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Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2015 Product #30859 (In Stock)
Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2015 Monte Degli Angeli Pinot Noir Monferrato 2015

You've got to be willing to think a bit outside the box to find real, honest, Pinot Noir selling for less than $10 these days.  Here we head to Italy's Piemonte region - more famous for Barolo and Barbaresco - to a small family-owned estate run by Brothers Antonio and Paolo Sperone.  The climate here is closer to Burgundy than you'd expect, and it lets the Sperones harvest ripe, juicy, Pinot Noir fruit and then give it 6 months in barrel to soften and gain complexity.  Black cherry and strawberry fruit hold center stage here with accents of smoke and fresh earth.  Juicy in the middle and supported by light, fine, tannin, this is a steal in value Pinot Noir that tastes like...well, Pinot Noir!

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Franco Serra Barbera d'Alba 2016 Product #32469 (In Stock)

Delivers a lot more complexity and satisfaction than its humble price suggests.  Fresh and juicy Bing/black cherry fruit roll across your tongue with accents of fresh leather and aged Balsamic.  Long on the palate and mouthwatering finish where very light tannin gives a little extra support.  A pretty sophisticated wine for the price - great with pizza, pasta, or even on its own.

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Osel Ruche Monferrato 2011 Product #28190 (In Stock)
Osel Ruche Monferrato 2011 Osel Ruche Monferrato 2011

You may never have heard of Ruche, but if you like aromatic grapes like Pinot Noir, and are searching for something that will sing with everything from Indian food to pizza, you've found your new best friend.  A traditional grape from Italy's Piedmont region, this is a soft, easygoing red with intriguing aromas of cherry, plum, lavendar, and floral notes.  Delicious and unique.

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Araldica Barbera d'Asti Albera 2014 Product #31875 (In Stock)
Araldica Barbera d'Asti Albera 2014 Araldica Barbera d'Asti Albera 2014

Just what you want in a versatile, keep a case or two on hand, everyday red.  It opens with aromas of dark black cherries, clove, fresh leather and dark flowers.  Then, in your mouth, it’s medium-bodied and very juicy fresh with nicely concentrated flavors of sweet cherry and strawberry accented by a dash of spice and red plum.  As you swallow, your mouth will start to water a bit as the sweet red fruit flavors go “bang” and linger nicely as notes of violets and just more fresh leather emerge over soft, easygoing, tannins.  A terrific pizza/pasta/party wine that’s priced to enjoy anytime or share with a crowd.

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La Mondianese Grignolino d' Asti 2015 Product #31635 (In Stock)
La Mondianese Grignolino d' Asti 2015 La Mondianese Grignolino d' Asti 2015

What is Grignolino?  A red wine grape from Piemonte, Italy, where the root name – grignole – means “many pips”, referring to the many seeds found in this rarely seen grape.  It’s prone to being tough and tannic, but not here.  Diane thought this tasted like “Pinot Noir and Sangiovese had a baby”, and there's definitely something to that.  In any event, it’s a lightly colored and textured wine that opens with aromas of sweet cherry, red berries, and a hint of lavender.  In the mouth the fruit is bright and juicy and a touch of earthiness comes up at the end.  Light enough to drink with fish or to take a chill for solo sipping.

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Accornero Freisa La Bernardina 2015 Product #31626 (In Stock)
Accornero Freisa La Bernardina  2015 Accornero Freisa La Bernardina  2015

As Antonio Galloni says, Accronero is "one of Piemonte's hidden gems" and this may be their most under-the-radar  wines.  Freisa can be hard and tannic (which is why much of ends up pink and/or sweet and/or fizzy).  Here as a dry red with just a prickle of fizz, it's gorgeous. Wild aromatics of crushed flowers and strawberries lead to flavors of fresh raspberry, strawberry, and berry blossom.  Dry and floral on the finish, it's a great pizza and salami red!

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Elvio Tintero Langhe Arneis 2015 Product #32305 (In Stock)
Elvio Tintero Langhe Arneis 2015 Elvio Tintero Langhe Arneis 2015

An exciting Arneis value that comes from the grandchildren of a French emigre to Piemonte and artisinal importer Kermit Lynch.  Today Cantine Elvio Tintero makes this cuvee for Kermit from younger vines growing on clay limestone soils in the Moscato zone.  It's fresh and direct, with lots of white stone fruit, under-ripe strawberry and a hint of fresh basil herb notes.  Finishes dry and clean with lingering flavors of white nectarine, green pineapple and dusty mineral.  A fun and tasty value!

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Pecchenino Dolcetto Di Dogliani San Luigi 2016 Product #32388 (In Stock)
Pecchenino Dolcetto Di Dogliani San Luigi 2016 Pecchenino Dolcetto Di Dogliani San Luigi 2016

Another fine vintage for this rock-solid Dolectto that sings with pizza, pasta, and grilled fish. A bit lighter than some releases, but still nicely ripe and fresh.  It's racy and taught with intense tangy raspberry and wild cherry aromas and flavors and just a touch of licorice.  Solid grip on the finish where a hint of herb tea shows through. Really fun and refreshing and great at table, too!

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Alessandro Veglio Dolcetto d'Alba 2015 Product #31690 (In Stock)
Alessandro Veglio Dolcetto d'Alba 2015 Alessandro Veglio Dolcetto d'Alba 2015

Look, if you don't like this then perhaps Dolcetto just isn't your thing.  But we think you'll love the aromas and flavors of ripe blackberry and plum fruit, the feeling and flavors of rich chocolate, and the savory lift of licorice root and bitter almond.  The tannins are light (especially for Dolcetto) and the finish long and lush with chocolate and dark fruit coating your palate.  Barolo winemaker Alessandro Veglio says this may be the best wine he's ever made.  It's certainly outstanding and very, very, delicious.

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Damilano Barbera d'Asti 2015 Product #31978 (In Stock)
Damilano Barbera d'Asti 2015 Damilano Barbera d'Asti 2015

Pardon our enthusiasm, but this is SMOKIN' good Barbera! Bursting at the seams with sweet black cherry and raspberry fruit aromas and flavors with just a hint of baking spice from a short stay in French oak.  Finishes with a zesty squirt of lemony acids, flowing cherry fruit and a hint of cola.  Utterly delicious on it's own, with pasta, salami, or pizza. The 90 point rating actually under values this moutwatering, life-affirrming red.  Buy some.

"Vivid and fresh style with raspberry and lemon character. Medium body, tangy finish. Drink now."  James Suckling 90 points

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Valdinera Chiaro Di Luna Rosato 2016 Product #32282 (In Stock)
Valdinera Chiaro Di Luna Rosato 2016 Valdinera Chiaro Di Luna Rosato 2016

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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Andrea Oberto Barbera D'alba 2014 Product #31339 (In Stock)
Andrea Oberto Barbera D'alba 2014 Andrea Oberto Barbera D'alba 2014

A classic Alba Barbera here with chunky flavors and fine acidity.  Aromas of earthy dried cherry and cocoa bean on the nose and then round, mouthfilling, flavors of black cherry, red flowers, more cocoa dust and even some cracked pepper.  There’s a nice earthy, almost balsamic, note hiding down deep and the finish is long and refreshing.  Drinking just about perfectly right now!

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Il Falchetto Brachetto d'Acqui 2016 Product #31932 (In Stock)
Il Falchetto Brachetto d'Acqui 2016 Il Falchetto Brachetto d'Acqui 2016

If you're a fan of Fracchia Voulet, this is your "special occasion" wine.  And, if you think lightly sparkling, sweet, red wine sounds odd, then you just haven't tried a beauty like this!  A traditional wine in Italy's Piemonte region, this comes from 100% Brachetto grapes, harvested early in the season, soaked for 2 days to extract color, and then fermented in tank to a low alcohol level.  Brachetto's high acidity cuts through the sweet raspberry, strawberry, and rose petal flavors and the note of dark chocolate adds complexity and depth.  It's beautiful in the glass, at once rich and refreshing on the palate, and a perfect wine to sip ice cold by itself or with chocolate-covered strawberries or raspberries.

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Luigi Baudana Dragon Langhe Bianco 2015 Product #31102 (In Stock)
Luigi Baudana Dragon Langhe Bianco 2015 Luigi Baudana Dragon Langhe Bianco 2015

A stunner. Let's forget that this is mainly Chardonnay because the experience here is more about "Piemonte" and "Yum" than Chard.  Clean, fresh aromas and loads of citrus and orchard fruit flavors that get lift from a dose of zingy citrus and a hint of slate. An exotic and delicious blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Nascetta and a tiny amount of Riesling for lime zest freshness.

"This is delicate aromatically, boasting floral, peach, apple and lemon notes. There’s more weight on the palate, where the peach and apple flavors reign, playing out with citrus and spice accents. Shows fine harmony and texture. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Nascetta and Riesling. Drink now through 2020. 1,800 cases made."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Accornero Giulin Barbera Del Monferrato 2013 Product #31625 (In Stock)
Accornero Giulin Barbera Del Monferrato 2013 Accornero Giulin Barbera Del Monferrato 2013

Not shy, this ripe and fruit filled Barbera! Enjoy with rich pasta sauces or stews.

"Black cherry, smoke, mocha, lavender, licorice, menthol and dark spices are some of the scents that emerge from Accornero's 2013 Barbera del Monferrato Giulin. This is another wine that boasts notable depth and resonance yet does so while maintaining remarkable balance. This extroverted Barbera should drink well for at least a handful of years."  Vinous (Galloni) 93 points

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Boschis Francesco Dolcetto Dogliani Sori San Martino 2015 Product #32384 (In Stock)
Boschis Francesco Dolcetto Dogliani Sori San Martino 2015 Boschis Francesco Dolcetto Dogliani Sori San Martino 2015

From a Dolcetto specialist that focuses on individual vineyard bottlings, this is just about as great as this often tough and savory grape gets.  Like the 92 point (Vinous) 2011, "The purest essence of raspberry jam, wild flowers, crushed rocks and spices wrap around the palate and never let up."  With air, a chocolate note and darker, richer, fruit emerge but this stays fresh and pure and very focused. A stellar Dolcetto for now - 2025.

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Rovellotti Ghemme Chioso Dei Pomi 2009 Product #32031 (In Stock)
Rovellotti Ghemme Chioso Dei Pomi 2009 Rovellotti Ghemme Chioso Dei Pomi 2009

Nebbiolo does more than make big, rich, Barolo.  Grow it up in the hills, blend it with 15% tangy Vespolina and then age it in barrel for 18 months and you get something that's definitely Nebbiolo, but NOT Barolo.  At 8 years old, it's delicious and deep and loaded with dark cherry and raspberry fruit accented by notes of sweet spice, cedar, tar and smoke.  Luxuriously textured with spicey oak, tangy fruit, and chewy tannins bringing up the finish.

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Ferrando Carema 'etichetta Bianca (Rosso) 2013 Product #32375 (In Stock)

Up at the top of Piemonte, just before the entrance to the Val d'Aosta lies the narrow, steep-sided, valley of Carema.  Roman soldiers manned this past critical pass into Italy and - needing wine - built terraces up the east side of the valley to plant the only grape that could thrive here:  Nebbiolo. 

Today only one independent grower/winemaker remains in Carema, but Luigi Ferrando would be at the top of the heap if there were a hundred competitors.  His 2013 white label is  just another in a long line of exceptionally pure, fragrant, Nebbiolos with pretty red berry and cherry fruit, crushed rose petal, and savory earth aromas and flavors.  Needs 2-3 hours of air now (or 5 years in cellar), but the aromas and flavors build as the silky tannins recede.  Lovely, perfumed, stuff.

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Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Grumello Buon Consiglio 2005 Product #32281 (In Stock)
Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Grumello Buon Consiglio 2005 Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Grumello Buon Consiglio 2005

"The 2005 Valtellina Superiore Grumello Riserva Buon Consiglio is another wonderfully complete wine. A host of blood orange, white pepper, cranberry, mulling spices and dried flowers lift from the glass. This is one of the most intensely aromatic, exotic wines in the range. Readers should be prepared for a deceptively mid-weight wine that has a lot going on. The 2005 spent 30 days in cask followed by 4 years in cask and cement. The long maceration and aging time results in a wine with more tertiary-leaning aromas and flavors."  Vinous 94 points

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Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Superiore Ultimi Raggi 2006 Product #32205 (In Stock)
Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Superiore Ultimi Raggi 2006 Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Superiore Ultimi Raggi 2006

"The 2006 Valtellina Superiore Sassella Ultimi Raggi is superb. Dark, rich and translucent, the 2006 captures the essence of Nebbiolo here, in Sassella. Sweet dark cherries, menthol, licorice, game and cloves are all woven together in a fabric of pure class. Layered, balsamic and nuanced, the 2006 possesses remarkable power while retaining considerable finesse. All the elements are simply in the right place. Drink this suave, silky Sassella over the next decade-plus. This fruit was harvested very late, on November 15. The 2006 spent 12 days on the skins followed by three years in cask and cement."  Vinous (Galloni) 94 points

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