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Tommasi 'Poggio al Tufo' Rompicollo 2011
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92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92WS TOP 100 2014 Rank 31"Presents a whiff of blackberry, bacon and ink, followed by dark berry, black pepper and spice notes. Rich and supple, with ample structure for support and a long, fruit-, spice- and mineral-filled aftertaste. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from
Item Number: 3153
Bottle:$11.95
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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
Case: $155.40
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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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Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico 2010
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo Langhe 2012
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Enticing aromas and flavors of rose, raspberry, strawberry and spice enhance this elegant, balanced red. Tightens up a little on the finish, where pure berry notes linger. Best from 2015 through 2023. 10,000 cases made."-BS
Item Number: 16522
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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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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Poggio al Tesoro 'Sondraia' Red Blend DOC 2008
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93WS TOP 100 2011 Rank 79"Already harmonious and supple, this red offers black cherry, raspberry and floral flavors, showing both intensity and finesse. Bright and focused, with refined tannins and a lingering aftertaste that echoes berry and spice. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and
Item Number: 11409
Bottle:$34.85
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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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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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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:$17.95
Case: $215.40
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Allegrini 'Veronese' Palazzo della Torre 2010
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90"Made from 30% dried grapes in the Amarone method, this delicious wine is loaded with mouthwatering black cherry, carob and fig flavors, with touches of mocha and nutmeg. It’s silky smooth, with polished tannins, fresh acidity and depth that offers effortless drinkability and
Item Number: 14882
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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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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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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Felsina Chianti Classico 2011
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92"The 2011 Chianti Classico is absolutely impressive and is one of the best base Chianti Classicos I have tasted from 2011. You feel the ripeness and heat of the vintage, but this wine also delivers surprising finesse and complexity. Black cherry and baking spice mingle on the
Item Number: 15284
Bottle:$17.95
Case: $215.40
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Marchesi de Frescobaldi Nipozzano Chianti Riserva 2010
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 “Black cherry, spice, tobacco and earth flavors prevail in this dense red. The tannins verge on being gritty in texture, yet there’s adequate acidity to keep this fresh.""Fresh plums and blueberries, with dark chocolate. Subtle aromas. Full body, with round and soft tannins
Item Number: 16058
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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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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