Wine at the K-B Market

K-B Market Current Wine Selection

Quinta de la Rosa 10 year old Tawny – $34

“This is filled with plenty of peppery overtones to the dried white fruit and spice flavors. Chocolate and mincemeat notes mark the long finish. Drink now” Wine Spectator 90 points

Taylor Fladgate LBV Port – Portugal 2016 – $25

Our favorite LBV port – Here’s what the experts say: “One of the original Late Bottled Vintage brands, this continues to set a fine style. This latest release is full of black fruits that have been softened by extra wood aging. At the same time, the richness of the wine shows strongly and emphatically, giving a Port that has density and ready drinkability.” Roger Voss  91pts WE

Enrique Foster “Ique” Malbec – Argentina 2020 – $12

“IQUE is fresh, young and with fruity characteristics. Intense purplish red. Spiced, reminiscent of fresh cherry with a subtle touch of oak. Young and very fruity with balanced acidity.”  – Winery’s Notes

Pacific Redwoods Red Blend – NV California – $12

“This medium-bodied wine bursts with jammy grapey aromas that lead to similar fresh flavors and a lively texture. It’s pretty much pure, straight-ahead tasty berries and plums. No added sulfites”. Jim Gordon  85pts WE

Gen 5 Old Vine Zinfandel – Lodi 2020 – $10

“Ripe, luscious blackberry and dark-plum flavors saturate this full-bodied and plush-textured wine for a mouthfilling, satisfying effect. Fine-grained tannins give it heft without bite.” WE 91pts “Best Buy”

Bodini Malbec – Argentina 2021 – $9

“Ripe and succulent with sweet black fruit flavors in a broad, creamy body. Ready now to accompany beef empanadas in the winter.”  Patricio Tapia 88pts

Alta Vista Vive Malbec – Argentina 2021 – $12

“Blackberry, blueberry, and peppercorn aromas on the nose. Light to medium in weight, the palate offers concentrated black fruit flavors and subtle notes of spices alongside nice acidity. It has a medium fresh finish. It’s a great value Malbec.”  89pts “Best Buy” WE

Gabbiano Cavaliere D’oro Chianti Classico – 2019 Italy – $12

Winemaker’s notes: “The wine offers aromas of violet and red berries. On the palate, the wine has flavors of bright red cherry, notes of white pepper and nutmeg and a savory character that is classic Sangiovese. It has firm tannins and bright acidity.”

Gabbiano Cavaliere D’oro Chianti – 2021 Italy – $18 Magnum

Winemaker’s notes: “Winemaking techniques for this wine are meant to preserve the wine’s bright lively, fruit and freshness. This wine is intended to be drunk young and fresh – within the first two years. At the nose a balanced bouquet of wild red berries and floral violet notes.  This Chianti has a blend of dryness and great freshness, with soft tannins and a medium body. The lingering finish of berries on the palate is pleasant and smooth.”

La Posta Red Blend – Mendoza 2020 – $14.50

“Grenadine, red-fruit and floral undertones on the nose. Medium-bodied with fine tannins. Fresh and juicy on the palate with pleasant acidity, polished tannins and a dense, caressing texture. Flavorful finish.” James Suckling 92pts

McManis Pinot Noir – Lodi California 2021 – $13

“This warm, generous and rounded wine has a relaxed, broad texture embracing mulled plums, cherries and subtle vanilla and cinnamon notes. Full in body and light in tannins, it’s easy to drink.”  WE 90 pts

McManis Zinfandel – Lodi 2020 – $13

“This full-flavored and appetizingly tannic wine offers generous toasted oak and grilled meat aromas. The palate boasts good, pure blackberry and raspberry flavors and a mouth filling sense of concentration.”  WE 90pts

Boschendal Rose “The Rose Garden” – South Africa 2021 – $14.50

“Most wine regions offer wonderful scenery, but the Cape Winelands of South Africa is in another league with majestic mountains wearing mounds of white clouds surrounding lush green valleys.  The folks at the Boschendal wine estate have been making wines for over 300 years.  This Rosé is named for their rose garden containing rose plantings from England’s Kew Gardens.  It is a luscious blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Shiraz, 25% Pinotage, featuring bright and lively strawberry, Meyer lemon fruit with mineral saline notes.  Pale pink and bone dry, it is mouthwatering and ready for grilled shrimp or a summer pasta salad.”       
90 Rebecca Murphy Jul 5, 2022

Bodini  Rosé of Malbec – Mendoza 2021 – $9

“Fragrant and delicious floral, red fruit and orange zest aromas are on the nose. This refreshing rosé made with Malbec grapes comes from Luján de Cuyo. It’s elegant and inviting. The palate delivers plenty of bright strawberry, red plum and raspberry flavors. It finishes with fresh fruit notes.” Jesica Vargas  WE 89pts

Juliette la Sangliere Rosé – France 2021 – $13

From the winemaker: Juliette is a delicious and crisp rose wine that has an initial fruit-forward taste of raspberries and berries that give the wine an attractive open feel. Juliette is refreshing and elegant, bone dry rosé wine, with layers of lively fruit and a bright, smooth finish – just the way a true rosé wine from Southern France should be.

**New**Dark Horse Pinot Grigio – California 2021 – $9

“Delicate aromas of Anjou pear and lemon blossom lead to juicy, crisp and vivid green-apple and lemon-lime flavors in this well-balanced and refreshing wine.” WE 90PTS Best Buy

**New** Dopff & Irion Pinot Blanc “Cuvée René Dopff” – Alsace 2020 – $13.50

From the winemaker: COLOR: luminous pure gold.
AROMAS: complex notes of nectarine, pineapple, fresh almond,
white acacia flowers, and white pepper.
PALATE: very harmonious, evoking honey, spicy cardamom-pepper,
citrus fruit on the finish, well balanced acidity and alcohol.

Also available:

Love Noir Pinot Noir 2020    $11

Ridge 3 Valleys – Sonoma 2019 – $27

Dark Horse Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet and Rosé – California 2020 – $10

SeaGlass Sauvignon Blanc – California 2021 – $12