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Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2013 375ml Product #30015 (In Stock)
Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2013 375ml Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2013 375ml

Half Bottle.  A blend of Sangiovese plus 5% each of Colorino and Merlot aged in neutral cask.  Pretty and fresh with enough cut to handle red sauce nicely.

"Pretty cherry and strawberry notes pick up light touches of spice in this red, which is elegant, but needs air to show the fruit and tone down the oak. Fine length. Drink now through 2019."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2013 Product #30794 (In Stock)
Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2013 Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2013

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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San Crispino Chianti Classico 2013 Product #31128 (In Stock)
San Crispino Chianti Classico 2013 San Crispino Chianti Classico 2013

Proof that not all Chianti Classico is "serious" - although this is seriously fun to drink!  It's 100% Sangiovese from the best part of the Chianti zone with minimal wood influence.  It's bursting with juicy black cherry fruit with just a touch of earthy/leathery accents and spice. Really pumps out generous fruit over nicely grippy tannins.  An excellent value for pizza and pasta.

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Gagliole Chianti Classico Rubiolo 2013 Product #30397 (In Stock)
Gagliole Chianti Classico Rubiolo 2013 Gagliole Chianti Classico Rubiolo 2013

We’ll call this “modern” Chianti Classico, in the sense that Sangiovese’s hard edges have been filed down to silky smoothness and that the sweet cherry fruit is allowed to sing through without being overwhelmed by earthy, leathery, notes (which were always more about poor cellar conditions more than Sangiovese itself).  But, it’s certainly “traditional” in the sense that there’s a solid base of tannin for support and that you’ll taste Chianti – both the place and its Sangiovese grape – rather than oak.  Mainly, though, we’ll call this “fun” – because that’s the best word to describe the pleasure you’ll get from drinking this lovely wine now – 2020 or so.

"The 2013 Chianti Classico Rubiolo is a gorgeous entry-level wine from Gagliole. Soft, fleshy and expressive, the 2013 hits all the right notes, with vibrant red cherry fruit and fabulous balance. Silky tannins add to an impression of finesse, while attractive floral and spiced notes give the wine an attractive upper register."  Vinous (Galloni) 91 points

"A red with raspberry, black pepper and lemon rind character. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Beautiful density of fruit here. Best Rubiolo ever."  James Suckling 92 points

"The 2013 Chianti Classico Rubiolo offers a pure core of bright cherry fruit with cherry liqueur and candied cherry for added intensity. Besides that very obvious cherry theme, the bouquet makes room for added spice, leather and polished mineral. Rubiolo offers a very elegant and clean presentation for those who enjoy the bright flavors and crisp nuances of Chianti Classico."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Castello La Leccia Chianti Classico 2013 Product #31110 (In Stock)
Castello La Leccia Chianti Classico 2013 Castello La Leccia Chianti Classico 2013

An old-school Chianti with deep aromas of scorched earth, cherry and spice lead to a plump mouthful of juicy cherry, red berry, earth, leather and more spice. Finishes clean and fresh with juicy acids and light tannins. The sweet, ripe, fruit at the core makes this fun to drink but there's more than enough going on here to shine with savory foods like hamburger, pork, or lamb.

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Dievole Chianti Classico 2013 Product #30944 (In Stock)
Dievole Chianti  Classico 2013 Dievole Chianti  Classico 2013

A old-time great that fell into mass-production blandness roars back into greatness with this pure, silky, Chianti. Smooth, red fruited, and classy.

"Dievole's 2013 Chianti Classico is super-impressive. A blast of dark cherries, smoke, leather, tobacco and dark spices hit the palate as this large-scaled, virile Chianti Classico. Dark and brooding in style, the 2013 boasts magnificent depth in a large-scaled Chianti Classico endowed with tremendous depth. Look for the Dievole Chianti Classico to be one of the sleepers of the vintage."  Vinous (Galloni) 91+ points

"Welcome back! I say this to the ultimate come-back kid: Dievole in Vagliagli near Castellina-in-Chianti. The 2013 Chianti Classico does a great job of underlining the natural characteristics of Sangiovese. If a #nofilter hashtag could be applied as a sensorial characteristic in wine writing, it is a fitting descriptor to use in the case of this wine. It offers a clean view of cherry, wild berry, pressed flower and balsam herb. This is a wine of beautiful purity that offers a non-interventionist's approach."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Voliero Rosso Di Montalcino 2014 Product #30552 (In Stock)
Voliero Rosso Di  Montalcino 2014 Voliero Rosso Di  Montalcino 2014

A delightful contrast to the more serious, brooding Brunello from Voliero, the 2014 Rosso is fresh, pure and clean - unadulturated, un-fussed-with Sangiovese. It opens with aromas of fresh cherries, cranberries, and a bit of baking spice. While this wine does see 10 months of aging in large Slavonian and French oak casks, the wood adds just a touch of pleasing spiciness, and mainly serves as a way to soften and open the wine.

On the palate, it’s silky and light on its feet, and the tannins have a very satisfying, supple texture. Flavors of fresh cherries, just-ripe strawberries, and a hint of cranberry make this wine mouthwatering and food friendly, but you could also chill the bottle down just a bit and have a few sips while you’re cooking or before dinner with no trouble at all. While the description of Rosso di Montalcino as a ‘Baby Brunello’ is usually an apt one, it’s limiting to think of this style of wine as a lesser version of Brunello. It has its own perfect situation, usually one where a richer, oak-aged wine would be overwhelming. Try it with roast chicken, grilled pork, or even a simple vegetable and pasta dish.

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Savignola Paolina Chianti Classico 2013 Product #31451 (In Stock)
Savignola Paolina Chianti Classico 2013 Savignola Paolina Chianti Classico 2013

A few years ago, Matt Kramer of the Wine Spectator chose Savignola Paolina as one of three producers to represent the best, traditional wine-making in Chianti Classico; these wines are over 95% Sangiovese, with the balance in Canaiolo, and he describes them as terroir-driven, representing “what Italians would call la verità (the truth)..."If Mozart made Chianti, it’d be Paolina," Kramer concluded.

We love this for the traditional style with a nice dose of warm-vintage fruit.  Dark cherry and berry fruit gain attractive complexity from accents of baking spice and fresh leather.  Nicely mouthfilling in the middle, the wine drives to a firm, chewy, finish with dark red raspberry and blackberry fruit lingering.  Drink with beef or pork now or cellar for up to five years.

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Gracciano Della Seta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2012 Product #31295 (In Stock)
Gracciano Della Seta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2012 Gracciano Della Seta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2012

A strong, rich, example of Sangiovese from the hilly vineyards of Montepulicano in central Tuscany.  About 10% Merlot adds complexity and flesh and aging for 18 months in a mixture of mid-sized and large oak casks delivers richness and spice. Ripe and deep black cherry fruit makes up the wine's core with black pepper, fresh earth, leather and smoke accents adding interest.  A great match for steak or rich stews.

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Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana 2013 Product #31329 (In Stock)
Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana 2013 Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana 2013

Always a strong player in the mid-range Super Tuscan sweepstakes, Crognolo has really come into its own recently.  And, this rich, lush, 2013 is a fine companion to the 95 point 2012.  Once again, Crognolo is 90% Sangiovese from the Arno River Valley in western Chianti plus rich, ripe, Merlot. The 2013 is a bit more structured than the 2012, with firm tannins that will benefit from another year or two of time.  The flavors are all there already, though, with lovely black cherry and currant fruit, sweet spice, licorice and tobacco notes lifted with vibrant acids.  An exceptional value in top-notch Super Tuscan red - and 95 points for the 3rd consecutive vintage!

"Lots currants, blueberries, vanilla and floral character on the nose and palate. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Edgy contrast of acidity, ripe fruit and wood. Stylish, savory and delicious. A blend of sangiovese and merlot. One of the best values amongst Super Tuscan reds. Drink in 2016."  James Suckling 95 points

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