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"Simply one of the world’s elite wines"
2014 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte

Pergole Torte has been a pillar of Crush since we opened almost thirteen years ago. Our affection for, and our awe of, the wine has never faded.

2012 Roagna
Barbaresco Pajé & Barolo La Pira

"Roagna's 2012 Barolos and Barbarescos are off the charts." -Antonio Galloni There are very few producers working in Piedmont at the level that Roagna is. Their 2012s drive this home powerfully. As Galloni's quote above makes clear, this is an extraordinary set of wines.

A Winter Essential
Cappellano Barolo Chinato

As the temperatures continue to dip and we look forward to the onslaught of long meals that await, it's impossible not to think of Cappellano's Chinato. There are few better things to end a meal with or simply meditate over. To situate Cappellano's Barolo Chinato, it's probably easiest to think about it as a combination of a fortified wine and the king of vermouths. 

A Legend Shining Brightly:
2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Montestefano Riserva

Montestefano is one of the great sites of Barbaresco. It's a wine that soars with tightly coiled finesse. Montestefano is legendary for how it marries elegance, detail and intensity.

"Brovia is on fire"
2013 Brovia Barolo

Within the top ranks of Barolo, it's difficult to compete with Brovia in terms of value. The estate is at the top of their game. You don't have to look any further for evidence than their 2013 Barolo. 

Can't Miss 2013 Piedmont
2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Rabajà Riserva

For decades, Produttori del Barbaresco has been the source of some of Piedmont's greatest values. Today, this comes into sharp focus.

"He will be a superstar in the very near future!"
- John Gilman
2012 Tecce Taurasi Poliphemo

Taurasi has been referred to as the "Barolo of the South" due to its ability to deliver long-aging, deeply complex and aristocratic wines. But it has always seemed that people spoke endlessly about the potential of Taurasi without having examples to totally affirm its greatness.

"Bursting with energy" -
2001 Castell'in Villa Chianti Riserva

Castell'in Villa represents Chianti at its most ageworthy and most finessed. You can find bottles from the 70s that are stunningly good.

2012 Giuseppe Mascarello Barbera d'Alba Codamonte

Few producers anywhere are able to deliver the purity and depth that Mascarello does.

2013 Piedmont Sweet Spot:
2013 Castello di Verduno Barbaresco Rabajà

Simply put, Rabajà is a very, very special patch of earth for the Nebbiolo grape.

"Bucking every trend and modern convention"
- 2010 Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

2010 Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Catching a bottle of Pepe when it's on is to experience something that can't be replicated in the world of wine.

"Sublime, elegant Brunellos" - Sharp Pricing:
2010 Poggio di Sotto Brunello Riserva

"Sublime, elegant Brunellos of rare pedigree." -Antonio Galloni

Eye-Opening: 2014 Occhipinti Frappato

Arianna Occhipinti started making wine in her 20s with 1 hectare of abandoned vines in Southeastern Sicily. In no time, her Frappato gained a cult following and was found on cutting edge wines lists in New York, London and Paris.

"Some of the most elegant, refined and brilliant wines in all of Piemonte"
2012 Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo Monprivato

Mascarello’s Monprivato is a singular expression of Nebbiolo. It’s one of the great monuments of Piedmont.

“One of the great producers of Italy's old guard" -
2012 Salvioni Brunello di Montalcino

Salvioni’s wines have long served as a testament to the elegance Brunello is capable of. They thrive on spellbinding aromatics, finesse, and a nuanced, understated beauty. It’s no surprise that they are some of the most aggressively hunted wines in the region.

Grand Cru Bea :
2009 Paolo Bea Sagrantino di Montefalco "Vigneto Cerrete"

Cerrete may very well be Paolo Bea’s Grand Cru.

"One of Italy’s most iconic producers"
2012 Valentini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

Whenever we taste Valentini's Montepulciano, we're in awe of the wine. For us, Valentini's Montepulciano is one of Italy's great wines.

"The Bruno Giacosa of the region"
2011 Tecce Taurasi Poliphemo

"Luigi Tecce is clearly amongst the very finest, if not the finest, winemaker in Taurasi today and he will be a superstar in the very near future!" -John Gilman, View from the Cellar

A Master at Work: 2010 Dal Forno Amarone

Dal Forno's Amarone is a very special wine. It's a wine of unmistakable greatness. Dal Forno's Amarone combines breathtaking scale with a heartbreaking complexity and seemingly endless depth. There is simply no other wine like it.

2012 Canonica Barolo Paiagallo

Canonica turns out some of the most captivating and soulful Barolos around. Every time I taste one of Canonica's Barolos, I'm blown away by their purity and their textural complexity. 

A Master at Work: 2010 Dal Forno Amarone

There's no missing Dal Forno’s greatness. Along with the late Giuseppe Quintarelli, Romano dal Forno has redefined the boundaries of Amarone. Dal Forno's Amarone is a very special wine. It combines breathtaking scale with a heartbreaking complexity and seemingly endless depth. There is simply no other wine like it.

"Bucking every trend and modern convention..."
2008 Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

"Bucking every trend and modern convention, the wines of Emidio Pepe represent one of the most singular expressions in winemaking today." -Antonio Galloni Pepe's wines are some of the most strikingly original and beautiful wines that you'll ever encounter. The Montepulciano is an unforgettable wine. 

Raw Power, Regal Elegance:
2006 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino

Every time we offer Il Poggione, the response is huge. Without a doubt, the wines represent some of the best value we know of for traditional Brunello. Normally, we wouldn’t entertain offering Brunello in the middle of August. But when this well-priced parcel of Il Poggione came my way, I knew I had to jump on it.

In The Shadows of Mt. Blanc - Mountain Nebbiolo:
2012 Ferrando Carema Etichetta Bianca

Few wines have attracted the fan club that Ferrando's Carema has. The reason is simple: Carema is alpine Nebbiolo of breathtaking grace.

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