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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!


2013 Mauro Franchino, Coste della Sesia (100% Gattinara), Nebbiolo, Alto-Piemonte $26.89
Geek Alert:  Alto-Piemonte (Sub-alpine northern Piedmont) wines have been quite a hit with our long-time Barolo and Barbaresco fans over the past few years.  All of the Alto-Piemonte wines we've offered have been from tiny, traditionally-minded producers, and Mauro Franchino is the perfect archetype of this category. From the great 2013 vintage, Franchino’s Coste della Sesia, made from 100% Nebbiolo grown within the Gattinara DOC, will no doubt be the most sought after wine Franchino wine we’ve offered yet. Only 125 cases made, so act fast if you would like some.  Here are my tasting notes:  "Oh yea! Beautiful, etherial nose with old-school Nebbiolo aromas of dried rose petals, orange peel, leather etc.  Medium-full-body, leathery and earthy with red fruit clearly in the background.  The palate is youthfully tight and structured for a long life. This should evolve beautifully for 15+ years. Buy.”

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2013 Scott Paul, Pinot Noir, La Paulee, Willamette Valley, OR ~ SALE $17.89 Reg. $35.89
At five years old, this Pinot is really starting to sing. The aromatic fireworks are worth the price of admission alone. And the critics agree! "Deep red. Bright and energetic on the nose, displaying intense red berry and blood orange scents, along with candied rose and allspice highlights. Silky, sweet and incisive on the palate, offering juicy strawberry and floral pastille flavors and a spicy kick of white pepper. Closes very long and nervy; fine-grained tannins lend shape and closing grip." - 91 Vinous "Sophisticated and subtle, this lovely wine expresses varietal elegance, with a bouquet of roses and raspberries to begin. The jumble of pretty fruits is framed with citrus peel and a dusting of chocolate." - 91 Wine Enthusiast "The 2013 Pinot Noir la Paulee comes from fruit sourced from Maresh and Nysa in the Dundee Hills, Azana in Chehalem and from the Ribbon Ridge, matured for ten months in neutral oak. It has a very natural, Côte de Beaune-like bouquet with ample brambly red fruit with hints of black tea developing with aeration. I appreciate the focus and definition here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, smooth in the mouth with just a faint honeyed note. Tart red cherries mingle with redcurrant and strawberry, segueing into a poised and fulsome finish. This should drink well over the next 7-10 years and represents great value.” - 90 Wine Advocate

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2014 Scott Paul, Pinot Noir, La Paulee, Willamette Valley, OR ~ SALE $17.89 Reg. $35.89
From the heralded 2014 vintage, this is just what you would expect with a darker, riper fruit profile and a little more weight to go along with the silky texture and suave tannins. Perhaps a mixed case of Scott Paul is in order.

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2016 Maestracci, E Prove Blanc, Corse Calvi, Corsica $18.89
High in the foothills of Monte Grossu, inland from Calvi, lies the granite plateau of Reginu.  The plateau has been continuously used for vine and olive growing for centuries.  Corsican wines have only started gaining attention in the U.S. over the last decade, but importer Kermit Lynch has been featuring the the wines of Maestracci for what seems like forever.  The E Prove Blanc is 100% Vermentinu (or Verentino in Italy and Rolle on the French mainland) which is evident in the wine's aromas of wild thyme, sage, and bees wax.  The medium-bodied palate is rich and delicious with flavors of almonds, thyme, and a saline minerality supported by balancing acidity.   While this kind of wine is appealing all year long due to its incredible versatility at the table, it will be especially rewarding over the summer and fall with all manner of seafood and vegetable dishes.

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1988, 1989 & 1995 Catherine & Pierre Breton, Bourgueil, Les Perrieres, Loire Valley $89.89 each - Trifecta Glory
Geek Alert:  Les Perrieres is one of the world's greatest Cabernet Franc vineyards and in the hands of the masters, Catherine & Pierre Breton, it's the source of a very special wine.   Les Perrieres is Breton's greatest wine and capable of aging for decades.   The terroir is siliceous clay and limestone, with 70-year-old vines giving very low yields from this 2.2 acre plot. These are not just vins de terroir, they are treasures. Even at $90.00, these wines are true values; mature Cabernet Franc-driven Bordeaux costs several hundred dollars per bottle. Heck, young vine Cab Franc, with no track record, can cost $90.00. Very Limited

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2014 Catherine & Pierre Breton, Bourgueil, Les Perrieres, Loire Valley $49.89
After considering the library vintages of Breton Les Perrieres above, are you intrigued, and patient? Well, the just released 2014 Les Perrieres, (from the greatest Bourgueil vintage since 1995), is calling you. Don’t resist. Limited.

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2014 Leon Barral, Faugeres, Languedoc, France $29.99
Even though the famous importer Kermit Lynch brings the Barral wines into the U.S., they are still, somehow, the insider's wines.  If Chateauneuf-du-Pape could be an elegant wine, it might be like this. A blend of 50% Carignan, 30% Grenache & 20% Cinsault grown in rugged schist soil, Barral's Faugeres displays power, rusticity, and incredibly fresh, pure fruit alongside gamey, damp soil and underbrush notes.  Enjoy with vegetable and bean rich stews or anything made out of lamb or pork. “Didier Barral eschews syrah for this blend, focusing instead on the Languedoc natives carignan, grenache and cinsault. The vines are 40 to 70 years old, growing on schist, and he’s farmed them biodynamically since the 1990s. The result is a wine that feels impossibly vibrant and youthful for a four-year-old, the fruit bright red, tangy and pure. Yet there’s nothing sweet or heavy about it: Notes of bay leaf, rose petals and a touch of pickle come through its gauzy layers, keeping the wine light and breezy, elegant and thirst quenching.” - 92 Wine & Spirits

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2017 Domaine Vetriccie, Corse Rosé, Corsica $13.99
Corsica has has been the darling of the Rosé world for the last seven or eight years now. The only drawback is that they can easily exceed $25.00. Vetriccie’s Corse Rosé has all the elegance, complexity, refreshment and food-friendly qualities of those expensive Corsican Rosés, but at a happy price. I’m already on my second case of the summer. Stock up now - supply won’t last.

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