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Good til Gone? Yes. Well, it's pretty simple. The wine is good. Really good. But is has to go. And when it's gone, it's gone. Sometimes we just buy too darn much. With thousands of wines coming and going, there's lots going on around here. Wines are overlooked and sit idle, and need a nudge. Browse through this list and check back as I'm sure to add to it. Nothing compromised. These aren't auction goods or close-outs where provenance is a question. It's all good. Prices have been reduced as much as 60%, so, serious bargains here. Best take a look sooner than later. Prices are good til gone.

2008 Domenico Clerico Briccotto (1.5L)
Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

88V

The 2008 Barolo Briccotto is a wine Clerico hasn't made since 1994. For years, this parcel in Bussia was the backbone of the Nebbiolo-based Arte. With 2008 Clerico is reintroducing the Briccotto, which will only be bottled in magnums. It is a huge, dark wine made to emphasize the depth and textural richness that is possible with Nebbiolo. Smoke, tar, espresso and licorice add complexity on the mid palate and finish. In my view the Briccotto is overly heavy. More importantly, though, it is the wine's early oxidative notes that are of most concern for its longevity. The Briccotto was aged in four new French oak barrels made from staves that had been toasted on the outside rather than inside, and two used French oak barrels.

88 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2012)

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2013 Domaine Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin (1.5L)
Pinot Noir from Griotte-Chambertin, Burgundy, France

93WA

The 2013 Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru has a tightly wound bouquet with blackberry, touches of mulberry and briary. It is a relatively "conservative" Griotte compared to others tasted from barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth. A little fuller than the Charmes-Chambertin '13 with fine backbone, this feels chewier, but with plenty of substance on the finish. This is a gutsy Griotte, but it will mellow by the time it is bottled.

91-93 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 216 - Dec 2014)

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2013 Domaine Ponsot Griotte-Chambertin (750ml)
Pinot Noir from Griotte-Chambertin, Burgundy, France

93WA

The 2013 Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru has a tightly wound bouquet with blackberry, touches of mulberry and briary. It is a relatively "conservative" Griotte compared to others tasted from barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth. A little fuller than the Charmes-Chambertin '13 with fine backbone, this feels chewier, but with plenty of substance on the finish. This is a gutsy Griotte, but it will mellow by the time it is bottled.

91-93 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 216 - Dec 2014)

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2014 Chateau Le Carre (750ml)
Merlot from Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
12

91WA 91JS

The 2014 Le Carre has developed throughout its barrel maturation and now in bottle. It has a generous and perfumed bouquet with incense and iris scents permeating the black cherry and blueberry fruit. There is opulence here, for sure, but it is nicely controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, lithe red cherry and raspberry fruit on the entry. This Le Carré has an über-smooth texture, not a hair out of place, becoming ever spicier as it swaggers towards its finish. There is a luscious quality to this Saint Emilion—a discrete wine within Jonathan Maltus' stable, but certainly one worth investigating.

91 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Mar 2017)

There’s a slightly bready note on the nose that obscures the fruit a little, but on the palate this has a lovely combination of ripe fruit and moderately dry tannins and quite a fresh finish. Plenty of clean fruit on the finish. Drink in 2019.

91 points, James Suckling (Feb 2017)

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2015 Clos Canarelli BG (750ml)
Biancu Gentile from Figari, Corsica, France

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2017 Bergstrom Pinot Noir Silice (750ml)
Pinot Noir from Willamette, Oregon

93WA 93V 93JS 91WS 91WE 91W&S

Medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Silice Vineyard opens with fresh tangerine peel, baked cranberries, dried bark and rose petals scents with notions of licorice, cured meats, pepper and spiced blackberries. The palate is medium-bodied and über spicy, with lovely orange and potpourri nuances. It has a firm, lightly chalky frame and great freshness on the finish. This merits another year in bottle.

93+ points, Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate (Apr 2020)

Vivid ruby-red. Spice- and mineral-accented red berry, cherry and floral pastille scents show sharp definition and pick up suggestions of licorice and exotic spices with air. Sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering gently chewy raspberry, red currant and cherry flavors that deliver appealing spiciness and firm back-end cut. Concentrated yet lithe in style, finishing with powerful thrust and slowly building tannins.

93 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Jul 2020)

This has an exotic edge with candied red cherries and raspberries, swathed in flowers and spice. The palate has a smoothly succulent edge that carries plenty of depth into the finish. Nicely weighted. Drink or hold.

93 points, James Suckling (Jul 2019)

Subtly intense, with appealingly brooding cherry, orange peel and rose petal notes that build structure and tannins on a lingering finish. Drink now through 2024. 1,300 cases made.

91 points, Tim Fish, Wine Spectator (Nov 2019)

Beet flavors emphasize an earthy character that puts herbal components up front along with tart red fruits. The overall structure and firm tannins suggest that a couple of more years of bottle age would be a plus.

91 points, Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast (Oct 2019)

This is a powerful pinot, with a core of dense, dark strawberry and plum flavor that feels wrapped up tight in a firm plum-skin skein of tannins. Pour it with rare flank steak and chimichurri.

91 points, Patrick J. Comiskey, Wine & Spirits (Oct 2019)

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