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2011 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $40) Top Pick!
2011 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $40)

90 points James Suckling: "A compacted red with dried-cherry, toasted-oak and coffee-bean aroma and flavors. Full body with firm, silky tannins. Drink now." (2/2016)  


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2011 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Aromas suggesting underbrush, scorched earth, mature black-skinned fruit and a whiff of dried mint jump out of the glass. The big, chewy palate doles out mature Marasca cherry, graphite, chopped herb and dark cooking spice alongside firm, refined tannins. It’s absolutely delicious. (KO)" (5/2016) 92 points James Suckling: "This shows lots of mushroom, dried fruit, spice and walnut aromas and flavors. Full-bodied but agile and refined. Pure and balanced. Drink or hold." (10/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I was absolutely impressed with the 2010 Riserva released by Baricci at the same time as ...Read More » 


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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 » 


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2010 Poggio dell'Otto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva New! 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. 


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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 » 


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2011 Bellaria Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $35) Top Pick!
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)  


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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 Vinous: "Bright, full red-ruby. Nuanced, scented nose combines raspberry, blackcurrant, tobacco, and an intense flinty note. Suave, juicy and complex, with harmonious acidity giving shape and freshness to the plum and mocha flavors. This subtle midweight finishes with smooth tannins, very god balance and lingering perfume. A big success for Talenti. (ID)" (3/2017)  


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2012 Terre del Palio Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Previously $25)

Terre del Palio is located in Siena and exclusively produces wines from their 160 hectares of estate vineyards. Their Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is comprised of 90% Sangiovese with 5% of each Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. A long, controlled fermentation precedes the wine's 18 months in Slavonian oak barrels before bottling. Ruby red color hints at the plum and blueberry fragrance with rich tobacco and minerality. These characteristics carry through to the palate with brightness, elegance, and a satisfying finish. 


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2012 Altesino "Montosoli" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Altesino "Montosoli" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

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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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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2012 Abbadia Ardenga "Piaggia" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Abbadia Ardenga "Piaggia" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* 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. (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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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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2004 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Lovely black licorice, flowers, and ripe fruits on the nose. This is very aromatic. Full bodied but tight..." (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. Best after 2011." (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 ...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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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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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) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino sees a classic winemaking formula of 12 months in stainless steel, 36 months in large Slavonian oak casks and 12 months in bottle. It is that steady care, executed over five years, that gives this wine its smooth and tempered personality. The Brunello shows power and muscle with red fruit aromas, spice, dark smoke and cured meat. This is a wine with wide shoulders and a l ...Read More » 


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2012 Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "96+: Le Potazzine Gorelli makes very distinctive expressions of Brunello that reflect a sort of secret truth about the Sangiovese grape. The effect is not completely polished, nor is it boring or predictable. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino reaches for a degree of extreme authenticity and originality that is not commonly found in the appellation. This is low-profile wine with a big personality that proves to be very generous to those who make the time to know it. The bouquet reveals will berry, red rose, spice, earth and wild mushrooms. There is a touch ...Read More » 


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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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2011 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Heady scents of forest floor, ripe berry, fragrant blue flower, grilled herb and a whiff of eucalyptus emerge on this superb wine. The elegantly structured palate offers juicy wild cherry, black raspberry, star anise, mint and baking spice while well-integrated tannins provide the framework. Balanced and already approachable, it also shows good mid-term aging potential. Drink through 2026. (KO)" (5/2016) 94 points Vinous: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the classiest wines of the vintage. Macerated cherry, cinnamon, orange peel and spice notes are all fused togeth ...Read More » 


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2012 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Enticing perfumed berry, violet, new leather and a truffle scents emerge in this textbook Brunello. On the savory, full-bodied palate, licorice, clove and chopped herb flavors accent a juicy core of ripe black cherry fruit. Firm, refined tannins provide structure. It’s already tempting but hold for even more complexity. Drink 2020-2032. (KO)" (2/2017) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Austere, with dusty tannins corralling the cherry, strawberry, earth and tobacco flavors. The bright acidity keeps this focused, lingering on the dry finish. Very tight, with a lot of savor ...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 » 


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2012 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Dark spice, ripe berry, forest floor, Mediterranean brush and new leather aromas lead the nose on this powerfully structured wine. On the full-bodied palate, baking spice, licorice and pipe tobacco notes accent a juicy black cherry core while firm, velvety tannins provide the framework. Drink 2020–2030. (KO)" (4/2017) 94 points James Suckling: "Wow. I love the texture and beauty of this young Brunello. Medium to full body with a dense and tightly compacted palate. Dried cherry light cedar and chocolate. It goes on for minutes. Gorgeous now. Excellent acid fruit ba ...Read More » 


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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 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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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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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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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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1999 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona "Vigna di Pianrosso" Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso is a dark, viscous wine that swirls around the inside of the glass with evident weight and heft. The bouquet is similarly stacked tall with thick renditions of teriyaki sauce, soya, barbecue smoke, crushed granite and chopped herb. Vigna di Pianrosso delivers the proverbial iron first in a velvet glove thanks to its lively, streamlined mouthfeel. Bright acidity keeps the wine on its toes. Decant three hours or more prior to serving. Drink: 2014-2026. (ML)" (2/2014) 93 points Wine & Spirits: "No tasting note given." (10/2004) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Very tigh ...Read More » 


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2012 Siro Pacenti "Vecchie Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Aromas of ripe fruit such as sweet strawberries and hints of orange peel and chocolate. Medium to full body, soft and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Riper style. Drink or hold." (2/2017) 93 points Vinous: "93+: Dark red with an amber tinge. Ripe red cherry, sweet spices, grilled beef and blood orange, plus hints of cedar and new oak. Enters sweet and broad, then tighter and structured, but with refined tannins providing support to the sweetly spicy red fruit flavors. The finish is long and very pure. There’s a depth to this wine that the classico bottling does not h ...Read More » 


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2012 Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Beautiful clarity on the nose with lavender, raspberry and violet aromas. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, fresh and simply fantastic finish. Best ever. Better in 2021." (11/2016)  


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2009 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (Elsewhere $100) Top Pick!
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 » 


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2010 Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blackberry, stone, slate, oyster shell and truffle, turning to a full body with soft, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This goes on for minutes on the palate. A savory, gorgeous wine. Drink or hold." (12/2014) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Full of tension and energy, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a beautiful wine that does honor to the magnificent 2010 vintage. The fruit nuances are layered and plentiful with loads of cherry, cassis and blackberry to keep your interest. The tannins are smooth and ripe with sweet overtones. The wine offers good complexity and defi ...Read More » 


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2011 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino

90 points James Suckling: "A soft, velvety red with plummy, juicy flavors. Full body, lovely tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now." (2/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The La Fortuna 2011 Brunello di Montalcino reminds us of the elegant and nuanced side of Sangiovese that can be harnessed even in a challenging vintage like this. Despite the warm growing season, this wine shows depth and precision with wild berry tones that are followed by lingering aromas of balsam herb and licorice." (8/2016) Wine Spectator: "Cherry and raspberry flavors are accented by tobacco and earth notes, all wrapped up in dusty tannins. This is bal ...Read More » 


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1997 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Full dark garnet with ruby highlights. Intensely perfumed nose suggests cinnamon, nutmeg, white pepper and violet. Deep raspberry and kirsch flavors coat the mouth, along with a complicating licorice nuance. Full-bodied and plush, with mouthcoating but pliant tannins. High-toned, silky, and pure, with a sweet lingering finish that evokes powdered cocoa. Luscious wine. (EB)" (8/2002) 93 points Vinous: "It is hard to believe that Valdicava's 1997 Brunello di Montalcino is nearly a decade old, With its huge, earthy nose and layers of densely packed fruit it could easily be mist ...Read More » 


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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." (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 of iron, smoke, tar, licorice and new l ...Read More » 


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2011 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2011 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

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 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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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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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 » 


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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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2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L)

99 points James Suckling: "Absolutely stunning aromas of nectarine, orange peel, sweet black cherry, plums and flowers. Licorice and mushroom It's full body, with layers of ultra-fine tannins and hints of tangy acidity. Such beautiful length and beauty to this wine. It's powerful and structured yet shows a gorgeous finesse and length. Truly wondrous. So long and refined. The texture is phenomenal. Better in 2016." (12/2014) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Effusive aromas of incense, green olive, sweet strawberry and cherry, licorice and leather mark this structured version. The tannins are on the beefy side, but t ...Read More » 


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

92 points James Suckling: "A little earth but this show pretty floral and berry character. Hints of walnuts and meat. Full to medium body, a solid depth of fruit and a flavorful finish. Tangy at the end. Drink in 2019." (11/2016) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Tenuta di Sesta 2012 Brunello di Montalcino presents evolved aromas of dried fruit, leather, spice and pipe tobacco. The wine opens to a dark garnet color with reddish colors that resemble brick or terra-cotta. These characteristics give the wine a savory and rugged quality that will appeal to those who love the tastes and flavors of aged Sangiovese. De ...Read More » 


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2004 Valdicava "Madonna del Piano" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano continues to develop very positively. This huge, concentrated Madonna del Piano dazzles for the richness of its fruit and the delineation of its aromas. The clean, vibrant finish suggests many years of cellaring potential. The Valdicava Brunellos are often misunderstood when young because they possess so much richness, but with time in bottle the wines turn more delicate and complete. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. (AG)" (4/2010) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Intense aromas of blackberry, blueberry and mineral, with just the r ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse San Francisco


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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 San Filippo "Le Lucere" Brunello di Montalcino

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


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)  


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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