It's Italian value day, featuring three total stunners from wineries we've visited and trust to make fantastic wines. First, a duo of Dolcettos that are must-haves. Already a Dolcetto/Dogliani fan? Proceed directly to a mixed case. If not, we can think of no finer way to dip your toes. Add Cantina del Pino's Barbera and you have Monday through Sunday's wine needs covered. Fresh off stellar reviews from our most trusted Italian wine critic, Antonio Galloni, and fresh tastes from us, it's hard to believe there's so much flavor and beauty packed into these exceptional values. Marziano Abbona Dogliani Papa Celso 2017
$23.35 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($25.95 regular)
93 points Vinous, Antonio Galloni:"The 2017 Dogliani Papa Celso is a drop-dead gorgeous stunner. One of the most compelling wines in all of Italy, the Papa Celso captures the essence of Dolcetto from Dogliani in stunning style. The warm, dry year concentrated the flavors and textures, and yet all of the signatures are very much in place. A rush of black cherry jam, game, smoke, leather, and licorice infuse this super-expressive, beautifully delineated wine from Marziano Abbona. Don't miss it."
Us: perhaps the king of Dolcetto, Papa Celso has a long track record of huge reviews, because it's awesome. This could take down more than a few Barolo, it's that impressive.
93 points Vinous, Antonio Galloni:"The 2017 Dolcetto d'Alba Coste & Fossati is a wine of extraordinary and arresting beauty. Intense and yet also remarkably delineated, the Coste & Fossati is a terrific example of the heights Dolcetto can reach in skilled hands. Readers will find a gorgeous, beautifully layered wine endowed with tremendous energy and focus. Dark plum, graphite, smoke, menthol and licorice all build in this super-expressive and nuanced wine from Vajra. I loved it."
Us: As do we! Ultra-refined and sumptuously delicious, the depth and intensity of beautiful purple fruit will make this an instant favorite.
92 points Vinous, Antonio Galloni:"The 2016 Barbera d'Alba is another brilliant entry-level wine from Renato Vacca and Cantina del Pino. The purity of the fruit is striking. Even with all of its intensity, the Barbera retains gorgeous freshness and vibrancy. Black cherry, lavender and spice infuse the creamy, resonant finish. Vineyard sites are Ovello and Gallina."
Us: An elegant and velvety Barbera, set out a plate of cured meats and some crusty bread, crack a bottle, and saluté!
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