Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tiburzi Taccalite

Winery: Tiburzi

Country: Italy

Region: Umbria

Production: Approx. 5,000 - 7,0000 cases per vintage

Grape: 100% Sagrantino

Crate design: Rare branded logo with unique lettering on the long side. There are very few wineries in Italy that do this.

Rarity: Extremely rare. Only a few thousand cases are made every year for the entire world. We have acquired perhaps 12 in the past 8 years.

Crate designation: Exclusive Class ($50.00)

Our opinion/history: Tiburzi is a boutique winery from one of the most distinctive wine regions in Italy. The winery produces a handful of wines under it's label, and most vintages receive 90+ point reviews.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Winery: Tenuta San Guido

Country: Italy

Region: Bolgheri, Tuscany

Production: Approx. 20,000 cases per vintage year

Grape: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc

Crate design: Sassicaia crates come mostly in 6 bottle wine boxes, but there are a few 12 bottle wine crates made every year. The lid is engraved with the Tenuta San Guido log on design in black. The front and back of the crate is also engraved in black with the Sassicaia winery lettering

Rarity: Uncommon. Sassicaia is considered the best Super Tuscan winery, and the vineyard has a fairly small production.

Crate designation: Collector's Class ($40.00)

Our opinion/history: Sassicaia is a very unique winery. The grapes are actually from the First Growth Chateau Lafite, and they are grown on ancient land in Tuscany. The result is quite possibly the best Italian wine ever made.