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We're in an Italian state of mind these days....here are some of the newest arrivals! 

    The Paitin Langhe Nebbiolo comes from vineyards in the towns of Neive, and Alba which were purchased and replanted by the Pasquero-Elias in 1995. The vines are densely-planted. and produce small yields of intensely-flavored berries. The wine is infused with classic scents of cherries and currant, with a supple, polished mouthfeel. 19.99

 

 

The Paitin Langhe Nebbiolo comes from vineyards in the towns of Neive, and Alba which were purchased and replanted by the Pasquero-Elias in 1995. The vines are densely-planted. and produce small yields of intensely-flavored berries. The wine is infused with classic scents of cherries and currant, with a supple, polished mouthfeel. 19.99

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The 2013 is a tasty, easygoing Barbaresco to drink over the next decade or more. There is good depth in the glass, with pretty notes of tobacco, licorice, herb and worn-in leather that add nuance. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate and a closing burst of acidity meld into the finish. The tannins are present, but they are also pretty much buried by the creaminess of the fruit. A lovely impeccably balanced, understated wine that offers considerable regional and varietal expression. In other words: textbook. The Produttori's Barbaresco has a track record of aging well, but the 2013 is also surprisingly accessible. It should drink well with minimal cellaring. - Vinous 90 pts/Wine Spectator 90 pts 39.99

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The 2016 Roero Arneis offers an irresistible taste profile that is beautifully zesty and fresh. The bouquet exhibits fruit, honeydew melon and a determined layer of salty marine mineral. The wine shines in the glass thanks to its crystalline luminosity. With these warm summer months upon us, this is an excellent and deeply satisfying choice.

Rating: 90+ - The Wine Advocate 26.99

  The fact that Domenico Clerico has re-introduced its base Barolo is great news. The 2012 Barolo is a beautifully rich and generous wine that pulls out the best of the Nebbiolo grape (sourced mostly from the Ginestra vineyard) and the opulent style of winemaking that defines Domenico Clerico. There is a good amount of oak present, but the way it is integrated is always a source of stylistic inspiration. Dark fruit and blackberry preserves segue to cinnamon, sweet smoke and grilled herb. - The Wine Advocate 93 pts. 58.99

 

The fact that Domenico Clerico has re-introduced its base Barolo is great news. The 2012 Barolo is a beautifully rich and generous wine that pulls out the best of the Nebbiolo grape (sourced mostly from the Ginestra vineyard) and the opulent style of winemaking that defines Domenico Clerico. There is a good amount of oak present, but the way it is integrated is always a source of stylistic inspiration. Dark fruit and blackberry preserves segue to cinnamon, sweet smoke and grilled herb. - The Wine Advocate 93 pts. 58.99

Kristian Denis