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2016 Domaine du Petit Clocher Anjou Villages Rouge
Review Date: 07-17-2019
A great value wine with a fantastic taste profile from Loire Valley. It is a blend of Cab Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon . Layers of pomegranate, blackberries and cranberries. Bright and vivid acidity, mild tannin that nicely blends in the body and gives this wonderful wine a great structure.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
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2017 Ferrero Rosso di Montalcino
Review Date: 07-17-2019
what you dream of and desire in an Italian wine is here. The younger sibling of the renowned Brunello di Montalcino. Great depth of dried black cherry and wild-berry fruit, and careful use of oak revealed in a hint of spice and vanilla. Wonderful freshness combined with structure and smooth tannin.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

2017 Luis Seabra "Xisto Ilimitado" Douro
Review Date: 07-17-2019
A blend of Touriga Franca, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca and Malvasia Preta. An amazing wine with a great balance between fruits, acidity and spice. We tried this NATURAL wine with Mediterranean grilled lamb and chicken and it was just a sweet addition to the dish.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2016 Haut-Musset, Lalande-de-Pomerol
Review Date: 07-17-2019
A complex young wine with 85% Merlot and 15% Cab is full of dark fruit flavor. It is juicy, ripe plums and a hint of vanilla. Well balanced, great depth and structure and so affordable.
Price: $17.99 Add To Cart

Wine Club

$14.99

2016 Roserock (Drouhin Oregon) Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay
Review Date: 07-17-2019
A great substitute for a Chablis if you want to branch out. Clean, bright style of Chardonnay with a mild pleasant creamy texture. Seductive flavors of pear and apples. It reminded me of a clean gorgeous river with wet little rocks at the bottom which really translates to freshness and mineral notes.

2018 Le Coeur de la Reine Sauvignon Blanc Touraine
Review Date: 07-17-2019
Bright, pale yellow in color. It is incredibly crisp and has intense aromas of honeysuckle and tropical fruits with some herbaceous notes. Oh so refreshing and dry with fresh fruit, mineral notes with crisp acidity. This could be THE perfect summer wine by the pool or just a delightful little treat next to your salad.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

Alexandre Le Brun "Tradition" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 07-16-2019
Creamy, toasty, super bright with a hint of honey and brioche. Fun and funky in a good Champagne way! It is beautifully complex and layered and has such harmony in flavors and balance. It will be the perfect addition to your celebration or just a delightful addition to any occasion.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2017 Big Table Farm Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 07-16-2019
This exceptionally made Pinot Noir is filled with concentrated dark fruits specially black cherries. Crunchy and bright with just a perfect amount of earthiness. Beautifully balanced, warm spices and just simply delicious.
Price: $39.95 Add To Cart

2016 La Dame de Montrose, St-Estèphe
Review Date: 07-16-2019
Fresh boutiques of Violets on the nose. Full body and very structured. Vibrant Black currant, dense tannins, bright acidity and superb long finish. This is one of the most outstanding wines you will ever taste.

2001 Coufran, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 07-08-2019
What a pleasant surprise 2001 vintage has become! This vintage held itself so beautifully and the wines have become more elegant and sophisticated by time. Beautiful flavor profile of plum and cherries, medium yet abundant with flavors body, sweet soft tannin and great smooth finish.Enjoy this wine now and put some aside since there is still a good 5-6 years left of the liveliness of it.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2017 GRÜNER by Etz Grüner Veltliner Kamptal (1L)
Review Date: 07-08-2019
have you ever imagined if Summer was liquid and you could drink it in the form of wine, how would it taste? This is that wine that will put an end to your wondering. It is crisp, light, bright mild acidity.The classic pepper nose and a soft tangy green apple tone. It is a perfect Summer sipper by the pool, in the backyard or simply in your home. It also is the absolute party wine that will please the crowd. Enjoy it on its own but it also pairs well with roasted vegetables such as asparagus, Brussels Sprouts, all kinds of Salads and seafood.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

2018 Dragonette Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Rosé
Review Date: 07-08-2019
Textured, creamy, light but flavorful Rose'. Great to be consumed on a casual night or pair it with salads, lighter dishes such as grilled chicken or enjoy with lighter fish. It is so wonderful when you can recommend a Rose' with confidence to someone who likes a little more depth and complexity in their wine. Wild strawberry, watermelon, citrus notes of ripe orange and a blast of juicy acidity.
Price: $21.99 Add To Cart

2015 La Ginestraia Riviera Ligure di Ponente Rossese
Review Date: 07-08-2019
Amazing light body red with crunchy tannin. Perfect combination of candid cherries and savory herbs such as sage and a hint of licorice. It is bright and has great but approachable acidity.pair with any pasta dishes specially those with tomato based sauce.
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart

2018 Domaine de Fondrèche Ventoux Rosé
Review Date: 07-08-2019
The perfect Rose' from south of France, Ventoux! Oh so beautiful, light, floral aromas of lavender and rose pedals with a mild hint of orange zest. white raspberries an honeysuckle in the layers of every sip. It is a light Rose' with a gorgeous personality that makes it exciting and intriguing to consume.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2018 Domaine de Fondrèche Ventoux Blanc
Review Date: 07-08-2019
This Gorgeous white from Ventoux is clean with a velvety texture, followed by a complex harmony of aromas such as white flowers, citrus, exotic fruits or fruits from the orchard. It bursts with grapefruit and gooseberry flavors. Made from a blend of Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Vermentino, It's lightly lemony but also tinged by hints of fresh thyme and wild mint.
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2016 Domaine la Garrigue "Cuvée Romaine" Côtes du Rhône
Review Date: 06-24-2019
Abundant dark fruits combines with detectable herbal notes such as sage and mint. This spicy, savory Cote Du Rhone is definitely not a flabby wine. ripe, full-bodied, opulent wonderful taste profile and no hard edges, lovely smooth tannin and a great finish. It is a divine wine!
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart
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2016 Turnbull Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 06-23-2019
2016 a super solid vintage in Napa! this Cab offers layers of dark fruits combined with heavy yet balanced structures. The palate reveals deep dried cassis, sage and plum. dense body and long finish with great tannin. You can drink it now and also hold on to it for at least another 10 years.
Price: $44.95 Add To Cart
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2016 Baron de Malleret, Haut-Médoc
Review Date: 06-23-2019
Consider 2016 a very lucky vintage in Bordeaux , which survived frost and hail. This gorgeous wine is pretty spectacular for such affordable and unbelievable low price. Dark fruits such as Cassis and black currant. Hint of Vanilla, roasted coffee and lush Mocha. It is a kind of wine you want to stash away as well as drinking it now since it is already very approachable.
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

2017 Ermacora Pinot Grigio Colli Orientali del Friuli
Review Date: 06-23-2019
It is a beautiful white wine with developed flavors of lemon, guava and honeysuckle. It has a creamy texture and a surprising saline, brine taste profile that makes it a great company to seafood and fresh salads as well as nutty cheese and salami dishes.
Price: $15.99 Add To Cart
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2018 Field Recordings Blanc de Franc Paso Robles
Review Date: 06-11-2019
Pét-Nat you say ? Light, Natural and Fizzy! the wine is bottled prior to fully completing its first fermentation, allowing carbon dioxide to be produced by the natural sugars found in the grapes. Pét-Nat production is variable and can be difficult to control and that is why it requires a level of expertise on the winemaker’s part. The end result is Cloudy, creamy, light with a hint of green apples and absolutely delicious.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart

2016 Grand Pontet, St-Emilion
Review Date: 06-11-2019
It is refined and defined this fantastic little treasure from St Emilion. Aged 12 to 18 months in Oak Barrel. Layered with dark fruits, great texture and structure with hints of leather, Tobacco and balanced tannins and creamy oak. Pairs wonderfully with a hearty Steak and heavier meat dishes.

2015 Vecchie Terre di Montefili Chianti Classico
Review Date: 06-11-2019
This Chianti Classico shows magnificent taste profile of pomegranate, Spice, dried cherries. pleasant freshness and herbal quality. while you drink it, the fresh lively acidity comes first, followed by leathery chewy tannins. It is bright, well balanced well structured, firm and all in wonderful harmony of flavors.

2016 Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Review Date: 05-07-2019
In this fascinating wine by Chante Cigale, there is a notable length of dark juice that can have almost a jam-like consistency followed by a deep purple color and spice. It has just a touch of earthiness with gamy flavors that have hints of tar and leather. 2016 was very ideal year for Southern Rhone. Ideal weather in September and October specifically gave grapes time to fully ripen and the perfection of the weather transfers to the taste profile of this elegant, tasty but so affordable Chateauneuf Du Pape. Try and believe for yourself.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

Wine Club

$29.99
RP 91 VN 91

2017 Domaine de Fondrèche Ventoux Rouge
Review Date: 05-07-2019
where the wines are produced along the lower slopes of the Ventoux mountain and at the foot of the Vaucluse Mountains. It is a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre. Dark fruits such as Cassis, Blackberries, very textured and layered along with pleasant floral aromas. It is well Structured with great tannin also incredibly lush, spiced and balanced. It pairs perfectly with grilled and stewed meats like beef, veal, pork, chicken and of course game and definitely holds up well to hearty dishes like cassoulet. Plan a nice dinner with this gorgeous wine for friends and family.

2018 Domaine la Colombe Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé
Review Date: 05-07-2019
What can I say about a wine that is elegant, light, crisp, refreshingly mineral driven and will not require a budget? I think I said what needs to be said. I can drink big red wines even in Hot summer days of Los Angeles but when I tried this liquid feather like Rose' that had flavor, personality and elegance, I kind of questioned myself for not drinking this wine all the time! So do yourself a favor and get a taste of this mind blowing Rose'. Your welcome!!
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart

2017 Terra Santa Ile de Beauté Blanc Corsica
Review Date: 05-07-2019
IF YOU LOVE SAUVIGNON BLANC, THEN THIS IS YOUR FRIEND! this wine is a blend of Chardonnay and Vermentino from Corsica. It will offer lively aromas of pear, white peach, lime and pink grapefruit with subtle notes of crushed rocks and citrus zest. On the palate. it is dry, crisp and oh so perfect for upcoming hot summer days! I paired this wine with Roasted Chicken and Potatoes in Saffron Sauce and it was exciting and perfect!
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart
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2017 Domaine de Verquière Côtes-du-Rhône
Review Date: 05-07-2019
Who does not want a bright, plummy, easy but not boring, tasty and inexpensive wine? I know I do! and lucky for you K&L is here to have that kind of wine for you as well. This blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah grown in a chalky clay soil. It is a fabulous crowd pleaser and it is wonderful with or without food.
Price: $10.99 Add To Cart

2015 Pinna Fidelis Crianza Ribera del Duero
Review Date: 05-07-2019
A more zen version of a Napa cab is this big, bold and textured wine. It is lush, rich but with plenty of old-world sensibility and much less overpowering oak finish. It is defiantly a beautiful vibrant wine with depth and noticeable firm body but it is so balanced and the dark inky fruit taste profile, mild oak, a touch of spice all work in such harmony that you can enjoy this voluptuous wine without feeling overwhelmed. It is a very food friendly red wine. so go on and give yourself a chance to try this exciting special wine for such an affordable price.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
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2016 Luli Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah
Review Date: 04-30-2019
For The Love of wine! This wine is a masterpiece. It is the result of teamwork between renowned winemaker Jeff Pisoni and Master Sommelier Sara Floyd. The wine is deep purple in color with abundant aroma of blueberries and violets with layers of complexity framed by firm but ripe tannins along with a hint of leather and clove. It was fermented with 50% whole cluster inclusion and was aged in 20% new oak for 18 months. This very special wine is beauty-in-a-bottle and is easily one of THE best $20 wines on the market.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
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2017 Domaine la Croix Belle "Caringole" Côtes de Thongue Rouge
Review Date: 04-28-2019
Lush, spice, layered with dark fruits, leather and firm tannin. Deep purple color with hints of blueberry skin and dark chocolate. This wonder Carignan dominant wine is going to make a great companion to food specially fatty plates of cured meat and nutty cheese. plus it will be great with lamb, duck or chicken. It will make you a super host at your next party and leave your gusts wondering what kind of price have you paid for this magical wine.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

2017 Cicada by Chante Cigale Vin de France
Review Date: 01-29-2019
Sometimes you are looking for that great wine for your party, make sure your guests are truly enjoying it, and not to empty your bank account to achieve that. This is that wine! A delightful blend of Grenache and Carignon. It is fresh on the nose, with juicy, bright fruit with very soft tannin, and just a joyful easy-drinking wine. You can pair it with cold dishes, cured meats and any mild cheese. Be a super host at your party with the singing Cicada wine!
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2016 Guy Farge "Terroir de Granit" Saint-Joseph Rouge
Review Date: 01-06-2019
Earth, herbs, spice and soft fruits will give you this beautifully made dark medium body all Syrah wine. Delightful floral nose and hints of herbs specially Sage and taste of Terroir in every layer. Inky, great Structure and depth makes this wine a fantastic wine on it's own but an extraordinary companion to food. A bright fresh body with Soft finish that carries enough tannin to cut through smokey BBQ meats or any herb influenced lamb dishes.