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Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Scalabrone Rosato 2015 750ml
Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Scalabrone Rosato 2015 750ml
Price: $18.99

Rich cherries, succulent raspberries and fresh-cut herbs dance with crushed flower petals and a kiss of orange zest in this refreshing, aromatic ’15 Rosato Scalabrone. A rare Super-Tuscan rosato, this wine hails from Antinori’s Guado al Tasso, and it’s a food-friendly, genial introduction to this storied Bolgheri esate. Zingy acidity keeps this wine nimble, but it offers a delightful complexity that is sure to delight Antinori fans. A blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 30% Syrah, each grape varietal ferments separately in temperature-controlled stainless steel; after blending, the wine ages first in stainless steel and then rests in bottle before release.
Antinori Guado Al Tasso Il Bruciato 2015 750ml
Antinori Guado Al Tasso Il Bruciato 2015 750ml
Price: $26.99

The product of a warm growing year with reduced yields, the ’15 Il Bruciato almost hugs you with its geniality, yet it retains a nicely acidic zing to whoosh it across the palate. Fistfuls of red and blue fruits, warm baking spices, fresh loam, kisses of underbrush, flower petals and pencil lead, and a spritz of blood orange mingle in this open-knit wine. You can drink this muscular Il Bruciato now, but a year in the cellar will mellow its chewy tannins and integrate its parts into a seamless whole. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, Il Bruciato is the entry-level wine for Antinori’s Bolgheri estate, Tenuta Guado al Tasso. Grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel, using lower temperatures for a portion of the grapes, and malolactic fermentation is split between tank and barrels; the wine ages in barriques for seven months and four months in bottle before release.
Montevertine Pian del Ciampolo 2014 1.5L
Montevertine Pian del Ciampolo 2014 1.5L
Price: $74.99
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This ’14 Pian del Ciampolo shows no sign of its tumultuous growing year in its ripe red and blue fruits, fresh wildflowers, espresso, loam and baking spices; it’s a pure, lilting wine that almost dances across the palate. Vibrant acidity ushers in a perfume rich with telltale Radda terroir as this wine builds to a balanced crescendo. Mostly Sangiovese with a kiss of Colorino and Canaiolo, the organically grown Pian del Ciampolo derives from the same vineyards as the estate's flagship wine, Le Pergole Torte, which are 44 rolling acres located in the municipality of Radda in the heart of Chianti. Like its big-ticket big brother, Pian del Ciampolo shows the elegant, finessed and graceful side of Sangiovese, but at pricing and in a style that allows you to enjoy Montevertine early and often.
Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2010 750ml
Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2010 750ml
Price: $79.99

Giusto di Notri, named after the eponymous vineyard and the patron saint of Suvereto, San Giusto, is Tua Rita's flagship wine. A Bordeaux-style blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with about a third Merlot, and a touch of Cabernet Franc, Giusto is a powerhouse. Its hefty, taut body holds bushes of ripe blackberries and hawthorn berries, warm spices like licorice and cedar, and a beautiful balance between velvety tannins and mouthwatering acidity. Full-bodied, earthy and concentrated with rich, sweet tannins that signify aging potential, this ever- popular selection delivers a lingering finish. Just 1,600 cases produced.
Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2014 750ml
Tua Rita Giusto di Notri 2014 750ml
Price: $79.99

So pure it almost shimmers, the ’14 Giusto di Notri wafts from the glass with a profusion of brambly black and juicy red fruits, crushed herbs, baking spices, flower petals, cigar wrapper, river rocks, and warm saddle leather. This is a very nuanced, transparent evocation of Tua Rita’s flagship wine, and what it lacks in its usual souped-up power, it gains in sophistication and polish. Chewy tannins stud the cheeks, while a sturdy core of minerality propels this wine to a resonant, lingering finish. Vibrant and complex, Giusto di Notri is the flagship wine of the estate and gets its name from the eponymous vineyard and the patron saint of Suvereto, San Giusto. A Bordeaux-style blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with about a third Merlot, and a touch of Cabernet Franc that's aged in barriques, Giusto di Notri is a powerhouse.
Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso Superiore 2008
Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso Superiore 2008 750ml
Price: $89.00

A wine that stands with the effortless elegance and unmistakable class of an Italian gentleman, the Grattamacco '08 Rosso Superiore blends sweet red fruit, enticing spice, and rain-spattered flowers with a nice streak of minerals and a touch of oak for a purely pleasurable drinking experience. Balanced from its aromatic beginning to its lingering, satisfying end, this Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese offers zesty acidity, silky tannins and a seriously nice mouth-feel. Deriving from very sunny, very windy vineyards with soils imbued with an ancient seabed, Grattamacco Rosso Superiore is an affordable, deeply enjoyable, fine Super Tuscan.
Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso Superiore 2009  750ml
Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso Superiore 2009 750ml
Price: $89.00

The product of a warm vintage, this ’09 Bolgheri Rosso Superiore shows an opulent side to the usually reticent wine, and what we like about this Grattamacco vintage is its approachability and its structure. This bolder, more open-knit interpretation is packed with dense red and black fruit, licorice, and spice, all complemented with herbaceous notes and underbrush. Upon release, this wine was unusually plush and harmonious; now with more than five years of perfect maturity, tertiary notes thrum under the surface, but its lively acidity and chewy tannins keep it vibrant and youthful. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 15% Sangiovese, this wine derives from vines averaging 20 years of age, grown in soils of calcareous sandstone, marl and clay. Harvested and vinified together, the grapes vinify in cone-shaped oak vats, and the wine ages for 18 months in barrique, followed by a year in bottle before release.
Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso 2006 750ml
Le Macchiole Paleo Rosso 2006 750ml
Price: $115.00

Upon release, the ’06 Paleo Rosso was a powerful, lush, and captivating wine that flooded the palate with fruits, piqued the cheeks with tannins, and energized its lingering finish with acidity. More than a decade later, this wine is showing its mellow side, complementing its brooding berries with notes of melted chocolate, peppery spices, pencil lead, and loam, as tertiary notes of black tea, tar and saddle leather tease the palate. Caressing yet vibrant, the ’06 Paleo Rosso retains its fresh acidity even as its chewy tannins have subdued somewhat--it’s a gorgeously mature Super Tuscan! While Paleo Rosso was once a blend, in 2001 Le Macchiole made the wine a mono-varietal Cabernet Franc, and Paleo Rosso sees about fourteen months of aging in barriques, making it an ideal bridge between Italian and international winemaking.
Querciabella Camartina 2011 750ml
Querciabella Camartina 2011 750ml
Price: $119.00

Harmonious and lovely, the ’11 Camartina translates the ripe vintage into a wine of considerable elegance. Juicy cherries and brambly dark berries rest on a framework of freshly tilled earth, baking spices, crushed herbs and flowers, warm saddle leather and cigar wrapper. This wine caresses the palate with sophisticated tannins as it builds to a graceful, balanced finish. A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese, Camartina is a completely biodynamic, vegan, natural wine that glows with the warmth of its Greve terroir. Always a Super-Tuscan standout, Camartina has changed a lot since its inception in 1981, but it’s consistently great. Querciabella crafts its Camartina only in vintages that will do it justice, fermenting separate lots in French oak for about twelve days, and then aging the wines in barriques, one-quarter new, for a year; after assembling the blend, the wine ages in barriques for a year and rests six months in bottle.
Fontodi Flaccianello 2014 750ml
Fontodi Flaccianello 2014 750ml
Price: $119.00

The ’14 Flaccianello is a gorgeously aromatic wine. Transparent red and blue fruits, fresh-cut mint, warm earth, violet petals, espresso and warm baking spices burst from the glass of this well-wrought Flaccianello vintage. At once both silky and electric, the wine almost dances on the palate, penetrating every nook and cranny with copious dry extract. While this Flaccianello reflects its cool vintage in its acidity, it’s nonetheless balanced and lovely, and its structure suggests it’ll drink for years to come. Crafted from a selection of organically grown Sangiovese deriving from the estate’s best vineyards, this wine ferments with only natural yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel for about three weeks, and the wine ages for about 28 months in botti grande (about four months longer than is customary) before bottling. 2014 saw a 20 to 30% reduction in grape harvest, and this finessed Flaccianello reflects its low yield vintage in its concentration.