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Scarpetta Frico Frizzante 4pk 187ml Cans Product #31937 (In Stock)
Scarpetta Frico Frizzante 4pk 187ml Cans Scarpetta Frico Frizzante 4pk 187ml Cans

Sometimes wine can be a serious thing.  But sometimes wine can cut loose, let its hair down, and just have some fun – like here!  Scarpetta was founded by a couple of French Laundry alums who wanted some casual, fun, and good value wine to serve with their rustic Italian food.  The looked to Friuli, in northeastern Italy, where locals loved to drink thirst-quenching, fun, whites and reds with the local “guilty-pleasure” snack – a fried mess of potatoes, onions, cheese and salami called “Frico.”

We’ve enjoyed their Frico Bianco from bottle in the past – but put that wine in 187ml (quarter bottle) cans and give it a touch of fizz and the fun cranks up to whole new heights.  Just like Frico itself, this is a hot mess of a blend - 50% Trebbiano, 25% Glera and 25% Chardonnay – made in tank and banged into cute cans with a touch of fizz.  Ripe apple, peach and green grape fruit takes center stage with hints of fresh flowers, wet stone and spring flowers adding complexity.  Although who needs complexity – just chill, pop, and happily sip this refreshing, crisp, white on the deck, at Wolftrap, or anytime you just want to have some fun.

Regular Price (1) Price : $14.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $12.98/ea
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La Formica Soave DOCG 2015 Product #30922 (In Stock)
La Formica Soave DOCG 2015 La Formica Soave DOCG 2015

A simply fantastic Saove from 100% estate-grown Garganega, Soave’s best grape, hand harvested and vinified in temperature-controlled stainless steel.  It's loaded with ripe lemon, green melon, and chamomile aromas and flavors with just a hint of Soave's traditional bitter almond at the end.  Mouthfilling but super fresh with a very long finish leaving lemon, green melon, and almond flavors lingering.  Highly recommended as a terrific, delicious, value.

Regular Price (1) Price : $16.99/ea
Case (12) Price 10% Off : $15.29/ea
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Begali Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2012 Product #30731 (In Stock)
Begali Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2012 Begali Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2012

As Wine Advocate said in late 2013, “If you can name but two producers in Valpolicella (I’m betting they are Dal Forno and Quintarelli), it’s now time to add a third: Lorenzo Begali.”  Begali’s Amarone isn’t quite as hefty as Dal Forno and is much cleaner and less rustic than Quintarelli, but we agree that the quality-levels are very similar – even if the prices are about 80% less!

Soaring aromas of dried black cherry, blueberry, and blackberry are framed by subtle notes of oak, tobacco and chocolate.  On the palate the wine is amazingly pure, clean, and fresh – even at 15.5% abv! – with layers and layers of rich fresh fruit, dried berry and raisin, crushed flower, dark chocolate, cured tobacco, and sweet spice.  Plenty of Amarone richness and power, for sure, but with impeccable balance and silkiness of texture and perfectly integrated alcohol.  The juicy, fruit and spice-filled finish sails on over ripe tannins with berry and raisin flavors lingering on and on.  Put some away to enjoy with warming winter meals but don’t hesitate to pop a bottle now to pair with ribs, brisket, or any other rich food off the grill.

Regular Price (1) Price : $59.99/ea
Sale Single Bottle (1): $49.98/ea
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