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In December, we drink Champagne at closing at K&L- and we prefer to drink it out of magnum when possible. The highlight this year was the Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne (1.5L) magnum ($74.99) that we had on Christmas eve. This single vineyard beauty comes from the Gouttes d’Or, a very steep east facing parcel in the little village of Brouillet. It was creamy, delicate and perfectly refreshing! We all say to cheers to you, and hope your holiday is filled with fun and friends!

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Apr142006

Jim C’s View Down Under: Neudorf

In what is the relatively young New Zealand wine industry, Tim and Judy Finn are pioneers. They planted their vineyards in 1978 in Nelson on the northern tip of the south island just northwest of Marlborough. The vines are planted on a gentle north-facing slope overlooking a branch of the Moutere Valley, which is one of the most sunny areas offering 2300 hours of sunlight per year with clear skies allowing rapid cooling at night. This is an estate that is driven by quality and character. Get these wines while you can. The 2004 Neudorf Sauvignon Blanc Nelson ($16.99) is blended from two different vineyards Moutueka, the cooler one giving bright lime and gooseberry and Brightwater showing more tropical and stone fruit characture. Small barrel fermetation gives texture and weight to the wine, which has fine acidity and length. The 2004 Neudorf Chardonnay Nelson ($22.99) shows smoky notes with citrus, minerals, honey and a hint of butterscotch. There is a Burgundian feel here with fine acid and a long finish. The 2004 Neudorf Pinot Noir Nelson ($23.99) sees mostly Dijon clones from the Moutere vineyard. There are notes of dark plum, black cherry and spice with the wine unfined and unfiltered. The 2004 Neudorf Pinot Noir “Moutere” Nelson ($39.99) is more structured with elements of dark strawberry, cherry, meats, a little smoky bacon fat and clove. There is superb concentration and length. Cheers! —Jimmy C

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