Where has your search for the perfect Italian taken you? To the shadow of Mt Etna, and the thirst-slaking minerality of Sicilian red? To a tiny, dimly lit village restaurant where the Chianti flowed like the Trevi Fountain and proved more memorable than the meal itself? The journey, like the promise in every fresh glass, is eternal. And here we are still—always—searching for Italy. Here she is! Enjoy a half-dozen reds spanning several classic regions, all in the one case, for less than $30 per bottle. Save 22%
In this pack, you will find one bottle each of:
Capanna Rosso del Cerro Toscana IGT 2019
Roberto Voerzio Priavino Dolcetto d'Alba 2018
Carlo Revello Nebbiolo, Langhe DOC 2018
Castello Di Volpaia Chianti Classico DOCG 2018
Benanti Etna Rosso DOC 2017
Michele Chiarlo I Cipressi Nizza DOCG 2017
Beautiful freshness and poise to this dolcetto, which shows sour cherries, black raspberries, citrus and light tarry accents. Medium to full body, delightful acidity crunch and a colorful, transparent finish with some depth.
92 points, JamesSuckling.com (September 2019)
Vinous aromas of just-pressed grapes, fragrant blue flower and mature blueberry form the inviting nose along with whiffs of graphite and underbrush. Chewy and delicious, the smooth, concentrated palate doles out succulent black cherry, crushed blackberry, star anise and a hint of game alongside velvety tannins.
94 points, Wine Enthusiast (November 2020)
#35 in The Enthusiast 100 - The Top Wines of 2020
Rich and ripe, featuring a mouthful of black cherry, blackberry, pomegranate and spice flavors. Dense, yet remains balanced, with bright acidity and firm tannins for support. Shows terrific purity and length.
92 points, Wine Spectator
A racy, fine-tuned Chianti Classico with blackberry, black-cherry and wet-earth aromas. Medium-bodied with medium polished tannins and a long finish. Transparent. From organically grown grapes.
93 points, JamesSuckling.com (October 2020)
The 2018 Chianti Classico is a gorgeous, mid-weight wine that captures the essence of the estate's high-altitude vineyards. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, licorice, mint, pine and cedar are some of the many aromas and flavors that are woven throughout. The 2018 is gracious, inviting and impeccable in its balance.
92 points, Vinous (September 2020)
This has a lovely, floral nose. Aromas of roses, milk chocolate with orange zest and fresh raspberries. It’s medium-bodied with firm, ultra fine tannins and juicy acidity. Fun and delicate nebbiolo.
91 points, JamesSuckling.com (December 2020)
Scents of ripe raspberry, sweet cherry, faint char and malt, some gamey characters. Plush texture with a whipcrack of blood orange acidity, light tannin sheath, good length of flavour, a sense of succulence as it finishes. Bright, ripe fruitiness here but spice, savouriness in tow. Easy drinking Barolom, is the feel.
92 points, The Wine Front (November 2020)
The 2017 Etna Rosso (made with 80% Nerello Mascalese and 20% Nerello Cappuccio) offers a very smoky and ashy bouquet that tells you, without any doubt, that this is a wine from the mighty Etna volcano. Rose petal and light berry aromas blur and soften the lines of those pretty mineral notes that are so strong at the beginning. Blue violets and blueberries are delicate accents that fill out the close. This vintage really pulls it all together nicely, a great pairing for pappardelle with wild chanterelle mushrooms. With 70,000 bottles made, this is an accessible wine offered at a great value.
91 points, Wine Advocate (October 2019)
Smooth and bright, this boasts an earthy elegance, opening with aromas of wild berry, blue flower and Mediterranean herb that interlace with earthy whiffs of leather and game. The juicy, linear palate offers crushed red cherry, orange zest, star anise and white pepper alongside lithe tannins and lively acidity. It closes on a saline note.
91 points, Wine Enthusiast (September 2020)