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THE CELLAR DOOR'S Hunkered Down HotSheet
Greetings from the Home Base in SE PDX while listening to classic Run-DMC:

First and foremost, Karen and I want to thank you all for your continued support and ongoing kindness through this uncertain time. We decided to tighten our operations even further as of last week as to not maintain the health and safety of you all.

That all said Bryan is planning to be in the shop on Wednesday 11:00 – 3:00 and will do curbside pickups. If you wish to pick up, give a buzz on your way, we can take your payment info, pull the wine, and bring to your car in the parking lot.

There may be follow-up hours on Friday - we will keep you posted.

We miss you all and can’t wait until we can reconvene again.

Bryan & Karen

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$16.99 BTL./$203.88 CASE

Located in the heart of the Haut Medoc and not far from Margaux and St-Julien, this workaday Bordeaux is a prototype, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 60% Merlot blend

. Aromatic full spice follows dark fruit, violet, undertones of tealeaf and cassis. Dramatic with sneaky fullness, flavorful, nicely layered aspects shine from the quality, depth and charm of the 2015 vintage. Broad texture, nice earth and movement. Very Medoc, with its elegantly poised finish. Punches well above its weight class at 17-bucks. Drink now – 2024+

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$14.99 BTL./$89.94 - SIX PACK

Toss aside your preconceived notions of all Chardonnay being a two-by-four and a pound of butter because this one is steely, bracing, bone dry and most importantly, UNOAKED! A genuine favorite producer from Alto Adige, Girlan is one of the trendy producers in the area and deservedly so, the wines bring it.

Many of you have experienced Girlan’s Pinot Blanc and Pinot Grigio but we want you to jump in and experience the third portion of their unoaked trilogy. Clean, fresh and incredibly vibrant with open notes of spice, ripe peach and tangerine interlaced with beautiful minerality. The palate is zesty and pure with soft cardamom, pear and palate cleansing briskness following from the nose. A most versatile white that will make a fan of crisp and clean whites happy and will give chardonnay lovers a whole new insight into this chameleon of a varietal.

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$19.99 BTL./$119.94 - SIX PACK

The region of Puglia is quite vast and there is a definite divide in styles with the wines from the northern and southern portions of the region. In the south, Negroamaro, Primitivo and Salice Salentino rule the day but in the north around the small city of Lucera, it is the Nero di Troia grape that drives the wines.

Agramente is actually a DOC wine from the specific region of Cacc’e Mmitte di Lucera. 60% Nero di Troia, 15% Sangiovese, 10% Montepulciano and 10% Bombino. We have been watching and enjoying the development of the 2015 Agramente for a couple of years now and what started out as rambunctious and ornery is now smooth, mellow and very classy indeed. Now showing the classic Italian dimension known as sotto bosco, which generally means underbrush, maybe with this wine one can think of a civilized Zin that has been cellared. Briary spice, some anise plenty of smoky aspects along with savory fruits. All smoothed out at the moment, this wine finishes with sass yet has no shortage of sophistication. Have this wine with a pasta with spicy ragu, lamb or smoked meats as well as a carnivorous pizza.