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THE CELLAR DOOR'S 'LET LOOSE' HOTSHEET
Sicily Red, New Muscadet, Cotes-du-Rhone for 11, Collectible Special


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2018 METAIREAU MUSCADET
'CARTE NOIRE'
$19.99 BTL./$239.88 CASE

Many of you had the chance to experience Metaireau’s Petite Mouton version Muscadet about two months ago and loved it. I always love that particular wine, but when it comes to Metaireau, this one always gets me off the chair. The name Metaireau is synonymous with Muscadet. An outspoken proponent of the appellation, Louis Metaireau’s effusive energy led to the formation of the "Arts et Vignerons" group that strives for quality rather than quantity. Over time his Domaine has grown and now it is his daughter Marie-Luce who runs the show and continues to put forth some of the most epic wines of France.

This wine reflects where it is grown, as there are serious gunflint and stony aromas that remind one of a quarry right after it has rained. Combining ripe lemon with these notes adds for complexity. In the mouth, it is intense and gains laser-like persistence, herbs, and peat. Lots of spine and focus throughout which heads into a glorious finish packed with verve, lace and subliminal messages that say that this is virtuoso stuff. This impressive effort is a hedonistic exercise in terroir and easily compliments oysters (of course) but will also go with any fish preparation done with a fine sauce.



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2016 TASCA D'ALMRITA NERO D'AVOLA
'LAMURI'
$16.99 BTL./$203.88 CASE

If Don Corleone or Tony Soprano were hippies, Tasca's Lamuri might well be their favorite wine. Get it, Mob-Land of Sicily combined with a wine whose name (Lamuri) translates to "love" in Sicilian dialect. We can just see it now - flowers at the end of their guns; looking at the next victim's point of view before a whacking and if that didn't work, sharing some patchouli or hippie lettuce with them...Yeah, right!

Sicily in a bottle, its savory and feral aromas gently give way to pronounced plum, licorice and warm earth tones. Texturally, it is generous, detailed and dry with excellent firmness, structure and length. The licorice, along with Moroccan-spice and smoke come out on the superb, vibrant and refined finish. We recommend having it over the next 4-6 years with roasted game or hard pecorino-like cheeses. Also - if you like scores, Decantwer bestowed 92 points on this under 20 gem.



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2015 GILBERT LEFT BANK RED
HORSE HEAVEN HILLS
$19.99 BTL./$239.88 CASE

Located in Yakima, the wines produced at this cellar are solid contenders when it comes to price/quality rapport.

Coming from a blend of two sites this assemblage of three out of the five Bordeaux varietals is 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot & 5% Petit Verdot. Hearty and full-flavored exhibiting black cherry, raspberry, cocoa powder, violet, and aromatic herbs and spices on the nose. Mouth-coating with ripe, but even-keeled smooth-textured fruit and detail all which carry to a finish that is lasting and very dignified; drink over the next 4-6 years.



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2017 GRAVENNES COTES-DU-RHONE
$10.99 BTL./$131.88 CASE

Lowest Price ever...Take advantage! Domaine Des Gravennes, located in Suze-la-Rousse, one the northernmost villages of the Southern Rhone Valley is a family operation run by brothers, Luc and Remi Bayon de Noyer who produce the wine utilizing organic techniques.

From the scrumptious 2017 vintage, the blend is a classic 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and the wine is a delectable, over-delivering number for a mere 12-bucks. Mouth filling flavors of pure wild berry, black plum, stony minerality and warm peppery spice. The open knit, round and easy structure makes this the perfect every day drinker red with gumbo, sharp cheese, pizza and lamb in any preparation.



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2016 ARGIOLAS 'PERDERA'
MONICA DI SARDEGNA
$16.99 BTL./$203.88 CASE

If you are looking for something just off the boot for an early fall outdoor grill fest, look no further than this soulful and hearty, well made, mouth-filling red from Sardinia. Argiolas is one of those estates that really puts out a lot of wine for the money.

Made with an exciting blend of 90% Monica, 5% Carignano, and 5% Bovale Sardo, this hearty red comes across as more Mediterranean than pure Italian. Cross a wine from Provence with something from Spain and something from Italy and hypothetically you have Perdera. Warm and spicy aromas of plum, herbs, and smoked meat lead into a texture that is generous, wild and full of character and soul. Whether you are planning to have a drink before skydiving or having a drink with some grilled fare, you'll have to enjoy both with a glass of Perdera.



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2016 RAVENTOS i BLANC
BLANC DE BLANCS 'L'HEREU'
$19.99 BTL./$239.88 CASE

If you are looking for something just off the boot for an early fall outdoor grill fest, look no further than this soulful and hearty, well made, mouth-filling red from Sardinia. Argiolas is one of those estates that really puts out a lot of wine for the money.

Made with an exciting blend of 90% Monica, 5% Carignano, and 5% Bovale Sardo, this hearty red comes across as more Mediterranean than pure Italian. Cross a wine from Provence with something from Spain and something from Italy and hypothetically you have Perdera. Warm and spicy aromas of plum, herbs, and smoked meat lead into a texture that is generous, wild and full of character and soul. Whether you are planning to have a drink before skydiving or having a drink with some grilled fare, you'll have to enjoy both with a glass of Perdera.



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2014 J. PALACIOS BIERZO 'CORULLON'
[reg. $59.99] SPECIAL - $39.99 BTL./$479.88 CASE
95 POINTS - THE WINE ADVOCATE

Alvaro and Riccardo Palacios's Corullon Bierzo is DEFINITELY going into our private cellars! The Corullon cuvee is from very old vineyards specifically coming from the Grand cru village of Corullon and the resulting wine is packed, stacked and much more serious than the Petalos.

‘Cropped from a cooler vintage and, therefore, with a cooler profile, the village red (vino de villa in the new classification from the 2017 vintage), the 2014 Corullon, felt like a more complete version of 2013, clearly a more Atlantic (cooler) year, with notes of violets, lilies and pomegranate, really expressive, open and aromatic, more focused, precise, clean and with a palate that follows that same line, plus the verticality and minerality added by the slate soils. Hands down, one of the best (if not the best) vintages of Corullon. Bravo! – 95+ POINTS – THE WINE ADVOCATE.’ Drink through 2030.




FRIDAY SIPS

A Portuguese Wine Adventure

This Friday Sept. 27 from 1:30 – 6:30

Not solely about Port, this emerging giant of a wine producing nation produces excellent red and white wines from many native grapes...some you may have heard of, some not. Either way, come by this Friday to be educated and entertained with a rousing selection of three reds and one white spanning this small, but important wine producing country.

FEATURED WINES:

2013 Luis Pato Biera Atlantico Tinto
2015 Quinta das Maias Dao Tinto
2017 Quinta Da Avaleda Vinho Verde ‘Alvarinho’
2016 Chocapalha Lisboa Tinto ‘Castelao’






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