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Balgera Rosso Di Valtellina 1999 Product #33083 (In Stock)
Balgera Rosso Di Valtellina 1999 Balgera Rosso Di Valtellina 1999

A blend of 85% Nebbiolo and 15% other local varieties such as Pignolo or Rossola Nera from the foothills of the Alps in northern Lombardy.  The wine spends 4 years in large, old, casks and then rested quietly in the bottle until ready.  Lovely aromas and flavors of fresh strawberry, dried cherry, and plenty of spice.  Time has mellowed the tannins, but this is still fresh, clean, and full of flavor.  A steal.

"When we have a chance to taste a properly aged wine that has been kept in the winery cellar for nearly two decades before release, we should celebrate. This current release is a 1999 vintage nebbiolo from northern Lombardy. It was aged for 16 years in 100-liter barrels made from Slovenian oak. The wine has developed beautifully, offering a full spice rack of cloves, nutmeg, dried plums and cherries. At $30, it's a steal for a fully mature nebbiolo. Alcohol by volume: 12 percent."  ***/Exceptional Dave McIntyre, The Washington Post

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Il Chiosso Ghemme 2008 Product #33125 (In Stock)
Il Chiosso Ghemme 2008 Il Chiosso Ghemme 2008

A beautiful Nebbiolo/Vespolina blend aged to perfection. Great color, perfume and palate here with a silky smooth finish and outstanding length. Just delicious.

"Cherry, licorice, menthol and tar aromas and flavors are matched to a firm, beefy structure in this powerful red. The brisk acidity lends drive as the finish winds down, revealing echoes of fruit, tobacco and mineral. Drink now through 2024."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2014 Product #33265 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2014 Produttori Del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2014

As always, one of the greatest values in fine Nebbiolo you can find anywhere.

"The 2014 Barbaresco is fabulous. Lifted in the glass, with striking perfume and captivating translucency, the Produttori's Barbaresco captures all the elements that make this vintage so compelling. Today, the 2014 is very, very young. What stands out most is its textural finesse and balance. It will be a number of years before the aromas and flavors are fully expressive. One of the finest editions of the straight Barbaresco I can remember tasting, not to mention a superb example of how magnificent this vintage is in Barbaresco. Don't miss it." Vinous (Galloni) 93 points

"The 2014 Barbaresco is a beautiful wine that encompasses the important qualities that we look for in fine Nebbiolo. Ultimately, this is the kind of vintage that transfers best to the delicate grape. It saw a long growing season (Nebbiolo loves a late harvest) and steep diurnal temperature shifts to lock in the freshness of aromas. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner in texture, but it delivers plenty of beautiful length and endurance instead. It offers crisp tones of cherry fruit with licorice, wet earth and blue flowers."Wine Advocate 94 points

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Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Grumello Rocca De Piro Rsv 2011 Product #32206 (In Stock)
Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Grumello Rocca De Piro Rsv 2011 Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Grumello Rocca De Piro Rsv 2011

The prefect introduction to the high-altitude Nebbiolo of Valtellina. Fine fruit and delicious now with air.

"Initially shy, this opens up with a few swirls of the glass to reveal underbrush, truffle, pressed rose and a balsamic note. The tense palate is lean and linear, offering tart red cherry, strawberry, clove and mineral while bright acidity and firm noble tannins provide balance."Wine Enthusiast 91 points

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Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Pora 2013 Product #33267 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Pora 2013 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Pora 2013

"The 2013 Barbaresco Riserva Pora is soft, pliant and enveloping. In many vintages, the Pora can be a bit light. Not in 2013. The wine is rich and deeply textured, with layers of fruit that continue to build with time in the glass. The tannins are present, but they are nearly buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit. This is an especially powerful, brooding edition of the Pora. Although impressive today, the 2013 will drink well for decades to come."  Vinous (Galloni) 93 points


"A rich, cherry- and floral-scented red, effusive in aroma, with the core of cherry prevailing on the palate. Though fleshy, this gives way to firm tannins that line the lingering aftertaste. Inviting and full of energy, so decant now or wait. Best from 2023 through 2035."Wine Spectator 95 points

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Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Ovello 2013 Product #33272 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Ovello 2013 Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Ovello 2013

"The Produttori's 2013 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello is all power, tension and nerve. Even so, the 2013 is remarkably civilized and much less austere than young Ovello Barbarescos usually are. Scents of cranberry, white pepper and mint give the wine its signature high-toned aromatics. The Ovello has a Volnay-like purity to its fruit, with Nebbiolo tannins and structure, of course. If that sounds appealing, well, it is. Vivid, sculpted and impossibly beautiful, the Ovello is simply magnificent."  Vinous (Galloni) 96 points

"This red starts out with bright cherry, strawberry, rose and mineral flavors, allied to a refined, linear frame. Harmonious now and should be ready soon, but the vivid structure will serve it well into the future. Best from 2023 through 2037."Wine Spectator 95 points

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Brovia Barolo Garblet Sue 2009 Product #27807 (In Stock)
Brovia Barolo Garblet Sue 2009 Brovia Barolo Garblet Sue 2009

Probably the least "open" of the 2009 Brovias, but promising great things 5-7 years from now!

"Iron, tar, scorched earth, smoke and game waft from the glass as the 2009 Barolo Garblèt Sue' opens up. The ferrous notes typical of this site come through loud and clear in the 2009. At the same time, the 2009 is surprisingly soft. At times delicate and even ethereal, the 2009 appears to be heavily marked by the vintage."  Antonio Galloni 90 points

"Wild, ripe aromas of red berries, plum, truffle and game. Rich and broad but currently less shapely and delineated than the Villero, not to mention less showy. Shows a larger structure reflecting its Castiglione origin, but this is also harder to taste today. The big tannins are less fine than those of the Villero. Elena Brovia points out that this wine is made in exactly the same way as the Villero and Garblet Sue, so the differences are entirely a function of terroir."International Wine Cellar 91+? points

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Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2013 Product #32720 (In Stock)
Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2013 Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2013

Since we first encountered it in the 2006 vintage, we've come to love Vajra's flagship Bricco della Viole Barolo.  The vineyard lies high up the side of the highest hill in the commune of Barolo.  The altitude cools the vines a bit, but the perch above the fog line gives the grapes loads of warming sunshine every day.  Only older vines from the hill go into the Cru bottling after a 40 day fermentation/maceration and 42 months aging in 25-50 hectoliter Slavoniann oak barrels.  The site and hands-off winemakinng give this unusual purity and elegance to go with the powerhouse structure and intense flavors.  The wine’s beauty is already apparent after 3 hours in decanter, but it will sing most sweetly from 2021.

"The 2013 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is a real head-turner. Sweet, perfumed, vivid and exceptionally beautiful, the 2013 is simply stunning. A wine of exceptional finesse and sensuality, the 2013 hits all the right notes. Today, the 2013 reminds me of the 2008, but with more depth, density and creaminess - especially through the middle - and slightly redder fruit tones."  Vinous (Galloni) 97 points

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Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 2009 Product #27808 (In Stock)
Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 2009 Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 2009

The most graceful, elegant, of the Cru wines from Brovia in 2009, but with plenty of depth, too.

"The 2009 Barolo Rocche dei Brovia wraps around the palate with layers of ripe, succulent fruit. Rich, open and expressive, the 2009 is flashy and seductive, in other words, very typical of the year. This is a fairly open, succulent vintage for the Rocche. I imagine it will drink well early and probably be likely to mature quickly as well. Dried rose petals, savory herbs and fennel add complexity on a finish distinguished by its grace."  Antonio Galloni 91 points

"High-pitched aromas of raspberry, rose petal and mint. Juicy, youthfully tight and intense; not a rich style but elegant and perfumed, with good supporting minerality. No sign of overripeness here, unlike with many other 2009 Barolos from sandy soil. Finishes with building but ripe tannins and enticing lingering aromatic character. Very refined."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Superiore Ultimi Raggi 2006 Product #32205 (In Stock)
Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Superiore Ultimi Raggi 2006 Ar.Pe.Pe. Valtellina Superiore Ultimi Raggi 2006

"The 2006 Valtellina Superiore Sassella Ultimi Raggi is superb. Dark, rich and translucent, the 2006 captures the essence of Nebbiolo here, in Sassella. Sweet dark cherries, menthol, licorice, game and cloves are all woven together in a fabric of pure class. Layered, balsamic and nuanced, the 2006 possesses remarkable power while retaining considerable finesse. All the elements are simply in the right place. Drink this suave, silky Sassella over the next decade-plus. This fruit was harvested very late, on November 15. The 2006 spent 12 days on the skins followed by three years in cask and cement."  Vinous (Galloni) 94 points

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Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Ovello 2013 1.5l Product #33274 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Ovello 2013 1.5l Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Ovello 2013 1.5l

Magnum!  "The Produttori's 2013 Barbaresco Riserva Ovello is all power, tension and nerve. Even so, the 2013 is remarkably civilized and much less austere than young Ovello Barbarescos usually are. Scents of cranberry, white pepper and mint give the wine its signature high-toned aromatics. The Ovello has a Volnay-like purity to its fruit, with Nebbiolo tannins and structure, of course. If that sounds appealing, well, it is. Vivid, sculpted and impossibly beautiful, the Ovello is simply magnificent."  Vinous (Galloni) 96 points

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Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Rabaja 2013 1.5l Product #33275 (In Stock)
Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Rabaja 2013 1.5l Produttori Del Barbaresco Riserva Rabaja 2013 1.5l

Magnum!  "The 2013 Barbaresco Riserva Rabajà is shockingly seamless in this tasting. Deep layers of fruit virtually bury the tannins, something that is so unusual for a young Rabajà. A host of dark blue-tone fruits, lavender, mint, violet and spice race across the palate in an utterly vivid, compelling Barbaresco of the highest level. Perhaps I caught the Rabajà on an unusually open day, but it is terrific and also quite refined for such a young wine."  Vinous (Galloni) 96 points

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Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi 2013 Product #33177 (In Stock)

"The 2013 Barbaresco Costa Russi is a real head-turner. Crystalline and utterly vivid in its expression of Nebbiolo, the 2013 is all class. Stylistically, the Costa Russi is closest to the straight Barbaresco, but it has a little more mid-palate sweetness and density. Bright floral and minty notes add lift on the chiseled, expressive finish. The Costa Russi is the star of the show this year, considering it is the least pedigreed of Gaja's three single-vineyard sites. The 2013 has been stunningly beautiful on the three occasions I have tasted it so far."  Vinous (Galloni) 98 points

"The 2013 Barbaresco Costa Russi is a celebration of vineyard site. In the past, this wine was blended with 5% Barbera, but this is no longer the case starting now. For the first time in recent memory, we are tasting a pure expression of Nebbiolo as harvested from the rows of vines in the Costa Russi cru, located directly below Sorì Tildìn at the base of the Barbaresco village. The vines are over 65-years-old and are planted in limestone clay and marl soils. Costa Russi is known for delicate, light-bodied wines that exhibit floral aromas of rose hip and lavender, as well as darker fruit tones at the back. Those qualities are beautifully evident in this vintage. The mouthfeel is characterized by a firm sense of tannic structure that is common to all of Gaja's new releases in the 2013 vintage."Wine Advocate 95 points

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