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2014 Valle dell'Acate "Il Frappato" Vittoria Top Pick!
2014 Valle dell'Acate "Il Frappato" Vittoria

92 points Vinous: "The 2014 Frappato Vittoria opens up with an irresistible fresh red fruit cocktail quality on the nose, followed by very spicy and floral notes, with juicy red berry and cherry. Finishes long and clean with a bright floral echo. A stellar Frappato that makes it impossible to put the glass down. (ID)" (11/2015) 91 points James Suckling: "This shows aromas of blueberry, forest fruit and salt. Medium to full body, bright acidity and a mineral finish. Goes on for minutes. Tangy and savory. Drink now." (10/2014) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Fragrant and fresh, this luminous wine opens with aromas of red berry, blueberr ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

2014 Feudo Maccari Nero d'Avola Sicilia

91 points James Suckling: "A ripe, rich red with plum, violet and blackberry aromas that follow through to a full body, firm tannins and a tangy finish. Shows real nero d'avola character." (10/2015) Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of ripe plum, blue flower and baking spice lead the nose on this easy-drinking red. The chewy, straightforward palate doles out juicy black cherry, fleshy blackberry and a clove note alongside round tannins. It's made to drink young so enjoy soon. (KO)" (3/2016) Wine Spectator: "Balanced and open-knit, this creamy red offers supple tannins dressed in plum pudding, tar-tinged smoke, cassis, mocha and ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $14.99 Add To Cart

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2014 Valle dell'Acate "Tenuta Ibidini" Insolia Sicilia

Impressive for its purity and refreshing mineral qualities, Valle dell'Acate takes the Insolia varietal to a whole new level of quality. As a second label, the Case Ibidini range (pronounced 'bidini) consists of varietally labeled wines from the estate intended for more casual consumption. The local name of the area where the estate is situated, Bidini, is drawn from the ancient root Bidis. This in turn referred to the name of a group of early Hellenic settlers who populated the area nearly 20 centuries ago. These wines provide a purity and authenticity ... Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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2014 Valle dell'Acate "Tenuta Ibidini" Nero d'Avola Sicilia

Wine Enthusiast: "Fresh and fruity, this straightforward red offers aromas of ripe dark-skinned berry, licorice and leather. The soft, juicy palate doles out dried blackberry and spiced blueberry alongside round, smooth tannins. (KO)" (3/2016)  

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $13.99 Add To Cart

2012 Passopisciaro "Passopisciaro" Sicily

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An IGT Terre Siciliane wine, the 2012 Passopisciaro is 100% Nerello Mascalese aged in botte grande for 18 months. The wine opens to a light garnet hue that is characteristic of the grape and the hot vintage. This Etna grape can easily bleach out its color. The wine's bouquet reveals volcanic tones of brimstone and ash with pretty contours of wild berry, cassis and blue flower. There's a pretty sense of lift and buoyancy in the mouth thanks to the pure energy and intensity of its fruit. Despite the wine's light color, this is a firecracker red in terms of ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

Price: $32.99 Add To Cart
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2013 Graci Etna Rosso

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The entry-level 2013 Etna Rosso unfolds to beautiful notes of wild berry, sour cherry, spice, grilled herb and volcanic ash. It shows elegant simplicity and a balanced level of intensity that is both genuine and bright. There are no rough edges to this Nerello Mascalese. The mouthfeel is silky and long with more fruit flavors to come. This is a well-made expression born in volcanic soils." (9/2015)  

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

Price: $25.99 Add To Cart
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2014 Graci Etna Bianco

93 points James Suckling: "This is an Etna white that delivers lots of mineral, salt and dried apple character that reminds me of a grand cru Chablis. Full and flavorful with so much going on. Fantastic white." (10/2015) Vinous: "Bright yellow. Shows a slightly herbal quality to the opulent citrus and tropical fruit aromas and flavors. Finishes bright and long, with more minerality than past vintages. The precise, Riesling-like Carricante seems to stick out more than usual this vintage--a good thing, as past releases were typically richer but softer. (ID)" (12/2013)  

Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Antichi Vinai "Alke" Nero d'Avola

For four generations, the Gangemi family has been devoting itself to viticulture and to the improvement of autochthonous Sicilian vines from the area surrounding Mt. Etna. The Alke is 100% Nero D'Avola, featuring a soft and balanced elegance with notes of red fruits, spice, and subtle hints of vanilla. 

Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City

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2012 Terre di Giurfo "Nardalici" Etna Rosso (Previously $30)

The Nardalici is a blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, grown at an elevation of 2300 in Sicily's famed Etna region. Earthy and red fruited, with hints of cinnamon and black pepper, this is excellent alongside grilled rib eye, pot roast, or aged cheeses. 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Paolo Caciorgna "Guardoilvento" Etna Rosso

About the producer: "Paolo Caciorgna is Tuscan born and bred, and comes from a wine producing family. His experience as a gifted oenologist has taken him to California and France, but it is in Italy that his heart belongs. Since becoming a consultant in 1997 he now consults for over thirty of the finest wine producers in his native country , including over twenty in Tuscany. He continues to oversee the production of his family’s own wine, Caciorgna Pietro." 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Valle dell'Acate Cerasuolo di Vittoria

91 points Wine & Spirits: "Nero d’Avola and Frappato grown in red, sandy soils coexist harmoniously in this smooth and polished wine, with notes of spice and licorice accenting its red cherry fruit. The flavors are rich and concentrated, lifted by light floral scents. This would make a delicious companion for roasted leg of lamb." (6/2016) 90 points Vinous: "Deep ruby-red. Spicy and leafy nuances complicate aromas and flavors of ripe red and black cherry, coffee and cocoa. Polished on the palate, with bright, harmonious acidity and smooth tannins providing solid supporting backbone. The long finish sh ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $22.99 Add To Cart
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2011 Gulfi "Nerojbleo" Sicilia

90 points Vinous: "Deep red. Perfumed aromas of red cherry, dark berries and violet. Deep, dense and juicy, offering bright flavors of red berries and spices. Finishes pure and long, with suave tannins and bright acidity that leave the taste buds refreshed. (IDA)" (12/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Nerojbleo shows extra heft and grit due to the warmer vintage conditions. This expression of Nero d'Avola is packed tight with red cherry and blackberry aromas. It also shows plum, cassis, spice, tobacco and roasted almond husk. There is a smoky cigar-like aroma followed by cured meat and leather ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood

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2012 Graci "Arcuria" Etna Rosso

93 points James Suckling: "Lots of sweet strawberry character on the nose and palate. Very pure. Full body, soft, silky tannins and a long, intense finish. Loads of flavor but lively and tangy. Drink or hold." (10/2014) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of wild berry, crushed violet, leather, menthol and a whiff of lightly toasted oak waft from the glass. The savory but refined palate delivers juicy wild cherry, black raspberry, ground white pepper, licorice, sage and a mocha note alongside chewy tannins. It's structured but elegant, with a mineral-driven finish. (KO)" (4/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "There is no mistaking the 2012 Et ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

2013 Al-Cantara "Occhi di Ciumi" Sicilia

Wine Enthusiast: "Packaged in bottles sporting a colorful, phantasmagorical label, this blend of Carricante and Grecanico opens with a lovely fragrance of white and yellow spring flower, juicy white tree fruit and savory herb. The vibrant palate offers creamy apple and pear, citrus mineral and a note of candied ginger. (KO)" (4/2015)  

Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Tenuta di Aglaea "Thalìa" Etna Rosso

Jancis Robinson: "Nerello Mascalese. Mid garnet with a brick rim. Exuberant red fruit and herbal nose – so inviting. Bags of fruit sweetness on the palate balanced by fine dry tannins and great acidity. Elegant, dry and long. 17/20 points (JH)" (11/2015) Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas recall oak, espresso, coconut, dill and dried herb. The dominant oak sensations carry through to the palate, including vanilla, coffee and a confectionary note alongside raw, red berry. Tightly knit and aggressive wood tannins provide the framework. (KO)" (4/2015) K&L Notes: Tenuta di Aglaea cultivates the indigenous and mysterio... Read More » 

Inventory: San Francisco

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2012 Ciro Biondi Cisterna Fuori

"Nerello Cappuccio" and "Nerello Mascalese" ... a blend of two very Sicilian grape varietals. Together they are the mainstay of quality red wines from Sicily's east coast and have long been a popular choice for wines made under the Sicilia IGT title (now promoted to DOC status). The pair are in fact two mutations of a single variety, although the original archetypal Nerello is rarely referred to in ampelographic literature (or any other kind of literature for that matter). The two varieties often grow side-by-side (they are BFFs after all...), most commo... Read More » 

Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $57.99 Add To Cart

2011 Graci "Arcuria" Etna Rosso

93 points James Suckling: "Exciting aromas of dried fruit such as pineapple and apples with hints of basalt. Full body with lots of fruit and a tangy, intense finish. Wonderful white from Carricante." (9/2013)  

Inventory: Redwood City

Price: $49.99 Add To Cart
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2013 Ciro Biondi "Cisterna Fuori" Etna Rosso

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Made with 80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% Nerello Cappuccio, this opens with enticing scents of fragrant blue flower, new leather, dark-skinned berry and aromatic herb. The luminous, elegant palate delivers juicy red cherry, baking spice, anise and mineral wrapped in an almost weightless structure. Drink through 2023. (KO)" (9/2016)  

Inventory: San Francisco

Price: $57.99 Add To Cart
WE 92