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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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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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Pieve Vecchia Sangiovese Chorum Montecucco 2010 Product #27327 (In Stock)
Pieve Vecchia Sangiovese Chorum Montecucco 2010 Pieve Vecchia Sangiovese Chorum Montecucco 2010

This Sangiovese from the fairly new Tuscan DOC of Montecucco waaay over-delivers for it's modest price. Lush aromas of dark cherry fruit and leather carry through to the sexy palate, which bursts with tangy ripe fruit dusted with fresh herb. There's lots of richness here, but also great energy from beginning to end where a hit of bitter chocolate and herb linger nicely.  A whole lot of wine for the money.

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Lucignano Chianti Colli Fiorentini 2011 Product #29154 (In Stock)

One of the most consistently popular Chianti reds comes from the hills around Florence.  As always, it's a round, black-fruited, wine loaded with soft black cherry and plum flavors and just the right touch of earthy spice.  Juicy and a touch tangy on the finish, it's a solid choice for burgers, pasta, pizza or just to sip on its own. Nicely priced, too!

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Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2010 Product #28787 (In Stock)
Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2010 Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2010

Crazy value in top-notch Chianti to drink or cellar. The oak aging has given this a smooth, rich, texture without adding excessive wood flavors.  Easy to drink or enjoy at table.

"This is vibrant and energetic, with a base of fine-grained tannins lifting the cherry, currant, rhubarb and tobacco flavors. Taut and almost racy on the long finish. Best from 2015 through 2024."Wine Spectator 92 points

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Avignonesi Vino Nobile Di Montepuliciano 2010 375ml Product #27579 (In Stock)
Avignonesi Vino Nobile Di Montepuliciano 2010 375ml Avignonesi Vino Nobile Di Montepuliciano 2010 375ml

Number 58 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013

"This round version is laced with black cherry and raspberry fruit, showing hints of cocoa and spice. Firm tannins lend support, making this well-balanced overall, with a lingering finish of warm chocolate cake."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Brunetti Sangiovese Toscana 2011 Product #28114 (In Stock)
Brunetti Sangiovese Toscana 2011 Brunetti Sangiovese Toscana 2011

There's a LOT of wine in the bottle for the money here.  Hand harvested, perfectly ripe, Tuscan Sangiovese with time in barrel is normally at least twice this price.  Aromas of dark black cherry, balsamic, leather and spice lead to a lush mouthful of black cherry and kirsch flavors with hints of licorice, bitter chocolate and spice.  Plenty of acidity and tannin for balance and food-friendliness and a lingering finish of sweet cherry fruit and spice make this a winner.

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Tenuta Le Calcinaie Chianti Colli Senesi 2012 Product #28729 (In Stock)
Tenuta Le Calcinaie Chianti Colli Senesi 2012 Tenuta Le Calcinaie Chianti Colli Senesi 2012

Organic Grapes.  Here's a gutsy, ripe, blend of Sangiovese with just a tiny bit of Canaiolo Nero) that delivers romas and flavors of black cherry fruit with accents of violets, licorice, and a hint of spice. There's just the right amount of Chianti heft and tannic power on the finish, but a nice burst of tangy cherry acidity keeps the dark fruit and floral flavors fresh and focused across the long finish.  A great steak Chianti and ready to drink now.

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Balia Di Zola Redinoce Sangiovese Di Romagna 2009 Product #28383 (In Stock)
Balia Di Zola Redinoce Sangiovese Di Romagna 2009 Balia Di Zola Redinoce Sangiovese Di Romagna 2009

Balia di Zola is a labor of love for a husband and wife team in Romagna.  They farm 40-year-old Sangiovese vines that they recovered when they formed the estate in 1999.  We flipped for this gutsy, deeply flavored, Sangiovese as soon as we tasted it.  Aromas of dark, ripe blackberries, and leafy forest floor let you know this is a serious Sangiovese.  On the palate, it's got plenty of structure and food-friendly acidity, with enough depth to stand up to gutsy food.  A gem to enjoy with rich food or anything grilled.

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Voliero Rosso Di Montalcino 2012 Product #29123 (In Stock)
Voliero Rosso Di  Montalcino 2012 Voliero Rosso Di  Montalcino 2012

From Ucceliera's Andrea Cortonesi, Voliero reflects the more purfumed, elegant, style flowing from northern Montalcino's sandier soils.  In the hot 2012 harvest, the Rosso has a touch more Brunello-like heft and is nicely rich but with silky tannins and a finish that won't quit.  A great companion for winter soups, roast pork, or even just a nice spread of salami and cheese.  It will get better over the next few years, but I can’t imagine anyone letting a case last beyond 2015; it’s just too delicious right now.

"Without a shadow of a doubt, Andrea Cortonesi of Uccelliera lands high on my list of favorite Brunello di Montalcino producers. His Casato 1 project is a relatively new winemaking venture that pairs with a gorgeous Eno-Ristorante that Andrea has opened at the heart of Siena not far from the romantically shell-shaped Piazza del Campo. The 2012 Rosso di Montalcino Voliero is an impeccable expression with great precision and energy loaded deep within the inky consistency of the wine. Black cherry and blackberry stand to immediate attention and segue gradually to earthy tones of leather and spice. There’s a level of intensity and sophistication that is rare to find in Rosso di Montalcino. The wine ages in oak for ten months. Drink: 2014-2019."Wine Advocate 90 points

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Guicciardini Morellino Di Scansano Massi Di Mandorlaia 2011 Product #28789 (In Stock)
Guicciardini Morellino Di Scansano Massi Di Mandorlaia 2011 Guicciardini Morellino Di Scansano Massi Di Mandorlaia 2011

From the southern Tuscan Coast, this blend of Sangiovese (85%) and equal parts Merlot, Cabernet, and Alicante delivers a lot of Italian energy with a touch of International flair.  Big aromas of Bing and black cherry plus fresh cut flowers lead to a juicy black cherry flavors with accents of leather, herb, and scorched earth.  The fruit keeps on pumping through the long, finely tanninc, finish.  A great match for rich meats or stews.

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Buondonno Chianti Classico 2011 Product #28788 (In Stock)
Buondonno Chianti Classico 2011 Buondonno Chianti Classico 2011

Here's a luxurious Chianti Classico made from organically grown, hand-harvested Sangiovese (90%), Merlot (10%) and Syrah (10%), all aged 10 months in French oak. The aromas and flavors are explosive, with loads of juicy black cherry and blackberry fruit and accents of wood smoke, fresh leather, and a touch of spice.  Round on entry and in the middle and then juicy and long on the finish where fine-grained tannins kick in at the end.  A winner!

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Il Molino Chianti Classico 2009 Product #27658 (In Stock)
Il Molino Chianti Classico 2009 Il Molino Chianti Classico 2009

The “Il Molino de Grace” name refers to a 19th Century windmill on the Grace property and suggests how Frank and Tim Grace seek to keep their wines firmly anchored in Tuscan tradition.  Their 2009 Chianti Classico embraces Sangiovese’s lighter, prettier, style of fruit and concentration over the darker, more oak-influenced, styles more common today.  I love the bright and cheerful fruit and hints of violet here, but there’s plenty of stuffing and intensity, too.

“Violet, black currant, black cherry, cedar and black tea flavors hold court in this sleek, supple red, with a lingering spicy aftertaste. Drink now through 2020.”Wine Spectator 90 points

“The Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico is 100% Sangiovese and offers pleasant aromas of dried cherries and earth. It is soft and velvet smooth with good density of sweet red fruit on the palate. Aged for 11 months in stainless steel, French barriques and tonneaux, it shows good acidity and overall structure with a long finish.”i-Wine Review 90 points

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Gracciano Della Seta Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2011 Product #28798 (In Stock)
Gracciano Della Seta Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2011 Gracciano Della Seta Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2011

An exciting, 100% Sangiovese, Vino Nobile that's been softened by 24 months in large barrel but still retains a bit of Montepulciano's wildness.  Generous aromas of dark fruit, spiced, and aged tobacco.  Then a plush, velvety, mouthful of ripe raspberry, cherry, and balsamic macerated strawberry fruit with accents of smoke, spice, and leather.  The texture and finely tanninc finish are smooth and classy with nice squirt of cranberry tang at the end.

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Castello Dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2011 Product #28167 (In Stock)
Castello Dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2011 Castello Dei Rampolla Chianti Classico 2011

With Fontodi, Felsina, and Querciabella, this is always one of Chianti's best.  There's a silky juiciness to the wine that makes it hard to resist right now, but it's likely to peak in 2015 and last through 2021.  Outstanding value in elite-level Chianti.

"The 2011 Chianti Classico is a great introduction to the wines of Rampolla. Much more structured than most wines of the year, the 2011 nevertheless has plenty of radiance and voluptuousness in its dark, resonant fruit. Sweet floral and deeply pitched spice notes add lift on the beautiful, delineated finish. This is a fairly approachable vintage for the Chianti Classico, but another year or two in bottle should help the tannins soften a touch."  Antonio Galloni 91 points

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Verbena Rosso Montalcino 2011 Product #27462 (In Stock)
Verbena Rosso Montalcino 2011 Verbena Rosso Montalcino 2011

A poised, nicely ripe, Sangiovese (from the same vineyards used  for Verbena's Brunello) that delivers black cherry, coffee, chocolate and tobacco aromas.  Round and soft at first, there's lush black fruit and dark floral flavors before turning juicy and firm on the finish.  A great wine to drink right now with grilled or roasted meats but that will cellar for a few years, too.

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Villa Le Prata Rosso Di Montalcino 2011 Product #28102 (In Stock)
Villa Le Prata Rosso Di Montalcino 2011 Villa Le Prata Rosso Di Montalcino 2011

The Losappio family makes its Rosso from three different estate vineyards.  Two lower down the hill that deliver ripe fruit flavors and body to the wine and one at the top of the hill that adds oodles of perfume and fresh acids.  The grapes are all hand-harvested and fermented in tank before aging one year in large (500 liter) neutral French oak casks.

That’s the objective, technical, stuff.  What you really need to know, though, is that this is a breathtaking, dazzling, perfumed beauty of a Rosso.  Fragrant aromas of tender red cherry, ripe strawberry, and a big bouquet of spring flowers burst joyfully from the glass.  The flavors stay pretty and pure, with a very attractive intensity of cherry/strawberry fruit with floral overtones and savory, earth, notes underneath.  The length here is simply amazing – you’ll taste these flavors from the inside of your bottom lip to somewhere back behind your tonsils (if they’re still there).  A delicious, lingering, mouthwatering finish of strawberry pie and rose petal delights and brings you back for more.  Irresistible and delicious now and for 3-4 years.

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Tenuta di Valgiano Palistorti Rosso 2011 Product #29058 (In Stock)
Tenuta di Valgiano Palistorti Rosso 2011 Tenuta di Valgiano Palistorti Rosso 2011

A blend of biodynamically grown Sangiovese and 15% each Merlot and Syrah from pebble and sandstone laced vineyards overlooking the walled Tuscan city of Luca.  I can’t quite decide if this is more like a 3-4 year-old Brunello or a really nice vintage of Antinori’s Tignanello super-Tuscan.  From the nose to the rich, powerful, palate this explodes with pure black cherry, fruit blossom, spice, and expensive leather aromas and flavors.  The very deep flavors get support from fine-grained, ripe, tannins as hints of crushed herb, licorice, and expensive balsamic weave in and out of the long, long, finish.  Distinctive, delicious, and very nicely priced.

"The 2011 Palistorti di Valgiano is fabulous. A bevy of expressive red fruit, flowers, spices and mint hit the palate in this expressive, exuberant wine. Readers who want to learn about Valgiano can start here. This is a gorgeous entry-level offering."  Antonio Galloni 92 points

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