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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 » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse

2010 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Top Pick!
2010 Sesta di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

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

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

2013 Antinori "Guado al Tasso" Bolgheri Superiore Top Pick!
2013 Antinori "Guado al Tasso" Bolgheri Superiore

97 points James Suckling: "This is a very sleek and racy wine with lots of stone, white pepper and fresh rosemary character. Then takes off with dried ripe fruits such as currants and blueberries. Dark chocolate too. This a real mouthful yet remains agile and powerful. Linear and long finish. Great precision. Best ever from Guado al Tasso?" (7/2016) 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This is a fantastic wine. The 2013 Bolgheri Superiore Guado Al Tasso reveals soaring aromas of dark fruit, plum, blackberry, savory spice, tobacco and leather. The results are seamless, harmonious and generous in intensity. This is the q ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City San Francisco

2013 Isole e Olena "Cepparello" Toscana Top Pick!
2013 Isole e Olena "Cepparello" Toscana

96 points Vinous: "The 2013 Cepparello is superb. Polished, silky nuanced and exceptionally beautiful, the 2013 exudes freshness and energy from start to finish. Succulent red cherry, plum, lavender and rose petal are some of the signatures. Aging in French oak shapes the wine nicely without marking it excessively. The purity of the flavors is striking. This is an especially cool, savory Cepparello built on finesse and persistence rather than power. Rain during harvest robbed the wine of some of its breadth. Otherwise, this is a striking Cepparello. I can't wait to see how ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 E. Pira Chiara Boschis "Cannubi" Barolo

97 points James Suckling: "Pure roses on the nose. Raspberry and lemon rind. So pure. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, powerful yet so ethereal and soul-touching. A fabulously crafted Cannubi. Better in 2020." (3/2016) 95 points Vinous: "A great example of site, the 2012 Barolo Cannubi is deep, sensual and beautifully perfumed. The aromatics and pure, creamy texture of Cannubi comes through loud and clear. The Cannubi is a wine of pure texture and voluptuousness, qualities that it shows as layers of fruit blossom in all directions. A host of dark red cherry, plum, mint and spice accompany the generous, ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

2011 Pian dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino

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

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2011 Siro Pacenti "Vecchie Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino

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

Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

2010 Rocca di Montegrossi "San Marcellino" Chianti Classico (1.5L)

93 points Vinous: "Rocca di Montegrossi's 2010 Chianti Classico Vigneto San Marcellino is magnificent. Sweet herbs, leather, plums black cherries and cedar are some of the many notes that take shape as this textured, vibrant Sangiovese/Pugnitello blend shows off its pedigree. A wine of distinction and total class, the San Marcellino is gorgeous today. (AG)" (9/2014) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Rich black cherry and plum flavors are augmented by licorice, leather and autumn leaves in this forceful red. Balanced, building to a long, slightly chewy aftertaste that channels the fruit, earth and mineral com ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

2015 Fattoria le Pupille "Saffredi" Maremma Toscana (750ml) (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2015 Fattoria le Pupille "Saffredi" Maremma Toscana (750ml) (Pre-Arrival)

98-99 points James Suckling: "Another wow. This is truly sensational with a depth of fruit and incredible depth and polish. Full, silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Exciting barrel sample." (10/2016)  

Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2008 Giuseppe Quintarelli "Cà del Merlo" Rosso

Monica Larner offers the following update from Quintarelli: "The winery has a new United States importer (Kermit Lynch) and Quintarelli's heirs Francesco and Lorenzo (both grandsons) with Giampaolo (son-in-law) are communicative and excellent professionals. I hope the Quintarelli star will continue to rise." 

Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 E. Pira Chiara Boschis "Via Nuova" Barolo (Pre-Arrival)

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

Inventory: Main Warehouse

2015 Petrolo Galatrona 750ml (Pre-Arrival)

96-97 points James Suckling: "The depth of fruit and intensity of tannins that set this Galatrona aside are some of the most impressive in years. Full body, velvety tannins and a long finish. A new 2004?" (10/2016)  

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2009 Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore

92 points Vinous: "Black cherries, plums, graphite, tapenade, melted road tar and game hits the palate as Romano Dal Forno's 2009 Valpolicella Superiore shows off its personality. The 2009 brings together the signature richness of a wine made from 100% dried fruit with distinctly wild, almost Syrah-like overtones. Inky and intense, with considerable tannic backbone, the 2009 is really more of a junior Amarone than a Valpolicella. Readers will want to give this super-expressive wine another few years in the cellar, but there is a lot to like, even today. (AG)" (7/2015) 91 points Wine Spectator: "A dens ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood

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2001 Fanti (Tenuta San Filippo) Brunello di Montalcino

96 points Wine Spectator: "*Top 100 Wines of 2006* Fabulous aromas of blackberry, cherry, meat and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with masses of velvety tannins and loads of fruit. A blockbuster. Best after 2010. (JS)" (4/2006) 93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Bold brushstrokes of cocoa fudge, lavish vanilla, espresso bean, plum, leather and Indian spice create an expressive and flavorful whole. Silky tannins are framed by ripe red fruit and smoky roasted notes. A very good showing from one of Brunello’s most recognized names." (4/2006) Jancis Robinson: "Mid to deep crimson. Like a cross between walnut liqueur and leaf mould. Big and rou ...Read More » 

Inventory: Redwood City

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2013 Castello di Fonterutoli "Siepi" Toscana

95 points James Suckling: "This is a wonderful follow-up to the superb 2012. Aromas are so intriguing with raspberry, blackberry and light toasted fruits. Some black tea. Full body, and very compacted. Toned and muscular tannins. Racy finish with bright acidity. Fascinating to taste (drink) now but this will be even better in 2019 and onwards." (5/2016) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Siepi is a knockout wine that hits all the senses with just the right level of complexity. The wine is soft, brooding, velvety and long in persistency. It is made with equal parts Merlot and Sangiovese and both grapes bring ...Read More » 

Inventory: Hollywood Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

2013 Einaudi "Terlo Vigna Costa Grimaldi" Barolo (1.5L) (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "Ripe fruit with orange-peel, walnut and ripe-strawberry aromas. Full body, ultra-fine and long tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Wow. Gorgeous. Better in 2021 but who can wait?" (1/2017) 94 points Vinous: "94+ Points: Black cherry, smoke, tar, licorice and menthol give the 2013 Barolo Terlo Vigna Costa Grimaldi much of its virile personality. Here, too, the level of fruit intensity is considerable, but, as always, the Costa Grimaldi has the broad shoulders and frame to hand all of that richness. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2013 needs at least a few yea ...Read More » 

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2011 Fontodi "Flaccianello della Pieve" Toscana (Pre-Arrival)

95 points James Suckling: "The blackberry, currant, nutmeg and chocolate aromas follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and lots of savory fruit. Some balsamic and citrus fruit underneath it all. Needs a little time to soften. Pure Sangiovese. From organically grown grapes." (9/2014) 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2011 Flaccianello della Pieve is 100% Sangiovese aged 24 months in new French oak and two months in large oak cask. I’m not sure how Fontodi does it, but this edition of Flaccianello is simply beautiful. It is a seamless expression with lingering tones of red cherry, coffee, spice, truff ...Read More » 

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2011 Villa Poggio Salvi "Pomona" Brunello di Montalcino

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

Inventory: Hollywood San Francisco

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2011 Rocca di Montegrossi "Geremia" 1.5L

95 points Vinous: "The 2011 Geremia, the estate's Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend, offers tons of energy to balance its dark, inky fruit. Lavender, menthol, melted road tar, sage, crème de cassis and grilled herbs are some of the many signatures. The ripeness and raciness of the year come through in spades, yet there is an element of pulsating intensity in the glass that plays off the more overt elements nicely. This is another superb showing from Rocca di Montegrossi. (AG)" (9/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "A powerful red, this remains smooth in texture and focused, delivering plum, black cherry, s ...Read More » 

Inventory: Main Warehouse Redwood City San Francisco

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2012 Fontodi "Flaccianello della Pieve" Toscana (Pre-Arrival)

97 points Vinous: "Tasted next to the 2012 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Vigna del Sorbo, the Flaccianello is richer, deeper and more flamboyant. Super-ripe red stone fruit, smoke, licorice and dark spices meld together in a deep, powerful wine. The 2012 is impressive, but personally I prefer the finesse and freshness of the Sorbo. The greater influence of new French oak is also felt in the wine's texture. Still, that is splitting hairs, as the level here is high. Very high. (AG)" (10/2016) 94 points James Suckling: "A fresh and clean wine with mineral, blackberry, blueberry and lavender character. ...Read More » 

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1995 Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore Back In Stock!
1995 Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 1995 Valpolicella is an amazing effort, with an opaque dark ruby color, as well as an explosive nose of smoke, earth, jammy berry and blackberry fruit, great richness and purity, full body, and abundant glycerin and intensity. Remarkably, there is little evidence of new oak, even though the wine spent 36 months in barrel before being bottled without filtration. It tips the scales at a whopping 14.5% alcohol, high for Valpolicella. It should drink well for 10-15 years. (RP)" (8/2000) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Amazing Valpo. Aristocratic. Wonderful, with black currant, berry and ...Read More » 

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2013 Feudi del Pisciotto "Versace" Nero d’Avola (3L) New!
2013 Feudi del Pisciotto "Versace" Nero d’Avola (3L)

James Suckling: "A nero d'avola with sour cherries and coffee bean. A light version of this grape with a refined texture. Drink now." (11/2016)  

Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2012 La Magia "Ciliegio" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

93 points James Suckling: "Firm and fresh with crush-berry, cedar and light chocolate character. Medium to full body, lightly chewy tannins and a crisp finish. Tight and structured. Better in 2020." (11/2016)  

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2013 La Mozza I Perazzi Morellino di Scansano 1.5L

91 points James Suckling: "A firm and velvety Morellino di Scansano with shaved chocolate, blueberry and walnut aromas and flavor. This is a wonderful Tuscan red for everyday. Drink now." (11/2015) 91 points Vinous: "The 2013 Morellino di Scansano I Perazzi is gorgeous. Sweet floral notes meld into a core of black cherry, hard candy, lavender, mint and sage. In this vintage, the Perazzi has a bit more energy and acidity than is the norm, which perks up the flavors and balances some of the natural richness of this site. The 2013 is quite possibly the most refined Morellino from La Mozza yet. (AG) ...Read More » 

Inventory: San Francisco

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2010 Zenato "Sergio Zenato Riserva" Amarone della Valpolicella Classico (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of dried flowers such as roses combine with dark and dried fruits. Extremely aromatic. Full body, round and velvety tannins and an intense and juicy finish. Love the play of lightly austere tannins and juicy fruit. Drink or hold." (11/2016) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Tarry smoke and grilled herb notes herald this dense, full-bodied red, along with details of ground coffee, blackberry pâte de fruit, dark chocolate shavings and ground pink peppercorn. Long and supple, with a lasting, rich and creamy finish. Drink now through 2026. (AN)" (10/2016) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Underbrush, stewed prun ...Read More » 

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