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Wine To Go: Italian Reds

Italian Reds

Piedmont

CA’DEL BAIO BARBARESCO PORA’06 – “Only 1000 bottles can be produced from the tiny vineyard, Pora. It is aged an extra year in wood (3) and always is his most powerful Barbaresco. Big tannins and structure.”………………….62.99

CANTINE POVERO “PRIORE” BAROLO ’15 – Aromas of red berries, tobacco and underbrush emerge from the glass. The savory palate offers red cherry, licorice and black pepper alongside firm tannins……..36.99

CECILIA MONTE “RISERVA” BARBARESCO’06…………………69.99

CECILIA MONTE BARBARESCO SERRACAPELLI’08  – “The Princess Grace Of Barbaresco” produces a very elegant styled Barbaresco with aromas and flavors of dried fruits, dried flowers, slight tobacco and hints of black truffles.”…..……62.99

DEMARIE BARBARESCO NEBBIOLO’09  –  “This earthy wine features aromas of truffle, ripe plum, leather and just a whiff of barnyard. The palate offers black cherry, crushed raspberry and notes of baking spice alongside assertive tannins.”……..101.99

DEMARIE BARBARESCO’10………….. 87.99

FIORENZO NADA BARBARESCO ROMBONE TREISO’06 – Elegant and sophisticated with perfectly balanced fruit, extrxt and acidity on a very clean, powerful, and long-lingering palate.a relentless density.”……..72.99

FIORENZO NADA BARBARESCO ROMBONE TREISO’07…………72.99

GIOVANI ROGGERO “RISERVA” BAROLO’05 – “Very elegant, with terroir driven flavors and aromas of red licorice, dried black fruits and hints of truffle. Gorgeous expression of the La Morra landscape.”………88.99

GIOVANNI ROGGERO BARBARESCO RISERVA’06………..…..48.99

OTTOSOLDI BARBERA ’16 – Plenty of lively and intense fruit on the nose with blackberry and blueberry character. Hints of wet earth. Full-bodied, firm and juicy with beautiful fruit and a linear background that carries the wine through…….24.99

PIO CESARE PIEDMONTE BAROLO’14 – “Aromas of raspberry compote, coconut and a whiff of oak-driven spice lead the nose. On the firm, linear palate, assertive fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity support cherry, pomegranate and clove. It’s still youthfully austere and needs a few more years to fully come around.”……181.99

PIO CESARE “MOSCONI” PIEDMONTE BAROLO’14 – “Incredibly perfumed with unique aromas of white truffles, peaches, dark berries and dried flowers. Fresh and bright. Full body, very silky tannins and a long and gorgeous finish. So progressive and seamless. Magnificent. First vintage of this single vineyard wine.”……97.99

VOERZIO MARTINI NEBBIOLO BAROLO’15……..76.99

Tuscany

AIA VECCHIA “LAGONE” SUPER TUSCAN ’17……..25.99

ANTINORI GUADO AL TASSO BOLGHERI BORDEAUX RED BLEND’13 – “A bit reticent, with black cherry, black currant and herb flavors married to a supple texture and fine-grained tannins. The long finish shows promise, but this will need a few years to flesh out. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.”……143.99

ARCANUM “VALADORNA”’09  –  “Brimming with sweet cherry, raspberry, mushroom, anise and spice flavors, this is balanced and fresh, with a long, energetic aftertaste of dried fruit, spice and tea. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.”………108.99

BELVEDERE CAMPOLI CHIANTI CLASSICO’15………53.99

BRANCATELLI GUISEPE SYRAH’09 ……..87.99

BRANCATELLI VALLE DEL SOGNO CABERNET FRANC/CABERNET SAUVIGNON’11 ……..101.99

CASADEI “FILARE 41’04…62.99

CASTELLO di POPPIANO CHIANTI RISERVA FIORENTINI’14………53.99

CASTELLO di POPPIANO IL CORTILE CHIANTI FIORENTINI’15………31.99

GUICCIARDINI LA HISTORIA SUPER TUSCAN’14………76.99 

LE SERRE NUOVE BOLGHERI DELL’ORNELLAIA’02……..44.99

LUIZ BARICHELLO TORRAIA’12……..73.99

 

MASI di MANDORLAIA II MASSI MORELLINO di SCANSANO’15………39.99

MONTEPELOSO A QUO’16  –  “Fresh violets, lavender, citrus and fresh herbs are the main attraction on the nose. Full body, grainy tannins, some lovely, crunchy acidity and a salty finish. A blend of montepulciano, sangiovese, cabernet sauvignon, marselan, and alicante bouschet.”…………30.99

PIANTAFERO CHIANTI SANGIOVESE’16………………24.99

RENZO MASI ERTA E. CHINA RED BLEND’16 – “Another big and ripe, Tuscan red that has plenty of moderately dry tannins, but lacks a bit of elegance and clear contours at the solid finish.”…………….26.99

RENZO MASI CONTRAPASSO’15 – “Comprised of 50% syrah and 50% sangiovese grapes, this wine is made in a  traditional Tuscan winemaking method called con governo.  This method is used with the syrah grapes. The sangiovese grades are made in the traditional way. Each component is vinified separately and then blended prior to bottling. On the nose of Contrappasso are dark fruit notes of blackberry and raspberry, the producers say. On the palate, the wine is full, smooth and velvety, with a hint of mineral notes. The finish contains notes of ripe blueberry pie filling.”…………….25.99

TENUTA LUCE “LUCENTE” SANGIOVESE BLEND’16 – “This blend of Merlot and Sangiovese opens with aromas of dark-skinned berry, violet, mocha and Mediterranean brush. The savory palate offers juicy Marasca cherry, star anise and a hint of espresso alongside velvety polished tannins.”……………38.99

VOLPAIA CHIANTI CLASSICO SANGIOVESE’17 – “Pure and focused, featuring black cherry and black currant fruit, accented by mineral, earth and subtle wild herb elements. Elegant and intense, with a firm, extended finish.”…….34.99

Italian Other Reds

ANTONELLI  SAGRANTINO DI MONTEFALCO’98 – “A big, bold red with vanilla cream and game aromas. Blueberry, dark chocolate and earth flavors carry big tannins.”………..113.99

DORIGO FRIULI “PIGNOLA DI BUTTRIO”’01 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…94.99

DORIGO FRIULI “MONTSCLAPADE”’01 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…76.99

DORIGO FRIULI “REFOSCO DAL PEDUNCOLO ROSSO”’00 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…65.99

JOSEPHUS MAYR BOLZANO ALTO ADIGE LAMAREIN’05 – Intense spicy and smoky aromas lead into a palate that is impressive in its solidity yet perked up by acidity that makes it juicy and enjoyable. The licorice finish underlies a very deep close.”……76.99

LE POIANE VALPOLICELLA BOLLA”’09 – Fabulous wine – with lots of ripe cherry and red fruit – 

MYTHMAKER PUGLIA PRIMITIVO’17.………..26.99

NIEDERMAYR “EUFORIUS”’00 – CELLAR AGED SELECTION…42.99

RUBINO PUNTA AQUILA BRINDISI PRIMITIVO’14……………….23.99

SARTORI di VERONA “CORTE BRA” AMARONE DELLA VALPOICELLA CLASSICO’07  – A skein of rich, dusty ground spice unwinds through flavors of pureed plum, roasted fig, licorice drop, date and chocolate-covered strawberry. Light tannins lend grip, but this remains supple and elegant overall.”……….…69.99

SARTORI  VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE “VIGNETTI DI MONTEGRADELLA”’12……….69.99