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23 wines match your criteria, displaying 1-20.
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1999 Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia Italian Reds 750 ml 1 $99.00
1997 Allegrini Palazzo delle Torre Italian Reds 750 ml 5 $49.00
1995 Antinori Guado al Tasso Italian Reds 750 ml 1 $115.00
2001 Argiano Solengo Italian Reds WS95 750 ml 1 $129.00
Still one of the top wines of the region. Bold and exotic, with a muscular style. Full-bodied, with fantastic, velvety tannins and a long, opulent finish. Got to love this wild wine. Best after 2007. 3,750 cases made. –JS
2001 Cerbaiona Brunello di Montalcino Italian Reds RP96 750 ml 4 $175.00
What a joy it is to taste Molinari’s 2001 Brunello di Montalcino. A dark, translucent ruby, it opens with a profound, deeply expressive nose followed by notes of licorice, tar, black cherries and smoke that take on new dimensions of complexity as this great wine sits in the glass. Deceptively medium in body, it shows plenty of vibrant fruit, structure and fine, noble tannins which insure it will still be a magical wine in 15 years and likely beyond. This Brunello has been nothing short of stunning on the two occasions I’ve tasted it so far and it is undoubtedly one of the vintage’s unqualified successes. It is highly recommended. Recent bottles of the 1999 and 1990 have also been immensely enjoyable. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2023.
2004 Fattoria di Felsina Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia Italian Reds RP96 1.5 L 1 $249.00
The 2004 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is pure silk on the palate. The 2004 is never going to be a huge Rancia. Instead, it is the wine’s elegance and poise that stand out most. In this tasting, the 2004 comes across as a modern day 1990, even if the vintage was quite different from a climactic perspective. Sweet roses, spices and licorice are all woven together beautifully on the impossibly fine, dazzling finish. This is a wine of unbelievable harmony. Proprietor Giuseppe Mazzocolin and longtime oenologist Franco Bernabei have elevated Sangiovese to a level of sophistication rarely seen. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2034.
2006 FONTODI Colli della Toscana Centrale Flaccianello Italian Reds WS99 750 ml 1 $175.00
Shows excellent color and richness for a Sangiovese, with aromas of sultana, coffee, toasty oak and vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with masses of fruit and chewy tannins. The concentration and depth of fruit and layers of tannins are breathtaking. A blockbuster. Best after 2014. 5,000 cases made. –JS
2006 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Italian Reds WS99 1.5 L 3 $399.00
Shows excellent color and richness for a Sangiovese, with aromas of sultana, coffee, toasty oak and vanilla bean. Full-bodied, with masses of fruit and chewy tannins. The concentration and depth of fruit and layers of tannins are breathtaking. A blockbuster. Best after 2014. 5,000 cases made. –JS
2007 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Italian Reds RP96 1.5 L 1 $249.00
I tasted the 2007 Flaccianello a number of times from barrel and tank before it was bottled a few months ago. The 2007 is a bold, extroverted Flaccianello that sweeps across the palate with sensual layers of candied cherries, violets, spices and minerals. Dark, mentholated notes develop in the glass, adding further dimensions of inner sweetness, weight and complexity to this Tuscan thoroughbred. While so many 2007s are forward and open, Flaccianello remains muscular, taut and in need of significant cellaring. Still, the round, enveloping finish augurs extremely well for the future. Flaccianello is a selection of the estate’s finest Sangiovese and is aged in French oak. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2032.
1997 Gaja Costa Russi Italian Reds WS97 750 ml 1 $295.00
I love the mineral, berry and raspberry aromas, with a light mint undertone. Full-bodied, round and unctuous, with fine tannins and a long, ripe fruit aftertaste. Firm and tight. Forget this in the cellar for a long time. As great as the 1996. Best after 2007. 800 cases made. –JS
1999 Gaja Rennina Italian Reds 750 ml 1 $88.00
2000 Gaja Sori San Lorenzo Italian Reds RP95 750 ml 2 $295.00
The 2000 Sori San Lorenzo is another of the standouts of the year. It remains quite youthful, with notable energy in its dark, brooding fruit and considerable tannin. Despite its sheer power, the 2000 isn’t as explosive as it can be. Still, there is little doubt the 2000 Sori San Lorenzo has the stuffing to age well for many years to come. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.
2006 La Massa Toscana Giorgio Primo Italian Reds WS94 750 ml 2 $119.00
Offers blackberry, toasty oak and milk chocolate aromas. Full-bodied, soft and velvety, with a long, rich finish. Concentrated and pretty. Layered and serious. Best after 2011. 2,150 cases made. –JS
2007 La Massa Toscana Giorgio Primo Italian Reds WS97 750 ml 11 $119.00
Dark and brooding, with intense aromas of lead pencil, blackberry, black cherry and licorice. Full-bodied, with velvety, polished tannins, followed by vanilla, berry and currant on the finish. Powerful and complex. Built like a brick house. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best after 2013. 1,750 cases made. –JS
2006 Miani Calvari Italian Reds RP98 1.5 L 1 $1,000.00
The 2006 Calvari is a towering wine of epic proportions. Dark, hulking and muscular, it emerges from the glass with masses of blackberry and blueberry jam, spices, new leather espresso and grilled herbs. Graphite and licorice follow, adding further layers of complexity that lead to the marvelously explosive, palate staining finish. The Calvari possesses dazzling power, class and intensity, all in a style that elevates Refosco to a level this rustic, indigenous grape has never aspired to. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2026.
1966 Minuto Felice Barbaresco Riserva Speciale Italian Reds 750 ml 1 $159.00
This wine has an imperfection.
1970 Orsolani Barolo Italian Reds 750 ml 2 $79.00
This wine has an imperfection.
1999 Pietranera Brunello di Montalcino Italian Reds 750 ml 1 $68.00
2006 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Riserva Vecchie Viti dei Capalot e delle Brunate Italian Reds RP96 1.5 L 1 $549.00
The 2006 Barolo Riserva Vecchie Viti dei Capalot e delle Brunate (magnum) is a dark, sensual beauty. Ripe fruit, violets, licorice, menthol and pine are some of the nuances that are woven into the frame of this rich, expansive Barolo. The wine reveals tons of depth and dimension, but then shuts down rather quickly in the glass. The 2006 Barolo Vecchie Viti dei Capalot e delle Brunate is one of the more imposing wines in this line up of 2006 Barolos, but it is pure magic in a glass. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031.
2000 Roberto Voerzio Barolo Rocche dell'Annunziata Torriglione Italian Reds WS100 750 ml 2 $365.00
Terrific aromas of blackberries, toasted oak and cedar with hints of Cuban tobacco. Full-bodied, with a phenomenal richness and balance. It literally goes on for minutes. Layers upon layers of fruit and ripe tannins. Mind-blowing. How can Nebbiolo be better? This is a new wine from Voerzio, from one of Barolo?s top vineyard sites. Best after 2011. 440 cases made. –JS
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