Italian Red


Di Majo Norante 'Ramitello' Biferno Rosso 2011
(13)
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 WS TOP 100 2014 Rank 74 "The up-front mulberry and plum fruit is ripe and fleshy in this balanced red, with polished tannins. Notes of licorice string, graphite, tarry smoke and grilled mushroom push through midpalate and on the finish. Drink now through 2021."  Natalie MacLean
Item Number: 17707
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Ruffino Riserva Ducale 'Gold' Chianti Classico Reserva 2010
(3)
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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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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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
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La Lecciaia 'Vigna Manapetra' Brunello di Montalcino 2010
(1)
93  Antonio Galloni 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Manapetra represents a single-vineyard selection of fruit that is deep, dark and opulent. The wine ages in barrique for eight months and is transferred to large oak casks for an additional 30 months. This expression from the beautiful 2010 vintage
Item Number: 18481
Bottle:$32.95
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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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Francesca Castaldi 'Nina' Vespolina 2014
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "The 2014 Vespolina Nina is bright and focused throughout, with plenty of lively red stone fruit, cherry pit, mint, tobacco and mountain herb nuances. Aromatic and beautifully delineated, the 2014 is a drop-dead gorgeous entry-level offering from Francesca Castaldi." ~ AG  About
Item Number: 21599
Bottle:$17.95
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Sette Ponti Crognolo 2013
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "Lots of currants, blueberries, vanilla and floral character on the nose and palate. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Edgy contract of acidity, ripe fruit and wood. Stylish, savory and delicious. A blend of sangiovese and merlot; One of the best values amongst Super
Item Number: 20039
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $143.70
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Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco 2009
(3)
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "Lots of chocolate, hazelnut and dried berry on the nose. Full-bodied, tangy and chewy but there’s a bright, fruity finish. I like the chewy austerity to this. Polished sagrantino. Drink or hold"~J.S.   Wine Spectator 90 "Richly smoky and aromatic, with fig bread and prune
Item Number: 19765
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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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:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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Feudo di Santa Croce 'LXXIV' Primitivo di Manduria 2010
(5)
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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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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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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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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Clerico 'Aeroplan Servaj' Barolo 2010
97  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 97 "The 2010 Barolo Aeroplan Servaj is a wine of celestial aspiration. It soars in beauty and intensity, imparting delicate aromas of wild berry, blue flower and balsam herb as it makes its steady ascent. It shows the best of Serralunga d'Alba. The quality of fruit is tonic and
Item Number: 20158
Bottle:$99.95
Case: $599.70
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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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Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico RSV 2011
(1)
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "A fruity, delicious red with sliced-plum and lemon-rind character. Full body with light tannins and a flavorful finish. I like the traditional, honest character here. Drink now."~JS  Wine Spectator 92 "Aromas and flavors of eucalyptus, wild sage and pine mingle with cherry,
Item Number: 17980
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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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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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 2011
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "Aromas of crushed violet, baked plum, cake spice, ripe berry and tobacco pervade in this bold, full-bodied red. The firm palate offers ripe black cherry, fig, mocha, nutmeg, licorice and tobacco alongside velvety tannins."
Item Number: 20813
Bottle:$49.95
Case: $299.70
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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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Aurelio Settimo Barolo 2010
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Advocate 94 The 2010 Barolo is a very nice surprise with some sweet almond (just a touch) next to traditional aromas. It is very satisfying, with pretty, dusty tannins, and showing big intensity. This is a real treat with some youthful sourness that needs to blow off with time. It is dusty,
Item Number: 21014
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino 2008
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95  WS TOP 100 2013 Rank 96 "One of the most sought after wines from Montalcino, Montosoli is consistently a blockbuster red. Its intense ruby red color tends towards elegant garnet with age. On the nose, it shows a complex personality with a delicious blend of black cherry,
Item Number: 15111
Bottle:$99.95
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