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Il Falchetto Langhe Chardonnay 2012 Product #27767 (In Stock)
Il Falchetto Langhe Chardonnay 2012 Il Falchetto Langhe Chardonnay 2012

A wine to enjoy at family celebrations – including Thanksgiving – from a family making wine in Italy’s Piemonte region since the mid-1600s.  Today, the latest generation of the Forno family – brothers Giorgio, Fabrizio and Adriano – craft award-winning Brachetto, Barbera, and Dolcetto from their vineyards along the border of the Langhe and Monferato.  And, thanks to Maurizio Farro, now we know they make a great Chardonnay value, too!

The Forno family’s Chardonnay comes from vineyards in Santo Stefano Belbo, about 20 minutes east of Barbaresco.  The sandy clay soils, bright Piemonte sunshine, and long growing season are perfect for getting Chardonnay ripe without losing bright, juicy, acidity. Fermentation and aging entirely in tank (no oak barrels) captures the essence of Chardonnay fruit and lets the grape’s character sing through.

The show opens with generous aromas of fresh fruit – apple, pear, pineapple, and lemon notes – with a captivating accent of fresh crushed mint.  The flavors follow the aromas with plenty of ripe apple, pear, and sweet lemon fruit plus a salty butterscotch element that takes the wine in a more rich, deeply flavored, direction than you’d expect.  The texture here is fantastic, rich enough to fill up your mouth but with no hard edges and a slippery, glycerol, character that makes this go down very, very, easily. A squirt of lemon and green apple acid at the end makes your mouth water as the fresh fruit and salty caramel flavors linger on.  The kind of wine that quenches your thirst and pairs beautifully with salty nuts or savory hors d'oeuvres.  But there’s more than enough complexity and heft here to make this a great dinner table white, too, even for a meal as big and bold as Thanksgiving!

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Franco Serra Barbera d'Alba 2012 Product #28123 (In Stock)
Franco Serra Barbera d'Alba 2012 Franco Serra Barbera d'Alba 2012

From a small Barbaresco producer, this fresh and fruity Barbera delivers a lot more complexity and satisfaction than it's humble price suggests.  Fresh and juicy Bing/black cherry fruit roll across your tongue with accents of fresh leather and aged Balsamic.  Long on the palate and mouthwatering finish where very light tannin gives a little extra support.  A pretty sophisticated wine for the price - great with pizza, pasta, or even on its own.

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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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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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Vajra Langhe Rosso 2011 Product #27989 (In Stock)
Vajra Langhe Rosso 2011 Vajra Langhe Rosso 2011

One of our favorite Barolo estates makes this blend of Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera with tiny bits of Albarossa, Freisa and Pinot Noir just for fun!  And, "fun" is the operative word here, in a wine that's bursting with strawberry, red plum, and juicy raspberry fruit.  Notes of black pepper and Asian spice add some complexity and there's just enough polished Nebbiolo tannin to give it shape.  Fantastic purity, zesty acidity, and plenty of luscious fruit make this pretty sophisticated, but mainly just delicious and, well, fun!

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Fracchia Voulet Malvasia Di Casorzo D'asti 2013 Product #28298 (In Stock)
Fracchia Voulet Malvasia Di Casorzo D'asti 2013 Fracchia Voulet Malvasia Di Casorzo D'asti 2013

This delicious frizzante wine is a rare version of red Malvasia, vinified with a pleasant touch of sweetness and a light, frothy, sparkle. As The Washington Post’s Dave McIntyre said about the 2011, “This delightful little frizzante red from Piedmont is a cousin to Brachetto d’Acqui, and equal to Brachetto in its affinity for chocolate."  As always, the lightly sweet red raspberry and strawberry fruit is a delight!

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Oddero Moscato d'Asti 2012 Product #28608 (In Stock)
Oddero Moscato d'Asti 2012 Oddero Moscato d'Asti 2012

One of the best Moscato d’Asti wines we’ve tasted this year.  A small production, hand-crafted, Moscato from high-altitude vineyards and 15-20 year-old vines.  Fermented naturally in small steel fermenters to retain it's natural frothy fizz, it's bursting with aromas and flavors of peach, pear and apricot.  Wonderful acidity, nicely sweet, and low in alcohol - a great end to a fine meal or fun on its own anytime!

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Crivelli Grignolino D' Asti 2012 Product #27649 (In Stock)
Crivelli Grignolino D' Asti 2012 Crivelli Grignolino D' Asti 2012

This is a spectacular rendition of Piemonte's Gignolino, a wine of robust and fresh aromas and flavors and smooth as silk finish.  The translucent cherry red color is a showstopper, but the bold aromas of tangy strawberry, crunchy black cherry, citrus peel and a touch of tar are even better.  Round and mouthwateringly bright, the wine finishes juicy and long with very soft, fine, tannins.  Pure, unadulterated, fun.

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La Mondianese Grignolino d'Asti 2013 Product #28622 (In Stock)
La Mondianese Grignolino d'Asti 2013 La Mondianese Grignolino d'Asti 2013

What is Grignolino?  A red wine grape from Piemonte, Italy, where the root name – grignole – means “many pips”, referring to the many seeds found in this rarely seen grape.  It’s prone to being tough and tannic, but not here.  Diane thought this tasted like “Pinot Noir and Sangiovese had a baby”, and there's definitely something to that.  In any event, it’s a lightly colored and textured wine that opens with aromas of sweet cherry, red berries, and a hint of lavender.  In the mouth the fruit is bright and juicy and a touch of earthiness comes up at the end.  Light enough to drink with fish or to take a chill for solo sipping.

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Guidobono Roero Arneis 2013 Product #28962 (In Stock)
Guidobono Roero Arneis 2013 Guidobono Roero Arneis 2013

Here's a great value in classic, nicely ripe, Arneis from Roero, just outside of Barolo.  Bright, fresh, aromas of citrus fruit and melon with a touch of fennel lead to juicy flavors of Honeydew, apple and under-ripe pineapple.  The anise/fennel note builds on the crisp, clean, finish.  Easy drinking Arneis with enough class to shine with salads and fresh herbs.

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Oddero Dolcetto d'Alba 2011 Product #26727 (In Stock)
Oddero Dolcetto d'Alba 2011 Oddero Dolcetto d'Alba 2011

This beautiful Dolcetto has just gotten better and better with a little time in bottle.  Big aromas of licorice, lavender, black cherry and plum, nutmeg and anise.  In the mouth, cherry and black raspberry fruit gushes across your palate with spice and flower-like anise notes adding complexity.  The finish is mouthwateringly juicy with supple tannins and suggestions of sandalwood and bitter almond lingering nicely.  Just yummy, lovely, stuff.

"This red bursts with juicy cherry, raspberry and a touch of black pepper. Reveals some serious tannins underneath for support. Drink now through 2015.”Wine Spectator 89 points

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Domenico Clerico Dolcetto Visadi 2012 Product #28935 (In Stock)
Domenico Clerico Dolcetto Visadi 2012 Domenico Clerico Dolcetto Visadi 2012

Clerico blends this luscious Dolcetto from two vineyards: one near the winery in Dogliani and the other from Alba.  Exactly what Dolcetto should be all about.  Bold aromas and flavors of black cherry and berry, dark chocolate,  licorice, and crushed violets are matched to juicy, mouthwatering, acidity.  Very long and silky for Dolcetto, and a perfect match to cured meats, cheeses, and more.

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Pecchenino Dolcetto Di Dogliani San Luigi 2013 Product #29054 (In Stock)
Pecchenino Dolcetto Di Dogliani San Luigi 2013 Pecchenino Dolcetto Di Dogliani San Luigi 2013

Another fine vintage for this rock-solid Dolectto that sings with pizza, pasta, and grilled fish.a

"The 2013 Dogliani San Luigi presents the silkier, more finessed side of Dolcetto. Floral aromatics meld into a core of expressive red stone fruits in a mid-weight, gracious Dogliani built on delicacy. The 2013 isn't a blockbuster, but it sure is gorgeous."  Antonio Galloni 91 points

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Vietti Barbera D'asti Tre Vigne 2012 Product #29136 (In Stock)
Vietti Barbera D'asti Tre Vigne 2012 Vietti Barbera D'asti Tre Vigne 2012

Wine Spectator Top 100!  Great to see this long-time favorite get some extra recognition! The oak is a tad forward now, so decant it for 30 minutes tonight.

"Intense graphite and mineral notes underpin the 2012 Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne. Black cherries, smoke, plums, licorice and dark spices flesh out in a vibrant, pulsating wine built on serious Asti energy. A grippy, intense finish rounds things out in style. Vietti's Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne delivers the goods, and then some."  Antonio Galloni 90 points

"A bright, flashy version, featuring black currant and blackberry fruit that shows notes of vanilla and spice. The oak adds tannins, lending this a tight feel on the otherwise fine finish."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Luigi Baudana Dragon Langhe Bianco 2012 Product #28470 (In Stock)
Luigi Baudana Dragon Langhe Bianco 2012 Luigi Baudana Dragon Langhe Bianco 2012

Let's forget that this is mainly Chardonnay because the experience here is more about "Piemonte" and "Yum" than Chard.  Loads of citrus and orchard fruit flavors with zingy citrus and a hint of slate. An exotic and delicious blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Nascetta and a tiny amount of Riesling.

"Made by Giuseppe Vajra in Serralunga; lightly oaked. Very perfumed with a Riesling-like spine. Exciting structure. Unfolds on the palate. Very lightly oily indeed. Some evolution. I could swear there's some Riesling in there! But apparently it is all Chardonnay… Brings to mind Terry Thiese's 'always go for a Chardonnay from the village of Riesling'. I commend this fascinating wine to you. It is quite dry enough to savour with food, but intriguing and refreshing enough to drink before, or even after, a meal. It doesn't taste especially alcoholic though it's not short of body."  JancisRobinson.com 16.5/20 points

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Monsecco Vespolina Barbatasso 2011 Product #28116 (In Stock)
Monsecco Vespolina Barbatasso 2011 Monsecco Vespolina Barbatasso 2011

Another Italian oddity, and perhaps the most fun yet!  Vespolina means "little wasp" in Piemonte, a name earned perhaps for the sting of its naturally high acids.  Here, though, the acid is tamed by boatloads of black raspberry, blackberry juic, and red cherry fruit with accents of sandalwood, spice, incense, black pepper, and more.  Drink this bright, juicy, utterly compelling wine a tad cool with cured meats or spicy pizza.  Yummy!

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Massolino Barbera D' Alba 2013 Product #28794 (In Stock)
Massolino Barbera D' Alba 2013 Massolino Barbera D' Alba 2013

Pure (no oak), juicy, food-friendly and fun to drink. With bright, juicy, acidity and almost no natural tannin, this wakes up your palate and makes your mouth water but also pumps out more than enough ripe cherry/berry fruit to avoid any harshness.  A beautiful, classy, and flat out fun wine!

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Vietti Arneis 2013 Product #28297 (In Stock)
Vietti Arneis 2013 Vietti Arneis 2013

From the family that "saved" Arneis, grapes for this wine come from the middle of the Roero area, in Santo Stefano Roero. Pale sunshine yellow color with fresh floral, citrus and melon aromas with hints of almonds. An unoaked, dry, medium bodied white wine with crisp acidity, the Arneis is well-balanced, elegant wine with good complexity and a lingering finish.

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Alessandro Veglio Nebbiolo Langhe 2010 Product #28925 (In Stock)
Alessandro Veglio Nebbiolo Langhe 2010 Alessandro Veglio Nebbiolo Langhe 2010

This up-and-coming young winemaker took full advantage of the great 2010 harvest to craft a delicious Nebbiolo from just outside of Barolo. The aromas are classic Barolo - cherry, strawberry, fresh earth, truffle and a touch of rose.  The flavors stay classic, too, but the texture is really remarkable - silky, pure, and luxurious like a fine red Burgundy.  Long on the palate and the fruit-filled finish where cherry, licorice, and rose petal flavors linger nicely.

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Domenico Clerico Barbera d'Alba Trevigne 2011 Product #28680 (In Stock)
Domenico Clerico Barbera d'Alba Trevigne 2011 Domenico Clerico Barbera d'Alba Trevigne 2011

A great wine fro the outstanding 2011 Barbera vintage, this wears it's 50% new oak well with bright aromas and flavors of crushed cherry and violets.  Super-delicious.

"Cherry, spices and flowers on the nose. Sweet and intense, with the dark fruit flavors framed by juicy, ripe acidity and lifted by a pronounced floral quality. The long, smooth finish features a note of espresso. Excellent."International Wine Cellar 90 points

"Verging on silky in texture, with fine density and vibrant acidity supporting the black currant, violet and black cherry flavors. Spice and mineral accents join in on the finish, where light tannins coat the gums. Drink now through 2020."Wine Spectator 90 points

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