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March 2021 - Italy

March 2021 - Italy
This month's Wine feature is Italian Wines

Italy Reviews

Guerrieri Rizzardi 2019 Cuvée XV Bardolino Classico
91 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A firm and savory Bardolino with alluring herbaceous notes.
91 points $14.99 Best Buy
Ricossa 2016  Nebbiolo
91 points
$34
A rock solid Barbaresco that delivers intense aromatics and ready-to-drink style.
San Clemente 2015  Montepulciano dAbruzzo DOC
91 points
$49.99
A bold, fruity Montepulciano d'Abruzzo that checks all the delicious boxes.
91 points $49.99
Bella Bolle NV  Prosecco DOC
90 points
$8
Best Buy
A bright and fruity Prosecco that opens the palate.
90 points $8 Best Buy
12 e Mezzo 2018  Primitivo
90 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A juicy and flavorful Primitivo that's American-palate-friendly but doesn't skimp on Italian style.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Guerrieri Rizzardi 2019 Cuvée XX Soave Classico DOP
90 points
$14.99
Best Buy
A fresh, crisp and shellfish-friendly white.
90 points $14.99 Best Buy
Varvaglione 2016  Salice Salentino DOP
90 points
$19.99
A rich and spicy Salice Salentino that may appeal to Syrah fans.
90 points $19.99
Ricossa 2015  Barolo DOCG
90 points
$39
A vivacious young Barolo best suited to the cellar.
Collina San Ponzio 2017 Fossati Barolo DOCG
90 points
$85
A complex and distinctive Barolo that offers nuance and power now but will surely deliver even more later.
Bella Bolle NV Pink Moscato Italy
89 points
$8
Best Buy
A rock solid Flavored Wine with the sweet and springy scent of rose petals.
89 points $8 Best Buy
Viola Rosa 2020  Moscato dAsti DOCG
89 points
$9
Best Buy
A delicious and mouthwatering Moscato with an elegant style.
89 points $9 Best Buy
Cloud Watcher 2019  Pinot Grigio
89 points
$10
Best Buy
A fresh and zingy Pinot Grigio.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Gran Conti 2020  Pinot Grigio
89 points
$10
Best Buy
A fresh and tea-like Pinot Grigio that drinks effortlessly.
89 points $10 Best Buy
Pizzolato 2019  Pinot Grigio
89 points
$13
Best Buy
A simple crisp and fruity Pinot Grigio that whets the whistle.
89 points $13 Best Buy
Cantina Zaccagnini 2020  Pinot Grigio
89 points
$16.99
A zingy, balanced Pinot Grigio for anytime sipping or casual seafood pairings.
89 points $16.99
Ricossa 2019 Appassimento Barbera
89 points
$19
A fruit-forward, exuberant Barbera with big raspberry notes; very crowd-pleasing.
Collina San Ponzio 2017 Pietro Balocco Barolo DOCG
89 points
$54
A bold, taut and commanding Barolo with extroverted citrus notes and chewy center.
Bella Bolle 2020  Moscato dAsti DOCG
88 points
$8
Best Buy
A juicy and nuanced Moscato d'Asti with distinctive complexity.
88 points $8 Best Buy
Gancia 2019  Chianti DOCG
88 points
$9
Best Buy
A juicy and earthy Chianti.
88 points $9 Best Buy
Gran Conti 2020  Sangiovese del Rubicone
88 points
$10
Best Buy
A rustic Sangiovese with big acid; a simple red to enliven any Italian meal.
88 points $10 Best Buy
Cupcake 2020  Pinot Grigio
88 points
$11
Best Buy
A joyful Pinot Grigio in an easy-drinking style.
88 points $11 Best Buy
12 e Mezzo 2019  Malvasia
88 points
$13.99
Best Buy
A kaleidoscopic floral experience with a bright and refreshing palate.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Villa Puccini 2020  Pinot Grigio
88 points
$13.99
Best Buy
A fruit-forward, easy-drinking Pinot Grigio that will work great at the summer table.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
12 e Mezzo 2019  Primitivo del Salento IGP
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Fruit forward and lipsmacking, this Primitivo is a great pasta or pizza pairing.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Guerrieri Rizzardi 2018 Cuvée XVII Valpolicella Classico
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Endless pairing opportunities are presented in this balanced, highly pleasing Valpolicella.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Candoni NV  Moscato
88 points
$15
Best Buy
A juicy, candied Moscato with a peachy nuance.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Cantina Zaccagnini 2018  Montepulciano dAbruzzo DOC
88 points
$16.99
A bold and fruity Montepulciano d'Abruzzo that finishes long and dry; great for Italian meals.
88 points $16.99
Collina San Ponzio 2017  Barolo DOCG
88 points
$44
A distinctively citrus-forward Barolo with a juicy youthfulness; drink now.
It’s a Headsnapper 2019  Pinot Grigio
87 points
$9
Best Buy
A dry and subtle Pinot Grigio for casual sipping and pairings.
87 points $9 Best Buy
Benedetto 2019  Chianti DOCG
87 points
$10
Best Buy
A very old world, rustic Chianti that will pair effortlessly.
87 points $10 Best Buy
RICCO NV Dolce Italy
87 points
$12
Best Buy
A juicy, fruity, bubbly red that's great for spicy fried chicken or daytime celebrations.
87 points $12 Best Buy
Abbazia NV  Prosecco DOC
87 points
$13
Best Buy
An elegant Prosecco with great typicity.
87 points $13 Best Buy
13 Celsius 2019  Pinot Grigio
87 points
$14
Best Buy
A silky smooth and fruity Pinot Grigio that hits the spot.
87 points $14 Best Buy
Candoni 2020 Organic Pinot Grigio
87 points
$17
A ripe, fruit-forward, wide-appealing Pinot Grigio.
Stella Mia 2019  Moscato dAsti DOCG
86 points
$10
Best Buy
A juicy, lighthearted Moscato that drinks effortlessly.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Stella Mia 2019  Prosecco DOC
86 points
$10
Best Buy
An easy-drinking Prosecco quaffer for anytime indulging.
86 points $10 Best Buy
Testa Family Selection 2019 Villa Anna Pinot Grigio
86 points
$12
Best Buy
A juicy white quaffer that refreshes.
86 points $12 Best Buy
12 e Mezzo 2019  Negroamaro
86 points
$13.99
Best Buy
A rustic Italian red for Sunday Gravy.
86 points $13.99 Best Buy
Astoria NV  Prosecco DOC
86 points
$14
Best Buy
An elegant, understated Prosecco to toast to the day.
86 points $14 Best Buy
Candoni 2019 Organic Merlot
86 points
$17
An easy, chewy Italian Merlot for the table.
Varvaglione 2017 Papale Primitivo di Manduria
86 points
$25.99
A simple everyday red with ripe and chewy style.
86 points $25.99
Abbazia NV Cuvée Prestige Extra Dry Sparkling Wine Italy
85 points
$10
A vibrant, fruity sparkler for casual celebrations.
Gran Conti 2019  Montepulciano dAbruzzo DOC
85 points
$10
A lively, high-acid, rustic Montepulciano best for rich pastas.
Stella Mia NV Pink Moscato Italy
85 points
$10
A sweet and bubbly treat for anytime quaffing.
Abbazia NV Sparkling Rosé Dolce Italy
85 points
$12
A candied quaffer for you sweet tooth.
RICCO NV Cherry Moscato Italy
85 points
$12
A boldly fruity and tangy flavored sparkler for sweet tooths.
12 e Mezzo 2020  Malvasia
85 points
$13.99
A juicy, refreshing Malvasia with plenty of personality.
85 points $13.99
Testa Family Selection 2018  Montepulciano dAbruzzo DOC
85 points
$14
A simple Italian red for the table.
Gancia 2019  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$9
An effortless Pinot Grigio that refreshes the palate.
Abbazia NV Dolce Moscato
84 points
$10
A very sweet and nectar-like Moscato for indulging.
RICCO NV Mango Moscato Italy
84 points
$12
A tropical treat with fun bubbly sweetness.
RICCO NV Peach Moscato Italy
84 points
$12
A bright and berry-forward sparkler for anytime indulging.
12 e Mezzo 2019  Chardonnay
84 points
$14.99
An easy-going Chardonnay quaffer to serve with a good chill.
84 points $14.99
Chloe 2019  Pinot Grigio
84 points
$16
A restrained Pinot Grigio for anytime sipping.
Saracco 2020  Moscato dAsti DOP
84 points
$16.99
A soft and mild Moscato with honied sweetness.
84 points $16.99
Candoni 2019 Organic Cabernet Sauvignon
84 points
$17
A solid pairing for the weeknight table.
Collina San Ponzio 2019 Bric Dei Pittatori Barbera dAlba
84 points
$23
A savory but juicy Barbera for simple meat and cheese plates.
Santo NV Rosé Vino Frizzante Italy
83 points
$7
A dry and refreshing rose sparkler for hot days.
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