Wine Selection

Reserve Selections

The following selection offers the top wines from the selected wineries. These rare and limited releases are sure to please the most discriminating wine connoisseur. The wines are listed by region, from North to South.

San Leonardo, Tenuta San Leonardo (Trentino)
A skillful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, barrel aged for 24 months. Remarkably intense, full bodied with lingering aromatics. A consistent Tre Bicchieri winner the last 8 vintages. #7 Top 100 Red Wines of Italy.

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Alauda, by Ruffino (Tuscany)
A blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and rare Colorino. Only 330 cases produced. All grapes are hand harvested from low yielding vines. A full body wine, rich red plum, hints of violet, ripe red fruits.

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Rocca di Frassinello, Tenuta Rocca di Frassinello (Toscana)
A big juicy, Amarone style red, full-bodied with a long finish. Tuscan tradition blended with big Bordeaux experience: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blended with perfect balance and harmony. Simply a beauty!!

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Tignanello, Antinori (Toscana)
The first Super Tuscan and the one by which all others are measured. Classic blend of the finest single vineyard Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Massive ripe fruit, concentrated yet elegant with superb density. Match with our rack of lamb or veal chop. 93 Wine Spectator.

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Sagrantino di Montefalco, Colpetrone (Umbria)
The signature grape of Umbria produces a wine with an intense ruby color and blackberry aroma that is full bodied, with a silky texture and chewy finish. #4 Top 100 Red Wines of Italy.

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Taurasi, Piano di Montevergine Riserva, Feudi di San Gregorio (Campania)
Select hand harvested Aglianico grapes from this single vineyard, this wine is aged for 18 months in French barrique. Intensely spicy, full-bodied and balanced.

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Vini Rossi (Red Wines) | North-Central Italy

Barbera d'Alba, Renato Corino (Piemonte)
From the La Morra cru, this wine is warm and soft, 100% Barbera from vines aging 40 years. Versatile to enjoy with many of our dishes.

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Langhe Nebbiolo, Suri 'Mesdi' (Piemonte)
Strong tannins, high acidity and distinctive scent, often described as "Tar and Roses."

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Barolo DOCG, Damilano (Piemonte)
Top awarded wine, full bodied palate with big velvety tannins and a rich aftertaste. One of the noblest wines from the region.

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Pinot Noir, Gottardi (Trentino Alto-Adige)
Authoritative Pinot with excellent definition and length with an austere Old World approach. Masculine and refined with dark plum, dried cherry, savory spice, cigar. Smooth tannins wrap around the long, polished finish. Its texture is fine and silky.

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Amarone della Valpolicella, Villa Spinosa Anteprima Classico Superiore DOC, (Veneto)
Garnet Red, with scents of preserved fruit and raisins. The palate offers a clean, polished feel.

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Chianti Classico Riserva, Marchese Antinori (Toscana)
A classic Chianti blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. This intense, full bodied wine comes from the finest vineyard sites of the first family of Italian wine.....ANTINORI.

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Brunello di Montalcino, Camigliano (Toscana)
Delicious, rich wine. Nuances of blackberry, cherry and tobacco. Full bodied with silky tannins and a long finish. Wine Spectator: 92

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Modus, Tenementi Ruffino (Toscana)
Rich and full in texture, this Super Tuscan blend offers velvety tannins with a long aftertaste of blueberries, chocolate and tobacco.

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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Fattoria del Cerro (Toscana)
Great aromas of ripe berries and black licorice. Full bodied with ripe chewy tannins. Caressing mouth-feel.

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Vini Rossi (Red Wines) | Central-South Italy

Donato D' Angelo, Aglianico del Vulture Calice DOC (Basilicata)
Dark spice, dried black cherry and plum, this important Lucano red is medium to full-bodied with an elegant structure and a grippy finish that echoes a subtle accent of tarry smoke. Only 500 cases produced.

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Giancaro Ceci, Almagia rosso biodinamico (Puglia)
This certified organic rosso with no sulfites in a blend of native grape "Uva di Troia" and Montepulciano. Unoaked, medium-bodied with black cherry and casssis fruit, smooth velvety finish.

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Primitivo di Manduria, Koine (Puglia)
From the "heal of the boot", intense purple color, a rich, dry, full-bodied wine to enjoy with our grilled meats and game dishes.

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Salice Salentino, Cantele (Puglia)
Round, full and rich, with spicy notes of oak and tobacco.

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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo Riserva, Inferi, Marramiero (Abruzzo)
Ruby red color with dark red sparkling reflections, intense and vanilla, tobacco, licorice speckled fragrance, persistent, warm, rich and harmonious taste.

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Barrua; Agricola Punica, Isola dei Nuraghi (Sardegna)
Carignano, sleek mouthwatering, full body with layers of flavor. Black currant dried marjoram and smokey mineral notes.

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Cannonau di Sardegna DOC, Nuraghe Crabioni (Sardegna)
100% Cannonau grapes also known as black Grenache. Unoaked, intense bouquet of ripe fruit, soft and earthy, medium body, persistent aromas, well balanced.

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Wines from Sicily

From our home, we proudly offer this selection of some of the finest from "L'Isola Bella."

Pecorino, Inferi (Abruzzo)
Golden yellow highlights the nose with invitingly fruity essence. The taste is full and harmonious.

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Cerasuolo, Planeta (Sicilia)
A gem from Sicily! Nero d'Avola 60% and Frappato 40%. Exotic aromas of crushed lavender, violets, cherry and molasses, the finish is full and chewy.

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Don Antonio, Morgante (Sicilia)
A consistent Tre Bicchieri winner, notes of cherry and vanilla, elegant tannins and extraordinary length.

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Burdese, Planeta (Sicilia)
From Sicilia's most innovative wine family, we offer you this wonderful Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Rich and concentrated, with deep aromas of black fruits and robust flavors of spice and balsamic notes.

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Cabernet Sauvignon, Feudi del Pisciotto (Sicilia)
Finely spiced and supple Sicilian red that shows creamy tannins with flavors of black currant, plum, fig, leather and dried herbs. Medium to full-bodied, it lingers on the mouthwatering finish. Small production.

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Rovittello Etna Rosso, Benanti (Sicilia)
Negrello Mascalese, red ruby, intense, delicate hints of vanilla, chestnut walnut flowers and noble wood, reasonably tannic.

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Suber, Daino (Sicilia)
Purplish ruby red with violet tones and aromas of dried red fruit, ethereal and intense. On the palate, full fruity and well-balanced with a persistent finish.

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Vini Bianchi (White Wines)

Pinot Grigio, Maso Poli (Trentino)
This medium structured white is 30% barrel fermented. Dry, elegant, fresh and silky with bright aromas of lemon zest, pear, almond blossom and dried herbs. Harmonious and persistent on the finish.

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Chardonnay, Planeta (Sicilia)
Scents of peach mousse, black figs, rose and vanilla cream mingle with overtones of hazelnut and orange blossom honey. Soft, round and concentrated on the palate; the fruit flavors are wonderfully balanced by a powerful streak of acidity and rich mineral character.

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Gavi di Gavi, La Scola "white Label" (Piemonte)
Has been estate produced for 90 years by the Soldati family, from the finest Cortese grape vineyards in the region. Enjoy this crisp, dry wine with shrimp, shellfish and white meats or as a perfect antipasto wine.

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Greco di Tuffo, Terradora (Campania)
Pale, medium gold reflections with a rich and powerfully aromatic nose of apricots, apple, peach and citrus fruits. On the palate, it is full bodied, soft and well balanced with excellent acidity. Wine Spectator: 90

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Bianco, Morgante (Sicilia)
An eccentric and unexpected white wine vinified from red grapes, striking a perfect balance between taste and style.

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Riesling, Semi-Sweet, Heron Hill Winery (Finger Lakes)
Semi-sweet and well-balanced with tropical fruit overtones.

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Nosiola, Vigneti delle Dolomiti (IGT)
Very rich, dry white from golden grapes, with citrus and tropical notes. Distinvtive hazelnut flavor, 14.5%

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Wines by the Glass

Montepulciano

8

Chianti

8

Merlot

8

Pinot Nero

8

Cabernet Sauvignon

8

Chardonnay

8

Riesling

8

Pinot Grigio

8

Rosato

8

Lambrusco

8

Spumante e vini da Dessert (Sparkling & Dessert Wines)

Asti, Mondoro (Piemonte)
Delightfully fruity and aromatic, with wonderful flavors of apricots and white peaches.

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Prosecco Extra Dry (Veneto)
A lightly sparkling wine from the Veneto region with fresh aromas of citrus, lemon and lime. Crisp and fully dry, this is a wonderful wine to begin your culinary experience.

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Passito (Sicilia)
A wine with a beautiful bouquet of dried fruits and apricots. On the palate, the sweetness of Moscato explodes with intense fruit flavors that linger on the finish. Enjoy with our desserts or by itself.

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Vin Santo (Toscana)

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Medici Ermete, "Solo" Lambrusco
Vivid ruby red with classic red fruit aromas. Though dry, the palete is fruity. Round and exuberant with fine bubbles.

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