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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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Jul112011

It's Paso Robles Wine Week!

 

This week, K&L San Francisco and K&L Redwood City are excited to be hosting two of the Paso Robles Wine Alliance's Summer in the City tastings leading up to the Grand Tasting Tour: SF taking place this Sunday in the Golden Gate Club of  San Francisco's Presidio. 

K&L will be showcasing select wines from our favorite producers, including Tablas Creek, Justin, L'Aventure, Ancient Peaks, and Vina Robles this Thursday 7/14 in San Francsico and Friday 7/15 in Redwood City. You will be able to taste in a more intimate setting and purchase your favorite bottles at K&L's best prices while preparing for the Grand Tasting. (Sounds like a smart plan to us.)

We will also be featuring Paso producers all week on Uncorked: Behind the Wine, sharing winemaker Q&As and other fun facts and stories from the folks, well, behind the wine.  Check back tomorrow for our first profile, featuring Tablas Creek and a Q&A with Jason Haas.

You can visit our Facebook page for updates on all the action, and K&L Local Events for a list of all upcoming K&L events and tastings. 

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