Italy Piedmont

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  • 22 in stock
  • $49.99

Barale 2017 Barolo Castellero

Castellero is located in the village of Barolo, between the more famous vineyards of Bussia and Cannubi. This steep slope is composed of well-draining calcareous marl which are perfectly suited to Nebbiolo. This site is planted to the historic Michet, Rosè and Lampia clones of Nebbiolo, and propagated by massale selection. The Castellero is deeper and shows more concentration than the normale bottling, with notes of cherry, red forest fruit, dried spices, herbs, floral notes of rose and violet, sweet spice, and undergrowth. Pair with roasted red meat or game, or cellar for a few decades. 

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $68.99

  • Organic

Barale 2018 Barbaresco Serraboella

Our little secret: vintage after vintage, Barale’s Barbaresco Serraboella is one of our favorites. Of course it reflects the vintage, but the wine is always graceful and approachable, with good lift and balance - simply deliciously consistent wine, and always offer great quality for the price. The 2018 extends our love affair, and is drinking particularly well now – give it a few hours to breathe and the wine absolutely sings. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 19 in stock
  • $46.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Barale 2020 Barbera d'Alba Castle

As with the Barale Dolcetto and Nebbiolo, the Barbera could serve as a text-book example of the grape. The 2020 a fine balance between very ripe fruit and very fresh, mouthwatering acidity – deliciously lush, crisp, and mineral all at once, this really outperforms. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 24 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic

Barale 2020 Langhe Nebbiolo

Again the Barales achieve a fascinating balance of savory character and fruit, all in a medium-bodied wine that’s quite structured with ripe tannin, with very good length. Another classic. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 28 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic

Barale 2021 Dolcetto d'Alba Le Rose

A lovely light-mid weight Dolcetto, very fresh with good acidity and classically tannic, this combines bright red fruit and savory herbal notes; this will gain complexity with just a little more time in bottle. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 46 in stock
  • $22.99

  • Organic

Baudana / Vajra 2018 Barolo Baudana

I'm looking forward to tasting the 2018 again because a couple of months ago it was a stand-out in a large crowd of bottles, and people. My note - more accurately, my scribble - reads "lovely red cherry and blood orange - a very fresh nose - medium bodied, ripe tannin, a very elegant Serralunga - velvet glove". Make of it what you will - the wine will not disappoint! Jamie Wolff

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  • 10 in stock
  • $99.99

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  • 55 in stock
  • $57.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $64.99

Cantina del Lupo 2021 Piemonte Grignolino "Grignole"

Very engaging on the nose, like uncovering a bowl of strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries while a breeze of light flowers and green grass stirs on a summer afternoon. Really, if the aromatics of this wine don't put a smile on your face, I don't know what will. The color is a translucent rhubarb hue. On the palate, there is vibrant acidity and only a minuscule tannic touch. The fruit on the tongue has more of an edge than it does on the nose, with tangy red cherry and crisp red apple. Edgy but deliciously fresh.

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  • 44 in stock
  • $14.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $549.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $199.99

Fratelli Alessandria 2018 Barolo del Commune di Verduno

Formerly their Barolo blend included fruit from La Morra; now it’s pure Verduno (for you geeks it’s a blend from Boscatto, Campasso, Pisapola, Riva Rocca, and Rocche del’Ormo). Because I didn’t get to visit last spring, I tasted the wine for the first time yesterday (February 2nd, 2023), and it was everything that one could hope for in a classic Barolo.  It will do fine for at least a few years in the cellar, but it is also truly delicious now, and I will have a hard time keeping my hands off. This is a function of the vintage, which generally produced lighter wines – in the right hands yielding moderately structured wines like this one, with a really surprisingly gratifying balance of all elements. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 67 in stock
  • $59.99

  • Organic

Fratelli Alessandria 2018 Barolo Monvigliero

Monvigliero = wow. Absolutely lovely, very fine and elegant, with super-ripe tannins, medium bodied and open, redolent of cherry, orange peel, rose petal, chalky earth – a complex and really fantastic wine that happens to be drinking extremely well right now. Taste one and see if you can resist opening another bottle very soon after. Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 30 in stock
  • $99.99

  • Organic
  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $84.99

Fratelli Alessandria 2021 Verduno Pelaverga

Made from the Pelaverga Piccolo grape, specifically grown in the northern Barolo sub-region of Verduno. Consisting of fruit from many sites: Riva Rocca, Campasso, Boscatto, Neirane, Sotto Orti, Galleria. Guyot trained vines averaging 20 years of age. Fruit added to a pied de cuvee, fermented 6 to 8 days in stainless steel tanks. Aging is done in either stainless or cement for 5 to 6 months, plus an additional month or two in bottle. In the glass, the wine shows a clear red, with nuances of pink and orange. The nose on this wine is terrific. Aromatically sophisticated like a cocktail. Freshly milled peppercorns, pine needles, and grapefruit peel, with the simplest bass note of firm red cherry. It tastes much like it smells, plus salinity and stoniness that adds zip and focus to the palate. The wine's structure relies on this assertiveness, since it is almost free of tannin (in the best way). Completely refreshing.David Hatzopoulos

I loved the Pelaverga 2021, which seems to show the best that Pelaverga has to offer. This one is light-bodied, and very aromatic, with the classic nose of ground pepper and fresh red fruits that follow through on the palate – “a very versatile wine with food” says Vittore, “salume, spicy foods, even with fish”, which I buy, although it’s delicious all by itself. Jamie Wolff


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  • 10 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Organic
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  • 5 in stock
  • $31.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $159.99

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  • 1 in stock
  • $269.99

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  • 11 in stock
  • $52.99

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  • 29 in stock
  • $24.99

Principiano, Ferdinando 2018 Barolo Serralunga

In 2018 all of the fruit that usually makes up Principiano's single-vineyard Barolo Boscaretto went into the Barolo Serralunga. The Boscaretto fruit sees some significant percentage of whole-cluster fermentation (in steel, with indigenous yeasts, with aging in botti). In conversation a few years ago Ferdinando was pondering dropping the single-vineyard bottlings (Boscaretto, and Ravera di Monforte) in favor of a single blended wine; if the 2018 Barolo di Serralunga is any guide, this is still a pretty fantastic idea.  My most recent two tastings have shown the wine to be very approachable; I think it has the stuff to mature for some years, but it is drinking beautifully now. It's very aromatic - classic young Nebbiolo, with some cherry, blood orange, balsam, delicately floral; the tannins are ripe and relatively gentle, and the whole come together as balanced and super elegant wine. As a highly experienced (and highly articulate) wine friend said, the 2018 is "stupid good". Jamie Wolff

  • red
  • 12 in stock
  • $57.99

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  • 30 in stock
  • $23.99

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  • 2 in stock
  • $179.99

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  • 5 in stock
  • $179.99

Rovero 2018 Brachetto d'Asti

Brachetto is usually made in the same style of Moscato d’Asti -- the fermentation is stopped when alcohol is still quite low and some of the CO2 is captured to create a slightly sparkling, sweet wine. Farmed strictly organically, the fermentation for the Rovero is arrested with filtration rather than large doses of sulfur (as is common for sweet Brachetto) to limit overall additions to the wine. The wine has opulent strawberry fruit and red flowers on the nose with a lively sparkle and creamy texture braced by bright acid and plenty of sweetness; it is a truly carefree wine that is a joy to drink. A natural pairing with fruit desserts, strawberry shortcake, as a sweet pairing for prosciutto and melon, or as a dessert in and of itself!

  • red off-dry sparkling
  • 14 in stock
  • no discount
  • $19.99

  • Organic

Trediberri 2018 Barolo del commune di la Morra

“Textbook” says my colleague Giselle upon smelling the 2018 Barolo del Commune di La Morra, and indeed there are distinct rose petal and tar aromatics, along with orange peel, mint, and red cherry. On the palate the wine is very bright and lifted, medium-bodied with ripe tannin, and delicate and lacy on the long finish.It's no secret that 2018 was a challenging vintage in Barolo, and I'd have to agree based on a number of lackluster wines that I've tasted. The Trediberri Barolo is an exception, and an exceptional wine. It's a blend of all of their vineyards  (there was no separate bottling of Rocche dell'Annuziata) and the wine offers the dynamic and complex character that we've come to expect from Trediberri. Nicola and Federico Oberto have quickly established a stellar record, and to have produced such a fine wine in 2018 only bodes well for the future. This is an exciting Barolo! Jamie Wolff                            

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $68.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • 12 in stock
  • $21.99