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2010 Poggio dell'Otto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Top Pick!
2010 Poggio dell'Otto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

The follow-up to the massively successful 2008 Poggio dell'Otto that sold out in hours, this bottling delivers the same immense value but this time from the legendary 2010 vintage. Probably one of the last great values to be found from 2010, it could easily be in the high $30s and still one of the best deals we have in Brunello. Our direct-import pricing, however, leaves this as one of the stores best values...while it lasts. Make sure to grab a few bottles and see for yourself what our team has been raving about. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $27.99 Add To Cart

2011 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $50) Top Pick!
2011 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $50)

92 points James Suckling: "Very fine and delicate with a dense and compacted palate, fine tannins with dark chocolate and stone undertones. Extremely elegant yet structure. Drink now or hold." (2/2016) 92 points Vinous: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is quite pretty and expressive. Lifted, perfumed aromatics meld into bright red cherry and plum fruit. This is one of the more delicate wines of the vintage, and also one of the most expressive. The 2011 offers lovely balance for the vintage in an understated, mid-weight style that can be enjoyed pretty much upon release. Sweet red plum, cherry pit and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco



2012 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Wine Spectator: "You can almost smell the countryside in this expressive red. Wild herb, underbrush, cherry and smoke notes weave throughout this supple red. Firms up on the finish while remaining fresh and resonant. Best from 2020 through 2035. 2,500 cases imported. (BS)" (6/2017) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Fattoria dei Barbi 2012 Brunello di Montalcino offers a clear and bright quality of fruit. This wine really hits the high notes better than most others in its class. Stefano Cinelli Colombini and his team have done a fine job with this Brunello annata. Beyond the dark cherry and cassis are e ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Bellaria Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $35)

90 points James Suckling: "A wine with lots of berry, vanilla and cream aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, round and savory. Intense new wood but delicious all the same. Needs time to come together in the bottle: Drink in 2017." (2/2016)  


Inventory: San Francisco

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JS 90

2012 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "This shows pure and fresh fruit that many others don't have. Also, there are plenty of linear tannins. Precise and beautiful. Medium to full body. Persistent finish. Better in 2019" (12/2016) 94 points Wine Spectator: "A bright, cherry-laced red, accented by iron, earth, tar and tobacco notes. Though lean and tight on the finish, this is lively, with a lingering aftertaste of cherry, tobacco and mineral. Best from 2019 through 2032. *Highly Rcommended* (BS)" (8/2017) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Castiglion del Bosco 2012 Brunello di Montalcino exhibits classic lines and aromas that are faithfully characterist ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Talenti Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Talenti Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "The plum-fruit character with salted almonds here is fascinating. Full body, and this really grows on the palate, showing a powerful depth of fruit and wonderful length. Drink in 2020." (11/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Trentennale is a delicate and graceful wine with a dusty veil of dried fruit aromas, followed by pressed violets and rose petal. Red currant, wild berry and forest floor emerge from the bouquet and are soon followed by toasted almond, spice and even a touch of wild mushroom. This wine (that celebrates a 30th anniversary this year) d ...Read More » 


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2011 Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2011 Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of sunbaked soil, ripe plum, dark spice, chopped herb and a whiff of new leather lead the nose. The smooth full-bodied palate delivers juicy black cherry, mint, licorice and a hint of coffee alongside big, chewy tannins. Drink through 2021. (KO)" (3/2017) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Leans toward the firm side, offering raspberry, strawberry, leather, earth and tobacco flavors. Elegant overall, with fine length. Best from 2018 through 2028. (BS)" (6/2016) K&L Notes: There were many highlights during our recent spring travels in Italy, and our visit to Poggio Salvi remains among the fondest.... Read More » 


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WE 92 WS 90

2012 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "Fantastically complex aromas of spices, dried flowers and plums follow through to a full body, integrated and polished tannins and a superb finish. This is a 2012 Brunello with it all. Drink in 2018." (11/2016) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "94+ points. The Argiano 2012 Brunello di Montalcino does a great job of interpreting the vintage and of showcasing its special microclimate on the southern flank of the Montalcino appellation. Both these elements point to warm-climate Sangiovese. and Argiano accepts that challenge with creativity and expertise. This is a proud expression of the grap ...Read More » 


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2012 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of plums and fresh thyme follow through to a medium to full body, chewy tannins and a lightly austere finish. Needs time to soften. Drink in 2020." (11/2016) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Cellar Selection: Underbrush, leather, sun-baked soil and chopped herb aromas emerge from this structured red. Loaded with personality, the palate delivers juicy layers of ripe Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, baking spice and pipe tobacco flavors, framed by firm, chewy tannins. It’s a full-bodied wine that will reward several more years of cellaring. Drink 2019-2032." (1/2017)  


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JS 93 WE 93

2010 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 375ml (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of dried rose petal, orange peel, oyster shell and hints of dark fruits. Full body, very fine tannins with a mineral, berry and orange-peel and Tuscan-dust undertone. A structured, salty, savory finish. Better in 2017." (12/2014) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Castello Banfi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the ripest wines I have tasted from this vintage. The bouquet opens to chewy tones of cherry or raspberry preserves with dried prunes and figs at the back. This is no surprise considering the softly sloping, sea-facing vineyards located in the lower part of the ...Read More » 


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2011 San Filippo "Le Lucere" Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $55)

92 points James Suckling: "A firm, silky wine with blueberry, dried mushroom and wet earth. Full-bodied, firm and silky. Long, delicious finish. Some orange peel too. Tight. Needs a year or two to soften. (JS)" (10/2015) 92 points Vinous: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere emerges from the estate's oldest vines. Here the balance of fruit and tannin is much more successful. Sensual and layered in the glass, the Lucere offers good up-front richness to match its creamy, inviting personality. Generous black cherry, plum, smoke, spice and menthol flesh out on a resonant finish laced with attractive ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2004 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino
Bid on this bottle of 2004 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (95JS, 95WS, 94RP). Wine Spectator: "Displays complex aromas of blackberry and cherry, with a hint of licorice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a delicious finish of wonderful yet subtle fruit. Well-integrated and beautiful. Everything is in the right place. (JS)" (01/2009) 

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2004 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (qty: 1)


End Date: Sep 28 2017 1:00PM PT

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JS 95 WS 95 RP 94

2015 Castelgiocondo "Campo ai Sassi" Rosso di Montalcino

The Frescobaldis are one of Tuscany’s oldest wine families. They are based in Rufina, just east of Florence, and they have wineries in multiple zones across Italy. While their family history is definitely rooted in Florence, their estate in Montalcino, Castello di Nipozzano, defined Chianti Rufina in the US for decades. They are practiced royals, elegant and well spoken, even when it comes to sotto-voce, but when they talk about Montalcino there’s always a twinkle in their eyes. The estate is on the west-south-west side of Montalcino. 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Altesino "Montosoli" Brunello di Montalcino

97 points James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of blueberries, plums, bark and wet earth follow through to a full body, velvety and polished tannins and a wonderful finish. Refined and persistent on the finish. Drink in 2019 and onwards." (11/2016) 97 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Balancing power and grace, this wine delivers alluring aromas and flavors of ripe black cherry, raspberry compote, grilled herb, licorice and tar. Vibrant acidity and firm, velvety tannins provide freshness and structure, while a hint of pipe tobacco closes the lingering finish. Drink 2020–2032. (KO)" (4/2017) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Always a crowd ...Read More » 


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2004 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Lovely black licorice, flowers, and ripe fruits on the nose. This is very aromatic." (1/2011) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Displays complex aromas of blackberry and cherry, with a hint of licorice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a delicious finish of wonderful yet subtle fruit. Well-integrated and beautiful. Everything is in the right place. (JS)" (1/2009) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is simply beautiful. Now that the wine is in bottle it is even better than when I tasted it from barrel. Firm but silky tannins frame a core of ripe dark fruit as this powerful yet elegant Brunello ...Read More » 


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2014 Villa Poggio Salvi Rosso di Montalcino

Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* Made with 80% Sangiovese, 10% Mammolo and 10% Canaiolo, this offers subdued aromas of red cherry, chopped mint and a hint white pepper. The breezy, easygoing palate shows crushed raspberry and orange zest underscored by lively acidity. (KO)" (6/2016) K&L Notes: There were many highlights during our recent spring travels in Italy, and our visit to Poggio Salvi remains among the fondest. The winery is nestled in a picturesque forested area on the south side of Montalcino where the combination of clay soils and Tyrrhenian Sea breezes create ideal terroir for ... Read More » 


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2011 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Plenty of strawberry and cherry aromas and flavors, but it's refined and elegant with brightness and finesse. Polished and wonderfully harmonious. Really gorgeous. One of wines of the vintage. Drink or hold." (2/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fuligni's 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a delightful wine that excels both in terms of its generosity and its approachability. It's easy to drink the whole bottle, glass after glass. The warmer vintage has shaped soft and rich fruit flavors that are enduring and enticing. Spice, leather and tangy tobacco fill in the rear adding dimension and ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2009 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (Elsewhere $100)

94 points James Suckling: "A silky, fine 2009 Brunello with light berry, chocolate and prune character. Medium to full body. Ultra-fine tannins. A wonderfully crafted Valdicava along the same lines as the excellent 2004. Drink or hold." (11/2014) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Vincenzo Abbruzzese’s 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is a dense and full-bodied rendition that delivers an enormously floral bouquet of crushed rose petal and dried potpourri with background tones of cinnamon stick, root beer and caramelized brown sugar. Past vintages of this wine have shown great power and structure in the mouth, but the 2009 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2007 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino
Bid on this bottle of 2007 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (98JS, 95RP, 92WE, 91WS, 90ST). James Suckling: "What beautiful clear fruit here, with plums and spices and hints of flowers. Class. Full- bodied and luscious, this Brunello fills your mouth, with polished velvety tannins and gorgeous fruit. So wonderful and gorgeous. Irresistible. Better than 2006. Best after 2016." (01/2012) 

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2007 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (qty: 1)


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2012 Siro Pacenti "Pelagrilli" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "So much violet, licorice and berry character to this. Wonderful depth. Full body, dusty and chewy tannins and a persistent and intense finish. Layered mouthfeel. Drink in 2020" (12/2016)  


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JS 95

2012 Castello di Romitorio "Filo di Seta" Brunello di Montalcino (Elsewhere $90) Top Pick!
2012 Castello di Romitorio "Filo di Seta" Brunello di Montalcino (Elsewhere $90)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made in limited numbers, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Filo di Seta is a commanding wine. With just 4,000 bottles produced, it reflects the extreme power and depth that can be achieved at this cooler Montalcino microclimate. The 2012 vintage was hot and dry, thus creating ideal growing conditions for Castello Romitorio's fruit. Vineyards here are panted on steep slopes and surrounded by thick forest and vegetation. In fact, you can't help but notice a wild and brambly element to this wine that recalls forest floor, truffle and autumnal leaf. These pret ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Fabulous aromas of oranges, peaches and mahogany follow through to a full body with rich, chewy tannins and a long, flavorful finish. This is dense, tight, powerful, compressed and incredibly structured. Needs four to five years of bottle age to come out of its dormancy." (1/2015) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a ripe and fruit-forward expression that bursts with energy and red fruit intensity even at this young stage in the wine's life. Thick layers of cherry, blackberry, cassis, vanilla and cinnamon give the wine a bold, opulent personality. The tann ...Read More » 


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2007 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

98 points James Suckling: "What beautiful clear fruit here, with plums and spices and hints of flowers. Class. Full- bodied and luscious, this Brunello fills your mouth, with polished velvety tannins and gorgeous fruit. So wonderful and gorgeous. Irresistible. Better than 2006. Best after 2016." (1/2012) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is gorgeous. Dark red cherries, plums, spices, leather and tobacco wrap around the palate as this dense, powerful wine starts to open up. Expressive aromatics are woven throughout, giving the 2007 a measure of polish and sophistication that is not alw ...Read More » 


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2011 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L)

90 points James Suckling: "A compacted red with dried-cherry, toasted-oak and coffee-bean aroma and flavors. Full body with firm, silky tannins." (2/2016) Wine Enthusiast: "Ripe plum, game, truffle, leather and menthol are some of the aromas you'll find on this earthy wine. The tightly wound palate offers dried black cherry, chopped sage, mint and roasted coffee bean alongside raspy tannins that leave a mouth-drying finish. (KO)" (5/2016)  


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JS 90

2012 La Magia Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 La Magia Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "Incredible purity of fruit to this red with plums, cherries and berries. Full body, ripe and silky tannins and a fantastically long finish. Love the bitter-orange undertone to this. Drink in 2020." (11/2016) 92 points Vinous: "Deep ruby-red. Sassafrass, underbrush and flint complement dark red cherry aromas and flavors. Fresh and juicy, with a strong saline bent on the long, clean finish. Outstanding Brunello that tastes lively and very fresh even though made in a relatively hot and very dry year. (ID)" (3/2017) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Truffle, leather, Mediterranean brush, chopped herb and black-ski ...Read More » 


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2012 Abbadia Ardenga "Piaggia" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Here's a delicious red that opens with appealing ripe plum, blue flower, tobacco and baking spice aromas. Velvety tannins and fresh acidity provide structure and balance, while while juicy black cherry, raspberry compote and licorice flavors envelope the palate. Drink 2019-2032. *Editors' Choice* (KO)" (4/2017) 93 points James Suckling: "I like the dried fruit to this red with blueberry and cherry undertones. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Polished and pretty. Very well done. Drink or hold." (2/2017)  


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WE 95 JS 93

2012 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

93 points James Suckling: "A sleek and pretty red with plum and light chocolate character plus hints of walnuts. Medium to full body and fine tannins. Shows the ripe balance of the 2012 vintage for Brunello. Drink or hold." (11/2016) 93 points Wine Spectator: "A textbook Brunello, mingling cherry and berry fruit with bitter almond, iron, sanguine and tobacco notes. Well-structured and harmonious, this should rein in the tannins with a few years of aging. (BS)" (4/2017) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Castello Banfi's 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is a textbook expression of the vintage. This wine faithfully reflects the warmth of the vintage th ...Read More » 


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2012 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino 375 (Pre-Arrival)

94 points James Suckling: "Aromas of dried berries, strawberries, smoke and hints of mushroom. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Subtle and fine. Why wait? Drink now." (12/2016) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This opens with subdued, earthy aromas suggesting used leather, grilled sage, Mediterranean scrub and mature berry. On the hearty, monolithic palate, a pronounced licorice note and alcoholic warmth underscore the mature black cherry and clove flavors. Assertive tannins provide a tight framework. Drink 2020–2027." (4/2017)  


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JS 94 WE 91

2011 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $50) Top Pick!
2011 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $50)

92 points James Suckling: "Love the complex aromas of raspberries, strawberries and minerals. Full body with fine, refined tannins with currant, blueberry and cherry flavors wrapped up in the tannic structure. A wine that that will deliver much more in a year or two: Drink in 2017." (10/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Castello Banfi has maintained an excellent reputation for consistency over the years. The performance of its base Brunello offers solid evidence of this. If you look back at the scores over the years, you will see less fluctuation between the good vintages and the bad ones. That consistency is ...Read More » 


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2010 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Sesta di Sopra is another winery in Montalcino that delivers a powerful and well balanced wine in this important vintage. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is an impressive effort and a wine that sports a masculine and muscular personality. The nose is redolent of dark fruit, wild berry, died cherry, leather and tobacco. All those components come together in seamless fashion. The wine shows medium density in terms of mouthfeel but very long persistence. This is a wine of immense inner class and elegance. (ML)" (8/2016) 95 points Wine Spectator: "A tightly wound, austere style, ...Read More » 


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2012 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino (375ml) (Pre-Arrival)

92 points Wine Spectator: "This is round and laced with cherry, currant, tobacco and iron flavors. Firms up quickly, with a fine matrix of tannins for support. Balanced overall, with a long finish of tobacco and iron. (BS)" (4/2017)  


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WS 92


2011 Ferrero Brunello di Montalcino

91 points James Suckling: "A very juicy, savory 2011 with lots of ripe-fruit, leather and plum aromas and flavors. Lots of chocolate and cherry. Full body, silky tannins and a delicious finish." (10/2015)  


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JS 91

2012 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "Beautiful aromas of raspberries, strawberries and flowers. Very intense and focused. Full-bodied, silky and flashy with lots of fruit and firm and tight tannins. Needs time to open but already fantastic." (2/2017) 93 points Vinous: "Bright dark red. The terroir-driven nose offers raspberry, cherry, and iron aromas, complicated by oak-derived coffee and sweet spice tones. Utterly seamless in texture, featuring very precise and highly energetic smoky red cherry and raspberry jelly flavors. The slowly mounting, suave finish shows outstanding length and a refined touch to the ta ...Read More » 


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2012 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Extremely floral with rose-petal and cherry character. Walnut and mushroom undertones. Medium to full body, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Citrus-rind undertones. Delicious, solid and harmonious wine. Drink or hold." (12/2016) 95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Forest floor, aromatic herb, dark spice and eucalyptus aromas come together with a floral twist. Bright and elegant, the palate shows succulent wild cherry, white pepper, star anise and chopped mint flavors. With its taut, fine-grained tannins and firm acidity, it needs time to unwind and fully develop. (KO)" (4/2017) 93 points Vinous: "Good ful ...Read More » 


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2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne-Vigna Ferrovia" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Top Pick!
2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne-Vigna Ferrovia" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

98 points James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of dark fruits, mineral, bark and fresh mushroom follow through to a full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, long finish. Beautiful mouthfeel of velvety tannins. One of the greatest Brunellos ever made by Antinori. Drink or hold." (2/2016) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Plum cake, underbrush, dark berry, menthol and a touch of mocha unfold in the glass. The taut, full-bodied palate offers chewy black cherry, raspberry jam, licorice and sage framed in youthfully assertive, fine-grained tannins. A tobacco note closes the finish. Drink 2022-2032. (KOK)" (5/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Here's ...Read More » 


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1997 Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep ruby with a garnet core. Opens with appealing smells of sottobosco, tobacco, wet soil and spicy cedar. Redolent of overripe fruit, primarily plum jam, and a heady mix of earthy flavors and fresh road tar. In spite of a pronounced acid bite the abundant tannins are suave, and there is an impression of density and weight. The long finish carries an aftertaste of roasted chestnuts. The acids seem slightly intrusive but the wine intensity and zest are nonetheless quite attractive. (EB)" (7/2002) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The dark ruby/garnet-colored 1997 Brunello di Montalcino boa ...Read More » 


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ST 91 RP 90

2010 Sasso di Sole Brunello di Montalcino

93 points James Suckling: "A red with dried berry and cherry character. Lots of spices from nutmeg to cloves. Full body, velvety tannins and a savory finish. Drink or hold." (1/2015) 92 points Vinous: "Dark red cherry, plum, spice and cedar notes flesh out in Sassodisole's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino. Pliant and expressive through to the finish, the 2010 offers plenty of appeal in an up-front, juicy style. Pine, mint, savory herbs, smoke and licorice add nuance on the dark, insistent finish as this brooding Brunello continues to open up in the glass. This is a strong showing from Sassodisole. (AG) ...Read More » 


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2012 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino

93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of ripe strawberries and spicy tea follow through to a full body, chewy and polished tannins and a succulent finish. Balanced and pretty. Better in 2019." (11/2016) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Fresh, alluring aromas of wild berry, pressed violet, dark baking spice and a whiff of new leather all come together in the glass. The firm full-bodied palate offers ripe black cherry, mature plum, cinnamon, licorice and a hint of tobacco. Chewy tannins and bright acidity provide support and balance. Drink 2019–2027. (KO)" (5/2017) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Frescobaldi family is becoming an ever more important ...Read More » 


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2012 Livio Sassetti "Pertimali" Brunello di Montalcino

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino offers bright intensity and an elegant approach. The bouquet is redolent of cassis, dried blackberry, toasted almond and pipe tobacco. There are sweet notes from the fruit and savory notes developed over the wine's long aging period. Both aspects are nicely contrasted against each other. This wine should continue to evolve and will put on more weight with age. (ML)" (5/2017) 90 points Wine Spectator: "This is spicy, complementing the cherry and leather flavors with vanilla and licorice details. Firms up, with a layer of tannins gripping the finish. Be ...Read More » 


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RP 91 WS 90

2006 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

97 points James Suckling: "Love the nose on this with blackberries, sweet tobacco, blueberries. Full body, with soft and silky tannins and a light jammy finish. Lots of dark fruits. Long finish. Loads going on in this one. Give it three to five years. Or more." (1/2011) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino flows with gorgeous layers of dark red fruit. This is one of the more muscular, virile wines of the vintage. Slow to reveal its character, the Valdicava Brunello will require significant patience, but I have seen the wine blossom beautifully, even in the smallest of vintages. A blast o ...Read More » 


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2013 Pian dell'Orino Rosso di Montalcino

93 points Vinous: "Pian dell'Orino takes Rosso di Montalcino to another level with their sublime 2013. Bright, focused and wonderfully articulated, the Rosso literally bristles with energy. Sweet red cherry, raspberry, rose petals and blood orange are all beautifully delineated in the glass. What a striking, gorgeous wine this is. (AG)" (2/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Showing great depth and a clean, tonic style, the 2013 Rosso di Montalcino is streamlined and tight with bright berry fruit that emerges high and tall from the bouquet. The wine's intensity is very evident especially when tasted next ...Read More » 


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VN 93 RP 91

2012 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "I like the ripe-fruit and smoked-meat aromas to this. Subtle and complex. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and chewy finish. Needs time to soften. Very structured for the vintage." (11/2016) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Valdicava represents its own school within the greater Brunello philosophy. This estate (under proprietor Vincenzo Abbruzzese) crafts contemporary and modern wines with noticeable density and ever-present aromatic intensity. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino reveals a dark and inky appearance with bright ruby highlights that break through the backgr ...Read More » 


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2011 Pian dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $90) Top Pick!
2011 Pian dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $90)

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine is now identified by a single vineyard designation but was once the estate's annata Brunello. The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Vigneti del Versante (with vines planted in 1997) shows some signs of the vintage heat, but really only in terms of textural roundness and general softness. The bouquet sings loud and clear with red fruit aromas of cherry and blackberry. The fruit is nicely balanced by those elegant, ethereal notes of blue flower, balsam herb, cola and crushed pine nut that are characteristic of aged Sangiovese. (ML)" (3/2016) 93 points Vinous: "93+: The 201 ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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RP 94 VN 93

2010 Valdicava "Madonna del Piano" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival)

100 points James Suckling: "A wine with superb finesse and depth. So subtle and understated yet powerful and long. The tannin intensity is amazing. It just builds like a massive wave. Superb. Give this time in the bottle. The length is endless." (11/2016) 96 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectibles* A pure, focused style, with a beam of black cherry anchoring the leather, mineral, hibiscus tea and earth flavors. Well-structured, young and fresh, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit, mineral and woodsy details. (BS)" (6/2016) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Here is a big wine with lofty ambitions and an impactful presentation. The Valdicava 2010 B ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2012 Castello di Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino (Elsewhere $55) Top Pick!
2012 Castello di Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino (Elsewhere $55)

94 points James Suckling: "Here is a full-bodied Brunello with lots of dried fruit, orange peel and hints of spice. Full and velvety. Rich and opulent finish. Yet always in form. Drink in 2020." (12/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Castello Romitorio delivers yet another excellent set of wines from Montalcino. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is hearty and dark with enough grit and concentration to pair with classic Tuscan cuisine including steak, game meat or smoked cheese. The mouthfeel is textured and rich. Vibrant fruit and dark tones of black currant, plum, spice and pipe tobacco characterize the bouquet. ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "Lots of spice, balsamic and ripe-fruit character to this one. Walnut undertones. Full to medium body, a compressed structure of ripe tannins and packed-in fruit. Vibrant finish. Best in 2019." (12/2016) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Casanova di Neri 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova is a beautiful wine that recalls many of the stunning characteristics found in its high-scoring predecessor. I gave a perfect 100 points to the 2010 edition of this same wine. This expression, made two years later, continues in that tradition of excellence. The quality of fruit is profound and in ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood


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