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...
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Dal Forno Romano
2012 Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore Vigneto Monte Lodoletta DOCG
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...
Guarachi Family
2013 Guarachi Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Wine Enthusiast: 92 PointsAnother of the producer's 100% varietal wines, this comes from two head-turning sites: Broken Rock Ranch at the foot of Atlas Peak, and Beckstoffer Las Piedras. The two marry well, offering sizable tannin and power atop complex...
Olga Raffault
2013 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses
In addition to this being one of my favorite wines, period, the Olga Raffault Chinon has my vote for the PERFECT red for Thanksgiving. It’s the very definition of finesse yet there is plenty enough chutzpah to stand up to everything the typical...
2015 Arietta Quartet Napa Valley
Regular Price  $72.00Insiders Only Special  $54.99Six-Bottle Deal $300/$50 a bottle (Shipping Included on Six) Arietta, in its original form, was the partnership of Napa Valley legend John Kongsgaard and auctioneer Fritz Hatton. These two,...
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2015 Az. Ag. Gillardi Giacolino Dogliani ‘Cursalet'
I first had Gillardi’s Cursalet Dolcetto at a dinner in Barolo featuring wines specially chosen by a panel convened by the Knights of the White Truffle and Wines of Alba.  The experts, a who’s-who of winemakers and growers in the region,...
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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...
Poderi Aldo Conterno
2015 Poderi Aldo Conterno Langhe Chardonnay Bussiador
John Rittmaster for Prima Vini Wine Merchants:Chardonnay at Poderi Aldo Conterno is no mere afterthought. Like their father before them, the brothers Conterno are dead serious about Chardonnay and have dedicated some of their best vineyard land, right in...
Robert Foley
2015 Robert Foley Vineyards The Griffin Red Table Wine Napa Valley
The wine Alamo-native winemaker Bob Foley calls ‘the most expensive cheap wine ever made’ was created to be a Foley wine the rest of us could afford in an economy that definitely requires some price elasticity.  But don’t...
2015 Sabotage Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Sean Roney grew up like most kids, trying everything possible to be as different as he could from his parents. He was raised in a winemaking family in Napa after all, and basically learned how to walk by waddling around his family’s vineyards. But...
2015 Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Estate
My relationship with Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is, frankly, complicated.  We had a torrid romance once; back when I first became interested in wine, and, over time, it developed into something deeper, especially after I found employment with...
2016 Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
This Napa Valley Cabernet from the rocky slopes of Pritchard Hill has been one of the Valley’s best-kept secrets for many, many years, but, thanks to its recent spate of unbelievable press (it has once again topped 96, a startlingly regular...
Domaine Curry
2016 Domaine Curry ‘Femme 31’ Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
As you might surmise after getting to know us over the past 41 years, we’re probably never going to be the first wine store or restaurant to jump on the celebrity wine bandwagon. Just because someone’s famous and likes wine, doesn’t...
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Domaines Joseph Burrier
2016 Domaines Joseph Burrier ‘Chateau de Beauregard’ Saint Veran Blanc
Six generations of farming and winemaking in the heart of the Pouilly-Fuisse appellation puts the Burrier family in the unique position of having been able to assemble one of the most prestigious estates in all of the Macon.  They not only farm some...
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2016 Monchiero Carbone Roero Arneis Cecu D'La Biunda
Dedicated to Grandfather Francesco Carbone (better known as “Cecu d’la Biunda or “son of the blond woman” in the local dialect), grapes for this wine are grown on the soft, limy soils of the hills surrounding the Vezza Valley...
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Oddero Poderi e Cantine
2016 Oddero Langhe Nebbiolo
One of the unsung heroes in the Oddero family’s mighty lineup is their awesome Langhe Nebbiolo.  It is, in fact, at just over 1000 cases, the one Oddero wine that barely even makes it out of Italy.  Sourced from 15-20 year-old vines on...
Paul Hobbs
2016 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
GROUND SHIPPING INCLUDED ON SIX OR MORE BOTTLES About:Located in the heart of the Sonoma Coast, CrossBarn is renowned winemaker Paul Hobbs’s innovative winery dedicated to crafting wines of stunning quality and exceptional value...
2016 Shafer TD9 Napa Valley
Shafer has been remarkable in their ability to, over time, consolidate, focus and raise the profile of their amazing wine program.  Their Chardonnay, once an afterthought lost in a sea of competition, became the state-of-the-art Red Shoulder Ranch,...