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2016 Mauro Franchino Gattinara Riserva
Mauro Franchino
2016 Mauro Franchino Gattinara Riserva
Legendary Mauro Franchino and his nephew Alberto Raviciotti farm a scant 3 hectares practicing sustainable viticulture. They select only their best Nebbiolo to make their wines in their tiny winery in the center of Gattinara. On a typical year,...
$66.99
2021 Vietti Moscato d'Asti
Vietti
2021 Vietti Moscato d'Asti
 Pale sunshine yellow color and slight frizzante, this Moscato d'Asti has intense aromas of peaches, rose petals and ginger. On the palate, it is delicately sweet and sparkling with balanced acidity, good complexity and a finish of fresh apricots...
$17.99
2020 Pra Soave Classico Monte Grande
Pra
2020 Pra Soave Classico Monte Grande
Nowhere else, I think, does the unique soil of a region so inform the style of the wine as it does in the Soave Classico appellation.  Located on a sweep of hills that roll eastward as far as the Venice lagoon, this area is not to be confused with...
$37.99
2019 Gillardi Dogliani Cursalet
Gillardi
2019 Gillardi Dogliani Cursalet
Importer's Notes: Deep crimson color with a lush and velvety texture. A complex nose of red fruit with tobacco and hints of licorice. Full and round in the mouth with budding notes of leather and cured meat.
$36.00
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2016 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino 'Nicco'
Capanna
2016 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino 'Nicco'
2016 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino 'Nicco'  James Suckling: Very beautiful aromas of crushed cherries and flowers, such as violets. Some fresh mushroom and tile as well. Full-bodied with extremely polished tannins and an ultra-silky texture...
$129.99
2016 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino
Capanna
2016 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino
2016 Capanna Brunello di Montalcino   James Suckling: Gorgeous aromas of black cherry, cedar, leather and dried flowers follow through to a full body with firm, creamy tannins that are long and caressing. Tight and focused. Pretty clarity to...
$69.99
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...
$35.00
$29.99
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
2018 E. Pira- Chiara Boschis Barolo Mosconi
E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis
2018 E. Pira- Chiara Boschis Barolo Mosconi
 Mosconi is such a particular terroir and Chiara, like I think she did for Cannubi, has worked very hard to distill its uniqueness into her wine.  Not as beefy and monolithic as some other wines from Monforte, it’s still the most...
$119.99
2018 E. Pira- Chiara Boschis Barolo Via Nuova
E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis
2018 E. Pira- Chiara Boschis Barolo Via Nuova
There are many who think this has become the top wine in the cellar as it shows all of the hallmark elegance and balance of this cellar.  To me it is always the wine I’d most want to use to show off the many attributes of Barolo in general...
$109.99
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
$44.99
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
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
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
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