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Terre del Sommacco

2019 Italy Sicily
93 Points

The nose leads with delicate strawberry and cherry aromas, which gradually give way to more umami notes of balsamic, herbs, grilled meat and pepper. The palate deftly balances a more syrupy fruit element with an enduring earthy meatiness, while acid slithers through smooth, solid tannins like a snake looking for a sunning rock. Palm Bay International. —D.C.

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Wine Enthusiast April 2024
Terre del Sommacco

Single Vineyard La Pampa 1997 San Pablo Malbec

2019 Argentina Mendoza
93 Points

Delicate aromas of violet are followed by bright red-fruit aromas on this structured Malbec. Lively acidity and a chalky texture contribute to the wine’s vibrant character. It has tart berry flavors accompanied by black pepper and a hint of nutmeg. The finish is fruity forward, with a touch of oregano in the aftertaste. Palm Bay International. —J.V.

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Wine Enthusiast April 2024
Single Vineyard La Pampa 1997 San Pablo Malbec

Numina Gran Corte

2019 Argentina Mendoza
93 Points

A delicate nose of rose petals, peppercorn, cherry and cinnamon introduces an equally generous and balanced palate. Baking spices and black- and redfruit flavors are well integrated after 16 months of oak aging. It has a fine chalky texture and lively acidity. Enjoy now through 2030. Palm Bay International. —J.V.

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Wine Enthusiast April 2024
Numina Gran Corte

Frappato

2022 Italy Sicily
90 Points
Best Buy

The nose features a nuanced florality, with both astringency and fruitiness, while a hint of tobacco leaf brings further depth. On the light, breezy palate, berries and cherries party, but don’t completely overwhelm lingering undertones of flowers and earth. Palm Bay International. Best Buy. —D.C

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Wine Enthusiast February 2024
Frappato

Frappato

2021 Italy Sicily
91 Points
Best Buy

The nose starts lightly floral, with aromas of strawberry and hibiscus, but quickly dives into the earthy sanguinity of soil and bricks. The slightly astringent fruit flavors continue on the palate, while a vegetal undertone accentuates the earth tones before a salty, acidic, hot finish. Palm Bay International. Best Buy. —D.C.

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Wine Enthusiast February 2024
Frappato

Chianti Classico Riserva

2020 Italy Tuscany
93 Points

Aromatic, this red features tomato leaf, juniper and lavender notes that complement the cherry, blackberry, iron and earth flavors. Firms up nicely, leaving a lingering impression of fruit, savory notes and minerality. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2025 through 2042. 29,150 cases made, 9,000 cases imported. -B.S. 

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Wine Spectator October 2023
Chianti Classico Riserva