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Gigondas, Albarino, Bubbly
Soulful Loire Red & Paso Robles Cab
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$19.99 BTL./$239.88 CASE

I am often asked 'what is the next exciting wine region?' and I almost immediately say Portugal. The Dão region is becoming very sought after by wine growers as well as consumers with its excellent price/quality choices.

25% Touriga Naçional, 25% Alfrocheiro, 25% Jaen, 25% Tinta Pinheira grown at 1600 feet in granitic soils with veins of sand. All about pleasure. Packed with Mediterranean personality displaying hearty, peppery and very forward scents and flavors of chocolate truffle complimented with raspberry, leather, roasted earth, sage and spice that bring everything together. The texture starts out plush and supple quickly gaining zest and spine on the earth-laden, snap-back finish. Drink with pork dishes laced with mushrooms or roasted chicken slathered with herbs.

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$23.99 BTL./$287.88 CASE

It is always whimsical to see folks navigate Italian wine regions, grapes, styles and regulations. Take Cerasuolo for example. It is two different entities - one Sicily (red) and one Abruzzo (deep pink). Gulfi was one of the leaders in the rise of quality in this ancient SE Sicily area and since 1996 these organically grown wines have delivered great enjoyment.

50% Nero D'Avola and 50% Frappatto, this fragrant, detonating in the mouth red is full of vibrant, crunchy cherry fruit, smoke, pepper and underlying plum tones that follow through to a texture that tingles and fills the mouth without being tannic or heavy; perfect for drinking over the next two or three years with fish and tomato dishes.

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François Chidaine is known for his tightly allocated Montlouis/Vouvray wines but he also makes a line of affordable, delightful wines under the Touraine appellation. White, Rose and this crunchy, vibrant red are all represented.

Equal portions of Cabernet Franc, Côt & Pineau D’Aunis, this is one of the tastiest tipples that we work with. The epitome of a Country French Wine, this smooth, aromatic blend offers pure high-pitched scents of strawberry, earth, allspice and a kiss of licorice and mushroom. Gorgeously vivacious, food-friendly juice that has nice ripeness, gritty earthiness, and a peppery, vibrant, red licorice-like finish. All these flavors combined with sausage and peppers, charcuterie or a sturdy vegetable stew promise to make for a perfect evening.

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A Cabernet from a Paso Robles project that emphasizes flavorful wines that over perform for fair prices.

Chewy and ripe flavors expand into a firm and spicy middle Scrumptious from the first moment, full-flavors and aromas of roasted blackberry, milk chocolate, cooking herbs, pepper and smoke it is unpretentious, full of generosity and energy then extending into a way above average finish. A great red for grilled steak, braised short ribs in tangy sauce or a lamb or beef barbacoa.

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$27.99 BTL./$335.88 CASE

Along with Do Ferreiro and Raul Perez, Pazo is a top three Albariño producer and a smattering of the brilliant 2021 is available. A bit more lees aging than most who utilize this grape, this always shows fantastic with a couple of years in the bottle. 2021 is also 12.5% alcohol vs. the soon-to-arrive 2022 which is 13.5%.

Prominent seashells and saline. Peach, mandarin and fine herbs arrive. An arsenal of flavor and depth with strapping varietal character. Saturated, chiming and exhilarating finish, Albariño is the ultimate seafood wine, and this offering will pair well with crab, smoked albacore, mussels and more.

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$34.99 BTL./$419.88 CASE

Bertrand Stehelin is a busy dude. In charge of his own Domaine as well as his family's estate, Domaine Palliere et Pied Gû, seven different wines are produced but it is Gigondas that is the specialty of these properties. This cuvee was started in 2004 and is aged in 50% concrete and 50% large foudres and 600-liter barrels.

70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre from 70–90-year-old vines all in the northwest of the Dentelles de Montmirail. Resounding aromas of lavender lead things off and unfolding further with scents of thyme, red raspberry and undertones of smoked meat give resounding definition of origin. Full-bodied and penetrating, but not a bruiser due to the unique terroir which gives class. Compact and rich flavors surround Asian spice and expand into a haunting and expanding finish. With the proper, hearty dish, this wine can be accessed now, and will easily drink well through 2033+.

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The new arrival of the tasty Raventos Blanc de Blancs! Leading the charge to establish a new appellation for Spanish Sparkling wine, Conca Del Riu Anoia, Raventos split from the Cava appellation to separate the boutique, quality focused producers within the Cava category from those who are of the more industrial sized and based on quantity.

Made from native grapes, 45% Xarel.lo, 39% Macabeu, 15% Parellada 6% Malvasia de Sitges. It is Malvasia that brings about aromatics and superb acidity to go along with the body, complexity and fruit of the other grapes. Marzipan, flowers, peach-pit, and an almost lemon peel scent calmly and gently waft. Inspired by the greats of Champagne with outstanding finesse, both aromatically and in flavor. Creamy, fine bubbles are enhanced by energetic and lemony briskness, which is very apparent on the mouth-watering, palate-cleansing, thrusting finish. Great for sipping or toasting and will nicely stand up to cod, salmon, shrimp or something doused in a romesco sauce.

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$46.99 BTL./$563.88 CASE

One of the finest Oregon Pinot producers that you don't know. One of the apex selections from McKinlay who have been in existence since the eighties, the Special Selection ages like a beast and has been known to perform mightily in blind tastings.

Perfumed aromas of red berries, spice and roses with a hint of anise and pepper lead to layers of lush red fruit and underbrush on the palate. Fine tannins frame and extend the rich flavors that are a bit packed in right now but poised for sexy greatness. Having been producing wine and the special Selection since the mid-eighties, McKinlay Pinots are always a great expression of where they are grown and the Special Selection is not produced every vintage. This is certainly one to put into the cellar. Drink 2026 - 2035+.

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$11.99 BTL./$143.88 CASE

Never heard of the Coteaux D'Enserune region? Up until recently, neither had I. Located on the plain between Bezier and Narbonne in the Languedoc, this region's wines are made for everyday drinking.

Malbec on the Mediterranean? Why yes. Unoaked, unpretentious and full of attacking red cherry fruit along with garrigue notes of thyme, licorice and rosemary. Clean with burst and warmth, this palate coating red works beautifully with or without food.

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