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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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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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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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Lodali Arneis Roero 2013 Product #28435 (In Stock)
Lodali Arneis Roero 2013 Lodali Arneis Roero 2013

One of the best value Arneis we've ever seen! Plenty of fruit here - aromas and flavors feature fresh and dried apricot, lemon and a touch of peach - and also the hint of fennel or licorice unique to Piemonte's leading white varietal. The texture is nicely rich and mouthfillinig but a squirt of juicy lemon juice keeps things fresh on the finish where caramelized apricot and a light nuttiness linger.  More complex than Pinot Grigio, but just as easy to drink!

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Damilano Nebbiolo Langhe Marghe 2011 Product #27970 (In Stock)
Damilano Nebbiolo Langhe Marghe 2011 Damilano Nebbiolo Langhe Marghe 2011

The past three vintages of this “baby Barolo” have impressed, and the 2011 edition keeps that string going.  Sixteen months in small barrel (mostly used) soften Nebbiolo’s hard edges without diminishing the pure fruit and secondary flavors delivered by 30-50 year-old vines.  If you don’t mind a bit of grip, you can drink this on its own right now, but it will really sing with any dish loaded with earthy mushroom, duck, or roast pork dishes.  Value here is pretty staggering.

"Damilano's 2011 Langhe Nebbiolo Marghe blossoms in the glass with a generous, inviting melange of dark red and black fruits, cloves and new leather. The precocious vintage has filled out the Marghe nicely, adding considerable volume, texture and depth. There is a lot to like in this serious, expressive Nebbiolo."  Antonio Galloni 88 points

"The 2011 Langhe Nebbiolo Marghe is a terrific wine that shows the bright intensity of the Nebbiolo grape framed by fresh notes of cherry fruit, rosebud, polished stone and licorice. The wine goes down easily and refreshes the palate thanks to its balanced acidity. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016."Wine Advocate 88 points

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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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Crivelli Barbera D' Asti 2013 Product #28413 (In Stock)
Crivelli Barbera D' Asti 2013 Crivelli Barbera D' Asti 2013

Crivelli specializes in the obscure Ruche grape, but they turn out an outstanding Barbera from excellent vineyards in the northern part of Asti, too.  Essentially organic grapes get a gentle fermentation and then time in large oak cask to add a little structure, but without obscuring any of the tangy black cherry and red plum fruit.  A zesty, fresh, Barbera that's perfect for pizza or pasta, but worth paying attention to as well.

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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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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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Pecchenino Dolcetto Di Dogliani San Luigi 2012 Product #27733 (In Stock)
Pecchenino Dolcetto Di Dogliani San Luigi 2012 Pecchenino Dolcetto Di Dogliani San Luigi 2012

Another fine vintage for this rock-solid Dolectto that sings with pizza, pasta, and grilled fish. It's racy and taught with intense tangy raspberry and wild cherry aromas and flavors and just a touch of licorice.  Solid grip on the finish where a hint of herb tea shows through.  Not much comes into the US (less than 500 cases), so grab it while you can!

"This lovely Dolcetto is delicious, fresh and utterly drinkable. It has a classic fragrance of strawberry, cherry and licorice, all of which carry over to the palate, along with earthy notes and a hint of almond. Made to be enjoyed young, this pairs perfectly with pasta dishes and pizza."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

"The beautifully defined black cherry and black pepper flavors are matched to a firm backbone of tannins in this dense red. A serious Dolcetto, with depth and length. Drink now through 2017. 3,900 cases made."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Oddero Barbera d'Alba 2011 Product #28605 (In Stock)
Oddero Barbera d'Alba 2011 Oddero Barbera d'Alba 2011

The go-to producer of our go-to varietal for refreshing, food friendly, fun has fully captured the potential of the outstanding 2011 Barbera harvest in Piemonte.  What makes 2011 so exciting for Barbera is how the hot summer days delivered more black cherry and blackberry fruit than usual while the cool nights retained classic levels of acidity and freshness.  While the best examples (like this one) will do nicely in your cellar for a few years, there’s no reason to delay gratification beyond the time it takes you to get home from the store.

Here you’ll find generous aromas of juicy black and red fruit plus a handful of crushed violets and the barest hint of smoke.  Take a sip and you’ll love the super smooth, almost slick, texture and big flavors of crushed berries, black cherry, licorice and subtle sweet spice.  The fresh, juicy, finish will keep pulling you back for another sip and I suspect you’ll find yourself saying “Yum” a lot as the bottle drains.  Even though it’s delicious by itself, where this bright Barbera shines is at table with sausage, roast chicken, grilled pork, and – of course – pizza or pasta.  A do not miss stunner.

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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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Falchetto Brachetto d'Acqui 2013 Product #28233 (In Stock)
Falchetto Brachetto d'Acqui 2013 Falchetto Brachetto d'Acqui 2013

If you're a fan of Fracchia Voulet, this is your "special occasion" wine.  And, if you think lightly sparkling, sweet, red wine sounds odd, then you just haven't tried a beauty like this!  A traditional wine in Italy's Piemonte region, this comes from 100% Brachetto grapes, harvested early in the season, soaked for 2 days to extract color, and then fermented in tank to a low alcohol level.  Brachetto's high acidity cuts through the sweet raspberry, strawberry, and rose petal flavors and the note of dark chocolate adds complexity and depth.  It's beautiful in the glass, at once rich and refreshing on the palate, and a perfect wine to sip ice cold by itself or with chocolate-covered strawberries or raspberries.

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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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Sandrone Barbera d'Alba 2010 Product #27563 (In Stock)
Sandrone Barbera d'Alba 2010 Sandrone Barbera d'Alba 2010

The 2010 harvest was fantastic for Barbera, and that blend of fine ripeness and zippy acidity shines through in spades here.  Luciano Sandrone blends fruit from 3 vineyards for this wine and then ages it for 12 months in 500 liter French oak barrels (about half new).  The wood allows Barbera’s tangy acids to relax and adds a little tannin, but the concentrated fruit has no trouble sopping up any oak flavors.  A great wine for big, boldly flavored, foods.

“Sandrone’s 2010 Barbera d’Alba is remarkably juicy and exuberant. There is plenty of rich, fleshy fruit in the glass, but at the same time, I expected to find more minerality and energy in this vintage. On the plus side, the French oak, which can sometimes be dominant, is better integrated than it has been at times. Overall, the 2010 is an excellent choice for drinking over the near and medium term.”Wine Enthusiast 89 points

“A lush, modern style, delivering plenty of power on a supple texture. Possesses definition and balance, intensity and length--just about all you could ask for in a Barbera. Drink now through 2015. 500 cases imported.”Wine Spectator 92 points

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