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Buying ready to drink 1er cru Burgundy is not easy. For a couple of years I did the Old and Rare wine buying here at K&L and found it easy to find California Cabernet and even Bordeaux from collectors. But Burgundy… Forget it. They had to die, get a divorce or have doctors orders to part with the king of all Pinot Noir! This bottle of 2007 Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret Nuits St-Georges 1er cru Les Boudots ($99) comes direct from the property from our friends at Atherton, and like most of the 2007’s, drinks fabulously right now. This wine showed excellent sweet beet fruit, savory depth, and incredible finesse and length. The tannins are completely resolved, and went perfectly with duck crepinettes from the fatted calf in San Francisco. This is the kind of Burgundy that gets people hooked- you have been warned!!!! –Gary Westby

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June’s Italian Picks

In February, Greg and I went to Valdobbiadene region (Province of Treviso. Venice is about 30 miles away) to meet up with Silvano and visit his estate, Silvano Follador (No disappointments here). Prosecco grapes (minimum 85%) along with verdiso, perera, and bianchetta (maximum of 15%) are currently allowed in the blend. Silvano is in his early Twenties and doing a fantastic job. With the help of his sister Alberta they make four types of Prosecco ( Sui-Lieviti, Cartizze, Brut and Extra Dry), and right now we have the last two in stock. We LOVE this stuff, and you will love the price. The Silvano Follador Extra Dry ($10.99) is prefect for your summer entertaining! Pear and honeydew melon balanced with great acidity and rich texture, by itself or for making mimosas or Bellini’s. The Silvano Follador Brut ($10.99), though dryer on the palate has a very creamy texture and yeastiness with an incredible length on the finish and a very fine mouse that just dances on the tongue. 2002 Villa Antinori Toscano Rosso ($15.95) Earthy and light strawberry with some cherry undertone. Medium body, with soft acidity and a delicate finish. Sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and syrah. This one is very user friendly for cocktail hour. 2004 Ruggeri Corsini Barbera d’Alba ($13.99) From the husband and wife team Nicola Argamante and Loredana Addari, and wow have they have hit another one out of the ballpark! This barbera is medium to full bodied with lots of black cherries, raspberries blended with some minerality and a touch of violet on the finish. Enjoy with your barbequed tri tip or burgers. —Mike Parres

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