LEONETTI CELLAR PRE-ARRIVAL

We are offering the new releases of Leonetti Cellar in February, prior to their release in March. Leonetti Cellar reds continue to deliver outstanding quality. The new vintages show the complex tannin structures and subtle oak of these estate wines. The talented winemaking of Chris Figgins assures that they are among the best wines made in Washington. Credit card payments are being accepted to guarantee your order.
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2013 Leonetti Cellar Sangiovese Walla Walla Valley 79.95 net

2014 Leonetti Cellar Merlot Walla Walla Valley 79.95 net

2013 Leonetti Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley 99.95 net

2013 Leonetti Cellar Reserve Walla Walla Valley 149.95 net

New Arrivals

2012 SECRET SQUIRREL REDS

Secret Squirrel, known as “Agent 000”, was a 1965 vintage Hanna-Barbera cartoon that parodied the James Bond spy genre. Corliss Estates has produced a new project—wines each bearing frivolous ‘Secret Squirrel’ labels, however, the wines are very good and need to be taken seriously! These are certainly fun to taste, and the wines truly overdeliver at their prices. Squirrel some away for tasting while waiting for the Corliss Estates wines to mature.

2012 Secret Squirrel Syrah-Grenache-Mouvèdre Columbia Valley 25.00 20.75VS

2012 Secret Squirrel Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 25.00 20.75VS

2012 Secret Squirrel Red Red Mountain 30.00 24.90VS

DELILLE CELLARS BIG REDS

The flagship wines of DeLille Cellars are being released in February. The 2013 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Red and the 2013 DeLille Cellars Red ‘Harrison Hill’ are both quite limited and sell out quickly.

2013 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Red Yakima Valley (Limited) 80.00 66.40VS

2013 DeLille Cellars Red ‘Harrison Hill’ Snipes Mountain (Limited) 95.00 78.85VS

Staff Picks

2014 TERRE NERE ETNA ROSSO

IT’S LIKE NEBBIOLO MEETS PINOT NOIR!

In Sicily, 2014 started with a mild winter followed by spring rains. The summer months were warm with a few showers to cool things off. The vines were never stressed. In August, veraison began and it took a long time for the grapes to turn color completely. This pushed back harvest for the Nerello grapes well into early October. An Indian Summer in October completed the ripening period. The 2014 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso shows fine tannins, resembling a cross between Nebbiolo and 1er Cru Pinot Noir from Burgundy. It pairs well with a wide variety of foods. As winemaker-owner Marco de Grazia states on their website, “It is an aristocratically liberal wine.”

2014 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Rosso Mount Etna 20.00 16.60VS

2014 PABIOT POUILLY-FUME

Jonathan Didier Pabiot is a rising star in the eastern Loire Valley, making racy Sauvignon Blanc off of four soil types—Kimmeridgian marl, chalky Portlandian, clay-Silex, and flint.The 2014 Jonathan Didier Pabiot Pouilly-Fumé has an aroma of flint and wet stones, with stone fruit scents. On the palate is a mineral driven taste that makes one immediately want shellfish–oysters, mussels, and clams.

2014 Jonathan Didier Pabiot Pouilly-Fumé 24.00 19.92VS