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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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Oct252010

Photo Gallery: 2010 K&L Hollywood Champagne Tent Event

K&L celebrated Champagne once again this past weekend, with a duo of tent events, one Hollywood and one in San Francisco. While worrying whether or not the French strike would prevent our guest Champenois from making it gave our Champagne buyer Gary Westby a couple more grey hairs, the events were both unbelievably successful. Here are some photos from our Hollywood event. If you didn't make it this year, come by one of our three stores  to learn more about the Champagnes poured. And mark you calendars for October 2011 so you don't miss out again. A special thanks to Brooke Burton of the blog Foodwoolf who supplemented my photos in this beautiful collection and Cube Marketplace for the tasty cheeses, chicharron and salumi at the Hollywood event.

Leah Greenstein

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