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Venegazzu Casa Bianca Treviso Prosecco Brut Nv Product #28257 (In Stock)
Venegazzu Casa Bianca Treviso Prosecco Brut Nv Venegazzu Casa Bianca Treviso Prosecco Brut Nv

While Italy's fizzy and fun Prosecco is great on any occassion, it's really built to enjoy on a warm afternoon with savory snacks, fresh fruit, and friends.  And that's exactly where this festive fizz will shine.  Creamy textured and joyfully bubbly, there's plenty of lemon, peach and tangy apricot fruit to smell and taste with a note of salty mineral for complexity.  Finishes fruity and dry to quench your thirst and encourage all day sipping pleasure!

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Di Lenardo Pinot Grigio Friuli 2013 Product #28571 (In Stock)
Di Lenardo Pinot Grigio Friuli 2013 Di Lenardo Pinot Grigio Friuli 2013

If you think Pinot Grigio is a neutral, flavorless, watery wine – well, you just haven’t tried the new release of this long-time customer favorite!  It’s wonderfully aromatic, with notes of crisp pear, fresh apple, white flower blossom and a touch of spice jumping from the glass.  The texture is as light, crisp, and refreshing as ever, but the flavors are bold and satisfying with notes of spicy pear, juicy green apple, tangy apricot, and just a hint of almond.  The fruit flavors keep on pumping through the long, mouthwatering, finish where the pear juice and citrus flavors linger. A great all-purpose summer white to enjoy on its own or with everything from shellfish to grilled chicken.

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Di Lenardo Sauvignon Blanc Friuli 2013 Product #28627 (In Stock)
Di Lenardo Sauvignon Blanc Friuli 2013 Di Lenardo Sauvignon Blanc Friuli 2013

Massimo Di Lenardo says, “My philosophy is to emphasize the grape’s pure fruitiness and acidity without the masking affects of oak.”  And that’s the key to this extraordinary value Friuli Sauvignon Blanc, a wine that avoids the excessive earthiness and/or obtrusive oak treatments all too common in Italian Sauvignon Blanc. 

This is a fantastic Sauvignon Blanc for folks who want a taste of New Zealand fruitiness restrained and shaped by Sancerre-like minerality and cut.  The aromas burst with ripe green melon, orange zest, and mango fruit with a beguiling touch of crushed mint and herb.  It’s round and fleshy in your mouth at first, with big ripe fruit flavors before lemon/lime acidity and a dash of crushed stone bring things to a dry, mouthwatering, finish.  A killer bottle to enjoy with Vietnamese or cilantro-laced Latin foods or with any kind of goat or sheep’s milk cheese.  Lot of wine for the money here!

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Di Lenardo Chardonnay Friuli 2013 Product #28628 (In Stock)
Di Lenardo Chardonnay Friuli 2013 Di Lenardo Chardonnay Friuli 2013

It’s a little surprising that the grape least associated with Friuli – Chardonnay – should deliver one of the most exciting wines in this line-up.  But, then, this isn’t “just” Chardonnay.  When Massimo Di Lendardo took over his family estate in 1987, he launched a massive replanting effort to increase vine density and focus on the very best clones for his Friuli vineyards.  For this wine, that meant the “Chardonnay Musque” clone, a mutation that retains all of Chardonnay’s body and crisp fruit but adds a layer of floral and pit fruit aromatics.

It’s been a winning choice, with Di Lenardo Chardonnay earning 89-91 points from Wine Spectator each year for the past five!  And, the review for the 90 point 2012 fits well here:  “A stony undertow and well-meshed acidity frames the flavors of yellow apple, apricot, anise, slivered almond and honeycomb in this bright and balanced version. A crowd-pleaser.” This is no-oak, 100% fun, Chardonnay that will sing with a wide range of food or delight while sipping at sunset.

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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava 2012 Product #27353 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava 2012 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Schiava 2012

Schiava (also called Vernatsch or Trollinger) was actually the region’s most planted grape for many years – with 60% of total vineyard area – until Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay began to supplant it.  That’s too bad, because the light, crisp, and juicy red wines this local grape makes are fun to drink and pair well with a wide range of foods.

Reflecting the cultural and linguistic diversity of Alto Adige, the Schiava grape is called “Kalterersee” in the local dialect of the region around Lake Caldaro.  Grapes for this beauty grew on loamy, limestone gravel soils at 230-450 meters above the Lake and were fermented and aged entirely in tank. A delicious farmhouse red, loaded with red berry fruit, a hint of smoke, and a bright gentle finish.  Kind of like a ripe Chinon (but without the herbal notes), this is delicious with a light chill and shines with everyday foods and cured meats.  Great value, too.

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Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2013 Product #28073 (In Stock)
Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2013 Santa Barbara Verdicchio 2013

Definitely the best vintage yet for this always popular DOC Verdicchio in the traditional curvy bottle. Really bursts with dried lemon, pink grapefruit, Granny Smith apple fruit made even better by a nice dose of stony minerality and a dash of fresh herb. It glides across your palate like silk then finishes brisk and clean and fresh.  Great wine for seafood and salads or just to sip. Under-priced for the quality.

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Terredora Di Paolo Falanghina Irpinia 2012 Product #27312 (In Stock)
Terredora Di Paolo Falanghina Irpinia 2012 Terredora Di Paolo Falanghina Irpinia 2012

Falanghina is a wine that is often described as fun, or yummy, but rarely as elegant.  This, friends, is an elegant Falanghina.  The exotic aromas of pineapple and quince are still there, but they are less flamboyant and obvious.  On the palate, it's moutfilling and finishes with fresh, juicy acids, but what really impresses is its sophisticated texture - not to heavy, but not too light.  Perfect seafood and warm summer nights.

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Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2010 Product #26966 (In Stock)
Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2010 Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2010

Here's our single best-selling Italian wine of the past five years - a fantastic value that tastes like it costs twice as much as it does. The wine is mainly (70%) Sangiovese and delivers plenty of that variety's juicy black cherry fruit. But, the 20% Merlot in the blend rounds out the mid-palate and keeps the wine soft while the secret ingredient -- 10% Sagrantino -- adds spice and complexity uncommon in Umbrian wines. Sure, it goes well with pizza and robust pasta sauces, but there's enough going on to handle game and hard, salty, cheeses and a soft enough finish just to drink at a party. Fantastic value.

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Giuggiolo Toscana Rosso 2011 Product #28153 (In Stock)
Giuggiolo Toscana Rosso 2011 Giuggiolo Toscana Rosso 2011

Here is my actual tasting note from the first time I tried this:  “This is just stupid delicious.”  A few more details – this is 100% Sangiovese made in staeinless steel that opens with fresh and lovely aromas of violets, purple fruits and crushed cherries.  In the mouth it’s juicy and ripe with loads of pretty fruit and a dark, earthy, streak.  Bright and clean through the end with a delicious note of coffee and cocoa dust emerging at the end.  Drink it with a little chill with pizza and pasta or warmer with anything off the grill.  Like I said:  Stupid delicious.

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Osel Ruche Monferrato 2011 Product #28190 (In Stock)
Osel Ruche Monferrato 2011 Osel Ruche Monferrato 2011

You may never have heard of Ruche, but if you like aromatic grapes like Pinot Noir, and are searching for something that will sing with everything from Indian food to pizza, you've found your new best friend.  A traditional grape from Italy's Piedmont region, this is a soft, easygoing red with intriguing aromas of cherry, plum, lavendar, and floral notes.  Delicious and unique.

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Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2010 Product #28569 (In Stock)
Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2010 Cantele Salice Salentino Riserva 2010

If you know Negromaro from Salice Salentino, you’ll recognize the aromas and flavors here.  The dark color tells you this is a ripe, deep, wine, and the aromas of dark black plum and cherry, warm licorice root, savory spice, and purple flowers reinforce that impression.  In the mouth, the flavors are bold, warming and ripe – blackberry, black cherry, hot earth, roasted meat, spice and cocoa powder – with plenty of the meaty, earthy, complexity that Salice Salentino is known for.  But, it’s the purity, clarity, and wonderful freshness of flavor and texture that take this to another level.  Ripe, not roasted.  Powerful, not rustic.  Absolutely delicious with grilled sausages, roasted meats, or just nuts and olives, at a value price hard to resist.

“Good full ruby-red. Dark cherry and graphite aromas are lifted by an enticing spicy character. Supple, spicy and sweet, offering an uncanny combination of vibrancy, fat and density. Finishes suave and long, with fine, sweet tannins and very good lift.”International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Grigio 2012 Product #27296 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Grigio 2012 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Grigio 2012

What a roll these guys are on!  The past two vintages of this gutsy Pinot Grigio earned 90 points from Wine Enthusiast, bragging rights as the best <$20 Grigio we know of, and our Chain Bridge Cellars Selection sticker.  The 2012?  Better than ever!

Once again, it's a Pinot Grigio for folks who like actual flavor in their crisp, refreshing, whites.  As in the past, lovely aromas and flavors of ripe pear, crisp apple, peach, and tangerine here with an extra layer of complexity from notes of melon, blanched almond, and a lovely floral element.  A tad richer and fuller than in the past, but just as mouthwatering and salty-mineral on the juicy, fresh, finish.  Just lovely, great value, stuff.

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Fiore Rosso Toscana IGT 2012 Product #28254 (In Stock)
Fiore Rosso Toscana IGT 2012 Fiore Rosso Toscana IGT 2012

Alessandro Fiore got started in the wine business promoting the wines of his father’s estates - Poggio Scalette in Chianti and Castelluccio le More in Emilia Romagna – in Europe and the USA.  So, when Alessandro decided to strike out on his own, it was natural that he turned to Vittorio Fiore for advice and winemaking help.  In 30+ years of consulting across Tuscany, Vittorio had identified a handful of small estates with exceptional quality fruit and wine, but limited marketing resources or skills.  With Vittorio finding and making the wines and Alessandro leading on marketing, Fiore Wine Collection was born.

There are several outstanding wines in this line-up, but tasting the Fiore Rosso IGT stopped us cold.  This “Super-Tuscan” is a blend of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, all grown near the storied towers of Tuscany’s walled city of San Gimignano.  Fermented cool and aged all in tank, the wine opens with generous aromas of black cherry, red- and blackcurrant, and a touch of sweet spice.  In the mouth, it’s flat out exciting, with luscious dark berry and cherry fruit at the core of a lushly textured, velvety, mouthful of wine.  The richness and fruit carry on through the rich, plush, finish where velvet-clad tannins and tangy cherry acids provide support, keep the flavors fresh, and pull you back for another sip.  You can certainly drink this all by itself, but you’ll love it even  more with salami, grilled red and white meats, and even pizza!  A super value Super Tuscan steal!

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Fiore Chianti DOCG Fiore Nero 2012 Product #28382 (In Stock)
Fiore Chianti DOCG Fiore Nero 2012 Fiore Chianti DOCG Fiore Nero 2012

This is the second wine we've featured from Italy's Alessandro Fiore and, like the way over-achieving Super-Tuscan Rosso, it's a lot of wine for the money.  We could give you all kind of descriptive prose about the 2012 Fiore Nero Chianti DOCG - but it all boils down to: "This smells and tastes like Chianti!"  Specifically, a really nice, old-school, Chianti with great fruit and a soft, supple, finish.  Classic Chianti aromas of earthy black cherry and raspberry lead to plenty of dark berry fruit with some nice floral and licorice accents. The black fruit keeps on pumping across the fine tannins at the end as a hint of fresh leather emerges and juicy acids make your mouth water.

In short, it's a very fine Spaghetti House Chianti full of clean, modern, fruit and plenty of old-school fun. Grab a case, bake up a big dish of lasagna, and have a party!

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Villa Jolanda Prosecco Product #22192 (In Stock)
Villa Jolanda Prosecco Villa Jolanda Prosecco

Villa Jolanda Prosecco is made from 100% Prosecco grapes grown in the hills north of Treviso.  Grapes are hand-harvested, chilled in the vineyard, and given a low-temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and fruit.  The wine features lovely aromas of white flowers, orchard fruits, and a touch of mineral.  Lightly sparkling with very pretty, small, bubbles, the wine is full of flavor - peach, ripe apple, lemon zest, and a nice mineral streak.  Fruity and crisp, the wine finishes with a touch of mineral and yellow apple.  A fantastic wine to keep on hand for everyday celebrations or to stock up on for Holiday parties.  Delicious!

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San Lorenzo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2011 Product #27896 (In Stock)
San Lorenzo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2011 San Lorenzo Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2011

The longtime favorite San Lorenzo Montepulciano is consistently ripe, round, and soft. Loads of ripe red berry fruit are complemented with hints of cocoa, licorice and coffee. This is one of the best wines in the store for pizza, but has enough stuffing and depth to work with more complex meals. And, it's pretty darn delicious just by itself. Buy by the case!

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Lodali Moscato d'Asti 2013 Product #27962 (In Stock)
Lodali Moscato d'Asti 2013 Lodali Moscato d'Asti 2013

A delightfully aromatic wine, with loads of fresh fruit flavors bursting from the glass. It is sweet, but beautifully balanced by the wine's effervescence and acidity. Being frizzante, it has only about half the effervescence of a sparkling wine, and is hard to resist. This wine makes a wonderful accompaniment to many desserts, especially those made with fruit such as peach, pear, apple and berries.

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Cantina Gabriele Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2010 (Kosher) Product #28244 (In Stock)
Cantina Gabriele Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2010 (Kosher) Cantina Gabriele Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2010 (Kosher)

Mevushal  Just a rock-solid take on one of Italy’s most versatile and fun to drink varietals.  The key themes here are “cherry” – ripe cherries on the nose, cherry confit flavors, even a dark black cherry color – and “spice”, a classic feature of Montepulciano grapes.  It’s medium-bodied, forward, and ready to drink now with lamb, brisket, and more.

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Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Di Grasparossa Di Castelvetro Nv Product #28412 (In Stock)
Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Di Grasparossa Di Castelvetro Nv Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Di Grasparossa Di Castelvetro Nv

Really fun, slightly off-dry, Lambrusco for pizza and sipping!

"Opaque, almost impenetrable inky-purple. Plum liqueur, cassis, violet, tar, milk chocolate and graphite on the nose. Very big, dense and creamy in the mouth, with solid underlying structure giving shape to the black cherry and dark plum flavors. The tannins are broad and fine on the long, thick finish. This comes across as ripe yet fresh but ultimately chunky and monolithic, as I find Lambrusco Graspaprossa wines often are. More substance than style, if you will, and that's why many lambrusco lovers opt for this variety rather than the more perfumed but much lighter Lambrusco di Sorbara."International Wine Cellar 88 points

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Lodali Arneis Roero 2013 Product #28435 (In Stock)
Lodali Arneis Roero 2013 Lodali Arneis Roero 2013

One of the best value Arneis we've ever seen! Plenty of fruit here - aromas and flavors feature fresh and dried apricot, lemon and a touch of peach - and also the hint of fennel or licorice unique to Piemonte's leading white varietal. The texture is nicely rich and mouthfillinig but a squirt of juicy lemon juice keeps things fresh on the finish where caramelized apricot and a light nuttiness linger.  More complex than Pinot Grigio, but just as easy to drink!

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