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2010 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

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. Drink or hold." (12/2014)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. Drink 2018–2028." (5/2015)  


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2010 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Argiano Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "An unforgiving and powerfully structured wine with fabulous grilled meat and granite stone character with dried berry and flower petal. Full body, chewy and intense. Great structure and extremely long and intense. Sexy austerity. Gets the juices going. Best ever from here. Reminds me of the great Argianos of the 1970s but now! Better in 2017 or 2018." (12/2014)95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: ""Aged for 24 months in oak, the gorgeous 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is a brooding, dark wine with great aromatic purity. The fruit tones are rich and penetrating, spanning from plum, prune and cass ...Read More » 


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

98 points James Suckling: "Aromas of crushed raspberries, cherries and blackberries expand on your senses. There are also freshly sliced mushrooms, 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. Better in 2020." (12/2014)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 s ...Read More » 


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2010 Villa I Cipressi "Zebras" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "Absolutely fantastic aromas of crushed berries and flowers. Full body, such purity of fruit and ripe tannins. It goes on for minutes. A concentrated yet layered red. Incredible. A selection of the best grapes from this small estate. Drink or hold." (12/2014)96 points Wine Spectator: "Smells like a red Burgundy, featuring cherry, currant, earth and floral aromas and flavors. Elegant and firm, with fine depth and a saline, mineral finish. Despite their youthful grip on the finish for now, the tannins are well-integrated. Best from 2019 through 2035." (4/2015)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Spicy and dark from the st ...Read More » 


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2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Antinori "Pian delle Vigne" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

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 » 


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2010 Poggio Antico "Altero" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Poggio Antico "Altero" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

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)  


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2010 Pecchenino "Le Coste" Barolo

96 points Antonio Galloni: "Another dazzling wine, the 2010 Barolo Le Coste races across the palate with bright red cherry, plum, spice, hard candy, mint and rose petal overtones. The Le Coste is a bit more primary, perfumed, sweet and pliant-especially through the mid-palate than the San Giuseppe. Sinewy, powerful and tannic, the Le Coste is what traditionally made Barolo is all about. The 2010 spent three years in cask." (9/2014)94 points Wine Spectator: "Cherry, floral, tar, iron and mineral aromas and flavors mark this red, which is savory and fruity in equal measure. The sweet fruit is balanced by seriou ...Read More » 


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2009 San Polino Brunello di Montalcino

95 points James Suckling: "Phenomenal nose of perfectly ripe sangiovese with an aroma of raspberries and other berries that goes on for minutes. Full body with a fabulous purity of fruit, and a fresh, fruity finish. I love the purity of fruit here. Wow. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold." (2/2014)90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This Brunello opens with a floral and fruit fragrance of red rose, wisteria and berry. The floral sensation continues on the juicy palate along with ripe black cherry, raspberry, and white pepper. It has firm, round tannins and is already accessible so enjoy soon." (5/2014)  


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2010 Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

94 points James Suckling: "A red with lots of dried berry, dried tomato and mineral character on the nose. Full body very chewy and structured. A dense and chewy wine that needs time to soften. Big and powerful. Better in 2017." (1/2015)92 points Antonio Galloni: "Smoke, tobacco, cedar and roasted coffee beans wrap around a core of juicy dark cherries and plums in the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino. There is plenty of depth in the glass, but, as is often the case here, three years in oak yields a wine with slightly oxidative overtones. Powerful, incisive tannins support the finish. (AG)" (2/2015)  


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2010 Caparzo "La Casa" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Caparzo "La Casa" Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

96 points James Suckling: "Intense aromas of iron, rust, earth and dark, dried fruits. It's full-bodied, with incredible depth of fruit, berries and lemon peel. Drink or hold. A beautiful Brunello. So much going on here. Gorgeous." (12/2014)  


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2012 Marisa Cuomo "Fiorduva" Costa d'Amalfi Furore Bianco

From Robert Parker: "The Fiorduva is a rare coastal white that has tropical fruit inflections, but at the same time, there is more than enough acidity to balance things out...The Fiorduva is 40% Ripoli, 30% Fenile and 30% Ginestra. If you haven’t heard about these indigenous white varieties before, don’t worry about it, neither have most people!...Marisa Cuomo is another Campanian producer making drop-dead gorgeous wines. This small estate is located on the Amalfi Coast, which lends its inimitable ocean influence to the wines." 


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2011 Cantina Terlan "Porphyr" Lagrein Riserva

97 points James Suckling: "Glass-staining, with plum, hints of anise, red flowers, gravel and dark olive. Layered, complex and hard to resist. Full-bodied. Perfectly integrated, melted tannins. A real triumph. Greatest Lagrein out there. Drink now." (10/2014) K&L Notes: #10 James Suckling's Top 100 Italian Wines of 2014; November 11th, 2014. Named for the bedrock on which the vineyards stand, this Prophyr bottling is 100% Lagrein selected from three different parcels of vineyard which are all nearly 100 years old. The grapes were manually harvested and again hand-sorted before being slowly fe... Read More » 


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2009 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino Top Pick!
2009 Casanova di Neri "Tenuta Nuova" Brunello di Montalcino

93 points Antonio Galloni: "Vivid red. Multidimensional nose offers captivating aromas of raspberry, sour red cherry, redcurrant, brown sugar, cinnamon and minerals, lifted by a strong note of fresh citrus fruit. Vibrant flavors of red and black fruits, pink peppercorn and sweet spices are wonderfully pure and juicy. This sneakily concentrated yet refined wine shows a rare blend of power and delicacy and finishes extremely long, with very fine-grained tannins and truly mind-blowing purity of small red fruits and violet. Impeccable balance only adds to its star qualities. One of the ...Read More » 


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2006 Gianfranco Alessandria "San Giovanni" Barolo

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Here’s a fantastic addition to your cellar collection of Barolos. Gianfranco Alessandria’s San Giovanni Barolo is at the top of its class. The wine is elegant and ethereal with dark, spicy concentration and loads of pulpy fruit, licorice, ginger, cola and leather. Open this bottle in ten years or so." (12/2010)92 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2006 Barolo San Giovanni sparkles on the palate with plenty of violets, spices, blackberries and mint in an elegant, firm style. The 2006 doesn't appear to be one of the more massive vintages of this bottling, instead the wine convinces with its ...Read More » 


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2010 Agostino Bosco "Neirane" Barolo

96 points James Suckling: "What gorgeous aromas of sliced strawberries and flowers. Full body, with silky tannins and a fabulous intensity. Such incredible depth and length. Best ever from here. A small producer you should know. Better in 2016." (4/2014)93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Loaded with finesse, this vibrant, structured Barolo boasts an alluring fragrance of ripe red berry, violet, rose, and cinnamon. The bright palate delivers concentrated black cherry, raspberry, baking spices and balsamic notes supported by youth ful but refined tannins. It’s already accessible but will be better after 2020. KO ...Read More » 


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2010 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 San Filippo Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

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 » 


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2010 Sapaio Bolgheri Superiore

95 points James Suckling: "Aromas of blueberries and currants. Very bright and pretty. Full body with lovely tannins, a fine texture and a fresh finish. Pretty and refined. Best ever from here. A blend of 70 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 10 per cent cabernet franc and 10 per cent petit verdot. Better in 2015." (11/2013)93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Bolgheri Superiore Sapaio is even darker with thick blackness at its rim. It's a brawny and thickly layered expression with dark blackberry, prune, tobacco, leather and crushed granite or dark mineral. Herbal flavors appear on the close and the tannins still ...Read More » 


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2010 Schiavenza "Prapò" Barolo

93 points Wine Spectator: "Raspberry, tar and rose notes signal this juicy red, whose silky texture gives way to a burr of tannins as it unfolds on the palate. Elegant and structured. Best from 2018 through 2032. B.S" (10/2014)  


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2010 Domenico Clerico "Pajana" Barolo (Previously $85)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good medium red. Less expressive on the nose than the Briccotto, hinting at ripe, musky plum, black raspberry, menthol and tobacco. Then smooth and sweet in the mouth, but with terrific energy keeping the red fruit and tobacco flavors fresh and primary. Sweeter and more elegant in style than the 2009, but this fine-grained, firmly tannic wine really shut down in the glass. Outstanding potential here." (12/2013)93 points James Suckling: "A solid wine for the vintage with pretty fruit such as cherry and plum, as well as a light minerality. Full body with chewy tannins and a polis ...Read More » 


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2006 Trabucchi Amarone della Valpolicella

92 points Antonio Galloni: "Trabucchi's 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella explodes from the glass. Black cherry, tar, incense, smoke and licorice notes all take shape as this big, broad-shouldered wine shows off its personality. Another year or two in bottle should help the 2006 come together even more fully, but it is likely to remain a fairly powerful, hulking Amarone. Still, there is a lot to look forward to here." (3/2014)91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Dark, thick and syrupy, this savory Amarone delivers notes of Indian spice, Teriyaki, molasses, plum and dark berry fruit. It has a noticeably sweet finish with ...Read More » 


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2011 Ornellaia "Le Serre Nuove"

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A gorgeous wine, the 2011 Bolgheri Rosso Le Serre Nuovo dell-Ornellaia (57% Merlot, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot and 12% Cabernet Franc) opens with an inky dark, almost impenetrable appearance and beautifully chiseled - but abundantly intense - aromas of blackberry, dried cherry, rum cake, leather, moist pipe tobacco and chewy black licorice. The balance and harmony are seductive and impressive and the wine lasts many long seconds on the palate. Noticeable tannic backbone gives us hope in its cellar potential. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. ...Read More » 


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2009 Venturini Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is 70% Covina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Molinara. This classic Amarone blend is carefully studied to bring optimal appassimento results, with bold intensity, good structure and characteristic aromas of dried fruit and spice. Velveteen texture marks the finish. Drink 2014-2020. (ML)" (10/2013) K&L Notes: Massimino Venturini's Valpolicella is a classic of the style. Made from Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella. Dry, aromatic and balanced, with cocoa, cherry and a hint of almond skin. 


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2010 Mauro Molino "Bricco Luciani" Barolo

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "Dark and rich upon first impact, the 2010 Barolo Bricco Luciani is a powerful and muscular expression that aspires to the highest level of aromatic intensity. This wine definitely leaves a lasting impression and speaks in high volumes for the 2010 vintage. It presents delicate tones of dried cherry, blue flower and licorice backed by oak-driven tones of nutmeg and dried tobacco leaf. If feels smooth and silky on the palate. Those firm tannins bode well for long-term consumption. Drink: 2017-2030. (ML)" (7/2014)91 points James Suckling: "Bright aromas of strawberries and flowers fol ...Read More » 


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2006 ArPePe "Rocca del Piro" Grumello Riserva Valtellina Superiore

Established in 1984 for Arturo Pelizzatti Perego, and now run by Arturo's children Isabella, Emanuele and Guido, ArPePe makes rare wines that are a point of reference for the unique Valtellina terroir, where the famed Nebbiobo grape goes by the name Chiavennasca. New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov recently noted, "...no Italian-accented wine list can be considered in vogue these days without at least one of the excellent Valtellinas from ArPePe..." (03/2014) This particular offering comes from the Grumello zone of the Valtellina Superiore DOCG and is... Read More » 


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2005 Pian dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright, moderately saturated red. Complex nose combines red cherry, plum, underbrush and tea leaf. Then sweet, rich and creamy, with an exotic quality to the very ripe red cherry and plum flavors. Sound, harmonious acidity keeps the wine fresh. The youthful tannins build on the back end but are very polished, giving this wine a seamless quality." (7/2010)92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino flows from the glass with impressive depth and persistence in its richly-textured dark fruit. The wine possesses dazzling inner perfume that emerges over time to add furthe ...Read More » 


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2010 Tenuta di Aglaea "N'Anticchia" Etna Rosso

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Etna Rosso N'Anticchia shows enormous elegance and pedigree with penetrating floral aromas of pressed violets and red rose. This is one of the most beautiful wines made on Etna today. It shows spectacular complexity with small hints of licorice, tobacco and dried mountain herb that rise from the glass in a measured and seductive manner. Those difficult to dominate Nerello Mascalese tannins feel silky, long and finely-texture in this gorgeous wine. Drink 2015-2028. In 2005, Paolo Caciorgna visited with Marco De Grazia on Etna and fell in love wit ...Read More » 


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2009 Clerico "Ciabot Mentin Ginestra" Barolo

94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "ess obvious and definitely more flirtatious, this gorgeous wine playfully dangles subtle hints of licorice, dark fruit, anisette and Middle Eastern spice in front of your nose. They morph and transform into something new and unexpected with each swirl of the glass. There’s enough flesh here to keep the wine grounded, but there’s also enough tonic freshness to keep it from feeling heavy. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028. 94+ (ML)" (6/2013)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Medium red. Less roasted than the Briccotto, offering aromas and flavors of cherry, mocha, coffee and spices. Less fat ...Read More » 


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2009 Proprieta Sperino Lessona

94 points Antonio Galloni: "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." (3/2014) K&L Notes: This is a side project from Paolo de Marchi, the founder of Isole e Olena, which helped lead the charge in reestablishing Chianti Classico as the great winegro... Read More » 


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2010 Palazzo Brunello di Montacino (Pre-Arrival)

98 points James Suckling: "Wonderful aromas of salt, savory dried meat and red fruits. Bacon, too. Full body with chewy tannins and a long, intense finish. It's like a tightly knit ball of cashmere thread. Superb. Made from four hectares of vineyards. Better in 2018." (12/2014)95 points Wine Spectator: "Ripe and juicy, boasting cherry, raspberry, spice and tobacco flavors, accented by an iron note. This stays taut and focused on the finish. Racy and balanced. Best from 2019 through 2035." (4/2015)91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino opens to savory tones of dark spice, dried cherry, grilled herb and cola. The wine ...Read More » 


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2010 Tassi Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Top Pick!
2010 Tassi Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The beautifully crafted 2010 Brunello di Montalcino opens to a gorgeous appearance that shows both intense ruby vitality and dark density. The bouquet offers subtle tones of black cherry, blackberry, spice and licorice that roll smoothly off the surface. Those tones are absolutely seamless in both execution and presentation. As the wine takes on more air in the glass, it begins to show spice, tobacco and chocolate adding opulence and decadent richness. It offers amazing flexibility that will appeal to those who appreciate both elegance and power in their ...Read More » 


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2007 Travaglini Gattinara Riserva

92 points James Suckling: "Pretty aromas of rose bush and ripe strawberries follow though to a full body with fine tannins and a cocoa, fruit and light hazelnut character. This is always a delicious expression of Nebbiolo. Drink or hold until 2023." (12/2013)90 points Wine Spectator: "A lean style, more on the savory than fruity side, offering cherry and berry flavors, accented by tobacco, leather and spice notes. Firm tannins grip the finish, recommending this to braised beef. Drink now through 2020." (2/2014) Jancis Robinson: "Mid ruby with broad orange rim. Ripe, dried fruit and tobacco leaf. Lots of concentration and succul ...Read More » 


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2009 Schiavenza "Prapò" Barolo

94 points Wine Spectator: "Warm and generous, this red balances notes of plum, spice and leather with high-toned elements of cherry and flowers. A vibrant wine, with a long aftertaste bolstered by dusty tannins. Top 100 Wines 2013." (12/2013)93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good medium red. Red cherry, fresh herbs, smoke and flinty minerals on the nose. Saline, savory, subtly rich red fruit flavors show an almost creamy sweetness with air. But this is tightly coiled and energetic on the back half, finishing with inviting sweet red berries and soil tones and terrific mineral reserve. Really saturates the mouth ...Read More » 


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2005 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "The 2005 Brunello di Montalcino is an impeccable, racy wine endowed with gorgeous, delineated fruit and expressive aromatics, all of which come together with considerable grace. Fragrant dark cherries, violets and menthol add further shades of complexity. The 2005 is a relatively soft, smaller-scaled version of this wine but it is nevertheless quite beautiful. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2023." (04/10) 91 points Wine Spectator "A little lean, with dried berry and vanilla character. Medium-bodied, with chewy tannin... Read More » 


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2004 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino

95 points Wine Spectator: "Has a wonderful nose of roses, strawberries and sandalwood. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and an aftertaste of berry, cedar and light coffee bean. Caresses every inch of your palate. Very fine, yet chewy. Needs time still. Best after 2010." (1/2010)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 Brunello di Montalcino is simply awesome in the way it marries a gorgeous expression of ripe, dark fruit and a classic sense of structure. A rich, enveloping wine, it flows onto the palate with masses of black cherries, minerals, spices, tar, new leather and smoke. This is an exceptionally well-balanc ...Read More » 


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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. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038. (AG)" (10/2012) Jancis Robinson: "Barolo - La Morra. Mid ruby with broad or ...Read More » 


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2008 Cascina Val del Prete "Roero"

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2008 Roero emerges from the glass with sweet dark cherries, flowers, mint and spices. It boasts impeccable freshness and focus in an understated, highly polished, attractive style. Menthol, licorice and spices add considerable complexity on the close. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023. (AG)" (10/2011) Wine Enthusiast: "This Nebbiolo definitely opens with playful hints of over-ripeness with strawberry, blackberry and Indian spice. That added softness and extra pulp really helps to balance out the variety’s natural astringency." (9/2011)  


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1999 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino

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 wine fits their model perfectly. It's a ripe, sizable mouthful, yet it has some true-life edges to it." (6/2004)90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Impressive saturated ruby, extremely dark for Brunello. Brooding aromas of ...Read More » 


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2004 Livio Sassetti "Pertimali" Brunello di Montalcino

93 points James Suckling: "A wine that shows some age now with leaf, mushroom and berry character. Full and silky with soft tannins. Long and beautiful with lovely fruit and a juicy finish. Just right now." (5/2013)93 points Wine Spectator: "Candied plum notes, with hints of flowers and mushroom, follow through to a full-bodied palate, with very soft, juicy tannins and lightly grilled meat, berry and fresh shiitake mushroom flavors. A decadent style. (Web Only-2009)"92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good deep medium red. Highly complex, slightly musky aromas of red berries, spices, minerals, incense, iron and graphite; quite Burgundian. Silky ...Read More » 


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2003 Domenico Clerico "Pajana" Barolo

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2003 Barolo Pajana opens with extraordinary aromatics. Sweet and long, it reveals intense layers of ripe dark cherries, chocolate, spices and menthol in a powerful, authoritative style. It is a terrific effort in this vintage, and should mature faster than the Ciabot Mentin Ginestra. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2018." (10/2007)92 points Wine Spectator: "Focused and very clean, with crushed blackberry and spices that follow through to a full-bodied palate, with hints of jammy and cedary character. Balanced and pretty, with a long, long finish. Best after 2011." (10/2007)89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good full ...Read More » 


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2007 Silvio Grasso Barolo "Bricco Luciani"

96 points James Suckling: "Wow. This is a young Barolo with a beautiful clarity of fruit from dark berries to wet forest floor. The wine is full bodied, with chocolate, vanilla and blackberry character with vanilla bean undertones. Long and intense. Fascinating young wine that deserves to be in your cellar." (7/2011)94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Barolo Bricco Luciani is one of the most beautiful wines I have tasted here in quite some time. Dark berries, flowers, minerals and spices are some of the nuances that emerge from this sexy, well-delineated Barolo. The 2007 possesses more depth than has been th ...Read More » 


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2010 Castello di Romitorio Brunello di Montalcino New!
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 » 


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2001 Feudi di San Gregorio "Serpico" Campania

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." (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, herbs ...Read More » 


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2010 Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival) Back In Stock!
2010 Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino (Pre-Arrival)

97 points James Suckling: "Fascinating aromas of lemon peel, orange, lilac and cherry, but the beauty here is the savory, salt, mineral, berry character. It shows clay and terracotta as well. It goes on for minutes. What a wine, Will be even better in two or three years." (12/2014)93 points Antonio Galloni: "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is delicious. Dark red cherry, plum, smoke, licorice and spices jump from the glass as this bold, fruit-driven Brunello fleshes out, showing off its extroverted personality. Layers of intense fruit continue to build as the wine opens up in the glass. Ideally, readers should ...Read More » 


Inventory: Main Warehouse

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2006 ArPePe Sassella Riserva Stella Retica Valtellina Sup

Established in 1984 for Arturo Pelizzatti Perego, and now run by Arturo's children Isabella, Emanuele and Guido, ArPePe makes rare wines that are a point of reference for the unique Valtellina terroir, where the famed Nebbiobo grape goes by the name Chiavennasca. New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov recently noted, "...no Italian-accented wine list can be considered in vogue these days without at least one of the excellent Valtellinas from ArPePe..." (03/2014) This offering comes from the Sassella zone and is raised in a combination of stainless and 50... Read More » 


Inventory: Hollywood Redwood City

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2010 Ciro Biondi Cisterna Fuori

93 points James Suckling: "Amazing aromas of flowers, spices and dried strawberries. Full body, with super fine tannins and a firm linear line to the wine. Lightly chewy. Very long. Classy. From Etna fruit, mostly Nerello Mascalese. Better in 2013." (11/2011)  


Inventory: Redwood City

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