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THE CELLAR DOOR'S 'NON MOLLARE' HOTSHEET
95-point Tuscan Red Special, Wildly Popular White Burgundy & Billecart Salmon Rose Specials
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2018 FRANCOIS CARILLON
BOURGOGNE CHARDONNAY
[reg. $34.99]
SPECIAL - $26.99 BTL./$323.88 CASE

The success on this top notch white Burgundy for the 2017 vintage was so overwhelming that we were offered a one-time deal on the 2018 (which was effected by tariffs and price increases) to run it at the same price! Given that Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault are both north of 50-dollars these days, this very distinguished white Burgundy is a great choice, especially for a White Burgundy lover on a budget.

This wine comes from three plots (2 in Puligny-Montrachet, 1 in Meursault) situated just outside the zones to be referred to as their larger counterparts. A superior version of Bourgogne Blanc and with just the right amplification, mandarin notes with clove, mineral, wet stone and anise lead into a scrumptious, elevated, nervy texture that has depth, dimension, class and persistence. A hell of a lot of white Burg goodness for the price!



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2015 CAPEZZANA CARMIGNANO
'VILLA CAPEZZANA'
[reg. $34.99] SPECIAL - $26.99 BTL./$323.88 CASE

A superb special on one of Tuscany’s finest producers wines from a DOCG region that many of you may have visited, passed through but never experienced. Located northwest of the city of Florence, Carmignano is home to serious red wines that deliver a lot of bang for the buck. Capezzana is an historic property and along with Ambra and Piaggia is generally regarded as the finest grower in the region. If this were grown in Montalcino, it would be three times the price!

This top-level Tuscan red offers up intense aromas of smoky violet, cassis and raspberry with hints of balsam, underbrush and cinnamon. Expansive, chewy, well-harmonized flavors show silky, yet substantial tannins that are gobbled up by the seamless fruit. The prowess of the 2015 vintage shows with this as well as its long finish that spreads out beautifully. A pure and expressive offering from one of Tuscany’s historic estates and while irresistible now, will give more pleasure with age. Drink through 2027+. If you like scores, this has 95 points from Decanter Magazine



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2017 COLLOTTE CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY
'VIEILLES VIGNES'
[reg. $69.99]
SPECIAL - $46.99 BTL. - VERY LIMITED

When was the last time you saw a legit and well-made Chambolle-Musigny (or virtually and Cotes-de-Nuit wine) under 50-bucks? It has been awhile, yes? Well, we have two dozen bottles of a champion producer who does the majority of their work in Marsannay but also has tiny parcels in Chambolle-Musigny with 55-year-old vines.

With incredible vineyard sites, the one thing that marks Isabelle Collotte’s wines is insane aromatics and this cuvée is all about Chambolle. The nose alone makes it worth the price of admission with ravishing, aromatic scents of strawberry, roses, some turned earth and subtle spice from gently placed oak. A ballerina in linebacker’s shoes, this wine shows its presence with mouth-coating red fruits, polished structure and lacy flavors and a firmly focused finish that is tight, but really sticks around. This is true-to-form Chambolle that damn near plays on a Premier Cru level and at this price, won’t break the bank. Drink it 2024 – 2031. ORDERS PLACED FOR THIS CHAMBOLLE WILL ARRIVE AROUND DECEMBER 1



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CHAMPAGNE BILLECART-SALMON
BRUT ROSE
[reg. $101.99]
SPECIAL - $77.99 BTL./$467.94 - SIX PK

Billecart-Salmon's Rose is Champagne’s most famous and top quality multi-vintage version and we are thrilled to have the chance to offer some to the entire list and at a special price. Unfortunately, we never are offered a bunch of this so when it is around and we have a chance at, we jump!

Regarded as one of the finest Rose Champagnes, It is difficult to state just how luxurious and incredible Billecart-Salmon’s Brut Rose truly is. A lovely pale salmon color, on the nose there are gorgeous aromatics of rhubarb, chalk, and a touch of classy white chocolate. In the mouth the mousse and creaminess is incredibly regal, with penetrating red fruits, most noticeably strawberry. Great texture and incredible length make this a truly special occasion Champagne and if you love Billecart and bubbly in general, take advantage!



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2019 JEREMIE HUCHET MUSCADET
'DOMAINE DE CHAUVINIERE'
$11.99 BTL./$143.88 CASE

Jeremie Huchet is perhaps the hottest producer in Muscadet and one of several young growers who are reimagining this famous appellation, especially with the brand new Cru system. The entryway into Jeremie’s wines is the original property that his father started in 1971. A blend of sires within the Cru of Chateau Thebaud, this wine is the ultimate way to familiarize yourselves with the bracing, dry wines from this region that is located outside of Nantes in the Western Loire Valley.

Cool as hell – twenty times as engaging! Brisk, sweeping, classically dry with a tangy minerally quality that defines the entirety of the wine. So imminently liable and the perfect match with a dozen of freshly shucked oysters, steamed clams, sashimi or lighter white fish.



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2018 FOXGLOVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
PASO ROBLES
$14.99 BTL./$179.88 CASE

All Paso Robles fruit (94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot & 2 % Cabernet Franc) and made by Chardonnay specialists Bob and Jim Varner, Foxglove wines consistently overachieve and drink well on an every evening basis.

Aromas of black cherry, leather and a touch of spice box jump out of the glass. The smooth entry evolves into a lush, ripe, round mouth-feel filled with boysenberry, blackberry and earthy flavors that carry into a fine finish that reveals touches of chocolate. All in all this is an attractive, charming Cab that isn't one bit superfluous and that cab-lovers can confidently serve at any occasion.



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2019 VIZAR TEMPRANILLO
$9.99 BTL./$119.88 CASE

Located just outside the far western edge Ribera del Duero in what is known as “Riberadollid”, Bodegas Vizar’s organically farmed vineyards are situated between the great vineyards of Bodegas Mauro and Abadia Retuerta.

Savory spices combine with generous dark fruit, violet, hints of licorice and roasted earth tones on the nose and follow through into a texture that is warm, plush and inviting. The fruit is the focus here and there is plenty of it. This would pair very well with grilled pork chops although I could envision myself throwing down a bottle of this with a bacon cheeseburger.



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1975 CHATEAU RIEUSSEC SAUTERNES
PREMIER CRU CLASSE
$119.00 BTL.

Merely writing words on to an e-mail to describe the attributes of this renowned Sauternes seems to be a violation of all that is epicurean and hedonistic in the wine world. 45-year-old dessert wines from one of the greats aren’t offered very often. Frankly, this will transcend anything that some neurosurgeon pastry chef would make. In all honesty, THIS IS DESSERT!

Dense and layered, the color as older Sauternes does moves toward an amber tone. Beautiful scents of dried apricot, smoke, honey-nut, chamomile, mineral, allspice and on and on and on. The texture is smashing, palate staining, yet having an elegant chime. A spectrum of flavors ethereally assaults the senses of the mouth with different tones every time you taste it. The finish is long and unreal. Very beautiful now on its own or with a damn fine piece of Roquefort cheese.






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