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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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Jul162010

Foodwoolf's Bourbon-Soaked Cherries

Photo by Brooke Burton of Food WoolfRemember the old axiom "Waste not, want not?" Well it's especially true when talking about your farmers' markert haul. Blueberries like tart poprocks, tomatoes so sweet you finally understand why they're considered a fruit and figs with paper-thin skins are incredibly perishable. But you can prolong the deliciousness of summer's fleeting flavors with time's tastiest preservative: booze.

Our dear friend Brooke has been fiddling around in the kitchen again, and this time instead of mixing the Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon into a cocktail, she's given it a new life. Read more about Brooke's Bourbon-Soaked Cherries and learn how to make your own on Food Woolf...

Leah Greenstein

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What a beautiful introduction! I highly recommend this preparation for anyone that loves the farmers market and Bourbon. Combine the finds of the local market (in my case, the Hollywood Market) and bottles from K&L and you get a tasty combination!
July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke@Foodwoolf

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