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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!


NV Ruelle-Pertois, Blanc de Blancs, Champagne $49.99
Ruelle-Pertois is one of Champagne’s best kept secrets! This terrific bubbly comes from 70% Grand Cru vineyards and 30% Premier Cru vineyards. Reulle-Pertois is located in Moussy, a charming village that straddles the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs. This is 100% Chardonnay (with some grown in Pierry) and around 90% from grand cru vineyards in Chouilly, Oiry and Cramant - hallowed ground indeed. The wine is a blend of 2 vintages and spends an incredible 6 years on its lees. The nose shows the toasty side of hedonistic Blanc de Blancs (I’m thinking Tattinger Comes de Champagne) more than a steely example. A smoky mineral note adds to the allure. The creamy-textured palate is rich and full-bodied for Blanc de Blancs and flat-out delicious with a crème brûlée-like finish. This is a lot of Champagne for the money. And, it’s actually here rather than being held up in a port somewhere. Limited!

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2019 Clos Lapeyre, Jurançon Sec, SW France $21.99
Geek alert: Jurançon is a tiny appellation in Southwestern France and is one of those appellations wine geeks and sommeliers like to talk about, but nobody ever sees, much less drinks.  Well, here it is!  After tasting it initially, and going back to it later, the word "intense" kept coming back to me.  The nose is intense and the palate is really intense.  Exotic aromas of bees wax, ripe nectarine, minerals and other stuff I can't articulate segue to the luxurious palate filled with stone fruit, citrus, spices and a core of minerality cutting through the palate from start to finish. The full-bodied palate is rich and powerful and kept bright and lively by fresh acidity. It delivers a level of complexity and persistence unusual to find in any wine, especially at this price level. Oh, it’s 100% Gros Manseng and, it's freakin' delicious!  Certified organic and biodynamic.

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2017 Davide Carlone, Croatina, Colline Novarasi, Alto-Piemonte, Italy $19.89
As local and traditional as it gets, Davide Carlone (who has never been on a plane) has held tight to the traditions of the glorious times past of Boca's not so distant history.  Since the late 80s, he has labored to keep Boca alive, clearing woods and planting more and more Nebbiolo, Coratina and Vespolina where it once thrived.  Antonio Galloni nailed it, so I’ll just get out of the way: “The 2017 Croatina delivers all the intensity this indigenous variety is known for. Dark cherry, blackberry, dried herbs, lavender, tobacco and licorice infuse the 2017 with richness and brooding power, all wrapped into a classic frame. I would give the 2017 a bit of time in bottle, although it is pretty compelling today. Bright acids and a good bit of tannin make it a fabulous wine for the dinner table, especially alongside hearty fare. Drink 2021-2032” - 92 Antonio Galloni, Vinous

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2008 Lopez de Heredia, Rioja Reserva, Viña Tondonia, Spain $47.89
Lopez de Heredia's Viña Tondonia Rioja Reserva is one of Spain's greatest wines. With complexity and longevity that would embarrass most first growth Bordeaux and at about 1/10 the price, this is truly an amazing wine and equally amazing value.  Lopez de Heredia is perhaps the most traditional winery in the world with little changing in the way they make wine over the last 130+ years. The nose offers enticing aromas of dried cherries, cigar box, leather and faint vanilla bean.  The perfectly balanced and supremely elegant palate is well structured with good acidity and refined tannins that frame the complex flavors of dusty minerals, plums, dried herbs, orange peel and hazelnuts. Buy a case and watch it develop and gain in complexity over the next 30 years.  “The 2008 Viña Tondonia Reserva is an absolute classic in the making. At age 12 the wine is still a puppy, and though very, very easy to drink now, it has still not developed any of its secondary layers of complexity that will arrive with further bottle age. The supremely refined nose delivers scents of black cherries, black raspberries, cigar smoke, a lovely array of Rioja spice tones, a touch of meatiness, a complex base of soil and a lovely foundation of oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and sappy at the core, with lovely soil signature and grip, suave, fine-grained tannins and a long, complex and tangy finish. To my palate, this beautiful wine deserves at least another six to eight years in the cellar before drinking, as there is still a lot to unfold here with the fullness of time. But, it is so perfectly balanced today that I fully expect to see a significant percentage of the bottles not make it that long!” 93+ John Gilman & “Dark, bright-rimmed garnet. An expressive bouquet displays red and black currant, dried cherry, cigar box, vanilla, rose oil and cured tobacco scents plus a baking spice topnote. Appealingly sweet and energetic red and dark berry, floral pastille and chewing tobacco flavors show tight focus and spicy cut. Candied rose and vanilla notes linger on the long, lively finish, which is framed by smooth, well-judged tannins.” 94 Vinous

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2020 Nanclares y Prieto, Albarino, Dandelion, Val do Salnes, Rías Baixas, Spain $23.89
Alberto Nanclares and Silvia Prieto work five hectares of vineyards comprised of fifteen tiny parcels in the Val do Salnés subzone of Rías Baixas. Alberto and Silvia’s goal is to produce classic and age-worthy Albariños that reflect the unique characteristics of the grape and terroir by utilizing organic viticulture with very little intervention in the winery.  Goal accomplished! The plate is electric and penetrating with a strong core of minerality and good acidity supporting orchard fruit notes while offering real density without heaviness. Food friendly? Uh, yeah. “Light, bright straw-yellow. Aromas of fresh pear, melon and orange pith are energized by a suggestion of chalky minerals. Sappy and nicely concentrated, offering bitter citrus pith, pear skin and honeysuckle flavors that reveal a hint of succulent herbs on the back half. Shows very good depth and clarity and finishes long and silky, with lingering mineral and floral qualities. Drink through 2024” - 90 Josh Raynolds, Vinous

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2020 Eyrie, Pinot Blanc, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, OR $25.89
My tasting notes: “Incredibly aromatic, excellent texture, full-bodied and lush with good balance, delicious ripe peachy fruit. Really delicious.” As far as I can remember, this is the best domestic Pinot Blanc I can remember and only rivaled by the very best Pinot Blancs of Alsace like those from Domaine Weinbach and Albert Boxler. Wow.

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2019 Goodfellow, Pinot Noir, Durant, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, OR $38.89
Beautiful, and what I mean is beautiful whole-cluster fermentation (60%) aromatics that soar from the glass and announce that this is serious wine.  The elegant palate is flat-out delicious with both red and dark fruit complementing the wine's underlying earthy nature.  Outstanding balance and sneaky structure support this concentrated wine and make it suitable for aging up to 10+ years in a cool cellar.  It's pretty damn delicious now, but if you can keep your hands off it, will continue to gain in complexity for years to come. This is my favorite vintage of Goodfellow Durant Pinot yet. “The summer of 2019 was cool in the Willamette Valley, producing juicy and elegant wines with exceptional aromatics and refreshing character. The 2019 Durant Vineyard Pinot Noir was selected from three neutral 500L puncheons, and fermented with 65% whole cluster. It is supple, with r-ed fruit, flowers, dark and sweet spice, loamy earth and amaro. On the palate: boysenberry, dark cherry, and pomegranate. Light bodied but structural, with a great savory finish.” - Winery notes

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2017 Domaine du Cayron, Gigondas, Southern Rhone Valley $33.89
Classic Cayron nose, classic Cayron palate.  This is probably the best vintage of Domaine du Cayron since the great 1989.  If you're one of the many who love just a touch of good ol' southern French funk, here's the ticket.  Gigondas is just a long stone's throw away from the more famous (and expensive) Chateauneuf du Pape appellation and also issues big lusty reds based on Grenache with bits of other grape varieties (Syrah and Cinsault in this case).  Enjoy with hearty winter fare like stews, cassoulet, grilled sausages or garlic-studded roast lamb.  “Brilliant ruby-red. Vibrant, sharply focused red fruit, floral, garrigue and exotic spice qualities on the highly expressive nose. Intense raspberry, bitter cherry, succulent herbs and candied lavender flavors show superb delineation and no excess weight. Finishes with impressive persistence, sneaky tannins and resonating floral and spice notes. This graceful wine should age effortlessly on its balance. Drink through 2035” - 94 Josh Raynolds, Vinous

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2019 J.L. Chave Selections, Crozes-Hermitage Rouge, Silene, Northern Rhone Valley. $28.89
Jean Louis Chave is the master of Northern Rhone Syrah and while this won't live nearly as long as his monumental Hermitage, it costs less than a tenth of its price and actually drinks better in its youth.  While most of Crozes is on the valley floor, on clay, Chave’s parcel sits on the rear flank of Hermitage, so it has more granite mixed with the clay, on a steep hillside and offers much more complexity and structure than the vast majority of Crozes-Hermitages. The nose is already explosive with aromas of violets, cured olives, and sizzling bacon. The vibrant palate is also very floral and and elegant while offering sneaky structure. Beautiful already, this 100% Syrah will gain in complexity over the next seven or eight years. No reviews yet on the 2019, but the 2018 got a 93 from Vinous and 2019 is a significantly better vintage.

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2019 J.L. Chave Selections, Crozes-Hermitage Blanc, Sybele, Northern Rhone Valley $28.89
Comprised of 60% Marsanne and 40% Roussanne, Chave’s Crozes-Hermitage Blanc has a shimmering yellow color with a nose that offers kaleidoscopic complexity with aromas of blood orange, nectarine, crème patisserie and bees wax. This wine’s chiseled palate is at once both powerful and structured while also offering restraint and precision. Enjoy on its own, or with duck, chicken, pork and rich seafood dishes, lobster, scallops now and over the next five years. Like the Chave Silene above, the 2019 has not been rated, but the 2018 also got a 93 from Vinous, and you know, 2019…This is first class Northern Rhone white that sells for a fraction of what its competition at this level does.

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2019 Guy Breton, Cote de Brouilly, Cru Beaujolais $34.99 bottle / $192.00($32.00) 6-pack
This utterly delicious wine is a brilliant ruby in color, with aromas of ripe boysenberry and raspberry fruit that pair nicely with incense and spice cake notes.  The palate is bright and lively with Rainer cherry and boysenberry fruit and a hint of earth, ensconced in velvety tannins.  I can't stop thinking about how delicious this will be with roast duck or chicken, or… “Shimmering violet. High-pitched red and blue fruit, violet and exotic spice scents are complemented by a floral nuance and a building mineral overtone. Juicy and sharply focused on the palate, offering sappy raspberry, boysenberry, allspice and candied rhubarb flavors and a deeper licorice note on the back half. Closes long and precise, showing subtle tannic grip and repeating floral and mineral qualities. Drink through 2029” 93 - Josh Raynolds, Vinous - Limited.

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