Wines

9 Items Found

Il Bastardo Sangiovese Toscana 2016 Product #32638 (In Stock)
Il Bastardo Sangiovese Toscana 2016 Il Bastardo Sangiovese Toscana 2016

In Wood Case While It Lasts!  A fun, flavorful, and fine value Tuscan Sangiovese made by winemaker Paolo Masi at Tuscany’s Renzo Masi winery from grapes grown near Florence and Chianti Ruffina.  The Masi family’s Fattoria di Basciano has been hailed by Wine Advocate as “one of the rising stars of Rufina,” and their Renzo Masi project was designed to use friends’ and neighbors’ grapes to make “wines with vibrant territorial personality."  This special project by the Masi’s for importer Bob Shack does that in spades and at a fantastic value price to boot!

Ripe aromas and flavors of cherry and red berry start off bright and fresh and then get darker with a little air. The juicy acidity and light tannins make this easy to just sip, but give it enough substance to enjoy with pizza, burgers, or a big bowl of pasta and red sauce.  There's enough going on here to hold your interest through a few glasses and - especially at this price - tempt you to open a second bottle as the night goes on.  Fun stuff and fantastic value.

Regular Price (1) Price : $9.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $7.98/ea
Sale Full Case (12): $6.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
La Lecciaia Lupaia Toscana 2014 Product #32524 (In Stock)

A fine little super-Tuscan blend from Brunello producer La Lecciaia.  Mainly Sangiovese with dollops of Cabernet Sauvingnon and Merlot, this opens with bold, earthy, aromas of ripe cherry and raspberry framed by notes of leather and crushed herb.  Fleshy and full on the palate, where subtle spice notes join the bold dark fruit flavors.  Finishes with zesty energy and fine tannins, making this fun to sip and a great choice for the classic Italian table.  A lot of wine for the money!

Regular Price (1) Price : $11.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $10.79/ea
Add to Wishlist
Poggio Alloro Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2015 Product #31400 (In Stock)
Poggio Alloro Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2015 Poggio Alloro Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2015

We’ve been impressed by the Fioroni family’s last few Vernaccia releases, but the just arrived 2015 takes the deliciousness to new heights even as the price goes down! Since at least 1276, Tuscany’s Vernaccia grape has delivered whites of true character and refreshing zest.  Nearly wiped out by easier to grow, and higher yielding, Trebbiono and Malvasia in the mid-20th Century, Vernacchia was saved when Italy created Tuscany’s first (and only) white wine DOC for Vernacchia grown on the sandstone soils around the old city of San Gimignano.

This is a classic example, made from 100% Organic grapes harvested at optimum ripeness and allowed to become wine slowly, naturally, in neutral tank.  It’s wonderfully expressive on the nose, with generous aromas of peach, apricot, green apple, and herby wildflower.  Take a sip and you’ll love how it fills up your mouth with rich flavors of mid-summer stone fruit (peach, apricot, nectarine), Granny Smith apple, and tangerine zest.  The lip-smacking fresh finish makes this a great anytime sipper, but it will shine most brightly at table with fish, poultry, and cheese.  Even better than the 90 point, Wine Enthusiast Editors’ Choice version from last year!

Regular Price (1) Price : $17.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $14.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Poggio Alloro Vernaccia Nicchiaio 2015 Product #31024 (In Stock)
Poggio Alloro Vernaccia Nicchiaio 2015 Poggio Alloro Vernaccia Nicchiaio 2015

From vineyards in the shadow of the towers of San Gimignano, this is Vernacchia harvested a bit later and given more time on the lees in barrel than Poggio Alloro's "regular" bottling.  Rich, nutty, aromas of acacia flower and stone fruit lead to a palate at once rich and bright.  Layered flavors of sweet pear, apricot, toasted nut and a hint of herb honey are lifted by juicy acids and linger with a hint of mineral across a long, building, finish.

Note: this is a special-order wine. Filling orders for this wine typically takes 2-3 days.

Regular Price (1) Price : $21.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $18.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Bardellini Vermentino U Munte 2015 Product #32279 (In Stock)
Bardellini Vermentino U Munte 2015 Bardellini Vermentino U Munte 2015

Vermentino needs an unusual combination of conditions to be interesting.  It needs plenty of warmth and sunshine to ripen, but also cool nights to lock in acidity and stay fresh.  That's exactly what Colle dei Bardellini's vineyards in Liguria, east of Monaco and near the Cinque Terre deliver.  From 1,000 feet above sea level, this explodes with green fruit, lime zest, and lots of salty, seafood-friendly, minerality.  Refreshing, lip-smacking, fun!

Regular Price (1) Price : $19.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $17.99/ea
Add to Wishlist
Casaloste Rosso Maniero Toscana IGT 2014 Product #32304 (In Stock)
Casaloste Rosso Maniero Toscana IGT 2014 Casaloste Rosso Maniero Toscana IGT 2014

This could almost be labeled Chianti Classico (and actually has some declassified Chianti juice in it), but with just 65% Sangiovese, it's a tad under the minimum.  The 35% other grapes - mainly Merlot and Canaiolo - soften Sangiovese's bite and add a nice layer of richness and depth to this all tank blend.  Dark cherry and bitter chocolate aromas and flavors get a nice lift from lemony acidity and fresh, juicy, raspberry.  There's enough structure and weight to make this a great table wine but it's supple enough to just sip, too.

Regular Price (1) Price : $19.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $17.99/ea
Add to Wishlist
Voliero Rosso Di Montalcino 2015 Product #32382 (In Stock)
Voliero Rosso Di  Montalcino 2015 Voliero Rosso Di  Montalcino 2015

We sometimes think of Rosso di Montalcino as "baby Brunello," and some winemakers craft their Rosso in that style:  rich, dark, powerful and structured if just a touch less deep than Brunello.  But Andrea Cortonesi’s Voliero Rosso di Montalcino 2015 is something different.  It certainly captures the dark fruit and layered complexity of Sangiovese Grosso grown in the sandier soils of Montalino's norther vineyards.  But this is no "almost Brunello" - instead, it's a wine of unique purity, grace and even finesse that is uniquely Rosso.

It's also really, really, delicious!  Aromas of crushed berries, violets, spice and fresh leather all waft from the glass with the fruit getting darker and more prominent with air. In the mouth it glides across your palate with beautifully purity and deftness, layering fresh raspberry and cherry fruit with floral, spice and fresh earth accents. On the finish, the sweet fruit keeps on singing out over very fine, ripe, tannins and tangy cherry juice acidity.  Although the aromas and flavors are very Montalcino, the texture and freshness resemble a top Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, and this will work like that with salmon, grilled beef, and mushroom dishes.

Regular Price (1) Price : $29.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $24.98/ea
Sale Full Case (12): $19.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Poggio Alloro Vin Santo Del Chianti 375ml 2010 Product #30376 (In Stock)
Poggio Alloro Vin Santo Del Chianti 375ml 2010 Poggio Alloro Vin Santo Del Chianti 375ml 2010

A traditional dessert wine style from just outside the walled city of San Gimignano, Tuscany.  Trebbiano, Malvasia, and San Colombano grapes are dried and then aged five years in small barrels (traditionally chestnut) to give it a distinctive nutty, resinous aroma and flavor. Great with the traditional accompaniment of biscotti.

Regular Price (1) Price : $29.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $26.98/ea
Add to Wishlist
Poggio Alloro San Gimignano Rosso Convivo 2013 Product #30373 (In Stock)
Poggio Alloro San Gimignano Rosso Convivo 2013 Poggio Alloro San Gimignano Rosso Convivo 2013

A juicy blend of Sangiovese and Colorino, this Tuscan red is aged in oak for 12 months to round it out just a hair. Perfect with winter braised dishes!

Note: this is a special-order wine. Filling orders for this wine typically takes 2-3 days.

Regular Price (1) Price : $29.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $27.98/ea
Add to Wishlist