Italian Red


Fattoria del Cerro 'Manero' Rosso de Toscana 2013
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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
Case: $119.40
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Fattoria La Lecciaia 'Riserva' Brunello di Montalcino 2009
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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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La Poderina Brunello di Montalcino 2010
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94  Antonio Galloni 
James Suckling 94 "A gorgeous red with dark berry and blueberry character and violet character. Full body, integrated tannins with dark chocolate, fine tannins and a delicious finish. Lots of everything here and very balanced. Formally La Poderina. Drink in 2015."~J.S.  Antonio Galloni 94 "La
Item Number: 18097
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $197.70
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Frescobaldi 'Castelgiocondo' Brunello di Montalcino 2010
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 "Aromas of warm stones, dark fruits and walnuts follow to a full body, soft tannins and a savory finish. This shows ripe fruit and salty undertones that give the red a wonderful juiciness. It dense and tight now but will give so much pleasure in the future. Best ever from here.
Item Number: 18134
Bottle:$48.95
Case: $293.70
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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2011
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93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "Marked by ripe cherry, strawberry, floral and tar flavors, this red is graceful and detailed, with the fruit intensity persisting on the finish. This is well-integrated, and just needs time for the tannins to soften. Excellent length. Best from 2018 through 2030. 2,333 cases
Item Number: 18685
Bottle:$24.95
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Paolo Conterno 'Riva del Bric' Barolo 2011
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."  Info: From vines in the best exposed area of Ginestra, the Riva Del Bric bottling from
Item Number: 20200
Bottle:$36.95
Case: $443.40
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San Felice Chianti Classico 2012
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90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Spectator 90 "A peppery style, with cherry and strawberry flavors underneath the spice notes. Elegant and long, with accents of earth and tobacco. Fine balance. Drink now through 2020. 33,300 cases made."–BS  Wine Enthusiast 90 "A blend of Sangiovese, 10% Pugnitello and 10% Colorino, this
Item Number: 18712
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Ruffino Riserva Ducale 'Gold' Chianti Classico Reserva 2010
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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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Villa Poggio 'Salvi' Brunello di Montalcino 2010
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94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 "Underbrush, woodland berry, cake-spice aromas and a whiff of eucalyptus come together in the glass. The firm palate offers layers of juicy dark cherry-berry, licorice, tobacco and a hint of vanilla. It’s balanced and intense, with chewy tannins."   Wine Spectator 93 "Cherry,
Item Number: 18790
Bottle:$28.95
Case: $173.70
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Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2010
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95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "So much dried lemon and orange peel character here. Wet leaf, wet earth, stone and lightly smoked meat. Full body, integrated tannins and a savory and tangy finish. Fleshy and yummy. Fabulous deal here."~JS  Wine Spectator 93 "Cigar box and leather aromas are balanced by
Item Number: 18995
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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Pian dell'Orino 'Versante' Brunello di Montalcino 2010
97  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 97 "Pian dell'Orino's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Versante Amiata is a wine of stunning beauty. Freshly cut flowers, red stone fruits, plums, mint, smoke, spices and rose petals jump from the glass in a captivating, perfumed Brunello that conquers all the senses. At times powerful,
Item Number: 20204
Bottle:$79.95
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Macarico 'Macarico' Aglianico 2012
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2012 Aglianico del Vulture Alto Vulture Macarico is an extremely mineral-driven wine with delineated layers of pencil shaving, brimstone and graphite. The fruit is dark and brooding, recalling dried blackberry, plum and candied figs. There is little sweetness or softness in
Item Number: 20431
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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San Felice 'Gran Selezione' Il Grigio Chianti Classico 2010
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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: $33.95
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Sordo 'Gabutti' Barolo 2010
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 WE TOP 100 2014 Rank 42 Editors Choice "This structured Barolo is still closed but already displays it's impressive Serralunga d'Alba pedigree. It delivers crushed black cherry flavors layered in licorice, black pepper, clove, alpine herbs and balsamic notes alongside
Item Number: 17125
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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Feudo di Santa Croce 'LXXIV' Primitivo di Manduria 2010
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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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Ampeleia 'Kepos' Tuscan Blend 2013
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "This perfumy red exudes floral, raspberry, strawberry and mineral flavors, matched to a silky texture. Harmonious and long, presenting a fresh, bracing feel as the flavors linger. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Alicante Bouschet and Marselan. Drink now through 2023. 2,500 cases
Item Number: 20597
Bottle:$18.95
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Paolo Scavino Rocche dell Ann Riserva Barolo 2008
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 97+ "The 2008 Barolo Riserva Rocche dell’Annunziata possesses striking inner perfume, beautifully detailed fruit and gorgeous textural elegance. Sweet red berries, flowers and mint are some of the nuances that emerge from this finely sculpted Barolo. Once again, the Rocche is all
Item Number: 16956
Bottle:$136.95
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Masi 'Costasera' Amarone 2010
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 Ripe dark fruit, nutmeg, clove and tobacco aromas lead the nose on this bold and balanced wine. The rich palate delivers black plum, raisin, cinnamon, black pepper and licorice supported by velvety tannins and fresh acidity. Combining elegance and power, it boasts wonderful
Item Number: 16894
Bottle:$49.95
Case: $299.70
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Collina dei Lecci Brunello di Montalcino 2008
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91" A round, fruity version, boasting cherry, strawberry, eucalyptus and spice flavors on a silky frame. This is harmonious and vibrant, with a long aftertaste of tobacco and black tea. Drink now through 2023. 1,000 cases imported." ~ BS
Item Number: 16788
Bottle:$25.95
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Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 2011
94  Wine Advocate 
Vinous Media 94+ "The just-bottled 2011 Barolo is sweet, round and sensual, as it has always been from barrel. Kirsch, rose petals, sweet red cherries, crushed flowers, mint and cinnamon are all laced together in the glass. The tannins are silky, round and beautifully ripe. I expect the 2011 will
Item Number: 19362
Bottle:$119.95
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Tenuta la Badiola 'Acquagiusta' Rosso 2012
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91"A spicy and meaty wine with lots of ripe fruit. Full body, round tannins and a flavorful finish. A delicious blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Drink now."
Item Number: 20495
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino 2010
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96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96  "Perfect aromas to this red with licorice, stone, peach pit, plum, leather, and iron. Full body, fine and silky tannins support a deep and rich fruit concentration that shows black fruit, Tuscan dust and oyster shell. Needs four or five years to soften but an amazing finish."  
Item Number: 18139
Bottle:$45.95
Case: $275.70
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Le Ragose 'Amarone' della Valpolicella 2006
92  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 92 "Le Ragose's Amarone della Valpolicella is quite pretty. Plum and black cherry notes meld into freshly cut flowers, cloves and licorice. Firm yet nicely integrated tannins provide the framework in an attractive, deceptively mid-weight Amarone that should drink well for a number
Item Number: 15973
Bottle:$41.95
Case: $503.40
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Ciacci Piccolomini Brunello di Montalcino 2010
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94+ “One of the stars of the Castelnuovo dell'Abate subzone, this historic estate in family hands for generations has beautifully interpreted the 2010 vintage. Among its most precious assets is the Pianrosso vineyard with southwest exposures and medium, reddish soils peppered with
Item Number: 17767
Bottle:$38.95
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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:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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