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PSI-2475. 16 VALLE D'AOSTE PINOT NOIR, OTTIN
Cool, high altitude pinot race and sleek sheen. Some oak augmentation./ Surprisingly sweet and suave on the palate. Racy fruit and fine oak. Additional bottle age will coax forth more aromatic push. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2476. 18 VALLEE D‛AOSTE TORRETTE SUPERIEUR, OTTIN
80% petit rouge, 10% cornalin, 10% fumin. Subtle red fruits and vinosity./ Juicy cherry-berry fruit. No tannin. Good balance of richness and acidity. Everything flows along so well. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

PSI-2477. 18 VALLE D'AOSTE PETITE ARVINE, OTTIN
14.5%. Smells like a pinot grigio. Apple and nut./ Texture and taste of pinot grigio. Apple. Young. Full texture. Unique and complex aftertaste moves it into a different field. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2478. 12 BRAMATERRA, TENUTE SELLA
Good example of a northern Piemonte nebbiolo. Race and concentration together. Young and 2012 tight still./ Yes, a firm laced expression of its vintage and its origin. Full potential. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2479. 17 COSTE DELLA SESIA ORBELLO, TENUTE SELLA
From northern Piemonte. Boy, that's rich and gushing fruit. Wonderful. Very fruity and floral. Cherry, violet, rose./ Burst of fruit and flowers. Bright northern nebbiolo with fine tannin and sweet cherry-berry fruit. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2480. 18 ERBALUCE DI CALUSO, AZ. AGR. CIECK
Fresh and full. Has personality. I‛m big on this one. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2481. 13 BAROL,O UNDICICOMUNI, ARNALDO RIVERA
Wine Spectator 93 - TOP 100: 'The sweet fruit and solid structure play off each other as this evolves. Starts with floral, cherry, strawberry and licorice flavors, melding into the firm, resonant tannins as the finish extends. Complex, balanced and set for a long life. Best from 2022 through 2036. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.'
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2482. 15 BAROLO, AZELIA
Parker 92/100. My notes: Owned by Luigi Scavino. Scavino big, bold, ripe. Vintage likes him; he likes the vintage./ Yeah, certainly for New World palates. Wonderful. Yeah, rich, ripe, bold; good power. Tannin and extract. Fine wine. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2483. 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-2484. 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-2485. 14 BAROLO LA MORRA, RENATO CORINO
Wine Spectator 93: 'This red delivers a nice beam of cherry flavor midpalate, along with floral and spice notes. Tense, unwinding slowly to a lingering aftertaste of berry, mineral and spice. Best from 2021 through 2038. $48.'
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2486. 13 BAROLO LECINQUEVIGNE, DAMILANO
Parker 93: 'This is Damilano's classic Barolo (we are urged to no longer use the word 'base') that is made with fruit sourced from various sites across the appellation. The 2013 Barolo Lecinquevigne is fragrant and intense with a mounting sense of aromatic importance and persistence. The effect is really quite beautiful because this wine literally blossoms in the glass before you. In terms of a Barolo that is not from a single vineyard, this wine is at the head of the class. On the quality versus price ratio, it offers great value. Drink now-2027. $46.'
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2487. 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-2488. 15 BAROLO, PIO CESARE
Wine & Spirits 94 - YEAR'S BEST BAROLOS: 'According to Pio Boffa, his team has worked for more than a decade to identify clones with smaller berries and clusters that give more consistent phenolic ripeness and allow them to pick earlier, which keeps alcohol levels moderate. They have also refined their oak regimen over the years, backing off their use of new French oak barriques in their Barolos so that just 20 percent of the wine rests in new barriques, the rest in large oak casks, for about 30 months. Their efforts show in Pio Cesare's 2015 releases, some of the best we have tasted from this house. The 2015 Barolo is comprised of fruit from estate vineyards in five communes, including, for the first time, a small percentage from Monforte d'Alba's Mosconi, acquired by the estate in 2014. It's lively and long, with flavors of ripe red cherry and raspberry laced with subtle spice and bright notes of orange peel, the acidity drawing out the flavors into a balanced finish. $82.'
How Many bottles/singles: 74.95 each

PSI-2489. 14 BAROLO SERRALUNGA, LUIGI PIRA
Vinous 92: 'The 2014 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba is the only wine Giampaolo Pira made in 2014, and is a blend of all the best fruit from the Marenca, Margheria and Collina Rionda vineyards. Powerful and dense in the glass, but in the mid-weight style of the year, Pira's 2014 has a lot to offer. There is plenty of the depth and power readers have come to expect from Pira's wines, but naturally tempered by the personality of the year. Iron, smoke, cedar, savory herbs, tobacco and cured meats add to the wine's brooding, virile personality. Drink 2019-2028. $42.'
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

PSI-2490. 13 BAROLO MARCENASCO, RENATO RATTI
Wine Enthusiast 95 - Top 100: '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: 44.99 each

PSI-2491. 15 BAROLO, PAOLO SCAVINO
Wine & Spirits 93; Parker 93: 'For a few years running now, this has been one of the Scavino family's signature bottles. The goal here is to aim higher than your standard 'base' or 'classico' Barolo. The Paolo Scavino 2015 Barolo is made with a complicated blend of fruit from seven vineyard sites spread clear across the appellation from Castiglione Falletto, Barolo, Serralunga d'Alba and more townships. Each parcel is fermented separately, and some parcels are split into two or more individual fermentations. In order to maintain the highest quality standards, some 10% of the fruit is sold off as bulk, and once the overall selection is whittled down, the best fruit remains in-house. This is a compact and darkly saturated wine with bold blueberry and blackberry fruit. The wine shows a steady center of gravity in this warm, fruit-driven vintage. Drink 2021-2038.'
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2492. 14 BAROLO BRICCO AMBROGIO, PAOLO SCAVINO
Wine Spectator 94 - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: 'Round and supple, this is bursting with pure cherry, strawberry, rose and stone flavors. Firms up nicely, with the tannins in balance with the weight and texture. Should come around soon. Best from 2021 through 2042. $66.'
How Many bottles/singles: 57.95 each

PSI-2493. 13 BAROLO, FRANCO SERRA
2010: 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-2494. 15 BAROLO PRAPO, PAOLO SCAVINO
Wine Enthusiast 96 - TOP 100 CELLAR SELECTIONS; Parker 95: 'This is also a new wine, coming from less than a hectare in the Prapo vineyards, from which only five producers draw their fruit. It's a beautiful plot at about 1,000 feet in altitude and with a full southern exposure, producing some very meaty fruit with a high phenolic presence, as the color is darker and there is more perfume. The 2015 Barolo Prapo is a distinctive vintage of a wine that is one to watch, for sure. The vineyard makes the difference, with brown and orange sandy soils, along with marlstone and veins of soils more typical of the area. The Scavino family bought this plot in 2008 and let the land rest for two years before they replanted. The goal, they said, was to steer away from more productive clones in favor of those that wouldn't take away too much from the quality. They took wood from the mothership vineyards in Bricco Ambrogio for this experiment, grafting them onto the rootstocks they carefully selected. The result is a soft and delicate Barolo with a lot of personality to go along with its firmness and power. This is an easy cru to recognize. Enrico Scavino said they could have waited longer for this experimental harvest, but they felt the time was right, explaining that 'this work is all about feelings and instincts.' Drink 2022-2045.'
How Many bottles/singles: 74.95 each

PSI-2495. 13 BAROLO GABUTTI, AZ. AGR. SORDO
Wine Spectator 94: ‛This balances bright flavors of macerated cherry, currant and plum with spice, earth and tar elements, backed by a firm structure. The finish is crisp and long. Best from 2020 through 2037. $65.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2496. 11 BAROLO GABUTTI, AZ. AGR. SORDO
2013: Wine Spectator 94: ‛This balances bright flavors of macerated cherry, currant and plum with spice, earth and tar elements, backed by a firm structure. The finish is crisp and long. Best from 2020 through 2037. $65.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2497. 15 BAROLO ALBE, G. D. VAJRA
Wine Spectator 93/100; Parker 93/100. My notes: Measured, discreet house style. In addition to the usual nebbiolo pantheon, you get the violets in this one. So charming even in a ripe vintage./ Charm, flow, discretion, measure. Beautiful bottle. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 38.99 each

PSI-2498. 14 BAROLO BRICCO DELLE VIOLE, G D VAJRA
Vinous 96: 'The 2014 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is positively stunning. There are many things about this wine that are super-impressive, but what stands out most is how soft and silky the tannins are. Because of that, the 2014 is much more approachable than it usually is, and yet also conveys the feeling of translucence that is such a signature of this site and wine. I am not sure I have ever tasted a young Bricco delle Viole with this much purity of fruit. The 2014 is total class. Don't miss it. Drink 2022-2044.'
How Many bottles/singles: 79.95 each

PSI-2499. 13 BAROLO RAVERA, VAJRA
Wine Spectator 95; Vinous 95+: 'The 2013 Barolo Ravera is tightly wound and austere, with tons of its energy in reserve. Lavender, violet, plum, spice and menthol are beautifully delineated throughout. In some vintages Ravera is explosive, but the 2013 is very much closed in on itself. Attractive scents of rose petal, mint, sweet red berries and chalk infuse the taut, salivating finish. My instincts say this is going to be a very special wine one day. 2020-2033. $78.
How Many bottles/singles: 69.95 each

PSI-2500. 15 BAROLO CASTIGLIONE, VIETTI
Parker 94: 'The 2015 Barolo Castiglione is a soft and elegant expression with marked freshness and delineated fruit. Indeed, Luca Currado maintains that 2015 was not a hot vintage per se, and any jammy notes that might appear in the vintage may have to do with an overzealous approach to leaf pulling during the summer season. Old habits die hard, he says, and leaving the leaves intact contributes to the color stabilization of the wine and the successful management of its acidity. From an analytical point of view, this wine does flaunt that much-needed inner crispness. It adds focus and sharpness to the layers of dark, succulent fruit that appear on first nose. Drink 2021-2038.'
How Many bottles/singles: 52.95 each

PSI-2501. 14 BARBARESCO MONCIRALDO, MALGRA
Not stodgy like the 2010 was in youth. Has the 14 openness. Carries its 14% strength well. Very good value./ Ample and not in need of as much cellar time as the 2010. Good juice. You get your money's worth. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

PSI-2502. 16 BARBARESCO, CASTELLO DI NEIVE
Wine Enthusiast 96 - CELLAR SELECTION: ‛Rose, violet, just-tilled vineyard soil and perfumed berry are just some of the aromas you'll find on this dazzling, fragrant red. The elegant, delicious palate is chock-full of elegance and flavor, delivering juicy Morello cherry, raspberry compote, cake spice and a balsamic note. It boasts fantastic tension and finesse, and will be even better with more bottle age. Gorgeous. Drink 2026-2036.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2503. 15 BARBARESCO, CANTINA DEL PINO
Parker 92/100. My notes: Proper 15 ripeness, proper Barbaresco weight. Del Pino dignified style. Discreet style, measured, mannered, tailored./ Wow, that's a great mouthful of nebbiolo. No excessive ripeness; good acid. EVERYTHING fits together right. Great style, example. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2504. 15 BARBARESCO SERRABOELLA, PAITIN
Wine Spectator 94: 'Hay, freshly cut grass and loam aromas segue to a core of cherry that pulls this together. The sweet fruit handles the burly tannins well, ending in a cascade of eucalyptus and tobacco notes. Best from 2023 through 2043. $48.'
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2505. 12 BARBARESCO ALBESANI, CANTINA DEL PINO
Parker 93: 'The 2012 Barbaresco Albesani follows in the feminine and graceful style that is so unique to the wines of Cantina del Pino. Dark fruit and wild cherry are followed by light shadings of spice, tobacco and licorice. The wine shows very good integration and balance. That seamless integration follows through to the palate, thanks also to the wine's long persistence. 2017-2028.'
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

PSI-2506. 15 BARBARESCO TORRE, PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO
Wine Spectator 93; Wine & Spirits 93 - BEST BUY: 'Produttori's classic Barbaresco is lush and expressive in the warm 2015 vintage. Flavors of ripe cherries stay vibrant and plush, lifted by notes of orange zest and bright green herbs. The tannins are silky and ripe, drawing out the flavors into a long, balanced finish. Although the price has crept up, this remains one of Barbaresco's best bargains, well worth buying a case so you can revisit the wine every few months. $50.'
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2507. 15 BARBARESCO, FRANCO SERRA
Nice 15 ripeness. This really plumps up the often firm, dry style of this wine. Sweet oak spices and cherry./ Yes, sweet, open, and spicy. Barbaresco racy. All nicely contained by tannic structure and countered by tannic grip. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-2508. 17 NEBBIOLO D'ALBA, RENATO CORINO
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2509. 17 NEBBIOLO D'ALBA OCHETTI, RENATO RATTI
Fresh cherry nebbiolo with light tar overtone./ Medium body appropriate to the DOC, fine tannin, and varietal validity. Cellar it a bit longer. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2510. 16 NEBBIOLO D‛ALBA BRUMO, SAN SILVESTRO
Accurate and accommodating. Dried fruit, black pepper, cherry, citrus peel./ Good and 16 satiny. Fine tannin. Could use some addition bottle aging, but not a lot. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2511. 14 LANGHE NEBBIOLO ARCAPLA COSTA DI BUSSIA, TENUTA ARNULFO
Dry and advancing in bouquet development in a nice 2014 fashion. Sweet and dried cherries, and tar. Really sweetens up with aeration, and reveals glycerol./ Again, the cherry, the tar, the glycerol. Fine tannin. Balanced. Persistent. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2512. 16 LANGHE NEBBIOLO MARGHE, DAMILANO
2014: James Suckling 92; Parker 91+. My notes: 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. Dried and sweet cherry, game, leather intrigue. Thoroughly traditional. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2513. 17 LANGHE NEBBIOLO, CANTINA DEL PINO
Sweet and giving 2017. Good power, range, generosity. Cherry and tar nebbiolo ID./ Large, balanced, generous, sweet, ideal 2017 nebbiolo. Positively romantic. Very racy, textured. Eminently well balanced. Light tannin on the finish coated by maraschino cherry sweetness. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-2514. 18 LANGHE NEBBIOLO, PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‛
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2515. 17 LANGHE NEBBIOLO, PAOLO SCAVINO
From two vineyards in La Morra (Bricco Manescotto and Annunziata) on the same hill but on opposite sides. Aged in barriques and tonneaux for ten months. This is good! Top form and 2017 fruit revelations in the modern Scavino style. Spicy. From barrel aging?/ Yes, Scavino and 2017 sweet and revealing, with power, tannin, and structure to boot. Promises to be full-bouqueted at maturity. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2516. 18 LANGHE NEBBIOLO, G. D. VAJRA
Full, rich, abundant, spicy, deep, ample./ Clear and fine Vajra style. Big yet vital, vivid Piemonte nebbiolo. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2517. 16 LANGHE NEBBIOLO PERBACCO, VIETTI
Parker 93: 'Luca Currado likes to remind me that this wine could qualify as a full-fledged Barolo. Barrels not used in the final Barolo Castiglione blend are used to make the 2016 Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco. In fact, its very name 'Perbacco' translates into a somewhat corny 'golly gosh' because that was the reaction Luca's mom had when she first tasted the wine and was told it was not a Barolo. 'Perbacco, it tastes like Barolo,' was her comment -- and a legend was born. The Vietti family, along with Bartolo Mascarello and Dott G Cappellano back in the day, had battled for some variation of a Rosso di Barolo in the appellation laws. That never happened, but Langhe Nebbiolo is a concept that follows that same idea: you get great Nebbiolo quality at a fraction of the price. Today, Langhe Nebbiolo is one of the fastest-growing categories in the entire wine region. This beautiful vintage, with its balanced fruit and freshness, is a perfect example. Drink now-2026.'
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2518. 18 LANGHE ROSSO, G. D. VAJRA
2017: Nebbiolo, dolcetto, barbera, albarossa, freisa, pinot nero. Sweet, involved, complicated presentation of multi Piemonte varieties that all work together adeptly. One of those 'whole greater than sum of the parts' things./ Great acid for food. Dash of VA for verve. Some fine tannin for texture. I've enjoyed many vintages of this. I think this is the first one I've presented to my weekly panel. They enjoyed it immensely. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2519. 18 BARBERA D'ALBA, ELIO ALTARE
Full, rich, deep, dense, well concentrated./ Broad, ripe, spicy. A giant of a barbera without the need of new oak augmentation. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2520. 17 BARBERA D'ALBA COSTA DI BUSSIA, TENUTA ARNULFO
2015: Est. 1874. Sweeter fruit than the 2014 and just as brilliant and vigorous./ Younger and less revealing than the 2014 when I tasted it just a couple of months back. Good barbera acidity. Working hard now and will give even more effort a few months down the line. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2521. 16 BARBERA D'ALBA RUVEI, MARCHESI DI BAROLO
2015: Full, dry, stalwart. Serious barrel aging and exemplary varietal character./ Fruit sweetness and acidity in balance. Cherry fruit and light barrel influence. Balanced. Long and flavorful. Wants food. Well liked by the group. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2522. 18 BARBERA D‛ALBA SERRALUNGA. MASSOLINO
Full. Nice and black barberra fruit, with some Serralunga give. More than just fruit. Game too./ Wow, meaty, full bodied, full textured. Here‛s the beef. I‛m excited! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2523. 15 BARBERA D'ALBA, CANTINA DEL PINO
Vinous 92; Wine Spectator 92: 'Pure, with a bright beam of cherry fruit and a supple texture. Vibrant acidity and a light dusting of tannins mesh beautifully as this glides to a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2023. 250 cases made. $30.'
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2524. 16 BARBERA D'ALBA, AZ. AGR. FRATELLI REVELLO
2015: 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: 18.99 each

PSI-2525. 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-2526. 18 BARBERA D'ALBA, FRANCO SERRA
2018 fruit forward. Black barbera fruit with tar and grip./ Yes, black, pitchy, grippy. Great acid, fine tannin, light glycerol. The whole barbera package. One of the best in the series. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2527. 17 BARBERA D'ALBA TRE VIGNE, VIETTI
Parker 91: ‛After its malolactic fermentation in small wood casks and a year in botte grande, the totally unfiltered 2017 Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne shows up as soft, immediate and rich, with nice little chocolate notes around the borders. Impressively, the various parcels of vines for this wine are all in the middle of the prestigious Barolo appellation. The word around the estate is that 2016 was a better vintage, but this was an attractive expression in itself and would be a hearty companion to any hearty pasta dish. Drink now-2024.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2528. 15 BARBERA D'ASTI ALBERA, ARALDICA
Young, dense, ripe, thick. Even reduced. This is really a formidable vintage in this series./ Rich, large, powerful, young, husky. Overwhelming on its own. Take to the table, or to the cellar. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2529. 16 BARBERA D'ASTI MONTE BRUNA, BRAIDA DI GIACOMO BOLOGNA
Wine Spectator 91: 'A bright, succulent style, with vibrant acidity driving the black cherry, blackberry and spice flavors. Dense yet balanced, offering a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2024. $29.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2530. 17 BARBERA D'ASTI SUPERIORE LE CROCINE, LENZI
Nice and approachable 17 nose with ease of an Asti barbera./ Very good dark cherry fruit. Asti barbera come hither qualities. Lovin' it. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2531. 18 BARBERA D'ASTI TASMORCAN, ELIO PERRONE
Very uplifting, crisp, and bright. Better managed this vintage than was the 2016, which got a little over the top./ Roundness and fruit richness balanced by acidity. Bountiful fruit flavor. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2532. 17 BARBERA D'ASTI LAVIGNONE, PICO MACCARIO
Very fruity as always. What I look for in an Asti Barbera./ Wow, just full of fruit and vigor. Alert and alive. Striking balance of fruit sweetness and acidity. Great mouthfeel. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2533. 17 BARBERA D'ASTI BATTAGLIONE, RENATO RATTI
Dark red violet./ Brilliant, fresh, vivid, and generous. Dense varietal aroma./ Richness and roundness of Asti and 2017. Spicy too. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2534. 16 BARBERA D'ASTI, ANTICA CASA RICOSSA
Sweet fruit of the DOC./ Nice tenderness. Good regional ID, quality, value. Ready for the table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2535. 17 BARBERA D'ASTI TRE VIGNE, VIETTI
Tasting Panel 93: ‛A luscious blackberry nose; creamy, deep, and juicy with dense berry notes. Long, balanced, and lovely, with flair and amazing value.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2536. 16 BARBERA D'ASTI SURI, AZ. AGR. VILLA GIADA
This works. Cooler and racier than the 2015. Acid, weight, 16 swing. Deep and persistent. Lots of varietal clarity in a dashing style./ Oh, juicy, sweet, rich, flavorful, long, great. Very popular with the group. Orders taken. Succeeds the 2015 on the March Wine Club sale--admirably. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2537. 18 BARBERA DEL MONFERRATO, ERCOLE liter
Rich, ripe, full. Very attractive for everyday drinking./ Nice and brisk, with good barbera acid. All around winner. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2538. 17 BARBERA DEL MONFERRATO MARAIA, MARCHESI DI BAROLO
Wine Spectator 91 - TOP 100: ‛A sleek, racy style, this red boasts raspberry, boysenberry, graphite and spice flavors. Balanced and focused, with lingering echoes of fruit, mineral and spice. Drink now through 2024.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2539. 18 BARBERA DEL PIEMONTE OTTONE I, CANTINE SAN SILVESTRO
The usual crisp, racy, tart barbera style of this cuvee. Plus that 2018 plump fruit underlayment./ Medium bodied as always. Balance of racy acidity and rich 2018 fruit. Cherry, tar, peppercorn classic. For the table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2540. 18 DOLCETTO D'ALBA, ELIO ALTARE
Full yet elegant. Everything under control. Solidity as well as dolcetto flair and perfume./ Full of flavor. Long and spicy follow through. Logical consummation of varietal and winemaker characters. Has it all. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2541. 18 DOLCETTO D‛ALBA, PAOLO SCAVINO
50+ year old vines. Scavino sweet fruited, bright, and immediate. My style of dolcetto./ Yeah, sweet and forward. Good acid. Fine tannin keeps it ‛serious‛. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2542. 17 DOLCETTO D'ALBA, G. D. VAJRA
Parker 90: 'Dolcetto is sometimes considered the ugly duckling of the Langhe. But in a hot vintage such as this, the grape flaunts its inner beauty and charm. The 2017 Dolcetto d'Alba delivers earthy and raw aromas of black fruit, plum and black olive. There are dusty sensations of crushed mineral or granite on the close. The finish offers vibrancy, depth and freshness. Drink now-2021.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2543. 18 DOGLIANI DOLCETTO SAN LUIGI, PECCHENINO
2016: 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: 18.99 each

PSI-2544. 17 BOCA MAGGIORINA, LE PIANE
Vinous 91: ‛The 2017 Maggiorina is dark, radiant and luscious. Sweet dark cherry, plum, grilled herbs, lavender, tobacco and spice come together in an ample, wonderfully expressive wine. Elegant and nuanced, the 2017 is a wine of real pedigree. Drink now-2029.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2545. 15 PIEMONTE ROSSO MIMMO, LE PIANE
From Boca, the highest winegrowing zone of Piemonte. In the 1990s, Boca had one winemaker left, octogenarian Antonio Cerri. Boca would have died with him had Christoph Kuenzi not fallen in love with the region and bought Cerri's estate. His Mimmo is made of croatina, nebbiolo, and vespolina. Totally sweet smelling 15. Boy, you couldn't ask for better ripeness from a northern Piemonte rosso./ Delectable. Carries on the cherry theme. Also some raspberry. Yeah, and strawberry too. Remarkably appealing. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2546. PIEMONTE BRACHETTO BIRBET, MALVIRA
Special clone of brachetto. Pleasingly sweet and proper./ Sweet. Very light fizz. Lots of varietal concentration. A winner. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2547. 18 PIEMONTE BRACHETTO, BORGO MARAGLIANO
Right, lithe, fresh. Replete with red fruit cremes./ Lifted. Full of ease and gaiety. All the right assets. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2548. 18 ITALIA BIGARO, ELIO PERRONE
Half each brachetto, moscato. Good, subtle muscat display complemented by brachetto pink fruit./ Rich, round, pomaded. Cold cream aromatics and feel. Rose, peach, cherry creme. Spot on. Uber appeal. Doesn‛t get any better than this. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2549. 18 ITALIA ROSSO AMABILE 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-2550. 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-2551. 16 MALVASIA DI CASTELNUOVO DON BOSCO LITTLE BOSCO, SIEMA
Beautiful malvasia. The DOC, the fizz, the raspberry. Hint of almond, cherry pit./ Pleasing flavor intensity in 16. Good balance. Attractive little fizz. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2552. 16 CASORZO MALVASIA NAUFRAGAR, AGRICOLA SULIN (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

PSI-2553. 18 LANGHE BIANCO MONTERUSTICO, VAJRA
Clear-headed, padded, vinous./ Mainly vinous in taste also. Seems to be based on one or more of Piemonte‛s less aromatic grape varieties, such as cortese. Padded aftertaste. Well liked by the group. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2554. 19 ROERO ARNEIS, AZ. AGR. MALVIRA
That's an elegant, completely formed, and crystal clear arneis aroma. Light stone fruit and flowers./ Bright acidity and citricity on the palate. Not one of the more viscous ones, this is dry, clear, lithe, engaging, and refreshing. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2555. 18 ROERO ARNEIS SABBIE, SAN SILVESTRO
Full and fine. Defines arneis. Light airs of flowers, citrus, and stone fruit./ Yes, juicy and delish. Full flavored. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2556. 17 LANGHE ARNEIS ELISA, PAITIN (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Nice, rich, stone fruit arneis. At a good stage./ Spot on fruitiness and sweet spot togetherness. Freshness, roundness. Good show. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2557. 19 LANGHE ARNEIS, ELVIO TINTERO
Well, finally a fruity one from the get go. The last two vintages have required aeration and aging before blossoming. The group noted ripe pear and honey. Spot on arneis./ Yes, white and yellow fruits and flowers. Tender and flattering acidity. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2558. 18 GAVI MASERA, AZ. AGR. STEFANO MASSONE
2017: Young. Talc overtone. Cortese apple and sage./ Smoothness of 2017. Suavity of eastern Gavi. Harmonious; well crafted. 91+/100
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2559. 17 GAVI, ANTICA CASA RICOSSA
Sweet fruited and well padded. Very nice take./ Palate's pretty lively too. What I'm looking for. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2560. 18 GAVI DI GAVI FOSSILI, CANTINE SAN SILVESTRO
A really full bodied Gavi, full of personality, full of aromas. Really pushes out the green fruits, herbs, and sage./ Rich and round on the approach, with great acid and texture in back. Full delivery. Very satisfactory for food. Well balanced. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2561. 19 MOSCATO D'ASTI LA CALIERA, BORGO MARAGLIANO
2018: Fresh, fragrant. Peach, apricot. Flowers./ Creamy. Rose, cold cream. Padded with just the right sweetness. Beautiful. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2562. 18 MOSCATO D'ASTI BRICCO RIELLA, VALTER BARBERO
2016: Soo dainty and elegant and peachy and floral. Ethereal moscato./ Balance of sparkle, sweetness, and acidity. Complete package. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2563. 18 MOSCATO D'ASTI, SARACCO
Vinous 94: ‛Luminous pale straw-green with golden tinges. Captivating aromas of orange blossom, lemon verbena, vanilla, sage and ripe grapefruit nectar. Dense, juicy and suave, presenting a multilayered, complex set of flavors similar to the aromas. The finish is very long, resonating with a floral topnote and delightful vibrancy. Outstanding, concentrated, complex and very pure Moscato d'Asti. Drink now-2026.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2564. 18 MOSCATO D'ASTI PRIMO BACIO, SCAGLIOLA
2017: Fresh, sweet peach, apricot, and orange peel and candied slices. Musk. 5%./ Sweet and succulent. Ideal. Lingering candied fruits, including red fruits. Marzipan finale. 96/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2565. 19 MOSCATO D‛ASTI, ELVIO TINTERO
No notes available yet.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2566. 19 MOSCATO D‛ASTI, VAJRA
Delicate and accurate. Really crisp. Young; just shipped./ Sweet and perfumed. Rose and mum. Fabulous. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2567. 18 MOSCATO D'ASTI CASCINETTA, VIETTI
2017: Vinous 92: 'Bright straw-green with golden tinges. Varietally accurate aromas and flavors of Moscato Bianco (orange blossom, vanilla and sweet spices, grapefruit) are very fresh and clean. Finishes very long and lovely, with noteworthy energy and focus. One of the best Moscato d'Asti of the vintage. $19.'
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2568. 18 COLLI TORTONESI TIMORASSO DERTHONA, VIETTI
Winemaker notes: 'Pear and peach fruit scents. Aromas of acacia and hawthorn flowers with typical honey notes. On the palate it is dry, warm, soft and very well balanced, without edges. It has a long lingering finish with good acidity.'
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2569. 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: 12.99 each

PSI-2570. 17 LUGANA, CA' MAIOL
Continues to show well. And unique from the other Luganas in my portfolio. Its own take. Growing in the glass. Lots of textural impact. Moving up with each encounter./ Very good fruit; subtle. Stone and citrus fruits. Delicious, quenching , mouthwatering. Talks the Lugana talk. Very fine bottle. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2571. 17 LUGANA, OTTELLA
Wine Enthusiast 91/100. My notes: Bright, vivid, fresh, well textured. Nicely blossomed out since last tasted six months back. Redolent of apple and pear, even nectarine./ Cool, round, 17 friendly. Rounder and more golden than before, which is great. Ripe pear, even a hint of apricot. Fully appealing now. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2572. 18 LUGANA LE CREETE, OTTELLA
Exponentially more aromatic than the regular cuvee. Into tropics even. Very, very intense; very, very special./ Bountiful flavors suggest the same. Apricot, tangerine, passion fruit. Off the charts. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2573. 18 LUGANA LIMNE, TENUTA ROVEGLIA
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'This classic Lugana delivers aromas and flavors of juicy pineapple, creamy Bartlett pear and ripe apricot. It's fresh and tangy, with a crisp, citrusy close. $19.'
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2574. 18 VENEZIE PINOT GRIGIO RIFF, LAGEDER
Crisp, clear, cool, bright./ Cool and flowing. Inviting for aperitif or meal-time applications. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2575. 19 VENEZIE PINOT GRIGIO, TIZIANO
2015: 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: 12.99 each

PSI-2576. 16 TRENTINO SCHIAVA, CEMBRA
A fresh and bright one. Ideal./ Yes, served at the proper cool temperature. Flows. Ideal. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2577. 18 ALTO ADIGE SCHIAVA, ELENA WALCH
Medium dark, which is correct./ VERY rich and spicy for the variety, and Alto Adige red wine in general. Yes, a perfect combo of schiava litheness and Walch amplitude./ The palate shows less flair and give at this point. A young red with flavors and textures still in formation. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2578. 19 ALTO ADIGE SAUVIGNON WINKL, CANTINA TERLANO
2018: Wow! Huge etch and penetration. Billowing aroma of sweet citrus and soft tropical fruits. Awesome! Show wine./ Huge spread and fill. Padding too. And back acid cut. Yow! 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2579. 18 ALTO ADIGE SAUVIGNON WINKL, CANTINA TERLANO
Wow! Huge etch and penetration. Billowing aroma of sweet citrus and soft tropical fruits. Awesome! Show wine./ Huge spread and fill. Padding too. And back acid cut. Yow! 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2580. 18 ALTO ADIGE CHARDONNAY, CASTEL SALLEGG
10% barrel aged. 4 months on the lees. No malo. Very light and positive barrel overtones and fine apple fruit./ Ripe and rich and sophisticated. Yow. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2581. 18 ALTO ADIGE PINOT BIANCO, SAN PIETRO
Rich, rich, rich. Soars and sings. Incredible concentration and aromatic spread. Bright and classic. Another great one for Alto Adige. Crisp, subtly aromatic. Just right./ Rich and right. Good acid. Zingy texture and finish. Yeah, perfectly ready to go. 92/100..
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2582. 18 ALTO ADIGE PINOT BIANCO TRADITION, CANTINA TERLAN
A zinger. Clear, crisp, cool./ Wonderful green appley fruit. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2583. 18 ALTO ADIGE PINOT GRIGIO, CANTINA ANDRIANO
On limestone. Has more vivacity than the Terlano. This really sings./ Not as full bodied as the clay based Terlano. But really sings. Acidity, vitality, zip. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2584. 18 ALTO ADIGE PINOT GRIGIO TRADITION, CANTINA TERLAN
Rounder, richer, and fatter than the pinot bianco./ Plenty of body, flavor, persistence, follow through. I‛m liking this. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2585. 17 ALTO ADIGE PINOT GRIGIO, CANTINA TRAMIN (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
From high elevation vineyards in the townships Montan and Tramin. This 2017 sings.. Sweet and well textured./ Yes, smooth on entry with good back acid. No youthful astringency, so it's good to go. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2586. 18 DOLOMITI PINOT GRIGIO SCHLOSSKELLEREI TURMHOF, TIEFENBRUNNER
Dazzles with green apple, stone fruit, grigio nuttiness./ Great acid, extract, minerality. This is full of energy. One of the best of the series and a great introduction to the 2018 Alto Adige biancos. Very popular with the group. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2587. 18 DOLOMITI PINOT GRIGIO PRENDO, WILHELM WALCH
Firm young, and still rather introverted on the nose./ Rallies on the palate. The body and texture of pinot grigio.. Juicy, nutty, flavorful. Just needed a little aeration followed by mouth-coaxing. 91+/100. Tasted 9/18/19.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2588. 17 ALTO ADIGE VALLE ISARCO KERNER, TENUTA KOFERERHOF
True varietal aromas of stone fruit and coconut. Rich./ Very rich and cool and structured, with fine acid and balance. Keeps coming on. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2589. 17 ALTO ADIGE GEWURZTRAMINER, ELENA WALCH
Well, this soars. It's rose, it's ginger, it's glycerol. Not as heady as an Alsace. Perfect pitch for the area./ Soaring, clinging, penetrating. All encompassing flavors. Dry, proper weight, lasting. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2590. 18 VENETO GRAN PASSIONE, CASA VINICOLA BOTTER
2016: 60% merlot, 40% corvina. Appassimento. Sweet, ripe, strong, on point./ Definite appassimento. Good acid. What it's meant to be. Popular with the group. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2591. 14 VENETO MERET, COLLI VICENTINI
Heavy Bottle and Deep Punt awards. Estate-bottled. 70% merlot, 30% cab sauv. 10 months in cooperage. Rich and ripe and strong at 14.5%. Abundant Veneto merlot with barrel aged and spicy barrel extracts influences./ Rich and right. 2014 dark. Watch it go and grow. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2592. 10 VERONA OSELETA, ZYME
There are only 50 acres of oseleta grown in all of Verona. Zyme is the sole producer to bottle it as a varietal. Matured six years in large oak vats. Rich, deep, ripe, mature, dark fruited, woody, and complex from its long sojourn in cooperage./ Rich and oaky, full bodied, full flavored. Ripe fruited to that raisiny amarone degree. Complete and complex classic from a rare, choice variety. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 69.95 each

PSI-2593. 17 VENETO CORVINA SCAIA, TENUTA SANT‛ ANTONIO
All corvina, the informing grape of Valpolicella. Sweet nose with dried fruit assets. 2017 forward fruit appeal plus corvina high class singularity. Wow./ Yeah, there‛s corvina ID in concentrated form. A sweet-fruited and well balanced example. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2594. 17 VERONESE CORVINA, NICOLAS BISCARDO
2016: 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: 16.99 each

PSI-2595. 14 VERONESE CAMPOFIORIN 50TH ANNIVERSARY, MASI
The original ripasso. Black and cool 14. Ripasso sweet, Masi discreet. Perfect pitch. Tarry black fruit./ Yes, cool 14. Ripasso ripe. Perfect composition and balance. A classic ripasso if there ever was one. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2596. 16 COLLI BERICI CABERNET FRANC LA GIARETA, MARCATO
2015: Dark./ Dark, deep, sweet pastille. Spicy, complex, inviting./ Super intense. Just amazing 2015 ripeness. Very accurate and giving expression of the varietal. That red raspberry thing. Just gorgeous. So pure, focused, delineated. Classroom lesson. What more could you want? 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2597. 18 BARDOLINO CLASSICO, LENOTTI
50% corvina, 35% rondinella, 10% molinara. Dark fruit of the vintage. Sweet, black, and spot on./ Very juicy cherry fruit. Good acidity. Fine texture. A champion. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2598. 18 VALPOLICELLA, ALLEGRINI
Wine Enthusiast 90 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'Inviting aromas of red-skinned berry, violet and dark spice emerge from the glass. The savory, bright palate offers ripe red cherry, nutmeg and star anise alongside polished tannins and fresh acidity. It's made to be enjoyed young so drink soon.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2599. 17 VALPOLICELLA CLASSIC, ZONIN
No notes available yet. List price: $15.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2600. 15 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO, SECONDO MARCO
Rich, bright, and rightly fruity 2015 Valpolicella. Spot on./ Yes, sweet, and medium-full. Great acid for 2015. Balanced and delish. Fine tannin. Very long. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2601. 16 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE SANPERETTO, ROBERTO MAZZI
2015: 60% corvina, 20% rondinella, 10% each corvinone, molinara. Rings and sings. Such a racy and expressive thing. Total Valpolicella, deep and persistent./ Good acid even in a ripe vintage. Juicy, and really quite broad for a Valpolicella without dried grape enhancement. Like the 2014, a sure winner. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2602. 16 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO LUCCHINE, TEDESCHI
Zesty, fruity, crisp and classic Valpolicella middle weight. Textbook./ Yes, this is Valpol City. The juiciness, the flavor, the fine acidity. Nails it. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2603. 15 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE VIGNETO RAFAEL, AGRICOLA TOMMASI
Corvina, rondinella, molinara; 15 months in Slavonian barrels. Sweet and robust for just 12.5%. Properly, not overly, ripe./ Wow, spicy and sweet and racy too. Large Valpolicella; not the standard middle weight. No signs of ripasso vinification though. Just 2015 super-sized. Fine dinner wine. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2604. 17 VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE MONTE TOMBOLE, AZ. AGR. VILLA ERBICE
2015: Sweet and strong and concentrated almost to a ripasso degree, just like previous vintages. Sweet and dried fruits and nuts./ The sweet fruit of 2015 and the largesse of Erbice's take on Valpolicella. It's midway between classic Valpolicella and ripasso. The group was impressed. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2605. 15 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE RIPASSO LA CENGIA, LORENZO BEGALI
Sweet, wholesome, lightly raisined. Classic./ Nice and sweet and raisined. A beauty. A real ripasso. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2606. 14 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE RIPASSO, MARCHESI BISCARDO
Dark and impressive color./ Deep, really great fruit compote./ Yes, cremes rather than raisins. Rich and modern. Suave. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2607. 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-2608. 16 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE RIPASSO, CORTE ARMANO
60% corvina, 35% rondinella, 5% molinara. Real ripasso: dried fruit, concentration, proper power, balance./ Yes, a harmony of ripasso ripeness and regular Valpolicella flow and ease. So it's where it should be: between standard Valpolicella and Amarone. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2609. 15 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE RIPASSO CAMPOLIETI, LUIGI RIGHETTI
Oh, yes, 15 sweetness, ripasso sweetness. More about sweet fruit than raisin. Extremely good quality. One of the best vintages of this. Seems to be some barrel influence./ Wow! No shortcuts here, and the price is great. Wood echoes on the palate. Dried fruit; more like cherries than raisins. Superb effort. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2610. 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-2611. 16 AMARONE, ANTICHE TERRE VENETE
Wine Spectator 91: ‛A rich red, with creamy tannins and juicy acidity, showing an expressive range of fig cake, sun-dried black cherry, coffee liqueur, dried thyme and smoke flavors. A balanced crowd-pleaser. Drink now through 2027. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. $45.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

PSI-2612. 13 AMARONE CLASSICO, MARCHESI BISCARDO (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Wine Spectator 90: ‛A balanced, medium- to full-bodied red, with supple tannins and a spicy undertow, well-meshed to the crushed cherry and plum fruit flavors and rose hip and tangy mineral notes. Drink now through 2024. $67.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 64.95 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2613. 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-2614. 13 AMARONE CLASSICO, CESARI
Rich, robust, powerful, raisined, large, and red./ Power, breadth, depth. Full bodied, full textured. A classic. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

PSI-2615. 12 AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA, FAMIGLIA PASQUA
2011: 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-2616. 15 AMARONE CLASSICO CAPITEL DE ROARI, LUIGI RIGHETTI
2013: 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: 35.99 each

PSI-2617. 10 AMARONE CLASSICO CAPITEL DE ROARI, LUIGI RIGHETTI 5-liter jeroboam
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 229.50 each

PSI-2618. 13 AMARONE CLASSICO, IL ROVERONE
2012: Pure consistency over vintages, each year with its own special nuances too. The form and slight backwardness of 12. The ripeness without excess of Roverone. And always the raisin, black fruit, spirit, power./ Luscious. Sweet almost to a fault. Getting into cremes thing. That can't detract from classicism. It's plummy and persistent. So many good things here, and they carry on and on. 95+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

PSI-2619. 15 AMARONE DELLA VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SELEZIONE ANTONIO CASTAGNEDI, TENUTA SANT' ANTONIO
Wine & Spirits 92: 'After deciding not to make any Amarone in the difficult 2014 vintage, the Castagnedi brothers must have been pleased with the quality in Selezione, their flagship 2015. The fruit comes from mature vines, and they pick it slightly early to emphasize freshness and to keep the alcohol level around 15 percent. Even so, it's a densely concentrated wine, loaded with notes of clove and vanilla picked up during two years in new French oak tonneaux. The spice notes give way to more savory tones as the wine opens up, the flavors picking up energy as they expand across the palate. For all of its bold spiciness, it finishes dry and balanced.'
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

PSI-2620. 11 AMARONE CLASSICO, TENUTA SANTA MARIA
Wine & Spirits 93: 'A bright streak of acidity cuts through this wine's densely packed flavors of baked cherry and dried herbs, enlivening the fruit and highlighting notes of graphite and fresh tobacco. Meaty tannins lend firmness as the wine takes on hints of blistered tomato and red pepper. It finishes dry and savory, a match for aged prime rib.'
How Many bottles/singles: 69.95 each

PSI-2621. 15 AMARONE CLASSICO MARNE 180, TEDESCHI
Parker 94: 'This wine is made with fruit from outside the Classico zone, from hillside vines planted in well-drained marl soils, with 180-degree exposures from southwest to southeast. The wine's name Marne 180 plays up both of those site-specific attributes. A new wine from Tedeschi, the 2015 Amarone della Valpolicella Marne 180 is slightly more approachable when stacked against the estate's Amarone Capitel Monte Olmi. Offering bright primary fruit with good complexity in the form of spice, tobacco and dried herbs, you could serve the Marne 180 at a holiday party with a platter of French cheeses. The wine is aged in large Slavonian oak casks for 30 months. Drink now-2027. $65.'
How Many bottles/singles: 57.95 each

PSI-2622. 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-2623. 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: 9.99 each

PSI-2624. 19 VENETO PINOT GRIGIO, CANTINA COLLI EUGANEI
2018: Perfectly medium full and appropriate./ Good, brisk acidity. Yes, crisp and cleansing. All around medium bodied, all occasion good guy. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2625. 18 VENETO BIANCO COLLE DEI TIGLI, LENOTTI
Half each cortese, garganega. Crisp. Subtle aromas of pear and peel. In the formative stage./ More fruit intensity and range on the palate. Well balanced. Just getting started. It took the 2017 a few weeks to blossom fully as well. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2626. 18 SOAVE DANIELI, FATTORI
Dazzling, penetrating., superbly green fruited. With ripe stone fruit behind as usual. Lots to like here./ Yes, the anticipated softness and sweetness. With great acidity to balance. One of the best years of this. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2627. 18 SOAVE CLASSICO, AZ. AGR. INAMA
Wine Enthusiast 91/100. My notes: Fresh and full and good./ Again, body, texture, character. Super duper. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2628. 18 SOAVE CLASSICO, PIEROPAN
2016: Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE: 'Savory and fresh, this opens on alluring aromas of white flower, orchard fruit, citrus and a whiff of crushed rock while the palate offers creamy white peach, apple and lemon drop. A saline mineral note lingers on the finish.' 85% Garganega and 15% Trebbiano di Soave from the family's estate showcases Nino Pieropan's 50th vintage.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2629. 14 VENEZIA GIULIA REFOSCO DAL PEDUNCOLO ROSSO VINI ORSONE, BASTIANICH
Refosco tart red fruit: red currant and cranberry. Cranberry-orange relish. Rich, deep, penetrating./ Yes. Even a little gamy. All is right. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2630. 16 VENEZIA GIULIA SCHIOPPETTINO VINI ORSONE, BASTIANICH
Rich in raspberry and tar. Right and fresh. Could chill this down. Spot on. Spicy too; dash of clove./ Yeah, lots of black pepper. Ideal weight and style. Sweet, with great acid, texture, refinement. Champion. Cool it. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2631. 18 TREVENEZIE GARGANEGA - CHARDONNAY SCAIA, TENUTA SANT‛ ANTONIO
55/45. 12.5%. Fragrant of tropics like an NZ sauvignon blanc. The winemaker‛s notes call it white acacia and jasmine. Innate scents of garganega coaxed forth here?/ Totally flavorful in the same vernacular. Like entering the conservatory of some botanical gardens. A singularly enticing dry white wine. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2632. 17 VENEZIA GIULIA CHARDONNAY, DI LENARDO
Young, high elevation flair. Freshness, delivery, brightness. Beautiful take on the region's chardonnay. No oak of course. Just a spread of apple varieties. Fresh and invigorating. Ideal unoaked chardonnay. Great value. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2633. 18 FRIULI AQUILEIA PINOT GRIGIO, TENUTA CA' BOLANI
Properly varietal, fruity, even ebullient. Green apple and pear scents. Pinot grigio heft./ Round, fruity, flavorful. Good acidity completes a well balanced picture. In a word, complete. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2634. 18 FRIULI GRAVE SAUVIGNON BLANC PRODIGO, BOTTER
Very delicate sauvignon grassiness to the nose. After aeration, and into the second day, the aroma is more effusive but always restrained. This sauvignon is not from Marlborough country./ Dry and delicate, with new mown hay, lemongrass, and lime flavors. The levity of a Grave del Friuli sauvignon. Bargain. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2635. 12 COLLI PIACENTINI VINO PASSITO NANIN D'OR, VILLA TAVERNAGO half liter (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
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 (20% off this price)

PSI-2636. 17 COLLIO PINOT GRIGIO, MARCO SCOLARIS
Decidedly full. Real Collio stuff./ Fuller in the mouth too. Peels extract ring at the finale. For food. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2637. 18 COLLI DI LUNI VERMENTINO PIANACCE, AZ. AGR. GIACOMELLI
Azienda Giacomelli is in the commune of Castelnuovo Magra between the Apuan Alps and the Tyrrhenian sea. This location has a special microclimate due to the cool winds from the mountains and the influence of the sea. The composition of the soil varies across the vineyards: sandstone, sand, clay, skeletal soils, red soils rich in iron. This makes the wines particularly mineral and with some salinity because of the proximity to the sea. The grandfather of Roberto Petacchi, the present owner, established the estate in 1915 where wine, oil and vegetables were produced - a very typical farm of Liguria.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2638. 18 LUGURIA DI LEVANTE BIANCO PADULETTI, AZ. AGR. GIACOMELLI
60% vermentino, 30% trebbiano, 10% malvasia. In 1993 Roberto who has had a passion for agriculture since he was very young - took the helm and concentrated on viticulture and wine making. He gradually selected, purchased and replanted 8 hectares of vineyards, mainly with vermentino, in the best and historical locations of Castelnuovo and of Ortonovo which were added to the existing 3 hectares (planted with vermentino, malvasia, sangiovese, and canaiolo). The vineyards are tended like a garden where respect for the environment is imperative. They are not close together, but they are scattered over the areas of Castelnuovo and Ortonovo. This is typical of Liguria where properties are quite fragmented - each vineyard has a very distinctive character and the grapes are vinified separately.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2639. 18 LAMBRUSCO REGGIANO 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: 14.99 each

PSI-2640. 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-2641. 17 LAMBRUSCO DELL' EMILIA SOLCO, PALTRINIERI
All salamino. Neon red color.. Aromatic personality too. Paltrinieri's Lambruscos are all very dry./ Some sweet berry fruit fully to my liking. Dry, with rangy mealtime apps. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2642. 14 ROMAGNA SANGIOVESE RISERVA PRODIGO, CASA VINICOLA BOTTER
2013: 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-2643. 18 ROMAGNA SANGIOVESE LE MORE, AZ. AGR. CASTELLUCCIO
Fresh, well padded with sweet 2018 fruit. Classic Romagna take on sangiovese./ The medium body and easy flow of a Romagna sangiovese. Fine tannin. Good acid. And a good price. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2644. 18 ROMAGNA SANGIOVESE SUPERIORE BACAIA, AZ. AGR. SAN VALENTINO
Snappy fruit, deep and spicy (clove in particular), rich and racy./ Great fruit, texture, richness, peppercorn edge, concentration. Yow. Long finish, crisp and fruity. Worthy sequel to the attractive 2017. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2645. 18 RUBICONE SANGIOVESE-MERLOT NESPOLINO , PODERE DEL NESPOLI
84-16. Full color./ Deep, satiny, logical combo of sangiovese cherry aroma and merlot padding. Deep and rich. Delivers./ Polished. Merlot herbal element. Good stuff. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2646. 16 ROMAGNA SANGIOVESE, TAVERNELLO
2015: 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: 6.99 each

PSI-2647. 18 CAGNINA DI ROMAGNA ADESSO, PODERI DAL NESPOLI
2016: Made solely in Romagna since the 13th century; adesso = now. All refosco. Warm, ripe, robust, and sweet./ Yes, all about sweetness, zestiness, spiciness. Like Christmas cake. As intended. Has a steady following. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2648. 18 RUBICONE FAMOSO, PODERE DEL NESPOLI
New to me white varietal. Light scent of stone fruits and flowers. Like a malvasia but more subtle./ Special melon and husk taste. Good texture. Lingering flavor. Pleasing acidity. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2649. 17 ITALIA ROSSO APPASSIMENTO CORTE FIORE, LUPI REALI
From central Italy, but what grape variety? I'd suggest sangiovese. It has a sangiovese red cherry aroma that's really exaggerated by the appassimento process./ This is a sleeper, concentrated by the fruit drying process but not really sweet like some. Suave, smooth, with coated acid. A pleasing surprise for all. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2650. 15 TOSCANA CENTINE, BANFI 5-liter jeroboam
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 84.95 each

PSI-2651. 14 TOSCANA MONTAPERTO CRESTI, FATTORIA CARPINETA FONTALPINO
Full. Maturing nicely. Wow, really pumping out the sweet, developing fruit bouquet./ Yes, acid, body, bouquet, and texture. And fine tannin. Has it all, and all in harmony. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2652. 14 TOSCANA PUGNITELLO, CORTE ALLA FLORA
Rare Tuscan red varietal, recently rescued from extinction. Dark core, red-orange rim./ Good dark fruit perfume. Open a day, and better for it./ Dark and solid and uniquely varietal. Lasting taste, tannin. Works. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2653. 13 TOSCANA CANAIOLO MONDO CANAIOLO, GRATI
An amalgam of canaiolo sub-varieties. Best vintage yet. More open, aromatic, variegated, mature./ Yes, rich and well developed. Body and range. Barrel time. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2654. 12 TOSCANA CANAIOLO MONDO CANAIOLO, GRATI
Rare, 100% canaiolo. Tarry as always./ Firm laced Grati styling. With more bottle age, this will become special. 90+/100. List price: $13.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2655. 14 TOSCANA CABURNIO, TENUTA MONTETI
Tre Biccheri; Wine Enthusiast 91: ‛Made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Alicante, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, this boasts enticing aromas of dark-skinned berry, underbrush and bell pepper. The savory palate delivers black cherry, clove and white pepper alongside smooth tannins and fresh acidity. Drink through 2023. $20.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2656. 13 TOSCANA MONTETI, TENUTA MONTETI
Parker 93: 'The 2013 Monteti (55% Petit Verdot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc) is a terrific wine with a well-concentrated but seamless presentation of flavors. Black fruit transitions to baking spice, cured leather and bresaola with jumper berry. The bouquet is savory and dark, but it never feels heavy or flat. Indeed, the wine offers a bright and pristine mouthfeel that prizes length and elegance. Now-2028. $42.'
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2657. 13 TOSCANA GEREMIA, ROCCA DI MONTEGROSSI
Wine & Spirits 96: 'According to proprietor Marco Ricasoli-Firidolfi, 2013 was a challenging growing season with delayed ripening that pushed harvest of the estate's merlot (70 percent of this blend) into early October, several weeks later than usual. The longer hang time allowed the fruit to develop complex aromas that waft from the glass in notes of fresh thyme and crushed violets. Its flavors of blackberry and plum feel fresh and vibrant, sculpted by chiseled tannins and infused with a cool streak of graphite that lends it an intense minerality. Notes of licorice and black spice emerge on the long finish. $55.'
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

PSI-2658. 18 TOSCANA SANGIOVESE BELIAL, POGGIO ANIMA
Wow, dark, concentrated, cool, fresh. Crunchy cherry. Great acid lift./ Acid, race, fine tannin, texture, all./ Flavors of dried cherry and licorice and tar. Well balanced. Wants food. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2659. 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-2660. 17 TOSCANA CROGNOLO, TENUTA SETTE PONTI
Wine Spectator 93: ‛A beam of pure blackberry runs through this otherwise dense and focused red. Shows elegance, with balance and complexity, but needs time to integrate and reveal all its facets. Offers fine, minerally length. Sangiovese and Merlot. Best from 2021 through 2032. $45.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

PSI-2661. 16 TOSCANA CROGNOLO, TENUTA SETTE PONTI
Parker 92: ‛The 2016 Crognolo is a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot aged in tonneaux and neutral barrique for up to 14 months. This is a tight and elegantly streamlined wine that sports a very attractive mid-weight style. The wine opens to aromas of red cherry, plum, toasted almond and crushed granite or stone. This vintage is both balanced and bright. Drink now-2026. $40.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-2662. 16 TOSCANA AL PASSO, TOLAINI
Parker 92: ‛There are three grapes here in more or less equal measure: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. You'll find sturdy notes of tilled earth in the 2016 Al Passo, with lots of intensity and ripe fruit. It would make a nice pairing with a good old spaghetti al ragù. The wine is balanced and bright without too much concentration or heft. It feels very Tuscan. This is Tolaini's base wine, of which they produced a massive 100,000 bottles in this vintage, and you get excellent value. Drink now-2025. $27.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2663. 18 CHIANTI CETAMURA, BADIA A COLTIBUONO
Sweet fresh and baked fruit. Black. Unique./ Proper body. Great 2018 fruit display. Suave, balanced. Yes. Best vintage of this I‛ve tasted in some time. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2664. 17 CHIANTI IL CAVALIERE, FRATELLI GRATI
All Rufina fruit. Euro delineated as always. Low key black Rufina sangiovese fruit./ Taut and and marked by food-worthy acidity. Made for the table. Traditional style of Rufina. What the Tuscans themselves drink. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2665. 18 CHIANTI FATTORIA DE SCANNANO, ROCCA DI CASTAGNOLI
90% sangiovese, 10% ciliegiolo; unfiltered. OMG! Aromatic richness, spread, and depth cubed! Totally alluring nose, full of sangiovese cherry and tar. Ideal 2018 Chianti./ Yes, racy acid, rich fruit, fine tannin. Touch of game. Complex and generous. A huge hit with the group. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2666. 15 CHIANTI CASA LA FORNACE, TENUTA DI STICCIANO
Rich, peppery, oaky, racy, super. Deep dried fruits and barrel spices./ Full tannin, acid, texture, fruit, glycerol. Delivers full flavor and texture. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2667. 15 CHIANTI RISERVA CASA LA FORNACE, TENUTA DI STICCIANO
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2668. 16 CHIANTI CLASSIC, ZONIN
No notes available yet. List price: $15.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2669. 16 CHIANTI RUFINA RISERVA CASTELLO DI NIPOZZANO, MARCHESI DE FRESCOBALDI
Barrel aging has opened this one out nicely. It's not reticent. Sangiovese anise and barrel seasonings./ Large, round, spicy. Deep bing cherry flavor. Good acidity. Giving. Fills the bill. The price is lower than it used to be too. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2670. 16 CHIANTI RUFINA RISERVA, RENZO MASI
2015: 95% sangiovese, 5% colorino; aged 18 months in French barriques, 12 months in bottle. Oh, finally back to a rich, ripe vintage. 2014, and 2013, to an extent, were a little slighter. Full, oaky, spicy. Long in barrel riserva warmth, savor, complexity. Yes./ Beautiful. Has power. Retains it sweetness. Never had one of these this ample before. Round, rich, well textured, well balanced. Has it all. Yes, sweet, silky, savory. Plenty of material and oomph here. Wow. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2671. 17 CHIANTI RUFINA, SELVAPIANA
2014: Oh, yes, Rufina subtlety and Selvapiana class and style. Fine dried cherry aroma and racy acid. Soo elegant as usual. Pointed, pure cherry and spice. / Oh, the 2014 acidity is well balanced by dried fruit glycerol. 14 racy and spicy. Rounded out by malvasia and canaiolo components. Perfectly balanced. This is mouthwatering. Fine tannin for texture. For now or later. All the 2014 advantages and none of the drawbacks. 14 racy and spicy. Rounded out by malvasia and canaiolo components. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2672. 15 CHIANTI RUFINA, VILLA DI VETRICE
Stunning. The ripest and most intense vintage of this I've tasted. Ripe cherry sangiovese, glycerol, and the classic dark face of Rufina Chianti. Sweetly fruity and nicely barrel aged. Sophisticated, complex. Ventilating menthol overtone./ Oh, 15 sweet, and just lovely. Rufina refinement, delicacy. Complete. Race and richness, acid and grip. Smooth and barrel aged. Sweet and juicy, and Rufina clear. The ultimate in versatility with Tuscany's bountiful fare. Everything you could want. Outstanding. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2673. 12 CHIANTI RUFINA RISERVA, VILLA DI VETRICE
Dark fruit of 12. Still a youthful wine. Polish and tailoring of the estate and Rufina. A classic. Stylish. Not much barrel age expression; more revealing of the region and vintage. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2674. 11 CHIANTI RUFINA RISERVA, VILLA DI VETRICE
Progressing to maturity at a very well measured pace. Very nice now, and will serve us throughout the rest of 2019 at the least./ Wonderfully sweet fruit still. Just amazing. Well liked by my weekly tasting panel. Many orders taken. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2675. 16 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CASA EMMA
Wine Spectator 90: ‛This red combines a mix of pungent Tuscan scrub-juniper, rosemary and sage-with pure cherry, strawberry, earth and tobacco flavors. Shows fine harmony and length. Drink now through 2028.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2676. 16 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CASTELLO DI ALBOLA
At Radda; all sangiovese. Ripe and smoky, especially for 2016./ Ripe fruit plus acid vigor for food. Very fine tannin. Well balanced. And well priced! 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2677. 16 CHIANTI CLASSICO CAVALIERE D'ORO, CASTELLO DI GABBIANO
Est. 1480. Sweet and full and spicy, especially for the vintage. Full surge of aromatics./ Good acid, with sweet, ripe fruit support. Full give and appeal. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2678. 15 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, CASTELLO DI GABBIANO
2013: Well bouqueted, oaky, long in barrel suave, and spot on for a five year old riserva./ All over again. Rich and right. 92/100. List price: $25.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2679. 16 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CASTELLO LA LECCIA
2015: All sangiovese. Plenty of give in 15, plus attractive barrel time influence. Sweet black fruits and oak./ Sweet fruit and oak confirmed. Balanced, even. Warm savors of ripe and dried cherries and citron. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2680. 16 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA
Wine Spectator 94 - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: 'Purity and intensity mark this supple, complex red, bursting with black cherry, black currant, plum, graphite, sanguine and tobacco notes that show an underlying woodsy accent. The well-integrated structure lends support as this plays out on the long finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2021 through 2035.'
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2681. 17 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CARPINETO
2016: In Greve; 90% sangiovese, 10% canaiolo. Smoky cherry, dried cherry. Sweet, intense fruit and distinct and positive barrel contributions./ Yes, all of that. Richness and acidity in balance. The range and complexity of an up-scale Classico. Right up through the harmonious finish. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2682. 15 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, CARPINETO
Wine Spectator 94: ‛Smells like a little Cabernet Sauvignon enhancing the Sangiovese in this black currant- and cherry-flavored red (but it's actually Canaiolo, with a bit of Mammolo and Colorino). Cedar, thyme, iron and sanguine notes round out the palate as this cruises to a lingering aftertaste. Shows excellent structure and balance. Best from 2020 through 2035. $28.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-2683. 18 CHIANTI CLASSICO, PODERI CASTELLARE DI CASTELLINA
Oh, yes, extreme and fine fruit and oak as always. And spicier than ever./ Wow, large scaled, and still its fruity self. Great presentation of both fruit and oak. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2684. 16 CHIANTI CLASSICO I BASTIONI, COLLAZZI
Richest vintage of this I've tasted. Very good quality dried cherry and orange peel sangiovese aromatics./ Nicely 16 tailored. Good representative of Classico. Well priced. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2685. 16 CHIANTI CLASSICO BERARDENGA, FATTORIA DI FELSINA
Parker 92+: ‛This is an excellent vintage in Chianti Classico that shows especially well in the simple, more accessible wines such as this. The 2016 Chianti Classico Berardenga delivers the power and density of its territory. The southern side of the appellation often shows the richest expressions of Sangiovese. This wine opens to sweet aromas of dark fruit, cherry and plum. The wine shows a slightly savory side as well with spice and dried terracotta that recalls the gray gravel soils of the region. Bay leaf, cola and chopped mint appear as subtle background notes. Drink now -2028. $31.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2686. 16 CHIANTI CLASSICO PROPRIETA GATTESCHI, PODERE CIONA
2014: Aged 12 months in French oak barrels. Rich, as well as 2014 elegant. Really a wealth of material here. Unbelievable sophistication for the price. Including barrel assets. Both sweet and dried cherry aromas./ Yes, all the Chianti Classico merits one could desire. Great acidity. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2687. 15 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA BERARDENGA, FATTORIA DI FELSINA
James Suckling 94; Parker 93; Wine Spectator 93: 'Flavors of black cherry, plum, earth, chestnut, leather and bark are matched to a dense, brooding profile. Needs time to find balance, while cherry notes lurk beneath as this plays out on the firm, dry finish. Best from 2022 through 2036.'
How Many bottles/singles: 32.99 each

PSI-2688. 13 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA RANCIA, FATTORIA DI FELSINA
Parker 95: 'Here is another highlight of the vintage. The 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is a dark, moody and sophisticated wine. It does not reveal itself immediately or in any obvious way. Instead, it doses out its intensity in careful measurements. The whole performance is seductive to say the least. That slow momentum leads to dark cherry with spice, grilled herb, wet earth and dried rose. Felsina's Riserva Rancia is a very elegant wine, both on the nose and in the mouth. Drink 2018-2035.'
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

PSI-2689. 16 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, CASTELLO DI MONSANTO
Wine & Spirits 93 - BEST BUY: ‛The Bianchi family's Riserva fires on all cylinders in the 2016 vintage, unfolding with black cherry and red currant flavors framed by dusty tannins and laced with notes of thyme and lavender. The flavors are taut and precise, already highly expressive yet with the potential to age gracefully. $28.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2690. 17 CHIANTI CLASSICO, ROCCA DELLE MACIE, FAMIGLIA ZINGARELLI
2014: 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-2691. 16 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, NOZZOLE
Wine Spectator 92: ‛High-toned aromas of violet and black cherry are accented by vanilla in this rich red. Assertive tannins gird the finish as the acidity keeps the bright fruit flavors focused and long. Steely yet ripe, this finds good equilibrium in the end. Best from 2022 through 2033. $30.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2692. 16 CHIANTI CLASSICO, ROCCA DI CASTAGNOLI
Vinous 92/100. My notes: 90% sangiovese, 10% canaiolo and colorino. Evolving well, and ample. Softening barrel influence./ Juicy cherry and licorice. Great acid and fruit tannin. A fine 2016. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2693. 17 CHIANTI CLASSICO, ROCCA DI MONTEGROSSI
90% sangiovese, 7% canaiolo, 3% colorino. Oh, full of fruit! Sangiovese dried cherry and orange peel. Oak lacings and barrel age complexity. 2017 bright and also rich. Tingles, fills./ Full bodied, especially for 2017. Rich textured. Good acidity. Game note. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2694. 14 CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE VIGNETO SAN MARCELLINO, ROCCA DI MONTEGROSSI
Vinous 94: 'The 2014 Chianti Classico Vigneto San Marcellino is dark, sumptuous and super-expressive. Like all of the wines here, the 2014 San Marcellino needs at least a few years in bottle to truly show everything it has, but there is more than enough here to provide for engaging drinking for many years to come. Time in the glass brings out gorgeous scents of black cherry, plum, menthol, licorice and smoke. The 2014 is a striking, complete wine. Drink 2021 - 2039.'
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2695. 17 CHIANTI CLASSICO, SAN FELICE
2016: Wine Spectator 94 - #19 TOP 100 WINES 2018: 'Expressive and smooth, this hits all the right notes, with pure black cherry, black currant and violet flavors. Touches of earth, iron and tobacco add complexity. Shows fine harmony and length. Best from 2020 through 2036.'
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2696. 14 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA IL GRIGIO, SAN FELICE
Wine Spectator 92; Parker 91: 'This is a dark and deeply saturated wine with a robust and brooding personality. The 2014 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio showcases the more muscular and robust characteristics that are most often associated with the Castelnuovo Berardenga subzone. San Felice has done an excellent job in terms of selecting the best fruit in what is generally seen as a very difficult vintage in this part of the world. The mouthfeel is slightly more streamlined compared to warmer vintages and perhaps the acidity is a touch higher. But overall, the wine stays true to its ambitions and promises. Drink now-2027.'
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2697. 13 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, TOMAIOLO
2012: Sweeter and darker fruited than the 11. Logical. Good dried cherry and orange peel sangiovese signs./ Juicy dried fruit and fresh fruit both; acid, balance. Just a delicious thing. All hangs together well. Harmonious. More flow than the 11. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2698. 16 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-2699. 15 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, VITICCIO
Wine Spectator 95 - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:: 'Intense aromas of black currant, blackberry, flint, iron, tar and black pepper mark this powerful red, which is vibrant and solidly tannic, yet all the components are in the right place. There's terrific energy on the lingering aftertaste of dark fruit and mineral. Sangiovese, Merlot and Syrah. Best from 2022 through 2043. $30.'
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

PSI-2700. 16 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CASTELLO DI VOLPAIA
Wine Spectator 92: ‛A hint of barnyard in the aroma gives way to bright cherry and strawberry fruit and vanilla and underbrush accents. Supple initially, firming up on the lingering finish. This should come around in a few years. Best from 2021 through 2029.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2701. 17 CHIANTI COLLI SENESI, ANTICO COLLE
Has Colli Senesi warmth and 2017 lithe, lively styling. Right in all respects./ Again, the correct weight and style of zone and vintage. Really great acidity and flavor. Destined for the dinner table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2702. 13 CHIANTI COLLI SENESI RISERVA FATTORIA MONTEPESCINI
All sangiovese. 2 years in French oak barrels. Nice stage. Medium weight, Colli Senesi warmth, and barrel aged breadth./ Good barrel contributions, with dried cherry and orange peel sangiovese character. Soft, balanced, and ready to use. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2703. 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: 18.99 each

PSI-2704. 17 CARMIGNANO BARCO REALE, FATTORIA AMBRA
Pleasing sweetness and levity of 17. Right in style./ Oh, yeah, good fruit set. And good oakiness. Always pleasing, well crafted. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2705. 15 CARMIGNANO SANTA CRISTINA IN PILLI, FATTORIA AMBRA
Estate vineyard on limestone Albrerese soil planted mainly to sangiovese but also vines of canaiolo nero, cabernets sauvignon and franc (Carmignano was the first Tuscan DOC to allow these varieties), pugnitello, and colorino. This 2015 earned Gambero Rosso's top award, Tre Bicchieri. It's dark colored and tightly wound, especially for 2015. Aeration coaxes forth dried cherry, orange zest, Asian spices, tar, and leather./ There‛s give as it warms in the mouth; it‛s not severe. This may take a little longer to mature than the 2013, which is full bouqueted at age five. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2706. 16 ROSSO DI MONTEPULCIANO, ANTICO COLLE
Rich and full for its type and vintage. A little 16 herbal, and it works./ Bright and crisp 16 fruit and medium body. Right. Fine tannin still. Good acid for food. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2707. 18 ROSSO DI MONTEPULCIANO, FATTORIA DEI
2017: Sweet and fabulous take on prugnolo gentile. Violets, pastilles. Romantic./ Yes, sweet and elegant fruits and flowers. Charm, charm, charm. Total allure, precision. Super vintage of this. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2708. 18 ROSSO DI MONTEPULCIANO, TENUTA GRACCIANO DELLA SETA
2016: Very pretty; classic to zone and prugnolo gentile. 16 refinement and allure./ Sits just right. Sweet, delicate, discreet. Playing the role. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2709. 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: 28.99 each

PSI-2710. 13 VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO RISERVA, CARPINETO
Wine Spectator 95 - #11, TOP 100 WINES OF 2018: 'The stunning bouquet of ripe black cherry, black currant, leather and woodsy spice notes is enticing, while the sweet fruit is a match for the dense structure. The lengthy finish lingers, with tobacco, eucalyptus and iron accents. Drink now through 2030.'
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

PSI-2711. 15 VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO, FATTORIA DEI
Vinous 93; Wine Spectator 93: 'This is all about complex, ripe plum and blackberry flavors, woodsy funk and supple tannins, with flashes of leather, mineral and camphor. More linear on the finish, where earth, mineral and tobacco notes reign. Drink now through 2033. $32.'
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

PSI-2712. 16 VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO, TENUTA GRACCIANO DELLA SETA
Nice, precise, medium bodied, and absolutely spot on. Not gushing fruit or oak. Just plain delicious./ Nice touch of barrel age. This fills the bill. What I'm looking for. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2713. 17 ROSSO DI MONTALCINO, LA PALAZZETTA
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2714. 16 ROSSO DI MONTALCINO, PIETROSO
16 flair and elegance. Works in its vernacular./ Yeah, great acid, fine tannin. What it should be. Will age very nicely. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2715. 17 ROSSO DI MONTALCINO, IL POGGIONE
Still somewhat backward, enclosed in youth. Full and rich in its own right though. And aeration brings out more aroma. The ripe fruit of brunello and a zone farther south./ Wow, plump brunello fruit feel and flavor. A large Rosso in tune with the estate's series. Full throttle, especially for 2017. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-2716. 13 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, FATTORIA DEI BARBI
Wine Spectator 92: ‛A supple texture and round profile wraps around the cherry, leather and spice flavors here. Firms up, turning more chewy by the finish, exhibiting a salty, minerally finish. Best from 2021 through 2035. $70.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 62.95 each

PSI-2717. 14 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, CAPARZO
Wine Spectator 92; Vinous 92: 'Bright red. Very fresh, perfumed aromas and flavors of red cherry, strawberry, cinnamon, candied violet and underbrush. Smooth tannins provide a medium-bodied spine to the refined mouthfeel. Finishes long with lingering perfume. Outstanding balance and a truly lovely Brunello in the style of the cool year. Drink 2020-2028. $47.'
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2718. 14 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO
Parker 91: ‛Richly aromatic from the start, the 2014 Brunello di Montalcino offers deep, dark fruit that is amply supplemented by oak spice, tobacco and cured leather. I would argue that the wood influences appear even more prominent in a vintage like 2014 that saw a delicate and subtle quality of fruit to begin with. This Brunello is lean and polished in terms of mouthfeel with medium length and depth. Drink now-2030.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

PSI-2719. 13 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, DONATELLA CINELLI COLOMBINI
Vinous 92; Parker 92; Wine Enthusiast 92: 'Underbrush, fragrant blue-flower and wild berry aromas take center stage on this elegant wine. Mirroring the nose, the vibrant, graceful palate delivers crushed Marasca cherry, juicy cranberry, star anise and wild herb framed in firm acidity and taut polished tannins. It's well balanced, with a weightless intensity. Drink from 2021 through 2033. $72.'
How Many bottles/singles: 62.95 each

PSI-2720. 12 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, MAESTRO DI ANTICHI CASTELLI
42 months in large French oak casks. Genuine The sweet house style. 2012 dark fruit without edges. Ripe fruited and well barrel aged./ Rich and robust and structured, with ripe fruit tannins. Well poised. Boy, that's a user friendly Brunello. Dark, rich, lush, succulent, and easy drinking right now. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2721. 14 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO MOLINO DEL PIANO, BONACCHI
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2722. 12 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO PELAGRILLI, SIRO PACENTI
Parker 92: 'Boasting contemporary lines and a generously extracted style, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Pelagrilli delivers an approach that will appeal to a wider circle of consumers, far outside hardcore Brunello enthusiasts. The bouquet peels off slowly with rich intensity and dark fruit notes of black cherry, plum, soft spice, tobacco and licorice. You don't get any of the bitter or thorny acidity that can sometimes make Brunello difficult to love, especially in its youth. This wine is appropriate for near or medium-term drinking.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

PSI-2723. 13 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, PIANCORNELLO
Vinous 96: ‘Deep red-ruby. Highly perfumed, mineral aromas of raspberry, red cherry, violet and iron. Wonderfully sappy but youthfully imploded in the mouth, this remarkably precise and well-delineated Brunello offers an extremely refined set of flinty red and black fruit herbal flavors. Finishes with a firm edge of tannins and very good floral and spicy lift. An outstanding, very pure and deep wine that really needs about a decade of patience. One of the Brunellos of the vintage. Drink 2026-2040. $71.’
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

PSI-2724. 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-2725. 16 BOLGHERI VARVARA, CASTELLO DI BOLGHERI
Cab sauv, merlot, syrah, petit verdot. Good, dark, full. Logical 16 Super Tuscan with new oak./ Yes, fine oak and claret in Italy character and beauties. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 39.99 each

PSI-2726. 14 BOLGHERI ANTILLO, GUADO AL MELO
Mostly sangiovese, with some of the Bordeaux varietals. The grandeur of Bolgheri. Wonderful barrel aged burnish./ Very rich, spicy, black. Spiced cherry. Suave, smooth, vigorous. Lightly oaky, sweetly fruity. Killer. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2727. 16 BOLGHERI, MICHELETTI
Real beef and stamina, especially for 16. Very attractive./ More of a tart and narrow bitters character of 16. Give it a chance. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2728. 16 BOLGHERI BELL' AJA, SAN FELICE
Wine Spectator 92: 'Offers dark tones of blackberry and pomegranate, along with earth, tobacco and mineral accents. Powerful and concentrated, showing fluidity, balance and excellent length. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2021 through 2033. $30.'
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-2729. 15 BOLGHERI POGGIO AL MORO, ENRICO SANTINI
30% each sangiovese, cab sauv, merlot; 10% syrah. Deep red-violet color./ Luxurious black fruit spread plus ample oak caramel and warm spices./ Very, very 2015 ripe and lavishly textured. Sweet fruited, with fine oak complex. Trace of tannin at end. Textbook Bolgheri. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-2730. 13 MAREMMA KEPOS, SOC. AGR. AMPELEIA
Wine Spectator 92: 'This perfumy red exudes floral, raspberry, strawberry and mineral flavors, matched to a silky texture. Harmonious and long, presenting a fresh, bracing feel as the flavors linger. Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan, Alicante Bouschet and Marselan. Drink now through 2023. $20.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2731. 12 MAREMMA AMPELEIA, AMPELEIA
Vinous 94: 'The 2012 Ampeleia is shaping up to be fabulous. Deep, layered and incredibly vivid, the 2012 presents an intriguing melange of sweet plum, black cherry, spice and new leather. The Ampeleia is the most overt of the wines, but it also happens to be the most complete. Today, the flavors are naturally quite primary, but all the 2012 needs is further time in bottle. Ampeleia is mostly Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese, with a healthy dollop of other red grapes. $45.'
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

PSI-2732. 17 MAREMMA RISERVA DEL CANAPONE 642, TENUTA LA BADIOLA
6 grape varieties: cab sauv, merlot, syrah, sangiovese, montepulciano, petit verdot. Grown on the 42nd Parallel. Warm, ripe, clear, and spicy. All the varietals seem to pitch in to make the whole greater than the sum of the parts. Plus a riserva aura of barrel aging./ Yes, indeed, the palate is equally impressive for its range and amplitude. This fills and thrills. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2733. 17 MAREMMA MANDRIOLO, MORIS FARMS
Fresh. Accomplished. Not whole bunch nature./ Juicy, textured, fruity, flavorful. Sure works great. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2734. 16 MAREMMA SANGIOVESE I PERAZZI, LA MOZZA
Fresh and real southern , coastal sangiovese with light, attractive 2016 air of reduction. Nice and sweet fruit, warm and robust./ Rich southern sangiovese cherry. Fine tannin. Ideal. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2735. 15 MAREMMA SANGIOVESE-CABERNET POGGIO AL TUFO VIGNETO ROMPICOLLO, TOMMASI
Sweet and fruity and bright like always./ Well balanced on the palate. Complete picture of oak, fruit, spice. Sooo harmonious and agreeable. One of the best vintages of this consistently reliable cuvee. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2736. 13 MONTEREGIO DI MASSA MARITTIMA BARBASPINOSA, MORIS FARMS
9% sangiovese, 10% cab sauv. Luxurious, spoft, spicy, rich, sprawling, deep. Barrel tinged./ The original fruit is still vigorous, softened by barrel and bottle age. A complex of fruit and leather notes. Well textured. Still a vestige of tannin. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2737. 16 MORELLINO DI SCANSANO, MORIS FARMS
2014: 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: 18.99 each

PSI-2738. 18 MORELLINO DI SCANSANO SPIAGGIOLE, POGGIO MAESTRINO
Very elegant, cherry driven morellino. Sangiovese of southern Tuscany for sure. Really good, and user friendly./ Just entirely fruit driven. Perfect morellino. Ease, flow, come hither. And it does have amplitude, fortitude, grip too. Lovely, lovely example. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2739. 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-2740. 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-2741. 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-2742. 09 VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO BELCARO, SAN FELICE half bottle
14.5%; all trebbiano. Sweet, strong, woody, fruity. Palo cortado sherry like./ Sweet and tawny, like a 10 year old white port. Large, powerful, sweet. At the same time rangy, complex, brightly acidic. Persistent fruit and texture. Everlasting. 97/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-2743. 06 VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI RUFINA, FATTORIA IL LAGO half bottle
19.5%. Oh, dry, nutty, powerful nose. Jawbreaker extract of all 2006 Tuscan wines. Definitive vin santo and so well composed. Hickory nut bouquet of a fine, old dry oloroso./ The palate is totally concentrated, lushly sweet, and forceful. This is huge! The finish is dry, nutty, and endless. 98/100. List price: $50 per half bottle.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2744. 04 VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI RUFINA, VILLA DI VETRICE half liter
16.5%. Strong in the Taster glass. Good, sweet, long barrel aged. Deal./ Sweet and strong, balanced, complex taste and aftertaste. Full spectrum of colorful aromas and bouquets. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2745. 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-2746. 16 UMBRIA ROSSO, PERTICAIA
Mostly sangiovese, with some sagrantino. Sweet, maraschino cherry sagrantino contribution. Balanced and dark and suave amalgam of sangiovese acidity and sagrantino rich, ripe, noble fruit./ Wow! The texture, the harmony of sweetness and acidity. Totally saturates the taste buds. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2747. 14 UMBRIA ROSSO, AZ. AGR. SCACCIADIAVOLI
Ah, sweetness. It's sangiovese and merlot. Alluring./ Sweetens even further on the palate. Spreads out. Wonderful south-central Italy warmth. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2748. 18 UMBRIA VIOGNIER, CANTINA CARDETO
Reticent at first (it just arrived). Opens after aeration to display a dashing, vigorous portrayal of viognier rivaling the 2017's./ Opens further as it warms in the mouth. Bountiful varietal character. Lightly talc-y fermentation residual that will fade to zero over the coming weeks. 91+/100. Tasted 10/16/19.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2749. 18 SPOLETINO TREBBIANO, PERTICAIA
From Umbria. 14%. One full trebbiano. Ample, expressive. Peach and nut. Exceptional trebbiano../ Good body, texture, etch. Has fruit flavor and vigor, power and dryness. Everything fits together really well. 92/100, at least.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2750. 18 ORVIETO CLASSICO, CANTINA CARDETO
Just vinous upon opening. Later, peach aromas emerged./ Pretty quiet, aromatically. Shows some nice malvasia almond aspects. This opened up for the group to show greater flavor range, plus, good acid and minerality. And length. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2751. 17 ROMA VOLCANO LAZIO, FONTANA DI PAPA
50% montepulciano, 25% each cesanese, cab sauv. Sweetness of a southerly rosso. Generous./ Fruit bomb full of flavor and texture. Full fruited. Plenty of acid, texture, goodness. Fine tannin. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2752. 17 ROSSO CONERO AION, AG. AGR. ALESSANDRO MORODER
All montepulciano. Deep, deep, deep. Dark, velvety, haunting. More intense than the fine 2016 even./ Yes, lush and velvety, intense and thorough. Fine tannin. Full texture and flavor. What a noble grape variety in the right hands! 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2753. 14 ROSSO PICENO, AZ. AGR. BOCCADIGABBIA
14%. Ripe, black, rich, and hearty. Exceeds expectations and norms. Deep cassis and cherry concentrate aromas./ Fills nostrils and palate alike. Fruit concentration, tar, licorice, plus fine tannin. Loaded. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2754. 18 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. Works for me. Fine. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2755. 18 VERDICCHIO DEI CASTELLI DI JESI CLASSICO SUPERIORE, ANDREA FELICI
Crisp, stony, incisive, crackling./ Yes, fine form; firm outer layer, savory texture, and a forgiving core of fruit. Scores for both its class and its meal-worthiness. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2756. 18 VERDICCHIO DEI CASTELLI DI JESI VILLA TORRE, TENUTA DI TAVIGNANO
Vital and giving, and just wonderful. Both purity and intensity. It's right up there, and it's ready./ Boy, it has texture, body, beauty, intensity. Wow. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2757. 18 VERDICCHIO DI MATELICA, TENUTA COLPAOLA
Typical of this area. Richer, more body than the Castello di Jesi verdicchios. This has personality. That Matelica body, grip, nutty aroma. Extremely good. First Matelica in a long time, and a splendid example./ Yes, body, texture, amplitude. Shows the way. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2758. 18 MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO PIANE DI MAGGIO, AGRIVERDE
2017: The usual cool, purple fruited Agriverde Monte style. Hint of violets. Sweet fruited in 17./ Pleasing body. Good balance of acid and sweetness. Flavorful. Finely burnished texture.. Old reliable. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2759. 18 MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO, BADIA ALLE CORTI
2017: Sweet red fruits emphasis in 2017. Firm frame, tender core. Good 17 flow./ Good acidity. Delicious fruit harmony. Light tannin to keep it serious and meal-worthy. Fine value. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2760. 16 MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO, LA QUERCIA
Sweet and spicy in 2016. Full and rich./ Fine race. Correct body. Charm and elegance as in past vintages. Tells the Monte tale. One of the best years of this. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2761. 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-2762. 17 MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO RONDINETO, FATTORIA SAVINI
2016: The real deal. Fresh, sweet black fruit and briar with that violets overtone I cherish in red wines of the montepulciano variety. 2016 tailored./ Pleasing body. Fulls the palate with flavor, fruit sweetness. Then a burst of berry and violet pastilles on the aftertaste. A very, very nice definition of montepulciano. 92+100, at least.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2763. 16 MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO NEVIO, AZ. VIN. TALAMONTI
Rich, sweet, and especially ripe for 2016. Dark, deep, and complicated. Fruit and seasonings. Near creme./ Wow, rich and powerful, even at 13.5%. Sweet and spicy. Hot stuff! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2764. 18 MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO LUCANTO, TENUTA TORRE RAONE
Power, presence, fruit, penetration. Warm and enveloping, spicy./ Yes, warm and savory fruit spread. Fine acidity and overall balance. Light tannin cling. Satisfying mouthful inviting of food. In keeping with the series. Very popular with the group. Orders taken. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2765. 17 MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO RISERVA DAL TRALCETTO, AZ. AGR. CICCIO ZACCAGNINI
Proper, but backward still, or numbed by recent shipment./ Full acid meets good richness. Texturally in tune with the rest of this desirable series. Aromatics to come. 91+/100. Tasted 1/22/20.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2766. 18 COLLI APRUTINI PINOT GRIGIO RONDINETO, FATTORIA SAVINI
Lovely, lithe pinot grigio of cool, northern demeanor despite its Abruzzo origin. Perfect pitch./ Suave, lightly fruity. Good acidity. Well balanced and superbly flexible at the table. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2767. 13 MOLISE RAMITELLO, DI MAJO NORANTE
85% montepulciano, 15% aglianico. Sweet and sassy, with monte violets and aglianico size./ Oh, yes, the fruit, the flower, the range, the texture. I love both these varietals, and I love how they always work so well together in this wine. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2768. 18 CAMPANIA AGLIANICO, LA CAPRANERA
2017: Wow, intense aglianico cherry and tar. Pushy, surging, insistent. And deep./ Balance of richness, dryness, acidity, and tannin. Plentiful flavor. A bargain. Bravo. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2769. 16 CAMPANIA AGLIANICO, ROCCA DEL DRAGONE
2015: Cool, ventilating, penetrating airs of licorice and menthol./ Rich, with good acid to balance. Multi purpose thanks to this combination. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2770. 18 CAMPANIA FALANGHINA, LA CAPRANERA
More open, giving, and pungent than the Fiano in youth. Nectar, flowers, citrus./ Aromatics still forming, advancing to fulfillment. Great grip again. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2771. 18 CAMPANIA FALANGHINA ROCCA DEI LEONI, VILLA MATILDE
Stone fruit evident, but there‛s still fermentation residual under screwcap./ Soft, and low on flavor. Medium acid. OK now, but likely to improve over the coming weeks, months. 90+/100. Tasted 1/22/20.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2772. 18 IRPINIA FALANGHINA CORTE DI GISO, TERREDORA DI PAOLO
Pungent, varietal, aromatically achieved. Well textured too./ Yes, richly textured. Full. A mouthful of falanghina ready to enjoy. Yow. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2773. 17 SANNIO FALANGHINA, VIGNE SANNITE
Vinous 91: ‛Bright dark straw. Savory aromas and flavors of grapefruit, pear and apricot. Finishes long and saline, presenting a little more fat and glycerol-richness than this co-op's 2017 Coda di Volpe, but with less refinement. Each will have its fans.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2774. 18 CAMPANIA FIANO, LA CAPRANERA
From vineyards in the Capaccio-Paestrum area in the middle of Cilento National Park. Nobly discreet; gently pungent. Full feel./ Lightly fruity and honeyed in the varietal context. Well textured. Fiano waxiness and good grip to counter. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2775. 14 PUGLIA NEGROAMARO, FEUDO DI SAN NICOLA
Deep, rich, and nicely rounded and filled out with bottle age. A warm, deep, maturing negroamaro./ Well bouqueted. Flavorful, suave, accomplished. Great acid, body, give, and presence. Full spice and savory. Put it to use. 91/100. List price: $20.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2776. 18 PUGLIA NEGROAMARO TERRE DI SAVA, LUCCARELLI
Bottle too cold so the nose is relatively mute to start. As the wine warms and airs, the nose begins to swell up with negroamaro‛s sweet black fruit./ Further warming in the mouth coaxes forth round, ripe varietal character. Its 14% strength is fully enveloped by fruit richness. Full bodied, power under control, come hither even. A picture of consistency. 91/100
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2777. 15 SALENTO NEGROAMARO, MOTTURA
Rich, concentrated, developed already and nicely roasted./ Sweet and nutty, warm, robust, coming alone well. 91/100. List price: $15.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2778. 17 PUGLIA NERO DI TROIA INDIGENOUS, RIVETTI
2016: Flowers and peppercorns. Smoky aura. Unique. Yes./ Sweet and sassy. Deep, scintillating morello cherry aroma. Lush and delicious without being overly powerful or strident in any way. Flows. Flavorful. Ideal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2779. 18 PUGLIA ZINFANDEL OLD VINE, THE WANTED
2013: 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: 15.99 each

PSI-2780. 17 SALENTO PRIMITIVO SASSEO, MASSERIA ALTEMURA
Rich, wholesome, giving. Sweet and sassy, with strength and presence./ Oh, boy, just a luscious fruit bomb. Irresistible. Rich, spicy, savory, creamy. Nice acid edge. Fine tannin. Always a beauty. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2781. 16 SALENTO PRIMITIVO VERSANTE, SOC. AGR. VALLONE
Sweet fruit for 2016. True to varietal and region. Shows dash and distinction. Brightness and penetration./ Delicious flavors. 2016 acidity and moderation design it for dinner service. Long finish. Winning value. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2782. 16 SALICE SALENTINO MAIANA, LEONE DE CASTRIS
2012: 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-2783. 10 COPERTINO RISERVA CUPERTINUM, CANTINA SOCIALE DEL COPERTINO
Wine Spectator 91/100. My notes: 95% negroamaro, 5% malvasia nera. Clear, dark, sweet, and intense. Good roast./ Yes, classic Copertino roasted fruit and the tannin-free ease that comes with eight plus years of aging. Just right. Will have fans for sure. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2784. 14 AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE GUDARRA, BISCEGLIA
Whoa! Nostril stretching! Full power taken to advantage. Large scale aglianico indeed. Sweet fruit and light oak./ Yes, amplitude uber alles. Huge, ripe, powerful, all encompassing. Fine tannin. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2785. 17 AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE GRICOS, AZ. AGR. GRIFALCO
Vinous 91: ‛Bright ruby-red. Very perfumed, floral aromas of red berries, licorice and minerals. Fresh raspberry flavors and earth tones show excellent verve and juiciness. Solidly structured and long, this showcases excellent acid-fruit balance. Though ready to drink now, it will last a few more years in a good cellar. Drink now-2023. $23.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2786. 14 AGLIANCIO DEL VULTURE GRIFALCO, AZ. AGR. GRIFALCO
Hearty, well framed, big time aglianico. 2014 form. Deep, very clear varietal character of black fruit and lacings of licorice and black pepper./ Sweet and full, complex and peppery, mouthfilling. So well balanced and satisfying. One of the champion vintages in this series. Definitely a sleeper. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2787. 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: 34.99 each

PSI-2788. 17 CIRO CLASSICO, TENUTA IUZZOLINI
Clear statement of gaglioppo as always. The grape fits the zone. It ripens fully without excessive warmth and strength. Comes across dry, crisp, and rightly medium bodied.. Yes./ Oh, the taste is very rich without going overboard. Wow, well extracted, sweet fruited, all. A stellar vintage of this. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2789. 17 SICILIA NERO D‛AVOLA ASMODEUS, POGGIO ANTICO
Very, very bright, precise. Special cherry take on the varietal./ Again, the clarity and joy. Suave. No tannin. Just big time flavor. Good acid. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2790. 15 SICILIA NERO D'AVOLA MAESTRO, SPICCATO
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2791. 18 TERRE SICILIANE NERO D'AVOLA PRODIGO, CARLO BOTTER
Melvin Master selection. Sweet and lush black fruits. The usual here, accentuated by 2018's fruit forward style./ Rich and round, with good Italianate and varietal acidity. Balanced and flavorful. Long aftertaste. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2792. 16 TERRE SICILIANE NERO D'AVOLA, FEUDO MACCARI
Good full color./ Wow, fresh and ideal. Deep cherry-berry pastilles. Super aromatic surge./ Juicy red and black fruits. Dry and neatly composed. Good acid. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2793. 17 TERRE SICILIANE NERO D'AVOLA, MASSERIA PARIONE
Young and bright. Plenty of nero fruit./ Yes, and still some tannin to shed when tasted in early spring. True to varietal cherry underlayment. Plenty of material here. Will make a good summer rosso. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2794. 18 TERRE SICILIANE PINOT GRIGIO COLLESANO, FAMIGLIA CASTELLANI
Est. 1903. Full and sweetly fruited. Seems high altitude. Ready to enjoy./ Yes, full and rich in fruit texture. Good acid. Well balanced meal-time wine already. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2795. 17 SICILIA GRILLO ACANTEO, CIVIAS
Plenty of character for grillo. And body, even at 12%./ Subtler flavor profile in tune with this varietal. Balanced. Good at the table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2796. 17 ETNA BARBAZZALE, COTTANERA
Dark fruit, oomph, personality. More largesse than expected of 17. Good example./ Replete with fruit and good acid. Balance, fine tannin. Very good overall. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2797. 10 ETNA ROSSO, AGR. COTTANERA
Full, rich, and deep. Light coffee tone of nerello cappuccio. Mascalese cherry creme is subdued and well integrated. All in all, total Etna rosso./ Yes, balanced and thorough. You could easily spend twice as much and get none better. Textbook. And there's much more to come. 93+/100. List price: $53.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2798. 09 ETNA ROSSO, AGR. COTTANERA
More than a year ahead of the 2010 in bouquet development thanks to the nature of the vintages. Awesome spread, richness, complex of spices, black fruit concentration,. The real deal. Wow./ Yes, full, dense, textured, sweet, complex, balanced. Loaded. Great delivery. 95+/100. List price: $53.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2799. 17 ETNA ROSSO, AZ. AGR. TORNATORE
95% nerello mascalese, 5% nerello cappuccio. Medium color intensity./ Sweet nerello aromas. Great acid stamina and cut./ Delicious flow, acidity, light grip of fine grained tannins. Food wine all the way. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2800. 17 ETNA BIANCO, AGR. COTTANERA
Parker 91/100. My notes: Carricante. Fuller than the Barbazzale cuvee. Youthful still, with apple and peel./ Fuller extract, mineral salts on tongue and lips. Very fine rendition. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2801. 18 ETNA BIANCO, TENUTA DELLE TERRE NERE
Carricante, catarratto, greco. Full, fresh fruit, pear like. Forceful./ All over. Rich and full, round and large, and flavorful besides. Gads! 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2802. 18 CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA PRIMO SCURO, MESA
Medium dark./ Sweet cremes. Sardinia take on grenache.. Give and penetration./ Yes, a mouthful of just-right ripe fruit with good acid and fine tannin to foil. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2803. 17 CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA RISERVA, SELLA & MOSCA
Est. 1899. Sweet, forward 2017 fruit, with barrel savors and revelations./ Great acid. Full, fine tannin. Riserva barrel-time style. Another good vintage of this. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2804. 14 ISOLA DEI NURAGHI MONTESSU, AGRICOLA PUNICA
60% carignano, 10% ea syrah, merlot, cab sauv, cab franc. 16 months in French oak barrels, 10% new. Sweet and full and mellow. Bold. Good oak./ Yes, and great carignan acid spiel. Full body. Full textural play. Rich, ripe, bold, and racy. Fine tannin. Sweet fruit and oak finish. 93+/100. List price: $40.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2805. 17 SARDEGNA VERMENTINO PRIMO BIANCO, CANTINA MESA
Crisp and racy and new and vital and full. Perfect./ Pleasing acid and flavor; real and right. Suave. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2806. ITALIA SWEET RED FUNF, SCHMITT SOHNE
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 6.99 each

SLOVENIA

PSI-2808. 15 SLOVENIA BLAUFRANKISCH, PULLUS
True, clear, bright varietal character. Dark cherry, cranberry./ Boy, that's better than ever. Rich, expansive, textured, multi-faceted, spicy. The real deal. Peels astringency and light tannin add to the positive picture. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2809. 18 SLOVENIA PINOT GRIGIO, PULLUS
5% barrel aged. Skin contact too. Good peels and light oak characters here./ Yes, all positive push and personality as the result of winemaking methods. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

CROATIA

MACEDONIA

PSI-2812. 16 MACEDONIA VRANEC, BOVIN
Deep color and perfume. Haunting, woodsy, special. Fabulous cool black fruits./ Full flavor force of dark fruit, earth, iris, and spiced meat. Fine tannin. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2813. 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: 11.99 each

PSI-2814. 18 MACEDONIA RKACITELI SPECIAL SELECTION, TIKVES
No notes available yet.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

GREECE

PSI-2816. 16 AMYNDEON XINOMAVRO HEDGEHOG VINEYARD, ALPHA ESTATE
Wine & Spirits 94: ‛Here's a red to buy by the case-one case for this summer, as it's light enough to chill, and another for the cellar, as this is structured enough to keep. It comes off of Angelos Iatridis's younger vines, growing in a sandy 23-acre vineyard close to his winery. Cold-soaked and fermented in stainless-steel tanks, then aged in white-toasted barrels for one year and in bottle for another, it's bright and fresh, with no perceptible wood influence to get in the way of the fruit. That fruit is cherry-red and layered with spice, notes of wild herbs and fennel fronds accenting its cool feel, but it's the acidity that gives the wine its tautness and precision, an energy that makes it ready to enliven the evening.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2817. 14 NAOUSSA XINOMAVRO, BOUTARI
12 months in barrels. Full, open, giving, with barrel and bottle age bouquet. Yes./ Yes, ruddy, spicy, yielding, and right. Green olive highlight. Smoothness balanced by acidity. Wonderful texture, all. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2818. 15 NAOUSSA XINOMAVRO RAMNISTA, KIR-YIANNI
Wine & Spirits 94: ‛This broadcasts its freshness and youth in its cherry-red color and berry scents. But don't be seduced into drinking this now: Pulled from the oldest vines in Yiannakohori, the Boutari family's estate vineyards in Naoussa, it's concentrated and firm. There's an iron filigree of tannins defending the fruit, and vivacious acidity underlining its intention to preserve the wine for many more years. Forget about this in the cellar for at least five years; then draw it out for a crown roast of pork.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-2819. 17 NAOUSSA XINAMAVRO YOUNG VINES, THYMIOPOULOS VINEYARDS
Very ripe, creamy xino; a good take./ Yes, genuine. Pinot noir like texture. Very good effort. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2820. 14 PELOPONNESE MEGAS OENOS, SKOURAS
Unfiltered. Cab sauv and st. george. 20 months in new French oak barrels. Deep, rich, oaky, complete. Upscale, total. Rich and ripe and grand./ All over again. Class fruit, stature, sweetness, oak. Complete. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2821. 16 NEMEA AGIORGITIKO, BOUTARI
12 months in barrels. Smooth, sweet, fruity example of St. George. Accurate and appealing. Bing cherry varietal character./ Sweet fruit, plus light gaminess. Flows. Fills the bill. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2822. 17 NEMEA AGIORGITIKO, DOMAINE SKOURAS
Volcanic soil at 2400 feet. Nice saint george sweet red fruit, open and revealing./ Cherry, raspberry, and a dash of cinnamon. Yes, come hither, easy. Hint of mint. Good acidity underlying its smooth, fruity suavity. The brilliant spread of red fruit flavors, fine tannins, texture. Very, very satisfying. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2823. 16 NEMEA AGIORGITIKO OAK AGED, ZACHARIAS
Lovely st. george black fruit freshness. Spot on!/ Yes, sweet and juicy. Attractive oak influence. Fine tannin. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2824. 17 MAKEDONIA BUKETO WHITE, CAVA SPILIADIS
40% malagousia, 30% assyrtiko, 30% sauvignon blanc. Even better than the 2016. Body and character of the 16, with more freshness to boot./ Very lovely citrus and stone fruit range. Great acidity and balance. Really a pretty outstanding white wine. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2825. 17 MANTINIA MOSCOFILERO, BOUTARI
Extreme, bright, and classic. Ideal./ Scores. Musky, citrusy. Stone fruit, especially apricot. Acid and texture. Great. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2826. 18 PELOPONNESE MOSCOFILERO, DOMAINE SKOURAS
The domaine is in Arcadia, homeland of moschofilero. Well scented, of course. Brilliant stone fruit, plus cantaloupe. Very expressive, and spot on varietal character. Ideal./ Even more ample on the palate Yes, plenty of varietal character. Rose, mum, honeysuckle. Dry and well balanced. Greater than expected flavor spread and dryness. Aromatic, but not sweet by any means. Full bodied. Remarkable mate to Chicken-Apricot Tangine at a recent Ann Arbor Tasters Guild dinner. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2827. 18 SANTORINI ASSYRTIKO, SANTO
2017: Wine & Spirits 93: 'This vintage marked the 70th anniversary of this cooperative winery. By picking early and relying on fruit from high-altitude vineyards, winemaker Nikos Varvarigos worked the warmth of the vintage into a powerful, impressive Santorini. It's nearly tropically ripe, juicy peach and apricot flavors hinting at mango, even as the island's stony character comes through. It ends firm and clean, leaving behind the scent of sea air.'
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-2828. ATTICA RETSINA, ACHAIA CLAUSS liter
Light pine highlights../ More pine to the taste. Nice. Nothing pitchy about the flavor or feel. Just well defined pine aroma and flavor on a relatively neutral white wine base. Less rustic than it was decades back. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2829. ATTICA RETSINA SXINOPEUKO, MARKOU VINEYARDS
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2830. 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: 9.99 each

PSI-2831. PATRAS MAVRODAFNE DEUS, CAVINO
15%. Sweet and raisiny. Christmas pudding. Yes./ Oh, yeah. Sweetness, power, spice. Better than ever. Bargain. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 7.99 each

PSI-2832. 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-2833. 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

TURKEY

PSI-2835. 17 KAVAKLIDERE YAKUT EASTERN ANATOLIA OKUZGOZU-BOGAZKERE
New York Times 3 Stars. My notes: Okuzgozu (ox eye) is a large red grape; bogazkere is a very dark red grape. Well, this is more in tune with the series. The last vintage was a little meager. Back to the old Beaujolais Grand Cru resemblance. Just soars on the nose. A beauty./ Yes, cool and clear and large. Good to go now. Has to be the best vintage of this ever. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

GEORGIA

PSI-2837. 17 GEORGIA PIROSMANI, SCHUCHMANN
All saperavi, aged in stainless steel. Deep, full, round, sweet. Ideal young saperavi varietal character./ Yes, sweet and fruity and round. Spot on. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2838. 18 GEORGIA SAPERAVI, DILA-O
Qvevri fermented by native yeasts. Dry and more mature. Fabulous saperavi nose. Well balanced presentation./ Dry and burnished and balanced. Versatile dinner wine. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2839. 18 GEORGIA RKATSITELI - MTSVANE, DILA-O
Wine Enthusiast 91/100. My notes: 50-50. Fermented in qvevri by wild yeasts. One month of skin contact. Full and sappy, peels saturated orange wine character. Yes./ Very sappy, astringent, clinging. Even tannic. Great with oily and fatty food. Cuts to the quick. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

LEBANON

PSI-2841. 17 CHATEAU KSARA RESERVE DE COUVENT, BEKAA VALLEY RED
2016: 40% syrah, 30% each cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon; 3500' elevation; est. 1857. Oh, deep, dark, wide, powerful, persistent. Super broad and loaded./ Yes, powerful, warm, sweet, spicy, giving, mouth filling. Fine tannin. Awesome value. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2842. 16 CHATEAU MUSAR JEUNE BEKAA VALLEY RED
2014: 50% cinsault, 30% syrah, 20% cab sauv; unoaked. Amazing complexity without barrel assistance. Cinsault at its best here. Lebanon's signature grape variety. Very spicy and deep melange of aromas./ Sweet, rich, powerful, complex, mouthfilling. Gives and gives. Yow. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2843. 17 MASSAYA LE COLOMBIER MOUNT LEBANON - BEQAA VALLEY RED
2016: 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). One big cinsault, with helpers. Bursting with fruit, spice, power. I mean, really full blown. Fruit and spice bomb. More extravagant than ever. This has OOMPH!/ Again, this is big. Everything carries over from the nose. Power, body, texture, tannin, fruit, spice, all. Fine acid too. This is amazing! 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2844. 12 MASSAYA TERRASSES DE BAALBECK MOUNT LEBANON - BEQAA VALLEY RED
55% grenache, 30% mourvedre,, 15% syrah; 18 months in French oak vats. Wow, well developed barrel and bottle bouquets. Oak spices, botanicals, fruit perfumes. Great range, ripeness, power, and oak influence./ Sweet and concentrated. It's a GSM but no Chateauneuf knockoff. Its own thing. Fully stuffed. Put it to use. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each


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