Leschi Market Wine News weekly update
June 22, 2017

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Red Wines

2014 Clos Du Val Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley$57.99/$51.99/$46.79

“Intense, powerful and yet medium in body, as wines from this vintage tend to be. I would give the 2014 at least a year or two in bottle, as the wine comes across as a bit sinewy and shut down relative to how it tasted from barrel. This is an impressive, classically proportioned Stags Leap Cabernet endowed with lovely precision and brightness.”
- Vinous / Antonio Galloni, 91 points

2012 Domaine de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Classique $46.99/$36.99/$33.29

Fresh red berries and flowers candied in the nose, with notes of white pepper. Concentrated in mouth, it presents aromas of soft raspberry and candy to the lavender. Finishes on a beautiful brightness and a little of sweetness, while leaving a flavor of red berries protected in bottom. 50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsaut, Vaccarèse, Terret Noire and Counoise.
New vintage.

2014 Brady Cabernet Sauvignon Blue Mountain Vineyard Walla Walla Valley

It’s so nice to taste a decadent Cab without the oak and alcohol. Really special wine from top vineyards. “Concentrated aromatics of lush blackcurrant, graphite, dark cocoa powder and baking spices. The dense flavors and balanced tannins integrate beautifully for an extended, layered finish.” –Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2012 àMaurice William Ivey Red Columbia Valley $32.99/$29.99/$26.99

“This wine is half Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Merlot and Cabernet Franc. It draws you into the glass with light, high-toned aromas of herbs, flowers and assorted spices. The palate brings a medley of black and red-fruit flavors, with herbal accents that display deftness, elegance and length. Best after 2018.” –Sean P. Sullivan, 91 points. New vintage.

2014 Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Tuscany $27.99/$23.39/$21.05

"A fresh and linear Chianti Classico with lemon rind, cherry and cedar aromas and flavors. Medium body and a lively finish. Shows tension and style. Drink now."
- James Suckling, 91 points. New vintage. 

2014 Warr-King Descendant Vineyards Wahluke Slope $24.99/$23.39/$21.05

“This blend is comprised of 66.9% Cabernet Franc, 12.5% Merlot, 11.6% Cabernet and 9% Petit Verdot and offers the best of Washington State. Dark cherry and earthy notes on the nose with concentrated dark fruit flavors, vanilla and clove on the palate. The wine has a velvety mouthfeel with a hint of chocolate on the finish. 85 cases produced.” –Winemaker notes. New item.

2015 Georges Descombes Brouilly Cru Beaujolais $24.99/$21.99/$19.79

Aromas of ripe blackberry and strawberry liqueur, with violet, black pepper and citrus - quite lush and pretty. Dark and earthy black fruits on the supple, velvety palate, with good length of sappy fruit that is balanced by refreshing acidity in the finish. This is certainly one of the prettiest and most balanced of the 2015s, really quite delicious in the riper style of the vintage. New item.

2014 Catena Malbec High Mountain Vines Mendoza Argentina $26.99/$19.59/$17.63

“Wonderful precision and balance. Fresh, intense cherry fruit on the nose, complemented by well-integrated oak notes. Delicious mocha tones mingle with the clean cherry fruit on the palate. Complex wine, with a great length of flavor." –Decanter, 90 points. New vintage.

2015 Sineann Red Oregon $19.99/$16.79/$15.11

“This superb value mixes barrels from all the red wines in Sineann's portfolio. Predominantly Pinot Noir, Merlot and Zinfandel, there are small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot as well. It's dark and spicy, the flavors well integrated. It adds up to a potent and powerful all-purpose barbeque red, loaded with black fruits and finished with a kiss of caramel. Editors’ Choice. ” –Wine Enthusiast, 91 points. New vintage.

2014 G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso $19.99/$14.99/$13.49

This blend of Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo exudes red cherry, cola, red currants and spice. The wine which has delicate hints of roses and dark cherry. New vintage.

2016 Saviah Cellars The Jack Red Columbia Valley $21.99/$13.99/$12.59

“The Jack Red Wine shows enticing aromas of black cherries, plum and blackberries. This is a friendly wine that delivers delicious fruit flavors that lead to a long smooth finish. Pour a glass and enjoy! A blend of 77% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 6% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.” –Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2015 Hayes Valley Merlot Central Coast California $12.99/$9.39/$8.45

Aromas of Bing cherries with a hint of eucalyptus and vanilla. Flavors of cherry and plum. A hint of vegetation but balances well with the bright fruit flavors. Vanilla with a little spice on the finish. Medium acidity and tannin. Nice mouthfeel. New vintage.

2015 Lone Birch Estate Red Blend Yakima Valley $12.99/$9.39/$8.45

“Aromas of dark cherry and blackberry with a hint of vanilla and spice. Approachable with soft tannins, good acidity and lingering berry flavors. Peak drinking now through 2022.”
–Winemaker notes. New vintage.

White Wines

2012 Santenay Blanc 1er Cru “Le Beaurepaire” Jean-Marc Vincent

“A gem from a small, under-the-radar producer in an undervalued appellation. The aroma is rich yet delicate. Very fine with a lingering chalky, mouthwatering finish. From Santenay’s highest-altitude premier cru, this rare white is not to be missed: exuding elegance and class, it will drink gloriously for at least ten more years.” –Anthony Lynch. New item.

2015 Joseph Drouhin Blanc St.-Véran France $23.99/$16.79/$15.11

“A lush yet succulent style, this displays floral, apple, white peach and subtle honey flavors. Balanced, leaving a fresh, cleansing impression on the finish. Drink now through 2021.”
Wine Spectator, 90 points 

2016 Elk Cove Pinot Gris Willamette Valley $21.99/$16.79/$15.11

“This fresh white wine approaches with aromas of Asian pear, honeydew melon and hints of lemon thyme and ginger. The palate bursts with star fruit, tangerine and apple pie mingling with notes of pithy lemon-peel and white tea.” –Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2015 Warr-King Riesling Rosebud Vineyard Wahluke Slope $17.99/$13.09/$11.78

“Lovely citrus and lemon on the nose, with fresh grapefruit, apricots and lovely minerality on the palate, with an enduring finish. This is sure to make you a Riesling lover for life!”
–Winemaker notes. New item.

2015 Joseph Drouhin Blanc Mâcon-Villages $18.99/$12.19/$10.97

“Round and juicy, this evokes apple, peach and lemon aromas and flavors. Elegant and open, with a moderately long finish. Drink now. –Wine Spectator, 88 points 

2015 Château Martinot Entre-Deux-Mers Bordeaux $13.99/$12.19/$10 97

80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon. Ripe white fruits, apple and light citrus aromas. On the palate notes of citrus with tones of green apples lend to its bright refreshing quality. Well structured and delicate, clean and crisp. Pairs well with: Shellfish, seafood, grilled pork, salads, paella and light pasta dishes.” -Winery notes. New vintage. A winner!

2010 Sant' Elena Chardonnay Isonzo Italy $16.99/$11.99/$10.79

A few miles from Slovenia. Like drinking from a mineral spring, except its wine! Crisp, clean and unoaked like Chablis, but with riper notes of tropical fruit, such as in California. A wonderful blend of styles and a pleasure to drink. New item.

2015 Milbrandt Vineyards Traditions Pinot Gris Columbia Valley $16.99/$11.19/$10.07

“Cantaloupe will immediately greet the nose with a lingering, subtle waft of wet grass and lemon zest. Bright, focused acidity refreshes the tongue with a crisp midpalate. It finishes clean with glazed tropical fruit.” -Emily Haines, Winemaker. New vintage.

2016 Fire Road Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand $14.99/$11.19/$10.07

"Pale straw with green hues. A lifted nose showing refreshing snow pea and herbal notes, melon and fresh guava. Light-bodied and refreshing with typical Marlborough flavors of passionfruit, gooseberry and grapefruit. A pleasing herbaceous thread leads to a long lingering finish." -Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2016 Tavo Pinot Grigio delle Venezie. $13.99/$11.19/$10.07

Its silk-like texture is smooth and extremely elegant with delicate tones of melon, orange blossom and mango. Following fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel, the wine rests for two months before bottling. New vintage.

2016 Ryan Patrick Vineyards Naked Chardonnay Columbia Valley $14.99/$8.99/$8.09

“We are creating an approachable, savory and refreshing style of Chardonnay, sourcing fruit from warmer sites in the Columbia Valley to lend a rich and ripe profile to the wine. Malolactic fermentation, along with sur lie aging, allows for savory characters to develop, while tank fermentation maintains fresh acidity.”– Jeremy Santo, Winemaker. New vintage.

2016 Aliança Vinho Verde Portugal $9.99/$7.49/$6.74

Fresh, mild aroma; off-dry with light fruit and mineral flavors, zesty acidity and spritzy citrus. finish. Try this with fresh seafood. New vintage.

 From Our Cellar-Limited-Inquire 

2012 St. Cosme Gigondas Le Poste $83.99 Wine Spectator, 96 points

2012 St. Cosme Gigondas Hominis Fides $83.99 Wine Spectator, 95 points

2012 St. Cosme Gigondas Valbelle $60.69 Wine Spectator, 94 points

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