2016 Brunello Wine List

2016 Costanti Brunello di Montalcino: Pre-sale price $103.99
Regular Price $116.99

Robert Parker: 94 Points

“Shows warm fruit layering with cherry, wild raspberry and plum. You might also notice some touches of sweetness with candied orange skin and lavender honey. At the back of it all, you get tilled earth and a touch of black olive. This wine reveals good complexity to the bouquet and follows up with a streamlined, mid-weight mouthfeel.”

2016 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino: Pre-sale Price $99.99
Regular Price $110.99
Robert Parker: 95 Points

“Shows balance and symmetry with plenty of primary intensity to ensure a long cellar life. The bouquet opens to dark plum, dried raspberry, spice, aniseed, and grilled herb. I get a lot of Mediterranean lavender and rosemary essence. This is a mid-weight Brunello with aromas that
prove elegant and buoyant.”

2015 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Riserva: Pre-sale Price $179.99
Regular Price $199.99
Robert Parker: 98 Points

“This is the only wine not a part of the 2016 collection, however it is one of the premier Riserva’s that has just been released onto the market. “What I notice first is the elegance of the aromas and those dusty, almost salty mineral notes of crushed limestone that frame the delicate fruit packed tight within. There are other distinctive aromas here, such as balsam herb, dried mint and powdered licorice root that add more layers to the bouquet. That layering continues to the palate where the wine excels on all fronts—balanced concentration, structure and freshness.”

2016 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino: Pre-sale Price $64.99
Regular Price $74.99
Robert Parker: 93 Points

“Shows dark fruit, plum and spice. The wine offers good density and richness. Other than that, all the wine’s elements are in the right place with cherry, wild plum, rose and tilled earth.”

2016 Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino: Pre-sale Price $72.99
Regular Price $82.99
Robert Parker: 95 Points

“Opens to a medium dark appearance with pretty Sangiovese shine and a little ruby sparkle. This vintage shows a slightly untamed or wild side with a dense and heavier fruit profile. The focus here is on blackberry, dried cherry, tobacco and even a touch of smoky tobacco or horse saddle. The wine shows the firm grip and tannic backbone that is a common trait in this vintage.”

2016 Col d’Orcia Brunello di Montalcino: Pre-sale Price $44.99
Regular Price $50.99
Robert Parker: 93 Points

“In the case of the twofold 2015 and 2016 powerhouse vintages, I like both wines about the same. This cooler vintage shows dark fruit and spice, while there’s an extra layer of leather or cigar ash at the back. This wine is made with organic fruit. It displays a mid-weight mouthfeel with tight tannins and lively acidity, the kind that will cut through your favorite steak dinner.”

2016 Castiglion Del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino: Pre-sale Price $60.99
Regular Price $69.99
Robert Parker: 94 Points

“Fruit-forward expression with soft cherry, blackberry, tilled earth and a touch of sweet spice. This wine is made in an especially accessible style that prizes ripe fruit and oak aging (in both barrique and botte). Fruit comes from a 52-hectare vineyard with galestro schist and clay. The tannins are more evident here compared to the 2015 vintage.”

2016 La Colombina Brunello di Montalcino: Pre-sale Price $43.99
Regular Price $49.99
Robert Parker: 93 Points

“Opens to a dark and sultry appearance, followed by aromas of blackberry, plum and dark cherry. Those dark fruit flavors are not heavy, and instead they show the lightness and lifted aromatic intensity that comes so uniquely to the Sangiovese grape, especially in a classic vintage such as this. Spice, tar and campfire ash come up on the finish.”

2016 Mocali Brunello di Montalcino: Pre-sale Price $41.99
Regular Price $49.99
Robert Parker: 93 Points


“I don’t think you’ll find this level of Brunello quality at this price from any other producer in the appellation. This expression shows soft and dark fruit with plum, black cherry, balsam herb and dried lavender flower. The vines are harvested from a site with Galestro and gravel soils, and you get plenty of Sangiovese purity in this wine.”


2016 Mocali “Le Raunate” Brunello di Montalcino: Pre-sale Price $48.99
Regular Price $54.99
Robert Parker: 94 Points


“A soft and plush expression with bright cherry, dried forest berry, tilled earth and blue flower. There are subtle aromas of iron ore and candied orange peel as well. Like many of the other wines from this vintage, the mouthfeel is tight and rich, with young tannins that still need to unwind. The compact nature of the mouthfeel will serve the wine well as it continues its bottle evolution.”

2016 Poggio Nardone Brunello di Montalcino: Pre-sale Price $43.99
Regular Price $49.99
Robert Parker: 94 Points


“Offers richness and extra fruit density with fleshy cherry and plum followed by spice, tar, tobacco and campfire ash. This expression embraces a contemporary taste profile with fermentation and aging in oak. This results in softness and textural richness that feels especially velvety and snug in this vintage. There is some tightness on the tannins but that should subside within the next few years.”


2016 Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino: Pre-sale Price $92.99
Regular Price $104.99
Robert Parker: 96+ Points

“Taut and firm with cherry fruit, dried raspberry, tilled earth, spice and blue flower. The wine sees an extended fermentation of 40 days and ages in botte grande for 42 months. This is a well balanced wine that is slightly thinner, with one notch lower intensity in this vintage compared to past editions. You get a light, sharp and streamlined style.”

2016 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino: Pre-sale Price: $57.99
Regular Price: $64.99
Robert Parker: 95+ Points


“Shows bold cherry, spice, crushed stone and balsam herb that come together in seamless fashion. This estate has honed a unique style that becomes a common theme traced to each new vintage. I’d describe it as delicate but also succulent with a rich and almost pulpy quality of fruit. The wine is fueled by the golden light that hits this part of Tuscany in those last hours of the day.”


2016 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona “Pianrosso” Brunello di Montalcino: Pre-sale Price:
$79.99
Regular Price: $89.99
Robert Parker: 98 Points

“A single-vineyard expression that draws its fruit from an 11.7-hectare parcel with moderately thick galestro soils with ancient marine material. This special site, awash under the brilliant light of a big, open sky, does indeed deliver a more pronounced mineral signature, with wild berry, rose and rosemary essence. This is a beautiful wine, taut and silky, with elegant tannins that will endure ambitious bottle aging.”


2016 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino: Pre-sale Price: $57.99
Regular Price: $64.99
Vinous: 95 Points

“Exciting the senses with a wonderfully pure and fruity display of wild strawberries woodland herbs wet stone and flowery undergrowth. Both savory and sweet the textures are like silk with waves of ripe red fruits and spices which give way to salty minerals licorice hints of black tea and a coating of fine tannin. While youthfully structured there’s a juicy freshness to be found throughout creating harmonious balance and symmetry.”