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Tolaini Valdisanti Red Blend 2009
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94"Another Bordeaux-inspired wine, the 2009 Valdisanti represents a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc (in that order of importance). Fruit is sourced from the Tenuta S. Giovanni. On the nose, it shows delicate embroidery of spice, dark fruit and smoked cedar.
Item Number: 16369
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico 2010
95  Decanter 
Decanter 95"Very immediate on the nose, with ripe summer fruit and hints of powder puff and potpourri. Very young and intense but still a little unsettled on the palate, with some traditional oak aromas still to be assimilated, intriguing complexity and great potential."James Suckling 92
Item Number: 15272
Bottle:$17.95
Case: $215.40
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Tommasi 'Poggio al Tufo' Rompicollo 2011
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92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Presents a whiff of blackberry, bacon and ink, followed by dark berry, black pepper and spice notes. Rich and supple. Sangioveseand Cabernet Sauvignon."Stephen Tanzer 90"This Super-Tuscan boasts earth and toast aromas, with plenty of currant, strawberry and black cherry
Item Number: 3153
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Dei 'Vino Nobile' Montepulciano 2010
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94WE TOP 100 2013 Cellar Selections Rank 38"This savory wine has earthy and fruity fragrances of underbrush, spice and plum. The palate delivers a lush dark cherry flavor, accented by white pepper, cinnamon and licorice spice. With its fresh acidity and firm but elegant tannins,
Item Number: 14849
Bottle:$19.95
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Cantina Zaccagnini Riserva Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2011
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91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91"This is a soft and fruity red with dried berries and hints of fruit cake. Full body, ripe tannins and a delicious finish. An opulent and pleasing wine. Drink now."~JS
Item Number: 1590
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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La Lecciaia 'Riserva' Brunello di Montalcino 2007
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95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95"A wonderful wine with vibrant fruit and acidity with hints of toasted oak, leather, chocolate and plum character. Full and silky with a pretty finish. Drink or hold."
Item Number: 14203
Bottle:$31.95
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Le Ragose 'Amarone' della Valpolicella 2006
90  Wine Advocate 
Snooth Editorials 93Wine Advocate 90"The 2006 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is slightly muddled at first, but give it a few minutes and this wine opens to pretty aromas of dark prune, wet earth, leather, dried fruit and black cherry. Theres a pretty note of sweet cherry on the close and
Item Number: 15973
Bottle:$41.95
Case: $503.40
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La Spinetta CP Sangiovese 2010
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92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"A vibrant center of energy drives the strawberry and cherry flavors in this intense, elegant red. The tannins are sinewy, yet this remains balanced and lingering."
Item Number: 16443
Bottle:$10.95
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Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco 2008
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94"This is serious Sagrantino, which can be rustic and hard most times. Crazy aromas of black licorice and dark berries. Full body, with polished and beautiful tannins and a coco powder and black fruit undertone. Fascinating wine. Very stylish."~J.S.Wine Advocate 91"The 2008
Item Number: 14783
Bottle:$19.45
Case: $233.40
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Massolino 'Serralunga d’Alba' Barolo DOCG 2009
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95” A mix of cherry, cedar and tobacco flavors highlights this juicy, vibrant and almost racy red, with a layer of tannins sitting under- neath the flavors. The elements come together on the long, savory aftertaste. Best from 2017 through 2032. " ~ BSWine Advocate 89“The 2009
Item Number: 15826
Bottle:$38.95
Case: $467.40
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San Felice 'IL Grigio' Chianti Classico Reserva 2009
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93+"A pure expression of Sangiovese, the 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio shows the inner warmth and richness that is characteristic of the Castelnuovo Berardenga subzone of the famous Tuscan appellation. Balsam herbs and eucalyptus oil appear at first and slowly give way to
Item Number: 14813
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Caparzo 'Riserva' Brunello 2007
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96" There's a delicacy to this version, showing a latent structure and a distinctive spiciness surrounding the core flavors of cherry, raspberry, licorice and mineral. Harmonious and persistent, featuring a long finish. A compelling Brunello riserva. Best from 2015 through 2032. 150
Item Number: 14410
Bottle:$69.95
Case: $839.40
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La Massa Toscana Rosso 2011
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93"Aromas of smoked meats, blueberries and violets. This is full-bodied with fine tannins and a beautiful finish. Silky textured and savory on the finish. Better in 2014."Wine Advocate 92+"The 2011 La Massa is 60% Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Alicante. The
Item Number: 16152
Bottle:$18.89
Case: $226.68
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Sette Ponti Crognolo 2012
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95"Richly layered, colored, perfumed and sculpted with dazzling red fruits, a great mouthfeel, silky tannins and exceptional balance. A tremendous follow-up to the superb 2011. Drink now but best in 2017. "" Clay and sand soils as well as Tuscany's special stony galestro
Item Number: 16844
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere 2010
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90"The 2010 Le Sughere di Frassinello bursts from the glass with an exciting melange of sweet red cherries, herbs, licorice and tobacco. It shows lovely mid-palate depth in a medium-bodied, sleek style supported by firm yet well-integrated tannins. The 2010 fleshes out nicely on the
Item Number: 13485
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Antinori 'Toscana' Villa Antinori Rosso 2011
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Smart Buys""This is fleshy and balanced, with black currant and blackberry notes accented by cedar, tobacco and spice details. Offers intensity and length in a contemporary style. Best from 2015 through 2022. 62,500 cases imported." —B.S.
Item Number: 15740
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2010
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92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92Smart Buys"This is vibrant and energetic, with a base of fine-grained tannins lifting the cherry, currant, rhubarb and tobacco flavors. Taut and almost racy on the long finish."" Deep ruby red, with light burgundy reflections. Full and intense, with notes of small wild
Item Number: 15827
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Renieri Regina di Renieri IGT 2009
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94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94"A powerful, brooding red, with effusive blackberry, plum, leather, spice and saline flavors. A lush texture and ample fruit covers the structure, but there are abundant tannins lurking underneath. The finish picks up earth and mineral elements. Syrah. Best from 2015 through
Item Number: 14229
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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Azelia Barolo 2005
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Wonderful aromas of ripe berries and spices, such as nutmeg. Full-bodied, with chewy, polished tannins, layers of fruit and hints of new wood. Balanced and complex. Best after 2012. 980 cases made. " ~ JSWine Advocate 90 "The 2005 Barolo is simply beautiful. Sweet layers of
Item Number: 16053
Bottle:$29.95
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Clelia Romano 'Vigna Andrea' Taurasi Aglianico 2008
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94+ "A rich, explosive wine, the 2008 Taurasi Vigna Andrea is endowed with superb depth and pure pedigree. Readers will have to be patient for the 2008, as today the wine remains remarkably primary and unevolved. With time in the glass, varietal aromas and flavors develop, adding
Item Number: 14053
Bottle:$33.95
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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2010
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92"Beautiful aromas of white truffles, plums and berries. HInts of spices. Full to medium body with fine tannins and beautiful licorice, berry and fennel seed. Very pretty length. Drinkable now but better in 2015."~J.S.International Wine Cellar 91"Tangy cherry and raspberry
Item Number: 16598
Bottle:$26.95
Case: $323.40
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Angelo Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis 2011
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93The 2011 Promis (55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and 10% Sangiovese) is darkly concentrated with thick tones of black tar, espresso, candied cherry, clove, rum cake and bitter chocolate. Although, it feels broad and large in the mouth, the wine also shows enormous elegance and focus. That
Item Number: 15463
Bottle:$39.45
Case: $473.40
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Brancaia 'Tre' Red Blend 2011
95  Decanter 
Decanter 95" Mainly Sangiovese (80%), with Cabernet and Merlot making up the blend, this is a great red made from grapes harvested in Chianti Classico and Maremma. The nose shows prunes, cassis, sweet spice and cedar tones, while the glossy palate boasts red, black and blue berries plus pepper
Item Number: 16486
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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La Spinetta 'Garretti' Barolo 2009
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95"The 2009 Barolo Vigneto Garetti comes from the lowest part of the vineyard. It shows great power and density with fleshy fruit, dried cherry and prune. The mouthfeel is round and dense, supported amply by the firm tannins at the back. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.Giorgio
Item Number: 14525
Bottle:$42.95
Case: $515.40
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Elio Altare 'Arborina' Langhe Nebbiolo 2010
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98  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 98"The 2010 Langhe Arborina (Nebbiolo) is another extraordinary effort. Sweet red berries, crushed flowers, mint and licorice literally jump from the glass. Here, too, the wine's balance is exceptional. Expressive floral notes add lift to a finish framed by the most finessed, silky
Item Number: 14931
Bottle:$74.95
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