Timorasso Derthona Colli Tortonesi Italy 2013 – $21.99
Utterly unique, complex, and capable of aging. In fact, it’s organoleptic qualities ( ripe pear and wildflower honey) are fully appreciated only after four to five years of aging. Timorasso as a variety is native and unique to Colli Tortonesi (southeast Piemonte). Light in color with marked notes of white fruits, apricot and pear harmoniously combined with notes of flint. The taste is full, warm, long and salty. This is not your typically light and refreshing Italian aperitivo white wine. It’s got substance and structure and deserves substantial food, such as richer fish, poultry and pork dishes.
Ronchi Di Cialla Ribolla Gialla, Friuli Colli Orientali Italy 2016 – $19.99
This is a beautiful Ribolla Gialla, offering very fresh inviting aromas of lemon, bosc pear, white flowers, chalky minerals and crushed stones that all come together in this dazzling Friulian white. On the palate this is absolutely stunning, showing remarkable balance with a gorgeous oily texture that is cut through beautifully by it’s lovely acidity. Overall, a fantastic wine and superb value. Try with white fish appetizers, cod fish croquettes, and Parma ham.
San Fereolo Il Provinciale Nebbiolo Langhe, Italy 2013 – $34.99
This wine is made like great traditional Barolo, with long macerations and lengthy aging in big botti. Firm tannins and a subtle earthy character make this wine slow to present itself at present but after some time in the glass the wine really starts to sing. There is clearly a lot to come from this bottle, but it’s hard not to resist even now. This is a complex and contemplative wine that drinks far above its modest price tag.
Les Vignes Oubliées Terrasses du Larzac 2015 – $26.99
This beautiful red wine is composed of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 20% Carignan. Under the purplish-red color, the nose is bright and complex. A dry medium-bodied, fruit concentrated red featuring refreshing acidity. On the palate it showcases smooth tannins and a broad mouthfeel that leads into a medium finish. Drink now or keep 5 years following the vintage.
Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2014 – $21.99
Badia a Coltibuono is one of the most historic and important of the Chianti estates. The Badia Chiantis remain among the most expansive and richest of all the Chiantis. From recent vintages one can see that some wonderfully rich, ripe wines are being made here with cellaring potential of 5-10 years. You’ll find pretty scents of red berry, violet, pressed powder and a whiff of moist soil on this vibrant, savory red. The juicy, lively palate doles out tart red cherry, anise, cake spice and orange peel alongside zesty acidity and supple tannins.
Wagner Stempel Weissburgunder Trocken, Rheinhessen, Germany 2015 – $21.99
The 2015 Weissburgunder Trocken Gutswein opens with a very elegant and precise bouquet of ripe pears, yellow apples, crushed stones, a touch of brioche, a dash of lemon juice and a remarkable finesse. Medium-bodied, lean and dry, with an intense fruit and a frisky acidity, this wine is very elegant and perfectly balanced.