Wine Enthusiast: 96 PointsUnderbrush, ripe berry, new leather and Mediterranean herb aromas slowly take shape in the glass. Showing youthful tension, the vibrant palate delivers red cherry, pomegranate, white pepper and pipe tobacco notes framed by...
Wine Enthusiast: 93 PointsCellar SelectionEnticing floral scents of rose and iris mingle with red fruit and aromatic herbs on this stunning wine. The elegant, structured palate doles out strawberry, sour cherry, clove and white pepper alongside...
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: 93 PointsRobust and opulent, the 2012 Barolo Brunate lives up to the reputation of this celebrated vineyard site. Brunate wines are known for their deeper color, aromatic intensity and hefty structure. You get all...
Winery Notes: Château Blaignan’s vineyard is planted of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 9% Cabernet Franc. The wine matures for 18 months in vats and in oak barrels. The wine is of an intense colour. The nose is fruity with pronounced...
Château de la Tour
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
Winemaker's Note:Ruby red verging towards garnet. The bouquet is intense, complex, fruit-forward and spicy with hints of ripe red berry fruits enriched by various spicy notes. Warm, soft and harmonic on the palate. Great balance among pronounced tannins,...
Dal Forno Romano
At the risk of giving up my reputation as PRIMA’s Minister of Value, I just have to recommend this phenomenal wine from the famed Dal Forno Romano estate in the Veneto region of northeast Italy. These incredible wines have always...
Domaine Comte de Vogüé
Vinous: 93-96 Points Bright red-ruby. Explosive, superripe, slightly high-toned aromas of blackberry, peony, orange zest, bitter chocolate and crushed stone. Saline, chewy, stony and tight…boasting superb density to its black fruit, pepper...
Domaine des Comtes Lafon
Allen Meadows - Burghound: 93 PointsOutstanding. This is quite a bit riper than its 2012 counterpart with very fresh aromas of black cherry, raspberry, spice and exotic tea nuances. The medium-bodied flavors possess exemplary mid-palate...
Tasting notes: An intense golden yellow characterizes the argentum bonum Gewürztraminer "Kastelaz", combined with a layered, complex bouquet: dried fruits including figs and apricots, fresh rose petals and honey and even herbal notes with...
Winery Notes: Located in Serralunga, the Cerretta vineyard plays host to some of Barlo’s greatest names, including Giacomo Conterno. Altare’s vines enjoy southern exposure and are grown mostly in clay. Yields average about 5 tons per...
Domaine Joseph Faiveley
Allen Meadows - Burghound: 93-96 Points Don't Miss! A spicy, fresh and highly restrained nose offers up aromas of both red and dark berry fruit, earth, sandalwood and a touch of the sauvage. There is the same fine complexity to the detailed,...
Domaine Joseph Faiveley
Vinous: 98 Points Wonderfully silky and sweet on the palate, with outstanding definition to the perfumed red raspberry and spice flavors. Finishes with explosive rising length and racy, fine-grained tannins. Burghound : 94-96 Points This is similar...
Domaine Joseph Faiveley
Aux Chaignots is a Premier Cru vineyard in the northern part of the Nuits-Saint-Georges commune of Burgundy. The vineyard, on the midslope of the Cote d'Or, is planted to Pinot Noir and makes a structured, elegant wine with earthy overtones. The 15-acre...
Fattoria del Cerro
Winemaker Note:Vivid ruby red color and good concentration. Intense fragrant aroma with evident fruity notes among which are wild black cherry, violet and vanilla. Full balanced flavor with noticeable but discreet tannic.Wine Enthusiast: 91 PointsA blend...
Fattoria del Cerro
Winemaker's Note:Brilliant ruby color. Notes of cherry, roses, and kernels of cherries in alcohol, dark fruits, licorice and violet merge with shades of citrus and mint. On the palate, graceful and silky tannins and a perfect aromatic balance. Well...
Importer's Note:Clos de la Roche Grand Cru: The 55-year old vines in the 4 parcels owned by the Domaine Georges Lignier cover a surface of 1.05 hectare, an impressive holding of vines in this most prestigious of Grand Crus where the vines rest on a...
Importer's Note:The Mauro Mascarello family Monprivato vineyard is located in the village of Castiglione Falletto, and is a classic prime medium-hillside site stretching over six hectares (15 acres) at 280 metres above sea level, in the heart of the...
Winery Notes: Inspired by Huët’s revered Pétillant, Owner Tony Hwang introduced this fascinating sparkling wine in 2007.
Oddero Poderi e Cantine
750ml Bottles Also Available... The Oddero team, led by the meticulous, quality-obsessed Maria-Cristina Oddero, after much painstaking evaluation of their raw material and bottled wine over the two decades of her administration, have settled on...
Quinta do Noval
Winemaker Note:Elegance, harmony, finesse and elegance characterize Noval's greatest Vintage Ports, which are declared only in great years (3 or 4 in a decade) and only when the wines come up to Noval's exacting standards. The wine is produced...
Domaine Robert Groffier Pere & Fils
Vinous: 91 PointsGood deep red. Ripe aromas of small wild red fruits, mocha and brown spices, plus a note of menthol; deeper-pitched than the Haut-Doix. Then big, ripe and rich but fine-grained, with savory red fruit flavors complicated by spices and...
Roederer Estate wines are made with juice from just the cuvée pressing; no première or deuxième taille is used. The concept of the vintage L’Ermitage is the same one that is used in Champagne: Only the best of the vintage is...
A visit to Tenuta Scarpa’s old cantina on the outskirts of Nizza, about 25 kilometers southeast of Barolo, is like visiting a museum of the history of winemaking in Piemonte. This old property makes, or has made, over the past century just about...
Winery Notes: Traditional fermentation in large, old truncated conical wooden vats for about 28 days. Aging for over four years in large casks (2,000-10,000 liters) and then at least several more years in bottle before release. (Because Scarpa is a...
Sine Qua Non
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 98 Points: A step up from the Grenache, the blockbuster-styled 2012 Syrah Stock checks in as a blend of 84% Syrah, 7% Grenache, 6% Petit Sirah, and the rest Viognier and Mourvedre, that was fermented with 32% whole clusters...
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 95 Points The 2012 Valbuena was cropped from a vintage with a very dry and warm summer that resulted in very healthy grapes. Since the 2010 vintage, this wine is fermented plot by plot following the findings from a...
James Suckling: 97 Points The aromas of licorice, violets and bramble berries impress. Full body, incredible length and texture. Lasts for minutes on the palate. Give it at least five years to soften. (3/2016) Vinous: 94 Points A...
Located nearby the village of Castiglione Falletto, the Villero vineyard faces South/South-west with Vietti owning a little less than one hectare. The grapevines are 43 years of age on average and are planted at a density of 4,000 per hectare. The 2012...
F. X. Pichler
The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine is stored in large old Austrian oak barrels with capacities of 3,000 - 5,000 litres. The wine ages on fine lees for six months before being bottled in August. TASTING NOTES The...