Saturday, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is a weekend of epic proportions in the Napa Valley. And these folks are taking advantage of it:

Grant Burch and Judy Trafas started Memorial Day Weekend off right with a 9 am tasting at the KL office.

Now the rest of you should do the same.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Look Out East Coast...

We're coming for you. This summer, UPS is offering temperature controlled ground shipping for only $8 more. This is how it works: once a week, an air-conditioned train will leave California and head cross-country to one of four east coast hubs, meaning each destination will haul in one train per month. Then, from one of those eastern hubs, the wine will be sent using regular ground service. The result is 2DayAir service for the price of ground + $8. So all of you easterners won't have to wait until November to get your wine. Pretty. Dang. Cool.

So pick up those phones and call up ol' Jefferson to tell him how happy you are to get your wine a few months earlier. Isn't he cute?

Jefferson. Circa 1977.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Steak and Wine

Despite our status as a rather "underground" label, we're getting our name out there. Thanks to Marlene Rossman with Chef Magazine* Online, the culinary world now knows that Karl Lawrence Cab goes great with steak salad. Splendid, in fact. Peep the recipe and ponder whipping it up yourself, here (scroll to page 14 and click once to enlarge).

We also made the print edition of Chef. So find a copy of the mag, cut out that recipe, put it on your fridge, and impress your husband/wife/grandmother/neighbor (etc.) with some exquisite steak salad and Karl Lawrence Cab.

Also, while doing research, we stumbled upon another KL shout out in the online food community. This one via "The Brad's Adventures in Food Blog," where Karl Lawrence was paired with grilled Moroccan Flank Steak and Panzanella Salad at Fine Wine Auction & Celebrity Chef Dinner in Dallas (a benefit for the American Heart Association). While we were unaware of Brad and his blog, Michael was there, pouring, and had a fantastic time (KL has been featured at this event for the last four years).

Wine display at Fine Wine Auction & Celebrity Chef Dinner in Dallas, TX.

And just because most of you are not "celebrity chefs," doesn't mean you can't cook a mean flank steak yourself.

There are a bunch of KL friends and their wines featured in both of these publications, so please, check them out.

On a different note, for all you twitter-ers out there, follow us @KLCellars! We are still novices with this flowering celeb-drama hub, but we figured we'd give it a shot and would love to annoy you with our "tweets." But, keep in mind, we're a mellow bunch who want to talk wine. We're not the Kardashians.

Grilled Moroccan Flank Steak with Panzanella Salad. Try it with some KL Cab.

* As featured in Chef Magazine-- Copyright 2011 Talcott Communications, USA. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved

Friday, May 13, 2011

Growing Up

Aside from a graduation, Karl Lawrence has an even more exciting breaking news story: Zoey lost her first tooth! (and another one since this picture was taken):

The note is a little hard to see, but it chronicles the extraordinary event in typical Ric Henry fashion. See, when Zoey told her Grandpa that her tooth was loose, old Ric didn't even hesitate to tie a piece of dental floss around it, tie it to a door knob, and slam that sucker.

Yep, we thought it was only a myth, but apparently Ric believed otherwise.

But Zoey was quite pleased with the results and wasn't phased by the pain. So, luckily, we didn't have to give her a thimble filled with some '06 Cab.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


So the youngest Henry (other than the slew of babies that have came on the scene in the last few years) has graduated college. And to celebrate, Ric, Cheryl, and the gang, trekked east (via planes, trains, and automobiles) to party with Nicholas and the Boulder crew. The following carnage ensued:

We listened to a Chipotle Advertisement (graduation speech) in the sun:

And Cheryl let Ric know that he was missing the "throwing of hats!":

But it ended up working out fine:

Nic and Ric at Folsom Field.

Nic and his roommate, Jakey Craney, at the major specific ceremony.

We met dogs with our same name!:

Human Zoey holds dog Zoey and is pretty stoked.

We stopped by places of past employment, and were excited about it:

And we finally found out what the Temporary Chill Zone was all about:

We stacked rocks in criks!:

(or "creeks" if you're not Ric Henry)

We closed our eyes at the Sundown Saloon!:

(not pictured: Christopher Pratt and the 10 empty pitchers of Pabst Blue Ribbon around him):

We bowled with the famous G-Ma:

Mabel Miyasaki (Angie's Grandma) orders a small pair of shoes.

And gets it done.

And ate tons of good food courtesy of the rest of the Goldens:

The women of Angie's fam, fabulous hosts: Gma, Meri, Gwendy, and Tammy

We stood on roofs:


The entire crew of graduating graduates.

And, in the end, it was a good time...

The whole visiting fam outside of Folsom.

Photo cred:

Cool ones: Angie
Just sort of regular ones: Ric and Cheryl