Italian Red


Tolaini Valdisanti Red Blend 2012
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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
Bottle:$23.95
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Arnaldo Rivera Undicicomuni Barolo 2013
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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
Bottle:$25.95
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Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico RSV 2015
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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
Bottle:$21.95
Case: $263.40
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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
Bottle:$69.95
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Ca' del Baio 'Autinbej' Barbaresco 2015
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 " Sweet berry and cherry aromas with hints of flowers following through to a full body, with lots of fruit and chewy tannins. A long and rich finish. Needs four to five years of bottle age. Try in 2022."   Wine Spectator 93 "A briny mineral note in the aroma signals this
Item Number: 31996
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $149.70
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Antinori 'Guado al Tasso' Il Bruciato 2016
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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
Bottle:$22.95
Case: $137.70
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Avignonesi Vino Noble Di Montepulciano 2014
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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
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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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
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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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
Bottle:$25.95
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S.Molettieri 'Vigna 5 Querce' Reserva Taurasi 2008
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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
Bottle:$44.95
Case: $269.70
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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
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Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2013
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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
Bottle:$54.95
Case: $659.40
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Firriato Chiaramonte Nero D'Avola 2015
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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
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Rodano Chianti Classico 2015
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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
Bottle:$14.95
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Zenato Amarone Classico DOC 2013
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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
Bottle:$56.95
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Masciarelli Montepulciano D' Abruzzo 2016
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Wine. In many ways the "standard" example for Montepulciano in the world, an ambassador as the introduction to the grape and the Abruzzo region for many consumers. This wine shows how the late ripening Montepulciano grape when handled with care produces welcoming wines of soft acidity, ripe
Item Number: 22856
Bottle:$8.45
Case: $101.40
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Terre del Barolo Barolo Riserva 2010
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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
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
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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
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Allegrini 'Veronese' Palazzo della Torre 2014
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91  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 91 "Aromas of ripe black-skinned fruit and exotic spice are front and center on this delicious red. On the fresh palate, tightly knit, polished tannins carry mouthwatering black cherry, blackberry compote, mocha and cinnamon. Enjoy through 2024."  "This is one of the wines that
Item Number: 27939
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Vietti 'Perbacco' Nebbiolo Langhe 2015
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92“White pepper, cherry, tea, juniper and tobacco flavors dissolve into a swath of tannins that leave a grip on the finish. Though elegant, this feels more like a Barolo in profile and structure. Best from 2020 through 2030.”3,500 cases made.—B.S.
Item Number: 30926
Bottle:$20.95
Case: $251.40
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Paolo Scavino Barolo 2014
93  James Suckling 
Wine Spectator 93 WS TOP 100 2018 Rank 88 "This starts out with plenty of cherry, plum and orange peel flavors, offset by iron, eucalyptus and tobacco accents. The finish is rustic, with the tannins flexing their muscles, yet this comes together in the end. A wine for the long haul. Best from 2023
Item Number: 28047
Bottle:$34.95
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Montepeloso 'A Quo' Rosso 2015
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "A rich and layered red with chocolate, spice and hints of grilled meat that follow through to a full body, with depth and wonderful length. Shows intensity and structure with a solid core of ripe fruit in the center palate."  (30% Montepulciano, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20
Item Number: 29923
Bottle:$17.95
Case: $215.40
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Guerrieri Gonzaga 'San Leonardo' Red 2011
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93  ”The 2011 San Leonardo (Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere and Merlot) is another landmark edition of this celebrated wine. This warm vintage has shaped a slightly more opulent and succulent expression with dark fruit nuances of blackberry and Morello cherry. The bouquet is intense and
Item Number: 27901
Bottle:$53.95
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Rocca di Frassinello Poggio alla Guardia 2015
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92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92"Graphite, black pepper and sanguine aromas are matched with plum, tobacco and spice flavors in this beefy red. The muscular frame supports all the elements nicely. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangioveto. Best from 2018 through 2024. 1,200 cases made."~ BS
Item Number: 27127
Bottle:$14.95
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Feudi del Pisciotto Nero d'Avola Versace 2015
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92  Vinous Media 
Wine Spectator 91 WS Top 100 2017 #96 "A well-focused, rich red in a balanced, medium-bodied frame, this offers a subtle underpinning of tarry mineral notes layered over light, sculpted tannins and flavors of mulberry and dried fig, with hints of herbes de Provence and mocha. Drink now through
Item Number: 28541
Bottle:$20.95
Case: $125.70
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