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2012 Jean-Jacques Lamoureux "Alexandrine" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 07-30-2020
This is a remarkable bottle of Champagne at a very attractive price point. Lamoureux's Alexandrine is from a single vineyard that contains Chablis like soil which gives this wine a fantastic chalky mineral edge. The palate expresses grapefruit, lime, lees and peach with a very long finish. This wine is tasting fantastic now but also has great aging potential. Don't sleep on this one.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Laurent-Perrier "Cuvée Rosé" Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 07-21-2020
The Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rose is one of my favorite rose Champagnes in the store! It comes from all Grand Cru vineyards mostly in the south and north of the Montagne de Reims and is entirely Pinot Noir. It has a gorgeous salmon-pink color in the glass, and is very expressive on the nose and palate. It's full of red fruit character and richness from 5 years aging on the less. Every time I go back to this wine it never disappoints!

Tentaka Kuni "Hawk in the Heavens" Junmai Sake (720ml)
Review Date: 06-09-2020
Hawk In The Heavens is an incredibly food friendly, earth driven sake perfect for your summer barbecues. On the palate, this Junmai is dry yet rich with flavors of mushroom, walnut and grass. It can be served slightly chilled, or room temperature to accentuate the rounder body and umami character.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

Canard-Duchêne Brut Champagne
Review Date: 05-20-2020
Canard-Duchene's Authentic Brut is truly an impressive Champagne in the sub-$30 range. The blend here is 43% Pinot Noir, 25% Meunier and 20% Chardonnay​ and has amazing balance and elegance. Flavors of orchard fruits and citrus are paired with lovely richness, nuttiness and bright acidity. This Champagne is a steal!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

Baron-Fuenté "Grande Réserve" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-12-2020
Baron Fuente's Grand Reserve is a K&L staple that you should have in your fridge all the time. It's full-bodied with stone fruit, apple, a hint of toast and finishes dry. It's aged 3 years on the lees, double the aging required for Brut Champagne bumping the quality up even more. This is by far one of our best Champagne deals in the store, and makes the best party wine for any occasion.

Krug "Grande Cuvée" 168ème Édition Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-12-2020
As with all Krug I have tasted, this 168 release did not disappoint. This wine is based on 2012, with 10 vintages of reserve wine going back to the mid 90's. It's brilliantly blended with over half Pinot Noir, a third Chardonnay and a bit of Pinot Meunier. It has a full mid-palate with nuttiness, citrus and lees, then finishes dry with tons of minerality. This is Champagne that will age beautifully in your cellar, or drink now for any special occasion!

2012 Bollinger "Grande Année" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-12-2020
This is a superb bottle of Champagne that you won't want to miss out on. The 2012 Grand Annee is concentrated and open right out of the bottle. Notes of citrus, brioche and lime zest are shown on the palate, with a mineral and saline layer. It has great depth and a beautiful long finish. It drinks well now and I think you'd also be happy after 5-10 years in the cellar.
Price: $124.99 Add To Cart

2012 Fallet-Dart Brut Champagne
Review Date: 12-13-2019
Our Champagne buyer Gary opened this up for us the other day, and wow, what a treat! This bottle of bubbles from our direct import Fallet Dart is perfectly balanced and is sure to please you and your guests. There's a combo of floral and fruit notes that are not overly ripe, with beautiful acidity and texture. So happy to have this in just in time for the holidays!
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

2008 Pierre Paillard "La Grand Récolte" Grand Cru Extra Brut Champagne
Review Date: 11-19-2019
Fans of Pierre Paillard will undoubtedly love this Champagne. It has energy and focus, and is a great representation of the stunning 2008 vintage. It's layered with apple, pear, brioche, a touch of nutty character and long dry finish. This Champagne has a long life ahead of it, so it's a true winner for collectors, but don't be afraid to enjoy it now with your favorite seafood dishes!
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

2018 Matt Connell "Rendition" Pinot Noir Central Otago
Review Date: 10-30-2019
You absolutely need this wine on your Thanksgiving table! "Rendition" is classic Central Otago Pinot Noir expressing notes of dark fruits, violet and subtle spice and chocolate coming from the 25% new oak. It finishes dry and supple with a small touch of tannin. The winemaker has experience from top-notch producers, including one of my favorite Oregon Pinot producers, Elk Cove. This is a fantastic new direct import from New Zealand and I’m excited to try more.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2017 Diatom "Katherine's" Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 05-03-2019
This is not your typical California Chardonnay. Focused with minerality and bright acid, Diatom truly shows its terroir of gravely soils, old vines and maritime climate. There is generous citrus and tropical character on the nose intertwined with subtle spice. On the palate the fruit is ripe, but with incredible salinity and wet rock to offer balance. This is a serious wine that would pair great with fresh seafood and light dishes.

Krug "Grande Cuvée" 167 Ème Édition Brut Champagne
Review Date: 05-01-2019
Krug's 167 edition is an absolute knock out of the park. It is blended with wine over 20 years old, aged 7 years on the lees and truly demonstrates great winemaking. This is a full bodied Champagne beautifully balanced with minerality, stone fruits, citrus and baked bread flavors with a long finish. This wine is 100% worth the splurge and has an abundant life ahead of it. Don't miss it!

Woodinville Straight 100% Rye Whiskey (750ml )
Review Date: 06-12-2018
Rye fans should definitely check out this Washington handcrafted whiskey. You immediately know it’s rye from the nose by it’s rye bread and spice aromas. On the palate there’s cinnamon, cedar, spearmint, subtly fruity notes and oak character throughout. The overall body is rich and full and is a perfect candidate for your rye cocktails.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
Review Date: 06-12-2018
The coolest thing about this distillery is that they are truly grain to glass. They grow all their own grains, do everything by hand and are meticulous in their craft which really shows in this whiskey. Full of flavor, Woodinville’s Straight Bourbon shows creme brulee, caramel, vanilla, spice and a nice sweet finish. Don’t miss out on this distillery's debut to California.
Price: $36.99 Add To Cart

Canard-Duchêne Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 10-04-2017
​This is a fabulous rosé Champagne that is incredibly crisp, light and finishes super dry. It shows delicate flavors of red fruits like strawberries and cranberries. There is also an intriguing mineral character that comes through on the finish creating freshness along with the bright acidity. You can't go wrong, especially for the price!
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2004 Laurent-Perrier "Cuvée Alexandra" Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 09-14-2017
Wow! What a beautifully complex Champagne from Laurent Perrier. The Grand Siecle Brut is one of my favorites, so I already knew this rose would be special. The 80% Pinot Noir that's in this wine provides red berry, floral and an overall rich and decadent mouthfeel. With some food, this Champagne will be absolutely delightful!

Le Brun de Neuville "Authentique Assemblage" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-24-2017
The Authentique Assemblage from Le Brun De Neuville definitely drinks well above its price. Aged 5 years on the lees, this wine expresses baked apple spice and nutty flavors with fresh acidity resulting in a very well-balanced, delicious bottle of bubbles. For champagne that is made with all estate fruit and lees aging, you can't go wrong for 35 bucks.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2013 Fuenteseca Huerta Singular "El Maguey" Blanco Tequila (750ml)
Review Date: 02-03-2017
​​​​​​This is an amazing tequila and it's honestly unlike any tequila I've tasted before. The Fuenteseca Ensamble is one of the my favorites in the store and this blanco version is just as delicious. The fact that this tequila is from a single area with a specific terroir makes it even more unique and special. It's complex and full-bodied, yet it has pure, concentrated agave aroma and flavor. This is a tequila to not miss out on!
Price: $79.99 Add To Cart