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Scarpetta Squadra Bianco Terre Siciliane 2014 Product #31786 (In Stock)
Scarpetta Squadra Bianco Terre Siciliane 2014 Scarpetta Squadra Bianco Terre Siciliane 2014

Scarpetta was started by a couple of French Laundry alums who now run a great Northern Italian restaurant in Colorado.  They've worked with friends in Italy to create a line of wines designed for pure enjoyment - all food friendly and great at table, but also juicy and generous enough for casual sipping, too.

This is their take on a Sicilian field blend, combining native grapes Grillo and Catarratto with fermentation and aging entirely in tank.  It's a big mouthful of pineapple, stone fruit, and citrus that starts bright, rounds out with good richness, and then finishes crisp, fresh, and tangy.  An easy-drinking, all-purpose, white that punches well above our very low sale price!

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Scarpetta Squadra Rosso Terre Siciliane 2015 Product #32022 (In Stock)
Scarpetta Squadra Rosso Terre Siciliane 2015 Scarpetta Squadra Rosso Terre Siciliane 2015

What happens with a bicycle-racing winemaker in Sicily meets a bunch of French Laundry alums who run an elevated casual Italian restaurant in Colorado?  In this case, yumminess ensues!  From vineyards at about 3,000 feet elevation in Western Sicily, this is rich Nero d'Avola (75%) and Nerello Mascallese made in tank - two grapes that only really shine in Sicily!  It really pops with ripe, juicy, red currant and cherry fruit layered with sweet spice and a touch of enlivening herb.  Finishing clean and very fresh, it's a fun solo sipper and a great match for any warm weather food.

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Gulfi Rossojbleo Nero d'Avola 2015 Product #31203 (In Stock)
Gulfi Rossojbleo Nero d'Avola 2015 Gulfi Rossojbleo Nero d'Avola 2015

One of the most encouraging developments in Sicilian wine is how much fresher and more drinkably delicious Nero d'Avola is getting.  Here's a great example from the southeastern mountains, where cool nights lock in acidity to balance Nero's bold black fruit.  Dark plum, blackberry, and black cherry fruit hold center stage with a bit of cranberry on entry and roasted strawberry on the back.  The lightly chewy finish makes you long for a nice bite of lamb!

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Centonze Frappato 2015 Product #31882 (In Stock)
Centonze Frappato 2015 Centonze Frappato 2015

An important Sicilian grape most often blended (acknowledged or not) to give Nero d'Avola some freshness. Here you'll find gently roasted strawberry and rhubarb compote with touches of ginger and spice.  Round and mouthfilling but not at all heavy, this is a killer match with cured meats of all kinds.

"Bright red-ruby. Intense strawberry and red cherry aromas and flavors are bright, juicy and multilayered. Rich and dense, delivering lively acidity; a hint of violet lifts the red berry and mineral flavors on the long, bright finish."   Vinous (D'Agata) 91 points

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Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2015 Product #32154 (In Stock)
Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2015 Terre Nere Etna Rosso 2015

Over the past few years, the entry-level bottling at Marco de Grazia’s Tenuta della Terre Nere has also been one of the most exciting wines you can buy for $25.  It's a blend of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio grown on Mt. Etna's volcanic soils and very low yields - at 35 hectoliter/hectar, lower than most Grand Cru Burgundy!   As always there are fascinating aromas of deep, dark red, fruit (raspberry, cherry, strawberry) plus notes of balsam, dried herb, and smoky mineral.  On the palate it’s very intense, even powerful, but without heaviness.  Bold raspberry fruit, dark mineral, orange peel, and pine-like flavors coat your palate and drive on through a long, lightly tannic, finish.  As Wine Advocate said in their 93 point review of the 2012, “Again, you get remarkable quality with Tenuta delle Terre Nere at impressively low price points.”  Drink now – 2025.

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Terre Nere Vigne Niche Santo Spirito Santo Bianco 2015 Product #32173 (In Stock)
Terre Nere Vigne Niche Santo Spirito Santo Bianco 2015 Terre Nere Vigne Niche Santo Spirito Santo Bianco 2015

If you think "Siciliy" means "hot, flabby, thick" whites - well, just try this!  Mainly Sicily's own Carricante with small amounts of Grecanico, Inzolia and Cataratto done in tank, it's vibrant from first sniff with crisp white apple, pineapple, lemon and rosemary aromas.  On the palate, stays crisp and pure with generous orchard fruit flavors elevated by hints of rosemary and white balsamic.  A better version of the Vinous 92 point 2014!

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Terre Nere Feudo Di Mezzo 2014 Product #32160 (In Stock)
Terre Nere Feudo Di Mezzo 2014 Terre Nere Feudo Di Mezzo 2014

Decant 1 hour and serve with lamb or other rich, savory, food.

"Super-ripe aromas of red cherry, raspberry nectar and marzipan. Voluptuous and fleshy on the palate, but with plenty of harmonious acidity giving shape to the deep, ripely sweet flavors of red cherry, mocha and marzipan. Rising but polished tannins provide serious spine and support the sweet fleshy fruit. The finish is long, fresh and mineral."  Vinous 92 points

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Terre Nere Calderara Sottana 2014 Product #32161 (In Stock)
Terre Nere Calderara Sottana 2014 Terre Nere Calderara Sottana 2014

"Captivating aromas of sweet cherry, crushed rocks and violet. Juicy, suave and perfumed, showing excellent vinosity to the complex, very precise flavors of plum, sour red cherries and dried herbs. Fine-grained tannins and lovely lingering aromatic perfume are featured on the long, very pure finish. Another superb vintage for this bottling, which is the most Burgundian of all of Terre Nere’s various Etna Rosso crus. It also strikes me as having less of an alcohol thrust than the other reds made at Terre Nere in this vintage."  Vinous 92+ points

"A subtle, harmonious version that layers supple tannins and smoky minerality with flavors of plumped cherry, star anise, fig cake and orange bergamot. Dense and well-knit, with a persistent finish. Best from 2018 through 2028."Wine Spectator 92 points

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Vigne di Eli Etna Rosso Pignatuni 2011 Product #32162 (In Stock)

A stunning, firm, red that turns perfumed and elegant with air.  Not to be missed. 

"98% nerello mascalese and 2% nerello cappuccio; 14% alcohol. Bright ruby-red. Intense floral nuances complement aromas of raspberry, Asian spices and flint. Enters the mouth bright and fresh, then turns more supple in the middle, showing an almost pinot-like silkiness of texture to its herbal red fruit and spice flavors. Very graceful wine with real depth--and much better balance than the San Lorenzo. Finishes very long and vibrant, with noteworthy grip. These vineyards were planted in the 1950s on the northern slope of the Etna volcano at about 2,500 feet above sea level."   Vinous 92 points

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Vigne di Eli Etna Rosso Moganazzi 2011 Product #32203 (In Stock)

Plush and darkly fruited Nerello from high on Mt Etna that's drinking nicely with bold foods and air.

98% nerello mascalese and 2% nerello cappuccio.  Fully saturated ruby-red. Brooding, complex aromas of sour red cherry, raspberry jam, gunflint, sweet spices and aromatic herbs on the knockout nose. Smooth, rich and dense in the mouth, with tactile flavors of ripe red fruits and minerals. The very long finish features impeccable balance and silky tannins; this is even richer and deeper than the outstanding Pignatuni bottling. I may be proven wrong with time, but I think this may very well be Marc de Grazia's best wine in 2011. These vineyards were planted in the 1950s on the northern slope of the Etna volcano, about 2,300 feet above sea level."  Vinous 92+ points

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