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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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Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 Product #29842 (In Stock)
Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 Fattoria La Lecciaia Brunello Di Montalcino 2010

 

"This is very strong showing from La Lecciaia, one of Montalcino's under the radar estates. The wines show gorgeous Sangiovese purity. The wines are fairly classic in style across the board.  La Lecciaia's 2010 Brunello di Montalcino is beautifully layered in the glass, with gorgeous intrigue, depth and personality all on full display. There is a sense of translucent finesse in the 2010 that is impossible to miss. Sweet red cherry, stone fruit, mint and wild flowers all grace the exquisite finish. What a pretty wine this is."  Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 94 points

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Voliero Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 Product #30551 (In Stock)
Voliero Brunello Di  Montalcino 2011 Voliero Brunello Di  Montalcino 2011

Voliero is Andrea Cortonese of Uccelliera fame’s second project, and was supposed to mostly be wine to serve at his restaurant in Siena. With someone this talented in charge, the wines couldn’t be anything less than outstanding, and word quickly spread. Now the wines from Cortonesi’s second label are so popular, he doesn’t have any left to serve at his restaurant! The 2011 Brunello opens with sappy, woodsy aromas, and is beautifully ripe and bold on the palate. If you’re looking for Brunello that doesn’t require years and years of aging, this is it.

"Big and juicy still with loads of ripe-fruit and meat undertones. Full body, velvety tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Powerful for the vintage. From the owners of Uccelliera. Drink now: Why wait?"  James Suckling 94 points

"Andrea Cortonesi's 2011 Brunello di Montalcino (from his second brand, Voliero) shows much of the winemaking detail and care that you find in his bread and butter brand, Uccelliera. The wine shows some signs of vintage ripeness. Bold cherry and blackberry aromas are followed by spice and toasted tobacco. This is a clean and focused Brunello that performs well on the all the senses. It offers soft tannins and bold fruit flavors. The style is youthful and approachable. The finish is exceptionally silky and smooth."Wine Advocate 92 points

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Uccelliera Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 Product #30531 (In Stock)
Uccelliera Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 Uccelliera Brunello Di Montalcino 2011

Powerful and delicious now and through 2021.

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino shows an impressive level of richness and density that starts with a long succession of black fruit aromas, dried cherry, spice, leather and tobacco. There are evident hints of the warm vintage that become apparent thanks to the blackness of the fruit and the general softness of the aromas. The wine's texture is yielding and dense with extra layers of plump fruit and chewy richness. This the proverbial "restaurant Brunello" that will drink beautifully in the near and medium-term. It already tastes spectacular and is beautifully fleshed out at this young age."Wine Advocate 95 points

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Villa Le Prata Brunello Di Montalcino 2009 Product #31490 (In Stock)
Villa Le Prata Brunello Di Montalcino 2009 Villa Le Prata Brunello Di Montalcino 2009

The early-drinking 2009 Brunello are really coming into their own, especially the always elegant and delicious Villa Le Prata.  Fleshy in feel without any excess weight, and plenty of sweet cherry/strawberry fruit. Just pop, pour, and enjoy with beef or pasta tonight.

"A full, rich Brunello with dried-strawberry, plum and lemon-rind character. Velvety and juicy. Drink now."  James Suckling 91 points

"Elegantly wrought, offering strawberry, cherry, anise and tobacco flavors. The firm, slightly dry tannins cleanse the palate. Ideal with tomato or meat sauces. Drink now through 2023."Wine Spectator 90 points

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La Gerla Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 Product #30789 (In Stock)
La Gerla Brunello Di Montalcino 2011 La Gerla Brunello Di Montalcino 2011

The 2011 La Gerla, from the warmer south of Montalcino, is a fleshy, rich, bottle of meaty, black cherry, Sangiovese yumminess.  Drink it young (now-2025) for maximum delight. Tied for second favorite in our 2011 Brunello class!

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is dark, sensual and inviting. Succulent red cherry, tobacco, mint, leather, sage and licorice flesh out in a radiant, open-knit Brunello that will drink well upon release. There is a lot to like here, especially the wine's immediacy. The 2011 is not especially complex, but it is beautifully balanced and harmonious from start to finish."  Vinous (Galloni) 92 points

"Aromas of spice, bacon, smoked meat and ripe fruit follow through to a full body with round, silky tannins. Delicious finish. Sexy, opulent 2011."  James Suckling 93 points

"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a compelling wine that I had the opportunity to taste at intervals several hours after opening the bottle. The wine showed a long and very interesting evolution. Moments after opening the bottle, it presented very dry aromas of pressed rose petal, red currant and dusty mineral. Hours later, the wine had gone into high gear with more articulate aromas of exotic spice and crushed clove. This fast-paced evolution leads me to believe that this vintage from La Gerla will not age as long as the excellent 2010 vintage."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Le Ragnaie Brunello Di Montalcino Fornace 2010 Product #30366 (In Stock)
Le Ragnaie Brunello Di Montalcino Fornace 2010 Le Ragnaie Brunello Di Montalcino Fornace 2010

A producer we've always admired, but never bought becomes irresistible at these very significant savings.  Limited.

"The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Fornace is a beautiful expression with an impressive level of confidence and individuality. The wine's color is a bit darker compared to its peers and its concentration is similarly thicker. But that extra padding does not take away from the inner elegance and finesse displayed here. Aromas embrace red rose petal, licorice, grilled herb and forest floor. The oak rendering is evident but not obvious: Dark smoke, crushed granite and ash give the wine a savory side. Its evolutionary track has no place to go but forward and the wine won't reach its drinking window for another three to five years. "Wine Advocate 96 points

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