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  1. ANTINORI 2017 CHIANTI CLASSICO "PEPPOLI"

    Item #: i_301305
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    JAMES SUCKLING 92 POINTS - "Lovely purity of fruit here, especially when you consider the vintage, ranging from citrus to raspberries to iodine. The juicy and succulent tannins are just the right counterpoint to the rather tangy acidity, and this ends medium-chewy and grainy."

    The wine is ruby red in color with aromas of ripe red fruit and well amalgamated notes of vanilla and coffee. The palate enjoys a notable support from the acidity, which maintains a pleasurable freshness and persistence of flavor along with soft and sweet tannins which guarantee excellent drinkability.
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  2. DAMIANO CIOLLI 2018 "SILENE" CESANESE

    Item #: i_303654
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The Frascati region, in the Castelli Romani hills outside Rome, produces Lazio's most well-known wines. But other regions in Lazio also deserve attention, as these bottlings prove. Although he's only 33 years old, Damiano Ciolli is possibly the greatest interpreter of Cesanese, the delicate red variety that's local to eastern Lazio.
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  3. AGOSTINO PAVIA 2017 BARBERA D'ASTI "BLINA"

    Item #: i_301177
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    'Bricco Blina' is the name of the vineyard. This wine is a direct, straightforward rendition of the Barbera grape. Fresh acidity and berry flavors are the hallmarks of Barbera, but low yields and old vines give this wine very good depth and concentration, too. Fermentation and aging are completed in stainless steel.
    The wine is a bright red color with a violet rim; aroma of red berries and mineral; palate is classic Barbera, bright raspberry/cranberry flavors with a very long finish. A classic that is wonderful with a variey of foods. Pizza, pasta, meats, cheeses...
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  4. AIA VECCHIA 2017 LAGONE

    Item #: i_381401
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc

    This is a ripe and moderately rich coastal Tuscan red, with enough extract to give a little velvety texture and structure. Driven by fruit (like plum, black cherry, and blackberry macerated in spirits), dried herbs, and a touch of vanilla from the year in oak. The finish gives you some pleasantly ripe fruit skins. A good wine for drinking on its own or partnering with moderately rich dishes.

    This estate has been bringing us incredible value since the 90's with the help of the late legendary winemaker of Ornellaia, Tibor Gal, who assisted them in the start of their own winery. The Pellegrini estates include vineyards in some of the most reputable spots in Bolgheri. The home to some of the most well-known Super Tuscans in the world including the highly regarded, Sassicaia. The one place where Bordeaux varietals take precedence over any native Italian grape.

    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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  5. ALBERTO CONTI 2018 TOSCANO ROSSO

    Item #: i_305796
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    A blend of 80% sangiovese and 20% merlot. It presents aromas of dark berries and savory, rustic notes. On the palate, sour cherry, plum, herbs, gentle acidity and tannin.
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  6. ALDO CONTERNO 2015 BAROLO BUSSIA

    Item #: i_301649
    Bottle Size: 750ml
  7. ALESSANDRIA 15 GRAMOLERE 1.5LT

    Item #: i_303503
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    $145.00
  8. ALESSANDRIA 2015 MONVIGLIERO BAROLO 1.5 LITER

    Item #: i_302417
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    $175.00
  9. ALESSIO TORINO ROSSO 375 VERMOUTH

    Item #: i_108194
    Bottle Size: 375ml
    **Please note, this is a half sized bottle
    was $18.99 Special Price $16.99
  10. ALLEGRINI 2015 AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA

    Item #: i_301902
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Spectator: 93
    James Suckling: 93
    Wine Enthusiast: 94 Points
  11. ALLEGRINI 2016 PALAZZO DELLA TORRE

    Item #: i_302461
    Bottle Size: 750ML
    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. 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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  12. ALTARE 2015 ARBORINA BAROLO

    Item #: i_301719
    Bottle Size: 750ml
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    Using modern techniques, this is a fairly accessible Barolo in its youth. Along with noticeable French oak aromas (like cedar & cinnamon) come delicate rose & violet, and ripe red fruits. On the palate, there is an elegance in texture, with vibrant acidity and plentiful velvet tannin, and a swirling mix of fruit and spice. The finish is firm and dry, with the apparent sweetness of oak and fruit persisting for a long finish. A modern and classy Barolo that will be even better in 2023.

    Arborina is a vineyard in the Barolo zone of La Morra.
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    $105.00
  13. ALTARE 2015 CANNUBI BAROLO

    Item #: i_302635
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Vinous Media: 95
    PRACTICING ORGANIC

    ANTONIO GALLONI; VINOUS 95 POINTS - "The 2015 Barolo Cannubi is another stellar wine in this range. One of the more closed wines in the lineup, the Cannubi is going to need the better part of a decade to start coming into its own. Today, it is dense, powerful and full of energy, and yet there is a purity to the fruit that represents the purest essence of what Cannubi is all about. There is certainly a lot to look forward to here."
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    $230.00
  14. ALTARE 2016 CANNUBI BAROLO

    Item #: i_306246
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    $230.00
  15. ALTESINO 2015 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

    Item #: i_303352
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 95
    James Suckling: 95
    We've got so many great Brunellos from the warm and sunny 2015 vintage that it's hard to pick which to highlight next! We certainly must bring up Altesino for its modern classics that show the finest qualities of which Sangiovese is capable: expressive, complex aromas and a scintillating structure that is vibrant and finely etched.

    Originally founded in 1970, Altesino was among the handful of wineries to join in the Brunello di Montalcino revolution that has led to some of greatest wines in the world today. The estate was purchased in 2002 for no small amount by Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, owner of another well-known Montalcino winery, Caparzo. Fortunately, she did not seek to change the house style, but rather to give the winemaking team the tools to improve quality (job well done).

    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "The Altesino 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows beautiful depth and latitude, with broad fruit aromas of dark cherry and cassis that recall the warmth and golden sunlight of the vintage. The wine is deceivingly streamlined in terms of mouthfeel, but that slim and buttoned-down backbone supports a broad range of flavors and sensations, from lavender essence and camphor ash to moist soil and toasted spice. All of these elements are delivered with impressive harmony and unity, and I expect that this wine will continue on a slow, steady and satisfying aging trajectory over the next 10 years or more. Fruit is sourced from across 21 hectares of vines with tufaceous limestone soils and Alberese rock, which contributes to the freshness and balanced structure of the wine. The wine was bottled in June 2019 (with 150,000 bottles made), and this wine was released in January 2020."

    JAMES SUCKLING 95 POINTS - "Terracotta, earth, iron filings, cedar and leather make for an undergrowth-driven Brunello 2015, which doesn’t fall short in the fruit department either, where there are red plums and red cherries. The tannins are neatly stacked, one on top of the other, with tidy acidity drawing in vibrant fruit and keeping it taut throughout. Balanced and stylish. Drink from 2023."
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  16. ALTESINO 2015 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 1.5 LITER

    Item #: i_303173
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    Wine Advocate: 95
    James Suckling: 95
    We've got so many great Brunellos from the warm and sunny 2015 vintage that it's hard to pick which to highlight next! We certainly must bring up Altesino for its modern classics that show the finest qualities of which Sangiovese is capable: expressive, complex aromas and a scintillating structure that is vibrant and finely etched.

    Originally founded in 1970, Altesino was among the handful of wineries to join in the Brunello di Montalcino revolution that has led to some of greatest wines in the world today. The estate was purchased in 2002 for no small amount by Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, owner of another well-known Montalcino winery, Caparzo. Fortunately, she did not seek to change the house style, but rather to give the winemaking team the tools to improve quality (job well done).

    WINE ADVOCATE 95 POINTS - "The Altesino 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows beautiful depth and latitude, with broad fruit aromas of dark cherry and cassis that recall the warmth and golden sunlight of the vintage. The wine is deceivingly streamlined in terms of mouthfeel, but that slim and buttoned-down backbone supports a broad range of flavors and sensations, from lavender essence and camphor ash to moist soil and toasted spice. All of these elements are delivered with impressive harmony and unity, and I expect that this wine will continue on a slow, steady and satisfying aging trajectory over the next 10 years or more. Fruit is sourced from across 21 hectares of vines with tufaceous limestone soils and Alberese rock, which contributes to the freshness and balanced structure of the wine. The wine was bottled in June 2019 (with 150,000 bottles made), and this wine was released in January 2020."

    JAMES SUCKLING 95 POINTS - "Terracotta, earth, iron filings, cedar and leather make for an undergrowth-driven Brunello 2015, which doesn’t fall short in the fruit department either, where there are red plums and red cherries. The tannins are neatly stacked, one on top of the other, with tidy acidity drawing in vibrant fruit and keeping it taut throughout. Balanced and stylish. Drink from 2023."
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    $120.00
  17. ALTESINO 2015 MONTOSOLI 1.5LT BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

    Item #: i_305804
    Bottle Size: 1.5L
    Wine Advocate: 96+
    Vinous Media: 96
    James Suckling: 97
    Wine Enthusiast: 96
    We've got so many great Brunellos from the warm and sunny 2015 vintage that it's hard to pick which to highlight next! We certainly must bring up Altesino for its modern classics that show the finest qualities of which Sangiovese is capable: expressive, complex aromas and a scintillating structure that is vibrant and finely etched.

    Originally founded in 1970, Altesino was among the handful of wineries to join in the Brunello di Montalcino revolution that has led to some of greatest wines in the world today. The estate was purchased in 2002 for no small amount by Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, owner of another well-known Montalcino winery, Caparzo. Fortunately, she did not seek to change the house style, but rather to give the winemaking team the tools to improve quality (job well done). Among Altesino's jewels are plots within the most famous of Brunello vineyards, the higher-altitude Montosoli; in fact, they were the first to bottle and market a single vineyard Brunello back in 1975 with those plots.

    Montosoli yields particularly fine-boned & deep wines that are wound up tight when young, developing gracefully over the years (decades, really). For their elegant, mid-weight 'classic' Brunello, on the other hand, a blending from their vineyards around the region allows them to imbue some of their more vibrant, redder-fruited sources with some softer, darker-fruited character, making for a more approachable wine when young. If you can wait and lay some bottles down, these are wines that will get even better over the years (otherwise we suggest aerating for several hours and pair with some flavor-rich dishes to get the best from them)!

    JAMES SUCKLING 97 POINTS - "A very nuanced but powerful Brunello showing hibiscus, raspberry tea, gunpowder, petrichor, dried orange rind and spearmint. The rows of sharp tannins are very defined and agile, and the acidity is tensely strung up in overtures of vivacious red fruit. A beautiful, nimble Brunello 2015. Drink from 2024."

    WINE ADVOCATE 96+ POINTS - "Altesino's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli shows those celebrated characteristics of this special vineyard cru that are always portrayed with pronounced mineral intensity, with highlights of crushed granite and pencil shaving. Indeed, Altesino's five-hectare Montosoli vineyard sees a greater concentration of clay schist Galestro rock, and the vineyard altitude (at 350 meters above sea level) adds to the wine's perceived freshness. In this case, those mineral notes are applied with small brush strokes, as the core of the wine is occupied by wild fruit and forest berry. Medicinal herb and rosemary essence appear quietly at the back. This is a very compact and bright wine with young tannins and solid structure. It has all the attributes you look for in a candidate that can withstand long cellar aging. I'd suggest waiting five years or more before popping this cork. Some 19,000 bottles were filled in July 2019, and the wine was released in January 2020."

    WINE ENTHUSIAST 96 POINTS - "Underbrush, mature berry and exotic spice aromas mingle with a whiff of leather. Firmly structured and linear, the palate features ripe Marasca cherry, cranberry, licorice and tobacco while tightly wound, fine-grained tannins provide the backbone. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Give it time to fully develop. Drink 2023–2035."

    ANTONIO GALLONI; VINOUS 96 POINTS - "The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli has a dark, hauntingly beautiful bouquet, displaying ripe blackberry and cherry with spicy, dark florals, as well as a hint of animal musk, which manages to ground the experience in the earth. On the palate, velvety textures, offset by tart red and black fruits, with juicy acidity maintain balance, as sweet cherries and rosemary give way to a core of minerality and hints of fine tannin. It finishes long and elegant, showing dark inner florals, ripe blackberry and lingering sweet spices. It’s interesting to taste this next to the classic Brunello from 2015, as I find them to be equally enjoyable, but for completely different reasons."
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    $230.00
  18. ANTICO FUOCO 2019 ROSSO PUGLIA

    Item #: i_302409
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    This awesome Italian red from southern Puglia in the Salento appellation (think the heel of the 'boot') is one that pairs well with both warmish weather and the cooling days of fall-- it's fresh enough for sunny climes but rich enough for falling leaves and wind and weather. It's a blend of 60% Negroamaro, 25% Merlot and 15% Primitivo. The grapes come from selected vineyards in the Salento region, harvested at the beginning of October, to get a level of maturation in order to achieve a high sugar level and good alcohol content. After the hand harvest, grapes are pressed and the fermentation starts; the skins are left in the must for a long period to extract flavors and the characteristic thick, deep red color.

    The nose on this Rosso displays forward blue and black fruits, cassis, spiced meat and exotic dark floral scents. The palate carries on with the fruits in the lead: mixed dark fruits, black cherry. Broad hints of spice and charcuterie with a background note of cocoa lead to a rich, rounded, even finish. The tannins are smooth and supple and appropriate acidity keeps it from becoming cloying. This is a great wine for roasted meats and with game dishes such as wild boar and deer; don't put away that grill just yet! This is also excellent with mature and savory hard cheeses while being balanced enough to enjoy solo. This is a heart-warming wine perfect for lovers of rich, red wines.
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  19. ANTINORI 2017 CONT' UGO MERLOT

    Item #: i_301319
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    James Suckling: 94
    JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS - "The purity of fruit is impressive here, as is the balance and depth of fruit. It’s full and beautiful with currants and blackberries, as well as walnuts and stones. Very balanced for a 2017."

    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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  20. ANTINORI 2018 "SANTA CRISTINA" ROSSO

    Item #: i_301289
    Bottle Size: 750ML
  21. ANTINORI 2018 SAN GIOVANNI ORVIETO

    Item #: i_305984
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    The Orvieto Classico Superiore "San Giovanni della Sala" in Castello della Sala Antinori is a fresh and balanced white Umbrian wine based on Grechetto, Procanico, Pinot Bianco and Viognier, aged for a short period in steel tanks. It expresses an elegant and delicate personality, with aromas of yellow peaches, pineapples and mixed flowers that flow into a balanced, savory and persistent mouthfeel.
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  22. ANTINORI GUADO IL TASSO 2015 MATAROCCHIO 100% CABERNET FRANC

    Item #: i_302497
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 96
    WINE ADVOCATE 96 POINTS - "The 2015 Matarocchio (all Cabernet Franc) is a gorgeous wine, but it does not reach the stunning heights achieved in the knock-out 2013 vintage. This wine was not produced in 2014, and only 5,000 bottles were made in this vintage. Compared to the 2013 edition, this wine appears to have a slightly smaller aromatic range. This gives it a very focused and direct approach. In other words, this vintage is more vertical than it is horizontal in its delivery. The tannins are a more evident here and more nervous or crunchy. The wine is composed of deep, dark and penetrating fruit, with bitter chocolate and savory tobacco. It also shows a salty mineral note that makes your mouth salivate."
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    $550.00
  23. ANTINORI TORMARESCA 2020 ROSE CALAFURIA

    Item #: i_305899
    Bottle Size: 750ml
  24. ARGIANO 2015 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

    Item #: i_303700
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 95+
    James Suckling: 95
    WINE ADVOCATE 95+ POINTS - "This is a terrific wine and one of the new releases from Montalcino that I happily include on a short list of top recommendations. The Argiano 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows a very lively bouquet that is already singing despite the young age of this new release. The wine opens to a dark ruby color with garnet highlights. The bouquet shows a large span of wild berry, earth, licorice spice and medicinal herb aromas. This vintage also reveals a pretty floral character with dried rose potpourri and lavender buds. After fermentation, the wine is aged slowly for 30 months in large oak botte (including 10-, 30- and 50-hectoliter capacity), thus restricting oxygen and gently slowing its evolution. However, the 2015 vintage is naturally expressive and exuberant, and that's the main takeaway here."

    JAMES SUCKLING 95 POINTS - "Very floral on the nose with plums, rose petals and freshly sliced porcini mushrooms. The palate is tight and compressed with beautiful ripe fruit, wet earth and cool, stone flavors. A structured and impressive wine."
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