search
What's New shadow
wine wizard

Use the menus to limit criteria.





   Reset all

Case discounts available on most wines

shadow
View the Newsletter View the Current Specials Corporate Packages shadow
Sec Wine Specials

 

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!


2019 François Gay, Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru, Les Serpentieres, Red Burgundy $49.99 bottle / $282.00($47.00) six-pack
There isn't much of this to go around, so I'm not going to push it very hard, but…this inimitable combination of value, elegance, balance and soil transparency is what makes Burgundy lovers drool. This is a mid-weight red Burgundy that packs more punch in terms of sheer flavor and complexity than most Burgundies several times its price.  While François Gay’s Chorey-les-Beaune is already singing, the Premier Cru Les Serpentieres is a true vin de garde with great structure and will improve for many years. Drink through 2039. As it does in most vintages, this wine is going in my personal cellar, and I recommend that it goes into your cellar too. Very limited.

Special Price: $49.99 per bottle

Qty:   

2020 François Gay, Pernand-Vergelesse Blanc $49.99 bottle / $282.00($47.00) six-pack
Longtime readers of this newsletter know my affinity for Pernand-Vergelesse - both the reds and especially whites. The beguiling and undeniable gout de terroir of great Pernand-Vergelesse is on full display in the François Gay Pernand-Vergelesse Blanc (100% Chardonnay). Aromas of wet stones, lime, green apple and baked pear coexist with mild reduction. The rich palate expands with a little time in the glass with flavors that reprise the aromatics. The mid-palate shows off the baked pear component while a strong core of tangy mineral action runs through the entire wine to the stoney finish. As delicious and satisfying as this wine is now, the best is yet to come. Enjoy this special wine now and over the next seven years.

Special Price: $49.99 per bottle

Qty:   

2021 Atalier by Raul Perez, Albarinño, A Cruz das Ánimas, Rías Baixas, Spain $29.99
Over the last few years, many of you, like myself, have come to realize that Albariño can be seriously good, world class wine. The ‘A Cruz das Ánimas’ from Atalier by Raúl Pérez is an example of the ecstatic heights that old-vine Albariño can reach when treated with the respect, care, and the patience it deserves. Everything Raul Perez touches seems to turn to gold. Certainly, that’s true here with his Albariño. A Cruz das Ánimas’ (“The Crossroads of Souls”) is nothing short of explosive. Atalier comes from two parcels of own-rooted, pre-phylloxera Albariño vines in the Cambados area of the Salnés valley, located in the southern portion on the northwest tip of Spain. Aromas of oyster shell, lemon zest and jasmine segue to a palate of great intensity, emphasizing the tension between ripe stone fruits, quince, obvious minerality and balancing acidity.  Enjoy now through 2029.

Special Price: $29.89 per bottle

Qty:   

2010 Lopez de Heredia, Rioja Reserva, Viña Bosconia, Spain $39.99
Of course we're gonna feature this wine! You know we love Lopez de Heredia and we're in the sharing mood. Looking for sub-$40 wine that can easily age 20+ years? Here you go! While delicious since its release, the 1994 Viña Bosconia in my cellar just started hitting its full stride a few years ago. I’m just gonna say it: this is the greatest “young” vintage (new release) of Viña Bosconia I’ve ever tried & and I’ve tried quite a few. Of course, 2010 is probably the best vintage in Rioja since 1964!  At 12 years old, the 2010 is already very expressive and enticing. Already delicious, this wine will continue to evolve in a positive manner for many years to come. Get it while the gettin’ is good. If it matters: "The fresh and balanced 2010 Via Bosconia Reserva is a textbook example of the wine, perhaps the successor of the great 2006, a powerful blend of 80% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha and 5% between Graciano and Mazuelo. It matured in used American oak barrels for five years and is clean and complex with a nutty and mushroomy nose, polished tannins and good acidity. Drink Date: 2022 - 2032.” - 94 Wine Advocate & “Special wine, showing its age and tradition. Decant an hour before serving. Drink or hold.” - 95 James Suckling

Special Price: $39.99 per bottle

Qty:   

2021 Christophe Pacalet, Saint Amour, Cru Beaujolais $22.89
Christophe Pacalet is the nephew of the late, great Marcel Lapierre, one of the pioneers of Beaujolais' resurgence.  After working alongside and learning the minimalist ways of Uncle Marcel, Christophe started his own winery in 1999. He raises all his crus in neutral Burgundy barrels, practices minimal intervention and seeks to express the distinct terroir of each of his crus. The super-cool nose has scents of wild game, Hood strawberries and earth.  Flavors of strawberry, blueberry and freshly cracked peppercorns are framed by fine-grained tannins and bright acidity giving this wine excellent balance.  Enjoy this extremely food-friendly wine over the next three years. Delicious, and oh, so food-friendly.

Special Price: $22.89 per bottle

Qty:   

2018 Te Mata, Coleraine Red, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand $88.99 bottle / $499.99($83.33) six-pack
Wait a minute! What is going on here? This wine completely changed my idea of what New Zealand red wine can be. Te Mata’s 2018 Coleraine reminds me of a hypothetical combination of pre-Parkerized 1990 Napa Cabernet-based reds and Left Bank Bordeaux with it’s ripe, but restrained fruit framed by significant tannins with a soft earthy undertone. First produced in 1982, Coleraine is New Zealand’s most famous red wine. This is a serious Bordeaux blend that runs rings around $300 California cult Cabs and Classified Bordeaux for a fraction of the price. "Te Mata's top wine comes mostly from the Havelock Hills, the first legally protected vineyards in New Zealand. This vintage is a strong one, showcasing the power and ageability of a world-class red with the precision of this traditional estate. Notes of black currant, plum, black olive, baking spice, dried green herbs, vanilla and chocolate are present throughout. The chalky tannins are taut and powerful but well-integrated, hinting at a long life ahead. Drink 2022–2040.” - 96 Wine Enthusiast & “This is packed with youthful vitality and primary fruit. There is layer upon layer of flavor here, from sweet raspberry fruit on entry through cassis, cocoa and roses with tea leaf and pencil lead on the lengthy conclusion. It is delicate but there's always an innate intensity within its silken core. The tannins are fine-grained and resolved, and the finish is long and drawn out. Another smash hit that will easily improve over the coming two decades. The final blend is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc; the wines spent 17 months maturing in French oak." - 96 Vinous - Very limited.

Special Price: $88.99 per bottle

Qty:   

2019 Isole e Olena, Cepparello $516.00($86.00) per six-pack / $95.99 bottle
Year in and year out, Isole e Olena’s Cepparello is one of Tuscany’s great wines, and one of our best selling Tuscan wines. To receive the discounted price, we need your order by Friday, Jan. 6th. ”The 2019 Cepparello is super-impressive, even though it has just been bottled. Ample and creamy, with its classic sense of mid-weight structure, the 2019 has so much to offer. Silky tannins wrap around a core of red/purplish berry fruit. New leather, spice and a hint of oak meld together effortlessly in the glass. I can't wait to check in on it in another 6-12 months or so. The 2019 is shaping up to be positively stellar. Drink 2027-2049.” - 96 Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Special Price: $95.99 per bottle

Qty:   

2020 J.L. Chave Selections, Saint Joseph Rouge, Offerus $31.89
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 now and in its youth.  Beautiful already, this 100% Syrah will only gain in complexity over the next seven or eight years.  “Saturated magenta. Smoke-accented aromas of cherry, blackberry, violet and black pepper, along with a smoky mineral touch that builds in the glass. Chewy and focused in the mouth, offering nicely concentrated, spice-laced and appealingly sweet black and blue fruit flavors with a touch of licorice. The peppery quality comes back strong on a long, sappy finish that's shaped by steadily building tannins.” Drink through 2035 - 93 Vinous

Special Price: $31.89 per bottle

Qty:   

2018 Cameron, Nebbiolo Riserva, White Oak, Ribbon Ridge $95.99
I’m a diehard fan of Nebbiolo from the Langhe and Alto Piemonte. With apologies to Valtallina, Cameron is the only winery outside of Piedmont/Alto Piedmont that makes thrilling Nebbiolo and is actually recognizable as Nebbiolo. Throw a bottle in the cellar for 10+ years and fool your Barolo/Ghemme/Lessona-loving friends. Even more limited…

Special Price: $95.99 per bottle

Qty:   

2021 Cameron, Dundee Hills Chardonnay (Abbey Ridge), Willamette Valley, OR $23.99
In case you missed it, we got a little more: a perennial contender for Chardonnay value of the year.  What else would you expect from 42 year-old Abbey Ridge vines and fruit in the hands of John Paul and Tom Sivilli? 2021 is a return to a cooler, more classic vintage than we’ve seen in a while in the Willamette Valley. Quite simply, I can’t think of a better Chardonnay from anywhere for under $25.00. An immaculate aromatic profile segues to the palate featuring an enticing tension between perfectly ripe fruit and good acidity with all of the essence of the great Abbey Ridge vineyard from start to finish. Get it now while the gettin’s good.

Special Price: $23.99 per bottle

Qty:   

 

signup today
sec wines seal