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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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Sep212010

Ardbeg & OC Choppers at K&L Hollywood

Thursday, September 23rd from 4-7 p.m. It's Ardbeg Chopper Night at K&L Hollywood!  

Whoever said Whisky and motorcycles don't go together?  Well, normally they don't (at least not at the same time), but for once they do!  If you haven't heard already, OC Choppers (from the hit show American Chopper) and Ardbeg Distillery have teamed up to create two totally unique "choppers," to commemorate the successful rebirth of one of Port Ellen's finest distilleries.  The bikes will be on display as part of a national tour at K&L Hollywood on Thursday, September 23rd from 4-7 p.m.  All who attend will receive special pricing on any of the Ardbeg bottlings (up to 10% off).  I'm talking Ardbeg 10 year, Ardbeg Uigeadail, Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist and even the limited-release Ardbeg Corryvreckan--while supplies last.  The event is totally free, so just show up, check out the bikes and benefit from this deal on top of our already excellent prices. There’s no better time to stock up on this peaty gem.  Please take advantage of this one-day opportunity. 

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