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2013 CASTELL'IN VILLA CC RISERVA, 750ML

Product SKU: 793604

$77.99

BARBAROSSA CORVINA VENETO, 750ML

Product SKU: 805230

$15.99

BOTTER GRAN PASSIONE ROSSO, 750ML

Product SKU: 764358
Flavours of crushed black raspberry, black cherry, and plum compote. Very solid structure due to the elevated alcohol and the balance between soft tannins and acidity. Great with roasted meats, game, and mature hard cheese.

$19.99

BRANCAIA CLASSICO RISERVA, 750ML

Product SKU: 790257

$49.99

FORADORI LEZER, 750ML

Product SKU: 806074
Crunchy, high acid and rich in red berry notes with just a touch of black fruit and pepper. The wine’s freshness, bright acidity and subtle pleasantly bitter quality makes it a wonderful food partner.

$29.99

GUADO AL TASSO 2006, 6000

Product SKU: 837235

$2934.99

GUADO AL TASSO 2006, 750ML

Product SKU: 837234
The nose is very refined and elegant, with fragrant, sweet aromas. The aromas are well integrated, with harmony between the fruity and balsamic notes. The palate is consistent and elegant, from the attack, through the mid-palate to the finish. The aftertaste matches the characteristics of the aromas giving a long, pleasant finish. These are the characteristics of Guado al Tasso 2006 as it is released onto the market - a wine with great class and a high potential for ageing in bottle.

$299.99

JASCI & MARCHESANI ROSATO, 750ML

Product SKU: 836586

$20.99

JASCI & MARCHESANI TREBBIANO, 750ML

Product SKU: 836585

$20.99

LA CACCIA SUPER TUSCAN, 750ML

Product SKU: 830472

$61.99

LA FIORITA BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, 750ML

Product SKU: 842601

$77.99

LA SPINETTA BAROLO GARRETTI, 750ML

Product SKU: 777191

$68.99

LE RAGOSE VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE, 750ML

Product SKU: 821971

$31.99

MARCHESI ANTINORI CUVEE, 750ML

Product SKU: 811707
A light yellow in color with a creamy bubbling and an elegant and persistent sparkle. The aromas recall white peaches, bread crusts, and yeast. The notable balance and liveliness are typical of a well made Brut. The wine’s fruity and floral fragrance make it particularly good as an aperitif or with fish, vegetable, and white meat hors d’oeuvres.

$34.99

NICOLIS AMARONE CLASSICO, 750ML

Product SKU: 780484

$55.99

NR.3 OPERA VINUM ITALICUM, 750ML

Product SKU: 752727

$73.99

PASSALACQUA NERO DI TROIA, 750ML

Product SKU: 835465
A subtly tannic red full of rich, red fruit and mineral character, as well hints of spice, herbs, and tar. Lighter bodied than it looks, but full of evocative, fall-ready flavors. Pairs well with richer grilled meat, like burgers, steak, and lamb, or earthier mushrooms such as hen of the woods.

$26.99

PASSALACQUA ROCK, 750ML

Product SKU: 835464
A subtly tannic red full of rich, red fruit and mineral character, as well hints of spice, herbs, and tar. Lighter bodied than it looks, but full of evocative, fall-ready flavors. Pairs well with richer grilled meat, like burgers, steak, and lamb, or earthier mushrooms such as hen of the woods.

$27.99

PASSALACQUA ROSA TERRA, 750ML

Product SKU: 832152

$23.99

PASSALACQUA TERRA MINUTA, 750ML

Product SKU: 832151
"… From the moon to the stone" is the motto of this particular wine maker, who specializes in rustic, mineral driven wines of distinct and complex character that are both contemplative and gluggable. This wine is lively and dry, with a profile full of juicy, ripe tropical fruits.

$23.99

PHILIP, 750ML

Product SKU: 759503

$61.99

PIAN DELLE VIGNE ROSSO, 750ML

Product SKU: 769636
This wine accentuates the pleasant freshness of the Sangiovese grape, Montalcino’s historic variety. The vineyard’s soil composition is calcareous-clay that allows Rosso di Montalcino to develop its characteristic freshness, minerality and finish.

$31.99

QUERCIABELLA BATAR, 750ML

Product SKU: 750587

$112.99

RUFFINO LUMINA PINOT GRIGIO, 750ML

Product SKU: 710510

$13.99

RUFFINO ROMITORIO DI SANTEDAME, 750ML

Product SKU: 816495

$71.99

SA SOLIN RIPASSO, 750ML

Product SKU: 823162
Ripasso is all the rage these days. This one is full of cherry, herbs and cranberry all integrated with spicy pepper and meaty notes. The upfront style makes this a very pleasant sipper, and it will also work splendidly with pizza or grilled meats.

$22.99

SAVIAN TI AMO, 750ML

Product SKU: 812626

$23.99

SIKELE NERO D'AVOLA, 750ML

Product SKU: 836603
Deeply influenced by Frank Cornelissen, the guru of natural winemaking on Mount Etna, the Paternò family organically farms their land and makes wine with minimal intervention in the cellar. They respect the land and have created a polyculture to ensure ecosystem stability. Aromas of ripe dark-skinned fruit and a whiff of exotic spice lead the nose on this ­straightforward red. The medium-bodied palate offers prune, mature black cherry and a hint of star anise alongside dusty, but rather fleeting tannins that leave a tongue-drying finish. Organic

$29.99

TENUTA VIGLIONE PRIMITIVO PUGLIA, 750ML

Product SKU: 813494

$19.99

TERRA DI MONTEVERRO TOSCANA, 750ML

Product SKU: 817692

$61.99

TREVINI PRIMO PUGLIA MERLOT, 750ML

Product SKU: 790148

$12.99

VALDICAVA BRUNELLO, 750ML

Product SKU: 791054
With its cold weather followed by a hot summer and its extraordinarily long hang-time for grapes, We saw a five-star Brunello vintage, and Valdicava’s superb Brunello gleams with the vintage’s beauty and thrills with its depth. Deeply perfumed, this wine leaps from the glass with a profusion of notes--super-ripe red and blue fruits, violet petals, fresh espresso, warm loam, truffles and new leather, to name a few. Wedding its luscious fruits, chewy tannins, and vivid acidity with impeccable balance, this Brunello shows tremendous finesse and aging potential.

$204.99

VERMENTINO DI MONTEVERRO, 750ML

Product SKU: 836117

$28.99

VERUZZO DI MONTEVERRO TOSCANA, 750ML

Product SKU: 817693

$28.99

ZACCAGNINI MONTEPULCIANO, 750ML

Product SKU: 862003

$18.99

ALLEGRINI VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO, 375ML

Product SKU: 715156

$15.99

ALLEGRINI VILLA GIONA, 2001 750ML

Product SKU: 715157
Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 31, 2005
Rating: 89 points
Drink after 2005

A firm young red, with spicy currant and polished oak character. Full-bodied, with a superclean palate and a long, minerally finish. Loads of dried fruit. Best after 2005. 500 cases made.

WS: 89

$104.99

ANSELMI SAN VICENZO, 750ML

Product SKU: 726232

$23.99

ANTERRA PINOT GRIGIO, 750ML

Product SKU: 466904

$13.99

ANTINORI CASASOLE ORVIETO CLASSICO, 750ML

Product SKU: 52308
This wine has not yet been rated.

$13.99

BANFI CENTINE TOSCANA MONTALCINO, 750ML

Product SKU: 297374
A medium-bodied, fruity red, boasting cherry and berry flavors presented on a moderately firm frame, with a touch of earth on the finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

$19.99

BANFI RIUNITE LAMBRUSCO, 750ML

Product SKU: 70839

$12.99

BIONDI-SANTI BRUNELLO TENUTA GREPPO RISERVA, 1999 750ML

Product SKU: 712441
Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue May 31, 2005
Rating: 90 points
Drink after 2006

Aromas of cedar, berry and meat follow through to a full-bodied palate, with silky tannins and a leather and berry aftertaste. Slightly hard now, but should develop nicely. Solid, traditional and well-made. Best after 2006. 4,660 cases made.

WS: 90

$499.99

BISOL JEIO BRUT, 750ML

Product SKU: 738859

$21.99

BOLLA VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO, 750ML

Product SKU: 739059

$20.99

BORGO SCOPETO CHIANTI CLASSICO, 750ML

Product SKU: 759414

$26.99

BOTTEGA PROSECCO, NV 750ML

Product SKU: 339184

$19.99

BRANCAIA ILATRAIA, 750ML

Product SKU: 720605

RP: 97    

$79.99

BRANCAIA ILATRAIA, 2004 1500ML

Product SKU: 721186
Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue 171, June 2007
Rating: 88 points
Drink now - 2016

Consulting oenologist Carlo Ferrini oversees winemaking at Brancaia, which owns vineyards in the Chianti Classico and Morellino di Scansano zones. Brancaia's newest wine is Ilatraia, a blend of 60% Cabernet 30% Sangiovese and 10% Petit Verdot made from the estate's Maremma property. The 2004 shows a very pretty Maremma warmth in its expression of sweet dark fruit, herb, tobacco and earthiness, with good length and excellent overall balance. It spent 18 months in French oak. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2016.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 31, 2006
Rating: 92 points
Drink after 2008

Fabulous aromas of licorice, blackberry, chocolate and mineral. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Balanced and complex. Best after 2008. 2,750 cases made.

RP: 88     WS: 92

$189.99

BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA, 2004 750ML

Product SKU: 715502

RP: 96     WS: 92

$344.99

BRUNO GIACOSA BAROLO FALLETTO DI SERRALUNGA D'ALBA, 2000 750ML

Product SKU: 715577
Review by: Daniel Thomases
Wine Advocate: Issue 160, October 2005
Rating: 94 points
Drink now - 2020

The 2000 Barolo Rocche di Falletto, from the best vineyards of Giacosa's own Serralunga d'Alba estate, is a horse of a different color. Equally intense, it is considerably fuller and rounder, fleshier on the mid-palate and finish than the Falletto, and decisively more complex in aroma with all the familiar notes of tar and roses, anisette and wild cherry fruit. Any comparisons with the 1999 version of this wine, however, richer, more nuanced, and more velvety, a Barolo which seems better every time it is tasted, are completely out of place. And to mention this wine in the same breath with the 1996 Barolo Falletto Riserva is a joke. Drink: 2006-2020.


Review James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue July 31, 2004
Rating: 97 points
Drink after 2008

Superdecadent and rich, with layers of plums, blackberries, strawberries and raw meat. Then turns floral. Full-bodied, yet fresh and lively, with a silky and caressing texture. This is not about concentration but about subtlety and complexity. Goes on and on. Best after 2008. 1,200 cases made.

RP: 91     WS: 97

$194.99

CAROLE BOUQUET PASSITO DI PANTELLERIA, 2001 500ML

Product SKU: 716435

$65.99

CARPINETO DOGAJOLO, 750ML

Product SKU: 713192

$17.99

CASCINA CASTLET ROSSO MONFERRATO, 750ML

Product SKU: 745981

$29.99

CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA CHIANTI, 750ML

Product SKU: 702495

$35.99

CATERINA ZARDINI VALPOLICELLA, 750ML

Product SKU: 730315

$28.99

COLTERENZIO PINOT GRIGIO, 750ML

Product SKU: 739122

$27.99

CORDERO DI MONTEZEMOLO BAROLO ENRICO VI, 2004 750ML

Product SKU: 728527
Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue 179, October 2008
Rating: 92 points
Drink 2012 - 2024

The 2004 Barolo Vigna Enrico VI is made from the Villero vineyard in Castiglione Falletto. This is a more mineral-driven, balsamic expression of Nebbiolo. Medium in body, the wine shows plenty of complexity as it opens in the glass, along with the mentholated notes that are typical of this site. Ideally the wine needs a few years in bottle to come together, but it is also delicious today with a few hours of aeration. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue July 15, 2008
Rating: 91 points
Drink after 2012

Beautiful aromas of plum, rose and fresh mushroom follow through to a full body, with firm yet silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Polished and refined. Best after 2012. 850 cases made.

RP: 92     WS: 91

$99.99

DA VINCI CHIANTI, 750ML

Product SKU: 729999

$17.99

DAL CAMPO CHIANTI, 750ML

Product SKU: 718808

$15.99

DE ANGELIS ROSSO PICENO, 750ML

Product SKU: 707799

$15.99

DELLA CASA ROSSO, 750ML

Product SKU: 739306

$12.99

DI MAJO NORANTE SANGIOVESE, 750ML

Product SKU: 607325
Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue #184, August 2009
Rating: 90 points
Drink now - 2012

The 2008 Sangiovese Terre degli Osci is an incredibly delicious, full-bodied wine with gorgeous clarity and definition. Made in a bold, fruit-driven style, the wine offers terrific depth and a long, polished finish. This harmonious red is a knockout! Anticipated maturity: 2009-2012.

I can't think of too many estates that can match Di Majo Norante for sheer value.

RP: 90    

$17.99

DONNA LAURA ALI SANGIOVESE, 750ML

Product SKU: 726832

$16.99

DONNAFUGATA SEDARA, 750ML

Product SKU: 720770
Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue 182, April 2009
Rating: 87 points
Drink now - 2011

The 2007 Nero d'Avola Sedara is a plump, juicy offering loaded with perfumed red fruits made in an easygoing style perfect for informal drinking. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2011.

This is a very strong showing from Donnafugata and the Rallo family. The wines this year show notable balance and class.

WS: 86

$23.99

ECCO DOMANI PINOT GRIGIO, 750ML

Product SKU: 434613

$16.99

ELIO ALTARE DOLCETTO D'ALBA, 750ML

Product SKU: 725399
Dry but soft, delicate tannins, full taste of cherries and black cherry. Medium-bodied, easy drinking to be appreciated in the summer months, served a little chilled, In Italy it is considered an excellent everyday wine

$32.99

FAZIO U CANTU CATARRATTOO, 2011 750ML

Product SKU: 751646
Here's a stunning example of catarratto, with ripe, tropical fruit and floral aromas and plenty of mineral notes. It is well-balanced on the palate, with candied mango and apple notes and the right amount of zippy acids

$12.99

FEUDI DI SAN GREGORIO PIANO DO MONTEVERGINE TAURASI RISERVA, 2000 750ML

Product SKU: 715828

$82.99

G & G NERO, 750ML

Product SKU: 738345

$13.99

GABBIANO CHIANTI, 750ML

Product SKU: 710324

$14.99

GABBIANO PINOT GRIGIO, 750ML

Product SKU: 710323

$14.99

GAGLIOLE ROSSO, 2003 750ML

Product SKU: 716068
Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 31, 2006
Rating: 94 points
Drink after 2008

Beautiful aromas of blackberry, chocolate and flowers follow through to a full-bodied palate, with ultrafine tannins and a currant and berry aftertaste. Excellent intensity and length. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2008. 1,000 cases made.

WS: 94

$74.99

GALARDI TERRA DI LAVORO 1500ML, 2005 1500ML

Product SKU: 720259

$349.99

GIUSEPPE CAMPAGNOLA AMARONE CLASSICO, 750ML

Product SKU: 730316
This wine is not yet rated.

$40.99

GIUSEPPE CAMPAGNOLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE, 750ML

Product SKU: 730313

$17.99

GIUSEPPE QUINTARELLI VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE 1500ML, 1998 1500ML

Product SKU: 100003

$289.99

IOVE PIGNOLETTO PINOT GRIGIO, 750ML

Product SKU: 757770

$15.99

KRIS PINOT GRIGIO, 750ML

Product SKU: 716302

$18.99

LA QUERCIA MONTELPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO, 750ML

Product SKU: 731029

$21.99

LA SERENA DI ANDREA MANTENGOLI GEMINI 1500ML, 2001 1500ML

Product SKU: 120907
Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue 168, December 2006
Rating: 92 points
Drink now - 2019

The deeply-colored 2001 Brunello di Montalcino from La Serena is an engaging effort. Made in a super-ripe, rich style, it offers plenty of cherries in liqueur, licorice, tobacco, menthol and sweet toasted oak flavors on its ample, generous frame with outstanding concentration as well as length and terrific overall balance. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2019.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue July 31, 2006
Rating: 96 points
Drink after 2008

Very ripe aromas of plum, almost prune, with dried flowers and cedar. Full-bodied, soft and velvety with loads of fruit and a long, long finish. Best ever from here. Decadent and seductive. Best after 2008.

RP: 92     WS: 96

$324.99

LA SERENA DI ANDREA MANTENGOLI GEMINI 3000ML, 2001 3000ML

Product SKU: 776856
Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue 168, December 2006
Rating: 92 points
Drink now - 2019

The deeply-colored 2001 Brunello di Montalcino from La Serena is an engaging effort. Made in a super-ripe, rich style, it offers plenty of cherries in liqueur, licorice, tobacco, menthol and sweet toasted oak flavors on its ample, generous frame with outstanding concentration as well as length and terrific overall balance. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2019.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue July 31, 2006
Rating: 96 points
Drink after 2008

Very ripe aromas of plum, almost prune, with dried flowers and cedar. Full-bodied, soft and velvety with loads of fruit and a long, long finish. Best ever from here. Decadent and seductive. Best after 2008.

RP: 92     WS: 96

$699.99

LA SPINETTA BARBARESCO VIGNETO VALEIRANO, 2003 750ML

Product SKU: 721673
Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue 167, October 2006
Rating: 89 points
Drink now - 2015

The brooding 2003 Barbaresco Valeirano is full and rich, with plenty of fruit, smoke and earth notes as well as a bigger and distinctly more masculine personality. Although it shows the hard tannins of the vintage, it offers better overall balance than the Gallina. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue September 30, 2006
Rating: 89 points
Drink after 2008

Plum and hints of basil on the nose. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long, slightly austere finish. A bit too much new wood, but should come around. Best after 2008. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 700 cases made.

RP: 89     WS: 89

$126.99

LA SPINETTA CA' DI PIAN BARBERA D'ASTI, 750ML

Product SKU: 719771

$34.99

LA SPINETTA MOSCATO D'ASTI, 750ML

Product SKU: 713263

$25.99

LA SPINETTA VIGNETO BORDINI BARBARESCO, 2008 750ML

Product SKU: 740122
Wine Advocate:#197 Oct 2011
Review by: Antonio Galloni
Rating:88
Drink: 2012-2018
The 2008 Barbaresco Vigneto Bordini is an attractive, relatively accessible Barbaresco laced with super-ripe red cherries, flowers and sweet spices. It shows good balance and an inviting personality, if not quite the pedigree of the 2007. The fruit dries out just a bit on the finish, exposing slight elements of dryness on the tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.



RP: 88    

$74.99

LAGARIA CHARDONNAY, 750ML

Product SKU: 717412

$17.99

LAGARIA PINOT GRIGIO, 750ML

Product SKU: 713540

$17.99

LAMBERTI VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO, 750ML

Product SKU: 560508

$15.99

LAYER CAKE PRIMITIVO, 750ML

Product SKU: 738091

$28.99

LE MACCHIOLE MESSORIO, 2003 750ML

Product SKU: 709510
Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue 169 February 2007
Rating: 93 points
Drink now - 2015

The 2003 Messorio (100% Merlot) is simply stunning. Voluminous and expansive on the palate, it offers rich layers of jammy dark fruit, plums, cassis and toasted oak with extraordinary length and an utterly seductive personality. While it may not have the complexity or detail of the very finest vintages, it does offer much pleasure in the very ripe style of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2015.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 31, 2006
Rating: 93 points
Drink after 2008

Wonderful aromas of crushed raspberry, strawberry and hints of vanilla follow through to a medium- to full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a long finish. Silky. Hard to resist already. Pure Merlot. Almost impossible to find. Best after 2008. 750 cases made.

RP: 93     WS: 93

$279.99

LE MACCHIOLE MESSORIO / SCRIO / PALEO COLLECTORS CASE, 2004 750ML

Product SKU: 233650
This mixed case collection consists of the following bottles:

3 x Le Macchiole Paleo 2004

Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue 177, June 2008
Rating: 94 points
Drink 2011 - 2020

The 2004 Paleo (Cabernet Franc) is an intense, brooding wine imbued with the essence of dark fruit, scorched earth, grilled herbs, toasted oak and licorice. Made in a rich, super-concentrated style, this imposing Paleo will require patience. A second bottle took quite a bit of aeration before the elegance of its silky-textured tannins emerged. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2020.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 31, 2007
Rating: 94 points
Drink after 2009

Intense aromas of blackberry, rose and rosemary follow through to a full-bodied palate, with ultrafine tannins and a long, long finish. Supersilky and caressing. A gorgeous wine. Cabernet Franc. Best after 2009. 1,960 cases made.


2 x Le Macchiole Scrio 2004

Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue 177, June 2008
Rating: 93 points
Drink 2010 - 2020

Le Macchiole-s 2004 Scrio (Syrah) is a wild, exotic wine that flows from the glass with a compelling array of earthiness, mint, dark fruit, herbs, espresso and toasted oak. This sweet, layered wine possesses superb clarity and detail with an incredible lightness on the palate that is achieved notwithstanding its density. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 31, 2007
Rating: 92 points
Drink after 2008

Shows delicate aromas of black pepper, cloves and fruit. Full-bodied, with lots of fruit and supersilky tannins. Very refined and stylish. Syrah. Best after 2008. 400 cases made.


1 x Le Macchiole Messorio 2004

Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue 177, June 2008
Rating: 96 points
Drink 2011 - 2022

The 2004 Messorio is clearly the most complete of these 2004s. It is a remarkably elegant Messorio endowed with a seamless, layered personality that exudes generous dark plums, prunes, mint, licorice, smoke, chocolate and toasted oak. Despite its considerable appeal, it is a powerful, structured wine with a significant tannic backbone that will require patience. It shows well-integrated tannins, superb balance, and a seductive, inviting personality that is absolutely irresistible. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2022.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 31, 2007
Rating: 100 points
Drink after 2012

Beautiful, subtle aromas of berries, cappuccino and black olive are amazing. Full-bodied, with ultrarefined tannins and a long, long finish. Goes on for minutes. Leaves me speechless. This is soulful. A Tuscan cult wine you don't want to miss. Merlot. Best after 2012. 710 cases made.

$1499.99

LE MACCHIOLE SCRIO, 2004 750ML

Product SKU: 248260
Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue 177, June 2008
Rating: 93 points
Drink 2010 - 2020

Le Macchiole's 2004 Scrio (Syrah) is a wild, exotic wine that flows from the glass with a compelling array of earthiness, mint, dark fruit, herbs, espresso and toasted oak. This sweet, layered wine possesses superb clarity and detail with an incredible lightness on the palate that is achieved notwithstanding its density. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.

Le Macchiole releases its wines later than most estates on the Tuscan coast, so readers will find the 2004s in the market, while the 2005s are due to arrive this Fall. Proprietor Cinzia Merli and long-time oenologist Luca D'Attoma have turned out a glorious set of 2004s. The 2005 vintage proved to be much more challenging as the damp, fresh growing season made it hard to achieve full ripeness. These are pretty wines, but they aren't quite at the level of the estate's finest efforts.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 31, 2007
Rating: 92 points
Drink after 2008

Shows delicate aromas of black pepper, cloves and fruit. Full-bodied, with lots of fruit and supersilky tannins. Very refined and stylish. Syrah. Best after 2008. 400 cases made.

RP: 93     WS: 92

$219.99

LE MACCHIOLE SCRIO, 2003 750ML

Product SKU: 709511
Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue 169, February 2007
Rating: 93 points
Drink now - 2015

The 2003 Scrio (100% Syrah) is another terrific effort from Le Macchiole. Packed with clove, cinnamon, sweet dark fruit, toasted oak and mint notes, it is opulent and concentrated yet light on its feet, boasting extraordinary length and an eternal finish defined by a lingering note of sweetness. It, too, has improved considerably over the last few months and there is plenty of fruit to balance the tannins of the vintage. Simply put, it is a knock-out effort from this very challenging harvest. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2015.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 31, 2006
Rating: 91 points
Drink after 2007

A chewy Syrah. Raspberry and mineral on the nose, with hints of meat and vanilla. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a rich, fruity, vanilla aftertaste. Needs to come together. Best after 2007. 290 cases made.

RP: 93     WS: 91

$169.99

LE MACCHIOLE SCRIO, 2000 750ML

Product SKU: 70951103
Review by: Daniel Thomases
Wine Advocate: Issue 152, April 2004
Rating: 91 points
Drink now - 2016

The 2000 Scrio, a Syrah, is rather Australian in its impact, with warm coconut, clove, and cedar aromas which are also fresh and minty. The berry-rich flavors are sizeable, broad, and polished with a notable vigor and persistence on the finish. Drink: 2005-2016.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 105, 2003
Rating: 92 points
Drink now - 2009

Really enticing aromas of rose, berry and light earth, with just a hint of flowers. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a fruit power that envelops your mouth. Wonderful Syrah. Best from 2004 through 2009. 400 cases made.

RP: 91     WS: 92

$169.99

LE MACCHIOLE SCRIO, 2001 750ML

Product SKU: 3293
Review by: Daniel Thomases
Wine Advocate: Issue 164, April 2006
Rating: 95 points
Drink now - 2018

The 2001 Scrio, 100% Syrah, with an expressive and expansive nose of blackberry fruit, cured meat, mint, and vanilla, is equally important on the palate, round and concentrated and with a warm, dense, and substantial finish. Drink: 2006-2018.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 15, 2004
Rating: 91 points
Drink after 2006

Lots of blackberry and currants on the nose, with hints of roasted coffee. Lots of wood. Tight. Full-bodied, with fine and silky tannins and a long finish. Firm and well-structured. Pure Syrah. Best after 2006. 330 cases made.

RP: 95     WS: 91

$182.99

LIVIO SASSETTI PERTIMALI VIGNA FILI DI SETA, 2004 750ML

Product SKU: 729411

$57.99

LUMO VENEZI PINOT GRIGIO, 750ML

Product SKU: 755023

$21.99

MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI NIPOZZANO RISERVA, 750ML

Product SKU: 107276
Wine Advocate : #190 August 2010
Review by : Antonio Galloni
Rating : 90 Points
Drink : 2010 - 2015

The 2007 Chianti Rufina Riserva shows the open, opulent personality that makes this vintage so alluring. Ripe, silky tannins frame a core of red fruits, flowers and spices, all of which come together with unsual grace. Though medium in body, there is wonderful generosity to the fruit, not to mention fabulous overall balance. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015.

RP: 88     WS: 91

$23.99

MARCHESI MAZZEI CASTELLO DI FONTERUTOLI, 2000 375ML

Product SKU: 604306
Review by: Robert Parker
Wine Advocate: Issue 144, December 2002
Rating: 88 points
Drink now - 2010

The 2000 Chianti Classico's deep ruby/purple color is followed by dense, monolithic, ripe, concentrated, chewy fruit that has not yet taken on the secondary nuances found in the 1999 and 1997 Chiantis. The 2000 reveals good sweetness and body, and a long, heady finish. This excellent offering should drink well for 5-8 years.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 31, 2003
Rating: 90 points
Drink now

Very elegant, with slightly meaty, spicy fruit aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with fine, fruit-coated tannins and a long, fruity, chocolaty finish. Irresistible. Drink now. 7,915 cases made.

WS: 90

$33.99

MARCHESI MAZZEI TENUTA BELGUARDO, 2001 750ML

Product SKU: 709969
Review by: Daniel Thomases
Wine Advocate: Issue 152, April 2004
Rating: 89 points
Drink now - 2014

The 2001 Tenuta di Belguardo, made from Bordeaux grapes, is rather California-Australia-like in its coconut, vanilla, black fruit nose, more concentrated and intense than the Morellino di Scansano but still a bit austere and severe on the close. Belguardo is the property of the Mazzei family, owners of Castello di Fonterutoli in Chianti, among the first to move into the Maremma in search of new territory to plant vineyards. The vines are still young here, and there is unquestionably much margin for improvement in the wines. Drink: 2006-2014.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 31, 2003
Rating: 94 points
Drink after 2007

Wow. Rich and powerful, with intense aromas of crushed raspberry, blackberry and just a hint of wood. Full-bodied and very rich in ripe tannins, with a long, rich fruit finish. Mazzei knows how to make serious wines. Proves that Maremma is an excellent region. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Merlot. Best after 2007. 1,000 cases made.

RP: 89     WS: 94

$99.99

MARCHESI MAZZEI TENUTA BELGUARDO 1500ML, 2001 1500ML

Product SKU: 716094
Review by: Daniel Thomases
Wine Advocate: Issue 152, April 2004
Rating: 89 points
Drink now - 2014

The 2001 Tenuta di Belguardo, made from Bordeaux grapes, is rather California-Australia-like in its coconut, vanilla, black fruit nose, more concentrated and intense than the Morellino di Scansano but still a bit austere and severe on the close. Belguardo is the property of the Mazzei family, owners of Castello di Fonterutoli in Chianti, among the first to move into the Maremma in search of new territory to plant vineyards. The vines are still young here, and there is unquestionably much margin for improvement in the wines. Drink: 2006-2014.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 31, 2003
Rating: 94 points
Drink after 2007

Wow. Rich and powerful, with intense aromas of crushed raspberry, blackberry and just a hint of wood. Full-bodied and very rich in ripe tannins, with a long, rich fruit finish. Mazzei knows how to make serious wines. Proves that Maremma is an excellent region. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Merlot. Best after 2007. 1,000 cases made.

RP: 89     WS: 94

$199.99

MASI ALIGHIERI POSSESSIONI ROSSO, 750ML

Product SKU: 447326

WS: 88

$19.99

MASI AMARONE CLASSICO COSTASERA, 750ML

Product SKU: 317057

$63.99

MASI MASIANCO, 750ML

Product SKU: 713110

$17.99

MEZZACORONA PINOT NOIR, 750ML

Product SKU: 746605
Traditional red wine vinification at controlled temperatures of around 25°C, briefly refined in wood, which enriches it's
perfume and gives balance, garnet red in color, pleasant bouquet, delicate, complex, dry in flavor.

$18.99

MEZZOMONDO PINOT GRIGIO CHARDONNAY, 750ML

Product SKU: 982454

$13.99

MICHELE CHIARLO MOSCATO D'ASTI NIVOLE, 2006 375ML

Product SKU: 400382

$14.99

MIONETTO PROSECCO BRUT, 200ML

Product SKU: 127043

$7.99

MONREGALE MONTELPULCIANO D' ABRUZZO, 750ML

Product SKU: 745717
Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a type of wine grape as well as a type of red wine made from these same grapes in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy. The grape is however recommended for 20 of Italy's 95 provinces. Up to 10% Sangiovese is permitted to be added to the blend.
Fruity style dry red with soft and easy-going tannins, nice balanced acidity. Well balanced and a great value every-day red.

$16.99

OCCHIO A VENTO VERMENTINO, 750ML

Product SKU: 93773

$17.99

OGIO MOSCATO, 750ML

Product SKU: 771116
Enticingly fragrant wine with a slight sparkle. Delicious flavours of peach and orange blossom are perfectly balanced by a refreshing acidity.

$13.99

ONE TRUE VINE IF YOU SEE KAY, 750ML

Product SKU: 752756

$29.99

ORMAI BOLGHERI ROSSO, 750ML

Product SKU: 718941
This wine is not yet rated.

$26.99

PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO CANNUBI, 2003 750ML

Product SKU: 727777
Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue 173, October 2007
Rating: 89 points
Drink 2010 - 2018

The 2003 Barolo Cannubi appears to have been especially affected by the scorching heat of the vintage, which is no surprise given the higher percentage of sand in the vineyard. All the classic Cannubi notes are here - from the perfumed aromatics to the soft, sweet fruit - but ultimately the wine's balance is compromised by the presence of excessively hard, green tannins which abruptly clip the finish. I have tasted this wine on numerous occasions from barrel, tank and bottle and it has always presented essentially the same qualities. Bottle age may help, but only to a limited extent. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2018.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 15, 2007
Rating: 94 points
Drink after 2011

Very ripe strawberry and spices on the nose. Full-bodied, chewy and very rich. Layered and powerful. Fantastic for the vintage. Better than the 2001 and close to the 2000. Best after 2011. 225 cases made.

RP: 89     WS: 94

$146.99

PAOLO SCAVINO BAROLO ROCCHE DELL'ANNUNZIATA RISERVA, 2001 1500ML

Product SKU: 749689
Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue 167, October 2006
Rating: 96 points
Drink 2009 - 2021

The 2001 Barolo Riserva Rocche dell'Annunziata is the perfect way to cap off this strong series. The 2001 presents a multitude of aromas and flavors including roses, minerals, smoke, tar and sweet red fruit in a stunning display of sensual elegance. Today it comes across as open-knit and incredibly expressive. It is hard to say if it will shut down at some point or continue to offer the broad window of drinkability that is the hallmark of many wines from this vineyard. Regardless, it is a great privilege to get a glimpse of this monumental wine at such an early stage. If I hadn't already tasted the superb 2004 from barrel I would be tempted to call the 2001 the greatest wine I have ever tasted from Enrico Scavino! Anticipated maturity: 2009-2021.

Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 15, 2005
Rating: 97 points
Drink after 2009

Big and opulent on the nose, with blackberry, earth and spice and just a hint of cedary cigar box. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit and velvety tannins. It goes on and on. Muscular. Best after 2009. 250 cases made.

RP: 96     WS: 97

$594.99

PASQUA PINOT GRIGIO DELLE VENEZIE, 750ML

Product SKU: 213496

$13.99

PETROLO GALATRONA 1500ML, 2002 1500ML

Product SKU: 720192
Review by: Daniel Thomases
Wine Advocate: Issue 164, April 2006
Rating: 91 points
Drink now - 2014

The 2002 Galatrone, 100% Merlot, elegant, tarry, and ripe in aroma, long, solid, and satiny in flavor, seems almost inexplicably good for the vintage. Drink: 2006-2014.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 15, 2004
Rating: 90 points
Drink after 2006

Lots of toasted oak on the nose, with hints of coffee and red fruits. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Very pretty Merlot, but not its normal stellar quality. Best after 2006. 500 cases made.

RP: 91     WS: 90

$294.99

PLANETA LA SEGRETA ROSSO, 750ML

Product SKU: 706716
Ruby colour with purple hues. Aromas of crushed strawberries and spice on the nose with a soft, silky palate, supple tannins and fresh acidity that is rich and concentrated showing a hint of chocolate and a long, elegant finish

$20.99

PUGNITELLO DA SAN FELICE, 750ML

Product SKU: 729544
Pugnitello is an ancient, rediscovered grape variety. Very deep purple-red greets the eye, then the wine develops a multi-layered bouquet that foregrounds tanned leather and animal skin over ripe dried plum and a subtle herbaceousness. The wine is massive

$54.99

QUERCIABELLA MONGRANA MAREMMA TOSCANA, 750ML

Product SKU: 755845

$26.99

RIFF PINOT GRIGIO, 750ML

Product SKU: 731615

$17.99

ROBERTO VOERZIO VIGNETO FONTANAZZA, 2001 750ML

Product SKU: 714423

$199.99

ROCCA DI MONTEGROSSI CHIANTI CLASSICO, 750ML

Product SKU: 718186

$29.99

ROCCA DI MONTEGROSSI GEREMIA, 2010 750ML

Product SKU: 718188
Dark, concentrated and tannic, this red is extracted, offering a core of sweet fruit and pure black cherry and blackberry flavors that linger on the tough finish, with a salty aftertaste. For fans of the style. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2017 through 2030. 700 cases made.

RP: 94    

$51.99

ROCCA DI MONTEGROSSI VIN SANTO, 375ML

Product SKU: 736657

$119.99

ROMANO DAL FORNO AMARONE, 2000 750ML

Product SKU: 71412900
Review by: EWS Tasting Panel
Wine Advocate: EWS Tasting March 27, 2007
Rating: 96 points

Very deeply colored. Gorgeous, open nose is another expression of the modern style featuring sexy, sweet dark berry fruit with subtle notes of cocoa, coffee, chocolate, spice, and smoke. Similar to its brethren in the mouth, the 2000 has much in common: richness, density, extract, power, tannin, concentration, alcohol, and wonderful acidity. It's beautifully balanced, thoroughly delicious, and drinking surprisingly well tonight, much more expressive than the 1999. Very long, consistent finish. By itself, the Dal Forno's 2000 is a fabulous Amarone, but no match for the otherworldly (RP gave us permission to use his word) 1997.


Review by: Jo Cook
Wine Spectator: Issue August 31, 2006
Rating: 90 points
Drink now

Leather, mineral and meaty bacon, and pepper notes on the nose follow through to a full-bodied palate with silky, integrated tannins and a medium finish. This was a problematic year here but Dal Forno still came through with something outstanding. Drink now. 860 cases made

RP: 96     WS: 90

$389.99

ROSCATO ROSSO, 750ML

Product SKU: 743540

$17.99

SANTA ANASTASIA LITRA, 2001 750ML

Product SKU: 719320
Sicilian Cab, with an enticing nose, offering ripe spicy berry and earthy minerals, with hints of toasted oak. Full-bodied, with chunky tannins and a long, toasty finish.

$96.99

SANTA MARGHERITA PINOT GRIGIO, 750ML

Product SKU: 106450

$19.99

SARTORI VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE, 750ML

Product SKU: 731369

$19.99

SASSETTI LIVIO PERTIMALI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA, 2001 750ML

Product SKU: 713169
Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue 173, October 2007
Rating: 94 points
Drink 2009 - 2021

Pertimali's 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is vibrant and fresh, with compelling suggestions of violets, dark cherries, spices and minerals that emerge from the glass. It is a wine that possesses both massive amounts of fruit as well as imposing supporting structure. This refined, elegant, deeply-nuanced wine will need a few years to come together and I imagine it will still offer much pleasure at age 20. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2021.


RP: 94    

$159.99

SERGIO MONETTO SPUMANTE, 750ML

Product SKU: 737942
This sparkling wine honors the traditions of the Veneto winemaking region and the long history of the Mio- netto family. Contemporary master vintner Sergio Mionetto produces this wine based on a formula
handed down by Francesco Mionetto, who founded the winery in 1887. A touch of three old grape varieties, unique to the region, is blended with the area’s finest Prosecco grapes; the result is a superbly dry, slightly fruity wine with just a hint of acidic crispness.

$29.99

STEMMARI NERO D'AVOLA, 750ML

Product SKU: 727076

$16.99

TALAMONTI TRABOCCHETTO, 750ML

Product SKU: 757908

$19.99

TALENTI ROSSO DI MONTALCINO, 750ML

Product SKU: 712611

$29.99

TENUTA MONTETI, 750ML

Product SKU: 722216

$54.99

TENUTA DI GHIZZANO NAMBROT, 2001 750ML

Product SKU: 710192
Review by: Daniel Thomases
Wine Advocate: Issue 152, April 2004
Rating: 90 points
Drink now - 2015

Ghizzano was the first producer, in the mid-1980's, to make serious wine in the province of Pisa. Ginevra Pesciolini now has more company, but the estate remains a leader in the zone, as demonstrated by the 2001 Nambrot, a dark ruby with much red and black berry fruit and smoky, spicy oak on the nose, a muscular medium body, fine balance, and attractive mineral and vanilla notes on the finish. Not quite as rich as the 1999, it compensates with its finesse and poise. Drink: 2005-2015.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 15, 2003
Rating: 90 points
Drink after 2006

Beautiful, with lovely currant, blackberry and licorice aromas. Full-bodied, with a good core of ripe fruit and a long, chewy finish. Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2006. 1,100 cases made.

RP: 90     WS: 90

$99.99

TENUTA DI GHIZZANO NAMBROT 1500ML, 2001 1500ML

Product SKU: 716093
Review by: Daniel Thomases
Wine Advocate: Issue 152, April 2004
Rating: 90 points
Drink now - 2015

Ghizzano was the first producer, in the mid-1980's, to make serious wine in the province of Pisa. Ginevra Pesciolini now has more company, but the estate remains a leader in the zone, as demonstrated by the 2001 Nambrot, a dark ruby with much red and black berry fruit and smoky, spicy oak on the nose, a muscular medium body, fine balance, and attractive mineral and vanilla notes on the finish. Not quite as rich as the 1999, it compensates with its finesse and poise. Drink: 2005-2015.


Review by: James Suckling
Wine Spectator: Issue October 15, 2003
Rating: 90 points
Drink after 2006

Beautiful, with lovely currant, blackberry and licorice aromas. Full-bodied, with a good core of ripe fruit and a long, chewy finish. Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2006. 1,100 cases made.

RP: 90     WS: 90

$199.99

TENUTA DI TRINORO TENUTA DI TRINORO, 2005 750ML

Product SKU: 63578905
Review by: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate: Issue Italy Report Apr 2007
Rating: 93-96 points
Drink 2015 - 2027

Franchetti's 2005 Tenuta di Trinoro is shaping up to be another winner. Officially listed as 63% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, Franchetti says the percentage of Merlot is closer to 90%. Tasted from tank, this sample of the final blend presents generous notes of blueberries, blackberries, graphite, minerals and sweet toasted oak on a full-bodied frame. It is an incredibly pure and expressive effort, with superb intensity and length, as well as exceptional overall balance. It offers outstanding potential and may very well turn out to be another profound wine from this estate. "In 2005 we had a picture-perfect harvest," says Franchetti. "In fact you couldn’t have scripted a better set of conditions. The Merlot we brought in was beautiful. Then it started to rain in October, and that compromised the rest of our harvest. Thankfully 2006 is a more normal vintage. I was starting to get sick of all this Merlot," says Franchetti with a laugh. "The 2005 saw a brief period of roughly 7 months in oak prior to being racked into cement. "I used to give my wines 18 months in new oak because that is what conventional wisdom held, but with the 2005 I thought the wine was starting to take on too many oak flavors so I moved it into cement where it will stay until it is bottled". Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027.

RP: 93-96    

$261.99

TENUTA SANTA ANNA GOCCIA CHARDONNAY, 750ML

Product SKU: 740165

$19.99

TENUTA SANTA ANNA GOCCIA PINOT GRIGIO, 750ML

Product SKU: 745023

$19.99

TENUTA SETTE PONTI CROGNOLO, 750ML

Product SKU: 734654
Wine Spectator: October 31, 2009
Rating: 93
Best after 2011

Beautiful aromas of dried cherry,plum and blackberry, with hints of dark chocolate. Full-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a fruity finish. Balanced and delicious. Sangiovese,Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.


RP: 92     WS: 89

$35.99

TOLANI VALDISANTI, 750ML

Product SKU: 717552

$38.99

TOMMASI AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA, 750ML

Product SKU: 356220
Review by : JS
Wine Spectator
July 2010
Rating: 87

Very aromatic, offering floral and berry character, with candied fruit. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a dark chocolate, spice and dark fruit aftertaste. Slightly hard tannins now. Needs a little time. Best after 2011. 8,000 cases made.

$54.99

TORMARESCA NEPRICA ROSSO, 750ML

Product SKU: 760103

$17.99

UMBERTO CESARI SANGIOVESE RISERVA, 750ML

Product SKU: 768679

$21.99

VASARI NOCERA, 750ML

Product SKU: 777267
Ruby red wine, good structure with fine bouquet. Wine with very low content of sulphite. Suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs

$38.99

VILLA TERESA ORGANIC PINOT GRIGIO, 750ML

Product SKU: 549642

$16.99

VIVA VIVO VINO WHITE, 750ML

Product SKU: 767205

$14.99

ZENATO AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA, 750ML

Product SKU: 413179
This wine is not yet rated.

$51.99

ZENATO VALPOLICELLA, 750ML

Product SKU: 413161
Tastes like there's a touch of mat-dried grapes used here, though it's not a Ripasso. Aromas suggest raspberry, plum, new leather, spice box and smoke. Quite dry with leather, plum and raspberry tones on the palate. Ripe, slightly dried fruits dominate the core with gentle acids bringing finesse. Shows quite a lengthy finish, and some ageing potentia

$20.99

ZENATO VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE RIPASSA, 750ML

Product SKU: 479766

$26.99

ZONIN VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE RIPASSO, 750ML

Product SKU: 813790

$20.99
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