the lovely wooden 6 packs my husband can't bear to part with! The 2016 follows their tradition of extraordinary value in a spectacular Sancerre. Somehow achieving a richness and clear raciness at the same time, showing the succulent fruit qualities of Sauvignon Blanc as well as the mineral qualities of the chalky soil. I can't really ask for anything more from a Sancerre, this has it all.
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Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 12-27-2017
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Ever since I had this wine at my wedding in 2008, it has been getting more and more impressive. This current cuvee is the most amazing value yet in a truly first class Champagne. You owe it to yourself to try one if you haven't yet. My number one pick of Champagne values in the store!
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Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

1977 Taylor Vintage Port
Review Date: 12-13-2017
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Always a favorite of mine from the 1977 vintage, the Taylor is now (2017) drinking beautifully and still showing it's complex house style of plenty of rich mid palate fruit, sweet and dark with an incredible violet and rose petal overlay with a lovely silken finish. The finesse that this port has developed over the years compliments the still noticeable power perfectly.

2008 Le Brun de Neuville "Grand Vintage" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 08-08-2017
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Of course the great '08 Vintage Champagne from anywhere is in high demand, but once a few customers get to try this beauty it should disappear quickly. The nose is incredibly intriguing leading you right into a full palate of layers of complexity. Lovely and rich with a ripe apple delicious fruit braced by an nice crisp acidity. The 8+ years on lees is nicely evident without being overwhelming
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Price: $44.99 Add To Cart
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Bollinger "Special Cuvée" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 06-06-2017
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Who doesn't love Bolli! 007, The gals from Ab Fab, and us! Seriously this has always been a favorite, likely due to its generous use of reserve wines and meticulous winemaking, the bold rich and nutty presence and light zesty lemon peel highlights are truly hard to resist.
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Laurent-Perrier "Grand Siècle" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 06-06-2017
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The Grand Siecle is one of those 'under the radar' stunning luxury cuvee Champagnes that simply blows away most of the more well known big guns. The Creamy leesy lightly toasty nose gives way to a palate of rich round creamy lightly spiced baked apple. Very very classy and elegant for such a rich wine, this will make any special occasion even that much more special. My favorite sub $500 Luxury cuvee.
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Laurent-Perrier "La Cuvée" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 06-06-2017
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How do you make a classic pleasing Champagne even better? Bring in some new spectacular fruit sources including a lot of Grand Cru Chardonnay and add 'La Cuvee' to the name. The replacement for the LP Brut is just fantastic! It shows a more creamy nose next to the previous LP, and a finer more mineral driven palate impression. The round and fairly ripe apple and peach middle has an appealing steely core, and a chalky minerality underpinning it all. Even more refined than the Champagne it replaces, LP has an even better winner on their hands here.
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1999 Fallet-Dart Vintage Brut Champagne
Review Date: 06-06-2017
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The Fallet-Dart Champagnes all represent fantastic values, and there are a number to choose from depending on your preference and budget. Each on shows a lovely toasty note from their preference for long lees contact. This '99 shows great density and a very ripe now maturing fruit. A delicious honey comb note mingling with a classic bready note round out the palate. Here's a great chance to access a slightly older and completely delicious Champagne
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Price: $64.99 Add To Cart

2008 Fallet-Dart Vintage Brut Champagne
Review Date: 06-06-2017
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Of course the 2008 vintage has given us great Champagnes, and it's no exception with Fallet-Dart. Their '08 vintage has a fantastic deep brioche like character with zesty citrus and white grape fruits sparkling over rich baked apple. The 70% Chardonnay really shines through and the long persistent finish shows a wonderful mineral component. All you would expect from this great vintage at a price that is amazingly affordable
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Price: $39.99 Add To Cart
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Fallet-Dart "Grande Sélection" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 06-06-2017
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The Fallet-Dart Champagnes all represent fantastic values, and there are a number to choose from depending on your preference and budget. Each on shows a lovely toasty note from their preference for long lees contact.The Grande Selection adds 15% Chardonnay to the cuvee but still has the Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier dominant. It shows a bit more of a creamy refined character with lovely plump white fruits and a tangerine hint on the edges. It shows a nice bold mouthfeel and a long finish
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Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Siembra Valles "Ancestral" Blanco Tequila (750ml)
Review Date: 11-21-2016
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OK, I have to admit I'm more of a Scotch and Cognac drinker so a Tequila has to be off the charts to make me think I want to write up something. This is THE best Tequila I have ever sipped. Pure, bright and elegant are not always the descriptors you expect of a Tequila, but this fits the bill precisely. The nose is absolutely charming with a pure agave quality interlaced with aromas of lime, spice and a note of aromatic pine. On the palate it is wonderfully complex, a bit smoky, oaky and spicy with citrus and that beautiful quince like fruitiness great Tequila always shows me. The story is captivating enough to make you want to try it, but the experience will bring you back for more. Bravo!
Price: $119.99 Add To Cart

Charles Heidsieck "Brut Reserve" Champagne
Review Date: 05-17-2016
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Simply delicious, the Charles Heidsieck Champagnes have improved so drastically lately that if you haven't tried them recently you owe it to yourself to try one now. Bold nutty, toasty and rich, but not lumbering or cloying - it has a lovely acidity to finish it off. Bravo!

Gin Mare Mediterranean Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 02-04-2016
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A very cool and unusual gin from Spain! Distilled from Olives, Thyme, Rosemary and Basil, this gin is almost a martini in itself. The thyme is the forward aromatic so the herbal notes are very fine, and wonderful citrus overtones provide freshness and zip. There is a fantastic and equally fresh subtly minty quality on the finish that I love. Absolutely delicious.
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Price: $33.99 Add To Cart

Copper & Kings "Butchertown" Reserve Casks Brandy (750ml)
Review Date: 11-18-2015
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Wow! This was really fantastic from a great new distillery. Rich and full with a nice roundness that draws you to the next sip. Great Job Copper & Kings!
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Price: $54.99 Add To Cart

Cut Spike Nebraska Single Malt Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 07-22-2015
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Wow, this 3rd evolution of Cut Spike is a little different but even better. Tropical fruits, ginger and a wonderful spicy wood on the nose move along to a beautiful mid palate of soft fruity lime and papaya, gentle Asian spice and lemon grass, then flow through to a smooth finish showing orange blossom, kaffir lime and notes of that wonderful vanilla the last offering had. Very unique and impressive - and a must for any whisky lover.
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Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

The Durand Corkscrew for Removal of Old Corks with Confidence
Review Date: 06-23-2015
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Simply the best corkscrew we have ever offered, and the best I've ever used.
Price: $124.99 Add To Cart

2011 Fromm "La Strada" Pinot Noir Marlborough
Review Date: 03-03-2015
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This bright and compelling Pinot from NZ is pretty hard to beat. Truly fantastic Pinots are nearly impossible to find under $20, but this one delivers. It's not a New World "thick" Pinot, rather it shows its varietal characteristics confidently and soundly while offering complex notes of spices, florals and earthy notes floating over a lovely array of red and blue fruits, and with fine tannins and a great acid balance. Bravo!
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Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
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Louise Brison "L'Impertinente" Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 02-06-2015
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Wow, not sure what is impertinent about this wine, it's spectacular and lovely. A wonderfully red fruit nose and a richer elegance on the palate, dry with a long finish. And for a rosé at this price it is a serious price performer.
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Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Michel Couvreur "Peaty Overaged" K&L Exclusive Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 10-07-2014
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I love it! Super creamy with a mild peat, lovely sherry character and an absolutely wonderful sexy texture on the palate. What an amazingly charming whiskey!
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Price: $79.99 Add To Cart

Westland American Single Malt Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 07-15-2014
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I hardly need to second the choices of David, but wow this one is very cool! Its rich, deep color at first made me worry that this was going to be a little too woody and sweet, but the nose suddenly changed that. Very full and deep with a somewhat roasted nut nose, and on the palate it has nice, long walnut, vanilla, barley and subtle raisin and caramel notes. Delicious and mouth-filling, yet vibrant and zesty. It has just enough sweet notes and a fantastic finish. The closest I've seen to a single malt Scotch from the U.S.!
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
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Lehmann "Jamesse Prestige" Grand Champagne Mouth-Blown Wine Glass #45
Review Date: 05-20-2014
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When our Champagne gurus Gary and Scott came back from Champagne this year raving about the glassware designed by Philippe Jamesse, I certainly took notice. These Champagne glasses are a bit more open and less flute like than standard flutes, and highlight the complexity of Champagne beautifully. Among the best Champagne glasses we've ever used, they are also an incredible value for both the mouth blown and machine made versions. If you love Champagne you owe it to yourself to try this glass.
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Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Canard-Duchêne "Authentic" Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 03-12-2013
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What a deal for a Brut Rose. Perfectly dry and crisp with red currant/strawberry fruit and a crisp clean finish.
Drink from 2013 to 2013
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Canard-Duchêne "Authentic" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 03-12-2013
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What a value! Another great find by Gary Westby. Lovely bread/cracker notes, fairly rich but with a good highlighting tartness. Clean finish and a lovely texturaly fine mousse.
Drink from 2013 to 2013
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

Cappellano Barolo Chinato 500ml
Review Date: 08-22-2012
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If you have not experienced Chinato yet, you don't know what you're missing - and this is about as good as it gets. The wonderful aromatics of Barolo combined with herbs to create a magically wonderful concoction. Traditionally used to soothe the stomach after a wonderful meal, a lot of us now use it as a liqueur. The slightly bitter herbs and roots are strangely alluring and completely different.
Price: $54.99 Add To Cart
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