Italian Red


Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2012
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95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "Very perfumed with chocolate, berries and spices. Some nuts, too. Full body, velvety tannins and a luscious finish. Extremely long and generous yet shows reserve. Drink in 2019."  Wine Advocate 93 "Renieri is an excellent producer of Brunello. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino
Item Number: 26531
Bottle:$39.95
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Antinori Tignanello 2014
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 "Really pretty aromas of currants and roses follow through to a medium body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh finish. Very well done for 2014 and a wonderful Tignanello to drink now or later. Better in 2019."  The Wine Advocate 93  "Tignanello has this amazing ability of
Item Number: 25482
Bottle:$89.95
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Felsina Chianti Classico 'Rancia' Riserva 2011 375ml
Please note this is a 375mL (bottle) bottle, which is smaller than a regular 750mL bottle!
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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
Bottle:$17.95
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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
Bottle:$19.95
Case: $239.40
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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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Casaloste Chianti Classico 2015
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94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94“A beauty, silky and packed with dark cherry, leather, iron and earth aromas and avors. Harmonious and long, with a well-integrated structure and a mineral-tinged aftertaste. Drink now through 2029”
Item Number: 26196
Bottle:$18.95
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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
Bottle:$22.95
Case: $137.70
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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
Case: $131.40
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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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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:$19.45
Case: $233.40
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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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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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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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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
Case: $287.40
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Terre Nere 'Prephylloxera' Etna Rosso 2016
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98  James Suckling 
James Suckling 98 "Intense orange-peel aromas highlight the ripe-fruit and smoked-meat character. Full-bodied with round and chewy tannins and an intense, flavorful finish. Focused and driven. Needs time to soften. Better in 2020. Publish Date: Monday, October 22, 2018"  Wine Spectator 95 "This
Item Number: 28809
Bottle:$79.95
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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
Bottle:$25.95
Case: $311.40
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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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Angelo Gaja Ca'Marcanda 'Promis' Red Blend 2015
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "An extremely floral and almost pinot-noir-like wine with fresh rose petals, wild strawberries and red cherries. Medium to full body, fine tannins, a pretty line of acidity and a succulent finish."  Jeb Dunnuck 91 "The 2015 Promis checks in as 55% Merlot, 35% Syrah and the rest
Item Number: 28345
Bottle:$36.95
Case: $443.40
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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
Case: $179.40
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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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Giacomo Fenocchio 'Bussia' Barolo 2013
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97  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 97 Cellar Selection WE TOP 100 2017 Rank 21 "Rose, iris, wild berry and baking spice aromas merge with scents of new leather and a balsamic menthol note on this stunning and classically crafted Barolo. The structured polished palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, crushed
Item Number: 25684
Bottle:$45.95
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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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Paitin Barbaresco 'Sori Paitin' 2014
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 "Intense aromas and flavors of pure cherry, raspberry and flowers introduce this silky, delicate red, which is firmly structured, with dusty, assertive tannins. Notes of tobacco and mineral are woven into the long, detailed aftertaste."  Vinous Media 94 "The 2014 Barbaresco
Item Number: 30183
Bottle:$45.95
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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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Monte Bernardi 'Retromarcia' Chianti Classico 2015
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92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "This fragrant red offers heady scents of ripe dark-skinned berry, pressed violet, eucalyptus and a potpourri of culinary spice. The refined palate is initially understated but then sneaks up on you with ripe wild cherry, cranberry, licorice and clove. It's surprisingly fresh for
Item Number: 29140
Bottle:$17.95
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