Summer is upon us. At KLWM, this season is not ushered in by the solstice or the warmer days, but instead by the influx of ships from France and Italy, docking at the Port of Oakland and depositing refrigerated containers of fresh new arrivals of wine on American shores. This is our busiest time of year in that respect, the time when we wait expectantly to taste the latest vintage of Dupeuble or Marquiliani or, eventually, Tempier—and everything in between. Below is a collection of recent arrivals. Every week, we’ll be adding a dozen or more new bottlings, so check back often for your favorite classics or new discoveries!
André & Michel Quenard France | Savoie and Bugey | Vin de Savoie
Looking for the opulence of a southern white wine? Travel no further than Chignin. This Roussanne will exceed your wildest expectations.
Domaine Gachot-Monot France | Burgundy | Côte de Nuits-Villages
Blind taste this wine and you'll imagine you’re drinking a much fancier 1er or Grand Cru red Burgundy. Gachot-Monot is my go-to when I want to impress my palate without splurging.
Domaine de Fontsainte France | Languedoc-Roussillon | Corbières
Its peachy-pink hue hints at what’s to come: orchard fruits and brambly wild berries, grapefruit and wet slate after a summer rain! Perfect with chips and a sandwich on-the-go, or an elaborate al fresco meal. A staple wine I can’t live without.
Lambert de Seyssel France | Savoie and Bugey | Seyssel
Made in traditional Champagne method with all of the complexity that would find in a quality Champagne, this wine is an exceptionally great value!
Our 2020 rosés have finally begun to arrive on our shores and now await your peak summertime drinking pleasure. These ultra-fresh and inviting new arrivals are the perfect match for lighter, warm-weather fare.
Many of our best values, all in one place for your browsing pleasure: bargain whites, rosés, reds, and even a couple of sparklers, made by real people and reefer-shipped so they arrive in your hands in nothing less than perfect condition.
Sauvignon Blanc comes in many forms, and we've put them all together right here for your enjoyment. You’ll find classics from its spiritual home in the Loire Valley, as well as characterful renditions from Bordeaux and Friuli.
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