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Boniperti Nebbiolo Carlin Colline Novaresi 2015 Product #32673 (In Stock)
Boniperti Nebbiolo Carlin Colline Novaresi 2015 Boniperti Nebbiolo Carlin Colline Novaresi 2015

Simply insanely delicious Nebbiolo from the "Alto Piemonte" region of Colline Novaresi.  Bold aromas and flavors of strawberry preserves, rose petal, and forest floor with subtle hints of clove and anise.  The texture is fantastic, rich and mouth-coating with a nicely refined bite of silky smooth tannins.  All tank and all refinement, here, with a joyful burst of fruit on the finish. Drink it.

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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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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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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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Gaja Barbaresco DOCG 2013 Product #33167 (In Stock)
Gaja Barbaresco DOCG 2013 Gaja Barbaresco DOCG 2013

Made from 14 separate vineyards across Barbaresco, in 2013 the “normale” is the essence of traditional Barbaresco but with no lack of generosity or immediate appeal.

“Medium ruby color. Extremely aromatic with rose petal, strawberry and stone character. Medium to full body. Ultra-fine tannins. Hints of walnut. Super long finish. A wine that is a joy to drink now but will reward you even more in four or five years and onwards.”  James Suckling 94 points

“The 2013 Barbaresco is fabulous. In fact, this is one of the best Barbarescos I have tasted at Gaja in many years. Vibrant, perfumed and beautifully sculpted in the glass, the 2013 possesses tons of understated intensity. Sweet red cherry, mint, white pepper and anise are all lifted in the glass. The 2013 is an almost shockingly classic Barbaresco from Gaja. The translucent color, vibrant Nebbiolo fruit and austere but noble tannins represent a move towards a much more traditional style. For readers who can find it, the 2013 is simply a must-have wine.”  Vinous (Galloni) 96 points

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Gaja Barbaresco Sori Tildin 2013 Product #33168 (In Stock)
Gaja Barbaresco Sori Tildin 2013 Gaja Barbaresco Sori Tildin 2013

25 bottles available.  This was Gaja’s second vineyard designate wine, and it’s perch at 200 meters up always gives Sori Tildin lovely perfume and grace.  Wonderfully restrained oak here and true elegance.

“The perfumes are fabulous here with strawberry, walnut and porcini mushrooms. Mountain herbs. Full body, tight and integrated tannins and a long finish. Refined and beautiful. Hard not to drink now.”  James Suckling 97 points

“As always, the Sorì Tildìn is a wine of nuance and delineation above all else. Beautifully sculpted and precise, the 2013 offers up a compelling interplay of dark red cherry, mint, lavender and licorice. A subtle accent of French oak adds nuance without detracting from the wine's translucent personality and overall energy. The 2013 Sorì Tildìn is another drop-dead gorgeous beauty from Gaja.”  Vinous (Galloni) 97 points

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Gaja Barbaresco Sori Lorenzo 2013 Product #33169 (In Stock)
Gaja Barbaresco Sori Lorenzo 2013 Gaja Barbaresco Sori Lorenzo 2013

Just 15 bottles available.  Gaia’s first vineyard designate Barbaresco debuted in 1967 and year-in, year-out, defines “greatness” in Piemonte reds.  Powerful and needing time, but built to last decades.

“Majestic aromas of crushed berry, meat, orange peel. Full body, very tannic yet ripe tannins and exquisite fruit. Amazing depth and density.  They said they macerated a little more than normal because the fruit was perfect. A classic nebbiolo that reminds me of the great 1996. Really cool. About 30% less production. Don’t touch for five to 10 years. A celebratory wine for Gaja’s return to the Barbaresco appellation.”  James Suckling 100 points

“Gaja's Sorì San Lorenzo, arguably the most iconic of all the wines, is superb. The 2013 is dark, virile and imposing, with a more classically leaning expression of power than in the recent past, not to mention tons of raw intensity. A host of graphite, savory herb, menthol, licorice, lavender, smoke and dark-fleshed fruits meld into the huge, tannic finish. There is a touch of French oak, but the personality of this site marries very naturally with the cooperage.”  Vinous (Galloni) 98 points

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