Italian Red


Tenuta di Trinoro 'Le Cupole' Rosso Toscana 2014
(3)
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Spectator 93 WS Top 100 2016 Rank 29 "Alluring scents of ripe cherry, mulberry and fresh herbs complement concentrated flavors of cherry and sweet spice in this red. Offers a backbone of mouthcoating tannins and remains integrated as the finish lingers. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet
Item Number: 23486
Bottle:$25.95
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Le Ragose 'Amarone' della Valpolicella 2007
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93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "Opaque dark ruby. Aromas of red plum, black cherry, sweet spices and milk chocolate. A rich, round, and very well balanced Amarone offering a boatload of red cherry, dark plum, brown spices and milk chocolate flavors that are precise and pure. Finishes very long and creamy. Lovely
Item Number: 22871
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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Marziano Abbona 'Pressenda' Barolo 2010
96  James Suckling 
James Suckling 96"A wine with beautiful depth of fruit and richness with floral and berry character. Such purity. Full body, with fabulous concentration and balance. It lasts for minutes. One of the big surprises of the vintage. Better in 2018." ~J.S.
Item Number: 25052
Bottle:$35.99
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Cantina Zaccagnini Riserva Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2014
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91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "A rich and beautiful red with lots of berry fruit plus hints of chocolate and vanilla, yet there's a freshness and edge to this wine that keeps it lively and delicious. One of the best Italian wines for the money."  "Intense ruby red color with violet nuances; intense,
Item Number: 23656
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Villa Pillo 'Borgoforte' Red 2014
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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
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico RSV 2013
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93  James Suckling 
Wine Spectator 91 WS Top 100 2016 Rank 58 Ruby red tending towards garnet. Rich, intense and complex nose with notes of black cherry and spice. Full bodied with rich red berry fruit flavors complimenting a backbone of tannin.  James Suckling 93   "Layered and pretty red with cherry and light
Item Number: 24339
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Guerrieri Gonzaga 'San Leonardo' Red 2010
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95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "San Leonardo was not produced in 2009. The 2010 San Leonardo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot) is a seamless and polished wine that shows the best of this estate and this vintage. This is a profound and lasting wine with a bouquet that opens to dark fruit tones backed by
Item Number: 24546
Bottle:$53.95
Case: $323.70
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Fattoria del Cerro Chianti Colli Senesi 2015
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92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92"The nose here reminds me of Burgundy with dried flowers and red berry aromas. Tight but has beautiful ethereal red fruit and polished, almost inexistent tannins. Beautiful and delicate. Drink now."~J.S.
Item Number: 22825
Bottle:$7.95
Case: $95.40
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La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2012
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96 "Enticing from the first aromas of fresh cherry, violet and spice, this supple red is balanced and expressive. Matches an elegant frame with a firm backbone of tannins and lively acidity. Very persistent on the long, detailed aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2036. From
Item Number: 24414
Bottle:$45.95
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Macarico 'Macarico' Aglianico 2012
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2012 Aglianico del Vulture Alto Vulture Macarico is an extremely mineral-driven wine with delineated layers of pencil shaving, brimstone and graphite. The fruit is dark and brooding, recalling dried blackberry, plum and candied figs. There is little sweetness or softness in
Item Number: 20431
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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La Colombina Brunello di Montalcino 2012
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94 "This red combines power and elegance, with bright acidity and dense tannins. Cherry and plum fruit are accented by leather, tobacco and mineral as this glides to a lingering conclusion. Shows fine balance, with a tealike finish. Best from 2020 through 2035. 1,200 cases made. –BS"
Item Number: 25070
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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Ciacci Piccolomini 'Pianrosso' Brunello di Montalcino 2012
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97 "This is all about finesse and beauty with such great length and polish. It literally melts in your mouth. Full-bodied yet agile and vivid. So many undertones of cedar, berries, cream and light toffee. Fabulous. Contender for the wine of the vintage. Publish Date: Wednesday,
Item Number: 24045
Bottle:$59.95
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Antinori 'Toscana' Villa Antinori Rosso 2013
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91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "A silky and delicious red with tile, berry and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Linear and structured. Affordable quality Super Tuscan."  The Wine Advocate 90 "Here is one of Marchesi Antinori's battleship red wines. The 2013
Item Number: 23751
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Il Fauno di Arcanum Toscana 2013
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "It's hard not to be smitten with the 2013 Il Fauno di Arcanum. This blend of 55% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot is a rich and lasting Tuscan red that offers ample power and concentration. There are points of greenness here with crushed
Item Number: 24448
Bottle:$25.95
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Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2013
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "A deep, powerful wine, the 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva has quite a bit of depth for a cool, late-ripening vintage. Sage, tobacco, menthol, smoke and dark cherry hit the palate in a deep, beautifully layered Chianti Classico endowed with real personality and class. This is another
Item Number: 24269
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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Poderi Luigi Einaudi Dolcetto di Dogliani 2015
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "A beam of bracing acidity at the core of this intense, saturated red helps delineate the blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry and graphite flavors. This has grip and complexity, but just needs a little time. Best from 2018 through 2024."  "It all began in 1897, when 23-year-old
Item Number: 25542
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere di Frassinello 2013
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93+ "This is a delicious value wine that has shown great strides forward in quality over the past two vintages. The 2013 Maremma Toscana Le Sughere di Frassinello is a hot seller and with 95,000 bottles produced, it should not be difficult to locate. The blend consists of Sangioveto,
Item Number: 22177
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $101.70
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Brancaia 'Tre' Red Blend 2013
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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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Vietti 'Castiglione' Barolo 2012
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "With fruit sourced from various points within the Castiglione Falletto township, the 2012 Barolo Castiglione continues on its promise to offer a solid drinking experience based purely on quality Nebbiolo. This wine speaks more to the specific qualities of Nebbiolo, more than
Item Number: 23621
Bottle:$42.95
Case: $257.70
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Feudi di San Gregorio Rubrato Aglianico 2012
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "Lots of tar, spice and dried herb character in the nose. Full body with chewy tannins and lots of stone, black pepper and berry on the aftertaste. Stony soil. Better in 2016." 3/2015  " Intense and lucid ruby red. On the nose, it recalls wild black fruit, licorice and the
Item Number: 25134
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Ruffino 'Greppone Mazzi' Brunello Di Montalcino 2011
93  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 93 "Lovely floral scents of violet and iris mingle with dark fruit and a whiff of exotic spice. The elegant, structured palate offers fleshy black cherry, ripe raspberry, white pepper, anise and chopped mint alongside fine-grained tannins. A hint of mocha closes the finish. It's
Item Number: 25372
Bottle:$67.95
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Vallana Gattinara Nebbiolo 2007
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94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 Editor's Choice "This fragrant Nebbiolo opens with intense, ample aromas of kitchen spice, chopped herb, leather, dark-skinned berry, tilled soil and a whiff of pressed rose petal. On the firmly structured smooth palate, notes of licorice, cinnamon and truffle accent a core of
Item Number: 23654
Bottle:$26.95
Case: $323.40
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Podere Brizio Brunello di Montalcino 2010
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93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 " A ripe, focused red with prune, plum and berry character. Hints of stones and sliced apple. Full body, dense fruit, fine tannins and a bright, lively finish. Amazing acid backbone that just jumps out of the glass. Drink or hold."  Vinous Media 90 "Podere Brizio's 2010
Item Number: 17923
Bottle:$42.95
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Damilano Barbera d'Asti 2015
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90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90"Vivid and fresh style with raspberry and lemon character. Medium body, tangy finish. Drink now."~J.S.
Item Number: 24087
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino 2012
96  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 96 Cellar Selection  The Wine 100% Sangiovese from two vineyards in Montalcino: ‘Le Prata’ with SE exposure at 500m above sea level; and ‘La Torre’ with SW exposure at 320m above seal level. Fermentation and maceration lasts 30 days. The wine then matures for 40 months in large
Item Number: 24517
Bottle:$55.95
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