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It takes a lot of beer to keep the wine business running smoothly. Here in Redwood City, we are very fortunate to have a great English style ale producer right in our backyard: Freewheel Brewing Company. The staff of K&L are fictures at our local pub, and it is a rare moment when one of us isn't there having a pint and a bite of their excellent food. We are also lucky enough to be the first place to offer their bottled beer for sale. If you have never had it, the Freewheel Brewing "FSB" Freewheel Special Bitter, California (500ml) is the benchmark in fresh, balanced, smashable ale. We will do our best to keep some in stock for you, the customer too!

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Keith's Burgundy Hotline: Stupidly Low Prices on a Fabulous Vintage

By: Keith Wollenberg | K&L Burgundy Buyer


Hello Burgundy Lovers,

As many of you know, 2009 was an amazing vintage in Beaujolais.  In fact, the senior statesman for the appellation, Georges Duboeuf calls it “The Vintage of a Lifetime”.  His wines are truly great in this vintage.  All hand-harvested, and lovely Cru Beaujolais.

Now, thanks to crazy eddy at the local wholesaler, whose green eyeshade must have been a size small, we can offer these at prices so low you cannot afford not to drink some!  I love it when importers are facing the end of their fiscal year, and do silly things.

Needless to say, we bought all they had, so when these are gone, they are gone…

2009 Georges Duboeuf Morgon Domaine Versauds (Elsewhere $11.99) $7.49 

In Parker's Wine Advocate: "Duboeuf’s 2009 Morgon Domaine des Versauds – from the Charmes sector of its appellation – displays concentrated blackberry and dark cherry with overtones of pungent herbs, toasted nuts, and game. Quite dense if also a tad rough, it lacks the refreshment or clarity – not to mention complexity – of its counterpart from the Domaine Mont Chavy, but may well pick up post-bottling." (WA, 08/10) 

2009 Georges Duboeuf Brouilly Flower Label (Elsewhere $9.99) $7.49

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate says: "The Duboeuf 2009 Brouilly favors ripe blueberry and blackberry with pleasant hints of tartness and bitterness reminiscent of berry skins and seeds that lend a sense of invigoration as well as of counterpoint to the sweetness of fruit. A faint hint of warmth and slight dry spot in the finish are minor blemishes (no doubt alcohol-related) to a wine of otherwise pure, generous fruit." (WA, 08/10) 

2009 Domaine des Rosiers (Georges Duboeuf) Moulin-à-Vent (Previously $17)   $9.99

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "A big, bold and fruity wine that is full of ripe berry fruits, rich and generous. This is Beaujolais at its most exuberant, a celebration of delicious fruit. It could age, but is ready to drink." (12/10) According to Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The effects of extended maceration and maturation in one and two year old barrels is very evident in the 2009 Moulin-a-Vent Domaine des Rosiers – still in barrel when I tasted a pre-assemblage – which combines resin and vanilla with cassis and boysenberry; offers an almost thickly ... Read More » 

2009 Chateau La Tour du Bief (Georges Duboeuf) Moulin-à-Vent (Previously $17)   $9.99

91 points Wine Spectator: "Roasted mint and thyme seasons kirsch, girlled plum and bousenberry notes in this elegant red, which is grippy, with a creamy texture and a lingering smoky finish." (Insider, 12/8/10) According to Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Duboeuf 2009 Moulin-a-Vent Tour de Bief – in tank when I tasted it – betrays lanolin, coconut, and vanilla from time in barrel though its ripe black fruit aromas also presage its full, ripe, powerful (yet not alcoholically warm) palate presence...this manifestly ambitious cuvee simply needs time in... Read More » 




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