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Bruni Poggio d' Elsa Cabernet Sangiovese 2015 Product #31873 (In Stock)
Bruni Poggio d' Elsa Cabernet Sangiovese 2015 Bruni Poggio d' Elsa Cabernet Sangiovese 2015

Winemaker Marco Bruni and his siblings named this “Super Tuscan” red for their mom, Elsa – could it be anything other than fantastic?  The wine is from Tuscany’s Maremma region, a slice of western Tuscany that gets all of the brilliant “Tuscan sun” that makes Chianti so famous plus cooling breezes from the nearby sea.  It’s sometimes called the “California of Italy” because while Sangiovese (the main grape of Chianti and Brunello) is great here, so is Napa Valley’s Cabernet Sauvignon.  Here, the Bruni’s blend equal parts Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon and age about 30% of the wine in French oak casks.

In the monumentally great 2015 harvest, the result is a fantastically versatile, utterly delicious, cross between New World Cabernet and Tuscan Chianti.  The Cabernet shows in the wine’s richness of texture, length on the palate, and bold aromas and flavors of black currant, tobacco and herb.  Sangiovese shines through with a juicy black cherry lift, hints of fresh flowers, and a food friendly finish of dark fruit, juicy acids, and lightly grippy tannins.  You’ll savor this with burgers, lamb or steak, gulp it with pizza, pasta, or mushrooms, sip it happily on its own, and – at these prices – be happy to share it with a crowd.

Regular Price (1) Price : $14.99/ea
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Caparzo Morellino Di Scansano Doga Della Clavule 2013 Product #31616 (In Stock)
Caparzo Morellino Di Scansano Doga Della Clavule 2013 Caparzo Morellino Di Scansano Doga Della Clavule 2013

Tuscany's coastal Morellino di Scansano region showcases Sangiovese blended with other grapes, usually Cabernet Sauvignon but here Alicante Bouschet.  The red-fleshed Alicante gives a darker cast to Sangiovese's brigh cherry fruit, with pretty hints of chocolate and walnut for complexity.  We love the sweetness of the fruit and the pasta/pizza friendly juicy finish with lightly chalky tannins.  Fun stuff!

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Brancatelli Toscana Rosso Valle Delle Stelle 2014 Product #31729 (In Stock)
Brancatelli Toscana Rosso Valle Delle Stelle 2014 Brancatelli Toscana Rosso Valle Delle Stelle 2014

From the Tuscan Coast, this is a rich super-Tuscan made from 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Cab Franc with six-months in new and one year old French oak.  Bold aromas of black cherry, black currant, cedar and spice.  Then sweetly fruited on the palate with current and blackberry flavors and notes of bitter chocolate and spice.  Finishes with great length, intensity and purity.  Even better after an hour!

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Mastrojanni San Pio Cabernet Sauvignon e Sangiovese Toscana 2012 Product #31242 (In Stock)
Mastrojanni San Pio Cabernet Sauvignon e Sangiovese Toscana 2012 Mastrojanni San Pio Cabernet Sauvignon e Sangiovese Toscana 2012

It’s illegal to put Cabernet Sauvignon in a wine labeled “Brunello,” but Bordeaux’s best red grape grows so well here that Mastrojanni just couldn’t resist planting some on the old San Pio estate.  Since 1997 that rich, ripe, Cabernet has been blended with 20% declassified Brunello to produce this delicious super-Tuscan blend.  The aromas and texture suggest richer Bordeaux or fresher Napa Cabernet but the bright cherry core and juicy, long, finish say “Italy” loud and clear.  A very fine value in small-production (less than 600 cases) super-Tuscan Cabernet.

"A blend of 20% Sangiovese and 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 San Pio is a hearty and approachable red wine that would taste great next to a succulent cut of beef. The wine ages in oak for 18 months and consequently delivers a full offering of aromas that spans from bright cherry fruit to exotic spice. There are some budding tertiary tones of cola and crushed mineral as well that add complexity. The finish is firm and long-lasting. Drink 2016-2026" Wine Advocate 91 points

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Poliziano Mandrone Di Lohsa Toscana Igt 2010 Product #30962 (In Stock)
Poliziano Mandrone Di Lohsa Toscana Igt 2010 Poliziano Mandrone Di Lohsa Toscana Igt 2010

Lohsa is the Maremma project of Montepulciano's Poliziano winery, nestled up agains the sea in a perfect place to grow Bordeaux varietals.  This, their top wine, blends Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot plus a touch of Alicante Bouschet for extra complexity aged 18 months in French oak.  Richly textured and flavored by a bit of time in bottle, there's good freshness here and a fine, food-friendly, finish.

"Black currant, black cherry, violet, rosemary and spice aromas and flavors are allied to a vibrant structure and firm tannins. This is balanced and lingers on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Alicante. Best from 2016 through 2024."Wine Spectator 92 points

Regular Price (1) Price : $54.99/ea
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Casaloste Inversus Toscana IGT 2013 Product #31650 (In Stock)
Casaloste Inversus Toscana IGT 2013 Casaloste Inversus Toscana IGT 2013

One of owner/winemaker Giovanni d'Orsi's sons suffers from a rare congenital condition called Situs Inversus, in which major organs are inverted, or lie on the opposite side of the body from normal. Giovanni created this wine to honor his son (his fingerprint is on the label) by "inverting" the wine's blend.  Where his normal Chianti Classico is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, Inversus is 90% rich, dense, rich, Merlot plus 10% vivid, mouthwatering, Sangiovese, all aged 16 months in 30% new French oak.  Pomerol from Bordeaux - think mouthfilling velvet.  Layers of dark plum, black raspberry, and succulent currant fruit are framed by sweet and sophisticated oak spice.  It’s a bit tight today, but the finish is already a thing of beauty, dry and pure with supple and ripe tannins.  Decant it for an hour now if you like, but it will be best from 2018-2028.

"Lots of spicy, intense and focused blackberry, tea leaf and mushroom character here. Full body, velvety tannins and a savory finish. Richer style but characterful. Let it mellow for a year or two. Made from organically grown grapes."  James Suckling 93 points

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