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Centonze Frappato 2016 Product #32447 (In Stock)

How, oh how, could this be even better in 2016?  A pure, ripe cherry and violet joy to smell and drink with a perfect dry finish to pair with salami.

"Bright red. Intensely perfumed bright aromas of red cherry and violet with a pungent florality typical of the Frappato variety. Bright and fresh on the long vibrant and very juicy finish. It’s impossible not to like this cheerful, juicy bright red." Vinous (d'Agata) 92 points

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Regaleali Tasca d'Almerita Grillo 2016 Product #33100 (In Stock)
Regaleali Tasca d'Almerita Grillo 2016 Regaleali Tasca d'Almerita Grillo 2016

Probably the finest, most delicious, Grillo we've encountered to date!  Bold aromas and flavors of fresh pineapple, golden apricot, and honeydew melon pick up a hint of something exotic (saffron?) with air.  Fleshy and round-feeling, there's good energy across the palate and then a zesty, crisp, lightly fruity finish.  Fun for solo sipping and funner with fruit salsa or Caribbean foods.

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Tascante Buonora Etna Bianco 2016 Product #33153 (In Stock)

As Wine Advocate said in their 91 point review of the 2015 vintage, this lovely Sicilian Carricante "is an impressive wine that offers excellent consumer value." In 2016, it serves up fleshy kumquat, tangy lime, ripe peach and zesty apricot aromas and flavors with a burst of lime zest and minerality on the finish.  Feels full but not heavy on the palate and delivers a terrific fruity refreshment as the flavors linger nicely. For sipping and seafood!

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Terre Nere Etna Bianco 2016 Product #32884 (In Stock)
Terre Nere Etna Bianco 2016 Terre Nere Etna Bianco 2016

Think of this as a cross between Chardonnay (bit of richness, a touch of oak) and zesty Sauvignon Blanc (stone fruit, citrus, herb) and you'll be in the general ballpark.  A deliciously ripe and fresh white to sip and savor.

"Harmonious, lively aromas and flavors of white stone fruit and aromatic herbs. Bright and juicy, with a refreshing saline bite on the long smooth finish. Less concentrated than some past vintages of Etna Bianco from Terre Nere, but remarkably fresh and easy to drink. A lovely Etna Bianco that mercifully doesn’t taste of Chardonnay or other varieties that have no place on Etna. This is a steal for the price."  Vinous (d'Agata) 91 points

"Plenty of cooked pineapple and pear aromas with some pumice and rock undertones. Full body, layered and flavorful with lots of sliced lemon and green apple character. A vivid and flavorful wine. Drink now."  James Suckling 93 points

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Gulfi Rossojbleo Nero D'avola 2016 Product #33189 (In Stock)

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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Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santo Spirito 2015 Product #32960 (In Stock)
Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santo Spirito 2015 Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santo Spirito 2015

The two vineyards in Santo Spirito were the last plots acquired by Terre Nere and are a bit further down Mount Etna's slopes than the estate's other vineyards.  The site's deep volcanic ash soils and slightly warmer microclimate help these 40-100 year-old vines develop superb richness and plushness of texture.  A year and a half in French oak rounds off tannins without adding overt oaky notes.  Utterly irresistible now and improving through 2025.

"Fantastic aromas of flowers, dark berries and cherries follow through to a full body, round and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs a year or to two soften the tannins. Drink in 2020."  James Suckling 94 points

"Very perfumed nose of red cherry, raspberry jam, cinnamon, nutmeg and minerals complicated by tar and shoe polish. Clean, fresh and juicy, but with a sultry quality to the mineral but also ripe red berry and cherry flavors. Clean and fresh on the long, stoney finish. A knockout Santo Spirito that combines size and luscious sweetness like no other Etna Rosso from Terre Nere this year."  Vinous (d'Agata) 94 points

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Vigne Di Eli Etna Rosso Moganazzi 2013 Product #32962 (In Stock)
Vigne Di Eli Etna Rosso Moganazzi 2013 Vigne Di Eli Etna Rosso Moganazzi 2013

From Marco de Grazia's smaller estate on Mt Etna named for his daughter and generating proceeds for a hospital in Florence.  There's outstanding minerality here but also a nice openness.  Ready to drink, although no rush!

"Clean, pure aromas of red cherry, violet and tar with a bright mineral overlay. Rich, dense and juicy, offering noteworthy sweetness and size to its tactile red cherry and raspberry flavors. Finishes very long and minerally. These Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio vines were planted in the 1950s at about 650 meters, on very loose ash-rich soils."  Vinous (d'Agata) 92 points

"Slightly bolder in color and concentration (as compared to the Etna Rosso Pignatuni), the 2013 Etna Rosso Moganazzi Volta Sciara is a delightful wine with rich tones and a generous bouquet. The wine exhibits a softer, more fleshed out personality without the sharp austerity you usually get with Etna reds. In fact, the wine exhibits a mellow personality despite being shaped by one of the most violent volcanic wine territories on the planet. That juxtaposition comes as a startling, but delightful surprise. Firm lines of ash, smoke, died fruit and pressed rose fuel a long and flavorful finish."Wine Advocate 92-94 points

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Terre Nere Etna Rosso Calderara Sottana 2015 Product #32963 (In Stock)
Terre Nere Etna Rosso Calderara Sottana 2015 Terre Nere Etna Rosso Calderara Sottana 2015

Of all Terre Nere's vineyards, Calderara Sottana is the stoniest, with black volcanic rocks littering the soil and locking in daytime heat.  These 50-100 year-old vines create a floral, spicy, wine that in 2015 will tempt immediately and reward a decade plus of cellar time.

"Ripe red cherries, treacle tart, sour plums, and some blueberries frame the nose. Medium body, round tannins and a fruity finish. Drink now."  James Suckling 91 points

"Vivid medium dark red. Piercing aromas of red cherry, minerals and soy sauce. The flavors are similar to the aromas, with an underlying element of crushed rock that adds a welcome saline note contributing freshness. Very mineral round and smooth, this is atypically shaped for a Calderara Sottana Etna Rosso. Closes long with hints of orange peel, Mediterranean herbs and minerals. The bright mineral sheen and Burgundy-like aromas and flavors are typical Calderara Sottana, though this strikes me as being just a little softer and rounder than usual."  Vinous (d'Agata) 93 points

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