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2009 Amarone della Valpolicella "Villa Rizzardi" (Guerrieri-Rizzardi)

Guerrieri-Rizzard, Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy, 2009

76% Corvina & Corvinone, 14% Rondinella, 10% Barbera

BLACK CHERRY PRESERVES & MISSION FIG, PORT-LIKE INTENSITY

It can be lonely at the top, and Amarone is almost completely unique in the world of dry red wines. Made from the concentrated nectar of half-dried grapes, it accounts for some of the densest, most decadent oenological experiences possible. Clocking in at 16% alcohol (not atypical), this beautiful beast owes its imposing stature and luxurious lushness not only to the Amarone process but to low yields, old vines, and the presence of local but lesser-used powerhouse grape Corvinone. Bellissimo e nerissimo!

Serving Suggestion: Rare, chargrilled sirloin w/ bourbon glaze & roasted sweet potato & kale. Sheep’s milk & blue cheeses w/ pan-seared figs & balsamic reduction.

49.99

7 in stock

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2010 Recioto di Soave Classico "Costeggiola" [375ml] (Guerrieri-Rizzardi)

Guerrieri-Rizzard, Recioto di Soave Classico "Costeggiola" [375ml], Veneto, Italy, 2010

100% Garganega

CARAMEL, SPICE, DRIED FRUIT AND NUTS

Friends, Romans, and countrymen all agree, this is the product of good ears ("recie" in the local dialect) - the top-most, most sun-ripened grapes on the bunch, which are then dried in the sun until their juice is concentrated and powerful; on such a full sea we are now afloat, redolent of caramel, brown sugar, and spice, with golden raisins, dried orange peel & a touch of ginger. Rich sweetness gives way to pleasant, palate-cleansing acidity. The inevitable end to a meal is dessert, and this is a dessert wine fit for the gods. 

Serving Suggestion: Simple, not-very-sweet cookies like shortbread or biscotti, dunked into the wine. Use as part of a zabaglione - a light whipped custard - and pour over fresh berries. By itself, sipped slowly, sitting outside under the faultless stars.

26.99

16 in stock

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2017 Soave Classico (Guerrieri-Rizzardi)

Guerrieri-Rizzard, Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy, 2017

100% Garganega

GREEN APPLE & PEAR, LIGHTLY FLORAL, LIMESTONE MINERALITY

Like other great Italian wines, Soave is fighting back against its popularity, a victim of that most sincere form of flattery - imitation. This is the real deal, grown in two of the best vineyard sites in Soave. Rizzardi produces a rich, classic Soave: subtle in its aromas, evocative of yellow pears and crisp green apples, a slice of cantaloupe, a bouquet of spring flowers, and fresh rain. This is a Soave to take back its good name from the bottom shelf of the grocery store, climb to the top of the Castle of Soave (yes, it's a real place, and it overlooks these vineyards): Ricco Soave!

Serving suggestions: Pancakes & eggs. Fish/shellfish (frutti di mare!), lobster risotto w/ asparagus. As an aperitivo.

13.99

24 in stock

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2014 Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso "Pojega" (Guerrieri-Rizzardi)

Guerrieri-Rizzard, Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Classico "Pojega", Veneto, Italy, 2014

45% Corvina, 45% Corvinone, 10% Rondinella, Molinara, & Merlot

CURRANT & BLACK CHERRY, PEPPERY & PIQUANT, TOASTED CHESTNUT

Famously utilizing the skins from the partially-dried grapes responsible for the Valpolicella region’s Amarones, the Veronese specialty known as Ripasso comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. This one from the micro-production maestros of Rizzardi is simultaneously lithe and lavish with peppery spice, firm fruit, and a year of aging in French and Savonian oak. An unusually high percentage of the coveted Corvinone grape is also of keen interest!

Serving Suggestion: Cranberry-glazed ham w/ clove & cinnamon. Tortellini w/ broad beans & pecorino.

19.99

24 in stock

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