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Tomaiolo Toscana Rosso 2011 Product #30049 (In Stock)

This oak-aged blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot delivers $20+ value.  Aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, currant, licorice, chocolate and spice. Black pepper and oak notes frame the firm, dark-fruited, finish, making this a great match for burgers, steak, or chops today and a fine candidate for further improvement in your cellar.

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Baracchi O'lillo Toscana 2013 Product #29314 (In Stock)
Baracchi O'lillo Toscana 2013 Baracchi O'lillo Toscana 2013

Fruit comes from three different vineyards:  San Martino at 300  meters (where the winery is located), Gabbiano (closer to  Montepulciano and excellent for Syrah and Cabernet), and Montanare (where Sangiovese and Merlot grow on hills fought over by Romans and Carthaginians during the Punic Wars).  The grapes are hand harvested and given gentle fermentations in neutral oak vats before aging in tank and bottling early to preserve fresh fruit and vibrant acids.

As with the 92 point 2012 edition, this is once again a super-steal of a super-Tuscan red.  Broad-shouldered and powerful, it pumps out black cherry, blackberry, and black plum fruit with generous does of warm spice and expensive leather.  The dark fruit and spice fan out on the satisfying, long, finish.

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Antinori Guado Al Tasso 2010 Product #28514 (In Stock)
Antinori Guado Al Tasso 2010 Antinori Guado Al Tasso 2010

In 2010, the Antinori Family's Guado Al Tasso is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Franc - the Syrah that used to be included was dropped in favor of Cab Franc from the 2007 vintage.  It's a wine that was definitely built to cellar, and you'll enjoy this most from about 2018 on.  But, it's pretty captivating right now, so go ahead and try wine with a simple grilled steal or lamb chop.  You won't be disappointed!

"A rich, beautiful wine with a dark-chocolate, currant and raspberry character. Full body with velvety tannins and a clean finish. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. This is very youthful and needs at least three years of bottle age."  James Suckling 95 points

A star on the vast stage that is the Antinori wine empire, the 2010 Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso is a seamless and stunning wine. It’s one of those rare wines that inspires praise and excited conversation from the very second you raise the glass to your nose. The blend is Cabernet Sauvignon (55%) with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Baritone aromas of black cherry, black currant, cured meat, sweet spice, Spanish cedar, mocha and wild Mediterranean herbs come together in graceful unity. In the mouth, the wine is exceedingly smooth and decadent with a long velvety trail that softly coats the palate. This is one for the cellar. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.Wine Advocate 97 points

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Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 2011 Product #29355 (In Stock)
Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 2011 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 2011

Italy's first 100% Sangiovese super-Tuscan red remains one of the very, very, best.  Limited.

"A vivid, beautiful wine, the 2011 Pergole Torte is superb. Warm, early-maturing harvests often attenuate the differences between sites, but not here. The old vines weathered the heat better, resulting in a wine that is very much in line with the past, but with more body, amplitude and resonance. Rose petals, bright red stone fruits and mint are some of the many notes that grace the super-expressive finish.  Drink 2019-2038."  Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 97 points

"The 2011 Le Pergole Torte is a stunning expression from the heart of Tuscany and a worldwide ambassador for the Sangiovese (called Sangioveto on the label) grape. Brilliant in ruby color and buoyant in aromatic intensity, the wine is brimming with inner energy and verve. It speaks in high decibels with pristine cherry, anise seed, cola, balsam herb and almond paste. There’s a touch of softness buried within what is otherwise a tightly textured tapestry of flavors. In terms of texture, the wine is infinitely silky and long. Be patient for five years more at least. Drink 2016-2028"Wine Advocate 95 points

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Castello Dei Rampolla d'Alceo 2006 Product #24154 (In Stock)
Castello Dei Rampolla d'Alceo 2006 Castello Dei Rampolla d'Alceo 2006

Named to honor Castello dei Rampolla, Alceo Rampolla, this Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Verdot blend is one of the most respected, sought-after, and highly rated wines in all of Italy.  The 2006 is a bit of a monster and remains locked-down tight now, but the potential here is huge.

"Castello dei Rampolla is one of the benchmark properties in Tuscany, and for good reason. At their finest, these are some of the most elegant, luscious wines readers will come across. The 2006 D’Alceo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, is a much tighter-wound wine than the Sammarco but it also seems to be holding back a lot more sheer density in reserve. Full-bodied, rich and monstrously tannic at this stage, it doesn’t taste too different than it did when I first sampled it from tank in November 2006! The wine possesses dazzling inner perfume, refined tannins that need time to emerge and exceptional overall balance. It is a fabulous effort from Rampolla. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031."Wine Advocate 96 points

"Shows beautiful aromas and flavors of currant, toasty oak, tobacco and licorice. Full and very polished, with a wonderful finish. A gorgeous young wine. Layered and structured."Wine Spectator 98 points

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Castello Dei Rampolla d'Alceo 2008 Product #28344 (In Stock)
Castello Dei Rampolla d'Alceo 2008 Castello Dei Rampolla d'Alceo 2008

Perhaps the greatest vintage ever of one of Italy's benchmark super-Tuscan blends (Cabernet and Petite Verdot).  Needs time, but will take your breath away if you can wait!

"Love this. Fabulous aromas of currants and blackberries. Hints of licorice, Indian spices and dried violets. Full-bodied, ultra-fine tannins and amazing fruit, yet so vibrant, racy and balanced. The structure of Margaux with the style of Rampolla. Best ever. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. From organically grown grapes. Leave it for at least five or six years."  James Suckling 100 points

"The 2008 d’Alceo is a huge, inward, brooding wine. Plums, black cherries, camphor, incense and smoke emerge over time, but only with great reluctance. The 2008 is going to require considerable patience, but it is shaping up to be an absolute jewel. The d’Alceo is a wine of notable depth and purity, but it is very closed down at the moment. Dark red fruit, flowers, mint, spices, tar, cassis, graphite and camphor linger on the huge, structured finish. This is a towering effort from the Di Napoli family. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2033."Wine Advocate 96+ points

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