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2012 Castellare di Castellina "I Sodi di San Niccolò" Toscana (Elsewhere $74) Top Pick!
2012 Castellare di Castellina "I Sodi di San Niccolò" Toscana (Elsewhere $74)

96 points James Suckling: "Captivating aromas of dark fruits, cedar and tobacco follow through to a full body, silky and chewy tannins and a flavorful, rich finish. Very intense and pretty. Provocative. A classic Super Tuscan. A blend of Sangiovese and Malvasia Nera. Drink in 2019." (11/2016) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "As always, this celebrated wine shows excellent results. The 2012 I Sodi di S. Niccolò (85% Sangioveto and 15% Malvasia Nera) is a young wine that needs time to flesh out. It shows bright berry flavors and fresh acidity that will benefit from more time to relax and integrate. The wine is beauti ...Read More » 


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2012 Agostino Bosco "La Serra" Barolo (Elsewhere $50) Top Pick!
2012 Agostino Bosco "La Serra" Barolo (Elsewhere $50)

94 points James Suckling: "Lots of ripe strawberry, licorice, aniseed and rose petal on the nose. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Vibrant and muscular for the vintage. Slightly better than the already excellent 2011. Try in 2020." (3/2016) 91 points Vinous: "Bosco Agostino's 2012 Barolo La Serra is a very pretty La Morra Barolo. Dark cherry, tobacco, smoke, licorice and leather are front and center. The La Serra tannins, often quite pronounced in wines from this site, are nicely integrated. I would prefer to drink the 2012 sooner rather than later. This is an especially dark styl ...Read More » 


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2012 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino New!
2012 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino

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: "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. *Cellar Selection*" (1/2017)  


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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 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Trentennale is a delicate and graceful wine with a dusty veil of dried fruit aromas, followed by pressed violets and rose petal. Red currant, wild berry and forest floor emerge from the bouquet and are soon followed by toasted almond, spice and even a touch of wild mushroom. This wine (that celebrates a 30th anniversary this year) d ...Read More » 


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2012 Felsina "Rancia" Chianti Classico Riserva Top Pick!
2012 Felsina "Rancia" Chianti Classico Riserva

94 points Vinous: "A ripe, powerful wine, the 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia offers a level of finesse that balances some of the more overt intensity of the year. Dark cherry, plum, spice, tobacco, menthol and licorice add shades of nuance as this beautifully delineated Rancia opens up in the glass. Because of its mid-weight structure, I expect the 2012 will give up its charms relatively early by Rancia standards, which means around age 15-20. The 2012 is not an obvious or explosive Rancia, rather is a wine built on compelling overall harmony. (AG) 94+" (9/2015) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Full-b ...Read More » 


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2012 Torti Barbera Oltrepo Pavese (Previously $18)

The Barbera grapes for this wine were grown in vineyards dating back to the early 19th century. It's a vibrant ruby red in the glass with a dry, full body. Thanks to the long growing season in this northern part of Italy, the wine develops gorgeous acid that makes it a perfect accompaniment to roasted and braised meats. 


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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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2012 Felsina "Fontalloro" Toscana Top Pick!
2012 Felsina "Fontalloro" Toscana

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Fontalloro (100% Sangiovese) is a stunning expression and delivers the high quality we have come to expect of this celebrated IGT Toscana wine in a less important vintage. Careful work has been done here to ensure the high quality of fruit. The Fontalloro vineyard is located on the border of the Chianti Classico and the Chianti Colli Senesi appellations. Many have called upon Fèlsina to change the wine's status to Chianti Classico Gran Selezione, but technically it can't be because of much of the vineyard is located outside the denomination limi ...Read More » 


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2012 Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva Top Pick!
2012 Villa Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva

92 points James Suckling: "Very aromatic with dark fruits, dried meats and flowers that follow through to a full body, round tannins and a fresh finish. Tangy and delectable. This is always a delicious Chianti Classico Riserva." (8/2015) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Made with Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, this opens with aromas of red berry, plum, violet and whiff of cedar. The elegantly structured, savory palate delivers juicy black cherry, clove, ground pepper and grilled herb alongside fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. It's well balanced and already accessible. (KO)" (9/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Chianti Cl ...Read More » 


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

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


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2012 Tormaresca "Masseria Maìme" Negroamaro Salento (Previously $30)

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "The nose is initially subdued but eventually reveals inviting aromas of spiced plum, leather, vanilla and a whiff of blue flower. The structured but elegant palate conveys blackberry, dried cherry, mint, savory herb and clove alongside bracing but fine-grained tannins and bright acidity. The lingering finish ends on a licorice note. Drink 2016–2023. (KO)" (3/2015) 90 points James Suckling: "A soft, fruity red with a plum, milk-chocolate and almond aftertaste. Full and delicious." (11/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Here's a wine that gives ample room to varietal expression. The 2012 Negroamaro Masseria Maìme d ...Read More » 


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

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


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2012 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino

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


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2012 Amantis "Birbanera" Montecucco

This is a producer to watch. Bernardetta Tacconi’s winery, called Amantis, is situated on the south side of the Orcia River in Southern Tuscany; the Orcia is the southern boundary of Brunello di Montalcino. The 1990s saw an incredible land boom in this region, which is called Montecucco. Folks were hoping it could be the next Brunello, with vineyards at decidedly lower prices. Amantis' "Birbanera" Montecucco Rosso sure packs a lot of ripe Sangiovese and seductive spice aroma and flavors into an affordable and delicious bottle. Primarily Sangiovese the bl... Read More » 


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2012 Abbadia Ardenga "Piaggia" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Abbadia Ardenga "Piaggia" Brunello di Montalcino

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


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

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


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

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


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2012 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino

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. Drink in 2020." (2/2017) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Mature black-skinned fruit, menthol and dark spice aromas carry over to the savory, full-bodied palate, joining juicy black cherry, raspberry compote and dried herb flavors. Firm, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity offer support and a seamless feel. Drink 2019-2027. (KO)" (4/2017) 93 points Vinous: "Bright dark red. The terroir-driven nose offers r ...Read More » 


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2012 Secoli Amarone della Valpolicella Riserva

This classic blend of Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara was vinified in the traditional "appassimento" style, which involves drying the grapes before fermentation to create a rich, luxurious wine. It is characteristically bold in flavor, with a silky, sensuous texture. A voluptuous wine for voluptuous dishes like red meat, game, and strong cheeses. 


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2012 Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good medium red. Ripe, slightly high-toned aromas of raspberry, chocolate and minerals. Large-scaled, intensely flavored and well-delineated, showing a pronounced flinty aspect to the fresh red and darker berry flavors. Finishes pure and long, with a firm tannic backbone that avoids coming off as dry. (IDA)" (12/2014) Vinous: "The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino is soft, silky and expressive. Floral notes meld into soft red fruit in a pretty, delicate Rosso to drink now and over the next few years. (AG)" (2/2015) Wine Spectator: "Starts out with cherry and earth notes, turning tight and aus ...Read More » 


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

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


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2012 Rivella Barbaresco

93 points Vinous: "Rivella's 2012 Barbaresco is simply gorgeous. Sweet, polished and refined, the 2012 possesses striking purity and nuance throughout. A host of dark red cherry, plum, mint and rose petal scents lift from the glass as this translucent, deeply expressive Barbaresco shows off its undeniable class. In 2012, Rivella did not bottle their top of the line Montestefano; all the best fruit went into the straight Barbaresco, which also happens to be one of the best wines of the year. The 2012 exudes the sensuality, charm and pure sexiness that makes Barbaresco such ...Read More » 


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2012 Altesino "Montosoli" Brunello di Montalcino

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


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2012 Sandro Fay "Costa Bassa" Valtellina Superiore

This is 100% Nebbiolo from the vineyards of Teglio. It is fermented in stainless steel tanks for two weeks before spending 12 months in a large cask for ageing. 


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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: "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. *Cellar Selection* (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 Giacomo Fenocchio "Bussia" Barolo

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of underbrush, tobacco, sunbaked earth and mature black-skinned fruit lead the nose on this fantastic, firmly structured red. On the concentrated palate, notes of licorice, graphite and clove add depth to the core of mature black cherry. Drink 2019–2024. (KO)" (9/2016) 93 points James Suckling: "This is really excellent with ripe and savory fruit showing plum, strawberry and hazelnut character. Some tar undertones. Full body and firm tannins giving form to the wine. Better in 2018." (3/2016)  


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

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


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2012 Fontodi "Flaccianello della Pieve" Toscana

97 points Vinous: "The 2012 Flaccianello della Pieve, a selection of the estate's best fruit, presents a darker, more virile expression of Sangiovese. Here, too, the purity of the flavors is truly striking. Cinnamon, cloves, new leather, licorice and plums are some of the notes that soar from the glass. The 2012 is full-bodied and voluptuous, in classic Flaccianello style, but the new French oak is much better integrated than it often is at this stage, the result of a move to lower toast levels over the last few years. This is one of the finest young Flaccianellos I can re ...Read More » 


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2012 E. Pira Chiara Boschis "Cannubi" Barolo

97 points James Suckling: "Pure roses on the nose. Raspberry and lemon rind. So pure. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, powerful yet so ethereal and soul-touching. A fabulously crafted Cannubi. Better in 2020." (3/2016) 95 points Vinous: "The 2012 Barolo Cannubi is super-finessed, open-knit and gracious, with striking aromatic lift and plenty of precision. Bright red stone fruit, chalk and white pepper give the 2012 its distinctive aromatic signatures. Soft tannins and exceptional balance add to the wine's considerable appeal. The 2012 is a bit more buttoned up than it was last year, but every bit as bea ...Read More » 


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2012 Venturini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

90 points Vinous: "Medium ruby-red. Musky aromas of red cherry, blackcurrant, earth and tobacco, complicated by hints of a Partagas D4 (Cuban cigar). Bright and juicy, boasting a seamless quality and noteworthy intensity to the sweet but very fresh red and black fruit and coffee flavors. Finishes with ripe tannins, bright and juicy, with a persistent note of cigar tobacco. Made with a blend of 75% Corvina, 20% Rondinella, and 5% Molinara; these are roughly 30 year old vines planted at 250 meters above sea level. I really like the extra freshness and gracefulness brought on ...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) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Giancarlo Pacenti knows his land well and is a skillful farmer, especially with regards to navigating a challenging vintage like this. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne boasts a beautifully saturated ruby color that appears healthy and bright. The aromas are presented with precision and balance. A wine like this offers irrefutable evidence that old vin ...Read More » 


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2012 La Massa "Giorgio Primo" Toscana 1.5L

95 points James Suckling: "Beautiful, complex aromas of blueberry, blackberry and black licorice follow through to a full body, ultra-refined tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Give this a few years in the bottle to completely come together. Better in 2016." (11/2016) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made with Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (30%) and Petit Verdot (5%), the impeccable 2012 Giorgo Primo is attractive from every angle. In a recent past vintage, I had criticized this wine for being over the top, but Giampaolo Motta has refined his winemaking approach to better harness the elegance and fines ...Read More » 


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2012 Valle dell'Acate Cerasuolo di Vittoria Sicilia

92 points James Suckling: "Very floral and fresh with strawberry and cherry. Full body, very fine tannins and a crisp and bright finish." (11/2015) 91 points Wine & Spirits: "Nero d’Avola and Frappato grown in red, sandy soils coexist harmoniously in this smooth and polished wine, with notes of spice and licorice accenting its red cherry fruit. The flavors are rich and concentrated, lifted by light floral scents. This would make a delicious companion for roasted leg of lamb." (6/2016) 90 points Vinous: "Deep ruby-red. Spicy and leafy nuances complicate aromas and flavors of ripe red and black cherry, coffee and cocoa. Polished on ...Read More » 


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2012 Schiavenza "Serralunga" Barolo

91 points Wine Spectator: "Elegant and solidly built, with floral, cherry, strawberry and mineral flavors buoyed by vibrant acidity and dense tannins. Stays fresh and persistent, presenting a lingering, mineral-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2032. 845 cases made. BS" (12/2016)  


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2012 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino

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


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2012 Gulfi "Nerojbleo" Nero d’Avola Sicilia

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is Gulfi's base wine with some 65,000 bottles produced. The 2012 Sicilia Nerojbleo (100% Nero d'Avola made as a DOC wine) is an opulent and expressive wine that presents the muscular and brawny side of this mighty Sicilian red grape. The bouquet delivers ripe fruit tones with black olive, caper, toasted pistachio nut and a hint of wild fennel. The approach over the palate is steady and muscular. 91+ (ML)" (8/2016) 90 points Vinous: "Bright purple-ruby. Black cherry, plum and floral aromas and flavors have a grapey character. Youthfully chewy and tactile, showing a savor ...Read More » 


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2012 La Collina dei Ciliegi Amarone (Previously $45)

Made from Corvina Veronese, Corvinone, and Rondinella. After harvest, the grapes are dried for at least 4 months resulting in at least 40% must weight loss. The grapes are then macerated for 30 days, then aged in oak 24 months with maturation in bottles for a further six months. 


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2012 Gianfranco Alessandria "San Giovanni" Barolo

Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of dark cooking spice, menthol, dark-skinned berry and a balsamic note open. The firmly structured palate is less expressive, showing unripe cherry, licorice and a note of white pepper alongside brooding tannins. (KO)" (10/2016)  


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2012 Benanti "Rovittello" Etna Rosso

92 points Wine & Spirits: "Rovittello’s 80-year-old nerello mascalese and cappuccio vines sit at 2,460 feet on Etna’s northern slope. Black minerals wash through the wine’s cool flavors of raspberry and red plum, with a sanguine note of game. The robust tannins feel finer on the second day, unleashing the fruit flavors and guiding the wine to a long and spicy finish. Cellar this for a few years to tame the tannins, or decant and pour with seared ribeye." (6/2016) 91 points Vinous: "Moderately saturated red. Cherry, cinnamon and savory earthy aromas are lifted by a very intense floral topnote. Graceful ...Read More » 


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2012 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino

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


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City 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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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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

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2012 Fontodi Chianti Classico New!
2012 Fontodi Chianti Classico

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of blackberry, crushed violet, tilled earth and a hint of tobacco lead the nose of this generous wine. The chewy palate offers juicy Marasca cherry, ground pepper, clove and anise alongside ripe, velvety tannins. It’s already delicious but will continue to develop over the next few years. Drink through 2020. — K.O. (9/1/2015)" (9/2015) 92 points Vinous: "The 2012 Chianti Classico is round, sweet and super-expressive. Dark red cherry, spice and tobacco meld together as this silky, open-knit Chianti Classico shows off its inviting personality. Succulent and racy to th ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


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2012 Giacomo Conterno "Francia" Barolo (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Giacomo Conterno "Francia" Barolo (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "A gorgeous nose of orange peel, plums and light walnuts. Some wet earth. Full to medium body with a compacted center palate. A tight ball of ripe, fine tannins. Minerals and hot stones underneath. Serious structure. No Monfortino was made so it's all here. Better in 2022." (11/2016) 97 points Vinous: "The 2012 Barolo Francia is wonderfully expressive today. Much more open than the Barolo Cerretta tasted alongside it, the Francia bristles with energy. Floral and mineral overtones add to an impression of brightness, yet there is plenty of underlying tannin and overall structur ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse


2012 La Massa "Giorgio Primo" Toscana Top Pick!
2012 La Massa "Giorgio Primo" Toscana

95 points James Suckling: "Beautiful, complex aromas of blueberry, blackberry and black licorice follow through to a full body, ultra-refined tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Give this a few years in the bottle to completely come together. Better in 2016." (11/2014) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made with Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (30%) and Petit Verdot (5%), the impeccable 2012 Giorgo Primo is attractive from every angle. In a recent past vintage, I had criticized this wine for being over the top, but Giampaolo Motta has refined his winemaking approach to better harness the elegance and fines ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Antinori La Braccesca Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva "Santa Pia"

92 points James Suckling: "A beautiful and silky Vino Nobile with depth of fruit, lemon peel and mineral character. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish." (11/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "La Braccesca's 2012 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a very pretty wine that is endowed with sweet cherry fruit and simple spice. Montepulciano saw less rain in this vintage compared to other years and the wine reveals sweet, plush tannins as a result. This is a soft and velvety expression that would pair with grilled steaks or sausage. (ML)" (10/2015) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Sangiovese and 10% Merlot are behind this vibrant, medium-bodied r ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


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