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THE CELLAR DOOR'S 10 BUCK WEDNESDAY
Three luscious wines at nine-ninety-nine


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2013 MONTIPEGANO MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO
PR$9.99 BTL./$119.88 CASEICE

Unlike what you would find at a fancy-schmancy Italian deli where you can't even find a meatball, this flavorful Italian red is honest, mouthfilling and unpretentious.

Owned, operated and made by Umani Ronchi, their Montipegano property's wines from Abruzzo should be in every Italian wine lover's glass. Soulful, harmonious and chock full of bright, lively strawberry fruit. Forward, precocious, dry and delivering a combination of spice and earth, this engaging, food-friendly number will work with just about any tomato-based or spicy Italian-sausage dish.



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2013 ALTA VISTA MALBEC 'CLASSIC'
$9.99 BTL./$119.88 CASE

One of the hottest values on this sheet (and any other) is this succulent 10-buck Malbec from Argentina. French-owned Alta Vista, founded in 1998, on all levels produces wines of fantastic quality and distinction.

Argentina is awash with under 10 dollar Malbecs, however a good many of them seemingly taste the same but this one doesn’t fall into that trap. Smoked blackberry, tobacco, kisses of licorice and pepper follow through to a chewy, mouth-coating, spice driven texture that has good balance and freshness. Nicely done and perfect for a weeknight red wine experience.



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2014 GIESEN SAUVIGNON BLANC
$9.99 BTL./$119.88 CASE

A long-time Cellar Door favorite from New Zealand, Giesen's mouthwatering 2014 Sauvignon Blanc is very brisk, only seeing stainless steel tanks and never the inside of a dreaded barrel.

Pristine aromatics featuring citrus fruits, mineral, and a touch of passion fruit, it follows through to a texture that is clean and piercing with grapefruit, lemon, lime, and a touch of spice. This is about as refreshing as it gets! For all those looking for a great bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, drink Giesen! Delicious with fish tacos.