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2013 Tenuta Orma Toscana (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blackberry, burnt orange, licorice and spice follow through to a full body, with super integrated and fine tannins plus a fabulous depth of fruit and center palate. This is a great wine. Drink in 2017." (7/2016)  


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2010 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino

97 points James Suckling: "Extremely complex aromas of mushroom, stone, chalk, dark fruit and lightly dried bark or tea. Full-bodied, with powerful, layered tannins. Muscular and intense. It needs loads of time to soften: better in 2017." (1/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a dense and voluptuous expression with opulent fruit tones and equally intense oak nuances. The wine ages in botte grande for 26 months and the slow oxidation has done much to increase the aromatic intensity of the wine. Bold and chewy with thick lines, this wine also shows tight wood astringency that sho ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2010 Poggio Antico "Altero" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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JS 96 WS 90

2010 La Fiorita Brunello di Montalcino (Elsewhere $65) Top Pick!
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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2014 Marisa Cuomo "Furore Bianco Fiorduva" Costa d'Amalfi

About the producer: "Among vines and rocks rising vertically over the sea of Furore, we find Cantine Marisa Cuomo. The grapes that grow here, clinging to the rocks of Furore, are exposed to the magical action of the sun and sea of the Amalfi Coast. The charm of the geometry of the estate’s vineyards is joined by the beautiful wine cellar dug into the rock. Since 1980, the year in which the winegrowing estate was established, Cantine Marisa Cuomo has belonged to Andrea Ferraioli and Marisa Cuomo, and it occupies an area of 10 hectares. The selection of ... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse

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2007 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Elsewhere $75) Top Pick!
2007 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Elsewhere $75)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "La Fortuna's riserva shows a touch of sweetness on the nose with aromas of plump cherry, melted chocolate, exotic spice and fragrant blue flower. In the mouth, Sangiovese Grosso's natural austerity and freshness brings out the wine’s nuanced complexity and long persistency." (5/2013) 92 points James Suckling: "Interesting aromas of dried berries with cherries and watermelon. Full body, with integrated, chewy and polished tannins. Tangy finish. Pretty citrus undertones here. Drink or hold." (2/2013) 92 points Wine Spectator: "This ripe red delivers cherry, plum, raspberry and floral notes on a rich, dense textur ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Fratelli Barale Barolo "Cannubi"

91 points James Suckling: "A little advanced in color with ripe and rich fruit character. Full body, silky tannins and a juicy finish. Long and intense. Needs a year or two to soften. Savory wine. (JS)" (4/2015) Wine Enthusiast: "This opens with aromas of forest floor, grilled porcini, scorched earth and espresso. The lean palate offers raw red berry, sage and aniseed alongside bracing tannins and nervous acidity. (KO)" (2/2016)  


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2013 Marisa Cuomo "Furore Bianco Fiorduva" Costa d'Amalfi

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Costa d'Amalfi Furore Bianco is a blend of 60% Falanghina and 40% Biancolella. Vines are planted in near vertical fashion on a sea facing cliff and range in altitude from 100 meters above sea level to an impressive 750 meters. That's a steep drop. The wine shows beautiful marine and saline tones of sea salt and oyster shell. It also offers white flowers, peach and honeydew melon. Its appearance is luminous and bright. The finish is long and silky." (4/2015) Jancis Robinson: "Candied lemon, garden herbs and lime, inviting and pretty and fresh. The palate is quite fu ...Read More » 


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RP 90

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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2012 Grattamacco "L'Alberello" Bolgheri Superiore Top Pick!
2012 Grattamacco "L'Alberello" Bolgheri Superiore

97 points James Suckling: "Full body, ultra-fine and silky tannins and a soft and fruity finish. Ripe and balanced with beautiful fruit and freshness. A wine with style and beauty. A tiny-production, single-vineyard red made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot." (8/2015) 94 points Vinous: "Grattamacco's 2012 Bolgheri Superiore Alberello is finely-spun in the glass, with striking finesse and nuance. Sweet cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and spice notes open up effortlessly with air. The 2012 is ripe and juicy, but also quite classic in its mid-weight structure. The 2012 finishes with ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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 » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Damilano "Brunate" Barolo

95 points James Suckling: "Wow. This is superb with a rich and powerful palate yet polished, velvety textured, and long and rich. Needs time to come together. This is better than 2010. Try in 2018." (4/2015) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Barolo Brunate is layered and thick with that high caliber of red fruit intensity you should expect from this celebrated single vineyard. Brunate is known for wines that are powerful and well structured. You get both those qualities here. But you also get enduring aromas of red fruit, blue flower, spice, anise seed and toasted nut that give the wine a sense of gravitas ...Read More » 


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JS 95 RP 94

2011 Galardi "Terra di Lavoro" Roccamonfina

97 points James Suckling: "Complex aromas of blackberry, stones, cracked black pepper and tar. Full body with soft, round tannins and a juicy, fruity finish. Soulful and refined from this estate. This is a magical wine from Southern Italy." (2/2014) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "From a hot vintage, the 2011 Roccamonfina Terra di Lavoro is a soft, round wine with a large presence of dark cherry fruit and blackberry. This wine has broader shoulders compared to 2010 and 2012. Dark fruit, prune, plum and dried cherry lift heavily from the bouquet. Those more obvious aromas are followed by ethereal touches of ash, li ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Venturini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

Starting in 1963, the Venturini family has made vintage after vintage of stunning wines from the Valpolicella DOC. 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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2008 Francesco Rinaldi "Le Brunate" Barolo

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Barolo Le Brunate is quite a bit richer, deeper and more powerful than the Cannubbio, as one might reasonably expect. Here the fruit boasts tons of pure resonance and stuffing while never losing its essential classicism. Plums, black cherries, leather, tar and licorice meld together, supported by firm yet beautifully integrated tannins. The 2008 Brunate is an explosive wine just waiting to emerge. When it does, it should be striking. Actually, it already is. (AG)" (10/2012)  


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RP 94

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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2010 ArPePe "Sassella - Stella Retica" Valtellina Superiore Riserva

92 points Vinous: "Crushed rose petals, mint, sweet tobacco, game, red cherry and cranberry lift from the glass in the 2010 Valtellina Superiore Sassella Riserva Stella Retica. Bright and salivating, with lively acidity laced throughout, the 2010 is an absolutely joyous wine to drink now and over the next decade. The 2010 is 100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo) that was given a relatively short ten days of maceration in oak vats followed by two years in cask and cement. Translucent and deeply expressive, with a long, sinewy finish, the 2010 is striking from the very first taste. ...Read More » 


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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

2009 Pian dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $80)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino opens to gorgeous floral tones that frame a darker core of dark fruit. The wine is extremely elegant, especially in the delicate way it puts forth its ethereal aromas of cola, licorice and grilled herb layer after layer. The palate delivers structure and good freshness. Drink: 2018-2028. Caroline Pobitzer and Jan Erbach run a tight ship at Pian dell’Orino. I had a chance to taste through barrels in their circular winery and it was here that I began to develop my happy expectations concerning the 2012 vintage. I also learne ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco


2011 Agostino Bosco "La Serra" Barolo

93 points James Suckling: "There's pretty balance and minerality to this spicy, finely textured and ripe wine. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a bright finish. This small producer continues to rock it." (4/2015) 92 points Vinous: "Agostino Bosco's 2011 Barolo La Serra is a terrific example of this high-altitude La Morra site. Specifically, the piercing veins of tannin that are such a signature of La Serra are very much in evidence. Red cherry, white pepper and chalk add to the wine's sculpted personality. The 2011 is a bit classically austere - as La Serra Barolos usually are - but it is also fu ...Read More » 


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JS 93 VN 92

2010 Terralsole "Fonte Lattaia" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Terralsole "Fonte Lattaia" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Lots of dried bark, mahogany, leather and spice character on the nose and palate here. Full body, soft and silky tannins and a long and powerful finish. Focused and long finish. Drink or hold." (12/2014)  


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2011 Ciro Biondi Cisterna Fuori

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of tilled soil, blue flower, new saddle leather, underbrush and woodland berry waft from the glass after pouring this savory wine. The spicy palate offers creamy black cherry and raspberry layered with white pepper, clove and cinnamon. The juicy palate is supported by firm, polished tannins and fresh acidity. Drink after 2016. (KO)" (9/2014) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and expressive up front, where pure black cherry and wild strawberry notes are layered with dried herb, star anise and smoky mineral accents. This elegant red displays good drive through to the lingering, ...Read More » 


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WE 93 WS 92

2010 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 La Fortuna Brunello di Montalcino Riserva (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "Fascinating aromas of dried flowers, sandalwood, cedar and plums. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Gloriously complex and savory. Dusty texture. Just makes you want to drink it." (10/2015) 95 points Wine Spectator: "Red A touch of new oak adds spice to the mix in this intense red. Cherry, strawberry, floral and mineral flavors pick up leather, tobacco and tea accents as this culminates on the lingering, spice-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2018 through 2032.-B.S" (3/2016) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Toasted oak, coffee, scorched earth, baked plum and a whisper of exotic spice lead the way. Th ...Read More » 


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1999 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino

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


Inventory: Redwood City


1999 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

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


Inventory: Hollywood


2003 Feudi di San Gregorio "Serpico" Irpinia

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


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City


2010 Terralsole "Pian Bossolino" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Terralsole "Pian Bossolino" Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Lots of berry, dried-mushroom and cedar aromas follow through to a full body with super-integrated tannins and layers of dried berry, chocolate and cedar on the finish. Delicious and intense. Drink now or hold." (12/2014)  


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JS 95


2009 Proprieta Sperino Lessona

94 points Vinous: "Sperino's 2009 Lessona is drop-dead gorgeous. Sweet red berries, tobacco, menthol and licorice all flesh out in a juicy, soft Nebbiolo with no hard edges and plenty of supple, deeply expressive fruit. This is an unusually resonant, generous young Lessona built on balance and symmetry. I expect the 2009 will be even better in another few years, but it is already a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. (AG)" (3/2014) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of dark berry, menthol, crushed violet, mint and pipe tobacco open this elegant expression of Nebbiolo. The palate offers black cherry, ripe raspbe ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

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2010 Villa le Prata Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Incredible aromatics here with smoked meat, toffee, light prune, dried cherry and dried flower. Full body, soft, velvety tannins and a long, sexy finish. Wonderful depth and intensity. Big wine from a little producer. Try in 2017." (1/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino shows smooth lines and a curvaceous figure. Soft aromas of cherry, Spanish cedar, licorice, dried rosemary and roasted almond rise from the bouquet. I tried this wine during two phases, once shortly after the bottle was opened and a second time 24 hours later. The evolution and softening ...Read More » 


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JS 94 RP 92

2009 Sergio Barale Bussia" Barolo Riserva

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Barolo Bussia Sergio Barale delivers even richer fruit with obvious aromas of prune, plum and dark berry. Polished tannins, firm and tight, are backed by thick fruit padding and fresh acidity that will help navigate the trappings of cellar aging. One of the oldest estates in the Langhe, Fratelli Barale was founded in 1870, shortly after the Barolo denomination was created with the help of Marchesi Falletti and founding father of modern Italy, Count of Cavour, Camillo Benso. Sergio Barale and his daughters manage the estate today. The various exp ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2012 Ca' del Baio "Asili" Barbaresco

92 points James Suckling: "Aromas of cherry, dried apple and hints of cedar. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Hints of walnut skin and wet earth. Solid and attractive. Drink or hold." (10/2015) 90 points Vinous: "Ca' del Baio's 2012 Barbaresco Asili is sweet, open-knit and seductive; in other words classic Asili. Tobacco, crushed flowers, mint and red-fleshed fruits all blossom in the glass. Medium in body and lithe on the palate, the 2012 gives the impression of being a wine to drink sooner rather than later, as it appears to lack a measure of depth and complexity. Given the prime quality ...Read More » 


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JS 92 VN 90

2010 ArPePe "Rocca del Piro" Grumello Riserva Valtellina Superiore

91 points Vinous: "The 2010 Valtellina Superiore Grumello Riserva Rocca del Piro is an excellent choice for drinking in the near and medium-term, as it has a little more mid-palate fleshiness than some of the other wines in the range. At the same time, the 2010 is also less aromatically expressive, while the acidity feels softer and more integrated with the fruit. Sweet red cherry, cherry pit, smoke, dried herbs, tobacco and anise are some of the many notes that meld into the pliant finish. Within the context of traditionally made Valtellina Nebbiolo, the 2010 Rocca del Pi ...Read More » 


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2007 Icardi "Parej" Barolo

93 points Wine Spectator: "Laced with plum, mint, tobacco and vanilla flavors, with a hint of chocolate, this generous, fruit-driven Barolo is open and inviting. The tannins circle the fruit on the finish, playing out with a long, spice-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2014 through 2025. (BS)" (4/2012) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Barolo Parej emerges from the glass with spices, freshly cut flowers, licorice and sweet red cherries. It is a relatively mid-weight wine for the year, but the bright red fruit nevertheless shows considerable depth. Sweet floral notes wrap around the finish. The Parej is a supple ...Read More » 


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WS 93 RP 92

2010 Riecine "La Gioia" Toscana

La Gioia is 100% Sangiovese from biodynamically farmed and modest-yielding 40 year old vines. The wine is aged in a combination of new and second-use French oak for 3 years before bottling. The resulting wine displays a dark and rich spectrum of Sangiovese with power and excellent potential longevity. 


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2011 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "Plenty of strawberry and cherry aromas and flavors, but it's refined and elegant with brightness and finesse. Polished and wonderfully harmonious. Really gorgeous. One of wines of the vintage. Drink or hold." (2/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Fuligni's 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a delightful wine that excels both in terms of its generosity and its approachability. It's easy to drink the whole bottle, glass after glass. The warmer vintage has shaped soft and rich fruit flavors that are enduring and enticing. Spice, leather and tangy tobacco fill in the rear adding dimension and ...Read More » 


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2001 Feudi di San Gregorio "Serpico" Irpinia

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


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WS 94 RP 92

2011 La Massa "Carla 6" Toscana

94 points James Suckling: "This red shows pretty blueberries, lightly toasted oak and meat. Full body with soft and round tannins and a fruity, blueberry finish. A new pure Sangiovese from Giampaolo Motta of La Masa. Stylish. And in a Burgundy bottle. Try this in three or four years to soften." (6/2014) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Hints of vanilla, caramel and bourbon mark this well-oaked red. Bright black cherry and plum flavors form the core, showing concentration and a grainy texture. Still compact and monolithic, yet long. Needs time to integrate. (BS)" (8/2014) K&L Notes: Fruit of the Earth, Spirit of Man: La Massa’s ... Read More » 


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JS 94 WS 92

2011 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino

93 points James Suckling: "Pretty balance to this 2011 with a solid core of cherry and raspberry fruit. Firm and silky tannins. Rich and flavorful finish. Really excellent. Drink or hold." (2/2016) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The new year has started off with a bang for Donatella Cinelli Colombini. Her 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is an articulate and generous red that is endowed with thick layers of dark fruit, plum, cassis, sweet spice and moist chewing tobacco. This estate definitely presents a modern style of Brunello, but this expression shows less obvious oak compared to the wines made five years ago or m ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco


2006 Antonio Sasa "Martina" Brunello di Montalcino
Bid on this 2-bottle lot of 2006 Antonio Sasa "Martina" Brunello di Montalcino (94JS). James Suckling: "Love the nose on this. Aromas of dark berries, spices and dried flowers. Full bodied, with a wonderful integrated tannin structure. Flavors are intense, yet balanced with loads of subtle and complete fruit. It will be so much better after 2014." (01/2011) 

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2006 Antonio Sasa "Martina" Brunello di Montalcino (qty: 2)


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2010 Rocca di Montegrossi "Geremia" Toscana

95 points Vinous: "The 2010 Geremia, Rocca di Montegrossi's Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is utterly magnificent. Lavender, plums, cloves and violets literally jump from the glass. The flavors are bright, focused and vibrant to the core, all with a stunning sense of energy and pure class. The 2010 looks to have a very bright future. What a gorgeous wine this is. Geremia is 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. (AG)" (9/2015) 94 points Wine Spectator: "Dark, concentrated and tannic, this red is extracted, with a core of sweet fruit and pure black cherry and blackberry flavors that linger on the tou ...Read More » 


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VN 95 WS 94

1999 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino

93 points Wine Spectator: "Rather tight right now but there's some very good ripe fruit and silky tannins there. Full-bodied and well-knit, with a long finish. Needs more time in bottle. Big and rich. Best after 2006." (05/04) 


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2011 Einaudi "Cannubi" Barolo

96 points James Suckling: "A dense and velvety red with lots of chocolate, berry and spice character. Hints of mushroom too. Full body. Chewy and rich finish. Needs four to five years to soften. Great richness. Wonderful Cannubi." (4/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Violet and black currant aromas and flavors are at the center of this red, tinged by licorice, spice and mineral notes. Lean, intense and persistent on the long, cherry- and spice-accented finish. Fine grip and freshness gives this longevity. Best from 2018 through 2035. 950 cases made." (9/2015) 92 points Vinous: "The 2011 Barolo Cannubi is the ripest and most overt ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


2011 Castello dei Rampolla "Sammarco" Toscana

95 points James Suckling: "Aromas of tar, chilis, raspberries and dark chocolate follow through to a full body with super velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Need three years to soften. Another superb blend of sangiovese and cabernet sauvignon from the organic estate in Panzano." (8/2015) 95 points Vinous: "95+ points The 2011 Sammarco is so youthful it almost tastes like a barrel sample! Dark, rich and inviting, the 2011 possesses notable concentration and depth, with round yet powerful tannins and a surprising level of freshness for the year. A host of black cherry, graphite, smoke, plum and la ...Read More » 


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2011 Giacomo Fenocchio "Bussia" Barolo

92 points James Suckling: "Walnut, berry and milk chocolate character on the nose and palate. Full and chewy with round and soft tannins and a savory finish. Better in 2017." (4/2015) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Aromatic, offering rose, peony, strawberry and cherry notes, picking up tobacco and licorice accents on the palate. Elegant and long, with licorice and spice details trailing on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2032." (8/2015)  


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2006 Azienda Agricola "Le Ragnaie" Brunello Di Montalcino

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


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RP 92 WE 90

1997 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino

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


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2010 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Poggiarellino Brunello di Montalcino (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "A Brunello with so much forest floor, mushroom and dark fruits on then nose. Fascinating. It's full body, juicy and savory with a wonderful finish of dried meat, berry and dried mushroom. Drinking beautifully now but will age beautifully. Great value." (1/2015) K&L Notes: Poggiarellino is an evolving star in our Direct Import portfolio. From Montalcino, this tiny winery is making superb wines at stunning prices. We've been importing them for over a decade and their wines have simply gotten better and better. From the stunning 2010 vintage, K&L Italian wines buyer Gre... Read More » 


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JS 95

2009 Silvano Bolmida Barolo "Bussia" Riserva

92 points Wine Spectator: "Aeration coaxes out the enticing cherry, raspberry and floral aromas and flavors of in this elegant red, which is balanced, vibrant and firm, with a long finish of mineral and spice. Best from 2016 through 2029. (BS)" (12/2013) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This offers aromas of red rose, wild berry, dark cooking spice and a whiff of sun baked earth. The ripe palate offers black cherry marinated in spirits, licorice, game and a hint of chocolate alongside velvety tannins. The warmth of alcohol closes the finish. Drink 2018-2029." (12/2015) K&L Notes: The Riserva Bussia is a selection of the Bussia ... Read More » 


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WS 92 WE 91

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