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THE CELLAR DOOR'S 'WARMING YOU UP' HOTSHEET
Oregon Pinot & Walla Walla Cab Franc
Superb Italian Verdiccio & Red Values
Collectible Gevrey-Chambertin


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2019 BISCI ROSSO 'LE MARCHES'
$16.99 BTL./$203.88 CASE

This is your new favorite under-20 Italian red. If this were made in another more famous region, it would certainly command a much higher price.

Gushing with scents and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, herbs, and black pepper, it is supple and silky in the mouth. Fantastic earth and spice on the finish. Drink over the next 3-5 years. Consumed while watching basketball and eating pizza with pepperoni and mushrooms, there could not have been a better match.



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2021 BISCI VERDICCHIO DI MATELICA
$16.99 BTL./$203.88 CASE

The wine Bisci built its reputation on, Matelica’s are sheer hard limestone and unique to the area.

Resounding aromas of mineral, crustaceans, lemongrass, underlying yellow flowers, anise and limestone. In the mouth it presents laser-beam focus, terroir-specific, energetic and revealing depth and character all in a precise package. The finish is superb and once again, that word mineral enters the conversation. Perfect for shellfish, particularly crab; it also has the intensity to stand up to halibut or sole in a cream sauce.



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2020 CLOS ST-ANTONIN PLAN DE DIEU
COTES-DU-RHONE VILLAGES
$26.99 BTL./$323.88 CASE

Our Southern Rhone infatuation of 2022 has been the Plan de Dieu region. Elevated to Cotes-du-Rhone Villages status in 2005, Plan de Dieu (God’s plain) has been in the larger shadows of the likes of Rasteau and Cairanne.

We offered a smattering of the 2018 earlier this year but now the epic 2020 is available. Finely detailed with exotic black fruits along with wild spices. Bold, but really holds on to the signature Janasse/Sabon style of finesse and silkiness extremely well. Underlying dusty herbes de provence and turned earth. More amplification and penetration than 2018, seductiveness presents itself with the old vine fruit. Gathers its thoughts and then turns inward then snaps back and soars on the flavorful, long, very detailed finish. Drink through 2030+.



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2018 HAMACHER PINOT NOIR 'H'
$23.99 BTL./$287.88 CASE

One of Oregon’s longtime terrific producers, Eric Hamacher produces confident, stylish, heart and soul Pinots.

The ‘H’ is a great entry-level value that sticks and jabs well above its price point. Raspberry, plum, cracked pepper and allspice scents. Forward flavors, bold fruit from the warm 2018 vintage, nicely layered and persistent. An excellent drop to impress out of town guests. Drink over the next 4-6 years.



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2019 CAUSSES DE TEURONS
$13.99 BTL./$167.88 CASE

The Black wine of France. From the Dordogne and more than versions from Washington or Argentina, it is one to drink with your legs under the table.

Wild scents of red and blue berries, plum, sandalwood, exotic spice and dried mushrooms pour from the glass and follow into the mouth. Generous with a thoroughly likeable lively twist from not seeing any oak barrels. Even though there is a toe in this century, this is Cahors and the flavors of this diverse land permeate the pure aromas and flavors found this ancient region. Drink this wine now and over the next 3-4 years with braised and grilled fare.



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2020 ALVAR DE DIOS TORO 'TIO UCO'
$19.99 BTL./$239.88 CASE

From a region that has been known to deliver a super-sized Tempranillo or six, this wine is fresh, engaging and civilized without sacrificing impact.

Aged for 5 months in large, neutral French casks and entirely whole cluster fermentation. Fruit-forward with redcurrants and raspberries plus a touch of clove spiciness gives way to a texture that provides lots of palate coverage with deceptively concentrated flavors complimented by a subtly supple, well-rounded finish. Have with grilled pork chops, robustly flavored sausages or a hard cheese.



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2020 EDI KEBER COLLIO BIANCO
$29.99 BTL./$179.94 - SIX PACK

In a region full of mavericks and renegades, Edi Keber is a small producer who seems to be on everyone's short list of favorites of obscure Italian white wines. One wine and one wine only (a mere 5000 cases) produced, think of it as a Grand Cru blend from his meticulously-farmed vineyards in the Collio region within Friuli.

70% Friulano and with 15% each of Malvasia and Ribolla Gialla. Dramatic tangerine and white flowers are enhanced by forthright peaty minerality, all unfold as the wine airs and develops in the glass. This seamless beauty fills the mouth with intense flavors kept in perfect balance by lightning-crisp acidity and minerality which are derived from an alchemy of ancient vines planted in classic Friuli ‘ponka' soil, that being a crumbly, stony marl. A gorgeously stacked white wine, this really screams for substantial seafood dishes, particularly salmon, however it will also work with vegetables and prosciutto. Drink over the next ten years. In the spirit of Jermann's Vintage Tunina, this perennial Tre Bicchieri-award winning wine is a true benchmark for the 'nomi di fantasia' white wines of Italy.



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2019 ECHOLANDS CABERNET FRANC
BLUE MT. VINEYARD 'WALLA WALLA'
$35.99 BTL./$431.88 CASE

Echolands wines are some of the most compelling, exciting wines I have seen from Walla Walla in quite a while. There is no mucking around with the wines, they avoid so much of the sameness of high PH levels and ooey, gooey jam that seemingly is the stereotype of the area.

97% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot. From the very cool climate area at the foothills of the Blue Mountains, this wine seduces with soaring aromas of red berry, spearmint, herbs, lavender and dark chocolate nibs. In the mouth, it possesses energy, depth, class along with telltale Walla Walla fruit. The finish is driving, generous with just a spot of licorice and allspice. Beautifully formed Cab Franc, enjoy this with duck, short ribs in sauce, barbecue chicken and stronger, soft cheeses.



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2016 LOUIS JADOT GEVREY CHAMBERTIN
'LAVAUX ST-JACQUES' 1ER CRU
$129.99 BTL. - VERY LIMITED

Bloody Profound…Period…Built to age beautifully and makes a superb gift for any Burgundy collector. Be fast, it will sell out, especially at this fantastic price.






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