- Giuseppe Quintarelli Valpolicella Classico Superiore 2011WA91$79.98Availability:In Stock91 Points! The 2011 Valpolicella Classico Superiore saw seven months of slow and careful aging in botte grande before being deemed ready for the market. The wine takes a little coaxing before it fully opens, and it requires a few extra vigorous swirls of the glass before it begins to reveal earthy tones of baked brick and potting soil. However, the core of the wine is definitely packed tight with blackberry and ripe plum. The hot vintage has shaped a wine with extra volume and textural richness (with 15% alcohol). - Monica Larner, robertparker.com Learn MoreHURRY, ONLY 9 LEFT!
- Giuseppe Quintarelli Amarone della Vapolicella 2011$299.98Availability:In Stock
- Vietti Barolo Rocche 1999VM95$179.98Availability:In Stock95 Points! The mid to late 1990s were a period of considerable change in Piedmont, as the differences between traditional and more modern-leaning producers were especially marked during this time. The 1999 Barolo Rocche is the star of this flight, as it has all of the classicism of the 1996, but with a little more perfume and inner sweetness, both of which serve to flesh out the mid-palate nicely. What a vivid and utterly captivating Barolo the 1999 is. I have always had a weak spot for the vintage. When I taste the 1999 Rocche, I am once again reminded why.
- Vietti Barolo Brunate 1999VM92$179.98Availability:In Stock92 Points! Dark ruby. With the Brunate we move into the house's more modern-styled wines. It shows the balsamic nose typical of this great vineyard, along with toasted oak, smoke, mineral and tar aromas with excellent concentration in its sweet dark fruit, as well as notable expansiveness and depth of expression. This bottling often appears out of balance when young as the new oak requires a few years to integrate fully into the wine, but patience will be amply rewarded. It should drink well to age 20.
- Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 1999VM93$189.98Availability:Out of Stock93 Points! Sandrone's 1999 Barolo Cannubi Boschis has become much more delicate over the last few years. Still fresh and vibrant, the 1999 impresses for its total sense of harmony. The tannins are now starting to melt away, allowing the fruit to be fully expressive. Violets, lavender and blue/purplish fruit grace the finish. There is a lot to like here.
- Domenico Clerico Barolo Percristina 1999VM93$119.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! Clerico's 1999 Barolo Percristina is a dark, sumptuous beauty. Chocolate, menthol, black fruit, leather and spices flesh out in a round, resonant Barolo with no hard edges and fabulous overall balance. This gorgeous Barolo captures the essence of the full-throttle modern style that was all the rage at the time.
- Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco 2011JS93$19.98Availability:In Stock93 Points! So much pressed lavender to the nose here as well as the classic brambleberries but also some hints of sour cherries, leather and Chinese spices. This is full and delicious with moath-coating tannins, driven acidity and a compact yet long finish. Better in 2020. - JamesSuckling.comLearn More
- Rivetti & Lauro Ui Valtellina Superiore Sassella 2011$29.98Availability:In Stock
- Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 2011WS95WA95$149.98Availability:In Stock95 Points! No matter the vintage - hot or cold - this special wine always stays true to itself. The 2011 Barolo Monprivato is not as precise or polished as the excellent 2010 vintage, but the wine offers abundant elegance and generosity nonetheless. Dark fruit is followed by pipe tobacco, licorice and cola. These elements achieve a beautiful level of balance, depth and unity. Some tartness appears on the close. This wine demonstrates that you can't beat an excellent vineyard site when it comes to making iconic wines. - Monica Larner, eRobertParker.com #225
- Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Le Vigne 2011JS94WA94VM96$129.98Availability:In Stock94 Points! The 2011 Barolo Le Vigne is an opulent and shapely wine with a point of extra cherry softness that you don't get in the 2011 Barolo Cannubi Boschis. That wine shows more austerity and vigor compared to this expression. But Le Vigne delivers an unexpected touch of roundness and opulence that fits the historic profile of this beautiful rendition of Nebbiolo. It presents a slightly more immediate style but it also has the inner grace and poise for a long cellar evolution. Monica Larner, eRobertParker.com #219, June 2015Learn More
- Sandrone Barolo Cannubi Boschis 2011JS94WA95VM95$139.98Availability:In Stock95 Points! Luciano Sandrone's 2011 Barolo Cannubi Boschis is shaping up to be one of the protagonists of the vintage. I say "shaping up" because the wine is still in a youthful stage and has yet to open up fully. Tight and firm, it shows the potential for enormous depth and dimension with dark fruit, spice, licorice and white truffle. If you taste through Sandrone's older vintages, it is apparent that they perform exceptionally well in warm years like 2011. It promises a rewarding evolution ahead but I would suggest waiting five more years before popping the cork. Monica Larner, eRobertParker.com #219, June 2015Learn More