Stay Connected
What We're Drinking

 

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. 

Recent Videos

Tasting with Oliver Krug

Upcoming Events

We host regular weekly and Saturday wine tastings in each K&L location.

For the complete calendar, including lineups and additional details related to our events, visit our K&L Local Events on KLWines.com or follow us on Facebook.  

 

Visit our events page on Facebook or the K&L Spirits Journal for more information.

>>Upcoming Special Events, Dinners, and Tastings

See all K&L Local Events

Archives
« What We're Drinking | Main | World Cup Match-Up: Greece »
Friday
Jun252010

Foodwoolf's Master Cherry Cocktail

Photo by Brooke Burton from FoodwoolfMaster Cherry Cocktail

It's peak cherry season! If you're anything like me, you've been looking for every possible way to incorporate Raniers, Brooks and Bings into your diet, from yogurt topping to sorbet to clafoutis. But there may be no better way to enjoy them than mixed with the ne plus ultra of vermouths, the Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth ($25.99) and the distinguished Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon ($24.99). My dear friend Brooke over at Foodwoolf combined these two spectacular sprits into the Master Cherry Cocktail, which is sure to take the edge off a bad day, and make watching the US play Ghana this weekend even more fun.

Is your mouth watering yet? Get the recipe here...

Leah Greenstein

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (1)

Wow! So great to see my Master Cherry Cocktail live another life here on the website of my favorite local wine and liquor store! You're great selection of specialty liquors and hand picked wines have have inspired many a cocktail and soiree! Thanks!
June 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke@Foodwoolf

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.