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Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. Italy, closely followed by France, is the world’s largest wine producer by volume. Its contribution is about 45–50 million hl per year, and represents about ⅓ of global production. Italian wine is exported around the world and is also extremely popular in Italy. Grapes are grown in almost every region of the country and there are more than one million vineyards under cultivation. Italy's twenty wine regions correspond to the twenty administrative regions. The 73 DOCG wines are located in 15 different regions but most of them are concentrated in Piedmont, Veneto and Tuscany. Among these are appellations appreciated and sought after by wine lovers around the world: Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello di Montalcino (colloquially known as the "Killer B's"). Other notable wines that in the latest years gain much attention in the international markets and among specialists are: Amarone della Valpolicella, Prosecco di Conegliano- Valdobbiadene, Taurasi from Campania, Franciacorta sparkling wines from Lombardy, Chianti and Soave, while new wines from the Centre and South of Italy are quickly gaining recognition: Sagrantino, Primitivo, Nero D'Avola among others. The Friuli-Venezia Giulia is world famous for the quality white wines, like Pinot Grigio.

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  • AIA VECCHIA 2014 LAGONE

    Item #: 381401
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    We have been waiting for this one! A Super Tuscan we can pop the cork on and enjoy at our next dinner with friends and family. A 60% Merlot blend ...
    We have been waiting for this one! A Super Tuscan we can pop the cork on and enjoy at our next dinner with friends and family. A 60% Merlot blend with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from one of the best regions for Bordeaux varietals in the world.
    The Bolgheri region is well known for the great Super Tuscans Ornellaia and Sassicaia which have retail prices of over $150. Bolgheri is a unique area in Tuscany where winemakers broke the established rules by using international varieties in their high quality blends. This is such an outstanding area for these grapes that they have become some of the most highly collected wines in the world with prices to match!

    The Pellegrini family have been grape growers for many generations and have sold their grapes to some of the Top Super Tuscan houses for many years. Their property, Casavecchia, is adjacent to the highly regarded Ornellaia and shares many attributes of its more famous neighbor. Somehow, even in this high rent district, Aia Vecchia has brought us an affordable interpretation of this fantastic Mediterranean climate location. This fantastic Super Tuscan is drinking exceptionally well right now!
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  • ALDO CONTERNO 2013 BAROLO BUSSIA

    Item #: 303990
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 93
    Wine Spectator: 94
    The Conterno family has been making wine since the 1700’s and Aldo Conterno is regarded as one of the greatest producers of Piedmont. As a young ma...
    The Conterno family has been making wine since the 1700’s and Aldo Conterno is regarded as one of the greatest producers of Piedmont. As a young man, Aldo worked with his brother, Giovanni before striking out on his own in 1969. He developed a reputation as an innovator with a focus on quality and attention to detail and passed this dynamism on to his three sons who now run the business.

    Aldo’s small property on the hill of Bussia in Monforte D’Alba has grown into a marvelous 25 hectare estate. The Aldo Conterno Barolo’s are intense and concentrated examples of perfectly ripened Nebbiolo grapes from superior terroirs, grown at a gentle altitude that allows for optimum finesse. The three top ‘Crus’ on the famed Bussia slope produce the three flagship Barolos of the estate.

    Radiant and succulent red and blue fruits, new saddle leather, cigar wrapper, violet petals, baking spices and loam waft from the glass of this spellbinding ’13 Barolo Bussia. This wine shows impeccable balance, unfurling on the palate with energy and focus to reveal a seamless structure and silky texture. While you’ll want to drink this wine right away, time in the cellar will make it more harmonious and refined. Once simply Aldo Conterno Barolo and now called Barolo Bussia, this entry-level Barolo from Aldo Conterno has garnered a reputation for being a generous, open, genial wine; it’s a perennial IWM client favorite. Deriving from 12 acres of plots in Bussia Soprano with vines aging between 35 and 40 years, the carefully selected grapes ferment for thirty days, and the wine ages for 27 months in cask, followed by twelve months in bottle before release.

    WINE SPECTATOR 94 POINTS - "A fragrant style, offering rose, cherry, earth, mineral and cumin aromas and flavors. Young and tense, yet shows fine potential, with complex flavors, good structure and a long aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2040."

    WINE ADVOCATE 93 POINTS - "It may be a so-called entry level Barolo, but the 2013 Barolo Bussia definitely delivers the goods. Fruit is sourced from three separate points within the larger Bussia cru. These sites are characterized by clay soils with southeast exposures and approximately 25-year-old vines. The quality of fruit is very intense and defined with dark cherry and dried blackberry. Yet the mouthfeel is ethereal, light and buoyant. Keeping in line with the vintage, the tannins are firm and slightly rigid. However, they are well absorbed by the exuberant nature of the fruit. The wine's personality is reminiscent of the Barolo Bussia Cicala. Rating: 93+
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  • ALDO CONTERNO 2013 CONCA TRE PILE BARBERA D'ALBA

    Item #: 301690
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    When sipping Aldo Conterno's Barbera one word that comes to mind is delicious. Inky purple in the glass and silky smooth on the palate, this wine i...
    When sipping Aldo Conterno's Barbera one word that comes to mind is delicious. Inky purple in the glass and silky smooth on the palate, this wine is deeply tasty, very complex and thoroughly enjoyable. On the palate it is concentrated and full-bodied. Promiment flavours are blackberries, savoury spice and nutmeg blended with ripe plums and supple tannis. Long, elegant finish.
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  • ALESSIO BIANCO VEROUTH 375

    Item #: 108193
    Bottle Size: 375ml
    **Please note, this is a half sized bottle

    Regular Price: $18.99

    Special Price $16.99

  • ALESSIO CHINATO VERMOUTH 375

    Item #: 108192
    Bottle Size: 375ml
    **Please note, this is a half sized bottle

    Regular Price: $16.99

    Special Price $14.99

  • ALESSIO TORINO ROSSO 375 VERMOUTH

    Item #: 108194
    Bottle Size: 375ml
    **Please note, this is a half sized bottle

    Regular Price: $18.99

    Special Price $16.99

  • ALESSIO VINO CHINATO 375 VERMOUTH

    Item #: 108195
    Bottle Size: 375ml
    **Please note, this is a half sized bottle

    Regular Price: $21.99

    Special Price $18.99

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  • ALLEGRINI 2013 AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA

    Item #: 301902
    Bottle Size: 750ml
  • ALLEGRINI 2013 PALAZZO DELLA TORRE

    Item #: 302461
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    NOT ONE TO BE MISSED! The Allegrini estate is based in the Valpolicella region of Italy and represents the highest expression of Valpolicella w...
    NOT ONE TO BE MISSED! The Allegrini estate is based in the Valpolicella region of Italy and represents the highest expression of Valpolicella wines. Gambero Rosso, Italy's most important food and wine publication, rated Allegrini a Star winery with over ten Tre Bicchieri ("Three Glasses"-- their top recognition) awards. Palazzo Della Torre is a “Cru” wine coming from a single vineyard and is known as their “Baby Amarone.” The blend of 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese takes two different paths. Thirty percent of the grapes are left to dry on racks till December, in true Amarone style, and the other seventy percent vinified immediately. The fresh wine is blended with the juice from the dried grapes for a second fermentation and the end result is an absolute sexy wine, deep in ruby red color, with flavors of blackberries and mocha.
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  • ALTARE 2013 BAROLO

    Item #: 302392
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vinous Media: 90
    ANTONIO GALLONI; VINOUS 90 POINTS- - "The 2013 Barolo is round, supple and inviting. Sweet red cherry, plum, spice ...
    ANTONIO GALLONI; VINOUS 90 POINTS- - "The 2013 Barolo is round, supple and inviting. Sweet red cherry, plum, spice and tobacco notes infuse this soft, approachable Barolo. Silky tannins add to the wine's considerable appeal. The 2013 will drink well with minimal cellaring, but this wine also has a way of aging effortlessly for years. Vineyard sources are Rocchettevino, Pernanno, Cerretta and Liste."
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  • ALTESINO 2012 "MONTOSOLI" BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

    Item #: 303521
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 95
    Wine Spectator: 95
    James Suckling: 97
    JAMES SUCKLING 97 POINTS - "Fantastic aromas of blueberries, plums, bark and wet earth follow through to a full b...
    JAMES SUCKLING 97 POINTS - "Fantastic aromas of blueberries, plums, bark and wet earth follow through to a full body, velvety and polished tannins and a wonderful finish. Refined and persistent on the finish. Drink in 2019 and onwards."

    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "Always a crowd pleaser, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli is a beautifully crafted wine. It shows depth, intensity and loads of authenticity both in terms of grape variety and territory. Dark cherry and blackberry rise from the bouquet with spice, pipe tobacco and moist earth in tow. The wine is layered and nuanced. That Sangiovese authenticity comes through loud and clear on the palate. This is a mid-weight wine with polished but firm tannins and evident acidity. It shows a burst of freshness on the finish. Montosoli ages in large Slavonian oak casks for 36 months. It is fully equipped for a long aging future ahead."

    WINE SPECTATOR 95 POINTS - "This finds good equilibrium between the ripe berry, cherry, tobacco, iron and tea notes. Firm and chewy, with hints of leather and underbrush on the long aftertaste."
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  • ALTESINO 2012 BRUNELLO 375ML

    Item #: 302404
    Bottle Size: 375ml
    **Please note, this is a half sized bottle
  • ALTESINO 2012 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

    Item #: 303173
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
  • ALTESINO 2012 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 40TH HARVEST

    Item #: 303352
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 96
    WINE SPECTATOR 96 POINTS - "Cherry, leather and iron notes mark this suave, elegant red. A bit reticent now, but ...
    WINE SPECTATOR 96 POINTS - "Cherry, leather and iron notes mark this suave, elegant red. A bit reticent now, but the fruit is fresh and long on the finish. The dense tannins leave a mouthcoating impression, but this opens up beautifully over a few hours. Best from 2021 through 2035."
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  • ANIMA LIBERA 2009 "ALMA 3"

    Item #: 305341
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    AnimaLibera, is a new project of Emiliano Falsini Italian winemaker , born from his desire to produce limited quantities of wines in some of the m...
    AnimaLibera, is a new project of Emiliano Falsini Italian winemaker , born from his desire to produce limited quantities of wines in some of the most beautiful Italian's region. Emiliano wanted to transmit the passion for his profession, producing different wines that would represent some of the fantastic Italian's territories.
    80% Sangiovese 15% Montepulciano 5% Colorino
    Great personality where the vivacity of the Sangiovese is married with the fruit and the juiciness of the Montepulciano. Colorino completed the bouquet, giving aroma's complexity and color deepness of the wine.
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  • ANTINORI 2012 CONT' UGO MERLOT

    Item #: 301319
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The nose of the wine shows intense notes of plum, cherry, and raspberry in addition to wild berry fruits and spices. The palate is distinguished by...
    The nose of the wine shows intense notes of plum, cherry, and raspberry in addition to wild berry fruits and spices. The palate is distinguished by its roundness and amplitude. On the palate it has great depth and is characterized by a long finish and an aftertaste bursting with fruit. A very serious Merlot!!!
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  • ANTINORI 2012 VILLA CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA

    Item #: 301564
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Spectator: 90
    An intense ruby red color and features equally intense aromas of red fruit, raspberries and blueberries, followed by hints of oak and spices, parti...
    An intense ruby red color and features equally intense aromas of red fruit, raspberries and blueberries, followed by hints of oak and spices, particularly cloves. On the palate, the wine is vibrant and rooted in terrior of the area with supple tannins.

    WINE SPECTATOR 90 POINTS - "A tightly wound version, this boasts black cherry, raspberry, leather, spice and tea flavors. Leans toward the tannins on the finish, staying firm, fresh and long. Best from 2017 through 2023."
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  • ANTINORI 2013 TOSCANA

    Item #: 301943
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 90
    James Suckling: 91
    JAMES SUCKLING 91 POINTS - "A silky and delicious red with tile, berry and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium b...
    JAMES SUCKLING 91 POINTS - "A silky and delicious red with tile, berry and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium body, firm tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Linear and structured. Affordable quality Super Tuscan."

    WINE ADVOCATE 90 POINTS - "Here is one of Marchesi Antinori's battleship red wines. The 2013 Villa Antinori is among the estate's most accessible wines with some 200,000 cases (of 12 bottles each) produced in this vintage. The wine is a blend of Sangiovese fruit sourced from various points in Tuscany (Chianti Classico, Maremma and Bolgheri) with other red grapes. Indeed, this wine serves as testament to the various levels of dry extract and ripeness that can be achieved with Sangiovese depending on where it is planted. What this wine offers most of all is impressive consistency throughout each new vintage released."
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  • ANTINORI 2014 "SANTA CRISTINA" ROSSO

    Item #: 301289
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon - Ruby red in color with an intense bouquet of cherry and raspberry fruits, along with hints...
    85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon - Ruby red in color with an intense bouquet of cherry and raspberry fruits, along with hints of violet and tabacco. Smooth and well-structured on the palate with delicious tannins and a persistant finish.
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  • ANTINORI 2014 CERVARO DELLA SALA

    Item #: 302679
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The blend of Chardonnay and Grechetto opens to golden rays of luminous brilliance that glimmer through the glass. The bouquet is beautifully shaped...
    The blend of Chardonnay and Grechetto opens to golden rays of luminous brilliance that glimmer through the glass. The bouquet is beautifully shaped by toasted almond, vanilla, clove, orange zest, stone fruit and honey. Mineral notes add dimension to what is otherwise a super-rich and balanced mouthfeel.
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  • ANTINORI PIAN DELLA VIGNE 2012 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

    Item #: 302581
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Spectator: 94
    The Antinori family of Florence is one of the world's oldest and most distinguished wine producers and has lived in Tuscany since ...
    The Antinori family of Florence is one of the world's oldest and most distinguished wine producers and has lived in Tuscany since the 14th century.

    WINE SPECTATOR 94 POINTS - "The sweet cherry and raspberry flavors set the pace for this supple, charming Brunello. Leather, tobacco, earth and iron accents add complexity as this cruises to a terrific finish. Feels more open, yet this should develop well. Best from 2020 through 2033."
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  • ANTONIOLO 2016 ERBALUCE DU CALUSO GATTINARA

    Item #: 305479
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    A dry white wine with straw yellow color. Intense, exhibit characteristic fruity, apple aromas and white flower bouquet. Intense, fruity, fresh, ta...
    A dry white wine with straw yellow color. Intense, exhibit characteristic fruity, apple aromas and white flower bouquet. Intense, fruity, fresh, tasty, quite soft taste. Food Pairing Fresh cheeses, fish dishes, or as an aperitif.
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  • ARGIANO 2012 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

    Item #: 303700
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 94+
    James Suckling: 96
    JAMES SUCKLING 96 POINTS - "Fantastically complex aromas of spices, dried flowers and plums follow through to ...
    JAMES SUCKLING 96 POINTS - "Fantastically complex aromas of spices, dried flowers and plums follow through to a full body, integrated and polished tannins and a superb finish. This is a 2012 Brunello with it all. Drink in 2018.#5 of the Top 25 Brunellos of 2012"

    WINE ADVOCATE 94+ POINTS - "The Argiano 2012 Brunello di Montalcino does a great job of interpreting the vintage and of showcasing its special microclimate on the southern flank of the Montalcino appellation. Both these elements point to warm-climate Sangiovese. and Argiano accepts that challenge with creativity and expertise. This is a proud expression of the grape with thick texture, determination and a succulent approach. Aromas of dark cherry, moist earth, tobacco and grilled herb lift from the bouquet. Bright acidity marks the close. The wine still carries its baby fat and needs a few more years of cellar aging in order to fully express itself."
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  • ARGIANO 2015 NON-CONFUNDITUR SUPER TUSCAN

    Item #: 302116
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Non Confunditur’ is a Latin term that means unique, unmistakable. We christened this wine Non Confunditur as a tribute to Argiano’s prestigious and...
    Non Confunditur’ is a Latin term that means unique, unmistakable. We christened this wine Non Confunditur as a tribute to Argiano’s prestigious and glorious past. Non Confunditur is the product of the unique combination of Tuscan and French grapes. Since 2002, NC has earned its place alongside the finest Tuscan blends.

    NC is a wine with a decisive, full-bodied character, smooth tannins and a persistent finish. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah andSangiovese reveals an exciting potency, with the innate gentleness of Merlot creating a bridge between the evident earthiness of Sangiovese, the aromatic blackcurrant flavour of Cabernet and the warm red berries of Syrah. The result is a generous, rounded red wine, destined for short to medium ageing, with delicious aromas of currants and generous fruit flavours, versatile enough to develop in greater depth during long months in the bottle.
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  • ARGIOLAS 2014 CANNONAU "COSTERA"

    Item #: 302580
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    Argiolas has long been the quality leader on the previously overlooked island of Sardegna (Sardinia). The island's Cannonau based wines have becom...
    Argiolas has long been the quality leader on the previously overlooked island of Sardegna (Sardinia). The island's Cannonau based wines have become sought after since a daytime TV host suggested that perhaps drinking Cannonau contributed to the islanders' longevity. We make no such health claims but we do enjoy the flavors of Cannonau which turns out to be Grenache (Garnacha). Argiolas Costera is composed of 90% Cannonau, 5% Bovale Sardo and 5% Carignano (Carignan) grown on the calcareous soils of the Costera vineyard.
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