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

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." (11/2016) K&L Notes: "[The 2012s] have more in common with the legendary 2010 vintage and are most like the 2004s, a harmonious and gorgeous year for Brunellos (James Suckling)." ---- Standing at the top of their portfolio, Argiano’s Brunello di Montalcino is the flagship wine for an estate that has a history tracing back all the way to the 1500s. The wine itself is steeped in traditi... Read More » 


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2011 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2011 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino

90 points James Suckling: "A soft, velvety red with plummy, juicy flavors. Full body, lovely tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink now." (2/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The La Fortuna 2011 Brunello di Montalcino reminds us of the elegant and nuanced side of Sangiovese that can be harnessed even in a challenging vintage like this. Despite the warm growing season, this wine shows depth and precision with wild berry tones that are followed by lingering aromas of balsam herb and licorice." (8/2016) Wine Spectator: "Cherry and raspberry flavors are accented by tobacco and earth notes, all wrapped up in dusty tannins. This is bal ...Read More » 


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2014 La Fortuna Rosso di Montalcino

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


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2013 Tassi Rosso di Montalcino (Previously $22)

90 points James Suckling: "A fresh and tangy red with dried berry, lemon rind and hints of lemon grass. Medium body, light tannins and a fruity finish." (10/2015)  


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2011 Bellaria Brunello di Montalcino (Elsewhere $35) Top Pick!
2011 Bellaria Brunello di Montalcino (Elsewhere $35)

90 points James Suckling: "A wine with lots of berry, vanilla and cream aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, round and savory. Intense new wood but delicious all the same. Needs time to come together in the bottle: Drink in 2017." (10/2015)  


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JS 90

2011 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2011 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Sporting a new label design, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino represents a philosophical divide from previous vintages. In the past, Castiglion del Bosco was focused on soft and immediate Brunellos for near-term consumption. Despite the warm conditions of the 2011 growing season, this wine shows far more elegance, nuance and grace than I expected. This massive property is comprised of various vineyard sites for more blending possibilities. The bouquet is redolent of wild berry, cola and grilled herb. The tannins are silky but long in terms of persistence. ...Read More » 


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2010 Ruffino "Greppone Mazzi" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Ruffino "Greppone Mazzi" Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "A ripe red with lots of prune, cedar, berry and licorice aromas and flavors. Full body, velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. So much going on here. Traditional-styled Brunello. Drink or hold." (8/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and focused, with cherry, strawberry, tobacco and spice flavors staying persistent and long. This is balanced, showing earthy and woodsy notes on the long finish. There's plenty of fruit locked in here. Best from 2018 through 2033. (BS)" (6/2015) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Pretty aromas of red berry, menthol, savory herb and cooking spice lead the nose. The palate offers ...Read More » 


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2010 Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Top Pick!
2010 Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Red berry, fragrant blue flower, dark spice and a whiff of eucalyptus come together on this one. The taut, structured palate offers dried black cherry, licorice, clove and a hint of grilled sage. Firm, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity provide balance and support. (KO)" (5/2016) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Aromas of wild herbs and cherry are the hallmarks of this cherryand currant-laced red, backed by a lively structure. This remains balanced in the end. Best from 2019 through 2035. (BS)" (4/2016) 91 points James Suckling: "Some dark berry and cherry with a slightly subdued character. Hints of cooked fruit. ...Read More » 


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2011 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Il Poggione has done a terrific job with its 2011 Brunello di Montalcino. The wine is soft, yielding and charged with a velvety and smooth texture. It is deeply redolent of dark berry, black cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. The wine's sunny personality never feels flat or too dense. In fact, the wine offers a very tight and steely backbone that gives the wine stature and strength. This is one of my favorite Brunellos from the 2011 vintage. (ML)" (3/2016) 94 points Vinous: "A dark, powerful wine, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino offers notable depth and intensity. Il Poggio ...Read More » 


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2010 La Fiorita Brunello di Montalcino (Elsewhere $65)

95 points Wine Spectator: "Offers terrific aromas of strawberry, currant and medicinal herbs, revealing hints of anise, tobacco and earth, all backed by a firm, vibrant structure. Stays focused and long, with a succulent finish. Best from 2019 through 2036. (BS)" (6/2015) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of wild berry, savory herb, menthol and toast lead the nose. The vibrant palate delivers crunchy red cherry, eucalyptus, sage and cooking spice alongside youthfully assertive tannins and brisk acidity. It closes on a licorice note. Drink 2020–2030. (KO)" (5/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a full-bodie ...Read More » 


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2011 Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino

92 points James Suckling: "A Brunello with chocolate, walnut and berry aromas and flavors. Full body with round tannins and a long finish. Citrus undertones. Lively and fun. Drink now." (10/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino shows aromas of candied fruit and cassis that are tight and precious. This wine does not share the wide and expansive personality of many of the other Brunellos produced in this warm vintage. Instead, this expression is more introspective and timid. Those delicate berry notes are followed by cola, balsam herb and licorice root. The wine is streamlined and sim ...Read More » 


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2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne-Vigna Ferrovia" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Top Pick!
2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne-Vigna Ferrovia" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

98 points James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of dark fruits, mineral, bark and fresh mushroom follow through to a full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, long finish. Beautiful mouthfeel of velvety tannins. One of the greatest Brunellos ever made by Antinori. Drink or hold." (2/2016) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Plum cake, underbrush, dark berry, menthol and a touch of mocha unfold in the glass. The taut, full-bodied palate offers chewy black cherry, raspberry jam, licorice and sage framed in youthfully assertive, fine-grained tannins. A tobacco note closes the finish. Drink 2022-2032. (KOK)" (5/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Here's ...Read More » 


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2010 Ferrero Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

94 points James Suckling: "This is very, very ripe with dried strawberry, raisin and boysenberry character. Full body and a fruit-forward style. Round and velvety tannins. Long, fruity finish. Finishes fresh and pretty. Riper style than the normal bottling but delicious." (10/2015) 91 points Vinous: "91+: The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a powerful, authoritative wine. Firm tannins wrap around a core of black cherry, smoke, plum and leather. The 2010 needs time to soften, but it has excellent depth and more than enough energy to drink well for a number of years. The exuberant finish is invit ...Read More » 


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JS 94 VN 91

2010 Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival)

100 points James Suckling: "A young Brunello with precision and complexity showing violets, blackberries, bramble berries, tea leaf and minerals. Stone undertones, too. Full body, a compressed palate and firm and velvety tannins. Powerful and long. Truly fantastic. Breathtaking. Better in 2018." (9/2015) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a magnificent wine that will appeal to those who love the softer and richer side of Brunello. Proprietor Marco Bacci shows a unique talent for interpreting the Sangiovese grape and his deft work comes through clearly in this excellent vintag ...Read More » 


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2011 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino

92 points James Suckling: "Very fine and delicate with a dense and compacted palate, fine tannins with dark chocolate and stone undertones. Extremely elegant yet structure. Drink now or hold." (2/2016) 92 points Vinous: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is quite pretty and expressive. Lifted, perfumed aromatics meld into bright red cherry and plum fruit. This is one of the more delicate wines of the vintage, and also one of the most expressive. The 2011 offers lovely balance for the vintage in an understated, mid-weight style that can be enjoyed pretty much upon release. Sweet red plum, cherry pit and ...Read More » 


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2010 Terre del Palio Brunello di Montalcino

Terre del Palio is located in Siena and exclusively produces wines from their 160 hectares of estate vineyards. Their Brunello di Montalcino undergoes a slow maceration and fermentation at controlled temperatures before aging for three years in Slavonian oak barrels and previously used French barriques. Ruby red color introduces complex aromas of red fruit and spice. From the elegant nose, the palate picks up in terms of power before the finish once again transitions back to purity and grace. 


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2011 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino shows an impressive level of richness and density that starts with a long succession of black fruit aromas, dried cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. There are evident hints of the warm vintage that become apparent thanks to the blackness of the fruit and the general softness of the aromas. The wine's texture is yielding and dense with extra layers of plump fruit and chewy richness. This the proverbial "restaurant Brunello" that will drink beautifully in the near and medium-term. It already tastes spectacular and is beauti ...Read More » 


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2010 Poggio Antico "Altero" Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "I love the subtle aromas of rose petal, dark fruit and perfume that follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and a beautiful finish. It's very fine and pretty. Savory and delicate. Such finesse here. Drink or hold." (12/2014) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Bright, with cherry and raspberry flavors, edged by spice and a hint of wild herbs. Fresh and linear in profile, but lacks some complexity. Fine length. Best from 2017 through 2028. (BS)" (6/2015) Vinous: "Super-ripe black cherries, espresso, mocha, cloves, lavender, licorice and French oak are some of the notes that inform the estate's ...Read More » 


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2010 Talenti "Pian di Conte" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

95 points James Suckling: "This is dense and tight with beautiful mushrooms, bark, dark fruit and spices. Full body, velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Wonderful. Lovely now but better in 2017." (9/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Pian di Conte impresses for the seamless presentation it offers. Blackberry and dark cherry nuances segue to spice, leather and tobacco. The bouquet makes these jumps with effortless transitions and it builds important momentum that adds to the wine's length and persistence. Compared to the 2010 Annata, this 2010 Riserva is slightly ...Read More » 


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2008 Bellaria "Assunto" Brunello di Montalcino (Elsewhere $35)

Wine Enthusiast: "This opens with pretty, dark concentration and balanced aromas of black cherry and red currant set against leather, cedar and drying mineral notes. That extra density helps soften the sharp acidity." (5/2013)  


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2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

99 points James Suckling: "Absolutely stunning aromas of nectarine, orange peel, sweet black cherry, plums and flowers. Licorice and mushroom It's full body, with layers of ultra-fine tannins and hints of tangy acidity. Such beautiful length and beauty to this wine. It's powerful and structured yet shows a gorgeous finesse and length. Truly wondrous. So long and refined. The texture is phenomenal." (12/2014) 96 points Wine Spectator: "*Collectible* Effusive aromas of incense, green olive, sweet strawberry and cherry, licorice and leather mark this structured version. The tannins are on the beefy side, but thi ...Read More » 


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2011 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2011 Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

92 points James Suckling: "Love the complex aromas of raspberries, strawberries and minerals. Full body with fine, refined tannins with currant, blueberry and cherry flavors wrapped up in the tannic structure. A wine that that will deliver much more in a year or two: Drink in 2017." (10/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Castello Banfi has maintained an excellent reputation for consistency over the years. The performance of its base Brunello offers solid evidence of this. If you look back at the scores over the years, you will see less fluctuation between the good vintages and the bad ones. That consistency is ...Read More » 


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2011 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival) New! Top Pick!
2011 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

90 points James Suckling: "A compacted red with dried-cherry, toasted-oak and coffee-bean aroma and flavors. Full body with firm, silky tannins." (2/2016) Wine Enthusiast: "Ripe plum, game, truffle, leather and menthol are some of the aromas you'll find on this earthy wine. The tightly wound palate offers dried black cherry, chopped sage, mint and roasted coffee bean alongside raspy tannins that leave a mouth-drying finish. (KO)" (5/2016)  


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2011 San Filippo "Le Lucere" Brunello di Montalcino

92 points James Suckling: "A firm, silky wine with blueberry, dried mushroom and wet earth. Full-bodied, firm and silky. Long, delicious finish. Some orange peel too. Tight. Needs a year or two to soften. (JS)" (10/2015) 92 points Vinous: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucere emerges from the estate's oldest vines. Here the balance of fruit and tannin is much more successful. Sensual and layered in the glass, the Lucere offers good up-front richness to match its creamy, inviting personality. Generous black cherry, plum, smoke, spice and menthol flesh out on a resonant finish laced with attractive ...Read More » 


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2010 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino
Bid on this 6-bottle lot of 2010 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino (98RP, 95WS, 94VN, 93JS). Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a striking wine that shows uncompromising varietal pureness, albeit in a most concentrated and elaborate form. This is what great Sangiovese is all about. There's so much happening on the nose and the wine brings you to cherry, spice, licorice, cured meat, pressed rose and grilled meat in equal measure. No one element overpowers the next. The mouthfeel is also tight and bright with the kind of fruit intensity that promises long cellar aging. This Brunello is only at the beginning of a long road ahead. The longer the wine stays in the glass, the more it offers in terms of complexity and intensity. This is a true standout that can be enjoyed for up to 20 years ahead.Fabrizio Bindocci and his son Alessandro are the most accomplished father-son winemaking team I can think of today in Italy. Il Poggione is owned by Leopoldo and Livi 

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2010 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino (qty: 6)


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2011 Casanova di Neri "White Label" Brunello di Montalcino

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Giacomo Neri has produced a very approachable wine in this warm vintage. The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is plump and juicy with loads of dark fruit and mild spice at the back. It doesn't have the depth or complexity of the gorgeous 2010 vintage, but the wine does a very good job presenting the main traits you look for in Brunello. The fruit is lively and the acidity gives the wine a sense of buoyancy and brightness. The tannins are very well integrated. It doesn't reach Brunello greatness, but it is a good Brunello. (ML)" (3/2016) 92 points Vinous: "Casanova di Neri's 2011 ...Read More » 


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RP 92 VN 92

2011 Poggio Antico "Altero" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of bright black cherry and flowers. Very fragrant. Full body, firm and silky tannins. Extremely structured for a 2011. Wonderful length and beauty. Drink or hold." (2/2016) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas suggesting underbrush, toast, ripe plum, dark spice, menthol and Mediterranean herb waft out of the glass. On the bold, polished palate, velvety tannins support juicy Morello cherry, blackberry jam, licorice, coffee and a chocolate note. It's already accessible and will make for fine drinking over the next few years. Drink through 2021. (KO)" (5/2016) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Brun ...Read More » 


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2011 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Enticing scents of rose, fragrant blue flower, perfumed berry and chopped herb take center stage. Combining structure and finesse, the palate doles out juicy wild cherry, raspberry, cinnamon, mint and star anise while firm, polished tannins provide the framework. Enjoy 2019–2029. (KO)" (5/2016) 93 points James Suckling: "Bright aromas of candied cherry with citrus rind. Full body, firm and silky tannins with plenty of fruit and a clean and bright undertone. So delicious now to drink. Why wait?" (2/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a rich and luscious wine that pulls you in with ...Read More » 


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2011 Siro Pacenti "Vecchie Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2011 Siro Pacenti "Vecchie Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino

97 points James Suckling: "A very muscular red with plum, blueberry, walnut and dried mushroom character on both the nose and palate. Full and chewy. Fabulous fruit and intensity. Amazing quality for the vintage. Wow. Better in 2017." (10/2015) 95 points Vinous: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Vecchie Vigne is deep, powerful and explosive. The gravitas of the old vines and the blend of fruit that incorporates fruit from the southern end of the zone in equal parts with the north comes through loud and clear. Macerated cherries, smoke, spices, leather, licorice and French oak flesh out in a dense, styl ...Read More » 


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2011 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Lots of sliced mushroom, dark fruit and some bark. Full-bodied and very ripe with plum, prune and salt undertones. Chewy firmness. Wonderful backbone of tannins. Almost as good as the 2010. Drink now or hold. (JS)" (10/2015)  


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2011 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2011 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "Heady scents of forest floor, ripe berry, fragrant blue flower, grilled herb and a whiff of eucalyptus emerge on this superb wine. The elegantly structured palate offers juicy wild cherry, black raspberry, star anise, mint and baking spice while well-integrated tannins provide the framework. Balanced and already approachable, it also shows good mid-term aging potential. Drink through 2026. (KO)" (5/2016) 94 points Vinous: "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the classiest wines of the vintage. Macerated cherry, cinnamon, orange peel and spice notes are all fused togeth ...Read More » 


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2013 Pian dell'Orino Rosso di Montalcino

93 points Vinous: "Pian dell'Orino takes Rosso di Montalcino to another level with their sublime 2013. Bright, focused and wonderfully articulated, the Rosso literally bristles with energy. Sweet red cherry, raspberry, rose petals and blood orange are all beautifully delineated in the glass. What a striking, gorgeous wine this is. (AG)" (2/2016) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Showing great depth and a clean, tonic style, the 2013 Rosso di Montalcino is streamlined and tight with bright berry fruit that emerges high and tall from the bouquet. The wine's intensity is very evident especially when tasted next ...Read More » 


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VN 93 RP 91

2010 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva New!
2010 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

98 points Vinous: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is fabulous. Dark cherry, lavender, mint, hard candy, and a host of balsamic-inflected notes soar from the glass as this towering, structured Rivera shows off its personality. This is one of the more tannic, backward Riserva of the vintage. As such, demands patience. Just as extraordinary as it was last year, the Riserva once again shows just how magical this vintage was for Andrea Costanti. (AG)" (2/2016) 98 points Wine Enthusiast: "***Cellar Selection*** Aromas of ripe black-skinned fruit, new leather, menthol and a whisper of blue flower unf ...Read More » 


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2013 Fuligni "Ginestreto" Rosso di Montalcino

91 points Vinous: "The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino Ginestreto boasts striking depth and overall nuance, along with the pedigree of a truly important vintage. Sweet tobacco, orange peel, spice and white pepper add gorgeous aromatic lift as this plump, juicy Rosso shows off its alluring personality. (AG)" (2/2016) Jancis Robinson: "Round and chestnutty and very authentic. Light but fresh and true." (9/2016) Wine Spectator: "This is fresh, with a dusty feel to the cherry, strawberry and floral flavors. Spice and earth accents grace the moderately long finish. (BS, Web-2016)"  


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VN 91

2012 Terre del Palio Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Terre del Palio is located in Siena and exclusively produces wines from their 160 hectares of estate vineyards. Their Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is comprised of 90% Sangiovese with 5% of each Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. A long, controlled fermentation precedes the wine's 18 months in Slavonian oak barrels before bottling. Ruby red color hints at the plum and blueberry fragrance with rich tobacco and minerality. These characteristics carry through to the palate with brightness, elegance, and a satisfying finish. 


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2011 Villa Poggio Salvi "Pomona" Brunello di Montalcino

92 points James Suckling: "A fresh and fruity red with dried cherry, lemon aromas and flavors. Crisp and clean for the vintage. Very well done. Drink now." (10/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Harmonious and elegant, this red exhibits cherry, strawberry, leather, tobacco and mineral flavors, allied to a firm structure. Pure and focused, with a lingering finish. Best from 2017 through 2027. (BS)" (6/2016) K&L Notes: 95 points International Wine Report: 02/2016 The ‘Pomona’ Brunello is an absolutely striking effort in 2011, impressive for its remarkable purity and elegant style. This gorgeous Brunello opens with alluring ar... Read More » 


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JS 92 WS 90

2010 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Sesta di Sopra is another winery in Montalcino that delivers a powerful and well balanced wine in this important vintage. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is an impressive effort and a wine that sports a masculine and muscular personality. The nose is redolent of dark fruit, wild berry, died cherry, leather and tobacco. All those components come together in seamless fashion. The wine shows medium density in terms of mouthfeel but very long persistence. This is a wine of immense inner class and elegance. (ML)" (8/2016) 95 points Wine Spectator: "A tightly wound, austere style, ...Read More » 


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2009 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino

93 points James Suckling: "A wine with ripe blueberry and cherry character, and a smoky undertone. Mineral, too. Full body with chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Excellent for the vintage. Better in 2015." (2/2014) 93 points Vinous: "Vivid red. Multidimensional nose offers captivating aromas of raspberry, sour red cherry, redcurrant, brown sugar, cinnamon and minerals, lifted by a strong note of fresh citrus fruit. Vibrant flavors of red and black fruits, pink peppercorn and sweet spices are wonderfully pure and juicy. This sneakily concentrated yet refined wine shows a rare blend of power and delicac ...Read More » 


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2010 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

99 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of dried mushrooms, flowers, plums, nuts and cedar. Complex. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a long, flavorful finish. I love the finish. Such elegance. Racy and very long. Superb. What a wine. I always love this. Drink or hold." (2/2016) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a wine that shows immense harmony and inner poise. The powerful vintage is elegantly tempered in this expression thanks to the flowing and musical nature of the aromatic presentation. The bouquet opens to a steady pace with small berry nuances followed by s ...Read More » 


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2010 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

98 points James Suckling: "So much opulence to this on the nose with very ripe and flamboyant black cherry character and spices. Very floral. Lemon rind. Full body, very tight and polished tannins. Fine grained. Fresh fruit and long and incredible fruit. Last for minutes. A great wine indeed. Drink or hold. (JS)" (2/2016) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine is inviting from the very first sip. The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a fine example of excellent winemaking at Poggio Antico. This Brunello opens to pretty layers of forest berry, blanched almond, grilled rosemary, balsam herb and cassis. The s ...Read More » 


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JS 98 RP 95

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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1999 Altesino "Montosoli" Brunello di Montalcino

93 points Wine Spectator: "Sweet berry aromas, with meat and dried flowers. Almost Burgundian. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a balance of fruit. Very refined and caressing. Turns tight and almost tough. Needs time to open. (Web Only-2010) (JS)" 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The single-vineyard 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli, riper and spicier in aroma than the regular bottling, full and with interesting notes of anisette and tar, features flavors of an important richness and density, slightly backward but very substantial and sustained. The additional intensity on the finish suggests another fifteen ...Read More » 


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WS 93 RP 91

2006 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Back In Stock!
2006 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino

97 points James Suckling: "Love the nose on this with blackberries, sweet tobacco, blueberries. Full body, with soft and silky tannins and a light jammy finish. Lots of dark fruits. Long finish. Loads going on in this one." (1/2011) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino flows with gorgeous layers of dark red fruit. This is one of the more muscular, virile wines of the vintage. Slow to reveal its character, the Valdicava Brunello will require significant patience, but I have seen the wine blossom beautifully, even in the smallest of vintages. A blast of iron, smoke, tar, licorice and new l ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2007 Altesino "Montosoli" Brunello di Montalcino Back In Stock!
2007 Altesino "Montosoli" Brunello di Montalcino

98 points James Suckling: "Best Montosoli since 1997. Aromas of plum jam and cherries follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a fruity finish. Pure fruit here. The purity to this wine is impressive. It is laser-guided in structure and fruit." (12/2012) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli shows fabulous depth and richness from start to finish. Tobacco, cedar, licorice, new leather and spices add complexity to the fruit in this beautifully textured, expressive Montosoli. Waves of fruit build through to the finish as this intense, rich Brunello shows off its pedig ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2011 Ferrero Brunello di Montalcino

91 points James Suckling: "A very juicy, savory 2011 with lots of ripe-fruit, leather and plum aromas and flavors. Lots of chocolate and cherry. Full body, silky tannins and a delicious finish." (10/2015)  


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2010 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Top Pick!
2010 Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

100 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Cellar Selection* This gorgeous, fragrant wine opens with classic Sangiovese scents of violet, rose, perfumed red berry, new leather and a whiff of baking spice. The elegant, radiant palate delivers crushed Marasca cherry, ripe strawberry, cinnamon, black tea and a hint of pipe tobacco. Firm, ultrafine tannins and bright acidity offer an age-worthy structure and impeccable balance. It’s already stunning but will evolve for decades. Drink 2020-2050. (KOK)" (2/2016) 97 points James Suckling: "Fantastic aromas of coffee, tea leaf, ripe plums and ginger follow through to a full body, f ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 San Filippo "Le Lucére" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

100 points James Suckling: "Amazing young Brunello with superb concentration and depth. Full body, chewy yet polished tannins and mineral, oyster shell and blueberry flavors. Goes on for minutes. Leave it until 2020 to open. A triumph. (JS)" (10/2015) 96 points Wine Spectator: "The sweet, ripe fruit has an immediate impact, offering notes of cherry, strawberry and currant, followed by light oak spice, leather, tobacco and earth accents. The tannins peek through on the finish, but overall this is balanced and long. So harmonious that you may want to enjoy now, but this should only get better with time. Best fro ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2011 Pian dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino

Praise from the Wine Advocate on the producer's 2011 vintage: "Caroline Pobitzer and Jan Hendrik Erbach have released an explosive set of new wines from their glorious biodynamic estate located one ridge over from Biondi-Santi's Il Greppo. I was absolutely blown away by the precision and the quality of these wines, and the Bassolino di Sopra is one of the finest wines I have ever tasted in Tuscany. I learned that Jan is a big stereo enthusiast and he owns state-of-the-art equipment for listening to his impressive collection of vinyl records. The room tha... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2004 Pieve Santa Restituta (Gaja) "Rennina" Brunello di Montalcino Back In Stock!
2004 Pieve Santa Restituta (Gaja) "Rennina" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep red. Powerful yet elegant nose shows more berries and minerals and less oak than the Sugarille; this is downright Musigny-like. Then silky, suave and graceful on the palate, with compelling inner-mouth floral perfume and a wonderfully pliant texture. If anything, this wine is even more intense on the suavely tannic, extremely long finish than in the middle, as its underlying minerality gives it outstanding grip and finesse. This is made from a blend of sites while Sugarille is from a single vineyard, but it was this wine that spun my head aroun ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


2011 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L) New!
2011 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L)

90 points James Suckling: "A compacted red with dried-cherry, toasted-oak and coffee-bean aroma and flavors. Full body with firm, silky tannins." (2/2016) Wine Enthusiast: "Ripe plum, game, truffle, leather and menthol are some of the aromas you'll find on this earthy wine. The tightly wound palate offers dried black cherry, chopped sage, mint and roasted coffee bean alongside raspy tannins that leave a mouth-drying finish. (KO)" (5/2016)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

Price: $69.99 Add To Cart
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