Barolo-Like in Flavor and Rating: 97 Point Sicilian

It wasn't just the northern half of Italy that had an amazing 2016 vintage. The evidence is here today in Gulfi's two Sicilian superstars, scored like some of the best from the north (97 and 96+ points from Vinous) and "very Barolo-like" too. There's only a small stash and with this combo of quality+rating+price, we expect them to move quickly. You know the drill–get your order in today!

Grab some of our new super-refresher Italian white below and you'll be set for all meals, from salad to lasagna to steak. Cheers to great wine, food, and to you!

$41.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($49.95 regular)

97 points Vinous: "Precise, brooding aromas of ripe red cherry, flint, orange rind, cinnamon, lavender and violet, complicated by iodine and earth. Silky and sappy with refined but very concentrated extract, this smothers the taste buds but stays vibrant and not at all heavy, offering lovely definition and lift to the red cherry, raspberry, floral and mineral flavors. Finishes extremely deep and long, with ultra-suave tannins, mesmerizing inner-mouth perfume and extreme refinement; very Barolo-like. A lovely multilayered wine showcasing the elegant side of Nero d’Avola that very few producers ever manage to showcase."
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$41.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($49.95 regular)

96+ points Vinous: "Aromas of red cherry, minerals, Oriental spices and vanilla on the refined nose. Then luscious, rich, deep and multilayered with spices, herbs and aromatic oak notes dominating the underlying red and spicy flavors beneath. Finishes long but with less than the usual nectar-like quality that typifies this cru; undoubtedly, a much more elegant version of Nerobufaleffj, a wine that often reaches Amarone-like levels of richness and lusciousness. This very young wine is a potential knockout; still brooding and folded upon itself; it’s a beauty that requires time in your cellar, and watch it develop into something special."
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This fabulously refreshing Veneto white is exactly what we'll be drinking as the weather warms...actually we're drinking it already!

$17.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($19.95 regular)

92 points Vinous: "The 2018 Soave Classico Le Bine de Costiola pulls you close to the glass with a beguiling display of musky apricot and peach contrasted by spiced lemon peel, incense and hints of curry leaf and wet stone. It’s silky and textural, yet buzzing with energy, as tart stone fruits and zesty citrus create inner tension, and honeyed florals form toward the close. This is wonderfully persistent, with a coating of glycerol-like fruits that are washed clean by residual acids and salty minerals."