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Torraccia del Piantavigna Erbavoglio Colline Novaresi Bianco DOC 2019 Wine Enthusiast 01/11/2020 90
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Torraccia del Piantavigna Gattinara DOCG 2016 Wine Enthusiast 01/11/2020 93
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Cellar Selection. “Intense floral aromas of rose and iris mingle with forest berry, dried mint and underbrush on this chiseled Nebbiolo. Racy and elegant, the radiant palate offers spiced cranberry, blood orange, star anise and botanical herb before closing on salty mineral note evoking rusty iron. Vibrant acidity and taut fine-grained tannins provide age-worthy support. Drink 2023–2036.” KERIN O’KEEFE

Torraccia del Piantavigna Gattinara DOCG 2015 Wine Enthusiast 01/11/2020 91
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Underbrush, tilled soil, camphor and new leather aromas mingle together in the glass. Firmly structured and austere, the linear palate features sour cherry, orange zest and licorice alongside tightly wound fine-grained tannins. Drink 2021–2027. KERIN O’KEEFE

Torraccia del Piantavigna Ghemme DOCG 2009 Wine Advocate 23/09/2020 93
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The Torraccia del Piantavigna 2009 Ghemme (made from a blend of 90% Nebbiolo and 10% Vespolina) shows softly aged qualities with spice, tar and leather over dried berries and black currants. The results are linear and elegant, with plenty of attractive licorice, tar, spice and crushed stone on the close. This is a pretty wine that has aged with grace. -Monica Larner

Bucci Verdicchio Classico dei Castelli di Jesi DOC 2018 Vinous 15/09/2020 91
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Dusty young peach and mango combines with white smoke and a spritz of lime to form an inviting and wonderfully fresh display on the 2018 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore. It perfectly balances soft textures with salty minerals and acid-driven tension, leaving notes of saline-infused green apple and a hint of grapefruit which begs you to take another sip. The fruit comes from a mix of Bucci estate vineyards, while the wine is aged in old, large 50-75 hectoliter barrels for four months. It’s an amazing value for Verdicchio at this level.  Drinking window: 2020 -2026

Bucci Verdicchio Classico Riserva Villa Bucci DOC 2016 Vinous 15/09/2020 92
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The 2016 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Riserva Classico Villa Bucci is intense from the get-go, showing almond paste and exotic spice, evolving into notes of honeysuckle and ripe yellow apple. It’s silky, with an amazing density of ripe fruit and a hint of vanilla bean, almost leaning toward the tropical spectrum yet reeled in with just enough acidity and salty minerality to maintain balance. This is a big wine, as is usually the case, yet the Bucci style carries it well. The Villa Bucci is a selection made from the estate’s oldest parcels. It spends 14 months in Slavonian oak casks prior to bottling. Lose a few bottles in the cellar for three to five years, and reap the rewards.   Drinking window: 2024 -2032

Carpineta Fontalpino Montaperto Chianti Classico DOCG 2018 DoctorWine by Daniele Cernilli 08/09/2020 96
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Santadi Terre Brune Carignano del Sulcis Superiore DOC 2016 Gambero Rosso 08/09/2020 tre bicchieri
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Costaripa Molmenti Garda Classico Chiaretto 2017 Gambero Rosso 08/09/2020 tre bicchieri
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Poderi Einaudi Barolo “Terlo Vigna Costa Grimaldi” DOCG 2016 Wine Enthusiast 01/09/2020 93
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