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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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May252012

Special Tasting this Saturday for a Great Cause: THIRST Cabernet with SF Giants Legend JT Snow

J.T. Snow with niece, Raquel Gebel, Wolfram syndrome patient

If you are planning on stop by K&L for some vino for the long weekend, why not make it this Saturday 5/26 to meet and taste with San Francisco Giants great and the 6 time Gold Glove winner J.T. Snow...all for a great cause!

Join us from 1-4pm in our Redwood City store tasting bar on Saturday May 26th, with former San Francisco Giants first baseman J.T. Snow. He has a new Cabernet that is part of a fundraising effort to aid his neice Raquel and others suffering from Wolfram Syndrome, a rare and tragic disease which initially presents as Type I Diabetes and ultimately progresses to vision, hearing and brain loss. The money raised by the Snowman fund goes directly to the Washington University School of Medicine researchers and their Wolfram Clinics, for the benefit of children everywhere affected by this disease. Dr. Permutt and his team believe they are very close to identifying potential treatment options.

Special Tasting with JT Snow - Fundraiser to battle Wolfram Syndrome - Redwood City May 26th (1 to 4pm) ($10.00)

Special Tasting with JT Snow to benefit the Jack and JT Snowman Fund. 100% of all proceeds will go to the Snowman Fund foundation, who direct the money to Washington University's School of Medicine for research to battle Wolfram syndrome. Featured will be the 2008 Toolbox JT Snow "Thirst" Cabernet Sauvignon. You will be able to taste the *Thirst* CabernetThe tasting will take place from 1 p.m to 4:00 p.m. Cost to taste: $10 plus tax.

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