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2012 Erik Banti "Carato" Toscana Top Pick!
2012 Erik Banti "Carato" Toscana

Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* This bright blend of 75% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 10% Ciliegiolo discloses aromas of ripe berry and cooking spice. The soft, easy-drinking palate offers black cherry, white pepper and grilled sage alongside round tannins." (7/2015) K&L Notes: This Carato is a blend of 75% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, and 10% Ciliegiolo and is just delicious: full, fleshy, voluptuous, sumptuous, truly hedonistic. We think at this price you too will be saying wow! 


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2012 La Massa "La Massa" Toscana

93 points James Suckling: "A fresh, clean red with balsamic and chocolate character, plus fresh cherry. Full body, firm tannins and a juicy finish. Ripe, generous fruit. Always outstanding from here. A polished Super Tuscan. Drink or hold." (10/2014) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Giampaolo Motta’s 2012 La Massa wraps clean around the palate, imparting sassy tones of Mexican spice, tobacco and dark berry fruit. The blend is 60% Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Alicante. The wine shows luscious dark concentration with equal billing to both the dark fruity component of the wine and its spicy, oak-driv ...Read More » 


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San Venanzio Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore Brut (Elsewhere $20)

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This opens with attractive floral aromas of Spanish broom, acacia and chamomile while the bright palate offers white peach, green apple and citrus. Brisk acidity gives it a crisp, clean finish while a note of white almond signals the close. Small persistent bubbles add finesse.-K.O. abv:11.5%" (10/2015) K&L Notes: San Venanzio has won many awards over the years. At K&L they get the coveted "Guido" award two thumbs up and three stars for value. On the nose, there are generous notes of apples, peaches, tropical fruits and pear blossom. It’s wonderfully balanced and ele... Read More » 


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2011 Paolo Conterno "Riva del Bric" Barolo (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2011 Paolo Conterno "Riva del Bric" Barolo (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "This is fabulous Barolo with burnt orange, blackberry, meat, earth, and fresh herb. Full-bodied, round and velvety. So flavorful and crazy. Drink now. Why wait? But it will age wonderfully." (9/2015) 92 points Wine Spectator: "A fluid, spicy version, with cherry, strawberry, licorice, black pepper and cumin flavors. This glides to a lingering finish that displays fruit and tobacco notes. Best from 2018 through 2028.—B.S." (11/2015)  


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2010 Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino Back In Stock! Top Pick!
2010 Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino

98 points James Suckling: "What a tightly knit wine this is with so much fabulous character of dried meat, orange peel, berry and spice. Dried and dusty earth too. Full body, sweet fruit character and ripe tannins but loads of structure and intensity. Structurally intense and dry at the finish. It goes on for minutes. Best ever. Better in 2018." (12/2014) 97 points Vinous: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is gorgeous. Vibrant and alive in the glass, the 2010 is impeccable in its balance. Sweet red cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco and Mediterranean herbs are some of the notes that are laced together in a B ...Read More » 


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2013 La Fortuna Rosso di Montalcino Top Pick!
2013 La Fortuna Rosso di Montalcino

Rosso di Montalcino too often sits in the shadow of its much bigger brother, Brunello. But some estates put nearly the care and expense into their Rosso as their big guns, and La Fortuna is clearly an example of this sort of winemaking. Intense in terms of fruit, but showing off admirable acidity, this is spicy, full bodied, dry and rich with a softness hiding amid all that tannic structure. A wine to drink while your Brunello ages, yes, but a quality wine nonetheless. From vines 15-25 years of age, aged for one year in barrique, 6 months of this in Fren... Read More » 


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2013 La Monacesca Verdicchio di Matelica

92 points James Suckling: "Aromas of pears, green apples and dried mangoes with hints of minerals and stones as well as salty undertones. Full body, plenty of fruit and great acid tension. Long and flavorful. Unique white that has a history for aging well. Drink or hold." (5/2015) 91 points Vinous: "Medium-deep gold-tinged yellow. Enticing aromas of apricot, savory herbs and minerals. Rich, ripe stone fruit and balsamic herb flavors are nicely buoyed by lively acidity. The long finish features resonating mineral lift. This outstanding, archetypal Verdicchio wine speaks clearly of the cooler Matelica t ...Read More » 


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2010 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Lots of dried cherry and mahogany with sweet tobacco. Asphalt too. It's full body, with silky and refined tannins and a long and gorgeous finish. This is structured and layered. Firm and intense. Better in 2018." (12/2014) 94 points Vinous: "Sweet red cherries, flowers, mint, white pepper and tobacco grace the palate in the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino. Although the 2010 is aromatically expressive, the tannins remain quite firm and unyielding. Readers will have to give this mid-weight, classically built Brunello at least a few years in the cellar to come together. All the ele ...Read More » 


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2010 Il Valentiano "Campo di Marzo" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Il Valentiano "Campo di Marzo" Brunello di Montalcino

92 points James Suckling: "A rich and earthy red with orange peel and plum character. Full body and tangy with lots of jammy flavors. It becomes bright and fresh with air. Thoroughly delicious. Drink or hold." (1/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Campo di Marzo opens to smoky notes of ash and pencil shaving that segue slowly to dried cherry, savory spice and used leather. Give it a few minutes and the wine opens nicely to show blue flower, pressed violet and dark rose. The complexity on display is a pleasant surprise especially compared to the lackluster 2009 vintage. Il Valenti ...Read More » 


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2013 Einaudi Dogliani (Dolcetto)

91 points James Suckling: "Bright, dense and intense with chocolate dust, blackberry and fresh mushroom. Full-bodied, round and delicious. Drink now." (10/2015) Wine Enthusiast: "This medium-bodied, easygoing red offers aromas of blue flowers, dark berry, underbrush and a whiff of cake spice. The palate delivers blackberry, red currant, ground pepper and a note of star anise alongside firm, refined tannins. An almond note backs up the finish." (11/2015) Wine Spectator: "This has heft for the vintage, with ample muscle and structure providing support for blackberry and blueberry fruit. Still a bit tight on the finish, b ...Read More » 


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2011 Felsina "Rancia" Chianti Classico Riserva Top Pick!
2011 Felsina "Rancia" Chianti Classico Riserva

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From the 6.25-hectare Rancia vineyard, the 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia shows a more elaborate and stylized personality with ripe fruit tones, bursting cherry, perfumed violets and rose petal. Those floral notes add a feminine touch to what is in fact a wine of power and determination. It shows a beautiful evolution in the glass as well, with dusty mineral notes that add to the overall elegance of the dry, polished finish. This is one of the best Riservas of 2011. (ML)" (10/2014) 94 points Vinous: "94+: A wine of incredible density, the 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva ...Read More » 


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2010 Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Underbrush, woodland berry, cake-spice aromas and a whiff of eucalyptus come together in the glass. The firm palate offers layers of juicy dark cherry-berry, licorice, tobacco and a hint of vanilla. It’s balanced and intense, with chewy tannins." (5/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Cherry, raspberry, tobacco and earth notes ride a supple texture in this red, framed by a firm base of tannins and acidity. Shows a sense of elegance and a long, fresh finish. Best from 2018 through 2032. 3,750 cases made." (6/2015) 91 points James Suckling: "A balanced and lightly chewy red with a cherry, cream and cedar character. ...Read More » 


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2013 Bava "Gionson" Nebbiolo

The Bava winery is in the Province of Alba where Barbera is King! So what do you do when you want to make Nebbiolo? Hmmmm, you can't put it on the label…Damn. The Bava Brothers, a creative bunch, decided to go American and name this wine after a real American tradition, Band-Aids, (evidently at a winery you go through a lot of them). So Johnson & Johnson was too long, they switched to Johnson but that's unpronounceable for an Italian so …..Gionson! That's how you say Johnson in Italian! Delicious Nebbiolo, drinkable now, and you're going to love it! 10... Read More » 


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2012 Albatreti Rosso di Montalcino

K&L Italian Wine Buyer Greg St. Clair knew that Albatreti was a real find the moment he put his nose in a glass of the 2010 Brunello: "We’ve been traveling to Montalcino for more than 20 years and have tasted a veritable ocean of Brunello. We’d never even heard of this producer, the first vintage was the 2009, and we hadn’t seen it in the market at all. We re-tasted another bottle just to make sure we didn’t get mispoured, and the second time we had a 'Double Wow'! So we went out to meet the producer, Gaetano Salvioni and found a self proclaimed 'hobbyis... Read More » 


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2010 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva is host to a beautiful mix of black mineral, fruit, dried mint and eucalyptus. The wine shows elegant evolution in the glass and backs it up with dry, polished tannins. This is a stunning effort available at a reasonable price. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028. This is one of the nicest collections of new releases by Giuseppe Mazzocolin’s Felsina. At the edge of the Chianti Classico and Chianti Colli Senesi denominations, the estate counts 475 hectares, of which 61 are planted with vineyard. (ML)" (8/2013) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "This gorgeous Ch ...Read More » 


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2014 Rocca di Montegrossi Rosato (End of vintage) (Previously $20) Top Pick!
2014 Rocca di Montegrossi Rosato (End of vintage) (Previously $20)

90 points Vinous: "(a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo Nero): Bright pink with an orange tinge. Complex aromas of strawberry, violet, botanical herbs and blood orange. Fresh and juicy, with tactile flavors of strawberry, fresh citrus fruit and pepper. Finishes with a hint of residual sweetness and outstanding lift. This is always one of Tuscany’s best rosato wines, and it’s no different this year. (ID)" (6/2015)  


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2010 Caparzo "La Casa" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Caparzo "La Casa" Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "Intense aromas of iron, rust, earth and dark, dried fruits. It's full-bodied, with incredible depth of fruit, berries and lemon peel. Drink or hold. A beautiful Brunello. So much going on here. Gorgeous." (12/2014) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Caparzo's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna la Casa opens to dark intensity with blackish-garnet undertones. The wine exhibits muscle and power with a large array of aromatic qualities that include dried cherry, spice, leather, tobacco, licorice and tar. It aspires to high complexity and intensity and it delivers on that promise. In the mouth, i ...Read More » 


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2010 Poggio Antico "Altero" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Poggio Antico "Altero" Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "I love the subtle aromas of rose petal, dark fruit and perfume that follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a beautiful finish. It's very fine and pretty. Savory and delicate. Such finesse here. Drink or hold." (12/2014)  


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2013 Sette Ponti "Crognolo" Toscana  (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Sette Ponti "Crognolo" Toscana (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "Lots currants, blueberries, vanilla and floral character on the nose and palate. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Edgy contrast of acidity, ripe fruit and wood. Stylish, savory and delicious. A blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. One of the best values amongst Super Tuscan reds. Drink in 2016." (8/2015) Vinous: "The 2013 Crognolo offers notable intensity, with searing tannins that are a bit overpowering at this stage. Dark red cherry, raspberry and white pepper are some of the signatures. Today, the Crognolo is a bit linear and compact. It will be interestin ...Read More » 


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2010 Mastrojanni "Vigna Loreto" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Mastrojanni "Vigna Loreto" Brunello di Montalcino

97 points James Suckling: "I love the savory character and silky texture to this wine. Full body, chewy tannins and a juicy and delicious finish. A baby still. Needs three to four years to soften. Better in 2017." (12/2014) 96 points Vinous: "Iron, smoke, savory herbs, graphite and tobacco lift from the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Loreto. Dense and compact through the mid-palate and finish, the Loreto is distinctly brooding in the glass. Here the flavors are dark, bold and intense to the core. Readers will have to be patient with the Loreto, as is a big, hulking Brunello endowed with significant ...Read More » 


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2012 Grattamacco "L'Alberello" Bolgheri Superiore (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $90) Top Pick!
2012 Grattamacco "L'Alberello" Bolgheri Superiore (Pre-Arrival, Elsewhere $90)

97 points James Suckling: "Full body, ultra-fine and silky tannins and a soft and fruity finish. Ripe and balanced with beautiful fruit and freshness. A wine with style and beauty. A tiny-production, single-vineyard red made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot." (8/2015) 94 points Vinous: "Grattamacco's 2012 Bolgheri Superiore Alberello is finely-spun in the glass, with striking finesse and nuance. Sweet cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and spice notes open up effortlessly with air. The 2012 is ripe and juicy, but also quite classic in its mid-weight structure. The 2012 finishes with ...Read More » 


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2008 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2008 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "This is very floral with blackberries on the nose. It's full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a ripe fruit, caramel and berry aftertaste. Delicious for the vintage. One of the wines of the vintage. Better in 2015." (2/2013) 94 points Wine Spectator: "The sawdust and graphite aromas turn to cherry and raspberry flavors in this vibrant, complex red. A beam of sweet fruit imparts energy and resonance, carrying this to a long, expansive aftertaste. The finish shows potential. Best from 2016 through 2035." (5/2013) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Brunello Tenuta Nuova opens with inky dark consistency and immediate aromas ...Read More » 


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San Venanzio Prosecco Valdobbiadene Demi-Long Superiore Brut (Elsewhere $22) New! Top Pick!
San Venanzio Prosecco Valdobbiadene Demi-Long Superiore Brut (Elsewhere $22)

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Editors' Choice: Terre di San Venanzio Fortunato 2014 Demi Long (Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore). Heady scents of jasmine, wisteria, chopped herbs and fresh orchard fruit lead the way on this delicious sparkler. The creamy palate doles out Bartlett pear, yellow apple and a hint of white peach alongside bright acidity and a soft perlage. One bottle might not be enough of this.. (KO)" (12/2015) 90 points James Suckling: "A frothy, fresh prosecco with sliced-grapefruit and mineral aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, fruity and delicious. Remains dry on the finish. Vivid and fun. Drin ...Read More » 


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2010 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Very perfumed with flower, truffle, light wet earth and cherry character. Full body and full integrated ripe tannins and caresses your palate. Very fine and pretty. Slight soya undertone. Succulent and enticing. You want to drink this. Better in 2016." (12/2014) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino represents a return to the traditional values of Montalcino. The bouquet is buoyant and bright with lingering tones of smoke, ash, balsam herb, licorice and soy sauce. Those kinds of aromas make Brunello such a wonderful wine and thankfully you get them in abundance ...Read More » 


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2014 Ruggeri Corsini Langhe Bianco

From a one-acre plot of vines in Monforte d'Alba, a hand-harvested blend of Arneis, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. 


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2009 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $40) Top Pick!
2009 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $40)

Vinous: "La Fortuna's 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is already quite forward. Dried cherries, crushed flowers, mint, tobacco and licorice meld together in a forward, mature Brunello ... (AG)" (5/2014) Wine Enthusiast: "Fragrances of mature black fruit, violet, espresso and baking spices take the lead. The palate delivers ripe red berries, black cherry, vanilla and mocha backed up by assertive but somewhat drying tannins." (5/2014) K&L Notes: La Fortuna celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2007, and Angelo Zannoni is the fifth generation of winemakers at the estate. He has been working with his fa... Read More » 


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2012 La Monacesca "Mirum" Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva 1.5L (Previously $50)

94 points James Suckling: "This is a phenomenal white with sliced pear, apple and cream. Wonderful richness. It's full bodied, very layered and stylish. A petrol, candle-wax and dried-apricot character. Savory finish. Drink now." (12/2014) 3 points Gambero Rosso: "With its extraordinary interpretation of the Matelica DOC, Aldo Cifola's winery is the perfect exponent of the concept of terroir. He reads the potential of Verdicchio, which finds a powerful, flavorsome expression here without losing its acidic, tangy edge endowed by the area and its cool microclimate. Another magnificent verison of the Mirum, th ...Read More » 


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2013 Erik Banti Morellino di Scansano

Erik Banti's Morellino di Scansano is primarily Sangiovese with a little Merlot to flesh it out. There's so much to love about this red: its lush and inviting aromas, full and round mouthfeel, and food-friendly structure are just the beginning. Factor in the price and you've got one of the tastiest and versatile red wine values in the store! Ready to drink tonight, this juicy, mouthwatering red is an satisfying on its own, and makes a worthy complement to simple pasta dishes, poultry, and soft cheeses. A must try! 


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2010 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino

97 points James Suckling: "A beautifully balanced and subtle Brunello with plum, berry, spice and fresh mahogany character. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a long finish. Very intense and harmonious. This is always a beauty." (1/2015) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Underbrush, red berry, tilled soil, pressed flower and a balsamic note are some of the aromas offered by this radiant red. The bright palate delivers crunchy wild cherry, baking spice and savory herb alongside assertive but refined tannins. It’s well balanced with fresh acidity. (KO)" (5/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Shows purity to the cherry, raspberry, spice and earth ...Read More » 


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2013 Villa Poggio Salvi Rosso di Montalcino

From the producer: "Rosso di Montalcino comes from the same Sangiovese Grosso grapes as the Brunello di Montalcino. This younger wine brings the consumer closer to the taste of Montalcino's wines and accompanies a large range of different foods. Its name is established during harvest and is already perfect after a 12 months maturation period in oak wood barrels." 


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2008 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Previously $90)

91 points James Suckling: "A firm, silky wine with hazelnut and berry character. Medium to full body with firm tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Chewy. Give it time to soften. Better in 2016." (10/2014) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva displays a dark, brooding color with evolved aromas of dried spice, autumnal underbrush, cassis, figs and candied prune. As the wine evolves in the glass, it imparts increasingly seductive layers of licorice and dried ginger that build in complexity and momentum in quintessential Brunello fashion. There’s a tightness and firmness to the palate ...Read More » 


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2007 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Elsewhere $75) Top Pick!
2007 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Elsewhere $75)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "La Fortuna's riserva shows a touch of sweetness on the nose with aromas of plump cherry, melted chocolate, exotic spice and fragrant blue flower. In the mouth, Sangiovese Grosso's natural austerity and freshness brings out the wine’s nuanced complexity and long persistency." (5/2013) 92 points James Suckling: "Interesting aromas of dried berries with cherries and watermelon. Full body, with integrated, chewy and polished tannins. Tangy finish. Pretty citrus undertones here. Drink or hold." (2/2013) 92 points Wine Spectator: "This ripe red delivers cherry, plum, raspberry and floral notes on a rich, dense textur ...Read More » 


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2010 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

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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2013 La Lecciaia Rosso di Montalcino

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fermented in stainless steel and then moved to oak for brief four-month period, the 2013 Rosso di Montalcino shows easy fruit appeal. Aromas include small tones of forest berry and white cherry backed by more evident aromas of balsam herb, cola and licorice. You get the aromas that are characteristic of Brunello, only in a less formal and less nuanced ensemble. Bright berry fruit and tangy acidity appear on the thin close. (ML)" (2/2015) Vinous: "The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino is pleasantly rustic and bold, with plenty of Sangiovese character. Sweet red cherry, tobac ...Read More » 


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2010 Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino

93 points Wine Spectator: "This smells like beef bouillon, picking up pure cherry and plum fruit on the palate, along with savory elements. Lean, with well-integrated tannins and a long, meaty finish of tobacco and earth. Best from 2018 through 2030." (6/2015) 92 points James Suckling: "A traditionally styled Brunello with nuts, cherries and plums on the nose and palate. Full to medium body, firm tannins and a fresh, lively finish. Delicious now but better in 2016." (1/2015) 92 points Vinous: "Col d'Orcia's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Vendemmia is all finesse. Sweet floral and spiced notes open up in the glass, followed by veins ...Read More » 


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2010 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino

97 points James Suckling: "Extremely complex aromas of mushroom, stone, chalk, dark fruit and lightly dried bark or tea. Full-bodied, with powerful, layered tannins. Muscular and intense. It needs loads of time to soften: better in 2017." (1/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a dense and voluptuous expression with opulent fruit tones and equally intense oak nuances. The wine ages in botte grande for 26 months and the slow oxidation has done much to increase the aromatic intensity of the wine. Bold and chewy with thick lines, this wine also shows tight wood astringency that sho ...Read More » 


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2013 Ferrero Rosso di Montalcino

Claudia Ferrero and her husband/winemaker Pablo Härri's estate is called the Podere Pascena and it sits in the southwesterly corner of Montalcino (they are bordered by Argiano and Banfi's Riserva vineyard "Poggio all'Oro"). The wines from this zone are really rich and you can feel the sun shining on these grapes, ripening, and filling them with a dense richness, while their wines show lots of black cherry, plum, chocolate with a satiny texture, round, full and broad on the palate. When we were first introduced to this winery, we thought it was so soft, f... Read More » 


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2010 La Mannella Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "This is a powerful and intense wine with incredible tannins that are polished and long. Full body, a dense palate and a superb finish. This is a great wine for the long term. Better in 2020." (12/2014) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Eucalyptus, wild rosemary, myrtle and juniper notes mingle with cherry and strawberry flavors, creating a unique expression of place. This is racy and resonant, with nervous tannins gracing the long finish. Best from 2018 through 2030." (6/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Tommaso Cortonesi's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino shows a dark garnet hue with faint crimson and amber highlights. Com ...Read More » 


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2010 Felsina "Fontalloro" Toscana Top Pick!
2010 Felsina "Fontalloro" Toscana

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Made entirely from Sangiovese, it opens with fragrances that recall spicy black berries and Mediterranean herbs. The velvety palate delivers power and finesse along with fleshy black cherry, licorice and a graphite note." (5/2014) 94 points James Suckling: "A red with focus and freshness with plum and peach pit aromas and flavors. Medium-to-full body with wonderfully fine tannins that are in balance with the fruit. Hints of cocoa too. Give it a year or two to soften. Gorgeous Sangiovese-based red from a top producer in Chianti Classico." (7/2013) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Fontalloro is 100% Sangiovese ...Read More » 


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2012 La Monacesca "Mirum" Verdicchio di Matelica Riserva

94 points James Suckling: "This is a phenomenal white with sliced pear, apple and cream. Wonderful richness. It's full bodied, very layered and stylish. A petrol, candle-wax and dried-apricot character. Savory finish. Drink now." (12/2014) 3 points Gambero Rosso: "With its extraordinary interpretation of the Matelica DOC, Aldo Cifola's winery is the perfect exponent of the concept of terroir. He reads the potential of Verdicchio, which finds a powerful, flavorsome expression here without losing its acidic, tangy edge endowed by the area and its cool microclimate. Another magnificent verison of the Mirum, th ...Read More » 


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2012 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico

Vinous: "The 2012 Chianti Classico is superb. Bright red-toned fruit, spices, anise and leather grace the palate in an absolutely exquisite, vibrant wine endowed with superb texture, finesse and personality...It is super-refined and a real standout for the year. Dollops of Canaiolo and Colorino round out the blend." (9/2014) Wine Enthusiast: "Made with organic grapes, this fruity blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo/Colorino begins with aromas of ripe red berries, spice and espresso. The dense palate delivers fleshy black cherry, black pepper and balsamic herbs supported by yout ...Read More » 


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2010 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "Aromas of warm stones, dark fruits and walnuts follow to a full body, soft tannins and a savory finish. This shows ripe fruit and salty undertones that give the red a wonderful juiciness. It dense and tight now but will give so much pleasure in the future. Best ever from here. Drink or hold." (12/2014) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino ushers forth a new stylistic chapter in the wines of Marchesi de' Frescobaldi. Gone are those overt oak notes of cinnamon, dark chocolate and moist chewing tobacco. Instead, this fresh and streamlined wine renews its effort to ...Read More » 


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2010 Innocenti Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Beautiful aromas of blueberries and blackberries with hints of spices. Full-bodied, very lively with loads of fruits and iron undertones. Peppery and salty. Better in 2016." (1/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Innocenti's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino shows distinctive notes of graham cracker and dried fig that segue to dried cherry and blackcurrant. This Brunello feels dusty and dry in the mouth with less fruit intensity compared to it peers. The best part is the mouthfeel that is rich and persuasive with velvety tannins and soft contours. This a food-friendly, informal expression of ...Read More » 


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2010 Campogiovanni (San Felice) Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "Perfect aromas to this red with licorice, stone, peach pit, plum, leather, and iron. Full body, fine and silky tannins support a deep and rich fruit concentration that shows black fruit, Tuscan dust and oyster shell. Needs four or five years to soften but an amazing finish." (12/2014) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Black cherry, black currant, cedar and tobacco flavors highlight this firm, dense red. Has the fruit, structure and harmony to develop, along with a lingering wild herb and mineral aftertaste. Juicy finish. Best from 2018 through 2033." (5/2015) 93 points Vinous: "Dark red cherries, mocha, smoke, ...Read More » 


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2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "Lots of candied-orange, dark-fruit and dried-flower character on the nose. Full body with soft, silky tannins and a chewy finish. Funky and intense. Lots of smoked-meat, berry and dark-chocolate character. Very rich and delicious. Best Brunello from here in a long time. Try in 2016." (1/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne is a well-built wine that shows the muscular side of this celebrated star of Tuscan winemaking. The Brunello opens to a thick, dark appearance with shapely aromas of dark cherry, plum, blackberry, leather dark chocolate ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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