Staff Favorites - Greg St. Clair

Greg St. Clair

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2010 Pian dell'Orino "Amiata" Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-15-2015
The nose on this wine is wild, untamed, dried herbs, brush, fresh earth, smoked meats, dried floral notes along with a plumy brightness, just incredibly vibrant. The nose is just amazing but it is on the palate that this wine shows the most, it has such a feel, so light, energetic yet couched in a rich, powerful body that has an incredibly deep structure. The tannins are extraordinarily well integrated and the acidic balance lifts and powers the palate texture, supple yet firm, dense yet effortless. In the mouth more flavors emerge, wild fruits, cherry, and nectarine add to the meaty richness, that umami like character that is the principle flavor component. Finish is the wrong word for this wine because it is a long, balanced and easy path full of the vast array of flavors layering themselves on a seemingly endless journey. The only negative about this wine is they only make 500 cases, it is fabulous.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
Price: $99.99 Add To Waiting List
AG 97

2010 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-11-2015
The nose is warm, inviting, a delicate flow of fraises des bois is backfilled with a salty, savory plum that slowly exits the glass. On the palate the wine is so smooth, supple with a luxurious feel to it, however it doesn’t feel dense, just long and smooth. The flavors pick up with more of the savory; plumy character this time accented with hints of freshly cut leather. The finish builds, fine grain tannins emerge and close the wine with a twist of structure and long savory finish.
Drink from 2016 to 2016

2010 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-11-2015
The nose is dark cherry, yet intertwined with earth, Tuscan herbs, and hints of fresh leather in a relaxed flow from the glass. On the palate it is the texture that grabs your attention, it isn’t dense but energetic, fruit …the fruit in this vintage is hard to explain, it tastes less fruity and by that I mean it is more complex, less simple, not just sweet and squishy, it is more developed, nuanced--I hesitate to use the word layered, because it seems too simple, but it is enchanting. The wine has tannic structure that is evident but is in the background as the acidic balance lengthens and lengthens the finish. Such balance and power yet so effortless, the wine is a pleasure to drink now, yet the greatness will be down the road another 5-10 years. The Best La Fortuna Brunello ever.
Drink from 2015 to 2015

2010 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino (375ml)
Review Date: 03-11-2015
The nose of this wine is just super elegant, full of rose petals, wild cherry with hints of middle eastern spices. On the palate the wine is lively, fresh and savory all at the same time, the wild cherry turns deeper into plum, smoked meats and leather but always propped up by high toned cherry and rose notes. The finish is just stupendous, so complex, so full, so long, it is hard to choose between these two wines but I like this one just slightly more than the Altero, but both super.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
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JS 97 WE 94

2010 Tassi "Franci" Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-11-2015
The nose is smoky, dark, shows more earthy aromatics with hints of iron, leather, dried herbs, dried meat, more of that umami savory character with hints of mineral salts. On the palate the wine is expansive, powerful while still showing definition in the midst of its richly textured body. The wine comes on in waves, full, powerful, texturally dominating but then the flavors take over, plumy, chocolate, Christmas spice, wild cherry and then to the meaty, more savory flavors, just an incredible array. The finish is long, powerful, supple, complex and really brings this wine to an exciting…well I can’t say finish because it just goes on and on.
Drink from 2015 to 2015

2010 Tassi Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-11-2015
The nose is full of sweet plumy fruit, wild cherry, earth, Tuscan dust, smoked meats and herb, all flowing gently from the glass giving one the sense ease and grace, not forceful but full. In the mouth the wine shows a lush, fuller expression almost chocolaty, with plum and herb and earth, a supple, warm and inviting palate presence that just begs to be drunk, yet for the wine to be so easy to drink it shows remarkable depth and definition. The finish is long lasting, and carries through the chocolaty, cherry, dried herb character but it is its texture, that luscious, lustrous broad power that catches your attention and makes you go back for another taste.
Drink from 2015 to 2015

2010 Solaria Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-11-2015
Dense, dark fruit that’s more plum than cherry along with bold strokes of vanilla burst from your glass. They are followed on the palate, by a wine that shows less structure than the nose might portray but has lots of juicy, bold fruit that’s accompanied by fine grain tannin. The finish is full, fleshy and shows a bit of square tannins in the finish. This wine needs a few years to come together to show all the potential it has.
Drink from 2018 to 2018
Price: $44.99 Add To Waiting List
JS 95 AG 90

2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-11-2015
The nose is so pretty, a delicate blend of plum, spice, vanilla with bits of dried herbs. On the palate the wine is graceful, balanced, supple, warm and truly inviting while the flavors are leaning toward a delicate sweetness of once again plum but with some dark fruit joined by touches of earth and spice. The finish is elegant, balanced, long and makes you want to take another sip, a wine so easy to drink and so engaging. For me this is the best wine this property has ever made.
Drink from 2015 to 2015

2010 Villa I Cipressi "Zebras" Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-11-2015
The nose is a cauldron of earth, Tuscan brush, rosemary, smoke, spice and leather exhibiting that savory quality of the vintage. On the palate the wine has exceptional balance and incredible depth, the flavors of plum, wild cherry are so complex, showing so many facets it’s hard to describe. After this burst of fruit the savory excitement bursts forward and the layers of smoked meat, earth, wild cherry, spice, smoke are couched in a deeper, richer texture, although I’m leaning toward using lushness as a descriptor because if feels in that direction but the wine isn’t lush it is concentrated, supple and shows incredible depth. The finish is long, balanced, powerful and is a delight with hints of sweet, toasted oak in the finish. Truly outstanding.
Drink from 2015 to 2015

2010 Villa I Cipressi Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-11-2015
The nose is a cauldron of earth, Tuscan brush, rosemary, smoke, spice and leather exhibiting that savory quality of the vintage. On the palate the wine has exceptional balance and the plumy, wild cherry flavors emerge first but are swept up in a whoosh of savory exuberance, layers of smoked meat, earth, wild cherry, spice, smoke all come together on the palate. The finish is long, balanced and a replay of this wine’s spectacular array of flavors.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
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JS 96

2010 Val di Suga Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-11-2015
The nose is full of bold, plumy fruit with hints of spice and touches of earth but predominantly darker fruit. On the palate the wine shows loads of structure but is extraordinarily well poised a density that is coupled with classic length and a balance that surprised me. On the palate the wine’s flavors are strident, rich, saturated and forthright echoing the dark plum, slight bits of cherry and leather begin to emerge but less savory and more straightforward fruits. The finish is powerful, balanced, long and a carries through the consistent flavors throughout. The best from this winery in years.
Drink from 2016 to 2016
Price: $37.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 93 JS 92

2010 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-10-2015
Patrizio Cencioni, Capanna’s owner, is a man of very few words, he lets his wine do the talking for him, he’s the strong, silent type, and you never quite know what’s going on behind his eyes. I wouldn’t play poker with him, yet I’d buy his wine. Capanna is a powerhouse; the nose is an array of wild cherry, chestnut, cinnamon, smoked meats, plum and cocoa. This is a wine with tannic structure yet so in balance it doesn’t really stand out and that is because it is so well balanced, all the pieces line up elegantly. On the palate the wine is a cauldron of molten fruit, spice, and leather and displays an extraordinary density. This is a powerful wine, it has everything, fruit, spice density, palate presence it is a marvel to behold, however this is a wine you’ll need to hold onto for awhile, this isn’t a pretty wine this is a stunningly gorgeous wine that will take a bit of time to take it all in. Drop it in your cellar for another 5-10 years, or if you have anyone you need to gift a Birth year wine for, this is it.
Drink from 2020 to 2020
Price: $46.99 Add To Waiting List
JS 94

2010 Mauro Molino "Bricco Luciani" Barolo
Review Date: 03-10-2015
Mauro Molino’s Barolo are not overly tannic, they always show more elegance, balance with a supple and drinkable feel to them. The nose is an array of spice, herbs, and flowers with hints of leather and camphor. On the palate his wine is graceful, lush and gives one a sense of ease and grace. The finish shows a bit of tannin but overall the wine is very easy to drink for most Barolo, and an excellent introduction to Nebbiolo.
Drink from 2015 to 2015

2009 Valdicava "Madonna del Piano" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Review Date: 03-10-2015
The 2009 Madonna has all of the classic Valdicava character in the nose, that gamey, sweet earth, wild cherry mélange that is so identifiable for this producer. On the palate the fruit begins to expand and it releases more spice, plum, leather, smoked meats but still that wild cherry shows the way and lengthens it across your palate. The wine is powerful, structured with very fine grain tannin, but the wine’s core of acidity pulls the wine down your tongue where those signature flavors are once more displayed. The finish is supple, long and still shows layers of flavors just piqued by a bit of that very fine grain tannin in the finish, an altogether excellent wine.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
Price: $224.99 Add To Waiting List
RP 95

2006 Valdicava "Madonna del Piano" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Review Date: 03-10-2015
This wine is absolutely stunning so full of wild cherry, a sweet earthy, fresh cut leather, plums, spice just incredible nose. On the palate it is big, long yet shows outstanding balance and length. While there is a fair amount of structure the tannins are very fine grain and add an intriguing background for the rich fruit and spice. The finish is simply superb, a wine for the ages and while you might think this is really expensive, but when you compare it to a First Growth Bordeaux....you're stealing it.
Drink from 2015 to 2015

2009 Aldo Conterno "Colonnello" Barolo
Review Date: 03-10-2015
The Colonnello is a little more closed texturally than the Cicala, higher toned plum, rose and spice are in the nose but on the palate the fine grain tannin shows itself and if you're going to drink this now you're going to need a big piece of meat or a big bowl of a very rich risotto. Nevertheless the wine is breathtaking on the palate and in the nose.
Drink from 2017 to 2017

2009 Aldo Conterno "Cicala" Barolo
Review Date: 03-10-2015
The wines of Aldo Conterno are always so well balanced, so effortless I can't think of another Barolo that is always so pleasing. The 2009's are a little more foward and approachable but still show the layers of flavors and textural richness of a great Barolo.
Drink from 2015 to 2015

2010 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-10-2015
The nose of this wine is just super elegant, full of rose petals, wild cherry with hints of middle eastern spices. On the palate the wine is lively, fresh and savory all at the same time, the wild cherry turns deeper into plum, smoked meats and leather but always propped up by high toned cherry and rose notes. The finish is just stupendous, so complex, so full, so long, it is hard to choose between these two wines but I like this one just slightly more than the Altero, but both super.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
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JS 97 WE 94

2010 Poggio Antico "Altero" Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-10-2015
Poggio Antico comes from one of the highest vineyards in Montalcino and the ethereal fragrance in this wine is just amazing. The fruit is a combination of savory wild cherry, hints of leather, spice, smoke and a bit of porcini. On the palate the wine has body, richness but it is the balance and length that stretch out and gives this wine such an elegant mouth feel. The finish just seems to go on and on, so balanced, so flavorful, one of the Best of the vintage.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
Price: $74.99 Add To Waiting List
JS 96

2010 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-04-2015
I absolutely love this wine, the best thing they've done... that I can remember. The nose is full of earth, spice, leather, dried wild cherries and is a powerful statement from the nose. On the palate a classic, long, slightly leathery character is in the middle of a broad, rich and luxurious follow through. Layers of spice, plum, wild cherry, wild herbs in a long procession of flavors marching to the finish. In the finish a long, persistent and so satisfying end, Super wine.
Drink from 2015 to 2015

2012 Poggio al Tufo "Rompicollo" Toscana
Review Date: 03-03-2015
This is an outstanding wine for this price, a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet from Coastal Tuscany. 2012 was an excellent vintage in Tuscany and the long growing season has given the wine a little more structure and focus than the previous vintage. Lots of easy to drink up front fruit flavors and a long finish, a lot of wine for the price.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
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AG 93 JS 91

2012 Remo Farina Bianco di Custoza
Review Date: 03-03-2015
I love this wine's refreshing balance, of crispness and supple body. Fermented and aged in stainless steel to keep the wine's clean, fresh fruit character, and it is just a delight to drink.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
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2010 San Carlo Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-03-2015
The nose is full of spice and dried flowers. On the palate the wine is structured with dense, tannic shoulders, powerful, long tannins. The wine is a blockbuster on the palate then begins to narrow at the back of the palate with a long finish.
Drink from 2016 to 2016
Price: $41.99 Add To Waiting List
JS 95 RP 90

2010 Caprili Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-03-2015
The nose is full of smoke, wild herbs, dried wild cherries, leather and a a seeming sweetness. On the palate the wine turns luxurious, and the flavors become more saline, crushed rock, dried flower, umami, wild herbs, dried meat, salted plums, soy, dried porcini that all arrive at a point of ultra savory. The finish is absolutely superb, long, lustrous with fine grain tannins. Tremendous wine.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
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JS 94 AG 91

2010 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L)
Review Date: 03-03-2015
The nose is dense, brooding pools of plum, earth, smoke and hints of wood spice. On the palate the wine is powerful, broad, deep, a muscularly vibrant presence that brings the fruit to life. The wine finishes very long, with a great central focus with hints of wood spice in the finish.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
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JS 95 AG 91

2010 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-03-2015
The nose is dense, brooding pools of plum, earth, smoke and hints of wood spice. On the palate the wine is powerful, broad, deep, a muscularly vibrant presence that brings the fruit to life. The wine finishes very long, with a great central focus with hints of wood spice in the finish.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
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JS 95 AG 91

2010 La Gerla Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-03-2015
The nose is full of dark earth, vibrant wild cherry, smoke, crushed stone, and a hint of gaminess. On the palate the wine is impressive; a powerful structure of very fine grain structure surrounds the core of this wine. A commanding central focus bonds the fruit and spice to the voluptuous layers of fruit that curl up around the core. Waves of flavor seem to never end bringing more wild cherry and earth with hints of wood smoke. The finish continues the lustrous richness that is backed up once again by that very fine grain tannin, it is a superb wine.
Drink from 2015 to 2015

2010 Bellaria Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-03-2015
The nose is intense; plumy that shows some spice, wild herbs and a bit of fresh leather. On the palate the wine is dense, full of plum, wild cherry and bits of vanillin. This is a muscular wine, fleshy, full but still shows great balance with a vibrant core that stretches out over the length of this wine showing a broad powerful finish. Will benefit from a bit of aeration but I liked this more than the Assunto its big brother.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
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2010 Iliceus Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-03-2015
I have to admit I was quite surprised, I’m usually pretty good about knowing all of the producers in Montalcino, but this one got by me. Not surprisingly because they are one of the few producers not in the Consorzio so I gave myself a pass, that was until I tasted it…then I kicked myself. Deeply colored, the wines presence in the glass alone was impressive and one sniff of the nose let me know why it was a barriqued wine. Generally I’m not much of a fan of Sangiovese in barrique, it takes the right producer to be able to grow fruit powerful enough to withstand the barrels character, Iliceus is that wine., pronounced { ill-lee-chay-us}. The nose is packed with dense fruit a combination of wild cherry, ripe, yet vibrant plum, bits of leather, spice, very aromatic. On the palate the wine is sensational, an audacious, polished, supple force, powerful yet easy, superbly balanced yet opulent. The finish is long, stretched out to spread the frame of this powerful and delicious wine.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
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2010 La Lecciaia "Manapetra" Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-03-2015
The Manapetra is a plumper, broader, a richer, fuller version of the Brunello. The nose is brooding, slightly closed now but shows hints of power and size. On the palate the wine is full but shows a bit of tannic tension, roiling beneath the surface is a powerful structure and sizable density however this wine will need time in your cellar.
Drink from 2018 to 2018
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AG 93 JS 92

2010 La Lecciaia Brunello di Montalcino (375ml)
Review Date: 03-03-2015
The nose is full of plum, spice, leather, gravel and smoke, that might seem a disparate blend for some of you but it is a heavenly flow of aromatics that escape your glass. On the palate the wine is classic, a long, vibrant flow from front to back that is layers of wild cherry, smoke and leather couched in a richly textured center. Superb balance and vibrant, classic aromatics, at the price an unbelievable deal.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
Price: $19.99 Add To Waiting List
AG 94 JS 92

2010 La Lecciaia Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-03-2015
The nose is full of plum, spice, leather, gravel and smoke, that might seem a disparate blend for some of you but it is a heavenly flow of aromatics that escape your glass. On the palate the wine is classic, a long, vibrant flow from front to back that is layers of wild cherry, smoke and leather couched in a richly textured center. Superb balance and vibrant, classic aromatics, at the price an unbelievable deal.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
Price: $34.99 Add To Waiting List
AG 94 JS 92

2009 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-03-2015
2009 produces wines that were a little rounder and fuller and have a nearer term drinking window, they actually taste really good now! The Tenuta Nuova is from a vineyard in the southwestern portion of Montalcino and that extra richness is very apparent in this wine. Waves of smoky plum, with hints of spice, leather and hints of vanilla. Excellent wine that has superb pedigree and a richness that is perfect for drinking now.
Drink from 2015 to 2015

2013 Maritma "The 4 Old Guys" Sangiovese Toscana
Review Date: 03-03-2015
A wonderful everyday Sangiovese from coastal Tuscany that is loaded with up front fruit but still has enough finish to make it taste like something far more expensive than it is. Lots of plumy fruit with hints of leather. Longtime staff favorite!
Drink from 2015 to 2015
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2010 La Velona Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 03-01-2015
From the southern slope of Montalcino this wine’s nose is full of wild earth, spice, wild flowers and hints of leather. While in the mouth this wine has a bold, determined palate presence showing the richness of its location yet never feeling plump, always focused, directional yet lustrous, dense and layered flows of wild cherry, stone, smoke, leather, smoked meats and wild flowers. The powerful yet supple body forges a long and complete finish where freshly cut leather, herbs, hints of smoke and wild cherry continue on and on.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
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AG 93 RP 93

2012 La Monacesca "Mirum" Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva
Review Date: 02-09-2015
The nose is bright and focused, full of quince, and on the palate an incredible core of acid and minerality, it feels like crushed quartz. Yet with all of this sizzling acidity, minerality and salinity the wine is full bodied, sees no oak but is so texturally dazzling you won’t believe it. Layers of flavors, waves of supple texture and an endless finish make this wine something extraordinary. This wine will age well for the next decade, stock up now.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
Price: $26.99 Add To Waiting List
JS 94

2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L)
Review Date: 02-08-2015
The bold nose shows so much wild cherry, sweet earth, dried flowers coupled with a fuller plumier breadth. On the palate the wine has deep, saturated flavors of spiced plum, along with a pool of savory, porcini, dried meat and leather flavors. The wine is full of power, incredible depth and its richly textured palate presence is awesome. The finish is powerful, full and shows incredible length and layer after layer of spice, fruit, herbs, leather and earth. A truly spectacular wine.
Drink from 2018 to 2018

2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 02-08-2015
The bold nose shows so much wild cherry, sweet earth, dried flowers coupled with a fuller plumier breadth. On the palate the wine has deep, saturated flavors of spiced plum, along with a pool of savory, porcini, dried meat and leather flavors. The wine is full of power, incredible depth and its richly textured palate presence is awesome. The finish is powerful, full and shows incredible length and layer after layer of spice, fruit, herbs, leather and earth. A truly spectacular wine.
Drink from 2018 to 2018

2010 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 02-08-2015
A very intense nose that seems more like a pot roast cooking, savory, earthy, bay leaves, porcini and root vegetables. On the palate the wine’s braised meat flavors continue but are captured by the texture, this wine becomes tactile, less flavor driven yet is wildly interesting, and indescribable layers of consistency, grain, fineness and feel infuse the wine with a vibrant almost tactile flavor. The flavors are there, that same batch from the nose but hints of spiced cherry emerge in the long, vibrant albeit slightly grippy finish.
Drink from 2017 to 2017
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JS 97 RP 93

2010 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 02-08-2015
The nose is narrow, tightly wound, oyster shell, crushed brick and leather. On the palate the wine shows long, elegant lines that highlight the wines tannic structure where parts of the brick, leather and oyster shell aromatics turn into flavors. A leaner, more restrained character with hints of the salty, savory vintage character. The finish is long and dusty, leathery in line with this wine’s classic style.
Drink from 2020 to 2020

2010 Silvio Nardi "Manachiara" Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 02-08-2015
The nose is a slowly evolving blend of dried fruits, meat, sage, wild flowers and leather that gently flows from the glass. On the palate the wine is a powerfully fleshy, dense wine where plum becomes the more dominant flavor that is gradually accented by freshly cut leather. However the overtly impressive character of this wine is its powerful, dense and smooth texture. This tactile demand on your attention is impossible to overlook, dense, concentrated yet never seems heavy, clumsy or out of balance. Incredibly supple, dark combination of flavors add a long, smooth and incredible finish.
Drink from 2017 to 2017

2010 Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 02-08-2015
The nose is a very complex compote of black fruit, more so than most anything I’ve had from this vintage, and while it is rather saturated, rich and dense it is fresh and lively. The wine has good structure both tannin and acid that balance each other allowing a smoky, spicy cola like flavor to well up from the depths of this wine to mix with the blackberry jam flavors. Long, balanced and full of flavor.
Drink from 2016 to 2016
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JS 95

2010 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 02-08-2015
Dried flowers lead the nose into an ethereal arena where dark, wild cherry, cedar and leather all come together in an extraordinary thrust. On the palate the wine is multi-faceted and seemingly at every angle another layer of flavor, this time smoky, the next time cedar, then wild cherry all dancing across your palate. The finish is taught, a bit of tannic grip drags the flavors and textures together and pulling them along to a long, intriguing and texturally exciting finish.
Drink from 2016 to 2016
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JS 97 AG 93

2010 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 02-08-2015
From the first moment the wine’s aromatic reach your nose you know this is something extraordinary. Dried flowers, crushed berries, braised meat, juniper, and cinnamon, leather all whirl through your glass. On the palate you see this wine’s power, the incredible underlying structure that powers layers of rolling textural density. The flavors compliment the nose bringing together the broad spectrum of flavors into one voice. The finish shows, supple, fine grain tannins while the richness and density stretch out over this wines incredible frame into an unforgettable finish.
Drink from 2015 to 2015

2010 Ciacci Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 02-08-2015
The nose speaks of sunshine, warmth, sweetness not floral just fruity. The flavors begin to expand on your palate and the simple plumy fruit is transformed to more of a kaleidoscope of flavors, Umeboshi (dried, salted, Japanese plums), wild cherry, iron and leather. While the nose speaks of ripeness the palate presence is freshened by the perfect acidic balance for this wine, just enough to lift without becoming edgy, a long and complex finish that has layers of flavor and textures.
Drink from 2015 to 2015

2010 Tenuta del Cerro (La Poderina) Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 02-08-2015
The nose speaks of dried, salted cherries with hints of brush and leather then leading to an array of spicy dried berries. On the palate the wine speaks of balance, length, lightness, energy, it is really elegant yet the balance hides the incredible texture. Richness, depth yet so delicately woven, a marvel to behold, the finish is a composite of freshness, balance and intrigue.
Drink from 2015 to 2015
Price: $38.99 Add To Waiting List
JS 94

2010 Caparzo "La Casa" Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 02-08-2015
The nose highlights wild cherry and sweet earth that flow from your glass in a slow, easy presentation. On the palate the wine is supple, plumy and seems to have a depth of texture, yet is never overpowering it has a presence that is subtle while still having a prominent demeanor. The flavors come together in a rather understated yet beguiling way, this isn’t a wine that is shouting it is signaling with more of a come hither smile. The finish is long, slow, supple where the cherry and earth begin to emerge along the edges of some very fine grain tannin.
Drink from 2017 to 2017
Price: $59.99 Add To Waiting List
JS 96

2010 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino
Review Date: 02-08-2015
I smell restrained ripeness, lots of chocolate in nose, broad, full, rich, plumy, ripe and intense. On the palate the wine rolls easily, balanced, complete with a sweet lushness while still exhibiting a central focus and balance. The flavors are bold yet less saturated, they’re easy, present, there isn’t any tension behind them but lots of flavor, lots of residual finish, that begins to show that savory intrigue. A solid, deep and long finish.
Drink from 2015 to 2015

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