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2012 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
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 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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino

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 b ...Read More » 


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2012 Albatreti Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Albatreti Brunello di Montalcino

93 points James Suckling: "A dense and rich Brunello with so much fruit. A wealth of blackberry and black cherry character. Dried mushrooms, too. Full and layered with plenty of tannins. Powerful. Goes on for minutes. Savory and intriguing. Drink or hold." (10/2017)  


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2012 Felsina "Fontalloro" Toscana (Previously $47) Top Pick!
2012 Felsina "Fontalloro" Toscana (Previously $47)

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 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 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 » 


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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 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "I like the ripe-fruit and smoked-meat aromas to this. Subtle and complex. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a long and chewy finish. Needs time to soften. Very structured for the vintage." (11/2016) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Valdicava represents its own school within the greater Brunello philosophy. This estate (under proprietor Vincenzo Abbruzzese) crafts contemporary and modern wines with noticeable density and ever-present aromatic intensity. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino reveals a dark and inky appearance with bright ruby highlights that break through the backgr ...Read More » 


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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 Travaglini Gattinara

92 points James Suckling: "This is a fine and polished nebbiolo that shows polish and beauty. Dried strawberry and cherry with hints of cedar. Medium body. Delicious now." (10/2017) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine represents Travaglini's existential raison d'être. The 2012 Gattinara is a pure expression of Nebbiolo sourced from the various vineyards across this estate's holdings. The wine sees two and a half years of aging in large oak (with 10% in barrique). The color here is dark garnet, and the bouquet offers good complexity with dried fruit, spice and crushed mineral. The finish is long and silky. Vi ...Read More » 


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2012 Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino

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


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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 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 » 


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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 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 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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Fontodi Chianti Classico Back In Stock!
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 » 


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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 Cesari Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of scorched earth, underbrush, chopped herb and dark spice lead the way on this full-boded wine. The firm, hearty palate offers dried dark cherry, raisin, clove, anise and tobacco framed in solid, fine-grained tannins. (KO)" (12/2016) 90 points Wine Spectator: "This harmonious red features ripe and juicy black cherry fruit and tarry mineral character, accented by delicate spice and grilled herb notes. Fresh and appealing, with a lightly chewy finish. Drink now through 2021. (AN)" (10/2016)  


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2012 Salicutti "Piaggione" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Salicutti "Piaggione" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Vinous: "Good deep red. Captivating aromas of red fruits, coffee, mocha, violet, minerals and sweet spices. Very rich, dense and creamy, but with excellent lift, focus and energy giving shape and grip to the raspberry, red cherry, botanical herb and mineral flavors. This is a step up in concentration and depth compared to the majority of the 2012 Brunellos. Finishes with fine tannins and superb length. An outstanding vintage in the making for Salicutti. (ID) 95+" (3/2017) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Despite the warm growing conditions, yields were reduced significantly to achieve balance and ...Read More » 


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2012 Armilla Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Armilla Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "You could get lost in the enticing fragrance of this wine thanks to wild berry, blue flower, baking spice, chopped herb and saddle leather aromas. The smooth, elegantly structured palate is just as inviting, doling out juicy black cherry, raspberry, cinnamon and white pepper flavors. Polished tannins and fresh acidity lend balance and support. An impressive effort from this winery—one of Montalcino's little known gems. (KO)" (4/2017) 91 points James Suckling: "Dried berries and figs come through on the nose here, underlining the hot growing season. Full body, round and ripe tannins ...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 » 


Inventory: Redwood City


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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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2012 Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Made strictly according to the Sangiovese playbook, the Il Marroneto 2012 Brunello di Montalcino shows that exacting Sangiovese precision and personality. This is Alessandro Mori's greatest talent. He takes this workhorse grape and gives it a platform to articulate its most hidden and intricate inner feelings and sentiments. This is a bright and very tight red wine that will benefit from more years to flesh out further. All those budding aromas of wild berry, licorice, cola, and blue flower are strategically in place and ready to explode in time. The win ...Read More » 


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2012 Gianfranco Alessandria 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 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 Cordella Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2012 Cordella Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Fascinating aromas of dried oranges, blackberries and black truffles follow through to a full body, fine and integrated tannins and a flavorful finish. Very well-crafted. Made from organic grapes. Drink or hold." (2/2017) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Now made with organically farmed fruit, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino offers noticeable brightness that is evident both in terms of the wine's appearance and its aromatic intensity. The bouquet puts on a solid showing with blackberry, dried cherry, cedar wood, tobacco and a touch of bitter chocolate. The wine offers an even performance ...Read More » 


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2012 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Brunello di Montalcino New!
2012 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Brunello di Montalcino

92 points James Suckling: "A fresh and silky-textured Brunello with light cedar, berry and chocolate character. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a hazelnut aftertaste. Drink now." (12/2016)  


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2012 L'Aietta Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Cellar Selection Captivating wild berry, rose, chopped herb and baking spice aromas take center stage in this earthy, stunning wine. The palate mirrors the nose in vibrancy, delivering tight layers of wild cherry, star anise and white pepper notes. Fresh acidity and firm, refined tannins provide a polished framework. It's loaded with finesse and already delicious, but hold for even more complexity. Drink 2020–2032." (4/2017)  


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2012 Oddero Barolo

93 points James Suckling: "Very pretty aromas of plum, peach and cedar follow through to a full body, dense center palate and layers of tannins. Structured wine. Excellent classic blend. Try in 2019." (11/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Barolo is a classic wine with firmly stitched aromas of wild berry, toasted spice, licorice and mild tobacco. This was a warm vintage and the wine shows a slightly more generous inner fiber and looser texture as a result. But it comes together with focused intensity in the mouth and this quality will certainly carry it through the next decade (or more) of cellar agin ...Read More » 


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2012 Ettore Germano "Prapo" Barolo

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of licorice, dark berry, dried herb, leather and a balsamic note lead the way. The firm palate offers ripe Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, pipe tobacco and licorice while firm, velvety tannins lend finesse. This won’t need years to come around but it also shows staying power. Drink 2019-2027" (2/2017) 90 points Vinous: "A dense, powerful wine, the 2012 Barolo Prapò shows plenty of Serralunga muscle. Iron, smoke, licorice, herbs and a host of savory notes underpin a core of intense dark red stone fruit. The 2012 exudes virile intensity from start to finish. (AG) ...Read More » 


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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 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 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 » 


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2012 Felsina "Rancia" Chianti Classico Riserva 1.5L

94 points Vinous: "94+: 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." (9/2015) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Full-bodie ...Read More » 


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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 » 


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2012 Giacomo Conterno "Francia" Barolo Back In Stock!
2012 Giacomo Conterno "Francia" Barolo

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 » 


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2012 E. Pira Chiara Boschis "Via Nuova" Barolo

95 points Vinous: "A wine of extraordinary precision, the 2012 Barolo Via Nuova possesses stunning vibrancy and energy. Dark cherry, cherry pit, blood orange, orange peel, exotic spice and mint are all laced together in a chiseled Barolo that bristles with energy. Addictively beautiful and inviting, the Via Nuova is endowed with a super-classic, mid-weight feel, knock-out aromatics and fabulous overall balance. The Via Nuova is a blend of six vineyards; Liste and Terlo (Barolo), two parcels in Mosconi (Monforte) and Gabutti and Baudana (Serralunga). Chiara Boschis has done ...Read More » 


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2012 SIlvia 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 Seghesio Barolo "La Villa"

94 points Wine Spectator: "A smooth, velvety red, featuring plum, cherry, menthol, tar and tobacco flavors. Balanced and long, echoing fruit, underbrush and mineral elements on the aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2036. 800 cases made." (1/2017) 93 points Vinous: "Seghesio's 2012 Barolo La Villa is laced with pretty savory and floral notes. Bright red cherry, raspberry, white pepper, chalk and blood orange give the 2012 a lifted, sculpted feel that is quite appealing. Stylistically, the 2012 is precise and understated with tons of nuance. What a pretty wine this is."  


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2012 Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino New!
2012 Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino

93 points Decanter: "Pale shade. Autumn leaf and pressed rose petal on the nose. Very dense, soft round palate with chunky tannins. Cherry jam and hints of green walnut. Some grip in the finish." (6/2017) 92 points James Suckling: "A little earth but this show pretty floral and berry character. Hints of walnuts and meat. Full to medium body, a solid depth of fruit and a flavorful finish. Tangy at the end. Drink in 2019." (11/2016) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Tenuta di Sesta 2012 Brunello di Montalcino presents evolved aromas of dried fruit, leather, spice and pipe tobacco. The wine opens to a dark garnet color with reddish color ...Read More » 


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2012 Benanti "Serra della Contessa" Etna Rosso

92 points Vinous: "Bright red. Ripe red cherry, licorice and botanical herbs, lifted by a note of blood orange and vanillin oak. Sweet and concentrated; harmonious acidity gives shape and grip to the flavors of red cherry and minty herbs. Carries its herb and blood orange nuances straight through to the juicy, long, tannic finish. Benanti is a historic name in not only Sicilian but also Italian wine circles. If today we can speak of Etna Rosso wines and their truly amazing quality level and site-specificity, it is thanks to the Benanti family (and their previous winemaker, ...Read More » 


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2012 Brovia Barolo (Pre-Arrival)

Vinous: "Brovia's 2012 Barolo is classy, polished and absolutely delicious. With a little bit of air, the 2012 can be enjoyed now, but it also has enough freshness and balance to drink well for at least a handful of years. I have seen Brovia's straight Barolo age well, so I won't be surprised if that turns out to be the case here as well. Floral and red stone fruit notes give the 2012 much of its freshness and mid-weight feel. This is an especially lifted, gracious Barolo for the vintage. (AG)" (11/2016)  


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2012 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

98 points Wine Enthusiast: "Immensely inviting, this opens with fragrant pipe tobacco, crushed berry, new leather and pressed violet aromas. On the palate, firm, refined tannins underpin juicy black cherry, raspberry and cinnamon flavors, while orange zest accents and an energizing mineral note lift the finish. It's beautifully balanced with bright acidity and will reward a bit of cellaring. *Cellar Selection* (KO)" (4/2017) 94 points Vinous: "Vivid dark red. Ripe aromas of red cherry, blood orange and stone fruit. Smooth, dense and juicy, with flavors similar to the aromas but complicated by notes of ...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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