Italian Red

Adesso Cagnina di Romagna 2017
"Nobody knows where the name 'Cagnina' (ca-nee-na) comes from but it is known that the wine has been made only in the Romagna region, just south of Venice since the 13th century, and that it was even called Cagnina in those days. Grapey, jammy smooth as silk and unctuously sweet, this is a wine
Item Number: 3077
Case: $95.40

Tolaini Valdisanti Red Blend 2012
92  James Suckling 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2012 Valdisanti is based on Cabernet Sauvignon, with Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc in supporting roles. This is a beautiful expression with a full and generous disposition. The wine opens to a dark garnet color and thick consistency. You very much taste the Cabernet in this
Item Number: 24267

Avignonesi Vino Noble Di Montepulciano 2014
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The queen of the ball is the 2014 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. This wine shows grace and elegance, and it pulls itself together with a profound sense of firmness and textural compactness. The quality of fruit is sweet and accessible, but the wine also reveals ethereal tones of
Item Number: 29233
Case: $239.40

Felsina Chianti Classico 'Rancia' Riserva 2011 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL (bottle) bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94+ "A wine of incredible density, the 2011 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is virtually impenetrable, but dazzling just the same. Rose petal, mint, sage, rosemary, leather and smoke hit the palate in a voluptuous, racy Rancia. The 2011 should drink well earlier than many other recent
Item Number: 30593

Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico RSV 2015
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96 "Aromas of plums, cherries and hints of green olives. White truffles and deep earth, too. Full-bodied, so layered and beautiful with a fabulous texture and ripe tannins. It is so pure and minimalist in the end, showing the effect of traditional, hands-off winemaking. Don’t miss
Item Number: 30977
Case: $263.40

Arnaldo Rivera Undicicomuni Barolo 2013
100  Wine Spectator 
WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 #54/ 93 Points.  James Suckling 92 A dense and polished red with dark berry, dried strawberry and black pepper aromas and flavors. Full body, polished tannins and a crisp finish.  Wine Enthusiast 90 Iris, leather and scorched earth aromas come together on this. The
Item Number: 30109

Costanti Brunello Di Montalcino 2013
97  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 97 “Delicately scented, this offers underbrush, pressed violet and wild berry aromas. It's medium-bodied and loaded with elegance, delivering crushed raspberry, Morello cherry, licorice and a hint of pipe tobacco set against taut, refined tannins. Bright acidity provides balance.
Item Number: 29795

Cantina Zaccagnini Riserva Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2015
“Intense ruby red color with violet nuances; intense, characteristic bouquet of the primary grape aromas; fruity component, fullbodied and robust, well-balanced with tannin and oak features.”-Winemaker’s Notes   “Small town in the Abruzzi region which guards important treasures and traditions,
Item Number: 28120

Roscato Rosso Dolce
"Northern Italy provides a spectacular backdrop for Roscato, a violet-hued red with aromatic notes of cherry, blackberry and red raspberry. A touch of sweetness and bright acidity underlies the appeal of this charming wine. "~ Winery Notes  "Roscato Rosso Dolce is a blush wine produced in the
Item Number: 10563
Case: $107.40

Gran Passione Veneto Rosso 2017
"Gran Passione has an intense purple color. It is full-bodied and rich with dark fruit flavors of blackberry and black cherry balanced by a solid structure due to the elevated alcohol, acidity and soft tannins. It's a great wine for roasted and grilled meats, stews and other rich dishes. Also
Item Number: 26517
Case: $131.40

Villa Pillo 'Borgoforte' Red 2014
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91WS TOP 100 2016 Rank 25"Enticing aromas of violet, black currant and rosemary are accented by licorice and tobacco flavors in this fluid and harmonious red, with fine tannins gracing the long finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2022."
Item Number: 24330

Antinori 'Guado al Tasso' Il Bruciato 2016
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "This second wine shows such a great balance of round tannins and juicy, creamy and chocolate character. Full, flavorful and joyful. Salty and juicy. Savory and even meaty. Drink now or hold.”  Wine Spectator 90 “Cherry jam, blackberry and floral aromas and flavors prevail in
Item Number: 29713
Case: $137.70

Zenato Amarone Classico DOC 2013
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92"Deep ruby-red. Strong note of herbs, quinine and roasted red fruit on the nose. Then fresher and cleaner with lovely floral flavors of red cherry and spicy herbs. Finishes long with youthfully chewy tannins."
Item Number: 26082

Firriato Chiaramonte Nero D'Avola 2015
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93Dried berry and spice with hints of rose petal on the nose. Full body. Round, velvety and ripe tannins. Gorgeous fruit. Drink or hold.
Item Number: 30008
Case: $179.40

Mazzi 'Punta di Villa' Amarone 2013
Wine Information: Blend:  Corvina - 70%  Rondinella - 25%  Altri a bacca rossa - 5%   Vineyard age (year of planting):  Corvina: 1985  Rondinella: 1985  Altri a bacca rossa: 1985   Soil type: Calcarous, lime, clay  Exposure: South-West   " Vinification and ageing: The grapes dry until
Item Number: 29060
Case: $599.40
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Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "What a delicious nose that’s ripe, but also really well defined with dried red plums, hazelnuts, Indian spices, baking spices, cedar, tar and licorice. The dusty tannins are a delight, and so are the dried fruit and spices that warm the palate. They also penetrate all the way
Item Number: 28880
Case: $299.40

Carpineto 'Vino Nobile di Mont di Montepulciano' Riserva 2013
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 WS TOP 2018 Rank 11 The stunning bouquet of ripe black cherry, black currant, leather and woodsy spice notes is enticing, while the sweet fruit is a match for the dense structure. The lengthy finish lingers, with tobacco, eucalyptus and iron accents. Drink now through 2030. 
Item Number: 31370

Rodano Chianti Classico 2015
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Fattoria Rodáno has produced a bright, attractive and honest wine in this warm vintage. The 2015 Chianti Classico drinks with smooth ease and spreads warmly over the palate. The wine is infused with dark plum, cherry, spice and pressed rose. There is considerable weight and
Item Number: 25854

Terre del Barolo Barolo Riserva 2010
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90The nose is still somewhat closed but the straightforward palate delivers ripe black cherry, underbrush, white and black pepper alongside bracing tannins and nervous acidity. This needs time but should evolve into a classic, solid Barolo.
Item Number: 28565
Case: $299.40

Antinori 'Peppoli' Chianti Classico 2016
"90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and Syrah. Ruby red in color with purple highlights, the wine shows intensely fruity notes of cherries and red currants on the nose which fuse very well with the typical sensations of violets which characterize Chianti Classico. Very delicate and quite well integrated the
Item Number: 30573
Case: $203.40

Michele Chiarlo 'Le Orme' Barbera d'Asti Superiore 2015
Concentrated, chary black fruit, smoky oak and mocha on the nose of this robust red wine. This northern Italian red wine is designated Superiore and is aged for 8 months in oak barrels and then another 4 months in the bottle before it's released from the winery to the market.
Item Number: 30006
Case: $155.40

San Felice Chianti Classico 2016
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94"Expressive and smooth, this hits all the right notes, with pure black cherry, black currant and violet flavors. Touches of earth, iron and tobacco add complexity. Shows fine harmony and length. Best from 2020 through 2036. 25,000 cases made."–BS
Item Number: 30408
Case: $191.40

S.Molettieri 'Vigna 5 Querce' Reserva Taurasi 2008
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94+ "Deep ruby with an amber rim. Brooding coffee and cocoa nuances complicate rich dark cherry and blackberry syrup on the nose. Large-scaled, dense and juicy, showing tactile flavors of dark berries and chocolate complemented by a note of underbrush. This long, smoothly tannic wine
Item Number: 22800
Case: $269.70

Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2013
98  James Suckling 
James Suckling 98"Spectacular aromas of dark fruits such as cherries with undertones of peaches and orange peel and some floral character, too. Full body, layered and rich. Lightly chewy tannins. Incredibly long and flavorful. Makes you want to drink it now but it will age beautifully."
Item Number: 30998
Case: $659.40

Ruffino Riserva Ducale 'Tan' Chianti Classico 2014
“The Riserva Ducale is an intense ruby red color. This complex wine is characterized by sweet cherry and red berry fruit notes with delicately spiced hints of tobacco, leather, cedar, white pepper and a touch of flint. Tasting profile: Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva is well balanced on the
Item Number: 27401
Case: $227.40