Leschi Market Wine News weekly update
July 29, 2017

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Red Wines

2012 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese Tuscany $38.99/$33.39/$30.05

"This is round and laced with cherry, currant, tobacco and iron flavors. Firms up quickly, with a fine matrix of tannins for support. Balanced overall, with a long finish of tobacco and iron. Best from 2020 through 2033." -Wine Spectator, 92 points. New vintage.

2015 Nelms Road Cabernet Sauvignon $30.99/$24.29/$21.86

“In 1998, Woodward Canyon Winery began producing wines under its second label. It was developed to produce delicious and affordable red wine from younger vineyards and surplus lots of Woodward Canyon production. While these wines may be cellared for several years, they are truly ready for enjoyment now.” -Winemaker notes. New vintage.

 2014 Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles $26.99/$19.99/$17.99

“Deep and lush aromas of candied blueberry and black cherry meet with chocolate cake, light brown spices and a touch of beef jerky on the nose of this judiciously priced wine. Though a tad light on the palate at first, it has an energetic and spicy acidity that carries forth flavors of tobacco and black fruit.” –Wine Enthusiast, 91 points. New vintage.

2015 Joseph Drouhin "Laforet" Bourgogne Pinot Noir $19.99/$14.99/$13.49

"A wine full of charm: bright ruby color and a nose rich with aromas of red fruit (raspberry, red currants, wild strawberry). On the palate, the wine is pleasant, fruity and refreshing, with light tannins and great elegance.” -Véronique Boss-Drouhin, Winemaker. New vintage.

2015 Desert Wind Cabernet Sauvignon Wahluke Slope $21.99/$13.09/$11.78

“Rich, robust and a great example of the powerhouse reds for which Washington State is known. From the warm 2015 vintage, this wine exhibits aromas and flavors of blackberry, cinnamon, cocoa and Bing cherry. Eighteen months of post-fermentation aging allowed the wine to soften and mature, resulting in a complex bottle perfect for drinking now or aging an additional 3-5 years.” –Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2014 Domaine Allégret Laudun Côtes du Rhône Villages $15.99/$12.19/$10.97

Elegant, complex and with a fine minerality, lovely concentration. Tannins are melted and the finish is round. New vintage.

2016 La Maldita Garnacha Tinto Vivanco Rioja $14.99/$11.19/$10.07

“Incredibly fresh and fruit-forward with notes of strawberries, tart cherries, spring flowers and loamy soil undertones in a medium-bodied, pure format. Vibrant acidity and silky tannins allow this easy-drinking red to go down smoothly. Aged predominantly in stainless steel on the lees for 3-4 months, with a percentage resting in French and American barrels. burgers and grilled vegetables.” -Winemaker notes. New item..

2015 Root 1 Heritage Red Maipo Valley Chile $15.99/$9.99/$8.99

“Aromas of cherries, blueberries, blackberries, black pepper and delicate notes of cassis, toffee and dark chocolate. The palate opens with abundant fruit-filled flavors including cherries and black fruits. Its silky tannins and good structure create a perfectly-balanced framework for this full-bodied wine with its elegant finish of chocolate covered fruits.”
–Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2014 Viu Manent Estate Reserva Malbec Colchagua Valley Chile $13.99/$9.39/$8.45

“Intense floral aromas and very fruity character. This juicy Malbec recalls ripe plums and pink peppercorns. The medium-bodied palate is well balanced and very flavorful.”
–Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2014 Caparzo Sangiovese Tuscany $12.99/$9.39/$8.45

"A bright and fruity red with sliced dark cherries and lemons. Full body, lovely fruit and a clean and fresh finish. Fun and flavorful Sangiovese. Screw cap." -James Suckling, 90 points 

2015 Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon South Africa $18.99/$8.39/$7.55

“This crowd pleasing Cabernet delivers serious bang for the buck! It displays ripe blackcurrant and dried herb characters on the nose, which are supported by spicy oak notes. The palate is smooth and soft, with appealing ripe tannins and a long finish. A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot.” –Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2015 Bodegas Breca Garnacha de Fuego Spain $11.99/$7.99/$7.19

"Highly perfumed black and blue fruits and violet on the nose, joined by a suggestion of five-spice powder that emerges with air. Supple, seamless and nicely concentrated, offering juicy boysenberry and floral pastille flavors enlivened by jolt of white pepper. The smooth, subtly tannic finish echoes the blue fruit note and hangs on with very good tenacity.0"
Vinous / Antonio Galloni, 90 points. New vintage. 

2014 Quinta De Cabriz Red Dão Portugal $9.99/$7.49/$6.74

"A crisp and minerally red, with concentrated flavors of dark cherry, roasted plum and dried raspberry, layered with rich, spicy notes. White chocolate details show on the finish, accented by hints of pepper. Drink now through 2020. Best Buy. #46 Top 100.” –Wine Spectator, 90 points

White Wines

2014 Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay Carneros $59.99/$49.99/$44.99

"Sliced green mango and lemon aromas, hints of flan and creme. Full body, very intense creamy texture and tangy acidity. Long and powerful finish. Electric. A great Napa chardonnay. Drink or hold." - James Suckling, 95 points. New vintage. 

2016 Château Ducasse Bordeaux Blanc $19.99/$14.99/$13.49

“Herve Dubourdieu is a perfectionist, and as such we are always guaranteed great wines. Herve farms in the Haut-Barsac, a prestigious appellation and microclimate in Bordeaux. He blends 60% Sémillon, 35% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle. Streaked with vibrant minerals, the Ducasse Blanc also has a juicy roundness. Kermit Lynch Import.” –Anthony Lynch. New vintage.

2015 Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay Central Coast California $16.99/$12.19/$10.97

“Like a freshly picked springtime bouquet, their Chardonnay is bright and delightful with aromas of lemon oil and white flower. On the palate, layers of white peach and apricot intertwine with notes of pineapple and brown spice. A lively acidity and supple, generous mouthfeel create a perfectly balanced expression of Chardonnay.” –Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2016 Viña Gormaz Verdejo Spain $16.99/$11.19,$10.07

“Clean aromas of ripe kiwi and fresh quince carry with intensity over the palate to a dry finish that will prove versatile for first course pairings. Try with shellfish, trout and South-East Asian dishes. A medium light wine and bright value for everyday enjoyment. 100% Verdejo.”
–Classical Wines. New vintage.

2016 Labbé du Pont Royal Savoie Abymes $15.99/$12.19/$10.97

Might just be the brightest, crispest, most refreshing white wine that you've ever tasted. It is produced from 100% Jacquere, a crisp and delicious grape variety native to the region of Savoie in far Eastern France. It is punctuated by flavors of freshly sliced lemon, white pear, and a textbook Savoie minerality. Quaff this wine all on its own or enjoy with your favorite cheese and charcuterie. Especially food friendly. New vintage.

2016 di Lenardo Vineyards 'Monovitigno' Pinot Grigio Friuli Italy

“It is absolutely our best-seller. Clarification of the musts made with a new “state of the art” flotation bio-system. Malolactic partially done. Bottled under vacuum. Bouquet is very pleasant with a good array of varietal aromas, such as pear Williams and banana. Taste is reminiscent of pear syrup and quince peel. Good acid balance good body and long finish.”
Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2016 'Riff' Pinot Grigio by Alois Lageder delle Venezie $13.99/$9.39/$8.45

The vineyard sources for most of this Pinot Grigio contain a substantial amount of dolomite limestone which has an obvious impact on the wine's character and style. It is because of the contribution that these fossils (limestone) make to the wine's character that they have been chosen to be incorporated into the label design as a reminder of its geological origin.
New vintage.

2013 Barockhaus Piesporter Riesling Mosel $10.99/$7.49/$6.74

Riesling from Mosel has a very distinct acidity and it was the same with this as well. Very refreshing wine with a lovely fruit and balance. The acidity provides energy and life to the wine which makes it really delicious to drink. Have this Riesling as an aperitif or with a Dungeness crab salad with a special starter with lots of cream. New item.

2016 Fâmega Vinho Verde Portugal $12.99/$7.49/$6.74

This is one of the most prolific values in affordable white wine from Portugal. Famega Vinho Verde is a lightly fizzy, dry glass of lemon/lime deliciousness with a crisp and clean finish. Refreshing and versatile-and a great party wine! New vintage.

Rosé Wines

2016 Château de Montfaucon ‘Les Gardettes’ Rosé Rhône $16.99/$11.19/$10.07

This blend of Cinsault, Counoise and Grenache is a true rosé de saignée (French for ‘bleed’) where some of the wine is removed from the vat leaving a smaller amount of wine left to bleed with the skins which intensifies color, tannins and concentration. Les Gardettes is full of strawberry, peach and other stone fruit flavors supported by good acidity and freshness. New item.

2016 Château L'Ermitage Tradition Rosé Costières de Nîmes $10.99/$8.39/$7.55

“Brightly salmon pink robe with an explosion of fruit. Roundness and a well-balanced harmony of spices and fruits. 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 25% Mourvèdre. Aging potential: two to three years.”-Winemaker notes. New vintage

From Our Cellar-Inquire

2006 Owen Roe Syrah Lady Rosa $44.99 Wine Spectator, 94 points

2007 Columbia Crest Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $37.99 Wine Spectator, 93 points

2006 Columbia Crest Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $37.99 Wine Spectator, 92 points

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