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06.21.2005

Grapeleaf Cellars Closing Wine Sale, June 25th and 26th in Berkeley, CA

I've just been notified that Grapeleaf cellars in Berkeley, CA will be closing its doors this weekend and is selling off all of its wine by the case at unbelievably low prices. These wines, in my experience, are of extremely good quality and are sourced from vineyards that winemaker Tom Leaf has had long standing contracts with. I reviewed one of his Syrahs last year, and have tasted through many of his other wines. If I didn't have too much wine already, I'd be there buying several cases.

If you're getting married sometime soon, or know anyone who is, this is a perfect occasion to save thousands of dollars on the wine for your wedding, or maybe just to ensure that you have good wine with dinner for the next couple of years.

Here's what's on offer:

1999 Chardonnay - Sonoma Valley $59/case (=$4.92 per btl)
1999 Chardonnay - Russian River Valley $59/case
1999 Pinot Noir - Sonoma Valley $59/case
1999 Pinot Noir - Russian River Valley $79/case (=$6.58 per btl)
1999 Cuvee Noir (Pinot Noir/Zinfandel blend) $59/case
1999 Zinfandel - Two Valley Sonoma $79/case
2000 Chardonnay - Sonoma Valley $79/case
2000 Chardonnay - Carneros $30/case (=$2.50 per btl)
2000 Zinfandel - Two Valley Sonoma $49/case (=$4.08 per btl)

.... and apparently many more wines. I believe that most wines will be available for tasting as well, so you can try before you buy!

Grapeleaf Cellars Closing Sale
When: Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, 10am to 6pm.
Where: 805 Camelia Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (see directions below)
Phone: (510) 527-1305
Email: [email protected]

DIRECTIONS:
To get to the winery: Take 80 North (from San Francisco and Oakland) to the Gilman Street exit, turn east on Gilman and drive five blocks to 5th Street. Turn right and go one block to Camelia Street. The winery is between 5th and 6th Streets at 805 Camelia. Plenty of parking is available in the neighborhood.

Comments (3)

Lenn wrote:
06.21.05 at 1:33 PM

Any favorites...and I wonder if he'd send me some :)

06.21.05 at 4:33 PM

Tom's line up is rock solid. He is a great winemaker, just not a great salesman. His wines are consistently high quality. Some of my favorites are:
* Chard- Carneros (esp. 1999)
* Pinot Noir- Dutton
* Pinot Noir- Iund
* Zinfandel- 2 Valley (esp. 1999)
* Syrah

If you like balanced (not over the top oak bombs)
Chards, you will love his whites.

Hope to see you there! I'll be there all day Sunday.

Cheers,
Sasha
Eno Wines

In the interest of openess and honesty: I am a friend of Tom's, have lent a hand during the harvest, and made wines in the same place.

06.21.05 at 8:11 PM

I agree with Sasha's recommendations on the Pinot. The 2000 Iund and 2000 Russion River valley are fantastic.

I got a couple mixed cases about two months back and I've spoiled myself drinking it as my "everyday wine."

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