Spring Wine Has Sprung
Happy Spring Leschi! It actually feels as if winter has finally left us. Spring brings forth fresh beginnings, longer days, and of course, new wines! Following are TEN of the Market’s newest, hottest wines to arrive. Here are a few new red, white and rosé to check out over the next month.
Not to be missed: Leschi Cellars newest releases are included here too—the return of our very popular Rosé of Syrah, and the first ever Willamette Valley Pinot Noir! Both are outstanding and have been met with great fanfare upon hitting the shelves. Enjoy! –KB
2016 DeLille Cellars D2 Columbia Valley ($42)
“2016 D2, the 25th vintage of this remarkable cuvee, leaps from the glass with an impressive and inviting abundance of fruit aromas, including pomegranate, fresh blueberry and currant. Restrained oak influence enrobes the fruit, adding essences of cocoa nibs and cherry cordial. Dense and vibrant on the palate, with a pure fruit core, this wine offers elegant tannin and remarkable integration. Incredibly balanced barrel influence and Cabernet presence supports an extended finish.” –Winemaker Notes.
2015 Sous Sol Cabernet Sauvignon DuBrul Vineyard Yakima Valley ($32)
“Sous Sol is very excited for our newly released 2015 Cabernet from the acclaimed DuBrul Vineyard. We are excited to be working alongside Hugh and Kathy Shiels to emulate a true terroir driven project. A nice finessed wine with a bouquet of spice, dark cocoa and mild tobacco with an elegant, textured mouthfeel of dark currant and an earthiness that finishes with supple grape tannins.” –Winemaker Notes.
2017 Leschi Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley ($20)
“Leschi Cellars is proud to introduce Pinot Noir to the stable of wines. This one of a kind Pinot Noir accurately captures the elegance and complexity created by the volcanic soils of Oregon. The blackberry and cherry aromas give way to finely developed tannins, mushroom and earth on the lengthy, dry Burgundian finish. A great match for Northwest salmon or Leschi Market’s roast chicken. –KB’s Tasting Notes.
2017 Yves Cuilleron “Les Vignes d’à Côté” Syrah Vin de France ($18)
Yves Cuilleron, who makes his home in Chavanay, in the northern Rhône, is widely regarded as one of the rising stars on the French wine scene. The Les Vignes d’à Côté Syrah is Cuilleron’s entry-level Syrah, however it is far from entry-level in quality. Lovely notes of crushed black currant and violets abound in this very pretty Syrah, and the wine exhibits a fine balance between lush fruit and good acidity.