Wines

28 Items Found

Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2011 Product #29969 (In Stock)
Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2011 Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2011

Winemaker Luca Currado makes his outstanding value Castiglione from the family’s smaller holdings in some of Barolo’s most famous “crus” or vineyards.  The 2011 edition is based on fruit Castiglione Falletto, Monforte, Barolo and Novello plus all of the fruit that would have gone into the super-premium Villero Riserva in a better vintage.  It’s a wine that far outshines the typical “Barolo Normale” and marries a lovely, lush, and open texture today with the acid/tannic structure Barolo needs to age for 5+ years.  Outstanding value!

“Pale ruby with orange tinges. Classic Nebbiolo nose yet closed and with the merest hint of oak. Compact and fresh fruit on the palate with a proper load of firm, ripe tannins and hints of fruit cake and cherry on the finish. Should be a joy to drink in six months’ time.”  JancisRobinson.com 17/20 points

“Bright and beautiful with dried berry, hazelnut and citrus character. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. All the Vietti pedigree here with a more reasonable price.”  James Suckling 92 points

“Shows consistent quality that consumers have come to count on. Fruit is sourced from the greater Castiglione area. The nose is compact and impeccable with dark cherry and plum, backed by spice, licorice and anise seed. There's even a playful touch of bitter chocolate on the close.”Wine Advocate 92 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $54.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $34.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Ca Del Baio Barbaresco Cru Vallegrande 2011 Product #30148 (In Stock)
Ca Del Baio Barbaresco Cru Vallegrande 2011 Ca Del Baio Barbaresco Cru Vallegrande 2011

"Bright red cherries, pine, spice and mint are some of the notes that jump from the glass in the 2011 Barbaresco Vallegrande. Floral and lifted in the glass, the 2011 stands out for its nuance and delineation. In this vintage, the Vallegrande retains its essentially perfumed, mid-weight personality."  Vinous (Galloni) 91 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $41.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $34.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Paitin Barbaresco Serra 2012 Product #30172 (In Stock)
Paitin Barbaresco Serra 2012 Paitin Barbaresco Serra 2012

Paitin makes three different wines from their excellent Serraboella vineyard, with Serra coming from the “young” vines – although much of this stock is 15-20 years old.  “Vibrancy” is the key word here, with fresh aromas of red berry, ginger, nutmeg, and smoke and a zippy cherry/raspberry palate with accents of spice and herb.  Even since Galloni tasted this, it’s smoothed out and shows plenty of fruit and a silky texture.  The most immediately delicious of the three Barbaresco (although sure to improve).

"Paitin's 2012 Barbaresco Serra bursts from the glass with exuberant red fruit, flowers, spices and crushed rocks. There is no shortage of intensity, although the Serra comes across as a bit rough around the edges, especially next to the 2011. It will be interesting to see what the last bit of aging brings.  Drink 2016-2024"  Vinous (Galloni) 89-91 points

"A bright, juicy, red exhibiting cherry, raspberry, licorice, spice and floral flavors. Becomes more tannic, lingering on the moderately long finish. Decant now or cellar for two to three years. Best from 2018-2013."Wine Spectator 92 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $36.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $34.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2012 Product #30684 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2012 Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2012

Produttori del Babaresco didn't bottle any single-vineyard wines in 2012, so all of the fruit from those vineyards went into this powerful wine. With a beautiful balance between aromas of tobacco and ripe cherries, and chewy, well-integrated tannins, this is one to stock up on for the table and the cellar!

“A big, powerful wine, the 2012 Barbaresco hits the palate with surprising depth allied to nervous tannins that are going to need time to soften. Tobacco, smoke, licorice, menthol, game and a host of dark, ferrous notes give the wine much of its virile personality. The 2012 is not as finessed as some recent vintages, yet it offers considerable potential for the future. Most importantly, it is a terrific value at a time when well-priced Barbaresco is increasingly hard to find. In 2012, the Produttori did not bottle their Riservas. When that happens, the straight Barbaresco is often an overachiever. That is certainly the case here, as the 2012 offers outstanding quality for the money, with plenty of potential for the future. I can't think of too many wines that deliver this much pleasure and value.” Vinous 92 (Galloni) points

"A pretty red, boasting floral, strawberry and raspberry flavors, accented by tobacco and underbrush notes. The tannins are firm yet well-integrated, creating a balanced impression."Wine Spectator 93 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $39.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $36.98/ea
Sale Full Case (12): $31.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Brovia Barolo Brovia 2010 Product #28991 (In Stock)
Brovia Barolo Brovia 2010 Brovia Barolo Brovia 2010

This always one of our favorite “Normale” – or “Classico” as the Brovias prefer – Barolo, tempting young and developing nicely over 3-5 years from release.  In 2010, it’s a blend of younger vines from the family’s Cru vineyards, with the biggest portion coming from the Brea vineyard in Serralunga.  It was bottled earlier than the Crus, and because of its shocked state, was not shown to critics Antonio Galloni or Steve Tanzer when they visited the estate earlier this year.  It is very fine value.

As importer Neal Rosenthal explains:  “This cuvée is a blend of the younger vines found in the various “crus” and offers a stylish take on the Brovia approach to this appellation. There is never excess here, no attempt to flaunt an image of power. Above all, balance is the key element in faithfully rendering a Barolo of great stature. You will find here the classic grainy tannins, the long, mineral-inflected finish, the aromas of late-summer roses and flavors of dried cherries.

"Brovia's 2010 Barolo opens with exquisite, floral aromatics. Silky and gracious throughout, the 2010 impresses for its overall balance and classiness. Sweet red cherries, mint, anise, cinnamon and orange peel are some of the notes that open up over time. The 2010 is a wine to treasure for its ample perfume and exceptional harmony. Today, the tannins are a bit firm, so another year or two in bottle is a must. Still, there is so much to like here, even at this early stage. The 2010 Barolo is 70% young-vine fruit from Brea (above 20 years of age), plus the wine that is left over when the single-vineyard Barolos go into cask. A recent bottle of the 2004 was stellar. This is one of the great values left in Barolo. " Antonio Galloni 92 points

"This is spicy, with meat, chocolate and dried-fruit character. Medium body, dense fruit and chewy tannins. Needs two years to soften: better in 2016."  James Suckling 91 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $59.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $39.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Giulia Negri Barolo La Tartufaia 2010 Product #29760 (In Stock)
Giulia Negri Barolo La Tartufaia 2010 Giulia Negri Barolo La Tartufaia 2010

What happens with a top Burgundy winemaker (Jean-Michel Guillon) encourages friends and importers of wines from France (Olivier Daubresse) and Spain (Jonas Gustafsson) to import a Barolo from Italy?  When the Barolo is the stunning 2010 La Tartufaia from young Giulia Negri – aka “BaroloGirl”, something pretty magical results!

Giulia is a child of Barolo (her family owns the well-respected Serrandenari estate), and has  struck out on her own to make Chardonnay, Pinot Noir (which is how she met Jean-Michel), and a classically styled, very pure, Nebbiolo from Barolo’s great 2010 vintage.  Very pure, lifted, scents of red and black berries waft from the glass with accents of tobacco, plum, dried rose petal, and tar.  It’s nicely relaxed and pure – especially at this young age – on the palate, with juicy red/black fruits, dark chocolate, licorice, tobacco, and hints of smoky oak.  With air, a little truffle and potpourri emerge and the fruit flavors get deeper and more prominent as the wine sails on to a generous finish over sweet, ripe, tannins.  Round and rich, this tempts right now with big tannins that melt away nicely but will become more exciting and explosive from 2017 – 2025.

Regular Price (1) Price : $54.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $44.98/ea
Sale Half Case (6): $41.98/ea
Sale Full Case (12): $39.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Ca Del Baio Barbaresco Cru Asili 2012 Product #30147 (In Stock)
Ca Del Baio Barbaresco Cru Asili 2012 Ca Del Baio Barbaresco Cru Asili 2012

Gambero Rosso’s 2016 Winemaker of the Year Giulio Grasso makes Asili in a style that exemplifies this great vineyard:  rich, powerful, and uncommonly velvety for Barbaresco.  It's one of the most highly rated wines of Barbaresco year-after-year, earning 95 and 94 points for the 2011/2010 vintages from Wine Advocate and 94 points from Galloni in both 2011 and 2009.

The 2012 Asili earned the coveted Tre Bicchieri – three glasses – rating from Italy’s Gambero Rosso wine guide, one of just 79 honorees out of 20,000+ wines tasted.  It’s not hard to see why.  It’s wonderfully rich, luxurious, and seductive right now and sure to give growing amounts of pleasure over the next 10 or so years.  Rich aromas and flavors of ripe cherries, cassis, licorice and violets are framed by subtle notes of spicy oak.  With air, shadings of crushed mint and cracked pepper add even more interest and allow the ripe tannins to soften to powerful, but plush, perfection.  An outstanding Barbaresco to drink over the next 15 years, including tonight with earthy stews or savory mushroom risotto.

Regular Price (1) Price : $54.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $44.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Paitin Barbaresco Sori Paitin 2009 Product #30173 (In Stock)
Paitin Barbaresco Sori Paitin 2009 Paitin Barbaresco Sori Paitin 2009

The steal of this offer and a great example of why a difficult vintage in Barolo doesn’t necessarily mean problems in Barbaresco!  Barolo struggled to get ripe tannins without cooked fruit flavors in the hot 2009 summer, but the slightly cooler weather in Barbaresco let the grapes ripen perfectly and mature fully before harvest.  This is an exciting wine the delivers everything you love about great Nebbiolo in a rich, tempting, style.  Don’t miss this one.

"The estate’s 2009 Barbaresco Sori’ Paitin shows the rich, generous style of the year, but with plenty of underlying structure. Tobacco, sweet spices and licorice float from the glass in this powerful, intense Barbaresco. Exotic hints of spice and orange peel linger on the finish. This is yet another totally compelling wine from Paitin. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029."Wine Advocate 94 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $44.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $40.49/ea
Add to Wishlist
Brovia Barolo Brovia 2009 Product #27805 (In Stock)
Brovia Barolo Brovia 2009 Brovia Barolo Brovia 2009

As Antonio Galloni (formerly Wine Advocate's Italian critic and long-time Barolo writer) says, this is "an exceptional wine in its category."

"The 2009 Barolo Brovia wraps around the palate with serious depth. Leather, cloves, cedar, mocha and incense all flesh out in a supple, radiant wine that captures the very best qualities of the vintage. Smoke, tobacco and dried cherries develop later, adding further complexity. The 2009 has enough suppleness to drink well upon release, especially if given some air. It is an exceptional wine in its category."  Antonio Galloni 90 points

"Sappy aromas of strawberry, redcurrant and flowers. Lively, sweet flavors of red berries, marzipan and chestnut offer attractive inner-mouth lift and perfume. Offers good depth and finishes with solid energy and broad granular tannins. This Barolo should be perfect to drink in three years."International Wine Cellar 89 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $57.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $52.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Paolo Conterno Barolo Riva De Bric 2011 Product #30362 (In Stock)
Paolo Conterno Barolo Riva De Bric 2011 Paolo Conterno Barolo Riva De Bric 2011

This is from younger vines in the famed Ginestra vineyard that managed to weather the heat of 2011 and deliver a ripe, rich, Barolo that you'll struggle to wait for.

"This is fabulous Barolo with burnt orange, blackberry, meat, earth, and fresh herb. Full-bodied, round and velvety. So flavorful and crazy. Drink now. Why wait? But it will age wonderfully."  James Suckling 97 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $54.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $49.49/ea
Add to Wishlist
Produttori Del Barbaresco Montestefano 2009 Product #28422 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Montestefano 2009 Produttori Del Barbaresco Montestefano 2009

"The 2009 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano brings together the best qualities of the vintage, with a solid core of intense fruit, expressive aromatics and a measure of tannic heft that will keep the wine fresh and vibrant for many years. Dark cherry, plum, spice and leather notes flesh out on the huge, voluptuous finish. In 2009, the Montestefano is fabulous."  Antonio Galloni 94 points

"Good healthy deep red. Musky, reduced nose offers dark raspberry and a whiff of menthol. Big, broad and sweet in the mouth, with plush raspberry fruit given shape and lift by lovely vinosity. This rather powerful, even massive, Barbaresco opened beautifully in the glass to show a deep sweetness and lovely perfume. The long, slowly mounting finish betrays no rough edges. I'd lay this down for five years."International Wine Cellar 92(?+) points

Regular Price (1) Price : $74.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $59.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Asili 2011 Product #30685 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Asili 2011 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Asili 2011

Asili is the most famous vineyard in Barbaresco – in part because of Bruno Giacosa’s brilliant wines – and it’s always one of the most exciting wines in the Produttori line-up.  Rich and powerful always, but with extraordinary silkiness and superb length.  A masterful wine.

"The 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Asili is one of the most refined wines in this range. Here the fruit shows more distinctly red-toned notes, with plenty of Asili creaminess, silkiness and overall texture, not to mention considerable density. There is plenty of Asili sexiness and radiance, but at the same time, there is also more tannin and overall brightness than I expected. Not that those things are bad. Far from it. I imagine the 2011 will reward readers with many years of exceptional drinking. This is one of the most polished wines in the range of 2011 Riservas. Then again, it's Asili." Vinous (Galloni) 95 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $74.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $59.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano 2011 Product #30686 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano 2011 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano 2011

Montestefano’s distinctive soils, unusually high in calcium,  make this one of the most powerful, even Barolo-like, wines from Produttori del Barbaresco.  Give it 5 years in cellar and enjoy for years and years to come.

“The 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano is one of the least expressive of these wines. Inward, powerful and explosive, the 2011 is not in a mood to show much today, that is pretty clear. Still, there is an obvious energy here that is impossible to miss. A firm spine of tannin gives the wine much of its signature power. Dark red cherry, smoke, pomegranate and scorched earth blossom on the dramatic finish. A wine of real density and gravitas, the 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano stands out for its pure, unbridled energy and overall intensity.”  Vinous (Galloni) 94 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $74.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $59.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Paje 2011 Product #30687 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Paje 2011 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Paje 2011

One of the coolest of the single-vineyard Crus in Barbaresco, Paje is always the most vibrand, pure, and crystal clear wines in Produttori's line-up.  If Asili is plush and Montesefano is power, then Paje is silk.  A classically-styled Barbaresco.

“One of the highlights in this range, the 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Pajè is also one of the most classic of these 2011 Riservas. Beams of underlying acidity and minerality give the flavors considerable thrust and brightness. Sweet mentholated notes wrap around a core of plush, red-fleshed plum and pomegranate fruit, leading to a brisk, refreshing finish. What is left to say? The 2011 Pajè is absolutely gorgeous. It's as simple as that. Pajè is one of the cooler micro-climates the Produttori work with, and that was a help in 2011.”  Vinous (Galloni) 95 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $74.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $59.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Ovello 2011 Product #30833 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Ovello 2011 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Ovello 2011

Although Ovello is cooler than some other sites, it somehow gives a fleshier, more expressive wine than they do.  You can certainly drink this right now with lamb or rare beef but it will just get more aromatic, longer, and more complex over the next 15 years.  As Galloni says, “Don’t miss it!”

"The 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello, from one of the coolest zones in Barbaresco, is superb. Here it is the wine's precision and energy - both hard to come by in 2011 - that really stand out. Pine, mint, chalk, bright red berries, blood orange and white pepper are some of the signatures in a brilliant, finely-cut Barbaresco that captures the best of both the vintage and this site. Don't miss it!"  Vinous (Galloni) 94 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $74.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $59.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo 2011 Product #30835 (In Stock)

"The 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo is a bit darker and more ample than it usually is, a signature of the year. With time in the glass, the typical soaring floral/spiced Rio Sordo bouquet emerges. Dark, sensual and beautifully expressive, the Rio Sordo is another wine that will drink well with minimal cellaring."   Vinous (Galloni) 93 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $74.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $59.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Produttori Del Barbaresco Pora 2009 Product #28420 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Pora 2009 Produttori Del Barbaresco Pora 2009

"Firm tannins provide the backbone for the 2009 Barbaresco Riserva Pora. Bigger and richer on the palate than it often is, the 2009 Pora is also quite beautiful in this vintage. Sweet floral and mint notes wrap around the palate in this impeccable, beautifully balanced, mid-weight Barbaresco from the Produttori. The 2009 impresses for its pliancy and generosity. Today, the tannins are a bit four-squared, but there is enough depth in the fruit to make me think the wine will come together a little more fully with more time in bottle."  Antonio Galloni 92 points

"The integrated tannins here are beautiful and solid. Full body with a licorice, berry and plum character. Chewy but polished. Better in 2017."  James Suckling 92 points


Regular Price (1) Price : $74.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $64.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Clerico Barolo Pajana 2010 Product #28681 (In Stock)
Clerico Barolo Pajana 2010 Clerico Barolo Pajana 2010

Always a favorite, Pajana comes from a slightly warmer vineyard that delivers good ripeness but great acidity as well.  Very vivid and pure in 2010 with a stunning finish.

"Good medium red. Less expressive on the nose than the Briccotto, hinting at ripe, musky plum, black raspberry, menthol and tobacco. Then smooth and sweet in the mouth, but with terrific energy keeping the red fruit and tobacco flavors fresh and primary. Sweeter and more elegant in style than the 2009, but this fine-grained, firmly tannic wine really shut down in the glass. Outstanding potential here." International Wine Cellar 94(+?) points

"The 2010 Barolo Pajana is a stunning wine that shows the power and heft of the vintage. Its texture is soft and enduring with sweet almond, toasted hazelnut, bright cherry, spice and tobacco. The young tannins require more time to soften and integrate. Drink: 2017-2032." Wine Advocate 93 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $109.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $69.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin 2010 Product #28682 (In Stock)
Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin 2010 Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin 2010

Domenico farms these 40-50 year-old Nebbiolo vines in the Ginestra cru of Monforte d’Alba. At 400 meters altitude and with a south/southeast exposure, this site always give explosive red fruit aromas with notes of licorice and mint.  Clerico's most plump, broad and generous Barolo.

"Good full red. Liqueur-like plum and black cherry on the nose. Then fine-grained and classy but tightly wound, showing utterly primary flavors of cherry, red berries and menthol. There's no way into this extremely backward wine today. But it has the racy acidity and excellent clarity for a spectacular evolution in bottle." International Wine Cellar 95(+?) points

"The 2010 Barolo Ciabot Mentin opens to a deep, dark color and tarry aromas of dark fruit and liquid smoke. The use of oak is bold but contained, adding extra layering to the supple finish. The power and elegance of the vintage comes though at this early stage although the wine clearly needs more time to evolve. Drink: 2017-2030."Wine Advocate 94 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $109.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $69.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Brovia Barolo Ca Mia 2009 Product #27806 (In Stock)
Brovia Barolo Ca Mia 2009 Brovia Barolo Ca Mia 2009

The compact soils and south/southest-facing exposure of this site in Serralunga helped Ca' Mia retain fine freshness even as it ripened into plush, velvety, richness. The first to sell out of the 2009s and likely to be the first 2009 gone, too.

"In this hot vintage the 2009 Barolo Ca' Mia appears to have handled the weather best of all the wines in the range, which isn't that much of a shock, considering that the more compact soils of Serralunga are at an advantage in warmer years. Firm tannins provide the backdrop for a serious core of dark red fruit, flowers, iron, tar and licorice, all of which seem to literally jump out of the glass. The 2009 has more than enough fruit and sheer depth to age well for a number of years."  Antonio Galloni 92 points

"Captivatingly fresh, primary aromas of raspberry, minerals and flowers are accented by a sappy note of blood orange; reminded me a bit of a topnotch Burgundy from Vosne or Chambolle. Sweet and thick but with lovely acidity giving the wine a strong impression of inner-mouth tension. A step up in density and fullness from the foregoing wines, with its Serralunga limestone pungency coming through loud and clear. Finishes very long and horizontal, with serious but well-buffered tannins and excellent menthol lift. Wonderfully elegant and perfumed Barolo from a south/southeast-facing vineyard that is spared the hottest afternoon sun."International Wine Cellar 94+? points

"The intensity and richness is bountiful, and seductive aromatic layers of dried fruit, licorice, tar, button mushroom and tobacco lift off the glass with building intensity. The wine’s texture is firmer and the length is decisively more rewarding. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030."Wine Advocate 93 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $98.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $74.98/ea
Add to Wishlist