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Guado al Tasso Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2001 750ml
Guado al Tasso Guado Al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2001 750ml
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Price: $139.00
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Upon release, the ’01 Guado al Tasso reflected its benchmark year with a perfumed nose of succulent red and blue fruits backed by herbs, cigar wrapper, and saline minerals. More than fifteen years later, this wine shows its pedigree in its vibrancy, intensity, and purity; it layers its juicy fruits with grilled herbs, warm saddle leather, licorice and sweet black tea. At once energetic and mellowed, the ’01 Guado al Tasso is a stunning, elegant wine that has aged into gorgeous maturity. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the remaining 10% Syrah with a mix of other red grape varieties, Guado al Tasso reflects its vintage variation with subtle changes in its composition. Antinori ferments each parcel separately, blending the mix after a year of aging; after blending, the wine ages for six months in barriques before bottling. more info
Fontodi Flaccianello 2009
Fontodi Flaccianello 2009 750ml
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Price: $154.99

Fontodi’s Flaccianello is as elegant as it is powerful, and vice-versa. All of Sangiovese’s trademark raciness blends with wildflower aromatics and rests on a foundation of sun-warmed earth touched with silky tannins. Since 1981, when Fontodi began crafting this mono-varietal, Flaccianello has been a darling of connoisseurs and critics alike, yet rarely appear vintages like 2009, a harvest where estate owner Giovanni Manetti says he didn’t see a single flawed grape on the sorting table, a year that brings to mind the legendary 1997 and much-heralded 2006. A wine that takes its time, Flaccianello rewards the patient drinker with a pure, all-enveloping, Tuscan experience. It’s Sangiovese intensity at its elegant best. more info
Fontodi Flaccianello 2008
Fontodi Flaccianello 2008 750ml
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Price: $164.99

Fontodi Flaccianello, the Super Tuscan that drinks like a Brunello, is one of the most important mono-varietal Sangiovese Super-Tuscan wines, right up there with Montevertine Le Pergole Torte, and we’re offering this icon with impeccable provenance at some of the best pricing in the country. As elegant as it is powerful, the ’08 Flaccianello is unmistakably intense, unquestionably elegant, a tad restrained, yet none the less approachable. The ’08 Flaccianello showcases the brambly fruit of its Sangiovese grape, whose telltale acidic zing is tempered by a touch of toasted vanilla and wildflower aromatics. Cellar for a few years and drink for the next decade or two. more info
Querciabella Camartina 2010 1.5L
Querciabella Camartina 2010 1.5L
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Price: $249.99
Special Price: $174.99

Precise and layered, the 2010 Camartina personifies elegance, and with about a decade of age, it’s just entering its drinking window. Super-ripe red and black fruits leap from the glass, joined by balsamic herbs, rain-spattered wildflowers, worn leather, warm pipe tobacco and spices. Juicy and succulent, this wine wraps its fruits around a serious mineral spine, while fine-grained tannins meld seamlessly with electric acidity--this wine has the balance and the structure for the long haul! A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese grown in clayey, mineral-rich vineyards, grape varietals ferment separately with indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel; after blending, the wine ages for about 18 months in barrique before bottling without fining or filtration. Camartina is a completely biodynamic, vegan, natural wine that glows with the warmth of its Greve terroir. more info
Fontodi Flaccianello 1995
Fontodi Flaccianello 1995 750ml
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Price: $259.99
Special Price: $229.99

Tenuta Fontodi is Chianti's class act: The winery's renowned crus are Flaccianello and Vigna del Sorbo, and the Chianti Classico is unflinchingly reliable. Tenuta Fontodi is one of many existing estates that can trace their lineage back to these historic times. Fontodi is an all-time favorite of IWM and any Tuscan wine enthusiast.

In the 17 published editions of Gambero Rosso, Italy’s acclaimed wine rating guide, this Tuscan estate has won the coveted Tre Bicchieri (Three Glasses) award 13 times. And like the other greats of Chianti Classico (Felsina, Querciabella, Castell'in Villa...), they did it by revealing the true essence of the Sangiovese grape and the local terroir. They maintain tradition even when updating equipment; in fact, the new cantina works entirely on the gravity principle (no pumps) though it is fitted with the latest vinification technology.

Resting near Panzano in the epicenter of Toscana's viticulture, Fontodi's vines enjoy a southern aspect, a position in a natural amphitheatre, and marl soil. These optimum conditions allow the grapes to ripen perfectly, therefore creating wines of great character and structure. The natural potential of the grapes combined with the leadership of Marco and Giovanni Manetti (cousins who are sons of the 1968 visionaries) makes for perfection in winemaking. The estate dates back to the 16th century, but her modern era started in 1968 when the Manettis, a Florentine family famous for more than three centuries for their terracotta production, purchased the estate.

One of the first 100% Sangiovese Super Tuscans, Fontodi's Flaccianello is a cru of grapes from the vineyard of the same name, the "Flaccianello della Pieve." This big red wine, which was born in 1981, combines all the old-world characteristics of Sangiovese with modern vinification techniques. While the Flaccianello went on to achieve her "super" status, the cru Vigna del Sorbo became one of the first Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon blends: the latter is actually classified as a DOCG wine, though, and the former an IGT. The grapes are primarily Sangiovese (with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon) and come from the Vigna del Sorbo vineyard. In the nineties, driven to improve quality even further, Manetti phased out his Chianti Classico Riserva label to focus on his Chianti Classico, a wine aged in botti (large barrels) that serves as a fine benchmark for a traditional wine.
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Fontodi Flaccianello 2005 750ml
Fontodi Flaccianello 2005 750ml
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Price: $229.99

Upon release, the ’05 Flaccianello was hailed for its intense perfume, immediate accessibility, and pretty, vibrant fruit, but what a difference a decade makes! Now with almost 15 years of maturity, this Flaccianello layers its sweet red berries, succulent blue plums, and brambly black fruits with warm earth, worn saddle leather, potpourri and kisses of cedar, umami, black tea and moss. Time has tamed this wine’s acidity and mellowed its chewy tannins, and today this powerful Flaccianello glides with an electric, silky feel to a lingering, mineral-inflected, earthy finish. Crafted from organically grown Sangiovese, this wine ferments with only natural yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel for about three weeks before aging in oak barrels for at least eighteen months. This ’05 Flaccianello is sublime now and for the next decade. more info
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2009 750ml
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2009 750ml
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Price: $259.00

The child of a warm vintage, the ’09 Sassicaia is deceptively approachable, intense, and delicious; however approachable it seems, this wine in it for the long haul--even more, it’s a piece of history because the ’09 vintage marks the end of an era, the year that consulting enologist Giacomo Tachis retired. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon touched with fifteen-percent Cabernet Franc, Sassicaia is the Bordeaux-style blend that Mario Incisa della Rochetta envisioned coming from little-known Bolgheri all those decades ago. Sassicaia is a wine famous for its elegance, vibrancy, and rich bouquet, and it’s renowned for its sweet frutti di bosco and pointed cypress and herbs, elements it holds in a temptingly firm tannic grip. Sassicaia is always one of IWM’s most in-demand wines, but a year like this one pushes even that stratospheric envelope. more info
Fontodi Flaccianello 1994
Fontodi Flaccianello 1994 750ml
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Price: $274.99

Tenuta Fontodi is Chianti's class act: The winery's renowned crus are Flaccianello and Vigna del Sorbo, and the Chianti Classico is unflinchingly reliable. Tenuta Fontodi is one of many existing estates that can trace their lineage back to these historic times. Fontodi is an all-time favorite of IWM and any Tuscan wine enthusiast.

In the 17 published editions of Gambero Rosso, Italy’s acclaimed wine rating guide, this Tuscan estate has won the coveted Tre Bicchieri (Three Glasses) award 13 times. And like the other greats of Chianti Classico (Felsina, Querciabella, Castell'in Villa...), they did it by revealing the true essence of the Sangiovese grape and the local terroir. They maintain tradition even when updating equipment; in fact, the new cantina works entirely on the gravity principle (no pumps) though it is fitted with the latest vinification technology.

Resting near Panzano in the epicenter of Toscana's viticulture, Fontodi's vines enjoy a southern aspect, a position in a natural amphitheatre, and marl soil. These optimum conditions allow the grapes to ripen perfectly, therefore creating wines of great character and structure. The natural potential of the grapes combined with the leadership of Marco and Giovanni Manetti (cousins who are sons of the 1968 visionaries) makes for perfection in winemaking. The estate dates back to the 16th century, but her modern era started in 1968 when the Manettis, a Florentine family famous for more than three centuries for their terracotta production, purchased the estate.

One of the first 100% Sangiovese Super Tuscans, Fontodi's Flaccianello is a cru of grapes from the vineyard of the same name, the "Flaccianello della Pieve." This big red wine, which was born in 1981, combines all the old-world characteristics of Sangiovese with modern vinification techniques. While the Flaccianello went on to achieve her "super" status, the cru Vigna del Sorbo became one of the first Sangiovese-Cabernet Sauvignon blends: the latter is actually classified as a DOCG wine, though, and the former an IGT. The grapes are primarily Sangiovese (with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon) and come from the Vigna del Sorbo vineyard. In the nineties, driven to improve quality even further, Manetti phased out his Chianti Classico Riserva label to focus on his Chianti Classico, a wine aged in botti (large barrels) that serves as a fine benchmark for a traditional wine.
more info
Fontodi Flaccianello 2008 1.5L
Fontodi Flaccianello 2008 1.5L
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Price: $349.99
Special Price: $299.99

Fontodi Flaccianello, the Super Tuscan that drinks like a Brunello, is one of the most important mono-varietal Sangiovese Super-Tuscan wines, right up there with Montevertine Le Pergole Torte, and we’re offering this icon with impeccable provenance at some of the best pricing in the country. As elegant as it is powerful, the ’08 Flaccianello is unmistakably intense, unquestionably elegant, a tad restrained, yet none the less approachable. The ’08 Flaccianello showcases the brambly fruit of its Sangiovese grape, whose telltale acidic zing is tempered by a touch of toasted vanilla and wildflower aromatics. Cellar for a few years and drink for the next decade or two. more info
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2008 750ml
Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2008 750ml
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Price: $349.99

“Elegant” is the defining word for the ’08 Sassicaia. With its lithe lines and aristocratic profile, it’s a graceful evocation of this important Super-Tuscan wine. Frutti di bosco, cypress, earth, and spice explode on the palate, but the wine’s balletic balance between mouth-watering acidity and velvety tannins works in tension to create an exquisite drinking experience. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon touched with fifteen-percent Cabernet Franc, Sassicaia is the Bordeaux-style blend that Mario Incisa della Rocchetta envisioned coming from little-known Bolgheri all those decades ago. more info