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2021 Cavallotto 'Pinner' Vino Bianco Ottenuto Da Uva Nera
Cavallotto
2021 Cavallotto 'Pinner' Vino Bianco Ottenuto Da Uva Nera
This wine is no longer a secret in the Langhe as it now appears on every top wine list in the area. In my time there this past week, I had, in three different restaurants, the 2018, 2019 and the 2020 and the then, just bottled 2021 at Cavallotto itself...
$35.99
2019 Ca' del Baio Barbaresco Asili
Ca del Baio
2019 Ca' del Baio Barbaresco Asili
 Unfortunately for us, Ca’ del Baio is no longer the best-kept secret in Barbaresco it once was.  The news, thanks to their reviews, the annual visits of the PRIMA gang and the profiling of the Grasso sisters in Suzanne Hoffman’s...
$64.99
2019 Ca 'del Baio Barbaresco Vallegrande
Ca del Baio
2019 Ca 'del Baio Barbaresco Vallegrande
 Unfortunately for us, Ca’ del Baio is no longer the best-kept secret in Barbaresco it once was.  The news, thanks to their reviews, the annual visits of the PRIMA gang and the profiling of the Grasso sisters in Suzanne Hoffman’s...
$55.99
2021 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
Bruno Giacosa
2021 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
One of the legendary winemakers of the world, Bruno Giacosa joined the  family business at the age of 15, representing the third generation of  his Langhe winemaking family. Giacosa’s unfailing pursuit of perfection,  his unrivaled...
$27.99
2020 Oddero Timorasso Colli Tortonesi
Oddero
2020 Oddero Timorasso Colli Tortonesi
The wheel continues to turn at Oddero, Barolo’s seminal Santa Maria di La Morra property.  With a history going back to the nineteenth century, it was brought to prominence again in the 1960s by brothers Giacomo and Luigi Oddero who...
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2015 Guido Berto Nizza 'Canto di Luna'
Guido Berta
2015 Guido Berto Nizza 'Canto di Luna'
PRIMA Notes:  We’ve already featured a few stellar examples from the appellation like Oddero’s and the Titon from L’Armangia that really rung our chimes, but we’re particularly in love with Guido Berta’s 2015 Nizza, a...
$29.99
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2016 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
Caparzo
2016 Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
PRIMA Notes:  Caparzo is making dynamite wines these days and the 2016 Brunello Riserva is one of the best we’ve ever tasted from this top Montalcino property.  The estate, which underwent a much-needed overhaul and change of ownership...
$94.99
2019 Burzi Barbera d'Alba 'Plaustra'
Burzi
2019 Burzi Barbera d'Alba 'Plaustra'
 A young winery that’s very much on the lips of everyone in the Langhe, the young brother-sister combo Alberto and Caterina Burzi’s cellar is in an innocuous-looking building off the Santa Maria parking lot, just across the street from...
$24.99
2018 Giulia Negri Barolo 'La Tartufaia'
Giulia Negri
2018 Giulia Negri Barolo 'La Tartufaia'
 Giulia might be the best-known face among those featured today as the whole world met her when she appeared with actor Stanley Tucci on his TV tour of Italy last year.  But meeting Giulia Negri in person is far more fun than on the tube...
$71.99
2020 Sori della Sorba Langhe Rosso
Sori della Sorba
2020 Sori della Sorba Langhe Rosso
Apples, they say, don’t fall far from their trees, and five minutes with Carlo Mondavi will confirm that the same applies to grapes.  Carlo is very much like his dad Tim, and there’s an awful lot of his famous grandfather in there too!...
$59.99
2019 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva
Castello di Volpaia
2019 Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva
Tasting this old-school Chianti producer’s Riserva is like a cheap ticket back to the splendid but arid hills of Radda-in-Chianti.  In fact, there is this lovely restaurant called Le Vigne that sits in...
$54.00
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2016 Pra Amarone della Valpolicella 'Morandina'
Pra
2016 Pra Amarone della Valpolicella 'Morandina'
35% Corvina,35%  Corvinone, 23% Rondinella and 7% Oseleta   Decanter: A relatively restrained nose shows dried garden herbs with plum and  floral nuances. On the palate, fig and prune flavours are laced with  cigar smoke...
$84.99
2020 Tenuta di Sesta Rosso di Montalcino
Tenuta di Sesta
2020 Tenuta di Sesta Rosso di Montalcino
James Suckling 91 Points: A tangy array of wild herbs and spices colors the bright berry fruit. Hints of minerals and tangerines, too. Medium-bodied and quite elegant and fluid, with silky, refined tannins. A juicy and very well-made Rosso, to enjoy now.
$24.99
2013 Achille Boroli Barolo Cerequio
Achille Baroli
2013 Achille Boroli Barolo Cerequio
Somewhere in the bowels of this computer I have a picture a colleague sent many years ago of (a much younger, much skinnier) me shivering in an ice cold, fresh-off-the-Alps, February wind on the deck of Achille Boroli’s then almost-finished,...
$104.99
2013 Achille Boroli Barolo Villero
Achille Baroli
2013 Achille Boroli Barolo Villero
Somewhere in the bowels of this computer I have a picture a colleague sent many years ago of (a much younger, much skinnier) me shivering in an ice cold, fresh-off-the-Alps, February wind on the deck of Achille Boroli’s then almost-finished,...
$104.99
2017 Arcari & Danesi Franciacorta Brut 'Dosaggio Zero'
Arcari & Danesi
2017 Arcari & Danesi Franciacorta Brut 'Dosaggio Zero'
The Zero Dosage is produced with grapes from the terraced vineyards of Montorfano, adjacent to the winery's headquarters, and others vineyards. The ancient and ferrous lands of the Montorfano characterize this wine...
$54.99
Tenuta di Sesta 'Poggio d'Arna' IGT Toscana
Tenuta di Sesta
Tenuta di Sesta 'Poggio d'Arna' IGT Toscana
Wine Advocate: Featuring Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the Tenuta di Sesta 2019 Poggio d'Arna is packed tight with the dense fruit and inky black extract that you would primarily associate with Cabernet Franc. This is the dominant force. Aromas...
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2019 Oddero Barbaresco Gallina
Oddero
2019 Oddero Barbaresco Gallina
Few realize that this historic Barolo-centric cantina in Santa Maria di La Morra, the very heart of the Barolo producing zone, also produces a stunning Barbaresco from vines the family has owned for over a century.  The vineyard is Gallina, a...
$74.99
2020 Deltetto Barbera d'Alba Superiore 'Brame'
Deltetto
2020 Deltetto Barbera d'Alba Superiore 'Brame'
PRIMA Notes: Bramé, in Piemontese dialect means ‘a desire or craving for something,’ and that’s exactly what will happen to you when you taste this beautifully crafted, savory, food-friendly Barbera from the Roero region of...
$32.50
2020 Vietti Timorasso Derthona
Vietti
2020 Vietti Timorasso Derthona
PRIMA Notes: The best examples of Timorasso I know have the sort of green grape, dried honey, skinned nut quality I associate with the Chenin Blanc of Vouvray, but its minerality, verve and brilliant fruit texture a more akin to, I’d say, a Cotes...
$39.99
2021 G. D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 'Clare JC'
G. D. Vajra
2021 G. D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 'Clare JC'
"There is a red wine of Nebiule (Nebbiolo) made in this neighborhood which is very singular. It is about as sweet as the silky Madeira, as astringent on the palate as Bordeaux, and as brisk as Champagne. It is a pleasing wine." - Thomas Jefferson ~...
$32.00
$26.99
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2020 Cordero di Montezemolo Langhe Nebbiolo
Cordero di Montezemolo
2020 Cordero di Montezemolo Langhe Nebbiolo
PRIMA Notes: I think it was the Cordero’s Nebbiolo, back some 20 years ago, that first convinced us that Langhe Nebbiolo could be something more than a simpler grape-y, fruit-driven red; a very tasty, but not very complex version of something that...
$29.99
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2021 Deltetto Rosato Suasi Langhe DOC
Deltetto
2021 Deltetto Rosato Suasi Langhe DOC
PRIMA Notes: To be honest, Brandon and I basically brought in this tiny parcel of Deltetto Rosato for ourselves.  In fact, while auditioning all of the Deltetto wines for this container at the cantina last year, winemaker Carlo Deltetto didn’t...
$19.99
2021 Laura Aschero Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente
Laura Aschero
2021 Laura Aschero Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente
Wine professionals love to argue about Pigato, the very intriguing white grape indigenous to Liguria.  Pigato is Vermentino many argue.  But ask any farmer working the steep, rocky slopes that loom over the ocean there and they’ll tell...
$32.99
2019 Franz Haas Pinot Nero
Franz Haas
2019 Franz Haas Pinot Nero
PRIMA Notes: This reminds one that Pinot Nero is, at its core, a red mutation of a white grape, hence its aromatic complexity, alluring texture and food-friendly acidity. But, with the taste of the bottle we had last night still lingering this morning, I...
$39.99
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2018 Deltetto Alta Langa Brut PN-CH Millesimato DOCG 3 LITER
Deltetto
2018 Deltetto Alta Langa Brut PN-CH Millesimato DOCG 3 LITER
2018 Deltetto Alta Langa Brut PN-CH Millesimato DOCG 3LITER  Like all of the sparklers at Deltetto, the Alta Langa Brut is made in the traditional ‘Metodo Classico’ (the same as the French Champagne Method) with a secondary fermentation...
$249.99
$224.99
2019 Montecalvi Chianti Classico DOCG
Montecalvi
2019 Montecalvi Chianti Classico DOCG
Montecalvi has a winemaking history that stretches back, oh, 700 years or so.  Originally part of the enormous Nicola d’Uzzano estate of Greve-in-Chianti, it belonged to a Florentine politician during the Medici era and was...
$33.00
$29.99
2020 Deltetto Arneis 'San Michele' Roero 1.5 Liter
Deltetto
2020 Deltetto Arneis 'San Michele' Roero 1.5 Liter
 All Arneis wines are not created equal, especially now that this grape, once seemingly destined for extinction, has become, by far, the most popular and voluminous white wine made in the Langhe.  People I guess forgot that it’s a...
$70.00
NV Deltetto ‘N’ Rose de Noirs Brut VSQ-Metodo Classico 3 LITER
Deltetto
NV Deltetto ‘N’ Rose de Noirs Brut VSQ-Metodo Classico 3 LITER
It was Antonio Deltetto’s passion for Champagne that changed the fortunes of the winery he took over from his father in 1980.  He had the idea he could make good sparkling right there from his own vineyards in the Roero, an idea most of his...
$199.99
2020 Deltetto Arneis 'San Michele' Roero
2020 Deltetto Arneis 'San Michele' Roero
 All Arneis wines are not created equal, especially now that this grape, once seemingly destined for extinction, has become, by far, the most popular and voluminous white wine made in the Langhe.  People I guess forgot that it’s a...
$32.00
$27.99
2018 Deltetto Alta Langa Brut PN-CH Millesimato DOCG
2018 Deltetto Alta Langa Brut PN-CH Millesimato DOCG
Like all of the sparklers at Deltetto, the Alta Langa Brut is made in the traditional ‘Metodo Classico’ (the same as the French Champagne Method) with a secondary fermentation in the bottle and extended time on the lees.  The house...
$49.99
$44.99
Deltetto ‘N’ Rose de Noirs Brut VSQ-Metodo Classico
Deltetto ‘N’ Rose de Noirs Brut VSQ-Metodo Classico
Regular Price $45.00, Debut Price $39.99, SOLID CASE WITH SHIPPING INCLUDED $432/$36 per bottle  It was Antonio Deltetto’s passion for Champagne that changed the fortunes of the winery he took over from his father in 1980.  He had the...
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$39.99
2018 Bricco Carlina Barbera d'Asti 'Fontanavi'
Bricco Carlina
2018 Bricco Carlina Barbera d'Asti 'Fontanavi'
The sibling duo of Camilla and  Francesco Scavino founded this small winery in 2014 at the foot of the  medieval castle that towers over the village of Grinzane Cavour.   The name “Bricco Carlina” is a  reference to the...
$19.99
2019 Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno 'Il Fauno di Arcanum' IGT Toscana Rosso
il Fauno di Arcanum
2019 Tenuta di Arceno Il Fauno 'Il Fauno di Arcanum' IGT Toscana Rosso
Pierre Seillan’s Super Tuscan project, Il Fauno di Arcanum, continues to be easily one of the best values in modern-style Tuscan wine we’ve seen in years. It’s a wine that manages the delicate balance between a palate of very intense...
$45.00
$37.50
2016 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 'Vecchie Vigne'
Siro Pacenti
2016 Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 'Vecchie Vigne'
Since so many of you asked about what Pacenti 2016 Brunello was available, I’ve put together a modest offer for the few precious cases of the Vecchie Vigne (old vines) cuvee still at our disposal.  These are coming directly from...
$119.99
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2004 San Fereolo 'Austri' Langhe Rosso
San Fereolo
2004 San Fereolo 'Austri' Langhe Rosso
Nicoletta Bocca of San Fereolo is deservedly renowned for producing perhaps the most profound and age-worthy Dolcetto in Piemonte from her high-altitude old-vines holdings in Dogliani. As her many fans know, Nicoletta is equally adept with the boisterous...
$59.99
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2021 Giovanni Almondo Roero Arneis 'Bricco Ciliegie'
Giovanni Almondo
2021 Giovanni Almondo Roero Arneis 'Bricco Ciliegie'
The Arneis “Bricco delle Ciliegie” is the perfect wine to understand the extraordinary potential of grown in the Roero Arneis. Domenico Almondo, theowner of the Giovanni Almondo winery, represents a true landmark in this area and the eighties...
$25.99
2019 Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito di Pantelleria 375 ml
Donnafugata
2019 Donnafugata Ben Rye Passito di Pantelleria 375 ml
HALF BOTTLES Ben Ryé offers an extraordinary rich bouquet with outstanding aromas obtained from the dried grapes: apricots and candied orange peel. It presents delicate hints of Mediterranean scrub (maquis). The palate is very fresh and intense,...
$44.99
2019 Siro Pacenti Rosso di Montalcino
Siro Pacenti
2019 Siro Pacenti Rosso di Montalcino
PRIMA Notes: Man, I am loving these 2019 Tuscan reds.  The best are just, well, thoroughly charming, and yet they have a sense of gravitas that goes along with their elegance too. What I like best is their textbook Sangiovese aromatics that, thanks...
$39.99
2018 Schiopetto M Bianco, Collio
Schiopetto
2018 Schiopetto M Bianco, Collio
Winery Notes: In Gorizia, in 1954, the local Curia planted Friulano vines and some Riesling ones. It did so in the best side of the vineyard: the southern. A representative, superb wine that can only be produced in stainless steel tanks in the...
$74.99
2017 Buglioni Valpolicella Superiore l'Imperfetto
Buglioni
2017 Buglioni Valpolicella Superiore l'Imperfetto
Importer's Notes:  Particular note of ripe fruit in a dry and intense wine, which cuddles and fills the mouth. Deep ruby red in color. Distinct and elegant aroma of ripe red fruit and black cherry, with scents of spices and vanilla. Round in the...
$21.97
2018 Schiopetto Pinot Bianco, Colli Orientali di Friuli
Schiopetto
2018 Schiopetto Pinot Bianco, Colli Orientali di Friuli
Winery Notes: A wine obtained exclusively from Pinot Bianco grapes, a varietal of great excellence, particularly suited to hilly areas, which has adapted perfectly to Friuli and in particular to the area of Collio. The Pinot Bianco has been planted in a...
$29.99
2020 Iovine Gragnana Penisola Sorrentina
Iovine
2020 Iovine Gragnano Penisola Sorrentina
PRIMA Notes: One of the first times I visited Napoli, I was with Chef Peter and a few others guys from the PRIMA team.  One Sunday afternoon we discovered, at the top of narrow staircase in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, one of the...
$19.99
2020 Giovanni Rosso Roero Arneis
Giovanni Rosso
2020 Giovanni Rosso Roero Arneis
TASTING NOTES:  Refined and elegant. Clear hints of acacia, pear and peach with touches of tropical fruit. The attack is soft and persistent. The taste is fresh and balanced with a savory finish, typical of wines deriving from the sandy soils of...
$29.97
2014 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Emidio Pepe
2014 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
PRIMA Notes:  There is, of course, no shortage of great wine in Italy these days, but the list of true icons- your Rinaldis, Gajas, Ornellaias and the like- is still a short, rarified one.  Somewhere very near the top of that list must be...
$149.99
2015 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
Emidio Pepe
2015 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
PRIMA Notes: There is, of course, no shortage of great wine in Italy these days, but the list of true icons- your Rinaldis, Gajas, Ornellaias and the like- is still a short, rarified one.  Somewhere very near the top of that list must be Emidio Pepe...
$111.00
2017 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
Emidio Pepe
2017 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
PRIMA Notes: There is, of course, no shortage of great wine in Italy these days, but the list of true icons- your Rinaldis, Gajas, Ornellaias and the like- is still a short, rarified one.  Somewhere very near the top of that list must be Emidio Pepe...
$102.99
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2021 Murgo Etna Bianco
Murgo
2021 Murgo Etna Bianco
PRIMA Notes:  The Murgo Estate, encompassing 60 hectares spread out over three distinct properties, benefits from the relatively cooler climate that exists in the shadow of the nearby towering volcano.  Their white wine, featured here, the 2021...
$17.99
Ostro Pinot Nero Brut Rose Spumante
Ostro
Ostro Pinot Nero Brut Rose Spumante
VINEYARDS: Estate vineyards are planted on clay- and limestone-rich soils, unique to the region, with topsoils of gravel, the classic terroir of Grave. AGE OF VINES: 20 years, on average WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Pressed full cluster (color...
$18.97
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2015 Castello di Volpaia Vin Santo di Chianti Classico
Castello di Volpaia
2015 Castello di Volpaia Vin Santo di Chianti Classico
Why not finish off your faux-Tuscan experience with a glass of Volpaia’s amazing Vin Santo.  One of the very few properties that takes this difficult-to-make but incredible-to-drink elixir seriously, theirs is an intense style with impressive...
$64.99