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2011 Felsina "Fontalloro" Toscana (Elsewhere $55) Top Pick!
2011 Felsina "Fontalloro" Toscana (Elsewhere $55)

95 points James Suckling: "Aromas of dark chocolate, berries, toasted nuts and vanilla bean follow through to a full body, firm tannins and a juicy finish. Lots of intense, beautiful fruit. Tight, layered red. All there. Better in 2017." (11/2014) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Fontalloro is a pure expression of Sangiovese with fruit sourced from the Chianti Classico area and the Colli Senesi area. It ages in new and once-used barrique for up to 22 months. Aromas flow with authority, spanning a large swath of fruit and oak-related attributes. The best part, however, is the aromatic layering: Slices of br ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2013 San Giovenale "Habemus" Lazio (Previously $56)

96 points James Suckling: "A tight and powerful wine with dense and rich fruit, yet it's fresh and vibrant. Lots of chalk and sea salt character. Full body, firm and silky textured tannins. Long, long finish. A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignane. 11,000 vines per hectare. Tiny production. The greatest red of Lazio? Crazy stuff." (7/2016) K&L Notes: Grenache, Syrah, Carignan. All head-trained vines, 4500 vines per acre, 1,000-1,300 foot elevation. 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Malaspina "Palizzi" Red Blend Calabria (Previously $30)

This wine is a blend of 50% Calabrese Nero and 50% Nocera. Fermentation in steel tanks for 10 days under a controlled temperature. Aged for six months in Allier oak barrels. 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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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 » 


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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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco



2012 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $50) Top Pick!
2012 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $50)

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. (KO)" (5/2017) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Frescobaldi family is becoming an ever more important force in the Mont ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Cortonesi "Poggiarelli" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Cortonesi "Poggiarelli" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and dark Indian tea follow through to a full body, chewy and powerful tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Generous and structured. Try in 2020." (11/2016) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This special vineyard site is located in the southeastern quadrant of the appellation known for more opulent and structured wines. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Poggiarelli lives up to this billing. The bouquet bursts open with immediate intensity. Bold cherry, blackberry, spice, clove and black truffle rise to the top. The mouthfeel shows mid-weight consistency ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Bibi Graetz "Soffocone di Vincigliata" Toscana (Previously $35)

91 points James Suckling: "A red with dried dark fruits such as cherries and berries. Medium body, bright acidity and a clean and crisp finish. Always a delicious red." (8/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Cherry, herb and spice flavors are allied to an elegant frame in this supple-textured red. Needs air to open and find balance, lingering with fruit and spice accents on the finish. Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Colorino. Best from 2017 through 2023. (BS)" (3/2016) Jancis Robinson: "There’s a family likeness here in that delicate floral note. But here there’s more sweet cherry and some scented tobacco. Plus an underlying savoury note ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2013 Feudi del Pisciotto "Versace" Nero d’Avola

James Suckling: "A nero d'avola with sour cherries and coffee bean. A light version of this grape with a refined texture. Drink now." (11/2016)  


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Ettore Germano "Cerretta" Barolo (Previously $60)

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of ripe berry, brown cooking spice and a whiff of espresso lead the nose on this full-bodied red. The firmly structured palate offers juicy raspberry, black cherry and licorice alongside a backbone of assertive but noble tannins. Drink 2020 - 2032" (2/2017) Jancis Robinson: "Light bricky ruby. Refined red fruits and finely fragrant. Bone dry and super-fine tannins. Firm and spicy on the finish but still extremely elegant, the tannins a little chalky now. Mouth-wateringly fresh finish. 17.5/20 points. (JH)" (11/2016) Vinous: "The 2012 Barolo Cerretta is a bit creamier and more g ...Read More » 


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2013 SIlvia Rivella "Montestefano" Barbaresco (Previously $75)

Guido Rivella had a multi-decade career as the winemaker for Angelo Gaja. Now retired, he and his daughter have a tiny estate in Barbaresco. This production of only three barrels comes from grapes harvested from 0.37 hectares of calcareous clay soil with a southern exposure. Fermentation and maceration occur in stainless steel tanks for 22-25 days at a controlled temperature. The wine is aged in wood for 14-18 months, then again in bottles for a few months before commercial release. 


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2012 Cascina Val del Prete "Carolina" Barbera d'Alba (Previously $45)

Cascina Val del Prete (valley of the priest) takes its name from the exiled Bishop of Asti who lived there in 1850. In 1977 Bartolomeo Roagna and his wife Carolina bought the farm "Val del Prete" where they had worked as sharecroppers. The first thing they did was replace some of the grain and fruit plantings with vines. The grapes are grown on south-facing slopes in a splendid natural amphitheater. Over the years they have increased the area under vine. Their sons, Mario and Luigi, have entered the family business to take care of the vineyards. Cascina ... Read More » 


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2013 Feudi del Pisciotto "Versace" Nero d’Avola (1.5L) (Previously $60)

James Suckling: "A nero d'avola with sour cherries and coffee bean. A light version of this grape with a refined texture. Drink now." (11/2016)  


Inventory: San Francisco

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2012 La Magia "Ciliegio" Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $90)

93 points James Suckling: "Firm and fresh with crush-berry, cedar and light chocolate character. Medium to full body, lightly chewy tannins and a crisp finish. Tight and structured. Better in 2020." (11/2016) 93 points Vinous: "Deep red. Captivating aromas of red cherry, vanilla, and cinnamon are complicated by balsamic and earthy nuances. Then very suave, rich and dense, with very precise flavors of red cherry and dark plum with hints of coffee and cocoa. Finishes long and fleshy but with noteworthy refinement. My bottle was n.388 of only 532 bottles made! (ID)" (3/2017)  


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2013 Fontodi "Flaccianello della Pieve" Toscana (3L) (Previously $500)

97 points James Suckling: "Very precise and focused with blueberry, blackberry and currant character. Chewy tannins and tight. Full body, fabulous density and length. A classic. Needs five or six years to completely open but so beautiful in its youth. Real deal. From organically grown grapes." (7/2016) 97 points Vinous: "The 2013 Flaccianello della Pieve is a powerhouse. In this vintage, Flaccianello has all of its typical richness but also a good deal of freshness that will help it age. Interestingly, the stylistic difference between Flaccianello and Vigna del Sorbo is more accentuated in 2013 than i ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


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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