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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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May242007

South America’s Surge in Fine Wine

In the most recent edition of The World Atlas of Wine, Jancis Robinson calls South America the most important wine-producing continent after Europe. It is a bold statement, but indeed a declaration proven by outside interest in the area. Consider all of the foreign investment in Argentina and Chile: France (Jacques and Francois Lurton, Cheval Blanc’s Pierre Lurton, Mouton Rothschild), Spain (Miguel Torres) and the United States (Beringer, Laurel Glen’s Patrick Campbell, Kendall Jackson) have all developed new projects and a variety of styles of wine. Argentina is the world’s fifth biggest wine producer (right behind the U.S.). Chilean wines continue to compete successfully, especially with Cabernets. Here are three values at K&L: 2005 Bodegas Correas Malbec Reserva ($10.99) This is serious wine! A nose of plum, licorice, cassis and roasted coffee beans leads to a palate full of dark plums. Somehow this wine tastes more like an internationally styled, young European wine than a new world one. If you like young Bordeaux and Spanish reds, give this a try. 2003 Veramonte Primus ($12.99) A blend of merlot, carmenere and cabernet sauvignon, Primus is Chilean through and through. A slightly herbaceous (not overly so) nose also shows some smoked meat, both characteristics that fade with time in the glass, giving way to bright cherry. On the palate, the wine is savory and structured. 2005 Kingston Family Vineyards Tobiano Pinot Noir, Casablanca ($13.99) From the cool, nearly coastal region of Casablanca, Tobiano is a project of Atherton, California’s own Courtney and Jim Kingston. With its bright, candied cherry notes, this wine reminds me of central coast Pinot Noir. Support homegrown talent and try this tasty Pinot! —Joe Manekin

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