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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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Friday
Feb242012

*Bellisimo Brunello* Tasting with K&L & James Suckling! Sunday May 12th at Fort Mason, San Francisco

Join K&L Wine Merchants and James Suckling for a special Brunello tasting featuring 30+ Brunello producers, pouring '07 Brunelli and '06 Riservas! Standard and VIP Tickets available. Purchase VIP tickets to gain early entry to the event and full access to all the wines!

 

VIP Bellisimo Brunello with K&L Wine Merchants & James Suckling

Sunday, May 12th 2012

2pm- 5pm (VIP Admission at 2pm; General Admission at 3pm)

VIP Tickets ($99) Click to purchase:  http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1086430

General Tickets ($69) Click to purchase: http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1086806 

Location:

1 Fort Mason (General's Residence)

Entrance at Bay & Franklin

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Some of the confirmed producers are listed below:

Antinori - Pian delle Vigne

Capanna

Caparzo

Casanova di Neri

Castello Banfi

Castello Romitorio

Celestino Pecci

Ciacci Piccolomini D'Aragona

Donna Olga

Eredi

Fuligni

Fanti-Tenuta San Filippo

La Rasina

La Serena

Marchesi de Frescobaldi

Mastrojanni

Maté

Nicale

Podere la Vigna

Poggio Il Castellare

San Filippo

San Polino

Scopone

Silvio Nardi

Siro Pacenti

Tassi

Uccelleria

Valdicava

Vitanza

...and more!

 

VIP Ticket holders will have their name added to the guest list.

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nice list
March 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaki

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