The 2010 Brunellos have turned out to be the type of vintage that gets fans of Montalcino obsessed with the most popular wines in Tuscany - or perhaps even in all of Italy: Brunello. Not since the luscious 2004s and 2006s were released have we seen such fervor over this beloved bold red wine. Brunello di Montalcino is a relatively small region in Tuscany with nearly 200 wineries that estate bottle, which is good for us; whatever you see here in New York tends to be the crème de la crème, especially in 2010, where the average quality is well above what we’ve seen in past vintages. Many of these Brunellos are limited and some have sold out, but we have brought in large quantities to assure that there’s something left come the cooler months, when drinking these young Brunellos is a joy. And, if you prefer something with a few years' age, the Riserva 2006 Lisini is just beginning to come around. In the 2010s that we carry, you’ll find finesse and power and overall styles that emphasize the elegance of the Sangiovese grape rather than sheer, one-sided concentration.