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Valdinera Chiaro Di Luna Rosato 2014 Product #29615 (In Stock)
Valdinera Chiaro Di Luna Rosato 2014 Valdinera Chiaro Di Luna Rosato 2014

You probably didn't start out looking for a 100% Nebbiolo rosé from vineyards near Italy's Barolo region - but just taste the supple, succulent, and utterly surprising Chiaro di Luna and you'll come back looking for more! There's a lot of body here - almost a red wine drinker's rose - but also fantastic freshness and vivacity to the cherry, red berry, and rose petal aromas and flavors.  The fruit is sweet and ripe and the finish dry, mouthwatering, and long.  Very highly recommended as a special pink treat!

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Guidobono Langhe Nebbiolo 2013 Product #29330 (In Stock)
Guidobono Langhe Nebbiolo 2013 Guidobono Langhe Nebbiolo 2013

In the lovely 2013 Nebbiolo vintage, Guidobono delivers all the perfume of fine Nebbiolo with a silky, almost Pinot-like, texture and grace.  Sweet cherry, vibrant raspberry, baking spice, fresh earth, licorice root, and a note of crushed rose petal permeate the generous aromas and pure, fresh, flavors.  Turns tangy on the finish with fine tannins and lingering notes of berry, licorice, and rose.  A great match right now for roast chicken, mushroom risotto, or even mushroom-topped pizza!

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Rovero Nebbiaia Monferrato Rosso 2011 Product #29320 (In Stock)
Rovero Nebbiaia Monferrato Rosso 2011 Rovero Nebbiaia Monferrato Rosso 2011

A brand new winery to us, but one that's clearly onto something good.  This is 100% Nebbiolo, organically grown in Monferato near Asti.  Big, generous, aromas and flavors of black cherry and plum take center stage with accents of spice and vanilla.  Dusty, rich, tannins give the wine mass and structure, but the fruit just won't quit pumping out from begging to end.  Mouthwatering, long, and - all to rare for Nebbiolo - flat out fun to drink.

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Montaribaldi Barbaresco Palazzina 2008 Product #28806 (In Stock)
Montaribaldi Barbaresco Palazzina 2008 Montaribaldi Barbaresco Palazzina 2008

A traditional wine in overall shape but with a touch more fruit and "oompf" in the middle than often found in Barbaresco.  Luxurious and rich with masses of lovely tannins.  Decant for a few hours now or cellar for 5-8 years.

"Here’s a finely crafted and rich expression of Barbaresco with evident oak tones that are enhanced by mature berry fruit, cola and creamy vanilla. The wine shows very nice saturation, richness and persistency. It also has a sour note of astringency on the close at this young stage in its life."Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Orsolani Carema Le Tabbie 2009 Product #27924 (In Stock)
Orsolani Carema Le Tabbie 2009 Orsolani Carema Le Tabbie 2009

Ferrando and Carema’s co-op produce the bulk of the meager 10,000 cases of Carema each year, but Gian-Luigi Orsolani makes a tiny bit as well – making this the only other estate-grown/bottled Carema you’ll find.  The name “Le Tabbie” is local dialect for the “tables” or terraces perched on Carema’s mountainsides where Nebbiolo is grown.  Orsolani harvests these grapes in late October and gives them a traditional, long, fermentation and maceration before aging for 2 years in large oak barrels, 1 year in smaller barrels, and 1 last year in bottle.  All the wood is neutral – just letting the wine soften rather than imparting any oak flavor.

This 2009 Carema is more ripe and generous than the lovely 2008, lthough there’s still plenty of bright acidity and chewy tannins.  A beautiful perfume of roses, red fruits, cinnamon and licorice jumps out of the glass with a note of Barolo tar emerging with air.  In the mouth there’s plenty of cherry and strawberry fruit, but the wine is very pure and transparent with accents of rose petal, tar, truffle and mountain flowers.  Very perfumed on the long, elegant, finish, where there’s so much going on that you just have to take another sip.  Fantastic wine, even better value.

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Vajra Barolo Albe 2010 Product #28670 (In Stock)
Vajra Barolo Albe 2010 Vajra Barolo Albe 2010

Always one of the greatest values in Barolo, the 2010 Albe is a touch more serious in both style and price than the simply silly value 2007.  As , Giuseppe Vajra told us during a visit to the shop, his father, Aldo Vajra, is committed to making the Barolo Albe an “important wine you can reach for on a Tuesday night.”  This needs 3 years to come together and then will sing for a decade.

“The 2010 Barolo Albe has begun to close down in bottle. Today, the tannins dominate over the fruit, although from time to time the wine's personality begins to emerge. Rose petal, mint, sage and licorice meld together in a supple, racy Barolo endowed with both tons of near-term appeal and the potential to develop beautifully in bottle. The Albe is one of the very finest Barolos in its price range.”  Antonio Galloni 93+ points

“Intense floral scents of freshly cut roses and wild violets jump out of the glass. On the palate, dark cherry and crushed cherry twine with allspice, cinnamon, clove, leather and alpine herbs. All are partnered by assertive but supple tannins and fresh acidity. Best 2015–2030.”Wine Enthusiast 94 points

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Oddero Barolo Normale 2010 Product #29240 (In Stock)
Oddero Barolo Normale 2010 Oddero Barolo Normale 2010

Like many of the best 2010 Barolo, this is a touch shy on the nose right now, but the subtle aromas of strawberry, cherry, flower petals, tar and sweet spice build with air.  In the mouth, I love the texture - a silky middleweight midpalate and the very fine-grained, if powerful, tannins on the back that start like silk and finish like velvet.  The flavors - like the aromas - build with air to reveal lovely strawberry and red plum fruit with plenty of rose petal, tobacco, and tar all framed by a pretty note of sweet spice.  Lay this down for 5 years and you'll be very, very, happy.

"Very pretty aromas and flavors of dried strawberries and plums follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and an intense finish. ItÍs all in the finish here. Needs at least five years to come together. Impressive structure. Best blended Barolo ever from here."  James Suckling 95 points

No. 39 on 2014 Wine Spectator Top 100! "Lushly textured, this red cuts a rich swath of spicy plum and cherry flavors, with accents of leather and tobacco, until the beefy tannins corral all the elements on the finish. Balanced on the tannic side, this should find equilibrium with time. Best from 2018 through 2033. 3,000 cases made."Wine Spectator 93 points

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Voerzio Nebbiolo Lange 2010 Product #28081 (In Stock)
Voerzio Nebbiolo Lange 2010 Voerzio Nebbiolo Lange 2010

Very limited from one of Piemonte's best Barolo producers.  Silky, generous, and delicious now.

“Readers who want an early glimpse at the 2010s should check out Roberto Voerzio's 2010 Langhe Nebbiolo S. Francesco Fontanazza, a wine that will give many Barolos a run for their money. Freshly cut flowers, mint, tar and black cherries are supported by firm, yet silky tannins. The 2010 is all about grace and inner perfume, two qualities it has in spades. This is a drop-dead gorgeous wine from Voerzio.”  Antonio Galloni 90 points

“The 2010 Langhe Nebbiolo Vigneti S. Francesco Fontanazza opens a window onto the high quality of fruit on offer in 2010. Grilled herbs, spice, small berries, tar and anise seed emerge beautifully from the glass. The wine boasts a charming personality with long, silky tannins on the close. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020.”Wine Advocate 92 points

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Giulia Negri Barolo La Tartufaia 2010 Product #29760 (In Stock)
Giulia Negri Barolo La Tartufaia 2010 Giulia Negri Barolo La Tartufaia 2010

What happens with a top Burgundy winemaker (Jean-Michel Guillon) encourages friends and importers of wines from France (Olivier Daubresse) and Spain (Jonas Gustafsson) to import a Barolo from Italy?  When the Barolo is the stunning 2010 La Tartufaia from young Giulia Negri – aka “BaroloGirl”, something pretty magical results!

Giulia is a child of Barolo (her family owns the well-respected Serrandenari estate), and has  struck out on her own to make Chardonnay, Pinot Noir (which is how she met Jean-Michel), and a classically styled, very pure, Nebbiolo from Barolo’s great 2010 vintage.  Very pure, lifted, scents of red and black berries waft from the glass with accents of tobacco, plum, dried rose petal, and tar.  It’s nicely relaxed and pure – especially at this young age – on the palate, with juicy red/black fruits, dark chocolate, licorice, tobacco, and hints of smoky oak.  With air, a little truffle and potpourri emerge and the fruit flavors get deeper and more prominent as the wine sails on to a generous finish over sweet, ripe, tannins.  Round and rich, this tempts right now with big tannins that melt away nicely but will become more exciting and explosive from 2017 – 2025.

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Brovia Barolo Brovia 2009 Product #27805 (In Stock)
Brovia Barolo Brovia 2009 Brovia Barolo Brovia 2009

As Antonio Galloni (formerly Wine Advocate's Italian critic and long-time Barolo writer) says, this is "an exceptional wine in its category."

"The 2009 Barolo Brovia wraps around the palate with serious depth. Leather, cloves, cedar, mocha and incense all flesh out in a supple, radiant wine that captures the very best qualities of the vintage. Smoke, tobacco and dried cherries develop later, adding further complexity. The 2009 has enough suppleness to drink well upon release, especially if given some air. It is an exceptional wine in its category."  Antonio Galloni 90 points

"Sappy aromas of strawberry, redcurrant and flowers. Lively, sweet flavors of red berries, marzipan and chestnut offer attractive inner-mouth lift and perfume. Offers good depth and finishes with solid energy and broad granular tannins. This Barolo should be perfect to drink in three years."International Wine Cellar 89 points

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Brovia Barolo Brovia 2010 Product #28991 (In Stock)
Brovia Barolo Brovia 2010 Brovia Barolo Brovia 2010

This always one of our favorite “Normale” – or “Classico” as the Brovias prefer – Barolo, tempting young and developing nicely over 3-5 years from release.  In 2010, it’s a blend of younger vines from the family’s Cru vineyards, with the biggest portion coming from the Brea vineyard in Serralunga.  It was bottled earlier than the Crus, and because of its shocked state, was not shown to critics Antonio Galloni or Steve Tanzer when they visited the estate earlier this year.  It is very fine value.

As importer Neal Rosenthal explains:  “This cuvée is a blend of the younger vines found in the various “crus” and offers a stylish take on the Brovia approach to this appellation. There is never excess here, no attempt to flaunt an image of power. Above all, balance is the key element in faithfully rendering a Barolo of great stature. You will find here the classic grainy tannins, the long, mineral-inflected finish, the aromas of late-summer roses and flavors of dried cherries.

"Brovia's 2010 Barolo opens with exquisite, floral aromatics. Silky and gracious throughout, the 2010 impresses for its overall balance and classiness. Sweet red cherries, mint, anise, cinnamon and orange peel are some of the notes that open up over time. The 2010 is a wine to treasure for its ample perfume and exceptional harmony. Today, the tannins are a bit firm, so another year or two in bottle is a must. Still, there is so much to like here, even at this early stage. The 2010 Barolo is 70% young-vine fruit from Brea (above 20 years of age), plus the wine that is left over when the single-vineyard Barolos go into cask. A recent bottle of the 2004 was stellar. This is one of the great values left in Barolo. " Antonio Galloni 92 points

"This is spicy, with meat, chocolate and dried-fruit character. Medium body, dense fruit and chewy tannins. Needs two years to soften: better in 2016."  James Suckling 91 points

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Ferrando Carema 'etichetta Bianca (Rosso) 2009 Product #27837 (In Stock)
Ferrando Carema 'etichetta Bianca (Rosso) 2009 Ferrando Carema 'etichetta Bianca (Rosso) 2009

Nebbiolo from the far northern reaches of Piemonte, just before the start of the Valle d'Aosta.  Grapes here grow on small terraces initially built by the Romans and are trained on overhead pergolas to give the grapes access to sunshine and allow ripening. It's an elegant, highly perfumed, expression of Nebbiolo with silky tannins and a long, lingering, finish.  Beautiful stuff.

"Sweet tobacco, dark red stone fruits, mint, crushed flowers and pine all wrap around the palate in the 2009 Carema Etichetta Bianca. This is an unusually supple, open young wine from Ferrando that appears to be built for near and medium-term drinking, as unusual as that will sound to readers who know these wines."  Antonio Galloni 91 points

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Brovia Barolo Ca Mia 2009 Product #27806 (In Stock)
Brovia Barolo Ca Mia 2009 Brovia Barolo Ca Mia 2009

The compact soils and south/southest-facing exposure of this site in Serralunga helped Ca' Mia retain fine freshness even as it ripened into plush, velvety, richness. The first to sell out of the 2009s and likely to be the first 2009 gone, too.

"In this hot vintage the 2009 Barolo Ca' Mia appears to have handled the weather best of all the wines in the range, which isn't that much of a shock, considering that the more compact soils of Serralunga are at an advantage in warmer years. Firm tannins provide the backdrop for a serious core of dark red fruit, flowers, iron, tar and licorice, all of which seem to literally jump out of the glass. The 2009 has more than enough fruit and sheer depth to age well for a number of years."  Antonio Galloni 92 points

"Captivatingly fresh, primary aromas of raspberry, minerals and flowers are accented by a sappy note of blood orange; reminded me a bit of a topnotch Burgundy from Vosne or Chambolle. Sweet and thick but with lovely acidity giving the wine a strong impression of inner-mouth tension. A step up in density and fullness from the foregoing wines, with its Serralunga limestone pungency coming through loud and clear. Finishes very long and horizontal, with serious but well-buffered tannins and excellent menthol lift. Wonderfully elegant and perfumed Barolo from a south/southeast-facing vineyard that is spared the hottest afternoon sun."International Wine Cellar 94+? points

"The intensity and richness is bountiful, and seductive aromatic layers of dried fruit, licorice, tar, button mushroom and tobacco lift off the glass with building intensity. The wine’s texture is firmer and the length is decisively more rewarding. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030."Wine Advocate 93 points

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Produttori Del Barbaresco Rabaja 2009 Product #28419 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Rabaja 2009 Produttori Del Barbaresco Rabaja 2009

"Dark cherries, menthol, cloves, cinnamon and leather wrap around the palate in the 2009 Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà. A rich, layered, enveloping wine, the Rabajà is a wine that shows plenty of character and personality. Deep, implosive and full of personality, the Rabajà is another wine that delivers tons of character, class and personality."  Antonio Galloni 94+ points

"This is very aromatic and sexy with flowers and berries such as raspberries and cherries. It's full-bodied, intensely fruity, super-silky and racy. A complex wine with glorious aromas but a firm, linear structure. Needs at least three to four years to soften: Better in 2017."  James Suckling 95 points

"Good full, dark red. Complex, perfumed aromas and flavors of black cherry, tobacco, licorice and wild herbs. Ripe, opulent and silky, with a lovely thickness of texture leavened by harmonious acidity. Finishes with firm, suave tannins and excellent length."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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Produttori Del Barbaresco Pora 2009 Product #28420 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Pora 2009 Produttori Del Barbaresco Pora 2009

"Firm tannins provide the backbone for the 2009 Barbaresco Riserva Pora. Bigger and richer on the palate than it often is, the 2009 Pora is also quite beautiful in this vintage. Sweet floral and mint notes wrap around the palate in this impeccable, beautifully balanced, mid-weight Barbaresco from the Produttori. The 2009 impresses for its pliancy and generosity. Today, the tannins are a bit four-squared, but there is enough depth in the fruit to make me think the wine will come together a little more fully with more time in bottle."  Antonio Galloni 92 points

"The integrated tannins here are beautiful and solid. Full body with a licorice, berry and plum character. Chewy but polished. Better in 2017."  James Suckling 92 points


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Produttori Del Barbaresco Ovello 2009 Product #28421 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Ovello 2009 Produttori Del Barbaresco Ovello 2009

"The 2009 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello is one of the more detailed, vibrant wines in this range. Sweet dark red cherries, mint, pine, graphite and crushed flowers all take shape in the glass. The typical high-toned Ovello bouquet, slightly firm tannins and energy are all there, making this one of the more site-specific of the 2009 Riservas. In 2009, the Ovello is a bit more accessible than it usually is, even if I don't quite find the visceral thrill of the very best years."  Antonio Galloni 93 points

"Lots of dark fruits to this with wet leaves and berries on the nose. A full body and super structure here plus firm tannins and a long, licorice and berry character. Better in 2016 but wonderful now."  James Suckling 94 points

"Good bright, dark red. Sexy aromas of red cherry, raspberry, flowers and blood orange; showcases its cooler, high-elevation site. Not an opulent style but juicy, precise and penetrating, with very good lift to the intense red fruit and spice flavors. Fine-grained, suave, very youthful Barbaresco."International Wine Cellar 91 points

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Produttori Del Barbaresco Montestefano 2009 Product #28422 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Montestefano 2009 Produttori Del Barbaresco Montestefano 2009

"The 2009 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano brings together the best qualities of the vintage, with a solid core of intense fruit, expressive aromatics and a measure of tannic heft that will keep the wine fresh and vibrant for many years. Dark cherry, plum, spice and leather notes flesh out on the huge, voluptuous finish. In 2009, the Montestefano is fabulous."  Antonio Galloni 94 points

"Good healthy deep red. Musky, reduced nose offers dark raspberry and a whiff of menthol. Big, broad and sweet in the mouth, with plush raspberry fruit given shape and lift by lovely vinosity. This rather powerful, even massive, Barbaresco opened beautifully in the glass to show a deep sweetness and lovely perfume. The long, slowly mounting finish betrays no rough edges. I'd lay this down for five years."International Wine Cellar 92(?+) points

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Ferrando Carema 'etichetta Bianca (Rosso) 2010 Product #28805 (In Stock)
Ferrando Carema 'etichetta Bianca (Rosso) 2010 Ferrando Carema 'etichetta Bianca (Rosso) 2010

After a run of more accessible vintages from 2007 - 2009, Luigi Ferrando's benchmark white label Carema returns to a more structured, intense, style that needs a little time to open.  This high-altitude Nebbiolo is fantastically pure and focused with tight cherry and strawberry fruit framed by notes of leather, tobacco, crushed mountain flowers, and more.  Beautiful from 2017.

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Vietti Barbaresco Masseria 2004 Product #20443 (In Stock)
Vietti Barbaresco Masseria 2004 Vietti Barbaresco Masseria 2004

6 bottles available.

The 2004 Barbaresco Masseria is an incredibly nuanced and elegant wine. It reveals outstanding purity in its focused, detailed notes of crushed flowers, spices and sweet ripe red fruit, with an engaging inner sweetness that carries through to the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2019.Wine Advocate 93 points

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Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2006 Product #25940 (In Stock)
Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2006 Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2006

As seductive a young Cru Barolo as we've seen from 2006. Sure, it wants a decade, but decant it for an hour and you'll be blown away tonight!

"Cerequio. Brunate. Cannubi. These are the Italian equivalents of Musigny, Bonnes Mares and Chambertin; in other words, among the most precious vineyards anywhere in the world. Damilano’s 2006 Barolo Cannubi emerges from the glass with surprising richness and weight. Berries, flowers and spices flow effortlessly from this rich, textured Cannubi. The wine shows quite a bit more depth than is usually the case for a vineyard that tends towards the feminine, but the textural elegance and silkiness on the mid-palate and finish serve to provide a sense of proportion. Fine, elegant tannins frame the close. This is another fine effort from Damilano. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026."Wine Advocate 92 points

"Starts out supple, with the smooth texture framing black cherry, bitter almond and licorice notes. A firm base of tannins is offset by sweet fruit, as this glides to a lingering aftertaste of tobacco, spice and cherry. Best from 2013 through 2032."Wine Spectator 94 points

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