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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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Spring Cleaning Beer Sale!  

By: Bryan Brick | K&L Beer Buyer

Hey All,

It is inventory time here at K&L which means a few of us have to pool our collective brain cells together and count every bottle of wine, spirits and beer that we carry. It is a daunting task that sets us on edge a bit and frays the nerves. So in preparing for this colossal task I figured it was time to clear out the cooler a bit, in other words BEER SALE!

Most of these beers are over half off our original price and still are tasting absolutely delicious, if not better that when they first arrived. I am just trying to get rid of them so I don’t have to count so damn much. Please take advantage of these ridiculous prices:

Beer Sale!

Agullons "Bruno" Pale Ale, Spain 750ml $7.99 (was $15)

Agullons "Pura" Pale Ale, Spain 750ml $7.99 (was $15)

Agullons "Runa" Brown Ale, Spain 750ml $7.99 (was $15)

AleSmith "YuleSmith" Holiday Ale, California 22oz $7.99 (was $10)

Amager Bryghus "Fru Frederiksen" Stout, Denmark 500ml $3.99 (was $10)

2008 Amager Bryghus "Julebryg" Danish Holiday Ale, Denmark 500ml $4.99 (was $10)

Ben Middlemiss "Nota Bene" Abbey Ale, New Zealand 330ml $2.99 (was $5)

Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven "Oak Aged-La Trappe Isid'or" Belgian Pale Ale, Belgium 375ml $15.99 (was $21)

Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse Winterbier, Netherlands 10.2oz $2.99 (was $6)

Birra Del Borgo "Enkir" Ale Brewed With Einkorn Wheat, Italy 12.7oz $5.99 (was $9)

Birra Del Borgo "Genziana" Ale Brewed With Gentian, Italy 12.7oz $3.99 (was $10)

Birra Del Borgo "L'Equilibrista" Bière de Champagne, Italy 750ml $15.99 (was $25)

Birrificio Del Ducato "L'Ultima Luna" Barley Wine Aged in Italian Wine Barrels, Italy 11.2oz $10.99 (was $16)

Birrificio Troll "Geisha" Barleywine, Italy 12.7oz $7.99 (Was $20)

Brasserie la Rulles "Grande 10" Triple, Belgium 750 ml $7.99 (was $14)

Brasserie St Germain "Page-24 Bière de Noel" Bière de Garde, France 750ml $7.99 (was $12)

Brasserie Trois Dames "L'Exploratrice" Hoppy Porter, Switzerland 330ml $2.99 (was $6)

Brasserie Trois Dames "La Pasionaria" DIPA, Switzerland 330ml $2.99 (was $6)

Brasserie Trois Dames Oud Bruin, Switzerland 750ml $12.99 (was $20)

2010 Brouwerij De Ranke "Hop Harvest" Belgian IPA, Belgium 750ml $10.99 (was $16)

Brouwerij Smisje "'Smiske" Blonde, Belgium 11.2oz $2.99 (was $5)

Brouwerij Smisje "'t Smisje Plus" IPA, Belgium 11.2oz $2.99 (was $6)

Bryggeriet Djaevlebryg "Old Mephisto" Barleywine, Denmark 500ml $4.99 (was $9)

De Proefbrouwerij "Draeckenier" Blonde Ale, Belgium 750ml $7.99 (was $14)

De Struise Brouwers "SVEA" IPA, Belgium 11.2 oz $3.99 (was $7)

De Struise Brouwers "Tsjeeses Reserva" Belgian X-Mas Ale, Beligum 330ml $4.99 (was $9)

De Struise Brouwers "Tsjeeses" Belgian X-Mas Ale, Beligum 330ml $4.99 (was $8)

Hantverksbryggeriet "Baronen" English Barleywine, Sweden 330ml $4.99 (was $10)

Hantverksbryggeriet "Kosacken" Russian Imperial Stout, Sweden 330ml $3.99 (was $7)

Hook Norton Brewery Co. "Twelve Days" English Christmas Ale, England 500ml $2.99 (was $6)

Iron Fist Brewing Co. "Dubbel Fisted" Dubbel, California 750 ml $5.99 (was $11)

Iron Fist Brewing Co. "Hired Hand" Saison, California 750 ml $4.99 (was $10)

Kulmbacher Brauerei "EKU 28" Doppelbock, Germany 330ml $1.99 (was $4)

Nøgne-Ø "#500" Imperial IPA, Norway 500ml $4.99 (was $9)

Nøgne-Ø/Jolly Pumpkin/Stone "Special Holiday Ale" 500ml $4.99 (was $11)

Samuel Smith's "Yorkshire Stingo" Strong Ale, England 18oz $6.99 (was $12)

Wintercoat "Vildmose" Peat Smoked Brown Ale, Denmark 16.9oz $9.99 (was $20)

Xbeeriment "#44" Smoked Stout, Denmark 500ml $5.99 (was $9)

Xbeeriment "Madraz" IPA, Denmark 500ml $4.99 (was $10)


Grab them while you can! Shop the K&L Online Beer Store now (use the search tool to locate the beers on this list by name)

In case you didn't know, in-store pick-up is an option in all three K&L locations (Redwood City, San Francisco, and Hollywood) when you shop online, even if the beer isn't in your local store's inventory. We will transfer your beer to the store of your choice for pickup at no additional charge, just choose the will-call location you want as your ship-method when checking out.





Bryan Brick

K&L Wine Merchants

Redwood City

(650) 556-2758


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