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August 01, 2018 90 Points Wine & Spirits

Deeply colored ancellota (51 percent) combines with lambrusco salamino’s creamy fruitiness to produce this lively, violet-scented wine. A hint of gravelly minerality balances its sweet flavors of black raspberry and succulent plum, finishing clean with a wash of tangy acidity.

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August 01, 2018 88 Points Wine & Spirits

A blend of lambrusco salamino and lambrusco marani, this wine has a deep magenta hue and scents of violet that lead into concentrated blueberry and raspberry flavors. A hint of minerality and some tart acidity firm up those fruit flavors for a plate of salumi.

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July 31, 2018 97 Points - Collectible Wine Spectator Advance

Rich and concentrated, this red features black currant, blackberry, violet, mineral and spice flavors. Dense yet lively, structured yet impeccably balanced, with vibrant acidity driving the long, fruit-filled aftertaste. The oak is beautifully integrated.

— Bruce Sanderson

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Louis Jadot Mâconnais and Beaujolais Wines Pinot Noir Bourgogne 2015
July 31, 2018 90 Points - Smart Buy Wine Spectator Advance

Infused with graphite and cherry aromas and flavors, this red is expressive and silky, with a good underlying structure for balance.

— Bruce Sanderson

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Château d’Aquéria Tavel Rosé 2017
July 31, 2018 88 Points Wine Spectator

A bright, fresh style, with a burst of strawberry and cherry fruit backed by a light stony spine for balance and focus. Begs for poached salmon.

— James Molesworth

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July 31, 2018 94 Points Wine Spectator

A harmonious, medium- to full-bodied red, notable for its fine, satinlike tannins and pure note of black cherry that sounds through the wine, accompanied by accents of woodsy spice, violet and smoke-tinged mineral, with a touch of citrus. Long, refined finish.

— Alison Napjus

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July 31, 2018 92 Points Wine Spectator

Tobacco and smoke notes on the nose herald this balanced Amarone, echoing a more traditional style, yet firm tannins are well-meshed with flavors of black currant, date and Earl Grey tea.

— Alison Napjus

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July 31, 2018 95 Points Wine Spectator

Enticing on the nose, with notes of ripe fruit and woodsy spice, this elegant, full-bodied Amarone shows lovely integration, marrying dense, fine-grained tannins and a tar-tinged, minerally underpinning with a range of mulled black cherry, dried thyme, loamy earth, prune and bergamot flavors that expand on the palate and finish. A beauty.

— Alison Napjus

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July 31, 2018 90 Points Wine Spectator

An elegant, medium- to full-bodied red, with round, creamy tannins and a pleasing array of crème de cassis, dried mint and fig cake flavors. Star anise and graphite notes play on the lingering, lightly chewy finish.

— Alison Napjus

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Tenuta San Guido Le Difese Toscana IGT 2016
July 31, 2018 90 Points Wine Spectator

A fresh, vibrant version, offering cherry, strawberry, spice and mineral flavors. Youthful, with assertive tannins, so decant or age short term.

— Bruce Sanderson

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Tenuta di Biserno Il Pino di Biserno 2015
July 31, 2018 90 Points Wine Spectator

This is ripe, with plum, pomegranate and spice flavors picking up an accent of coffee. A broad strip of tannins bisects the finish.

— Bruce Sanderson

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July 31, 2018 88 Points Wine Spectator

A high-toned version, offering spice and rose petal accents to the black raspberry coulis and cherry fruit flavors. Creamy and well-knit, with a juicy finish.

— Alison Napjus

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Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto Toscana IGT 2016
July 31, 2018 91 Points Wine Spectator

Shy on the nose and a touch grassy, this is lean and elegant, with black cherry, black currant, earth and spice flavors. Dense tannins underscore everything, and this finishes long.

— Bruce Sanderson

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July 31, 2018 94 Points Wine Spectator

A ripe, lush style, with warm and inviting plum, fig and boysenberry confiture notes gliding through. Offers a beautiful polished feel, with suave anise and black tea flavors filling in on the finish while the fruit just sails through.

— James Molesworth

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July 31, 2018 95 Points Wine Spectator

Beautiful on the nose, with ample ripe fruit and spice notes that follow through to the palate of crushed black raspberry and black currant, Earl Grey tea leaf and dried tea rose flavors. Though expressive now, there's a dense core of fine-grained tannins that should give this the stuffing to age.

— Alison Napjus

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July 31, 2018 90 Points Wine Spectator

A well-knit, medium-bodied red, with fine-grained tannins providing a structured frame for fragrant spice box and cured tobacco accents, and flavors of black cherry coulis and smoke, with a touch of espresso.

— Alison Napjus

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