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THE CELLAR DOOR'S 'HOLIDAY LID-LIFTER' HOTSHEET
Three New Arrivals plus The 12 Wines of X-Mas


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2016 ALMONDO ARNEIS
'BRICCO CILIEGIE'
$19.99 BTL./$119.94 - SIX PACK

There is Arneis then there is Almondo Arneis. Sometimes one visits a wine region and tastes many great wines but there are always eye-opening, tuning fork moments. This was one of them from my visit to Piedmont back in May and one that I have been impatiently waiting to share with yinz all. The Roero is famous for this grape and most of it is grown in a specific area of the region. While so much is good, when I visited Piedmont and this producer back in May, I quickly discovered that Domenico and his sons Federico and Stefano are making white wines from this grape that are extraordinary and very special indeed. All of the property is within the village of Monta and is at the highest point of the Roero.

Bricco Ciliegie is a site that has sand but what makes it very individual is the presence of limestone with some clay. Blitzing mineral and energy present with underlying scents of lemon and apricot and gentle touches of saline. The entry is round and expansive then picking up nerve and livewire character that lifts the wine and fills the mouth with joy. Kisses of honey and fennel beam on the finish, but what really sets it off is the stoniness and brilliant persistence. Again, I cannot say enough just how excited I am to feature this. We will also pour it next Friday December 14. Dungeness crab is coming and it will work with scallops or seabass. For the adventurous cook, try with a seafood risotto with asparagus.



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2015 IL MOLINO DI GRACE
CHIANTI CLASSICO
$17.99 BTL./$107.94 - SIX PACK

From Panzano in the northern sector of the Chianti Classico zone, Il Molino di Grace is one of Chianti's hidden treasures and values. Alas, these wines are now being discovered, but their appeal still is amazing, especially because they have so much drink-worthy appeal and can age well, too.

2015 is a great Tuscan vintage and this one has taken full advantage of the splendor with subdued aromas of pomegranate, bing cherry, anisette, dried violets, sage, mineral and camphor. The single most impressive thing about this red is that the deep aromas present on the nose are echoed in the mouth, making it a truly deliciously and incredibly honest bottle of Tuscan red. Have this versatile Chianti with grilled or fried seafood dishes, hearty Bolognese and Reggiano. A great one to have around the house for any occasion, as it shows like filet mignon for ground beef prices. Drink over the next 5-6 years.



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LAURENT PERRIER GRAND SIECLE BRUT
GIFT BOX WITH TWO CHAMPAGNE GLASSES $149.99 PER GIFT PACK

Grand Siecle refers to the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King who ruled France in its most radiant era. A blend of three of the greatest Champagne vintages in recent memory, 1998, 1999, and 2002, and is made up of 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir from 11 different 100% Grand Cru sites. Intense and rich with unparalleled complex notes of wheat thin, orange marmalade, truffle, hazelnut, lemon...the list goes on!!!

Seductive bubbles, yet full-flavored and sophisticated with a finish that soars into next week! Its excellent balance make it a top choice for the finest caviar or mushroom dishes, and on its own, you can indulge yourself on one of the richest, most incredibly rounded Champagnes that you have ever tasted. Nothing is more luxurious! Since it isn’t a vintage dated Champagne but is equally as luxurious, it always seems to be a price point lower. Lastly, this top notch Champagne has 97 points from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and with the lovely box and glassware that comes with it, makes a great gift.




THE TWELVE WINES OF X-MAS
(This list only goes to 11)
We know vino is popular for gifting this time of year and we have been holding a number of great bottles for just the occasion. White Burgundy, Pinot Noir, 100 point Champagne, Barbaresco & more. This is only a start, there are many more excellent choices here at The Cellar Door for all of your Alcoholiday needs.

2016 WALTER SCOTT PINOT NOIR
‘CLOS DES OISEAUX’
$119.99 MAG – 2 available

2016 WALTER SCOTT PINOT NOIR
‘SOJOURNER VINEYARD’
$119.99 MAG – 2 available

2016 WALTER SCOTT CHARDONNAY
‘X-NOVO VINEYARD’
$109.99 MAG – 2 available

[three rare large format bottlings from one of Oregon’s most prolific producers who are located in the Eola Hills]


2014 CAYUSE SYRAH 'ARMADA'
$139.99 BTL. – 3 available

[Well-known Washington rarity. 99 Points - The Wine Advocate.]


2015 CARILLON PULIGNY-MONTRACHET
[reg. $75.99]
SPECIAL - $49.99 BTL. – 3 available

[Superb special on one of the great names of Puligny-Montrachet]


2017 CLOS DE LA ROILETTE
FLEURIE ‘CUVEE TARDIVE’
$59.99 MAG – 2 available

[Cru Beaujolais...very rare to have this limited cuvee in a large format]


2013 PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO OVELLO
$59.99 BTL. – 10 available

[A real special version from Produttori and the Cru Ovello Vineyard. 96 pts - Vinous]


2004 CHAMPAGNE GOSSET EXTRA BRUT ‘CELEBRIS’
[reg. $179.99]
SPECIAL - 119.99 BTL. - 2 available

[rock star Champagne house’s tete de cuvee Grand Cru and all in one honking bottle]


2012 MATELLO PINOT NOIR 'SOURIS'
$31.99 BTL – 12 available

[Scintillating and from one of Oregon’s most delightful producers and one that is starting to drink so very well]


2015 CASTELLO DI VOLPAIA
CHIANTI CLASSICO RESERVA
$39.99 BTL – 3 available

[Top drawer Riserva. 96 points, The Wine Spectator and #3 in their Top 100.]


2012 ROMAIN COLLET CHABLIS PREMIER CRU MONTMAINS
$34.99 BTL. – 6 available

[Stellar Chablis producer. An excellent example of mature Chablis that drinks so well.]





IT’S A CAMERON FESTIVUS

A joyous and rambunctious Festivus par-tay with Special Guest John Paul from Cameron Winery
$10.00 Tasting Fee for this event

Friday December 7 from 5:00 – 8:00 (John will be here during this time)

- Once again we have the Bad Man, the legend himself in the house and we will be pouring and featuring 4-5 Cameron wines along with a lineup of Festivities to celebrate Festivus!
- The Airing of Grievances
- Feats of Strength
Afterwards perhaps a Karaoke and Dance contest....a fun time that you will regret if you don’t appear!

FEATURED CAMERON SELECTIONS:

2016 Cameron Pinot Noir ‘Abbey Ridge'
2016 Cameron Pinot Noir ‘Clos Electrique'
2014 Cameron Nebbiolo
2017 Cameron Dundee Hills Chardonnay






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