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The Freewheel line with a couple of English friends.

It takes a lot of beer to keep the wine business running smoothly. Here in Redwood City, we are very fortunate to have a great English style ale producer right in our backyard: Freewheel Brewing Company. The staff of K&L are fictures at our local pub, and it is a rare moment when one of us isn't there having a pint and a bite of their excellent food. We are also lucky enough to be the first place to offer their bottled beer for sale. If you have never had it, the Freewheel Brewing "FSB" Freewheel Special Bitter, California (500ml) is the benchmark in fresh, balanced, smashable ale. We will do our best to keep some in stock for you, the customer too!

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Wine of the Week: 2010 Ojai Vineyard California Rosé

Now that the weather's turned warm, at least in Southern California, what to drink during the lazy days of summer has been on everyone's mind. Crispy whites? Refreshing, fruit-foward reds with a little bit of chill on them? Really, nothing captures the joy of a warm evening,like  sitting and listening to the cicadas and sipping on a lean, minerally rosé. 

The 2010 Ojai Vineyard California Rosé ($14.99) was the surprise hit of last week's staff tasting in Hollywood because the wine is really good and it's priced at a level that can compete with our go-to rosés from the South of France. The wine is such a pale salmon color it seems irridescent, changing from rose to clear and back again in the glass. Based on Syrah, small amounts of  Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier were added to heighten aromatics, and the nose is a beautiful, with a  floral perfume balanced by scents of citrus, minerals and watermelon rind. Steve Greer says, "the finish was my favorite part, with a spicy orange peel accent." This isn't your over-the-top California pink wine, nor is it something we expected from Ojai. It's an entirely new style for the winery and a smashing success. It's lower in alcohol than most California rosés, with the vibrant acidity that will keep it at our tables until inventory runs out. Stock up!

Leah Greenstein

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Reader Comments (3)

I tasted this wonderful wine and i think is very good on for its kind.
Do you know where this wine be available in LA? Do they have it at Trader Joes?
July 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSeth Jared
It's available at K&L Wine Merchants, of course! Our L.A. store is on Vine, just across from the ArcLight.

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