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Kerin O’Keefe

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Avignonesi 1995 Occhio di Pernice Prugnolo Gentile (Vin Santo di Montepulciano)

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  1. $210

Thick as molasses and dark as caramelized brown sugar, the wine oozes out of the bottle releasing concentrated aromas of butterscotch, toffee, honey, licorice, coffee, resin and maple syrup. Grapes from the Montepulciano area are dried in a ventilated room and the wine ages over 10 years in tiny oak barrels resulting in thick, dark concentration. Don’t pair it with…

 — M.L.  (3/1/2008)
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Tenuta dell'Ornellaia 2007 Masseto Merlot (Toscana)

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  1. $460

A perfect wine from a classic vintage, the 2007 Masseto (100% Merlot from a 17-acre vineyard of the same name) opens with an unabashedly opulent bouquet of delicious blackberry, cherry, chocolate, vanilla, exotic spice and cinnamon. Masseto excels both in terms of quality of fruit and winemaking and delivers plush, velvety tannins and an extra long, supple finish…

 — M.L.  (12/15/2010)
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Casanova di Neri 2007 Cerretalto Sangiovese Grosso (Brunello di Montalcino)

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  1. $270

It takes only a few moments before you appreciate the enormity, intensity and overall beauty of this landmark wine. Cerretalto is always a high scoring expression of Brunello, but the ideal conditions of the 2007 vintage elevate it to earthly perfection. Dark and fleshy, the wine delivers ever-evolving aromas of dark fruit, chocolate, spice and tobacco. The acidity…

 — M.L.  (5/1/2013)
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Giovanni Chiappini 2009 Guado de’ Gemoli Red (Bolgheri Superiore)

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  1. $195

This small, family-run estate in the heart of Bolgheri has delivered a wine so beautiful and elegant, it is catapulted to the level of landmark vintages of its celebrated neighbors, Sassicaia and Ornellaia. Inky concentration sets the stage for generous, but perfectly integrated, aromas of spice, chocolate and dark fruit. There’s firm roundness in the mouth…

 — M.L.  (4/1/2013)
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Avignonesi 1997 Occhio di Pernice Prugnolo Gentile (Vin Santo di Montepulciano)

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  1. $237

This sweet wine from Italy is guaranteed to blow your socks off. Its thickness and density resembles concentrated maple syrup or molasses. It is made with Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese) grapes that are air-dried and then aged in small wood containers for many careful years. The gorgeous aromas include roasted chestnuts, brown sugar, prunes and sweet figs and you can…

 — M.L.  (7/1/2010)
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Tenuta San Guido 2012 Sassicaia Red (Bolgheri Sassicaia)

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  1. $235

One of Italy’s most iconic bottlings, the 2012 Sassicaia is drop-dead gorgeous. A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, it boasts sensations of blue flowers, cedar, juicy red currants, ripe raspberries, white pepper and a balsamic note. Structured, radiant and loaded with finesse, it delivers everything you’d expect from a world-class wine and…

 — K.O.  (8/1/2015)
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Il Marroneto 2010 Madonna delle Grazie Sangiovese (Brunello di Montalcino)

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  1. $110

Beautiful aromas of violet, rose, pressed powder, perfumed berry and refreshing mint mingle in the glass. The focused palate boasts power and finesse, and delivers a great depth of flavors including ripe black cherry, licorice, tobacco and mineral. It’s still young, with youthfully austere tannins and bright acidity, but this has the fruit richness and structure…

 — K.O.  (5/1/2015)
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Le Macchiole 2007 Messorio Merlot (Toscana)

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  1. $320

Here’s a “wow” wine you won’t easily forget. Messorio is all Merlot, and happily delivers the softness, richness and overall opulence that we love in this noble grape variety. What elevates this particular expression and vintage is the true elegance and sophistication evident here. This is a huge wine, but it’s not exaggerated and the finish is as long and smooth…

 — M.L.  (12/15/2010)
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