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One of the most serious English Sparkling producers. This historic estate has been in the Goring family since 1743. The tiny 16-acre vineyard is close-planted on a steep south-facing chalk escarpment described as 'similar to the Côte des Blancs' in Champagne. The fruit is picked very selectively with quality being the absolute focus. The grapes are pressed gently using a traditional Coquard press. After three years on the lees this wine, composed of 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay & 22% Pinot Meunier, is hand disgorged and balanced with a minimal dosage of just 4g/L. It has a fine counterbalance between toasty richness and power from the wines élevage in Burgundian French Oak barrels, with racy acidity, tension and a focused chalky minerality.

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Free Spirits Tastings at K&L! Now that we have our license for spirits tastings in Redwood City and San Francisco, we’re excited to host regular free spirits tastings in those locations.  Check the Spirits Journal for an updated tasting schedule.

All tastings will feature different products from the Spirits Department and take place on Wednesdays in Redwood City and San Francisco. Visit our events page on Facebook or the K&L Spirits Journal for more information.

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Jul212010

Wine Wednesday: 1997 Langoa-Barton

There are a lot of reasons I like working for K&L, not the least of which is that I get to drink and write about wine for a living. But a close second to that is this: while our staff are a bunch of wine geeks, we're not snobs. Case in point is our Wine of the Week, the 1997 Langoa-Barton, which is selling for only $39.99. While that may not sound like a super bargain in this economy, consider what it is: 10-year-old Bordeaux that you can enjoy RIGHT NOW. And trust me, we are. This is not First Growth Bordeaux, nor is it highly-rated, but it is incredibly drinkable. On the nose it has basil, umeboshi, red plum, cranberry and cherry aromas. Medium-bodied on the palate, it has spice, blackberry, mineral and meaty tones, with perfectly integrated tannins and fantastic freshness. I brought this to dinner at Fraiche in Culver City for a friend's birthday a couple of weeks ago and ended up in a long conversation with the sommelier about what an awesome wine (and what a great value) it was. It paired perfectly with Chef Elderoy Andrease's decadent rack of lamb.

Leah Greenstein

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