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  1. Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Chiniera 2015
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    $79.98
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    98 Points!  Extremely perfumed, showing lots of rose, lavender and dark-berry character. Full body with intense density and chewiness that gives the wine great structure. Lots of flavor and focus at the finish. Needs five to six years to finish. - JamesSuckling.com
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  2. Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Casa Mate 2015
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    97 Points! There is slightly more structure to the 2015 Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté than to the Gavarini Chiniera of the same vintage, and the only differences here are the soils and that this fruit is harvested about ten days later. It's a pretty fascinating demonstration of the power of the single vineyard. The Gavarini Chiniera parcel offers slightly sandier soils, whereas this site is composed of more clay. In rainy years, the Gavarini Chiniera vineyard drains more effectively, whereas the Ginestra's soil retains more moisture in the hot and dry vintages. As a result, in vintages such as this one, Ginestra shows a more compact nature and, in general, provides more impact and more structure. This is a very robust expression, extremely linear and tight. The Ginestra Casa Maté narrowly wins this round. It's another beautiful Barolo. - Monica Larner, robertparker.com Learn More
  3. Vietti Barolo Ravera 2015
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    96 Points! Starting off a bit shy and closed at first, the 2015 Barolo Ravera showed noticeably better in the sample that had been opened a few hours prior to my arrival at the winery for my annual visit. This makes perfect sense as Vietti’s wines are intentionally slow at first but are built to endure the long haul. From the Novello township, this vineyard site is recognized for it power, structure and the uniquely broad approach it shows to the palate. There is a larger span of black fruit at its core. The positioning of the Ravera cru means it is open to the elements and the cold air from the Alps, and the wines result in freshness and mineral character as well. Luca Currado describes a salty, anchovy-like aroma that does indeed appear. Otherwise, this wine shows tightly polished and glossy tannins. - Monica Larner, robertparker.com Learn More
  4. Vietti Barolo Brunate 2015
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    95 Points! This is an explosive and absolutely exuberant expression of Nebbiolo from a vineyard site in La Morra near M. Marengo’s property. Vietti farms two parcels here, a higher side of the vineyard and a lower one (near Damilano and Ceretto). These lower parts of Brunate perform very nicely in the cooler vintages. Instead, this warm vintage expression puts a lot of its fruit depth and personality upfront in a confident and no-fuss manner. You absolutely know what you are getting here, even at the first sniff of the bouquet. The wine proceeds to open and blossom before your nose, offering dark fruit, rose, spice and a very linear mineral tone at the back. That linear flinty note is just terrific. - Monica Larner, robertparker.com Learn More
  5. Vietti Barolo Rocche 2015
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    98 Points!  A hauntingly complex and finely detailed nose that touches so many different characters. Roses, dried wood, cedar, fine brown spices, light earthy notes, warm stones, mountain herbs and leaves. All here – very complex. The density and weight is exceptional, as is the fine, firm weave of tannins. The length is staggering and the tautness and balance are captivating. One of the stars of the vintage! - JamesSuckling.com
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  6. Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2015
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    96+ Points! Opening to a beautifully floral bouquet, the 2015 Barolo Lazzarito delivers fragrant tones of violets, wild rose and a touch of orange blossom. As is the norm at Vietti, I tasted this wine and then wrote this review based on impressions gained from two samples—one opened several hours before my tasting and one opened at the moment of my review. Those floral notes came forth with increased intensity and clarity in the bottle that had been opened longer. The bouquet continues to surprise with touches of black fruit and freshly milled white pepper. However, like many wines from Serralunga d’Alba, this expression from Lazzarito reveals a pretty inner paradox. Those ethereal and balsamic aromas cede to a dense and rich mouthfeel, characterized by structure and power. Those two sides of the wine reach beautiful parity and lasting harmony. - Monica Larner, robertparker.com Learn More
  7. Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2015
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    94 Points! The 2015 Barolo Castiglione is a soft and elegant expression with marked freshness and delineated fruit. Indeed, Luca Currado maintains that 2015 was not a hot vintage per se, and any jammy notes that might appear in the vintage may have to do with an overzealous approach to leaf pulling during the summer season. Old habits die hard, he says, and leaving the leaves intact contributes to the color stabilization of the wine and the successful management of its acidity. From an analytical point of view, this wine does flaunt that much-needed inner crispness. It adds focus and sharpness to the layers of dark, succulent fruit that appear on first nose. - Monica Larner, robertparker.com Learn More
  8. Mauro Molino Barolo Gallinotto 2015
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    93 Points! This wine is named after a vineyard site that is privately registered to the Mauro Molino estate. The 2015 Barolo Gallinotto opens to volume and power with a subtle touch of sweet cherry fruit and baking spice (from the oak aging in both botte grande and barrique). Pretty aromas of tilled earth appear at the back. The wine already shows a careful balancing act between its primary fruit and those secondary notes that come from the extended winemaking process, but this wine still needs time to integrate fully. - Monica Larner, robertparker.com Learn More
  9. Braida Barbera d'Asti Montebruna 2016
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    91 Points!  A bright, succulent style, with vibrant acidity driving the black cherry, blackberry and spice flavors. Dense yet balanced, offering a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2024. - Wine Spectator
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  10. Podere Sapaio Volpolo Bolgheri 2016
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    94 Points!  A very fresh and enticing nose of bright blueberries, newly picked blackcurrants, citrus, crushed stones, pressed violets, dried sage, ash and cedar. Full-bodied and ever so tight with firm, polished tannins punctuated by vibrant acidity. Long and taut on the finish. - JamesSuckling.com
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  11. Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso 2013
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    95 Points!  Although this wine is not labeled as a riserva, it is released six years after the harvest as if it were one. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso opens to balanced fragrances that mix fruity elements with spice, crushed stone and smoke. This wine is linear and direct with firm tannic support at the back. Give it another few years to flesh out further with additional bottle aging. - Monica Larner, robertparker.com
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  12. Petra Cabernet Sauvignon Potenti Toscana 2015
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    Special Price $39.98 Regular Price $65.00
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    94 Points!  Aromas and flavors of black currant, cherry, cedar, iron and tobacco are corralled by the taut, dense structure in this red. Not flashy, but displays depth, while the long, vibrant finish allows the fruit to play an encore. - Wine Spectator
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  13. Gaja Ca'Marcanda Promis 2016
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    $44.98
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    92 Points!  Aromas of dark berries, licorice and sandalwood following through to medium to full body with firm tannins. A juicy and delicious finish. Drink in 2019. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
     
     
     
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