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					SEPTEMBER 2009
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Leschi Market
Newsletter • www.LeschiMarket.com • (206) 322-0700

Ed’s Picks
2007 Laurenz V. Singing Gruner Veltliner Austria $16.99/$12.19/$19.97 List Price//Our Price/Six-Bottle Price

2008 Geos Rosso Piceno Italy $12.99/$11.19/$10.07 2006 Ferraton Pere & Fils Chateauneufdu-Pape Rhône Valley France $43.99/$31.79/$28.61 2005 Otis Kenyon Syrah Walla Walla

2007 Trust Syrah Walla Walla Valley $30.99/$26.19/$23.57 2007 Château de La Greffiere Blanc Mâcon-La Roche-Vineuse France $19.99/$16.79/$15.11 2007 Owen Roe Ex Umbris Syrah Columbia Valley $26.99/$23.39/$21.05 Inside This Newsletter Red Wines White Wines Best Sellers 2 2 4 2008 Cedergreen Old Vine Chenin Blanc Columbia Valley $18.99/$15.89/$14.30 2007 Mannina Cellars Cali Cabernet Sauvignon Blend Walla Walla Valley $19.99/$16.79/$15.11

$30.99/$27.99/$25.19

Kenny’s Picks
2007 Filippo Gallino Barbera d’Alba Italy $17.99/$14.69/$13.22 2008 Zellina Latisana Pinot Grigio Italy $12.99/$9.39/$8.45 2005 Jeanjean Clos Roque d’aspes Faugeres France $17.99/$13.99/$12.59 2007 Joseph Drouhin Saint-Veran France $20.99/$13.99/12.59 Paul Louis Martin Bouzy Brut France $34.99/$28.99/$26.09 2008 L’Hortus Coteaux du Languedoc Rosé France $16.99/$13.99/$12.59

Julie’s Picks
2008 Domaine des Cassagnoles Blanc Menseng Gascogne France $14.99/$12.19/$10.97 2008 Lumos Pinot Gris Oregon $18.99/$15.80/$14.30 2008 Trust Riesling Columbia Valley $17.99/$14.99/$13.49

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Red Wines
2006 Watermill Estate Malbec Walla Walla Valley Mocha and vanilla come through on the nose; spices, black pepper, black fruits, plums and black cherry on the palate. Medium to full-bodied with medium tannins. Extremely well-balanced and smooth with a long finish. The 2009 Seattle Wine Awards, held in April 2009 at the Rainer Club, awarded this Watermill Wine a “Double Gold” in its varietal and price category. Only 50 cases made. $32.99/$26.19/$23.57 2008 Mollydooker “The Maitre D” Cabernet Sauvignon Australia “A Cabernet-lover’s dream with layers of dark fruit, dark chocolate and spice with silky tannins. Superb depth and concentration, as well.” –Winemaker notes $26.99/$23.39/$21.05 2006 Yangarra Estate Old Vine Grenache McLaren Vale Australia “Lithe and generous, offering a lovely beam of plum and floral flavors riding on a fine bed of polished tannins, finishing with a welcoming, open texture. Drink now through 2011.” -Wine Spectator, 89 points $32.99/$19.99/$17.99 2006 Joseph Drouhin Laforet Pinot Noir Bourgogne France The hue has usually a brilliant rubygarnet color. The nose offers effusive aromas of crushed berries (raspberry, redcurrant and blackcurrant come to mind). On the palate, the wine is full of charm and very pleasant to drink: Fresh and fruity berry flavors with light and elegant tannins. $16.99/$13.99/$12.59

2007 Zolo Malbec Mendoza “Our malbec grapes are selected from our estate vineyards located in the best wine-growing regions of Mendoza. High intensity of black fruits, raspberries and violets. Aged six months in oak.” $11.99/$10.29/$9.26 2006 Estancia Merlot Central Coast California “ Aromas vanilla bean, black cherry, baking spices and currant. A soft, lusciously round mouthfeel with a long finish and overtones of sweet oak and chocolate. 98% Merlot, 1.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petite Syrah.” Winery notes $18.99/$10.29/$9.26 2008 Tormaresca Neprica Puglia Italy 40% Negroamaro, 30% Primitivo and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Negroamaro and Primitivo by themselves sometimes lack balance or their flavors are too forceful. With the addition of the Cab Sauv to the mix , well… Wow! $13.99/$9.39/$8.45 2008 McManis Merlot California “Fruit aromas of blackberry, blueberry, raspberry and cassis that are joined by notes of vanilla, hazelnut, milk chocolate and caramel – from months of oak aging. The wine is soft and round in the mouth, the abundance of fruit present in the nose is replicated and lingers in the clean finish.” —Winery notes $12.99/$9.39/$8.45
2006 Les Deux Rives Rouge Corbieres “Powerful and sunny nose with mature grape aromas and very fine red fruits. Full-bodied, excellent persistence in the mouth. Les Deux Rives is a blend of wines from the best vineyards of the Val d'Orbieu, the most acclaimed wine company. 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre and 10% Carignan.” –Winemaker notes

Antica Osteria Garofoli NV, Italy Blackberry and smoke fragrance. Light body with juicy ripeness. This is great for the simple weeknight grill. Made from Sangiovese and Montepulciano in the Marche by the oldest winery in the region. Garofoli family are stars with over 10 Tre Bicchieri awards. $9.99/$7.49/$6.74 2007 Crucillon Tinto Campo de Borja Spain 100% Grenache. Cherry skins, red licorice and a spot of earthiness carry the sweet nose. The mouth offers additional ripe red fruits, decent tannins and perky acidity. It’s a balanced, easy, no-brainer $7.99/$6.59/$5.93 2008 Tierra Del Sol Malbec Mendoza Argentina Notes of dark fruit, cherries and raspberries fill the nose, along with hints of coffee, chocolate and violet. Black and red fruit flavors, such as prunes and raspberries please the palate, along with velvety tannins. Pairs well with steaks, pastas and barbecue. $7.99/$6.59/$5.93

White Wines
2008 L’Ecole No l Chardonnay Columbia Valley “This elegantly balanced Chardonnay shows robust acidity and purity of fruit with subdued tropical fruit, orange blossom and Asian pear flavors and subtle mineral nuances that gain complexity on a long, robust finish.” – Winemaker notes

$23.99/$20.59/$18.53

$11.99/$9.39/$8.45 On the shelves look for the cantaloupe-colored tags. They identify wines featured this month.

Over 1,600 wines to choose from at Leschi Market!

2007 William Fevre Champs Royaux Chablis France 2007 is a classic vintage, precise and delineated. This is a pure and gorgeous wine for the money. The Chablis hallmarks are all here, the pale-yellow color with a greenish tinge, strong minerality and crisp acidity. $29.99/$18.69/$16.82 2008 Maso Canali Pinot Grigio Trentino Italy Maso Canali is crafted from 100% Pinot Grigio grapes grown in Trentino's finest vineyards. Possessing a cool, Mediterranean microclimate, the hillside location of these premier vineyards provides the perfect terroir for growing Pinot Grigio grapes. Aromas of tropical fruit and apricot. This wine is wellbalanced with ripe flavors of apple and pear, leading to a clean finish. $29.99/$15.89/$14.30 2008 Lumos Pinot Gris Rudolfo Vineyard Oregon “Local favorite Lumos makes one of Avalon’s most popular white wines. This 2008 vintage is shaping up to be full of the same beautiful, clean, crisp, citrusy qualities that we loved in the ‘07. We are already hearing things like “mmm pear, mmmm peaches, mmmm grapefruit.” –Avalon Wine $18.99/$15.89/$14.30 2008 Wente Chardonnay Riva Ranch Arroyo Seco Monterey California “This perfectly balanced wine from Wente’s estate vineyards in the southern Santa Lucia Highlands has become a customer favorite… we’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t like it! And what’s not to like? There’s a little oak, a little butter, a lot of fruit and a very full bodied wine! “ –Winemaker notes $21.99/$14.99/$13.49

2008 Trust Riesling Columbia Valley “A combination of vineyard sites, all with differing soils and climates comes together in a wine showcasing apricots and Alberta peaches with a backbone of earthy minerals. The 2% of residual sugar balances the bright acidity found in the cool 2008 growing season.“ – Winemaker notes $17.99/$14.99/$13.49 2007 Carabella Pinot Gris Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Clean, crisp, restrained style of Pinot Gris, reminiscent of the 2000 vintage. Grapefruit and pear aromas, vibrant citrus on the palate with an unusual hint of minerality on the finish. Pairs well with crab and grilled shrimp. Excellent as an aperitif. $17.99/$14.99/$13.49 2007 Joseph Drouhin SaintVeran Chardonnay Burgundy “Saint-Veran is very close stylistically to Pouilly-Fuisse, with its intense fruity, flowery nose and its refreshing flavors. It can be enjoyed very young, two to three months after bottling. Yet, give it one or two more years to fully appreciate its complexity.” –Winemaker notes $20.99/$13.99/$12.59 2008 West Cape Howe Unwooded Chardonnay Western Australia “A fruit salad of melons, passion fruit pineapple and apple aromas. The palate is surprisingly smooth, luscious and mouthfilling. The passion fruit follows on from the nose and tropical fruits offer complexity. A well-balanced wine with a crisp and refreshing finish, ideally suited to a range of cuisines…or on its own. This wine is best consumed within 18 months while it is fresh and crisp.” -Winery notes $17.99/$13.99/$12.59

2007 Laurenz V. Singing Gruner Veltliner Austria The grapes for the Singing Gruner Veltliner are grown mainly in loess and gravel soils of the Kremstal region. By adding some Veltliner grapes from the Weinviertel region the wine takes on the typical spiciness and a touch of white pepper. It is lively and vibrant, still balanced and very food friendly. A very attractive fruit bouquet yields apple, peach and citrus aromas. The soft and juicy palate is supported by fine acidity. $16.99/$12.19/$10.97 2005 Spater-Veit Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Spatlese Mosel Saar-Ruwer Germany Beautifully integrated mix of lime, peach and slate marks this delicate, firmly structured Riesling. It’s like gastronomic fireworks that enliven the palate and then turn ethereal, a creamy texture throughout. Great finish. $14.99/$11.99/$10.79 2008 Estancia Pinnacles Ranches Chardonnay Monterey County “Fresh pear and crisp apple aromas are accented by notes of honeydew with a touch of floral on the finish. Bright tropical notes and stone fruit flavors compliment the vibrant citrus nuances. Soft touches of toasty oak and cream accentuate the lingering minerally finish.” –Winery notes $18.99/$10.29/$9.26 2008 Penalolen Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley Chile With this wine, Penalolen demonstrates how impressive Sauvignon Blanc can be when grown in the right place and guided by a talented winemaker. The use of pure, ripe fruit gives this wine a powerfully rich and complex flavor, free from oak or residual sugar. The aromas of mandarin orange and fresh cut flowers, combined with good acidity, make this Sauvignon Blanc a classic partner for food. $12.99/$10.29/$9.26

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2008 Barone Fini Pinot Grigio Valdadige Italy Soft, round fruit fills the mouth with ripe, juicy flavors. A long finish glides into flavors of ripe apples and lichee nuts. A wine to be enjoyed alone, as an aperitif, or with shellfish, fowl and light meals . $16.99/$9.39/$8.45 2008 Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand "Vivid, refreshing and brimming with lime-accented pear, star fruit and light vanilla flavors, lingering nicely on the expressive finish. Drink now.” –Wine Spectator, 90 points $12.99/$9.39/$8.45 2007 Marinada Macabo/Moscatel Vino de la Tierra de Castilla Spain If you like Vinho Verde, you will love this one. From beautiful Toledo, Spain, this Macabeo shows an elegant floral bouquet with hints of tropical fruits and green apple. $10.99/$6.59/$5.93

Best Sellers At Leschi Market
Red Wines: 1. 2004 Distant Bay Cabernet Sauvignon Washington $9.99/$6.29/$5.66 2. Estrella Reserva Red Lot #3 California NV $7.99/$4.69/$4.22 3. 2004 Chateau Ste. Michelle Syrah Columbia Valley $15.99/$7.39/$6.65 4. 2006 Columbia Crest Two Vines Vineyard 10 Red Washington $9.99/$6.59/$5.93 5. 2007 Owen Roe Sharecropper Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley $17.99/$13.99/$12.59 6. 2006 St. Francis Bed Blend California $16.99/$9.39/$8.45

White Wines: 1. 2008 Three Thieves “The Bandit” Pinot Grigio California $9.99/$6.59/$5.93 2. 2008 Casal Garcia Vinho Verde Portugal $9.99/$7.49/$6.74 3. 2008 Domaine Talmard Chardonnay France $10.99/$10.29/$9.26 4. 2006 Geode Chardonnay Santa Barbara County California $23.99/$13.09/$11.78 5. 2008 Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc California $12.99/$10.69/$9.62 6. 2006 Bird in Hand Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc Australia $17.99/$7.99/$7.19 **Prices subject to change***


				
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