Leschi Market Wine News weekly update
February 22, 2018

(Pricing below: list price/Leschi Market's price/our 6 bottle price. Prices subject to change without notice)

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Red Wines

2016 Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz McLaren Vale $107.99/$69.99/$62.99

“Strikes the right balance between dense, dark flavors and a juicy, vibrant note. Apricot, cherry and raspberry flavors are pure, ripe and expressive, mingling ell with Earl Grey tea, sarsaparilla and orange zest accents. The tannins are concentrated and a tad rustic on the finish, adding a charming chewy element. Drink now through 2027.” –Wine Spectator, 93 points.

2016 Mollydooker Shiraz-Cabernet McLaren Vale Enchanted Path

“Plush and plump, offering an expressive mouthful of sarsaparilla-scented blueberry and wild blackberry flavors, accented by plenty of fresh-cracked black pepper and chocolate-covered coffee bean notes. Harmonious and lingering. Drink now through 2027.”
Wine Spectator, 93 points

2012 Siro Pacenti Sangiovese Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli

“So much violet, licorice and berry character to this. Wonderful depth. Full body, dusty and chewy tannins and a persistent and intense finish. Layered mouthfeel. Drink in 2020.”
- James Suckling, 95 points. New vintage.

2014 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco $49.99/$39.99/$35.99

“Our No. 2 bottle came from Produttori del Barbaresco, one of the great wine cooperatives of the world and always a reliable producer. We found the ’14 to be impeccably balanced with flavors of red fruit, herbs and menthol." –Eric Asimov, NYTimes, 2/14/18

2014 Baer Ursa Red Stillwater Creek Vineyard Columbia Valley $41.99/$36.99/$33.29

Ursa is the flagship of the winery. “This wine is equally split between Merlot and Cabernet Franc (38% each), with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon (22%) and Malbec. The aromas are brooding, with notes of barrel spice, coffee, blackberry, green pepper and dried herb. The flavors are bright and fresh, light on their feet, showing a fine sense of elegance and detail.”
- Sean P. Sullivan, 91 points. New vintage. 

2014 L'Ecole No 41 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley $40.99/$27.99/$25.19

“With its classic varietal Cabernet profile, this focused and integrated wine shows layers of dark fruit, coffee, violet and herbal notes. Layers of plum, blackberry, and cassis mingle with dusty, fine tannins through a balanced finish.” –Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2014 Result of a Crush Red Wine $32.99/$20.59/$18.53

“This 2014 Syrah is hugely complex, it begins with notes of black and green olive, then develops smoke, leather, pot roast, hints of raspberry and has beautiful salinity. Great minerality on the mouth, with wet stone, fruit cobbler, nice soft tannins and a light pepper finish. 85% Syrah, 10% Viognier and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.” -Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2015 le Trouvés Red Blend Bandol-Style Red Blend $26.99/$19.99/$17.99

“This is a blend of 40% Mourvèdre, 40% Syrah and 20% Grenache. Meant to be consumed now, this blend is an amazing wine for the price.” -Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2016 Kevin White Winery Red Blend Yakima Valley $22.99/$18.69/$16.82

“This wine jumps out as a lively blend of Bing cherry, plum and blueberry aromas with floral and spice elements throughout. On the palate, these flavors are wrapped around a medium body with soft tannins leading toward a lovely finish. A very enjoyable wine to drink now. 45% Syrah, 32% Grenache and 23% Mourvèdre. 526 cases produced.” -Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2015 Domaine Filliatreau Cabernet Franc Saumur-Champigny Loire

100% Cabernet Franc grown on the famous Grande Vignolle vineyard with its unique limestone and tufa influence. Beautiful aromas of lilac, red raspberry and cherry mingling with notes of chalk and stone. Delicious layers of concentrated red fruit, clove, licorice, and tobacco leaf leading to a lengthy finish with silky tannins. New item.

2016 Domaine de Thulon Beaujolais Villages $14.99/$12.29/$10.29

The Jambon family have produced what many consider to be the epitome of fresh, country wine that’s what you would get in a little bistro in Burgundy. This ripe and structured wine has a good balance between rich tannins and full, jammy red-berry fruits. It’s attractive, with layers of fruit cut with acidity. New vintage.

2016 Domaine de l’Amauve Vin de Pays du Vaucluse $14.99/$11.19/$10.07

This blend of Grenache (80%) and Syrah (20%) comes from select blocks within the Vaucluse VDP. Captivating fragrance of deep red rose petal, wild forest flowers, blackberries, delicate spice and subtle earthy notes. Succulent and sustained flavors, with mounds of perfectly ripe small red and black fruits, firm, ripe and balanced tannins, as well as lively acidity and a lingering, refreshing finish. New item.

2016 Owen Roe Corvidae Lenore Syrah Yakima Valley $17.99/$8.99/$8.09

“Aromatic with rich, sweet berry notes of blueberry, boysenberry, red currant and plum. The mouthwatering acidity is nicely balanced with firm tannins and layers of bright bramble fruit. As this wine coats the pallet, underlying hints of vanilla bean, peppercorn and sweet tobacco shine through and finish with a robust touch of chocolate and raspberry.”
-Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2015 Essay Syrah South Africa $13.99/$9.39/$8.45

“The Essay Syrah (69% Syrah, 13% Grenache, 11% Cinsaut and 7% Mourvèdre) is our take on a southern Rhône blend: the wine shows ripe berry fruit and soft gentle tannins with a brush of fine oak. With a hint of spice and a little smokiness, this medium bodied red wine is smooth and full of flavor.” –Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2016 Bodegas Ateca Garnacha Honoro Vera Calatayud Spain $12.99/$9.39/$8.45

"Bright, brambly appeal on the nose with redcurrant and raspberry fruits. The palate has a plush, fleshy and saturated feel to it, with succulent tannins. Drink now.”
-James Suckling, 91 points. New vintage.

White Wines

2016 Giraudon Blanc Aligoté Bourgogne $16.99/$13.99/$12.59

The Giraudon family has been farming and making wine for centuries. Fresh, clean and minerally with beautifully pure ripeness of fruit. Because this grape historically produced lean, dry white wines, one of the Dukes of Burgundy created the “kir” cocktail years ago by adding crème de cassis to Aligoté wine. New vintage.

2016 Emile Balland Coteaux du Giennois Blanc Loire $15.99/$12.19/$10.97

The young and talented Emile Balland started his domaine in 1999. The Ballands have been making wines in the Loire since 1650. 100% Sauvignon Blanc from 50-60 year old vines in clay limestone soils. Vinification and maturation in vats preserves the grapes’ aromatic potential. Crisp and fruity. New item.

Rosé Wines

2017 Domaine Sorin Terra Amata Rosé Côtes de Provence $16.99/$12.19/$10.97

From vineyards near Bandol, close to the Mediterranean coast, this full and fruity wine has a lighter side with its fresh acidity. Red berry flavors are cut with a lemon zest texture, the aftertaste bright and refreshing with its acidity. The blend is 40% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Carignan, 5% Rolle and 5% Ugni Blanc. New vintage.

2017 Isenhower Cellars Cabernet Franc Rosé Columbia Valley $15.99/$12.19/$10.97

“Rosé should be sunshine in a glass. It can be enjoyed in all seasons and is the most food friendly wine. Our goal is to produce a Loire style rosé. We use traditional methods: pick early, allow destemmed grapes to soak up color overnight, ferment the juice in stainless steel tanks, and bottle early. Simplicity at its best. 100% Cabernet Franc.”-Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2017 Viña Los Vascos Rosé Cabernet Sauvignon Chile $14.99/$10.29/$9.26

Bright pale pink color. The nose explodes with aromas of strawberry, while the palate has plenty of volume, pleasant concentration, and a superbly creamy texture. To enjoy it at its best, drink now while it is still young. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Syrah. New item.

From Our Cellar Limited-Inquire

2007 Graham’s Vintage Port 750ml Wine Spectator, 96 points

2007 Graham’s Vintage Port 350ml Wine Spectator, 96 points

2011 Warre’s Vintage Port 750ml Wine Spectator, 96 points


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