The Winery Sf

The Winery SF

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

I let this wine rest for 7 years and it was perfect for our friend’s fancy steak dinner! So bold, so heavy on tannins, so perfect for cutting off the fat from the steak! 😋 — 12 days ago

Arnot-Roberts

Sonoma Coast Syrah 2016

Crazily enough, first time having anything from Arnot-Roberts. This was an excellent (and very reasonably marked up) wine on the list at Zuni Cafe in SF. Hints of dark red fruit on the nose, but more earth and minerality and a bit of iron meatiness comes through on the palate. Only 12% abv, which keeps this light on its feet. Finish a smidge less than fully integrated at this point, but the acid is refreshing. Really enjoyable and would love to try some of their wines with some good age. — 2 months ago

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Southold Farm + Cellar

Go Down Swinging Letkeman Family Vineyards Alicante Bouschet

It’s Southold, so you know I’m in. Serious question for those in the know... is there another Texas producer doing the type of cool stuff that SF+C is? Because you can basically sign me up for a case right now. Døk picked up raisins and cherry cola and frankly that’s spot on. — 2 months ago

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Chronic Cellars

Suite Petite Sirah Syrah

Unintentional dark red humor from the first night of SF lockdown. — 16 days ago

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La Stoppa

Trebbiolo Rosso Barbera Bonarda 2018

big fan. a little sweet but didn’t hate that in this one — in SF — 2 months ago

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Ravenswood Winery

Rancho Salina Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Ravenswood single vineyard efforts always deliver beyond expectations. and it’s a great value drinking at half the price of something comparable. I think the Ravenswood mass produced stuff subsidizes their good stuff. $19 at K&L SF on their old and interesting wall to the far left when you go in. — 2 months ago

Shay, Ira and 10 others liked this

Château Haut-Bailly

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1997

David T
9.3

From 5L. Fantastic.

Haut-Bailly Dinner in SF with Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly.

The 97 is beautifully integrated, elegant body, dark fruits of blackberries, black raspberries, touch vegetal & soft earthiness. Well preserved fruits in 5L. Beautiful & elegance defined.

Served with Gnocchi a la Parisienne. The best Gnocchi outside of Italy we’ve had. @Mathilde French Bistro

Photos of; Clyde Beffa owner of K&L Wine Merchants & Veronique Sanders, dinner menu & pairing & dinner guests.
— 2 months ago

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Kalinda

Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay 2016

David T
9.0

Tonight’s bottle a little better than when we had it in June last year.

K&L is a three store Wine Merchant with a store in San Francisco, Redwood City & Hollywood. They have been in business since the early 80’s.

For their Kalinda label, they turn to quality producers they’ve had long term relationships with to make their Kalinda wines. They either buy juice from a quality producer or purchase fruit and have them make their wines & it’s sold under the Kalinda label. Kalinda wines are nice to very good in the $21.99 to $25.99 range...always over achieving on QPR.

The Kalinda name is derived from two women in the owners family circle, Kay & Linda.

The nose reveals; bright yellow & spring florals, slightly sour lemons, green apple, just ripe, green melon, lime zest, understated, pineapple juice, some white peach, touch of unsalted butter cream, vanilla, hints of honey, white spice, toast, nice, soft, chalkiness, sea fossils, grey volcanics & limestone.

The body is medium full and glides across the palate with elegant mouthfeel. slightly sour lemons, green apple, just ripe, green melon, lime zest, understated, pineapple juice, some white peach, touch of unsalted butter cream, vanilla, a little more honey on the palate, caramel notes, white spice with soft palate heat, toast, slivered almonds, nice, soft, chalkiness, sea fossils, grey volcanics & limestone that penetrate the palate perfectly giving it a very good mineral backbone with yellow & spring flowers in mixed greens. The acidity is round and nicely done. The long finish is rich, lush, elegant, well balanced & polished with nice persistence for minutes.

Photos of, sunset over a Burgundy vineyard, the K&L Library wine section in SF, their SF tasting bar and classic Burgundy scenery.
— 21 days ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 24 others liked this

Anchor Brewing Company

Baykeeper IPA

Doug Burress
9.0

I enjoy an easy going IPA. At 7% is will creep up up on you. It is a lighter style IPA that is easy drink, with a great finish. Have to try anything that comes out of my favorite SF brewery. — 2 months ago

Château Haut-Bailly

La Parde de Haut Bailly Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

David T
9.1

Haut-Bailly Dinner in SF with Veronique Sanders of Haut-Bailly.

The La Parde is fresh, bright, ripe, dark fruit & easy to drink young. The La Parde will be renamed as Haut-Bailly II with the release of the 2018 vintage. They are also releasing a third wine Haut-Bailly III and a Rosé wine beginning with their 2019 vintage.

Served with Gnocchi a la Parisienne. The best Gnocchi we’ve had outside of Italy @Mathilde French Bistro

Wine will improve 2-3 points with 7-10 more years in bottle.

Photos of; Clyde Beffa Owner of K&L Wine Merchants & Veronique Sanders, dinner menu & pairing & dinner guests.

— 2 months ago

Severn, Paul and 18 others liked this