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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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Jul022012

Brick's Beer News: Beer Tasting Friday 7/6 and New Arrivals

By: Bryan Brick | K&L Beer Buyer

Hey All,

In keeping with tradition we will be holding our Redwood City summer Beer tasting this week on Friday, July 6th from 5- 6:30pm. I’ll be pouring a selection of new beers in the Redwood City bar. Cost will be $10. Once the lineup is confirmed, I'll post it on the event link above. 

I highly recommend you all attend being that we may have some special releases available that night only for attendees of the tasting to enjoy...just sayin.’

In the meantime here are a few new beers we’ve received:

AleSmith "Nut Brown" English Brown Ale, California 22oz $4.99

2012 Avery Brewing Company "19th Anniversary" Belgian Style Triple, Colorado 22oz $8.49

Brasserie Bourganel "Biere au Miel de Chataignier" France 330ml $4.49

Brouwerij 't Gaverhopke "Singing Blonde" Blonde Ale, Belgium 330ml $5.99

Brouwerij De Molen "Op & Top" IPA, Netherlands 330ml $3.99

Devil's Canyon "California Sunshine" Rye IPA, California 16oz Cans $2.79

Drake's Brewing "Alpha Session" American Pale Ale, California 22oz $5.99

Evil Twin Brewing "Disco Beer-Red Cap" Imperial IPA Aged in Red Wine Barrels, Denmark 11.2oz $9.99

Evil Twin Brewing "Epilogue" Wine Barrel Aged "Monk Suffers" Danish Ale, Denmark 11.2oz $11.99

Evil Twin Brewing "Monk Suffers Serious Sugar Rush On Barbados" Danish Ale, Denmark 500ml $12.99

Frederic Gouison "Heritage 1900" Pays d'Othe Apple Cider, France 750ml $14.99

2012 Grand Teton Brewing "Snarling Badger" Berliner Weisse, Wyoming 750ml $9.99

Maui Brewing Company/Jolly Pumpkin "Sobrehumano Palena 'ole" Red Ale Brewed with Liliko'i and Cherries, Hawaii 12oz Can $2.79

New Belgium "Lips of Faith-Tart Lychee" Wild Ale, Colorado 22oz $8.49

Nøgne-Ø/Bridge Road Brewers "India-Style" Saison, Norway 500ml $8.99

2012 Sierra Nevada "Southern Hemisphere Harvest" Fresh Hop Ale, California 24oz $4.99

Stone Brewing "Vertical Epic 11.11.11" Belgian Strong Pale Ale, California 22oz $6.99

Stone Brewing Company Smoked Porter w/Chipotle Peppers, California 12oz (3 bottle limit) $2.49

Stone Brewing Company Smoked Porter w/Vanilla Bean, California 12oz (3 bottle limit) $2.49

2012 Stone Brewing Russian Imperial Stout, California 22oz $5.99

You can shop our entire Beer selection easily online - just follow this link and browse by category or use the word search tool to find a specific beer: K&L Beer Selection.

Will-Call Pick-up Reminder-CA customers: even if the beer isn't listed in stock in your local K&L, if you purchase online and choose Will Call pick-up at your K&L store of choice, we will transfer your beer for pick-up there at no extra charge!

Also, if there is something specific you are looking for or if you have any questions about any of our beers, please don't hesitate to contact me.  

Happy 4th of July and I hope to see a bunch of you at next week's tasting!

Cheers,

Bryan Brick

K&L Wine Merchants

Redwood City

(650) 556-2758

bryanbrick@klwines.com