KWM is excited to present these highly sought after offerings from Kimberly Jones. Read what the critics have to say:
“As an admirer of the diversity and quality of California’s wines, and with nearly 37 years of experience tasting and visiting the state’s viticultural regions,Â wine-broker Kimberly Jones has consistently demonstrated an incredible talent for representing many of the best producers.Â With her skilled palate, a limitless enthusiasm, and insatiable curiosity, she has assembled a portfolio of wines that is breath-taking in its diversity,Â value, and exquisite quality.“Â Robert M Parker, Jr. July 2017
Circus Bear is Kimberly Jones’s latest addition from Maury, a village situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees – a stone’s throw from the Spanish border. Made by Jean Roger Calvet, of Calvet-Thunevin, this incredible blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Carignan is made with grapes from 60 year old vines on schist. The label is an homage to the great fighting bears of the Pyrenees. These majestic mountains tower over Maury and form the natural frontier between France and Spain. Production is very small; we feel very fortunate to be able to offer Circus Bear to our customers!
Brioche Chardonnay by Proven Wines (a group of wine enthusiast friends and the assistant winemaker at Babcock) is a ChardonnayÂ made from only the finest grapes grown throughout California. The wine is crisp and bright with hints of stone fruit, apple, pear and a subtle, buttery richness from which it derives its name. Terrific value and one that won’t break the bank!Â $35.99
Made by the famous CDR winemaker,Â Pierre Gaillard, Operation Dragoon (made inÂ honour of the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Southern France in August 1944, which liberated the area from Marseille to Dijon in just 4 weeks) is a blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah. What to expect? Fresh wild strawberries and herbs de Provence with a hint of smoked meat and lavender on the finish. Fine tannins and bright acid. A very clean expression of the Rhone Valley.
Every bottle of Pierre Gaillard’s wine is a thrilling, bristling expression of the site from where it came. There is no dead weight in the Gaillard cellar and each wine offers precision and purity of fruit. The quality of fruit he harvests, allied to his fine touch in the cellar, results in some of the most evocative, flavoursome, and stylish Northern RhÃ´ne wines available.Â $34.99
From celebrated Rhone winemaker, Pierre Gaillard, we are proud to present this utterlyÂ deliciousÂ blend. Pierre met Kimberly Jones, the wine broker to superstar winemakers of Napa Valley, in 2002 and they formed a partnership to marry Gaillard’s Viognier vines in Condrieu with his Marsanne and Roussanne vines planted in St. Joseph. They named this wine Dans la Neige – “in the snow,” a reference to the windy snowstorm whipping through the vineyards during their meeting. The 2015 is a stellar vintage with exceptional Condrieu, Viognier and stunning St. Joseph Marsanne and Roussanne – a match made in heaven!Â $47.99
For the better part of the last 19 years Anthony Biagi has been crafting wines in Napa Valley for the likes of Paraduxx, Neal Family Vineyards, PlumpJack, and Cade Wineries. Following his parent’s sage advice “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life,” Anthony founded Patria (homeland) in 2013 with Kimberly Jones. The 2015 Patria has scored 95 points from Robert Parker. Here is the review: “the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon gives a deep garnet-purple colour and nose of crushed black currants, black plums and black pepper with wafts of underbrush, violets and chocolate box. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed with decadent black fruits with firm, grainy tannins and great poise.”Â $139.99