Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric 2005

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Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric 2005

#81 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2009 Three great tenors are much more effective than a choir. This Barolo is made by blending three important crus cultivated by the azienda agricola Paolo Scavino: Rocche di Castiglione, Fiasco in Castiglione Falletto and the mythical Cannubi of Barolo. The result is one of the most fascinating and sensuous wines of the estate. 95 Points ~ Wine Spectator...

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Leone 2011

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Leone 2011

Mama Leone (Erin) and I both fell in love with this beautiful wine from Sicily on our first sip. A blend of 80% Catarratto and 20% Chardonnay the combination works great together ! With bright fruit, nicely balanced citrus notes with a slightly sweet hint of lemon and a very slight sparkle on the tip of your tongue this wine is one that will serve beautifully on a hot summer night, by the pool or with friends at camp. This isn’t a light weight, the LEONE has a ton of character with excellent mouth feel that will...

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Guido Porro Barolo Vigna Lazzairasco 2006

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Guido Porro Barolo Vigna Lazzairasco 2006

“Porro’s 2006 Barolo Vigna Lazzairasco possesses a touch more density and structure than the S. Caterina. Freshly cut flowers, tar and new leather develop in the glass, adding layers of complexity to the beautifully articulated fruit. The Lazzairasco is a serious Barolo that needs time but it is shaping up as one of the hidden gems of the vintage. It is a fabulous effort from Porro…. Guido Porro is one of my favorite under the radar producers. Both of his 2006 Baroli deliver outstanding quality at a...

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Sette Ponti Oreno 2005

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Sette Ponti Oreno 2005

“Gorgeous aromas of blackberry, currant, raspberry and just a hint of toasty oak and coffee. Full-bodied, with super-velvety tannins and wonderful balance. The finish goes on and on.” 95 Points ~ Wine Spectator Tuscany, Italy...

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Campaccio Terrabianca 2007

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Campaccio Terrabianca 2007

Bright, deep ruby red. Dark berry fruit, hint of cocoa and toasted almond, tanned leather aroma. Perfectly balanced body, concentration and freshness. Overall balance, solidly built with very well-developed tannins. A wine for celebrations or romantic dinners. The Wine Advocate 92 pts - Antonio Galloni The 2007 Campaccio is beautifully ripe and succulent in its dark, extroverted fruit. In 2007, Campaccio veers on the edge of overripeness but there is just enough acidity to keep things in check. French oak,...

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Ornellaia 2006

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Ornellaia 2006

Ornellaia Bolgheri DOC Superiore is the Estate’s flagship wine which embodies the quality philosophy of the Estate. Resulting from a very rigorous selection, the wine is a remarkable cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. A perfectly balanced expression of the relationship between land, vine and man. Critical Acclaim: “The 2006 Ornellaia is a massive, towering masterpiece. There is awesome depth and richness to be found in the glass. Flowers, minerals, tar smoke and dark...

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Antinori Tignanello 2007

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Antinori Tignanello 2007

The original Super Tuscan, Tignanello is produced exclusively from a 116-acre vineyard site at Antinori’s Tignanello Estate. The 2007 Tignanello is intense ruby red in color with primary aromas of concentrated, ripe fruit and spice, which give way to milder notes of vanilla and toast. Generous, richly textured and intense on the palate, this wine possesses a complex structure and long persistent flavors with hints of chocolate, huckleberries and black plums on the finish. The well-managed tannin blends...

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Tolaini Valdisanti 2007

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Tolaini Valdisanti 2007

Valdisanti is an elegant, full-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc with spicy complexity imparted by its time in French oak. Patient cellaring is rewarded as it permits Valdisanti to mature further in bottle allowing tannins to mellow, thus enriching its complexity. Regularly  29.99      Sale:$19.88   Region:  Italy : Tuscany Varietal:  Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot...

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