Italian Wine - Dry Red - $10 - $15 - Mix and Match

Super-Rich Sicilian Rarity

Tenuta Fenice Nero d’Avola 2018

Our intrepid expert stumbled on this acclaimed, old-vine Nero d’Avola when he entered the gates of Sicily’s lost “village of the vines” (and you will not believe how decadent it is for the price). Expect plush dark cherry and sweet spice notes.

 
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94-Point Super Tuscan

Saracosa 2018

The Barbanera family’s flagship is “one of the all-time great Super Tuscan reds,” says critic Luca Maroni. This far more affordable gem is made with the same Sangiovese-based blend and has a long history of acclaim. Enjoy the new, 94-point release.

 
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Great-Value Chianti Rival

Nespolino Sangiovese Rubicone IGT 2018

Previous vintages of this juicy Italian red were commended by Decanter and the IWC. Made at the Ravaioli family’s ‘Tre-Bicchieri’-rated estate in the exciting Rubicone region, it’s a tasty Sangiovese that puts pricier Chiantis to shame.

 
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93-Point Puglian Red

Tenuta di Somaro Aglianico Primitivo 2016

When Mario Ercolino stumbled upon a small parcel of ancient vines deep in Puglia’s countryside, he knew he’d found something special. Thanks to southern Italy’s superb 2016 vintage, this hugely acclaimed release might be his richest yet.

 
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Old-Vine Southern Italian Star

Il Brutto Negroamaro Primitivo 2018

When the talented Angelo Maci saw the old, low-yielding vines that produced Il Brutto, he knew they had the potential to make a seriously concentrated, dark-fruited reds. Here’s the delicious result, direct from southern Italy’s great 2018 vintage.

 
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95-Point Tuscan Sangiovese

Duca di Cardino Sangiovese Toscana 2018

The Barbanera family, makers of our most popular Tuscan wines, have brought us a special red. Crafted in honor of their legendary ancestor, this silky Sangiovese boasts a HUGE 95 point score from Italy's top critic and layers of ripe black fruit.

 
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Much-Loved ‘Super Sicilian’

Saserello 2018

“Everybody’s talking about how fantastic today’s best Sicilian wines are” (Decanter). And the latest edition of this hugely popular red shows why. Expect mouthfuls of spicy, dark-fruit flavor.

 
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Super-Rich Sicilian Cabernet

Vitese Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

From a top cellar and the sun-drenched, vine-growing paradise of Sicily, this pasta-perfect, lightly oaked Cab was made with a bit of appassimento (dried) grapes for extra richness. Look forward to intense black cherry flavors and pair with pasta.

 
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Tuscan Maestro’s ‘Mini Chianti’

Collezione di Paolo Sangiovese 2019

A top tip from Tuscany? Try this ‘mini Chianti,’ crafted by the acclaimed Paolo Masi. With vibrant cherry flavors (a Sangiovese hallmark) and earthy complexity, it’s a longtime customer favorite and will be a perfect centerpiece for an Italian feast.

 
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