Italy Piedmont

  • red
  • 8 in stock
  • $68.99

  • Organic

Barale 2018 Barolo di Barolo

Called “Barolo di Barolo” because the fruit comes from vineyards in the town of Barolo, this is labeling that we’re seeing more of these days. The wine shows some of the best aspects of the good 2018s – lovely light weight, savory and easy drinking, with entrancing citrus, rose, and earthy notes. A wine more on the side of finesse than power, it’s nonetheless complete. It will drink very well now and for the next 10+ years. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic

Barale 2020 Barbera d'Alba Castle

As with the Barale Dolcetto and Nebbiolo, the Barbera could serve as a text-book example of the grape. The 2020 a fine balance between very ripe fruit and very fresh, mouthwatering acidity – deliciously lush, crisp, and mineral all at once, this really outperforms. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 16 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Barale 2020 Langhe Nebbiolo

Again the Barales achieve a fascinating balance of savory character and fruit, all in a medium-bodied wine that’s quite structured with ripe tannin, with very good length. Another classic. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 10 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Barale 2021 Dolcetto d'Alba Le Rose

A lovely light-mid weight Dolcetto, very fresh with good acidity and classically tannic, this combines bright red fruit and savory herbal notes; this will gain complexity with just a little more time in bottle. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 9 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Boggione, Claudio 2016 Barolo Brunate

The 2016 Brunate is super-aromatic, hitting Nebbiolo’s typical indicators of bright cherry fruit, rose, rich earth/clay/limestone, some balsalm and minty notes; the wine develops even more complexity with air. To me it sings Brunate – that is, a wine with evident power and a serious nature, but also austerely elegant, and balanced between power and finesse without any strain or obvious effort. This is a classic wine that will repay some years in the cellar, but on day 1 it was very good, on day 2 excellent, and on the third day quite spectacular. This may not be the most practical schedule for home drinking, but pouring into a decanter or pitcher in the morning will yield a similar result by dinner time!I can’t resist pointing out that for a Barolo Brunate of this quality the price is very reasonable. But you can do even better: take a 10% discount for any 12 bottles of wine from our inventory, AND – for 24 hours only – we are offering a 15% discount for a 12 bottle case of Boggione. Jamie Wolff

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  • $189.99

Oddero, Luigi 2016 Barolo Convento

The fruit for this '16 Barolo came primarily from east and south-east facing plots in La Morra, with some Nebbiolo from east facing vines in the Barolo commune. The wine was fermented in stainless steel with a 25 day maceration on the skins, before aging in large Slavonian oak casks for 2 years. The Convento '16 is a lightly bricking cherry in the glass when the bottle is first opened but fills out into a brilliant, deep, clear red hue after an hour of air. It begins distinctly minty, with raspberry and red plum. A little clove and milled coffee bean waft over a woodsy smell of stripped bark. Over time, sweet orange peel, pungent roses, and candied strawberry appear, adding richness and pleasant aromatic dimension. The palate has a bright, mineral core - but also real juiciness. Flavors of zingy red apple and cranberry begin a little pinched, but quickly fall on the tongue like a wave of healthy fruit. The wine finishes on a serious note, with a hint of menthol and a dash of black tea. Fantastic, semi-chewy Nebbiolo tannin and firm acidity are long lasting. Drink now through 2030. David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 20 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic

Principiano, Ferdinando 2018 Barolo Serralunga

In 2018 all of the fruit that usually makes up Principiano's single-vineyard Barolo Boscaretto went into the Barolo Serralunga. The Boscaretto fruit sees some significant percentage of whole-cluster fermentation (in steel, with indigenous yeasts, with aging in botti). In conversation a few years ago Ferdinando was pondering dropping the single-vineyard bottlings (Boscaretto, and Ravera di Monforte) in favor of a single blended wine; if the 2018 Barolo di Serralunga is any guide, this is still a pretty fantastic idea.  My most recent two tastings have shown the wine to be very approachable; I think it has the stuff to mature for some years, but it is drinking beautifully now. It's very aromatic - classic young Nebbiolo, with some cherry, blood orange, balsam, delicately floral; the tannins are ripe and relatively gentle, and the whole come together as balanced and super elegant wine. As a highly experienced (and highly articulate) wine friend said, the 2018 is "stupid good". Jamie Wolff

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  • 8 in stock
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  • red off-dry sparkling
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Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2018 Barbera d'Alba 1.5 L

This needed some air, after which it was delicious, open and light-to-medium bodied, with fine balance. Very good indeed. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $49.99

  • Organic

Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2019 Barbera d'Alba

A beautiful black cherry in color. The nose is generous, with exceptional plummy fruit and a charge of dark minerals leading to a waft of tannic black tea and dried roses. The palate is savory, with cherry fruit, salinity and a crunchy earthiness. Structure is high acid with an engaging chew. Another great wine from Elio Sandri! David Hatzopoulos

  • red
  • 7 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Sandri, Elio (Cascina Disa) 2019 Barbera d'Alba 1.5 L

A beautiful black cherry in color. The nose is generous, with exceptional plummy fruit and a charge of dark minerals leading to a waft of tannic black tea and dried roses. The palate is savory, with cherry fruit, salinity and a crunchy earthiness. Structure is high acid with an engaging chew. Another great wine from Elio Sandri! David Hatzopoulos

Offered today at a special low price!

Magnums usually cost more than double the price of a standard .750ml bottle; the glass bottle for a mag is considerably more expensive, and the bottling lines you will find at many small producers don't have the expensive equipment required to bottle (or label) mags, so the work is done by hand. Today's offer ignores the economics in favor of bringing you this festive format - and most delicious and festive wine - at a great price. Take another 10% off for any 12 bottles (1 mag = 2 bottles)!

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