Central Italy

1990 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Emidio Pepe
1990 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Emidio Pepe is a singular producer creating amazingly complex age worthy reds and whites in a region of mass produced, overly engineered versions of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Though the family has been producing wines here since the end of the 19th...
$349.97
1995 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico Riserva
Castell'in Villa
1995 Castell'in Villa Chianti Classico Riserva
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 95 Points The 1995 Chianti Classico Riserva is another marvelously complete wine. Waves of fruit saturate the palate in this intense, full-bodied Riserva. The 1995 is another wine endowed with massive fruit and equally...
$199.97
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1995 Fattoria Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Cru Rancia
Felsina
1995 Fattoria Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Cru Rancia
Like its much-vaunted neighbor in Montalcino, immaculately cellared Chianti can age virtually indefinitely.  It was a twenty year old 1964 Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Riserva, after all, that changed my life, once-upon-a-time, so I know how...
$125.00
$125.00
$99.99
1995 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva
Felsina
1995 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva
Wine Enthusiast: 92 Points Opaque with a dark brooding nose. Great, if somewhat hidden, depth of fruit and excellent balance: the fruit-acid-tannin triangle is textbook perfect. Very tight now, this is a keeper for sure. Try to avoid touching...
$79.99
1999 Avignonesi Vin Santo di Montepulciano 375ml (half bottle)
Avignonesi
1999 Avignonesi Vin Santo di Montepulciano 375ml (half bottle)
Vinous: 96 PointsA bevy of white flowers, toffee, Armagnac, mint, pine and mocha aromas flow from the Avignonesi’s 1999 Vin Santo, a wine I would say is the richest Vin Santo made, were it not for the estate’s Occhio di Pernice! Smooth, silky...
$237.97
2002 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Emidio Pepe
2002 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Wine Spectator: 95 PointsDark and tightly wound, with iron, wild herb and cocoa notes backed by full tannins wrapping the firm dark cherry and plum skin notes, ending with dark tar, graphite and bitter almond. Hide this in the cellar for a few years...
$209.97
2003 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino
Canalicchio di Sopra
2003 Canalicchio di Sopra Brunello di Montalcino
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:This family-run estate makes an excellent Brunello from its 15 hectares of vineyards in the Canalicchio zone of Montalcino. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 91+ Points Saturated deep red. Aromas of crushed and...
$129.99
2004 Casanova della Spinetta Sassontino 10-year Riserva
2004 Casanova della Spinetta Sassontino 10-year Riserva IGT
Winery Notes:  95% Sangiovese, 5% Colorino from 50 year old vines grown in sandy calcareous soil with ocean sediments.  Alcoholic fermentation occurs over 6-8 days followed by malolactic fermentation in oak.  Aged 12-14 months in new,...
$74.99
2007 Fontodi Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 375 ml (half bottle)
Fontodi
2007 Fontodi Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 375 ml (half bottle)
 Producer's Note:Fontodi has belonged to the Manetti family since 1968. The family has been associated for centuries with another activity typical of the Chianti region, the production of its famous “terrecotte” tiles. And it is in the...
$110.97
2007 La Spinetta Casanova Sezzana 10-Year Riserva IGT Toscana
La Spinetta
2007 La Spinetta Casanova Sezzana 10-Year Riserva IGT Toscana
FREE SHIPPING ON THREE OR MORE BOTTLES One evening, after making the hair-raising drive from Giorgio Rivetti’s home and cantina in Grinzane-Cavour, in the heart of the Barolo district of Piemonte, through the tunnels of Liguria all the way to the...
$94.99
$74.99
2008 Isole e Olena Cepparello IGT Toscana
Isole e Olena
2008 Isole e Olena Cepparello IGT Toscana
Cepparello was a Super Tuscan before being a Super Tuscan was cool. In fact, many people credit Isole e Olena proprietor Paolo De Marchi with producing, in Cepparello, the very first wine of the genre back in 1980.  His dissatisfaction with the...
$129.99
2008 Querciabella Camartina Toscana IGT
Agricola Querciabella
2008 Querciabella Camartina Toscana IGT
Vinous: 93 Points The 2008 Camartina (70% Cabernet Sauvignon,30% Sangiovese) comes across as rather understated in this vintage. Dark fruit, spices, leather and tobacco are some of the aromas and flavors that take shape in the glass. Mineral notes...
$142.97
2009 Isole e Olena Cepparello IGT Toscana
Isole e Olena
2009 Isole e Olena Cepparello IGT Toscana
Cepparello was a Super Tuscan before being a Super Tuscan was cool. In fact, many people credit Isole e Olena proprietor Paolo De Marchi with producing, in Cepparello, the very first wine of the genre back in 1980.  His dissatisfaction with the...
$129.99
2009 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Madonna del Piano Riserva
Valdicava
2009 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino Madonna del Piano Riserva
  Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 95 Points The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano is an expressive and articulate wine that speaks highly of Sangiovese and the Montalcino territory. The wine offers a pristine narrative of...
$299.97
2011 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 3L
Montevertine
2011 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 3L
Vinous: 97 Points  A vivid, beautiful wine, the 2011 Pergole Torte is superb. Warm, early-maturing harvests often attenuate the differences between sites, but not here. The old vines weathered the heat better, resulting in a wine that is very...
$669.99
2011 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Secco Vigneto Pagliaro
Paolo Bea
2011 Paolo Bea Sagrantino Secco Vigneto Pagliaro
Sagrantino di Montefalco Secco Pagliaro: The fabled local grape of Montefalco is the Sagrantino and the Pagliaro vineyard, situated at 1300 feet in altitude, is dedicated in large part to this grape variety. The harvest of Sagrantino normally occurs...
$104.97
2011 San Giusto a Rentennano Percarlo 1.5L
San Giusto a Rentennano
2011 San Giusto a Rentennano Percarlo 1.5L
 Vinous: 97 Points The 2011 Percarlo is one of the most beautiful, expressive young Percarlos I have ever tasted. Fine, silky and exceptionally polished, the 2011 boast stunning textural depth and richness. Absolutely nothing is out of...
$221.99
2011 San Giusto Percarlo
2011 San Giusto Percarlo
Vinous:  97 Points The 2011 Percarlo is one of the most beautiful, expressive young Percarlos I have ever tasted. Fine, silky and exceptionally polished, the 2011 boast stunning textural depth and richness. Absolutely nothing is out of place in this...
$94.99
2012 Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Biondi-Santi
2012 Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
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...
$219.99
2012 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 5L
Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona
2012 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 5L
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,...
$549.99
2012 Fattoria del Cerro Vino Nobile 1.5L
Fattoria del Cerro
2012 Fattoria del Cerro Vino Nobile 1.5L
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...
$49.99
2012 Marchesi Antinori Solaia Toscana Rosso
Marchesi Antinori
2012 Marchesi Antinori Solaia Toscana Rosso
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Franc 97 Points Wine EnthusiastThis stunning expression of Solaia opens with ample aromas of exotic spices, tilled soil, mature black-skinned fruit and an underlying whiff of fragrant blue...
$269.97
2012 Poggio di Sotto Rosso di Montalcino
Poggio di Sotto
2012 Poggio di Sotto Rosso di Montalcino
When Piero Palmucci decided to found his own Brunello estate, he reached for the stars: before choosing a property he spent several years researching the soil types and microclimates best suited to Sangiovese Grosso, and asking experts and locals which...
$104.97
2013 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Cru Montosoli 1.5L
Altesino
2013 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Cru Montosoli 1.5L
Many think this is the Wine of the Vintage and it will certainly reward cellaring for many years. Wine Spectator: 97 pointsBalsamic notes of juniper, sage and eucalyptus are buried underneath the cherry and plum fruit in this expressive, supple red,...
$249.99
2013 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino
Casanova di Neri
2013 Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino
Winery Notes:  2013 began with a delayed budding and flowering, that turned out to be perfect for the following summer, with cool temperatures and sunny days. Rainfall was well spread out all over the season.This is why the ripening...
$69.97
2013 Castellare I Sodi di San Niccolo
2013 Castellare I Sodi di San Niccolo
Wine Advocate 96 points: The 2013 I Sodi di S. Niccolò is 85% Sangioveto (a more antique name for Sangiovese) and 15% Malvasia Nera from a single vineyard. This wine opens to a darkly saturated appearance and shows ruby, garnet and purple...
$86.97
2013 Fattoria San Lorenzo Burello Rosso Piceno DOC
2013 Fattoria San Lorenzo Burello Rosso Piceno DOC
Winery Notes: The Burello is his older vine and longer aged version of his two Rosso Piceno’s. Also one of only four wines (all red) that see wood ageing coming out of San Lorenzo.
$24.97
2013 Podere Giodo Brunello di Montalcino
2013 Podere Giodo Brunello di Montalcino
Winery Notes: The Giodo 2013 Brunello di Montalcino reflects a more reflective and inward-looking approach. Compared to other Brunellos in its class, this wine manages a very steady and calmly forthcoming collection of aromatic attributes. Instead of...
$199.99
2013 Podere Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione
Podere Salicutti
2013 Podere Salicutti Brunello di Montalcino Piaggione
The leader of the so-called ‘natural’ wine movement in Montalcino, Francesco Leanza has been at the cutting edge of Brunello production for a decade now creating wines loaded with both character and staying power...
$109.97
$89.99
2013 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico San Marcellino
Rocca di Montegrossi
2013 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico San Marcellino
Antonio Galloni on Rocca di Montegrossi: From his first vintage in 1995, Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi has crafted powerful, yet elegant wines imbued with real character. This vertical tasting of Rocca di Montegrossi's Chianti Classico Vigneto San Marcellino...
$56.97
2013 San Giusto Percarlo IGT Toscana
2013 San Giusto Percarlo IGT Toscana
Vinous: 96 Points A wine of extraordinary finesse, the 2013 Percarlo is utterly magnificent. Creamy and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2013 speaks to finesse more than the power and explosiveness that is often found here. With time in the glass,...
$139.97
2013 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Valdicava
2013 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
  James Suckling 98 PointsA juicy, young Brunello with berry, dried mushroom and flower character. Orange peel, too. Full body, firm and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. So complex and beautiful. It goes on for minutes. I love the balance...
$137.50
2014 Fontana Candida Luna Mater Frascati Superiore Riserva
Fontana Candida
2014 Fontana Candida Luna Mater Frascati Superiore Riserva
Nine times out of ten, if you see a Frascati on a wine list or a retail store, it’s best to keep moving. This region’s light, whites are all-too-often insipid and one-dimensional. The unfortunate aspect of this rather cynical position on this...
$24.97
2015 Biserno Campo al Sasso Insoglio del Cinghiale
2015 Biserno Campo al Sasso Insoglio del Cinghiale
Winemaker's Note:Youthful, fruity nose with a hint of spice. Fresh, fruity, medium weight palate with rounded tannins and a harmonious finish.James Suckling: 92 Points Refinement and lots of richness yet remains tangy and vivid. Attractive silky...
$39.99
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2015 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia
Felsina
2015 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia
Fattoria Felsina’s Rancia vineyard is the most prized of the fourteen different individual ‘farms’ the Mazzocolin family own.  Planted entirely to Sangiovese planted in the early nineteen eighties, this long sweeping hill with its...
$62.50
$62.50
$57.50
2015 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 1.5L
Felsina
2015 Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 1.5L
Fattoria Felsina’s Rancia vineyard is the most prized of the fourteen different individual ‘farms’ the Mazzocolin family own.  Planted entirely to Sangiovese planted in the early nineteen eighties, this long sweeping hill with its...
$112.97
2015 Fontodi Chianti Classico
Fontodi
2015 Fontodi Chianti Classico
Decanter: 91 PointsFontodi's 90ha of vineyards are located in the Panzano's Conca d'Oro, one of the driest stretches of the Chianti Classico. Owned by the Manetti family since 1968, the property is totally self-sustaining and has been farmed organically...
$44.97
2015 Gaja Ca Marcanda Promis Toscana
Gaja
2015 Gaja Ca Marcanda Promis Toscana
Winemaker's Note:A medium bodied wine with silky tannins and refreshing acidity. It opens with sweet and juicy notes of blackberry and black cherry, and then it ends with a pleasant salty and savory hint.James Suckling: 93 Points An extremely floral...
$52.97
2015 il Fauno di Arcanum Rosso Toscana
il Fauno di Arcanum
2015 il Fauno di Arcanum Rosso Toscana
Winemaker's Note:A Bordeaux-style blend, il fauno di Arcanum embodies the diversity of the estate, and is sourced primarily from the Di Sotto, La Curva, Colombaio and San Giovanni blocks. Located in the lower southwest section of the estate, in a warmer,...
$42.00
$29.99
2015 Isole e Olena Cepparello IGT Toscana 1.5 Liter
Isole e Olena
2015 Isole e Olena Cepparello IGT Toscana 1.5 Liter
Cepparello was a Super Tuscan before being a Super Tuscan was cool. In fact, many people credit Isole e Olena proprietor Paolo De Marchi with producing, in Cepparello, the very first wine of the genre back in 1980.  His dissatisfaction with the...
$185.99
2015 Livio Sasseti 'Pertimali' Rosso di Montalcino
Livio Sassetti
2015 Livio Sasseti 'Pertimali' Rosso di Montalcino
With a wine list and wine store traditionally loaded with great Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino, you could say a lot of Sangiovese Grosso has flowed under the bridge here at PRIMA over the past 41 years.  Over the decades, though, there have been...
$35.00
$29.99
2015 Marchese Antinori Tignanello Toscana
Marchese Antinori
2015 Marchese Antinori Tignanello Toscana
Tignanello is still regarded as one of Italy’s most iconic wines. Thought to have been the first-ever Sangiovese to be aged in small French oak barrels as well as the first to be blended with international varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and...
$159.99
Montevertine Le Pergole Torte Toscano Rosso
Montevertine
2015 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte Toscano Rosso
96-98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Tasted as a barrel sample, the 2015 Le Pergole Torte is a 100% expression of Sangiovese sourced from the estate's oldest vines (between 30 and 50 years old). Like the other wines from Montevertine, Le Pergole...
$149.99
2015 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico
Rocca di Montegrossi
2015 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico
The transcendent 2015 harvest produced in Tuscany a plethora of magnificent Sangiovese-based wines with beautiful aromatics, outsized flavors and impressive depth.  And you can find this kind of quality everywhere from the simplest IGTs to the...
$31.00
$26.99
2015 San Giusto Percarlo IGT Toscana
2015 San Giusto Percarlo IGT Toscana
Winery Notes: Percarlo—a monovarietal Sangiovese—debuted with the 1983 vintage and currently enjoys status as San Giusto a Rentennano’s most renowned bottling. It derives from low-yielding vines representing six cru sites that feature...
$134.99
2015 Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana IGT
Tenuta Sette Ponti
2015 Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana IGT
Blend:Sangiovese 90%Merlot 10% Tasting Note: Intense ruby red in color, the wine has a fruity, spicy bouquet and ripe cherry and berries on the palate. It has the vivid acidity typical of Sangiovese, with well-integrated tannins and an earthy finish...
$37.97
2015 Val delle Corti Chianti Classico
2015 Val delle Corti Chianti Classico
Importer Notes:  Roberto Bianchi is not interested in following modern winemaking trends that result in voluptuous and fleshy Chiantis that can sometimes be heavy and not very easy to drink. His philosophy is instead focused on expressing the...
$33.97
2016 Antinori Cervaro della Sala Chardonnay Umbria
Antinori
2016 Antinori Cervaro della Sala Chardonnay Umbria
97 points James Suckling: This is the Batard Montrachet of Italy with such and amazing depth and compression of beautiful fruit and chalk. Dried mango and dried green papaya. Full body, yet tight and focused. Energized acidity. Vibrance. Don't miss this...
$54.97
2016 Felsina Chianti Classico
2016 Felsina Chianti Classico
Tasting Notes: This is fragrant and floral with dark berries on the nose. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh, clean finish. A driven and linear Chianti Classico. The backbone of fresh acidity gives this focus. Drink now or hold.
$29.99
Montenidoli
2016 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fiore
Made from the free-run must that emerges from the destemmed grapes before they are pressed, this wine reveals Vernaccia’s elegance and finesse. It ferments in steel and rests long on the lees, acquiring character and a unique, long, round finish...
$24.97
2016 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico
Rocca di Montegrossi
2016 Rocca di Montegrossi Chianti Classico
Winery Notes:  A blend of 85% Sangiovese, with Canaiolo and Colorino, Rocca di Montegrossi’s Chianti Classico is the estate’s flagship wine. Aging takes place mainly in large casks and barrels made with Allier oak for 12 months. Wine is...
$27.97
2016 San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico
San Giusto a Rentennano
2016 San Giusto a Rentennano Chianti Classico
The 2016 vintage in Tuscany is the second of a one-two punch of great harvests the region hasn’t seen in many, many moons.  2015 brought the horsepower- the Tuscan sun in a glass.  2016, though, is bringing something more, a sense of...
$46.00
$35.50
Val di Suga Rosso
Val di Suga
2016 Val di Suga Rosso di Montalcino
What a vintage 2016 is turning out to be in southern Tuscany!  If the Rossos are this good in Montalcino, the mind boggles at what the Brunellos, due out in a few years, might offer.  We stumbled over this beauty recently that shows the sheer...
$30.00
$24.99
2018 La Spinetta il Rose di Casanova
2018 La Spinetta il Rose di Casanova
Importer Notes: Giorgio Rivetti, the man who never sleeps, is at it again! His quest to make great wine has taken him from Piedmont to Tuscany, into the world of sparkling wines and aperitivos, and ROSATO. The 2017 Il Rose is a blend of equal parts...
$16.99