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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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Collina dei Lecci Brunello di Montalcino 2007
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"Mushroom and underbrush aromas signal this cherry- and berry-filled red. Sleek and linear, tightening up as the firm tannins emerge on the long finish. Should come together with time. Best from 2015 through 2027. 1,000 cases made." –BS
Item Number: 15192
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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Tommasi 'Poggio al Tufo' Rompicollo 2011
(2)
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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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:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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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
Case: $239.40
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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2009
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93"Bright cherry, strawberry, floral, licorice and herbal aromas and flavors highlight this fragrant, elegant red. Silky and pure, with fine, ripe tannins for support."Wine Advocate 92"The 2009 Barbaresco shows personality and good cheer with a good dose of dried fruit and
Item Number: 15298
Bottle:$25.95
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Cantina Zaccagnini Riserva Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2011
(5)
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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Livio Sassetti 'Pertimali' Brunello di Montalcino 2008
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94WS TOP 100 of 2013 Rank 24"Aromatic, suave and silky, boasting aromas and flavors of flowers, cherry, strawberry and leather, all boosted by bright acidity and firm, well-integrated tannins. Refined and long, with a lingering finish of mineral and spice. Best from 2016 through
Item Number: 15322
Bottle:$38.95
Case: $467.40
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La Lecciaia 'Riserva' Brunello di Montalcino 2007
(2)
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
Case: $383.40
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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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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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Podere Brizio Brunello di Montalcino 2006
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95"Podere Brizio delivers a super pleasurable and succulent Brunello with a soft, chewy consistency and a long, velvety finish. The bouquet is composed of dark fruit, mature blackberry, chocolate, espresso, smoke, crushed clove and toasted nut. — M.L. (4/1/2011) "Wine
Item Number: 9967
Bottle:$45.95
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Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2010
(1)
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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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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Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo Langhe 2011
(1)
90  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 90"Dark cherry, plum, violets, cloves and mint all jump from the glass in a rich, textured Nebbiolo loaded with class and personality. This drop-dead gorgeous entry-level Nebbiolo from Barbaresco-designated vineyards is drinking beautifully today."~A.G.
Item Number: 14314
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Castello di Verrazzano Chianti Classico 2010
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92WE TOP 100 2013 Rank 90"This vibrant Chianti Classico has ripe strawberry and raspberry aromas with hints of violet. The palate shows delicious red cherry layered with white pepper and a hint of chocolate, all in a fresh and supple style." ~ KO
Item Number: 15418
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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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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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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Piaggia 'Riserva' Carmignano 2009
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2009 Carmignano Riserva Piaggia is richer and deeper than the 2008 in its fruit, yet retains the medium-bodied structure that is typical of the vintage. Tobacco, flowers and cherries wrap around the soft, mid-palate and finish. The 2009 is a bit more overt in its fruit than
Item Number: 14851
Bottle:$33.95
Case: $407.40
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Azienda Agricola 'COS' Maldafrica 2010
96  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 96"The 2010 Maldafrica is the single wine that left the longest lasting impression on me following my grand tasting of Sicilian wine in February 2014. The blend is 50-50 Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and the wine ages in oak for 12 months. It’s hard to know where to start because
Item Number: 16236
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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Guerrieri Gonzaga 'San Leonardo' Red 2007
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Smoky, with tar and cured tobacco accents to the notes of black currant pâte de fruit, grilled plum, espresso and anise. Fresh and balanced, featuring fine-grained tannins on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2020. 3,333 cases made."~AN
Item Number: 15631
Bottle:$55.95
Case: $671.40
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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:$20.95
Case: $251.40
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Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 2009
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94"The 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia emerges from the glass with freshly cut roses, sweet red berries, licorice, spices and tar. This is a mid-weight, silky Rancia that impresses for its textural beauty and finesse. The Rancia emerges from a high-altitude site planted from
Item Number: 13769
Bottle:$39.95
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Bussola Amarone Classico 2008
"When Veneto legend Giuseppe Quintarelli was asked years ago to name the region’s next superstar, he didn’t hesitate: Tommaso Bussola. Quintarelli’s prediction began to be realized in 1999, when Tomasso’s 1995’s were released. Among the countless accolades he received, Gambero Rosso gave him the
Item Number: 16221
Bottle:$49.95
Case: $599.40
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G.D. Vajra Barolo 'Albe' 2010
94  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 94"The 2010 Barolo Albe is a real stunner. Brilliant and finely sculpted on the palate, the 2010 dazzles from the very first taste. Expressive, floral notes meld into bright red fruit, mint and crushed berries in a vibrant, striking Barolo endowed with pure energy and class. In
Item Number: 16062
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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