This opens with aromas of ripe dark berry, underbrush, incense and baking spice. The juicy palate delivers black cherry, chopped mint, tobacco and a hint of clove alongside polished, fine-grained tannins. —K.O.
Underbrush, mature dark-skinned fruit, aromatic herb, menthol and baking spice aromas lead the nose on this full-bodied red. The bold palate delivers mature black cherry, fig, chopped mint, pipe tobacco and clove set against a firm backbone of velvety tannins. Fresh acidity lifts the finish. Despite its robust structure, it's also surprisingly easy to drink—rare for Amarone. - KO
This elegant version is finely balanced and medium-bodied, with delicately woven flavors of crushed mulberry, black licorice, dried fig and dried sage, backed by supple tannins. Nero d'Avola and Nocera. Drink now through 2025. – A.N.
A rich red, focused by vibrant acidity that drives the cherry, almond, earth and sanguine flavors. Balanced, offering ample depth, with a lingering finish. Sangiovese and Merlot. Drink now through 2024. – B.S.
Lush, with toasty notes of new oak, this red evokes cherry, plum, spice and chocolate flavors. Displays power and a dense structure, with a long, spice- and tobacco-accented finish. The vibrant acidity imparts length, but the oak hides some of the fruit and purity. Give this the benefit of time. Sangiovese. Best from 2021 through 2033. – B.S.
Blueberry and violet aromas and flavors highlight this sappy red. Compact and succulent, this extends on the finish, with notes of black currant, graphite and sweet spices. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2028. – B.S.
Aromas of coconut, dark-skinned berry and exotic spice come together on this. The taut linear palate offers dried cherry, star anise, sage and a hint of espresso alongside brisk acidity and tight close-grained tannins that grip the close. - K.O.
Very attractive, floral, red-berry and tea-leaf nose, then an elegant harmony of moderately dry tannins and bright acidity within a sleek frame. Classy nebbiolo from northern Piedmont. Drink or hold. – J.S.
The small hamlet of Saint-Andelain is the source of this wine. Planted on flinty soil, the grapes give out a strongly mineral character, tightly textured at this young stage. The wine is full, ripe with herbal and yellow-fruit flavors comfortably combined. Drink from 2020. Taub Family Selections. —R.V.
CELLAR SELECTION; Complex aromas of mocha, oak grain and chocolate boost scents of berry fruits and cassis. The jammy palate offers several layers of blackberry, chocolate and spice flavors. A steady finish with no peaks or valleys keeps this tasty number on path. Drink through 2025. —M.S
Flavors of tart cherry, red currant and clove combine to highlight a palate of measured ripeness and grace in this firmly tannic wine from a great site. It shows breadth to the body and is succulent in nature, finishing on lingering spice notes. —V.B.