Italian Red


Arnaldo Rivera Undicicomuni Barolo 2013
(2)
93  Wine Spectator 
2018 WS TOP 100 #54 Wine Spectator 93 The sweet fruit flavor and solid structure play off each other as this evolves. Starts with floral, cherry, strawberry and licorice flavors, melding into the firm, resonant tannins as the finish extends. Complex, balanced and set for a long life.  James
Item Number: 30109
Bottle:$25.95
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Tolaini Valdisanti Red Blend 2012
(6)
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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Castello di Monsanto 'Riserva' Chianti Classico RSV 2015
(3)
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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Salcheto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015
(3)
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94  A powerhouse wine, Salcheto's Vino Nobile di Montepulciano hits the palate with an exotic array of smoke, incense, scorched earth, iron and black fruit. This is far from an easygoing wine, so plan on cellaring the Vino Nobile for another few years. Ferrous, savory notes add
Item Number: 31657
Bottle:$22.95
Case: $275.40
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Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2013
(1)
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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Terre Nere 'Etna Rosso' Nerello Masclese 2017
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Spectator 91 "This medium-bodied red is creamy and finely balanced overall, though a firm core of tannins structures the flavors of crushed raspberry, cherry and tangy mineral, with hints of dried marjoram and woodsy spice. Fresh and lovely. Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. Drink now
Item Number: 31597
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Carpineto 'Vino Nobile di Mont di Montepulciano' Riserva 2013
(2)
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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Castello dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2016
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "The 2016 Chianti Classico impresses for the heightened level of vibrant freshness and aromatic precision that distinguishes it in a large playing field. Proprietor Maurizia di Napoli tells me that the 2016 growing season was not without its ups and downs. Farming was difficult,
Item Number: 31832
Bottle:$26.95
Case: $323.40
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Antinori 'Guado al Tasso' Il Bruciato 2016
(2)
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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Monte del Fra Bardolino 2016
(1)
92  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 92 "Aromas of ground black pepper and wild berry lead the way. The juicy delicious palate mirrors the nose, doling out succulent Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry and cinnamon. Easygoing and balanced, it boasts supple tannins and fresh acidity. It's made to be drunk young so enjoy
Item Number: 32432
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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S.Molettieri 'Vigna 5 Querce' Reserva Taurasi 2008
(2)
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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Antinori Santa Cristina Rosso 2016
(7)
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90“Intense aromas and flavors of cherry, blueberry, graphite and spice mark this solid red. Dense without being overly tannic, with a balanced finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.” ~ Wine Spectator
Item Number: 4962
Bottle:$8.95
Case: $107.40
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Firriato Chiaramonte Nero D'Avola 2015
(7)
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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Masciarelli Montepulciano D' Abruzzo 2016
(5)
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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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2015
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "I tasted this wine after bottling but before its commercial release. The 2015 Barbaresco will hit the market on September 1st. It was scheduled to be released in October, but because Produttori del Barbaresco is already out of stock of the 2014 Barbaresco, they decided to move
Item Number: 29393
Bottle:$36.95
Case: $443.40
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Vallana Boca Nebbiolo 2010
(1)
93  Vinous Media 
Wine Enthusiast 93 Online Exclusive Editor's Choice "Silky and structured, this poised red opens with a delicate bouquet of rose, violet, woodland berry and a whiff of earthy underbrush. It’s focused and vibrant, with notes of white pepper, graphite and rusted iron adding depth to the red-cherry
Item Number: 19526
Bottle:$24.95
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Antinori Tignanello 2015
97  Wine Spectator 
James Sucking 98 “Fantastic aromas of dark berries, sandalwood and Spanish cedar that are ever so deep. Full body, an incredible spin of polished tannins and bright acidity. Incredible depth. Like looking over the edge of a skyscraper. Powerful and structured. A great Tignanello. A little more
Item Number: 30589
Bottle:$119.95
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Antinori 'Toscana' Villa Antinori Rosso 2015
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 “A focused nose that shows red cherries, red and dark plums, as well as cedar and nutmeg. The palate’s so lithe and elegant with firm tannins, tangy acidity and a mineral finish.”  Decanter 92 “With a wine history dating to 1385, Antinori has made this reliable Sangiovese and
Item Number: 31445
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Fattoria Selvapiana Chianti Rufina 2016
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "A focused style, with cherry and plum flavors accented by a smoky note. Juicy and balanced, leaving hints of earth and tobacco on the long finish." Drink now through 2033. 15,000 cases made.–BS
Item Number: 31559
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2015
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93This is a beautiful and real Chianti Classico with dried cherries, chocolate and hazelnut. Hints of limestone and stone. Full to medium body, velvety tannins. Gorgeous juicy finish.
Item Number: 29418
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 Sporting a medium dark color, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is the most robust and powerful wine among these new releases from Altesino. More than its Riserva status (that requires an extra year of aging compared to base Brunello), that richness is a result of the dry and
Item Number: 28144
Bottle:$104.95
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Moccagatta DOCG Barbaresco 2015
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93 "With alluring aromas of cherry, black currant and flowers shaded by sweet spices and earth, this red is open and harmonious, though a few years in the cellar will improve it. Fine energy and length. Best from 2020 through 2033.—B.S."  James Suckling 92 "Fascinating aromas of
Item Number: 30401
Bottle:$32.95
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Feudi del Pisciotto Nero d'Avola Versace 2015
(4)
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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Avignonesi Vino Noble Di Montepulciano 2014
(3)
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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Tenuta di Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva 2015
(2)
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92"Lovely blackberry and blueberry character with a mineral and slightly woody undertone. Full body, chewy tannins and a fresh finish. One that will age beautifully"
Item Number: 29737
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
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