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94-Point Brunello Special
plus an everyday Italian red

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[reg. $59.99]
SPECIAL - $39.99 BTL./$479.88 CASE

December usually isn't a time when I go perusing price lists at lunch time. Mostly I'm inhaling lunch and reading the news or this year seeing how the Steelers may figure out how to blow an 11-0 start.

This afternoon was a bit different. See, I was multi-tasking, looking for something for a request and found this, a deep markdown on one of Montalcino's most legendary producers. The 2015 is Brunello with power and also possessing an Eddie Haskell-like charm to it. Dramatic, rich scents leap from the glass with notes of plums, cherries, blackberries, tobacco, chocolate, and leather. Complex, penetrating and silky on the palate with intensity of fruit, reflecting this prominent Tuscan vintage. Superbly packed, gripping and very cellar-worthy. Amazingly, given the almost flirtatious nature of the vintage, it would not be total blasphemy to open one now with a simple grilled steak or hearty Italian meal but for best results we highly recommend holding on to this until its 7th or 8th birthday and drinking it through 2032. ALSO, 94 POINTS – WINE SPECTATOR

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If you love Italian red wines, there has never been a better time to get some of this one to be your versatile dinner red, which can be served for an upscale Italian dinner or with a steaming bowl of spaghetti & meatballs or even Thai beef or pork dishes. Well, what is it? Read on...

A classic blend highlighted by Sangiovese from vines planted in 1978 in the Le Marches region of Italy, Bisci is most notably a great Verdicchio producer and this red shows that they are just a great wine producer, period. As big fans of this estate’s wines, we have it exclusively for the state and have 10 cases to work with. Loaded with scents and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, herbs, and black pepper, it is soft and silky in the mouth. Drink over the next 3-5 years. Versatility thy name is Bisci!