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Bruno Michel "Blanche" Brut Champagne $34.99One of our best non-vintage Champagnes, this organically grown blend of half each Chardonnay and Meunier comes entirely from Bruno Michel's estate. It has been aged for six years on the lees and shows wonderful natural toasty quality as well as incredible vibrance! This was the big hit of our most recent staff Champagne tasting and we think you will love it too.

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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.  

 

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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Wednesday
Apr122006

2005 Bordeaux Report: Visit to Pessac & Haut Brion!

Haut Bailly, Pessac-Léognan** 58% cabernet sauvignon, 36% merlot and 6% cabernet franc. Super sweet blackberry aromas. Tons of ripe fruit on the palate. Silky also and fruit covers ample tannins. Great balance and lingering finish. One of the best from an area that suffered from the lack of moisture. Buy this. Visit to Haut Brion: 10:30 am April 7th: In all of our years of going to Haut Brion (since 1985), we have never tasted such a fine range of wines. Every one was good and easy to taste, unlike most trips here. Some people think that Haut Brion may be best of vintage? 2005 Chapelle de la Mission Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan * 60% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot and10 cabernet franc. Nice black fruit aromas and black cherry on the palate. Fine mid weight and nice finish. 2005 Bahans Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan *1/2 45% merlot, 25% cabernet sauvignon and 30% cabernet franc. More mineral aromas and flavors but deeper core of fruit. Red fruits dominate. Very elegant and long finish. Delicious second wine. 2005 la Tour Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan *? Most of my crew loved this, while I had hard time tasting it. 41% cabernet franc, 32% merlot and 27% cabernet sauvignon. Tight and closed but great weight on the palate. 2005 La Mission Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan **+ 69% merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon and 1% cabernet franc. Chocolate aromas that follow to the palate. Sexy, exotic wine. Blackberry and coffee on the palate. Very focused and elegant style. Pure and more delicate than Haut Brion. 2005 Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan *** 56% merlot, 39 cabernet sauvignon and 5% cabernet franc. Very mineral aromas with black raspberry nuances. Regal palate entry. Sweet and lush. Very thick and broad on the palate. Mouth coating with layers of fruit. Great breed and tannins there but covered for now. 2005 Laville Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan **1/2 78% semillon, 22% sauvignon blanc and 1% muscadelle. Toasty oak and pear aromas-extremely rich and powerful with nutty undertones. some grapefruit flavors and on finish. Very round and lush. 2005 Haut Brion Blanc, Pessac-Léognan *** 52% sauvignon blanc and 48% semillon. Wow! Classic white graves nose with minerals and some toasty notes. White flowers and touch of honey. Fills the mouth and stays there. Intense but in perfect harmony. The finish lasts a minute. Delicious. -Clyde Beffa

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Tuesday
Apr112006

Tasting Bar Schedule for May, 2006

K&L Wine Merchants hosts regular wine tastings in both of its Bay Area locations. At the San Francisco store wine tasting are held each Saturday from Noon to 3 p.m. and on Thursday evenings. In Redwood City tastings are held on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Wine tastings provide a wonderful opportunity to discover a new wine region or variety, or rediscover some old favorites—without having to commit to the purchase of an entire bottle! No need to reserve a space, just come on in and pull up a glass! For further information about other special monthly tastings and dinners, please see our website at www.klwines.com and click on the “local events” bar.Tasting Saturday, May 6th-Wines of Austria and Germany Jeff Vierra and Eric Story will pour the newest and greatest selections from these countries. Blaufrankisch to Riesling! Twelve wines to be poured. Tasting price T.B.A Saturday, May 13th-Bordeaux featuring Chateau Phelan Segur. Our continuing exploration into the 2003 vintage. We will highlight Ch. Phelan Segur. Clyde, Steve, Ralph and Alexandre pick their current favorites. Ralph and Steve will be on hand to answer any questions and will offer advice for purchasing those 2005 pre-arrivals. Ten wines to be poured. Tasting price T.B.A. Saturday, May 20-International Rose Tasting. The staff in both stores will highlight our growing selection of both still and sparkling Rose wines that are a rite of Spring for K & L. Wines from France, to Spain, to America and beyond. Twelve wines to be poured. Tasting price T.B.A. .Saturday, May 27th – French Burgundies. Keith Wollenberg, Thornton Jacobs and Kirk Walker show us the latest (and greatest) red and white Burgundies. We will delve into the 2004 vintage and highlight a number of outstanding 2003 vintage wines. Twelve wines to be poured. Tasting price T.B.A.

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Tuesday
Apr112006

Tasting Bar Schedule for April, 2006

K&L Wine Merchants hosts regular wine tastings in both of its Bay Area locations. At the San Francisco store wine tasting are held each Saturday from Noon to 3 p.m. and on Thursday evenings. In Redwood City tastings are held on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Wine tastings provide a wonderful opportunity to discover a new wine region or variety, or rediscover some old favorites—without having to commit to the purchase of an entire bottle! No need to reserve a space, just come on in and pull up a glass! For further information about other special monthly tastings and dinners, please see our website at www.klwines.com and click on the “local events” bar. Saturday-April 1st-International Old Vine Tasting. Our staff and buyers pool their talents to do a tasting that is out of the ordinary. We will feature wines grown from old vines (30 years plus) from California, France, Spain and other countries. We will pour both red and white but, will emphasize old vine reds. Twelve wines to be poured. Tasting price T.B.A. Saturday-April 8th-New Arrivals from Italy. Greg, Mike Parres and Jeff Garneau highlight the newest arrivals from Italy. Greg and Mike will be on hand to discuss the hot upcoming releases that they tasted during their February/March trip to Italy. Ten wines to be poured. Tasting price T.B.A. Saturday-April 15th-Wines from Alsace/Loire. Prepare for your Easter Sunday with the delicious wines of Alsace/Loire. Jeff Vierra and Eric Story pick their favorite red and white wines to make this holiday weekend all the more special. Ten wines to be poured. Tasting price T.B.A. Saturday-April 22nd-Bordeaux. Clyde, Ralph, Steve and Alexandre take us on a further exploration into the renowned 2003 vintage. Come on by to taste the latest and greatest Bordeaux. Steve and Ralph, just back from Bordeaux, will be on hand to discuss tasting notes from the 2005 vintage. Ten wines to be poured, including eight red, one white and one Sauterne. Tasting price T.B.A Saturday, April 29th-Cabernets from California Trey, Mike Jordan and Martin Reyes will finish the month with a tasting to parallel the April 22nd Bordeaux tasting. Not to be outdone, they will highlight California cabernets from the 2003 vintage. Will they measure up to France’s best? We will feature both boutique wineries and some well-known vineyards. Ten wines to be poured. Tasting price T.B.A.

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