85.00Ruffino Chianti Classico Riserva Ducale Oro 2005This lighter-bodied chianti classico features subtle notes of blackberry, plum & fresh herbs. Expect a light finish & mild tannins from this “golden" chianti. 87 points.
86.00Montesodi Frescobaldi Chianti Rufina Riserva Docg 2006This chianti offers slightly more body than most, w/ toasted oak & velvety tannins. The finish is rich & lengthy, & unfolds into various layers of complexity. 92 points.
115.00Donum Pinot Noir Carneros 2008A perfect winter pinot. The wild berry & plum complement the spicy, dense flavors of this focused wine from the cameros region of california. 93 points.
114.00Argiano Brunello Di Montalcino 2005Similar to a pinot noir but w/ a ripeness signature of its italian birthplace, this brunello di montalcino delivers sweet tobacco, licorice & a general softness on the palette. 90 points.
88.00Testamatta Soffocone Di Vincigliata Toscana 2009Produced by bibi graetz in italy, this wine is as eccentric as the vintner himself. The notes of dark cherry & tea together w/ its refined finish & all-around complexity makes this a wine you won’t soon forget. 91 points.
170.00Castello Del Ram Polla Sammarco Toscana IGT 2007This is a truly beautiful wine w/ elegant complexity, notes of black currant & cedar, & a finish that bursts w/ spice & minerality. 97 pts
110.00Parallel Cabernet Sauvignon 2008This delectable cabernet shares a special kinship w/ park city. Perfect for a wintery night, w/ notes of blueberry, cherry oak & caramel. 93 points.
117.00Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon 2009This canonical napa valley cabernet sauvignon is intricate yet refined. Expect silky chocolate, ripe dark fruits, & oak w/ floral scents & an incredible finish that builds & builds. 88 points.
101.00Twomey Merlot by Silver Oak Vineyards 2007Perfect w/ classic italian cuisine, this merlot features notes of black cherry, roasted coffee & truffles. This wine has a deep body & strong tannic backbone. 91 points.
114.00Produttori Del Barbaresco Rabaja Riserva 2005From the same general region as barolo in piedmont, this nebiolo is smoother & more velvety than most. With notes of chocolate citrus & spice, this wine is a perfect winter treat. 95 points
164.00Renato Ratti Barolo Conca 2006Made from the nebiolo grape, this wine hails from the hillside village of barolo in piedmont, one of italy's canonical wine-making regions. Expect ripe cherries, sweet spice, a touch of mint & a long, fruit-filled aftertaste. 94 points.
107.00Le Salette Pergole Vece Amarone Classico Doc 2007/08This wine, made in the amarone style, is in a class of its own. Bold yet youthful, w/ notes of leather, plum, & mulled dark fruits. This finish grows & exudes rich dark chocolate, spice & a wonderful mouth-feel. 94 points.
77.00Vie Di Romans Pinot Grigio 2010A “masterpiece” wine w/ a delectable richness & a signature ramato color. This wine features flavors of apricot & honey, w/ a long & creamy finish.
81.00Vie Di Romans Chardonnay 2010This wine hails from the north-west of italy where the climate imparts flavors of tropical-fruit & butterscotch. Unlike most italian chardonnays, this is aged in oak, which imparts notes of vanilla & sweet spices.
86.00Cakebread Chardonnay Napa Valley 2010A staple of california chardonnays, this wine delivers spicy citrus, ripe pear & oak w/ a finish that is often described as rich yet cleansing. 88 points.
144.00Dumol Chardonnay Isobel Russian River Valley 2009A fantastic chardonnay offering an intriguing complexity that balances savory & sweet aromas. Candied lemon, almond, an pear on the palate, w/ a mellow oak that imparts a perfectly timed finish. 89 points.