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AIA VECCHIA 09 SOR UGO
$31.99
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JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS - "Loads of ripe berries and indian spices on the nose here. Full-bodied, with polished and silky tannins, with a long intense Read More...
finish of blueberries and lightly toasted oak. Stylish. Best after 2012."

Aia Vecchia is the name of an old building which is today the centre of a company deep in the Tuscany countryside between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci. This is an area where the particularly favorable microclimate and ideally suited soils make possible the production of very high quality wines. The particular position gives the vines very much light, both direct sunlight as sunlight reflected by the sea. This in general allows an early harvest.

The property consists of 69 hectares of open ground: 48 are vineyards, 30 of which are under the Bolgheri DOC. The planted varieties are Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, which are used to produce Lagone and Sor Ugo. The Morellino di Scansano is produced in the estate of Magliano in Toscana (Grosseto) which consists of 10 hectares planted with Sangiovese and Merlot grape varieties.

Both properties are owned by the Pellegrini family, grape growers in the area for several generations.
ANTINORI 12 CONT UGO MERLOT
ANTINORI 2012 CONT' UGO MERLOT
Item: #301319
Bottle Size:750ml
$34.98
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ARGENTIERA 2010 BOLGHERI SUPER
TENUTA ARGENTIERA 2010 BOLGHERI SUPERIORE
Item: #303631
Bottle Size:750ml
$59.98
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JAMES SUCKLING 93 POINTS - "Intense and dark ruby red color. The nose shows very complex with hints of mint, eucalyptus, licorice and coffee followed Read More...
by fruity flavors of plums, cassis, blackberries and cherries. Wine of structure, fresh and minerally, in perfect harmony thanks to sweet, velvetty and large tannins. A lingering and intense aromatic finish with fruity flavors of plums."

45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
GAMBERO ROSSO "3 GLASSES"!
CHIAPPINI 10 FELCIANO
CHIAPPINI 2010 FELCIANO
Item: #302631
Bottle Size:750ml
$19.95
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The poet Robert Frost once talked about woods that were "...lovely, dark and deep." The scents and flavors of this wine somehow brought that poem to mind. Dark fruits start upon nosing Read More...
the glass with notes of cedar and black cherry, roasted nuts, dark spice and high-cacao chocolate. Purple fruits and midnight florals waft by, as well. The palate is rife with more black cherry and chocolate, black licorice, loamy earth and spice, all enveloped by overseeing dark fruits. Great finish, fantastic wine.

Azienda Agricola Giovanni Chiappini is situated in the famous zone of Tuscany called Bolgheri. The farm of the Chiappini Family is stretching on the green hills of Bolgheri, offering a unique view of the surrounding area. The sun rises behind the green, and the wonderful wild hills of Bolgheri,that are dominated by the fortress of Castiglioncello, which almost touches the tops of the famous cypresses, drawing on the sea.

This is where many extraordinary wines are produced, and this estate is situated right amongst the most famous, such as Ornellaia and Le Macchiole. A part of the production of olive oil in which the family runs a small Agriturismo named "Tra gli Ulivi" (Among olive trees), and produces wine such as Le Grottine, Ferruggini, Felciaino, Guado de' Gemoli and the line Lienà.
CHIAPPINI 10 GEMOLI
CHIAPPINI 2010 GUADO DE' GEMOLI
Item: #302627
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:95
$99.95
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WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS _ "The 2010 Bolgheri Superiore Guado de- Gemoli almost touches the impossible heights of its predecessor from the excellent Read More...
2009 vintage. It is my convinced impression that 2010 offers a very showy and flamboyant interpretation of this 80-20 Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend. The density is a bit deeper and the aromas are a tad brighter. Compared to the other wines in its blind flight, the Guado de- Gemoli appeared the darkest and most endowed with Indian spice, black soya, espresso and blackberry essence. Finely chiseled mineral tones of granite and smoke snap it back into immediate focus. Give it another ten years of cellar time. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2028."

Giovanni Chiappini is a winemaker who owns a small family run estate in the rich countryside of Bolgheri. Giovanni was born in a farmer’s family, which immigrated to Bolgheri from a small village in Marche in 1954. His parents, Nilo and Rosa, bought 6 hectares of land in the Ferruggini county from the aristocratic family Della Gherardesca. After six years of working experience as a workman in 1978 Giovanni bought his own first piece of land near Strada Bolgherese, which is located right beside the famous Ornellaia estate. During next 18 years Chiappini acquired more land nearby which today form an estate’s production area, where vines and olive trees are mostly cultivated following the local tradition. In the year 2000 the first bottles of wine were put on the market, and since then the family has made its good name not only for the good olive oil but also for the excellent wine.

Giovanni Chiappini believes that it is the vine that makes the wine and therefore everything around them has to be looked after perfectly. Together with Bordeaux varieties traditional Sangiovese and Vermentino are also cultivated. His wines, due to the position of his land, reflect Bolgheri style, matching structure, perfume and elegance. Chiappini is in his way a “simple-guy” winemaker, who succeeded to transform his vast agricultural experience into ability to create noble wines, connecting modern Bolgheri style with an old Tuscan tradition.
CHIAPPINI 11 FERRUGINNI
CHIAPPINI 2011 FERRUGINNI
Item: #302391
Bottle Size:750ml
$14.95
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Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot. This 'little brother' isn't so little but is definitely related to both the Guado De'Gemoli and Felciaino-- similar 'footprints' in nose and Read More...
palate give it away. Scents of sweet cherry tobacco, sandalwood and warm autumn spices lead to notes of new leather and black tea. Upon tasting, the cherry fruits (both red and black) establish a foothold as baking spices lend support; all uplifted by excellent acidity.

Giovanni Chiappini is a winemaker who owns a small family run estate in the rich countryside of Bolgheri. Giovanni was born in a farmer’s family, which immigrated to Bolgheri from a small village in Marche in 1954. His parents, Nilo and Rosa, bought 6 hectares of land in the Ferruggini county from the aristocratic family Della Gherardesca. After six years of working experience as a workman in 1978 Giovanni bought his own first piece of land near Strada Bolgherese, which is located right beside the famous Ornellaia estate. During next 18 years Chiappini acquired more land nearby which today form an estate’s production area, where vines and olive trees are mostly cultivated following the local tradition. In the year 2000 the first bottles of wine were put on the market, and since then the family has made its good name not only for the good olive oil but also for the excellent wine.

Giovanni Chiappini believes that it is the vine that makes the wine and therefore everything around them has to be looked after perfectly. Together with Bordeaux varieties traditional Sangiovese and Vermentino are also cultivated. His wines, due to the position of his land, reflect Bolgheri style, matching structure, perfume and elegance. Chiappini is in his way a “simple-guy” winemaker, who succeeded to transform his vast agricultural experience into ability to create noble wines, connecting modern Bolgheri style with an old Tuscan tradition.
GUIDALBERTO 12 TENUTA SAN GUID
TENUTA SAN GUIDO 2012 "GUIDALBERTO"
Item: #302316
Bottle Size:750ML
$39.99
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60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
Hailed as the standard-bearer of Italian enology, the historic Tenuta San Guido estate is known for crafting Sassicaia (Gambero Rosso’s “Read More...
2013 Top Red Wine of the Year”), the world’s first Super Tuscan and an important contribution to Italy’s evolving reputation as a fine-wine producing nation in the mid-20th century. The 2000 vintage saw the first release of a new IGT Toscana wine-- called Guidalberto-- from newly planted vineyards dedicated to its production. While the wine is conceived differently from Sassicaia, it is shaped by the same soil and climate.

Earthy pepper, green olive tapenade, dark florals, mixed cherries and sea salt fill the nose. The palate starts with cherry and strawberry fruit as the soft tannins and steady acidity keep the wine uplifted and lively, as more earth and green olive blend with Kriek lambic and white pepper. This is big, muscular, forceful wine but impeccably balanced and lithe-- perhaps the perfect wine to enjoy now while waiting for the Sassicaia to be ready!
LE MACCHIOLE 10 PALEO ROSSO
LE MACCHIOLE 2010 PALEO ROSSO
Item: #302415
Bottle Size:750ml
$79.99
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ANTONIO GALLONI 97 POINTS - "The 2010 Paleo Rosso is the most impressive wine of the tasting and easily cements this wine's reputation as coastal Tuscany'Read More...
s finest Cabernet Franc. The complexity is mesmerizing, as the wine playfully offers aromas of black fruit, salvia, rosemary, chocolate and spice in quick succession. It still tastes tight and nervous, so give it the time required to soften. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2030. Monica Larner."
LE MACCHIOLE 12 ROSSO
LE MACCHIOLE 2012 ROSSO
Item: #302907
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:90
$24.98
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JAMES SUCKLING 92 POINTS - "Nice ripeness with cherries, spice, minerals, baked beets, baking chocolate, matchsticks, gravel and fine, chewy tannins. Full-bodied. Read More...
Made from merlot, cabernet and syrah. Drink in 2015"

WINE ADVOCATE 90 POINTS - "The 2012 Bolgheri Rosso (50% Merlot, 30% Syrah and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in oak for ten months) opens to soft layers of cherry syrup and sweet fruit embedded within the wine’s rich texture. The Syrah component is 10% higher in 2012 and you can definitely identify lingering tones of smoked bacon and white pepper that are characteristic of that grape variety. This is a fine effort."

I was absolutely impressed with this new set of releases from Cinzia Merli and consulting enologist Luca D’Attoma. The biggest surprise, however, is the 2011 Scrio (100% Syrah) that embraces the warmth of the vintage with impeccable precision and elegance. So much attention in the past has been paid to Messorio and Paleo, but the 2011 vintage finally sees Scrio in the spotlight.
ORNELLAIA 11 LE SERRE NUOVE
ORNELLAIA 2011 LE SERRE NUOVE
Item: #303488
Bottle Size:750ML
$56.99
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A true ‘Second vin’ of Ornellaia, Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia was first introduced with vintage 1997, resulting from the decision to carry out an even more rigid selection during Read More...
the blending phase of the base wines which give life to Ornellaia. Produced primarily from the younger vineyards, the wine combines the pedigree of the flagship wine with freshness, accessibility and softness together with a structure, balance and intensity typical of the great terroir of the Estate.
ORNELLAIA 2011
ORNELLAIA 2011
Item: #301428
Bottle Size:750ml WS:96
$179.99
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#65 WINE SPECTOTOR TOP 100 2014
WINE SPECTATOR 96 POINTS
- "A dark and inky red, featuring violet, black currant, cedar, Read More...
sandalwood and iron aromas and flavors. Nonetheless, this comes across as elegant, even as the tannins prove formidable on the finish. A terrific young wine in the making. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2017 through 2035. 2,200 cases imported."

JAMES SUCKLING 96 POINTS - This shows incredible concentration with dark-berry, dark-chocolate, mint and rosemary character. Full body with a superb depth of fruit and polished tannins. It's chewy but caressing. This needs at least four or five years to come around. Powerful and intense. Yet it remains fresh and bright

Winemaker's Notes - The sun-filled, early-maturing 2011 vintage perfectly expresses the qualities of Ornellaia. The wine appears an intense, youthful ruby red. The nose offers rich fruit that is fully ripe yet at the same time crisp and lively, backgrounded by delicate nuances of balsam and toastiness. On the palate, the powerful concentration immediately impresses, as do the tannins, massive yet silk-smooth and glossy, which allows the wine to completely fill the mouth but with no feeling of heaviness. The finish, near endless, is deliciously pungent and spicy, with a welcome crispness throughout.
PODERE SAPAIO 10 SAPAIO
PODERE SAPAIO 2010 SAPAIO
Item: #302315
Bottle Size:750ml
WA:93
$64.95
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WINE ADVOCATE 93 POINTS - "The 2010 Bolgheri Superiore Sapaio is even darker with thick blackness at its rim. It's a brawny and thickly layered Read More...
expression with dark blackberry, prune, tobacco, leather and crushed granite or dark mineral. Herbal flavors appear on the close and the tannins still require time to soften. This wine is built to age. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025."
PODERE SAPAIO 11 VOLPOLO
PODERE SAPAIO 2011 VOLPOLO
Item: #302437
Bottle Size:750ml
$29.95
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Podere Sapaio was founded in 1999, after Massimo Piccin convinced his father to invest in purchase of land and creation of wine-making estate in prospective Bolgheri DOC area. Being Read More...
originally from North-Italian region of Veneto Massimo always felt passion for wine and wanted to embody it in his own project.

The estate comprising of up-to-date winery and 40 hectares of land has been created practically from zero. The Sapaio vineyards are divided between the municipalities of Castagneto Carducci and Bibbona. The lands are located on quaternary deposits and range from loose coarse-grained sandy sediments to flood-land deposits with free-draining calcareous soil. Grapevines from Bordeaux that have been cultivated here over the past fifty years have established themselves in the area very well.

The philosophy of Sapaio is based on experimentation and innovation: their research is directed towards new expressions of Bordeaux grapes in the Bolgheri region, with the objective of creating wines that combine power, elegance and longevity.
POGGIO AI GINEPRI 11 ARGENTIER
ARGENTIERA 2011 POGGIO AI GINEPRI BOLGHERI
Item: #303963
Bottle Size:750ml
$19.95
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JAMES SUCKLING 91 POINTS - "Blend: 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 25% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot Intense and deep red color. On the nose intense Read More...
and fresh with flowery aromas of violets and balsamic hints combined to red fruit like cherries, plums and blackberries. The palate is round, complex with ripe and sweet tannins. Nice fruity aftertaste with good acidity, which offers a long, lingering and fresh finish."
SASSICAIA 11
SASSICAIA 2011
Item: #302197
Bottle Size:750ml WS:95
$179.99
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WINE SPECTATOR 95 POINTS - "Ripe black cherry and blackberry flavors pick up rosemary, mineral and spice accents in this red, which is concentrated Read More...
and intense, fresh and focused. Racy midpalate, this leans toward black currant and cedar notes on the solid finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2017 through 2030."
SATTA 11 BOLGHERI ROSSO
SATTA 2011 BOLGHERI ROSSO
Item: #302013
Bottle Size:750ml
$18.98
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The legendary Michelle Satta is something of an outlier among the sun-drenched and deep-pocketed elite of Bolgheri. Occasionally termed a “classicist,” Satta’s wines are somewhat more Read More...
elegant and restrained than the prototypical Super Tuscans we’re used to from Bolgheri. Consequently, his wines have garnered the praise and attention of some of the Italian wine world’s most discriminating connoisseurs and press (Matt Kramer comes to mind). The 2010 Bolgheri Rosso is Satta’s calling card—a deliciously satisfying blend of Cabernet, Sangiovese, Merlot, Teroldego, and Syrah that is hand harvested and fermented with native yeasts before spending twelve months in old French oak, ultimately bottled unfiltered. The resulting wine is smooth, complex, and indicative of great finesse and breed. One of the best Bolgheri has to offer, a steal at $18.98.
VILLA DONORATICO 10
ARGENTIERA 2010 VILLA DONORATICO BOLGHERI
Item: #303931
Bottle Size:750ml
$34.95
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JAMES SUCKLING 92 POINTS - "Deep and bright ruby red color. On the nose rich and complex with flavors of fresh fruits like plums, blackberries and cassis Read More...
accompanied by balsamic hints of licorice, eucalyptus, black pepper and spices. On the palate elegant with fine and structured tannins based on a balanced and reasonable oak aging. Wine of medium structure with fruity taste of dark berries and a long intense aromatic aftertaste in addition to the fresh and minerally character."

Blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot.
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