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2019 CAMERON CHARDONNAY
DUNDEE HILLS
$19.99 BTL./$239.88 CASE

As we know and have believed for many years, John Paul is a master with pinot noir, but when you speak to him, he always waxes about the qualities of his chardonnays. Some of the new world's most captivating chardonnays, we should set the record straight. First, these are not the old-style, insipid, lean and green chardonnay that Oregon was once so famous for. Secondly, these are not the proverbial pound of butter and two-by-four chards that you regularly see in California.

As usual, the entry level Cameron Chardonnay is one of the great deals in Oregon as the majority is from vines at Abbey Ridge and Clos Electrique. The coolness of 2019 is bringing forth excellent white wines and this is chock full of lemon, mineral and pear aromas that intermingle nicely with subtle flint and undertones of spiced cereal. Flavorful without being overblown or heavy-handed with a silky smooth mouthfeel and great balance, this wine is a consistent winner that will pair beautifully with most Northwest seafood like salmon and halibut, or makes the perfect match with roasted poultry.







THE CELLAR DOOR'S 'MUCH TO BE DONE' HOTSHEET
Long Shadows Cabernet Special, New Italian White Vintages & under-15 red values, 94-point Cru Beaujolais & Crowley Pinot, Different Curbside Pickup Hours this week


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2019 CLOS DE LA ROILETTE FLEURIE
$21.99 BTL./$263.88 CASE

Alain Coudert's classic Fleurie is the true flagship of the Clos de la Roilette estate and is always one of the outrageous values in all of Beaujolais. There are often other Fleurie at higher prices but they rarely can touch the quality and dimension that this entry offering delivers. 2019 is a very classic, cool, stylish Beaujolais vintage that conjures up aspects of 2013 or 2016 and is dynamite.

From 30-40 year old vines and exuding top-drawer aromatics, this 100% Gamay is an ultra-vivid dream to both smell and drink. Brilliantly detailed aromas of peonies, strawberries, cinnamon and smoked earth aromas follow through to a texture that is bursting, invigorating and exuberant with plenty of depth, personality and length. No problem to drink numerous bottles and no problem to age for another six-8 years. If you need a score, this has 94 POINTS from The Wine Advocate.



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2019 OLIM BAUDA GAVI
$17.99 BTL./$107.94 - SIX PACK

Olim Bauda is a Barbera specialist who happens to make a devastatingly delicious, mouth-watering Gavi that absolutely lifts the palate. 100% of the Cortese grape grown in chalky soils with an underlay of clay, the latest version is one of the finest and literally tells the story of the growing conditions of 2019.

Orating the early warmth of vintage 2019, it starts with ample, generous Anjou pear, lime and an impressive presence of mineral before giving way to the story of the cool down that occurred with a brisk, palate cleansing, livewire chalky finish. This wine is a seafood magnet and is one of my favorite with spaghetti alle vongole, bagna cauda or a Caesar Salad.



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2016 PRAZO DE RORIZ DOURO TINTO
$13.99 BTL./$167.88 CASE

Made by top-notch Port house Quinta do Roriz, this toothsome numbers follows suit with many other Port houses directing grapes into making finer quality dry red wines.

30% each of Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, 15% Tinta Roriz and 25% of various other native varietals, it reveals hearty aromas of pronounced chocolate-covered strawberry scents that co-exist handsomely with Moroccan spice, violets and sneaky granitic graham-like aspects. Bountiful and very stylish flavors captivate the palate with an almost-Italian plum-like quality before advancing through to the arousing finish that brings it all home. Enjoy with lamb, grilled sausage, a hearty stew or bacon.



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2019 ANDREA FELICI
VERDICCHIO DI CASTELLI DEI JESI
$16.99 BTL./$101.94 - SIX PACK

As many of you know, Leo Felici was named Italian White winemaker of the year by the famed Slow Food Gambero Rosso. This award is well deserved especially since many of you had the chance to experience his 2018. Want more good news regarding Leo’s wine? His 2019 may be superior!

No longer merely a rising Verdicchio star, this full-on, crazy rock star’s classic bottling can now best many people’s Riserva cuvees. Illuminating aromas of mineral, crustaceans, lemongrass, underlying yellow flowers, anise and limestone seemingly alternate in an unhurried fashion and draw you in for a sip. When the wine reaches the lips, perfumed flavors that are rich, yet tense and electric touch all of the senses in the mouth and extend to a superb, lingering finish. Perfect over the next few years with just about anything that swims as well as pesto or other green vegetables.



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2019 CHATEAU FONTANES
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
$13.99 BTL./$167.88 CASE

Unlike many who mass-produce in this area, Languedoc maestro Cyriaque Rozier takes Cabernet Sauvignon very seriously. How the hell he is able to maintain a price point such as this and sustainably farming the land is beyond us!

‘Sudnapafrance’ indeed with very French and Mediterranean aspects with old vine cabernet cassis-like notes shining along with garrigue notes of mint, thyme and cracked pepper. Chewy, succulent, mouth filling and deceptively structured, this wine is a terrific everyday Cab that can consumed on its own or paired with grilled lamb or pork chops.



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2017 CROWLEY PINOT NOIR
'ENTRE NOUS'
$27.99 BTL./$335.88 CASE

One of the great steals of Oregon Pinot Noir, Tyson Crowley’s Entre Nous cuvee is made up of some very impressive material. From fruit that didn’t make it into the single vineyard bottlings of La Colina in the Dundee Hills and Four Winds from the Coast Range, this Pinot delivers sheer beauty and ages very well as evidenced by a recent bottle of 2010.

Gorgeous and oh so classic Pinot Noir nose of lavender, violet, mulled spice, earth and pepper with undertones of mushroom providing instant complexity and transparency. Texturally, it is quite giving with a ripe and silky texture, and a sense of deep perfume that speaks clearly. The palate’s flavors are indicative of the combination of sites, with the Four Winds bringing backbone and firmness to the pleasurable aspects of the La Colina. Sensuous and prototype, top-drawer Oregon Pinot, these aspects carry on to the finish that maintains a finesseful pure character that is present throughout the wine. Lacy, elegant and accessible but it will age gracefully for 10-12 years easily.



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2018 COLOSI ROSSO
TERRE SICILIANE
$8.99 BTL./$107.88 CASE

This Sicilian workhorse delivers an amazing value in a food-friendly package that is easy to drink on a consistent basis. Delicious, flavorful, and clean with a generous core of fruit, and an engaging, compelling personality makes it difficult to put down the glass.

Made from Nero d'Avola, Nerello Mascalese and Syrah it shows plenty of plum and berry fruit, touched by brightness and cool earth tones. For 9-bucks, it rocks as an every night red with grilled meats, pizza, pasta, or even burgers. In other words, you can drink this one like a patrician every night of the week.



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2017 FEATHER (Long Shadows)
CABERNET SAUVIGNON
[reg. $74.99]
SPECIAL - $59.99 BTL./$359.94 - SIX PACK

In the early 2000s, Napa Valley vintner, Randy Dunn, joined up with the Long Shadows project and brought his artistry and expertise to Washington State to produce small quantities of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Columbia Valley's finest vineyards. His reputation for producing world class Cabernet spans more than four decades. After making wines at Caymus from 1975-1985, Randy established Dunn Vineyards on Howell Mountain where he continues to create distinctive wines of high acclaim.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2017 vintage produced wines with exceptional color and rich, complex flavors. Deep crimson colored with pure and expressive Cabernet Sauvignon character. Generous aromas and flavors of dark fruits, violets, coffee and toasted herbs combine with a textured mid-palate to deliver a big, yet focused, wine with polished tannins and persistent finish. Will drink well and develop nicely for 15-20 years.







Cellar Door's Friday Fling
ITALIAN OLIVE OIL SELECTIONS
A Lesson In Olive Oil Terroir
4 delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oils from 3 regions' top wine/oil producers


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2019 ROCCA DI MONTEGROSSI
CHIANTI CLASSICO OLIVE OIL, TUSCANY
$29.99 – 500 ML BOTTLE

One of the more difficult olive oils to get your hands on is the Rocca di Montegrossi Olive Oil. Made with 90% Correggiolo olives and 10% Moraiolo, finesse, richness, complexity and spice rule the day. This unique zone in Chianti is one that is in the path of maritime winds, thus the chance for frost is minimal. Why is this important to this oil you ask?? In 1985, a killer frost killed off many old olive trees, but many of Marco's were spared.

Organically produced, the flavors in this exquisite oil show the use of these old trees. Beautiful green color with intense judicious aromas that evoke ripe green character along with the essence of ripe fruit - rich and creamy with harmonious yet assertive spiciness. Serious stuff that is excellent for dipping on high quality bread and paired with Montegrossi's Chianti Classico. Also fine with grilled vegetables or salads.



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2019 FIORANO OLIVE OIL, LE MARCHES
$34.99 – 750 ML BOTTLE

One of the most important, small yet mighty wineries on the Adriatic coast's Le Marches region, Fiorano's olive oil is quite a treat. Made in the southern reaches of this area blessed with both sea and mountain climates, this oil is based around Leccino, Frantoio, Pendolino, Sargano and Tenera Ascolana olives with the latter three types authentic species from the Picenum province. This oil is unbelievably ethereal, graceful and buoyant.

Loaded with exquisite ripe fruit, subtle spice and harmonious lift, it is something very delicious and very special. A simple preparation of halibut with lemon and then drizzled with this oil will make just about anyone happy…and again, don't forget the bread!



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2019 CAPRILI OLIVE OIL
'TERRE DI SIENA' MONTALCINO, TUSCANY
$34.99 – 1 LITER TIN

The Bartolommei family, owners and operators Caprili, located in Montalcino, produces some of the most cerebral and complex wines in Tuscany so it is no wonder that the family has the same adept hands with their famed Brunello as well as with this wonderfully delicious and complex oil.

One whiff of this oil and you know it is serious business. It has the most exquisite roasted green olive aroma with just a hint of spice. In the mouth, it has great richness and intensity, a creamy, almost buttery feel up front, and finishes with classic Tuscan green olive spice. Highlighted by Frantoio olive and blended with other Tuscan species, the sheer elegance and balance of this oil is what makes it so ethereally delectable. With an olive oil this good you want to let its flavors shine, so invite some friends over, break out the bread and oil, and of course a bottle of Caprili wine. For a step up drizzle this on bruschetta. For maximum pleasure though this makes a great and easy natural "sauce" for just about any grilled meat.







CELLAR DOOR COVID PICKUP & SHOPPING POLICIES

TEMPORARY HOURS
Wednesday through Friday – 11:00 – 3:30

> In-Store shopping is temporarily suspended, no one will be admitted into the office but I am glad to make recommendations from our inventory.
> You may continue to place orders via phone or email as usual.
> Curbside pickup: If we need to do a credit card, please call with that information if we don’t have on file. I will let you know.
> Please call when you are out front. 503-221-7435.
> Have your trunk open with space for us to put your tasty beverages.
> If you are on bike or foot, we’ll walk it out for you as well.
> All pickups will be recognized and greeted with an air high-five, virtual fist bump or hug and a wave and smile.
> If you need delivery, please call for options.

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