• Saladini Pilastri Pecorino Offida DOCG 2018

    Brilliant, medium green/gold color. The nose is wonderfully intense offering fresh scents of white peach, citrus zest, and sweet pear with supporting notes of mineral and tropical fruit. The palate confirms the nose delivering a tropical fruits-driven core with accents of citrus and ripe green apple. The finish is long and lingering with bright acidity. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a supple yet vibrant texture. Made with 100% Pecorino grown in the Southern Marches. $13 – 4.5 Stars – 94 points

  • Saladini Pilastri Consenso Rosato IGP Marches 2018

    Brilliant, medium salmon color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of raspberry and strawberry with supporting notes of mineral, rose petals, and orange peel. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of crushed red berries and hibiscus flower. The finish is long and lingering with bright acidity. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a vibrant texture. Made with 100% organic Sangiovese grown in the Spinetoli production zone in the Southern Marches near the Abruzzo border. $10 – 4 Stars – 90 points

  • Cecchetto Raboso Piave 2015

    Brilliant, deep ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of black cherry and blackberry with supporting notes of black tea, violet, leather, and subtle hints of vanilla. The palate echoes the nose delivering a black fruit-driven core with flavors of black fruits and tart cherry. The finish is long and lingering with supple tannins. Medium to full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a rich but vibrant texture. Made with 100% Raboso Piave. $19 – 4.5 Stars – 94 points

  • Verosso Primitivo IGP Salento 2016

    Brilliant, medium ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of raspberry and pomegranate with supporting notes of dried herbs and mineral. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of red currant, boysenberry, and rhubarb. The finish is long and lingering with ripe tannins. Medium to full-bodied and nicely balanced with a juicy texture. A portion of the harvest is left to dry on the vines for an additional 3-4 weeks creating a "ripasso-style" wine. $13 – 3.5 Stars – 89 points

  • Farnese Fantini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2017

    Brilliant, deep ruby color. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of black cherry, blackberry, and plum with supporting notes of cranberry, mineral, and dried flowers. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of black plums. The finish is is long and lingering with chewy tannins. Medium to full-bodied and nicely balanced with a supple texture. Made with 100% Montepulciano and now it is smartly offered with a screw-top closuer. $10 – 4 Stars – 90 points

  • Boccantino Susumaniello IGP Salento 2016

    Brilliant, deep ruby/purple color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of red cherry and raspberry with supporting notes of pomegranate, mineral, and lavender. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of ripe red and black fruits. The finish is long and lingering with supple tannins. Medium to full-bodied and nicely balanced with a voluptuous texture. A beautiful and charming red. $14 – 4 Stars – 92 points

  • Loacker Corte Pavone Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009

    Brilliant, deep scarlet color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of blackberry, mineral, and leather with supporting notes of cured meat and cocoa. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of black fruits, five spice, and red cherry. The finish is long and lingering with aggressive tannins. Medium to full-bodied and nicely balanced with a meaty texture. This Brunello is drinking well now through 2022. $60 – 4 Stars – 90 points

  • Barbanera Nero di Troia IGP Puglia 2017

    Brilliant, dark ruby/purple color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of black currant, cassis, violet, and mineral with supporting notes of cigar box and lavender. The palate confirms the nose delivering a black fruit-driven core with flavors of black fruits and five spice. The finish is long and lingering with chewy tannins. Medium to full-bodied and perfectly balanced with a meaty texture. This lovely southern wine is hedonistically rich with fruit and spice. $15 – 4 Stars – 92 points

  • Uvario La Loggia Rosso IGP Toscano 2016

    Brilliant, dark ruby color. The aromatics are very intense offering scents of boysenberry and raspberry with supporting notes of dried herbs, hibiscus flower, and forest floor. The palate confirms the nose delivering a red and black fruits-driven core with flavors of mineral and black plum. The finish is long and lingering with silky tannins. Medium to full-bodied and nicely balanced with a meaty texture. $17.99 – 4 Stars – 90 points

  • San Osvaldo Frizzante Raboso IGP Veneto NV

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    Brilliant, deep ruby color with a medium bead of bubbles. The nose is moderately intense offering scents of red cherry and hibiscus flower with supporting notes of wild strawberries and blood orange. The palate echoes the nose delivering a red fruit-driven core with flavors of crushed red fruits and mineral. The finish lingers with soft/supple tannins. Medium-bodied and perfectly balanced with a slight bit of fizz and just enough sweetness (balanced by tart fruit) to add body and texture. $15 – 4.5 Stars – 94 points

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