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Di Majo Norante Aglianico Contado Riserva 2010
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The estate’s 2010 Aglianico del Molise Contado is another wine loaded with personality. Scorched earth, tobacco, incense and smoke are some of the many notes that wrap around a core of intense fruit. Dense, rich and powerful the 2010 should continue to drink well for a number of
Item Number: 16912
Bottle:$12.95
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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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Tenuta Ghiaccio Forte Morellino di Scansano 2013
(2)
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92"Aromas of dried mushroom, berry and oyster shell follow through to a full body, with round tannins and a long and intense. Lovely soft texture. An outstanding Morellino di Scansano. Don't miss it. From the same owners as Brunello's Castello Romitorio. Drink or hold."
Item Number: 15956
Bottle:$14.85
Case: $178.20
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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:$22.95
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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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Castello Di Ama Gran Selezione Chianti Classico 2010
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95  WS TOP 100 2014 Rank 6 Highly Recommended "Offers a combination of power and elegance, with a racy feel. Notes of wild cherry, strawberry and rose, with leafy, woodsy flavors, permeate this driving red. The finish is long, but this needs time to shed the tannins. Well-defined
Item Number: 17116
Bottle:$39.95
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Cavallotto 'Bricco Boschis' Barolo 2010
98  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Advocate 96 "The 2010 Barolo Bricco Boschis is the flagship wine from this historic estate in Castiglione Falletto. The personality here is dark and brooding with savory aromas of cured meat and smoked bacon in a leading role. The intensity is bright and vibrant and the longer you contemplate
Item Number: 17082
Bottle:$57.95
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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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Uccelliera Rosso di Montalcino 2012
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "Layers of red fruits with ruby stone, pine tree and balsamic on the nose. Fresh but round tannins with sufficient character of wild cherry and berries. Long, elegant finish. This is like an outstanding Brunello. Drink now, or better on 2016."  Wine Enthusiast 92 "This juicy,
Item Number: 16381
Bottle:$18.95
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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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Felsina Chianti Classico 'Rancia' Riserva 2010
95  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 95+ " The 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is cool, inward and reserved at this stage. Much less expressive than it was from barrel, today the 2010 appears to be in a closed phase. There is so much tension in the glass, though, and I can hardly wait to see where the 2010 goes
Item Number: 17463
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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La Colombina Brunello di Montalcino 2010
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 "This rich version is saturated with cherry, plum, spice and earth flavors. The tannins are dense and the vibrant acidity keeps this focused and long. Offers a fine mix of power and finesse, presenting a mineral element on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2035.—B.S."  Wine
Item Number: 17739
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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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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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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Dei 'Vino Nobile' Montepulciano 2011
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "The 2011 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. Dark, sensual and totally inviting, the 2011 is laced with dark red and black stone fruit, cloves, leather and licorice. This silky, supple Vino Nobile is a great choice for drinking over the next 5-7 years,
Item Number: 17348
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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San Felice 'IL Grigio' Chianti Classico Riserva 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio opens to a deeply saturated color that is thick and luminous at the same time. In terms of bouquet, this Riserva veers toward the far end of the aromatic spectrum (as far as Chianti Classico is concerned) with dark tones of spice, saddle
Item Number: 17315
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Corino 'Arborina' Barolo 2010
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 "Mint and spice notes accent the core of cherry and tea flavors in this supple, harmonious red. Well-structured, balanced and long, with mineral accents emerging on the finish. Shows fine grip and ength, with an echo of spice on the aftertaste. Best from 2017 through 2032. From
Item Number: 17678
Bottle:$48.95
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Vietti 'Tre Vigne' Barbera d' Asti 2012
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90WS TOP 100 2014 Rank 76"A bright, flashy version, featuring black currant and blackberry fruit that shows notes of vanilla and spice. The oak adds tannins, lending this a tight feel on the otherwise fine finish. Needs time. Best from 2016 through 2020. 5,000 cases made." —BS
Item Number: 17322
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Fattorie Melini 'Selvanella' Chianti Classico Riserva 2010
95  Decanter 
Decanter 95 "Masculine and generous with forest fruit aromas. Rustic with flavors of leather and wild game and gripping tannins. Plump and intense, this has great texture and spice on the finish. It is textbook Sangiovese -complex yet elegant. Masses of ripe berry fruit and strong spicy notes.
Item Number: 17515
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Ciacci Piccolomini 'Pianrosso' Brunello di Montalcino 2010
98  James Suckling 
James Suckling 98 "Aromas of lilac, dark berry and sandalwood follow through to a full body, with fine tannins and an intense and savory finish. Very intense and very long. Succulent. Amazing balance and depth to this red. It's so beautiful to taste now but it will be much better in five to ten
Item Number: 17880
Bottle:$59.95
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Clerico 'Ciabot Mentin' Barolo 2010
97  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94-97 "Intense, concentrated and long, with rich cherry and floral notes. "   Stephen Tanzer 95+ "Good full red. Liqueur-like plum and black cherry on the nose. Then fine-grained and classy but tightly wound, showing utterly primary flavors of cherry, red berries and menthol.
Item Number: 16971
Bottle:$82.95
Case: $995.40
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Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere di Frassinello 2011
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "A wine with attractive berry, black olive and hints of wood. Medium-to-full body, with firm tannins and a chewy finish. Wood, tannins should melt into the wine with bottle age. A blend of 25% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Sangioveto. Better in 2014."~J.S.  Wine Spectator
Item Number: 17283
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Tolaini 'Al Passo' IGT 2010
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91“Blueberries and blackberries with hints of dried flowers and hints of fresh mushrooms. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh, fruity finish. A blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. Better in 2015 but delicious already.”
Item Number: 16304
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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Ruffino Modus 2011
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91  "A red with blueberry and blackberry character plus hints of licorice. Full body, chewy tannins and a walnut, berry and dark chocolate aftertaste.Very extracted but outstanding."  " Ruby red with violet hues. Intense and intriguing on the nose. Notes of ripe cherries, plums,
Item Number: 17371
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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G.D. Vajra 'Albe' Barolo 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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