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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
Mar302012

Champagne Friday - The Fleury Line

Champagne buyer Gary Westby is back with a new Friday video.  This time he discusses the Fleury champagnes and the history behind the producer.

 For more information about the Fleury Champagnes, visit our website with the links below:

Fleury Carte Rouge Brut $39.99

Fleury Brut Rose $49.99

2000 Fleury "Cuvee Robert Fleury" Brut $59.99

1998 Fleury Brut Vintage $64.99

Fleury "Cuvee Robert Fleury" NV $49.99

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