If you've read anything about logistics these days you know that nothing is on time. So imagine our excitement when the container with the highest rated Fèlsina Rancia Riserva ever arrived two weeks early! You know, the Rancia that master Italian wine reviewer Antonio Galloni described as "stunning, mind-blowing, indescribably finessed, magical." Ah, that one.
Obviously we had to open one immediately and we love it like Galloni does. It's here today so...calling all Italian wine fans: do not miss Rancia 2018!
$49.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($54.95 regular)
97 points Vinous, Antonio Galloni: "The 2018 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia is an absolutely stunning wine. The archetype of Rancia in the past has been of a big, potent Chianti Classico but in 2018, Rancia is a wine of mind-blowing elegance and finesse. Silky, perfumed and indescribably finessed, the 2018 dazzles from start to finish. It's a magical wine in every way."
Us: One sip and I completely understand Galloni's praise—it is magically elegant. Rancia's structure typically demands age but the '18's silky texture and balance make it irresistible for those of us who like to open young wines early. Buy some for savoring now and some for the future.
$24.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($27.95 regular)
91 points Vinous, Antonio Galloni: "The 2019 Chianti Classico Berardenga is a classic wine for the year. Bright, perfumed and light on its feet, the 2019 Chianti Classico Berardenga is so wonderfully expressive. There is a feeling of vibrancy to the 2019 that is hugely appealing. A wine of energy more than power. Crushed red berry fruit, cinnamon linger in a gorgeous Chianti Classico that is more about transparency than power."
Us: This is my perfect Thursday night wine. Or Saturday. You get the point. Galloni's note is spot on—it's so elegant and vibrant yet it stands up to a hearty braised beef dish (braised in Chianti, of course) and I have no doubt it''ll be a great match with just about anything. I love it!