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Staff Favorites - Ryan Woodhouse

Ryan Woodhouse

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2015 Chappellet "Signature" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 01-12-2018
This wine possesses power, concentration and refinement that would not be out of place in a $500 bottling from one of Chappellet's neighbors. The 2015 Signature, comprised of exclusively Pritchard Hill estate fruit, might be one of the best deals ever in modern Napa Cabernet. Bold, brassy saturated fruit, cassis, red and black currant, plum conserve, graphite, charred oak, cigar box and exotic spice. A rich, decadent mid-palate is balanced by classic varietal tannin and acidity that gives vitality and freshness to a concentrated and complex wine. Generosity of fruit to drink now but the stuffing to last a couple decades in the cellar. This is the real deal in Napa Cab.

2013 Leeuwin "Art Series" Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia
Review Date: 01-11-2018
One of the more generous offerings from Leeuwin within the string of great vintages Margaret River has enjoyed over the last decade. Sappy dark red fruits, sweet tobacco notes, exotic French oak tones. Though Suckling called this property the Mouton Rothschild of Australia last year, I might suggest this vintage is more like the Opus One of Australia! A little more dark, sweet fruit than I'm accustomed to in this bottling. A broad, dense, exotic mid-palate, plum, cassis, blackcurrant preserve. Some subtle cedar and mint notes linger reminding you this is still Margaret River Cabernet but certainly a more expansive, decadent expression of place this year without losing the structure and balance that has made this wine so legendary.

2015 Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Review Date: 01-10-2018
Flowers' wines have long been a go-to for me. For decades they have been a shinning light of Sonoma Coast grape growing and have been instrumental in establishing one of the world's foremost regions for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In the last few years I think the wines have continued to go from strength to strength finding more refinement and elegance than ever before. The wine making is deliberate and precise but never overpowers the delicacy of fruit or sense of place. It's expressive and accessible right out of the gate but also has layers and detail that unfolds with time and hold your attention. A bright, floral, lifted profile leads into a juicy core of ripe berry fruits, raspberry coulis, with some lovely savory, baking spice nuances. The wine's medium-bodied character and balance make it a very versatile food wine but one that is also perfectly delicious all alone.
Price: $36.99 Add To Cart
VN 93 WE 92

2015 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Review Date: 01-10-2018
This wine continues to be a benchmark for Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. This regional bottling comes from a shortlist of some of the best vineyards in the area including: Dutton Ranch, Martinelli and Gap's Crown. The wine is perfectly polished, bursting with bright expressive fruit, a supple, silky texture, exotic oak spice and a vibrant lift of coastal acidity and energy. Nothing is forced or over-done, the wine making shows a calm confidence in the quality and purity of fruit, expertly crafted into a wine that's easy to love and sure to impress.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart
WE 93

2008 Aultmore 9 Year Old K&L Exclusive "Sovereign" Single Sherry Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 01-08-2018
What...a 9 year old, single cask, full proof, sherried single malt under $50!? You're kidding me right? Nope. This is the real deal. A dark, rich malt with notes of burnt caramel, glazed apple, spice cake, coffee and savory, rancio sherry notes. This is not a sweet fruity, sherried whisky; it shows more of the oxidative, nutty, saline sherry components rather than sweet fruit. It's way more complex and "umami" than one might expect from bottle of this price point. I don't know how our boys keep digging up these casks but long may it last!
Top Value!
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart

2015 Carrick Sauvignon Blanc Bannockburn Central Otago (Biodynamic)
Review Date: 01-08-2018
A rare and unusual beast - Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc. In a region known for its premium Pinot Noir very few people plant precious acres to Sauv Blanc that grows so abundantly and successfully elsewhere. Yields, farming and and extreme climate in this mountainous region make it hard to justify planting a grape that rarely commands even half the price of its much revered competitor Pinot Noir. Therefore when I see people working with the grape in this region it generally peaks my interest. This is a beautifully flinty, mineral driven style. Grapefruit, jasmine, feijoa fruit mingle with struck match and savory lees qualities. Organically grown estate fruit, wild fermented in neutral French oak for texture and complexity.
Top Value!
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

2014 Clairault Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River (White Label)
Review Date: 01-03-2018
The baby brother to Clairault's (Black Label) Estate Cab this sibling won't easily be outdone. Sharing many of the flagship's traits - juicy dark fruit, bay leaf, tobacco, mint, fine tannin and notable length - this is serious Cabernet for the money. Sourced from Clairault's estate holdings and some neighboring vineyards, this little guy packs some serious bang for the buck. If you like Cabernet from a more moderate to cool climate (think Bordeaux / Santa Cruz Mountains) this wine is more than worthy of your attention. Clairault is a new direct import for us at K&L and you can see the staff are already raving about them. Top value.
Drink from 2018 to 2018

2012 Clairault "Estate" Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River (Black Label)
Review Date: 01-03-2018
In a stacked line up of top notch Margaret River Cabernet this wine from Clairault took out the top honors in Decanter's panel tasting. One sip of this beauty and you'll see why. Selected exclusively from the estate's oldest vines from the original plantings in 1976, this is a perfect rendition of why Margaret River has become synonymous with classic Cabernet the world over. Dark brooding fruits, plum and cassis mingle with subtle camphor and cigar box notes, graphite, sandalwood and mint. Medium-full bodied with super fine but present tannins and elongating acidity drive the wine across the palate. Stylistically dissecting powerful, modern Cabernet and classic, refined Bordeaux - this wine has it all. Drink now with an hours decant or keep in the cellar for anytime over the next 15 years. Exceptional vale.
Drink from 2018 to 2018
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
DC 95 JH 95

2016 Ribbonwood (Framingham) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
Review Date: 01-02-2018
Everything you could want in a classic, everyday NZ Sauv Blanc. This wine exemplifies that fresh, crisp, juicy style of Sauv Blanc that put NZ wines on the map. The nose is bursting with white blossom, citrus peel, jasmine and passion flower. The palate is crisp and zesty but also has a soft textural element and more layers of flavor than anyone would expect at this price point. 2016 has proven to be yet another stunning vintage in Marlborough and this wine shows just what stunning values the region can produce. Ribbonwood is the second label of one of my favorite producers in NZ - Framingham. The wines are made by the inimitable Andrew Hedley who is without doubt one of the most exciting, passionate and downright awesome winemakers you could ever meet. Don't settle for mass-produced, commercial, bulk NZ savvy when you can have something like this crafted by a master of his trade.
Top Value!
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart
W&S 91

Ariston Aspasie "Carte Blanche" Brut Champagne
Review Date: 12-22-2017
***Update: One of the best Champagnes in the store just got even better! Many years ago the Ariston family made significant investments in their family winery including a new press and temp controlled fermentation tanks. As with many things in life good things take time and so finally after 5 years resting on the lees, the latest batch of Aspasie Carte Blanche contains base wines crafted after the winery made these improvements. All this means a wine that was always one of the best QPRs in the store is now even more pure and polished than ever.***
Price: $27.99 Add To Cart

Ariston Aspasie Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne
Review Date: 12-22-2017
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Lovely wine. Bright, fresh, excellent combination of chalky, zestiness and nutty, toasty lees quality. The texture is fine and really drawn out on the palate. I am a fan of Aspasie's "entry level" Carte Blanche...but this is a cut above and worth the small increase in outlay.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2015 Vasse Felix Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia
Review Date: 12-14-2017
An icon in Australian Chardonnay. The 2015 Vasse Felix "Premier" Chardonnay (not to be confused with the lower tier "Filius" Chardonnay) is the culmination of many decades of vineyard development, vine age and rock star winemaker Virginia Willcock's endless pursuit of Chardonnay perfection. This wine is both beautifully representative of classic Margaret River chardonnay but also a stunningly refined example of Virginia's inimitable wine making style. Baked pear, toasted barley, some slightly tart peach notes and plenty of signature stony minerals. Whisps of struck match, and split white oak. Such a complex wine but so quaffable and refreshing at the same time. Concentrated and flavorful but brisk and lively. Exceptionally good Chardonnay especially at our too low to show pricing.

2014 Kumeu River "Coddington" Single Vineyard Chardonnay Kumeu
Review Date: 12-14-2017
A classic rendition of one of New Zealand's best Chardonnays. All the hallmarks of what makes Kumeu River so special. Tension, texture, packed with flavor but lithe and energized at the same time. Crunchy quince, greengage plum, citrus rind, flint, almond skin, freshly baked bread. The wine has a broad and rich texture but also line, length and mouthwatering acidity. This wouldn't look out of place in a high-end Meursault tasting. Tons of class at a sharp price.

2015 La Honda "Sequence" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir
Review Date: 12-08-2017
Highly perfumed crushed red berries. Brambly fruit, orange peel, Christmas cake spice. Lifted aromas of Redwood grove and fresh rain. Pure, long, elegant on the palate, weighing in at 13.7% alc. A lovely combination of fresh fruit and savory forest floor notes. It finishes clean, supple and bright with moreish acidity.
Top Value!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
WE 92

2015 La Honda Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay
Review Date: 12-08-2017
A complex nose dancing between toasted hazelnut and saline oyster shell notes; spiced pear, autumn barley and crushed rock. A very mineral driven style, very Chablis like. It has a keen acid line and verve to it; great for Dungeness crab I imagine (I'll have to test it out)! Such a stunning value for Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay. Hand-selected from a patchwork of small, local vineyards around the appellation skillfully and seamlessly woven together by winemaker Colin McNanny.
Top Value!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
WE 92

2015 Château Saint Roch "Kerbuccio" Maury Sec
Review Date: 12-01-2017
Chateau Saint Roch have become a dependable, affordable go-to wines here at K&L. Never short on fruit, power, and concentration. However this is no simple fruit bomb. Coming from 50+ year old, organically farmed vines, this wine has good structure and minerality to underpin its bold black and blue fruit. Aged in mostly neutral large oak and concrete so there is very little barrel influence to be tasted here and it's not missed one bit. The wine has good purity and depth and is a faithful expression of what this lesser known corner of the wine world can produce at razor sharp prices.

2016 Torbreck "Woodcutter's" Shiraz Barossa Valley South Australia
Review Date: 11-29-2017
The much anticipated 2016 Torbreck "Woodcutter's" Shiraz is finally here. After hearing the hype surrounding this wine and seeing James Suckling's huge score we couldn't wait to get our hands on it. Now finally in my glass I must admit I'm thoroughly impressed. The wine is bursting with the typical spectrum of Barossa Shiraz aromas and flavors - dark red / black fruit, scorched earth, Asian spice, smoked meat...but the thing I really like about this wine is that it's not OTT at all. In fact I was delighted by the lack of any sweetness, the tannins have a nice firmness that gives good shape and focus to the wines abundant fruit, and the acidity is perfectly placed to keep the wine juicy and quaffable. This has all the richness and decadence that has made Torbreck so revered but there's a sense of refinement and balance here that I really like especially in this inexpensive bottling.
Top Value!
Price: $18.95 Add To Cart
JS 95

2013 Farella Estate Coombsville Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 11-29-2017
I was super impressed by the combination of power and poise in this beautiful 2013 Cab from Farella. The wine is bristling with black / blue fruit, briary notes, sweet tobacco, graphite and subtle oak spice. The palate is dense and concentrated but not at all confected or jammy. This has all the power one expects from Napa Cab plus the balance and structure that makes the cooler Coombsville AVA so special. You will see "Farella Vineyard" on the labels of many super high-end Napa bottlings...Realm and Lail to name but a few...but this estate, namesake bottling from Farella comes at a fraction of those prices and you can bet they kept their very best fruit for themselves! This is an absolute steal in the world of boutique Napa Cabernet for the highly regarded 2013 vintage.
Drink from 2017 to 2017
Price: $59.99 Add To Cart
VN 95 JS 94

2014 Beaulieu Vineyard "Reserve" Carneros Chardonnay
Review Date: 11-20-2017
California Chardonnay sometimes gets a bad rap. And yes there are some pretty appalling examples out there. This wine from BV however takes a classic flavor profile, that has taken the wine world by storm over the last few decades, and delivers a faithful rendition with notable balance and length. It's a rich wine with plenty of tropical fruit, baked apple pie and creamy notes. But there is also a nice saline component, a core of bright acidity, the oak is well judged and not overbearing. This is going to make a lots of classic CA Chardonnay drinkers happy especially at our super sharp pricing.
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
JS 93

2014 Mindego Ridge "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir
Review Date: 11-16-2017
I love how both of the 2014 offerings from Mindego Ridge offer up a perfect synthesis of varietal and place. The Pinot Noir immediately communicates is terroir of coastal mountains, coniferous forests and pacific ocean breezes. The wine has such a delicate yet distinctive perfume: crunchy black and red berries, mulling spices, pine needles, fruitcake. One the palate the wine is concentrated but focused, it has feeling of small, tight, clusters of fruit and a perfect balance of ripeness and acidity. Whilst the fruit expression is pure Pinot Noir, I also love that this wine embraces just a dash of the varietals savory side; there's bramble, forest floor and slatey minerals. Such a complete, complex and compelling wine that continues evolving with every sip.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart
VN 95 RP 92

2014 Mindego Ridge "Estate" Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay
Review Date: 11-16-2017
I love how both of the 2014 offerings from Mindego Ridge offer up a perfect synthesis of varietal and place. This wine is hand-picked from the estate's tiny 1.3 acre planting of Chardonnay. The wine expresses beautiful ripeness with golden orchard and stone fruit charters. A supple, soft texture on the palate, the wine is rich and mouth-filling. Into the finish the wines' cool climate Santa Cruz Mountain aspect shines through with beautiful focus, glistening saline minerality and lovely line and length. The oak handling is very subtle and alcohol perfect balanced at 13.7%. A stunning, pristine wine that perfect illustrates how special the Santa Cruz Mountains are.
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart
VN 94 RP 93

2013 Kay Brothers "Hillside" Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Review Date: 11-13-2017
Kay Brothers continue to deliver the very essence of McLaren Vale. This is absolutely a regional classic that optimizes varietal and place. The perfume sways back and forth from dark fruit, to earth, to floral tones and back to savory smoked meat tones. Deep plummy fruit invades the palate with briary / garrigue notes, toasted spice, cured meat and liquored cherry. The palate is lush and concentrated, with fine, supple tannin and beautifully sustained length thanks to the wines natural acidity. This is an absolute joy to drink now and assured to go another decade in the cellar if you wish.

2016 Stargazer Pinot Noir Coal River Tasmania
Review Date: 11-07-2017
One of the most fascinating Pinot Noirs of the year for me. It took Sam and I several years to finally get these wines here! But it was seriously worth the wait. Stargazer is a tiny passion project of winemaker Samantha Connew. With a storied history of making wine across Australia, Oregon, Italy, Spain - Sam brings a wealth of knowledge to the table and her vinous prowess is known to all that have met her. She is also the Chair of Judges at the Royal Sydney Wine Show...on of the most prestigious wine awards in the country. This minuscule production Pinot Noir of just 240 cases is wonderfully aromatic and pure. It's light, transparent color in the glass belies it's concentration of flavor but hints at the wines ethereal elegance on the palate. The nose is filled with rose petals, crunchy red berries, saffron, dusty, dry spice and singed agar wood. The palate is light, fresh, taught and full of drive and precision...but it's not super lean or tart, the mid-palate has a nice softness but with minimal extraction. On the finish again acidity and cool fruit take precedence over tannin but there is nothing aggressive about the acidity, the wine is so fresh and vibrant but soft and silky at the same time. Beautifully crafted Pinot Noir.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart

2014 Burn Cottage "Moonlight Race" Pinot Noir Central Otago
Review Date: 11-07-2017
Such an impressive wine (especially at our EXTRA special pricing). This is brimming with mulling spices: clove, citrus peel, cinnamon, nutmeg. Lush dark fruits, sandalwood and some raspberry puree join the mix with a swirl or two and carry through on to the palate. In the mouth the wine is generous with ample fruit and texture. Fine tannins give nice shape to the medium plus body. This is a beautiful release from Burn Cottage / Ted Lemon (Littorai). This wine expertly captures the exotic and extrovert expression of Central Otago Pinot Noir but manages to keep it elegantly restrained in a wine with perfect natural balance and a very moderate 13.5% abv.

2015 Malat Pinot Noir Kremstal
Review Date: 11-07-2017
Maybe the Kremstal region of Austria isn't at the front of your mind when shopping for a bottle of Pinot Noir...yet this wine might change that! A beautifully composed wine with a brooding earthy nose, deep dusty berry fruits, cocoa nib, dried herbs. The palate is lush with wild hints of loganberry, dark cherry and spice. The nose keeps evolving showing forest floor, bramble, freshly forage mushrooms. It's like a flavor wheel for Pinot Noir showing of the varieties complexity and savory nuances. The whole this is wrapped up with some nice toasty oak tones to add a little polish to the wine. What a value! What a compelling wine from a producer trying to put Austrian Pinot Noir on the map...and with this wine he very well might succeed.
Top Value!
Price: $19.99 Add To Cart
WE 93

2015 Helen's Hill "Ingram Road" Pinot Noir Yarra Valley Victoria
Review Date: 11-07-2017
Back in stock and even more delicious than before! This is a rockin' deal in Yarra Pinot Noir. The second label of our Direct Import partner Helen's Hill - this estate grown wine delivers more at $15 than many Pinots at twice that price. Juicy, dark red fruits, warm earth, truffle, a lick of exotic spice. It has such a silky texture on the palate from the exceptional growing conditions of the 2015 vintage. This wine is super quaffable on its own but also has great natural acidity that makes it very versatile and food friendly. This wine sold out very fast on our previous Helen's Hill offering...luckily the winery held us back some cases so we can now offer it again.
Top Value!
Price: $14.99 Add To Cart
JH 94 BC 90

2016 TWR (Te Whare Ra) "Toru" White Field Blend Marlborough
Review Date: 11-07-2017
A fantastic Thanksgiving wine. This delicious and versatile white field blend combines the wonderful aromatics of Gewurtz, the textural qualities of Pinot Gris and the acidic backbone and minerality of Riesling. All fruit is from the organically farmed home block at Te Whare Ra with the Riesling coming from 38 year old vines. This is super quaffable and refreshing but still has detail and complexity. Another cracker from TWR.
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RC 93 SK 92

2015 Penfolds "Bin 389" Cabernet-Shiraz South Australia
Review Date: 11-03-2017
I have been eagerly awaiting the new Penfolds releases as the 2015 vintage has been turning out some stunning wines in South Australia. With Penfolds' unrivaled strength in depth across the premium growing regions of the state I suspected their wines would be some of the best from them in recent years (or decades). Once the scores started to drop I couldn't wait to get my hands on some bottles to see if the wines tasted as good as the hyperbolic reviews suggested. Finally this week I got them in my glass and across my palate, and boy are you in for a treat. This Bin 389 is often a top pick from the stable. Affectionately known as "Baby Grange" this wine is matured in American Oak Hogsheads that held the prior year of Penfolds' iconic "Grange". This means top notch oak, the best money can buy, polishing this wines long, fine tannins. Bin 389 is a selection of premium parcels of Cabernet and Shiraz from vineyards in Coonawarra, Barossa, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully. The Cabernet provides and beautiful structural framework and the Shiraz fleshes out the rest. Aromas of black and blue fruit, huckleberry, tobacco leaf, mint and cedar. On the palate the fruit is generous, juicy, bright; the wine is medium-bodied with a long, linear mouth feel. Fine tannin focuses the wine and perfectly tempers the expressive the fruit. Here's a wine that will be very long lived; this can be kept 15+ years but is also delicious now. Classy, delicious, complete - Penfolds' signature luxury styling at a very reasonable price.
Drink from 2017 to 2017

2014 Barde-Haut, St-Emilion
Review Date: 11-01-2017
Dark red fruit mingles with dried mushroom, sage and saddle leather. Quite a brooding wine with a core of sweet fruit but plenty of savory umami qualities to boot. Exotic spicy oak adds another dimension and helps reinforce structure. Beautiful fine, chalky tannin gives length and promise for a long future (if you don't drink it tonight).

Kaiyo Mizunara Oak Japanese Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 10-24-2017
Quite an exotic expression with lots of spice, shaved ginger, clove and sandalwood. Light and delicate in texture on the palate but certainly not lacking in flavor and intrigue. Supple, easy and pure. A Japanese whisky that we actually got more than a few bottles of!!?? Yes! Aged in very expensive Mizunara Oak!!?? Yep! Likely to cause quite a frenzy!!?? Yes!
Price: $69.99 Add To Cart

2015 Penley Estate "Phoenix" Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
Review Date: 10-18-2017
A stellar bargain in Cabernet. This is has the richness, power and structure that has made this grape King! Packed full with blackcurrant, cassis, plum, sweet oak, a touch of cigar box and fresh picked mint. Mouth-filling and voluptuous but with fine sculpting tannins; beautiful length and freshness on the palate. A super complete wine the like of which normally comes with a $50+ price tag. Try it for yourself...see what we are raving about.
Top Value!

2015 Ridge Vineyards "Lytton Springs" Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel
Review Date: 10-12-2017
This wine is pure class from the first sniff. The elegance, polish and purity that this wine possesses belies it's rugged old vine source. This wine has so much elegance, refinement and poise. Often when we think about "Old Vine Zin" it conjures up ideas of massive dark fruit, wildness...and sense of untamed raw material. This wine has all the concentration and intensity one might hope for but it presents itself so immaculately. The lifted, brambly fruits delineated from the Asian spice, leather, earth. The underlying tannin structure (from the Petite Sirah) is formidable but fine grained and beautifully wrapped with the wines flowing medium bodied fruit. The mid-palate has a generosity and softness but the wine also has a linear shape on the palate and beautiful length. This is just incredible wine and a serious bargain when you consider its pedigree and proven longevity.

2015 Ridge Vineyards "Pagani Ranch" Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
Review Date: 10-12-2017
The 2015 Pagani Zin has an explosive nose of sweet, ripe fruit, macerated liquored cherries, exotic spices and scorched earth. The palate is packed with similar flavors, full-bodied and very fruit forward but with beautifully judged extraction. Sure the flavors are ripe (it's from one of the warmest, earliest harvests in living memory) but there is delicious freshness and vibrancy to the wine. Nothing about it's fruit profile stewed or roasted. People are going to love this wine from the get go...it's the perfect essence of Zinfandel.

2015 Fromm "Quarters Vineyard" Pinot Noir Marlborough
Review Date: 10-06-2017
Single Barrel, cask strength Pinot Noir! Not sure if I've ever started a wine review like that before...but yes this is a single barrel wine that we (K&L) bought every available bottle of (234 bottles were left for us after Fromm's own wine making team took some for their own cellars)! Quarters vineyard is an organically farmed block up in the famed Brancott Valley. The soils consist of clay and fine silt giving a softness and generosity to the wines grown here. Bramble fruit, ripe raspberry, sweet wood spice. The palate is medium bodied with beautifully soft silky tannin. The fruit profile is quite exotic, with plenty of energy and flow. Warm earth notes mingle with macerated berries and sandalwood. Eminently drinkable right now with some air but an easy one to lay down for 5-10 should you desire. I'm so happy the folks at Fromm entrusted us with this tiny production, single vineyard wine - Cheers to them!

2015 Fromm "Fromm Vineyard" Pinot Noir Marlborough
Review Date: 10-06-2017
As always I think this is Fromm's most thought provoking wine. It's full of complexity and detail; its slowly unfurls in the glass giving off different characters with each swirl. A touch more generous and dark fruited than in prior vintages as the yields were so small in 2015. Personally I think that's a good thing as this wine is traditionally quite structured. This has enough flesh and fruit purity to enjoy now but the tannin structure and natural acidity assure me that this will be a 20 year wine for sure. Briary forest berries, smoked meat, cracked pepper, leather. The savory notes give way to more fruit sweetness with air; loganberry, ripe plum. More stony, mineral notes linger on the finish with fine but notable tannin. Serious Pinot Noir - vigorously decant if drinking prior to 2020.

Four Pillars "Faultline" K&L Exclusive Gin (750ml)
Review Date: 10-03-2017
A pretty awesome collaboration between our very own Spirits Buyer David Driscoll and the folks at Four Pillars in Australia. It seems pretty crazy to travel literally half way around the world to make a single batch of Gin...but if you know how talented the guys at Four Pillars are and how much relentless energy and passion David has for finding / making great booze, then you'll understand how it made perfect sense. The result is pretty epic - exotic botanicals, balanced flavors, a texture more like an aged spirit than a brand new one; this is soft enough to sip straight but potent and unique enough to bring some new flair to your go-to drinks. If any of our previous Faultline Gins are anything to go by this will be a huge hit...and I think this one is the best yet.
Price: $34.99 Add To Cart

2014 Shaw + Smith Shiraz Adelaide Hills South Australia
Review Date: 09-15-2017
As esteemed Australian wine writer James Halliday notes Shaw + Smith have a strong reputation as one of the best cool climate Shiraz producers in Australia. What I love about this wine is that it's not funky, under-ripe and savory just for the sake of proving a point. It's driven by juicy dark red fruit, lush ripe tannins; it stands with a medium-full bodied physique and is certainly not shy. What you won't find in this wine are big gobs of stewed black fruit, a burning sensation from 16% alcohol or charred new oak leaving slithers in your mouth. It's a sleek, pure, balanced style of Shiraz that gives you up front fruit, exotic spices and hints of gaminess but without any of the pit falls that beset wines on either end of the ripeness spectrum. This will be a big hit for lots of people especially at this price point.

2015 Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills South Australia
Review Date: 09-15-2017
The aromatics of this Pinot will have you falling in love long before the wine even hits you lips. Such a beautiful perfume of alpine strawberries, rose petals, fresh raspberry, sweet baking spices, bramble leaf, agar wood. The nose is pronounced and fruit focused but there is so much more than just simple fruit. One the palate a similarly complex cacophony of flavors intermingle. The wine is elegant and medium bodied; a cool, crunchiness of fresh berries pervades every corner of the palate. This is a very pure, polished wine with super fine tannins, perfectly integrated acidity, expertly judged ripeness and extraction. It really is a beautiful wine shows the exotic, aromatic side of Pinot Noir but without even a suggestion of over ripeness or heaviness. Stunning value too.
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart
JH 95 JS 95

2015 Shaw + Smith "M3" Chardonnay Adelaide Hills South Australia
Review Date: 09-15-2017
A perfectly judged Chardonnay that strikes a precise balance between richness and restraint. This wine has the flinty, mineral, smoky edge that is so intriguing and is so en vogue in Australia right now but at the same time the wine has broad, mouth filling texture, lovely fruit weight and ripeness caressed with refined oak tones, all drawn out on the palate by vibrant (but not austere acidity). It's a very flavorful wine with concentrated white peach, ripe citrus, almond, brioche, some baked pear emerges as it warms in the glass, a saline edge adds whispers of Chablis. Such a great bottle of Chardonnay; I think almost everyone could find something to enjoy here.

2014 Woodlands "Margaret Reserve" Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River Western Australia
Review Date: 09-05-2017
One of the most impressive bottles of Cabernet to pass my lips this year! This is one of Woodlands' Reserve bottlings sourced entirely from the original home block vineyard. The wine is very concentrated and structured. Deep black fruits at the core with savory tobacco and charred oak. A full-bodied wine made with longevity in mind. The moderate 13.5% alcohol is representative of the cool end to the 2014 growing season that allowed extra flavor development in the Cabernet fruit without over-ripening. Interwoven with the dark brooding fruit is a distinctive mineral presence from Margaret River’s ancient soils. The wine is powerful but also has lovely freshness and persistence on the palate owing in large part to the vineyard site's exposed location and proximity to the cold, rugged Southern Ocean. All of this is well polished during 18 months in 50% new top-quality French oak.
Drink from 2017 to 2017

2016 Holzapfel Zweigelt Rosé Wachau (Dry)
Review Date: 09-05-2017
Delicious, dry, crunchy rose of Zweigelt. Lots of juicy, tart forest berries, bramble leaf, alpine strawberry and orange peel. So quaffable and refreshing. One of my favorites this summer.
Top Value!
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart

1996 Tamdhu 20 Year Old K&L Exclusive Old Particular Single Barrel Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Review Date: 09-01-2017
I saw the price of this whisky and had to do a double take...$79.99...and 20 years old! This is so pure; it has so much freshness and primary character but with the supple texture and complexity that only time can endow. A classic highland malt with everything you want from a whisky in this genre but at a price that is just simply unheard of in this day and age. Isn't it nice to be able to drink 20 year old, single cask scotch every night of the week...
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Krug "Grande Cuvée" 164 Ème Édition Brut Champagne
Review Date: 08-31-2017
Krug Grand Cuvee has long been a go-to for me when it comes to a luxury Champagne. It has the magic combination of brand recognition (aka "bling factor") but also consistently maintains exceptional quality (something that can't be said for some of it's peers). Krug is the benchmark for richer styles of Champagne. It has a crowd pleasing nutty, toasty character but also a beautiful acid line and lingering minerality. This house is also undoubtedly THE master of blending. They have a staggering amount of reserve wines from different villages, single parcels and past vintages. You might think that the mastery of this blending technique would be kept close to the chest as a proprietary secret...and yet the opposite is true! Krug has embraced full transparency when it comes to what components make up their Grand Cuvee placing an ID number on each and every bottle that details its composition. They have now started noting what "Edition" the wine comes from front and center on the label. My take is that when you do everything with the true diligence and commitment to detail that Krug does then I guess you don't have anything to hide! Finally (talk about burying the lead...) this 164th Edition of the Grand Cuvee is largely based on 2008 with reserve wines back to 1990! The focus, tension and linear nature of the legendary 2008 vintage is clear to see in this bottling. This is a seriously good and very distinctive bottling of Grand Cuvee and I believe one that will continue to improve for years (if not decades) in the cellar.

2016 Seehof Pinot Noir Rosé Rheinhessen
Review Date: 08-08-2017
A lovely, bright, fresh, mineral driven, dry rose of Pinot Noir from the limestone rich soils of the Rheinhessen. Made in a delicate refreshing style by up-and-coming superstar Florian Seehof. This is one of my favorite roses of the 2017 season, it has just the right amount of fruit, zest, texture and minerality - a super versatile wine and ultimately quaffable.
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2015 Fürst "Tradition" Pinot Noir Franken
Review Date: 08-08-2017
If you are even slightly skeptical about the quality of Germany Pinot Noir you should try this wine. It is a stunning example of just how magnificent they can be even at relatively inexpensive price points. This has a beautiful balance of seductive forest fruits, dried herbs, wild mushroom, leaf litter and mineral soil notes. The texture is dreamy with super fine tannins, a silky mid-palate and juicy acidity. Can be enjoyed now in it's youth or cellar for 10 years.
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2016 Tohu Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Valley Marlborough
Review Date: 07-19-2017
Tohu is a beautiful example of Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc. Many people don't realize that Marlborough is actually quite a large area composed of several quite distinct sub-regions. The Awatere Valley sub-region is cooler and more exposed than most parts;combined its deep river gravel soils this makes for highly aromatic wines, with bright acidity, white floral characters and plenty of zesty fruit. At their worst they can be downright vegetal...think canned asparagus...at their best (as in this instance) they represent an fantastically vibrant, dynamic, distinctive expression of Sauvignon Blanc that can be found no where else on earth. This wine has beautiful ripeness of fruit, juicy mouthwatering acidity and a stony mineral persistence that goes on and on. I'm so happy that folks at Decanter weren't scared to reward such an inexpensive wine with such a huge score (often reserved for much more "prestigious" wines) as I think it's a beautifully made wine that is a dazzling reflection of its place. This will be a staple for many, many people this summer and beyond.
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2015 Te Mata "Coleraine" Bordeaux Blend Hawke's Bay
Review Date: 07-19-2017
They say things come in threes...well the 2013 and 2014 Coleraine both received perfect 100 point scores. The 2015 release now seeks to complete the trio and is definitely flirting with perfection once again. The wine has only been reviewed by a limited number of critics and has already racked up two 98 point scores and two 96s. Chatting with GM / Owner Nick Buck I couldn't resist asking him what was his preference among this trio of back-to-back-to-back magic vintages...he would only answer that many writers, Somms and wine industry folks had raved about the new 2015 release and commented that it probably has more immediate appeal than the two prior vintages. I thought the wine was a classic Coleraine delivering all of what I have come to expect from this iconic release. But in this vintage it seems to have an intensely inky color and a particularly concentrated mid-palate. There is deep, plummy, blackcurrant fruit here but there is also plenty of fine grained, powdery tannins that will assure a long life. The 2015 Coleraine can undoubtedly stand shoulder to shoulder with the best vintages of this prestigious wine and really only time will tell which vintage comes out on top.
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2013 Tahbilk Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Nagambie Lakes Victoria
Review Date: 07-14-2017
What's not to like here!? This is a stunning bottle of Cabernet, ticking all the boxes for the varietal, made by a great producer with a heritage going back centuries and it has a price tag of under $15! Dark blue/black fruit, rich, med-full-bodied texture, refined tannins give the wine great shape and length on the palate. Some leafy tobacco notes add intrigue as does the perfectly judged oak. This is a seriously polished, classy wine for sub-$20...and at our current pricing this is just ridiculous.
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2014 Dog Point Pinot Noir Marlborough
Review Date: 07-14-2017
Rather than repeat the superlatives about this wine that the critics have already put in ink I'll simply tell you that I secured every single case of this wine I could put my hands on. I tasted it about 12 months ago and have been tracking its progress from NZ ever since. It's a stunning wine on every level and confirms that: (A) Marlborough can make world-class Pinot Noir. And: (B) Dog Point are one of the benchmark producers in the entire southern hemisphere. This is meticulously crafted Pinot Noir from some of most perfectly situated vineyards in the country, farmed under certified organic methods. It combines the vibrancy and succulence of fruit that is New Zealand's trademark and intertwines it with some of the exotic, alluring, savory, earthy qualities that makes Pinot Noir so evocative and enthralling...guess I couldn't avoid the superlatives entirely!
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2015 Te Mata "Estate" Syrah Hawke's Bay
Review Date: 07-11-2017
Building directly on Te Mata's reputation as one of the premier Syrah producers in NZ with the monumental "Bullnose" bottling this Estate Syrah brings much of that class and character to the table for a fraction of the price! A juicy, fruit driven style with ripe red / black fruits, spice and freshly ground pepper, this is the perfect wine for grilling this summer. Easy drinking, mid-weight, tons of depth and character to stand up to hearty foods. Exceptional value - K&L direct import.
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