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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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Oct042011

Keith's Burgundy Hotline: 

Keith Wollenberg

Directeur Commercial Bourgogne 

 

Hello Burgundy Lovers,

I wanted to let you know that our limited supply of 2009 Groffier Burgundies are here, and available on-line or by calling us. 

As Antonio Galloni writes in Parker’s Wine Advocate: “This is a beautiful set of wines from Groffier. The estate farms eight hectares of vineyards, all of which it owns. The fruit receives a cold soak prior to fermentation that accounts for much of the trademark perfume these wines show. The 2009s were bottled between mid-December, 2010 and mid-January 2011.”

2009 Domaine Groffier Bourgogne Passetoutsgrains, Price: $23.99 

Galloni writes in Parker’s Wine Advocate: "This is a beautiful set of wines from Groffier. The estate farms eight hectares of vineyards, all of which it owns. The fruit receives a cold soak prior to fermentation that accounts for much of the trademark perfume these wines show. The 2009s were bottled between mid-December, 2010 and mid-January 2011." 


 

2009 Domaine Groffier Bourgogne Rouge Price: $39.99

89 points in Parker's Wine Advocate "The 2009 Bourgogne is made from parcels in Vougeot and Morey, approximately 2/3 and 1/3 respectively. It is a sexy wine laced with radiant fruit, expressive aromatics and a generous personality. The Bourgogne is a great introduction to the house style. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019. "


 

2009 Domaine Groffier Gevrey-Chambertin Price: $73.99

89+ from Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Gevrey-Chambertin is a somewhat ethereal, fleeting wine. Still, there is plenty to admire in the feminine fruit and weightless, perfumed finish."  ."


 

2009 Domaine Groffier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Hauts Doix" Price: $139.95

92 Points from Steve Tanzer:: "The 2009 Chambolle-Musigny Les Hauts-Doix floats from the glass with plenty of Chambolle character. Red berries, flowers and sweet spices come together beautifully in this sleek, impeccably crafted Burgundy. The finish is delicate, understated and totally sensual. This is a gorgeous wine from Groffier. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2029. "  92 Points from Parker's Wine advocate: "The 2009 Chambolle-Musigny Les Hauts-Doix floats from the glass with plenty of Chambolle character. Red berries, flowers and sweet spices come together beautifully in this sleek, impeccably crafted Burgundy. The finish is delicate, understated and totally sensual. This is a gorgeous wine from Groffier."


 

2009 Domaine Groffier Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Les Sentiers" Price: $149.95

92+ Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Chambolle-Musigny Les Sentiers presents the more intense side of Chambolle. Layers of dark fruit emerge from this muscular, deep wine. There is fabulous richness in the glass, along with some of the sheer structure that is typical of Bonnes Mares, the vineyard that sits just above. The Sentiers seems built for the long haul. Knockout aromatics linger on the finish."


 

2009 Domaine Groffier Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Price: $259.95 

95+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Bonnes Mares opens with knockout aromatics that meld into layers of fresh, vibrant fruit. Medium in body yet wonderfully intense in its flavors, the Bonnes Mares impresses for its class and balance. An array of dark fruit, minerals, violets and white flowers linger on the pointed, saline finish. Groffier’s vines in Bonnes Mares sit on a slope with both terres rouges and terres blanches. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039." 

 

A Santé,

-Keith

 

Mr. Keith WOLLENBERG

Directeur Commercial Bourgogne

K&L Wine Merchants

Email: keithw@klwines.com

Tel: +1-650-556-2724 Direct Line

KLWines.com

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