Italian Red


Roscato Rosso Dolce
(113)
"Northern Italy provides a spectacular backdrop for Roscato, a violet-hued red with aromatic notes of cherry, blackberry and red raspberry. A touch of sweetness and bright acidity underlies the appeal of this charming wine. "~ Winery Notes  "Roscato Rosso Dolce is a blush wine produced in the
Item Number: 10563
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Castello Banfi Excelsus 2009
(2)
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "Aromas and flavors of prunes, fresh herbs and tobacco follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and milk chocolate and fruit aftertaste. Made from 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon."  Wine Spectator 90 "Herbal notes of thyme and tomato match up with black cherry
Item Number: 20913
Bottle:$35.95
Case: $215.70
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Adesso Cagnina di Romagna 2015
(28)
" Pleasantly sweet, Adesso’s berry aromas and flavors are impossible to resist. Low in alcohol, Adesso is a fun and easy to drink red wine for those who prefer their wines “off dry”. Nobody knows where the name "Cagnina" (ca-nee-na) comes from but it is known that the wine has been made only in the
Item Number: 3077
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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Paolo Conterno 'Riva del Bric' Barolo 2011
(1)
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 "This is fabulous Barolo with burnt orange, blackberry, meat, earth, and fresh herb. Full-bodied, round and velvety. So flavorful and crazy. Drink now. Why wait? But it will age wonderfully."  Wine Spectator 92 "A fluid, spicy version, with cherry, strawberry, licorice, black
Item Number: 20200
Bottle:$36.95
Case: $443.40
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Mirafiore Barolo 2011
(1)
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93"Classic Nebbiolo aromas of red berry, leather, crushed flower and a balsamic note unfold in the glass. The full-bodied palate doles out juicy black cherry, licorice and tobacco alongside firm, refined tannins. Drink 2018–2026."~K.O.
Item Number: 20657
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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Fattoria del Cerro 'Manero' Rosso de Toscana 2013
(12)
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "Aromas of flowers, lemon rind and dried cherries follow through to a full body, soft tannins and a savory finish. Really delicious. Drink or hold."  "Manero has very concentrated and deep ruby color. Intense aromas with touches of wild berries, hints of spices and vanilla
Item Number: 19111
Bottle:$9.95
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Giacomo Mori 'Chianti' Sangiovese 2013
(2)
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "Giacomo Mori's 2013 Chianti is one of the best wines readers will find in its price range. The 2013 is especially dark, with notable richness and density, but there is also more than enough aromatic nuance and freshness to give the wine verve. Black cherry, hard candy, pomegranate,
Item Number: 20283
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Cantina Zaccagnini Riserva Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2013
(2)
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91"A ripe and round textured red with plum, blueberry, cedar and chocolate aromas and flavors. Full body, lots of fruit and a delicious finish. One of the best values from Italy."~JS
Item Number: 20453
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Rocca di Frassinello Ornello 2012
(1)
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Spectator 90  "Taut and dense, showing cherry, mushroom, leather and chocolate aromas and flavors. Fresh and complex, with assertive tannins that need time to integrate. Fine length. Best from 2016 through 2023. 4,000 cases made."~B.S.  Wine Advocate 90 "The 2012 Maremma Toscana Ornello is
Item Number: 20743
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $155.70
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Ruffino Riserva Ducale 'Gold' Chianti Classico Reserva 2010
(2)
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "A soft silky red with berry and spice character plus hints of violets and lavander. Full and powerful, super -intetgrated tannins and a long, long finish. Dink or hold."  Wine Spectator 91 “The firm structure sets the stage for cherry, plum, tobacco and spice flavors in this
Item Number: 18301
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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Feudo di Santa Croce 'LXXIV' Primitivo di Manduria 2010
(4)
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 WS TOP 100 2014 Rank 69 " A burly, brambly red, underscored by tarry smoke and underbrush notes, offering flavors of blackberry coulis, herb-marinated black olive, grilled mushroom and ground spice. This shows muscle that recommends it to short-term cellaring, made accessible by
Item Number: 18344
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $101.70
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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2012
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "A pretty red, boasting floral, strawberry and raspberry flavors, accented by tobacco and underbrush notes. The tannins are firm yet well-integrated, creating a balanced impression. Best from 2017 through 2027."~B.S.  Vinous Media 92 "A big, powerful wine, the 2012
Item Number: 20398
Bottle:$26.45
Case: $317.40
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Bussola Amarone Classico 2009
(2)
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "A mouthwatering red, with a sense of finesse to the integrated layers of juicy baked cherry and plum fruit, fig paste, wild herb and tarry mineral, all set on a refined and supple tannic frame. Complex and long, this harmonious red is hard to stop sipping but should do well in
Item Number: 19703
Bottle:$49.95
Case: $599.40
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Fattoria La Lecciaia 'Riserva' Brunello di Montalcino 2009
(1)
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 Floral, strawberry, cherry, spice and woodsy aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this elegant, juicy and harmonious red, with a solid structure and a terrific aftertaste of berry, mineral and spice. Complex and resonant. Best from 2019 through 2035.  Wine Advocate 91 Aged
Item Number: 19480
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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Uccelliera 'Riserva' Brunello di Montalcino 2010
98  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 98 "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a dark, brooding and powerful wine. It shows immediate richness and evident complexity with spice, tobacco, cured meat and dried blackberry or plum. This a gorgeous wine that is only at the beginning of a long aging evolution. This wine
Item Number: 20874
Bottle:$128.95
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Silvio Grasso 'Bricco Luciani' Barolo 2010
(1)
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 "Lushly textured and vibrant, this delivers cherry, licorice, leather and spice aromas and flavors. Intense yet sleek, this is balanced, remaining persistent and solid on the finish. Almost approachable now, but this should develop over the next decade. Best from 2018 through
Item Number: 18150
Bottle:$49.95
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G.D. Vajra 'Albe' Barolo 2011
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "A mix of eucalyptus, cherry, leafy and tar aromas and flavors are  allied to a moderately firm structure in this balanced red. The finish is long and walks the line between fresh cherry, spice and earth notes." Best from 2018 through 2032.— B.S "A true Barolo di Barolo, Albe
Item Number: 18940
Bottle:$28.95
Case: $347.40
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San Felice 'Gran Selezione' Il Grigio Chianti Classico 2010
(2)
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Extremely full and generous, the 2010 Chianti Classico Gran Selezione is a seductive wine with the bold intensity and layering of a super Tuscan. Instead of international grapes, this Sangiovese-based wine is enhanced by 20% Abrusco, Pugnitello, Malvasia Nera, Ciliegiolo and
Item Number: 17114
Bottle:$33.95
Case: $203.70
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Massolino 'Serralunga d’Alba' Barolo DOCG 2010
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94  "This elegant wine boasts a floral and spice fragrance of crushed violets and clove. The bright palate offers juicy dark cherry with cinnamon and cake spices. Supple tannins reveal a surprisingly accessible side to Serralunga, home to the most structured Barolos. Drink
Item Number: 17580
Bottle:$38.95
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Cavallotto 'San Giuseppe' Barolo Riserva 2006
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94-96 "The 2006 Barolo Riserva Bricco Boschis Vigna San Giuseppe is a cool, inward wine. It boasts striking power and masses of fruit in an implosive style that will require many years to show at its best. The 2006 is all about sheer energy, power and muscle. Layers of fruit begin to
Item Number: 14929
Bottle:$84.95
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Brancaia 'Tre' Red Blend 2013
95  Decanter 
James Suckling 93 "Aromas of strawberry and berry character on nose. Full body, ultra-soft tannins and a silky finish. A beautiful and delicious wine."  Decanter 95 "Mainly Sangiovese (80%), with Cabernet and Merlot making up the blend, this is a great red made from grapes harvested in Chianti
Item Number: 19328
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Frescobaldi Tenuta Castiglioni 2012
"Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni is an intense ruby-red color with purplish highlights, showing a brilliant clarity and lovely consistency. On the nose, fruit is the protagonist with notes of cherry, currant, strawberry, and blue California plum. Added to these are spicy hints of cinnamon, pepper
Item Number: 18568
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Marco & Vittorio Adriano Barbaresco Basarin 2011
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93This rich red is fruity and solidly built, showing flavors of cherry, strawberry, leather, underbrush and tar. Harmonious, offering a glimpse of where this will be in a few years. Best from 2018 through 2030.
Item Number: 21093
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Sottimano 'Basarin Langhe' Nebbiolo 2013
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "The 2013 Langhe Nebbiolo is a real stunner. Translucent and weightless in the glass, with tons of pure pedigree, the 2013 hits all the right notes. Sweet lavender, mint, violet and sage notes lift from the glass in a precise, aromatic Nebbiolo to enjoy over the next decade or so.
Item Number: 20436
Bottle:$16.45
Case: $197.40
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Gran Passione Veneto Rosso
(5)
" 60% Merlot, 40% Corvina Gran Passione Veneto Rosso is made by the time-honored tradition of drying grapes before fermentation, the appassimento technique, the same way Amarone is produced. Using some of the same grape varieties as Amarone, this wine is similarly intense and full-bodied, displaying
Item Number: 18291
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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