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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
Jun012012

Pinot Days! 

Join us on Thursday, June 14th in the Redwood City tasting bar as we kick off the 8th Annual Pinot Days Grand Festival (details below) in grand style, with a special Thursday night tasting showcasing selections some of our favorite local producers. This is a "funcheap" opportunity to meet the folks behind the wines and taste some stellar Pinot as we celebrate Pinot Days!

You can expect to enjoy selections from:

Joseph Swan

Big Basin Vineyards

Eric Kent

Fort Ross

Cost to taste: $10.
Final lineup and pricing subject to change. This event is popular and space is limited!
http://www.klwines.com/local_events.asp

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And of course be sure not to miss...

8TH ANNUAL PINOT DAYS SAN FRANCISCO GRAND FESTIVAL PUBLIC TASTING 

Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:00pm-5:00pm
Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco - Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, San Francisco 
Cost: $50

Pinot Days Grand Festival gathers hundreds of Pinot Noir winemakers to pour hundreds of pinots, ranging in style from the picture of elegance to forward and “wow.”This is your once-a-year chance to dive into pinot, and rub elbows with the pinot people who make pinot happen in such lovely and diverse ways. We will be waiting and ready to hand you a glass! 
http://www.pinotdays.com/home.asp

 

 

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