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Les Crêtes 2009 Cuvée Bois Chardonnay (Valle d'Aosta)

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Aged nine months in oak, this beautiful Chardonnay from the far north of Italy (with high-altitude vineyards in the Valle d’Aosta surrounded by snow-capped peaks) opens with aromas of melted butter, pineapple, exotic fruit, candied apricot and a touch of cinnamon. The wine has none of the heaviness of oaked Chardonnay from the New World. In fact, it is surprisingly…  — M.L.  (8/1/2013)
88
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Colle dei Bardellini 2012 Pigato (Riviera Ligure di Ponente)

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This inviting white from Liguria is made with native grape Pigato. It has attractive yellow floral aromas and baked apple along with a note of banana peel. The creamy palate delivers golden apple, pear, thyme and lemon along with crisp acidity.  — K.O.  (12/31/2013)
88
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Les Crêtes 2011 Chardonnay (Valle d'Aosta)

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Here’s a balanced and bright Chardonnay from a cool climate region in northern Italy that shows crisp aromas of peach and citrus followed by light shadings of spice and bitter almond. The wine is silky and smooth with more citrus on the close.  — M.L.  (8/1/2013)
88
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Cantine Lunae Bosoni 2009 Black Label Vermentino (Colli di Luni)

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Colli di Luni is a little-known wine region in northwest Italy (near posh tourist hotspots Portofino and Santa Margherita) that produces crisp white wine perfect for al fresco sipping. This expression offers citrus, apricot and sweet almond paste flavors.  — M.L.  (3/1/2012)
87
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Colle dei Bardellini 2012 U’Munte Vermentino (Riviera Ligure di Ponente)

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Made with the Vermentino grape, this refreshing white offers floral aromas along with a hint of banana peel. In the mouth, it has ripe white fruit flavors of pear and apple supported by crisp acidity that leaves the palate feeling clean and fresh.  — K.O.  (12/31/2013)
87
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Cantine Lunae Bosoni 2006 Niccoló V Red (Colli di Luni)

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This blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Pollera Nera opens with spicy aromas of mature fruit, leather and cinnamon. It’s soft, plush and rich overall, with medium length.  — M.L.  (12/31/2012)
87
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Cantine Lunae Bosoni 2009 Grey Label Vermentino (Colli di Luni)

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This Vermentino opens with a dense, creamy structure and offers fragrant tones of ripe fruit, apricot, pear and a touch of exotic spice. Pair this wine with baked salmon or halibut.  — M.L.  (3/1/2012)
86
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Cantina Cinque Terre 2008 White (Liguria)

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Here’s a rare and exciting blend of Bosco, Albarola and Vermentino from a cooperative winery in the beautiful Cinque Terre region of northern Italy. You won’t find these native grapes anywhere else and the wine is perfectly suited to the fresh fish dishes served in this gorgeous part of the world.  — M.L.  (3/1/2011)
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