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Friday Surprise from The Cellar Door
93 point Riesling Value
Nebbiolo Special for 14

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$13.99 BTL./$167.88 CASE

Normally this is twenty bucks but we are running a special through 8 July on this tasty Nebbiolo wine from a producer who is probably most famous for their Moscato. This is what we refer to as Nebbiolo with training wheels. For those who have never had Nebbiolo, this is a terrific, above the norm starting point and for those who love Piedmont's grand grape; you will find impeccable value here.

From the Roero. Classic light color. Driving aromas of rose petal, licorice, underbrush and subtle spiced earth dominate the nose and carry over to the palate that is what Nebbiolo is all about; wiry, detailed, clean, mouth-coatingly delicious with plenty of assertion. Pair this with mushroom-laden dishes or with antipasti featuring sopressata or carpaccio. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.


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$26.99 BTL./$323.88 CASE

93 Points – The Wine Advocate… Dating back to the mid-1800s, the Selbach-Oster estate has amassed land in several apex, virtual Grand Cru sites and has become quite a go-to producer in the Mosel. Located in Zeltingen and producing about 13,000 cases spread out over 20+ different cuvees, there is virtually something for everyone. Along with sites in more famous villages, many of their wines come their home village, which should be more known than it is now. There are some serious sites here and this fabulous dry wine comes from the famed Sonnenuhr site and is starting to drink impeccably at age six.

Very steep site and packed with hard slabs of blue slate. Pronounced lime, currant and peach along with subtle ginger notes. Piercing, very focused mineral tones which are classic to the blue slate bring out delineation and very cool finesse. Complex, secondary tones are quite present and reveal themselves in such a handsome way. Drinking exquisitely and still packing loads of life, 2016 is a very underrated vintage for Mosel Rieslings. This semi-dry Riesling possesses a low alcohol level and is brilliantly delineated, complex and most importantly, very detailed. Drinking wonderfully now and will continue to do so for another 6-7 years…if not longer. Try it with grilled sausage to braised beef in spices, curries, smoked fish and of course, salmon.