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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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Thursday
Jun202013

Spanish & Portuguese Wine News: 

By: Joe Manekin | K&L Spanish & Portuguese Wine Buyer

Greetings all,

Well, we've got rosado on our minds this time of year. Here is a list of  what we have right now, a good balance of shades of pink, varying levels of fruitiness (all dry, though), acidity, and as always, a few fizzy options.

2012 Raventos "La Rosa" Penedes - $19.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1133396

2012 Ameztoi "Rubentis" Rosé Getariako Txakolina - $19.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1128732

2012 Zudugarai "Amats" Rosé Getariako Txakolina - $14.99 http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1125250

2012 Xavier Clua "El Sola d'en Pol" Rosado Terra Alta - $10.99

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=1130012

Also, our first couple en rama sherries have arrived and are likely to go quickly. More on that next week, though, provided we've still got some in stock....

 

Saludos,

Joe

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Joe Manekin

Spanish, Portuguese, Latin American Wine Buyer K&L Wine Merchants

Ph: 877.559.4637 ext. 2748

joemanekin@klwines.com