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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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Oct122011

Brick's Beer List (10/11/2011) - Really Cool New Beers!

By: Bryan Brick | K&L Beer Buyer

 

 

Hi All,

These recent gloomy days seem to be clearing up with some heat behind them so make sure your fridge is packed with some delicious, thirst quenching, beer! It may be the last real heat spike we get this year. Hot or cold outside I think these will be a little bit of beer here for everyone. Not to mention some really sought after new releases.

Also, save the date! Friday October 28th from 5-6:30pm is the fall beer tasting in Redwood City! Always a good time, with 10+ beers and snacks. Check the event listings on Facebook and Local Events on KLWines.com for more details. The lineup and cost of tasting will be posted the week of the tasting.

Happy Shopping!

 

Alaskan Brewing Company "Perseverance Ale" Russian Imperial Stout, Alaska 22oz $8.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1076932

 

Brouwerij De Proef/Sly Fox "Broederlijke Liefde" Saison, Belgium 750ml $14.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1076911

 

Deschutes "Fresh Hop Mirror Pond" Pale Ale, Oregon 22oz $5.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1076934

 

Hair of the Dog "Blue Dot" DIPA, Oregon 22oz $7.49

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1048354

 

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales "La Parcela #1" Pumpkin Ale, Michigan 750ml $14.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1061239

 

Maui Brewing Company "Coconut Porter," Hawaii 12oz $2.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1049604

 

Port Brewing Company "High Tide IPA" India Pale Ale 22oz $5.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1051654

 

Pretty Things "Hedgerow Bitter" English Bitter, Massachusetts 22oz $8.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1076913

 

Ridgeway Brewing Foreign Export Stout, England 500ml $5.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1076914

 

Russian River Brewing “Damnation 23" Oak-Aged Golden Ale 375ml $8.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1077401

 

Theakston "XB" ESB, England 500ml $3.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1076912

 

Victory Brewing "Prima Pils" Pilsner, Pennsylvania 12oz $1.49

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1049628

 

Weihenstephaner HefeWeis, Germany 500ml $2.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=996008

 

Weihenstephaner Original Lager, Germany 500ml $2.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=996003

 

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