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2010 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino

97 points James Suckling: "A beautifully balanced and subtle Brunello with plum, berry, spice and fresh mahogany character. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a long finish. Very intense and harmonious. This is always a beauty." (1/2015) 94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Underbrush, red berry, tilled soil, pressed flower and a balsamic note are some of the aromas offered by this radiant red. The bright palate delivers crunchy wild cherry, baking spice and savory herb alongside assertive but refined tannins. It’s well balanced with fresh acidity. (KO)" (5/2015) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Shows purity to the cherry, raspberry, spice and earth ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City


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)  


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco

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JS 96

2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino

96 points James Suckling: "Lots of candied-orange, dark-fruit and dried-flower character on the nose. Full body with soft, silky tannins and a chewy finish. Funky and intense. Lots of smoked-meat, berry and dark-chocolate character. Very rich and delicious. Best Brunello from here in a long time. Try in 2016." (1/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Pian delle Vigne is a well-built wine that shows the muscular side of this celebrated star of Tuscan winemaking. The Brunello opens to a thick, dark appearance with shapely aromas of dark cherry, plum, blackberry, leather dark chocolate ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse San Francisco


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 Main Warehouse 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 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


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


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

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 Wine Spectator: "There's drive to this well-meshed, sanguine red, offering flavors of herbs, dried currant, iron and black olive that are deftly layered with sinewy tannins and balancing acidity. Drink now through 2021." (4/2014) 91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "(a blend of aglianico and piedirosso): Good full ruby. Ripe red cherry, dark plum, licorice, coffee and spicy oak on the nose. S ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


2013 Ornellaia "Le Serre Nuove" Bolgheri

94 points James Suckling: "Wonderful depth of fruit to this wine with blackcurrants, spices, mints and flowers. Full body, firm and silk tannins and a fresh finish. Tight and polished red. This needs another three of four years to come together but shows style and beauty. Superb second wine from Ornellaia." (8/2015) 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I have always been a big fan of this wine. The 2013 Bolgheri Rosso Le Serre Nuove is a generous blend of Merlot (32%), Cabernet Sauvignon (36%), Cabernet Franc (20%) and Petit Verdot (12%). The wine presents an intensely drinkable style with soft fruit nuances of cherry, ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


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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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: Hollywood San Francisco


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 Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


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


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

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

1997 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "The 1997 Altero was very intense with ripe fruits, almost dried and pruney. It was full and round and soft with dried berry and spice. Balsamic and intense aftertaste. Drink now." (6/2016) 93 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2002* Pretty aromas of plums, berries and cherries follow through to a full-bodied palate, with a lovely balance of ripe fruit and refined tannins. Long and caressing finish. (JS)" (6/2002) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Dark ruby with a garnet core. Intriguing nose combines clove, juniper berry, white pepper and iris, plus a pronounced scent of cedar. Densely textured but crisp, with ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


2010 Silvio Nardi "Manachiara" Brunello di Montalcino (Previously $100)

98 points James Suckling: "Very complex aromas of tanned leather, dried fruits and flowers. So beautiful to smell. This is so full and velvety-textured with amazing richness and complexity. Such a gorgeous, exciting wine. Long and caressing. Turns savory and succulent. Fantastic. Greatest wine ever from here. Drink or hold." (1/2015) 94 points Wine Spectator: "This red exhibits harmony from the outset, with sweet plum and cherry jam flavors, accented by licorice and leather aromas. The focus intensifies as this evolves on the palate, leaving a firm, tightly wound finish. Hangs together nicely, so give this so ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City


2010 San Filippo "Le Lucere" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

99 points James Suckling: "Aromas of crushed raspberries, cherries and blackberries expand your senses. There are also freshly sliced mushroom,s wet earth and bark. It's full-bodied with an incredible depth of fruit and a savory, salty, almost grilled meat character. Layers and layers of fruit and tannins. A truly great wine." (3/2015) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Aged two years in oak, the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére is expressive and deep with thick lines and a profound sense of extraction. This is a lovely wine that occupies a special place on the opulent side of the Brunello spectrum. Of course, t ...Read More » 


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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 » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco


Cappellano Barolo Chinato 500ml

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The delicious Barolo Chinato is made with a secret blend of herbs, spices and essential oils that are steeped in Barolo wine. This is a delicious product that tastes simply divine with a bite of bitter chocolate. This wine is so alive and vibrant in the mouth and it shows exotic spice, cedar, spice box, dried rosemary, ginger, tar, cinnamon, dried roses and so much more. This digestivo will last decades. (ML)" (7/2013) K&L Notes: The originator of this fabulous bitter aperitif wine, Cappellano is truly top dog when it comes to Chinato. This is absolutely the most ove... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood

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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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JS 91

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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JS 95

1999 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Ruby-red. Wild, Cote-Rotie-like aromas of raspberry, leather, bloody steak and magnolia. Lush, sweet, fat and seamless; rustic in a positive way. Notes of leather, tobacco, meat, coffee and earth. Finishes with broad, fine, sweet tannins. A distinctly sauvage, very dense wine that should offer early accessibility. (ST)" (9/2004) 91 points Wine Spectator: "Impressive aromas of ripe fruit and fresh mushrooms, with hints of tobacco. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a generous berry, spice and tar aftertaste. I like this stylish red. Drink now." (6/2004) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino ...Read More » 


Inventory: San Francisco


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)  


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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JS 92 WS 92

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


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 » 


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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 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 Redwood City San Francisco


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


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

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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VN 92

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

2010 Castello di Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino

94 points James Suckling: "So much Tuscan dust on the nose. You can smell the soil, not to mention the dark fruits and flowers. Full body with firm, silky tannins and a long, intense finish. Tight and structured. Try it in 2016." (1/2015) 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a gorgeous expression that will appeal to those who adore the softer and spicier side of Sangiovese. Bold cherry and blackberry stand to immediate attention with secondary aromas of tobacco, cedar and cinnamon in quick succession. The wine delivers more in terms of boldness and power than it does complexity but th ...Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco


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

2011 Einaudi "Terlo Vigna Costa Grimaldi" Barolo

93 points Vinous: "The 2011 Barolo Terlo Vigna Costa Grimaldi is the most complete of the wines in this range, largely the result of this site's slightly shelted exposure, something that is always an asset in warmer years. Expressive aromatic overtones add lift and precision to a core of pliant, racy fruit in a Barolo that captures the best qualities of the vintage while retaining plenty of poise. Dark red stone fruits, cherry pit, menthol and cinnamon are some of the many notes that are laced into the enticing finish. The Costa Grimaldi is quite a bit deeper and darker th ...Read More » 


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VN 93 WE 91

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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VN 91

2013 Ornellaia "Poggio Alle Gazze" Toscana Bianco

Wine Spectator: "A mix of earth, fresh-cut grass, gooseberry, honeysuckle and white pepper flavors pervade this lean, crisp white. Lithe and intense, presenting a long finish that hints at tropical fruit and herbal elements. (BS)" (10/2015) K&L Notes: 69% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% Viognier, 12% Vermentino, 7% Verdicchio. 


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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: Main Warehouse San Francisco


2011 Aldo Conterno "Bussia" Barolo

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "I am extremely impressed by Aldo Conterno's 2011 Barolo Bussia. The wine exhibits magnificent harmony and integrity, especially considering the warm temperatures of this vintage. It is elegant inside and out with a patina of aromatic cleanliness and sharp focus that sets it apart. The tannins are extremely fine, silky and polished. The wine excels at presenting the fine and elegant details that the mighty Nebbiolo grape can offer. It puts a magnifying glass to the grape and reveals that there are no blemishes to be found. (ML)" (6/2015) 93 points James Suckling: "Aromas of flowers, ...Read More » 


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RP 94 JS 93

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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2006 Azienda Agricola "Le Ragnaie" Brunello Di Montalcino Back In Stock!
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

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

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 » 


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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 Il Valentiano Brunello di Montalcino "Campo di Marzo" 1.5L

92 points James Suckling: "A rich and earthy red with orange peel and plum character. Full body and tangy with lots of jammy flavors. It becomes bright and fresh with air. Thoroughly delicious. Drink or hold." (12/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Campo di Marzo opens to smoky notes of ash and pencil shaving that segue slowly to dried cherry, savory spice and used leather. Give it a few minutes and the wine opens nicely to show blue flower, pressed violet and dark rose. The complexity on display is a pleasant surprise especially compared to the lackluster 2009 vintage. Il Valent ...Read More » 


Inventory: Redwood City San Francisco

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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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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

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