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Il Bastardo Sangiovese Toscana 2015 Product #30909 (In Stock)
Il Bastardo Sangiovese Toscana 2015 Il Bastardo Sangiovese Toscana 2015

Another outstanding 2015 from grapes grown near Rufina in Chianti. Bursting with ripe cherry and red berry fruit that get surprisingly dark and rich with air and keep on pumping right through the easygoing finish.  It's bright enough to sing with pizza and pasta and smooth enough to enjoy on its own. This tasty, easygoing, Sangiovese is just about the perfect casual Italian spaghetti night red.  And, at this great price, you can put it in the spaghetti, too and pop, pour, and enjoy with a crowd.

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Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2013 375ml Product #30015 (In Stock)
Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2013 375ml Borgo Scopeto Chianti Classico 2013 375ml

Half Bottle.  A blend of Sangiovese plus 5% each of Colorino and Merlot aged in neutral cask.  Pretty and fresh with enough cut to handle red sauce nicely.

"Pretty cherry and strawberry notes pick up light touches of spice in this red, which is elegant, but needs air to show the fruit and tone down the oak. Fine length. Drink now through 2019."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2013 Product #30794 (In Stock)
Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2013 Colsanto Ruris Umbria 2013

Here's our single best-selling Italian wine of the past five years - a fantastic value that tastes like it costs twice as much as it does. The wine is mainly (70%) Sangiovese and delivers plenty of that variety's juicy black cherry fruit. But, the 20% Merlot in the blend rounds out the mid-palate and keeps the wine soft while the secret ingredient -- 10% Sagrantino -- adds spice and complexity uncommon in Umbrian wines. Sure, it goes well with pizza and robust pasta sauces, but there's enough going on to handle game and hard, salty, cheeses and a soft enough finish just to drink at a party. Fantastic value.

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San Crispino Chianti Classico 2013 Product #31128 (In Stock)
San Crispino Chianti Classico 2013 San Crispino Chianti Classico 2013

Proof that not all Chianti Classico is "serious" - although this is seriously fun to drink!  It's 100% Sangiovese from the best part of the Chianti zone with minimal wood influence.  It's bursting with juicy black cherry fruit with just a touch of earthy/leathery accents and spice. Really pumps out generous fruit over nicely grippy tannins.  An excellent value for pizza and pasta.

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Poggio Alloro Chianti DOCG 2014 Product #30149 (In Stock)
Poggio Alloro Chianti DOCG 2014 Poggio Alloro Chianti DOCG 2014

Here’s proof that great farming and straight-ahead winemaking can deliver fine Chianti – and even finer value! – from outside the Classico zone.  More and more Chianti is either all Sangiovese or Sangiovese strengthened with dollops of Cabernet or Syrah.  Here, a family dedicated to natural, organic, farming turns back to Tuscan tradition to make Chianti from an old-school blend of grapes:  Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Colorino and Ciliegiolo.  Sangiovese gives the wine heft and structure, while Canaiolo adds volume, Colorino deepens the color, and Ciliegiolo – Sangiovese’s genetic parent – soft red cherry fruit.

All of this comes together to deliver a ripe, zesty, Chianti that’s very easy to drink.  Ripe black and red cherry fruit forms the wine’s core and gains interest and complexity from accents of crushed violets, red licorice, rich earth, and sweet spice accents.  There’s no oak influence at all, allowing ripe fruit to shine through while retaining outstanding freshness and just the right touch of structure at the end.  A fine party Chianti, for sure, and one that will be as much fun to drink with a big bowl of pasta as with burgers or rosemary-scented pork.

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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 Capraia Chianti Classico 2014 Product #31672 (In Stock)
Tenuta Di Capraia Chianti Classico 2014 Tenuta Di Capraia Chianti Classico 2014

Just another 90 point release from this maker of fine, elegant, smooth, Chianti. 

"The 2014 Chianti Classico is delicate, focused and very nicely done. This is a distinctly translucent, high-acid style very much shaped by the cool growing season. Bright red cherry, mint and rose petal add an attractive aromatic top register throughout. Tenuta di Capraia turned out a lovely Chianti Classico in 2014. Best of all, pricing is exceedingly fair. I would prefer to drink this mid-weight Chianti Classico over the next few years."  Vinous (Galloni) 90 points

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Dievole Chianti Classico 2013 Product #30944 (In Stock)
Dievole Chianti  Classico 2013 Dievole Chianti  Classico 2013

A old-time great that fell into mass-production blandness roars back into greatness with this pure, silky, Chianti. Smooth, red fruited, and classy.

"Dievole's 2013 Chianti Classico is super-impressive. A blast of dark cherries, smoke, leather, tobacco and dark spices hit the palate as this large-scaled, virile Chianti Classico. Dark and brooding in style, the 2013 boasts magnificent depth in a large-scaled Chianti Classico endowed with tremendous depth. Look for the Dievole Chianti Classico to be one of the sleepers of the vintage."  Vinous (Galloni) 91+ points

"Welcome back! I say this to the ultimate come-back kid: Dievole in Vagliagli near Castellina-in-Chianti. The 2013 Chianti Classico does a great job of underlining the natural characteristics of Sangiovese. If a #nofilter hashtag could be applied as a sensorial characteristic in wine writing, it is a fitting descriptor to use in the case of this wine. It offers a clean view of cherry, wild berry, pressed flower and balsam herb. This is a wine of beautiful purity that offers a non-interventionist's approach."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Fattoria Del Cerro Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2012 Product #31630 (In Stock)
Fattoria Del Cerro Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2012 Fattoria Del Cerro Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 2012

Montepulciano Sangiovese's chewy tannins are here but buffered by loads of rich fruit.  For hearty fare.

"A red with lots of ripe dark fruits, mushroom and leaf aromas and flavors. Full body, silky tannins and a tasty, savory finish. Plenty of flavor. Drink now."  James Suckling 92 points

"A blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Mammolo, this offers classic varietal scents of underbrush, wild berry, blue flower and a whiff of leather. The firm palate delivers dried black cherry, raspberry, white pepper and anise framed in tightly packed but mature tannins. Drink through 2020."Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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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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Casaloste Chianti Classico 2013 Product #31648 (In Stock)
Casaloste Chianti Classico 2013 Casaloste Chianti Classico 2013

Casaloste’s vineyards lie in the heart of the “Conca d’Oro” – the “Golden Shell” where you’ll also find growers like Fontodi, Castello dei Rampolla, and other of Chianti’s greats.  Proprietor and winemaker Giovanni d'Orsi's Chianti Classico is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, hand harvested at optimal ripeness, fermented in tank and then aged 12 months in French oak cask and barrique.  It’s loaded with rich Chianti black cherry fruit with accents of violet, leather and chocolate.  There’s an earthy complexity here that takes this to a higher level than the average Classico and fantastic mid-palate energy.  You’ll love it now -2023 with mushroom pasta and grilled beef..

"Panzano (Greve in Chianti). Mid ruby with orange tinges. Ripe nose with a hint of dried fruit. A mouthful of fruit without being heavy, and grainy tannins adding interest on the finish."  JancisRobinson.com 16/20 points

"A beautiful Chianti Classico with precision and clarity. Full body, ripe and rich dark fruit character and a long and silky finish. Very fine and tight. Made from organically grown grapes. Drink or hold."  James Suckling 92 points

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Castello La Leccia Chianti Classico 2013 Product #31110 (In Stock)
Castello La Leccia Chianti Classico 2013 Castello La Leccia Chianti Classico 2013

An old-school Chianti with deep aromas of scorched earth, cherry and spice lead to a plump mouthful of juicy cherry, red berry, earth, leather and more spice. Finishes clean and fresh with juicy acids and light tannins. The sweet, ripe, fruit at the core makes this fun to drink but there's more than enough going on here to shine with savory foods like hamburger, pork, or lamb.

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Poggio Scalette Chianti Classico 2013 Product #31570 (In Stock)
Poggio Scalette Chianti Classico 2013 Poggio Scalette Chianti Classico 2013

"The 2013 Chianti Classico is a delicious wine with a very clean entry to the palate. The wine makes its mark thanks to shapely aromas of dark fruit, dried cherry and plum. The quality of the fruit is evident in the classic 2013 vintage. Clean acidity and bright berry flavors move towards the palate where they are both refreshing and invigorating. This is a great wine to pair with grilled meat or flatbread with smoked bacon or sausage."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Gracciano Della Seta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2012 Product #31295 (In Stock)
Gracciano Della Seta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2012 Gracciano Della Seta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2012

A strong, rich, example of Sangiovese from the hilly vineyards of Montepulicano in central Tuscany.  About 10% Merlot adds complexity and flesh and aging for 18 months in a mixture of mid-sized and large oak casks delivers richness and spice. Ripe and deep black cherry fruit makes up the wine's core with black pepper, fresh earth, leather and smoke accents adding interest.  A great match for steak or rich stews.

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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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Casaloste Chianti Classico Riserva 2011 Product #31658 (In Stock)
Casaloste Chianti Classico Riserva 2011 Casaloste Chianti Classico Riserva 2011

Giovanni d'Orsi crafts this wine from the very best Sangiovese grapes he grows in the very best region of Chianti - the Conca d’Oro – and blends in 8% or so of the best barrels of Merlot and other permitted varieties in the cellar.  He then ages his wine for 14 months in high-quality French oak barriques to soften Sangiovese’s hard hedges and add complexity.  It's from the great 2011 Chianti harvest, and it’s clear right away that there was more than enough fruit and power here to not only stand up to the Riserva treatment but to actually benefit from it.  It’s young and there’s still a bit of primary oak showing on the nose and palate, but the real story here is the dark, rich, cherry and berry fruit, the plush texture, and the long and mouthwatering finish.  Drink with a decant now or cellar through 2026.

"A big and velvety wine with chocolate, berry and spice. Full body, round and chewy. Nutty undertone. Made from organically grown grapes. Drink now."  James Suckling 92 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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