Category Archives: Italy

Argiolas Costera Cannonau de Sardegna 2013

$12.99 Sardinia, Italy PLCB Code# 44302   The 2013 Cannonau di Sardegna Costera hits all the right buttons. This is a steady and well presented red wine from the heart of the Mediterranean. It shows a high level of confidence … Continue reading

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Tua Rita Perlato del Bosco IGT 2012

$19.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB Code# 78111   The 2012 Perlato del Bosco is Sangiovese from the sun drenched strip of land near the sea in Coastal Tuscany. This is a lovely wine with a savory and sophisticated take on Tuscany’s … Continue reading

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La Spinetta Fontana Vi Barbera d’Asti 2011

$14.99 Piedmont, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33992   Barberas tend to be the lighter, everyday drinking wines of the makers of Barolo and Barbaresco.  However, some winemakers there make big, bold Barbera wines, but Giorgio Rivera of La Spinetta … Continue reading

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Rocca delle Macie di Fizzano Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

$19.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB #33469 The 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva di Fizzano boasts significant depth and sheer power. Black cherries, licorice, leather and mint are some of the notes that emerge from this intense Riserva. The French oak is quite … Continue reading

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Di Majo Norante Ramitello 2011

$11.99 Molise, Italy Chairman’s Selection PLCB #33503 The up-front mulberry and plum fruit is ripe and fleshy in this balanced red, with polished tannins. Notes of licorice string, graphite, tarry smoke and grilled mushroom push through midpalate and on the … Continue reading

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Di Majo Norante Aglianico Contado Riserva 2010

$14.99 Molise, Italy PLCB #43505 The estate’s 2010 Aglianico del Molise Contado is another wine loaded with personality. Scorched earth, tobacco, incense and smoke are some of the many notes that wrap around a core of intense fruit. Dense, rich … Continue reading

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Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2009

$20.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB Code# 46430 The 2009 Chianti Classico, 100% Sangiovese, is a gorgeous, deep wine endowed with serious richness. Dark plums, black cherries, licorice, new leather and menthol are some of the many notes that take shape in … Continue reading

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Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna 2013

$14.99 Sardinia, Italy PLCB Code#  43508 A stony base note underscores the flavors of apple, rose petal, melon and spice. Creamy and pretty, with citrusy acidity for balance. Drink now through 2016.–AN 88 Points and a Smart Buy Wine Spectator … Continue reading

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Firriato Quater 4 Bianco 2011

$11.99 Sicily, Italy PLCB Code# 33284 The 2011 Quater Bianco, a blend of Zibibbo, Grillo, Carricante and Catarratto, is absolutely intriguing in this vintage. A hint of sweetness from the Zibibbo gives the wine much of its aromatic nuance, while … Continue reading

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Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

$29.99 Tuscany, Italy PLCB Code#  46706 The sweet black cherry, blackberry and spice flavors highlight this powerful, polished red. The fruit, earth and spice notes prevail as the tannic grip emerges on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2024. 92 … Continue reading

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