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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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May172012

Keith's Burgundy Hotline: Old & Rare Burgs, Direct from Beaune - Extremely Limited Availability! 

By: Keith Wollenberg | K&L Burgundy Buyer

Hello Burgundy Lovers,

I am excited to report that we just landed some old Burgundies, direct from Beaune.  These came from two cellars.  The Bruno Clair wines are all from a natural cellar.  As you might expect, the labels are in less than pristine condition (to say the least).  But the condition, color and fills are spectacularly good.  The Anne Gros and Drouhin wines came from a more modern cellar, which was cleaner and drier, so not only are the fills terrific, the labels are clean and bright.

Either way, we are excited to find these wines, which have been resting quietly where they were born, until they found their way to us via refrigerated container.  They are now in our 55 degree storage room.  Quantities are tiny, and these wines are ON THE WEB, and live inventory.  Therefore, they are up for grabs and I wanted you to be the first to know.

Call us at 800-247-5987 to order, go to www.klwines.com

The Wines: (availability will chage; please click the links for updated real time inventory) 

1996 Domaine Anne Gros Chambolle Musigny "Combe d'Orveau", $169.95  -- 5 available

1996 Domaine Anne Gros Vosne Romanée "Les Barreaux", $189.95 – 6 available

1996 Domaine Anne Gros Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru "Grand Maupertuis", $299.95 – 6 available

1998 Domaine  Anne Gros Domaine Anne Gros Vosne Romanée "Les Barreaux" $179.95 – 6 available

1998 Domaine Anne Gros Clos Vougeot Grand Cru "Le Grand Maupertuis" $299.95 – 6 available

The Bruno Clair wines are all from a natural cellar.  As you might expect, the labels are in less than pristine condition (to say the least).  But the condition, color and fills are spectacularly good

1990 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Cazetiers"- Soiled/Damaged labels, $199.95 – 12 Available

1993 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Cazetiers"- Soiled/Damaged labels, $149.95 – 6 Available

1993 Domaine Bruno Clair Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru - Soiled/Damaged labels, $299.95 – 6 Available

1998 Domaine Joseph Drouhin Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru, $250.00  - 6 Available

 

A Santé,

 -Keith

 Mr. Keith WOLLENBERG

Directeur Commercial Bourgogne

K&L Wine Merchants

http://www.klwines.com

+1-650-556-2724 Direct Line

Keithw@klwines.com

 

 

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