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2008 Dehesa La Granja – Label

2008 Dehesa La Granja – Bottle

2008 Dehesa La Granja – Tasting Notes

2012 El Vinculo – Crianza – Label

2012 El Vinculo – Crianza – Bottle

2012 El Vinculo – Crianza – Tasting Notes

2014 El Vinculo – Alejairén – Label

2014 El Vinculo – Alejairén – Bottle

2014 El Vinculo – Alejairén – Tasting Notes

2014 Tinto Pesquera – Crianza – Label

2014 Tinto Pesquera – Crianza – Bottle

2014 Tinto Pesquera -Crianza – Tasting Notes

2012 Tinto Pesquera – Reserva – Label

2012 Tinto Pesquera – Reserva – Bottle

2012 Tinto Pesquera – Reserva – Tasting Notes

2008 Tinto Pesquera – Millenium Reserva – Label

2008 Tinto Pesquera – Millenium Reserva – Bottle

2008 Tinto Pesquera – Millenium Reserva – Tasting Notes

2014 Condado de Haza – Crianza – Label

2014 Condado de Haza – Crianza – Bottle

2014 Condado de Haza – Crianza – Tasting Notes

2006 Condado de Haza – Alenza Gran Reserva – Label

2006 Condado de Haza – Alenza Gran Reserva – Bottle

2006 Condado de Haza – Alenza Gran Reserva – Tasting Notes

Susana Balbo Signature Late Harvest Malbec Bottle Shot

Susana Balbo Late Harvest Torrontes Bottle Shot

Susana Balbo Signature Brioso Bottle Shot

Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Shot

Susana Balbo Signature Malbec Bottle Shot

Susana Balbo Signature Rose Bottle Shot

Susana Balbo Barrel Fermented Torrontes Bottle Shot_Non Vintage

Animo 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Label

Animo 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Shot

Animo 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Notes

M by Michael Mondavi 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Label

M by Michael Mondavi 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Bottle Shot

M by Michael Mondavi 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage Notes

1995 Charles Heidsieck – Blanc des Millenaires – Sell Sheet

1995 Charles Heidsieck – Blanc des Millenaires – Shelftalker

95 pts - Wine Spectator

1995 Charles Heidsieck – Blanc des Millenaires – Tasting Notes

1995 Charles Heidsieck – Blanc des Millenaires – Label

1995 Charles Heidsieck – Blanc des Millenaires – Bottle

2005 Charles Heidsieck – Vintage Brut – Sales Sheet

2005 Charles Heidsieck – Vintage Brut – Tasting Notes

2005 Charles Heidsieck – Vintage Brut – Label

2005 Charles Heidsieck – Vintage Brut – Bottle

2006 Charles Heidsieck – Vintage Rosé – Sales Sheet

2006 Charles Heidsieck – Vintage Rosé – Shelftalker

94 pts - Wine Spectator

2006 Charles Heidsieck – Vintage Rosé – Tasting Notes

2006 Charles Heidsieck – Vintage Rosé – Label

2006 Charles Heidsieck – Vintage Rosé – Bottle

2005 André Brunel – Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Cuveé Centenaire – Tasting Notes

2007 André Brunel – Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Cuveé Centenaire – Tasting Notes

2010 André Brunel – Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Cuveé Centenaire – Tasting Notes

2010 André Brunel – Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Cuveé Centenaire – Label

2010 André Brunel – Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Cuveé Centenaire – Bottle

2011 André Brunel – Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Rouge – Tasting Notes

2012 André Brunel – Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Rouge – Tasting Notes

André Brunel – Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Rouge – Non Vintage – Label

André Brunel – Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Rouge – Non Vintage – Bottle

2012 André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône Villages – Cuvée Sabrine – Rouge – Tasting Notes

2013 André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône Villages – Cuvée Sabrine – Rouge – Tasting Notes

2014 André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône Villages – Cuvée Sabrine – Rouge – Tasting Notes

André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône Villages – Cuvée Sabrine – Rouge – Non Vintage – Label

André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône Villages – Cuvée Sabrine – Rouge – Non Vintage – Bottle

2013 André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône – Rouge – Tasting Notes

2014 André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône – Rouge – Tasting Notes

André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône – Rouge – Non Vintage – Label

André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône – Rouge – Non Vintage – Bottle

2014 André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône – La Bécassonne – Blanc – Sales Sheet

90 pts - Wine Advocate

2014 André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône – La Bécassonne – Blanc – Shelftalker

90 pts - Wine Advocate

2014 André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône – La Bécassonne – Blanc – Tasting Notes

2014 André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône – La Bécassonne – Blanc – Labels

2014 André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône – La Bécassonne – Blanc – Bottle

2015 André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône – La Bécassonne – Blanc – Sales Sheet

89 pts - Wine Spectator

2015 André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône – La Bécassonne – Blanc – Shelftalker

89 pts - Wine Spectator

2015 André Brunel – Côtes du Rhône – La Bécassonne – Blanc – Tasting Notes

2014 André Brunel – Châteauneuf-du-pape – Blanc – Tasting Notes

2015 André Brunel – Châteauneuf-du-pape – Blanc – Sales Sheet

93 pts - Wine Spectator

2015 André Brunel – Châteauneuf-du-pape – Blanc – Shelftalker

93 pts - Wine Spectator

2015 André Brunel – Châteauneuf-du-pape – Blanc – Tasting Notes

André Brunel – Châteauneuf-du-pape – Blanc – Non Vintage – Label

André Brunel – Châteauneuf-du-pape – Blanc – Non Vintage- Bottle

2013 André Brunel Vin de Pays de Vaucluse, Grenache – Tasting Notes

2014 André Brunel Vin de Pays de Vaucluse, Grenache – Tasting Notes

André Brunel Vin de Pays de Vaucluse, Grenache – Non Vintage – Label

André Brunel Vin de Pays de Vaucluse, Grenache – Non Vintage – Bottle

2010 Vall Llach Vi De Finca Mas de la Rosa – Sales Sheet

2010 Vall Llach Vi De Finca Mas de la Rosa – Shelftalker

2010 Vall Llach Vi De Finca Mas de la Rosa – Tasting Notes

2010 Vall Llach Vi De Finca Mas de la Rosa – Label

2010 Vall Llach Vi De Finca Mas de la Rosa – Bottle

2010 Idus de Vall Llach – Tasting Notes

2010 Idus de Vall Llach – Label

2012 Idus de Vall Llach – Tasting Notes

2012 Idus de Vall Llach – Label

Idus de Vall Llach – Non Vintage – Bottle

2010 Porrera Vi de Vila de Vall Llach – Shelftalker

2010 Porrera Vi de Vila de Vall Llach – Tasting Notes

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94 points

Wine Spectator, January 2016

An elegant, sinewy style, with classic Nebbiolo character, exuding floral, cherry, strawberry, leather and mineral flavors. The lingering tobacco finish gets a boost from the light burr of tannins. Remains juicy and long. Best from 2017 through 2032.

98 points

Wine Review Online, October 2016

Once in a while I get a chance to taste a wine that shows me something I've not experienced before in the most positive way imaginable. The Asili is such a wine -- at its young age, it shows absolutely explosive aromas of cherry, fresh cut orange, powder, candied raspberry and mixed spice, all just as clear as a cathedral bell. The palate is just starting to show the promise of the nose, with a firm grip and dry earth minerality up front now, but the promise is solid as a rock. Riveting wine!

96 points

James Suckling, November 2015

This has superb elegance and depth to it. Full to medium body, ultra-fine tannins and a wonderful length. Exquisite tannins. All about class this year. Grows on the palate. The quality of the tannins! Drink or hold.

95 points

Wine Enthusiast, February 2016

Red rose, iris, perfumed berry and baking spice emerge on this stunning, vibrant wine. The elegantly structured palate offers crushed raspberry, juicy red cherry, cinnamon and chopped herb while fresh acidity and polished tannins provide a bright, elegant framework. Drink 2018–2027.

94 points

Vinous, December 2015

The 2012 Barbaresco Asili is the finest wine I have tasted from Bruno Giacosa since the 2007 vintage. A bright, beautifully translucent red, the 2012 Asili captures the essence of this great site in its perfumed aromatics, silky fruit and understated depth. Hints of orange zest, rose petal, cinnamon and pine are laced into the resonant, alluring finish. Already quite open and expressive, the 2012 should drink well for the next decade or so. Giacosa fans will find much to admire in the sexy, open-knit 2012 Asili. This is a tremendous showing, and one of the very best 2012s readers will come across.

94 points

Wine Advocate, July 2015

Bruno Giacosa's 2012 Barbaresco Asili benefitted from a warm growing season. The wine opens to a dark, compact appearance and shows an impressive level of aromatic intensity and complexity. The tannins are slightly less mature and more astringent in 2012 compared to 2011. This bodes well for the aging potential of this beautiful wine. Fresh acidity caps a very pretty portrait of the Nebbiolo grape. This is a lovely offering from this historic producer.

93 points

Wine Spectator, October 2016

Enticing flavors of cherry, strawberry, eucalyptus and underbrush mark this elegant, firm red. Tightly wound for now and just hinting at the future. Best from 2018 through 2030.

95 points

Wine Enthusiast, February 2016

Rose petal, perfumed berry, new leather, pressed powder and underbrush are just some of the enticing scents you’ll find on this stunning wine. The structured palate is loaded with finesse, offering crushed cherry, black raspberry and licorice accompanied by polished tannins. This is the firm’s last vintage of Santo Stefano, and they nailed it. Drink 2017–2026.

94 points

James Suckling , January 2015

A wine with silky tannins and pretty bright fruit of strawberries and sliced plums and hints of flowers. Full body, fine tannins and a wonderful clarity. Lovely length of fruit. This is the last vintage of Santo Stefano for Giacosa after many decades of success. Needs at least four or five years to soften. Try in 2016.

93 points

Wine Spectator, August 2014

Graphite, floral, cherry, licorice and tobacco aromas and flavors abound in this firm, muscular red. Stays bright and focused, with a chewy, savory finish. The last vintage of Santo Stefano under the Giacosa label. Best from 2016 through 2025.

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, November 2013

Medium with a hint of amber.  Highly complex, scented nose combines red plum, cherry, strawberry, clove, medicinal herbs and a hint of orange zest.  Intensely flavored, juicy and tightly wound, with lovely cut and definition to the red fruit and spice flavors.  Very concentrated, tactile wine whose firm tannic spine will require at least several years of cellaring.  Finishes with terrific lift.

91 points

Wine Advocate, July 2014

This 2011 Barbaresco Albesani Vigna Santo Stefano is on the market since February and has had ample time to flesh out over the last six months of bottle aging. The wine opens to a light garnet color and immediate fruit tones that veer towards the jammy side with sun-dried strawberry and raspberry. It shows a good level of freshness and acidity to counter the warmer tendencies of the bouquet. The tannins deliver a smooth, silky quality and the wine starts to show pretty aromas of wet earth and black truffle after a few minutes in the glass. Drink: 2015-2030. It has been famously reported now that Bruno Giacosa did not make wine in 2010. If you ask his daughter Bruna why this legendary estate would skip such a promising vintage, her reply is simple: “Sometimes you need to follow your heart.” Like the 2006 vintage that was passed over because it marked the same year that Bruno suffered a massive stroke, the family has similarly private reasons for wanting to skip directly from 2009 to 2011. It’s a hole they chose to leave. In other news, the Giacosa family bought a tiny parcel in Rabaja (half an hectare) and plans to release 4,000 bottles of the inaugural vintage in 2013.

90 points

Vinous, October 2014

Bruno Giacosa's 2011 Barbaresco Albesani Vigna Santo Stefano is gorgeous. Rose petals, sweet red berries and mint are some of the notes that waft from the glass. Silky, polished and quite striking, the 2011 is already open and super-expressive. Considering the warm, precocious vintage and the southern exposure of Santo Stefano, I expected a bigger, more powerful wine, but the 2011 is all about finesse. My impression is that the 2011 will offer its best drinking earlier rather than later. There is plenty to like here.

88 points

James Suckling, November 2015

A bright, fruity red with sliced-plum and peach aromas and flavors. Medium body, clean finish. Crisp aftertaste. Drink now.

88 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, March 2016

A vibrant, intense version, featuring boysenberry and pomegranate flavors integrated with the solid structure. Moderate length. Drink now through 2018.

88 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, July 2015

The candied cherry and raspberry flavors are matched to a supple texture in this expressive red, balanced by light tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2018.

87 points

Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2014

The 2013 Barbera d'Asti L'Avvocata is a fresh, vibrant wine to drink now and over the next year or two. Sweet red berries, mint, flowers and cinnamon all burst from the glass in this joyous, easygoing Barbera from the Coppo family.The 2013 Barbera d'Asti L'Avvocata is a fresh, vibrant wine to drink now and over the next year or two. Sweet red berries, mint, flowers and cinnamon all burst from the glass in this joyous, easygoing Barbera from the Coppo family.

95 points

Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, February 2016

Rose petal, perfumed berry, new leather, pressed powder and underbrush are just some of the enticing scents you’ll find on this stunning wine. The structured palate is loaded with finesse, offering crushed cherry, black raspberry and licorice accompanied by polished tannins. This is the firm’s last vintage of Santo Stefano, and they nailed it. Drink 2017–2026.

94 points

James Suckling, January 2015

A wine with silky tannins and pretty bright fruit of strawberries and sliced plums and hints of flowers. Full body, fine tannins and a wonderful clarity. Lovely length of fruit. This is the last vintage of Santo Stefano for Giacosa after many decades of success. Needs at least four or five years to soften. Try in 2016.

93 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, August 2014

Graphite, floral, cherry, licorice and tobacco aromas and flavors abound in this firm, muscular red. Stays bright and focused, with a chewy, savory finish. The last vintage of Santo Stefano under the Giacosa label. Best from 2016 through 2025.

93 points

Stephen Tanzer, Stephen Tanzer, November 2013

Medium with a hint of amber.  Highly complex, scented nose combines red plum, cherry, strawberry, clove, medicinal herbs and a hint of orange zest.  Intensely flavored, juicy and tightly wound, with lovely cut and definition to the red fruit and spice flavors.  Very concentrated, tactile wine whose firm tannic spine will require at least several years of cellaring.  Finishes with terrific lift.

90 points

Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2014

Bruno Giacosa's 2011 Barbaresco Albesani Vigna Santo Stefano is gorgeous. Rose petals, sweet red berries and mint are some of the notes that waft from the glass. Silky, polished and quite striking, the 2011 is already open and super-expressive. Considering the warm, precocious vintage and the southern exposure of Santo Stefano, I expected a bigger, more powerful wine, but the 2011 is all about finesse. My impression is that the 2011 will offer its best drinking earlier rather than later. There is plenty to like here.

91 points

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, July 2014

This 2011 Barbaresco Albesani Vigna Santo Stefano is on the market since February and has had ample time to flesh out over the last six months of bottle aging. The wine opens to a light garnet color and immediate fruit tones that veer towards the jammy side with sun-dried strawberry and raspberry. It shows a good level of freshness and acidity to counter the warmer tendencies of the bouquet. The tannins deliver a smooth, silky quality and the wine starts to show pretty aromas of wet earth and black truffle after a few minutes in the glass. Drink: 2015-2030. It has been famously reported now that Bruno Giacosa did not make wine in 2010. If you ask his daughter Bruna why this legendary estate would skip such a promising vintage, her reply is simple: “Sometimes you need to follow your heart.” Like the 2006 vintage that was passed over because it marked the same year that Bruno suffered a massive stroke, the family has similarly private reasons for wanting to skip directly from 2009 to 2011. It’s a hole they chose to leave. In other news, the Giacosa family bought a tiny parcel in Rabaja (half an hectare) and plans to release 4,000 bottles of the inaugural vintage in 2013.

89 points

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, March 2016

Bruna Giacosa says that her family had a much easier time with Nebbiolo in 2014 compared to the other grapes they farm. The 2014 Nebbiolo d'Alba Vigna Valmaggiore is an elegant and forthcoming wine that drinks easily in the near-term, thanks to the balanced acidity and silky tannins it offers. The bouquet is laced with wild berry, blue flower and cola. The wine's structure is succulent and firm. In fact, the decisive firmness of this red comes as a pleasant surprise.

90 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, March 2017

A blast of black currant, blackberry, violet and spice notes marks this intense, concentrated red. Juicy, with fine balance and a long, chocolate-tinged finish. Drink now through 2020. 800 cases imported. –BS

88 points

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, June 2016

The 2015 Dolcetto d'Alba opens to a very fruity bouquet with ripe cherry and raspberry on prominent display. The wine offers immediate appeal and dark cherry that spills over into tilled earth and button mushroom. The Dolcetto grape doesn't offer much tannic support, but this wine offers noticeable firmness nonetheless. This was not an easy vintage for Dolcetto, but the winemaking team at the Giacosa winery took extra steps to safeguard the integrity of the fruit.

90 points

Stephanie Johnson, Wine & Spirits, December 2016

The 2013 Barbera d'Alba isn't up to its usually high standards. Barbera loves warm, sunny conditions and 2013 delivered rain and cool temperatures instead. The 2011 and 2012 vintages showed kinder conditions to the grape. Luckily, this expression from Bruno Giacosa does not exhibit any green or herbal characteristics. It shows luscious cherry and dark berry nuances. The wine's acidity is in check for long aging potential. This wine may hold up to ten years.

90 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, February 2016

Light vanilla and toast notes lead off in this red, whose blackberry, black cherry, leather and earth flavors are pure, racy and long. Offers a fine grip of tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 1,000 cases imported.

88 points

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, June 2015

The 2013 Barbera d'Alba isn't up to its usually high standards. Barbera loves warm, sunny conditions and 2013 delivered rain and cool temperatures instead. The 2011 and 2012 vintages showed kinder conditions to the grape. Luckily, this expression from Bruno Giacosa does not exhibit any green or herbal characteristics. It shows luscious cherry and dark berry nuances. The wine's acidity is in check for long aging potential. This wine may hold up to ten years.

87 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, July 2017

Peach, apple and grapefruit flavors ply the lush texture in this open white. A light flourish of bitter citrus upholds the finish. Drink now. 1,500 cases imported.

90+ points

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, March 2016

The Bruno Giacosa 2015 Roero Arneis is a mineral-driven and beautifully fresh white wine that would taste great on a warm summer evening. The wine sports a luminous golden color that seems slightly more intense in this vintage. The bouquet offers citrus, peach, dried sage and crushed oyster shell. In the mouth, the wine is tangy and crisp.

93 points

James Suckling, November 2015

A firm, fruity white with sliced apple, melon and hints of cream. Full body, a lovely bead and a long finish. This is always super quality. Disgorged in March 2015.

93 points

James Suckling, November 2014

This is more refined and relaxed than the 2006.  Full body with refined bubbles.  Apple, lemon and hints of minerals.  Drink now.

89 points

Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, December 2015

Made entirely with Pinot Nero, this straw colored Metodo Classico opens with subdued aromas of nut and a whiff of bread crust. The palate is more expressive, offering white peach, citrus zest and pastry notes alongside a creamy mousse. An almond note closes the finish.

95 points

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, June 2016

The 2011 Barbaresco Riserva Asili (red label) is a full and generous wine that wraps thickly over the senses. The bouquet shows enormous depth and power with a generous presentation of dark fruit, cassis, balsam herb, cola, licorice, tar and lingering smoke. There is an evident sense of fruit ripeness here that helps to build momentum and staying power. Clay soils in the vineyard site have also helped to contribute to the heft and full-bodied nature of this special wine. The finish is characterized by mild acidity and lingering flavors of ripe fruit. The opulent fruit of the wine recalls the 2007 and 2004 vintages.

94 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, April 2016

An elegant, sinewy style, with classic Nebbiolo character, exuding floral, cherry, strawberry, leather and mineral flavors. The lingering tobacco finish gets a boost from the light burr of tannins. Remains juicy and long. Best from 2017 through 2032. 300 cases imported.

99 points

James Suckling, January 2015

This is an incredible wine that reminds me of the perfect 2000 Barolo Rocche de Falletto. Flowers, spices, leather and animals. Decadent. Dried mushrooms. Then changes to Japanese ginger and lemon peel. Full-bodied but refined and so long. It has layers of fruit and power. So refined. Ripe and intense. Perfect balance and harmony. It will be released in 2016.

96 points

Stephen Tanzer, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, November 2013

Good medium red.  Crushed cherry, raspberry, rose petal and botanical herbs on the tangy nose and palate.  If the Santo Stefano is a more masculine, underbrushy style of nebbiolo, this one is a perfume bomb in the mouth, incredibly silky and fine-grained but with outstanding sappy tang to leaven its thickness.  Most impressive today on the slowly mounting, elegant, mouth-saturating back end, which features big but fine-grained tannins and outstanding rising length.  A real essence of nebbiolo.

94 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, January 2016

An elegant, sinewy style, with classic Nebbiolo character, exuding floral, cherry, strawberry, leather and mineral flavors. The lingering tobacco finish gets a boost from the light burr of tannins. Remains juicy and long. Best from 2017 through 2032.

98 points

Rich Cook, Wine Review Online, October 2016

Once in a while I get a chance to taste a wine that shows me something I've not experienced before in the most positive way imaginable. The Asili is such a wine -- at its young age, it shows absolutely explosive aromas of cherry, fresh cut orange, powder, candied raspberry and mixed spice, all just as clear as a cathedral bell. The palate is just starting to show the promise of the nose, with a firm grip and dry earth minerality up front now, but the promise is solid as a rock. Riveting wine!

96 points

James Suckling, November 2015

This has superb elegance and depth to it. Full to medium body, ultra-fine tannins and a wonderful length. Exquisite tannins. All about class this year. Grows on the palate. The quality of the tannins! Drink or hold.

95 points

Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, February 2016

Red rose, iris, perfumed berry and baking spice emerge on this stunning, vibrant wine. The elegantly structured palate offers crushed raspberry, juicy red cherry, cinnamon and chopped herb while fresh acidity and polished tannins provide a bright, elegant framework. Drink 2018–2027.

94 points

Antonio Galloni, Vinous, December 2015

The 2012 Barbaresco Asili is the finest wine I have tasted from Bruno Giacosa since the 2007 vintage. A bright, beautifully translucent red, the 2012 Asili captures the essence of this great site in its perfumed aromatics, silky fruit and understated depth. Hints of orange zest, rose petal, cinnamon and pine are laced into the resonant, alluring finish. Already quite open and expressive, the 2012 should drink well for the next decade or so. Giacosa fans will find much to admire in the sexy, open-knit 2012 Asili. This is a tremendous showing, and one of the very best 2012s readers will come across.

94 points

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, June 2015

Bruno Giacosa's 2012 Barbaresco Asili benefitted from a warm growing season. The wine opens to a dark, compact appearance and shows an impressive level of aromatic intensity and complexity. The tannins are slightly less mature and more astringent in 2012 compared to 2011. This bodes well for the aging potential of this beautiful wine. Fresh acidity caps a very pretty portrait of the Nebbiolo grape. This is a lovely offering from this historic producer.

93 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, October 2015

Enticing flavors of cherry, strawberry, eucalyptus and underbrush mark this elegant, firm red. Tightly wound for now and just hinting at the future. Best from 2018 through 2030.

91 points

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, June 2016

This wine was produced in 2012, but the Giacosa family decided to skip over the very difficult 2013 (especially difficult for Barbera) vintage. The 2014 Barbera d'Alba Falletto is made with estate fruit and shows the power and heft of Serralunga d'Alba. This is a more structured expression with good depth and a generous offering of dark fruit flavors. The finish is marked by a crisp spot of balanced acidity.

87 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 2015

Shows complexity, featuring almond, lemon, floral and anise aromas and flavors. Delicate, so enjoy this on its own or with light foods. Drink now.

93 points

James Suckling, July 2016

Very pretty syrah with spice, cola, berry and dried meat character. Slightly smoked undertones too. Medium to full body, lightly chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now.

93 points

James Suckling, November 2015

This is so balanced and flavorful with meat, pepper, game and dark berries. Full body with round, silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Lively acid backbone. Best wine yet from the Maremma estate of the Frescobaldis. Drink or hold.

89 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, October 2014

90 points

Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, November 2015

Aromas of black-skinned berry, chocolate, cake spice and a whiff of saline take center stage on this concentrated wine. The densely packed palate offers mature blackberry, black cherry, cracked peppercorn and dried herbs alongside a backbone of chewy tannins. A nutty note signals the close

91 points

James Suckling, September 2012

Lots of ripe fruit and vanilla, barrel character showing on the nose and palate. Full and velvety. Soft and yummy. A little New World in style but outstanding. Drink in 2013.

91 points

Ian D'Agata, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, September 2012

Dark ruby-red with purple highlights. Enticing blackcurrant and dark cherry aromas and flavors are lifted by aromatic herbs, black pepper, licorice and tar. Dense and smooth but juicy in the mouth, then smooth and aromatic on the finish. The wine spent 24 months in a combination of French barriques and tonneaux, 50% of them new.

90 points

Ian D'Agata, Vinous, December 2014

Dark red. Smoky red cherry, clove, leather and mint on the rich nose. Then firmer and tighter in the mouth, with energetic lavender and rosemary nuances complicating the dark red fruit flavors. The finish is long, smoothly tannic and serious: this strikes me as one of the best Morellinos ever made by Frescobaldi.

88 points

James Suckling, November 2015

A red with full body and chewy tannins plus toasted oak and coffee bean flavors. Lots of ripe fruit. Drink now.

90 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, August 2015

Well-marked by new oak, this vanilla-and smoke-filled red shows a resinous cast to the black cherry and blackberry flavors.  Stays fresh and defined on the long finish.  Best from 2017 through 2024.

87 points

Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, July 2015

Oak, oak spices and spiced plum aromas lead the nose on this robust red. The palate offers dried red cherry, mature blackberry, vanilla, toast and espresso alongside raspy tannins that leave an abrupt, astringent finish. Showing the heat of the vintage, the fruit is starting to dry up, so drink soon.

88 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, April 2014

A dense, chunky red, with pure cherry and raspberry flavors. Firmly tannic, presenting a dry, dusty finish that evokes tobacco and tea notes. Best from 2015 through 2021.

87 points

Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, April 2014

A blend of 85% Sangiovese, 10% Ciliegiolo and 5% Syrah, this offers subtle aromas of black fruit and spice. The fresh palate delivers sour cher- ry, raspberry, blueberry and hints of black pepper notes alongside drying tannins. There’s not much complexity but it’s enjoyable.

89 points

Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2013

Juicy dark plums, cherries, licorice and spices burst from the glass in the 2010 Morellino di Scansano Riserva Pietraregia. A gorgeous, expressive wine, the 2010 has a lot to offer. The tannins are a bit firm for the wine's mid-weight structure, but otherwise everything works beautifully here. Drinking window: 2013 - 2016

90 points

James Suckling, July 2016

I like the chili and light blueberry character to this light and joyful red. Light body, fresh acidity and a fruity finish. Serve chilled. Drink now.

89 points

Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2015

The 2013 Terremore is plump, juicy and absolutely delicious. Sweet red cherry, plum, mint and spice notes abound in a fresh, vinous wine to drink now and over the next few years. There is a lot to like in this supple, expressive red from the Frescobaldi family's Tenuta dell'Ammiraglia.

89 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, October 2015

Black currant, herb and tobacco permeate this red, with dusty tannins for support. Moderately long, with a spicy finish. Drink now through 2018. 7,222 cases made.

88 points

Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, August 2015

Here’s a savory, easygoing blend of blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah that opens with aromas of red berry and cooking spice. The fresh palate offers black cherries, crushed strawberries, white pepper and a hint of clove alongside bright acidity and fine-grained tannins. Drink now.

87 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, October 2014

Offers aromas of black currant, cedar and herbs. On the palate, this is lean yet flavorful, with the tannins leaving an astringent feel on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. Best from 2015 through 2018

88 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, October 2016

This is fruity yet dry, with a spicy cast to the peach, currant and orange peel notes. Stays balanced and fresh on the lingering finish. Drink now. 300 cases imported.

87 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 2015

Delicate, with crisp acidity and flavors of watermelon, berry and spice. Ideal for light summer lunches or as an aperitif. Drink now.

87 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, September 2016

This is fruity, boasting peach, apple and almond flavors. Balanced, picking up a touch of grapefruit on the finish. Drink now. 900 cases imported.–BS

95 points

James Suckling, July 2016

Aromas of iron, citrus, dark berry and rust follow through to a full body, with blood orange, dark berry and a spicy finish. Impressive bark undertones too. Sensational merlot and sangiovese blend. Better in 2019.

95 points

James Suckling, November 2015

Lots of chocolate, nut, blackberry and dark-mushroom aromas and flavors. Full body, soft tannins and a flavorful finish. Luscious and delicious. Intense finish. Drink or hold, but better in 2018. A blend of sangiovese and merlot.

89 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 2015

Opulent, with vanilla and toasty oak notes framing black cherry and plum flavors. Turns more austere as the burr of tannins closes in on the finish. There's plenty of fruit, but this needs time to resolve the oak. Merlot and Sangiovese. Best from 2017 through 2023. 100 cases imported.

88 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 2015

Offers ample fruit up front, showing black cherry, plum, tar and spice flavors. Bright but extracted, with gritty tannins lining the finish. Merlot and Sangiovese. Best from 2017 through 2024

95 points

James Suckling, September 2013

The purity and focus to this wine is amazing with currants and blueberries throughout. Full body, fine tannins and a beautiful fruit structure. It goes on for minutes. Made from mostly merlot with some sangiovese.

94 points

James Suckling, August 2012

A harmonious wine with cherry, currant and hazelnut character. It's full-bodied, with fine tannins and a clean finish. Polished and refined texture. Very pretty. Better in 2014.

89 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, September 2013

A glossy, oak-tinged red, with a polished sheen to the flavors of cherry, blackberry and spice. Features boisterous tannins, but finds equilibrium overall. Merlot and Sangiovese. Best from 2016 through 2028.

90 points

Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2013

The 2009 Giramonte is one of the standouts in this range from Frescobaldi. Sleek, racy and intense, the 2009 shows excellent balance and plenty of personality. Firm yet nicely integrated tannins support a core of dark red fruit, licorice, tobacco and smoke in this full-bodied, opulent wine. Drinking window: 2014 - 2024

91 points

Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, June 2012

The 2009 Giramonte (Merlot, Sangiovese) is notable for its exuberant personality. Raspberry jam, licorice, flowers and sweet spices jump from the glass. Layers of flavor continue to build to the long, perfumed finish.

90 points

James Suckling, July 2016

Light and zesty wine with some dusty textured tannins, fresh acidity and a lively finish. Drink now.

90 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, September 2016

Bright cherry fruit leads the way, accented by earth and spice notes, revealing a moderately firm structure for support. A savory element kicks in as this lingers. Elegant overall. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. Drink now through 2022. 25,000 cases made.

88 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, July 2015

A good dose of new oak and tense tannins make this red lean and angular, with cherry and berry flavors allied to firm tannins. Moderately long. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. Best from 2017 through 2023. 35,556 cases made

89 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, May 2014

Black currant, cherry and spice flavors grace this rich red which is fluid and balanced, with firm tannins for support and a long dusty finish that echoes the fruit and spice notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. Best from 2015 through 2021.

92 points

James Suckling, September 2013

This is a solid red with blueberry and currant character. Full body, with silky and chewy tannins and a long, long finish. Tangy acidity with a citrus undertone. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, and sangiovese. Better in 2015.

88 points

Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2013

The 2011 Tenuta Frescobaldi di Castiglioni jumps from the glass with juicy dark red cherry and plum notes. Spice, mocha, licorice and graphite nuances add complexity on the finish. This is another wine from Frescobaldi that punches above its weight. The blend is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc and 8% Sangiovese. Drinking window: 2013 - 2016

89 points

James Suckling, August 2016

Clean and fruity with chocolate, spice and berry character. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. What you expect in a delicious, early drinking Chianti. Drink now.

88 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, October 2015

Focused, this delivers cherry, raspberry and almond flavors allied to a vibrant frame. A bit crisp on the finish, but solid nonetheless. Drink now through 2018. 10,000 cases imported.

90 points

James Suckling, November 2015

A tangy and delicious red with plum and dried berry aromas and flavors. Medium body, fresh finish. Real Chianti. Fun and delicious. Drink now.

88 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, October 2015

Focused, this delivers cherry, raspberry and almond flavors allied to a vibrant frame. A bit crisp on the finish, but solid nonetheless. Drink now through 2018.

87 points

Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, July 2015

A soft blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot, this fresh, bright red delivers sensations of ripe red and black berry, violet and rose.  It’s easy-drinking and balanced with smooth tannins.  Enjoy soon.

90 points

James Suckling, August 2012

Fresh and fruity, with raspberries and hints of flowers. Medium-to-full body, with delicate tannins. Just a straight up Chianti that satisfies. Outstanding. Drink now.

88 points

Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, July 2013

A tarry note marks this red, offering flavors of black cherry and cedar, with just a touch of bell pepper.  Rich, endowed with dusy tannins. Best from 2015 through 2013.