The Renieri estate is located in the southern part of Montalcino on high altitude slopes. Owner/Winemaker Marco Bacci puts intense focus on his vineyards to produce the best possible fruit. His 70 acres of vines face southeast to southwest at around 1,200 above sea level. These high altitude vines are planted in uniquely diverse, iron-rich soil that's rare for this region. High density plantings are utilized to create extremely low yields. The low-yield fruit is deeply flavored, and in an overlooked vintage like this 2009 bring solid character at tremendous value. The Wine Advocate scored this 93 points saying "The 2009 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a soft and luscious expression with evident oak tones of tobacco, smoke and baking spice that sit heavy over black fruit, tar and licorice. The smoky element veers toward barbecue smoke, soy and teriyaki sauce. But the wine also shows enormous integrity and an evident sense of craftsmanship. It's a flawless rendition of an opulent Brunello that is shaped in equal parts by ripe fruit and careful barrel aging. The oak tannins are still on the astringent side and could benefit from more bottle aging." Grab it while it's On Sale!