Italian Red


Arnaldo Rivera Undicicomuni Barolo 2013
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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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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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Paolo Scavino Vino Rosso da Tavola 2018
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "Black currant, violet and rosemary settle nicely into the succulent texture of this red. Firm and elegant, yet shows intensity and fine length. Nebbiolo, Merlot, Barbera and Dolcetto. Drink now through 2024. 1,500 cases made, 500 cases imported. –BS"  The Wine Rosso is a blend
Item Number: 32992
Bottle:$14.95
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Petra 'Zingari' Super Toscana IGT 2015
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94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 Beautiful aromas of cherries, dark chocolate and lemon rind, following through to a full body with round and chewy tannins. Yet, it is polished and soft. A juicy finish. A blend of merlot, sangiovese, syrah and petit verdot.  Wine Spectator 92 “Bright, ripe cherry and plum
Item Number: 32627
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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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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Fanti Brunello di Montalcino 2013
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 Plenty of black cherry and berry character with hints of flowers. Medium to full body, soft and fresh tannins and a clean and delicious finish. Lovely now.  Wine Enthusiast 90 Aromas of blueberry, truffle, coconut and a whiff of dark spice emerge on this. On the firm palate,
Item Number: 32782
Bottle:$35.95
Case: $431.40
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Revello Barbera 2017
92  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 92 "This is concentrated and vivid, yet with a fluid feel that allows the blackberry and black cherry flavors to work the dense structure. The acidity drives the long finish. Fine potential. Drink now through 2024. 1,100 cases made, 400 cases imported. –BS"  The Wine 100% Barbera
Item Number: 33080
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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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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Monte del Fra Bardolino 2016
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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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Fattoria la Lecciaia Brunello di Montalcino 2013
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 A wealth of dried cherry and flower aromas follow through to a full body, fine tannins and a raspberry and cherry aftertaste. A fruity yet subtle red. A beauty. Fantastic for the vintage.  Vinous Media 93 Bright deep red. The pure, enticing nose hints at raspberry, gunflint,
Item Number: 32220
Bottle:$32.95
Case: $395.40
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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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Antinori Santa Cristina Rosso 2016
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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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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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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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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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Nervi-Conterno Gattinara 2015
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94"Haunting aromas of rose, wild cherry, kirsch, mineral and leather are the hallmarks of this silky, elegant red, which is linear and balanced, extending on the finish with notes of fruit, spice, mineral and tobacco. Very harmonious. Drink now through 2033."
Item Number: 32298
Bottle:$39.95
Case: $479.40
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Fratelli Revello Barolo 2015
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95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 "The dark-berry, strawberry and charcoal aromas are impressive. Full bodied and totally integrated with wonderful presence and composure of fruit and tannin balance. Lovely finish. Lingers. Try in 2024."  Vinous Media 90 "Revello's 2015 Barolo is pliant and inviting, with
Item Number: 32149
Bottle:$29.95
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Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere di Frassinello 2015
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93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93“The 2015 Le Sughere di Frasinello is terrific. Scents of of sweet pipe tobacco, mint, leather, rose petal and exotic spice give the 2015 much of its immediate allure. Super-ripe and racy on the palate, with silky tannins and gorgeous, supple fruit, the 2015 is hugely appealing.”~AG
Item Number: 31247
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $101.70
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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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Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2015
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2015 Chianti Classico is a bright and convincing wine from Barberino Val d'Elsa, one of the main comuni in the greater Chianti Classico appellation. This is a smooth and silky Sangiovese that glides clean over the palate with strength and intensity. Bright cherry, blueberry
Item Number: 31899
Bottle:$20.95
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Argiolas Turriga IGT 2014
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95 Argiolas Turriga is a robust and very intense red, an icon and flag of the Sardinian wines. Obtained from Cannonau grapes and other local varieties, it is matured for 24 months in barriques reaching a perfect state of ripeness. The aromas recall the berries, Mediterranean herbs,
Item Number: 29964
Bottle:$72.95
Case: $437.70
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Zenato Ripasso Ripassa Superiore 2015
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94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 This is so refined and focused with layers of fruit and ultra-fine tannins. Plenty of chocolate and spice, too. Medium to full body, integrated tannins and a focused finish. Drink or hold.  Wine Spectator 90 This elegant red is well-balanced, layering light, creamy tannins and
Item Number: 32094
Bottle:$23.95
Case: $287.40
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Tommasi 'Ripasso' Valpolicella 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 A linear and fresh red with plenty of dried berry and cherry and some spice, too. Medium body, long and flavorful.  Wine This wine is made by refermenting the juice from the Valpolicella on the warm Amarone grape skins, in the typical “Ripasso” method. This process imparts a
Item Number: 29465
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Marchesi di Barolo 'Maraia' Barbera Monferrato 2017
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91“A sleek, racy style, this red boasts raspberry, boysenberry, graphite and spice flavors. Balanced and focused, with lingering echoes of fruit, mineral and spice. Drink now through 2024. 10,000 cases made, 7,800 cases imported.”
Item Number: 32392
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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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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