WINE WE LOVE
Love is in the air all month long. Let us celebrate with Wine We Love! Following are twelve of the wine department staff’s favorite bottles currently being offered at Leschi Market. All have received the attached heralding accolades and praise, but most importantly, the all-important Leschi Market stamp of approval. Prices listed are shelf price, and everyone receives 10% off any 6-bottle purchase, all the time.
2013 Foradori Vigneti delle Dolomiti Red Granato ($54.99)
“Foradori’s 2013 Granato is superb. Like all of these 2013s, the Granato is a bit laid back in this vintage. Still, there is plenty of depth and intensity in the dark black cherry, plum, spice, new leather and menthol flavors. That said, it is the wine’s textural depth and creaminess that separate it stylistically from the other wines in the range. Drinking window 2018-2028.” - Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 93-points.
2014 Buty Conner Lee Vineyard Merlot & Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley ($41.99)
“Supple, broad and expressive, layering rose petal—accented cherry and plum flavors against powdery tannins, finishing with sleekness and harmony. Drink now through 2024. 325 cases made.” –Wine Spectator, 92-points.
2013 Domaine des Miquettes St. Joseph Rouge Côteaux de L’Ardeche ($29.99)
Syrah as it ought to be. The vineyard rows are worked throughout the year with horse drawn plough. Fermentations occur with natural yeasts. This is unmanipulated wine—a simple but powerful expression of the place from which it came. An organic gem from an independent winery at a very attractive price.
2012 La Chenade de Pomerol Bordeaux ($25.99)