Northern Italy

2019 Foradori Teroldego IGT
Foradori
2019 Foradori Teroldego IGT
PRIMA Notes:  A visit to Foradori is more like a pilgrimage.  Elizabetta Foradori is, after all, considered one of the most important figures in all of Italian winedom and her winery, at the foot of the Adige Valley north of Trentino, is one of...
$29.99
2018 Cornarea Nebbiolo d'Alba
Cornarea
2018 Cornarea Nebbiolo d'Alba
PRIMA Notes:  Longtime PRIMA fans already know of our affinity for Cornareia’s Roero Arneis, a wine discovered many years ago during our search for ‘the best Arneis in Roero.’ It’s still the benchmark against which we measure...
$32.50
2019 Terre Molin Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore
Terre Molin
2019 Terre Molin Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore
Importer's Notes:  Ripasso is a red wine from the Valpolicella area located north of Verona in the Veneto region. “Ripasso” means “repassed.” The production process of fermented Valpolicella is added to a cask containing the...
$19.99
2020 Cavallotto Pinner Pinot Nero Bianco
Cavallotto
2020 Cavallotto Pinner Pinot Nero in Bianco
PRIMA Notes:  A PRIMA exclusive!  I’ve been bugging Alfio Cavallotto’s West Coast importer for over a year about this wine and, lo and behold, it’s finally here!  It’s PRIMA’s exclusive allocation of Pinner!...
$34.99
2019 Roagna Langhe Bianco IGT
Roagna
2019 Roagna Langhe Bianco IGT
  Just returned from Italy with some wonderful new wines to sell. Let’s start right here with Luca Roagna’s impressive Langhe Bianco- a mouthwateringly delicious Chardonnay with just the merest touch of Nebbiolo in the blend...
$29.99
2020 Laura Aschero Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente
2020 Laura Aschero Pigato Riviera Ligure di Ponente
PRIMA Notes:  Here is a wine that tastes of the Italian Riviera itself.  It’s salinity is palpable, as are the wild herbs, bracken and flowers that are so much a part of the flora of this region.  The fruit is surprisingly rich and...
$29.99
2016 Andrea Oberto Barolo
Andrea Oberto
2016 Andrea Oberto Barolo
Vinous (Antonio) 91 Points: "The 2016 Barolo is fleshy, succulent and super-expressive, all of which make  it an excellent choice for drinking now and over the next decade or so. Sweet red cherry, kirsch,  cinnamon, mint and rose petal all...
$39.99
2018 Palladino Barbera d'Alba
Palladino
2018 Palladino Barbera d'Alba
Winery Notes:  Both easy to drink and and elegant, it has a fruity nose with notes of blackberry, strawberry and cherry.  The palate is well balanced, with a fresh, dry taste. As it ages, it relaxes and becomes soft and velvety. Intense ruby...
$19.99
The Piemonte Primer Sampler
PRIMA
The Piemonte Primer Sampler
These days people (rightly) associate the wines of Piemonte with the Three Bees- Barbera, the dark, juicy grape variety, and Barbaresco and Barolo, the two winegrowing regions that showcase the noble, age-worthy Nebbiolo grape.  But there is so much...
$314.99
2018 Boniperti Colline Novaresi Vespolina Favolalunga
Boniperti
2018 Boniperti Colline Novaresi Vespolina Favolalunga
Winery Notes:  Exclusively Vespolina grapes.  Hand picking vintage in crates during the last week of September, destemming and gentle mashing, fermentation in steel barrels, soaking for about 10 days. Malolactic fermentation in steel...
$22.99
2020 Braida Brachetto d'Aqui
Braida
2020 Braida Brachetto d'Aqui
Winery Notes:  Light ruby red colour with purple highlights, lively froth and persistent perlage. Vigorous, fragrant and aromatic perfume with evident scents of ripe red fruit and withered rose. Sweet, smooth, delicate, sparkling and suave with a...
$28.99
2013 Serio & Battista Borgogno Barolo Cannubi Riserva
Borgogno
2013 Serio & Battista Borgogno Barolo Cannubi Riserva
  The Cannubi MGA, is as familiar to Barolo fans as Romanee Conti is to Burgundy….it’s one of the largest crus in all of Barolo and its most centrally located. Perched right in front of the Castello di Barolo castle, it stretches over 90 acres...
$57.99
2016 Oddero Barolo Villero 1.5 Liter
Oddero
2016 Oddero Barolo Villero 1.5 Liter
Winery Notes:  A strong and well-rounded wine, Barolo Villero reflects a soil richer in clay and limestone than that of Rocche di Castiglione, located in the same town. The bouquet offers intriguing and dense scents of violet, red fruits, cocoa and...
$234.99
2019 Castello di Verduno Pelaverga Basadone Rosso
Castello di Verduno
2019 Castello di Verduno Pelaverga Basadone Rosso
Notes from Oliver:  The Castello di Verduno, owned by Gabriella Burlotto and Franco Bianco, is a beautiful old building at the top of the village of Verduno, on the edge of the Barolo zone. The Castello di Verduno wine label unites two cellars, one...
$29.97
2020 Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis
Bruno Giacosa
2020 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 palate...
$27.99
2017 Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Monfalletto
Cordero di Montezemolo
2017 Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Monfalletto
  While he hype-meter exhausted itself working overtime on the 2017 vintage Barolos, it has found little energy to devote to its follow-up 2017.  But, as the vintage has progressed from harvest, through its winemaking and aging stages and...
$49.99
2020 Vietti Roero Arneis
Vietti
2020 Vietti Roero Arneis
Winery Notes:  Straw yellow colour with fresh floral, citrus and melon aromas with hints of almond. Dry, medium-bodied wine with crisp acidity. Well-balanced, elegant with good complexity and a lingering finish.
$24.97
2018 Brovia Nebbiolo d’Alba ‘Valmaggione’
Brovia
2018 Brovia Nebbiolo d’Alba ‘Valmaggione’
Brovia’s parcel is all of a half-hectare of vines planted back in 1975. The spot faces dead south and farmed organically by winemaker Alex Sanchez, by marriage, the fourth generation Brovia to farm the site.  While his cru Barolos get lots and...
$41.99
 2018 Ceretto Bernadina Nebbiolo d'Alba
Ceretto
2018 Ceretto Bernadina Nebbiolo d'Alba
Winery Notes:  The Monsordo-Bernardina estate is one of the places in Alba more suited to the production of great Nebbiolo. While on the border of the Barolo zone, soils and climate, for technical reasons, was not allowed inside the protected...
$29.99
2019 Mauro Molino Barbera d'Asti Leradici
Mauro Molino
2019 Mauro Molino Barbera d'Asti Leradici
Tasting Notes:  A wine with hints of cherry and red fruits alternatingwith spicy and sometimes floral hints. A Barbera of excellentstructure and complexity with sweet and velvety tanninsof good persistence
$22.99
2020 Ceretto Vignaiolo S. Stefano Moscato d'Asti 375ml
Ceretto Vignaiolo S. Stefano
2020 Ceretto Vignaiolo S. Stefano Moscato d'Asti 375ml
Winery Notes:  Sweet white wine, the dessert wine par excellence. Straw yellow color of varying intensity depending on the vintage. The perlage is refined and elegant. A fruity, intense, aromatic and very persistent nose and sweet flavor are...
$12.97
2017 Mauro Molino Barolo Bricco Luciani
Mauro Molino
2017 Mauro Molino Barolo Bricco Luciani
Tasting Notes:  The Mauro Molino Barolo Luciani presents itself as a wine with an enchanting bouquet,with hints of rose, violet and red berries, with a marked elegance andfemininity and persistent richness to the palate.
$69.99
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2013 Masi Costasera Amarone Classico Riserva
Masi
2013 Masi Costasera Amarone Classico Riserva
Winery Notes:  Proud, majestic, complex and exuberant: this is a special cru version of Masi’s gentle giant, Costasera. A benchmark for the Amarone category, which, together with Barolo and Brunello, makes up the aristocracy of...
$88.97
2017 E. Pira- Chiara Boschi Barolo Cannubi
E. Pira & Figli Chiara Boschis
2017 E. Pira- Chiara Boschis Barolo Cannubi
Vinous Media 95 Points: The Barolo Cannubi is absolutely gorgeous in 2017. Hot and brutally dry conditions notwithstanding, the Cannubi is creamy and sensual in the glass, with impeccable balance, soft, racy edges and tons of allure. It is easily one of...
$139.99
2019 Ceretto Langhe Arneis
Ceretto
2019 Ceretto Langhe Arneis
PRIMA Notes: The Ceretto Arneis is the best-selling version of this grape in Europe and is made from fruit grown on estate vineyards in both Roero and Alba. Despite its relatively large production, it is still the benchmark against which all other...
$24.97
2020 Ca Maiol Lugana
Ca Maiol
2020 Ca Maiol Lugana
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$25.00
$22.50
2019 Oddero Dolcetto d'Alba
Oddero
2019 Oddero Dolcetto d'Alba
Winery Notes:  Attractive appearance with an intense ruby-red color with purple hints, a vinous aroma, sometimes fruity, and a dry taste with a full body and a pleasant touch of bitterness
$24.99
2017 Paolo Scavino Barolo Monvigliero
Paolo Scavino
2017 Paolo Scavino Barolo Monvigliero
Winery Notes:  This Barolo comes from the homonymous vineyard of Monvigliero that can be properly considered the “grand cru” of Verduno village. This cru was first vinified in 2000 vintage and blended intothe Barolo until the 2007...
$74.99
2017 Paolo Scavino Barolo DOCG
Paolo Scavino
2017 Paolo Scavino Barolo DOCG
Winery Notes:  This Barolo has a special value for our family and represents the history and tradition of blending different cru of Barolo. Our Barolo comes from the best plots of seven cru. The diversity of soils, exposure and altitude...
$44.99
2017 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc
Paolo Scavino
2017 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc
Winery Notes:  This cru is the image and identity of the Paolo Scavino winery. Their very first single vineyard Barolo made for first time in 1978, in Castiglione Falletto from the Fiasco cru. Theirs since 1921. Balance of elegance and power...
$94.99
2016 Cascina Adelaide Barolo Cannubi
Cascina Adelaide
2016 Cascina Adelaide Barolo Cannubi
Winery Notes:  Placed in the hearth of Barolo area, Cannubi vineyards were famous and valued still before the beginning of Barolo's history. The dream of each wine producer is to own a vineyars in Cannnubi's hill. Cannubi hill is...
$64.99
2020 G D Vajra Clare JC Langhe Nebbiolo
G. D. Vajra
2020 G D Vajra Clare JC Langhe Nebbiolo
The wine is 100% Nebbiolo, made in what the Vajras call the Metodo Ancestrale, the carefully researched ‘Ancestral Method’ they studied and modernized.  Some 20% of the whole Nebbiolo grape clusters were placed at the bottom of a vat...
$32.00
$24.99
2019 Roagna Dolcetto d'Alba
Roagna
2019 Roagna Dolcetto d'Alba
Winery Notes:  We make Dolcetto d’Alba using fruit from our Pajé and Carso vineyards. Pajé is one of the historic vineyards of the village of Barbaresco and it located in the center of the area planted to vines. Pajé...
$26.97
2017 Oddero Barolo Classico
Oddero
2017 Oddero Barolo Classico
SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS: Brilliant garnet-red color, with warmer tinges developing over time. Unmistakeable bouquet, very pleasant, intense yet ethereal, very persistent, at times spiced, with aromas of truffles, liquorice and dried flowers. Dry taste,...
$59.99
2017 Vietti Barolo Brunate
2017 Vietti Barolo Brunate
Winery Notes:  Intense ruby-red colour. Explosive, powerful and generous nose. Fruity notes of plum, citron and grapefruit, along with spicy overtones. In the glass it gradually shows violet aromas, very typical of the Brunate vineyard. Full and...
$210.00
2017 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito
Vietti
2017 Vietti Barolo Lazzarito
Winery Notes:  Deep garnet red colour. Fascinating and deep on the nose. Notes of hay, cut grass, tobacco, white pepper and wild mint. Robust, muscular on the palate, with a taut and mineral finish. The tannins are typical of Serralunga: angular,...
$210.00
2018 Vietti Perbacco Langhe Nebbiolo
2018 Vietti Perbacco Langhe Nebbiolo
Winery Notes:  Medium deep ruby color. Quite intense and generous fruity nose (red berries) along with floral and spicy notes, a hint of menthol and hard candy. On the pallet medium bodied, showing notable intensity while retaining an essentially...
$29.99
2017 Fattori Runcaris Soave Classico
Fattori Runcaris
2017 Fattori Runcaris Soave Classico
This particular cuvée, Rucaris, is made from 25 year old sustainably-farmed vineyards, planted at high density in the hillsides surrounding the winery.  The wine is fermented in stainless steel and includes a small percentage of late harvest...
$17.97
2016 Aurelio Settimo Barolo Rocche 1.5 Liter
Aurelio Settimo
2016 Aurelio Settimo Barolo Rocche 1.5 Liter
Winery Notes: In addition to “regular” Barolo, we also produce a single vineyard “ROCCHE DELL’ANNUNZIATA”: one of the best area’s crus. Here the vineyards looking out over the Torriglione hamlet – in the shelter...
$124.99
2019 Cantina Valle Isarco Pinot Grigio
Cantina Valle Isarco
2019 Cantina Valle Isarco Pinot Grigio
Winery Notes:  Pinot Grigio, is one of the noblest varieties of the Burgundy family of wine grapes. It prefers the lightly clayey soils of the mid and lower Valle Isarco that give it unique strength and expression.
$21.97
$18.99
2017 Oddero Nizza
Oddero
2017 Oddero Nizza
Winery Notes:  Deep ruby red colour, acquiring elegant garnet highlights with age; bouquet of red fruit, bitter chocolate and coffee which as time passes becomes more spicy with “wild” notes. The flavour is dry and robust, enhanced...
$32.99
2018 Burzi Barbera d'Alba
Burzi
2018 Burzi Barbera d'Alba
The wine is wonderfully focused and the fruit and acidity are in fine balance. Delicate, but with added body and roundness. Complex nose of flowers, fruit and spices.  Fresh in the mouth. - Winemaker Notes
$29.97
2016 Loredan Gasparini Rosso Della Casa
Loredan Gasparini
2016 Loredan Gasparini Rosso Della Casa
Winery Notes:  North of Venice in the Treviso hills, the classic Bordeaux varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Malbec (5%), have been planted since the 1950s to fashion Bordeaux-style red wines of unusual...
$32.99
2018 Oddero Langhe Nebbiolo
Oddero
2018 Oddero Langhe Nebbiolo
PRIMA Notes:  The thing that all fans of this ultra-important La Morra cantina agree upon is that anything made with an Oddero label on it is going to be some serious juice!  ‘Fun, easy-to-drink quaffer’ is rarely a description one...
$34.99
2016 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco Ovello
Cantina del Pino
2016 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco Ovello
“The estate's benchmark wine, the 2016 Barbaresco Ovello reveals a pretty, open-knit personality with beautifully concentrated fruit. Dark cherry, blackberry and plum is framed by tar, campfire ash and powdered licorice. The Ovello cru opens onto a...
$69.99
2016 Burzi Barolo Capalot
Burzi
2016 Burzi Barolo Capalot
Fruity and offers freshness and a small flowery side. It reveals notes of violet, rose, small notes of small wild red fruits associated with fine touches of crunchy blackberry and a subtle hint of laurel. The palate is fruity and offers dynamism, an...
$99.97
2016 Burzi Barolo Capalot 1.5 Liter
Burzi
2016 Burzi Barolo Capalot 1.5 Liter
It reveals notes of violet, rose, small notes of small wild red fruits associated with fine touches of crunchy blackberry and a subtle hint of laurel. The palate is fruity and offers dynamism, an acidulous frame and freshness. On the palate this wine...
$209.97
2016 Burzi Barolo 1.5 liter
Burzi
2016 Burzi Barolo 1.5 Liter
The nose is fruity and offers freshness and a small flowery side. It reveals notes of violet, rose, small notes of small wild red fruits associated with fine touches of crunchy blackberry and a subtle hint of laurel. The palate is fruity and offers...
$124.97
2016 Colla Barolo Bussia Dardi le Rose
Poderi Colla
2016 Colla Barolo Bussia Dardi le Rose
Winery Notes: Intense garnet red, ample and elegant bouquet delicately spiced, with hints of flowers, small red fruits and tar. On the palate, an opulent structure buoyed by soft tannins, overlaid with ripe fruit and liquorice. A ‘majestic’...
$79.99
2015 Roagna Barbaresco Montefico Vecchie Vite
Roagna
2015 Roagna Barbaresco Montefico Vecchie Vite
"Rich and juicy featuring cherry plum licorice earth and leather notes backed by dense resonant tannins. This has the concentration to stand up to its structure with fine chewy length echoing the cherry and licorice elements. Best from 2023 through 2045...
$249.99
2019 Bisol Jei Prosecco Rose DOC
Bisol
2019 Bisol Jei Prosecco Rose DOC
This is a lovely, exceedingly dry, and extremely nuanced bottle of pink bubbles.  We were very pleased with its lifted aromatics.  It reminded me of a gorgeous dry Provencal Rose with fine bubbles. 
$17.50
2015 Roagna Barbaresco Asili Vecchie Vite
Roagna
2015 Roagna Barbaresco Asili Vecchie Vite
Sweet red berry fruit, mint, blood orange, cinnamon and star anise form a gorgeous latticework of aromas and flavors. The 2015 is gracious, light on its feet and full of Asili seduction, but with that extra kick of tannic bite that is such a Roagna...
$249.99
A & G Fantino Barolo Chinato 500 ml
A & G Fantino
A & G Fantino Barolo Chinato 500 ml
Barolo Chinato was once peddled as a cure-all elixir, said to heal miscellaneous daily discomforts. Appropriately, the ingredients in the Fantino brothers’ Chinato read like a potions book: there’s Calissaja Quinine, Genziana, Colombo, and...
$48.50
2015 Rocche Costamagna Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata 375 ml
Rocche Costamagna
2015 Rocche Costamagna Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata 375 ml
John Rittmaster's Notes: There aren’t too many genuine bargains amongst Barolo’s blue chips these days.  Most of the area’s best properties have a very good idea of what they’re worth- and aren’t bashful about...
$24.99
2016 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Arione
Giacomo Conterno
2016 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Arione
The 2016 Barolo Arione is a sort of synthesis between the Cerretta and Francia. It has the red fruit profile and floral overtones of the former with a feeling of structure that recalls the later. Arione Barolos always have a distinctly wild, feral...
$325.00
2015 Burzi Barolo Capalot
Burzi
2015 Burzi Barolo Capalot
Intense garnet red. Fascinating aromas of red fruits, blackberries and plum, elegant notes of vanilla and mint hints follow through to a full body, with noble tannins an excellent finish. Aftertaste of fruit, vanilla and hide. Meditation wine, delicious...
$89.99
2016 Domenico Clerico Barolo Ginestra Ciabot-Mentin
Domenico Clerico
2016 Domenico Clerico Barolo Ginestra Ciabot-Mentin
Floral aromas with lilac and dried lavender that cede to wild berry, cherry and candied orange skin. You don't get much of the tar or asphalt-like tones that you often see with Nebbiolo. Instead, the wine reveals bright primary fruit and delicate,...
$104.99
2016 M Marengo Barolo Bricco delle Viole
Mario Marengo
2016 M Marengo Barolo Bricco delle Viole
Fantastic purity of fruit and ripeness with sweet strawberries, white pepper, limestone and dried flowers both on the nose and palate. Full-bodied with layers of fruit and firm, chewy tannins.
$74.97
2016 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis 1.5 Liter
2016 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis 1.5 Liter
All of these wines from Cavallotto deliver a very floral and perfumed subtext that gives lift and delicate buoyancy to the overall bouquet. This is the Castiglione Falletto magic that shows so well in this classic vintage. The 2016 Barolo Bricco Boschis...
$214.99
2015 Cascina Fontana Barolo
Cascina Fontana
2015 Cascina Fontana Barolo
Winery Notes: Fermentation starts in stainless steel and maceration is approximately 20-25 days long followed by 8 months of aging in stainless steel. The wine is then aged in 25 hectoliter Slavonian oak barrels for 2 years. All the barrels are...
$74.97