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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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Tuesday
Jun252013

Pinot Days Tastings This Saturday at K&L Nor Cal Locations!

Join us this Saturday 6/29 for Pinot Days tastings at K&L Redwood City and San Francisco, and a special honorary Pinot Noir Tasting in Hollywood!

This Saturday June 29th it's all about Pinot Noir at K&L!

To kick off the annual Pinot Days San Francisco Festival taking place at Fort Mason in San Francisco Sunday June 30th, we're hosting special Pinot Days tastings in our Northern California locations and an honorary Pinot Noir tasting in Hollywood on Saturday.

During the three hour Pinot Days tasting at K&L SF and RWC, attendees will have the opportunity to taste wines from a selection of our favorite Pinot producers while rubbing elbows with the winery owners and winemakers who craft the wines. In addition, if you purchase $300 of four attending producers' Pinots from K&L, Pinot Days will provide you two complimentary tickets to the Grand Festival on Sunday (a $150 value!). Join us for this unique opportunity to taste and meet with winemakers in an intimate setting.

Purchase your advance tickets for the Nor Cal tastings now!

 

K&L San Francisco Pinot Days Tasting 

Featuring: Banshee, Freeman, Domaine Serene, & Siduri 

Saturday 6/29 from 12pm-3pm | $20

Advance Tix: http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1131274

 

K&L Redwood City Pinot Days Tasting

Featuring: La Fenêtre, Testarossa, Big Basin, Bailiwick 

Saturday 6/29 from 1pm-4pm | $20

Advance Tix: http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1131276

 

We will also be hosting a Pinot Noir Tasting at K&L Hollywood.  No advance purchase required - come stop by and taste! http://www.klwines.com/local_events.asp#5

 

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