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St. Francis Winery & Vineyards Reserve Zinfandel 2015
December 01, 2018 90 Points Wine Enthusiast

Brimming with a sweetness of baked cherry and molasses, this is a soft, rounded and robustly ripe wine that carries its weight well. A touch of structured, high-toned acidity complements the power and outer reaches of excess, allowing the experience on the palate to speak.

— Virginie Boone

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Michele Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo DOCG 2013
November 30, 2018 91 Points Wine Spectator

Aromatic and silky, this red delivers macerated cherry, raspberry, rose petal and mineral flavors. Balanced and soft, with gentle tannins and fine length.

— Alison Napjus

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November 30, 2018 88 Points Wine Spectator

Tea rose and spice notes lace the ripe nectarine and candied pink grapefruit peel flavors in this bright and balanced Moscato. Fresh and expressive on the finish.

— Alison Napjus

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Michele Chiarlo Tortoniano Barolo DOCG 2014
November 01, 2018 94 Points - Editors' Choice Wine Enthusiast

Made with grapes hailing from the firm's celebrated Cerequio and Cannubi vineyards, this exceptional Barolo opens with enticing scents of rose, violet and woodland berry. The elegant palate shows great tension and energy, delivering cranberry, pomegranate, aromatic herb and baking spice framed in taut, silky tannins and bright acidity.

— Kerin O'Keefe

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November 01, 2018 97 Points Wine Enthusiast

An intriguing nose combines smoke, flint, crushed citrus leaves and aromatic bergamot zest. The palate picks up some of those same ethereal citrus notes and underlines them with ripe Amalfi lemon freshness and more juicy ripe citrus like mandarin and aromatic tangerine. This is concentrated, alive, and electric with all manner of citrus and a vivid force of life.

— Anne Krebiehl

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November 01, 2018 96 Points Wine Enthusiast

A touch of flint hovers above the fragrance of freshly cut citrus-peel notes that are reminiscent of clementine and tangerine. On the palate the tangy, zesty notes play first fiddle but they are supported by a whole orchestra of juicy clementine and tangerine flesh. This is ripe freshness or fresh ripeness of fruit that comes with a disarming playfulness and well-honed generosity. The dry lip-smacking tangerine finish makes you crave more.

— Anne Krebiehl

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November 01, 2018 96 Points Wine Enthusiast

A touch of flinty reduction plays on the nose. The palate then presents bright citrus zest with wonderfully bitter citrus pith as well as a salty intensity that is reminiscent of preserved lemon. All this is couched in ripe expressive pear fruit on a concentrated but sinuous body that seems to have inherent drive. It is the pith and the zest that make this. The finish is dry and lasting.

— Anne Krebiehl

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November 01, 2018 94 Points Wine Enthusiast

A tiny touch of spritz helps disperse the wonderfully alluring and perfumed elderflower notes even more. They are coupled with citrus and woodruff for freshness. The dry palate lets these fresh aromatics speak, unburdened by sweetness, leaving us with a dew-fresh expression of grapey exquisiteness. With all its citrus verve this is hard to resist now but it has the stuffing to last. The finish is zesty and moreish

— Anne Krebiehl

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November 01, 2018 91 Points - Editors' Choice Wine Enthusiast

Concentrated, juicy raspberry and red-cherry flavors are offset by crisp minerality and a delicate fringe of tannins in this substantial, elegant rosé. It's deep pink in color and quite nervy on the finish. Ideal in warmer months, it's bold enough to drink throughout the year with lighter fare.

— Anna Lee Iijima

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November 01, 2018 96 Points Wine Enthusiast

Both the heady honeysuckle and Amalfi lemon notes on the nose seem to benefit from still being tinged with flinty reduction. The palate is intense and comes in with concentrated lemon zestiness that tingles across the taste buds. A smoky stoniness provides a solid and bold backdrop for hints of peach and more florals. This seems to have elixir-like power and prowess. Its central vein of smoky lemon zest makes you go back for more.

— Anne Krebiehl

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November 01, 2018 94 Points Wine Enthusiast

A touch of earth and smoke clings pleasantly to the ripe Williams pear notes on the nose before a touch of Damask rose sets an accent. The rose perfume becomes stronger on the intense palate where it is joined by a wonderfully bitter phenolic streak that sets off the medium sweetness. This is intense, highly aromatic and rather heady. The finish is medium sweet but tempered with zestiness.

— Anne Krebiehl

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October 31, 2018 91 Points Wine Spectator

Smoky, toasty oak makes a strong play and works into the groove in this intense and lively youngster, brimming with juicy dark berry, spice and floral notes.

— James Laube

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Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana IGT 2016
October 31, 2018 92 Points Wine Spectator

Bright, bursting with black cherry, plum, leather, menthol and spice flavors. Smooth and harmonious, with fine grip on the earth- and mineral-tinged finish.

— Bruce Sanderson

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October 31, 2018 90 Points Wine Spectator

A bright and tangy Lambrusco, with aromatic hints of herb, graphite and balsamic accenting the brambly crushed black currant, raspberry, orange peel and fig flavors. Well-balanced and lively.

— Alison Napjus

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Spalletti Chianti DOCG 2015
October 31, 2018 89 Points Wine Spectator

Enticing ripe cherry and berry fruit announces this sleek red, with tobacco and earth accents throughout. Lively acidity and dense, dusty tannins provide support.

— Bruce Sanderson

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Tenuta di Salviano Turlo Lago di Corbara DOC 2015
October 22, 2018 92 Points Tasting Panel

Rich, spicy, and deep with ripe plum and cherry; a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, it's a lovely Folonari-like take on an obscure appellation.

— Anthony Dias Blue

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