🌟⭐✨New Items for June✨⭐🌟
“In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.”
― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
Finally, we can feel that summer is just around the corner. Starting June 1st, Leary's will be returning to our normal hours of operation. We will remain open from 9:00 am until 8 PM Monday through Saturday and on Sunday from 10 AM until 6 PM.
We've got fabulous new items to share with you this month. Two brand new Roses, two highly rated red blends, as well as a Nebbiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Pinot Noir. Read on to learn tasting notes, winemaker's notes, and food pairings, and discover which wine was voted #80 in Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2019.
Inscription Pinot Noir
This wine delivers with fresh red fruit flavors, like raspberry and ripe
strawberry. There are definitive Oregon flavors of mushroom, forest
floor, and earth. This is rich and well-built with oak and vanilla nuances
attributed to aging in French oak. Enjoy now and through 2028.
These 100% Willamette Valley Pinot Noir grapes are meticulously
hand-sorted. Each lot is fermented in small batches with up to 20%
whole cluster inclusion. Stainless steel fermentation with daily punch
downs and pump overs is followed by malolactic fermentation. These
distinct vineyard lots are barrel-aged for 8-10 months in French oak
before we make the final blend.
Near-perfect harvest conditions capped another outstanding growing
season at King Estate. Bud break came on April 22nd followed by
bloom right on time in late June. Heat spiked in August but never broke
the 100-degree mark. Cooler temperatures in September and October
created ideal conditions to let the fruit hang and flavors intensify.
Harvest on the estate began on September 21st and ran through
October 22nd, yielding 1,536 tons of fruit. Rain held off, with only
trace amounts falling before the harvest was in.
Finca el Origen PHI
The Malbec base (51%) prints violet and plum aromas along with an amazing concentration and round, velvety tannins. The Cabernet Sauvignon (35%) enhances the mouth fill, reaching a better structure and complex aromas, while the Petit Verdot (7%) and the Bonarda (7%) add fruity notes, color, structure, juicy and soft tannins, and nice acidity that improves the long finish. They are perfectly combined to reach full harmony and to reflect the vintage's blend.
Wine Enthusiast 93
Grainy oak, blackberry, and raisin form a three-note nose. Tartaric acidity lifts an otherwise ripe and raisiny palate, while flavors of raisin, black plum, and vanilla finish with tobacco notes. This Malbec blend follows the recipe of very ripe fruit, lots of oak, and tartaric boost; drink through 2028.
- Michael Chachner, Wine Enthusiast (Oct 2019)
🥩🍝 Food Pairings🍗🍖
Pairs well with beef, pasta, lamb, and poultry
MacRostie Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast 2017
📝VINEYARD NOTES: The 2017 vintage followed a cool very wet winter. The soils were moist and rich, which required extra meticulous care with cover crop management and canopy management. There was a heat spike at the end of August which prompted us to pick most of the vineyards in early September. The fruit came in clean and healthy and by mid-September, everything was picked and fermenting in the winery.
🍇WINEMAKING NOTES: The majority of these grapes were destemmed into small-lot fermenters to capture the uniqueness of each site. About 20% of our fruit was fermented with whole clusters to add fruit aromas and rich complexity to the final wine. Following a two-week fermentation, the lots were drained from the skins and put into French oak barrels to age for ten months. 27% new oak was used during aging to accentuate the structure and color of the wine, without overwhelming the delicate aromas of this fine coastal Pinot Noir. We bottled August 15th, 2018.
🍷Tasting Notes Opulent in the glass, this wine has TASTING NOTES: a garnet color and ripe black currant aromas. The palate is dynamic and bright, with vibrant flavors of plum, baking spice, and cocoa underscored by a firm, acid-driven structure and fine dusty tannins that carry through to a lingering finish.
8th Octava Bassa
🍇Winemaker Notes The balance of a silky and crystalline voice Born of two creators motivated by interlaced passions: Marcelo Pelleriti, winemaker and musician Pedro Aznar, musician and sommelier.
A rich and juicy wine with chocolate and berry character. Full body, soft and velvety tannins, and a flavorful finish. Gorgeous and sexy. A blend of malbec and cabernet franc.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Octava Alta is produced with grapes from Vista Flores and La Consulta from the Valle de Uco, and also a blend of grapes, as it's Malbec with 20% Cabernet Franc. It fermented in French barrels that are rolled to have a gentle extraction with manual punching down and indigenous yeasts. The élevage in barrique lasted 18 months and only 10% of the barrels were new. Heady, aromatic, ripe without excess, very showy, with nicely integrated oak. The palate is medium to full-bodied, dense and juicy. The result is a powerful, intense, yet elegant, balanced, and fresh wine.
📝Celebrated for its bold flavors and supple texture, Malbec has enjoyed runaway success in Argentina since the late 20th century. The grape originated in Bordeaux, France, where it historically contributed color and tannin to blends. A French agronomist, who saw great potential for the variety in Mendoza’s hot, high-altitude landscape, brought Malbec to Argentina in 1868. Somm Secret—If you’re trying to please a crowd, Malbec is generally a safe bet with its combination of dense fruit and soft tannins.
The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our vineyards in Alexander Valley and McDowell Valley. Harvested in late September and early October and fermented for three weeks at temperatures in the 70s, these grapes yielded deep, intense wine that conveys a taut freshness with great aromatic purity. Balanced between modern California and Old World, this wine is dense with buckets of black currant and cherry that are tempered with a dusty herbaceous quality. Built to age and best with food.
Blend: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 5% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot
Wine Enthusiast 92 Points
Saturated with opulent black-fruit flavors and moderately tannic, this wine is big but polished and complex. It shows little obvious oakiness, but rather feels shaped by oak aging until it was velvety and firm. Enjoyable now with something roasted or braised, this wine will drink best after 2022. Editors’ Choice‼
Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Spring 2019 93 Points
The 2016 Armé is another superb wine in the middle tier of the Marietta range. Fresh, savory, and super-expressive, the Armé has a lot going on. Black cherry, sage, lavender, menthol, and licorice give the wine striking savory nuance to play off the dark Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. More than anything else, though, the Armé is a superb value in California Cabernet.
📝ESTATE GROWN CABERNET SAUVIGNON The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our vineyards in Alexander Valley and McDowell Valley. Harvested in late September and early October and fermented for three weeks at temperatures in the 70s, these grapes yielded deep, intense wine that conveys a taut freshness with great aromatic purity. Balanced between modern California and Old World, this wine is dense with buckets of black currant and cherry that are tempered with a dusty herbaceous quality. Built to age and best with food.
Triacca Valtellina Superiore
from Lombardy, Italy
#80 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2019
Ruby red tending to garnet; typical hints of small fruits such a raspberry,
but also of violet and wild rose; on the palate dry, slightly tannic,
strong, with typical hints of hazelnut and dried plums. becoming more
soft and velvety plums.
🥩Food Pairings 🧀
This wine is best paired with first courses, meat, and cheeses.
An elegant red, with sleek tannins trimming a fresh range of macerated raspberry, sandalwood, lavender, and iron flavors. Well-knit, featuring a creamy, lingering finish that echoes mineral and citrus peel notes. Drink now through 2029.
Pretty, pinot-like fruit is on display here, such as rose petals and tulips, as well as hints of citrus and incense. Finely knit with forthright acidity and light, subtle tannins. Medium-bodied and medium on the finish. Drink now.
Rippa Delle More
Stylish, deep ruby/violet red. Plummy/blueberry character, hints of herbs and mint. Rich soft opulent tannins. Long intense finish, no harshness. Very enjoyable now will develop over many years.
A powerful yet elegant wine with pepper, spices, sweet morello cherry fruit and vanilla with a smooth, mouth-filling texture. A very complete wine with a wonderfully, long, and fine finish.
📝Wine Maker's Notes
The name means "Hill of the Blackberries". Matured in French oak barriques for 18-24 months. The most full-bodied wine in the Vicchiomaggio range. All the vines are over 20 years old and are strictly pruned, ensuring that yields are extremely low. A big yet elegant wine with pepper and spices, sweet fruit, and vanilla. Full-bodied and vibrant when released, will mature over many years and become deep and complex.. Limited production ensures that this wine will always be a much-sought rarity.
Serve: At room temperature with roast red meats, game, and spicy stews. Open the bottle 1 to 2 hours before pouring.
Regaleali Le Rose 🌹
🍷Tasting Notes Deep salmon-pink in color, Le Rose offers delicate aromas of cherry, raspberry, blackberry, and-appropriate to its name-rose petals. Rich on the palate with refreshing acidity and a long, flavorful finish, this is what Sicilians enjoy in the summertime.
On the Regaleali estate grow countless, lush roses from all over the world. This fragrant Rosato is a tribute to the roses of Regaleali. Brilliant color, fruity scent of strawberries, cherries and mulberries, rich and spicy taste, fresh and of pleasant bite.
🦐Food Pairing Le Rose di Regaleali is perfect for tuna, salmon, poultry, pork, and flavorful pasta dishes, this wine is universally food-friendly.
Morogues – Rosé
This rose is vinified like a white wine (no malolactic fermentation).
The wine shows the characteristics of its color: freshness and finesse.
This thirst-quenching wine makes a delicious aperitif and a fine accompaniment to cold and white meats.