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The Sec Wines Newsletter features wines that we're really excited to offer you.  These are wines worthy of a special feature due to their high quality to value ratio and just plain deliciousness.  Enjoy!


2010 Lopez de Heredia, Rioja, Viña Cubillo, Spain $23.89
This is flat out the best vintage of Viña Cubillo I’ve ever had, and I’ve tried every vintage over the last 24 years. 2010 is an epic Rioja vintage and it here elevates Lopez de Heredia’s Cubillo to heights that would embarrass most Reservas and even Grand Reservas. Along with La Rioja Alta, Lopez de Heredia is the greatest source of age-worthy traditional Rioja. Viña Cubillo is comprised mainly of 40 year old Tempranillo with a little Garnacha, and a touch each of Mazuelo and Graciano. Even though it is released as a Crianza, it meets the requirements of a Reserva and almost Gran Reserva. This red is highly aromatic with notes of baking spices, leather, orange peel and dried cherries. Super delicious now, it will age beautifully for years. 95 James Suckling / 93 Wine Advocate

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2016 Domaine Vacheron, Sancerre ROUGE (Pinot Noir), Loire Valley $35.89
Geek Alert: This is dazzling Pinot Noir. Domaine Vacheron is the master of Loire Valley Pinot Noir, issuing extraordinarily refined Sancerre Rouges that somehow combine the purest fruit of the top Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs with a transparency and soil signature akin to high-end Red Burgundy. Grown biodynamically on chalk and Silex/flint soil, Vacheron’s 2016 Rouge bursts from the glass with an explosive nose of lifted red fruits, spices , and a touch of earth. The medium-bodied palate is all about finesse and elegance while offering real flavor authority. Strawberries, cherries, pomegranate and blood orange all marry well with the vein of minerals running through the palate to the long, savory, perfumed finish. Enjoy this silky Pinot now and over the next 8-12 years.

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2017 Guy Robin, Chablis Vieilles Vignes, White Burgundy $25.89
There is no mistaking this wine for anything other than Chablis. Both the nose and palate so clearly articulate their “Chablisness.” The 40-60 year old vines for this bottling come from the family’s plot at the top of the slope between the premier cru vineyards of Montmains and Vaillons. This is the heart of Chablis! Briny aromas of oyster shell, chalk, lemon curd and lime segue to the nervy palate that offers a pleasing tension between Meyer lemon fruit and its strong core of minerality. The Guy Robin easily out-classes most houses’ premier cru bottling that invariably sell for $10-$30 more. Enjoy this amazing value now and often over the next ten years.

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2016 Antoniotti, Coste della Sesia, Alto Piemonte, Italy $29.89
Odilio Antoniotti makes incredibly expressive, terroir-driven wines and is about as “old-school” as it gets. This is 88% Nebbiolo and 12% Croatina from a southwest-facing terraced vineyard with sandy/limestone soil. Here the nosed is fairly tight (as you would expect from young Nebbiolo) but the palate is electric! While the palate is still young and unevolved, it pulses with energy and veins of minerality, earth and red fruit all framed by ripe acids and suave tannins. Very savory. Try a bottle now, but hold some for 10+ years of very positive evolution. Very, very limited. First come, first served.

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2015 Antoniotti, Bramaterra, Alto Piemonte, Italy $39.89
Damn!!! Complex nose with tobacco, earth, leather ,etc. The palate is full-bodied for Alto Piemonte, but still lively and vibrant. Immediately recognizable as Piemontese Nebbiolo (even Barbaresco-ish) but with a different kind of complexity and soil expression than you get from the Langhe. Decant and drink now, or better yet, cellar and watch this wine reach its (very) full potential. Drink 2020 - 2040.

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2016 Isole e Olena, Chianti Classico, Tuscany $24.89
Chianti Classico is one of the last famous wine regions that can still be said to be chock-full of great deals.  The 2016 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico is case in point.  Very aromatic, the palate is bright and fresh with savory red cherry fruit and Chianti Classico's tell-tale earthy/minerally signature.  Enjoy this wine now and over the next 10+ years with just about anything that didn't once reside in water. "The 2016 Chianti Classico is a gorgeous wine that very much captures the essence of the house style. Bright floral and savory notes, sweet red cherry fruit, tobacco and mint are all finely knit in this super-appealing, mid-weight Chianti Classico from Isole e Olena. As always, the Chianti Classico here is lithe, aromatically precise and all about elegance."  Drink through 2031. - 92 Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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2017 Analemma, Mencia, Mosier Hills Estate, Columbia Gorge, OR $39.89
Geek Alert: I first met Analemma winemakers Steve Thompson and Kris Fade four or five years ago when they introduced me to what was at the time, the single most exciting domestic Blanc de Noir I had ever had. I know that they still make great sparkling wine, but I was unprepared for the goodness that is their Mencia! I have to admit that I approached this wine with some skepticism, but was won over immediately upon trying it. Mencia’s European home in in the Bierzo D.O. in northwestern Spain, but it is also quite at home in the Mosier Hills of Oregon in the Columbia Gorge. I’ve tasted a lot of Mencia from Bierzo over the last few months from many of the region’s greatest producers. I have to say that I think this may be the first example of a domestic varietal to eclipse the best of its European counterparts. The nose is really complex with smokey minerals, baking spices, black pepper, sage and blackberry notes. The palate is equally compelling with flavors that reprise the aromatic profile in a medium-bodied format. Grown biodynamically, this is America’s first Mencia vineyard. As satisfying and delicious as this is now, I can’t wait to see how it develops in the cellar. Enjoy with anything porky, poultry, game birds, lamb, sausages and casseroles.

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2012 Stony Hill, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA $49.89
This is anti-Parkerized California Chardonnay: restrained, no vanilla oak notes, low alcohol, good acidity, food-friendly and trading on balance, purity and minerally rather than sloppy, oak-drenched high octane fruit. The 2012 is the current release and at seven years old, it has just entered its window of prime drinking. Stony Hill Chardonnays are legendary for their ability to improve in the cellar for much, much longer than California Chardonnays are known to. I tasted this wine last week with some other very interesting and delicious wines, but this is the one I kept coming back to. “This is the Chardonnay we strive for year after year. 2012 gave us an absolutely perfect growing sea- son with no rain during May fruit set, consistent warm days with no hot spells through the summer and a dry, sunny harvest in September. The resulting wine is pale straw in color with bright, fresh aromas of pears and apples and a hint of lemon zest. In the mouth you’ll taste the flavors of pure Chardonnay fruit and a distinctive minerality coming from our stony vineyards. All in all, it’s a classically pure Chardonnay with a low alcohol level of 13%. We couldn’t be happier with the prospect of this fresh, fruity Chardonnay gradually mellowing into a richly integrated wine over the next five or more years.”- Winery notes.

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2016 Domaine Eugene Carrel et Fils, Altesse Roussette, Cru Marestel Savoie, France $24.89
If the Savoie appellation had cru status, Marestel would be designated as Grand Cru.  Many of France's highest vineyards are from this steep region where the extremely poor soils force the roots to dig deep into the limestone rock.  Carrel’s Roussette (100% Altesse) Cru Marestel packs a powerful punch with a rich texture, bright minerality and intense concentration.  This white is dry and impeccable balanced with flavors of peaches, violets and hazelnuts adding to this white’s minerally complexity. Already lip-smacking good, this wine will drink beautifully (if you have the patience) for another two or three years.

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