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Planeta Frappato

2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 46778

JS9191 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, August 17, 2022
An aromatic nose of orange peel, dried flowers and baked raspberries. Medium-bodied with fine tannins. Starts out red-fruited and bright, but takes on more herbal and black-tea character. Drink now. (James Suckling)

Italy | Sicily | Vittoria

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Primary Grape: Frappato

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JS9494 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Clean and focused with blackberry and dark-bark aromas and flavors. Medium to full body and firm, creamy tannins with length and focus. Lavender and berries with chocolate undertones. Very polished and flavorful. Drink or hold. (James Suckling)
VN9090 pts. - Vinous - Nov 2023
Dried violets give way to lavender, dusty blackberry and sage as the 2020 Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva blossoms in the glass. It’s silky in texture yet cool-toned and crisp with ripe wild berries that cascade across a core of vibrant acidity. A subtle coating of fine tannin lingers as the 2020 finishes pleasantly chewy and long, leaving a licorice tinge. (Eric Guido)

Italy | Sardinia | Cannonau di Sardegna

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Primary Grape: Grenache

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Wine Spectator Top 100 SelectionWine Spectator Top 100 selection - 2019 | #29
Petra Zingari

2018 / 750 ml.

Item #: 49418

JS9292 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Tuesday, July 28, 2020
A fresh, vivid red with cherries, currants and hints of hazelnuts and chocolate. Medium body. Racy finish. Like the vivid acidity that runs through this. Drink or hold.
WE8989 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 9/1/2021
A blend of Merlot, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Syrah, this has aromas of black-skinned berry, Mediterranean brush and a whiff of orange zest. The bright palate offers raspberry, cinnamon and white pepper alongside polished tannins and fresh acidity. Drink through 2025.
SP8888 pts. - Wine Spectator - Mar 31, 2021
An open, light-bodied red, this emphasizes black cherry, blackberry and thyme flavors. Soft tannins and the right level of acidity makes it very drinkable now. Merlot, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Syrah. Drink now. 13,333 cases made, 3,000 cases imported. (Bruce Sanderson)

Italy | Tuscany | Toscana

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Primary Grape: Merlot

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Gianfranco Alessandria Barbera d’Alba

2021 / 750 ml.

Item #: 46125

Italy | Piedmont | Barbera d'Alba

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Primary Grape: Barbera

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Domìni Veneti Appassimento

2020 / 750 ml.

Item #: 55090

JS9090 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Friday, October 22, 2021
Aromas of dried red berries and sultanas with cereal and spicy notes. Full, silky body with the same, passito-fruit character. Hint of tannin creeping through at the end. Drink now. (James Suckling)

Italy | Veneto

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Primary Grape: Corvina

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Italy: Highly-Rated and Affordable | WineTransit.com

Getting great wines from Italy need not be an expensive proposition. We've assembled some highly-rated red and white wines from Italy priced well under $30/bottle. Put these in your wine rack for hearty meals as the weather begins to turn cooler. Steaks, pizza, BBQ or "Sunday sauce", these wines never met a robust meal they didn't like!