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2000 Antinori "Tignanello" Toscana

90 points Wine Spectator: "A big, rich and spicy Tignanello, with hints of smoky wood. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a medium finish. Chewy. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2007." (10/2003)  


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WS 90

2001 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

98 points James Suckling: "Wow! This is amazing, a very sexy decadence to this. I am having a hard time believing it is wine. Tons of richness and excitement in this. Wow, again!" (1/2011) 98 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectibles* Black hued, with intense aromas of crushed berries and licorice with hints of oak. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit, velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Superb. One of the best Brunellos I have had in a long time." (4/2006) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Brunello di Montalcino was one of the most talked about wines of Montalcino when it was first released a few years ago. The black color the wine had ...Read More » 


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2004 Antinori "Tignanello" Toscana

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Ah, Tignanello, the father of all super Tuscans. A tried and true favorite, it is a Sangiovese-based wine cut with a small component of Cabernet for rich aromas of red fruit and spice. It is elegant, harmonious and long-lasting on the finish; drink after 2012." (4/2008) 95 points Wine Spectator: "(Ranked #4 on the Top 100 of 2007) Offers aromas of blackberry, with hints of raisin and lots of spices. Full and velvety, with wonderful concentration and a long, rich finish. Very stylish and exciting. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2012. ...Read More » 


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1997 Pieve Santa Restituta (Gaja) "Rennina" Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Vinous: "Opaque garnet with violet and ruby tones. Explosive nose of clove, nutmeg and mocha, laced with violet scents. Sweet entry of cassis, vanilla bean and espresso leads to a creamy middle palate, with the wine considerable weight and extract nicely leavened by a delightful sense of delineation and freshness. Sweet berry and sottobosco scents accompany mouthcoating tannins on the persistent finish. An impeccably balanced wine, from Angelo Gaja Montalcino property. (EB)" (7/2002) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Wonderful aromas of ripe fruit, cinnamon and Indian spices. Full-bodied, with very ...Read More » 


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1997 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "The 1997 Altero was very intense with ripe fruits, almost dried and pruney. It was full and round and soft with dried berry and spice. Balsamic and intense aftertaste. Drink now." (6/2016) 93 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2002* Pretty aromas of plums, berries and cherries follow through to a full-bodied palate, with a lovely balance of ripe fruit and refined tannins. Long and caressing finish. (JS)" (6/2002) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby with a garnet core. Intriguing nose combines clove, juniper berry, white pepper and iris, plus a pronounced scent of cedar. Densely textured but crisp, with ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2005 Felsina Vin Santo (375ml)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made with Trebbiano, Malvasia and Sangiovese, the 2005 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico opens to a brilliant amber color and thick viscosity that hugs to the rim of the glass. Oak-driven tones of vanilla and caramel are immediately apparent, but quickly followed by candied fruit, butterscotch and orange peel. Clusters undergo a natural drying process on mats until February of the following year. The must is transferred to sealed oak casks containing the “mother,” or gelatinous remains from previous vintages. Fèlsina and consulting winemaker Franco Bernab ...Read More » 


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1997 Castello Banfi "Poggio all'Oro" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

96 points Wine Spectator: "Dark ruby red. Aromas of blackberry, dried flowers and cherry. Very intense and concentrated nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long flavorful finish. Lots of light vanilla and crushed dark fruits on the finish. Solid now, but better with age. (Web-2007)" 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Rock solid and compact. This wine is true-blue Brunello, meant to be cellared for 10 or more years. Flavors of plum, cherry and currant are pure, and there’s far more fruit here than wood. But the tannins are like nails and they get harder and harder with each sip. Yes, it’s a top-flight Brunel ...Read More » 


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2004 Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Previously $55)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Poggio Salvi’s Brunello Riserva offers genuine and linear fruit tones with bright berry and cherry layers lavished over spice and leather. The wine is tonic and tight in the mouth with lingering notes of spice and smoke on the close." (8/2010) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is surprisingly hard and unyielding. Mentholated, balsamic notes add complexity to the dark fruit, followed by earthiness, leather; licorice and tobacco that emerge over time. There is nice depth and plushness to the fruit, but readers will need to be patient. (AG)" (4/2010)  


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WE 91 RP 90

1999 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red. Wild, Cote-Rotie-like aromas of raspberry, leather, bloody steak and magnolia. Lush, sweet, fat and seamless; rustic in a positive way. Notes of leather, tobacco, meat, coffee and earth. Finishes with broad, fine, sweet tannins. A distinctly sauvage, very dense wine that should offer early accessibility. (ST)" (9/2004) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Impressive aromas of ripe fruit and fresh mushrooms, with hints of tobacco. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a generous berry, spice and tar aftertaste. I like this stylish red. Drink now." (6/2004) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino ...Read More » 


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2003 Tenuta San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri

96 points Wine & Spirits: "Great terroirs often prove themselves in the most extreme vintages, as Sassicaia has done in the violent heat of 2003. The vineyard produced a supple, subtle and elegant wine. To describe the fruit character one might resort to analogies with black currant and smoky black tea, but it's more a textural experience for now, a mass of pleasure, hard to grasp. Its oak treatment delivers the kind of heady richness found in young Latour; its soil character provides a completely different context, though no less grand. Probably best starting at ten to fifteen ye ...Read More » 


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1999 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Anyone who loves great Sangiovese should snap up this star-quality wine. Always a personal favorite, the ’99 doesn’t disappoint. It’s lively and electric, with structure equal to the Tuscan fort in which it was tasted. As for flavors, look for overflowing blackberry, cola, mocha and more. A wine that can probably last for 15 years. (MS)" (6/2004) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Very fresh aromas of pressed flowers with hints of plums and raspberries. Full-bodied, with super well-knit tannins and a long, long finish of ripe fruit and beautiful character. I love this. This is better than 1 ...Read More » 


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2001 Altesino "Montosoli" Brunello di Montalcino

96 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectibles* Very beautiful aromas of flowers, ripe fruit and crushed blackberries. Full-bodied yet refined. Layers of tannins. Balanced. Montosoli is a great Brunello vineyard. Best after 2008." (7/2006)  


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WS 96

2001 Feudi di San Gregorio "Serpico" Irpinia

94 points Wine Spectator: "Bold and structured red. Dark color; black licorice, raspberry and mineral character and hints of dried flowers; full-bodied, with spicy fruit and undertones of black pepper. Chewy finish. This is fantastic. (JS)" (2/2004) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Serpico is another wine that appears to need more bottle age. Today it is in an in-between stage where the fruit is no longer primary but the tertiary notes aren’t fully developed either. The 2001 is a powerful Serpico with impressive tannic clout that will require further cellaring to soften. With time, hints of wild cherries, ...Read More » 


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WS 94 RP 92

2001 Argiano "Solengo" Toscana

95 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectibles* Still one of the top wines of the region. Bold and exotic, with a muscular style. Full-bodied, with fantastic, velvety tannins and a long, opulent finish. Got to love this wild wine. (JS)"  


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WS 95

1999 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino

93 points Wine Spectator: "This has wonderful aromas, with sweet berry and flowers on the nose, turning to raspberry and blueberry. Full-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a delicate finish. The nose is amazing, and the palate beautiful. A joy to drink. (Web Only—2010)" 91 points James Suckling: "This is very typical with sottobosco, wet forest floor, and ripe red fruits. Full-bodied with firm tannins and a medium finish. This is starting to dry out but it is still outstanding." (5/2012) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta di Castelgiocondo is a massive, explosive wine that would pair perfectly next to a t ...Read More » 


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2000 Ceretto "Bricco Rocche-Brunate" Barolo

94 points Wine Spectator: "So beautiful on the nose, with blackberries, fresh mushroom and leather. Full-bodied, with ultravelvety tannins and decadent, ripe fruit on the palate. Long and opulent. Like eating foie gras. Best after 2008. 2,000 cases made. (JS)" (7/2004) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2000 Barolo Bricco Rocche is fragrant with important aromas of roses, anisette, and cinnamon. Polished and elegant in style, it benefits from the additional freshness and continuity provided by the sensations of mint and tobacco on its lingering finish. Drink: 2005-2016. (DT)" (8/2005) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Expressive aromas ...Read More » 


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2001 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino

97 points Wine Spectator: "**Top 100 Wines of 2006, #12** Pure fruit here with lots of currant and berry. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and velvety tannins. Long and delicious. Needs time. Best after 2009. (JS)" (4/2006) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Pacenti’s mid-weight 2001 Brunello di Montalcino is made in a very similar style to the Rosso. A lively ruby, it opens with a finely nuanced, fresh nose, followed by a delicate core of ripe fruit that bursts onto the palate with exceptional elegance, purity and finesse. Silky, fine tannins frame the finish of this unforgettable, profound Brunello. Anticipated ma ...Read More » 


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2004 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is a huge, dense wine that explodes from the glass with tar, smoke, earthiness black cherries and minerals. The wine possesses dazzling concentration and tons of richness, as waves of fruit coat the palate in stunning style. This big, dramatic Brunello needs time in bottle, but it is nothing short of magnificent today. The balance, and the integration of the French oak in particular, is brilliant. For those who are curious to try a bottle now, the wine should be opened a few hours in advance as the tannins are imposing at ...Read More » 


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2004 Fontodi "Flaccianello della Pieve" Toscana

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Flaccianello della Pieve is super elegant, polished and impeccably refined, just as it always has been. At the same time, it is one of the bigger 2004s from Tuscany readers will come across. Dark red berries, flowers, spices and menthol are layered into the finish. Today the aromatics aren’t fully developed, but that should not be an issue in another few years. There is plenty of underlying structure to support many years of fine drinking. The quality of the tannins is particularly fine, especially next to the other great Flaccianellos. (AG) ...Read More » 


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2006 Tenuta San Guido "Sassicaia" Bolgheri

97 points Vinous: "The 2006 Sassicaia may very well go down as one of the all-time great recent vintages for this Tuscan thoroughbred. The year started off very warm but by August evening temperatures had moderated, leaving the fruit with a stunning combination of ripeness, perfume, acidity and tannin. The wine is simply glorious, that's all there is to it. Layers of dark fruit meld into smoke, leather, violets, menthol, earthiness and tar as this profound wine opens up in the glass. The creamy, silky finish lasts an eternity, as waves of fruit caress the tannins with brea ...Read More » 


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2003 Gaja Langhe "Sperss"

98 points Wine Spectator: "The nose of this wine is so precise, with perfume, rose, blackberry and raspberry aromas, and the full-bodied palate builds and builds and then overflows with ripe fruit and layers of rich, ripe, velvety tannins. This has amazing opulence, yet it's profound and structured. A fabulous wine. The best Sperss ever made. Best after 2013. 1,250 cases made. (JS)" (12/2007) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Gaja’s 2003 Sperss is made from vineyards in Serralunga and offers better balance than the Conteisa. It is plump and juicy, with a generous core of dark fruit, tar and menthol supported by a ma ...Read More » 


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2000 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia "Ornellaia" Bolgheri Superiore

97 points Wine & Spirits: "No tasting note given." (4/2004) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* Deep and delicious, with an earth-driven nose that conveys quality. Chunky plum pervades the chewy, dark palate, which offers a gorgeous mouthfeel and admirable depth. Only on the finish do you get a slight hint of oak. Overall it’s entirely solid and very likable, but as good as it is, it’s not quite on the level of the ’98 or ’99, which were amazing." (11/2003) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2000 Ornellaia (magnum) is a pretty, well-balanced offering with good concentration and complexity. The 2000 lacks some of the visceral thrill ...Read More » 


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2006 Azienda Agricola "Le Ragnaie" Brunello Di Montalcino

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino has developed beautifully over the last year. It is an especially delineated wine for the vintage. Finessed, silky tannins frame an expressive core of ripe red berries, freshly cut flowers, licorice and spices. The mid-weight structure suggests the 2006 is probably not going to be a long-term ager, but it is delicious today, and should continue to drink well for at least a handful of years. This is a lovely showing. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021. Riccardo Campinoti is one of the most promising young producers in Montalc ...Read More » 


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RP 92 WE 90

1989 Paolo Scavino "Bric dël Fiasc" Barolo

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1989 Barolo Bric del Fiasc is still striking for its freshness. Some of that is a factor of the large format, but standard bottles have also developed very positively. Here we find a classic flavor profile of tobacco, herbs, spices, plums and licorice with the depth, muscle and concentration of the modern school. The 1989 is a touch more layered and aromatically intense than the 1990, with an additional measure of length and overall complexity. Tar, smoke and licorice linger on an eternal finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2025. (AG)" (2/2010) 95 points Wine Spectator: "(#23 on ...Read More » 


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RP 95 WS 95

2004 Roberto Voerzio Barbera d'Alba Riserva "Vigneto Pozzo dell'Annunziata" (1.5L)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Barbera d’Alba Riserva Pozzo dell’Annunziata explodes from the glass with layers of vibrant black cherries, plums, violets, smoke, minerals and sweet toasted oak. It is a restrained, cool Barbera Pozzo, yet it offers outstanding purity of expression, with silky, finessed tannins that caress the palate in an extraordinary display of elegance that transcends varietal. Voerzio also opened a bottle of the 2003, which he prefers, for comparison. It may be the more pleasurable wine today, but the 2004 is a notch or two above when it comes to potential ...Read More » 


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RP 95

2003 Feudi di San Gregorio "Serpico" Irpinia

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2003 is a fascinating Serpico. The wine boasts impressive concentration in its dark, rich fruit. This is an incredibly primary Serpico, with little in the way of tertiary development. Ideally, it is best left alone for another few years, but readers fortunate enough to own this are in for a thrilling ride once the wine opens up a bit. Today it remains tightly coiled but full of potential. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023. (AG)" (8/2010) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "A beautiful wine: sweet cherry and berry fruit nuances are woven within threads of vanilla, toast and ash. Despite the ...Read More » 


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1997 Poggio Antico "Altero" Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Very intense with ripe fruits, almost dried and pruney. Full and round and soft with dried berry and spice. Balsamic and intense aftertaste. Drink now." (8/2013) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Dark ruby-garnet. Rich aromas of dried fruits, mushroom and meat follow through to a full body, with superrich fruit and a long, long finish. Big and rich, like an Amarone. (Web-2007, JS)"  


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JS 94 WS 94

2001 Antinori "Solaia" Toscana

96 points Vinous: "The 2001 Solaia is similar to the 1999, but with an added level of finesse that takes the place of some of the brute power found in the 1999. The 2001 drinks well better young than the 1999, but it is also likely to mature earlier. (AG)" (12/2013) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Deep, dark sensations of smoke, tar and scorched earth emerge from the powerful 2001 Solaia. This fresh, vibrant offering is packed with dense ripe fruit. This is an especially rich, heavy style of Solaia that lacks the subtlety and grace of the finest vintages. Still, in 2001 Solaia is a more complete wine than ...Read More » 


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1997 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

98 points Wine Spectator: "Absolutely gorgeous nose, with plum, Indian spices and blackberry. Full-bodied, with lots of dark chocolate, spices and vanilla. This is so young. Wonderfully silky and refined. I always loved the mint, berry and spice character in this wine and the layers of fruit and fine tannins. Amazing.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Best from 2009 through 2020. (2007)" K&L Notes: The fruit is bursting from the glass of this incredible Brunello showing very warm, ripe red fruit aromatics with hints of sweet vanillin. It is very big and ripe on the palate but countered by a c... Read More » 


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WS 98

2004 Antinori "Solaia" Toscana

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Solaia is breathtaking, as it so often is. Soaring aromatics lead to a sweet, layered expression of dark fruit. The wine possesses super clarity and precision with a gorgeous inner tension that carries all the way through to the long finish. The tannins remain incredibly finessed and silky. This is a more restrained, elegant style than the full-throttle 2001. 2004 is the first vintage in which the component wines were aged separately, rather than together, as had been the custom in previous vintages." (1/2009) 96 points Wine Enthusiast: "The 2004 Solaia is dense and concentr ...Read More » 


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1985 Antinori Secentenario (1.5L)

Jancis Robinson: "Special magnum bottling to celebrate Antinori’s 600th anniversary. Pale ruby with some evolution. Still has some attractive spine as well as definite farmyard character. Sweet start but still lots of acidity and melded tannins. Long, elegant. Light bodied. Great food wine." (3/2005) K&L Notes: This is an INCREDIBLY rare bottling--created at Antinori to commemorate its 600th anniversary in winemaking. A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from the Tignanello vineyard, it has never been produced again. Actually a multi-vintage wine, this combines... Read More » 


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2000 Tenuta Ca' Bolani "Conte Bolani" Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Previously $30)

The largest single vineyard in northeastern Italy, ideally cooled by temperate breezes from the Adriatic Sea. From the winery: "Pale straw-yellow with greenish reflections. Intense yet refined, with hints of pineapple. Attractively fresh and elegant; enchantingly harmonious." 


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2001 Paolo Scavino "Bric del Fiasc" Barolo (1.5L)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2001 Barolo Bric del Fiasc is a gorgeous wine laced with smoke, tar, licorice and menthol. The 2001 remains powerful and authoritative, with more than enough fruit to balance its huge tannins. Today it comes across as almost impenetrably young. There is plenty of upside to cellaring this fabulous Barolo. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031. (AG)" (4/2012) 96 points Vinous: "The 2001 Barolo Bric del Fiasc is a gorgeous wine laced with smoke, tar, licorice and menthol. The 2001 remains powerful and authoritative, with more than enough fruit to balance its huge tannins. Today i ...Read More » 


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2001 i Verbi Brunello di Montalcino

Wine Enthusiast: "(published under Verbena labelling) Burnt coffee, black tar, cherry cola, almond paste, stewed strawberries and a note of rubber create a dramatic, slightly over-the-top Brunello. There’s a viscous fullness to the mouth that makes a good match for the wine’s fruity, clean finish." (4/2006) K&L Notes: I Verbi is a label of Nannetti Luca who also produces Verbena Brunello di Montalcino. In fact, the wines are the same and the i Verbi labelling often has a Verbena cork. 


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2000 Bruno Giacosa "Asili" Barbaresco Riserva (1.5L - some lightly torn labels) Back In Stock!
2000 Bruno Giacosa "Asili" Barbaresco Riserva (1.5L - some lightly torn labels)

98 points James Suckling: "The nose alone on this is reason enough to buy this. Rich and decadent with dried meats, dried mushrooms, ripe fruits, all tied together by flowers and a light cigar box character. The palate isn't bad either, loads of dried fruits, full-bodied and rich. Total decadence with a wild character. Makes me smile." (5/2012) 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2000 Barbaresco Riserva Asili is as it always has been; impeccably refined, nuanced and silky from start to finish. I have tasted (or drunk!) this wine at least a dozen times since it was first released. The bouquet shows the faintest sig ...Read More » 


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1989 Paolo Scavino "Cannubi" Barolo

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Scavino's three 1989 Barolos are spectacular. The 1989 Barolo Cannubi is a legend in the making. Its spectacular nose of sweet black fruits, licorice, grilled meats, and smoky new oak is followed by a wine with immense richness, stunning opulence, a multidimensional personality, and a spectacularly long, well-delineated finish. Approachable now, it promises to drink well and even improve for another 15-20 years. These are the finest Barolos I have tasted from Scavino. (RP)" (4/1994) 95 points Vinous: "Medium burnished ruby. The 1989 is a sensational effort that perfectly cap ...Read More » 


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2006 Antonio Sasa "Martina" Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Love the nose on this. Aromas of dark berries, spices and dried flowers. Full bodied, with a wonderful integrated tannin structure. Flavors are intense, yet balanced with loads of subtle and complete fruit. It will be so much better after 2014." (1/2011)  


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JS 94

1997 Allegrini "Palazzo della Torre" Veronese Back In Stock!
1997 Allegrini "Palazzo della Torre" Veronese

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "An outstanding effort is the 1997 Palazzo della Torre. This dark ruby/purple-colored wine is full-bodied, dense, with Rhone-like beef blood and garrigue (that blend of earth and dried Provencal herbs) scents intertwined with copious quantities of black cherry and currant fruit. Rich, chewy, and impressive, it was aged in large 2,000 and 8,000 liter Slavonian wood foudres." (8/2000)  


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RP 90

1990 Ruffino "Riserva Ducale" Chianti Classico Riserva

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Scheduled for release in early 1995, this wine exhibits the opulence and abundant richness of this great Tuscan vintage. A saturated plum/garnet color complements a sweet bouquet of cedar, roasted herbs, smoked meats, and jammy, black-cherry fruit. This full-bodied, spicy, concentrated wine possesses muscle, power, and moderate tannin. It will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and easily last for 20+ years. It appears to be one of the best Riserva Ducales Ruffino has produced." (8/1994)  


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2004 Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "The bouquet opens to sophisticated aromas of dried fruit, spice, smoke, tar and licorice. This is an austere and elegant wine that should be served with the highest quality red meat. In the mouth, it delivers complexity and elegance more than brawn or power." (10/2010) 92 points Wine Spectator: "This is pretty earthy and funky, with ripe fruit, but goes rich and wonderful with air. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a lovely core of fruit. A more traditional Brunello that opens to exotic fruit. Decadent and attractive. Drink now." (10/2010) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is ...Read More » 


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1997 Antinori "Tignanello" Toscana

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "During the recorking ceremony for the 1971 Tignanello, I had the opportunity to taste four editions of the wine spanning the four decades of its production. The 1997 Tignanello was by far the most enjoyable of these wines. It is experiencing a perfect moment in its drinking window. Looking through The Wine Advocate archive, I see the suggestion of brett in a past review. I found absolutely no imperfections in this wine. Instead, the bouquet is generous and opulent with dark berry, spice, licorice and leather. Much of the Tignanello vineyards were replant ...Read More » 


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1999 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "This is complex and round with wonderful ripe fruit and richness. I love its generosity, giving so much yet still reserved. So much going on here, mind blowing. Pull the cork!" (4/2011) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Decadent, earthy and opulent, with jam and spice on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, soft finish. There's wonderful density and beautiful fruit. So ready.—'99 Brunello blind retrospective (2009). Drink now. (Web-2010)" 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Rich, dark and muscular, with deep, jammy aromas of plum and blackberry. Banfi toes the line between modern and traditional, and this wi ...Read More » 


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1997 Fanti Brunello di Montalcino

97 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Opaque, almost inky garnet with a purple core. Exotic nose of clove, cinnamon and cocoa. Very sweet, dense and fresh on the palate, with blackberry jam, ripe plum, chocolate, mint and vanilla in evidence. Generously structured and quite opulent, with ripe polished tannins and a cassis-laden finish of great warmth and persistence. Succulent and compelling; a great wine." (8/2002) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Big and toasty red, with raspberry, black licorice and smoky aromas. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long, smoky, berry, toasted oak aftertaste. Very New World in styl ...Read More » 


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1999 Antinori "Tignanello" Toscana

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The estate’s 1999 Tignanello is a wine in which the Sangiovese plays a leading role. Classic notes of tobacco, dried cherries, spices, leather and underbrush all emerge from this sweet, layered offering. This richly textured generous Tignanello has put on significant weight in bottle and shows remarkable overall balance. In 1999 Tignanello comes across as more complete than Solaia. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2017." (1/2009) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Attractive plum, cherry and berry aromas, with a hint of toasted oak. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a lovely, sweet fruit, berr ...Read More » 


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RP 94 WS 90

2004 La Gerla "Vigna gli Angeli" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

93 points Wine Spectator: "There's wonderful intensity to the nose, with blackberry and blueberry. Full-bodied, with a solid palate of ripe fruit and firm, chewy tannins. This is not giving that much on the palate, but the rich texture and structure suggest an outstanding riserva. Best after 2012. 500 cases made." (6/2010) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Gli Angeli emerges from the glass with sensual red berries, sweet spices and flowers. The wine’s richness and density are impressive, while the French oak adds an extra dimension of volume and spiciness that follows through ...Read More » 


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2005 Produttori del Barbaresco "Pora" Riserva New!
2005 Produttori del Barbaresco "Pora" Riserva

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Barbaresco Riserva Pora is wonderfully layered in its dark cherries, spices, menthol, licorice and minerals. The medium-bodied Pora is one of the firmer and more linear Riservas in 2005. Still, it shows exceptional balance in a powerful style that will require a measure of patience. Here, too, the finish is wonderfully elegant. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. (92+)" (10/2009) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Offers fabulous aromas of blueberry and sandalwood. Full-bodied, with ripe, velvety tannins and a persistent, attractively fruity aftertaste. This will be gorgeous with bott ...Read More » 


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1997 Caparzo "La Casa" Brunello di Montalcino

93 points Wine Spectator: "Dark ruby, with some red edge to it. Very ripe fruit on the nose, with a jammy raspberry and cherry character. Full-bodied, with polished tannins and a long finish. Just coming around now.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. (Web Only--2007) (JS)" Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna La Casa is a full and generous interpretation of the vintage with an inky dark appearance and articulate aromas of spice, leather, Graham cracker and dried fruit. There’s also a good amount of menthol or dried rosemary sprig. This wine offers its best assets upfront and leaves ...Read More » 


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WS 93

1997 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino

96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Deep garnet core with a ruby rim. Heady sottobosco aroma reminiscent of sweet pipe tobacco laced with the perfumed scent of violets. Deep plum flavor mingles with cherry jam, bitter chocolate and roasted coffee bean; very fresh and clear. The wine offers a superb sense of depth and harmony on the middle palate, and the tannins are firm but ripe. The long, silky finish is graced by an undercurrent of anise. Generous, suave, and delicious." (8/2002) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Dark ruby, with hints of red on the edge. Blackberry aromas, with hints of fresh porcini and fresh meat. Full- ...Read More » 


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2004 Castello Banfi "Poggio alle Mura" Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Wine Spectator: "Shows dried raspberry and cinnamon on the nose. Full-bodied, with an impressive density of fruit and round tannins. Long and flavorful. Just starting to open up. Powerful and rich. Best after 2010." (Web Only, 2009) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Poggio alle Mura 2004, Banfi's celebrated vineyard selection wine, delivers a consistent level of quality that reminds us of 1997 and 2001. The wine is true to itself with intense aromas of chocolate, cherry and spice. It's executed in a bold, blockbuster style with creamy softness and a ... Read More » 


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WS 94

2006 Terre de' Trinci "Ugolino" Sagrantino di Montefalco

Jancis Robinson: "Considered a riserva from a 45-year-old vineyard with ridiculously low yields of 30 hl. Vineyards in Montefalco and Bevagna, and the cantina is in Foligno. Beautiful mid ruby with the beginning of orange tinges. Savoury more than fruity at the moment and a little locked up on the nose. Yet it has a supple palate and not heavy at all. Rich tannins on the finish. Aged for at least 18 months in new barrique, which is pretty amazing, because you hardly notice it on the nose. It may have added more tannins, whereas with less new oak you would have had a reall ...Read More » 


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