Leschi Market Wine News weekly update
March 24, 2018

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Red Wines

2013 àMaurice Cellars Syrah Estate "Fred" Walla Walla Valley $44.99/$41.99/$37.79

“Aromas of violet, lavender, bramble berries and currents. The palate reflects this warm vintage wine with medium weight, bright acidity and showcases the secondary notes of the fruit. Gamey nose with hints of tobacco and cedar. Flavors of brambly fruits, loganberry and spice persist in the mouth. The stem tannin leaves a lovely texture on the extremely long finish. Will drink nicely through 2020.” –Wine Advocate, 92 points. New vintage.

2014 2013 àMaurice ‘The Artist Mason’ Red Wine $39.99/$37.93/$34.19

“You are presented with another stunning label here, this time a rendition done by Alden Mason. Dark fruits and a touch of chocolate mark this largely Cabernet Sauvignon wine that has smaller parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc blended in. Soft and round on the mouth, this delivers black tea, mocha and sagebrush flavors that are impossible to resist right now. Drink 2018-2028 . 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot.”
–Wine Advocate, 91 points. New vintage.

2014 Trust Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley $39.99/$34.99/$31.49

"This wine—named for two adjacent vineyards—is 75% Dionysus Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance Bacchus Cabernet Franc. It provides a pleasing assortment of dried and fresh herbs, cherry, flowers and mocha with a seamless, almost creamy feel, bringing an impeccable sense of balance. It’s irresistible now but has the stuffing to go the distance."
 —Sean Sullivan. New vintage.

2015 SuLei Cabernet Franc Weinbau Vineyard Columbia Valley $34.99/$31.99/$28.79

“The aromas of dried cranberry, cherry and thyme couple with caramel, pine, sap and baker’s chocolate on the palate. It’s a fruit-forward wine with an integrated oak presence. This wine is showing well right now but will continue to evolve and show more complexity over time. Drink now through 2022. 90 cases produced.” –Winemaker notes. New item.

2012 Château Franc Grâce-Dieu St-Emilion Grand Cru $30.99/$26.69/$24.02

“Aromas of black currant and blackberries. The wine has a lightly toasted flavor with a touch of pencil lead and cedar. The harvest of the Cabernet Franc grapes was at full maturity, bringing a well-developed sweetness while conserving the freshness of the fruit from the Merlot. The longer in the mouth, the more pronounced the flavor! 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc.” –Winemaker notes. New item.

2010 Sierra Cantabria Reserva Rioja $26.99/$23.39/$21.05

“The 2010 Reserva from Rioja comes from their oldest vineyards and is 100% Tempranillo. It shows plenty of graphite, blackcurrant, cedar wood and spice box in a complex set of aromatics. The wine hits the palate with loads of sweet, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, spicy oak and finishes the medium-bodied, well-proportioned and long, opulent richness. This is a beauty to drink now through 2026 .” — Robert M. Parker, Jr., 92 points. New vintage.

2015 Klinker Brick Zinfandel Old Vine Lodi $22.99/$18.69/$16.82

“With aromas of black cherry, cedar shavings, vanilla and spice, this wine offers rich, supple flavors of cherries and plum, perfect balance and a long, smooth lingering finish. Nutmeg, cardamom and pepper enhance an exotic nose but bright, dark fruits enhance a superb mouthfilling experience. Our winemaker thinks this may be the vintage of the century!”
–Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2016 Matteo Correggia Anthos Dry Brachetto Piemonte $19.99/$15.39/$13.85

“This aromatic red has copious floral notes of fresh rose petals along with plump berry fruit. Italians love these bittersweet wines with local salumi and cheese. Among the complex aromatic notes are quinine and gentian and other flavors found in the Barolo Chinato wines, vermouths and amari so popular in northern Italy. With lively acid, moderate alcohol and no noticeable tannins, this is a fresh wine .” —Importer notes. New item.

2016 Annabella Pinot Noir Russian River Sonoma County $21.99/$14.99/$13.49

“Annabella Pinot Noir is a full-flavored wine with medium body and a rich concentration of fruit. It has aromas of black cherry and plum that follow through on the finish. Aging in French oak helped to create a complex and refined wine. Would pair perfectly with roast duck or grilled salmon.” –Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2016 Airfield Estates Dauntless Red Blend Yakima Valley $16.99/$13.99/$12.59

“A blend of 62% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. This fine Bordeaux blend presents an array of black cherry, blackberry and toasted oak with firm tannins that carry through to a long finish.” -Winemaker notes. New item.

2014 Angry Bunch Zinfandel Lodi $19.99/$12.99/$11.69

A blend of 87% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah 3% Syrah. “Elegant notes of wild violet and rose blend with fresh blueberry, raspberry and concentrated bramble notes. Robust, concentrated fruit with a ripe texture and juicy mouthfeel blends with hints of spice and vanilla to create a powerful yet well-balanced palate. Bright acidity complements hearty tannins and provides for a lasting, complex finish.” –Winemaker notes. New item.

2016 Château Teulon Rouge Costières-de-Nîmes $9.99/$7.49/$6.74

Although Château Teulon’s wines are relatively new to the United States, they are not a new estate. The family has actually farmed vineyards in the village of Saint Gilles, just south of Nîmes, since 1703. “Gorgeous purity along with abundant notes of cranberries, black cherries, black currants, crushed rocks and spring flowers. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure and textured. 60%Syrah, 30% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre.” –Winemaker notes. New item.

White Wines

2016 Domaine d'Elise Chablis $24.99/$21.49/$19.34

Fresh citrus and mineral notes beautifully balanced by layers of warm rich fruit. Slightly creamy on the palate with apple and lime fruits and a refreshing acidity. On pure white hard chalk soils; in winter his vineyard is so white it appears covered in snow. A long, cool finish. A typical ‘old style’ Chablis. Drink now through 2021. New vintage.

2016 Joseph Drouhin Saint-Véran Maconnais France $23.99/$16.79/$15.11

"A wine that smiles and makes you smile! It is stylistically close to Pouilly-Fuissé, with its golden hue, its greenish reflection and its refreshing taste. The aromas are reminiscent of the ripe Chardonnay grape, with subtle notes of musk. A pleasant roundness coats the palate." -Véronique Boss-Drouhin, Winemaker. New vintage.

2016 Cedergreen Chenin Blanc Old Vine Solstice Vineyard Yakima Valley

“Floating on air and water, our dry Chenin Blanc balances minerality with aromas of D'Anjou pear and Jamaican ginger. Hand harvested, hand sorted, stored and stirred on the lees to promote mouthfeel and creaminess. Piercingly fresh yet succulent, this wine pairs well with Dungeness crab and grilled fish.” –Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2016 Trust Cellars Riesling Ancient Lakes Yakima Valley $17.99/$14.99/$13.49

From cooler sites in the Ancient Lakes AVA of Yakima Valley. A delicious mix of stone fruit, citrus, minerals and fresh acidity. New vintage.

2016 Terredora Di Paolo Falanghina Irpinia 'Corte di Giso' $18.99/$12.19/$10.97

"A pretty and delicate Falanghina with sliced lemon and apple character. Medium body, a solid core of fruit and a clean finish. Drink now." -James Suckling, 90 points. New vintage.

2016 Domaine de Joÿ L'Eclat White Côtes de Gascogne $9.99/$7.99/$7.19

The nose has notes of citrus and exotic fruits. A refreshing palate showcasing a delicious core of fruit. Ends with deliciously fruity notes. A wine that awakens the taste buds, making it ideal as an aperitif. A blend of 40% Colombard, 25% Gros Manseng, 25% Ugni Blanc and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. New item. 

Rosé Wines

2017 Triennes Rosé Côtes de Provence Méditerranée $17.99/$14.99/$13.49

“This wine has a bouquet of strawberries and white flowers with hints of vanilla. It has the harmony and elegance that has earned world-wide appreciation of the rosés of Provence. Triennes Rosé is the perfect accompaniment to a sunny summer afternoon. This wine will seduce you by its freshness and elegance. 70% Cinsault, 25% Grenache and 5% Merlot.”
–Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2017 Cedergreen Viola Rosé Skyliné and Melody Lynne Vineyards Columbia Valley

“A classic blend of Gamay Noir and Cabernet Franc. We were smitten by the aromatics of this Rosé and found examples of similar blends from the Loire. Flavors reminiscent of bright crushed strawberries and raspberries combine with deep floral notes of lilac and violets. Viola is fine company for a fruit plate or smoked trout on the dock.” -Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2017 Château Val-Joanis Rosé Luberon $17.99/$13.09/$11.78

Château Val-Joanis is located 15 minutes north of Aix-en-Provence, allowing their vineyards to benefit from high altitude and Mediterranean exposure. A sunny blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah from the charming town of Tulette. Blood orange aromas and plump red berries make this a terrific aperitif or paella wine. New vintage.

From Our Cellar-Limited-Inquire 

2014 Cayuse Flying Pig Cabernet Franc Walla Walla Valley Wine Advocate, 96+ points

2013 Cayuse Syrah Cailloux Vineyard Walla Walla Valley Wine Spectator 96 points

2013 Cayuse Flying Pig Red Blend Walla Walla Valley Wine Advocate, 93

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