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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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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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Intorcia "1980" Marsala Superiore Riserva NV (375ml) Product #30701 (In Stock)
Intorcia Intorcia

Founded in 1930, Intorrcia is in the heart of Sicily's Marsala region and makes outstanding sweet and dry examples of the area's most famous wine.  This wine, from a solera established in 1980, is in-between the two, offering toasted nut, caramel, and dried fig aromas and flavors before finishing crisp and dry.  You can certainly cook with it, but try it (with or without ice) with olives and salty nuts for a fine treat!

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Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santo Spirito 2014 Product #31984 (In Stock)
Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santo Spirito 2014 Terre Nere Etna Rosso Santo Spirito 2014

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 2024.

"This shows aromas of hot stones, dried raspberries and dried herbs. The palate is beautiful — light on its feet but with enough fruit, tannin and acidity to also show the intensity of the region. Incredible length that is followed throughout by fruit and texture. Drink now."  James Suckling 96 points

"Deep red. Fresh, very deep red cherry, almond paste, sweet spice and fresh herbs on the aromatic nose. Then vibrant, juicy and dense, showing a firm tannic backbone; lively but harmonious acidity extends the ripe deep red cherry and mineral flavors on the long, suave, complex back end. Very typical of the Santo Spirito cru. With its soft, fleshy, perfumed personality, this is readier to drink than some of the other crus from Terre Nere in 2014, but has the stuffing to age well."  Vinous (D'Agata) 94 points

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Terre Nere Etna Rosso Prephylloxera Don Peppino 2014 Product #31985 (In Stock)
Terre Nere Etna Rosso Prephylloxera Don Peppino 2014 Terre Nere Etna Rosso Prephylloxera Don Peppino 2014

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Just as in the rest of Europe, when phylloxera came to Sicily in the early 20th Century it devastated most of the region's vineyards.  But two small plots of Nerello Mascalese on Mount Etna's steep slopes survived, probably because of their loose and ashy soils.  Today they sit just outside of Terre Nere's winery and since 2006 they have been bottled on their own - a testament to the power, complexity and finesse that only ultra-old (130 years) vines can give.  Drink from 2018 – 2030 or so.

"Extremely perfumed with plum and flower character. Hints of walnuts, too. Full body, a solid core of fruit and lots of spices. So much going here. Love the velvety texture, density and depth. Made from ancient vines." James Suckling 96 points

"Luminous red. Red cherry, marzipan, raspberry jam, quinine, blood orange and a dusting of powdered minerals on the drop-dead gorgeous nose. Wonderfully juicy, sweet and gripping in the mouth, showing superb nuance and verve to the soft, fleshy red fruit, candied violet and balsamic flavors. Finishes vibrant and with noteworthy length; broad but polished tannins coat the entire mouth. An Etna Rosso of memorable purity and precision, this is great to drink already but promises greater things still to come. Made from a parcel of old pre-phylloxeric vines that grow in the Calderara Sottana vineyard (one row of which actually grows in the Santo Spirito cru), but at 100+ years of age, the Don Peppino vines are much older than those used for the Calderara Sottana bottling. In fact, this wine is a textbook example of the importance of old vines, because as delightful as the Calderara Sottana Etna Rosso is, the Don Peppino is vastly superior due to its softer, nobler tannins and greater depth and complexity of fruit."  Vinous (D'Agata) 96+ points

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