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Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (North Canterbury, New Zealand) - [WS 90, #60 Top 100 of 2019] - [WE 90] Leeuwin Chardonnay "Art Series" 2017 (Margaret River, Australia) - [WS 96] [JS 96]
Leeuwin Chardonnay "Art Series" 2017 (Margaret River, Australia) - [WS 96] [JS 96]
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90 Points & #60 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - Wine Spectator:
"Offers an appealing core of intense, lush flavors of ripe melon and peach, with details of white pepper, honeysuckle and ruby grapefruit lingering on the finish. Impressive for the intensity and focus. Drink now. 14,800 cases made, 10,000 cases imported." —MW

96 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Opens rich and lush, with grilled pineapple, ripe pear and fleshy apricot flavors. Details of mineral, lime peel and Meyer lemon add a fresh thread of acidity and a sense of precision, finishing with a note of sesame seed. Drink now through 2030. 800 cases imported." - MW (November 2020)

Allegrini "Palazzo della Torre" Veronese I.G.T. 2010 (Veneto, Italy) - [RP 90] [WE 90] Nervi Gattinara "Vigna Molsino" DOCG 2016 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 96+]
Allegrini "Palazzo della Torre" Veronese I.G.T. 2010 (Veneto, Italy) - [RP 90] [WE 90]
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Nervi Gattinara "Vigna Molsino" DOCG 2016 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 96+]
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90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2010 Palazzo della Torre is 70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella and 5% Sangiovese that is air-dried until December after the harvest. That brief appassimento has shaped a delicious wine with loads of cherry and dark spice. It’s a great value with the depth of concentration and length that would match a wine double this price. Drink 2013-2018." - Monica Larner (Oct 2013)

96+ Points - Vinous:
"Tasted next to the Valferana, the 2016 Gattinara Vigna Molsino is much more nervous in feel. Iron, dried herbs, sweet dried cherry, mint, crushed rocks, white pepper and earthy notes give the Molsino a good deal of aromatic complexity to match its intense, saline-infused minerality. Today, though, the tannins and acids are almost overpowering. Readers will find an old-school, classically austere Gattinara that needs 10-15 years to be at its best. The 2016 is an absolute jewel of a wine, but it should be purchased only by readers with either very good genes are a ton of optimism regarding their own longevity. " - Antonio Galloni (Sep 2020)
Renato Corino Barolo "Arborina" 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 97, #80 Top 100 Wines of Italy 2020] [WS 95] [AG 94+] [RP 94] Penfolds "RWT Bin 798" Shiraz 2017 (Barossa Valley, Australia) - [JH 98] [WS 96, #9 Top 100 of 2019] [JS 96] [D 96] [RP 95]

97 Points & #80 Top 100 Wines of Italy 2020 - James Suckling:
"Aromas of dried strawberries, citrus fruit, flower sand sandalwood. Full-bodied and really powerful with fantastic layering of fruit and ripe tannins. Strawberries, spices, mushrooms and dried flowers. Superb finish. This is a great Barolo. Really well done. Try after 2023." - (27 Jun, 2020 )
98 Points - James Halliday:
"Deep, vibrant colour; the bouquet is very expressive, speaking of a legion of black fruits, licorice, plum and spice, none of which prepare you for the sheer power of this amazing wine, and its untold depths." (9/2019)

96 Points & #9 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - Wine Spectator:
"Think of RWT as an alter ego to Penfolds’ flagship Grange bottling; Grange is a multiregion blend of old-vine Shiraz from around South Australia and aged in American oak, while RWT is an expression of a single region and aged in French oak. Here the purity of Barossa Shiraz is complemented by a creamy, rich texture. Named “Red Winemaking Trial” during its development in the mid-1990s, this wine is no longer an experiment, but the name stuck and RWT has become a classic in its own right. The winemaking is overseen by Penfolds veteran Peter Gago.

Tasting Note: Offers a lush, juicy mix of blackberry, blueberry and black cherry flavors that appears seamless, integrating with notes of amaretto, clove and lavender. Plush, juicy and very generous on the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2034." - MaryAnn Worobiec (Nov. 30, 2019)

La Jota Howell Mountain Merlot 2016 (Napa Valley, California) - [JD 96] [WS 95 & #37 Top 100 of 2019] [RP 94+] [JS 94] [AG 92] Elio Altare Barolo DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 93]
Elio Altare Barolo DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 93]
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96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"One of the top Merlots in the report is certainly the 2016 Merlot Howell Mountain from La Jota. This fabulous wine boasts a deep purple color as well as a true “wow” nose of blackberries, ripe cherries, spice, bay leaf, and ample savory, complex herbal notes. It’s medium to full-bodied, has a layered, balanced style, ripe tannins, and a great finish. Drink it any time over the coming two decades." - Jeb Dunnuck (1/31/2019)

95 Points & #37 Top 100 Wines of 2019 Wine Spectator Magazine:
"An elegant style, featuring lilting flavors of red currant and dried raspberry that show hints of cedar and paprika. Fine-edged, with savory richness midpalate. Dried green herbal notes emerge on the minerally finish. Drink now through 2026. 1,657 cases made." - KM (Issue Nov 30, 2019)
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93 Points - Vinous:
"Bright and floral, with lovely aromatic top notes that give the wine energy, the 2016 Barolo is a terrific introduction to the Altare Barolos. Lavender, rose petal, mint, spice and new leather are some of the many notes that grace this silky, mid-weight Barolo." - Antonio Galloni (Feb 2020)

Substance "Cs" Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (Washington) - [JS 93] [JD 91] La Jota Howell Mountain Merlot 2017 (Napa Valley, California) - [JD 94] [RP 94] [AG 92] [JS 91]
Substance "Cs" Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 (Washington) - [JS 93] [JD 91]
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La Jota Howell Mountain Merlot 2017 (Napa Valley, California) - [JD 94] [RP 94] [AG 92] [JS 91]
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93 Points - James Suckling:
"This has the wonderful, dark-fruit and olive character of a ripe cabernet sauvignon, but the polished tannins fold over the wine. It’s full-bodied, yet agile and focused at the finish. Real wine for the money. Drink now." (June 2020)

91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"I loved the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Cs, which ranks with the finest releases to date for this cuvée. Classy cassis fruits, lead pencil, and tobacco notes all emerge from the glass, and it’s medium to full-bodied, with ripe tannin, integrated oak, and a great finish. It makes a mockery of just about every other Cabernet Sauvignon in this price range. Buy a case and enjoy over the coming 4-6 years, probably longer." - Jeb Dunnuck (4/15/2020)
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94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Merlot Howell Mountain reveals pretty baked plums, blueberry pie and blackberry compote notes with touches of cloves, star anise, cracked black pepper and black soil plus a waft of underbrush. Full-bodied, the palate is densely packed with crunchy black fruit layers, framed by very ripe, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and peppery." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (31st Oct 2019)
Renato Ratti Barolo "Marcenasco" DOCG 2015 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WE 96] [WS 95, #27 Top 100 of 2019] [DC 93] [JS 93] [RP 92] G D Vajra Barolo "Bricco delle Viole" DOCG 2016 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Piedmont, Italy) - [RP 98] [AG 97] [JS 97] [WE 95]
Renato Ratti Barolo "Marcenasco" DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy)
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92 Points - James Suckling:
"A pure, subtle Barolo 2016, showing poached strawberries, red-apple tart, rose-water and dried cloves. Medium-bodied and tight with fine tannins, steely acidity and a medium-chewy finish. Drink from 2022." - (10 Sep, 2019)


98 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"From the Bricco delle Viole cru, or the vineyard most strongly associated with this historic estate, this is a versatile or "evergreen" wine that always delivers consistent results. The G.D. Vajra 2016 Barolo Bricco delle Viole sees fruit from a seven-hectare vineyard with high exposures positioned at 400 to 480 meters above sea level. This site shows characteristic Tortonian-era soils classified as Sant'Agata marl with fossils. These soils have an enormous capacity to regulate the ripening process, resulting in the longer growing seasons relished by the Nebbiolo grape. In a word, the profile here is classic. You get delicate fruit tones and wild rose with camphor ash, licorice and tar. The wine is beautifully harmonious and ethereal. Some 15,000 bottles are hitting the market now." - Monica Larner (23rd Jul 2020)
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml) - [WA 95, #9 Top 20 of 2019] Tornatore Trimarchisa Etna Rosso 2015 (Etna, Sicily, Italy) - [JS 95] [WE 92] [RP 92] [AG 91]
Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban 14 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml) - [WA 95, #9 Top 20 of 2019]
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Tornatore Trimarchisa Etna Rosso 2015 (Etna, Sicily, Italy) - [JS 95] [WE 92] [RP 92] [AG 91]
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92 Points & #9 Top 20 Whiskies of 2019 - Whiskey Advocate:
"This Quinta Ruban succeeds the 12 year old version, adding two additional years of finishing in port casks, while maintaining the same bargain price. The result is a symphony of understated opulence. Marzipan, fresh apple and pear, milk chocolate, red berries, candied ginger, and praline on the nose build slowly, leading into a fruity, spiced palate. Flavors of soft gingerbread, molasses cake, cherry pie, spiced plums, almond nougat, and dark chocolate intermingle with faint strains of pipe tobacco. It sings on the finish, with a parting crescendo of hazelnut, spice, cigar wrapper, and lengthy oak." — Susannah Skiver Barton
95 Points - James Suckling:
"There is so much red berry fruit here such as redcurrants and raspberries as well as more ripe notes of ash, tar, dried rose petals and spices. The palate is quite rich and dense yet very much kept fresh by tangy fruit and pretty acidity. Long finish. Drink now." (October 2017)
Ezra Brooks Two-Pack Set Straight Bourbon Whiskey & Straight Rye Whiskey (2 x 750ml) G D Vajra Barolo "Albe" 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WE 94] [RP 94] [JS 93] [AG 91]
Ezra Brooks Two-Pack Set Straight Bourbon Whiskey & Straight Rye Whiskey (2 x 750ml)
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G D Vajra Barolo "Albe" DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WE 94] [RP 94] [JS 93] [AG 91]
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About the Whiskey:
It starts with genuine Kentucky sour mash. Then it’s aged the old-fashioned way, charcoal filtered, and bottled at an honest 90 proof. That’s straight-up authentic bourbon.
TASTING NOTES: Caramel and vanilla with hints of spice and chocolate for a smooth, warm finish.
INGREDIENTS: Corn, rye, and barley
45% ALC/VOL • 90 PROOF

About the Rye:
This whiskey is 51% rye, 45% corn, 4% malt, and 100% genuine. Bottled at an honest 90 proof, it’s a real straight shooter.
TASTING NOTES: Hints of chocolate, leather, vanilla, and spicy grains, balanced by slightly sweet and oaky tones.
INGREDIENTS: Rye and barley
45% ALC/VOL • 90 PROOF
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94 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Aromas of woodland berry, new leather, camphor and pressed rose waft out of the glass. Juicy and delicious, the chewy palate doles out succulent Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry and white pepper. Polished tannins and fresh acidity give it an immediate appeal but this also offers several years of drinking pleasure. Drink through 2028. Editor's choice. Kerin O’Keefe" - (9/1/2020)

Renato Corino Barolo del Comune di La Morra 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [RP 92] [JS 92] [AG 91] Nervi Gattinara DOCG 2017 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 94]
Renato Corino Barolo del Comune di La Morra 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [RP 92] [JS 92] [AG 91]
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Nervi Gattinara DOCG 2017 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 94]
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92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"I love these wines that source fruit from a single comune, or village, in the Barolo appellation. The entry-level Renato Corino 2016 Barolo del Comune di La Morra showcases silky tannins, loose textural fiber and pretty berry accents. Once you break it all down, this wine delivers on a promise of varietal purity and accessibility. Raspberry and wild cherry is followed by dried mint and basil. An ample 10,000 bottles were made." - Monica Larner (23rd Jul 2020)


94 Points - Vinous:
"The 2017 Gattinara is terrific. It will also give readers something to drink without waiting decades. In 2017, the Gattinara is a bit richer than it often is - the result of the warm dry year – but its profile is super-classic. Sweet pipe tobacco, mint, dried herbs, licorice, dried cherry and Alpine herbs fill out its ample frame effortlessly. I would give the 2017 a few years in bottle, but it won’t need more than that to start drinking well. In 2017, Roberto Conterno did not bottle his vineyard-designates. Instead, all the best lots went into the straight Gattinara, an overachieving wine that delivers the goods. I don’t expect the 2017 will be among the most long-lived wines here, but that will hardly be an issue for most readers. " - Antonio Galloni (Sep 2020)
Tornatore Etna Rosso 2017 (Etna, Sicily, Italy) - [WE 93] [JS 92] [RP 91] [AG 91] Snowden "Brothers Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Napa Valley, California) - [AG 96+] [WS 94, #91 Top 100 of 2019] [JS 92]
Tornatore Etna Rosso 2017 (Etna, Sicily, Italy) - [WE 93] [JS 92] [RP 91] [AG 91]
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93 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Aromas of red berry, rose, thyme and a whiff of camphor shape the fragrant nose. Sleek and graceful, the lithe, savory palate delivers juicy strawberry, crushed raspberry, Mediterranean herbs and white pepper framed in glossy tannins and fresh acidity. A mineral note evoking smoky flint lingers on the finish. " - Kerin O'Keefe (December 2019)
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96+ Points - Vinous:
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Brothers is the best wine I have tasted from Diana Snowden-Seysses. Rich, explosive and savory, the 2016 dazzles with intensity in all of its dimensions. Graphite, smoke, savory herbs and spice notes wrap around a core of dark fruit in a vertical, towering Cabernet Sauvignon that captures all the vintage has to offer. " Antonio Galloni - (Dec 2018)

94 Points & #91 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - Wine Spectator:
"Offers a tasty core of plum and blackberry fruit, backed by lively anise and apple wood notes. Restrained overall, with an alluring freshness and a subtle charcoal hint lingering deftly at the end. Drink now through 2032. 639 cases made." — JM


Tornatore Pietrarizzo Etna Rosso 2016 (Etna, Sicily, Italy) - [JS 93] [WE 93] [RP 89] Tania & Vincent Careme "Terre Brulee" Chenin Blanc 2019 (Swartland, South Africa) - [WS 90 & Top 100 Values of 2020]
Tornatore Pietrarizzo Etna Rosso 2016 (Etna, Sicily, Italy) - [JS 93] [WE 93] [RP 89]
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93 Points - James Suckling:
"Very bright and focused with aromas of sliced strawberries, citrus and violets that follow through to a full body, juicy fruit and a flavorful finish. Chewy. Better in 2020, but already a beauty." (October 2018)
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90 Points & Top 100 Values of 2020 - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This features a seductive texture that coats the palate, offering an intriguing mineral grip that supports notes of yellow plum and melon at the core, with spice and floral accents gliding along the edges. Delivers a long, inviting finish. Chenin Blanc. Drink now through 2029. 3,267 cases imported." - AZ (May 31, 2020)
Vina Almaviva Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto DO 2016 [PRE-ARRIVAL] (Puente Alto, Maipo Valley, Chile) - [JS 97] [RP 95] Luigi Baudana Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [RP 93] [AG 93] [WE 93]
95 Points & #10 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - Wine Spectator:
"Jointly owned by Bordeaux’s Château Mouton-Rothschild and Chile’s Concha y Toro, Almaviva is an elegant Bordeaux-style red blend. Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, with 24 percent of the distinctive red grape Carmenère in the mix, the 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of this perennial top-scorer. The 150-acre Puente Alto estate lies just south of Chile’s capital of Santiago and is filled with gravels and clays washed down from the towering Andes, which rise to the east; the Carmenère is sourced from the famed Peumo vineyard in the Cachapoal Valley farther south. Winemaker Michel Friou aged the wine 16 months in new French oak.

Tasting Note: Elegant, powerful and well-structured, with a refined mix of dark fruit, dried red fruit and spice flavors. Dried herbal notes emerge midpalate, with a minerally finish that is long and rich-tasting. Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2025." — Kim Marcus (May 31, 2019)

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba achieves a loose and open fiber that gives this wine the most accessible personality among these three Baroli released by Luigi Baudana (owned by G.D. Vajra). On the Barolo scale, the fruit is sharp and straightforward with easily identifiable tones of black cherry, plum and cassis. The intensity of that characteristic Nebbiolo licorice and cola is downplayed in this wine, as dark fruit is the leading force. However, this vintage introduces the acidity and natural structure to play the wine forward for 10 years or more. This release of 8,000 bottles needs a little more time." - Monica Larner (23rd Jul 2020)

Tolaini Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana Legit 2016 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WS95, #13 Top 100 of 2020] Tensley "Colson Canyon Vineyard" Syrah 2019 (Santa Barbara County, California) - [JD 94-96]
Tolaini Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana Legit 2016 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 95, #13 Top 100 of 2020]
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Tensley "Colson Canyon Vineyard" Syrah 2019 (Santa Barbara County, California) - [JD 94-96]
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95 Points & #13 Top 100 of 2020 - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"An impressive red of breadth and depth, featuring black cherry, plum, leather, earth, iron and cedar aromas and flavors. This is solidly built and well-balanced, with finely honed tannins and lively acidity providing backbone. Best from 2021 through 2040. 15,000 cases made, 2,500 cases imported." - BS (Oct 31, 2020)

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94-96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"A more elegant, perfumed, floral wine from this site, the 2019 Syrah Colson Canyon offers Côte Rôtie-like black raspberry, violets, spring flowers, and gamey, meat-driven aromatics. Medium to full-bodied and beautifully textured, with a kiss of background oak, it's going to show nicely right out of the gate yet also have two decades of longevity." - Jeb Dunnuck (8/4/2020)

94 Points & #40 Top 100 of 2020 - Wine Spectator Magazine (2018 Vintage):
"Shows ample torque at the core, wrapped in multilayered flavors of blueberry and cherry, accented by licorice, garrigue and crushed rock notes, finishing with brooding yet polished tannins. Drink now through 2028. 1,500 cases made." - TF
G D Vajra Barolo "Coste di Rose" DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 95] [WE 94] [AG 94] [RP 94] Idda Etna Rosso 2017 (Sicily, Italy)
G D Vajra Barolo "Ravera" DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [JS 95] [WE 94] [AG 94] [RP 94]
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Idda Etna Rosso 2017 (Sicily, Italy)
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96 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Focused and vibrant, this chiseled red has enticing scents of small red berry, rose, menthol and culinary spice. On the taut, youthfully austere palate, a backbone of firm, fine-grained tannins supports juicy red cherry, strawberry and licorice while fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Give it time to unwind and come together. Drink 2026–2041." - Kerin O’Keefe (9/1/2020)
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About the Wine:
IDDA is also the name of a joint venture involving two families: Gaja and Graci, and adventure that began in 2016 on the highest active volcano in Europe. A winery founded to explore the southern slope of Etna, with the purpose of searching for vineyards that express elegance and complexity thanks to the nature of the soil and the sunlight that characterizes these places.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Vibrant, ruby red
Aroma: Mineral notes bound to sweet aromas, like marzipan, but with tart black cherry and mulberry rising from the glass. The wine shows notes of candied citrus fruits, but also soft herbal tones, such as fresh tomato leaf and oregano.
Taste: This wine has a clear expression of ripe and sweet fruit on the palate. The finish leads off with Intriguing minerality, with a hint of flint. A medium structure with good acidity makes it enjoyable and refreshing.

Penner Ash "Shea Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2017 (Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon) - [JS 95] Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac Grand Cru 2016 (Bordeaux, France) - [JD 100] [RP 98+] [WS 97, #97 Top 100 of 2019] [AG 97] [JS 96-97] [WE 95]
Penner Ash "Shea Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2017 (Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon) - [JS 95]
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95 Points - James Suckling:
"A very poised pinot with fresh, wild cherries and abundant fresh, forest leaves, wood and herbs, all deeply woven together. The palate delivers a succulent, juicy impression with an elegant, long and unwavering shape. Excellent pinot. Drink or hold." - (1 May, 2019)

94 Points & #76 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - Wine Spectator (2016 Vintage):
"Elegant yet dynamic, with violet, raspberry and spiced cinnamon flavors that build richness and structure toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2026. 1,100 cases made." —TF

100 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Coming from the genius winemaking talent of Nicolas Glumineau, the 2016 Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande matches the 1982 and is a perfect, legendary wine in the making. A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc brought up in 60% new oak, it's not the most powerful Left Bank but offers perfect balance and thrilling intensity as well as heavenly aromatics of crème de cassis, leafy herbs, jammy blackberries, tobacco leaf, and freshly sharpened lead pencils as well as more violets and minerality with time in the glass. Possessing a deep, full-bodied, singular character, the purity of fruit that's the hallmark of the vintage, building tannins, and a sense of class and elegance that's hard to describe, it's a 50-year-wine. While this cuvée has included a fair chunk of Merlot in the past that gave it more upfront appeal, it's important for readers to know it's much more Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated today, and while it is slightly more approachable than some of its neighbors, it shuts down rather quickly with time in the glass. (I followed this wine for multiple days.) I suspect a solid decade of cellaring is warranted." - Jeb Dunnuck (2/28/2019)

98+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is blended of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc aged for 18 months in 60% new oak. Deep purple-black in color, it is a little mute, slowly unfurling to reveal a core of crushed blackcurrants, blueberry compote and black raspberries with nuances of cinnamon stick, violets, star anise, menthol and pencil shavings plus a waft of fallen leaves. Medium-bodied and super intense in the mouth, the palate bursts with black fruits and savory layers, complemented by red fruit sparks and framed by fantastically ripe, fine-grained tannins, finishing very long with a lingering suggestion of minerality." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (30th Nov 2018)

97 Points & #97 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - Wine Spectator:
"Saturated with dark currant, fig and blackberry compote flavors, this has a fleshy, nearly glycerin feel at first before stretching out to reveal singed cedar, tobacco leaf, dark earth and cassis bush flavors. A terrific tug of cast iron emerges at the very end. Deliciously juicy dark fruit keeps rolling throughout. Best from 2025 through 2040. 12,000 cases made. —JM
Luigi Baudana Barolo "Cerretta" DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [RP 96] [WE 95] [AG 95] Tolaini Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG 2013 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 93] [JS 93] [RP 91+] [AG 91] [WE 91]
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Legit (Tolaini) Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WS 94, #26 Top 100 of 2019] [JS 91]
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96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Cerretta is one of my personal favorite growing sites in Serralunga d'Alba, thanks to that more pronounced mineral signature of rusty nail or crushed stone that comes into plain view. White marl soils cover reddish clay not too far under the surface. Those territorial markers are especially well defined in this classic vintage. The Luigi Baudana 2016 Barolo Cerretta unfolds slowly in the glass to reveal orange peel, blue flower and camphor ash. There is generous black fruit in there as well, carefully woven into the greater texture of the wine. The tannins are accessible and integrated, and that's an important fact to know when measuring the wine's drinking window. You could age it longer or even contemplate a cork-popping in the not-so-distant future (say after 2025). I love the lingering linearity of this 3,000-bottle production." - Monica Larner (23rd Jul 2020)

94 Points & #26 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - Wine Spectator:
"This is broad and incisive, delivering black currant, plum, leather, earth and wild herb flavors. Dense and beefy, yet with ample fruit for balance, driven by vibrant acidity. This is starting to mellow but still has years of life ahead. Drink now through 2036. 15,000 cases made, 3,000 cases imported." — BS (Issue Sep 30, 2019)
Nervi Gattinara "Vigna Molsino" DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 96+] Nervi Gattinara DOCG 2017 (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 94]
Nervi Gattinara "Vigna Molsino" DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 96+]
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Nervi Gattinara DOCG 2017 (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 94]
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96+ Points - Vinous:
"Tasted next to the Valferana, the 2016 Gattinara Vigna Molsino is much more nervous in feel. Iron, dried herbs, sweet dried cherry, mint, crushed rocks, white pepper and earthy notes give the Molsino a good deal of aromatic complexity to match its intense, saline-infused minerality. Today, though, the tannins and acids are almost overpowering. Readers will find an old-school, classically austere Gattinara that needs 10-15 years to be at its best. The 2016 is an absolute jewel of a wine, but it should be purchased only by readers with either very good genes are a ton of optimism regarding their own longevity. " - Antonio Galloni (Sep 2020)

94 Points - Vinous:
"The 2017 Gattinara is terrific. It will also give readers something to drink without waiting decades. In 2017, the Gattinara is a bit richer than it often is - the result of the warm dry year – but its profile is super-classic. Sweet pipe tobacco, mint, dried herbs, licorice, dried cherry and Alpine herbs fill out its ample frame effortlessly. I would give the 2017 a few years in bottle, but it won’t need more than that to start drinking well. In 2017, Roberto Conterno did not bottle his vineyard-designates. Instead, all the best lots went into the straight Gattinara, an overachieving wine that delivers the goods. I don’t expect the 2017 will be among the most long-lived wines here, but that will hardly be an issue for most readers. " - Antonio Galloni (Sep 2020)
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2018 (Portugal) - [WS 97] [WE 96] [WA 95+] [VM 95] Leeuwin Cabernet Sauvignon "Art Series" 2016 (Margaret River, Australia) - [JS 94] [WS 91]
Quinta do Noval Vintage Port 2018 (Portugal) - [WS 97] [WE 96] [WA 95+] [VM 95]
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Leeuwin Cabernet Sauvignon "Art Series" 2016 (Margaret River, Australia) - [JS 94] [WS 91]
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97 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Juicy and muscular, with a ball of plum paste, warmed fig compote and black currant reduction flavors that need time to unwind. Ample graphite- and bramble-accented grip underscores the fruit on the finish, while a ganache note finds room to strut its stuff in the end. Should be one of the longer-lived wines of the vintage. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Cão, Sousão and Tinta Roriz. Best from 2030 through 2055. 1,600 cases made, 490 cases imported." - JM (December 2020)
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94 Points - James Suckling:
"Impressively curated cabernet with cedar and tobacco aromas framing bright red berries, as well as bergamot, black tea, red plums and violets. The palate has a smooth, succulent and elegantly juicy shape and such fine, taut and layered tannins that carry so long and pure. Superb cab with power and elegance. Best from 2024." - Nick Stock (March 2020)

G D Vajra Barolo "Albe" 2015 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 93, #48 Top 100 of 2019] [RP 93] [JS 93] [WE 92] [AG 91] Nervi Conterno “Il Rosato” 2019 (Piedmont, Italy)
Nervi Conterno “Il Rosato” 2019 (Piedmont, Italy)
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93 Points & #48 Top 100 Wines of 2019 - Wine Spectator:
"Pretty, featuring rose, cherry, raspberry and mint flavors, with a touch of mineral. Supple, harmonious and elegant, offering a long finish. The aftertaste is tinged with orange peel and tobacco notes. Best from 2021 through 2036. 4,500 cases made. —BS
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About the Winery:
Fermented in stainless steel and aged on the lees in tank for four months, the 2019 Il Rosato possesses haunting Nebbiolo perfume, bracing minerality and uncommon depth.
Nervi Gattinara "Vigna Valferana" DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 96] Luigi Baudana Barolo "Baudana" DOCG 2016 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WE 95] [AG 95]
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96 Points - Vinous:
"The 2016 Gattinara Vigna Valferana is every bit as impressive from bottle as it was from cask. Rich and resonant, the 2016 is so supremely beautiful as it opens up in the glass. It is a wine of real breadth and textural expansiveness. Rose petal, mint, sweet dried cherry, tar, anise and orange peel are some of the nuances that emerge, but the Valferana is a wine to admire for its total sense of balance. In a word: Lights out. Make that two words. " - Antonio Galloni (Sep 2020)



95 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Balsamic aromas of camphor mingle with pressed rose, new leather and small red berry. Firmly structured and youthfully austere, the linear palate features dried cherry, licorice, cinnamon and tobacco alongside assertive but noble tannins and fresh acidity. Drink 2026–2036." - Kerin O’Keefe (9/1/2020)