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Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Dolomite 2012 375 Ml Product #27422 (In Stock)
Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Dolomite 2012 375 Ml Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Dolomite 2012 375 Ml

As always, this is a classic Pinot Grigio from the foothills of Italy's Dolomite mountains.  Rich aromas of peach and pear with an herbal accent.  In the mouth, broad, rich, and packed with orchard fruits and a dash of citrus that turns juicy on the clean, fresh, finish.  A richer style of Pinot Grigio that's as fun to sip solo as it is to pare with rich fish or cheese.

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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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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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Kellerei Kaltern Chardonnay Wadleith 2011 Product #27692 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Chardonnay Wadleith 2011 Kellerei Kaltern Chardonnay Wadleith 2011

This is the kind of wine that challenges preconceptions, especially if you think "foothills of the Dolomites" means "cool climate wines."  In fact, there's plenty of warmth in the region around Bolzano, which makes it possible to grow some pretty captivating Chardonnay - if you're careful.  The growers of Kelleri Kaltern plant the fruit for this wine on chalky gravel (Chardonnay loves chalk!) in windy crevices of the mountains.  The breeze keeps the fruit healthy and lets the fruit hang until late in the season, developing plenty of sugar and complex, ripe, flavors.  Whole cluster pressing, fermentation in steel, and aging about 30% in large casks preserves freshness and adds complexity.

The result is a ripe-smelling Chardonnay with generous tropical fruit framed with notes of vanilla, butter, and smoke.  Full and creamy on the palate where the fruit and hazelnut flavors coat your mouth, there's plenty of bright acidity to keep things fresh.  Tastes much more expensive than even the reasonable regular price!

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Venegazzu Loredan Gasparini Prosecco Brut Nv Product #27196 (In Stock)
Venegazzu Loredan Gasparini Prosecco Brut Nv Venegazzu Loredan Gasparini Prosecco Brut Nv

A terrific bottle of Prosecco from the just elevated Asolo DOCG.  Clean and fresh aromas and flavors of citrus, apple, melon, pear and a dash of spice.  Bright and juicy in texture with plenty of fun and fruity fizz, this gets a touch more complex on the back as a note of citrus peel emerges on the long, zesty finish.  A fun Prosecco to sip or celebrate with!

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Di Lenardo Pinot Grigio Fruili 2012 Product #27306 (In Stock)
Di Lenardo Pinot Grigio Fruili 2012 Di Lenardo Pinot Grigio Fruili 2012

The new vintage of one of our best selling party wines is here.  As always, this is a light, fresh, take on Pinot Grigio that's loaded with apple, apricot, and apple fruit with accents of Acacia flower and a touch of almond.  Juicy and fresh from front to back with nice, clean, acids and a lingering sense of almond blossom on the end.  Fine value.

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Kellerei Kaltern Rosenmuskateller Moscato Rosa 2012 Product #27694 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Rosenmuskateller Moscato Rosa 2012 Kellerei Kaltern Rosenmuskateller Moscato Rosa 2012

Yup –pink Moscato.  The “rose Moscato” grape mutation originates in Sicily but has found a home in the warm nooks and crannies of Alto Adige’s mountains, too.  It's a true "labor of love" grape to grow - prone to disease and very low-yielding, it's hard to get enough crop to make any money off of it.  But, get this pink-berried grape ripe, give it a soak on the skins, and stop the fermentation early and you've got a cherry, strawberry, even grapy mouthful of fun.  A lovely wine to finish a fine meal - or enjoy at brunch with poppyseed strudel!

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La Formica Valpolicella Superiore 2010 Product #27212 (In Stock)
La Formica Valpolicella Superiore 2010 La Formica Valpolicella Superiore 2010

Like most modern Valpolicella, Corvina makes up the backbone of this bright, fresh, wine with dashes of other traditional grapes – Rondinella and Oseleta – for spice.  But, nearly 40% of the wine is Corvinone, a grape long thought to be just a clone of Corvina.  Here, it adds a unique, captivating, herbal note that takes Corvina’s crunch red fruits to a whole new level!

After hand harvesting, all of the Valpolicella grapes are lightly air dried to concentrate their flavors, and then fermented and aged all in tank.  On the nose, plenty of Valpolicella’s classic red fruit and floral aromas but with an extra kick of fresh herb and leafy tobacco.  Bold, ripe, strawberry and sweet cherry fruit takes center stage in your mouth with notes of spice, garrigue, and pipe tobacco adding complexity and interest.  The fruit flavors are fresh and crunchy but the texture round and easy to enjoy, with notes of tangy cherry, pomegranate and herb on the mouthwatering finish.  Give it a chill and it will quench your thirst on a hot afternoon, but it will be even better with cured or grilled meats!

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Gini Soave Classico 2011 Product #27613 (In Stock)
Gini Soave Classico 2011 Gini Soave Classico 2011

The 2010 "basic" Soave from the region's most dependable top-quality estate is gentle in the mouth with yellow fruit and a touch of nutty anise that grows on the expansive finish.  There's a floral note present this vintage, but more than enough bright, apple and lemon, acidity to keep things fresh and refreshing.  Great wine for fresh water fish!

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Suavia Soave Classico 2011 Product #27303 (In Stock)
Suavia Soave Classico 2011 Suavia Soave Classico 2011

This is GREAT Soave with both terrific fruit and acid and a touch of the almond  notes over stone fruit and ripe citrus.  A blend of Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave made in tank.  Loads of lip smackking goodness.

"Aromas of dried mangos and papaya. Full-bodied, with incredible minerality and spice, including white pepper. Full and intense, with a beautiful finish. Goes on for minutes. Fantastic quality for Soave." James Suckling 92 points.

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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Bianco Vial 2012 Product #27763 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Bianco Vial 2012 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Pinot Bianco Vial 2012

Not sure what's in the water these days at this excellent co-op in the Alto Adige, but we know what's in the bottle - a LOT of quality for the money.  This is a stunning Pinot Blanc, bursting with crisp green and yellow fruit with juicy acids and a firm, focused, mineral finish.  More so even than its appealing, subtle, refreshing aromas and flavors, the texture and balance here is what is really impressive.  Occupying that perfect middle ground between a light quaffer like Muscadet and a more serious, richer oaked Chardonnay, this is perhaps the ultimate wine to pair with any crab dish, but impossible to resist on its own.

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Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Lagrein 2012 Product #28228 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Lagrein 2012 Kellerei Kaltern Caldaro Lagrein 2012

Lagrein is sort of the Dolcetto of Alto Adige, the bold but flexible everyday red that pairs perfectly with cheese, sausage and savory main courses.  This one's a beauty, ripe and dark and loaded with earthy cherry and plum fruit and bitter chocolate notes.  The texture is generous and round- making it a nice sipper - but bright acidity and fine tannins let it shine at table. Delicious and fine value!

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Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Di Sorbara Vecchia Modena 2013 Product #28266 (In Stock)
Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Di Sorbara Vecchia Modena 2013 Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco Di Sorbara Vecchia Modena 2013

A stunning dry Lambrusco that will rock with pizza or cured meats.

"Bright red-ruby. Exotically perfumed bouquet evokes red berry preserves, violet and sweet spices. Fleshy raspberry and red cherry flavors are quite primary, picking up cinnamon and vanilla qualities with air. Shows no rough edges and finishes with good clarity and sweet, vibrant persistence. Very elegant for lambrusco and deliciously crammed with clean, sweet red berry flavors that linger long on the aftertaste. Lambrusco doesn't get much better than this."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Kellerei Kaltern Muller Thurgau 2012 Product #27693 (In Stock)
Kellerei Kaltern Muller Thurgau 2012 Kellerei Kaltern Muller Thurgau 2012

It's way too easy for Muller-Thurgau - a Swiss crossing of Riesling with table grape Madeleine Royale - to be a ripe, flabby, mess. But, keep your yields low, let the fruit ripen fully, and take great care in winemaking, and you get something like this mouthwatering, fresh, beauty!  Generous aromas of grapefruit, peach, nutmeg and herb lead to mouthwatering flavors of citrus and stone fruit with a dash of mroe herb and spice.  Delicious by itself and a great match for seafood or any dish with plenty of fresh herb.

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L' Antica Quercia Prosecco Superiore "Matiu" Brut NV Product #26553 (In Stock)
L' Antica Quercia Prosecco Superiore L' Antica Quercia Prosecco Superiore

The oak tree on the label is a 600 year-old landmark near the winery and represents this estate's commitment to organic farming and handmade wines.  This is a clean, crisp, Prosecco with fine fruit and accents of bitter almond and fresh herbs. Finishes dry and bright with a hint of 5 Spice. It's dry, mouthwatering, and keeps you coming back for sip after sip.

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Muri-Gries Muller Thurgau 2012 Product #27121 (In Stock)
Muri-Gries Muller Thurgau 2012 Muri-Gries Muller Thurgau 2012

From a traditional cloister of winemaking monks comes this unique white from Trentino Alto-Adige, near the Austrian border.  A cross between Riesling and Sylvaner, Muller-Thurgau reaches its full potential here, with inviting aromas of white flowers and nutmeg.  On the palate it's deliciously fresh, with a salty minerality on the finish that makes your mouth water for another bite of whatever you're eating!  Wonderful as an aperitif or an accompaniment to fresh seafood, this is a delicious reminder of Italy's incredible wine diversity.

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La Bellanotte Pinot Grigio 2012 Product #28203 (In Stock)
La Bellanotte Pinot Grigio 2012 La Bellanotte Pinot Grigio 2012

A striking Pinot Grigio here, with unusually richness and nutty depth to go with the bright fruit.  Aromas of creamy citrus, acacia, honey, and pear lead to a richly textured palate of citrus and stone fruit, bright acidity, and just a hint of toasted hazelnut.  The secret here is ripe fruit and a little skin contact with gives the wine more body and depth than it's 13% abv would suggest.  Lovely stuff.

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Elena Walch Pinot Grigio Castel Ringberg 2012 Product #27395 (In Stock)
Elena Walch Pinot Grigio Castel Ringberg 2012 Elena Walch Pinot Grigio Castel Ringberg 2012

Elena Walch remains one of the very top winemakers in Alto Adige and her estate Pinot Grigio is a great example of her work. Mostly made in tank, but 15% is fermented and aged in wood for more heft and depth.  Ripe peach, crunch apple, honeysuckle, anise, and fresh almond aromas and flavors take the lead with a very slight, subtle, note of honey lingering under the zippy acids.  Lip-smacking, complex, and very delicious Pinot Grigio!

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Manincor Réserve Del Conte Alto Adige 2011 Product #27378 (In Stock)
Manincor Réserve Del Conte Alto Adige 2011 Manincor Réserve Del Conte Alto Adige 2011

An unusual blend of Lagrein, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon that leaves you feeling these grapes should be blended together more often. Bursting with fresh black cherry, red plum, licorice and floral aromas and flavors and stunningly pure tannins and acidity all perfectly integrated with the fruit.  Dark, but fresh, juicy, and delicious, this pulls you back again and again.  A stunner for rich foods, cured meats, or just drinking.

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Manincor Mason Pinot Nero 2011 Product #27875 (In Stock)
Manincor Mason Pinot Nero 2011 Manincor Mason Pinot Nero 2011

From a 4 hectare site at 400-450 meters altitude that seemed to have been created just for Pinot Noir.  Sandy clay and limestone soils and an excellent southern exposure let Pinot Noir ripen slowly and fully here, giving plenty of fruit but also vibrant acids and an elegant texture.  Raspberry, cranberry, rose petal, licorice, fresh herbs and more swirl around this lively, complex, wine before a fine mineral streak comes up on the finish.  Just a touch of oak for spice and roundness.  Lovely stuff for a wide range of foods or just to pay attention to all on its own.

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