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PSI-2748. 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-2749. 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-2750. 18 VALLE D'AOSTE PETITE ARVINE, OTTIN
Vinous 91/100. My notes: 14.5%. Smells like a pinot grigio. Apple and nut. That's a fresh, bright nose still. Tends toward subtle fruit aromas; very attractive and discreet/ Texture and taste of pinot grigio. Apple. Young. Full texture. Juicy, citrusy fruit acidity that really sings. Wonderful texture. Long finish. Many mealtime apps. Unique and complex aftertaste moves it into a different field. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2751. 18 VALLEE D‛AOSTE FUMIN, CAVE DES ONZE COMMUNES
Dark and deep red-black color./ Rich, large, and deep red fruit for this region. Class variety./Rich and tart blackberry scents./ Dark, dry, tart and tannic. Large textured. Big in the mouth food wine. Long on flavor. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2752. 16 COLLINE NOVARESI NEBBIOLO PRATOGRANDE, MONSECCO
From vineyards outside Gattinara & Ghemme; aged 2 yrs in oak vats. Dry, and surprisingly woody. Depth and intricacy come with aeration. Hint of roses. I'm intrigued./ Again, dry. Close and tannic. Gotta cellar this one. Its whole future is ahead of it. 91++/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2753. 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-2754. 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: 23.99 each

PSI-2755. 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-2756. 13 BAROLO 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-2757. 15 BAROLO ALASIA, CANTINE ARALDICA
Aged 3 years in large oak casks. This is sweeter, fuller, and more aromatic than the Barbaresco we tasted last week./ Oh, but there's that tarry core. Overall, more-ish compared to the Barbaresco--including more expensive. And the extra year of cask aging amplifies the experience. Really 2015 fruit laden, which makes it seem ‛modern‛,as well as Barolo built, which marks it ‛traditional‛. Impressive value, of which the appreciative group took note. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-2758. 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-2759. 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-2760. 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-2761. 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-2762. 14 BAROLO MONTEFORTE D‛ALBA, PODERE RUGGERI CORSINI
Oh, this is a deep seated, traditional one. Cherry, tar, rose. Black stuff. Stubbornness of the vintage./ Yeah, lots of extract and tannin. No concessions to modernity. Plenty of material. Plenty of potential. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-2763. 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-2764. 16 BAROLO CAMILLA,. BRUNA GRIMALDI
Parker 93+: ‛Bruna Grimaldi's 2016 Barolo Camilla shows a fine and silky texture with just enough weight and texture to support elegant and fragile aromas. The bouquet reveals a subtle approach, followed by wild berry, violet, spice, tar and smoke that follow with slow and seamless transitions. The tannins are young and tight, but the texture of the wine is fine and silky overall. Fruit for this wine is a blend from the Raviole, Borzone, Roere di Santa Maria, Bricco Ambrogio and Badarina vineyards. It was previously a single-vineyard expression from a plot located behind the Grinzane Cavour castle, but that is no longer the case. Given the more-pronounced structure of the vintage, I have extended the drinking window, allowing for extra lead time for cellar aging.. Drink 2024-2038. $60.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 47.99 each

PSI-2765. 16 BAROLO BRICCO AMBROGIO, BRUNA GRIMALDI
Parker 93: ‛Roddi is one of the least-traveled areas in the appellation, and Bricco Ambrogio is one of its best growing sites, with clay and Sant'Agata marl soils. Bruna Grimaldi and her family reveal one of the finest interpretations of the site, offering a wine that is sturdy on its feet and compelling in terms of its aromatic offerings and complexity. The 2016 Barolo Bricco Ambrogio plays a strong hand in terms of mouthfeel, where this structured and firm wine grips tightly to the palate. The aromas are fleeting and fluid with a flurry of wild rose, forest berry, tar and black licorice aromas. I found this wine to have a larger disconnect between nose and palate compared to the more seamless Baroli from the estate. The wine is fermented with submerged cap and completes its malolactic fermentation in tank. Both methods play toward the delicate nature of this Barolo. Drink 2023-2038. $80.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

PSI-2766. 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-2767. 16 BAROLO, PIO CESARE
Parker 95: ‛Traditionalists happily fall back to this wine from Pio Cesare. This historic winery, now in its fifth generation and located within the city limits of Alba, takes care to shape a classic interpretation without too many extra bells or whistles. The fact that Pio Cesare now has the flashier Barolo Ornato and the newly created Barolo Mosconi, only gives more importance to this wine. The Pio Cesare 2016 Barolo offers deep, dark fruit with a mingling of spice, smoke, tar and smoke. This wine represents a blend of fruit from five comuni, or villages: Cascina Ornato, La Serra and Briccolina in Serralunga d'Alba; Gustava and Garretti in Grinzane Cavour; Roncaglie in La Morra; Ravera in Novello; and starting with the 2015 vintage, Mosconi in Monforte d'Alba. Drink 2023-2045. $82.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 74.95 each

PSI-2768. 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-2769. 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-2770. 16 BAROLO, PAOLO SCAVINO
Wine & Spirits 93; Wine Spectator 93: 'This shows some heft, the fleshy texture enveloping cherry, raspberry, floral and spice flavors. Menthol and toasty oak notes add interest, while the long finish is defined by vibrant acidity. Fine harmony and expression. Best from 2022 through 2038. $50.'
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-2771. 16 BAROLO BRICCO AMBROGIO, PAOLO SCAVINO
Parker 94; Vinous 94: ‛The 2016 Barolo Bricco Ambrogio is very pretty in 2016. Medium in body and supple, the Bricco Ambrogio captures all of the personality of the year in a mid-weight style that makes it easy to drink and enjoy young. The balance of fruit, acid and structure is just superb here. Pretty floral and spice overtones add nuance. Bricco Ambrogio is always the most accessible of the Scavino cru Barolos. The 2016 is the finest wine from this site yet. Drink 2022-2036. $69.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

PSI-2772. 16 BAROLO RAVERA, PAOLO SCAVINO
Wine Spectator 95: 'This is all about purity of cherry and raspberry fruit, with hints of rose, mineral and wild underbrush. Very firmly structured, showing terrific balance and a long, energetic finish. Very sleek and graceful. Best from 2023 through 2045.'
How Many bottles/singles: 69.95 each

PSI-2773. 14 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-2774. 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-2775. 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-2776. 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-2777. 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: 37.99 each

PSI-2778. 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-2779. 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-2780. 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-2781. 15 BARBARESCO ALASIA, CANTINE ARALDICA
Aged two years in large Slavonian oak casks. The usual old time restraints of this are loosened by 2015 ripeness and abundance. Plenty of fruit up front and still the tarry mass in the background. Not a modern nebbiolo despite the ripe vintage./ Classic cherry, tar, and rose suggestions. Like a port, there‛s that ‛grip of the gob‛, the core of fruit, tar, and tannin. Especially ample for Barbaresco. Destined for the cellar. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2782. 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-2783. 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-2784. 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-2785. 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-2786. 15 BARBARESCO ALBESANI, CANTINA DEL PINO
Parker 95: 'Of the single-vineyard Barbarescos presented by Cantina del Pino, the 2015 Barbaresco Albesani shows the darkest color and richest appearance. The wine is svelte and tight with dark fruit nuances of wild blueberry, spice, tobacco and moist earth or black truffle. This is a beautiful, solid and tight wine that will open nicely with a few more years of cellar age. Drink 2021-2040. $60.'
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

PSI-2787. 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-2788. 15 BARBARESCO GALLINA, CANTINA DEL PINO
Parker 95+: 'Compared to the Ovello cru, the 2015 Barbaresco Gallina (with only 2,000 bottles made) offers a bit more power and intensity. This wine is solid and dense at its core, with clearly recognizable black fruit, spice and crushed stone. The warmth of the vintage has also left its mark with beautiful aromas that recall truffle or tilled earth. The wine hits the palate with firmness, bright acidity and freshness. In all, it shows terrific balance, intensity and length. $60.'
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

PSI-2789. 16 BARBARESCO OVELLO, CANTINA DEL PINO
Wine Spectator 96; Parker 95: 'The estate's benchmark wine, the 2016 Barbaresco Ovello reveals a pretty, open-knit personality with beautifully concentrated fruit. Dark cherry, blackberry and plum is framed by tar, campfire ash and powdered licorice. The Ovello cru opens onto a large panorama of vines and a sudden drop down to the Tanaro River. These vines at Cantina del Pino enjoy wide open spaces and slightly milder temperatures as a result. These conditions give the wine an open and generous approach. A mere 6,000 bottles were made. Drink 2022-2042. $65.'
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

PSI-2790. 15 BARBARESCO OVELLO, CANTINA DEL PINO
Parker 95: 'The 2015 Barbaresco Ovello is a polished and silky expression that reveals strong intensity and a deep sense of varietal identity. This is a very focused Barbaresco that opens beautifully to show a degree of mineral definition that lingers long on the palate, adding to the linear and direct personality of the wine. When you dig deeper, you do recognize that this is a warmer vintage, thanks to its textural richness and loose fiber. This will only improve in the future. Drink 2021-2038. $65.'
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

PSI-2791. 16 BARBARESCO TORRE, PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO
Parker 95: 'The 2016 Barbaresco is a tight and beautiful wine that will require more time to unwind and soften. This beautifully balanced vintage is characterized by a tight inner core of fruit that underlines the graceful aging capacity of these wines. The 2016 is shaping up to be one destined for long cellar aging. Now in its youth, the wine offers wild berry, rose and licorice aromas. Drink 2022-2040.'
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-2792. 15 BARBARESCO RISERVA RIO SORDO PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO
Wine Spectator 95: 'This is lush and harmonious, laced with cherry, plum, licorice, iron and eucalyptus aromas and flavors. There is also a verticality here, with lively acidity and dense, well-mannered tannins creating support and depth. A saline note graces the lingering aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2045. $71.'
How Many bottles/singles: 64.95 each

PSI-2793. 15 BARBARESCO RISERVA ASILI, PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO
Wine Spectator 96: 'Bright cherry and berry fruit picks up a saline edge in this fleshy red, which stays defined and vibrant despite the assertive tannins. In the end, all the components are in the right proportion; this just needs time to integrate. Best from 2023 through 2043. $71.'
How Many bottles/singles: 64.95 each

PSI-2794. 15 BARBARESCO RISERVA OVELLO, PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO
Wine Spectator 96: 'An opulent and complex version, boasting cherry, strawberry, cut hay, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors. Firms up nicely on the finish, with terrific balance and length. Shows both a fruity and a savory side, with fine potential to age. Best from 2023 through 2045. $71.'
How Many bottles/singles: 64.95 each

PSI-2795. 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-2796. 17 NEBBIOLO D'ALBA, RENATO CORINO
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2797. 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-2798. 18 NEBBIOLO D‛ALBA BRUMO, SAN SILVESTRO
The fruit forward nature of the vintage is flattering to this cuvee, which can be standoffish in youth./ Yes, sweet cherry nebbiolo to the fore. Has form and foundation too. Ready to serve. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2799. 19 LANGHE NEBBIOLO, AZ. AGR. RENATO CORINO
At La Morra; inspired by neighbor Elio Altare to emphasize elegance and finesse; Marc de Grazia selection. An inviting sort of nebbiolo nose without pandering to international tastes. Fruit driven, as it should be. Add floral overtones, including rose./ 2019 medium bodied. Good grip and framework of nebbiolo tannin that can't confine its nebbiolo flavor set, which persists through a long, aromatic finish. Probably ok at the table now, though I expect cellaring will take it a long way. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2800. 17 LANGHE NEBBIOLO MARGHE, DAMILANO
Parker 90: ‛The Damilano 2017 Langhe Nebbiolo Marghe puts it all out there for you to appreciate and love. This is one of those fantastically versatile red wines that could pair with fried chicken or a leek-and-onion quiche. A huge span of classic foods would cozy up happily with this light, fragrant and fresh Nebbiolo. The finish is lean, but it is amply tight and crisp. Fruit comes from vineyards planted in calcareous clay soils, and the wine is aged briefly in botte grande. Drink now-2023.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2801. 19 LANGHE NEBBIOLO GAVARINI, AZ. AGR. ELIO GRASSO
At Monforte; one of Piemonte's fastest rising stars. A drier, more backward, more traditional aroma set. Oh, it's nebbiolo all right, and it runs deep. And really swells up with aeration to give a full assault on the nostrils./ Juicy acidity, suave glycerol. Dab of nebbiolo tar. This is serious stuff that approaches Barolo ambitions. Yes, big time cellar candidate. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2802. 19 LANGHE NEBBIOLO STARDA PAITIN, PASQUERO ELIA
Sourced from estate vineyards in the Starda parcel on the Bricco di Neive cru. Medium color./ This has nice cherry, tar, and rose nebbiolo features. Seems rich in glycerol too./ Oh, and spiced cherry too. Clove in back. All seems to justify a site-specific bottling. It's different from any we've tasted of late. Good acid and fine grained tannin. The group appreciated both quality and value. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2803. 18 LANGHE NEBBIOLO BOTTI, AZ. AGR. PECCHENINO
15 acre vineyard in southern Langhe at 480 meters; aged 18 mo. in 2500 liter French oak barrels. Well, this is certainly powerful in the Taster glass. Deep, ripe, smoky, smoldering black fruit and tar./ Medium bodied Dogliani nebbiolo, with good nebbiolo framework. Dense, earthy basis with floral aromatics of rose and violet hovering over. Good acidity. Still a quite compact and tannic wine. Chewy aftertaste. I like its makings. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

PSI-2804. 18 LANGHE NEBBIOLO, CANTINA DEL PINO
At Barbaresco; Vinous Media: 'Every single wine de Pino is fabulous.' Well, this 2018 is totally different from the set of 2019s tasted before it. It has a tonic overtone: bay, laurel. Very cool approach. Also a deep core of nebbiolo cherry, tar, and roses./ Medium to full bodied. The stylish nature of del Pino wines combined with 2018 fruit fulfillment. Sure can't throw a blanket over this nebbiolo set, unless it's from a quality standpoint. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-2805. 18 LANGHE NEBBIOLO, PRODUTTORI DEL BARBARESCO
Wine Enthusiast 90: ‛Rose and wild berry aromas lead the way, while the palate offers ripe Marasca cherry, raspberry compote, star anise and a hint of iron. It's full bodied but accessible, thanks to pliant tannins and fresh acidity.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 26.99 each

PSI-2806. 19 LANGHE NEBBIOLO ROSSO DI ROCCA, AZ. AGR. ALBINO ROCCA
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How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2807. 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-2808. 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-2809. 18 LANGHE NEBBIOLO PERBACCO, VIETTI
Mostly from the Barolo and Barbaresco zones. Sweet 2018 fruit. Great power and richness of Langhe nebbiolo vs the former. The lusty, somewhat modern style of Vietti winemaker Luca Currado./ Yes, the powerful and insistent Vietti style that wins over critics. You‛ve got to hand it to him though. It‛s lovely, pure nebbiolo presented in a user-friendly manner. Damn good drink. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-2810. 14 ROERO NEBBIOLO, MALVIRA
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2811. 17 LANGHE ROSSO, AZ. AGR. ALESSANDRO RIVETTO
Nebbiolo, barbera, merlot. 1 year in Slavonian oak barrels. Dry for 17. Deep, barrel aged. Sweet, ripe fruit develops./ 17 flow. Sweet and flavorful. Light tannin. Good. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2812. 18 LANGHE ROSSO, G. D. VAJRA
Nebbiolo, dolcetto, barbera, albarossa, freisa, pinot nero. I think it's loosening up some since tasted soon after arrival--and it's certainly more intense than the 2017. Has yet to portray that playful ease of the 2017, but it's working on it. Deep seated red and black fruits./ Yeah, this remains close and astringent by comparison. Cellar-worthy even. Which I don't think is the winemaker's intention. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2813. 19 BARBERA D'ALBA, AZ. AGR. ELIO ALTARE
A visit to Burgundy in 1976 inspired Elio to move the family's wines toward elegance and finesse. Well, this just soars. It's brandied cherry, big time black peppercorn, tar, and nettle. Class act./ Suave thanks to high alcohol and fine craftsmanship. 2019 medium bodied. Full flavored through the long finish. Elegant indeed. What he does. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2814. 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: 16.99 each

PSI-2815. 17 BARBERA D‛ALBA CONCHA TRE PILE, ALDO CONTERNO
Parker 93: ‛The 2017 Barbera d'Alba Conca Tre Pile is piled high with dark fruit intensity, soft tannins and a pinch of fresh acidity that breaks apart the wine's rich fruit flavors. The hot vintage has taken well to the Barbera grape, accentuating its volume, richness and generosity. The bouquet offers black fruit, dried plum, spice, truffle-infused earth and toasted hazelnut. Drink now-2025. $35.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2816. 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-2817. 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-2818. 18 BARBERA D'ALBA, SOC. AGR. MOCCAGATTA
Owned by the Minuto family since the late 1800s; from Barbaresco and Neive vineyards planted 1968, 1970, 1984, 2004; 6 months in cooperage. Wow, this doesn't back off! Following a trio of $40 wines. Spicy bounty of 2018 barbera fruit, dark and insistent. A really racy barbera./ The palate is full of sweet 2018 fruit and plenty of pepper and other spices in vigorous interplay. Long, complex, and stimulating. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2819. 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-2820. 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-2821. 19 BARBERA D'ALBA, FRANCO SERRA
Oh, this is good! There‛s texture, depth, fullness, delivery./ Yes, richness, varietal character, Alba barbera fortitude, follow through. Wow. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2822. 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-2823. 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-2824. 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-2825. 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-2826. 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. Asti's softer, fruitier, more immediate take on barbera is personified here. Everything up fruit, especially in this fruit forward vintage./ Yeah, cherry tart fruit, syrup, dough, and acidity. Totally harmonious. Roundness and fruit richness balanced by acidity. Bountiful fruit flavor. Fresh finish. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2827. 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-2828. 18 BARBERA D'ASTI, CANTINA DEL PINO
That's one brisk, bright, racy Asti barbera, with 2018 fruit abundance. Perfect pitch./ Round, full flavored, and tangy too. Berries and tar. Very fine tannin. Ready to serve. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2829. 19 BARBERA D'ASTI BATTAGLIONE, RENATO RATTI
2017: 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-2830. 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-2831. 18 BARBERA D'ASTI TRE VIGNE, VIETTI
Tasting Panel 94: ‛A fresh cherry nose. Juicy and pure, with racy acidity and lovely notes of raspberry and cherry./ I will never understand why barbera is not much more popular than it is, but until that happens, you‛ll fortunately be able to buy great wines like this one at low prices.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2832. 18 BARBERA D'ASTI SURI, AZ. AGR. VILLA GIADA
2016: 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-2833. 19 BARBERA DEL MONFERRATO, ERCOLE liter
Jolly color./ Accurate, dry, and fruity, with a pleasing sheen to it./ Oh, yes, the right weight and flow of a Monferrato barbera. Black cherry, black pepper, and pitch flavors. Zone and 2019 ease. Good acid and light tannin grip. Light glycerol coating at the end. I imagine this could be served at cellar temperature for enhanced refreshment. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2834. 18 BARBERA DEL MONFERRATO MARAIA, MARCHESI DI BAROLO
Heavy Bottle Award. Oh, this is a dark and deep one, exceptionally so for a Monferrato barbera. Maraia's usually easier going. This one's serious./ Well, it eases up a little on the palate. Remains dark hearted. And ambitious. Barbera black to the core. Very popular with the group. Orders taken. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2835. 19 PIEMONTE BARBERA VIGNETI WALTER MASSA VINI QUOTIDIANI, FUSO21
In Colli Tortonesi; it's designed for 'bistro' service. Glowing red violet./ Sweet, dark cherry barbera replete with a range of spicy nuances. A treat./ Engaging on the palate too. Some tannin in the back still. Not quite ready for prime time, despite the intention. 90+/100. Tasted 5/19/21.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2836. 19 BARBERA DEL PIEMONTE OTTONE I, CANTINE SAN SILVESTRO
Fresh, racy, edgy barbera here as usual./ Yeah, the acid, the zip. Plus glycerol padding. 19 forward and acid-ready for food. Plenty of varietal character flavor wise too. One of the best vintages in the series. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2837. 12 COLLI TORTONESI BARBERA CRU MONLEALE, VIGNETI MASSA
2011: Sweet, rich, very abundant. Very large for the region. Admirably vital, youthful. Dark colored; hard to believe its age. Suavity and dexterity and bottle bouquet of age too./ Yeah, a creamy sweetness. Full flavored. Hard to believe. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2838. 11 COLLI TORTONESI BARBERA CRU MONLEALE, VIGNETI MASSA
Sweet, rich, very abundant. Very large for the region. Admirably vital, youthful. Dark colored; hard to believe its age. Suavity and dexterity and bottle bouquet of age too./ Yeah, a creamy sweetness. Full flavored. Hard to believe. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2839. 19 DOLCETTO D'ALBA, ELIO ALTARE
At the same time, very bright and very intense. Total dolcetto clarity, total harmony./ Oh, bursting with cherry-berry goodness. An ideal young dolcetto to enjoy for its immediacy and perfect composition. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2840. 19 DOLCETTO D'ALBA, CANTINA DEL PINO
35-70 year old vines; unfiltered. Varietal accuracy, 19 freshness, levity of both. Black cherry, eau de vie. Super lovely fruit/ Old vines intensity. Quite a bit of tannic grip upon opening. Not bigger than its boots, thank goodness. The curtains of tannin seemed to part after aeration, and the group agreed this would be lovely to drink now. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2841. 19 DOLCETTO D'ALBA, AZ. AGR. LUIGI PIRA
2018: Very nice and creamy sort of cherry nose. Not gushing. Certainly well presented and poised./ The ease and poise of Pira. The dark fruit of the vintage. Fine wine. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2842. 19 DOLCETTO D‛ALBA, PAOLO SCAVINO
50+ year old vines. Stunning red violet color./ And blue fruit aroma. Scavino fruitiness, suavity, varietal definition./ Burst of black fruit flavors. Black cherry, plus dashes of anise and orange zest. Well textured. Surprising measure of tannin, albeit fine grained. Gives it an unexpected chewiness that will play well at the table, so there's not obligation to age this. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2843. 19 DOLCETTO D'ALBA, G. D. VAJRA
2017: 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: 17.99 each

PSI-2844. 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-2845. 19 GRIGNOLINO D'ASTI ISOLAVILLA, TENUTA OLIM BAUDA
65 year old vines in sandy white marl. Appropriately light color. I've seen darker roses./ Strawberry and cola aromas. Fresh, bright, spot on./ Very tasty. Surprising amount of tannin in back probably precludes serving it chilled this summer. Great acidity. Many food options now, plus a few months for tannin resolution a good option. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2846. 18 NOVARESE MAGGIORINA, LE PIANE
40-100 year old vines in Boca; nebbiolo (40%), croatina (40%), vespolina (5%) and 9 other local varieties including some whites. A neatly trimmed Novara approach to nebbiolo and friends. Depth and sweetness of 2018 lurking./ And emerging as it warms in the mouth. Wow, what a keen play of 2018 fruit sweetness and brisk Novarese acidity. Fully satisfying for current drinking. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2847. 16 PIEMONTE ROSSO MIMMO, LE PIANE
Vinous 93: ‛The 2016 Mimmo is another super-expressive and wonderfully inviting wine in this range. Dark cherry, mint, pine, licorice and dried herbs infuse the 2016 with striking aromatic nuance to play off its ethereal, mid-weight personality. Bright, bold and punchy, the 2016 captures the essence of the appellation so well. Suggestions of tobacco, cedar, and crushed flowers add layers of complexity. The 2016 remains a bit nervy in feel, but it offers tons of persistence and class to burn. Drink now-2028.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2848. 19 NOVARESE ERBALUCE BIANKO, LE PIANE
Erbaluce; old vines in Boca, highest of the Novara hills denominazioni. Wow, that's got a surprising fruit density for varietal and altitude. Must be the old vines talking. Seckel pear and peel./ Full, intense presence on the palate too. Fruit density accompanied by raspy fruit acidity makes for balance, entertainment, and meal-worthiness. Super long finish. Awesome, really. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2849. 19 PIEMONTE ROSSO, PAOLO SCAVINO
Wine Spectator 92: ‛Black currant, violet and rosemary settle nicely into the succulent texture of this red. Firm and elegant, yet shows intensity and fine length. Nebbiolo, Merlot, Barbera and Dolcetto. Drink now through 2024.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2850. 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-2851. 19 PIEMONTE BRACHETTO, BORGO MARAGLIANO
2018: 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-2852. 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-2853. 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-2854. 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-2855. 18 MALVASIA DI CASTELNUOVO DON BOSCO LITTLE BOSCO, SIEMA
2016: 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-2856. 19 CASORZO MALVASIA NAUFRAGAR, AGRICOLA SULIN
2016: 6%. Frizzante. Glows and entices. Maraschino and black cherries./ Bursts with flavor. Total allure. Well balanced sweet-acid ratio. Even some light tannin etch. Exotic. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2857. 19 LANGHE BIANCO DRAGON, LUIGI BAUDANA
Sauvignon blanc, riesling. And nascetta from a single vineyard in the village of Anascella in Novello. Sauvignon citrusy crispness to the fore. Then riesling peach chimes in. Then the delicate powderpuff like nascetta thing./ Balance of crispness and roundness marks the varietal tete a tete. Flavorful, including that unique nascetta contribution. Woodsy, musky undertones. Lasting and most agreeable aftertaste. Lemon shortbread. Mouthwatering too. This is entertainment. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2858. 19 LANGHE BIANCO MONTERUSTICO, VAJRA
Arneis, with dabs of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc. Oh, that is a pretty, pretty fruit-flower nose. Arneis leads the way. Chardonnay adds body. Sauvignon a citrus highlight. Arneis sage is prominent./ Convincing arneis. Gentle acidity and good flow of 2019. Vajra is good at crafting these dry white cuvees of native and alien grape varieties. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2859. 19 ROERO ARNEIS LE TRE, MALABAILA
Winegrowers since 1362; 30 year old vines. Bursting with arneis white peach and sage. Always a very expressive production here./ The flavors are just as abundant, and the texture is properly well rounded. Exemplary. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2860. 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-2861. 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-2862. 19 ROERO ARNEIS, VIETTI
Tast9ing Panel 93; Parker 91: 'Vietti's 2019 Roero Arneis is fresh, zesty and upfront. This delightfully informal white wine lays it all out there, and there's a lot to love. The Arneis grape reveals glossy, polished aromas in which citrus and peach are offset by a touch of squeaky natural rubber. I happen to love those aromas. Vietti offers a very clean and authentic expression of the variety. If you're new to Arneis, this is a good place to start. Drink now-2022. $24.'
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2863. 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-2864. 19 GAVI MASERA, AZ. AGR. STEFANO MASSONE
A vineyard in the warmer reaches of eastern Gavi. At a great stage, aromatically. Fresh and true to the varietal, rounding and filling out now too. Apple, vanilla, sage. Underlying cortese richness./ Oh, yes, the palate really projects the richness and also undeniable acidity and minerality..Yes, the citrus, the sage, the Massone suavity. Long finish. Has never been better. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2865. 19 GAVI, OTTOSOLDI
James Suckling 92/100. My notes: A nicely expressive Gavi with a lemony lift. Satisfying amplitude./ Oh, very flavorful! And correctly so. This is people pleasing. Must have. Flavor sticks around after the swallow. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2866. 19 GAVI, FRANCO SERRA
From 20 year old vines in calcareous soil at 1000 feet. My, oh my. I wasn't expecting such a pure and intense a cortese expression at this price. Remarkable value! It's the pear, the sage, and more./ Oh, and the palate is rich in varietal character too. Balanced. Lasting. Got to have this one. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2867. 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-2868. 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-2869. 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-2870. 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-2871. 20 MOSCATO D'ASTI, SARACCO
2018: 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-2872. 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-2873. 19 MOSCATO D‛ASTI, ELVIO TINTERO
No notes available yet.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2874. 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-2875. 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-2876. 16 ROSSO DI VALTELLINA CHIAVANNESCA AR.PE.PE., SOC. AGR. SONDRIO
Chiavannesca = nebbiolo; 50+ year old vines on terraces climbing the Rethic Alps of northern Lombardy; 90 day maceration; aged 6 months in large chestnut, oak, and acacia barrels. Red-rust color. Which is typical./ Red fruit, rose, tea, tar, earth. Some bouquet coming on. The nobility of nebbiolo in a special setting. Old vines concentration./ Yes, high altitude race, real intensity of fruit and terroir. You can spend a lot more for wines of this zone and producer. I consider this one a bargain. JTh3e group was impressed; orders taken. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

PSI-2877. 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-2878. 19 LUGANA, AZ. AGR. CA' LOJERA
All turbiana; 30 year old vines on white clay. Very, very bright. Clear and cool as spring water. Admirable degree of fruit subtlety and sophistication. The real deal. More about the white than the clay. White flowers and pear./ Fully accurate. Just the right balance of plumpness and cut. Juicy acid to foil the sweet fruit. Unique from the others we've tasted recently. Balanced, lasting aftertaste. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2879. 19 LUGANA, CA' MAIOL
Trebbiano di lugana; limestone soil, clay subsoil. The fruit is intense. Seems a pretty bulky Lugana. The clay talks./ On the palate, even more fruit clarity and volume. The fruit and terroir material is there. The more this breathes, the more impressive it becomes. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2880. 19 LUGANA, OTTELLA
Of turbiana, relative of verdicchio. Oh, boy, sweet white peach and lemon curd aromas just gushing out./ Plenty of flavor and minerality. Long, long, flavorful finish. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2881. 19 LUGANA LE CREETE, OTTELLA
45 year old vines in a cru on marl. 6-9 months‛ aging on lees. Depth, breadth, richness, turbiana definition. Complex presentations featuring papaya, squeeze of lemon, celery seed, and dried sage. A super-sized Lugana cuvee./ Sweet citrus, with edge and padded center. It's a fuller, louder talking expression of Ottella's lovely basic Lugana. Very penetrating, spawling, and succulent, though also dry and neatly fashioned. Awesome. Serious volume and length. On steroids. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2882. 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: 17.99 each

PSI-2883. 19 LUGANA LIMNE, TENUTA ROVEGLIA
Wine Enthusiast 91 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛Fragrant aromas of peach blossom, field flower and ripe white-stone fruit are front and center on the nose. The creamy, savory palate doles out ripe peach, yellow pear and lemon drop alongside bright acidity that gives it a tangy, mouthwatering close. $19.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2884. 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-2885. 18 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-2886. 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-2887. 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: 16.99 each

PSI-2888. 19 ALTO ADIGE SCHIAVA, ABBAZIA DI NOVACELLA
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2889. 17 ALTO ADIGE PINOT NOIR, CANTINA TRAMIN
2016: A completely different breed of cat from the Arnoux Savigny that preceded it. Crisp, racy, high altitude pinot of the proper degree of ripeness, so no green fruit issues./ Pinot's relative roundness in Alto Adige's pantheon of red varieties. True tart cherry flavor and acidity. Most meal-worthy. The sleeper of the tasting so far. Somewhat controversial with the group--and, admittedly, the Savigny was a tough act to follow. Yet, admirers of this sort of pinot noir styling were huge advocates. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2890. 19 ALTO ADIGE SAUVIGNON WINKL, CANTINA TERLANO
Produced since 1956; Winkl is on sand and porphyric gravel; lees aged 6 months. Soaring lime peel and mango aromatics. Persistent, penetrating., cool. What give!/ Lime, tangelo, and mango. Proper level of acidity for balance and refreshment. What a taste treat! Flavors go on and on. No other sauvignon quite like it. Very popular with the tasting panel. 95/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-2891. 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-2892. 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-2893. 18 ALTO ADIGE PINOT BIANCO, ELENA WALCH (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
Goodness, this is fresh, plump, eager, composed, round, appley. Full of personality. Even a stone fruit impression./ Marvelous flavor and texture. Perfect harmony. Impeccably fashioned. Round, rich, full. Great juice and padding both for a complete mouthfeel experience. 94/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each (20% off this price)

PSI-2894. 19 ALTO ADIGE PINOT BIANCO, ELENA WALCH
Full and forthcoming varietal green fruits, with high altitude briskness./ Even fuller and more expressive on the palate. Wonderfully searing acidity. It hurts so good! 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2895. 19 ALTO ADIGE PINOT GRIGIO, CANTINA ANDRIANO
Est. 1893. Associated with Cantina Terlano. Terlano pinot grigio is grown on clay, Andriano on limestone. Ideal apple-nut-wax grigio aroma. High altitude brisk, with core of ripe fruit./ Rich and ripe and smooth. The acidity coated over but there, and it wells up in the back. Choose your course right, and this will be a complementary treat. The group was ecstatic. Many orders taken. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2896. 19 ALTO ADIGE PINOT GRIGIO, CANTINA KURTATSCH
2015: High elevation on limestone. Large diurnal temperature ranges. No malo. Rich and right. 15 padding. / Good acid for 15. Stone and cut. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2897. 19 ALTO ADIGE PINOT GRIGIO TRADITION, CANTINA TERLAN
Parker 91: 'The 2019 Alto Adige Pinot Grigio Tradition is another fantastic value wine that matches the simple versatility of the grape with the cool and crisp personality of the Italian Dolomites. The wine pours from the bottle with pretty luminosity, and the bouquet presents classic aromas of pear, melon, apple and almond. There's a fun touch of saffron, dried mint and crushed oyster shell that adds an extra layer of dimension and depth. Drink now-2023. $25.'
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2898. 19 DOLOMITI PINOT GRIGIO, ALOIS LAGEDER
Forthcoming apple and paraffin aromas. Primary aromas under screwcap and still a wisp of fermentation aromas. These air off./ Yes, gathers depth and range as it airs. Intense and pleasing appley flavors. Serious substance. Floral lift on a nice, long finish. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2899. 19 DOLOMITI PINOT GRIGIO SCHLOSSKELLEREI TURMHOF, TIEFENBRUNNER
Est. 1848; fifth generation family estate, one of the oldest in South Tyrol. The correct service order so far. This is fuller bodied than the others and grey peels extracted. Hangs around, runs deep./ Yes, full and round and extracted. Fine acidity. Full flavored, textured. Lingering. Fulfilled for mealtime service right now. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2900. 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-2901. 19 TRENTINO PINOT GRIGIO, MEZZACORONA
Mmm! Fresh, balanced, cool, northern, varietal, right./ Flow and texture. Perfect poise. Wide appeal. Best of these I‛ve tasted. They have it down. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2902. 19 DOLOMITI MOSCATO, MEZZACORONA
Lithe. Has varietal ID, subtly offered./ More texture and varietal character than the nose suggested. Off dry. Good length, ending with that characteristic varietal bitter twist. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2903. 19 ALTO ADIGE PINOT GRIGIO, PETER ZEMMER
Tasting Panel 92 'From estate vineyards in the Cortina area of the Dolomites. Shy at first, its aromas take their time to emerge, but one they do, sweet apple and white flowers are particularly lovely. The steely, slaty, and floral nature of the palate encompasses mouthwatering notes of peach. The crisp, full-bodied character dominates with high-toned acidity from mid-palate to finish.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2904. 19 ALTO ADIGE VALLE ISARCO PINOT GRIGIO, ABBAZIA DI NOVACELLA
Wine Enthusiast 92 - EDITORS' CHOICE; 'Aromas of green apple, pear and citrus follow over to the savory palate along with green melon, ginger and tangerine zest. It's bright and delicious, with tangy acidity before a fresh, clean close. $20.'
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2905. 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-2906. 18 ALTO ADIGE GEWURZTRAMINER, ELENA WALCH
A lovely, rosy thing. Not thick like cold cream. Pure rose petal./ Well, there's that cold cream viscosity on that palate, fully in tune with the varietal. Wears its power well. Good extract and cut supplied by its terroir. Balance of elegance and structure. A beguiling--and gorgeous-- interpretation. Very popular with the group. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-2907. 19 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-2908. 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-2909. 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-2910. 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-2911. 18 VERONESE CORVINA, NICOLAS BISCARDO
From Valpolicella Classico. Crow dark./ 18 fruit sweetness, corvina framework and fortitude./ Yes, 18 sweetness and varietal build. Flavorful. A quality vintage of this. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2912. 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-2913. 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-2914. 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-2915. 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-2916. 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-2917. 16 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE SANPERETTO, ROBERTO MAZZI
60% corvina, 20% rondinella, 10% each corvinone, molinara. Sleek, tailored 2016 style with Mazzi sweet fruit lurking./ Ideally medium bodied, with balance of ripeness and acidity. Speaks of region, vintage, maker. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2918. 18 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO LUCCHINE, TEDESCHI
Lucchine = vineyard name; 25% Corvina, 25% Corvinone, 30% Rondinella, 10% Molinara, 10% Rossignola, Negrara, Dindarella. This Valpol doesn't back down. The black fruit aromas are strong and forthcoming as is the 2018 vintage‛s nature. While retaining the proper level of moderation./ Plenty of richness, body, and flavor for a Valpol without dried fruit added. Yet these don't exceed my norms for classic, old time Valpolicella. With juicy acidity. Thoroughly satisfying, and versatile at the table. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2919. 18 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE VIGNETO RAFAEL, AGRICOLA TOMMASI
Est. 1902; 60% corvina, 25% rondinella, 15% molinari; 15 months in Slavonian barrels. Full 2018 fruit display. A complex of corvina black fruit and the others' red fruit. It's rich, yet it has no ripasso aspirations, thank goodness./ Appropriately medium bodied. 2018 fruit forward and flavorful, with good acidity, balance. Yes, there is still room in this world for a 'medium bodied' red wine, though when I use the term in my notes it's a red flag to the 'bigger is better' crowd. A group favorite. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2920. 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: 15.99 each

PSI-2921. 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-2922. 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-2923. 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-2924. 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-2925. 17 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE RIPASSO SAN MICHELE, CASTELLANI
2014: Sweet and genuine, but 14 firm./ Beautiful, authentic dried fruit. Sweet and concentrated. Poised, balanced. Couldn't be nicer. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-2926. 17 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE RIPASSO, CORTE ARMANO
70% corvina, 30% rondinella; in Feb. after the harvest, pomace from the amarone fermentation is added; aged a year in large oak barrels thereafter. Dark color./ Heady, robust, rich, singed, and wholly ample. Quite the contrast from the modern styling of the Righetti a couple of weeks back. This is the real, traditional ripasso deal./ Youthful and compact. Still, the energy is there. After aeration, this opened up well for the group, gathering the richness and warmth associated with ripasso and even some oak complement to the fruit. Long and lovely. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2927. 18 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE RIPASSO CAMPOLIETI, LUIGI RIGHETTI
70% corvina, 30% rondinella; in Feb. after the harvest, pomace from the amarone fermentation is added; aged a year in large oak barrels thereafter. Sweet smelling. Dried cherry and plum. Very satisfying aroma of modern--but not quickie--ripasso. This is always engaging./ 18 fruit abundance, good power, warm spices extras, good acid, fine tannin. One of the best vintages of this. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2928. 16 VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE MONTI GARBI RIPASSO TENUTA SANT‛ ANTONIO, FAMIGLIA CASTAGNEDI
14%; corvina & corvinone 70%, rondinella 20%; croatina and oseleta 10%. Wow! Full fledged ripasso right off the bat. This isn't one of those quicky versions, and, as such, it's very reasonably priced. Valid, amarone-touched depth and concentration./ Emphasized even stronger on the palate. Right down to a suggestion of leather. Shows the way. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2929. 16 VALPOLICELLA SUPERIORE CAPITEL SAN ROCCO RIPASSO, TEDESCHI
2013: 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: 25.99 each

PSI-2930. 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-2931. 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-2932. 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-2933. 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-2934. 10 AMARONE CLASSICO CAPITEL DE ROARI, LUIGI RIGHETTI 5-liter jeroboam
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 229.50 each

PSI-2935. 15 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: 64.95 each

PSI-2936. 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-2937. 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-2938. 16 AMARONE MARNE 180, TEDESCHI
Wine Enthusiast 92: ‛Aromas of crushed mint, rosemary, blue flowers and hazelnut are front and center. On the brawny palate, tightly knit, velvety tannins accompany prune, nutmeg and espresso. Drink through 2028. $60.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 57.95 each

PSI-2939. 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-2940. 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-2941. 19 VENETO PINOT GRIGIO, CANTINA COLLI EUGANEI
Varietal character, freshness, good composition. With aeration, the varietal character intensifies./ In flavor too. A top vintage of this that makes great drinking right now. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2942. 19 VENETO BIANCO COLLE DEI TIGLI, LENOTTI
Half each cortese, garganega. Oh, boy, this is right in tune with the series. Fruit shines through in a pretty 2019 way. Apple, pear, peach, citrus, sage. Another participant notes orange creamsicle and pineapple. Yummy!/ Pure, sweet, ripe fruit, delicately imparted. Steady fans are gonna love this vintage. E Z drinkin'! Very popular with the group. Many orders taken, including multi-case orders. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2943. 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-2944. 19 SOAVE CLASSICO, AZ. AGR. INAMA
All garganega; basaltic soil. The stone and citrus fruit joys of buoyant 2019. Perfect pitch./ Tender and fruity vintage style. Adequate acid for refreshment. Mindless pleasure. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2945. 19 SOAVE CLASSICO, PIEROPAN
Wine Spectator 91/100. My notes: 85% garganega, 15% trebbiano di soave. Oh, that's a good, full garganega nose. Deep, nuanced, textured. Pear and dried apricot./ Lots of white fruit on the palate too, especially pear. Bursting with flavor and textural vigor. Lasting finish. Some vintages take longer to achieve this sort of fulfillment. This one's eager to please at age one. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-2946. 19 SOAVE, AZ. AGR. TAMELLINI
All garganega grown on south-facing slopes. ID and quality of garganega plus the fullness of a lower yielding slopes site. Textbook. And it's not even Classico!/ Full flavor of the varietal. A lot of textural play, with acid and glycerol both in play. Perhaps a daring edge of VA? It has a positive vibration. A group favorite. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2947. 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-2948. 17 ISONZO DEL FRIULI REFOSCO DEL PENDUNCOLO ROSSO, VILLA LOCATELLI
Good, lithe 2017 styling. The correct cherry and orange zest aromatic set./ Yes, and pie cherry and citrusy tartness. Defines varietal, place, vintage. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-2949. 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-2950. 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-2951. 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-2952. 19 FRIULI AQUILEIA PINOT GRIGIO, TENUTA CA' BOLANI
999 cypress trees frame the estate. Sulphur, apple, and melon. Pretty fair body./ Padded acid. Wet wool. This is going to need further aeration. It continued to suffer from sulphur issues through two tasting panel sessions, the second 3 hours after it was opened. Yet the attendee who took the remainder home with him reported it revealing and delightful with dinner. How many us can wait that long?! Come on, winemakers, lighten up! 89+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2953. 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-2954. 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-2955. 19 LAMBRUSCO GRASPAROSSA DI CASTELVETRO BECCO ROSSO, PODERI FIORINI
Legit. Fits the variety. Cranberry like. Not a bit sticky./ Oh, yes, great acid. Dry but not austere. The fizz makes seem drier than it probably really is. Well crafted. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-2956. 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-2957. 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-2958. 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-2959. 19 LAMBRUSCO DI SORBARA LECLISSE, PALTRINIERE
Wine Enthusiast 95 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛Absolutely delicious, this elegant, fragrant wine offers enticing aromas of violet, red berry, citrus and baking spice. The bone-dry, foaming palate delivers strawberry, raspberry and red cherry, accented with cinnamon and ginger notes. Crisp acidity gives it a pristine, quenching finish that leaves you wanting more. $25.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2960. 19 LAMBRUSCO DI SORBARA RADICE, PALTRINIERI
Wine Enthusiast 95 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛Made by carrying out the second fermentation in the bottle, this radiant, lightly sparkling wine opens with heady aromas of citrus, violet and a yeasty whiff of bread dough. Bone-dry and delicious, the energized palate delivers tart sour cherry, juicy pomegranate, pink grapefruit and white pepper alongside crisp acidity and a savory hint of saline. One bottle probably won't be enough. $20.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2961. 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-2962. 19 ROMAGNA SANGIOVESE LE MORE, AZ. AGR. CASTELLUCCIO
2018: 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: 10.99 each

PSI-2963. 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-2964. 17 ROMAGNA SANGIOVESE RISERVA SUPERIORE IL CONTE DI COVIGNANO, AZ. AGR. SAN VALENTINO
Marl soil; indigenous yeasts; aged 18 months in cement tanks, large cooperage, and once used barriques.. Deep and serious stuff. Romagna sangiovese on steroids, plus the complexing age factor./ Yes, a combination of aging in cooperage and bottle, intense original material, emerging bouquet, and 2017 revelations. Academically stimulating. Perhaps a couple years' cellaring before full sensual enjoyment. Following two hours‛ aeration, very popular with the group. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 22.99 each

PSI-2965. 18 RUBICONE SANGIOVESE-MERLOT NESPOLINO , PODERE DAL NESPOLI
84-16. Full color./ Ripe and forthcoming fruit of 2018. The merlot seems to take the fore. This has a lot of force and volume. Deep, satiny, logical combo of sangiovese cherry aroma and merlot padding. Delivers/ Soft and round, deep and rich, with some back tannin to frame it up. Good acid in back too, while sweetly fruity in the front of the palate. All around good guy. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-2966. 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-2967. 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-2968. 19 ALBANA DI ROMAGNA BACIAMI, PODERE DAL NESPOLI
How Many bottles/singles: each

PSI-2969. 18 RUBICONE FAMOSO, PODERE DAL 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-2970. 15 MONTECARLO ROSSO ETICHETTA BLU, TENUTA DEL BUONAMICO
Sangiovese, syrah, canaiolo, cab sauv, merlot. Dark and dry. Not 15 sweet. But with aeration, it sweetens up./ Again, dry, with good acid and fine tannin. Northern Tuscan style. Age it further. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2971. 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-2972. 17 TOSCANA LAGONE, AIA VECCHIA
60% merlot, 30% cab sauv, 10% cab franc. Aged in seasoned barrels. Deep, dark color, especially for 2017./ Generous black fruits. Rich, abundant. Full fruited. Sweet fruited. Fine Tuscan take on claret. Shows barrel aging too./ Very rich and round. Ripe and sweet, large and generous. Good acid and fine tannins balance it out. Again, a sense of barrel time. Stellar value. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2973. 15 TOSCANA CENTINE, BANFI 5-liter jeroboam
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 89.95 each

PSI-2974. 18 TOSCANA SANGIOVESE ALI, DONNA LAURA
James Suckling 92: 'A fresh, fruity red that is reserved and linear on the palate with medium body, firm, fine and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. '
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-2975. 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-2976. 15 TOSCANA MANERO, FATTORIA DEL CERRO
From Montepulciano. Nice sweet 15 fruit. Dark fruit too. Some Bordeaux varieties included?/ Ripe and spicy and with Monte uplift. Deal. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-2977. 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-2978. 19 TOSCANA REMOLE, FRESCOBALDI
Fresh and forthcoming 2019 nose. Entirely vigorous sangiovese and more./ The proper medium weight. Flavorful. Great acid. Bala nced, and ready to wear. Deal. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2979. 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-2980. 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-2981. 19 TOSCANA BACCO, GUADO AL MELO
60% syrah, 40% sangiovese. Youngest wine I've had from this producer. Still, it expresses the body, depth, and a certain attractive rusticity I' ve come to expect and enjoy in Guado's wines. Dark fruited and husky./ Syrah white pepper to the fore. Successful marriage of varietals. Not tannic, so it doesn't require aging. If it's like previous vintages of Bacco though, it will earn a complex bottle bouquet after cellaring awhile. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2982. 15 TOSCANA CABURNIO, TENUTA MONTETI
Est. 1998 in southern Maremma; cab sauv, merlot, alicante, petit verdot, cab franc; half aged in French oak barriques & tonneaux, 1/4 new; 2014: Tre Bicchieri. Deep, dark, dense rendition of Maremma claret, with alicante the evident outrider. A really large scale version of this in warm 2015./ Equally concentrated and powerful on the palate. Nothing charming or subtle about it. Steakhouse Toscana. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-2983. 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-2984. 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-2985. 19 TOSCANA SANGIOVESE BELIAL, POGGIO ANIMA
2018: From a vineyard in the Chianti Colli Senesi zone with 25-45 year old vines. Impressive color saturation./ Wow, dark, concentrated, cool, fresh. Crunchy cherry. Great acid lift./ Acid, race, fine tannin, texture, all. Very black fruited, especially for Colli Senesi. Exceptionally compact fruit for 2018./ Well, the fruit is sweeter and more sprawling on the palate. Remains black to the core. Good value. Flavors of dried cherry and licorice and tar. Well balanced. Wants food. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-2986. 18 TOSCANA CILIEGIOLO, AZ. AGR. MARCO SALUSTRI
Tuscan sun warmth. Unique and lifted aroma. Fresh and ventilating, while keeping a sweet fruit core./ It all echoes on the palate, and the fruit sweetness and allure is even accented further here. A hallmark expression. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-2987. 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-2988. 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-2989. 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-2990. 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-2991. 17 TOSCANA ZINGARI, SOC. AGR. PETRA
Wine Spectator 93/100 - TOP 100. My notes: Merlot, sangiovese, petit verdot, syrah. That's complex. That's Super Tuscan, verging on Bolgheri pedigree. Love its 2017 brightness, it total harmony of varietal characters. Perfect pitch./ Yes, sense of elegance and breeding. Everything so well integrated. So well crafted. I love Petra's wines. Can see the high rating. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2992. 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-2993. 18 CHIANTI, CONTEA DI LUCA
Hearty, abundant 2018 fruit. Cherry, dried cherry, and a nice tarry component for basis./ Medium bodied. Good, brisk acidity. Flavorful. Well padded. Dry and mealworthy. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2994. 19 CHIANTI IL CAVALIERE, FRATELLI GRATI
All Rufina fruit. Deep color./ Fresh, Rufina lifted, sweet fruit. Genuine. Euro weight for food-worthiness./ Sweet fruit, racy acid, 2019 ease. Long finish. Works. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2995. 17 CHIANTI, MARCHIO STORICO PAGANO
A snappy little Chianti with dried cherry and citrus peel aplenty./ Nice measure of round sangiovese glycerol too. Flavorful. Good acid. Food please. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-2996. 18 CHIANTI, CASTELLO DI QUERCETO
Sweet, dark, ripe fruit of the 18 Tuscan vintage. Rich and wholesome. Altogether the most attractive and fulfilled vintage of this I've tasted in a long time./ Medium bodied. Proper cherry-orange peel sangiovese flavor with touch of tar. Really, this is probably the most ample vintage of this I've tasted. Bargain. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-2997. 18 CHIANTI, CASTELLO DI QUERCETO magnum
Sweet, dark, ripe fruit of the 18 Tuscan vintage. Rich and wholesome. Altogether the most attractive and fulfilled vintage of this I've tasted in a long time./ Medium bodied. Proper cherry-orange peel sangiovese flavor with touch of tar. Really, this is probably the most ample vintage of this I've tasted. Bargain. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-2998. 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-2999. 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-3000. 16 CHIANTI COLLI FIORENTINI, LANCIOLA
13.5%. A nice, sweet smelling fruit aroma, especially for 2016. Colli Fiorentini lithe styling yields to something more buxom. Oh, and that 2016 race, reserve, tailored lines. After aeration, this adds depth./ 16 refined and Colli Fiorentini racy. Palate is spot for vintage and zone. Race takes the cake on the palate. Just classic. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-3001. 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-3002. 17 CHIANTI RUFINA RISERVA, RENZO MASI
95% sangiovese, 5% colorino; aged 18 months in French barriques, 12 months in bottle. VERY dark color. Record for this wine and a surprise in 2017./ Well, the nose is all as intense and enveloping. Full for the vintage. Good Rufina form and reserve. Spicy, oaky, fully concentrated in fruit./ Dark, dense, latent. Sweet and abundant. Not harshly tannic, and there a glycerol smoothness. Medium body and forward nature of 2017. As impressive a vintage as I've tasted here. Power too. And barrel influence. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-3003. 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-3004. 16 CHIANTI RUFINA, VILLA DI VETRICE
11th century roots; sangiovese, canaiolo, colorino; aged 6 months in barrels. Oh, that's fresh and Rufina black, cool, racy. Deep seated fruit concentration too. And the vintage's satin texture and bouquet potential./ Yes, another winner in the series, playing well above its price level. Definitely shows the 2016 style versus the riper, more forward 2015. Now or later. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-3005. 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-3006. 11 CHIANTI RUFINA RISERVA, VILLA DI VETRICE
11th century roots; sangiovese, canaiolo, colorino; aged 6 months in barrels.. Surprisingly purple, youthful appearance./ This defies the ages; I'd never guess it was a 10 year old wine of a light vintage. Sweet, abundant, and wholesome fruit. Something to be said for a riserva cuvee./ All that vigor coupled with an enjoyable measure of bouquet development. Amazing, a little tannin to shed still. Food will absorb it, so what a great and versatile dinner table mate now and later. Orders taken. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-3007. 17 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CASA EMMA
Wine Spectator 92 - SMART BUY: 'Shows terrific Sangiovese character, delivering black currant, black cherry, graphite, leather and leafy tobacco aromas and flavors. The tannins have a stranglehold on the finish now, but this displays purity. Needs time for the two halves to come together. Sangiovese, Canaiolo and Malvasia Nera. Best from 2022 through 2035.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-3008. 16 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CASALOSTE
Vinous 91: ‛Casaloste's 2016 Chianti Classico is dark, powerful and also deeply expressive. Black cherry, plum, licorice, lavender and spice showcase the darker side of Sangiovese that is so typical of the wines of Panzano. Ample, creamy and full of character, the 2016 hits all the right spots. In a word: terrific. Drink now-2026. $25.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-3009. 10 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, CASALOSTE
At Panzano in the heart of Classico; 95% sangiovese; aged 18 months in Alliers oak barrels. A degree of maturity realized. Still, this is 2010 fully packed, and still packed in./ Yes, loaded, and it's not a surprise it's this backward still. The barrel contribution is clear, and positive. Big 2010 extract and still fine tannin to melt. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 27.99 each

PSI-3010. 12 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, FAMIGLIA CASTELLANI
Dark; ruddy shade of maturity./ Well along in bouquet development. from both barrel and bottle aging../ Suave now. Good, elevated acidity. No tannin. Put to use this winter. Stew, roast, or game rosso. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-3011. 18 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CASTELLO DI ALBOLA
At Radda; highest vineyard in Chianti Classico; all sangiovese. Oh, boy, there's that bright, fresh, splashy, up front 2018 fruit intensity and immediacy. A bowlful of bing cherries, with some maraschinos thrown in./ All that sweet fruit plus serious framework, background, and foundation. Fine acid, extract, melted tannin. We've got a deal on our hands. 2016 was way up Spectator's Top 100 list. Look for a repeat performance. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-3012. 15 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CASTELLO DI BOSSI
2016: At Castelnuovo Berardenga; unfiltered; Leonardo Los Casio selection. Real cork, and not one of those damn compressed-to-quarter-diameter to fit narrow neck one. Came out easily. This pleases. It's 2016 sleek. Dried cherry and orange peel. Barrel mellowing, uniting./ Oh, I love that 2016 racy texture. Good acid-sweet balance. Just an harmonious, lasting, finely tannic, fulfilled 2016. Ideal 2016. Long lasting finish. I like this estate's wines. Very well liked by the group. Orders taken. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-3013. 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-3014. 16 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.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-3015. 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-3016. 15 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA VIGNA CASI, CASTELLO DI MELETO
Wine Spectator 93: ‛A ripe, vibrant version, boasting black cherry, blackberry, violet, graphite and toasted spice notes. Firm, leaving mouthcoating, dusty tannins, yet remains lively and fresh. Best from 2021 through 2035. $40.
How Many bottles/singles: 35.99 each

PSI-3017. 18 CHIANTI CLASSICO VILLA NOZZOLE, TENUTA NOZZOLE
From Greve in the north, whence come elegant Classicos; aged 10 months in French oak barrels. It does indeed exhibit the charm of a Greve classico. As well as the cherry fruited sangiovese generosity of 2018. Spot on./ Yes, medium to full bodied, full flavored, well balanced by sangiovese's innate fruit acidity. Picture perfect for present service. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-3018. 17 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA
2016: 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-3019. 17 CHIANTI CLASSICO, CARPINETO
In Greve; 90% sangiovese, 10% canaiolo; minimum 6 months in oak casks. Quite open and mature going into age four, thanks to time in cooperage and 2017's forward nature. Sangiovese transformed by oak aging./ Yes, the palate has mellowed nicely. Good acidity and still considerable fine grained tannin. Spicy nuances. Needs another year or two to peak out. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-3020. 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-3021. 19 CHIANTI CLASSICO, PODERI CASTELLARE DI CASTELLINA
Sangioveto and canaiolo grown in limestone soil; aged in seasoned barrels. Always one of the early estate bottled Chianti Classico releases of a new vintage because of its emphasis on fruit, not barrel aging. Here it is again: up front, brilliant, and irresistible, while at the same time expressing the full nobility of a top wine of this DOCG./ Great and racy fruit acidity. Plenty of flavor and texture. Fine fruit tannin. I've just started to market this 2019, and already I'm getting repeat orders. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-3022. 17 CHIANTI CLASSICO PROPRIETA GATTESCHI, PODERE CIONA
Propriete Gatteschi at Gaiole. 88% sangiovese, 10% merlot, 2% alicante. 10-18 months in French oak coopereage. 13.3%. Medium red color./ Pleasing, soft red fruit./ Juicy red fruit. Great acidity. What it should be in 2017. Food compatible, Euro classic. Outstanding composition, balance. Great price. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-3023. 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-3024. 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-3025. 17 CHIANTI CLASSICO PROPRIETA GATTESCHI,
Propriete Gatteschi at Gaiole. 88% sangiovese, 10% merlot, 2% alicante. 10-18 months in French oak coopereage. 13.3%. Medium red color./ Pleasing, soft red fruit./ Juicy red fruit. Great acidity. What it should be in 2017. Food compatible, Euro classic. Outstanding composition, balance. Great price. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-3026. 16 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA BERARDENGA, FATTORIA DI FELSINA
2015: 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: 31.99 each

PSI-3027. 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-3028. 17 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, CASTELLO DI MONSANTO
Parker 92: ‛This is one of the icon wines of the greater Chianti Classico area. The hot vintage Castello di Monsanto 2017 Chianti Classico Riserva shows width and depth with plenty of dark fruit, cherry, blackberry and plum. The wine is steady and bright with polished tannins and a mid-weight approach that proves its overall versatility and adaptability. It is ideal for a plate of ricotta-filled gnudi. $30.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 24.99 each

PSI-3029. 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-3030. 16 CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA SER LAPO, MAZZEI
Wine Spectator 94: ‛A vibrant yet brooding red, with bracing acidity driving the cherry, currant, iron, tobacco and almond flavors. Complex and intense, this needs a few years to absorb the tannins. Delivers fine presence and length. Sangiovese and Merlot. Best from 2022 through 2043.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 34.99 each

PSI-3031. 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-3032. 17 CHIANTI CLASSICO, ROCCA DI CASTAGNOLI
At Gaiole; 90% sangiovese, 5% ea canaiolo, colorino; aged 1 year in large casks; unfiltered. Just a tad less intense a nose than the 2016. Elegance, spread, significance. Time in cooperage has added suavity and range./ 2017 racy and revealing. Great acidity. Surprising tannin for the vintage deems it cellar worthy. I'm impressed! The group was also. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-3033. 18 CHIANTI CLASSICO, ROCCA DI MONTEGROSSI
Wine & Spirits 93/100. My notes: 90% sangiovese, with canaiolo, colorino; aged 14 months in Alliers oak casks and barrels; unfiltered. Cool and penetrating anise note. Quite powerful and nostril filling. Signs of barrel extract and barrel-age earned subtleties. Really a big boy, with brain to match brawn./ Dried cherry and orange peel sangiovese aspects. And the proper level of glycerol. Really a well crafted, well endowed sangiovese with Classico breeding, importance, and cellar potential. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-3034. 15 CHIANTI CLASSICO GRAN SELEZIONE VIGNETO SAN MARCELLINO, ROCCA DI MONTEGROSSI
Wine Spectator 94: ‛A broad, dense red, with ripe plum, black cherry and blackberry flavors, framed by vibrant acidity and burly tannins. Earth, sanguine and tobacco accents chime in. All the components are proportioned correctly, but this will take some time to integrate fully. Fine length and freshness. Best from 2022 through 2043. $68.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-3035. 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-3036. 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-3037. 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-3038. 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-3039. 17 CHIANTI CLASSICO VILLA CALCINAIA, CONTE CAPPONI
Est 1524; at Greve; 90% sangiovese, 10% canaiolo; aged 20 months in cooperage, Wine Enthusiast 91/100. A fine example of barrel aged Classico. Not woody, just rounded out and fulfilled in aromatic development./ Sweet cherry flavor mellowed and complexed by barrel time. 2017's relative ease at age three, enhanced by its cooperage sojourn. Delightfully fulfilled and tannin-less for current enjoyment. Well liked by the group. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-3040. 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-3041. 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-3042. 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-3043. 16 CHIANTI COLLI SENESI, FATTORIA DEL CERRO
Sangiovese plus. Senesi ripe fruit and 2016 cool and well tailored lines. Rich, spicy, persistent./ Yeah, 16 linear, racy. Great acid. A complex of zone and vintage characteristics makes for a balanced and exemplary whole. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-3044. 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-3045. 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-3046. 18 CARMIGNANO BARCO REALE, FATTORIA AMBRA
2017: 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-3047. 15 CARMIGNANO MONTEFORTINI PODERE LOMBARDA, FATTORIA AMBRA
80% sangiovese, 10% cabernet sauvignon, 5% canaiolo, 5% merlot.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-3048. 16 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 2016 earned Gambero Rosso's top award, Tre Bicchieri.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-3049. 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-3050. 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-3051. 19 ROSSO DI MONTEPULCIANO, FATTORIA DEI
Young, fresh, unfulfilled. Just traveled? Let's give it a chance; let it breathe./ Well, the palate is fatter and sweeter. Certainly harmonious and joyous. Upholds the integrity of the series. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-3052. 18 ROSSO DI MONTEPULCIANO, TENUTA GRACCIANO DELLA SETA
Est. mid 19th century; mainly prunolo gentile, with a little canaiolo & merlot; vines planted in 1970, 1993, 1997, and 2001; yields under 3 tons per acre. A bright representative that spells the difference between rossos of Montepulciano and of Montalcino. It's all upbeat, lithe and lovely, and 2018 fruit forward./ The distinct clone puts a fresh face on sangiovese. Good acid and fine grained tannin balance out the 2018 fruit abundance. Textbook example. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-3053. 16 ROSSO DI MONTEPULCIANO, POLIZIANO
80% prugnolo gentile, 20% merlot. Oh, the brightness, the clarity, the lift of DOCG and local sangiovese clone. This brilliantly portrays all. If you told me it was a Vino Nobile itself, I wouldn't argue./ Yes, silk textured, refined, flavorful, 2016 restrained and elegant. This is a textbook example right down to the hint of violets on the aftertaste. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-3054. 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-3055. 15 VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO RISERVA, CARPINETO
90% prugnolo gentile, 10% canaiolo; aged 2 years in cooperage and 1 in bottle before release. Deeper and more robust than the Vino Nobile norm in balmy 2015, which invites plenty of barrel influence to temper and to spread out the fruit surge. Deep, broad, and totally complex. Vino Nobile and a Half!/ Oh, boy, exceptional body for the DOCG, and still plenty of fine fruit tannins. Lengthy, unrelenting. Awesome! Wine of the Night on many a panelist‛s scorecard. 94+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 31.99 each

PSI-3056. 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-3057. 17 VINO NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO, TENUTA GRACCIANO DELLA SETA
Wine Enthusiast 93: ‛Aromas of red berry, rose and camphor slowly expand in the glass to include accents of dark spice. Supremely elegant, the lithe, savory palate features juicy black cherry, raspberry compote and licorice before closing on a ground cinnamon note. Taut, fine-grained tannins provide polished support. Drink 2023-2032. $32.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-3058. 18 ROSSO DI MONTALCINO, LA PALAZZETTA
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-3059. 18 ROSSO DI MONTALCINO, PIANCORNELLO
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-3060. 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-3061. 14 ROSSO DI MONTALCINO, PININO
No notes available yuet.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-3062. 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-3063. 18 ROSSO DI MONTALCINO, UCCELLIERA
From the estate's younger vines, aged 10 months in barrels. Same degree of alcohol but less forcefulness. This keeps it closer to the vest. The material's here. A especially ageworthy RdM./ Good brunello fruit display, always the forte of an area rosso. Good acid, fine tannin. A well proportioned, keeper rosso. Shame to drink it now. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-3064. 14 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, ALTESINO
Parker 92: ‛This wine opens to a thin and streamlined appearance. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino mirrors the main characteristics of the vintage with a clean mouthfeel and bright berry aromas. The Brunellos from 2014 are better suited to near or medium-term drinking and that's definitely the case with this wine. I'd suggest a pairing with your favorite pasta dish topped with creamy cheese sauce. Sangiovese has the natural acidity to cut through any fatty foods. This expression from Altesino achieves more fruit ripeness in 2014 with aromas of plum, dark cherry and dried cassis. Drink now-2030. $65.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 44.99 each

PSI-3065. 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-3066. 15 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, CAPARZO
2014: 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-3067. 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-3068. 15 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO
Wine & Spirits 93 - TOP 100: 'This wine aged for two years in French oak barriques, gaining notes of cacao and cardamom that enrich its ripe cherry and plum flavors. Hints of orange zest and crunchy herbs add dimension, the flavors held together by fine, dusty tannins.'
How Many bottles/singles: 64.95 each

PSI-3069. 15 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, FATTORIA LA GERLA
Parker 95: ‛Now we're talking. I tasted the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino after tasting the other samples from La Gerla, and it's amazing how clearly and convincingly that brawny Brunello character comes through. This is a robust and precise wine that shows dark berry fruit, red currant, spice, licorice and grilled herb. I love the way that all that beautiful Sangiovese intensity comes together with immediate focus and clarity. Drink 2021-2034.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

PSI-3070. 15 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, CIACCI PICCOLOMINI D‛ARAGONA
Wine Enthusiast 97 - #3 - Top 100: ‛Enticing aromas of ripe wild berry, iris, camphor and sunbaked soil take shape in the glass. Full in feel and enveloping, the smooth, delicious palate doles out juicy Marasca cherry, raspberry jam, licorice and tobacco while firm, velvety tannins provide support. It boasts concentration and structure but also balance, thanks to the fruit richness and freshness. Drink 2023-2030.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 64.95 each

PSI-3071. 14 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, CIACCI PICCOLOMINI D‛ARAGONA
Wine Enthusiast 95 - EDITORS‛ CHOICE: ‛Fragrant and loaded with finesse, this radiant, full-bodied red opens with enticing scents of ripe black-skinned fruit, iris, cake spice and a whiff of camphor. On the linear yet delicious palate, elegant tannins and bright acidity support succulent black cherry, plum and licorice before a lingering tobacco finish. Drink 2021-2029.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

PSI-3072. 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-3073. 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-3074. 14 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, IL MARRONETO
Wine Enthusiast 95 - CELLAR SELECTION: ‛One of the few ageworthy wines of the vintage, this radiant red boasts enticing scents of chopped mint, wild berry, tilled soil and pipe tobacco. It's linear, alluring and ethereally elegant, delivering juicy strawberry, red cherry, thyme and white pepper framed in taut refined tannins and racy acidity. It's still youthfully austere but loaded with finesse and a crystalline purity. Give it time to fully develop. Drink 2024-2034. $100.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 54.95 each

PSI-3075. 14 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO MOLINO DEL PIANO, BONACCHI
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 42.99 each

PSI-3076. 14 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO PELAGRILLI, SIRO PACENTI
2012: 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: 52.95 each

PSI-3077. 15 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, PIANCORNELLO
Parker 95: 'Showing a robust and beautifully saturated appearance, the Piancornello 2015 Brunello di Montalcino offers that classic Brunello bouquet that introduces earthy elements of leather and potting soil with dark plummy fruit. Those sweet and savory sides are expertly folded into each other, and the rich, concentrated fruit of the vintage helps to smooth out those flavors, adding overall intensity along the way. This is a terrific expression that faithfully reflects the beauty of Brunello. It is a lovely wine. Drink 2021-2038.'
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

PSI-3078. 13 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, PIANCORNELLO
Estate bottled. 24 months in large cooperage. Nice and sweet, and well developed at six years./ Large and smooth with glycerol and alcohol, with tannin behind. Good future. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 49.99 each

PSI-3079. 13 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, PODERE SCOPETONE
Parker 92; Vinous 92: ‛Bright red. Very perfumed floral nose of red berries and minty herbs. High but harmonious acidity lifts and extends the strawberry, orange peel and mineral flavors on the long, vibrant back end. The wine ages roughly 24 months in 33-hL Slavonian oak casks. Scopetone's Brunellos are always some of the shrillest, most taut and pristine wines made in all of Montalcino, though at times they could use just a touch more flesh. That recognized, I love the floral perfume, very juicy strawberry flavors and mineral edge that give this wine a unique personality among Montalcino's greats. Drink 2022-2035..$69.
How Many bottles/singles: 64.95 each

PSI-3080. 16 MONTECUCCO COLLE MASSARI, SOC. AGR. CASTELLO RIGOLETO
70% sangiovese, 15% ciliegiolo, 15% montepulciano. 6 months in cooperage. Youthfully black for varieties and age. Shows barrel extract and age influences. Pretty complicated nose. Invites investigation./ Equally so for the palate. More maturity here, all positive. Yeah, this is one to contemplate. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-3081. 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-3082. 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-3083. 16 BOLGHERI, MICHELETTI
Real beef and stamina, especially for 16. Very attractive./ That tart and narrow bitters character of a young 16 still. Cellar it. Exceptional price for a Bolgheri. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-3084. 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-3085. 18 BOLGHERI POGGIO AL MORO, SANTINI
Wow, full blown fruit of 2018. Very flattering to this cuvee./ There are senses of barrel sojourn and extracts too. Palate features more solidity and cellar potential. The price-quality ratio is favorable as usual. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-3086. 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-3087. 17 COSTA TOSCANA KEPOS, SOC. AGR. AMPELEIA
One of the most sumptuous of these thanks to the forward nature of the vintage. As well as exceptionally ample for 2017. Tuscany's Deep South talking. Dark, tarry, and spicy too. Wow nose./ Some 2017 welcome levity as well as full flavor and taste range, with the tar and spices echoing on the palate. Softness and bouquet to come, yet no doubt mealworthy right now. 93+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-3088. 15 MAREMMA AMPELEIA, AMPELEIA
2012: 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-3089. 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-3090. 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-3091. 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-3092. 17 MAREMMA MONGRANA, QUERCIABELLA
Serious Maremma as usual, even in this revealing vintage. Well priced. Good fruit and sense of barrel aging. Runs deep. Deal./ Medium bodied 17. Both glycerol and tannin. House style. Ageworthy. Food worthy. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-3093. 18 MAREMMA SANGIOVESE, TENUTA SASSOREGALE
Aged a few months in barriques. Wham, bam sangiovese aroma. 18 rich and ripe, Maremma seaside racy./ Plenty rich fruit on the palate too, plus that always vivid sangiovese acidity. Medium bodied, versatile. Slightly bitter finish plays well. Enjoyed by the group. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-3094. 16 MAREMMA SANGIOVESE-CABERNET POGGIO AL TUFO VIGNETO ROMPICOLLO, TOMMASI
2015: 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: 15.99 each

PSI-3095. 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-3096. 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: 19.99 each

PSI-3097. 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-3098. 18 MORELLINO DI SCANSANO, FATTORIA LE PUPILLE
85% sangiovese, 10% alicante, 5% ciliegiolo; unwooded. The showy performance of sangiovese (aka morellino) from Tuscany's deep south. The alicante kicks in to enrich the nasal experience further. What I'm looking for in a Scansano wine./ Yes, fully ripe and sweet cherry with lacings of tarry tannins. Useful now with hearty fare, I'd deem it a sleeper in the cellar as well. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-3099. 12 VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI, FATTORIA DI GRIGANO half bottle
How Many bottles/singles: 29.99 each

PSI-3100. 11 VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO, BADIA A COLTIBUONO half bottle
2007: 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: 44.99 each

PSI-3101. 07 VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO, FATTORIA FELSINA half bottle
2005: 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-3102. 09 VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO, TENUTA ISOLE E OLENA half bottle
2006: 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-3103. 09 VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTI CLASSICO, ROCCA DI MONTEGROSSI half bottle
Wine & Spirits 93: 'Marco Ricasoli produces one of the most opulent and complex Vin Santos in Tuscany. In his 2009, rich flavors of molasses, white fig and dried apricot are couched in an unctuous texture and lifted by a cool layer of slatey minerality. The wine aged for up to seven years in an array of small casks (50 and 100 liter, made from cherry, oak and mulberry wood), gaining notes of anise, clove and ginger. Despite a whopping 325 grams per liter of residual sugar, the wine finishes on a fresh, lifted note, brightened by hints of menthol and orange peel. $83.'
How Many bottles/singles: 64.95 each

PSI-3104. 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-3105. 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-3106. 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-3107. 07 SANT' ANTIMO VIN SANTO RISERVA, TENUTA IL POGGIONE half liter
2005: 16.5%. Powerful, ripe, tawny, caramelized./ All confirmed. Classic, well proportioned. Super. 97+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

PSI-3108. 20 VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO, TENUTA LE CALCINAIE
Oh, my goodness! This trumps the 2019! The freshness, the amplification, and the vigor. All the while, the degree of fulfillment at such a tender age./ Well, still a little banana flavor and bitterness, so not quite ready for prime time. The nose alone though is worth the price of admission! Hallmark! 92+/100. Tasted 6/2/21.
How Many bottles/singles: 17.99 each

PSI-3109. 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-3110. 19 UMBRIA VIOGNIER, CANTINA CARDETO
Cooperative founded in 1949; first viognier vintage: 2013; volcanic soil; PDF says it's 110% viognier. That's a very cool, collected presentation of viognier. Varietally correct if not particularly forthcoming upon openng.. The 2018 took a few months to blossom. Even with a few moments' more air, it's starting to come on./ Rather reticent on the palate too. Light banana fermentation residual. About where the 2018 was at the same stage. I have confidence in it. 90+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-3111. 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-3112. 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-3113. 19 ORVIETO SECCO VIGNARCO, IL PALAZZONE
Well, oh yeah. This one has it! Superior to the 2017 and 2018. The round, fruity amalgam of lemon curd and lemon peel. Next day, lemongrass and verbena come out./ Great acid verve! With softly padded underlayment. Definition of Orvieto Secco. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-3114. 19 ORVIETO TERRE VINEATE, IL PALAZZONE
Thicker, creamier, and a bit more aromatic than the 2018 Vignarco cuvee. Definitely a step up in every aspect./ More flavor, richness, body, generosity. Big time. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-3115. 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-3116. 17 COLLE TICCHIO CESANESE DEL PIGLIO, CORTE DEI PAPI
Full color./ A good representative of this Latium variety. Plenty of fruit presence, force, goodness./ Flavor-wise as well. A lesson in cesanese. Big mouthful of flavors and textures. Fine tannins just add to the play for mealtime service. Deal. Got ta have it. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-3117. 17 ROSSO CONERO AION, AZ. 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-3118. 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-3119. 17 ROSSO PICENO INDIGENOUS, GIORGIO RIVETTI
70% montepulciano, 30% sangiovese; 30 year old vines; no barrel aging. Dark, upbeat, and intensely montepulciano purple stuff, including violets./ Rounded, softened with bottle age, yet retaining that Rosso Piceno consummate brightness. Melted tannins. A good example in a forward vintage. A group favorite. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-3120. 19 ROSSO DI PICENO, AZ. AGR. VIGNAMATO
A rightful Piceno. Seems more montepulciano than sangiovese. Proper middle weight. Fresh and delightful aroma./ One of the freshest I've had, and that's good, though I customarily encounter and enjoy Picenos at around age three. Bright acidity, including a dash of positive VA. Ready to serve, actually. Good price. This will fit in the VC portfolio. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-3121. 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-3122. 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-3123. 19 VERDICCHIO DI MATELICA LE SALSE, CANTINE BELISARIO
North-south oriented valley blocks ocean influence, causing dramatic diurnal temperature ranges; named for local salt-water springs (salse). The full, rich, aromatic style of a Matelica verdicchio. Apples in cream./ Oh, bracing acidity! Wow, begs for food. Rounds out nicely at the finish. This will sail at VC. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-3124. 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-3125. 18 MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO PIANE DI MAGGIO, AGRIVERDE
Cool, purple fruited monte with 2018 richness. Ideal level of positive reduction as usual here./ Cool and true and nobly reduced. As always. Smooth. Very fine tannin. In tune. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 10.99 each

PSI-3126. 19 MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO, BADIA ALLE CORTI
From the hilly section of the region. Rich, deep, dry, full of material./ Sweetens in the mouth. Balanced. Light tannin in back. Long and flavorful. Certainly a well concentrated and satisfying accomplishment for the price. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 8.99 each

PSI-3127. 18 MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO, FILOMUSI GUELFI
Oh, that's a 2018 sweetie, but not sloppy fruit sweetness. It has discretion and finesse. And that cherished Monte violets highlight./ Rather tart for the vintage, which is somewhat to its advantage. Fine tannin. Room for growth. I like it much better than the 2016. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 18.99 each

PSI-3128. 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-3129. 18 MONTEPULCIANO D‛ABRUZZO, GIULANO ROSATI
Only half a percent more alcohol than its two table mates, but I can smell the extra power. Less fruit aroma the first evening./ Fruitier to the taste. This has personality and varietal ID on the palate. Fine acidity. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-3130. 17 MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO RONDINETO, FATTORIA SAVINI
Rich nose and palate alike. With good acidity. All around good guy, ready to enjoy. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-3131. 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-3132. 19 MONTEPULCIANO D‛ABRUZZO, TERRE DI POGGIO
Nose sweetish and fruity./ Great acidity and fruit to carry it. Well balanced for food. Enjoyed with dinner over four evenings, steadily becoming more impressive. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-3133. 18 MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO, AGRICOLA TIBERIO
Massale selection vines averaging 56 years; at 1200 feet. Dark red violet color. Impressive!/ A beautiful and intense montepulciano nose, replete with that cherished but elusive aroma of violets. Wow, this is really well concentrated!/ Blockbuster palate, dense and deep, flavorful, tannin laden. This is pushing Pepe and Valentini at a fraction of the price. Good cellar potential. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-3134. 18 MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO LUCANTO, TENUTA TORRE RAONE
Dark red violet./ Power, presence, fruit, penetration. Warm and enveloping, spicy. A fruit laden 18 Monte that boasts good build too. And reserve./ Yes, warm, full, and savory fruit spread. Fine, juicy acidity and overall balance. Loaded.and lasting. 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-3135. 18 MONTEPULCIANO D‛ABRUZZO WINEMAKER‛S COLLECTION, ZONIN
Shows signs of 2018 rich fruit potential but holding a lot of it back the first evening./ Coming on each of the next three evenings. Body and fruit, savor and delivery. Good acidity. Wet stones quality. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-3136. 18 MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO RISERVA DAL TRALCETTO, AZ. AGR. CICCIO ZACCAGNINI
Here's a full red-black color./ Warm, ample, opened up by barrel aging. The sweet fruit of 2018 is flattering to this cuvee./ Yes, sweet, ripe, plummy fruit. A rich, concentrated hillside Monte rather than a dilute one from the high-yield plains. Solid vintage of this, upholding the tradition. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-3137. 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-3138. 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-3139. 19 CAMPANIA AGLIANICO, LA CAPRANERA
From Capaccio-Paestum area vineyards in the middle of Cilento Nat'l Park. Wow, aglianico fruit intensity to match the power. Are we looking at a bargain here or what?!/ Intense, pure, abundant. Remains a best buy in the aglianico field. The group agreed. Full body and melted tannins. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-3140. 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-3141. 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-3142. 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-3143. 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-3144. 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-3145. 18 GRECO DI TUFO, FEUDI DI SAN GREGORIO
Parker 91+: ‛a sharp and linear expression with a distinct mineral note that cuts straight through and gives this wine its backbone. The fresh acidity also serves beautifully to that end. Drink this fresh white wine with insalata di mare or mussels steamed in white wine and garlic. Those savory seafood dishes would make a great contrast to the white flower and peachy aromas delivered by this pretty wine. Drink now-2024.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-3146. 18 GRECO DI TUFO LOGGIA DELLA SERRA, TERREDORA DI PAOLO
From estate vineyards at 600 meters' elevation; scion of the Mastroberardino family. Coming into fulfillment. Depth and mealiness. Has good greco fatness./ Well, that's more impressive still on the palate. Plenty of body and good acidity here for food. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-3147. 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-3148. 13 PUGLIA NEPRICA, SOC. AGR. TORMARESCA
40% negroamaro, 30% each primitivo, cabernet sauvignon. Logical degree of maturity and bottle bouquet at age seven. There's wholesome black fruit yet along with its earned bouquet./ Yes, a very attractive degree of maturity, while retaining fruit material and fine fruit tannin. This could be cellared another year or so. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-3149. 08 PUGLIA NEPRICA, SOC. AGR. TORMARESCA
40% negroamaro, 30% primitivo, 30% cab sauv. Fullcolor./ Deep, rich, spicy, vibrant, well bouqueted. Totally vital./ Rich, round, suave. Spreading and becoming luxurious. Total fulfillment of a long lived vintage. 93/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-3150. 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-3151. 15 SALENTO NEGROAMARO, MOTTURA
Rich, concentrated, and nicely roasted. Plenty of attractive bouquet developed already./ Sweet and nutty, warm, robust, coming along well. 91/100. List price: $15.
How Many bottles/singles: 9.99 each

PSI-3152. 17 PUGLIA NERO DI TROIA INDIGENOUS, RIVETTI
15 year old vines in clay; difficult to grow variety, so disappearing; unoaked. Oh, unique, high toned, even floral. Certainly doesn't suggest feet in clay./ Nice fluidity and ease of 2017. Gentle acidity. A bottle will disappear quickly at the table. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-3153. 18 PUGLIA PRIMITIVO CALX FUSO21, CANTINE POLVANERA
Limestone soil; unfined, unfiltered. Medium to medium dark./ The producer's intention is to make a bistro style of wine, and he's nailed it. Red rather than black fruit, and inviting freshness and lift./ Medium bodied and fully fruity. Good acid. Long and flavorful finish. Rangy mealtime options. Near absence of tannin, so could probably be cooled down a bit for additional refreshment. 90/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-3154. 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-3155. 18 SALENTO PRIMITIVO SASSEO, MASSERIA ALTEMURA
Sasso = calcareous stone; aged a year in large cooperage. Heavy Bottle Award that's not usually bestowed upon a wine in this price range./ Powerful, sweet, and 'sassy' it is. Consistently so over the years. Zinfandel's cousin shows some DNA resemblances./ Deep raspberry tones, warmth of the south, positive fruit amplitude of 2018. Two pounds of fruit in a one-pound bag. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-3156. 19 SALENTO PRIMITIVO, BORGO DEI TRULLI
Rich, ripe, jammy fruit of high order and varietal accuracy./ Very bright. Fine acidity to balance the fruit richness. Raspberries and seeds. Tasty finish. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-3157. 18 SALENTO NEGROAMARO, BORGO DEI TRULLI
Purple fruit contrast of negroamaro. Drier and more settled in./ Mmm, delicious plum and violets flavors. Spot on varietal character, with 2018 lusty demeanor. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-3158. 17 SALENTO PRIMITIVO APPASSIMENTO LUCALE, BORGO DEI TRULLI
Rightly sweet smelling and syrupy./ Sweetness countered by more power here (14.5%) and a nice dusting of fine tannin. Well conceived and executed. And well priced! Vine age: 25-35 years. Half the bunches are stem twisted on the vine so they dry out. Harvest follows 12 days later. 1/4 aged 8 months in French and American barriques. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-3159. 18 SALENTO PRIMITIVO, MOTTURA
No notes available yet.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

PSI-3160. 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-3161. 15 SALICE SALENTINO RISERVA, CANTELE
All negroamaro, vines 20-50 years old. Aged 6 months in seasoned French oak barrels. Yes, rich, deep, and barrel age complexed. This is one I've favored for many, many years. Shows the way./ Ripe fruit and barrel savors, all well married. Long, complex aftertaste. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-3162. 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-3163. 18 SALICE SALENTINO PASSAMANTE, MASSERIA LI VELI
Est. 1895; all negroamaro; aged 6 months in barriques. The name has geographic meaning; it's not appassimento, though in 2018, in these parts, it's plenty sweet-fruited. Tarry intensity; immediate appeal./ Sweet and gentle fruit flavor. Adequate acidity. Good flow. What it is; what it's meant to be. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-3164. 11 COPERTINO RISERVA CUPERTINUM, CANTINA SOCIALE DI COPERTINO
In Salento; 95% negroamaro, 5% malvasia nera; 2011 was just released. Must have been bottled recently. There's no red stain on the cork at all. The ruby color suggests a much younger wine. Credit negroamaro./ Ah, but the bouquet is readily evident. Along with a much greater freshness than the 2010 showed last year. Cooler vintage so less roasted fruit./ Intricate in bouquet and taste. Broad, round, and so inviting for current drinking. Long, suave aftertaste. I suspect it was aged in large, neutral vats of some sort. Deal! 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-3165. 15 AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE GUDARRA, BISCEGLIA
Aged 12 months in French oak casks../ Big, warm, compact, robust aglianico of a sunny vintage. Has earned more bottle bouquet at age five than the older wines tasted earlier in the flight./ Yes, there's a mellowness, a sweet sense of bouquet achievement, in addition to the warmth of the south and the vintage. Adequate acidity, power, and fine tannin keep the ripe fruit from getting mushy. Finishes with composure and finesse. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 28.99 each

PSI-3166. 18 AGLIANICO DEL VULTURE GRICOS, AZ. AGR. GRIFALCO
Aged 6-12 months in second year American oak barrels and French tonneaux. Purple/black color../ Oh, my! That velvety, deep, alluring, utterly noble aroma of tar and violets that marks this the 'Barolo of southern Italy'. Yikes, what a bargain!/ The velvet texture continues. Full bodied and flavored. Saturates the palate. Long finish. Cellar worthy for sure, but useful now at the table. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-3167. 17 AGLIANCIO DEL VULTURE GRIFALCO, AZ. AGR. GRIFALCO
Vines 25-40 yrs old in volcanic soil; aged 6-12 months in once used French barriques. The flagship wine; not the Gricos. Good as that is, this one has more concentration and depth. Oh, and that cherry, tar, and roses spread that marks this the Barolo of the South./ Barrel aging adds to the complexity. Young and tannic still, especially for 2017. One ambitious, cellarworthy aglianico. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-3168. 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-3169. 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-3170. 17 SICILIA NERO D‛AVOLA, CANTINE COLOSI
Fresh, bright, spicy, crisp, upbeat. Dark cherry, cedar, cumin./ Oh, boy, big time sweet fruit flow. 14%, and loving it. 92/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-3171. 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-3172. 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-3173. 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-3174. 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-3175. 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-3176. 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-3177. 18 SICILIA GRILLO SALLIER LA TOUR, SOC. AGR. CONTI TASCA D'ALMERITA
Well scented, unlike many a grillo, and plenty fresh at age two also./ Flavorful too. Nicely padded. Very agreeable overall. I have customers for this. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-3178. 10 SICILIA FATAGIONE, COTTANERA
From lava soil of Mt. Etna; est. 1962; 85% nerello mascalese, 15% merlot & syrah; aged a year in French oak barrels, 40% new. Dark and deep colored for its age. That's 2010!/ Seems more alcoholic than the statement. Burns my eyes using my Taster glass. Dry and still stodgy. In an aromatic trough upon opening./ There's some bottle bouquet forming. No original nerello fruit left. Both fruit and oak tannins evident, though not to excess. Probably worth a shot at cellaring some. 91+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 19.99 each

PSI-3179. 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-3180. 18 ETNA ROSSO SAN LORENZO, TENUTA DELLE TERRE NERE
Wine & Spirits 94: ‛Contrada San Lorenzo's soils, like those of Calderara Sottana, derive from Etna's Ellittico eruption center, but San Lorenzo's are deeper and less rocky. Those deep soils presented problems in the rain-soaked 2018 growing season, but strict selection at harvest yielded a dark-fruited wine, its plum and black-cherry flavors tinged with notes of orange zest and girded by warm, tarry undertones. $63.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 59.95 each

PSI-3181. 17 ETNA ROSSO, AZ. AGR. TORNATORE
Wine & Spirits 91/100 ($35). My notes: 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-3182. 19 ETNA BIANCO, AZ. AGR. TORNATORE
Wine Enthusiast 92: 'Delicate but alluring scents of yellow spring flower, white stone fruit and botanical herb waft out of the glass. Crisp and bone-dry, the elegant, linear palate has racy tension, offering Bartlett pear, Meyer lemon and a steely mineral tone alongside bright acidity. $35.'
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-3183. 18 ETNA BIANCO, AGR. COTTANERA
Parker 91: ‛The Cambria family's passion and expertise are especially evident even in an entry-level white such as this. The 2018 Etna Bianco (with 44,000 bottles made) is a refreshingly fragrant and zesty wine with citrusy aromas of bergamot and lemon blossom followed by white peach. The wine is tonic, fresh and easy-drinking. Drink now-2024. $25.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 23.99 each

PSI-3184. 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-3185. 18 CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA RISERVA, SELLA & MOSCA
2017: Wine Spectator 91/100 - SMART BUY. My notes: Est. 1899. 6 months in barrels. Sweet, forward 2017 fruit, with barrel savors and revelations./ There's barrel aging suavity too. Really red vs black fruit oriented. Great acid. Full, fine tannin. Riserva barrel-time style. Another good vintage of this. 92+/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-3186. 18 CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA MAIMONE, CANTINA DELLA VERNACCIA
Very dark fruited, flashy, and vigorous for cannonau. Sweet fruited too. I'm sure the 2018 vintage has something to do with this. Yet the winemaker approach must be taken into account also./ Yes, this has dark fruit, peppercorn, and even a suggestion of garrigue. Blind, I'd take this for a grenache-dominant southern Rhone. Good price. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 12.99 each

PSI-3187. 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-3188. 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-3189. 17 PANTELLARIA PASSITO BEN RYE, DONNAFUGATA half bottle
Wine Enthusiast 95: ‛Made from dried Zibibbo grapes, this archetypal dessert wine offers alluring aromas of acacia honey, apricot jam and orange zest. The balanced, savory palate delivers date, fig, orange jam and bergamot that persist into the long finish. $44.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 37.99 each

PSI-3190. ITALIA SWEET RED FUNF, SCHMITT SOHNE (End of Bin Sale-- 20% off)
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 6.99 each (20% off this price)

SLOVENIA

PSI-3192. 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-3193. 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-3196. 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-3197. 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-3198. 18 MACEDONIA RKACITELI SPECIAL SELECTION, TIKVES
No notes available yet.
How Many bottles/singles: 11.99 each

GREECE

PSI-3200. 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-3201. 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-3202. 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-3203. 18 NAOUSSA XINAMAVRO YOUNG VINES, THYMIOPOULOS VINEYARDS
2017: 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-3204. 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-3205. 19 PELOPONNESE AGIORGITIKO FEAST, SEMELI
St. George in English; indigenous to Greece, and today its most widely planted red variety. Sweet cherry aroma with light tarriness in the background. Fruit forward and definitive. What a joyful grape variety!/ Lithe 2019 style. Acid and mineral support. True to varietal flavor and form. Nothing hidden, nothing to ponder. Just tip back and enjoy! 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 14.99 each

PSI-3206. 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-3207. 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-3208. 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-3209. 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-3210. 19 MANTINIA MOSCOFILERO, BOUTARI
2017: 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-3211. 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-3212. 18 SANTORINI ASSYRTIKO, SANTO
Wine & Spirits 95 - BEST BUY: ‛Founded in 1947, this cooperative has some 1,200 grower-members, giving winemaker Nikos Varvarigos access to a wide variety of terroirs. For this cuvee, he prioritized fruit from Pirgos and Imerovigli, two of the highest points on the island, where the grapes ripen more slowly. This was particularly relevant in 2018, the earliest harvest he'd ever seen in his 33 years of winemaking. Vinified in stainless steel and left 14 months on its lees, it's a lush, expansive Santorini, from its sunny lemon scents to its mouthfilling texture. The flavors are ripe, from pineapple to golden raisin, yet they're balanced by a strong mineral impression, like the scent of hot sand. It holds its form and flavors for days after the bottle is opened, the powerful structure promising that this will just get more complex with age. Whenever you open it, make sure you have some lamb or meaty fish on hand.‛
How Many bottles/singles: 25.99 each

PSI-3213. 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-3214. ATTICA RETSINA SXINOPEUKO, MARKOU VINEYARDS
No notes available.
How Many bottles/singles: 15.99 each

PSI-3215. 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-3216. 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-3217. 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-3218. 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-3220. 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-3222. 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-3223. 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-3224. 19 KAKHETI DRY AMBER RKATSITELI-MTSVANE, DILA-O
Wine & Spirits 92: 'This new brand from Orgo Winery is dedicated to well-priced introductions to traditional wines. This, however, is more than a bridge wine: A blend of equal parts rkatsiteli and mtsvane that rested for a month on its skins before being racked into and a mix of qvevri and stainless-steel tanks, it's clean, fresh and succulent, balancing rich spiced-apple fruit with firm tannins and crunchy acidity. With air, notes of clementine and walnuts emerge, the complex flavors ready to make a roast chicken into an event.'
How Many bottles/singles: 16.99 each

PSI-3225. 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-3227. 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-3228. 18 CHATEAU MUSAR JEUNE BEKAA VALLEY RED
50% cinsault, 30% syrah, 20% cab sauv; vines under 20 years old at 1000 meters' elevation; no barrel aging. Full, deep color contributed by the syrah and cab./ Wonderful lift of high altitude cinsault. This variety is surely in its idiom in Lebanon. Sweet black fruits of the latter pair./ Sweet and black fruited. Seems to follow the Euro rouge pattern in 2018. Which gives it a sense of immediacy. 91/100.
How Many bottles/singles: 21.99 each

PSI-3229. 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-3230. 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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