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PRESALE: Leonardo LoCascio Selections


                                                            
EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE ON
THESE NOTABLE WINES!

 We are pleased to offer our valued customers the opportunity to purchase some exciting new wines from Italy at fantastic low prices. These wines are limited and available on a first come basis. Reserve your wines today!
This special pricing offer will expire on October 31, 2009.

Named one of the most influential wine personalities of the last 20 years by Robert M. Parker, Jr., Leonardo LoCascio is America's foremost authority on Italian wines.  As president and CEO of Winebow, Inc., America's leading importer of premium Italian wines and a major importer and distributor of wines and spirits from around the world, Mr. LoCascio's masterful knowledge of the wines of Italy is unsurpassed.

Mr. LoCascio makes frequent trips to Italy throughout the year, scouring the countryside for undiscovered treasures.  His meticulous selection process is geared to finding wines that combine high quality and good value.  The result is dozens of wines turned down for every one selected.  The process tends to favor small to mid-sized wineries, often independent and family-owned.

Today, Winebow's Leonardo LoCascio Selections, with over 60 prized Italian producers, is widely considered the most impressive Italian portfolio of any importer in the U.S.  Indeed, the Leonardo LoCascio Selections logo on a label has become the de facto seal of approval for Italian wine enthusiasts.


We invite you take the opportunity to reserve some of our favorites from the LoCascio Selections. Our knowledgeable staff sampled these three wines and found them to be of exceptional quality and value. Enjoy!
San Polo Brunello di Montalcino 2004 750ML
San Polo Brunello di Montalcino 2004 750ML    
sku: 13066

San Polo Brunello, made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso, is produced from estate vines in the Montalcino appellation which follow the strict, low yields mandated by the local Consorzio. Blessed with vines that enjoy a southeastern exposure in a naturally occurring amphitheater, San Polo is able to employ organic and biodynamic methods of viticulture to keep these wines pure. This is a wine that truly reflects its pedigree and meticulous treatment in both the vineyard and cellar.

Press:

Wine Spectator: Shows blackberries and minerals on the nose. Full-bodied, with silky and refined tannins and a solid core of fruit. A little chewy, but it's all there; it's just tight and reserved. Best after 2011. 3,100 cases made. -JS

Robert Parker: The estate's 2004 Brunello di Montalcino possesses gorgeous density and richness in its dark fruit, sweet toasted oak, minerals, licorice and spices. This is an especially generous, Brunello that shows terrific energy and balance in a soft, approachable style. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2019.

Importer Leonardo LoCascio and producer Marilisa Allegrini purchased San Polo in 2007. Many of the vineyards were originally planted by consulting oenologist Luca D'Attoma although today it is Carlo Ferrini who oversees work in the vineyards and cellar. Clearly these releases show a property in transition, as LoCascio and Allegrini essentially found these wines already made (but not assembled) when they purchased the property. LoCascio has a brilliant palate, and it will be fascinating to see what he and his team come up with now that they are in charge.

Tasting Notes: Intense ruby red in color, with garnet hues, San Polo Brunello is full-bodied and warm on the palate. It offers typical aromas of violets and small red fruits, followed by subtle notes of coffee. The finish is long, with round and refined tannins surrounding the juicy texture. It is an excellent accompaniment to roasted meats, wild fowl, grilled filet mignon and steaks.more

Suggested: $79.99
On Sale: $59.99
buy San Polo Brunello di Montalcino 2004 750ML

Poggio Al Tesoro Mediterra Toscana 2006 750ML
Poggio Al Tesoro Mediterra Toscana 2006 750ML    
sku: 13064

Poggio al Tesoro is a young property in Maremma that continues to make better wines with each passing vintage. This year, a value-priced red, Mediterra, has been added to the line-up. Made from 40% Syrah, 30% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon harvested in September and aged for 8 months in barriques. Mediterra perfectly reflects the terroir of Bolgheri and expresses a fantastic balance between the freshness of its fragrances and its warm and powerful structure. Its peppered notes, typical of the Syrah, are intermingled with aromas of fruits of the Mediterranean machia.

Press:

Wine Spectator: Displays aromas of chocolate and berry, with hints of cedar. Full, soft and round, with plenty of juicy fruit. Long and beautiful, with a lovely finish. Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2010. 3,300 cases made. -JS

Robert Parker:The 2006 Mediterra is 40% Syrah, 30% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon made from the estate's youngest vineyards. The wine possesses awesome clarity in its dark fruit, flowers, graphite and grilled herbs, with a long, powerful finish. This delicious Tuscan wine offers incredible value. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016.

Tasting Notes: Intense ruby red tinged with violet, Mediterra has a fruity and warm bouquet with notes of red berries. The taste is full bodied, fresh, with an impressively long finish and sweet aftertaste.more

  Suggested: $19.99
On Sale: $15.99
buy Poggio Al Tesoro Mediterra Toscana 2006 750ML

Poggio Al Tesoro Sondraia 2005 750ML
Poggio Al Tesoro Sondraia 2005 750ML    
sku: 13065

Made from 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc grown in the via Bolgherese and Le Sondraie vineyards. Aged in French oak barriques for 18 months, Sondraia is a gorgeous wine that balances muscular, jammy flavors with an elegant and polished style.

Press:

Wine Enthusiast: Deep concentration and intensity set the tone, and the wine reveals layers of cherry fruit, blackberry, leather, spice, vanilla and liquid smoke. It's a modern blockbuster with juicy fruit flavors, enormous succulence, a velvety mouthfeel and long lasting flavors. -M.L.

Wine Spectator: Shows impressive concentration of blackberry, fresh herb and roses on the nose. Full-bodied, with soft, silky tannins and a long, rich finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best after 2011. 2,750 cases made. -JS

Tasting Notes:Intense ruby red in color and concentrated, Sondraia offers exotic, spicy aromas of ripe cherry and blackberry combined with notes of chocolate and mocha that linger softly on the palate. Sondraia is full-bodied and supple yet refined, with soft tannins framing a juicy texture. Strongly recommended with barbecued or roasted meats, filet mignon, steak tartare and pasta or risotto with rich meat sauces.more

Suggested: $44.99
On Sale:
$34.99
buy Poggio Al Tesoro Sondraia 2005 750ML

Thank you for your business and continued interest in our products.  We look forward to future opportunities to serve you.
 

Sincerely,

The Staff


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