Leschi Market Wine News weekly update
September 29, 2017

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

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Red Wines

2014 K Vintners Rock Garden Syrah Washington $68.99/$53.99/$48.59

“Intense yet harmonious, with floral black raspberry and garrigue aromas and well-structured flavors of blackberry, orange zest and smoky spice that linger. Drink now through 2024.”
Wine Spectator, 94 points. New item.

2013 Beresan Carménère Walla Walla Valley $39.99/$35.99/$32.39

“Exceedingly delightful, the 2013 Beresan Carménère is one of the best of its kind in the state. The wine is sourced from new vine Carménère which was planted in 2009. The wine begins with aromatics of red bell pepper, green olive and hints of blackberry jam. There are flavors of green bell pepper, wild blackberry, black olive and black pepper. Best 2016-2022.
International Wine Report, 90 points. New item.

2015 Domaine Pecheur Rouge Trousseau Côtes Du Jura $34.99/$29.89/$26.90

“Made exclusively in neutral oak barrels, the wine carries moderate tannin, minerality and darker fruit hinting at brambly sous-bois notes.” —Importer’s notes. New item.

2015 Domaine Pecheur Rouge Poulsard Côtes Du Jura $29.99/$25.19/$22.67

“Poulsard produces a delicate wine that would not perform well if aged in small barrels. Therefore Pêcheur vinifies part of the wine in 600-liter demi-muids with the balance in steel tanks. Wild red berries, pale color and a pleasant airiness make this wine a delight to drink.”
—Importer’s notes. New item.

2015 Tamarack Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley $30.99/$23.09/$21.05

“Precise and open-knit, with a vibrant core of blueberry, bell pepper and spice flavors that glide easily through a polished finish. Drink now through 2023.”
-Wine Spectator, 91 points. New vintage.

2015 Prosper Maufoux Pinot Noir Bourgogne $22.99/$18.69/$16.82

Surprisingly opulent with explosive aromas of fresh fruits like raspberry, black currant and red berry. Perfect balance between freshness and fruitiness. New item.

2013 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre Red Blend Veneto Italy $28.99/$18.69/$16.82

70% Corvina Veronese, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese. “A linear and fresh red with pretty layers of ripe fruit. Full to medium body. Gorgeous.” - James Suckling, 92 points. New vintage. 

2015 Joel Gott Blend No. 815 Cabernet Sauvignon California $24.99/$17.19/$15.47

“Rich vanilla aromas, framed by red fruit notes of plum, strawberry and cherry, fill the nose of this California Cabernet Sauvignon. Luscious Bing cherry, strawberry and raspberry flavors on the palate give way to hints of cigar box and toffee on the long, textured finish.”
-Winemaker notes. New vintage. 

2015 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Tuscany $18.99/$15.89/$14.30

“Pure cherry aromas and flavors are enhanced by a smoky element in this juicy, round red. Hints of earth and mineral add interest on the finish. Drink now through 2023.”
–Wine Spectator, 90 points. . New vintage.

2014 Winner's Tank Shiraz Langhorne Creek South Australia $18.99/$14.99/$13.49

“Expansive on the nose, displaying ripe black and blue fruit aromas and a zesty touch of cracked pepper. Smooth and smoky in the mouth, offering sweet blueberry and cherry-cola flavors and suggestions of candied licorice and mocha.” -Vinous, 90 points. New item.

2015 Durigutti Cabernet Franc Mendoza Argentina $23.99/$13.99/$12.59

“To the nose, spices and smoked aromas, chocolate and vanilla. Buttery tannins with ripeness and strength in the palate. The reserve line combines different varietal regions from el Valle de Uco and Lujan de Cuyo. This wine has not been filtered, fined, or stabilized in order to preserve the natural characteristics of the grape.” –Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2014 Alves de Sousa Vale da Raposa Red Douro Portugal $17.99/$14.99/$13.49

“Bold and rich cherries and plums with layers of dark chocolate and espresso. Enjoy with roasted poultry, beef, lamb, charcuterie, hard, strong cheeses.” -–J. Stecker Imports. New item.

2014 Poggio Salvi Rosso Chianti Colli Senesi $16.99/$13.99/$12.59

This 90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and 10% Canaiolo Chianti opens with subtle blackberry and moist earth aromas. Morello cherry fruit dominates the palate, accented by baking spice notes and round tannins. New vintage.

2014 Ravenswood Zinfandel Lodi $26.99/$13.39/$12.05

“Ravenswood Lodi Zin is bursting with luscious red cherry and plum, with acidity so bright it could light a room. The mouthfeel is seductively soft and perfectly plush. This wine is weighty without aggressive tannins. On the playful finish, expect fantastic fruit flavor.” –Winemaker notes

2014 Pascal Aufranc Vignes de 1939 Chénas $17.99/$13.99/$12.59

“Dating to 1939, these old vines planted in some of the highest vineyards in Beaujolais give a great structure and firm tannins. Underneath, of course, this wine offers plenty of the fruitiness natural to a Gamay. Editors’ Choice. The structure suggests this wine needs to age, so drink from 2015-2021.” –Wine Enthusiast, 92 points. Limited.

2015 Sobon Estate ‘Old Vines’ Zinfandel Amador County $16.99/$11.19/$10.07

“Rich and bold. ‘Old Vine’ blocks from 35 to 104 years old. Zesty black fruit flavors that have made this irresistible wine, our most popular and sought after offering. It is spicy and fresh with accents of licorice and sandalwood. Medium to full bodied with enticing aromatics and a smooth clean finish. 90% Zinfandel, 5% Syrah and 5% Petite Syrah.” –Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2016 McManis Cabernet Sauvignon California $16.99/$11.19/$10.07

“A bouquet that is full of dark berry fruit, such as Blueberry, Blackberry and Black Cherry. Oak aging has contributed just a hint of smoke to the nose. The round, creamy wine delivers an abundance of the fruit flavors promised by the olfactory. The fruit and oak are well integrated and the complexity of the wine plays on the tongue long after the wine has been ingested.” –Winemaker notes. New vintage.

2014 La Playa Reserve Block Selection Tinga Claret Colchagua Valley Chile

“An elegant crimson color. On the nose, strawberry and plum with hints of nutmeg. It has good structure and volume with a long ripe red fruit finish. 40% Cabernet, 40% Malbec, 10% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Franc.” –Winemaker notes. . New vintage.

 2016 Greenstone Point Pinot Noir Waipara Valley $16.99/$9.39/$8.45

The 2016 Pinot Noir has fragrant aromas of ripe berry fruit with hints of mixed spice. Bright fruit flavors of black cherry and dark plum are complemented with soft oak notes and light tannins. This light, fruit-forward Pinot Noir has good fruit intensity and bright mouthfeel. This wine can be enjoyed immediately or will age well over the next three to four years. New vintage.

White Wines

2016 Weingut Prechtl Grüner Veltliner Classic Weinviertel
Austria $15.99/$12.19/$10.97

“Petra & Franz Prechtl own and run this 15 hectare estate (established 1839). 100% Grüner Veltliner with classic notes of peppery Veltliner, an inviting bouquet of apple pear on the palate, elegant, animated, and refreshing. Can be paired with appetizers, fish, and Asian cuisine. Very flexible. Great sipper.” –J. Stecker Imports. New vintage.

2016 Cesani Vernaccia di San Gimignano $15.99/$13.09/$11.78

Medium bodied and refreshing, this vibrant wine—made with organically grown fruit—delivers baked apple, citrus zest and bitter almond flavors. Crisp acidity provides balance while steely mineral energizes the clean, linear finish. Organic-certified. New vintage.

From Our Cellar-Inquire

2009 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon $101.39 Wine Advocate, 95 points

2010 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon $103.99 Wine Spectator, 97+ points

2011 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon $105.39 Wine Advocate, 94 points

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