Saladini Pilastri Blend 2016

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Saladini Pilastri
Varietal: Blend
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Rosso Piceno
Retail Price: $11

Tasting Notes: Bountiful flavors of red fruit, herbs and spice give this wine wonderful depth and personality. Fresh in style, this expression is balanced by silky tannins, bright acidity and a long, lingering finish.

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Tesoro della Regina Sangiovese 2015

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Tesoro della Regina
Varietal: Sangiovese
Vintage: 2015
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Chianti Classico
Retail Price: $16

Tasting Notes: Bursting with flavor, this delicious wine offers lovely, fresh notes of cherry that are seamlessly balanced by supple tannins. Medium-bodied with silky texture, this perfectly pairs with your favorite food or is enjoyable all on its own.

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Tenuta Sant’ Antonio Blend 2016

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Tenuta Sant' Antonio
Varietal: Blend
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: Italy
Retail Price: $12.99

Tasting Notes: Garganega and chardonnay that never see a grain of oak bring very clean, citrus — especially grapefruit — aromas of tomato leaf, pineapple and orange. Vibrant and juicy.

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The Pinot Project Rose Pinot Grigio 2016

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The Pinot Project
Fanciful Name: Rose
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Vintage: 2016
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Veneto
Retail Price: $16.99

Tasting Notes: Aromas of fresh raspberry and rose petals. Dry, crisp, and well-structured rosé of Pinot Grigio.

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The Pinot Project Pinot Grigio 2017

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The Pinot Project
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: Italy
Retail Price: $14.99

Tasting Notes: Aromas of apricot, peaches and stone fruit. On the palate this Venetian wine is very crisp and clean.

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La Delizia NV Sparkling

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La Delizia
Fanciful Name: NV
Varietal: Sparkling
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Prosecco
Retail Price: $13

Tasting Notes: A crisp and refreshing sparkler, well balanced with lively notes of green apple. A dry wine that can be enjoyed by itself — yet with plenty of fresh flavors that easily can be complemented by spicy dishes.

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Ca Del Sarto Pinot Grigio 2017

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Ca Del Sarto
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Friuli Grave
Retail Price: $7.99

Tasting Notes: Friuli for this price? Light and fresh. Aromas of honeydew and stone fruit.

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Tesoro della Regina Cls Rs Sangiovese 2014

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Tesoro della Regina
Fanciful Name: Cls Rs
Varietal: Sangiovese
Vintage: 2014
Country of Origin: Italy
Retail Price: $20

Tasting Notes: Intense cherry is harmoniously complemented by notes of spice, with flavors of oak rounding out this beautifully balanced and well-integrated Chianti. A must with grilled and roasted meats as well as heartier dishes.

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Grecante Grechetto 2017

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Grecante
Varietal: Grechetto
Vintage: 2017
Country of Origin: Italy
Appellation: Colli Martani
Retail Price: $19

Tasting Notes: From the northeast corner of Italy (Colli Martani), this supple, attractive white has lots going for it. Good weight, with complex aromas, and a palate that keeps inviting you back for more. Very versatile as a food-matcher, pair this with any number of lighter and medium-bodied dishes.

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Selvapiana “Bucerchiale” Chianti Rufina 2013

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Selvapiana "Bucerchiale" Chianti Rufina
Varietal: Blend
Vintage: 2013
Country of Origin: Italy
Retail Price: $27.99

Tasting Notes: From the most northerly and cooled subzone of Chianti, composed of 100% sangiovese. This single-vineyard wine has hallmark clay, bright roasted cherry aromas and flavors on a powerful structure — screaming for Bolognese sauce or lasagna.

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