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2017 La Chablisiènne Chablis 1er Cru "Montée de Tonnerre"
Review Date: 10-04-2019
Looking for Chablis? This is the wine you should buy. La Chablisienne is a co-op that works with many small growers in the area, and the fruit quality here is top notch. Montee de Tonnerre is widely seen as the "almost" grand cru of Chablis, and in this wine that quality shines through in abundance. Yes, its from a slightly cooler vintage, but that only adds to the classic crisp, chalky character of this Chablis. A beautiful wine, with the bones to age and a great price point!

2017 Moulin de la Gardette "Tradition" Gigondas
Review Date: 10-04-2019
This cuvee has become a "Tradition" at K&L. If you haven't yet tasted this phenomenal Gigondas from this stalwart producer, you must. It is truly one of our best deals in the Rhone and continues to delight year after year. Stylistically Moulin de la Gardette walks a great balance between open, accessible fruit, and a more rustic, gamey side. It's a beautiful marriage of the two, and has a great all around appeal.

2014 La Source du Ruault "Clos de la Côte" Saumur-Champigny Rouge
Review Date: 10-04-2019
I am in general a big fan of Cabernet Franc, and this wine is one of the best recent bottles I've had. Source du Ruault is both organic and biodynamic, and the wines require a bit of patience. Thankfully for us, we've been able to source this older vintage to enjoy. At five years past harvest date, it's drinking beautifully. The stunning fruit is surprisingly generous for a Cabernet Franc, showing blackberry and red currant. It counters the bold structure of the wine quite well, and is accompanied by a whole slew of savory components: black olive, mushroom, cigar box and forest floor. As this wine continues to age you'll find even more elements coming into play, but it's already drinking beautifully.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2017 Domaine Bart Marsannay Rouge "Les Echezots"
Review Date: 10-04-2019
In Marsannay there are no premier cru vineyard sites, but Domaine Bart and its neighbors are working to change this. Domaine Bart bottles single vineyard wines which they believe display the caliber of premier crus, and Les Echezots is among the finest of these. With the cooler 2017 vintage, you have crisp acidity, bright red berry fruits and lovely savory notes of wild mushroom and culinary herbs. Gorgeous as this wine is now, it will certainly benefit from a few years in the cellar to integrate and develop some tertiary notes.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

2016 Eric Kent "Atoosa's Vineyard" Russian River Valley Syrah
Review Date: 07-24-2019
This Syrah is deep purple, with concentrated cassis aromas and a rich, full-bodied palate that is full and fruity, while remaining crisp and light on its feet. The fruit is youthful and boisterous, with plenty of bright berry notes, and also betrays a mild pepper spice and an intriguing layer of savory meaty notes. This is a more polished version of Syrah, and highlights the concentration and depth that this varietal is capable of.
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2014 WillaKenzie "Pierre Leon" Yamhill-Carlton District Pinot Noir
Review Date: 07-24-2019
This wine is a beautiful expression of one aspect of Oregon Pinot Noir that is often underrated: Power. The 2014 vintage was perfect in the Willamette Valley. No major problems from hail, rain or undue heat. I’ve had many Pinots from this vintage, and one of the aspects of the wines that most impressed me was their power. I think the Pierre Leon bottling from WillaKenzie is a perfect picture of this. The wine is full bodied, dense and rich for Pinot Noir, and it has perfectly balanced acidity and tannin. The winemaker recommends pairing this with ribeye, roasted duck, or venison, and I couldn’t agree more.

2017 Daniel Landi "Las Uvas de la Ira" Garnacha Tierra de Castilla y León
Review Date: 07-24-2019
This lovely Grenache is quite light in color, something more common to this varietal than one would think. In this case it represents the style of the winemaker, Daniel Landi. Daniel farms some of the highest altitude, rockiest, and oldest vineyard sites in Castilla y Leon. His wines are more delicate in style and lean more towards the aromatic side than is typical in his area. Perhaps that’s part of the reason why he doesn’t mind the light color in his wines. The expectation it lends isn’t entirely off. It creates the opportunity to shake any prejudices regarding the region and the grape he’s chosen to work with, and introduce a more feminine aspect of Grenache.
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2016 Domaine des Rémizières Saint-Joseph
Review Date: 07-14-2019
The wine is medium bodied, with glorious aromas of smoked meats,black pepper and wild huckleberry. On the palate it shows a perfect marriage of classic structure and fresh, accessible fruit.

2018 Chêne Bleu Vaucluse Rosé
Review Date: 07-14-2019
Vibrant and racy on the palate, the wine yet has a softness and aromatic delicacy that portrays the beautiful old-vine Grenache fruit used for this blend. The minerality here is off the charts, as is the finesse and balance of the finished product. Many properties will use their best fruit for their top red wine, but Chêne Bleu gets all the fruit for their Rosé from one of their best sites: the La Verriere vineyard. Composed mostly of old-vine Grenache, the wine also incorporates some of the other classic Rhône varietals: Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Rolle. Perhaps the most surprising element here is thatthe winemaker chose to finish 25% of the wine in French oak, some new and some old. This adds to the wine a very subtle creaminess that balances nicely against the racy acidity and minerality that so naturally dominate.
Price: $36.99 Add To Cart

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2017 Stags' Leap Winery Napa Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 05-31-2019
Chardonnay produces some of the greatest wines of the world, yet it's often ridiculed by drinkers and professionals alike. What is difficult to find these days in Chardonnay is a well-balanced approach which incorporates a touch of oak while maintaining freshness and character. That is exactly what we have here. This classic Chardonnay from one of Napa's great producers, is stunning, and incidentally a great price right now!
Price: $19.95 Add To Cart

2018 Zudugarai "Amats" Getariako Txakolina
Review Date: 05-31-2019
If you aren't familiar with Txakoli wines, now is the time to learn. We have this lovely, light spritzy wine in stock just in time for summer, and believe me it is the perfect summer pick. Zudugarai Amats is a small winery we've been importing directly for several vintages now, and the quality here is phenomenal. Crisp with a slight sea-tang, this wine has a slightly effervescent texture, and is loaded with fresh granny smith apple notes. It's the perfect accompaniment to cured meats, salted almonds and hard nutty cheeses. Enjoy!
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2017 Alain Corcia Bourgogne Rouge
Review Date: 05-31-2019
Alain Corcia is a negociant with whom we've had the pleasure to work for many years now. His Burgundy portfolio is stunning, both on the high end of the spectrum, as well as the entry level wines. If you're looking for a perfect little red Burgundy to become a house staple, or to adopt as your new go-to, this is the wine for you. Elegantly balanced, with just the right amount of bright fresh berry fruit and subtle earthy spice notes, this wine drinks beautifully right out of the bottle.
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Glenmorangie "Allta" Private Edition Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 04-27-2019
This very intriguing new edition from Glenmorangie is exactly the type of Scotch to garner my attention. It's not outspoken or overdone, but is more complex and subtle than most. The premise here is that Scotch, like beer or wine, can be made with native yeast strands, which more truly express the place from which this spirit hails. Glenmorangie has done an excellent job crafting an a native yeast Scotch that still has the classic Glenmorangie house style, but also features subtle autolytic characteristics.
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2017 Laventura Viura Rioja (end of vintage)
Review Date: 04-05-2019
We came across the Laventura wines a couple of years ago, and they are some of the most exciting Rioja wines in our inventory. Bryan does an excellent job understanding the region, but making the expression his own. The whites are no exception. I had little interest in white Rioja until I tasted his wines, and my eyes were opened to the incredible richness in this category. This little Viura is a great starting place: fresh, floral and clean, it retains incredible texture, minerality and depth. If you like this wine, don't hesitate to try all of the Laventura wines. They are well worth it!
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2016 Foxen "Bien Nacido Vineyard - Block UU" Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 04-05-2019
Bien Nacido is one of the iconic vineyards for California, and for good reason. When tasting in the central coast, I'm always drawn to wines with fruit from this vineyard, and Foxen has done a great job with their Chardonnay from the UU block. It's a classic California Chardonnay, meaning you will encounter oak, but it's done very well, and highlights the incredible fruit from UU, rather than overpowering it. Creamy and full of expressive orchard fruit, this is a great example of the unique power of Chardonnay grown in Bien Nacido.

2014 Cristom "Estate" Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir
Review Date: 04-05-2019
I had the pleasure of visiting Cristom a couple of years ago, and tasting several wines from the barrel alongside the finished products. Not only do they have a beautiful estate, but the wines are fabulous. This 2014 Estate Pinot Noir is a perfect introduction to Cristom. 2014 brought rich fruit, though the Cristom style is more restrained and structured than most, so the combination was dynamite. A few years down the road, and this wine has integrated beautifully.

2015 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
Review Date: 04-05-2019
Delicious as always! It's great to welcome another excellent vintage of this wine to the store. I tasted this Chianti last Saturday, and it showed beautifully, with bright red crunchy cherry notes, sandalwood spice and a long savory finish. While it's been a perennial favorite at K&L, Castello di Monsanto continues to live up to the hype.

2016 Ramos Pinto "Duas Quintas" Douro
Review Date: 04-05-2019
Ramos Pinto is one of my favorite port houses, so when we brought in this wine from them, I was quite excited to taste it. As one would expect from this region, the wine is dark fruited and bold, with depth, earthiness and spice. The tannin is present, but not abrasive, and hints strongly that this would be a great wine for grilled meats. I find this a wonderful value, and a great introduction to those looking to learn about the Douro region.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2017 Joan d'Anguera "Altaroses" Montsant
Review Date: 04-05-2019
I'm a big fan of Grenache in many forms, but this lovely Montsant holds a special place in my book. I've enjoyed this producer's wines for a few vintages now, and the new 2017 release is just as delicious! Subtle, more floral aromatics lead to bright red fruits that burst on the palate. Very light tannin and fresh acidity make this wine an excellent choice for sipping solo, though it is also friendly to a variety of dishes.
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart

2015 La Ca' Nova "Montefico Vigna Bric Mentina" Barbaresco
Review Date: 03-04-2019
This lovely Barbaresco is already showing signs of maturity and development. savory mushroom and forest floor aromas combine with wild sweet cherry and pretty red berry fruit. On the palate the tannins are somewhat softened, though the wine is still quite structured. This would be a great choice to open now if you are serving it with food that can handle a bit of tannin.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2017 Chateau de L'Ou "I Have a Dream" Côtes du Roussillon-Villages Rouge
Review Date: 03-01-2019
This is a phenomenal wine. Full bodied, and more modern in style, this wine is rich and luscious on the palate, yet keeps everything in balance. Without being overly fruity, the wine manages to coat your palate with black cherry, red plum and cocoa nibs. The tannin structure is fairly soft, which makes this wine approachable and easy to drink right now.

2016 Domaine Pernot-Belicard Meursault 1er Cru "Perrieres"
Review Date: 02-16-2019
This is always one of my favorite Meursault crus, and I was happy to finally taste Pernot Belicard's version. Like their other wines, this is made in a lean, refreshing style without too much oak influence. I believe that this stylistic choice allows the inherent richness of Meursault fruit to shine through. On the nose it is quite stony, with flinty mineral notes and hazelnut skins, but this gives way to a nice rounded palate showing creamy pear, honey crisp apple and quite subtle nutty notes. The oak is quite light, and adds to the textural element more so than the flavor.
Price: $89.99 Add To Cart

2016 Château de la Charrière Santenay Blanc 1er Cru "Beauregard"
Review Date: 02-04-2019
Lovely white Burgundy! This little wine has the characteristic flinty aromas associated with Puligny-Montrachet, though in fact it hails from Santenay. On the palate the texture is perfect: fresh, citrus-laden acidity combines with a lees-driven weight and complements the rich orchard fruits of yellow pear and Honeycrisp apple.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2017 Averaen Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 12-28-2018
If you are looking for one of the best values in Oregon Pinot, this is your wine. We have been big fans of the Banshee project in Sonoma over the last decade, and were more than thrilled to bring in the Oregon side of the business when the Averaen label was introduced a few years back. Vintage after vintage, the wines have continued to charm K&L staffers and customers alike. If you haven't yet tasted Averaen, now is the time.
Price: $19.95 Add To Cart

2017 Averaen Willamette Valley Chardonnay
Review Date: 12-28-2018
Averaen is one of the best value labels coming out of Oregon. While their Pinot Noir is perhaps more popular, this little Chardonnay is one of the best deals for domestic Chardonnay currently in stock. Style wise, it adopts a middle road, with good fresh acidity and bright orchard fruits, rounded out by a touch of creamy texture and oak spice.
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2015 Domaine de la Janasse Côtes-du-Rhône Reserve
Review Date: 12-07-2018
Medium bodied, with open and full blueberry and cassis aromas, this wine transitions seamlessly into a palate that combines elegance, texture, and just the right amount of bright, exuberant fruit. On the close the finish lingers with soft blackberry, licorice, and baking spices. Very well made, and drinking far above it's humble Cotes du Rhone designation, this wine is a must for bargain hunters and those looking to stock up for dinners and parties.
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart

2016 Domaine la Garrigue "Cuvée Romaine" Côtes du Rhône
Review Date: 11-12-2018
One of the best Cotes-du-Rhones I've tried this fall! What a lovely surprise. This wine is far more weighty than its modest price point suggests. Supple and rich on the palate, it has intensely layered aromatics of cedar, blueberry, bramble, clove and light black pepper spice. The palate is silky, but with enough structure to bolster the exuberant fruit, and make it a great match for grilled meats. I'd highly recommend trying a bottle of this, as it could easily become a new house red!
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

2017 Clos Henri "Petit Clos" Marlborough Pinot Noir
Review Date: 11-02-2018
I've always thought the Clos Henri wines were well-made and quite polished, but upon tasting their more recent releases I was really stunned with how elegant the wines have become. The aromatics in this "petit clos" Pinot are stunning, and the fruit/acidity/tannin balance on the palate is flawless. I'd definitely recommend this Pinot to anyone looking for a seamlessly elegant wine under $20.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

2016 Casa Castillo Monastrell Jumilla
Review Date: 11-02-2018
This is truly one of my favorite little wines from out Spanish portfolio. Full bodied, dark and rich, as is only right in a Monastrell from Jumilla, the wine still is very well balanced, with rounded tannin, fresh acidity and good poise. A great crossover wine for the California palate, but also just a very good example of the best of Jumilla.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

2015 Mt. Brave Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 10-26-2018
I knew this wine was selling well, but I finally got a chance to taste it for myself, and now I'm just surprised that we aren't sold out. What a beautiful Cabernet! This strikes a great balance between power and delicacy. It's full and rich with plenty of depth, but without being overly sweet or syrupy. Rather, the fruit is cool and balanced, with excellent structure, subtle eucalyptus and savory olive notes. The finish is quite long, and the wine is built to age. I'd love to try this again in about 10 years, as I'm sure the development will be stunning.

2009 Pontet-Canet, Pauillac
Review Date: 10-08-2018
It's difficult to be original in a review on such an excellent wine from such an excellent vintage, but I did want to say that this wine is all that you'd expect and more. Tasted recently, the wine is just beginning to evolve some lovely savory components. The fruit is still luscious and the tannin silky. Although it certainly has more in store for its life, it was drinking beautifully after being open for several hours. The finish is endless.

2016 Aurore Dezat "Les Chasseignes" Sancerre
Review Date: 10-08-2018
This wine is an excellent new discovery in the Sancerre category. Anyone with an affinity for Sancerre or Loire valley wines generally should absolutely try a bottle. It's focused, taught and mineral, this is quintessential Sancerre, yet the edges are rounded out nicely on the palate and the texture of the body is a bit broader than expected, lingering on with a nice savory quality on the finish. It is everything Sancerre should be, and a little bit more.
Price: $26.99 Add To Cart

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2015 Ann Albert Wines "Zotovich Vineyard" Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay
Review Date: 08-06-2018
This wine is made by Eric, the winemaker at Talley Vineyards. It's his private label, and reflects both his vast experience making Chardonnay in the area as well as his own stylistic preferences. I love this wine because its a bit more mineral driven and crisp, while still retaining excellent balance and poise. It represents more of the coastal influence in the region. The Zotovich bottling in particular has stunning aromatics.
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2016 Helen's Hill "Ingram Road" Chardonnay Yarra Valley Victoria
Review Date: 07-06-2018
You may know by my reviews that I love white Burgundy, and tend to look only there for my favorite Chardonnay. However, when I tasted this lovely little wine from the Yarra Valley, I was thoroughly impressed. This is well-balanced, Burgundian style Chardonnay, with lovely nutty notes that remind me of Meursault. It also has a unique flinty quality that is often only found in the Puligny area. Needless to say, this is one of my new favorite finds in the white wine world.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2015 Tongue in Groove "Cabal Vineyard" Pinot Noir Waipara Valley
Review Date: 06-02-2018
Another great vintage from Tongue In Groove's Cabal Vineyard bottling of Pinot Noir. This is a brooding and savory Pinot with luscious dark fruit and earthy clay notes. Already developing beautifully, this wine has fine boned but firm tannin, good acidity cut, and an excellent medium weight on the palate. It shows an intriguing savory olive quality that marries seamlessly with the black plum and cherry notes. Well-integrated and showing perfectly at the moment!

2014 Lateral Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend
Review Date: 06-01-2018
If you love right bank Bordeaux, you will love Kathryn Kennedy's "Lateral". Some of you may have tasted the outstanding "Serious" Merlot we had from Kathryn Kennedy earlier this year, and you'll know that Merlot from this producer is anything but boring. The Lateral blends Merlot with Cabernet Franc in a traditional right bank style wine with a California twist. Looking for an elegant Napa wine that is at the same time layered, complex and affordable? This is it.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2017 Ameztoi Getariako Txakolina
Review Date: 06-01-2018
Folks, it's summer time, and hence it's Txakoli time. One of the very best hot weather wines in my opinion, Txakolina is very lightly sparkling, briny, salty and low in acidity. It's grown right on the Basque coastline, and is built for seafood. Ameztoi is one of the top producers, and they never disappoint. Don't hesitate to try their fabulous rose as well!
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart

2014 Keenan "Reserve" Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 04-09-2018
When it comes to Napa, and especially when it comes to such prestigious areas as Spring Mountain, the expectation is high. Even so, Keenan's Reserve Cabernet exceeds all expectations. This wines is powerful, layered, and complex, yes, but it also is crafted to age for the long haul. I was immediately reminded of a young Bordeaux from one of the more pricey Chateaux on the left bank. But it goes without saying that the Keenan wine packs a heartier punch than its French counterparts. I truly can't wait to see where this wine goes in 10 or 15 years.

2013 Bersano "Mantico" Barbaresco
Review Date: 02-05-2018
Well-made Barbaresco at an affordable price-point? Yes please! This lovely bottling has all the elements that I look for in a good Barbaresco, and certainly has the bones to age, even though the fruit has a youthful charm right now. If you do open it now, I'd recommend at least an hour decant to open up the wine, and make sure to enjoy with food. Barbaresco is such an excellent food wine, and this is no exception. Medium bodied, with savory olive, red plum and sandalwood, this wine is absolutely stunning, and a crazy bargain at the price.
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2014 Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 02-02-2018
Our friends at Amici have produced another beautiful vintage of their flagship Cabernet. If you loved the 2012, the 2014 is quite similar, but perhaps even more outstanding. Whereas the 2013 was a bit more structured and destined for the cellar, the 2014 is open and soft right off the bat, with elegant berry fruit, cassis, eucalyptus, and sweet spice showing on the palate. I would recommend drinking this with a good steak, or another heartier meal to stand up to this big beauty.
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Baron-Fuenté "Grande Réserve" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 02-02-2018
You may know that this is one of K&L's best-priced Champagnes, but more than that, it is one of the best wines at this price from any section in the store. Although I love the other wines from Baron-Fuente, I find myself coming back again and again to their Grande Reserve. It's classic Champagne: using all three varietals to achieve a perfect balance of crisp, clean minerality, toasted brioche notes, and creamy orchard fruit. This is precisely what I'm looking for when I want Champagne, and at this price, it's easy to drink Champagne regularly!

Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 12-22-2017
If you ask any K&L staff member for a champagne recommendation, this is most likely the bottle they will instinctively reach for. Why? Because this is the wine that time and again has graced our own tables, marked our celebrations, and found its way, more often than not, into our weekly wine diet. This is undeniably one of the best values for true champagne that we offer. The wine is both approachable and layered, with distinctive toast and brioche notes complementing the orchard fruit on the palate. Whether you need some bubbles for your dinner tonight, you want to gift a friend with something special, or you're celebrating with your family, you really can't go wrong with this wine. Enjoy with us!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

Le Brun de Neuville "Authentique" Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 11-25-2017
In general, I don't drink a lot of rose champagnes, but this is one major exception. When we tasted this wine with the staff, I knew there was a big difference here, and hearing more about the wine-making process from Gary, I quickly saw why I was falling in love with this bottle. This is a drier expression of rose champagne, with plenty of rich, red fruit, and lots of texture, weight, and nuttiness from aging on the cork. Its really an ideal food wine, and I can easily see pairing this with main dishes, whether that's poultry, pork, mushroom-based veggie dishes, or anything you might pair a good Pinot with.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart

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Four Pillars "Faultline" K&L Exclusive Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 09-29-2017
I am a big fan of Four Pillars, so of course I was excited to see this gin coming in, but what I encountered in this bottle both surprised and delighted me. Rather than jumping out of the bottle at you aromatically, this gin is a bit more subtle, highlighting sweet citrus and spruce notes and developing complexity as you let it sit on your palate. You may not think of gin in terms of sipping, but this would definitely work well for sipping with the complexity and smoothness it exhibits.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Antech Blanquette de Limoux Brut Nature
Review Date: 11-04-2016
I am a big fan of the Antech wines from Limoux. This bottling is one of my favorites! The Brut Nature is crisp, light, and citrus-tinged. If you are looking for a good party wine or a great appetizer/starter bottle, this is an excellent choice.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

Boulard-Bauquaire "Trepail" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Vieilles Vignes
Review Date: 10-10-2016
Don't miss the two words "Vieilles Vignes" in the name of this wine. The lovely Blanc de Blancs of Boulard Bauquaire owes much of its complexity and depth to the 70-year-old vines from which the wine is made. Like a classic Blanc de Blancs, this wine shows elegant, stony aromas that are rather austere at first, but on the palate, the depth of flavor is phenomenal. Not only is there an impression of full, rich, apricot fruit and even some red berry elements, but the drive of the acidity takes a position here very well integrated to the whole. This wine is hardly lacking in body and richness, but it is not due to the boldness of a red grape, rather it is all in the old vine power.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2011 Can Mayol Loxarel "MM" Gran Reserva Brut Nature Classic Penedes
Review Date: 08-15-2016
This serious Blanc de Noir from Loxarel is a fantastic new addition to the lineup for one of our favorite sparkling producers outside of Champagne! As we've come to expect from Loxarel, the intensity and depth of flavor is incredible in its scope here. There are plenty of rich, red fruit characteristics showing in the body of this wine, with very strong, saturated flavors, both nutty and spicy in style. If you are a fan of richer sparkling wines with plenty of texture and length on the palate, this is a must-try.
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2008 Veuve Clicquot "Gold Label Reserve" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 05-18-2016
This is the best vintage of Veuve Clicquot I have yet tasted. Monsieur DeMarville is beginning to experiment with a small amount of barrel fermentation, and the merits of this are clearly seen in this 2008 wine. The vintage itself lends a rich, weightier feel to the wine, balanced out nicely against bright, citrus-focused acidity and a hint of nicely integrated autolytic character. One of the most pronounced features of the 2008 Clicquot is the variety and complexity of spice notes that weave from the nose through to the palate. In this wine Monsieur DeMarville has certainly reached greater heights, and I look forward to his future offerings.

Quartz Reef "Methode Traditionelle" Brut Central Otago
Review Date: 05-19-2015
This is a great sparkling wine, showcasing the quality New Zealand is contributing to the sparkling scene. With Champagne-like chalky texture and good acidity, this wine demonstrates riper fruit, though a low dosage, with full, intense flavors. I am very impressed and look forward to sampling more New Zealand sparklers!

Ariston Aspasie Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 02-04-2015
Lovely rose champagne from one of our favorite producers! With a pale coral color, this is a light bodied rose with hints of wild strawberry, vanilla, clove, and a gorgeous, creamy texture. Certainly one of my top rose champagne picks!
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2016 Fratelli Barale "Serraboella" Barbaresco ($34.99)

2010 La Rioja Alta "Viña Ardanza - Selección Especial" Reserva Rioja ($31.99)

2016 Jacques Bavard Auxey-Duresses Rouge ($27.99)

2017 Stolpman "Estate" Ballard Canyon Syrah ($24.95)

2018 Domaine Gerard Tremblay Chablis Vieilles Vignes ($22.99)

2018 Skouras Moscofilero Péloponnèse Greece ($14.99)

2018 Helen's Hill "Ingram Road" Chardonnay Yarra Valley Victoria ($14.99)

2017 Jax "Y3" North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon ($19.99)

2017 Domaine des Rémizières Crozes-Hermitage ($16.99)

2018 Chehalem "INOX" Willamette Valley Chardonnay ($17.99)

2014 Trinity Hill "The Gimblett" Bordeaux Blend Hawke's Bay (Black Label) ($24.99)

2016 La Tour de Mons, Margaux ($24.99)

2018 Michel Delhommeau "Saint Vincent" Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie ($14.99)

2018 Adegas Valtea Albariño Rias Baixas ($15.99)

2015 Xavier Vignon Lirac ($16.99)

2016 Pinna Fidelis Crianza Ribera del Duero ($19.99)

2016 Yering Station Estate Chardonnay Yarra Valley ($24.99)

2018 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough ($19.99)

2016 Mount Edward Pinot Noir Central Otago ($29.99)

2015 Leeuwin Estate "Prelude" Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia ($19.99)

2018 Le Vigne di Eli Etna Bianco ($24.99)

2017 Ermacora Pinot Grigio Colli Orientali del Friuli ($15.99)

2015 Lambuena Crianza Ribera del Duero ($20.99)

2017 Chateau de la Maltroye Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru "Chenevottes" ($59.99)

2016 Domaine Hubert Lamy Bourgogne Blanc "Les Chataigners" ($34.99)

2018 Patient Cottat "Le Grand Caillou" Sauvignon Blanc ($9.99)

2016 Xavier Vignon "Cuvée Anonyme" Châteauneuf-du-Pape ($49.99)

2017 Domaine Marcel Lapierre Morgon ($34.99)

2017 Guy Farge "Terroir de Granit" Saint-Joseph ($29.99)

2016 Domaine Petroni Corse Rouge Corsica ($13.99)

2016 Clos Renon, Bordeaux Supérieur ($9.99)

2016 DeLille "Chaleur Blanc" Columbia Valley White Bordeaux Blend ($29.95)

2018 Pine Ridge Clarksburg Chenin Blanc-Viognier ($11.95)

2016 Aequorea "Seafarer" San Luis Obispo County Pinot Noir ($32.95)

2016 Taken Wine Co. "Complicated" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir ($14.95)

2017 Wines Of Substance Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($14.95)

2014 Greywacke Chardonnay Marlborough ($29.99)

2018 TWR (Te Whare Ra) "Toru" White Field Blend Marlborough ($19.99)

2016 Xanadu Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia ($24.99)

2016 Cantina Terlano "Vorberg" Pinot Bianco Riserva Alto Adige ($39.99)

2018 Edetaria "Via Terra" Garnacha Blanca Terra Alta Catalonia ($13.99)

2015 Massolino Barolo ($39.99)

2016 Sesta di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino ($23.99)

2018 Sesta di Sopra Sangiovese Toscana ($16.99)

2017 Domaine Paul Pernot Puligny-Montrachet ($54.99)

2017 La Chablisienne Chablis 1er Cru "Fourchaume" ($32.99)

2015 Rhys Anderson Valley Chardonnay ($49.95)

2018 Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay ($36.99)

2018 Hanzell "Sebella" Sonoma Valley Chardonnay ($29.95)

2016 Pine Ridge Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($49.95)

2016 Faust Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($49.95)

2017 Four Graces Willamette Valley Pinot Noir ($19.95)

2018 Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough ($19.99)

2014 Leeuwin "Art Series" Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia ($39.99)

2017 Cantina Andrian Trentino-Alto Adige Pinot Grigio ($13.99)

2017 Tenuta San Guido "Guidalberto" Toscana ($37.95)

2017 Ferrero Rosso di Montalcino ($16.99)

2017 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru "Montmains" ($49.99)

2017 Etienne Sauzet Bourgogne Blanc ($34.99)

2016 Charles Baur Riesling Grand Cru "Eichberg" Alsace ($24.99)

2017 Domaine Paul Pernot Bourgogne Blanc ($24.99)

2016 Domaine La Barroche "Signature" Châteauneuf-du-Pape ($40.99)

2015 Lilian Ladouys, St-Estèphe ($24.99)

2016 Beringer "Private Reserve" Napa Valley Chardonnay ($32.99)

2015 Keller Estate "La Cruz Vineyard" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay ($19.99)

2014 Jonata "Todos" Ballard Canyon Santa Ynez Valley Red Blend ($39.95)

2016 Emerson Brown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($39.99)

2017 Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir ($44.95)

2017 Hartford Court Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($29.95)

2017 Alain Corcia Mâcon-Villages ($13.99)

2018 A.A. Badenhorst "Secateurs" Chenin Blanc Swartland ($14.99)

2017 Fromm Pinot Noir Marlborough ($17.99)

2017 TED by Mount Edward Central Otago Pinot Noir ($19.99)

2015 Giuseppe Cortese "Rabaja" Barbaresco ($49.99)

2016 Guido Rivella Langhe Nebbiolo ($34.99)

2017 Baron de Montfaucon Côtes du Rhône Blanc ($15.99)

2015 E. Guigal Saint-Joseph Rouge ($27.99)

2016 Baron de Malleret, Haut-Médoc ($13.99)

2016 Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay ($44.95)

2014 Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($52.99)

2016 Titus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($49.95)

2016 Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($22.95)

2016 Skyline (Thomas Fogarty) California Red Blend ($14.95)

2016 Leese-Fitch California Cabernet Sauvignon ($9.99)

2018 Radley & Finch Pinotage, South Africa ($9.99)

2016 Edi Keber Collio Bianco ($29.99)

2014 Bodegas Muga "Selección Especial" Reserva Rioja ($39.99)

2014 La Chablisienne Chablis 1er Cru "Beauroy" ($26.99)

2015 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion ($44.99)

2017 Cicada by Chante Cigale Vin de France ($7.99)

2018 Kalinda Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($16.99)

2016 Mount Eden Edna Valley Chardonnay ($19.99)

2016 Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "Artemis" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($59.99)

2016 Scattered Peaks Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($29.95)

2016 Copain "Tous Ensemble" Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir ($24.99)

2016 Domaine Paul Jaboulet Aîné "Domaine de Thalabert" Crozes-Hermitage ($39.99)

2006 Arnauld, Haut-Médoc ($19.99)

2010 Los Autores "El Brujo" Gran Reserva Rioja ($29.99)

2016 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Pinot Noir Marlborough ($29.99)

2017 Domaine la Clef du Récit Sancerre ($23.99)

2015 Les Allées de Cantemerle, Haut-Médoc ($19.99)

2017 Bishop's Peak San Luis Obispo County Chardonnay ($14.99)

2012 du Glana, St-Julien ($32.99)

2015 Jax "Y3 Taureau" Napa Valley Red Blend ($19.99)