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2012 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

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: "Cellar Selection: 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." (1/2017)  


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2014 Farnetella Lucilla Toscano Rosso

93 points James Suckling: "A ripe and decadent nose with licorice, sliced mushrooms and blackberries too. The palate is really savory with a tantalizing salty note that really lifts it up. Precise and linear. Beautiful austerity on the finish. Drink now." (7/2016) K&L Notes: 70% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot 


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2013 La Massa "La Massa" Toscana Top Pick!
2013 La Massa "La Massa" Toscana

93 points James Suckling: "A solid and chewy young red with dried blackberries, licorice and hints of toasted oak and walnuts. A full-bodied, energetic red from the Chianti Classico region of Panzano. Needs two to three years of bottle age." (8/2015) 93 points Vinous: "A dark, sumptuous beauty, the 2013 La Massa opens with superb depth and textural richness. Inky blue/purplish fruit, smoke, white pepper and violets are all super-expressive. Pliant, concentrated and deep, the 2013 is shaping up to be a real beauty. I especially like the delineation and focus here. This a gorgeous La Massa. (AG) ...Read More » 


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2013 Felsina Chianti Classico Top Pick!
2013 Felsina Chianti Classico

92 points James Suckling: "A super refined wine with sliced berry plus hints of cedar and vanilla. Full-bodied, bright and crisp; lovely finish." (10/2015) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Dark berry, underbrush and tobacco aromas lead the nose of this vibrant, structured wine while the palate doles out black cherry, fresh raspberry, licorice and clove. Fresh acidity and supple tannins balance the juicy flavors. (KO)" (9/2015) 92 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 of 2016, Smart Buy* This is rich and sumptuous, boasting pure flavors of cherry and raspberry, matched to a juicy texture. There are plenty of tannins neatly folded into the overall st ...Read More » 


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2013 Antinori "Tignanello" Toscana Top Pick!
2013 Antinori "Tignanello" Toscana

97 points James Suckling: "This is amazing on the nose with blackberry, black truffle, dried cherry and hints of tobacco. So complex on the nose. Almost no need to taste it. Full body, soft and velvety tannins, and a persistent, fabulous finish. The mouthfeel is magic." (3/2016) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Tignanello represents the beginning of a new chapter for Italy's ultimate game-changer wine. The blend remains 80% Sangiovese with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc but Renzo Cotarella tells me "stylistically-speaking, this is what we wanted to achieve." The winemaking formula remains the ...Read More » 


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2013 Erik Banti "Carato" Toscana

Erik Banti’s Carato is back! This mini Super Tuscan has a great following at K&L and the new vintage is even better than the last! It’s a Sangiovese-based blend from the Tuscan coast that tastes like it should cost much more because of its full, smooth, flavorful palate presence and excellent balance. A K&L Direct Import that offers you extraordinary value, and at this price you will be saying, "I should buy two!" 


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2015 Villa Poggio Salvi "Caspagnolo" Chianti Colli Senesi Top Pick!
2015 Villa Poggio Salvi "Caspagnolo" Chianti Colli Senesi

91 points James Suckling: "What a pretty young Chianti giving you all the cherry and strawberry character you could hope for. Medium body, light tannins and a fresh and bright finish. Drink now" (11/2016)  


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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) 91 points James Suckling: "You can smell the effects of a warm growing season in this one with very ripe cherry and strawberry aromas that follow through to a full body, round and soft tannins and a tangy finish. Alm ...Read More » 


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2015 Maritma "The 4 Old Guys" Sangiovese Toscana

This has been the #1 selling Italian wine for more than 2 decades at K&L! You can't get that kind of continued success without a supremely fantastic quality-to-price ratio. The southern Tuscan coast is a breadbasket of winemaking, with stable temperatures and a solid history of quality yet no fame and fortune. Incredibly priced bargains come out of the region, and the proof is in the bottle. This wine is wonderful, soft, forward and easy-to-drink Sangiovese with an enticing mixture of cherry, plum and earth. Eminently drinkable. 


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

96 points Wine Spectator: "Cherry, leather and iron notes mark this suave, elegant red. A bit reticent now, but the fruit is fresh and long on the finish. The dense tannins leave a mouthcoating impression, but this opens up beautifully over a few hours. Best from 2021 through 2035. (BS, Web-2016)" 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Marking the winery's 40th harvest, this vintage offers classic Sangiovese fragrance: wild berry, blue flower, baking spice and a whiff of new leather. The palate is sleek and elegant, doling out juicy red cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon and star anise, framed by lithe, polished tannin ...Read More » 


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2014 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Rosso di Montalcino

Wine Enthusiast: "Fragrant blue flower, tilled soil and wild berry aromas lead the nose. The light-bodied, accessible palate offers tart cherry and a hint of chopped herb. It's fresh and easy drinking, with loose-knit tannins. (KO)" (12/2016) K&L Notes: Affectionately named "Catzilla" by our staff because of the seemingly oversized orange cat adorning the label, the Baccinetti hails from south slope Montalcino vineyards adjacent to Lisini. The Baccinetti family has worked their family farm south of Montalcino since 1935, but 2004 was their first vintage of estate-grown wine. Planted ... Read More » 


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2011 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2011 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino

90 points James Suckling: "A compacted red with dried-cherry, toasted-oak and coffee-bean aroma and flavors. Full body with firm, silky tannins. Drink now." (2/2016)  


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2014 Baricci Rosso di Montalcino

Montalcino's most famous single vineyard is the Montosoli hill, Altesino made this name famous when they designated their best Brunello with their northeastern-facing vineyard's name, Montosoli. Nello Baricci and his family have lived and farmed Sangiovese on their southeastern-facing slope of the Montosoli hill since the 1930s. Their wines are pure, supple, lithe and complex; they are full of tobacco, sweet earth, licorice, violets, rosemary and have long and persistent finishes, as evidenced in this fantastic Rosso, meant to drink now and over the next... Read More » 


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2014 Sesta di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino Top Pick!
2014 Sesta di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino

This exceptionally small estate sits above Tenuta di Sesta (sopra means "above" in Italian) on Montalcino’s south slope, but with this small bit of elevation you reach an outcrop of galestro, a marine-based exfoliating shale that gives the most profound Sangiovese. 


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2013 Antinori "Peppoli" Chianti Classico Top Pick!
2013 Antinori "Peppoli" Chianti Classico

92 points James Suckling: "Some dried fruit with strawberry and lemon rind on the nose and palate. Medium to full body. Tangy tannins. Pèppoli is always excellent." (11/2015) Wine Enthusiast: "You'll find aromas of violet, iris, red berry and baking spice on this savory blend of 90% Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah. The vibrant palate doles out wild cherry, crushed raspberry, cinnamon and a hint of tobacco alongside polished tannins and bright acidity. (KO)" (9/2015) Wine Spectator: "A firm yet juicy red, displaying black cherry and blackberry flavors. The tannins are assertive, so give this air or short-term cellaring. (B ...Read More » 


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2014 Fattoria del Cerro "Manero" Rosso di Toscana

90 points James Suckling: "Lots of nice fresh fruit with strawberry and lemon aromas and flavors. Medium to light body. Clean finish. Drink now" (7/2016) K&L Notes: This blend of Sangiovese and Merlot is concentrated and sexy, with intense notes of forest berries, baking spice, and vanilla. It's deep and round, a perfect match for aged cheeses and roasted meats. 


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2012 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva

95 points James Suckling: "Traditional style Chianti Classico with cedar, dried meat, dark chocolate and tobacco aromas. Full body, silky and polished tannins and a fantastic finish. A wine that shows depth and lots of flavor. Lively acidity too." (8/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 vintage was less problematic in the Castelnuovo Berardenga sub zone compared to other parts of the Chianti Classico appellation. Fèlsina's 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Berardenga is full, generous and reflects the house style of this celebrated estate. Fruit is sourced from 35-year-old vines and the harvest takes place a ...Read More » 


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2012 Castellare di Castellina "I Sodi di San Niccolò" Toscana Top Pick!
2012 Castellare di Castellina "I Sodi di San Niccolò" Toscana

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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2011 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2011 Baricci Brunello di Montalcino

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Aromas suggesting underbrush, scorched earth, mature black-skinned fruit and a whiff of dried mint jump out of the glass. The big, chewy palate doles out mature Marasca cherry, graphite, chopped herb and dark cooking spice alongside firm, refined tannins. It’s delicious. (KO)" (5/2016) 92 points James Suckling: "This shows lots of mushroom, dried fruit, spice and walnut aromas and flavors. Full-bodied but agile and refined. Pure and balanced. Drink or hold." (10/2015) 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I was absolutely impressed with the 2010 Riserva released by Baricci at the same time as this wine. ...Read More » 


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2014 Tenuta di Sesta Rosso di Montalcino

Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of dried tobacco leaf, toast, oak and underbrush lead the nose. The bright, approachable palate offers black cherry, espresso and star anise alongside fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. (KO)" (11/2016) Wine Spectator: "Black cherry fruit is framed by toasty oak in this firm, dense red. Modern in style, with energy and balance, finishing with dusty tannins. Drink now through 2019. (BS)" (8/2016)  


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2013 Le Filigare "Lorenzo" Chianti Classico (Elsewhere $30)

93 points James Suckling: "Very fine and pretty with a balance and refinement delivering light chocolate and blueberry character. Medium body, super silky and a long finish. Cool single vineyard wine." (8/2016)  


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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) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "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 grape with thick texture, deter ...Read More » 


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2012 Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

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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2015 Erik Banti Morellino di Scansano

Erik Banti's Morellino di Scansano is primarily Sangiovese with a little Merlot to flesh it out. There's so much to love about this red: its lush and inviting aromas, full and round mouthfeel, and food-friendly structure are just the beginning. Factor in the price and you've got one of the tastiest and versatile red wine values in the store! Ready to drink tonight, this juicy, mouthwatering red is an satisfying on its own, and makes a worthy complement to simple pasta dishes, poultry and soft cheeses. A must try! 


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2014 Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi

90 points James Suckling: "Earthy with dried herbs and some fruit. Fruity palate, medium to full-bodied with a clean finish." (8/2016) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Easy does it: The 2014 Chianti Colli Senesi offers fresh fruit and food-friendly appeal. I found this wine to be more forthcoming and balanced compared to the two base 2014s presented by Fèlsina (the entity that owns Castello di Farnetella). Generous in terms of primary aromas, this Tuscan red makes a good pairing partner to most pasta or easy meat dishes. (ML)" (1/2017) Vinous: "Castello di Farnetella's 2014 Chianti Colli Senesi is a pretty, fruity wine to dri ...Read More » 


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2010 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
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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2012 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I am always such a big fan of Andrea Cortonesi's work. Like his previous releases, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino shows an uncanny sense of continuity and consistency with past releases. This steady stylistic focus is one of the best reasons to buy Uccelliera Brunello. The wine is dark and rich in appearance. Fruit from this vintage was smaller than usual and Andrea jokes that during the 2012 growing season you could hardly call it "Sangiovese Grosso," the name of the Sangiovese clone used in Montalcino. It is normally characterized by larger berry size ...Read More » 


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2012 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino "Pianrosso" (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino "Pianrosso" (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "This is all about finesse and beauty with such great length and polish. It literally melts in your mouth. Full-bodied yet agile and vivid. So many undertones of cedar, berries, cream and light toffee. Fabulous. Contender for the wine of the vintage." (12/2016) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona is one of the headline estates of Montalcino and the Pianrosso single vineyard is known for its consistency and the steady grace of its performance. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso does not quite reach the heights of the outstanding 2010 vintage. This r ...Read More » 


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2013 Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico (Elsewhere $22) Top Pick!
2013 Lamole di Lamole Chianti Classico (Elsewhere $22)

92 points James Suckling: "Aromas of plums and berry with hints of chalk and stone. Medium to full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Structured. Serious Chianti Classico. Drink or age." (8/2016) K&L Notes: The production potential of Lamole, now a hamlet of Greve in Chianti, was first discovered by the Romans, who established vineyards and olive groves on the high hills they’d recognized as ideal farming country. Indeed, the well-aspected site overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea is characterized by a natural amphitheatre that is protected by Monte San Michele to the north and exposed to l... Read More » 


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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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2011 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2011 Baccinetti "La Saporoia" Brunello di Montalcino

91 points James Suckling: "A very ripe, rich wine with cherry-liqueur and salt character. Full body and lots of fruit. A crowd-pleaser – very yummy. Drink now." (2/2016) Wine Enthusiast: "This opens with aromas of toast, prune, scorched earth and chopped mint. The juicy palate offers dried black cherry, star anise and a hint of sweet baking spice alongside supple tannins. Straightforward and already approachable, it will offer enjoyable sipping in the near term. Drink through 2020. (KO)" (3/2017) K&L Notes: The Baccinetti family has worked their family farm south of Montalcino since 1935, but 2004 was their first... 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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2015 Villa Pillo "Cingalino" Toscana Rosso

91 points James Suckling: "A red with plum, light milk chocolate and spice characteristics. Medium body, soft tannins. Delicious now." (11/2016) Wine Spectator: "This smooth and well-integrated red bursts with cherry and blackberry fruit flavors shaded by spice accents. Light tannins line the finish. (BS, Web-2016)" K&L Notes: 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc 


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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: "*Cellar Selection* 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. (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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2010 Valdicava "Madonna del Piano" Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

100 points James Suckling: "A wine with superb finesse and depth. So subtle and understated yet powerful and long. The tannin intensity is amazing. It just builds like a massive wave. Superb. Give this time in the bottle. The length is endless. Better in 2018." (11/2016) 96 points Wine Spectator: "*** Collectibles *** A pure, focused style, with a beam of black cherry anchoring the leather, mineral, hibiscus tea and earth flavors. Well-structured, young and fresh, with a lingering aftertaste of fruit, mineral and woodsy details. Best from 2019 through 2035. 3,900 cases made. (BS)" (6/2016) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Here is a big wine wit ...Read More » 


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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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2012 Abbadia Ardenga "Piaggia" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2012 Abbadia Ardenga "Piaggia" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

95 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* 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. (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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2013 Sportoletti Assisi Rosso

Monica Larner of eRobertParker.com writes: "The Sportoletti family founded their estate in the late 1970s and farm 26 hectares of vines in the Spello and Assisi area of Umbria. They work with consulting enologist Riccardo Cotarella." 


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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 Villa Poggio Salvi Brunello di Montalcino

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of sunbaked soil, ripe plum, dark spice, chopped herb and a whiff of new leather lead the nose. The smooth full-bodied palate delivers juicy black cherry, mint, licorice and a hint of coffee alongside big, chewy tannins. Drink through 2021. (KO)" (3/2017) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Leans toward the firm side, offering raspberry, strawberry, leather, earth and tobacco flavors. Elegant overall, with fine length. Best from 2018 through 2028. (BS)" (6/2016) K&L Notes: There were many highlights during our recent spring travels in Italy, and our visit to Poggio Salvi remains among the fondest.... Read More » 


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2014 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico

91 points Vinous: "The 2014 Chianti Classico is a surprisingly powerful, potent wine. Black cherry, smoke, licorice and dark spices fill out the wine's ample frame effortlessly. The sheer depth and intensity are impressive and show why this is such a great site. Sweet rose petal, spice and mint are some of the many nuances that blossom as the wine sits in the glass. Put simply, this is one of the wines of the vintage. (AG)" (10/2016) 90 points James Suckling: "A warm red for the vintage with chocolate, spice and berry character. Medium body, soft tannins and a decadent finish. Drink now." (8/2016) 90 points Wine & Spirits: "A coo ...Read More » 


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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." (2/2016)  


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2012 Valdicava Rosso di Montalcino Top Pick!
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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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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2015 Talosa Rosso di Montepulciano

Wine Spectator: "Ripe cherry and raspberry flavors exude from this rich red, accented by leafy tobacco notes. This is firm too, with a moderately long finish. Drink now through 2019. (BS, Web-2016)" K&L Notes: An absolutely delicious blend, 85% Sangiovese and 15% a blend of Merlot and Canaiolo. The Sangiovese and Merlot are from the estate’s young vines; the Canaiolo is from a 35-year-old vineyard. The grapes are fermented first in stainless steel, then transferred to second- and third-passage tonneaux where they are aged for six to nine months. The 2015 vintage is absolutely spectac... Read More » 


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2009 Caiarossa "Pergolaia" Toscana

92 points James Suckling: "A wine with subtle cherry and hazelnut character with hints of cocoa. Full yet balanced and refined with very pretty tannins and a long caressing finish. A blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. So pretty now but better in 2014." (11/2012) 90 points Vinous: "The 2009 Pergolaia, a Sangiovese/Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend, is quite beautiful. Floral and medium in body, the 2009 flows across the palate with nuanced fruit and lovely overall balance. This graceful red doesn't have the body or richness of most Maremma wines in this vintage, rather it is a wine of finesse. ( ...Read More » 


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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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2013 Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva

93 points James Suckling: "Lots of blue fruits with fresh mushroom and floral undertones. Full to medium body, integrated tannins and a fantastic polish and balance. Very fine and pretty. A beautifully crafted riserva from one of the great names of Tuscany. Drink now." (8/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A relatively new addition to the Marchesi Antinori portfolio, this wine really begins to show its potential in this classic vintage. The 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Tenuta Tignanello is mostly Sangiovese with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. The addition of this French grape (harvested from the outstanding Tignanell ...Read More » 


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2013 Poggio Bonelli Chianti Classico

92 points James Suckling: "A tight and silky red with blueberry and blackberry character. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh and clean finish." (8/2016) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The Poggio Bonelli 2013 Chianti Classico is a delightful and charming red wine with bright cherry and red currant at its core. The quality of fruit is fresh and vibrant. The wine shows a darkly saturated color and velvety richness. The acidity is well balanced against the wine's thicker concentration and it offers immediate gratification on all levels. 90+ (ML)" (1/2017) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Concentrated flavors of black cherry and blackberry are the h ...Read More » 


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2013 Fontodi "Flaccianello della Pieve" Toscana (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2013 Fontodi "Flaccianello della Pieve" Toscana (Pre-Arrival)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Flaccianello della Pieve is a commanding wine and a strong protagonist of both the vintage and its territory. Connoisseurs of Sangiovese will be hard pressed to find a wine more authentic, elegant, complex and pristine than this. I am a huge fan of the 2013 vintage in Chianti Classico and the Flaccianello della Pieva is one big reason for this love affair. The bouquet is gorgeous and delineated with wild berry, tangy spice, crushed mineral and forest flower. Yet, the wine's color is dark, brooding and austere. The wine offers exuberance and ener ...Read More » 


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