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Wine Spectator Top 100 2017
Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG, Umbria 2011 750ML ($37.95) $29 pre-arrival special
Case-12 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG, Umbria 2011 750ML ($419.95) $316 pre-arrival special (that’s only $26.33/bottle!)
Wine Spectator 92 points “This finely balanced Sagrantino layers creamy tannins with a pretty array of raspberry ganache, fig cake and dried sage flavors, accented by aromatic hints of rose petal and spice.… Read the rest
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Gorman’s Old Scratch GSM
Chris Gorman is a wine industry lifer who has been turning out some of the most sought after wines from Washington State since 2002. Done in a full bodied, take no prisoners style, Gorman makes wines for lovers of Washington wines. The “Old Scratch” is labeled as a GSM, but could be labeled as a Syrah, as it makes up 90% of the blend and hews to the Gorman style that made the winery famous.
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Caprili Brunello; January Closeout Sale, Now With Gahier; Long Shadows; Levet’s Wild Cote Rotie; Yves Cuilleron’s Amazing Northern Rhone Array; 2013 Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova—A Classic in the Making
94 Point Brunello, Under $35
Caprili at the Best Price in the Country
Caprili has become one of the most notable names when talking about Brunello producers whose star is on the rise. Founded relatively recently for a Tuscan estate, in 1965, the small family producer has continued to turn out some of the most exciting, traditionally styled wines from the Brunello appellation, though only recently has their name become a buzzword in industry circles.
Stylistically, these are powerful wines, with rich full textures and intense aromatics. Fermentations here are long and in stainless, with grapes spending 25+ days on the skins before going into large format, old Slavonian oak barrels for a full three years before botting.
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