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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
Apr202012

Champagne Friday: Talking with Pierre Casenave of Veuve Clicquot 

Video by: Gary Westby | K&L Champagne Buyer

You've made it to Champagne Friday! Today Gary chats with Pierre Casenave of Champagne Veuve Clicquot about the vintage wines of Clicquot. Pierre is in California for Pebble Beach Wine and Food, and stopped by to give K&L a preview of the Cave Privee vintages that will be released later this year.

For more information about these special Champagnes, visit our website by clicking on the links below.

 

2002 Veuve Clicquot "Gold Label Reserve" Brut Champagne ($69.99)

 

 

 

 

2004 Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé Champagne ($74.99)

 

 

 

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