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Producer Wine Vintage Pubblication Date Score Detail
Speri Valpolicella Classico Superiore “Ripasso” DOC 2017 Wine Enthusiast 04/03/2020 90
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Made with organically grown grapes, this has aromas of black-skinned berry, tilled soil and leather. The savory palate offers dried black cherry, star anise and white pepper alongside polished tannins. Enjoy through 2022. KERIN O’KEEFE

Conti Costanti Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 Wine Enthusiast 04/03/2020 98
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Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 Wine Enthusiast 04/03/2020 98
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Hauner Malvasia delle Lipari Passito DOC 2016 Wine Enthusiast 04/03/2020 91
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This opens with aromas of walnut and orange liqueur. Reflecting the nose, the palate, doles out candied orange zest, acacia honey and walnut while fresh acidity boosts the rich flavors. KERIN O’KEEFE

Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG 2015 Wine Enthusiast 03/03/2020 93
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Balsamic aromas evoking eucalyptus and new leather align with mature plum and exotic spice on this ethereally elegant red. Made with 90% Sangiovese and 10% Colorino, the smooth, polished palate delivers sour cherry, cranberry and licorice before a coffee finish. Lithe tannins provide support. Drink through 2027. KERIN O’KEEFE

Speri Valpolicella Classico Superiore “La Roverina” DOC 2017 Wine Enthusiast 03/03/2020 90
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Made with organically grown grapes, this single-vineyard bottling opens with intense aromas of red berry, violet, cooking spice and a balsamic note. The juicy, lively palate features red cherry, cinnamon and star anise alongside smooth tannins. Drink soon to enjoy the fruit richness. KERIN O’KEEFE

Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Il Nocio DOCG 2016 Wine Enthusiast 01/03/2020 95
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Vibrant, linear and fragrant, this radiant 100% Sangiovese has enticing scents of wild berry, rose, new leather, tobacco and a balsamic whiff of camphor. It’s full bodied but boasts a silky-smooth finesse, delivering red cherry, pomegranate and exotic spice alongside polished, elegant tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Drink 2021–2031. KERIN O’KEEFE

Poderi Einaudi Dogliani Superiore Vigna Tecc DOCG 2016 Wine Spectator 31/03/2019 92
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“Broad, rich and plummy, this Dolcetto’s panoply of black cherry, plum, earth and chocolate flavors is wrapped in a lush texture. This is dense and firm, with a light layer of dark chocolate on the finish. Drink now through 2026. 2,000 cases made.” –BS, Wine Spectator, Mar. 31, 2019

Speri Amarone della Valpolicella Classico “Sant’Urbano” DOCG 2013 Wine Enthusiast 01/03/2019 94
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Cellar Selection “Enticing scents of spiced plum, pipe tobacco, crushed mint, new leather and a whiff of smoke come to the forefront. The full-bodied, velvety palate boasts dried cherry, raspberry compote, star anise and a graphite note. Fine-grained tannins provide the firm but elegant framework while fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Drink through 2025.” Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, Mar. 1, 2019

Boscarelli Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Il Nocio DOCG 2015 Wine Enthusiast 01/03/2019 92
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“Initially rather shy, this eventually offers aromas of mature black-skinned fruit, pipe tobacco and a whiff of new leather. The enveloping palate evokes dried cherry, prune, clove and a note of star anise alongside polished tannins. Drink through 2023.” -Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, Mar. 1, 2019

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