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One of the most serious English Sparkling producers. This historic estate has been in the Goring family since 1743. The tiny 16-acre vineyard is close-planted on a steep south-facing chalk escarpment described as 'similar to the Côte des Blancs' in Champagne. The fruit is picked very selectively with quality being the absolute focus. The grapes are pressed gently using a traditional Coquard press. After three years on the lees this wine, composed of 45% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay & 22% Pinot Meunier, is hand disgorged and balanced with a minimal dosage of just 4g/L. It has a fine counterbalance between toasty richness and power from the wines élevage in Burgundian French Oak barrels, with racy acidity, tension and a focused chalky minerality.

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Free Spirits Tastings at K&L! Now that we have our license for spirits tastings in Redwood City and San Francisco, we’re excited to host regular free spirits tastings in those locations.  Check the Spirits Journal for an updated tasting schedule.

All tastings will feature different products from the Spirits Department and take place on Wednesdays in Redwood City and San Francisco. Visit our events page on Facebook or the K&L Spirits Journal for more information.

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Mar192012

NZSB Value For White Drinkers

2011 Sherwood Estate Stratum Sauvignon Blanc $9.99 - This is a great example of top value Marlborough SB. This is a hand made wine produced by the fully accredited sustainable Sherwood Estate Winery. The fruit is sourced from all estate vineyards, (Rowley Crescent, Sandy Creek and Stoney Range vineyards) that are situated at either end of Rapaura Road in heart of Marlborough. Nighttime picking and immediate whole cluster pressing keeps the juice fresh and vibrant, two characteristics that describe the finished wine perfectly. Some 3 months of lees contact add a hint of mid palate weight to the wine which gives a nice textural finesse not found in many wines in this price point. A sub $10 Marlborough SB that is hand made not factory produced, give some a try you won’t regret it!

-Ryan Woodhouse, Aussie/NZ specialist

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