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So why is the 2012 Ladera Cabernet—made from almost entirely from Howell Mountain fruit, from an incredible vintage—sitting pretty at $34.99? I honestly can't tell you. Maybe it's because no one knows how good the Ladera holdings in Howell Mountain are. Or maybe it's the pride that winemaker Jade Barrett takes in making a serious wine for a reasonable price. Or maybe it's because Ladera is an overlooked gem in a sea of Napa alternatives. For whatever the reason, I'm not going to complain. We tasted the 2012 vintage at our staff training yesterday and I was just floored by the quality of this wine. Dark, fleshy fruit cloaked in fine tannins, bits of earth, and in total balance, with enough gusto to go the long haul in your cellar. It's a whole lotta wine for $34.99, and it's made primarily from Howell Mountain grapes, harvested during a great vintage. 

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Wednesday
Mar052008

Don't Miss This: Elio Grasso Tastings!

Elio GrassoElio Grasso Vineyards, Piedmont Wondering what to do with the rest of your week? Wonder no more! Winemaker Gianluca Grasso, the son of Elio Grasso, one of the most respected Barolo producers in Italy is in Northern California pouring his wines. He'll be be at Gambero Rosso's Tre Bicchiere tasting in San Francisco today, but don't fret if you don't have tickets. Gianluca will be pouring at K&L San Francisco tomorrow, March 6 from 4:30-6:40 p.m. and at K&L Redwood City on Friday, March 7 from 5-6:30 p.m.. Among the wines he'll be sharing: the amazing 2003 Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra "Casa Matè" and the delicious 2006 Elio Grasso "Gavarini" Nebbiolo.

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