Sparkling Wines and Champagnes
|C2||Ferrari Brut (Trentino)||N/V||$ 45.00|
|This classic Italian "Spumante Metodo Tradizionale Champenois" is made of 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir grapes grown high on the hillsides of the Adige Valley. Dry and balanced with flavors.
|C3||Martini & Rossi Asti Spumante (Piemonte)||N/V||$ 36.00|
|Italy's most famous spumante is a Moscato-based sweet sparkling wine delicious as an aperitif or with desserts and fruit. A wonderful and fragrant aroma of peach and pear with honey highlights.
|C4||Bellussi Prosecco Superiore di Valdobbiadene||N/V||$ 30.00|
|100 % prosecco grapes from hillsides of valdobbiadene full sparkling with a subtle fruity fragrance of green apple.
|C5||Moët & Chandon "Dom Pérignon" Brut (Epernay)||1996
|From Epernay, France comes this classic wine - made of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. The world's most famous "Tête de Cuvée." Superb character and richness, with balanced acidity and notes of pear, peach, honey and toasty brioche.
|C6||Moët & Chandon "White Star" Extra Dry (Epernay)||N/V||$ 90.00|
|One of France's most popular Champagnes - made of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Crisp and clean, with a light touch of citrus fruit and yeast.
|C7||Taittinger "La Française" Brut (Reims)||N/V||$ 95.00|
|A light and delicate Champagne made from the first pressing of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Dry and crisp with a lasting presence and beautiful fresh fruit. A great and famous Champagne.
|C8||Veuve du Vernay "Blanc de Blanc" Brut ¼ Bottle||N/V||$ 8.00|
|From France this fresh and crisp sparkling wine displays complex flavors of apples and citrus fruit.
American White Wines
|The world famous white wine with amazing elegance, richness, finesse, and integration of flavor, tiers of ripe pear, spicy oak, hints of citrus, pineapple and vanilla.
|W29||William Hill (Central Coast, CA)||2009||$ 29.00|
|W30||David Bruce (St. Lucia Highlands, CA)||2008||$ 35.00|
|W38||Carmel Road (Monterey, CA)||2010||$ 35.00|
|W31||Robert Mondavi (Napa Valley, CA)||2008||$ 45.00|
|W28||Jordan (Sonoma, CA)||2009||$ 75.00|
|W32||Ferrari Carano "Reserve" (Carneros, CA)||2008||$ 90.00|
|66% Napa Grapes- 34% Sonoma Grapes|
|This outstanding varietal, made into Pouilly Fumé and Sancerre in France, features a wonderful bouquet of grapefruit, melon, lemon and grass, and a refreshing taste with citrus, honey and herb notes.
|W33||Honig - Reserve (Napa Valley, CA)||2009||$ 45.00|
|W34||Sterling (Napa Valley, CA)||2008||$ 32.00|
|An off-dry fragrant and floral wine fashioned after the great Rieslings of Germany.
|W35||Firesteed - Oregon Riesling (Willamette Valley, OR)||2008||$ 29.00|
Rosé / Blush Wines
|W36||C.K. Mondavi White Zinfandel (California)||2009||$ 26.00|
American Red Wines
|The world's greatest red wines are arguably the ripe, velvety Cabernets. The rich core of plum, black currant and cherry flavors are accented by herb, coffee and cedar notes, with sturdy tannins and a long finish.
|R125||Silver Palm (North Coast, CA)||2009||$ 30.00|
|R127||Estancia (California)||2008||$ 33.00|
|R124||Exlibris (Columbia Valley, Washington State)||2009||$ 38.00|
|R126||B.R. Cohn (North Coast, CA)||2009||$ 45.00|
|R128||Louis M. Martini (Napa)||2009||$ 60.00|
|R131||Trinchereo C.R. Vineyard Single Vineyard (Napa)||2008||$ 75.00|
|R129||Joseph Phelps (Napa)||2008||$ 100.00|
|R130||Jordan (Sonoma)||2007||$ 100.00|
|R136||Heitz (Napa)||2005||$ 95.00|
|R436||Heitz Martha's Vinyard Single Vineyard (Napa)||2002||$ 235.00|
|Merlot is the other great red from Bordeaux with enormous depth and flavor. Although lighter and less tannic than Cabernet, still a rich, dense, ripe and intense wine that shows black cherry, plum and currant flavors with hints of spice, herb and toasty oak.
|R138||Mirassou (California)||2009||$ 25.00|
|R137||Raymond - Reserve (Napa)||2008||$ 45.00|
|R139C||Eagles Trace (Napa)||2007||$ 60.00|
|The fabulous red from Burgundy that produces elegant, exotic, smooth and supple wines. Intensely flavored, with rich, earthy spiced cherry, wild berry and cola flavors that linger on the finish.
|R190||Wyatt (California)||2010||$ 35.00|
|R142||The Four Graces (Willamette Valley, OR)||2009||$ 45.00|
|R143||Willamette Valley Vineyards (Willamette Valley, OR)||2010||$ 45.00|
|R141||David Bruce Sonoma Coast (Sonoma)||2009||$ 75.00|
|R144C||Argyle - Reserve (Willamette Valley, OR)||2008||$ 75.00|
|R144D||Antica Terra (Willamette Valley, OR)||2009||$ 95.00|
|Interesting different varietals from America that show great character and distinction - from the best producers and vintages.
|R132||Ridge Lyton Springs (80% Zin,16% Pt Sirah, 4% Carignane)||2006||$ 90.00|
|R134||Ravenswood "Old Wine" Zinfandel (Lodi, CA)||2009||$ 34.00|
|R133||Marietta Zinfandel (Sonoma)||2009||$ 45.00|
|R141B||Stags' Leap Petite Syrah (Napa)||2007||$ 75.00|
Vini Bianchi d'Italia
|W1||La Scolca Gavi di Gavi 'Black Label"||2009||$ 80.00|
|W2A||Damilano Arneis "Langhe"||2010||$ 35.00|
|W2||Viberti Chardonnay||2010||$ 35.00|
|W3||Principessa Gavi||2010||$ 30.00|
|W12||Pighin Pinot Grigio||2010||$ 35.00|
|W15A||La Viare Sauvignon||2007||$ 45.00|
|W11||Borgno Friulano||2010||$ 30.00|
|2007 harvest marked the first vintage that the varietal formerly known as "Tocai Friulano" will be called "Friulano" straw colored with greenish reflections, fruity with a showing of a delicate bouquet with distinctive notes of almonds wild flowers and stone fruit. The flavor is dry, rounded on the palate, with an excellent lingering aroma and finish.
|W17||Livio Felluga Friulano||2009||$ 60.00|
|Friuli's traditional wine with lots of personality. Well structured with harmonious, fruit-led complexity, balanced, elegant, savory, with nice acidity; harmonious flower, fruit and mineral notes; typical bitter almond aftertaste and integrated pleasant grassy flavors that extend the length.
Trentino / Alto Adige
|W15||Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio||2010||$ 55.00|
|W7||Alois Lageder Moscato Giallo Vogelmair||2008||$ 45.00|
|Bright straw-yellow color with green reflections. Pleasantly fruity and fresh with enticing honey, grapefruit, banana, tangerine, and a touch of savory spices. The mineral-tasting finish is quite dry and long lasting.
|W10||Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco||2010||$ 30.00|
|Brilliant straw-yellow color with a green tint. Very fine, fruity (apples, peaches) forward varietal aroma. Pronounced, clean, elegant, grapey flavor, light to medium-bodied, with a fresh mouth-watering finish.
|W15B||Niedermayer Gewürztraminer||2008||$ 45.00|
|Tucked in the Alpine Basin, about an hour south of Austria. Big aromatics of lychee fruit, rose petals and savory spices. A rich body and a deep straw color, pairing well with bold, spicy, and rich foods.
|W15C||Pacherhof Kerner||2009||$ 50.00|
|If you're looking for something a little out of the ordinary, Kerner is a classy, minty white wine ... straw-yellow with hints of green, having a delicate bouquet, dry and full flavor with overtones of nutmeg.
|W3A||Hamsa Lugana||2010||$ 35.00|
|From beautiful Lake Garda, by winemaker Cristina Bordignon, using 100% Trebiano di Lugana. This wine has a deep golden straw color with aromas of tropical fruits, almonds and a slight mineral note. Well balanced with a long refreshing finish, and goes well with so many foods. Fans of Chardonnay have been falling in love with this wine!
|W5||Ca' Donini Pinot Grigio||2010||$ 25.00|
|W16||Maculan Pino & Toy||2010||$ 36.00|
|A beautilul blend of 60% Tocai, 25% P. Bianco, and 15% P.Grigio. Remarkably light-bodied, refreshing, crisp white ... possessing loads of fruit and a refreshing, perfumed style.
|W16A||Anselmi Capitel Croce||2009||$ 35.00|
|Fresh fruit forward aroma guided by hints of peach, apple, cream and spring flower. Dry, complex and persistent, with rich creamy fruit flavors, consistent with the bouquet. The use of oak adds a subtle and agreeable spiciness.
|W20A||Castello Banfi Centine Bianco||2010||$ 30.00|
|40% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Pinot Grigio, 30% Chardonnay.
|W20||Castello Banfi Pinot Grigio Sant' Angelo||2011||$ 40.00|
|W19||Melini "Le Grillaie" Vernaccia di San Gimignano||2010||$ 45.00|
|W19A||Vernaccia di San Gimignano Guicciardini Strozzi "1933"||2006||$ 65.00|
|Light straw-yellow with slight golden highlights. Harmonious bouquet of almond flowers and tropical fruit, with pleasant hints of vanilla. The packaging is inspired by their original 1933 label.
|W18||La Pietra Cabreo Chardonnay||2007||$ 75.00|
|W21||Velenosi Pecorino DOC||2009||$ 35.00|
|Straw-yellow with greenish reflections, fresh and sweet ... and, at the same time, pleasant, intense and refined aromas with hints of exotic fruit; citrus fruits, acacia and jasmine flowers, balsamic herbs, hawthorn and banana.
|W21A||Bigi "Amabile" Orvieto Classico||2009||$ 27.00|
|Medium body and fruitiness, with moderate acidity; this offers apples, nuts and minerals. The rich flavors fill the mouth in this surprisingly assertive Orvieto. Juicy, well integrated and lasting, this white wine is ready for the dinner table.
|W22||Cervaro Antinori Castello della Sala||2009||$ 80.00|
|Created by one of the masters of Italian wine making, this Chardonnay displays lively citrus and tropical fruit aromas. Light Oak aging gives it complex, buttery flavors.
|W23||Antigniano Bizante||2007||$ 40.00|
|50% Chard and 50% Grechetto (the grape usually reserved for Orvieto Classico) comprise this elegant and balanced, full-bodied, intense and fruity wine, with notes of apricot, finishing wih a hint of almond. Aged in French Oak.
|W25||Zaccagnini, Bianco di Ciccio||2010||$ 30.00|
|A blend made from Trebbiano, Chardonnay, and Riesling. It shows aromas of yellow plums and flavors of soft honey fruit. Easy-drinking, unoaked, it has a mild nose but comes on with a bit of herb and minerals.
|W24||Feudi Di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo||2009||$ 45.00|
|W26||Terre Dora Fiano D'avellino||2009||$ 40.00|
|W26A||Donnachiara Falanghina Beneventano||2011||$ 30.00|
|An ancient vine enjoyed during the Roman Empire. Vibrant straw-yellow in color, with a hint of green. Intense and persistent nose, rich and fruity with floral and peach notes. Well structured and harmonic with a fruity lingering taste.
|W26B||Terre Del Principe Le Serole||2008||$ 60.00|
|A Southern Italian Super-White, slightly overripe grapes with a bright, rich golden color. Intense notes of honey and marmalade. The lush, nutty palate is ample, notes of spices, toasted almonds and vanilla ... the result of barrique aging.
|W27||Regaleali, Bianco Tasca||2011||$ 30.00|
|This renowned white comes from the family Tasca D'Almerita. A marriage of indigenous varietals Inzolia, Cataratto, and Grecanico. Ripe with abundant fresh fruit and a bouquet of floral and spices. Excellent with delicate fish dishes.
|W27B||Planeta Chardonnay||2007||$ 75.00|
|Golden yellow with intense, fruity bouquet ... with citrus, lime and peachy notes. Lightly balsamic with hints of mint and sage, nutty tones and orange blossom. Dry and elegant with a good balance of fresh acidity and supple, aromatic persistance ... very well integrated and complex oak characters add depth to this beautifuly well crafted wine.
Vini Rossi d'Italia | Toscana
Chianti and Chianti Classico
|A blend of up to 5 grape varieties (at least 75% Sangiovese), two of which are white, Chianti Classico's restrictions being even stricter. The wine is ruby to garnet colored, medium bodied, and full of juicy cherry and plumy fruit flavors, accented by violets and earth. The Riservas gain in richness and depth from an additional year of barrel aging.
|R153||Melini Chianti "Borghi D' Elsa"||2010||$ 25.00|
|R58||Coli Chianti Riserva||2007||$ 30.00|
|R55||Bibbiano Chianti Classico||2008||$ 35.00|
|R53||Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico||2008||$ 45.00|
|R57||Melini "La Selvanella" Chianti Classico Riserva Single Vineyard||2006||$ 60.00|
|R53A||Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva "Ducale Gold"||2006||$ 90.00|
|R205||Checchi Chianti Classico Riserva "Teuzzo"||2001||$ 80.00|
Morellino di Scansano
|Morellino di Scansano is produced in the strip of hills between the rivers Ombrone and Albegna in the province of Grosseto, Tuscany. The permitted grape varieties are, principally, Sangiovese which must account for a minimum of 85% of the blend.
|R50||Fattoria le Pupille Morellino di Scansano||2005||$ 45.00|
|R51||Moris Farms Morellino di Scansano||2009||$ 35.00|
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
|Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is made largely from Prugnolo Gentile grapes, a clone of Sangiovese. These wines come from Montepulciano, in the south area of Chianti. The best resemble a Chianti Riserva with complex aromas of blackberries, plums and wild flowers with gentle tannins and a long finish.
|R60||Fattoria del Cerro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano||2008||$ 45.00|
Rosso di Montalcino
|Made with the same grapes as Brunello but harvested earlier and aged less. It is similar to Brunello in its aromas and flavors, but it is fresher, lighter, and easier to enjoy young.
|R146||Pian dell' Orino Rosso di Montalcino||2009||$ 60.00|
Brunello di Montalcino
|One of Italy's most prestigious wines, made from Sangiovese Grosso, a clone of the Sangiovese grape. Extended maceration on the skins can produce dense, juicy and velvety wines with intense flavors of roast meats, autumn leaves, balsamic, and espresso.
|R148D||Vasco Sassetti Brunello di Montalcino||2004||$ 80.00|
|R145||San Felice Brunello di Montalcino "Campogiovanni"||2003||$ 100.00|
|R148||Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino||2006||$ 120.00|
|R149||IL Poggione Brunello di Montalcino Riserva||2004||$ 165.00|
|R146C||Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello - Vigna del Fiore Single Vineyard||2004||$ 150.00|
|R233||Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino~ Poggio Alle Mura Single Vineyard||1998||$ 200.00|
|R147||Casisano Colombaio Brunello di Montalcino Riserva||1997||$ 225.00|
Vini Rossi d'Italia | Super Tuscans
Vino da Tavola
|These are other wonderful wines that were originally not classified because they did not meet location or blending requirements. Now called Super Tuscans, they have become the new wave in Italian wine making and are some of the richest and most prized wines produced. They vary in composition, but tend to be either Sangiovese or Cabernet Sauvignon based.
|R62||Banfi Col di Sasso Sangiovese & Cabernet||2010||$ 30.00|
|R67||Antinori Santa Cristina Sangiovese & Cabernet||2010||$ 36.00|
|R68||Il Macchione Toscana Rosso Thirds of Sangiovese, Cab, & Merlot||2007||$ 45.00|
|R61||Le Sughere Di Frassinello 50% Sangioveto, 25% Merlot, 25% Cab||2009||$ 45.00|
|R69||Azienda Elisabeta Aulo 45% Sangiovese, 45% Canaiolo, 10% Cab||2007||$ 40.00|
|R78||Azienda Elisabeta Brunetti Sangiovese - Cabernet - Merlot||2005||$ 60.00|
|R70||Argiano "N.C." 40% Cab, 20% Merlot, 20% Syrah, 20% Sang-Grosso||2010||$ 50.00|
|R66||Ornellaia Le Volte Sangiovese - Cabernet - Merlot||2009||$ 60.00|
|R75||Montebelli Acantos (Biodynamic) 80% Sangioveto - 20% Syrah||2007||$ 60.00|
|R76||Campo di Sasso Insoglio del Cingale 32% Syrah, 30% CabFranc, 32% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot||2008||$ 75.00|
|R77||Guicciardini Strozzi Sangiovese - Cabernet - Merlot||2001||$ 75.00|
|R74||Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 45% Merlot, 45% Cab, 10% Sangiovese||2010||$ 95.00|
|R228A||Castello di Bossi Girolamo 100% Merlot||2003||$ 100.00|
|R203||Capezzana Ghiaie Della Furba 60% Cab, 30% Merlot, 10%Syrah||2003||$ 100.00|
|R63||Orma Orma Toscana 50% Merlot, 30% Cab Sav, 20% Cab Franc||2007||$ 140.00|
|R201||Antinori Guado al Tasso 57% Cabernet, 40% Merlot, 10% Syrah||2004||$ 140.00|
|R228||Casanova di Neri Pietradonice 90%Cabernet, 10% Sangiovese||2006||$ 150.00|
|R65||Antinori Tignanello 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cab, 5% Cab Franc||2007||$ 175.00|
|R71||Tenuta Ornellaia Ornellaia 80% Cab,15% Merlot, 5% Cab Franc||2002||$ 250.00|
|R208||Antinori Solaia 80% Cabernet, 20% Sangiovese||2001||$ 300.00|
|R202||Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 80% Cabernet, 20% Cab Franc||2005||$ 300.00|
|R480||Soldera Pegasos 100% Sangiovese Grosso||2005||$ 300.00|
Vini Rossi d'Italia | Piemonte
|Made from Nebbiolo grapes, arguably Italy's greatest indigenous grape variety. Much richer and denser than Barbaresco. Deep, sometimes ink colored, powerfully built, with smoky complexity, but with surprising finesse for such weighty wines. Lush, ripe and sweet tasting, with plum, tar, mineral and gamey character.
|R1||Alfredo Prunotto Barolo "Bussia"||2004||$ 140.00|
|R1A||Batasiolo Barolo||2003||$ 75.00|
|R2||Bovio Barolo "Rocchettevino"||2007||$ 90.00|
|R3||Vietti Barolo "Castiglione"||2007||$ 95.00|
|R224||Giovanni Viberti Barolo "Buon Padre"||2005||$ 75.00|
|R4A||Damilano Barolo "Lecinquevigne"||2006||$ 90.00|
|R5A||Cabutto Barolo "Tenuta La Volta"||2003||$ 120.00|
|R211||Gaja Barolo "Dagromis"||2005||$ 145.00|
|R225||Damilano Barolo "Liste" Single Vineyard||1999||$ 160.00|
|R238||Fontafredda Barolo "La Rosa" Single Vineyard||1998||$ 160.00|
|R225B||Borgogno Barolo Riserva||2000||$ 160.00|
|Also made from Nebbiolo grapes, but generally more feminine than Barolo. Medium bodied wine, with spiced plum and grilled-meat flavors, a supple structure and delicious soft fruit.
|R5||Produttori del Barbaresco||2007||$ 75.00|
|R17||De Forville "Vigneto Loreto" Single Vineyard||2007||$ 75.00|
|R6||Cigliuli "Serraboella"||2003||$ 115.00|
Barbera, Dolcetto, Freisa & Others
|These are the wines that the Piemontese drink after they export the Barolo. Barbera, the most prolific, is one of Italy's great grapes, rich and flavorful, medium-bodied, supple and delightful, with plummy, earthy character and delicious spice, anise and toasted notes. Dolcetto, the Beaujolais of Italy, is a fresh, juicy, plump wine with low acidity - best enjoyed young.
|R4||Travaglini Gattinara||2005||$ 70.00|
|R207||Paolo Scavino Vino Rosso Nebbiolo, Barbera, Docetto & Merlot||2010||$ 35.00|
|R225A||Pecchenino Dolcetto d'Dogliani "San Luigi"||2010||$ 35.00|
|R7||Massolino Dolcetto d'Alba||2010||$ 45.00|
|R8||Renato Ratti Barbera d'Alba "Toriglione"||2010||$ 45.00|
|R229||Barbera "Briccotondo"||2008||$ 35.00|
|R10||Michelle Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti Superiore "Le Orme"||2007||$ 30.00|
|R9||Bovio Barbera d'Alba "II Ciotto"||2010||$ 28.00|
Trentino - Alto Adige
|R204||Hofstätter Rosso "Yngram" Vino de Tavola||2000||$ 110.00|
|70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot, 5% Syrah.
|R11||Rotaliano Teroldego Rotaliano||2006||$ 42.00|
|This native Italian grape produces a soft, rounded, full dry wine, with hints of spiced cherry and light oak.
|R12||Novacella Lagrein||2006||$ 60.00|
|This native northern Italian varietal has beautiful, herbal fruit, layered with complex, spicy flavors. Like a rich Rioja or Gamay.
|Amarone, full-bodied powerful wine, unique to the Veneto. A blend of 75% Corvina Veronese, 20% rondinella, and 5% molinara grapes ... which after harvest are dried in the sun, giving the wine wonderful aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon.
|R19||Le Salette Amarone Della Valpolicella||2006||$ 90.00|
|Here is a rich, robust wine of great depth, produced from sun-enriched grapes for marvelous complexity and body.
|R16||Allegrini Amarone Della Valpolicella||2006||$ 120.00|
|To make this wine, the grapes are harvested and then dried in a well-ventilated room for 3 months. The wine is then aged in French barrels for 25 months, followed by 14 months in the bottle before release; deep purple in color with bouquet of dry fruit.
|R18||Bertani Amarone Della Valpolicella||2001||$ 165.00|
|A classic Amarone made of hand-picked outer berries and dried on regional straw mats. A big, voluptuous red wine, supple and concentrated.
|R14||Allegrini Pallazzo della Torre||2006||$ 45.00|
|Blend of 70% Corv, 25% Rond, and 5% Sangria. Here is a smooth, full-bodied cru, made in an innovative way.
|R20||Allegrini Valpolicella Classico||2008||$ 30.00|
|Fresh cherry-like perfumes, balanced acidity, and ripe tannins, give this wine a youthful fragrant quality.
|R18A||Bertani Recioto della Valpolicella Valpantena (Half Bottle)||2000||$ 75.00|
|80% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rondinella. Full-bodied, rich and enjoyably sweet. The residual sugar is perfectly balanced against a backbone of fruit and fine tannins, with lingering flavors of wild berries, chocolate and licorice ... excellent pairing with a cheese course or our Flourless Chocolate Cake.
|R19A||Monteforche Cabernet Franc||2007||$ 40.00|
|This delicious red wine from the beautiful city of Padova, about 25 miles outside of Venice, is 100% Cabernet Franc and shows all the great character of the varietal, loaded with dark fruits and just hints of herbs with a dusting of cocoa.
|R150||Sartori Pinot Noir||2007||$ 28.00|
|An elegant Pinot Noir from the romantic city of Romeo and Juliet. A bright ruby color with violet reflections and an alluring bouquet ... evoking flavors of black cherry jam, cloves, and chocolate, accompanied by spice notes and vanilla. Enhanced by twelve months of oak aging, providing roundness and a long finish.
|R217||Punica-Santadi Isola Dei Nauraghi Barrua||2005||$ 100.00|
|WS 91 Pts. - Very pretty aromas of crushed berries, flowers and black licorice follow through to a full-bodied palate, with ultra-refined tannins and a long, long finish. This is wonderfully crafted wine, coming from the people who make Sassicaia in a joint venture with the Santadi cooperative in Sardinia
|R59||Castello Monteacuto Isola Dei Nuraghi Riserva||2007||$ 45.00|
|Stylistically very much like a Rhone wine. Cherries, wild red berries, hints of leather and liquorices, full bodied, full and warm in flavor, plummy and peppery; sharp acidity with a nice touch of oak.
|R30||Lungarotti Rubesco||2004||$ 38.00|
|From one of Italy's most esteemed producers, this proprietary dry red wine, made of 70% Sangiovese and 30% Canaiolo, is a medium-bodied wine with rich, smooth flavors and a floral bouquet.
|R30B||Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Rosso||2007||$ 45.00|
|Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Merlot intense garnet colour. The taste is intense, lingering, smooth, mouth-filling; underwood bouquet.
|R30A||Arnaldo Caprai "25 Anni" Sagrantino de Montefalco||2001||$ 160.00|
|Umbria's top wine, with unique character, power and elegance. Deep, almost black, which turns garnet with aging. Sensational aromas of ripe fruit, hints of spice and vanilla transcending from the barriques.
|R30C||Lamborghini Torami||2005||$ 75.00|
|A dense and bright wine with a nose of raspberry and lavender. Add artichokes, liquorice root, and leather with an interesting mineral note on the palate. Full-bodied, juicy and chewy, with a huge and racy red "Lamborghini" finish. 50% Cab, 40% Sang, 10% Montepulciano.
|R31||Zaccagnini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo||2006||$ 35.00|
|A deeply-colored, medium-bodied wine with soft, floral and aromatic nuances from the southern provinces.
|R32||Di Majo Norante Ramitello Rosso||2004||$ 32.00|
|From Marcello's home town, made of Prugnolo and Aglianico grapes. Deep-red in color, with a fruity, full-bodied and smooth finish, with a hint of ripe cherry and anise.
|R32B||Di Majo Norante Don Luigi Riserva||2006||$ 90.00|
|Here's a full-blown red wine with loads of toasted oak and jammy aromas. Full-bodied, chewy with voluptuous tannin, a long berry and vanilla after taste. Rated 90 by the Wine Spectator!
|R33||Cantravelli Taurasi Riserva||2005||$ 50.00|
|Taurasi ages like a Barolo, one of the richest and most elegant wines from the south. Full of ripe cherry fruit, earthy and seductive.
|R216||Feudi Di San Gregorio Serpico||2003||$ 120.00|
|100% Aglianico di Taurasi, harvested in part from century-old pre-phylloxera vines. The wines of Feudi di San Gregorio have met time and again with stellar reviews and have garnered international critical acclaim.
|R33A||Fattoria Selvanova Vignaantica Aglianico||2006||$ 40.00|
|Medum- to full-bodied Aglianico. Fresh and spicy, with notes of plums, blackcherries, and sweet tobacco ... luscious mouth-feel with a firm backbone of tannins.
|R207||Terre Del Principe Centomoggia||2006||$ 75.00|
|Casavecchia grapes, used to make this wine, are sourced from an old vineyard in Castel Sasso. Vines are 80 to 100 years old with ungrafted intense notes ... slightly wild and gamey and then develops into a succession of aromas ranging from blackberries and blueberries, as well as sweet spices such as cloves and liquorice. This wine is extremely rich and full.
|R205||Terre Del Principe Vigna Piancastelli||2005||$ 90.00|
|Pallagrello Nero and Casavecchia varietals native to Campania. Deep ruby red, with purple highlights. On the nose, it presents aromas of prunes, blackberries, chocolate and black pepper, all enhanced in their complexity by light hints of coriander. There's also mouth-filling fleshiness; balsamic.
|R210||Re Manfredi Aglianico del Vulture "Serpara"||2003||$ 90.00|
|These special Aglianico grapes are grown high on the slopes of Mount Vulture in rich volcanic soil. Deep ruby-red color, with a bold forward bouquet and smooth, with a depth of rich flavors.
|R212||Paternoster "Don Anselmo" Aglianicoa||1999||$ 100.00|
|Very deep ruby-red color. Ample and complex bouquet with a dry, warm taste, emphasizing great structure. Aged 50% in large oak barrels and 50% in French barriques ... then allowed to age for an additional 12 months in the bottle.
|R36||Taurino Salice Salentino||2006||$ 34.00|
|This Blend of 85% Negroamaro and 15% Malvasia Nera, intense ruby-red in color with orange reflections, with its unique flavor profile, offers red berries, herbs and black cherries. On the palate, it is dry, well balanced and full bodied with a slight bitterness on the finish, a definite old world feel, a favorite of Italian wine traditionalists.
|R35||Sfida Rosso Pugliese||2006||$ 26.00|
|"Sfida" is Italian for "challenge." A blend of 70% Primitivo and 30% Negroamaro, dark ruby-red in color with a nose of blackberries, cassis, black raspberries, tobacco and earth. It is medium-bodied with moderate acidity, lean tannins and rich flavors of dark berries, black currant and spice.
|R35A||Castello Monaci Pilùna||2008||$ 35.00|
|"Pilùna" in an ancient dialect means "pot made of clay." It has broad, ripe, black fruit and spice aromas, with notes of pepper, toasty vanilla and Mediterranean foliage. On the palate, the wine has a robust, concentrated character, and a firm structure ... a touch of black fruit and licorice notes on the aftertaste.
|R38||Librandi Cirò Rosso||2007||$ 35.00|
|100% Gaglioppo from Cirò Marina. Legend has it that in the early Olympiads, the Calabrian athletes would toast with Cirò to celebrate their victory. Spicy, dried fruit characteristics are evident in the bouquet and follow through the finish. Excellent texture and firm tannins are the attributes of this varietal.
|R39||Regaleali Rosso 100% Nero d'Avola||2007||$ 35.00|
|A medium-bodied, soft, rich wine that has been barrel aged. Aromas of violets and almonds, with a dry smooth finish.
|R40||Cusumano Syrah||2007||$ 28.00|
|Fabulous modern styled Syrah which grows well in Sicily's heat. This wine does not receive any oak aging, rendering it to a pure compote of black fruit flavors, syrup, coffee, and spice.
|R42||Planeta Syrah||2005||$ 45.00|
|Full and rounded bouquet; intense spiciness with hints of pepper, cloves and rosemary. Overtones of cassis, coffee, fig and red fruit jam.
|R41||Spadafora "Sole dei Padri" Syrah||2000||$ 100.00|
|This Rhone classic, grown in Sicily's terroir, is critically acclaimed and desired by collectors. Its dark ruby color, with aromas of cherry and wild rose, are accentuated by tones of balsamic.
|Batasiolo||Moscato d'Asti "Bosc dla Rey" 375cl||2004||$ 7.00||$ 25.00|
Grapey rich nose with a spicy, sherberty edge. Really tasty, rounded palate: not too sweet and very lively.
|Castellare||Vino Santo "San Niccolo" 60% Malvasia, 40% Trebbiano||1998||$ 10.00|
After harvest the grapes are crushed and fermented in small oak barrels where the wine remains for 4-5 years. Castellare's Vino Santo is brilliant amber in color. The nose is clean with hints of vanilla, banana and chocolate. The wine has rich flavors and an exceptional finish. Recommended on its own or with biscotti and fruit tarts.
|Banfi||"Florus" Moscadello di Montalcino Late Harvest 375cl||1999||$ 8.00||$ 30.00|
Florus is a rare masterpiece of fruitiness and balance. Made exclusively with late-harvest Moscadello grapes, the nectar-rich raisins are gently pressed and fermented at low temperatures over a period of several months, then filtered and stored at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. The base of 85% of the wine, from the vintage year shown on the label, is then blended with 15% of the same wine from the previous vintage, which had been aged in barriques of French oak for one year and, subsequently, bottled. Its color is rich and golden with a flowery and exotic bouquet. The taste is sweet, full and warm with hints of honey, raisins and exotic fruits.
|Chiarlo||Moscato d'Asti - Nivole 375cl||2001||$ 28.00|
A delicate sparkling wine made from the Moscato grape. Beautiful straw color and gentle sweet flavor with hints of almond are the dominant characteristics of this famous wine.
|Deinhard||Beeren Auslese 375cl||2002||$ 9.00|
Beeren Auslese gains its golden color, honey bouquet, piquant berry sweetness, delicate fruit, great finesse, and fine maturation development, from the mixture of early ripening new crossbreed Ortega and late ripening Scheurebe. In very good years it is possible to make such a rich golden-coloured wine when individual bunches of over-ripe grapes shrink due to partial evaporation of the grape juice before picking.
Special Reserve 1997
|Italian winemakers are sure that the 1997 vintage was the best ever.
Marcello has put together a collection from some of Italy's top producers.
Very limited: We only have one of each in stock
|R404||Ruffino Chianti Classico Ducale Riserva (1.5 liter) Tuscany||1997||$ 500.00|
|R412||Fattoria Felsina - Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Tuscany||1997||$ 200.00|
|R409||Ghemme Collis Bredemae Antichi Vigneti di Cantalupo Piedmont||1997||$ 150.00|
|R410||Foradori Karanar Trentino||1997||$ 175.00|
|R411||Foradori Ailanpa Trentino||1997||$ 175.00|
Borgogno is one of Piedmont's most respected producers, we are offering a vertical listing of some of their highly rated Barolos. A blend of grapes from the Liste, Cannubi, San Pietro and Brunate vineyards right in the township of Barolo, these Barolos have a classic expression, with licorice, roses and ripe red fruit elegant and soft, with notes of coffee and licorice on the finish.
|R229C||Giacomo Borgogno Barolo Classico Riserva||1978||$ 400.00|
|Giacomo Borgogno Barolo Classico Riserva||1998||$ 175.00|
|Giacomo Borgogno Barolo Classico Riserva||1999||$ 160.00|
|Giacomo Borgogno Barolo Classico Riserva||2000||$ 175.00|
|Giacomo Borgogno Barolo Classico Riserva||2001||$ 160.00|