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Donnhoff Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Eiswein 2011

New low price! Regular Vin Chicago retail - $149.99!
Winemaker's Notes
92 Wine Advocate
(2/2013) "'You with your (expletive) Eiswein!' Gabi told me when we left these grapes hanging," relates Donnhoff, and in fact his 2011 Oberhauser Brucke Riesling Eiswein was another of those that threatened to disrupt the Christmas holidays, and when that didn't happen threatened yet worse. Helmut and Gabi Donnhoff left for Singapore and Cornelius for the U.S. "My daughter Christina was at home," Donnhoff continues, "academically astute, loves wine, but has no idea about viticulture. On January 17, the telephone rings. 'Mama, it's going to get cold tonight. And not just a little: minus 10 (14o F.). What should I do?!' So we set-up a three-way Skype connection, helped organized everything with the pickers, monitored the situation hour-by-hour, and walked Christina through the entire cellar process." I wish I could after all that say we have here 250 liters of truly great Donnhoff Eiswein, but the 2011 vintage itself is surely responsible for any weaknesses, not the unorthodox process by which picking and pressing were managed, let alone Christina, thanks to whom the world is enriched by an amazing if slightly awkward young wine. Musk and leather; prickly radish and lemon rind; caramel apple and honey; passion fruit and mango inform an intense aromatic as well as ultra-concentrated palate performance. Unlike with so many other 2011s rendered from frozen grapes in early 2012, one can't complain here about a lack of Eiswein-like acidity - but it takes-on a somewhat detached, slightly metallic and strident edge. Perhaps this extreme wine's caramelized and animal aspects will reconcile themselves in time with its sharp citricity and radish-like sizzle, but the ways of Eiswein in the bottle are capricious."
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9999
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375 ML
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Quinta Vesuvio Vintage Port 2011

New low price! Regular Vin Chicago retail - $84.99!
94 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer
98 Wine Spectator
(2/28/2014) "An elegant style, full of well-spiced, juicy flavors of raspberry, boysenberry and blueberry that extend with lively acidity and well-integrated tannins. Unctuous and succulent on the finish, which oozes with molten chocolate. Best after 2025. 1,250 cases made."
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5999
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750 ML
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Arnaldo-Caprai "Collepiano" Sagrantino di Montefalco 2011

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93 Wine Spectator
(3/31/2017) "There's good cut to this structured red, with pure notes of raspberry coulis and dried cherry wrapped around burly tannins. Accents of licorice, mocha and tar ring out on the lasting, grippy finish. Decant this well in advance or hold in the cellar. Best from 2020 through 2035."
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4299
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750 ML
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~16 bottlesCheck all Stores

Fattoria Poggerino Sangiovese Spumante Rose 2011

92 Our Score
(1/2019) We can't get enough of this traditional method sparkler from Tuscany! It's an elegant and delicious medium-bodied rose that balances bright cherry and strawberry notes with a creamy mousse finish. Enchanting complexity makes for an ideal food wine - seafood, apps, or a cheese course.
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3999
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750 ML
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Antoniolo Gattinara 2011

New low price! Regular Vin Chicago retail - $33.99!
91 Our Score
91 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
(4/2016) "The 2011 Gattinara is surprisingly intense for an entry-level bottling. Dark, powerful and voluptuous - almost unnaturally so for the appellation - the 2011 exudes richness. Dark cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco and menthol are front and center in this super-expressive, inviting Gattinara from Antoniolo. Readers should expect a bold, racy style in 2011. Drinking window: 2018 - 2026."
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2899
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Castellare di Castellina "S. Niccolo" Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2011

92 Wine Spectator
(9/30/2017) "A slim yet heady dessert wine that starts out with beeswax, honey and glazed apple aromas, working toward walnut, molasses and salt flavors. Shows fine intensity and length. Malvasia and Trebbiano. Drink now through 2023. 200 cases made."
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2799
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375 ML
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Primosic "Klin" Collio Bianco 2011

91 Wine Enthusiast
(12/1/2017) "Made with Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Ribolla Gialla and Friulano, this opens with aromas of toast, hazelnut, mature stone fruit, Mediterranean herb and a whiff of coffee. The firm palate boasts both structure and finesse, offering ripe yellow apple, pear, crystallized ginger and lemon drop. It closes on a note of bitter almond. Drink through 2021."
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2699
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Monte Bernardi "Sa'etta" Chianti Classico Riserva 2011

We scored the last of our supplier's inventory of this under-the-radar gem at a dramatically reduced price!
91+ Our Score
(6/2017) Monte Bernardi is a small, family-run estate located in the village of Panzano in the heart of Chianti Classico. They only produce wines from vineyards they farm themselves using biodynamic practices, with the goal of allowing the wine to express the land it comes from. This gorgeous Chianti Classico Riserva is 100% Sangiovese that comes from a special single-vineyard named "Sa'etta." It is aged for 24 months in oak casks, followed by another 12 months in bottle, resulting in a style that is closer to a Brunello than Chianti. This 2011 (a very good vintage) is starting to drink beautifully now and will continue to improve with further bottle age. Classic dried red fruits of cranberries and cherries are interwoven with delicious oak spices and a warm, stony minerality. At our blow-out price, this is one seriously great buy!
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2599
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750 ML
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Caiarossa "Pergolaia" Toscana 2011

A blend of 80% Sangiovese, 8% Cabernet Franc, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot.
91+ Our Score
92 Wine Spectator
(2016) "Rich and full of ripe cherry, strawberry, leather and mineral aromas and flavors, this red is firmly structured, showing terrific balance and a long aftertaste of tea and mineral. Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2024."
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2599
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750 ML
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~84 bottlesCheck all Stores

Tenuta San Vito "Malmantico" Vin Santo del Chianti 2011

92 Our Score
(5/2019) The beautiful Vin Santo dessert wines of Italy are made by drying grapes (100% Malvasia in this case) on mats before pressing, thus concentrating the flavor. Exquisite fig, raisin, caramel and baked apple flavors combine with a nice acidic backbone to make for a deliciously balanced dessert wine. It's rare to find Vin Santo at this price, especially one this good. Grab a biscotti or a pecan tart and enjoy!
$
2299
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375 ML
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~38 bottlesCheck all Stores
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