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"Simply Stunning"
2016 Pian dell'Orino Brunello di Montalcino Vigneti del Versante

"Some of the most viscerally thrilling, breathtaking wines I have ever tasted here, or anywhere"
2017 Montevertine Rosso di Toscano

While Le Pergole Torte is the pinnacle of the estate, the Rosso di Toscano represents incredible value. It's one of the smartest buys that we know and there are vintages where the gap between Pergole Torte and the Montevertine bottling narrows considerably. The 2017 is such a year. 

Real Deal Sangiovese:
2017 Podere le Boncie Rosso di Toscana Le Trame

Boncie is producing some of our favorite expressions of Sangiovese.

Every time we open a bottle of the Le Trame, we're blown away.

The Le Trame is a seriously compelling, multifaceted, and personality-filled bottle. In short, Le Trame is the real deal, a bold example of how great Sangiovese from Chianti Classico can be. 

"The 2015 is utterly captivating." - Lowest Price:
2015 Antinori Tignanello

Since its first vintage in 1971, Tignanello has turned out no shortage of stunning wines. No matter how you cut it, the 2015 stands out as one of the greats.

The Singular Beauty of Stella di Campalto:
2015 Rosso di Montalcino & 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

The wines of Stella di Campalto are some of the most singular expressions of Montalcino. They are studies in elegance and grace. Stella di Campalto's wines pull off a feat that no other wines in Montalcino pull off in the same way. They have an ethereal quality that couples so beautifully, if unexpectedly, with intensity and verve.

Brunello As It Should Be:
2010 Casanuova delle Cerbaie Brunello di Montalcino

Cerbaie crafts Brunellos exactly as we like them, and in the great 2010 vintage, the results are deeply impressive. For Brunello, 2010 is one of our favorite vintages of the past couple of decades. It has everything - concentration, clarity, and length.

"Off the charts great" - 2016 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte

There's no shortage of legendary vintages of Pergole Torte. Still, 2016 looks like one destined to occupy the "among the best ever" category. Pergole Torte is about nuance, elegance, and incisiveness. The 2016 consolidates all of these qualities and takes them to the extreme. It's a singular vintage.

“This vintage takes elegance to a new level”
- 2014 Stella di Campalto Rosso di Montalcino

Stella di Campalto’s wines are a study in elegance and grace. They are known for their light, ephemeral quality that couples so beautifully, if unexpectedly, with intensity and verve.

Single Barrel Revelation:
2015 Rodáno Chianti Classico Bottesola No. 46

We've been tasting Rodáno's Chianti for close to 15 years and nothing prepared us for the "Bottesola No. 46."

"In a word: superb" - 2015 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte

Pergole Torte is one of Italy's greats. For most of you, that's hardly news. Pergole Torte has been a fixture at Crush since day one. Few wines are so nuanced and complicated that the more you taste them the more deeply you become obsessed with them. For us, Pergole Torte is one of those wines. There's something about its class and incisiveness that we find endlessly fascinating. 

Montalcino Surprise: 2014 Poggio di Sotto Rosso di Montalcino

Sometimes the line between Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino is very thin. And when top Rossos are judged on their own terms, they can really hold their own. Poggio di Sotto is one of the profound instances of this.

"Simply one of the world’s elite wines"
- 2000 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte 12 Liters

Montevertine's Le Pergole Torte is a wine that we're in awe of. Today, we celebrate Pergole Torte in a very big way.

"An early candidate for best wine of the vintage."
- 2012 Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino

Poggio di Sotto's Brunellos are some of the most loved and soulful Brunellos. Any conversation about Poggio di Sotto always turns to how much class and subtlety they bring to the table. For all of their might, Poggio di Sotto is always defined by its finesse.

Spellbinding Refinement: 2014 Montevertine Rosso di Toscano

Montevertine is in Radda, one of the coolest, highest-altitude spots in the Chianti Classico zone. It is here, and in Montevertine's hands, that Sangiovese reaches an unparalleled level of incisive class and beautifully haunting aromatics.

"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.

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

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

Thriving On Grace and Subtlety:
2010 Castell'in Villa Chianti Riserva

“Although deeply admired and revered...Castell'in Villa still flies under the radar.” - Antonio Galloni

“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.

Utterly Spellbinding:
2013 Montevertine Le Pergole Torte

The 2013 Le Pergole Torte is a monument to one of Italy's most noble and unique wines.

"Exceptionally Beautiful"
2010 Stella di Campalto Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

As many of you know, the 2010 Brunellos have a magical combination of concentration and intensity along with verve and purity.