THE CLASSICS COLLECTION
Monica Larner called this a “… subtle and
easygoing wine that … flaunts its primary
fruit, its fresh acidity and its firm but not
astringent mouthfeel …” and suggested
a drinking window of 2017-2020.
, Aug. 31, 2017)
TASTING NOTE: Lots of blue fruits with
raspberry and lemon character. Medium to
full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish.
Crisp and lively. Textbook Etna. Drink now.
, Nov. 21, 2016)
750 mL $30.00
SOFFOCONE DI VINCIGLIATA 2014
TASTING NOTE: A silky and refined red
with plum, berry and cherry character.
Medium body and a fresh finish. Shows
finesse and beauty. Lively acidity. Best
ever. All the Testamatta and Colore is
declassified into this. Wow. Drink or hold.
, July 19, 2016)
750 mL $59.00
LA MASSA GIORGIO PRIMO 2013
TASTING NOTE: This is a truly sumptuous
wine that stands as a tall testament to the
winemaking talents of Giampaolo Motta,
his vision for interpreting this vintage and
his specific vineyard site in Panzano in
Chianti. This standout wine brings Fattoria
la Massa to a new level of accomplishment
and opens an exciting new chapter of
possibility. The 2013 Giorgio Primo (50%
Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and
5% Petit Verdot) is dark and impenetrable
on first impact. The aromas accelerate
slowly and grow evenly in power and
intensity after a few quick swirls of the glass.
The bouquet peels back with dark fruit
aromas, baking spice and Mediterranean
herb. The effect is seamless and smooth.
A velvety texture is accented by full-bodied
richness and just enough freshness to
keep the palate energized. And, of course,
this is just the beginning of a long cellar
life. Drink date: 2017-2035. Score:
Dec. 30, 2016)
750 mL $135.00
CHIANTI CLASSICO 2013
TASTING NOTE: A textbook Chianti Classico
with dried cherry and citrus character.
Medium body, light tannins and a bright
and fruity finish. Firm and silky. Shows the
character of its zone. Drink now but better
in 2018. Score:
, Aug. 21, 2016)
750 mL $46.00
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2012
TASTING NOTE: Complex aromas of
berries, cherries, leaves and wet earth.
Full-bodied, layered and rich with
fantastic tannin structure and intensity.
Better in 2019 but already delicious
to taste. Score:
, Feb. 19, 2017)
750 mL $80.00
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO 2012
TASTING NOTE: Boasting a dark and rich
color, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is
a youthful and bright expression that still
has a ways to go in terms of its evolution.
The wine shows loads of primary fruit at
the moment with dark fruit, cherry and
black currant at the front line. The Brunello
offers smoothness and softness on the
palate but you also get a bright and tangy
touch of that Sangiovese acidity that
reminds you of the appellation’s most
valuable assets. Drink date: 2017-2026.
, Feb. 28, 2017)
750 mL $68.00
SAN FELICE VIGORELLO 2011
TASTING NOTE: Shows fine depth,
featuring spice, smoke, blackberry and
plum flavors. Balanced on the firm side,
with polished tannins and a lingering
aftertaste. Best from 2017 through
, Sept. 30, 2015)
750 mL $64.00