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Caparzo Morellino Di Scansano Doga Della Clavule 2013 Product #31616 (In Stock)
Caparzo Morellino Di Scansano Doga Della Clavule 2013 Caparzo Morellino Di Scansano Doga Della Clavule 2013

Tuscany's coastal Morellino di Scansano region showcases Sangiovese blended with other grapes, usually Cabernet Sauvignon but here Alicante Bouschet.  The red-fleshed Alicante gives a darker cast to Sangiovese's brigh cherry fruit, with pretty hints of chocolate and walnut for complexity.  We love the sweetness of the fruit and the pasta/pizza friendly juicy finish with lightly chalky tannins.  Fun stuff!

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Tenuta Di Valgiano Palistorti Rosso 2012 Product #30502 (In Stock)
Tenuta Di Valgiano Palistorti Rosso 2012 Tenuta Di Valgiano Palistorti Rosso 2012

Palistorti is one of just two reds made here (the other costs 2x as much!), and it’s simply captivating in 2012.  A blend of Sangiovese and 15% each Merlot and Syrah, I can’t quite decide if this is more like a 3-4 year-old Brunello or a really nice vintage of Antinori’s Tignanello super-Tuscan.  From the nose to the rich, powerful, palate this explodes with pure black cherry, fruit blossom, spice, and expensive leather aromas and flavors.  The very deep flavors get support from fine-grained, ripe, tannins as hints of crushed herb, licorice, and expensive balsamic weave in and out of the long, long, finish.  Distinctive, delicious, and very nicely priced.

"The 2012 Palistorti di Valgiano is bursting at the seams with personality. Juicy dark cherries, smoke, earthiness, licorice and violets are all super-expressive in the glass. Fleshy and boisterous, with plenty of intense, super-ripe fruit, the 2012 Palistorti di Valgiano delivers the goods, and then some. Drink this fleshy, immensely pleasing red over the next handful of years.”  Vinous (Galloni) 91 points

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Fattoria Basciano I Pini Toscana 2013 Product #31623 (In Stock)
Fattoria Basciano I Pini Toscana 2013 Fattoria Basciano I Pini Toscana 2013

This warm-vintage super-Tuscan is flashy and rich - although just medium bodied - with lots of dark plum and black berry fruit plus cassis framed by spicy French oak.  There's good energy and juicy freshness to the rich fruit and a layer of spiced oak on the finely sculpted finish.  Delicious now with a little air and a steak or hold for years.

"Lovely aromas of violet, black currant and blackberry highlight this elegant, supple red. Vibrant and virtually seamless, though this should improve as the components integrate. Spice and mineral accents add depth and line the finish. Shows more finesse than power. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Best from 2018 through 2030."Wine Spectator 94 points

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Mastrojanni San Pio Cabernet Sauvignon e Sangiovese Toscana 2012 Product #31242 (In Stock)
Mastrojanni San Pio Cabernet Sauvignon e Sangiovese Toscana 2012 Mastrojanni San Pio Cabernet Sauvignon e Sangiovese Toscana 2012

It’s illegal to put Cabernet Sauvignon in a wine labeled “Brunello,” but Bordeaux’s best red grape grows so well here that Mastrojanni just couldn’t resist planting some on the old San Pio estate.  Since 1997 that rich, ripe, Cabernet has been blended with 20% declassified Brunello to produce this delicious super-Tuscan blend.  The aromas and texture suggest richer Bordeaux or fresher Napa Cabernet but the bright cherry core and juicy, long, finish say “Italy” loud and clear.  A very fine value in small-production (less than 600 cases) super-Tuscan Cabernet.

"A blend of 20% Sangiovese and 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 San Pio is a hearty and approachable red wine that would taste great next to a succulent cut of beef. The wine ages in oak for 18 months and consequently delivers a full offering of aromas that spans from bright cherry fruit to exotic spice. There are some budding tertiary tones of cola and crushed mineral as well that add complexity. The finish is firm and long-lasting. Drink 2016-2026" Wine Advocate 91 points

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Poliziano Mandrone Di Lohsa Toscana Igt 2010 Product #30962 (In Stock)
Poliziano Mandrone Di Lohsa Toscana Igt 2010 Poliziano Mandrone Di Lohsa Toscana Igt 2010

Lohsa is the Maremma project of Montepulciano's Poliziano winery, nestled up agains the sea in a perfect place to grow Bordeaux varietals.  This, their top wine, blends Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot plus a touch of Alicante Bouschet for extra complexity aged 18 months in French oak.  Richly textured and flavored by a bit of time in bottle, there's good freshness here and a fine, food-friendly, finish.

"Black currant, black cherry, violet, rosemary and spice aromas and flavors are allied to a vibrant structure and firm tannins. This is balanced and lingers on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Alicante. Best from 2016 through 2024."Wine Spectator 92 points

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Casaloste Inversus Toscana IGT 2013 Product #31650 (In Stock)
Casaloste Inversus Toscana IGT 2013 Casaloste Inversus Toscana IGT 2013

One of owner/winemaker Giovanni d'Orsi's sons suffers from a rare congenital condition called Situs Inversus, in which major organs are inverted, or lie on the opposite side of the body from normal. Giovanni created this wine to honor his son (his fingerprint is on the label) by "inverting" the wine's blend.  Where his normal Chianti Classico is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, Inversus is 90% rich, dense, rich, Merlot plus 10% vivid, mouthwatering, Sangiovese, all aged 16 months in 30% new French oak.  Pomerol from Bordeaux - think mouthfilling velvet.  Layers of dark plum, black raspberry, and succulent currant fruit are framed by sweet and sophisticated oak spice.  It’s a bit tight today, but the finish is already a thing of beauty, dry and pure with supple and ripe tannins.  Decant it for an hour now if you like, but it will be best from 2018-2028.

"Lots of spicy, intense and focused blackberry, tea leaf and mushroom character here. Full body, velvety tannins and a savory finish. Richer style but characterful. Let it mellow for a year or two. Made from organically grown grapes."  James Suckling 93 points

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