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One of the most serious English Sparkling producers. This historic estate has been in the Goring family since 1743. The tiny 16-acre vineyard is close-planted on a steep south-facing chalk escarpment described as 'similar to the Côte des Blancs' in Champagne. The fruit is picked very selectively with quality being the absolute focus. The grapes are pressed gently using a traditional Coquard press. After three years on the lees this wine, composed of 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay & 22% Pinot Meunier, is hand disgorged and balanced with a minimal dosage of just 4g/L. It has a fine counterbalance between toasty richness and power from the wines élevage in Burgundian French Oak barrels, with racy acidity, tension and a focused chalky minerality.

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Free Spirits Tastings at K&L! Now that we have our license for spirits tastings in Redwood City and San Francisco, we’re excited to host regular free spirits tastings in those locations.  Check the Spirits Journal for an updated tasting schedule.

All tastings will feature different products from the Spirits Department and take place on Wednesdays in Redwood City and San Francisco. Visit our events page on Facebook or the K&L Spirits Journal for more information.

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Oct132005

A Brief Note from Clyde Beffa Jr

Yes, Virginia I am still hanging around K&L, though I don’t get to write much in the newsletter. So many writers, so much great wine and not much space in our 24-page Wine News. Perhaps we will enlarge the newsletter in 2006 (and we’re looking at doing just that). Lots of new things in store for K&L and our great customers in 2006. For starters, a store in the Los Angeles area, an updated website with lots of new goodies (I can’t explain them because I am high tech challenged. I’m still getting used to the fax machine), and some great new sales associates. Also more wine locker space is on the drawing board as is an enlarged RWC tasting room and store remodel! And what about all the great wines that will become available in 2006? We’re looking at a possibly stunning Bordeaux vintage (2005) as well as great buys from all over the world. And what am I recommending these days, winewise? Two fabulous sauvignon blancs from Bordeaux are high on the list. 2003 Chateau Reynon ($10.99) and 2002 Clos Floridene ($17.99) are brilliant wines from Denis Dubourdieu. And both are must trys. Old wine winners include the stunning 1986 Château Cos d’ Estournel ($139.99) and the recent value-packed 1.5L formats from Château Pichon-Lalande (1992 $89.99 and 1993 $134.99-right from the château). Dessert wines are a must for the holidays. 2002 Château Climens ($54.99) and Rieussec ($39.99) are almost as good as their 100-point older brothers. In addition, the 1955 Rivesaltes ($59.99) is a spectacular wine value. Have a great holiday season! —Clyde Beffa Jr

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