Top-Rated Italian Wines

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Take a journey through the Italian countryside with these top-rated Italian wines. Wine critics loved them, and you will, too!

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  1. Colle Bereto Chianti Classico

    2017 / 750 ml. | Item#94038

    SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 15, 2020
    Aromas of blood, iron and raw beef lead off, followed by flavors of cherry, plum and leather. Rich and harmonious, with a dense underlying structure and terrific length. Approachable now, but this should evolve well over the next few decades. Drink now through 2040. 3,500 cases made, 2,800 cases imported.
    JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, November 7, 2019
    Lots of dried peppers here, as well as earth, dried plums and spices. Firm and tangy on the medium-bodied palate, but quite succulent on the finish. Lemon-zest aftertaste. Drink now.
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: 97% Sangiovese, 30% Colorino

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  2. Il Piaggione Chianti Classico Riserva

    2015 / 750 ml. | Item#92361

    SP9393 pts. - Wine Spectator - Oct 15, 2019
    Perfumed, this red features ripe black cherry, blackberry, black currant, violet, iron, loamy earth and sanguine aromas and flavors. More approachable than its peers at this stage, with fine structure, if a little less density. Long finish. Drink now through 2032. 5,000 cases made, 1,500 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: Sangiovese

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  3. Rengo Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

    2015 / 750 ml. | Item#92899

    SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Feb 29, 2020
    Toffee, dried mint, singed orange peel and iron accents waft from the glass of this full-bodied version. On the palate this is less forthcoming, with flavors of crushed black cherry, melted licorice and espresso cream tightly knit to dense, fine-grained tannins. Let this mouthwatering red shine with decanting or short-term cellaring. Best from 2022 through 2032. 2,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported.
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    Primary Grape: Corvina | All Grapes: 70% Corvina Veronese, 20% Rondinella, 10% Molinara

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  4. Poggio Il Castellare Brunello di Montalcino

    2015 / 750 ml. | Item#92944

    VN9393 pts. - Vinous - Apr 2020
    The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is seductive, with its sweet spices and floral tones in a bouquet that gives way to dusty black cherry with grounding notes of worn leather and shaved cedar. Dark, ripe fruits, propelled by vibrant acids, and a mix of cooling minerals, savory spice, and fine tannins settle in. The finish is long and structured, with resonating acids, as ripe red fruits and sweet spices slowly fade under an air of pretty red florals. This is a gorgeous expression that can be enjoyed now but will also perform beautifully over the medium term in the cellar. A wonderful mix of ripeness and structure.
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: Sangiovese Grosso

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  5. Volpaia Chianti Classico

    2018 / 750 ml. | Item#84140

    VN9292 pts. - Vinous - Sep 2020
    The 2018 Chianti Classico is a gorgeous, mid-weight wine that captures the essence of the estate’s high-altitude vineyards. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, licorice, mint, pine and cedar are some of the many aromas and flavors that are woven throughout. The 2018 is gracious, inviting and impeccable in its balance.
    RP9090 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 11th Mar 2021
    This is a delightfully open and accessible value red that could pair with a simple chicken dinner. From an organic farm, the Volpaia 2018 Chianti Classico is a smooth, silky and fruit-driven expression that delivers on the basic promises of elegance and freshness that are associated specifically with Sangiovese from Radda in Chianti.
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: Sangiovese, Merlot

    DESIGNATIONS

    Organic

    Organic: Made with organic grapes, Certified organic by Q Certificazioni

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  6. Il Grigio da San Felice Chianti Classico Riserva

    2016 / 750 ml. | Item#91988

    RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 19th Sep 2019
    The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio is a beautiful wine with an inky dark appearance and softly contoured aromas of ripe cherry and dried blackberry. There is plenty of spice, tar and sweet tobacco to smooth over that beautiful fruit intensity; this is the sort of Chianti Classico you’d open for a marinated ribeye on the grill. The wine is compact and tight in the mouth. With 260,000 bottles made, Il Grigio is one of Italy’s ultimate value reds.
    JS9393 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, November 7, 2019
    A very pretty, refined red with ultra-fine tannins, vivid fruit of crushed berries and tar, which all follow through to a medium to full body. Flavorful finish. Structured. So you can be patient; drink or hold.
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: 100% Sangiovese

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  7. Prelius Cabernet Sauvignon

    2018 / 750 ml. | Item#90502

    JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Thursday, November 7, 2019
    Blueberry and currant character with a hint of vanilla. Medium to full body. Chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs time to soften. Better after 2020.
    WE9191 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 5/1/2020
    Made with organically grown grapes, this Cabernet Sauvignon opens with inviting aromas of cassis, underbrush and mint. The savory, polished palate features black currant, licorice and tobacco alongside fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2026.
    VN8888 pts. - Vinous - Mar 2020
    The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a fresh, vinous red to drink now and over the next few years. Bright red fruit and expressive floral notes show off the more aromatic, bright side of Cabernet Sauvignon nicely.
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    Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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    Organic

    Organic: Made with organic grapes, Certified organic by Q Certificazioni

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  8. Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino

    2015 / 750 ml. | Item#93571

    JS9797 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Sunday, September 20, 2020
    This understated Brunello delivers dried cherries, cumin, terracotta, rust and bark. The full-bodied palate presents an intricately detailed tapestry of finely interwoven tannins, interspersed with compressed, vibrant cherries and gilded in colorful, gleaming acidity. The finish is vivacious and polished and very long. Drink from 2024.
    RP9595 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Jan 2020
    Poggio Antico brings us a classic expression of Sangiovese in its 2015 Brunello di Montalcino. The warm vintage has shaped more density and volume in the fruit, but fundamentally this wine holds tight to the bright and fresh taste profile that is characteristic of Brunello. The key is the acidity that remains an integral and important element in the fundamental architecture of this wine. That natural crispness serves to underline lively fruit flavors of wild cherry and pressed violets. Background tones of earth and black licorice also appear. The team at Poggio Antico, located at one of the highest altitudes in the appellation (from 500 to 550 meters above sea level), has worked well to preserve the cool climate characteristics in this very warm and sunny vintage. Some 36,000 bottles were made. This wine went into bottle in August 2018 and hit the market in January 2020.
    VN94+94+ pts. - Vinous - Apr 2020
    Bright red with a pale rim. Captivating aromas of ripe red fruits, blueberry nectar, marzipan and Oriental spices. Boasts outstanding inner-mouth perfume and precise flavors of ripe red cherry, redcurrant jelly, potpourri and minerals. Finishes long and seamless. This is one of the best non-single vineyard Brunellos of the vintage and one of the better wines from Poggio Antico in some time.
    SP9494 pts. - Wine Spectator - Jun 30, 2020
    Cherry, plum, earth, wild scrub and salty flavors are the hallmarks of this dense, hefty red. An iron note becomes more prominent as this evolves on the palate. Well-balanced, with the ripe fruit and saline elements lingering on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2043. 3,000 cases made, 1,200 cases imported.
    WE9292 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 7/1/2020
    Forest floor, mature red berry, dried tobacco leaf and balsamic whiffs of camphor come together on this. It’s firm and concentrated, delivering dried black cherry, licorice and coffee bean framed in velvety tannins. Drink 2022–2027.
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: 100% Sangiovese

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  9. Poggerino Chianti Classico

    2015 / 750 ml. | Item#88941

    SP9292 pts. - Wine Spectator - Sep 30, 2018
    Though shy in aroma, this offers a beam of pure cherry flavor. Earth, leather, mineral and tobacco accents add depth. Harmonious, if youthful, with fine energy on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2028. 4,000 cases made.
    RP90+90+ pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Oct 2017
    The 2015 Chianti Classico is plump and ripe. It carries a full bouquet of exuberant fruit aromas with Morello cherry, blackberry and red rose. The wine is compact and complete. It offers good intensity and a high pleasure threshold. It is also naturally informal in approach, and that’s what makes it so easy to pair with your favorite Italian foods. If you are nostalgic for classic Sangiovese, this is your wine. Some 48,000 bottles were produced.
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    Primary Grape: Sangiovese | All Grapes: 100% Sangiovese

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