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Antech "Brut Nature" Blanquette de Limoux
Review Date: 02-17-2018
Bubble therapy, anyone? This bone dry, Sans Dosage sparkler with some history will quench your palate and leave no reason for guilt. Feeling stressed? Jump in the bubble bath with a glass, or just whip up some crudité and wash it down with this gem. From Limoux in Southern France, historically famous for Sparkling wine, the Antech Brut Nature is made from 90% Mauzac blended with Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. Racy, fresh and energetic, this bottle is universally crowd pleasing, and best of all, won't break the bank.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

2016 Domaine de Verquière Côtes-du-Rhône
Review Date: 02-17-2018
If you are looking for a totally quaffable, versatile red that will accompany almost any dish, the 2016 Verquière Cotes Du Rhône is your dream made reality. This Grenache and Syrah blend is mostly Grenache, with just enough Syrah to spice things up and add gumption, and all the fruit comes from Certified Organic vineyards. Vignerons Romain and Thibault Chamfort, fourth generation of the estate, continue their family tradition of stewardship with the land, creating superb wines.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

2013 Château de Montfaucon "Baron Louis" Lirac
Review Date: 02-17-2018
One of my favorite Direct Imports at K&L,Chateau de Montfaucon produces exceptionally high quality, complex Rhône wines. The 2013 Baron Louis Lirac is crafted from old vine, low yield, Estate Grenache and Syrah, with a sumptuous red fruit and garrigue flavor profile. This is a beautiful example of Lirac, and drinks effortlessly, but with great savory depth.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

Wine Club

$14.99
WS 90

Arthur Marc "Initiale Noir & Blanc" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-17-2018
The Arthur Marc Initial Noir et Blanc Champagne is a delicate marvel, at an unreal price point. Great measures are taken to ensure the greatest quality: Only hand picked fruit, and only the cuveé, or the first pressing of the grapes, is used in the blend. The assemblage is equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and the reserve wines used are from the finest vintages. Mineral driven, light and exuberant, this is your go to Champagne for an apéretif or a light meal.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2016 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
Review Date: 02-17-2018
A tale of two vineyards: this zippy, refreshing wine comes to us from two distinct vineyards in Marlborough with very different characteristics. One comes from upper Awatere Valley, which provides the typical lush New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc aromas and flavors of gooseberry and tropical fruit. The other is a special, certified organic Estate vineyard in Wairau valley, which experiences greater diurnal shifts, and provides great lift and acidity in the wine. What I love about TWR is the balance and ease on the palate, and the impression of mouthwatering lime zest and stony minerality.

2013 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 02-17-2018
Silver Oak consistently creates Cabernet of singular distinction, and the robust 2013 Napa Valley is a standout. Signature aromas of toasted American Oak, dill, grilled plum, subtly sweet tobacco, and earthy cocoa bean open to a plush, broad palate that manages to show elegant restraint and balance. Subtle dark fruit essences of cassis and black cherry are enveloped in fine, dusty tannins and graphite minerality, displaying a finesse and power that are hallmarks of the style.
Price: $114.95 Add To Cart

2014 Amapola Creek "Monte Rosso Vineyard" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
Review Date: 02-12-2018
High elevation Monte Rosso Vineyard wines are historically higher in acid, which makes them ideal candidates for long term cellaring and aging. The 2014 Amapola Creek Zinfandel is no exception: lithe and lively, with fantastic aromas and flavors of ripe peach, apricot, asian plum, chaparral, spicy quince, molasses and raspberry. This Zin is zippy, perfumed, clean and bright, with a lighter texture than many and room to smell (and taste) the roses!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
RP 94

Franck Bonville Grand Cru Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 02-09-2018
This wine is made from 100% Grand Cru fruit from Avize, Cramant and Oger. The palate is clean and subtly floral, but is fairly robust and has hints of under-ripe tropical fruit, a testament to the warmer vintage. With a dry, soft finish, this is an elegant wine sure to please the most discerning.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
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Gilbert Jacquesson "Cuvée Tradition" Blanc de Noirs Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-06-2018
Made from 100% Meunier grapes harvested from Troissy, the Cuvée Tradition is uniquely creamy and refined on the palate. Aromatics of red apple skin and walnut highlight the personality of the delicately spicy and red-fruited varietal. With three years on the lees, the bubbles are fine and soft.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

Baron-Fuenté "Grande Réserve" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-06-2018
Behold, Baron Fuenté Grande Réserve! This wine is easily one of the best values K&L has to offer. With a cépage that is primarily Meunier, the palate is clean, light and slightly spicy, with flavors of crisp, green apple, and a slightly nutty finish with a hint of caramel. The wine spends 3 to 3.5 years on the lees, which creates a fabulous breadth on the palate, not to mention that finish! Persistent and charming!
Price: $23.99 Add To Cart

Baron-Fuente "Grande Réserve" Brut Champagne (375ml)
Review Date: 02-06-2018
This is such a delightful little version of one of our most sought-after Champagnes, with light aromas of goldenrod, Golden Delicious apple and chalky minerals. The blend is 60 percent Meunier, which accounts for the distinctly delicate, clean and spicy quality of the fruit. With 2.5 years in the lees, there's just enough aging on the lees to create a perfect balance.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

Gilbert Jacquesson "Cuvée Eugénie" Brut Rose Champagne
Review Date: 02-06-2018
Part of Vigneron Independant, Jacquesson adheres to strict standards of production, and the result is a fine rosé Champagne at an affordable price point. Made from 100% Meunier, the palate is light and obtains its color from a bit of skin contact. With intriguing notes of frozen Bing cherry and savory white pepper, this is not just another pretty rosé in the crowd.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2002 Bruno Michel "Cuvee Millésime" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-06-2018
Made from 45-year-old organically farmed Chardonnay, this vintage Champagne from Bruno Michel is a stunner. Bright aromas of jonquil, sultana and toasted hazelnut lead to a palate of dazzling complexity. Herbaceous and dusty spice notes commingle with ripe flavors of golden apple on the voluptuous palate, which is tempered by a clean, focused minerality.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

2015 La Honda "Sequence" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir
Review Date: 02-06-2018
"Sequence" is named for the series of vines along Skyline on the perimeter of Silicon Valley, planted in clay and sandy soils. There is a distinctive saline minerality in this wine that you might find in a Santa Cruz Pinot three times the price, and a concentration of fruit and balance of acidity that makes this wine a good candidate for extended cellaring, if you were inclined. That said, it's a wonderful quaffer now, with classic smoky aromas of black and white pepper, dried rose petal and violet, and flavors of pomegranate, black and Bing cherry, and tart and ripe raspberries.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
WE 92

2015 La Honda Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay
Review Date: 02-06-2018
Winemaker Colin McNany has crafted a gem in this 2015 Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay, which opens with notes of dried pineapple, orange blossom, papaya and tangerine skin, and displays a clean, dry palate with bright acidity that balances the viscosity and adds a fresh element. The fruit is sourced from three vineyards: Saratoga, Woodside and Los Altos Hills, each of which lend unique characteristics to the wine. Overall this is a beautifully crafted Chardonnay, and a great value that will appeal to those who appreciate balance and a sense of terroir.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
WE 92

Baron-Fuenté "7" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-06-2018
The name says it all: 7 years on the lees! With this much time gathering richness and complexity, "7" displays savory, green aromas, and a nutty, slightly oxidative characteristic that only comes from extended aging of a fine Champagne. 100% estate fruit, and a blend of equal parts Chardonnay, Meunier and Pinot Noir, the wine bursts on the palate with flavors of delicate maple, ripe quince and golden apple, and finishes clean, with great length.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2009 Baron-Fuenté "Grand Millesime" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-06-2018
Made from 100% estate fruit from Charly Sur Marne, the 2009 "Grand Millesime" is powerful and rich. Hailing from a ripe, sunny vintage, the dosage is low, and the result is a wine that accentuates the natural quality of the fruit. The overall impression of the wine is clean and dry, but with a toasty depth and opulence.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

Baron-Fuenté "Grande Reserve" Brut Champagne (1.5L)
Review Date: 02-06-2018
Of all the formats of the Baron Fuenté Grande Réserve, this one is my favorite. With the most time on the lees, the wine is mineral driven, complex and dry, with a broad palate and toasty, savory and slightly green aromatics. This is always a big hit at events and celebrations.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2011 Miguel Merino "Vitola" Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 01-30-2018
This is a beauty of a Rioja from a vintage rated unanimously "excellent" by the Control Board. With a deep garnet hue that verges on black, this wine has wonderful clarity. Classic aromas of fresh dill and ripe and dried plum hit you first, while raspberry preserves and red apple follow in a complex trail. The palate is expansive and powerful, but with a soft, integrated tannin and very well balanced acidity. Lush, with ripe and tart fruit notes, the wine finishes on a spicy, lingering peppery note.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2011 Los Autores "El Brujo" Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 01-22-2018
Coming to us from the late, great winemaker Ezequiel “El Brujo” Garcia, formerly of Cune Bodega, the 2011 Los Autores is beautifully integrated and developed, ready to sing. With a complex bouquet of subtle vanilla, sweet hoisin and dill, stewed and dried cranberry and raspberry, dried rose petal and strawberry seed, this wine energetically expands on the palate. With bright acidity, soft, dusty tannins and slightly briny persistent minerality, nothing is out of balance.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2014 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Crianza Rioja
Review Date: 01-22-2018
A classic, quite dry, savory expression of Crianza Rioja, the 2014 Lesmos opens with desiccated dark fruit and umami notes, with elegant wafts of anise. The palate is light and spice-dominated, with loads of dark, tart plum, cassis, a touch of iodine, and saline minerality. Though this cellar-worthy wine may need to breathe a bit, it does show nicely now. I would love to try it with grilled octopus!
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

2014 Acumen "Mountainside" Napa Valley Red Wine
Review Date: 01-20-2018
Acumen is a highly sought after, small production "cult brand" in Napa Valley, and the 2014 Mountainside Red exceeds expectations, drinking more beautifully than Napa wine twice the price. A Cabernet based Bordeaux blend, the wine is elegant and expressive of Atlas Peak, which sees a significant drop in temperature in the evenings, encouraging acidity and concentration of flavor. With 18 months in 72% new French oak, the wine is artfully balanced and elegant, highlighting the unparalleled abilities of the late, famed founding winemaker Denis Malbec, previously of Chateau Latour.
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2016 Field Recordings "Wonderwall" Edna Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 01-19-2018
This is a powerhouse of a Pinot, and a fantastic value. Made from fruit sourced from some of Edna Valley's most extreme, cool climate vineyard sights, Wonderwall has a wonderful, lively acidity that plays against Its earthy, lush,darker fruit aromas and flavors. 35 year old Andrew Jones, winemaker and also proprietor to Alloy Wine Works and Fiction wines, has a keen sense of humor and history, and his labels are eye catching as the wines are delicious. Perfect for a vibrant gathering with friends!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2016 Nicolas Idiart Sauvignon Blanc Touraine
Review Date: 01-13-2018
The 2016 Idiart Touraine Sauvignon Blanc is a classic Loire expression of the varietal. Winemaker Nicolas Idiart, who takes painstaking efforts in his craft, allows the grapes to sit with the skins to extract fresh, lemongrass flavors, and then cold ferments before aging the wine on the lees for a short time. There is a wonderful richness of texture in this spectacular value of a wine, due to the batonnage the wine undergoes during aging. Overall, one can't find a better Sauvignon Blanc at this price point, and lovers of Sancerre will swoon for this Touraine.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

2010 En Tirage Extra Brut Blanc de Blanc Carneros Sparkling Wine
Review Date: 01-09-2018
All the Chardonnay that comprises En Tirage is sourced from Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard in Carneros, which is renowned for producing concentrated fruit with bright acidity. This Method Traditionelle sparkling spends seven years on the lees, which imparts a creamy richness and complexity, and the Extra Brut finish ensures the quality of the vineyard shines through. Delicate white florals and a subtle hint of custard lead to a dry, yet creamy palate with a very long finish.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2014 Matthiasson Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 01-09-2018
Steve Matthiasson takes a nuanced, light handed approach to this Napa Cabernet, which is blended from seven vineyards and three AVAs: Coombsville, Oak Knoll and Rutherford. His reason for combining fruit from these specific appellations is to highlight their distinctly unique fruit qualities, and let them shine without being weighed down by oak. As a result, this wine is incredibly complex, with bright, high tone aromatics of spiced raspberry and dried rosepetal, and a palate that is both light and clean, with a long, mineral laden finish.
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart

2015 Domaine du Vieil Orme "Inphini" Sauvignon Touraine Chenonceaux Blanc
Review Date: 12-15-2017
This is one special, complex wine from the Touraine region, which is 100 percent Sauvignon Blanc, but presents a complex bouquet of dried stone fruit, chalky mineral and bright lime blossom. When I tasted it with the staff, we were all compelled by It's oily, waxy texture and rich midpalate, which was tempered by a balanced acidity and distinct minerality. Inphini is ridiculously delicious and surprising, and a must have for those who typically enjoy Vin de Savoie blanc, but want to try something a bit unusual.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2011 Viña Real Gran Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 12-05-2017
The Viña Real Gran Reserva Rioja from Cvne is crafted with a balance of modernity and tradition in mind. The 2011 is a beautiful expression of that philosophy, with classic aromas of stewed raspberry, red apple skin, dill and spice, but with a pronounced minerality on the palate. A bit lighter and more energetic than you might expect from a Gran Reserva Rioja, this is an elegant, modern interpretation.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
JS 95 W&S 92

2014 Domaine L'Ostal Cazes "Grand Vin" Minervois La Livinière
Review Date: 11-27-2017
La Liviniere is home to the finest vineyards in Minervois, and when Jean-Michel Cazes, owner of Chateau Lynch-Bages, set his eyes on the region, he knew it would produce wines of superior quality. Located along the foothills of la Montagne Noire, the vineyard is Southern facing and planted on soils that alternate with limestone and sandy marl, and experiences a large diurnal shift in temperature. The 2014 L'Ostal Cazes Grand Vin Minervois is a beautiful reflection of complex terroir, with blooming, dark notes of blackberry and black pepper, lavender and garrigue, lifted by a balanced acidity and floral notes of dried rose petal and hibiscus.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
DC 95

2009 Bois-Malot, Bordeaux Supérieur
Review Date: 11-21-2017
2009 in Bordeaux produced wines of lush opulence, and the Bois Malot is a wonderful expression of It's character. With soft, supple tannin and ripe notes of stewed and dried strawberry, blueberry and tobacco leaf, this is a wine to drink now and enjoy!
Price: $10.99 Add To Cart

2015 Domaine de la Chaboissière Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie
Review Date: 11-20-2017
This is such a lovely, easy drinking wine at a great price point. Domaine De La Chaboissiere does Muscadet like no one else, with incredible aging potential and balance. Squeaky clean, but with depth and presence, this wine has lingering minerality and crisp notes of lemon peel and wet stone.
Price: $11.99 Add To Cart

2013 Felsina "Rancia" Chianti Classico Riserva
Review Date: 11-20-2017
The 2013 Felsina Rancia Chianti is even better than last year's wine, which is saying a lot. Bright, lifted notes of black cherry and stewed strawberry burst forth energetically, but are buoyed up by a rich, dark and savory core, with notes of cassis, plum, savory Italian herbs and anise. This is a wine to contemplate and appreciate, but also just as easy to drink (and share) with your holiday and family meals.

2016 Fossil Point Edna Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 11-14-2017
Crafted from cool climate, hand harvested, coastal Pinot Noir planted in calcareous soil, this wine is an immense value. The winemakers at Fossil Point are dedicated to environmental sustainability, and are part of the Central Coast AVA's Sustainability In Practice program, or SIP. Each sip of this wine is better than the next, with notes of bright bing and black cherry and subtle spice, almost impossibly prolonged with a briny, unique minerality. For those who typically like their Pinot on the lighter side, this is for you, as it is beautifully complex, but compellingly unencumbered.
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart

2014 Can Mayol Loxarel "999" Brut Nature Rosat Penedes
Review Date: 11-14-2017
This is the Cava Rosé for the seekers, those who are tired of the fruity pink blandness of the sparkling rosé world. Loxarel brings us the 999 Brut Nature Rosat, made from high elevation, Biodynamically farmed Estate Pinot Noir and Xarel-lo Vermell, aged 12-14 months on the lees. Nutty, chalky aromas abound, with just the slightest hint of frozen raspberry, and the palate is absolutely bone dry, mineral driven and tangy, with wafts of white mushroom and slightly oxidized red apple.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

2015 Palacio del Burgo Tinto Rioja
Review Date: 11-13-2017
If you are looking for a lively, energetic, every day red wine to meet all your basic needs, look no further. The Palacio Del Burgo Tinto Rioja is racy, fruit driven and bright on the palate, with notes of raspberry, red apple, stewed cherry, pomegranate and licorice. Tannins in this wine are soft on the palate but somewhat pronounced on the back end, which makes it a wine that can easily transition from hors d'oeuvres to the main course.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart
VN 90

2013 Jacob's Creek "Two Lands" Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia
Review Date: 11-12-2017
The concept behind the Two Lands label at Jacob's Creek is to bring together two world class winemakers from California and Australia to create the best of both worlds. Ehren Jordan, the winemaker/proprietor from famed Napa winery Failla, melds his expertise with that of Aussie winemaker Bernard Hickin to create a lush, yet subtly oaked every day Cabernet, with aromas of blueberry, blackberry, and herbaceous undertones.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

2014 Burn Cottage "Moonlight Race" Pinot Noir Central Otago
Review Date: 11-11-2017
This is a lovely Pinot of distinction from Burn Cottage in New Zealand. Ted Lemon, winemaker, is also the founder of Littorai wines in Sonoma County, renowned for their delicious Burgundy varietals. Ted brings that passion and expertise to the heart of this wine, which is fruit driven, light, lifted and clean on the palate, with oodles of exotic spices.

2014 Nalle "Estate" Old Vine Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
Review Date: 11-10-2017
This is a Zinfandel for those who know their Zins, a sophisticated and beautifully lifted elixir with a full, liquidy palate and aromas of wild cherry, candied raspberry and hibiscus, all you would expect from Dry Creek Old Vine Zinfandel. The real kicker is the surprising herbaceous midpalate, which differs from the 2015, which is more fruit driven and restrained. Notes of star anise and white mushroom peek through the fruit laden suspension with a bright and refreshing acidity.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

Miquel Pons Cava Brut Penedes
Review Date: 11-06-2017
This energetic Cava is bursting with spicy quince and tart green apple peel, with a fine mousse and a burst of acidity and minerality mid-palate that catapult to a long and racy finish. The Miquel Pons Cava is a fantastic aperitif for your gathering, and has the heft to accompany most seafood, vegetarian or chicken dishes.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

2012 Castillo de Viñas Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 11-05-2017
A remarkable direct import from K and L, the Castillo De Vinas, or "Castle of the Vines," label from Rioja strives to produce "Classic Rioja, rich and balanced," which is a fine description of this beauty. Aged a minimum of three years, the 2012 Reserva is a fine value, with lifted spice and floral aromas suspended over bright bing cherry, stewed strawberry, plum and creamy vanilla. The palate is medium bodied, but with a strikingly smooth, rich texture, with fine tannins and a very well balanced acidity. This elegant, effortless wine is just as well enjoyed on It's own with some good conversation as it is with a serious meal.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

2016 Ribbonwood (Framingham) Pinot Noir Marlborough
Review Date: 10-30-2017
Named after New Zealand's tallest native deciduous tree, Ribbonwood vineyard in Marlborough was first planted in 1998, and produces Pinot Noir that is unusually expressive and aromatic. Both smoky and lush, but with herbaceous and decidedly rosy aromas and flavors, this Pinot is certain to evoke imagery of a more peaceful, far off place that also practices 100% environmentally sustainable farming. Here's to the years to come.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2015 Domaine Gros Frère et Soeur Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Rouge
Review Date: 10-27-2017
Bernard Gros of Domaine Gros Frere et Soeur, son of Jean Gros, carries the torch and tradition of crafting high quality Burgundies into the new millenium. The Borgogne Hautes Cotes De Nuits is a lighter, more transparent expression of the region with an elegant acidity, but reflects the ripeness of the vintage with notes of violet, raspberry, and spiced bing cherry. This is an excellent dinner companion, and will stand up to richer dishes in the colder months to come, but will also make a great apéritif!
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2014 Raventós i Blanc "L'hereu" Brut Conca del Riu Anoia
Review Date: 10-09-2017
Lovers of dry sparkling rejoice! This Raventos Brut is crafted sans dosage. As a result, the wine emphasizes the natural characteristic of the delicate fruit and the unique ancient marine fossil deposits of the Raventos terroir. Fresh and light, chalky and bone dry, the wine features very fine bubbles and is aged 18 months on the lees.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2015 Domaine Tabordet "Calcis" Pouilly Fumé
Review Date: 10-07-2017
Named for the calcareous soils of the Tabordet Estate, "Calcis" is clean and dry, and as you might expect, has a long, mineral driven finish. There is some barrel fermentation in the production, which lends a slightly richer quality to the palate than other Pouilly Fumés, but the overall impression is delicate, with notes of white peach and lemon zest.
Price: $26.99 Add To Cart

2015 Bel-Air, Pomerol
Review Date: 10-06-2017
This Pomerol is nuanced and expansive, with very spicy aromatics trailed by sage and Ylang Ylang. The palate blooms with ripe blueberry and blackberry, and the tannin structure is soft and fine. The 2015 Bel Air Pomerol is a wine that can absolutely be enjoyed tonight, but will also age beautifully for at least a decade.
Price: $27.99 Add To Cart
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2015 Croix Mouton, Bordeaux Supérieur
Review Date: 10-06-2017
the 2015 Croix Mouton Bordeaux from Jean-Philippe Janoueix is an incredible value in Bordeaux! The property has a very long history which dates back to the ancient Romans, and is predominately clay, limestone and alluvial soils, located just outside of the Fronsac appellation. The blend is predominately Merlot blended with a much smaller percentage of Cabernet Franc, and the result is a full bodied, fruit driven and beautifully structured wine with aromas and flavors of green tobacco, high tone red fruit and rose.
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JS 90

2013 Hunt & Harvest Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 10-02-2017
This small production, gorgeous Rutherford Cabernet is made from some of the appellation's finest fruit, and can stand up to wines three times the price. With classic dusty, fine tannins and aromas of dried rose petal, strawberry and star anise, this wine is elegant and powerful. It's focused, medium bodied palate with layered complexity make a great pairing with anything from fall stews to braised beef.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2015 Chehalem "INOX" Willamette Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 10-01-2017
When I sat down to taste this at the winery, I didn't hear the owner and founding winemaker Harry Peterson-Nedry explain that it was a Chardonnay. I gave the glass a swirl, and aromas of lemon peel and mineral and a very light palate led me to believe that it was perhaps a Riesling. When Nedry explained that it was, indeed, an unoaked Chardonnay, and that "Inox" is French for stainless steel, I was totally floored by the purity of the style. You have to taste this wine.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart
VN 91

2016 Domaine Louis Moreau Petit Chablis
Review Date: 09-29-2017
The 2016 Petit Chablis from Louis Moreau is a Direct Import for K&L, and one of the greatest value whites carried here. Pressed from grapes from younger hillside vines, this light-bodied wine displays barely palpable waxy aromas of orange blossom and lemon, and a distinct, chalky minerality. The palate is very well balanced, with bright but well-integrated acidity, and the finish is long and tapered.
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2010 La Cardonne, Médoc
Review Date: 09-17-2017
La Cardonne is ready to drink, with a lovely expanse on the palate and a fine but firm tannin. With a bright acidity, this wine also shows potential for cellaring. Notes of dried blueberry, blackberry, bell pepper and allspice make for a heady and satisfying experience.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
RP 90

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