updated 11-16-17
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ITALY

PSI-2490. 11 ITALIA ROSSO, SETTE VIGNE
7 varieties, 7 regions. Made in the region then blended and put in barrels for a year. Lombardy barbera, Piemonte nebbiolo, Veneto corvina, Abruzzo montepulciano, Tuscan sangiovese, Campania aglianico, Puglia primitivo. Spicy range. 11 vigor and complex./ Ripe and robust, with a roti edge. Well balanced. Better than the previous vintage. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2491. 15 BOCA MAGGIORINA, LE PIANE
13 grape varieties, 25 vineyard sites. Appropriately medium bodied northern Piemonte. Valpolicella-like weight. Nebbiolo ID leads the fruit array. Sweet and dried fruits and spices. Ideal./ Great northern Piemonte acidity, briskness. Well textured, exquisitely balanced. A wonderful mealtime wine. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2492. 12 BAROLO SAN ROCCO, AZELIA
Vinous 95: ‘The 2012 Barolo San Rocco shows the pedigree of this great site. The richest and deepest of the Azelia 2012s, the San Rocco is full of intrigue. Dark cherry, plum, sage, menthol, licorice and rosemary are all vivid and beautifully delineated throughout. There is a lot going on in the glass. 2022 to 2037. $80.’
How Many bottles/singles: 64.95 each

PSI-2493. 12 BAROLO SERRALUNGA D’ALBA, LUIGI BAUDANA
Sweet style of the estate and Serralunga. Wine of place and producer./ Good fruit and fruit sweetness to manage the tannins. I like this estate. Harmonious, balanced, long. Sweet-tannin carry through on finish. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2494. 11 BAROLO, RENATO CORINO
Parker 92: ‘The lovely 2011 Barolo presents the clean style and precise integrity that distinguishes the wines of Renato Corino. This wine also delivers exceptional value that makes it even more irresistible. The bouquet shows ripe fruit tones of dark cherry and blackberry with delicate nuances of spice, leather and tar on the edges. You can taste the heat of the vintage thanks to candied fruit flavors, but the overall effect does not lack balance or dimension. In fact, the wine should grow in complexity as it continues to evolve. $44.’
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

PSI-2495. 12 BAROLO LECINQUEVIGNE, DAMILANO
Wine Spectator 92/100. My notes: First class, with good 2012 polish and no new wood. Fresh, up front fruit./ Yes, traditional grip and dried fruit and barrel time without barrel extracts. Balanced and spot on. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

PSI-2496. 11 BAROLO LECINQUEVIGNE, DAMILANO
Parker 92: ‘The 2011 Barolo Lecinquevigne is produced with fruit that is sourced from various points throughout the appellation. I highly enjoyed tasting this wine and I enthusiastically recommend it as a result, especially thanks to its affordable price tag. Barolo Lecinquevigne opens to bright cherry and blackberry aromas that are followed by delicate tones of spice, tar and licorice. The finish is long and smooth. $50.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

PSI-2497. 12 BAROLO SERRALUNGA, MASSOLINO
Wine Enthusiast 93; Wine Spectator 92: ‘Saturated with cherry, strawberry, spice and tea flavors, blacked by a firm structure. Stays tight and compact on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2030. $52.’
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

PSI-2498. 11 BAROLO SERRALUNGA, MASSOLINO
Wine Spectator 92: ‘A tightly coiled version, with a solid core of black cherry framed by licorice and spice accents. Though locked up for now, this shows the potential for a long evolution. Delivers fine ripeness and midpalate density. Best from 2019 through 2033. $54.’
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

PSI-2499. 11 BAROLO, PIO CESARE
James Suckling 95; Parker 92+: ‘The 2011 Barolo offers a classic approach to Nebbiolo and has done so consistently for decades. Pio Cesare is a benchmark producer with a production philosophy that remains the same year after year, thus giving ample room to vintage variation. This handsome edition presents a dark fruit profile with black cherry and cassis. The wine evolves slowly in the glass to reveal tarry notes of licorice and light spice. Its delineated and focused approach is reinforced by its streamlined mouthfeel and delicate complexity.’
How Many bottles/singles: 62.95 each

PSI-2500. 13 BAROLO SERRALUNGA, LUIGI PIRA
Pira sweet and inviting. Delicious nose. That singular, immediate appeal. Speaks volumes. Billows from the glass. Balloons, blossoms. All the attractive nebbiolo features./ Palate equally effusive. Total generosity, give, balance. Plentiful cherry fruit. Good acid, structure, amplitude. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

PSI-2501. 13 BAROLO MARCENASCO, RENATO RATTI
Wine Enthusiast 95: ‘Wild berry, crushed herb, violet and baking spice scents lift out of the glass along with a whiff of menthol. Focused and elegantly structured, the delicious palate doles out ripe Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, cinnamon, sage and white pepper, while refined tannins and bright acidity provide supple support and impeccable balance. Drink 2023–2033.’
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

PSI-2502. 11 BAROLO MARCENASCO, RENATO RATTI (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Wine Spectator 92: ‘This needs air to reveal a dense core of cherry, currant, tar and leather flavors, matched to a solid, tightly woven structure. The pointed tannins hold court on the finish for now, but sweet fruit and licorice accents persist. Best from 2017 through 2030. $50.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2503. 12 BAROLO PATRES, SAN SILVESTRO (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Dry and compact nose./ More yielding palate. More 12 sweet fruit, with fine tannin and texture. Mid term cellar candidate. Works. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2504. 12 BAROLO, PAOLO SCAVINO
James Suckling 93; Wine Enthusiast 92: ‘Dark-skinned berry, baking spice and floral aromas float from the glass while the taut palate delivers crushed raspberry, licorice and chopped herb. Firm refined tannins provide the backbone. Drink 2020–2027.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2505. 11 BAROLO BRICCO AMBROGIO, PAOLO SCAVINO
Parker 92; Wine Spectator 92: ‘All the components are in the right place in this cherry- and strawberry-flavored red, which needs time to integrate. Vivid acidity boosts the present yet refined tannins, and the finish cruises on with an aftertaste of mineral and tobacco. Best from 2019 through 2030. $70.’
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

PSI-2506. 10 BAROLO ROCCHE DELL’ ANNUNZIATA, PAOLO SCAVINO
Vinous 96; Wine & Spirits 96: ‘Enrico Scavino ages his Barolos in mostly used French barriques for ten months and one year in large casks. Rocche dell'Annunziata spends almost a year longer in barrel, allowing the wine's flavors to merge together in a harmonious entity. Scents of crushed rose petals and fresh cherries announce a wine that balances intensity and delicacy. Flavors of plum, licorice, tobacco and spice merge in the texture, woven seamlessly together by the wine's silky tannins and smooth acidity. The flavors remain integrated all the way through the long, fragrant finish. $190.’
How Many bottles/singles: 149.95 each

PSI-2507. 11 BAROLO LA VILLA, ALDO E RICCARDO SEGHESIO
Wine Spectator 93: ‘Dense and firmly structured, providing a foil for the cherry, strawberry, floral and spice flavors. Balanced, but needs time for all the elements to integrate. Exhibits fine length, revealing sweet fruit in the aftertaste. Best from 2019 through 2035. $52.’
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2508. 12 BAROLO, ALDO E RICCARDO SEGHESIO
Good and powerful, traditional. Fairly tarry./ Deep, deep cherry and tar. Juicy, whole cherry. Acid good. Balance. Another 12 classic. I love this. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 35.99 each

PSI-2509. 10 BAROLO, FRANCO SERRA
Wine & Spirits 92: ‘The Sperone family had a wine business in Milan when they purchased 75 acres of vineyard land in Piedmont in 1965. They developed the Franco Serra label out of the winery they built in Monferrato, to offer value-priced wines from a region better known for collectibles. This 2010 is a steal: A floral, red-fruited Barolo with classic undertones of truffles and tar. It’s long on generous black cherry flavor, hinting at fresh herbs as the tannins fill any space left by the fruit. Formidable in its tight structure if you choose to age it, this is already a lovely, rich pleasure if you decant the bottle now.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2510. 12 BAROLO, AZ. AGR. SORDO
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‘Full bodied and juicy, this forward, friendly version of Nebbiolo offers aromas of ripe berry, exotic spice, Alpine herb and a floral note. The chewy, no-frills palate delivers crushed raspberry, black cherry and licorice alongside solid tannins. Drink 2017–2024.’
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

PSI-2511. 12 BAROLO GABUTTI, AZ. AGR. SORDO
Wine Spectator 95 - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: ‘Iron, graphite and sanguine aromas introduce this stern, sinewy red, backed by cherry, strawberry, floral and tobacco flavors. Beautifully balanced and long. Though firm, this remains fresh and focused on the aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2045. $65.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2512. 13 BAROLO ALBE, G. D. VAJRA
Vinous 92/100. My notes: Vajra energy, vitality. Dazzling purity, lovely floral overtones. Explicit and classic cherry, rose, and tar. Beautiful thing./ Again, those Vajra lines, manner of expression. Convincing elegance, nobility. Very, very satisfactory value. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

PSI-2513. 12 BAROLO ALBE, G. D. VAJRA
Fresh and sweet, honest and straight forward. Sweet fruit padding precludes toughness. I’m warming up to this Barolo vintage./ Oh, is the palate ever sweet and juicy. Loving this vintage. Can be drunk early, but is likely to go into a shell for a spell too and thereafter opening up full bouqueted. Fine tannin, good acid. What’s not to like?! 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

PSI-2514. 11 BAROLO ALBE, G. D. VAJRA
Deep and classic. The rose, cherry and tar concentrate. Fresh, lithe, revealing vintage style. Another winner in the series./ Plenty of sweet fruit. Baking spice extra. From oak aging? Fine tannin, great acid. Balanced for aging. Another champion. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

PSI-2515. SORRY, SOLE OUT

PSI-2516. 11 BAROLO RAVERA, G. D. VAJRA
Very sweet cherry. Cracked peppercorn. Pink peppercorn. Full of fruit. Great volume and give. Impressive./ Very good fruit sweetness. Full bodied with barrel aged wood dimensions. Managed tannins. Balanced, harmonious. Extra goodies. Big boy. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

PSI-2517. 11 BAROLO CASTIGLIONE, VIETTI
Parker 92: ‘The 2011 Barolo Castiglione is Vietti's proverbial bread-and-butter wine. It is made in larger volumes (the 2011 vintage saw 56,000 bottles produced) and it shows consistent quality that consumers have come to count on. Fruit is sourced from the greater Castiglione area. The nose is compact and impeccable with dark cherry and plum, backed by spice, licorice and anise seed. There's even a playful touch of bitter chocolate on the close. $80.’
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

PSI-2518. 11 BARBARESCO CAVANNA, LUIGI GIORDANO (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2519. 11 BARBARESCO REYNA, MICHELE CHIARLO
Wine Enthusiast 93: ‘Scents of bright red berry, violet, rose, orange peel, leather and a balsamic note all mingle in the glass. The smooth, savory palate delivers ripe black cherry, black raspberry, freshly ground white pepper, cinnamon and licorice alongside firm but polished tannins. It’s nicely balanced and very refined. Drink 2016–2026. $47.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2520. 11 BARBARESCO, CANTINA DEL NEBBIOLO
Wine Enthusiast 93: ‘Red rose, balsamic herbs, red berry and baking spice aromas jump out of the glass. The succulent palate weaves together lush black cherry, cinnamon, eucalyptus, licorice and orange peel sensations that are supported by velvety tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2015 through 2021. $32.’
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-2521. 11 BARBARESCO SERRA, PAITIN
Vinous 93: ‘Crushed flowers, sweet red berries, spices and mint race across the palate in the 2011 Barbaresco Serra. This is one of the most intense, tannic 2011 Barbarescos readers will come across. Far from an easygoing wine, the 2011 is going to need considerable patience. Hints of sweet tobacco, mint and anise add nuance on the layered, super-expressive finish. The 2011 Serra spent two years in 50-hectoliter casks. 2018-2031. $42.’
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

PSI-2522. 10 BARBARESCO, CANTINA DEL PINO
Vinous 93+: ‘The 2010 Barbaresco is gorgeous, but readers are going to have to be patient. Firm tannins support a core of racy red berries, freshly cut flowers, mint, pine and resin. The 2010 is built on serious energy and intensity. The tannins are quite firm, so readers will have to give this some bottle age. A long, racy finish rounds things out in style. This is a fabulous showing. The Barbaresco is a blend of fruit from Albesani, Starderi, Gallina and Ovello. Now-2030. $46.’
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

PSI-2523. 08 BARBARESCO ALBESANI, CANTINA DEL PINO
Parker 94: ‘Cantina del Pino’s 2008 Barbaresco Albesani shows the heights of pure elegance Nebbiolo is capable of. An exotic array of plums, black cherries, menthol and violets come to life as the Albesani shows off its pedigree. Silky, refined and polished, the Albesani is simply magnificent from the very first taste. The deep, resonant finish stayed with me for hours. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028.’
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

PSI-2524. 13 BARBARESCO TORRE, PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO
Classic, sweet, medium bodied. No edges. Dried cherry. Appeal./ Elegant, fruity. Acid and glycerol well balanced. All about 2013 Barbaresco. Good now with food. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2525. 11 BARBARESCO RISERVA OVELLO, PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO
Wine Spectator 93: ‘A peppery, spicy style, this displays cherry, eucalyptus, tar and black pepper aromas and flavors. Firmly tannic, yet with a core of concentrated sweet fruit, tobacco and tea accents on the lingering finish. Best from 2019 through 2033. $59.’
How Many bottles/singles: 52.95 each

PSI-2526. 13 BARBARESCO, ALBINO ROCCA
Boy, an open and fresh and revealing Barbaresco, even as Barbarescos go. Sweet. Not youthfully stingy at all. Not light bodied. Straight on, good quality Barbaresco./ Medium bodied, flavorful. Correct tastes of cherry, pitch, anise. Good acid. Good example, and likely to drink well early. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

PSI-2527. 13 BARBARESCO, FRANCO SERRA
2011: Wine & Spirits 90 - BEST BUY: ‘As compelling a bargain as Serra’s 2010 Barolo, this is a floral Barbaresco with brisk fruit and barbs of tannins. It contrasts the brightness and shadows of a forest in berry scents and mushroom undertones. There’s a touch of candied-cherry sweetness in the cool, earthy finish. Ready to pour with roast beef, or roast duck with cherries.’
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-2528. 11 BARBARESCO, CONTI SPERONI
Deep, dark, tarry. Old time. Bold, spicy, brandied./ All over again. Really generous, 3D. A deal. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2529. 12 NEBBIOLO D’ALBA CA’ VEJA, PAITIN
Vinous 91: ‘The 2012 Nebbiolo d'Alba Ca' Veja has turned out beautifully. Supple, open-knit and absolutely delicious, the 2012 offers up a compelling mix of sweet red berries and stone fruit laced with attractive floral overtones. This is a classic example of Nebbiolo from Alba, with that extra kick of mid-palate pliancy that is such a Paitin signature. Now-2022.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2530. 2015 NEBBIOLO D’ALBA OCHETTI, RENATO RATTI
Rich, sweet 2015 nebbiolo cherry. A lovely demonstration of grape and vintage. Light oak extras. Deep./ Full, sweet cherry flavor. Grip and fine tannin. Great oak embellishment. Exemplary rep of DOCG and vintage. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2531. 14 LANGHE NEBBIOLO MARGHE, DAMILANO
2 years in barrel, 1 year in bottle. Wow, this is sweet fruited, optimally. As well as detailed, expansive. Even glycerol. One fulfilled 14./ Yes, barrel time, acid, juice, grip, fine tannin, red fruit. Thoroughly traditional. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2532. 13 LANGHE NEBBIOLO ANGELIN, DOMINICO ANGELO NEGRO
Cool, snappy, crisp, genuine. Tart cherry, tar, sweet dried fruit./ Good glycerol, game, power. Dry and rustic, old time nebbiolo. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2533. 14 LANGHE NEBBIOLO, CANTINA DEL PINO
Again, del Pino scores. A little sweeter than the barbera. Equally bright, and cool vintage elegant. Lots of joy./ All of the above, plus some rounding glycerol. Juicy finish. What you do with 2014. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2534. 14 LANGHE NEBBIOLO, LUIGI PIRA
There’s that Pira style again. You get a sweeter note here than in the del Pino./ Deliciously sweet cherry nebbiolo fruit. Another great effort in 14. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2535. 14 LANGHE NEBBIOLO, PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO
2013: Wow! Exciting, precise nebbiolo expressions of cherry, tar, and rose./ Yes, rich, ripe, and racy all at once. Fabulous nebbiolo definition and range. Hard to believe it got a Spectator 79. Must have been a mere bud when they tasted it. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2536. 15 LANGHE NEBBIOLO, PAOLO SCAVINO
Parker 92+: ‘The excellent 2015 Langhe Nebbiolo sees fruit sourced from two vineyards in La Morra (Bricco Manescotto and Annunziata). These are two parcels on the same hill but on opposite sides. This is a refined and elegant expression of Nebbiolo with more substance and sophistication than you might expect. Indeed, it ages in barrique and tonneaux for ten months so the wine is anything but simple or banal. It makes a great choice for lamb or succulent pork. 2017-2024.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2537. 14 LANGHE NEBBIOLO, G. D. VAJRA
Oh, just bursting with cherry! Blackberry, blueberry too. Fruit bomb without being sweet and pandering. The closeness and elegance of the vintage./ Carries it all forth on the palate. Without sweetness. Great acid and some fine tannin to keep the sweetness down. Full fledged, quality nebbiolo. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2538. 14 LANGHE NEBBIOLO PERBACCO, VIETTI
Parker 91: ‘The Vietti winery has 15 vineyard crus at its disposal now. This allows for enormous flexibility in winemaking. The 2014 Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco is an easy-drinking but sophisticated Nebbiolo that could pass for a base Barolo. This wine sees fruit sourced from Fiasco, Bussia, Fossati, Bricco delle Viole and Ravera di Monteforte. The bouquet delivers great intensity with an authentic display of dark fruit, spice and licorice. Now-2023.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2539. 10 LANGHE ARCAPLA COSTA DI BUSSIA, TENUTA ARNULFO
80% barbera, 20% nebbiolo. By an old-time process, the barbera component begins its fermentation at harvest, and then later-picked nebbiolo grapes are added, re-started the fermentation. Rich, dried fruit with glycerol and cherry and tar./ Yes, with fabulous cherry taste too. All. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2540. 09 LANGHE ARCAPLA COSTA DI BUSSIA, TENUTA ARNULFO
70% barbera, 30% nebbiolo. By an old-time process, the barbera component begins its fermentation at harvest, and then later-picked nebbiolo grapes are added, re-started the fermentation. A lot of sweet cherry. Nebbiolo and barbera working well together with 09 revealing qualities. Barrel aging qualities too. Yes, some ripasso aspects. 09 give./ Still some tannin, astringency. 09 fruit suavity. Some bottle bouquet; more to come. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2541. 12 LANGHE ROSSO, ROCCA GIOVANNI
Half each nebbiolo, barbera. Works. Nebbiolo character, cherry, barbera blackness./ Tart and tight but rich and well textured, good extract and tannin. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2542. 15 ITALIA ROSSO DI ROCCA, ALBINO ROCCA
80% nebbiolo (planted 1970), 10% barbera (1970), 10% cab franc (2000). Sings. A combo of richness and elegance with forward pleasures and abundant spiced fruit. Special./ Suave and gentle, with good acid. Some tannin and firmness on the back taste. It’s attractions will wax over the coming weeks. (11/16/116). 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2543. 15 LANGHE ROSSO, G. D. VAJRA
Nebbiolo, dolcetto, barbera, albarossa, freisa, pinot noir. Good, sweet fruit of the vintage without getting mushy. Vajra neat and sleek./ Good acid and astringency as well as ripe fruit. Good for both the table and the cellar. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2544. 14 LANGHE ROSSO, G. D. VAJRA
Nebbiolo, dolcetto, barbera, albarossa, freisa, pinot noir. Fragrant varieties show, and the pinot noir adds softness. Nice cuvee./ You wouldn’t know it’s a 14 because it’s nice and soft. Easy going; pleasing concept. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2545. 15 BARBERA D’ALBA, ELIO ALTARE
The Altare style works well with this grape. Sweet oak and large, ripe black cherry barbera aroma. Deep and extracted./ Oh, yeah, wood and fruit. Varietal character plus unusual sophistication. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2546. 15 BARBERA D’ALBA, AZ. AGR. RENATO CORINO
Deep, rustic, old time barbera. Dash of VA that’s not alien to this varietal./ Again, the old fashioned barbera edge. Has this been barrel aged? Needs a few weeks to settle in. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2547. 12 BARBERA D’ALBA CAMPO DEL GATTO, COSTA DI BUSSIA
Lovely, rich, intense. Showing some barrel age./ Beauty of ripe barbera and barrel aging. Well tailored vintage. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-2548. 14 BARBERA D’ALBA, STEFANO FARINA
Bold and sweet and elegant. 2014 lifted. Best ever./ Flow and fruit with acid. Great 2014 take. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2549. 15 BARBERA D’ALBA, LUIGI PIRA
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2550. 15 BARBERA D’ALBA, AZ. AGR. FRATELLI REVELLO
Like the Revello dolcetto, the violets, the romance./ Satin textured and elegant house pattern. Suave textured. A very refined barbera. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2551. 15 BARBERA D’ALBA, AZ. AGR. ALBINO ROCCA
Wine Spectator 90: 'Black cherry, blackberry, graphite and violet aromas and flavors highlight this suave red. Balanced and juicy, yet has nice grip on the finish, which is fresh and long. This has really fleshed out in six months. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now through 2023.'
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2552. 15 BARBERA D’ALBA, AZ. AGR. FRATELLI SEGHESIO
In the estate style, like the Seghesio dolcetto. Full, real, old time./ Medium bodied. Traditional Piemonte style. Good age potential. (11/16/16). 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2553. 16 BARBERA D’ALBA, FRANCO SERRA
Clear varietal character and crisp 16 edge that contrasts it from the sweeter, softer 2015s./ Yes, the race and tartness of the vintage, but with more ripeness and balance than the 2014s. Very popular with the group for its food-worthiness. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2554. 15 BARBERA D’ALBA, VAJRA
Nice barbera cherry and peel grip. Vajra elegance. 15 forward; sense of immediacy./ Tang of barbera too. Definitely unites vintage, winemaker, and grape variety. Handsome. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2555. 15 BARBERA D’ALBA TRE VIGNE, VIETTI
Fuller, bolder, more powerful than Vietti’s Asti barbera. More oak here./ A whopper. 2015 ripe. Seems stronger than the Asti even though they show the same alcohol percentage. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2556. 14 BARBERA D’ASTI ALBERA, ARALDICA
Oh, as always, dark and snappy cherry-licorice concentrate. Luxardo cherries. Balance of sweetness and power. Rich in cherry creme and bitter peel. Fabulous./ Rich, sweet, forthcoming, forceful (14%). The richness, power, and presence carry over. That tete a tete of creamy center and bitter barbera facet. Bargain. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2557. 14 BARBERA D’ASTI FIULOT, PRUNOTTO (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2012: Fresh and elegant 2012 style. Tar, cherry, peppercorn. Perfect posture./ Yes, just the right balance of fruit sweetness, acidity, tannin. Zesty. Well balanced. Hits the spot! Very popular with the group. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2558. 15 BARBERA D’ASTI BATTAGLIONE, RENATO RATTI
A year in oak. Sweet, ripe 2015 fruit and polished Ratti style. Nice./ Good acid foil to the sleek, sweet fruit. No barbera rusticity. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2559. 15 BARBERA D’ASTI TRE VIGNE, VIETTI
Oh, mighty ripe but also showing varietal clarity, race, uplift. Love it./ Yes, 2015 ripeness balanced by racy acidity. Lively and lovely. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2560. 13 BARBERA DEL MONFERRATO MARAIA, MARCHESI DI BAROLO
Maraia means ‘little rascal’; 2011 was Wine Spectator Top 100. Aged in oak 6 months. Sweet, dark fruited, young. Nice and fruity; well padded./ Spicy, peppery, juicy. Good acid and grip. Well balanced. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2561. 15 BARBERA DEL PIEMONTE OTTONE I, CANTINE SAN SILVESTRO
Bright, young, black, ripe, fresh, and frisky./ Rich, deep 15 ripe fruit confit. Plum, berry, and (especially) cherry. Delish. Best in years. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2562. 15 DOLCETTO D’ALBA, ELIO ALTARE
Husky, sweet, barrel aged but not woody. The Altare combo of old and new styles./ A big dolcetto. Its own thing. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2563. 15 DOLCETTO D’ALBA, AZ. AGR. RENATO CORINO
Blacker, deeper, more significant than the Seghesio. Spicier. More focus. Cherry, creme, vanilla./ Yes, more varietal definition. Deep, dark fruit. Suave, and useful already. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2564. 15 DOLCETTO D’ALBA, PERTINACE
Fresh and fruity and wonderfully uncomplicated. Crisp. All juicy berries./ Yes, purple and fresh, and not carbonic, rather, whole bunch. Serious texture without tannin issues. Yes. Great served cool. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2565. 15 DOLCETTO D’ALBA, AZ. AGR. LUIGI PIRA
Oh, is this rich and plump and forward in the Pira style. Fruit, spice, vigor, padding, all./ Yes, rich and accessible, full of fruit flavor and texture and goodness. Ready to serve. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2566. 15 DOLCETTO D’ALBA, AZ. AGR. FRATELLI REVELLO
Violets, cherry, tar. Elegant and unique. Fresh and racy. A fifth face of dolcetto this evening./ Racy and cool and floral. Black and beautiful. The finest of tannins. A great food wine. Shows the way. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2567. 15 DOLCETTO D’ALBA, AZ. AGR. ALBINO ROCCA
Deep and rich again. Yet another interpretation of dolcetto. Still a bit reductive, as it is under screwcap. Significant cherry richness./ Yes, rich and savory. More tannin than the Corino, less than the Seghesio. Astringent finish points to some aging required. (11/16/16). 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2568. 15 DOLCETTO D’ALBA, AZ. AGR. FRATELLI SEGHESIO
Fresh, young, bright. Good varietal ID. Deep cherry aroma. Good frame, dryness, material./ Medium bodied. Dryness assuaged by the presence of glycerol. A proper young dolcetto with traditional styling. Will appreciate a few weeks/months in the cellar. (11/16/16). 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2569. 16 DOLCETTO D’ALBA, VAJRA
Very bright. Definitive. Good framework. Alluring fruit./ Juicy and deep black and maraschino cherries flavor and dabs of tar and game. Yow. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2570. 14 DOLCETTO D’ALBA COSTE & FOSSATI, VAJRA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Vinous 90: ‘A much deeper style of Dolcetto emerges from Vajra's 2014 Dolcetto d'Alba Coste & Fossati. Pliant and generous on the palate, the 2014 stands out with its vertical structure, dark fruit and terrific sense of balance. Partial aging in cask gives the Coste & Fossati some of its volume and overall shape. $30.’
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2571. 15 DOLCETTO DI DOGLIANI PIANEZZO, AZ. AGR. FRANCESCO BOSCHIS
Dark and clear, deep and measured. Elegant and loaded both./ Yes, both oomph and charm. Flow and balance. Ideal Dogliani Dolcetto well poised for further enhancement over the next year or so. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2572. 16 DOGLIANI DOLCETTO SAN LUIGI, PECCHENINO
Wine Spectator 91 - SMART BUY: ‘Aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, earth and spice are the hallmarks of this juicy red. Approachable now, with some tannins on the finish. Decant now or cellar short-term. Drink now through 20221. $22.’
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2573. 13 DOLCETTO D’ACQUI L’ARDI, BANFI (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2574. 15 GRIGNOLINO D’ASTI ISOLAVILLA, TENUTA OLIM BAUDA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Planted in 1950. Appropriate medium scarlet color./ Very fresh. Lovely fruit and acid buoyancy. Zingy and sweetly fruity. Perfect picture./ Yes, sweetness and acidity in balance. Mouthwatering meal-time candidate. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2575. 11 RUCHE DI CASTAGNOLE MONFERRATO OSEL, CALAMANDRANA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
100% varietal. Seductive, rangy, exotic, sweet perfume. Sachet. Young and fresh./ Flavorful and gently flowing. Dryness and ring of astringency at the finale render it eminently mealworthy. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2576. 15 PIEMONTE BRACHETTO, BORGO MARAGLIANO
Very good vintage of this, but they’re all good, really. Sweeter and more intense than the norm in this nice, ripe vintage. Really pushes out the varietal character. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2577. 15 PIEMONTE BIGARO, ELIO PERRONE
2011: Half each brachetto, moscato. Lovely red and white fruits. Plum and passion fruit./ Sooo long and tasty and sweet and balanced and lithe. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2578. 15 ITALIA ROSSO SERENA, AZ. AGR. CASCINA PIAN D’OR
Highly scented. Bergamot, barbershop, briar. Signs of brachetto, freisa, malvasia, moscato. This is superior to previous cuvees./ Full flavor, sweetness, sprightliness, persistence. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2579. ITALIA ROSSO DULCIS, SAN SILVESTRO
Brachetto and freisa. Back to a sweeter disposition on the nose./ Yeah, fully back. Fruit sweetness, acid, richness. Low alcohol. Very, very successful. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2580. ITALIA ROSSO DOLCE FRIZZANTE, SWEET BABY BUBBLY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2581. 15 MALVASIA DI CASTELNUOVO DON BOSCO LITTLE BOSCO, SIEMA
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2582. 16 CASORZO MALVASIA NAUFRAGAR, AGRICOLA SULIN
6%. Frizzante. Glows and entices. Maraschino and black cherries./ Bursts with flavor. Total allure. Well balanced sweet-acid ratio. Even some light tannin etch. Exotic. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2583. 15 ERBALUCE DI CALUSO, AZ. AGR. CIECK
Good, earthy, substantial take on the varietal this vintage./ Plenty of fruit as well as terroir. Full food wine. Popular with the group. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2584. 16 LANGHE FAVORITA ORANATA, ANGELO NEGRO
Aged 4 months on lees. Ideal. Lightly scented of pear, apple, cool melon./ Soft and gentle. Mild acid but enough for balance. Yes. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2585. 15 ROERO ARNEIS CRU SERRA LUPINI, ANGELO NEGRO
Scented. Totally fresh. Pear, sage, peach, all an arneis should have./ Light, flattering nuttiness, with juicy acid. Lots of verve, etch. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2586. 16 ROERO ARNEIS SABBIE, SAN SILVESTRO
Brilliant scent, so fine and floral. Fresh, vigorous, stony. What it should be./ Great fruit and flower. Acid and padding as well. Yes, nice plumpness and rounded fruit acidity of arneis. Exemplary. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2587. 15 ROERO ARNEIS, VIETTI
Wine & Spirits 90: ‘This wine’s scents of dried flowers lead into flavors of golden apple and honey, with a saline streak that balances the fruit. The texture has a light resistance that makes it feel waxy, almost like a Vouvray sec, and it would partner well with poultry.’
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2588. 16 LANGHE ARNEIS, CASCINA BONGIOVANNI
100% varietal. Zing, edge, lithe varietal character. Rightly positioned at this youthful stage./ Oh my, a creamy vanilla custard taste. Proper, lightly coated fruit acidity. Going places. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2589. 16 LANGHE ARNEIS ELISA, PAITIN
Lovely, floral thing. Dainty, coy to start. Blossoms and deepens with aeration./ Rich in texture and extract. Great acid. Almond note on the finish. Exciting; one of the best I’ve tasted. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2590. 15 LANGHE ARNEIS, ELVIO TINTERO
A good noseful. Some fermentation residuals yet./ Dry and fragrant. Talc. Good acid. Well rounded texture. Better in a couple of months. 91+/100. Tasted 4/6/16.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2591. 14 LANGHE SAUVIGNON, ARMANDO PARUSSO (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
All sauvignon blanc. Full and unique take on sauvignon./ Yes, full, broad, rich. Better than the 2013. Well liked by the group. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2592. 15 LANGHE BIANCO DRAGON LUIGI BAUDANA, AZ. AGR. G. D. VAJRA
Chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, riesling. And nascetta from a single vineyard in the village of Anascella in Novello. Baudana is now part of Vajra. The aromatic profile remains understated but has progressed since a trade tasting in May./ Racy and rangy. Really great, zingy acidity. Impressive flavor range of this complex of varieties. This will get better and better as the weeks pass. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2593. 15 GAVI VIGNETO MASERA, STEFANO MASSONE
Ready to enjoy. Bright, sunny, fruity. Classic aromas of apple and green pear, sage./ Full for 12.5%. Lots of extract, citrus, mineral savor and texture. Long, clinging aftertaste. Complete. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2594. 15 GAVI DI GAVI LA MEIRANA, BROGLIA
Wine Spectator 90: ‘Round and fruity, this is lush and juicy overall, showing fresh peach, apple, almond and chamomile flavors. A hint of grapefruit bitterness lifts the finish. $25.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2595. 15 GAVI DI GAVI FOSSILI, CANTINE SAN SILVESTRO
Good green fruit nose. Nice full-bodied example. Bursting with Gavi goodness. Apple, pear, sage. I’m liking that./ Vanilla tone. Boy, nice body and richness. Volume, extract. Senses of vintage and community. Will fill out admirably over the coming months. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2596. 16 MOSCATO D’ASTI LA CALIERA, BORGO MARAGLIANO
2015: Full moscato aromatic range and intensity. Orange, apricot, peach, mango./ Sweet rose, tonic, glycerol. Sweet, with good acid. 5%. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2597. 16 MOSCATO D’ASTI BRICCO RIELLA, VALTER BARBERO
Soo dainty and elegant and peachy and floral. Ethereal moscato./ Balance of sparkle, sweetness, and acidity. Complete package. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2598. 15 MOSCATO D’ASTI LA SERRA, MARCHESI DI GRESY (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2009: As usual, very light hearted and upbeat, with lots of powderpuff aromas./ And very sweet. Vietti’s wins today though. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2599. 16 MOSCATO D’ASTI DULCIS, SAN SILVESTRO
2015: Bright and classic. Sweeter and less incisive in this warm vintage./ Extra sweetness, enough acidity. Voluptuous low alcohol wine. Unbelievable. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2600. 16 MOSCATO D’ASTI, G. D. VAJRA
Brilliant, high pitched floral perfume./ Racy, vigorous. Soaring perfumes of stone fruits and flowers. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2601. 16 MOSCATO D’ASTI CASCINETTA, VIETTI
2014: Estate bottled. Abundant fruit and flower display. Yow! Positively perfumed!. Unique array./ Yes, full aromatic profile, singular in its class. Great acid-sweet balance. Superb levity, lift, all. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2602. 15 MOSCATO D’ASTI CASCINETTA, VIETTI (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2014: Estate bottled. Abundant fruit and flower display. Yow! Positively perfumed!. Unique array./ Yes, full aromatic profile, singular in its class. Great acid-sweet balance. Superb levity, lift, all. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2603. 15 MOSCATO D’ASTI SURI VILLA GIADA, ANDREA FACCIO
Estate bottled; Ceirole Vineyard. Lithe and delicate in terms of alcohol, fruit sweetness, and aromatic concentration./ Proper flavor set of orange, peach, and honey. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2604. 13 PAVIA PINOT NOIR TERRAZZE, TENUTA MAZZOLINO
Fresh, Beaujolais like. 7-10 year old vines. Good candied cherry pinot with licorice./ Full, bright cheery, anise candy taste. Bright acid. Balanced. Fine. Fine tannin. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2605. 15 PAVIA BARBERA, TIAMO
Good, sweet, neat, meaty, ripe. Wow. One suave barbera. Nice cherry and cracked pepper and other spices./ Yes, smooth, suave, 15 ripe. Perfectly ready to go. Delicious. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2606. (15) PAVIA ROSCATO DOLCE, CVSC
Of croatina, teroldego, and lagrein. Fizzy red fruit. Fragrant and dry nose./ Fizzy and sweet taste. Good aromatic red style. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2607. 16 LUGANA, OTTELLA
Good varietal character. Quite expressive really. Good clarity, good texture. Classy wine. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2608. 16 LUGANA LE CREETE, OTTELLA
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS’ CHOICE: ‘This elegant wine opens with enticing white spring flower, freshly picked orchard fruit and herb aromas. The vibrant palate offers juicy white peach, nectarine and yellow apple flavors, framed by crisp acidity. An almond note graces the dry, refreshing finish. $25.’
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2609. 15 LUGANA LIMNE, TENUTA ROVEGLIA
Limne is a ‘premier cru’ vineyard praised by the Roman poet Catullo 2000 years ago. Full apple-quince aroma./ Rich, round, well balanced. Hits the Lugana sweet spot. Total. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2610. 15 LUGANA SAN BENEDETTO, ZENATO
Taking on a round and golden demeanor at age two. Pleases./ Yes, nicely fulfilled at this stage. Good clarity and coolness to boot. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2611. 14 VENEZIE CABALETTA, TENUTE FIOREBELLI
Corvina and cabernet. Starts out 2014 tart and tight. Opens and broadens with air./ Yes, becomes full and mellow. Balance of acid and suavity. An altogether attractive mealtime wine. Enjoyed by the group. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2612. 15 VENEZIE PINOT GRIGIO DUETORRI, CESARI
Oh, this is snappy, spicy, vivacious. Cedar air. Full of texture, extract./ Yes, this has a lot of vitality. Citrus savors that shade toward sauvignon blanc. Unique. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2613. 16 VENEZIE PINOT GRIGIO GREGORIS, GIOVANNI FATTORI
2015: Full nose of apple and pear. Expresses largesse, even at 12.5%. Loaded./ Round, and not as sweetish as some previous vintages. Real oomph of 2015. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2614. 16 VENEZIE PINOT GRIGIO KRIS, FRANZ HAAS
Good, clear, crisp cool climate varietal qualities. Lots of race, and depth too./ Round and accomplished at this stage. Rich stuff. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2615. 15 VENEZIE PINOT GRIGIO, TIZIANO
Honors Tiziano Vecellio, greatest painter of the 16th century Venetian school. Reticent at first but building body and interest as it airs./ Yes, both rich and racy, plush and tingly. Attractive light fizz. A quaffer. I can see the popularity. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2616. 15 ALTO ADIGE SAUVIGNON, CANTINA TRAMIN
From high elevation villages Montan & Tramin. Following a Marlborough sauvignon blanc, less spontaneous, rambunctious. Certainly a valid, high altitude, Euro take on sauvignon./ Racy, grassy, vigorous. Great acid. Drier than the NZ sauvignon. Wow palate. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2617. 16 ALTO ADIGE PINOT BIANCO, KELLEREI KURTATSCH
Good and full body, presence, personality. Incisive, etched. Precise./ Yes, apple, melon, nut, wax. Full in the mouth. Wonderful varietal definition. Fabulous acidity and grip. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2618. 15 ALTO ADIGE PINOT BIANCO, CANTINA TERLANO
Parker 91/100. My notes: Abundant 2015 nose, open and plush. More give and aromatics than the last several vintages, good as these were. Apple varieties./ Yes, juicy, plump, flavorful. Very impressive pinot bianco. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2619. 16 ALTO ADIGE PINOT GRIGIO, CANTINA TERLANO
Parker 90+: ‘The Cantina Terlano 2016 Alto Adige Pinot Grigio is a bright and forthcoming white wine with an impeccably clean and snappy style. The wine shows delicate tones of white peach, nectarine and passion fruit. There are subtle tones of dried hay or garden herb at the back. This is a great pairing partner to spicy foods or sushi. This Pinot Grigio ages on the lees in large oak barrel for eight months. This is an excellent value option. Now-2019. $25.’
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2620. 15 DOLOMITI PINOT GRIGIO, ALOIS LAGEDER
2014: Brilliant, just brilliant. Scintillating fruit purity, incisiveness. Essence of stylishness./ The palate is grigio denser, bulkier. That works too. Especially at the table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2621. 15 ALTO ADIGE PINOT GRIGIO, TIEFENBRUNNER
2013: Full and appley-nutty. High altitude briskness./ Full for its zone’s grigios. Ample texture, including peels astringency. Will improve. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2622. 16 DOLOMITI PINOT GRIGIO PRENDO, WILHELM WALCH
By masterful Alto Adige winemaker Elena Walch. Made from purchased fruit and named for her father. Tight, neat, discreet, right. Close and crisp in 2016./ Nice and concise form of high altitude pinot grigio. Appley and stylish. So facile at the dinner table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2623. 16 ALTO ADIGE PINOT GRIGIO, PETER ZEMMER
Subtle, very refined, very delightful. A picture of proper proportions./ Everything to the right degree. The acid, the flower, the fruit character. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2624. 14 ALTO ADIGE MULLER-THURGAU, CANTINA TERLANO
Brilliant apple, blossom, quince. Dazzling bulb-flower ‘bitter’ scent./ Echoes on the palate. Persistent. Green mango. Full texture. All. Power and presence. Complete picture in a dry, full-bodied style. Best Muller-Thurgau in memory. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2625. 14 ALTO ADIGE VALLE ISARCO KERNER, TENUTA KOFERERHOF
14%. Powerful, classic, intense perfume and presence. Powderpuff./ Botanicals, rose, bulb flowers. Thick with glycerol, alcohol. Yet high altitude cool and fragrant. Has it all. Best kerner I’ve tasted in my 52-year career. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2626. 15 ALTO ADIGE MOSCATO GIALLO AMPERG, KLAUS LENTSCH
Typical and attractive yellow muscat aromatic range. Beautiful. All kinds of yellow fruits. Defines the varietal. Meyer lemon and Persian lime./ Medium acid. Dry and very flavorful and lasting. Huge citrus tail. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2627. 11 DOLOMITI MOSCATO, MEZZA CORONA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Dry, aromatic, mineral laced, pure./ Soft, off dry, flowing. Bulb flower aftertaste. Long, welcome finish. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2628. 15 VENETO GRAN PASSIONE, CASA VINICOLA BOTTER
60% merlot, 40% corvina. Incredible power and lushness. Best vintage of this yet. Appassimento without raisin juice./ Powerful, ambitious. Like a young amarone. More dried cherry than raisin. Good balancing acidity. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2629. 13 VENETO MERET, COLLI VICENTINI
70% merlot, 30% cab sauv. Wonderful sweet, round, spicy Italian take on this grape set. Wow! One rich 2013. Power, sweetness, and spiciness in harmony./ Yes, sweet and spicy, full and well balanced. Complete. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2630. 16 VERONESE CORVINA, NICOLAS BISCARDO
Deep and dark. Violet flower and fruit. Incredible, unbeatable. Pure and intense. Cooler than 15 but just as sweet and ripe./ Plus sandalwood and spice. All over the place and well composed at the same time. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2631. 15 VERONA CORVINA, MARCHESI BISCARDO
Very fine fruit qualities of 2015. Corvina on steroids. Total concentration of cherry, berry, and spices. Perfect form./ Sweet and lush for a Veneto red. The fruit is fresh, not dried as in ripasso and amarone. Plus there’s a smoky, toasty aura. Total corvina. Gives 110%. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2632. 14 VERONESE CORVINA, AZ. AGR. RONCA DI RONCA MASSIMO
14%. Some dried fruit employed in the cuvee. Deep, reductive under screwcap to start, but has it all and shows it after aeration. Floral./ Crisp and rich both. Sweet, dried fruit shows the appassimento component. Young and right, balanced and tasty. The palate already shows wide appeal. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2633. 12 VERONESE CAMPOFIORIN, MASI
The original ripasso, first made in 1964. Oh, deep, black, and totally new. Richness of ripasso without the singe. Perfect./ Yes, perfect ripasso composition by the master of this style for 50 years. Textbook. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2634. 11 VERONESE ULDERICO, AZ. AGR. RONCA DI RONCA MASSIMO
70% corvina, 30% merlot. Appassimento; grapes dried for two months. Wine aged two years in French oak. Deep and rich, and showing its sojourn in French barrels, which imparts huge class./ Yes, oak, power (16.5%), dried fruit sweetness. Everything one could want in a fine Amarone. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

PSI-2635. 16 BARDOLINO, AZ. AGR. GORGO
Fresh, and subtly fruity. This maker has it down. Custoza and Bardolino alike are soo harmonious. A textbook Bardolino. Sweet and tender ripe fruit with careful vinification. This is appropriately light weighted, but it‛s distinct from Beaujolais. It doesn‛t read whole bunch or carbonic maceration processing./ Juicy and ripe and lithe, with an edgy finish. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2636. 15 BARDOLINO CLASSICO, LENOTTI
50% corvina, 35% rondinella, 10% molinara. Bright, fresh, and classic. Black cherry and spice drop./ Yes, cherry clarity, flavor. Bardolino flow, medium body–in style. Right. Better served cool (I sampled it at room temperature). 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2637. 15 BARDOLINO, AZ. AGR. RONCA DI RONCA MASSIMO
Corvina and rondinella. Very fresh and lifted. Beaujolais like, with a nice, dark corvina core. Spicy cherry./ Yes, juicy and spicy with anise and peel. Chill it down. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2638. 16 VALPOLICELLA, ALLEGRINI
65% corvina, 30% rondinella, 5% molinara. Lovely fruit and comfort. Nice and sweet, with the rightful medium weight of a Valpol. Better than the previous two editions, good as they were. Zesty corvina dominance./ Sweet and lovely. Again, appropriately middle-weight. Perfect balance, poise, comfort, ease. Yes! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2639. 14 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE SANPERETTO, ROBERTO MAZZI
Good color and ripe fruit for the vintage. Oh, yeah, sweet cherry-berry and the right medium weight. This really sings./ Has fruit pastille candy taste. Licorice. Chocolate covered cherry. Right price. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2640. 14 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO LUCCHINE, TEDESCHI
Estate bottled. Depth and breadth. Lots of scope. All./ Palate tighter and terser than nose. 2014 crispness. Will bulk up with more bottle age. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2641. 14 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE VIGNETO RAFAEL, AGRICOLA TOMMASI
Corvina, rondinella, molinara; 15 months in Slavonian barrels. Nice and sweet smelling for 2014. Not to a ripasso extent though. It's real, original Valpolicella./ Suave and well appointed, well crafted. Spot on./ Just the right components of sweet fruit, medium weight, acid, light tannin, soft earthiness. In balance. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2642. 12 VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE MONTE TOMBOLE, AZ. AGR. VILLA ERBICE
Impressive. Almost ripasso richness, form, size, frame, bulk, sweetness, and power. Full fruited./ Racy and rich and complete. Near ripasso. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2643. 13 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE RIPASSO LA CENGIA, LORENZO BEGALI
Oh, yes, lovely combo of fresh fruit and raisin. Hits it right./ Yes, sweet and fresh fruit plus the glycerol richness formed by the ripasso process. And great acid cut for balance. It’s all here. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2644. 11 VALPOLICELLA RIPASSO, BERTANI
Rich and spicy, savory, sweet, and just the right degree of ripasso rancio./ Sweet, tannic, powerful, raisined. As bold as many an amarone. Balanced. All. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2645. 12 VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE RIPASSO CA’ DEL LAITO, TOMMASO BUSSOLA
Raw power on entry. Doesn’t hide its 15% alcohol. A gangly youth. With aeration, it sweetens up, eases up on its initial assault. A complex of materials and size./ Yes, sweet and strong, young and pushy. The makings are here. With additional bottle age, it will earn social graces and wisdom of maturity. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2646. 14 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE RIPASSO, CORTE ARMANO
60% corvina, 35% rondinella, 5% molinara. Sweet, stewed cherries ripasso. Full and spicy./ Dark fruited, spicy. Positive ripasso raisined fruit qualities. Like the 2011 that served us so well. Less developed, of course. No cool-vintage diminution. This is fully blown. Wow. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2647. 14 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE RIPASSO CAMPOLIETI, LUIGI RIGHETTI
Good, subtle oak background. Plenty of ripasso sweet fruit up front./ Oak spices sneak in again. Flavorful, warm. Plenty of dried fruit. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2648. 13 VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE CAPITEL SAN ROCCO RIPASSO, TEDESCHI
Wine & Spirits 90: ‘Capitel San Rocco ages six months in Slavonian barrels, developing succulent cherry and plum flavors layered with notes of Earl Grey tea, orange rind, cardamom and cracked black pepper. Tangy acidity balances the rich cassis flavors, the wine finishing dry and savory. This vinous ripasso would match well with bistecca tagliata. $25.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2649. 11 VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE RIPASSO, VILLA ERBICE
30% dried fruit incorporated as well as the ripasso re-fermentation process. Rich, dried fruit. Sweet fruit too. Cremes./ Plus some wood overtones. Complex and unique. 14%. Fruit concentration of cherry and plum. Special. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2650. 12 AMARONE, ANTICHE TERRE VENETE
My clinical notes: Dark, earthy, singed, raisined fruit./ Good glycerol and power at 15%. The real deal, and very favorably priced. 92+/100. Sally’s are more ebullient: ‘Words fail me on this! Wonderful fruit, balance, strength. Warm and inviting.’
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

PSI-2651. 11 AMARONE CLASSICO, LORENZO BEGALI
2010: Parker 93: ‘From pergola-trained overhead vines, the 2010 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico exhibits inner harmony and grace. Like all Amarone, the bouquet and the mouthfeel are rich and powerful. But Begali's wines never feel too heavy, chewy or thick. There's a characteristic point of sweetness in the mouth followed by long flavors of smoke, ripe fruit, tobacco and grilled herbs.’
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

PSI-2652. 11 AMARONE CLASSICO CA DEL PIPA COLLE CRISTI, MICHELE CASTELLANI
Wine Spectator 93: ‘Refined and creamy, with sweet hints of chocolate pudding and baking spice underscoring the flavors of cherry clafoutis and herbes de Provence, accented by a streak of tarry mineral. Elegant overall, but sculpted tannins lend this weight and definition. Offers a lasting, smoky finish. Drink now through 2031.’
How Many bottles/singles: 57.95 each

PSI-2653. 12 AMARONE CLASSICO, CESARI
Parker 92: ‘The Cesari 2012 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is a balanced red wine that walks a thin tightrope. This exuberant wine shows fruity opulence on the one side and sophisticated spice and leather on the other. These converging forces produce a great sense of persistence and length. This wine is put together nicely with all its elements stitched tightly together. Yet, it also shows that sweet fruity opulence that you should expect of Amarone. The blend is 75% Corvina and 20% Rondinella with 5% Negrara and Rossignola. Now-2026. $55.’
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

PSI-2654. 12 AMARONE CLASSICO, CORTE ARMANO
15%. Oh, boy, like the maker’s ripasso, this is amarone on steroids. Sweet, spicy, woody, ripe, dried fruity, powerful. Has it all./ Large and heady, sweet and spicy-woody. Long and powerful finish. 96+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

PSI-2655. 09 AMARONE CLASSICO TENUTA LENA DI MEZZO, MONTE DEL FRA
Wine Enthusiast 92: ‘Here's a delicious Amarone, with aromas of spirit-soaked black cherry and spice. The palate is rich but refined, with succulent black cherry, raspberry and plum flavors all layered with nutmeg and white pepper accents.’
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

PSI-2656. 11 AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA, FAMIGLIA PASQUA
Wine Enthusiast 93: ‘Aromas of baked plum, exotic spice and vanilla almost jump out of the glass. The aromas follow through to the full-bodied, savory palate along with ripe black cherry, blackberry and mocha while velvety tannins give it a smooth, polished texture. It closes on a confectionary note. $45.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

PSI-2657. 13 AMARONE CLASSICO CAPITEL DE ROARI, LUIGI RIGHETTI
Splendid, elegant, well built, stylish, modern. Everything you could want. No lack of material./ Spice, oomph, body, tannin. Delicious savors of fruit and wood. Dried fruit. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2658. 10 AMARONE CLASSICO CAPITEL DE ROARI, LUIGI RIGHETTI 5 liter
How Many bottles/singles: 229.50 each

PSI-2659. 11 AMARONE CLASSICO, IL ROVERONE
Sweet, spiritous, singed, glycerol-ed, powerful. Dried fruit without a sense of raisin. A giant, even for this series. Complex of warm spices./ Yes, Mr. Big. Power, thickness, glycerol, scorch, wood complex. Full bodied and very long. A wine for the ages. 96+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

PSI-2660. 13 AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SELEZIONE ANTONIO CASTAGNEDI, TENUTA SANT’ ANTONIO
Vinous 93: ‘Very deep ruby. Aromas and flavors of coffee and cocoa complement red cherry and dark plum nuances. Smooth and dense with hints of raisins and figs macerated in alcohol emerge with aeration on the long smooth finish. Easygoing yet very concentrated Amarone that boasts noteworthy purità. My guess is this will be ready to drink sooner than most other 2013 Amarones. Spends two years in oak and clocks in at only 14.5% alcohol, which is positively weak for a modern-day Amarone. 2019-2035.’
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

PSI-2661. 11 AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA ESTATE COLLECTION, SARTORI
Wine Enthusiast 92: ‘Aromas of violet, iris, ripe black-skinned fruit, dried grape and a whiff of tobacco lead the way on this full-bodied charmer. The smooth, structured palate delivers dried cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and cake spice while velvety tannins provide support.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2662. 12 AMARONE CLASSICO, TEDESCHI
Wine Spectator 91; Vinous 91: ‘Moderately saturated ruby-red; this is darker than Tedeschi’s 2013 Amarone. Floral and herbal nuances complement spicy dark plum and blueberry flavors. Offers lovely balance and focus on the long, very lively finish. A blend of Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and small amounts of local grapes such as Rossignola, Oseleta and others. 2018-2028. $60.’
How Many bottles/singles: 57.95 each

PSI-2663. 09 AMARONE TREMANEL, VILLA ERBICE
16%. Some bouquet development, with more to go. Very powerful. Traditional style./ Mid aged. Strong, rich. At a relatively quiet stage aromatically. Age further. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

PSI-2664. 08 AMARONE CLASSICO RISERVA SERGIO ZENATO, ZENATO
James Suckling 96; Wine Enthusiast 94 - CELLAR SELECTION: ‘Black plum, prune, tobacco, mocha, dark chocolate, Mediterranean herbs and black pepper characterize the nose of this full-bodied, opulent wine. The palate is exceedingly rich but balanced, with just enough fresh acidity and round, velvety tannins. Impressive intensity continues to the finish. Drink through 2020. $125.’
How Many bottles/singles: 119.95 each

PSI-2665. VENETO ROSSO BACI DOLCI, CANTINA COLLI EUGANEI
Frizzante. Cherry marzemino aroma. Real varietal character. Yes, a fabulous sweet-tart display with violets tones./ Fine, spicy, zesty. Positive VA. Good acid. Fizzy, sweet, soft, easy. Raspberry and seeds. Fun. Nice to have one back in the market. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2666. VENETO BIANCO BLONDE BACI DOLCI, CANTINA COLLI EUGANEI
Oh, boy, big time nectarine and tangerine gush of moscato aromas./ Sweet and racy. Musky flavor. Mild but adequate acidity. Good price. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2667. 16 VENETO SAN VINCENZO, ANSELMI
80% garganega, 10% each chardonnay, sauvignon blanc. The sauvignon blanc is nice; makes it a brilliant show. Very impressive package all around./ Young and appley. Well appointed and delicious. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2668. 16 VENETO PINOT GRIGIO, CANTINA COLLI EUGANEI
Deep and full of green fruits. Best vintage of this yet. Thoroughly three dimensional./ Juicy apple and lime. Nicely balanced and accessible. Come hither. One glass invites another. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2669. 14 VERONESE GARGANEGA, AZ. AGR. RONCA DI RONCA MASSIMO (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Vignaiolo in Somonacompagna. Good, fresh, full expression of the varietal. Pear and flowers./ Yes, fruit and flowers with nice astringent edge and persistent flavor. Lovely, fine textural cling and creamy finish. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2670. 16 COLLI DEI TIGLI BIANCO, LENOTTI
2015: Half each cortese, garganega. Well scented garganega. Young and 15 ripe. Cortese apple, sage dusting. Intense./ Lots of floral and stone fruit and sage, and aromatic spiel and burnished texture too. The bitter, the sweet, the acid. Aromatic apple aftertaste goes on and on. Exciting. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2671. 15 CUSTOZA, AZ. AGR. CAVALCHINA
40% garganega, 30% fernarda, 15% trebbiano, 15% trebbianello. Revealing, forthcoming, zesty, tingly./ Full mineral brace. Full texture, body, grip. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2672. 16 CUSTOZA, AZ. AGR. GORGO
Fresh and ideal. Firm apple and pear. Lithe./ Nice texture. Soft padding, good acid. So tender and juicy both. Love it. Defines the genre. Very popular with the group. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2673. 15 CUSTOZA, AZ. AGR. RONCA DI RONCA MASSIMO
Garganega, trebbianello, trebbiano toscana. New, fresh. Deep and rangy. Lemon custardy garganega nose. Sweet 2015 fruit basis./ Tart grapefruit and mango reduction. Fabulous fruit range. Love it. Etch, scent, range, depth, balance. Unique, special, pleasing. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2674. 15 SOAVE GREGORIS, GIOVANNI FATTORI
Always harvested later than the norm, so sweeter-smelling and showier than your typical Soave. Really pungent. Quince, apple, pear./ Full garganega display of fruit and fragrance. Great acid and everything else. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2675. 14 SOAVE TERRENI VULCANICI DANIELI, GIOVANNI FATTORI
Smells ‘woody’. Nutty. Usually has a creamy malo like smell; not this vintage./ Sweetish and tangy both. Light cream, honey. Diverse, and unique in the series. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2676. 16 SOAVE, AZ. AGR. TAMELLINI
Straight to the point Soave. Seems to incorporate trebbiano as well as garganega because it’s not extravagantly scented./ Pleasant middle weight. The acidity is suave indeed. Good representative. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2677. 15 SOAVE CLASSICO, AZ. AGR. INAMA
Top drawer. Full garganega aroma and presence./ Very nice flavor intensity and depth. And length. Textbook. Always a good source, this is the best vintage I’ve tasted. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2678. 15 SOAVE CLASSICO, PIEROPAN
Both fresh and rich in 2015. Honey, vanilla, peach–a full, ripe garganega range./ Great, juicy acid. Dry and fruity. Balance of acidity and stone fruit succulence. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2679. 14 SOAVE CLASSICO, AZ. AGR. SUAVIA
100% garganega. Sweet garganega nose. Rich concentration, and tingle too. Different style from the Pieropan./ Luscious; ‘suave’ indeed, and with bright acid. Plumper than the Pieropan. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2680. 16 VENEZIA GIULIA SAUVIGNON, DI LENARDO
Penetrating green mango. Sage highlight. Cool, under-ripe peach. Lovely./ Yes, delicious citrus and mango, hard peach, sage. Good as ever. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2681. 12 COLLI ORIENTALI DEL FRIULI SCHIOPPETTINO, VILLA RUBINI
Correctly dry, even austere. Euro styling for sure./ Yes, severe, peelsy, dry, and tannic in youth. As it should be. Exceptional fruit darkness and concentration for a NE Italy rosso. That’s schioppettino! Classic ager. Well liked by the group. 90++/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2682. 12 COLLI PIACENTINI VINO PASSITO NANIN D’OR, VILLA TAVERNAGO half liter
Burnt toffee, sherry, grappa, and more. Unique and complex aromatic range./ Again, notions of sherry and grappa. Passito for sure. What an adventure! 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2683. REGGIANO LAMBRUSCO I QUERCIOLI SECCO, MEDICI ERMETE
Full color./ Light frizzante sparkle. High aromatic intensity pushed forth by its mousse. Buoyant and rich raspberry aroma./ Racy. Full fruit and flower. Brisk tartness. Yow! The real deal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2684. LAMBRUSCO REGGIANO BORGOLETO, PUIANELLO
Fresh, full scented, ideal. Plum and maraschino./ Soft and sweet and nice. Correct and controlled VA behind. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2685. 14 COLLI D’IMOLA PIGNOLETTO, SOC. AGR. LE SIEPI DI SAN GIOVANNI
Add this to your appellation and grape variety life lists. Colli d’Imola is on the flank of the Appennines between Bologna and Ravenna. Pignoletto, a relative of grechetto, is the leading white grape variety of the zone. Fresh and appley. Light fizz. Very clear. Like grechetto, there’s a honey-nut complex too./ Yes, good nutty burnish, crisp apple bite, verve, clarity. A lot of personality. Delicious. And wide-ranging at the table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2686. 13 ROMAGNA SANGIOVESE RISERVA PRODIGO, CASA VINICOLA BOTTER
Oh, sweet as a nut! Cherry-nut sundae aroma set. Brisk acid evident too./ Yes, creme sweetness, pastille fruit focus, great acid. Best vintage yet. A cunning conception sure to have wide popularity. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2687. 15 ROMAGNA SANGIOVESE, TAVERNELLO
Lovely, lithe Romagna take on sangiovese in 2015. As good as it gets. Sweet fruited and carrying just the right weight./ Yes, 2015 fruit cremes with Romagna levity. Ripe fruit, not dried. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 5.99 each

PSI-2688. 16 CAGNINA DI ROMAGNA ADESSO, PODERI DAL NESPOLI
2015: Made solely in Romagna since the 13th century; adesso = now. All refosco. Accomplished already; ‘now’ indeed. Sweet, exotically spicy, seductively perfumed. Unique. Rich./ Sweet, fulfilling, racy, spicy. Christmas cake. Thorough finish. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2689. 15 ALBANA DI ROMAGNA BACIAMI, AGRINTESA
2011: An excellent example. Fresh, bright citrus and honey. Intense aromatic display./ Sweet, with enough acidity to counter. Young and proper, with fruit, honey, and brioche flavors. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2690. 13 TOSCANA, VILLA ANTINORI
Parker 90+: ‘Here is one of Marchesi Antinori's battleship red wines. The 2013 Villa Antinori is among the estate's most accessible wines with some 200,000 cases (of 12 bottles each) produced in this vintage. The wine is a blend of Sangiovese fruit sourced from various points in Tuscany (Chianti Classico, Maremma and Bolgheri) with other red grapes. Indeed, this wine serves as testament to the various levels of dry extract and ripeness that can be achieved with Sangiovese depending on where it is planted. What this wine offers most of all is impressive consistency throughout each new vintage released. Now-2024.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2691. 14 TOSCANA CENTINE, BANFI 5-liter jeroboam
How Many bottles/singles: 84.95 each

PSI-2692. 14 TOSCANA BORGONERO, BORGO SCOPETO
2013: Full, strong, vigorous. Good oak and barrel-age influences./ Sweet and really loaded. Broad, spicy, rich textured, large, and ready for the table. Sweet fruit on the finish. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2693. 13 TOSCANA MONTAPERTO CRESTI, FATTORIA CARPINETA FONTALPINO
Deep, barrel aged, warm, ripe, powerful at 14%; dried fruit. All upscale./ Suave. Low, fine tannins. Well crafted. Class wine with volume, power, mass. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2694. 11 TOSCANA DAINERO, CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO
90% merlot, 10% sangiovese. Brighter and more accessible than the 2010 tasted last week. That’s 2011–a year younger by date but three years more advanced in development. Racy, savory herb, meat, dried fruit complex. Very attractive./ Rich, easy, flowing, enticing, and complex. Complete. List price: $25. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2695. 14 TOSCANA REMOLE, MARCHESI DI FRESCOBALDI
700 year heritage. Crisp and tart red fruit in cool 2014./ Sweet glycerol feel. Orange and tart cherry. The acid is not sharp. Palate is especially accomplished in this rainy vintage. Food wine. 89+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2696. 12 TOSCANA CANAIOLO MONDO CANAIOLO, GRATI
Tarry as always./ Firm laced Grati styling. With more bottle age, this will become special. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2697. 12 TOSCANA CABURNIO, TENUTA MONTETI
Wine Spectator 91: ‘A linear, taut style, this exhibits cherry, almond, earth, soy and underbrush aromas and flavors. Focused, with precise balance and a firm, dense structure. Fine length. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Alicante Bouschet, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2027. $22.’
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2698. 11 TOSCANA MONTETI, TENUTA MONTETI
Wine Spectator 92: ‘This is smooth and racy, with a sleek structure driving the black cherry, blackberry, mineral and tobacco flavors. Tightly packed, featuring a long aftertaste of fruit, spice and mineral. Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2024. $45.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2699. 14 TOSCANA, PODERE IL PALAZZINO
Full color./ Rich, racy, perfumed, peppery, spicy, sweet, dark fruited. Nothing wanting despite the cool, damp vintage./ Perfumed, elegant cherry and violets. A beauty. Yes, full and rich and racy acid and fine tannin and persistence. Takes the best 2014 has to give. Great craftsmanship. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2700. 15 TOSCANA CILIEGIOLO, AZ. AGR. MARCO SALUSTRI
Clear, dense, and penetrating. Hallmark example of this rare, ‘rescued’ variety uncomplicated by oak./ Yes, clarity and character. Dense and deep. Just the right 2015 degree of ripeness. Fine tannin. For the table or the cellar. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2701. 15 TOSCANA SANGIOVESE, PODERE SCOPETONE
Very, very bright, clear, pastille sweet. Perfect pitch./ Dark cherry, sweet cherry. Total fruit clarity. Great acid, length. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2702. 11 TOSCANA AL PASSO, TOLAINI
85% sangiovese, 15% merlot. Ripe, ripe, sweet, open 2011 character, bolstered by the merlot. Sweet ripe and dried fruits. Light oak. Fancy./ Good oak seasoning. Full body, fruit, all. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2703. 11 TOSCANA VALDISANTI, TOLAINI
16 months barrique, 30% new, 70% once used. 75% cab sauv, 20% sangiovese, 5% cab franc. Deep and savory, woody, cabernet blackberry. Luxurious leather, dried fruits, sandalwood. 2011 fresh and giving. Rich, sweet, 3D./ Fine oak and that warm and savory Tuscan interpretation of cabernet. Fine, full tannin. Balanced. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

PSI-2704. 16 COSTA TOSCANA UNLITRO, AMPELAIA liter
Alicante bouschet, grenache, carignan. Dazzling spice drop set of sugar, clove, cinnamon snap./ Great flower and ease and sweetness and spicy vigor. Fine acid and balance. Chill it down a bit. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2705. 14 CHIANTI, FRATELLI GRATI
All Rufina fruit. Fresh and cool and crisp. Traditional, home-market Chianti styling for food, not show./ Yes, fresh, fine acidity, flow, and meal-worthiness. Come hither. One glass invites another. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2706. 14 CHIANTI WHEN WE DANCE, IL PALAGIO
90% sangiovese, 5% each colorino, canaiolo. Not barrel aged but leaves an impression of barrel maturation. Impressive dried cherry and orange rind sangiovese aroma set. Nice and ripe despite the cool vintage. Deep and pure./ Yes, sensations of warmed fruit, fruit candy, and even chocolate. All enticing. A wow Chianti. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2707. 15 CHIANTI POGGIO VIGNOSO, AZ. AGR. PUGLIANO
85% sangiovese, 10% canaiolo, 5% malvasia. From a riper year than 2014, this is actually firmer and less revealing than its predecessor. Light, sweet scent of malvasia comes on with aeration./ Oh, well now, the palate is a different story. Sweet fruited, flavorful, and rangy already. Impressive texture and flavor breadth. Good, cooling fruit acidity. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2708. 15 CHIANTI, CASTELLO DI QUERCETO
For 12.5%, it’s a really big and powerful nose-ful. Dry and voluminous. Not at all 2015 sweet. Dried cherry and orange peel./ Yes, sangiovese glycerol and dried fruit. Medium bodied. Good value. Versatile at the table. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2709. 14 CHIANTI, CASTELLO DI QUERCETO
12.5%. Bold, rich, ample. Even powerful. Belies its moderate alcohol level. Ripe and dried fruit. And this from a cold, wet vintage!/ Good and full, and sweet fruited. A 14 with no shortcomings. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2710. 13 CHIANTI, CASTELLO DI QUERCETO magnum
Spicy dried cherry. Rich./ Good acid, inviting, sweet glycerol of dried fruit. Has weight. Continues to please. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2711. 13 CHIANTI COLLI FIORENTINI, LANCIOLA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2012: Lithe and pretty CCF. Ideal./ Lifted, elegant, cool northern Tuscan. Spicy. Fine tannin. A model. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2712. 13 CHIANTI RUFINA CASTELLO DI NIPOZZANO, MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI
Parker 91: ‘The 2013 Chianti Rufina Riserva Nipozzano is a soft and supple red wine that proudly displays its winemaking pedigree. There are no rough edges here. Instead, this wine offers a seamless link of red cherry, spice and toasted nut aromas. The mouthfeel is on the lean side, but the wine is immediately approachable and easy to pair with any kind of grilled meat dish. Now-2024.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2713. 13 CHIANTI RUFINA RISERVA, RENZO MASI
95% sangiovese, 5% colorino; aged 18 months in French barriques, 12 months in bottle. Sweet enough and in tune with the series, if it hasn’t had time to spread its peacock’s tail yet./ Sweet fruited for 2013. A balanced taste set sporting bouquet, breadth, and softness earned from long barrel aging. This will pay out well. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2714. 14 CHIANTI RUFINA, SELVAPIANA
Oh, yes, Rufina subtlety and Selvapiana class and style. Fine dried cherry aroma and racy acid./ Oh, the 2014 acidity is well balanced by dried fruit glycerol. Perfectly balanced. This is mouthwatering. Fine tannin for texture. For now or later. All the 2014 advantages and none of the drawbacks. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2715. 11 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, AMADEO
2011 all the way: very open and ripe, with power and ease. Shows both barrel and bottle age. Forward, dark, sweet, and generous./ Yes, barrel and bottle bouquet. Tannin coated with glycerol. Good value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2716. 13 CHIANTI CLASSICO BROLIO, BARONE RICASOLI
Parker 91: ‘Here is Barone Ricasoli's bread and butter wine. Some 600,000 bottles of the 2013 Chianti Classico Brolio were made and all the fruit that goes into this wine is estate-grown. This is a powerhouse wine in terms of production numbers and the 2013 vintage is an especially delicious one. I highly recommend this excellent value wine. The wine shows crunchy tannins and youthful fruit nuances with bright cherry and blackberry. The mouthfeel is generous and fresh. Now-2020.’
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-2717. 13 CHIANTI CLASSICO, BORGO SCOPETO
Powerful, sweet, voluminous, berried, textured, roasted. Classic to the estate. Creme core./ Great wood, warmed and dried fruits. Well balanced. Delivers all. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2718. 13 CHIANTI CLASSICO, BORGO SCOPETO half bottle
Powerful, sweet, voluminous, berried, textured, roasted. Classic to the estate. Creme core./ Great wood, warmed and dried fruits. Well balanced. Delivers all. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2719. 14 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CASA EMMA
90% sangiovese, 5% each canaiolo, malvasia nera. 12 months in French oak. Val d’Elsa zone. Deep, dark, and dense for 14. Full and rich. Complete black-fruited sangiovese./ Fully balanced and correct. Rich and long aftertaste. Complete. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2720. 13 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CASTELLO DI ALBOLA
At Radda, in the western hills. Plump and accomplished in 2013. Dried cherry and orange peel Tuscan sangiovese aromas. Perfect presentation./ Yes, texture and flavor profiles just right. Spot on. Some barrel aging influence too. Well priced. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2721. 14 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CASTELLO LA LECCIA
All sangiovese. Good barrel aged signals, well integrated with the fruit. Fine sangiovese achievement in a cool vintage. Class act here./ Close yet. Elegant, refined texture. Discreet. Good acid. How to make a successful 2014 in the style of the vintage. Fine winemaking here as always. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2722. 14 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CARPINETO
90% sangiovese, 10% canaiolo. Oh, Carpineto class, 14 clarity. Just right. 14 freshness. Fine oak. No problems with lack of ripeness or excess acidity. Fabulous 2014./ Yes, tranlucent and focused. Mid weight of the vintage. Class of the estate. Just the right acidity, texture, balance. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2723. 12 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, CARPINETO
Wine Spectator 91: ‘Deep plum and black cherry flavors are shrouded by toasty oak, along with leather and leafy underbrush notes. Hefty tannins offer support, but the weight is offset by sweet fruit and a lengthy aftertaste. Drink now through 2024.’
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2724. 15 CHIANTI CLASSICO, PODERI CASTELLARE DI CASTELLINA
Oh, boy. Full, lavish 2015 fruit and great, spicy oak seasonings. Complex, ample, enticing./ Again, alluring. Berry-cherry, oak, anise, orange zest. Great acid. Vintage and winemaker are thoroughly sympathetic. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2725. 14 CHIANTI CLASSICO, FATTORIA DI FELSINA
Vinous 90+: ‘The 2014 Chianti Classico Berardenga is fabulous. Fresh, aromatic and salivating with acidity, the 2014 is a super-old school Chianti Classico from start to finish. The intense acidity might come as a shock to readers used to more contemporary, supple wines, but this is a terrific example of what Chianti Classico from Castelnuovo Berardenga is all about. Cherry pit, leather, smoke, grilled herbs, menthol and game add striking nuance throughout. The savory, earthy style that is typical of the estate's best wines comes through loud and clear. In 2014, Fèlsina did not bottle their top Riservas, all the best fruit went into the straight Chianti Classico. The 2014 is a wine to buy by the case and enjoy over the next 20 years. I won't be surprised if the 2014 develops into an even better wine than this note suggests. 2018-2034. $31.’
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-2726. 12 CHIANTI CLASSICO BERARDENGA RISERVA, FATTORIA DI FELSINA
Parker 92: ‘The 2012 vintage was less problematic in the Castelnuovo Berardenga sub zone compared to other parts of the Chianti Classico appellation. Fèlsina's 2012 Chianti Classico Riserva Berardenga is full, generous and reflects the house style of this celebrated estate. Fruit is sourced from 35-year-old vines and the harvest takes place at various intervals in order to ensure optimal ripeness. Soft cherry and spice give the wine an elegant approach. Now-2025.’
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2727. 09 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA RANCIA, FATTORIA DI FELSINA
Parker 94: ‘The 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia emerges from the glass with freshly cut roses, sweet red berries, licorice, spices and tar. This is a mid-weight, silky Rancia that impresses for its textural beauty and finesse. The Rancia emerges from a high-altitude site planted from 1958 through1982 with Sangiovese. The wine is aged in French oak barrels, but the oak is never noticeable, even when the wine is young. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. $50.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

PSI-2728. 12 CHIANTI CLASSICO TERRA ROSSA, FATTORIE MELINI
Classic dried cherry and orange peel and citron bouquet, with a rancio note./ Sweet and wholesome. Great acid and palate savor. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2729. 12 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA 50th HARVEST, CASTELLO DI MONSANTO
Wine Enthusiast 92: ‘Fragrant and elegantly structured, this blend of Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo and Colorino opens with lovely aromas of pressed violet, iris, perfumed berry and baking spice. On the palate, notes of white pepper, toast, espresso and anise accent the black cherry core. Tightly knit but polished tannins give it a firm finish. Drink 2016–2022. $25.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2730. 10 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, PASQUA
Sweet and full and right bouquet of sangiovese dried cherry and barrel development. Most mellow for current enjoyment./ Great acid-glycerol tete a tete. Intense flavor, full texture. All in harmony. A deal. 92/100. List price: $25.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2731. 10 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA POGGIO AL FRATI, ROCCA DI CASTAGNOLI
International Wine Cellar 93: ‘Sage, rosemary, incense, black cherries and tobacco burst from the glass in the 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Poggio a'Frati. Here it is the wine's energy and vibrancy that stand out most. The 2010 finishes with a real sense of density and pure power that rounds things out. My impression is that the 2010 will be even better in another few years, although it is pretty special, even today.’
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2732. 10 CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAND SELEZZIONE STIELE, ROCCA DI CASTAGNOLI
James Suckling 93/100. My notes: Really loveable extra ripe fruit. Sur maturite./ Oak aura it deserves. Well integrated. Lots of oomph. Ample. Big boy. Lots going for it. Depth and range in texture, tannin, aromatics. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2733. 14 CHIANTI CLASSICO, ROCCA DELLE MACIE, FAMIGLIA ZINGARELLI
Founded in 1973 by film producer Italo Zingarelli. Estate bottled. Strong as usual, but exceptionally fresh in this cool vintage. 2014 works well here. Deep sangiovese red and black fruit. No dried fruit in 2014. Sweet fruit and brown spice allure./ Yes, power, glycerol as usual plus cool race. Ideal acidity and balance. Great mealtime wine. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2734. 14 CHIANTI CLASSICO, ROCCA DI MONTEGROSSI
2012: 90% sangiovese, 5% ea canaiolo, colorino; 12 months in Alliers oak. Bold, fabulous, great wood, richness. A noble Chianti Classico./ Rich and well textured with oak and suave fruit tannin. Modern and great. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2735. 13 CHIANTI CLASSICO, SAN FELICE
2012: Wine Spectator 90: ‘A peppery style, with cherry and strawberry flavors underneath the spice notes. Elegant and long, with accents of earth and tobacco. Fine balance. Drink now through 2020.’
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2736. 12 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA IL GRIGIO, SAN FELICE
All sangiovese. As wonderful as ever; lots of riserva savor. Hallmark CCR./ Warmth, burnish, dried fruit, time in oak. Light barrel toast. Good grip of wood tannin. Superb bottle. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2737. 11 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, TOMAIOLO
Est. 1803. Oh, certainly more revealing than the compact 2010 was. Soft and open bouqueted. Super dried cherry, anise. Sweet fruit core./ Satisfying 2011 body. Caramelly oak and sweet and dried fruits. Acid and light tannin well proportioned. Well crafted riserva. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2738. 13 CHIANTI CLASSICO, VILLA CALCINAIA
2011: 90% sangiovese, 10% canaiolo. Wonderful wood and wood aging. Mellow and ready. 11 at its best./ Yes, 11 levity, flow. Wonderful fresh, ripe, and dried cherry. One of the best years. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2739. 15 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CASTELLO DI VOLPAIA
Wine Spectator 92 - SMART BUY: ‘This juicy red has grip, setting the backdrop for pure cherry, blueberry, earth, iron and tobacco flavors. Though light-weight, this should develop over the next three to five years. Best from 2019 through 2024.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2740. 12 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, CASTELLO DI VOLPAIA
95% sangiovese, 5% cab sauv. Deep and rich, with barrel aged savor and full expression. Enveloping, sweet oak and fruit bouquet. Sweet and nutty. An ideal 12 riserva at this age. Classic, voluptuous. Just the right amount of barrel aging. Dried fruit, nuts./ Full barrel bouquet development. Great acid, discretion, harmony. Volpaia elegance. As good as it gets. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

PSI-2741. 11 CHIANTI COLLI SENESI, ANTICO COLLE
Rich and robust, warm and strong CCS of the south. Runs deep./ Good baked fruit qualities. Fresh and dried cherries. Both race and smoothness. Proper weight of the vintage. User friendly. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2742. 14 CHIANTI COLLI SENESI, MONTEPESCINI
2010: Ripe, dried cherry, black cherry, good brett leather. A lovely example./ Plenty of sweetness and oomph. Warmth of Senesi. Bright acidity. Altogether a success. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2743. 14 CHIANTI COLLI SENESI, TENUTA DI TRECCIANO
40 acre estate 10 miles southwest of Siena; all sangiovese. Sweet red fruit of Colli Senesi. The richness of CS and the elegance of Trecciano. A special combination of barrel aged character, sweet cherry, and dried cherry./ Dense, tarry, black, dry. Different messages than the nose sends. Both sides are attractive, the nose inviting now, the palate suggesting more bottle age will benefit it. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2744. 15 CARMIGNANO BARCO REALE, FATTORIA AMBRA
Correct cherry sangiovese from a cooler zone. Plus the cab sauv black fruits undercurrent. Very attractive and accurate./ Plenty of flavor, plenty of texture. Correct flavor set for region and varieties. Nicely made. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2745. 13 CARMIGNANO SANTA CRISTINA IN PILLI, FATTORIA AMBRA
2012: Estate bottled. 2012 firm and narrow to start. Builds depth, aroma, and richness with aeration. Fine sweet-acid balance. Soaring oak extras. Great fruit and oak finesse./ Oh, so juicy, complex, well balanced. Mighty impressive. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2746. 09 CORTONA IL BOSCO, TENIMENTI LUIGI D’ALESSANDRO
James Suckling 94; Vinous 93; Wine Spectator 91: ‘A hefty dose of oak adds a resinous sheen and a layer of tannins to this red, with cherry and currant notes lingering in the background. Though this is firm, there's sweetness too, so be patient. Best from 2015 through 2028. $60.’
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2747. 13 CORTONA SYRAH, LA BRACCESCA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2748. 13 ROSSO DI MONTEPULCIANO, ANTICO COLLE
A full, ripe, thick fruited prugnolo gentile core of fruit boasting classic race, edge, and peels too./ Yes, sweet, and crisp and racy too. All. For food. Unique and fabulous. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2749. 15 ROSSO DI MONTEPULCIANO, FATTORIA DEI
Oh, boy! The ripest one of these in several vintages. Also the charm, elegance, correctness of its DOC. Really hits the spot./ Oh, yes, the fruit, the charm, the violets. My gosh, everything it should be. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2750. 13 VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO, AVIGNONESI
Wine Spectator 91 - SMART BUY: 'There's loads of Sangiovese character here, from the earthy, tobacco-scented beginning to the cherry, leather and earth flavors, all underlined by stiff, chalky tannins. Rustic yet soulful. Best from 2018 through 2024.'
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2751. 12 VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO, FATTORIA DEL CERRO
Aged 2 years, 80% in Slavonian casks, 20% in French barriques. Oh, a sweet, revealing and well balanced 2012 with Vino Nobile violets, sweetness, and flair. Yes!/ Indeed. Light oak, good form, 2012 dark core, plus Vino Nobile relief. Full, fine tannin. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2752. 13 VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO, FATTORIA DEI
Very pretty, charming; certainly classic. Very engaging this vintage./ Very well balanced palate. Medium bodied, as is appropriate. Harmonious, ageworthy. Certainly a charmer, and certainly noble. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2753. 10 VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO, TENUTA GRACCIANO DELLA SETA magnum
In branded wood box.
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2754. 12 ROSSO DI MONTALCINO, CAPARZO
Large and firm, frank, linear 2012 Tuscan style. Very tight and dry still. More fruit and fruit padding revealed after aeration./ Full and firm. Broadens as it warms in the mouth, spreads out and offers more textural spiel. Racy, well managed acidity. A well crafted image of its vintage that is sure to reward a few months’ aging. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2755. 13 ROSSO DI MONTALCINO, POGGIO IL CASTELLARE
A brunello marketed before the requisite 3 years minimum barrel aging for Brunello di Montalcino. Full, sweet, dried cherry nose. Good vintage for this. Elegant, violet-tinged overtones./ Yeah, good material. Meatiness; extract, volume. Very nice indeed. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2756. 13 ROSSO DI MONTALCINO, AZ. AGR. MARTOCCIA DI BRUNELLI LUCA
Wow! Sweet, deep, black, broad. Full of wood/nut cremes. All./ Pleasing body. Good texture and flavor waiting to burst forth. Everything positive about this wine. All the class of a Brunello plus the fruit advantages of less barrel time. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

PSI-2757. 15 ROSSO DI MONTALCINO, IL POGGIONE
Wine Spectator 91/100. My notes: Estate bottled. One year in barrel. Wow! 2015 rich and robust. Fruit and flowers perfume aura. The class of brunello. Total rosso./ Oh, yes, with barrel aged beauty and complex. Good oak and fruit cremes with balancing acidity and tannin. Wide, deep, all. Fabulous. Grand rosso! 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2758. 14 ROSSO DI MONTALCINO, LA TOGATA
One year each in barrel and bottle. Crisp, tart-fruit 2014 nose. Dried fruit in back./ Good glycerol level lends suavity. High acid right for food. Love the palate for food-worthiness in 2014. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2759. 12 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, FATTORIA DEI BARBI
8 months in barrique, 2 years in larger cooperage. Ideal. Fine oak and barrel time. Sweet brunello core./ Dry and tannic like the rosso, but more open from barrel aging. Sweet and balanced conclusion. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

PSI-2760. 11 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, CAPARZO
Nice and revealing 2011 style. Has really made a lot of progress./ Yes, soft and flowing. Flavorful. Lots to like. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 36.99 each

PSI-2761. 12 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO
Wine Spectator 94 - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: ‘A bright, cherry-laced red, accented by iron, earth, tar and tobacco notes. Though lean and tight on the finish, this is lively, with a lingering aftertaste of cherry, tobacco and mineral. Best from 2019 through 2032.’
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

PSI-2762. 11 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, DONATELLA CINELLI COLOMBINI
Wine Spectator 93: ‘Expressive, with a dose of oak spice and wood tannins lifting the cherry and strawberry fruit. Leather, tobacco and spice accents abound as this cascades into a long, multilayered aftertaste. Best from 2018 through 2030. $65.’
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

PSI-2763. 09 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO RISERVA, FATTORIA LA LECCIAIA
Wine Spectator 95: ‘Floral, strawberry, cherry, spice and woodsy aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this elegant, juicy and harmonious red, with a solid structure and a terrific aftertaste of berry, mineral and spice. Complex and resonant. Best from 2019 through 2035.’
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

PSI-2764. 11 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, MAESTRO DI ANTICHI CASTELLI
What a revealing vintage 2011 is for Italy’s top red wines, wines that at age five are demonstrating the softness and bottle bouquet qualities that often take two to three times longer to coax forth. Traditional in winemaking approach, this brunello has had 42 months’ aging in barriques, yet it’s not in the least dried out and woody. Instead, it features deep, dark, and sweet fruit, so approachable and appealing that one could be coaxed to call it ‘modern’. Deep and romantic. Earth, wood, big brunello fruit. Super in all respects / The palate, while fruity and forward also, shows good oak basis and time-in-barrel bouquet development. Full, sweet, deep, satiny, complex. Wow. The tannins are fine, and coated. Both flavors and textures are rich, deep, and lasting. Yes! Thanks to its harmonious composition, this will endure. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2765. 10 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, MAESTRO DI ANTICHI CASTELLI
Firmer than the 2011. More backward. Less yield. All the same, deep, tarry, and complex, with fabulous oak embellishments./ Firm, rich, solid, tannic. Cellar candidate. Each of these is emblematic of its vintage nature. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2766. 11 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, LA TOGATA
Wine Spectator 91: ‘A core of cherry is shaded by eucalyptus and cedar flavors in this fresh red. Lean and long, with dusty tannins lining the finish. Should be fine in a year or so. Best from 2018 through 2028. $70.’
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

PSI-2767. 15 BOLGHERI, CAMPO AL MARE
Wine Spectator 93: ‘Lush and aromatic, offering ripe plum, floral, spice and iron aromas and flavors. Vibrant, with a base of firm tannins that is proportionate to all the components. Finishes on the elegant side. Best from 2019 through 2028.’
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

PSI-2768. 12 MAREMMA KEPOS, SOC. AGR. AMPELEIA
55% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 15% Carignan, 5% Alicante, 5% Marselan. Deep and lovely varietal marriage, with a nice oak touch. Warm and ripe. Just right./ Lovely oak-fruit balance. Juicy acidity. Long and lovely texture. Bright–even brilliant–fruit, with oak support. Tart and tangy counter play gives race and food-worthiness. Light tannin, light oak, and light bouquet forming. Warm, spicy savor includes a suggestion of cumin. Tonic finish. Bay rum on aftertaste. 92/100. List price: $24.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2769. 15 MAREMMA 642 IL CANAPONE, TENUTA LA BADIOLA
6 grape varieties: cab sauv, merlot, syrah, sangiovese, montepulciano, petit verdot. Full, sweet, heart on sleeve 2015 sunny fruit./ Sweet and strong and vinous. Still in formation. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2770. 13 MAREMMA, AZ. AGR. SAPORI DI MONTE ANTICO DI BEGNARDI
Wow! Sweet, bright cherry and creme. Just a burst of delightful aromas. Peppercorn zestiness./ Flavorful, peppery, spicy. Well balanced between fruit sweetness and fruit acidity. Joyous. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2771. 11 MAREMMA SERRATA BELGVARDO, MARCHESI MAZZEI
80% sangiovese, 20% alicante; aged 12 months in oak barrels. Open and developed but also tannic. Oak too. Awkward stage./ Same. Dry and woody. Medium bodied. Personally, I can’t get an honest read yet, but orders were taken. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2772. 11 MAREMMA MONSALAIA, CASTELLANI-TOUTON
Sweet, full, spicy, rangy, 2011 immediate. Super ready to enjoy. Shows both barrel and bottle bouquet development. Yes!/ Oh, yeah, 2011 ripe and forward. Soo well balanced and right for the moment. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2773. 13 MAREMMA, AGR. AZ. MONTAUTO
80% ciliegiolo, 20% sangiovese. Sweet, dark, bright, lightly singed. Concentrated./ Firm, concentrated, dry. Light, fine tannin. Good poise. Slight reduction of youth spells additional pleasures to come. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2774. 12 MAREMMA SANGIOVESE-CABERNET POGGIO AL TUFO VIGNETO ROMPICOLLO, TOMMASI
60% sangiovese, 40% cabernet sauvignon. Rich, deep, padded, succulent. Oak tinged. Great composition./ Sweet, suave. Light oak. Great acid. This is Maremma. Fine tannin. Aims to please. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2775. 11 MONTEREGIO DI MASSA MARITTIMA, MORIS FARMS
Monteregio = sangiovese. So deep, dark, powerful, rich, framed, loaded./ Yes, broad, full, lush, powerful, ripe, even sur maturite. Fine, full tannin, acid, balance. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2776. 13 MORELLINO DI SCANSANO DOGA DELLE CLAVULE, CAPARZO
Estate bottled. Deep, sweet, ripe, southern Tuscan sangiovese. Ideal. Good power and singe./ Soft, sweet, and surely fulfilled in 2013. Textbook. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2777. 14 MORELLINO DI SCANSANO, MORIS FARMS
Buoyant, primary, crisp, cool year. Real deal. Dried cherry, citrus./ Cherry taste. Medium body, good, lengthy flavor. Bravo in 14. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2778. 12 MORELLINO DI SCANSANO, FATTORIA LE PUPILLE
Rich, liquoreux, tarry, right./ Pleasing body. Good and fruity, classic Morellino. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2779. 07 VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO, BADIA A COLTIBUONO half bottle
Wine & Spirits 93: ‘Badia a Coltibuono’s vin santo deftly treads the line between sweetness and acidity with thrilling results. Its flavors cascade across the palate, with candied apricot, brown sugar, melted butter, smoked almonds and creamy butterscotch balanced by bitter orange, quinine and green herbs. While the wine is glycerin-smooth and polished, bright acidity adds tension and keeps it from edging over the line into decadence. Skip the biscotti and pair this with salty blue cheese. $40.’
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

PSI-2780. 05 VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO, FATTORIA FELSINA half bottle
Parker 92: ‘Made with Trebbiano, Malvasia and Sangiovese, the 2005 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico opens to a brilliant amber color and thick viscosity that hugs to the rim of the glass. Oak-driven tones of vanilla and caramel are immediately apparent, but quickly followed by candied fruit, butterscotch and orange peel. Clusters undergo a natural drying process on mats until February of the following year. The must is transferred to sealed oak casks containing the ‘mother,’ or gelatinous remains from previous vintages.’
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2781. 06 VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO, TENUTA ISOLE E OLENA half bottle
Parker 96: ‘The 2006 Vin Santo del Chianti Classico is a divine dessert wine that boasts the best of this labor-intensive winemaking tradition. Vintners who make Vin Santo will always tell you that they do so for passion. The quantities are so small and the commercial margins so thin, pure passion is the only reason someone would embark on this kind of project. Happily for us wine lovers, people like Paolo De Marchi have that passion. His Vin Santo is one of the best available today. The wine is impeccable and beautiful inside and out. Caramel, maple syrup, roasted pine nut and dried apricot emerge from the bouquet. I find this wine to be simply irresistible for those with a sweet tooth and those without.’
How Many bottles/singles: 52.95 each

PSI-2782. 05 VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO CASTELLO DI BROLIO, BARONE RICASOLI half liter
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2783. 08 VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO, SAN FELICE half bottle
All trebbiano. Shows long barrel aging. Open knit and pastry sweet./ Sweet and strong. Long in barrel for sure Becomes quite like an old oloroso sherry. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2784. 04 VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI RUFINA, VILLA DI VETRICE half liter
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2785. 05 SANT’ ANTIMO VIN SANTO RISERVA, TENUTA IL POGGIONE half liter
16.5%. Powerful, ripe, tawny, caramelized./ All confirmed. Classic, well proportioned. Super. 97+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2786. 14 TOSCANA BIANCO TERRE DI TUFI, TERUZZI & PUTHOD
Mostly vernaccia, with chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. Good wood patina. Plenty of fruit. Wow!/ Yes, rich fruit and fine oak marriage. Ideal. Bravo. Great craftsmanship. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2787. 15 VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO PANCOLE, AZ. AGR. CESANI
Organically grown. Appley and neat, concise. Pear too./ Not a screamer. Very discreet. Smooth, with refined acidity. For delicate meal-time applications. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2788. 13 UMBRIA ROSSO VITIANO, FALESCO
Parker 90: ‘The blend is Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon - all the grapes that have brought the Cotarella family and this beautiful corner of Umbria to the world stage. The winemaking has been tweaked here and there and the results are absolutely phenomenal, especially if you are looking for excellent value. The bouquet is packed tight with dark fruit and spice. There is a hint of ripe blackberry and cherry liqueur on the close.’
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2789. 14 UMBRIA ROSSO, PERTICAIA
Mostly sangiovese, with some sagrantino. Deep, nicely forward. Singled and dried fruit. Lots of richness and glycerol for 14. Fabulous./ Full black and maraschino cherries taste. Full glycerol and richness. No 14 ripeness issues. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2790. 13 UMBRIA CAJO, TERRE DE TRINCI
1/3 each sagrantino, merlot, cab sauv. Spicy, sweet, and ripe sagrantino aromatics. Licorice, sur maturite fruit./ Rich, ripe, earthy, Italianate. Lush, husky. Well balanced. Shows oak and barrel aging complexity, suavity. All. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2791. 12 COLLI DEL TRASIMENO TRESCONE, LAMBORGHINI (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2792. 11 LAGO DI CORBARA TURLO, SALVIANO
50% sangiovese, 30% cab sauv, 20% merlot. Well, this is as revealing. Gushing, ripe and rich aromatics of the varietal set, giving if not sophisticated./ A bountiful mouthful of flavors and textures, open and flowing easy. Heart on sleeve, uncomplicated. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2793. 10 SAGRANTINO DI MONTEFALCO COLPETRONE, TENUTA DEL CERRO
Wine Spectator 90: ‘A savory red, with smoke and cured tobacco notes wafting through the black olive, ground anise and dried cherry flavors. Full-bodied and balanced. A fresh, minerally edge accents the grippy finish. Best from 2019 through 2027. $30.’
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2794. 16 COLLI MARTANI GRECHETTO GRECANTE, ARNALDO CAPRAI
Flashy, crisp varietal display. An exacting muskiness. Musk melon and pear. Ideal./ Juicy, flavorful, hallmark. The acid, the texture, the etch. All. I tasted this a few months ago, and it wasn’t ready for prime time. Now it’s a star. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2795. 15 ORVIETO CLASSICO VIGNARCO, PALAZZONE
Fragrant and fresh. Right. Best to come my way in years./ Yes, scented of grechetto and malvasia. Both nectarous and dry. Ideal. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2796. 15 ORVIETO CLASSICO AMABILE, BIGI
The best amabile Orvieto to come my way in decades. Bright, fresh pear, peach, and almond aromas. Complete expression of its varietal set led by grechetto and malvasia./ Medium sweet, with flavors of stone fruits and nuts, this totally fulfills my image of Orvieto amabile. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2797. 13 LAZIO CABERNET SAUVIGNON, IF YOU SEE KAY
Mainly cabernet sauvignon, with a little petit verdot and primitivo. Sweet, cunning, and winsome American winemaker style. Warm, savory, ripe fruit confit./ Shades of a Paso Robles cabernet, lush and savory. Fine, modern wine, world wine. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2798. 14 EST! EST!! EST!!! DI MONTEFIASCONE, FALESCO (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
60% trebbiano, 30% malvasia, 10% roscetto. Lovely, lilting aroma of linden. So pretty and discreet./ Full and fetching flavors of orchard fruits. Flowing, gentle, ideal. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2799. 15 ROSSO CONERO AION, MORODER
All montepulciano. Accomplished. 15 rich, Conero dark. Balanced. Ripe and dried fruit. Pleasing edge./ Yes, one of the best vintages of this. The acid, the tannin, the ripeness, the power. All in harmony. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2800. 16 VERDICCHIO DEI CASTELLI DI JESI CLASSICO LE GEMME, BRUNORI
2015: Fresh and edgy and vital. Full fruited, with race and coolness of spring water./ Rich and full while wholly racy. Mouthwatering. Works for me. Fine. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2801. 15 VERDICCHIO DEI CASTELLI DI JESI CLASSICO LE GEMME, BRUNORI
Fresh and edgy and vital. Full fruited, with race and coolness of spring water./ Rich and full while wholly racy. Mouthwatering. Works for me. Fine. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2802. 15 MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO, FANTINI magnum
Classic monte aromatic set right down to that cherished wisp of violets. Spot on./ Dry, with a candied cherry aftertaste that is nice. Full appeal. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2803. 15 MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO, FILOMUSI GUELFI
Sweet and ample; this really carries. Quality of montepulciano in full bloom in 15./ Lots of oomph, sur maturite. It gives and gives. A certain spiciness too. From the slopes. Good acid for this ripe vintage. Some tannin to resolve. No problem. 91+/100. (Tasted 10/3/17).
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2804. 14 MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO LA BELLA ADDORMENTATA, GRAN SASSO
Good dried fruit, nut, and fruitcake aromas. Lovely richness tempered by the cool 2014 vintage, so it’s not a bit over the top. Sweet as a nut./ Balanced, rich, and harmonious both flavor and texture wise. Suave, and ready to enjoy. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2805. 12 MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO COLLINE TERAMANE NOTARI, NICODEMI
Vinous 92/100. My notes: Extra concentration of a riserva. Barrel time expansion without woodiness. Classic violets highlight./ More violets and bright red fruit. Famously good. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2806. 14 MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO, TAVERNELLO
Sweet and giving, with real varietal personality. Deep. A deal./ Spicy and full. Light gaminess. Great acid. Wow, some value. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 5.99 each

PSI-2807. 15 MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO LUCANTO, TORRE RAONE
Full, lush nature of 2015. Wow./ Full body and texture. Ripe and fulfilled. Power and tannin. 13.5%. Worth twice the price for its concentration and balance. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2808. 11 COLLINE PESCARESI ROSSO RAONE, TORRE RAONE
60% montepulciano, 20% each cab sauv, merlot. Thorough and ripe and well developed. Totally ripe and accomplished./ Exotic, ripe, warm spices of development and a warm vintage. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2809. 13 MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO RISERVA DAL TRALCETTO, AZ. AGR. CICCIO ZACCAGNINI
The usual spicy, zesty take. Sweet black fruit. Boysenberry, cassis. With aeration, cherry and dried fruits, citron./ Racy palate, showing barrel time suavity. Filling with aeration. Sweet and nicely oaked, showing warm spices. Coming along well. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2810. 16 TREBBIANO D’ABRUZZO, MASCIARELLI
40 year old vines. Low yields. Freshness and flair, texture and personality./ Yes, ideal. The taste, the texture, the coolness and race. Few like this come my way. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2811. 12 BIFERNO RAMITELLO, DI MAJO NORANTE
Parker 91: ‘Ramitello has enjoyed its own cult following over the years. The 2012 Molise Rosso Ramitello (a blend of Montepulciano and Aglianico) is a delicious expression with a balanced approach that puts just as much emphasis on intensity as it does elegance. The bouquet reveals dark fruit tones with spice and lingering leather at the back. The mouthfeel is reinforced by firm tannic structure and bright acidity. Now-2022. $18.’
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2812. 12 CAMPANIA AGLIANICO, ROCCA DEL DRAGONE
2010: Compact, framed, well built. Smoke, licorice, creosote. Mass and structure. The Barolo of the South indeed./ Surprisingly rich and round after the nose’s firm persuasion. Full flavor. Fine tannin. The real deal; complete, well bred aglianico with growth to go. The group was impressed. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2813. 13 ROCCAMONFINA AGLIANICO, PODERI FOGLIA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Sweet cherry, tar, and creosote. Intense core of aglianico that resembles nebbiolo./ Great acid. Full clarity, balance of sweet and acid. A joy now. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2814. 10 TABURNO AGLIANICO RISERVA D’ERASMO, AZ. AGR. NIFO SARRAPOCHIELLO
Good development and good constitution. Fine bouquet. What a great grape variety, this Barolo of the south! Vigor and breadth of barrel and bottle age. Sweet to the core./ Yes, nice varietal range, bouquet range, texture, balance, all. Bargain price. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2815. 15 SANNIO FALANGHINA, FEUDI DI SAN GREGORIO
Ideal peach and sweet citrus aromas. Pungent./ Soft and plump 2015. Sufficient acidity to balance. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2816. 14 GRECO DI TUFO LOGGIA DELLA SERRA, TERREDORA DI PAOLO
Vinous 91: ‘Deep, gold-tinged yellow. Minty herbs complicate tropical fruit and caramel on the nose and tactile palate. Finishes rich and savory. This strikes me as much more precise and focused than the Terra degli Angeli Greco di Tufo of the same vintage.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2817. 15 PAESTUM FIANO PIAN DI STIO, AZ. AGR. SAN SALVATORE half liter (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Delicate, subtle fiano aromas of honey and flowers. Discreet. A joy to sniff. Spot on./ Oh, a burst of mineral salts and fiano savors. All it could be. I prefer it to the fine 2014. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2818. 15 PUGLIA NEGROAMARO TERRE DI SAVA, LUCCARELLI
Sweet and ripe. A controlled, positive edge of VA./ Very nectarous, black, concentrated extra maturity of the fruit in 2015. Spicy, without oak. Full. Complete negroamaro. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2819. 15 SALENTO PRIMITIVO SASSEO, MASSERIA ALTEMURA
Super sweet, powerful, and concentrated in 2015. In tune with the series, and amped up this warm vintage. Toasty oak extras./ Yes, large, strong, and concentrated, but not so sweet on the palate. Has tannin. Needs food. And would appreciate additional bottle age. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2820. 16 SALENTO PRIMITIVO, VERROSSO
Yow, sweet, rich, convincing, useful./ Appassimento, so even in youth ready to enjoy, and smartly fashioned. Heavy bottle, imaginative label. I like both the package and the contents. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2821. 13 PUGLIA ZINFANDEL OLD VINE, THE WANTED
Conceived by Bonny Williamson, the imstillthirsty.com gal who charmed Tasters Guild members at our Grange Kitchen dinner last summer. Puglia’s primitivo and California zinfandel are cousins. Labeling laws allow the names to be used interchangably. Bonny aged this one in American oak and applied a Spaghetti Western title and label. Great zinfandel spice and American oak complement. Well crafted./ Spicy and vigorous. Amador zin style and power (14.5%). 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2822. 13 CASTEL DEL MONTE RUPICOLO, RIVERA
Rich, sweet, fruity. A good singed fruit nose of the south./ Dried fruit. Fruit pudding./ Super take with warmth and good cool purple airs too, all. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2823. 14 CASTEL DEL MONTE CHARDONNAY PRELUDIO NO. 1, RIVERA (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Crisp, new, full, right. Apple and nut./ Yes, unique in the world of chardonnays. No wood. Great texture. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2824. 12 SALICE SALENTINO RISERVA GRAN PASSIONE, CASA VINICOLA BOTTER (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2011: All negroamaro. Sweet and full and fresh. House style./ Yes, the ripe fruit sweetness of SSR. Good example. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2825. 12 SALICE SALENTINO MAIANA, LEONE DE CASTRIS
Estate bottled; 90% negroamaro, 10% malvasia nera. Elevated perfume. Negroamaro dark and deep, malvasia aromatics and cushion. One of the best vintages. Huge array of aromatic pleasures./ Yes, rich and full of flavor and texture. Black fruits and spice. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2826. 13 AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE TERRA DI VULCANO, BISCEGLIA
2011: Oh, romantic and racy! Purple fruits and violets. Fine oak contributions. Textured, balanced, and charming./ Large and sweet. Full of oak and fruit vigor, excitement. It’s still young; there’s plenty more to come, as the 2007 at age six demonstrated. Excellent aglianico display. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2827. 13 AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE GRICOS, AZ. AGR. GRIFALCO
Expressive of licorice, tar, cherry, peppercorn. Great aglianico, deep and persistent./ Yes, well textured, well balanced. Sweet fruit flavors, fine tannin, all. One of the best in this series. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2828. 13 AGLIANCIO DEL VULTURE GRIFALCO, AZ. AGR. GRIFALCO
Following the 2013 Gricos, additional freshness and uplift. Perhaps longer in barrel, but not woody. Deep and concentrated cherry essence and licorice./ Palate shows more oakiness, more structure. This is young, backward, powerful. Not as appealing as the Gricos at present; crafted for cellaring. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2829. 14 AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE TITOLO, ELENA FUCCI
Vinous 93/100. My notes:. Boy, she does it every vintage. The nobility of the variety, the quality of the oak. Year after year, just a picture of class. Deep, savory, plummy, leathery, meaty, nobly reductive. Violets even./ 14 acidity and darkness. Reflects vintage as well as grape, terroir, maker. Grip, fine tannin, proper proportions.. Everything positive will happen here as this matures. Another lovely, lovely example. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

PSI-2830. 13 AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE TITOLO, ELENA FUCCI
Parker 93/100. My notes: Oh, ample, ripe, abundant. And the violets are here. Barolo of the south in stature, but, really, a riper, richer, more abundant wine at the same age./ Abundant mouthful of fruit. Barrel aged sensations without the woodiness. Texture, flavor, depth. She does the job. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

PSI-2831. 12 CIRO CLASSICO, TENUTA IUZZOLINI (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
All gaglioppo. Nice varietal personality, integrity, distinction. Sachet, cedar, sandalwood, peppercorn. Yes!/ Oh, so perfumed. Incense exotica, raspberry and seed, warm spices. Smooth finish. Open and available for enjoyment. Best Ciro I’ve tasted in years. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2832. 12 CIRO CLASSICO SUPERIORE LIBER PATER, CANTINE IPPOLITO
Rich, ripe, saucy. Superiore indeed./ Easy flow, ripe fruit pulp and juice taste. Good acid. Right. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2833. 14 CIRO BIANCO, TENUTA IUZZOLINI (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Clean and pleasing apple, grape, light spice zest./ Vinous, soft, and Rewarding. Shy at first; flavors build through the finish. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2834. 15 TERRE SICILIANE NERO D’AVOLA GURGO, CANTINE PAOLINI
2012: 3 months in oak. Fine, sweet cherry-berry cremes and licorice./ Rich and formed and balanced well by acid. Some oak vanilla creme. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2835. 12 TERRE SICILIANE NERELLO MASCALESE VENTO DI MARE, CANTINE ERMES (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Nice, sweet varietal character. Mason dots. Valid and solid./ Sweet and purple. Warm fruit and spice savors. Tannin too. Not sweet. Morello and maraschino. Super value. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2836. 13 ETNA ROSSO BARBAZZALE, COTTANERA
Wine & Spirits 92 - BEST BUY: ‘The Cambria brothers, Guglielmo and Enzo, started planting vines at their family’s hazelnut orchard in the early 1990s. Originally focused on international varieties, they shifted to local grapes, including the nerello mascalese (80 percent) and nerello cappuccio (20 percent) that make up this blend. Now run by Enzo and the next generation, Cottanera produced a remarkable 2013, plump with the brisk red fruit of volcanic earth. It’s clean, light and graciously simple, an evocative young red to pair with squab stuffed with apricots.’
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2837. 15 VITTORIA FRAPPATO IL FRAPPATO, VALLE DELL’ ACATE
Spicy, sweet cherry and plum./ Cherry cordial. Good acidity. All the frappato appeal and definition one could want. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2838. 14 VITTORIA FRAPPATO, CENTONZE
Light, sweet fruit. Shy, discreet./ More abundant frappato blossom and maraschino on the palate. Works. Good price. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2839. 15 SICILIA FIANO COSTA DUNE, CANTINE SETTESOLI
This is fresh, crisp, and honeyed. Lithe, sandy-soil wine with a delicate etch./ Yes, both fiano honeyed smoothness and good acid etch. An ideal fiano from sandy soil. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2840. 14 CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA COSTERA, ARGIOLAS
2013: Cannonau (grenache relative) is highest in polyphenols, sez Dr. Oz. Light reduction to start soon yields to a warm, robust, powerful disposition. Spicy; barrel aging seasoning. Wow! Right at ya./ Yes, balanced, suave, and good now. Put it right to use. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2841. 14 CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA I FIORI, AZ. AGR. PALA
Good, valid, dark, fresh 14 fruit. Straight ahead and spicy. Well balanced, admirably ripe. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2842. 14 CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA LE BOMBARDE, CANTINA SANTA MARIA LA PALMA
Nice, sweet grenache fruit./ Again. Simple and wholesome. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2843. 13 CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA RISERVA, SELLA & MOSCA
2011: Rich, sweet fruit. Med grenache with Italianate styling. Way more revealing than the 2010; in fact, one of the best vintages./ Yes, sweet fruit, glycerol, power, grip, tannin, balance, all. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2844. 12 CARIGNANO DEL SULCIS GROTTA ROSSA, SANTADI
2011: SW Sardinia coastal DOC. Dark, tarry black cherry definition of warm climate carignan. Sweet, spicy, savory. Ideal./ Very, bright elegant cherry flavor. Anise and pitch highlights. Chewy texture. Hallmark. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2845. 12 CARIGNANO DEL SULCIS NUR, CANTINA SARDUS PATER (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2846. 09 CARIGNANO DEL SULCIS RISERVA IS ARENAS, CANTINA SARDUS PATER (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2847. 12 CARIGNANO DEL SULCIS RISERVA TERRE RARE, SELLA & MOSCA
Vinous 90: ‘Bright red. Rich and almost sweet red fruit and spices on the nose and palate. Sweet and creamy on entry, then slightly tough with noteworthy tannic bite, but there’s enough fruit lurking beneath the tannic cloak that I think all this really needs is a little time in the cellar/bottle. Very serious Carignano wine that eschews the easy sweetness and softness typical of many wines made with this variety providing instead something more interesting, bigger and more structured than usual. 2018-2022.’
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2848. 15 SARDEGNA VERMENTINO I FIORI, AZ. AGR. PALA
Vinous 90: ‘Pale straw. Pungent floral notes on the nose are complemented by hints of menthol and vanilla; seems much riper than Pala’s Nuragus wine of the same vintage. Flavors of stone and orchard fruit have a honeyed quality, so this seems almost sweet. Finishes medium-long and quite tannic. This wine used to be called Crabilis up until last year, in reference to a hill about 180 meters asl (590 feet asl) about 25 hectares (almost 62 acres) under vine, of which the oldest are now roughly 40 years ago. Now-2018. $17.’
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2849. 15 ALGHERO TORBATO TERRE BIANCHE, SELLA & MOSCA
Vinous 90: ‘Bright straw with golden tinges. Penetrating pear and bay leaf on the nose. Clean and fresh, with mineral herbal nuances complementing white stone fruit flavors. Finishes long with a slightly chewy texture and a clean fresh finish. This is one of the best, most flavorful young entry-level Torbato wines I have ever tasted.’
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

SLOVENIA

PSI-2851. 15 STAJERSKA FURMINT, VERUS
Scented, light mango. Ideal. Tangy mango citrus expressive, balanced, great acid. Juicy finish. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

CROATIA

PSI-2853. 15 ISTRIA MALVASIA, KOZLOVIC ESTATE
Lovely scent. On of best ever malvasias./ Dry and fragrant. Perfect form, balance. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

MACEDONIA

PSI-2855. 13 MACEDONIA VRANEC SPECIAL SELECTION, TIKVES
100% varietal, 30-60 year old vines; oldest winery in Macedonia; Philippe Cambie, winemaker. Dark and intense. Sweet fruit. Rich and complex; wood and spice./ Dry and tannic and young. All the components are there. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

GREECE

PSI-2857. 13 THESSALIA XINOMAVRO VALOS, KATSAROS
Sweet and mellow and mature nose./ Yes, well along in bottle bouquet development. Still a little tannin to shed. Super fruit, balance, texture. Defines xinomavro. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2858. 13 NEMEA AGIORGIOTIKO, DOMAINE SKOURAS
Beautifully vigorous, nutty black fruit with 4 years on it. Astonishing St. George./ All the fruit generosity of the nose plus great acidity. And great taste. Wonderful. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2859. 15 EPANOMI MALAGOUSIA, KTIMA GEROVASSILIOU
Lovely, full, and fine, with subtle varietal aromatics./ Yes, fine textured, full bodied. Real character and clarity. Recalls 2015 Chablis Premier Cru. Yes. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

PSI-2860. 14 PISATIS RODITIS-ASSYRTIKO ENIPEAS, KTIMA BRINTZIKI (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
80/20. Plenty of character of each variety. Deep fruit, mineral etch./ Full, rich stone fruit flavors. Good acid, astringency of assyrtiko. Wet stone coolness. Yes. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2861. 11 PELOPONNESE AGAPE WHITE, BARAFAKAS (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Roditis, savatiano. A good clear statement of these quality Greek varietals./ Yes, and has grip and texture too. Refreshing and right. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2862. 15 PELOPONNESE ZOE, SKOURAS (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
2014: 60-40. Lovely, fresh, hops, citrus peel, and flowers character of moscofilero. Intense, thick./ The varietal’s bitter facet too, bitter orange. Accurate. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2863. 14 MANTINIA MOSCHOFILERO, BOUTARI (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Fresh, with plenty of aromatic flair. Stone fruits./ Succulent yet dry. Long, floral aftertaste. Works. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2864. 16 SANTORINI ASSYRTIKO, DOMAINE SIGALAS
Parker 95: ‘The 2016 Assyrtiko is unoaked and comes in at 14% alcohol. One of the island's benchmarks, this is always in fine form these day–and always rather hard to evaluate when it is young. Deceptively, this bottling doesn't seem intimidating on first taste, but it always hides many layers. I tend to decant them or taste them again the next day when they are young. Otherwise, you tend to miss too much. Wonderfully elegant and finishing with a salty nuance, this shows impeccable balance. Its best feature is the lingering and intense finish, with plenty of tension and grip. It has far more power than it seems on a casual sip and that power doesn't go away as the wine airs and warms. I tried it the next day, in fact, and it put on weight, absorbed the salt and showed even more power. Two days later, it still preened in its power and precision, fresh as a daisy and wholly unevolved. (The salt was back, too.) The gripping finish that coated the palate was simply impressive. This is another beauty from Sigalas, something that has a lot of upside potential still. Granting that I do not have them side by side, this might even be superior to the 2015. It's hard to overlook the superlative combination of concentration and intensity. If nothing else, it is a worthy competitor to the 2015 and fully its equal. While I am leaning up on it today, it is all about the potential as not many whites are this tightly wound. Try this again at the beginning summer 2019, and you will no doubt have a better experience. You can dive in now, if you insist, but I suspect this may not be fully expressive until 2020 or so. It should also age effortlessly, but let's start here and take the rest in stages. I won't be shocked if handles 20 years or more well, but let's be conservative for the moment. 2017-2029. $30.’
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

PSI-2865. PATRAS RETSINA, PATRAIKI
Well, this has a lot fresher base wine than the Crete Retsina, and more resinous personality too. Not so much pine pitch as bayleaf, bay rum./ Less like evergreen than herbs. Well, maybe some fitzer; certainly not pine. So it’s different, not classic. Expressive though. 89/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2866. PATRAS MAVRODAPHNE, KOURTAKI
Lovely, sweet raisin nose with red muscat spicy aspects. Good strength, warmth, baked qualities, and good acid too./ Palate echoes all. Sweet raisin, prune, plum, red muscat flavors. Acid and strength balance sweetness. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2867. PATRAS MAVRODAPHNE, PATRAIKI
Mavrodaphne (black laurel) is a red grape native to Greece’s Peloponnese region. Around 1850, Bavarian Gustav Clauss developed a procedure for making the sweet, fortified, solera-aged wine from this variety that remains in place today. Sweet, sunburned, sticky./ Yes, rightfully raisined. Power foils the sweetness, and good acid chimes in too. The palate is well balanced and satisfying. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2868. PATRAS MAVRODAPHNE, TSANTALI
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

TURKEY

PSI-2870. 15 KAVAKLIDERE YAKUT EASTERN ANATOLIA OKUZGOZU-BOGAZKERE
2014: Okuzgozu (ox eye) is a large red grape; bogazkere is a very dark red grape. Red violet color./ Once again, the gamay association, with Grand Cru largesse. Good size./ Yes, love the size, texture, and fine tannin. Tart and vigorous acidity. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

GEORGIA

PSI-2872. KAKHETI SAPERAVI, OLD TBILISI
Youthful color. Bright red violet./ Dark fruited. More vinous than fruity. Good peels extract. I like the presentation./ Good acid. Not a lot of fruit, but plenty of material. Food-worthy. Old time variety and a good rendition of it. Some tannin for aging. For hearty fare. A pleasant surprise, and not sweet like a lot of Eastern European reds. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

LEBANON

PSI-2874. 15 CHATEAU KSARA RESERVE DE COUVENT, BEKAA VALLEY RED
40% syrah, 30% each cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon; 3500' elevation; est. 1857. Rich and complex, with oak and power. Deep and intense. Not overboard anything./ Rightfully dry on both fruit and oak bases. Plenty of power but less than some vintages. Good acid. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2875. 13 CHATEAU MUSAR JEUNE BEKAA VALLEY RED
50% cinsault, 30% syrah, 20% cab sauv; unoaked. Rich, stalwart, singed, luxurious. Unmistakably Bekaa cinsault cuvee. Musar nobility./ Full of texture and flavor. Nothing ‘jeune’ about it. Full body, flavor, texture, all. Fine tannin. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2876. 15 MASSAYA LE COLOMBIER MOUNT LEBANON - BEQAA VALLEY RED
35% each cinsault, grenache; 15% ea syrah, tempranillo at 3000-3800 feet; Faqra (Mt Lebanon) & Tanail (Bequaa Valley); owners Ghosn family, Brunier (Vieux Telegraphe), Hebrard (Cheval Blanc). Full oak and warm, robust fruit to absorb it. Lots of spice. Full force and stamina./ Yes, big on texture and flavor. Unique and giving. Nobody gets more out of cinsault than Lebanon’s winegrowers. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each


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