ITALY : SICILY : NV
DRY, MEDIUM, BODIED, RICH, WALNUTS
Hints of date and apricots. Lingering tones of pinecone, walnut, and custard for a more austere, powerful style. Elegant dried fruit and baking spice on the finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Fish & Poultry
ITALY : VENETO
Pinot Nero, Pinot Noir
DRY, RED/BLUE FRUIT, SUPPLE TANNINS, SMOOTH
$13ITALY : VENETO : PROSECCO
ITALY : VENETO
DRY, LIGHT BODIED, FRESH, CRISP, FLORAL, NO OAK
$14ITALY : TUSCANY : CHIANTI
ITALY : TUSCANY
Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon
MEDIUM-FULL BODIED, RICH, JUICY, RED/BLUE FRUIT, NO OAK
$15ITALY : TUSCANY
$16ITALY : VENETO : DELLE VENEZIE
$16ITALY : PUGLIA : SALENTO
$16ITALY : PUGLIA : SALICE SALENTINO
Italy : Veneto : Soave
LT-MD BODIED, CITRUS, FLORAL, ALMONDS, CRISP, MINERAL DRIVEN, NO OAK
ITALY : VENETO : TREVISO
LIGHT BODY, FRESH, FRUITY, STONE FRUIT, NO OAK
Produced in the frizzante style, which has less pressure inside the bottle which gives finer bubbles. The nose gives yellow peach, nectarine, and quince. The palate is fresh, light and easy drinking.
FOOD PAIRING: Aperitif & Salads
ITALY : VENETO : VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Sangiovese, Molinara
LIGHT BODIED, RED FRUIT, LIGHT TANNIN, SOME OAK
ITALY : TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE : VIGNETI DELLE DOLOMITI
Italy : Tuscany : Maremma
Grenache , Mourvedre
MEDIUM BODIED, BLUE FRUIT, FRESH, SOFT TANNINS, FLORAL, NO OAK
Very expressive and floral in the nose with blueberry, black cherry and raspberry fruit braced with licorice and violet notes. Palate is fresh with soft tannins and very elegant long finish. Natural wine, no additives, aged in concrete egg.
FOOD PAIRING: Lamb & Game
Italy : Piedmont : Alba
MEDIUM BODIED, DARK FRUIT, HERBS, ROBUST, EARTH, TANNINS, NO OAK
Dolcetto translates to ‘little sweet one’ and this one is decidedly not that. Intense bouquet of concentrated black cherry and blackberry, tilled earth, and dried flowers. It is full of flavor of dark berry that is light and refreshing with notes of dried mint, licorice with integrated tannins.
Italy : Piedmont : Langhe
MEDIUM-BODIED, RED FRUIT, CHERRY, MINT, LICORICE, NO OAK
Wonderful expression of Langhe Nebbiolo, and a great place to start into the wide-world of tannic Piedmont reds. This Langhe has a classic nose of red fruits, with hints of mint and licorice. Soft tannins make this red ready to drink right after opening.
ITALY : SICILY : ETNA
Italy : Piedmont
MD BODIED, RED/BLACK FRUIT, HERBS, SMOKY, NEUTRAL OAK
The nose is fairly intense with wild berry fruit aromas like blackberry, black cherry, and black currants along with some leather, smoke and black tea leaves. On the palate, the wine is full and robust with great acidity. Brambly & wild--Italy at its best.
$21ITALY : PIEDMONT : BARBERA D'ALBA
Italy : Sicily : Cerasuolo di Vittoria
70% Nero d’Avola, 30% Frappato
MEDIUM BODIED, RED/BLACK FRUIT, HERBS, WOOD, NEUTRAL OAK
Intense fragrances of blue flowers, forest floor, wood, and dark berry fruit. On the palate, it is smooth and juicy. It delivers concentrated raspberry and black cherry notes with hints of licorice and Mediterranean herbs with a freshness and elegance.
ITALY : ALTO PIEMONTE
Croatina, Vespolina, Dolcetto di Boca
$22ITALY : VENETO : VALPOLICELLA
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ITALY : TUSCANY : CHIANTI CLASSICO
90% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot & Syrah
FULL BODIED, RICH, BLUE FRUIT, DENSE, ROUND TANNINS, OAKED
The nose for this wine is very expressive with plum, currant & rose petal. On the palate it's explosive with rich blue fruit notes & sappy mid palate. The finish is fresh & long. Highest elevation in Chianti & they use large Slavonian oak.
FOOD PAIRING: Meats & Pasta
ITALY : FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA : COLLIO
DRY, FULL BODIED, ORCHARD FRUIT, BRIGHT, UNOAKED
Its richness is reminiscent of Pear Williams, banana, and Acacia flowers wrapped in a slight scent of fresh apricot. Pleasant flavors of pear syrup and quince peels. Bright, well balanced, with a long, fruity finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Risotto & Vegetables
Italy : Tuscany : Chianti Classico
MEDIUM-FULL BODY, RED FRUIT, EARTH, WOOD, SILKY, SOME OAK
Notes of cedar wood spice, dark chocolate, and tobacco with savory earthy notes. On the palate, it is silky and polished with bright cherry flavors interwoven with smoke and earth. It is vibrant and lively. Rustic with charm.
ITALY : VALLE D'AOSTA : ENFER D'ARVIER
MEDIUM BODIED, RED/DARK FRUIT, FRESH, BRIGHT, NEUTRAL OAK
The nose is very aromatic with plummy fruit, wet leather, and stewed berries with a bit of earthiness. Beautifully high-toned with notes of tart red cherry and wild raspberry on the palate.
ECOLOGY : Biodynamic
FOOD PAIRING : Pork or Roast Chicken
Italy : Calabria : Ciro
MED-FULL BODIED, RED FRUIT, FLORAL, SMOKY, TANNINS, SOME OAK
Gaglioppo, a native variety to the Italian “boot”, is sometimes referred to the “Nebbiolo of the South”. The palate is rich, full and dominated by sweet fruit. Aromas of red cherry, cranberry and red roses that transfer to the palate, which has dusty tannins and a nice long finish. Umami galore!
ITALY : PIEDMONTE : BARBARESCO
MEDIUM BODIED, RED FRUIT, AROMATIC, SUPPLE, OAK PRESENT
Bright cherry, strawberry, floral, licorice, and herbal aromas and flavors highlight this fragrant, elegant red. Silky and pure, with fine, ripe tannins for support. Lingering notes of dried fruit and savory spice.
FOOD PAIRING: Roasted Pork with Truffles
ITALY : PIEDMONT
Italy : Tuscany
90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo, 5% Colorino
FULL BODIED, DARK FRUIT, LEATHER, BAKING SPICE, OAK
Enormously silky and smooth with a superior sense of finesse and elegance. Dark fruit and dried cherries segue into delicate spice, chopped mint, blue flower, and dried tobacco. Plush, supple, and broad with incredible energy. What a true Chianti Classico should be.
ITALY : SICILY : 2008
SWEET, FULL, BODIED, RICH, CANDIED, ORCHARD FRUIT
Made with Zibibbo & a smaller percentage of Malvasia grapes. Made in the Passito method this wine gives excellent aromas of candied tropical fruit, orange zest, & honey. The palate is rich & thick with smooth pleasant finish.
ECOLOGY: ConventionalFOOD PAIRING: Dessert
$57ITALY : PIEDMONT : BARBARESCO : CURRA
$58ITALY : VENETO : AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA
ITALY : TUSCANY : MONTALCINO
Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello)
MEDIUM-FULL BODIED, RED/BLACK FRUIT, FIRM TANNINS, LARGE OAK
The nose here has a freshness and underlying notes of black cherry, blackberry and dried sage. The palate is taut with freshness, minerality and a bit of pleasant spice on the finish. Traditionally produced from Montosoli Hill.
FOOD PAIRING: Meats & Pasta
$60ITALY : PIEDMONT : CANAVESE
ITALY : UMBRIA : MONTEFALCO : PIPPARELLO
Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Sagrantino
FULL BODIED, RICH, POWERFUL, DARK FRUIT, STRUCTURE, OAK
An institution unto himself, this fabulous expression of winemaking has brambly red fruits, earth, licorice, eucalyptus, and leather. Velvety tannins are showing splendidly on this 2009 vintage.
$65ITALY : PIEDMONT : OVELLO
$65ITALY : PIEDMONT : RABAJA
Italy : Piedmont :
Barolo : Bricco delle Viole : 2008
FULL BODY, FRESH, RED FRUIT, HERBAL, LITTLE TANNIN, NO OAK
Cherry, black cherry, blackberry, rose, violet, mint, & slight citrus on the nose. Silky on the palate with depth and fervor, ending with a very balanced and delicate finish.
$94ITALY : PIEDMONT : BARARESCO : PAJE
Italy : Umbria : Montefalco : Cerrete : 2007
The Cerrete vineyard is perhaps the greatest combination of height and exposition in the appellation. The soil is similar to “Vigneto Pagliaro”, the other prime source of Sagrantino grapes for the estate, but the higher elevation and location above the cooler valley situation of Pagliaro mean the microclimate for Cerrete is a few degrees warmer, with slightly lower humidity. Fermentation begins naturally after a 45-day maceration, then the wine spends a year in steel tanks, before resting for 43 months in large oak barrels. The resulting wine is intense in nearly every aspect, with a deep violet color, robust tannins, and power that announces itself from the first aromas through the persistent finish. Despite all of this intensity, the wine is not heavy, as the terroir provides lift and elegance that enchants the senses. Only 3933 bottles were produced.